AQUATHONS

It’s as simple as a swim followed by a run!

3 distances: Long / Short / Kids

LONG: 800m Swim + 7k Run

The signature distance

Starting at the protected waters of Wollongong Boat Harbour, the Long Aqua starts with a 800m swim in Wollongong harbour, followed by a scenic coastal out and back 7k run. Solo or tag team options. All ages 13+

Protected harbour swim. 2 laps (x 400m each)
Run = 7km coastal flat path/grass

EVENT INFORMATION

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DATE: Saturday 10 December 2022
START: Wollongong Harbour
DISTANCE: 800m swim (2 laps 400m) + 7km run
AGES: 13+
LEVEL: Recreational +
ENTRY TYPE Individual and Tag Team
CHECK-IN TIME:

City Beach Surf Club

6.45am -8am (Collect swim cap & time chip)

START TIME: 8:15am
FINISH LOCATION Wollongong Harbour
SERVICES Swim Cap, Electronic Timing, Results, Awards, Refreshments, Water Safety First Aid, Course marshals

 

MAP

SWIM MAP

Refer to SITE MAP TAB

 

AGES GROUPS

U18, 18-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60yrs+.

Team: Open category (any age/gender make up)

Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd per age/gender

Team Award: 1st, 2nd, 3rd open team awards

 

FEES:

Category

On Time

Closes 3/12/22

Last Minute

4/12/22-

8/12/22

Late Entry

9/12/22 to 30min before race

Solo 18+ $75 $80 $90
Solo U18 $55 $60 $70
Team $80 $85 $95

LONG: 800m Swim + 7k Run

OUR LONG DISTANCE

Starting at the protected waters of Wollongong Boat Harbour, the Long Aqua starts with an 800m swim in Wollongong harbour, followed by a scenic coastal out and back 7k run. Solo or tag-team options. All ages 14+

Protected harbour swim. 2 laps (x 400m each)
Run = 7km coastal flat path/grass

EVENT INFORMATION

 

DATE: Saturday 10 December 2022
START: Wollongong Harbour
DISTANCE: 800m swim (2 laps 400m) + 7km run
AGES: 14+
LEVEL: Recreational +
ENTRY TYPE Individual and Tag Team
CHECK-IN TIME:

City Beach Surf Club

6.45am -8am (Collect swim cap & time chip)

START TIME: 8:15am
FINISH LOCATION Wollongong harbour
SERVICES Swim Cap, Electronic Timing, Results, Awards, Refreshments, Water Safety First Aid, Course marshals

 

MAP

SWIM MAP

Refer to SITE MAP TAB

AGES GROUPS

U18, 18-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60yrs+.

Team: Open category- any age/gender make up

Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd per category

Team Award: 1st, 2nd, 3rd open team awards

 

FEES:

Category       On Time

Last Minute

3/12/22-4pm 8/12/22

Late

9/12/22 to 30min before event start

Solo 18+ $75 $80 $90
Solo U18 $55 $60 $70
Team $80 $85 $95

 

SHORT: 400m swim + 3k Run

The fun distance.

Perfect for all ages 13 and over and from beginners to the more experienced. Your swim-run experience starts with a protected 400m swim in Wollongong harbour, followed by a 3k spectacular out and back coastal run along the footpath and parkland.

INFO

Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Location: Wollongong Harbour
Time: 8.45am
Event Day check in:

City Beach Surf club

7.15am-8.30am, collect swim cap and time chip

Age Categories:

U16, 16-34, 35-49, 50+

Awards: 1st medals per gender

Team Divisions:
  • U18 (Any gender/mix of ages U18)  
  • Open Age (ANY MIX AGES/GENDER)

Award: 1st, 2nd, 3rd medals

 Course: Map below
Services: Water safety, course marshals, timing, results, refreshments, awards

 

FEES:

 

Category/Time On Time

Last Minute

3/12/22 to 8/12/22.                

Late Entry

9/12/22 to 30min before event start

U18 $50 $55 $60
18+ $65 $70 $80
Team U18 $55 $60 $70
Team 18+

 $65

$75 $85

 

MAP

 

Short:L 400m Swim + 3k Run

 The Fun Distance

Perfect for all ages over 13 and for the beginner to more experienced. Your swim-run experience starts with a protected 400m swim in Wollongong harbour, followed by a scenic and flat out and back 3k coastal run. Go solo or tag team with a mate.

Protected harbour swim, 1 lap x 400m
Run = 3km coastal flat path/grass

EVENT INFORMATION

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DATE: Saturday 10 December 2022
LOCATION: Wollongong Harbour
DISTANCE: 400m swim + 3km run

AGE/AWARD:

 

 U16, 16-34, 35-49, 50+

Awards: 1st per age/gender

TEAMS: 2 person tag
  • U18 (Any gender/mix of ages U18)  and
  • Open Age (ANY MIX AGES/GENDER)

Award: 1st, 2nd, 3rd medals

Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

CHECK-IN/TIME:

7.15am-8.30am. City Beach Surf Club

Collect swim cap & timechip

START TIME: 8:45am, Wollongong Harbour foreshore

MAP

 

FEES

Category    On Time

Last Minute

3/12 – 4pm 8/12/22.    

Late

9/12/22 to 30min before event start

 

U18 $50 $55 $60
18+ $60 $65 $75
Team U18 $55 $65 $75
Team 18+ $65 $70 $75

 

120/200m Swim + 2km Run

Kids 6-12 years, this one’s all for you!

Kids Aqua can be done on your own, or tag team with a friend (one swims and one runners) and a parent/guardian can tag along to help.

We go all out for the safe and fun factor.

The younger U10’s swim is 120m and 10-12 year old swim is 200m. Both start on the shoreline of Wollongong Harbour and keep close to shoreline in the generally protected Wollongong harbour. Lots of great lifesavers on hand. After the swim, its shoes on (or tag your mate) and off for a 2km run to North Beach and back along the wide, coastal pathway.

Parents can take part and follow kids U10.

Protected harbour swim and lifesavers closee by.

Finisher medals and lots of cheers for all kids

 

INFO

 

DATE: Saturday 10 December 2022
LOCATION: Wollongong Harbour
DISTANCE: 200m swim + 2km run
AGES:

(6-9)years, (10-12) years

Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd medals per gender

TEAMS

6-9 years and 10-12 years

1st, 2nd, 3rd team medals  (no gender divisions)

PARENTS: Parents can join in and follow in U10’s (optional)
Finisher medals Yes
CHECK-IN & TIME:

7.15am-8.30am City Beach Surf Club.

Collect swim cap & time chip

START TIME: 9am, harbour foreshore
SERVICES: Water safety, course marshals, first aid, timing, awards,refreshments

MAP


FEES:

Division On Time

Last Minute

3/12 – 4pm 8/12//22

Late

9/12/22 to 30min before race

Individual $45 $50 $55
Team: $55 $60 $65

120m / 200m Swim + 2km Run

SPLASH IN AND DASH OUT FUN!

Finisher medals, loads of safety and fun factor

Kids 6-12 years, this one’s all for you!

Kids Aqua can be done on your own, or tag team with a friend (one swims and one runners) and a parent/guardian can tag along to help.

The younger U10’s swim is 120m and 10-12 year old swim is 200m. Both start on the shoreline of Wollongong Harbour and keep close to shoreline in the generally protected Wollongong harbour. Lots of great lifesavers on hand. After the swim, its shoes on (or tag your mate) and off for a 2km run to North Beach and back along the wide, coastal pathway.

Parents can take part and follow kids U10.

Protected harbour swim and lifesavers close by.

INFO

DATE: Saturday 10 December 2022
LOCATION: Wollongong Harbour
DISTANCE: 120/200m swim+ 2km run
SOLO AGES:

(6-9 years) & (10-12 years)

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd medals per gender

TEAMS

(6-9 years) & (10-12 years)

Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd medals per team ages (no gender divisions)

PARENTS: Parents can join in and follow
Finisher medals YES
CHECK-IN & TIME:

7.15am-8.30am City Beach Surf Club.

Collect swim cap and time chip.

START TIME: 9am
SERVICES: Water safety, course marshals, first aid, timing, awards, refreshments

MAP


FEES:

Division On Time Last Minute 9/12 to 30min before race
Individual $45 $50 $55
Team $55 per team $60 per team $65 per team

 

ADDITIONAL INFO

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Event Day Program

EVENT DAY DETAILS CLICK HERE

What happens on event day?

EVENT DAY DETAILS CLICK HERE

1. Check in – Go to city beach SLSC to sign in, collect your swim cap and time chip.

2. Head to event site at Wollongong Harbour- 150m walk.

3. Individuals place your ‘run shoes and any change gear’ in the designated ‘transition’ area as per maps. Team’s your runner goes to the ‘team tag’ area on map

4. Refer event day guide for start times

5. Refer to site and course maps

6. Listen to PA for instructions when you are called to the start area

7. Warm up – swimmers warm up area is on north side of harbour (refer to map)

8. Line up when called and listen to race referrer instructions

9. Follow the course (lots of lifesavers in water and friendly course marshals) as directed

10. Water stations located at 1km (kids turn), Mid way for Long Aqua at Fairy Meadow and return at kids turn on way back

11. Enjoy the race, event, and have fun!

12. The finish is back at the harbour under the large finish arch. Finish services include finisher medals, fruit/water and first aid.

13. After the race presentation of age/category winners and spot draws take place

14. Enjoy your well earned rest, grab a drink or bite at the harbour cafes (onsite, plus at upstairs at harbour building) and across the road at rear Osborne park)

15. Results will be posted online at conclusion of event

ENTRY INCLUSIONS

+ Professionally organised event by highly experienced crew

+ Event approvals and insurance (note: please refer to insurance note in event terms)

+ Picture perfect location, safe venue

+ Key safety measures , amazing lifesavers, course marshals and first aid

+ Covid safe precautions

+ Eyeline swim cap

+ Awesome finishers medals for everyone

+ On course water stations

+ Finish line recovery station

+ Onsite and nearby amenities and cafes

+ Time Chip, online results

+ Awards for category winners

+ Spot prizes

SITE & COURSE MAPS

Registration Venue: Wollongong City SLSC (Marine drive) 200m walk to harbour.

Check in time 

From 7am – 8.30am (please note event start time varies and allow ample time to check in and set up prior to your event.

Check In Location

City Beach Surf Life Saving Club – Activity Hall.
Marine Parade, Wollongong (underneath City Beach Function Centre)

Parking

Loads within 200m (Marine, Endeavour Drive, nearby streets, harbour)

Start & Finish location

Wollongong Harbour

Site Maps

Aquathon

Swim Courses

  • Aquathon (Kids 120m/200m – Short 400m – Long 800m)
  • Ocean Swims: 400m and 800m
  • Ocean Swin 2km

AQUATHON RUN COURSE

 

 

Finish Line & Services

  • A finish arch will greet you along with a cheering crowd- plus refreshments, water.
  • Finisher medals for everyone
  • First Aid on standby
  • PA announcer
  • Post race presentation to award winners and spot prizes
  • Local cafes
  • Amenity block

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Details

You’re in for a treat!

MAPS BELOW

All Aquathon’s start at beautiful historic Wollongong harbour that is central to the city, between North Wollongong and Wollongong City Beaches. Ample parking, cafes, amenities are onsite/nearby.

Water Conditions – Wollongong harbour.

Course maps indicate the route. (*may change on day due to conditions)

Wollongong harbour is a small, recreational and fishing harbour with typically lots of stand up paddlers, rowers, swimmers and mooring for local yachts/boats and fish fleet. All Aquathon swim events start on sand foreshore and stay within the more protected harbour walls. Refer to event maps.

Wollongong harbour has and continues to host numerous local to national and international level swim events as Triathlons, open water swims and aquathons. Normally clear safe water and protected from large seas. In extreme weather it can be heavy rain, storm, wind and swell but very rare, with final decision on course safety by the swim director.

Water Tempreture – December average 19-21 degrees.

Wetsuits: Permitted/optional.

Flippers/Bounancy aids- Not permitted unless with written consent by the organiser and forfeit age/award classification

Support: Lifesavers on standby, large coloured swim bouys and swim stays within the harbour. First aid on standby

The transition, known as the “change area” is on the south side of harbour on the concrete pathway 10m from shoreline. Place your shoes/clothes and any other attire you need for your run. You can leave your goggles/wetsuit here (but ensure you return to collect or have a friend collect for you). Refer to site map/s.

 Team Runner/Tag Area: your tag area (tag meaning swap time chip from the swimmer to the runner ankle) is located in the transition area. Swimmer finishes the swim, runs to you where the swap of the time chip takes place. TIP: Swimmer stand still and let the runner remove the velcro and place on their ankle and off you go! No swap, no time, no result/award.

 Run Course/s

The run is super spectacular and all courses initially head north along the 4m wide and scenic ‘Blue Mile’ passing the historic continental swim baths to North Beach. At this point the course continues north with

North Beach – Kids Turn (At rear of surf club). 1km mark with water station and signage

Short Aqua- Continue past surf club for ~500m on the grass (keep to waters side) and turn at the Lagoon restarant grass foreshore (Marshal and sign)

Long Aqua: Continue north to re-join the cycle way, than be directed into Puckey’s nature reserve (boarded and gravel, flat, safe) to mid point at Fairy Meadow. Water station is the turn (Marshal in place), and back the same way.

  • Course marshals and signage will ensure you are the right course.
  • Mobile and standby first aid
  • Be mindful public course and public are able to be on course.
  • Keep left as directed
  • Follow marshal and sign directions

 Water Stations

Water is offered at the 1k mark (kids turn) and on way back for Short / Long and the Long turn at fairy meadow and at the finish line.

MAP

NOTE: Courses may change due to safety considerations.

SWIMS

RUN COURSE

 

 

getting there

Location

Located on the coastal city of Wollongong NSW, only 80km south of Sydney makes for an easy and worthwhile trip. North Beach and the picturesque Belmore Basin (known as Wollongong Boat Harbour) are central to the city, with a host of cafe’s, shops, hotels and magic beaches on your doorstep.

Where to stay?

Wollongong has a host of affordable to more luxury accommodation options
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Travel

A little over an hour south of Sydney, offering an easy drive or train trip, ( 2.5 hours outside Canberra)- makes for a perfect weekender or day trip – Travel options
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CONTACT & MAPS
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entry terms & conditions

Event Terms and Conditions

 

  1. The participant (Participant) in the Wollongong Splash (Event) acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time at the discretion of the Activate Events (The Organiser) and without notice to the Participant.
  2. I declare, as a condition of entry into the Event, that I have undertaken sufficient training for the Event and that I am not aware of any illness, injury, physical disability or impairment which may cause me injury or death during or as a consequence of participation in the Event.
  3. Only entries submitted through the official online registration system will be accepted. The information on how to enter and the details about the Event forms part of these Event terms and conditions. The number of entrants will be strictly limited and will be decided on the basis of first received or until registrations close.
  4. Promotional codes may only be used where the Participant meets the conditions applying to the code and uses it within the validity period. Promotional codes are not able to be redeemed or exchanged for cash and must only be used by the Participant(s) to whom the relevant code was issued to by the code owner. Promotional codes may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  5. The organiser reserves the right to modify, suspend and/or cancel any promotional code at any time without notice to Participants. No refunds will be made to Participants who have access to a promotional code but who do not use the code at the time of registration and purchase.
  6. I accept full responsibility for informing myself and assessing all the dangers, hazards and risks of entry in the Event and will rely solely on my own assessment of these dangers, hazards and risks before participating in the Event and notwithstanding any decision thereon made by the Event race committee and/or other persons corporations and bodies involved in promoting or staging the Event.
  7. The decision to participate in the Event is entirely my own and I accept all risks associated with participation in the Event, including but not limited to loss of life and/or any injury (including any permanent injury).
  8. I agree to abide by all Event terms and conditions. I understand that I must follow the approved course and obey all directions and instructions given by the organiser and Event officials.
  9. I agree and accept that the organiser may, in its absolute discretion, at any time and from time to time vary the rules and regulations of the Event without prior notice to me.
  10. I consent to receive such emergency medical aid or preventative treatment which may be deemed advisable in the unfettered discretion of Event Medical Officials in the event of any injury accident or illness to me during my participation in the Event.
  11. I acknowledge that when participating in the Event I must wear the official ankle timing chip and swim cap corresponding to the registration made in my name. Flippers, fins or other accessories are only permitted as a non-timed/awarded participant.
  12. I understand that wetsuits are permitted. Participants must not tamper with the timing chip. Timing services are provided by contracted timing service providers, and the organiser takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the timing data. By participating in the Event and wearing the ankle timing chip, each Participant consents to the Event and timing service provider collecting and publishing his or her timing data for the Event.
  13. I understand that starting before my assigned wave start time will result in disqualification.
  14. The use of any type of drone is prohibited at the Event.
  15. The organiser reserves the right to change or modify any part of the Event including the date, course and/or location at any time and from time to time without personal notice to the Participant. Details of any such changes will be published on the Event website, the Event Facebook page, Event e-newsletter and/or other media.
  16. I acknowledge that the organiser and/or its representative may remove me from the Event area and/or exclude me from participation in the Event if in the organiser’s opinion it is necessary to do so: (a) due to my behaviour being inappropriate, offensive, or abusive (in the organiser’s opinion); (b) to prevent damage to any property; (c) on medical, health and/or safety grounds (including to prevent possible harm or injury to myself and/or any other person); and/or (d) to prevent or arrest any form of unauthorised marketing, including ambush marketing.
  17. I agree that registration in the Event is personal to me and that no other person is permitted to participate in the Event in my place.
  18. I understand that should my contact details change after my registration has been completed, it will be my responsibility to notify the organiser.
  19. A credit card surcharge reflecting the organiser’s actual costs of offering payment by credit card will be added to Visa, Mastercard payments.
  20. Entry registrations are not transferable to third parties. If a transfer option between distances is made available (at the organiser’s discretion), I consent to paying the administration fee at the time of transfer. If transferring from a shorter distance to a longer distance, I acknowledge that I will be required to pay the difference in entry fee and an administration fee. Should I wish to transfer from a longer distance to a shorter distance, I acknowledge that I will forfeit the change in price.
  21. If an event upgrade option to receive an additional event at a package price is made available (at the organiser’s discretion), I acknowledge that I must follow the appropriate protocol in order to receive the package upgrade offer. This includes but is not limited to contacting the Event and requesting inclusion in the offer, waiting until the event upgrade option becomes open and using the appropriate code during the additional event purchase.
  22. The organiser reserves the right, in its discretion, to reject or cancel my entry at any time, including without limitation for safety or insurance reasons, or if, in the opinion of the organiser, I will not be able to complete the Event within the cut-off times. The organiser will not be obliged to refund any portion of the entry fee in such circumstances.
  23. I acknowledge that refunds may only be issued for the Event entry fee where participation in the Event is not appropriate due to medical reasons that is supported by a current medical certificate outlining the condition and lodged with the organiser before 5.00pm (AEST) on 3rd December 2022. Any decision as to whether to issue a refund will be solely at the organiser’s discretion. If the organiser decides to refund an Event entry fee, I understand that a 25% administration fee will be deducted from the race entry fee paid. Refunds will not be made for any additional items purchased, such as event merchandise and charitable donations.
  24. I acknowledge that a refund may be issued for the Event entry fee where a COVID-19 test with a positive result within 7 days of the event is received or if awaiting COVID-19 test results. The organiser will require proof of testing and/or results. Refunds will not be made for any additional items purchased, such as event merchandise and charitable donations.
  25. I agree that if I am experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 that I will get tested for COVID-19 and not compete in the Event.
  26. The organiser reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time if the organiser considers in its sole discretion this is required due to any sort of dangerous conditions and/or force majeure. In the event of cancellation, there will be no refund of entry fee unless otherwise determined by the organiser in its sole discretion and the cancelled Event may not be re-scheduled. A decision will be made ASAP on race day and broadcast on event facebook and via the Event website.
  27. If the event is postponed, an alternate date will be communicated and all entries will be automatically rolled to the new event date. No refunds will be made avaliable after the normal original event date refund terms as listed. 100% of entry fee is transfered to the new date.
  28. The organiser reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time due to COVID-19 and NSW Health Orders. In the event of cancellation due to COVID-19, an alternate date may be looked at to stage the event.
  29. If the Event is cancelled due to COVID-19 and alternate dates are unavailable, a credit for the full Event entry fee will be provided against the entry fee for the 2023 Splash Wollongong. Refunds or credits will not be made for any additional items purchased, such as event merchandise and charitable donations.
  30. I consent to the organiser. using my personal details in my registration form for the administration of the Event and by any third parties selected by me during the registration process, including to SMS information about the Event to me if I have provided a mobile phone number, unless otherwise indicated by me during the online registration process. I also consent to my personal details being used by the organiser. for future marketing and promotional purposes.
  31. I acknowledge that I will only be eligible for any prize that may be offered in connection with placing at the Event if I complete the approved course by the indicated cut-off times and in accordance with these Event terms and conditions and any other applicable Event rules and regulations.
  32. Each competitor must assemble behind the designated starting line, await official start and then proceed on the approved Event course. I acknowledge that entry into the Event course after the indicated cut-off time or prior to the official start will result in disqualification.
  33. The Event referee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  34. I agree that registration in the Event is valid for the Event only, and cannot be transferred or deferred to future events
  35. I declare that all the information supplied by me in the registration process is true and correct.
  36. I certify that I am 18 years or older or that I am the parent/legal guardian of a Participant who is under the age of 18 years, and I have read this document and fully understand it. Where I am a parent or legal guardian of a Participant, I agree to these terms and conditions for and on behalf of the Participant.
  37. The organiser reserves the right to inspect any bag or other attachment to or accompaniment of a participant at any time while the participant is participating in the Event including at the starting line and finishing line areas.

 

Release and Waiver

 

37. In consideration of acceptance of my entry in the Event, I agree on my own behalf and on behalf of my heirs, executors and administrators and declare that: to the extent permitted by law, I hereby waive release and discharge each of the organiser Parties (as defined in paragraph 38 below) from and against all and every claim, right or cause of action (including for negligence, for breach of contract or breach of statute) which I might have or which may arise out of my death or injury and/or damage or loss of any description which I may suffer or sustain as the result of or in connection with my participation in the Event. This release continues and forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns and may be pleaded as a bar to any action, claim, demand, suit or legal proceedings.

 

38. This waiver release and discharge operates jointly and severally in favour of the organiser and its related bodies corporate, and their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees and volunteers including medical and paramedical personnel appointed for the Event, event stakeholders, the owners, licensees and occupiers of the land upon which the Event or any part of it is conducted, any statutory body or local authority having control over any land upon which the Event or any part of it is conducted, Event sponsors, supporters, persons, corporations, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers, servants and employees involved or otherwise engaged in promoting, staging, administering, running or controlling the Event (Organiser Parties).

39.Where a Participant is under the age of 18 years, in consideration of the organiser agreeing at my request to accept the entry of this Participant in the Event, I hereby agree for myself, the Participant, their heirs, executors and administrators to hereby waive release and discharge (to the extent permitted by law) all and every claim, right or cause of action (including for negligence, for breach of contract or breach of statute) for which I might have or which the minor Participant may have or which arises out of the death, injury, damage or loss of any description which I or the Participant may suffer or sustain as a result of his/her participation in the Event. This release continues forever and binds the Participant’s heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns and may be pleaded as a bar to any action, claim, demand, suit or legal proceedings

 

PRIVACY

 

40. I acknowledge that if I select to become a member of a team, the team manager will have access to download my personal details, including my name, contact telephone number, email address and home address. As a team manager, I understand that my email address will be disclosed to my team members (but not to members of other teams).

 

41. I consent to the publication and/or use in any form of media whatsoever of my name, race result, image, voice, statement or otherwise, (including the publication of my name and/or Event result, suburb and applicable age bracket in any media publication and/or on the Event website) without any payment or compensation to me. I also consent to the use of my image and/or voice in any form of media whatsoever for the purposes of promoting the Event and/or other events operated or managed by the organiser without any payment or compensation to me.

 

Privacy Collection Statement:

42.The organiser collects your personal information for the administration of the Event and for future marketing and promotional purposes relating to future runnings of the Event. I acknowledge that the organiser may disclose and use my personal information in accordance with the organiser’s privacy policy and/or in accordance with these Event Terms and Conditions.

43.The organiser may disclose your personal information to any third parties involved in the Event, including service providers and any charities selected by you or the organiser. Further information on how the organiser handles your personal information is contained in our Privacy Policy.

Safety Statement

Parents

We encourage you to support your child. Whilst all care and safety is taken so kids can take part own their own, if parents wish to follow and support their child(ren) that is fine. Please enter your name at registration.

Emergency Evacuation Plan
On the Day of the Wollongong Splash (the Event) there will be a full briefing for all water and land safety directly involved, in regards to any major risk or incident, requiring all swimmers to evacuate the water or runners to evacuate the course

The statistical percentages of support vessels to swimmers shows that our Risk Management Plan, specific to water safety and support paddlers, incorporates the necessary protocols and numbers on the water to effectively have a full Emergency Evacuation Plan in place.

These vessels will be following the swimmers around the course:

  • Maritime Rescue Boat (subject to event/RMS discretion)
    Minimal 1 x IRB’s for harbour swim venue and two (2) for ocean swims
    Rescue Boards
    Surf Skis
    Rescue Tubes
  • First Aid on standby

Run

  • Course is off road on public paths
  • Course signage
  • Course marshals
  • Public warning but note it is a ‘shared path’
  • On course water stations
  • FirstAid and emergency services on standby

Refund Policy Including Covid

Terms & Conditions

All requests must provide confirmation that Online Registration for the Event in question has been completed.

The time frames noted are determined from the day of the Event in question.

Request for an Event Refund can be provided, as per the following:

 

General Refunds

Refund Policy

  • More than 14 days before event date: 50% of entry fee is refundable minus additional $5 administration fee.
  • Less than 14 days before event date: no refund is applicable

Medical Policy

Refunds are only permissible due to medical reasons with proof. All other requests are at the descretion of the event organisers. All requests must provide confirmation that Online Registration for the Event in question has been completed.

The time frames noted are determined from the day of the Event in question.

MEDICAL – Request for an Event Refund can be provided, as per the following:

More than 5 days prior to the event- Full refund minus 50% entry fee and additional $5 administration fee based on medical certificate proof.

  • Between 0 and 4 days prior to the event, no entry fee is refundable unless with covid positive proof.
  • COVID 19 Event transfer policy.We’re pleased to announce a full credit transfer policy of entry fees to the 2023 Splash Wollongong event if the event is CANCELLED due to COVID-19 or if a paid entrant tests positive within seven (7) days of the event and is required to isolate.
  • Proof of positive covid result is required and can be emailed to info@aquathon.com.au

Request for an Event Transfer to the following years event may be made due to medical reasons up until 7 days prior to the event with a valid medical certificate.

  • Transfer only to 2023 Splash event of equal or lesser value. Higher value event which will require a payment to pay the outstanding balance between the two, if greater value. If you transfer to an event of lesser value, no refund or credit of the difference in price between the two is given.

There is NO TRANSFER between athletes.