The Kingfisher Realty Burleigh Swim Run is a fun community fitness event that is open to everybody from kids as young as 6 years to adults 60yrs+. The event involves 400m of ocean swimming and 3.84km of path running, a distance that can be achieved by all ages and abilities.
The order of the disciplines may vary race to race for variety e.g. swim then run or run then swim with the Zarraffa’s swim leg (400m) off Burleigh Beach (water safety provided from Burleigh SLSC), through the 7-Eleven Burleigh Transition zone where shoes are kept and the Running Shop Run leg (3.84km) performed on the path between Burleigh and Nth Burleigh (Sunday Race Series and Australia Day Challenge). Whether you are a first timer wanting a fun fitness event, an aspiring athlete, an average Joe or wanting to do it in a team of two, the Swim Run Series is for you.
The event is run and coordinated by Ty Dowker & Burleigh SLSC.
SUNDAY SWIM RUN SERIES RACES & MAJOR AUSTRALIA DAY CHALLENGE
Sunday Series Race Dates for Season 2014/15
Race 1: Sunday 9th November - (Swim 400m then Path Run 3.84km) - enter on the day
Race 2: Sunday 14th December - (Path Run 3.84km then Swim 400m) - enter on the day
MAJOR AUSTRALIA DAY CHALLENGE - Monday 26th January 2015 - (Swim 400m then Path Run 3.84km) - you must enter on website (click on entry icon above)
SUNDAY SERIES (two x Sunday races in the lead up to the major Australia Day event)
This is a 2 x Swim Run race series which will be held over 2 Sundays during the months of November - December.
Please note: it is now compulsory under SLSA sanctioned events that a high vis lycra singlet top needs to be worn while performing aquatic events that are endorsed by SLSA and SLSQ. To meet this requirement, athletes will be supplied a fluro high vis lycra singlet to wear for the event which will be return at the conclusion of the event.
Race time: 6am rego for 6.30am start.To enter in the Sunday series races all you need to do is simply turn up in front of Burleigh Lifeguard Headquarters, register, sign a waiver form, pay $20 pp ($20 a team or $50 a family - 2 adults and 3 children max.) and then race within your own comfort zone. At the conclusion of each event there will be medals for place- getters, fluid replacement, random draws for participants as well as food and beverages.
Categories: 12 & Under, 16 & under, Open, 40+ (all categories have male and female divisions) & Teams (mixed gender for medals but teams can still be same gender for enjoyment and challenge)
Please note: for the Sunday series same gender teams can be entered but they won't gain points or prizes for race /series. Australia Day will only be mixed gender entries.
What to bring: swimmers/togs, goggles (optional), running shoes (recommended), hat (optional), towel, sunscreen, water bottle & energy!
MAJOR AUSTRALIA DAY CHALLENGE - Monday (Public Holiday) 26th January 2015
The KINGFISHER REALTY BURLEIGH SWIM RUN Blue Blue Ribbon event is on the Australia Day Weekend - Monday 26th January 2015 with $7000 in cash and prizes up for grabs for open and age category winners and placegetters.
Backup date if needed due to bad weather/surf conditions on Monday 26th January 2015 has been proposed for - Sunday 1st February 2015 (if needed).
Ozday Format: 400m swim and 3.84km path run
Click here for Australia Day race times and prizemoney
Age Categories: 12 & under, 16 & under, Open, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ and Team Challenge (mixed gender 1 Swim & 1 Run)
Young Gun event: Young Guns Challenge: 400m wade and 400m run (6 - 10 yr olds) Youngest age allowed 6yr old.
To enter for the Major Australia Day event, simply click on the icon above and enter from 1st August 2014. Limited spots available (500 max)
Please note: The age you are for each race will be the category you race in e.g. if I’m 12 on Australia Day race, I’ll race in the 12 and under category.