Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note – photographic identification will be required at registration. Athletes without this may not be registered by the start time of the event.

Q: How do I collect my race number and timing chip?
A: Your goodie bag with everything that you require is collected when you register.

Q: Can I enter just 1 or 2 events?
A: To get the Long Course Weekend medal you will have to complete all three events at their longest distances.

However, because the Long Course Weekend is made up of three separate days of events, you also have the option to enter these individually: The Jervis Bay Swim Classic, The Ride the River Cycle and The Huskisson Run Festival. You can enter as many of these as you wish and at any distance, but remember; to get the Long Course Weekend medal (the 4th medal) you must register for (and complete!) the Long Course Weekend.

The Swim – FAQ’s

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Q: How is the start organised?
A: It will be a mass start, therefore you will need to get into position prior to the starting gun. If you think you are in with a chance, get to the front – if not, try and organise yourselves with quicker swimmers nearer the front and slower ones at the back.

Q: How do you marshall / ensure safety on a swim?
A: There will be support boats and kayaks with qualified life-saving personnel on hand. There will be a Race Briefing prior to the race, but if you have any problems, it is standard to lie on your back, raise your hand and you will be picked out the water as soon as possible.

Q: Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
A: Wearing a wetsuit is mandatory for the 3.8km swim, whereas for the 1.9km, 1.5km and 500m swims will be based on triathlon rules.

Q: Do I need a swim cap?
A: You must wear the Long Course Weekend swim cap provided for the event. This will be in your goodie bag for collection at Registration.

Q: What is the minimum age to enter The Swim?
A: The 3.8km swim has a minimum age of 18, while for the 1.9km swim the minimum age is 16. Please be aware that all swimmers under 18 must have a Parental Consent Form completed.

The Cycle – FAQ’s

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Q: What distances make up the The Cycle section of the weekend?
A: The Cycle day has a 180km ride, 90km ride, 40km ride and a 20km ride.

Q: What support will be available to the riders around the course?

A: There will be mechanical back-up and medical back-up. There will also be a self served food/water station on the course.

Q: Is the event going to be timed using timing chips?
A: Even though the event is not a race, there will however be timing chips so athletes can see their times and for safety purposes

Q: Will there be drink stations on the route?
A: Yes – there will be a self serve aid station at approx. the 45km, 90km, 135km marks of the longer rides. All riders must start with a minimum of 2 water bottles. Riders in the 40km and 20km rides must take there own water/electrolyte drinks.

The Run – FAQ’s

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Q: What distances make up the The Run section of the weekend?
A: The Run day has a 42.2km run, 21.1km run, 10km run and a 5km run.

Q: Will there be timing chips?
A: Yes – it needs to be worn on your left ankle and will be issued at Registration.

Q: Will there be drink stations on the route?
A: Yes – they will be every 2km on the route. However, if you would like to carry any energy gels to keep you going, please feel free to do so.

Q: Is the run mainly on roads or is it multi-terrain?
A: The route is on closed roads and paths, with some spectacular Jervis Bay scenery.

Q: Is the marathon extremely competitive or can people of all abilities take part?
A: We have runners of varying ability and experience taking part – for some it is their first marathon or 5km run, while we also cater for elite runners. Perfect event for first time runners – relaxed and fun!