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2019 Richie Walker Aquathlon

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gunnamatta Park Nicholson Parade CRONULLANSWAustralia  2230
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gunnamatta Park Nicholson Parade CRONULLANSWAustralia  2230

About This Activity

This year's race will again be held in the beautiful surrounds of Gunnamatta Park and Bay. The swim leg for the Open Category is in Gunnamatta Bay, starting on the shoreline of the bay beside the swimming baths. The swim leg for the under 16 years categories are held wholly within the enclosed baths for the safety of our younger competitors, and for the highly reduced water depth. The run is cross country style, all within the boundaries of Gunnamatta Park. 

This event was designed to honour much-liked club member Richie who passed away from a heart condition and to bring all abilities into one event for a good cause. All profits are donated in Richie's name to The Heart Foundation assisting their research into the causes and cures of heart disease http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/

Over the years this race has been held the Cronulla Triathlon Club, and you the competitors, have helped raise over $27,000 for the Heart Foundation.

Event details and schedule

This is a fun social event for the whole family with 4 Event Distances

7 yrs - 9 yrs            100m swim / 750m run    9:00 am start 
10 yrs - 12 yrs        250m swim / 1.6km run   9:15 am start
13 yrs - 15 yrs        375m swim / 3.3km run   9:15 am start
16 yrs+ (Open)*    1 km swim  /  5.0km run   9:45 am start

 

RACE DATE - Saturday 9th February 2019

REGISTRATION - from 7:30am at the North end of the Pavilion

All entrants must bring their Tri Aust card to be eligible for the TA discount and qualify for the National Championship

RACE START - 9:00 am sharp for Juniors, 9:45 am sharp for Open

ENTER ONLINE BY Feb 1st FOR EARLY BIRD RATE

All enquiries to Race Director : cronullatriclub@gmail.com

Phone Roscoe on 0402 314 345

 

THE COURSE 
The course for the Richie Walker Aquathlon is a great venue to race at. Held wholly within the Gunnamatta Park area, it is spectator friendly and free from traffic.
 
Below are outlines of each leg of the race.

 

THE SWIM - 16YRS AND OVER 

The swim starts as a beach or deep water start depending on the tide. It's an out and back course with the turn around at "Murray's Cruiser". 

THE SWIM - JUNIOR 
The swim is held within the baths and is a beach start. Buoys are placed at the turnarounds for this multi-loop swim. 

THE RUN 
After exiting the swim leg, you enter the transition area to put your shoes on, then exit transition to run the predominately cross-country style course. It's multi-loop with uphills and downhills, and is clearly marked. Each loop is approximately 1.6km. YOUR TORSO MUST BE COVERED OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON TO THE RUN COURSE. 

FINISH LINE AREA 
The finish line area will have all the athlete needs to cool down after the race - water, sports drink and fruit. Trained First Aid Officers will be in attendance. 

REFRESHMENTS 
The legendary Col Hood Bbq will be in full swing - catering for all your needs.

LUCKY DRAW PRIZES
There will be random lucky prizes prior to Presentation thanks to our generous sponsors

Organizer Info

Map & Direction

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