The Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run Australia Day (28th January 2018 - Australia Day Public Holiday) Challenge is a fun community fitness event held in front of the Burleigh Lifeguard Headquarters that is open to everybody from kids as young as 5 years to adults 60yrs+. The morning consists of three events (the Challenge, the Taste Tester & the Young Guns) with all events involving an ocean swim (wade for the young guns) and beach running, with distances that can be achieved by all ages and abilities. All events are individual (solo) based except for 'The Challenge' which also offers a teams option (of your choice) as well.
The event is run and coordinated by Ty Dowker & Burleigh SLSC.
Australia Day Public Holiday Events
The Challenge - 400m Ocean Swim and 4km Beach Run (Solo & Team option)
(Categories - 12&Under, 16&Under, Open, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ and Teams (same gender or mixed gender)
The Taste Tester - 200m Ocean Swim and 2km Beach Run (Solo only)
(Categories - no age categories - event open category for all competitors)
The Young Guns Challenge - 400m wade and 400m Beach Run (Solo 5-12yrs only)
(Wave Categories - 5-7, 8-9, 10-12 - all competitors receive a medal)
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.
All events start with the Borough Barista swim leg off Burleigh Beach (water safety provided from Burleigh SLSC), then through the 7-Eleven Transition zone where shoes are put on to then start the Running Shop Run leg which is a 2km loop on the beach (soft and hard sand). 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 Australia Day Swim Run event is for you.
The Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run Australia Day Challenge is fast becoming an iconic fitness event for the community on Australia Day. Based around Fitness, Families and Fun, this blue ribbon event allows world class athletes to rub shoulder by shoulder with first time multisport individuals with all entrants being in the running for $7000 in cash and prizes. At the conclusion of the event there are presentations, fluid replacement stations, random draws for participants as well as food and beverages.
In addition to the above, the Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run team this year will also be raising awareness and $$$ for the SLDO - save lives donate organs charity.
A great Australia Day Public Holiday morning is planned and we look forward to seeing you on the line of this great community swim run event.
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'Stroke & stride into good health this Australia Day'