Hervey Bay (Qld)

 
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Barge2Beach

Third running of this new event in Hervey Bay: punters are taken into the bay on a barge, then forced off it, having then to swim into shore.

Awgies, Hervey Bay Tri Club, say -

This exciting addition to the Hundy weekend is an ocean swim with a difference.

As the name suggests, the swim will start on a barge, and you will swim 2km back to shore, finishing at the Hervey Bay 100 race precinct area on the beach near Enzo's.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female swimmers

$45 entry fee covers the 2km swim logistics, custom cap and athlete gift

The swim is sanctioned by Triathlon Australia. Race category will follow Triathlon Australia rules, with social swimmers allowed swim aids, but will be classfied differently in the results

Competitors will be responsible for their own transport to the Urangan Boat harbour on Saturday morning. Barge will leave at exactly 5:30am. Gear drop will be made available on the barge, with equipment taken back to race precinct at Scarness

Race registration will be from 4:15-5:15am in the Urangan Boat Harbour carpark, at the end of Jetty Street, Urangan.

Follow the facebook page for the event to get the latest information.

What you need to know...

  • Event - Barge2Beach
  • Date, time - November 23, 2019, start time TBA
  • Manager and beneficiary - Hervey Bay Tri Club
  • Swim type - Protected beach/bay. Hervey Bay faces north and generally offers smooth conditions with no surf to speak of.
  • Distance - 2km
  • Entry fees - $45
  • Minimum age - TBA
  • Details - Swim will start on a barge, and you will swim 2km back to shore.
  • Entries close - TBA
  • Race Day - Registration from 4:15-5:15am in the Urangan Boat Harbour carpark, at the end of Jetty Street, Urangan. Barge leaves at 6:00am.

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