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About the

Beach Bash

Illawarra's only Soft Sand Run
4km and 2km options

Get set for some soft sand run fun!

Illawarra's famous North Beach is the setting for the fun and challenge of the Wollongong SPLASH "Sand Run"

Wet and soft sand, shoes or no shoes...race for a time or a fun fitness challenge!

Fun, timed and prizes for age winners PLUS some terrific barrel draws

4km: 2 lap course - soft and wet sand, all ages

2km: Little kids and up this is for you..

Enter on your own, with the family or organise a group and do it together!

READ BELOW for course information, fees, services and maps


Beach Run Experiences

4k Beach Bash

Gear up to take on Illawarra's only Beach fun run experience... 

Soft Sand Run - all age fun

  • Start: 9.30am North Wollongong Beach
  • 4k    = two laps
  • Tide dependant- mix of soft and firmer sand
  • Shoes, or no shoes
  • Individual or group / team, 
  • Timed run
  • Age & spot awards
  • Entry includes chest numbers, timing, results, photography, refreshments, sponsor freebies, barrel draw tickets, and key safety services
  • See below for fees and maps
Register NOW

'2k'  Bash

Kids and families this one is for you!

  • 9.30am
  • Beach Soft Sand Run Fun
  • Perfect for little one's and families all ages
  • North beach start/finish
  • Safe
  • All ages, 5 and up..or try one lap (1k with toddlers)
  • See below fees, ages and maps
Register NOW
on the day

What you need to know

Check In 'registration' Location: 

North Beach at water side lawn of surf club)  – look "northWollongong surf Club marquee. 

• Collect entry chest plate to be worn and time chip for 4km.

Check In Time

From 8.15am until 15min before event start time.

Start Line: 

On the beach under ‘start banners’ on north beach

Start Time: 

9.30am: 4km first, than 2km


Timing, course layout and services, first aid, refreshments, sponsor freebies, safety measures, wonderful volunteers, spot and barrel draws.


Runners are free to run barefoot or with shoes, wetsuit slippers...the area is mostly very clean but storm, and public debris may still be on sand. Run at own risk

Fees and Awards

2km: Fee: U14's $22 ($25 "Late On Day Entry") and 14yrs+: $25 ($28 on event day)

Awards 1st, 2nd, 3rd U14 yrs boys/girls

4km: Fee: U18: $25, 18yrs+ : $35 (Late On Day Fee: U18: $30, 18 years+ : $40)

Awards: U18, 18-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60yrs. 1st Medal and Prize.

Spot prizes - all go in the draw.


It’s set to be ON! So ensure to prepare for all weather, but lets hope its sunny…

Terms and Conditions

View Terms & Conditions.


4k is timed, time chip on ankle is provided at registration. Results posted online after the event.

Safety Measures?

First aid, and ample volunteers. Course signage, and services. Please ensure to read and acknowledge waiver and usual risks associated with sporting events of this nature. Note sand may contain debris with participants to run at own risk.

Can I run with my child?

Sure can - the toddler dash is made for parents and kids to enter together, though all events allow for families to run together if they choose. Pets- sorry no, public beach restrictions apply.

Can we buddy or Group UP?

PLEASE DO…you can join in with a friend or why not sign up as a group


Entry Fees

Go To Beach Run Register Page

How To Guides

Go To Preparation Page