Jervis Bay will once again play host to Long Course Weekend in 2018. This unique event lasts three days in October and is the perfect way to start your season of racing. This fun inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of training and racing together. Design your own event by choosing from a range of different distances, held from Friday – Sunday.
To kick-off the weekend on Friday evening, the Long Course athletes have The Jervis Bay Swim to complete – a 3.8km open water swim that takes place at Jervis Bay. The Jervis Bay Swim event also has a 1.9km swim and 950m swim.
On Saturday the attention turns to The Jervis Bay Gran Fondo – 180km of undulating countryside that also incorporates 90km and 45km distances to attract athletes of all abilities.
To finish the weekend, the athletes will complete The Jervis Bay Marathon – a 42.2km marathon taking in the beautiful coastline of Jervis Bay and Huskisson. There is also a 21.1km run, 10km run and 5km run on offer.
More than 1500 competitors are expected to attend the LCW with approximately 300 athletes attempting to receive the Long Course Weekend medal, which entails completing all three of the longest distances. Successful LCW athletes will be awarded with the LCW medal and polo shirt at the finish line presentation on Sunday after the marathon.
19th – 21st October 2018
Jervis Bay – New South Wales
Number of Medal Events
Three main medals: The Swim medal, The Cycle medal, The Run medal
The LCW Medal: Awarded to the athletes entered into the LCW events; 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run
Each individual event will take part on a separate day of the weekend. The collective times for each athlete over the three days will determine who wins the Long Course Weekend, as well as second and third place.
Jervis Bay’s famous white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are amongst the safest and most beautiful in the world.
Coastal, marine and hinterland National Parks offer fantastic bushwalking, cycling tracks, Indigenous culture, camping spots, cliff-top lookouts and maritime heritage.
Teeming with native Australian wildlife, our resident dolphins play in the bay all year round. See kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats, and many rare bird & animal species in the wild.
One of the best places in Australia to witness whales on their annual migrations, humpbacks and southern right whales can be seen both offshore and inside the calmer waters of the bay from June through to November.
The many bay and ocean beaches, lagoons, secret coves and hidden creeks are perfect for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, standup paddle boarding and surfing.
Unspoiled coastal and country villages have local produce markets, boutique shops, art galleries and a terrific museum. The area boasts world-class cafes, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and a burgeoning music scene.
Jervis Bay is central to all the South Coast has to offer: Kangaroo Valley, Berry and Ulladulla all the same distance away and we are close to all the south coast wineries.