Sunday 16 November 2014
Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim
Whitehaven Beach Boat Departure Time
Departure from the Hamilton Island Cruise Whitsunday Jetty. Time to be advised closer to the event.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
How to Enter
Click here to enter online
Online entries close Monday 10th November at 5.00pm. Race entries will be capped for this event. Should the quota not be reached then entries will be accepted up to and including race day
$90.00 per participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers from Airlie Beach
$55.00 per non participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers from Airlie Beach
Junior Swim registrations:
$60 per registration including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers from Hamilton Island, Event T-shirt and finishers medal
Ocean Swim, 350m (kids only) - 11.45am
Ocean Swim, 750m - 12.00pm
Ocean Swim, 750m Anything Goes - 12.00pm
Ocean Swim, 2km 12.15pm
Competitors in the 2km and 750m swim must be a minimum of 13 years old as at 31 December 2014.
Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Age Group Men and Women:
Age as at 31 December 2014
Further age categories may be added closer to the event. This will be dependent on numbers and ages of participants entered.
Whitehaven Swim course map
Pre Event Participation
You must ensure that you have trained sufficiently and are physically capable of completing the event within your current level of health and fitness. You must also ensure at all times during the event that you are performing well within your level of skill and ability for each of the three disciplines. To not abide by these conditions can create potentially dangerous situation for your self and other competitors.
Race Kit Collection
Race kit collection times will be Saturday 15th November, 2pm - 6pm at the Bougainvillaea Marquee. IT IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL SWIMMERS TO REGISTER DURING THESE TIMES Please bring a printed copy of your receipt.
- You must show identification (Drivers License, Passport etc)
- An ID wristband and timing chip will be issued
- You will also receive written race briefing – please read this carefully.
8am - 9.00am Race kit Collection - Hamilton Island Cruise Whitsundays Jetty (opposite Trader Petes) Late arriving athletes ONLY.
Race Briefing / Race Start
You will receive a written race briefing at registration – Please read carefully. There will be a pre-race briefing on Sunday 16 November on Whitehaven Beach – Time . Any competitor not at the briefing will not be able to compete.
Cruise Whitsundays Transfers
For those competitors travelling from Shute Harbour, we have a special transfer rate from our sponsor Cruise Whitsundays. These tickets can be purchased directly with Cruise Whitsundays, simply present your Race Confirmation Details. For swim participants travelling across on the morning of the race we have a charter boat departing from able point which is included in your registration fee. To travel on this service, please select Able Point Ferry Transfers on the first page of registrations. Departure time for this service will be confirmed closer to the event. For all other ferry times please visit the Cruise Whitsundays website.
Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email email@example.com. If you withdraw on race day before the race start, please advise an Official. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the Registration Tent and advise the Officials that you have withdrawn.
The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race.
Should you cancel your registration prior to event you will charged 50% of your entry fee up until 5pm on Friday 31 October 2014. NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.
This is a non-sanctioned event. This is a NON-WETSUIT event, swim skins are permissible but any suit or device that aids buoyancy or propulsion will not be allowed. Should you be found wearing any of these you will be disqualified. Any athlete found taking a shortcut will be disqualified.
Changes to Entry
Changes can be made to your race entry prior to the event day via your event website login.
This is a non sanctioned event. It is strongly advised that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your stay, especially for international competitors. Under the Australian Health Act, all non-Australians are not covered financially for personal injury. If you do have an accident you must pay for your own medical expenses. Therefore it is essential for you to obtain adequate personal medical insurance.
Race Results will be posted at the Athlete Central located at the Bougainvillaea Marquee. Results will also be available via the Hamilton Island website on the day following the event.
Prize money and great products to be won.
Post event celebrations and medal presentations will be held on Hamilton Island on Sunday 16th November, 6.00pm - 9.00pm at the Bougainvillaea Marquee and includes live entertainment, food stalls and cash bar available.