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 : email@example.com
Phone Roscoe on 0402 314 345
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.
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.
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
Cronulla Triathlon Club