Run Swim Coogee
Following on from our recent message last week regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the May 2nd RunSwim Coogee Biathlon and reschedule the event to a later date.
Public health and safety is our number one priority and therefore we have a social responsibility to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community.
This event is the first of it's kind in the area and together with our partners, Randwick City Council, The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, Coogee Surf Life Saving Club and our sponsors Titan Fitness, we will be rescheduling the event for a date towards the end of 2020 and ask for your patience while we work with the various stakeholders to determine the best date.
For those who have registered for the event, you will receive an email from us through Register Now regarding roll-overs to the new event date, or if required a refund.
RunSwim Coogee Biathlon is an important community, fundraising and charity based event. We totally understand people will be disappointed with this decision and we apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that we have your support for the rescheduled date when announced.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
RunSwim Coogee is a brand new event run by Coogee Surf Life Saving Club, the organisers of the hugely popular Coogee Island Challenge which is run twice each year.
This new event has a bit of everything to offer and we are spoilt with some of the prettiest coastline in the Eastern Suburbs.
The event starts with a run leg from Goldstein Reserve at Coogee Beach and heads south to the iconic Wylie’s Baths before looping around and heading north to Gordons Bay. The 1st of the 3 x 400m swim transitions starts here as you swim over the top of the Gordons Bay Underwater Nature Trail!
Exiting the beach at Gordons Bay, you’ll then complete a 1km coastal run to the northern end of Coogee Beach, remove your shoes and begin the soft sand run down to the waters edge for the 2nd 400m ocean swim. On exiting the water for this swim, you’ll then run a further 400m across Coogee Beach to the southern end for the final 400m swim and then it’s a 100m sprint to the finish line!
For those of you who do any sort of beach training, you’ll know that these distances and multiple transitions will challenge everyone and being a timed event, adds that little extra intensity for many.
The water in early May is still warm and the event is well managed and supported by the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club who also run the Coogee Island Challenge twice a year for over 1,000 competitors per event.
With 12 weeks between now and the event, there is no better time to focus on that training program leading up to May 2nd. And remember, registrations are now open, and with Entries limited at 400 competitors, you better get in quick