- Date26 Jan 2023
Australia’s favourite aquathon is back to full capacity and set to welcome a big fun crowd with the swim-run action for the 23rd annual MMJ Aquathon on the Australia Day public holiday, Thursday, 26 January.
Held at beautiful Wollongong Harbour, a short trip from Sydney, the aquathon is nationally renowned and attracts a fun all-age crowd offering a unique Oz Day experience.
There are four swim-run distances – the Kids, Mini, Short and Long aquathon’s and the new Blue Mile 5 Funrun offers everyone an event to join in.
Go solo and take the swim and run on your own, or buddy up in a tag team with one swimmer and one that runs.
Your entry includes professional services across water safety, road closures, timing, finisher medals, prizes and giveaways plus sponsor stalls and freebies.
There's lots of parking, and easy access, so #LetsGO!
Perfect for the kids, the 120m swim (6-9 years) or 200m swim (10-12 years) is held in the safe confines of the Wollongong Harbour, with lifesavers galore and parents can even accompany their child (if you can swim of course). The run for both ages is 2km out and back along the spectacular blue mile coastal walk... with everyone cheering on, the kids will feel like superstars!
Just want to give aquathon a little taste to see what it's like, or if you've got what it takes? This 200m swim and 2km run will get you pumped and you'll wonder why you didn't go longer! Don't worry, there's always next year.
Splash in and splash out of this 400m swim in Wollongong Harbour and 3km run over a flat scenic coastal walk heading north along the Blue Mile Walkway.
The showcase aquathon of the day, this event attracts novice to competitive participants, but all are out for fun. The course takes in two laps of the harbour 450m each for a 900m swim and 7km out-and-back run.
Team Up! All event distances offer individual and tag team (one swims, one runs) options along with finisher medals.
Wollongong Harbour's Breakwater lighthouse has been inactive since 1974 (a decorative light is displayed on special occasions), but it's still up there with the most visited places in the 'gong for tourists.
For a post-swim feed, stay around the harbour and try one of Diggies or the North Kiosk. For a taste of the sea, try Bombora Seafood or the Harbourfront Restaurant.
There's plenty of parking in the streets, but there also plenty of people looking for them. Try Flagstaff Hill, or circle the blocks for free parking.
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