FAQ

  1. Is this event open to anyone? Yes. There is an extra $5 fee in order to cover our legal obligations if you’re not affiliated with a Surf, Athletics or Little Athletics club but this event is definitely open to all that want to give it a go at whatever distance they feel comfortable.
  2. How Much is it? Just $25 covers all Surf, Athletics and Little Athletics registered members. If you are not associated with any of these, there is an extra $5 fee to cover insurances etc. The good news is that if your a sporty family, your under 8 and 10’s will have free admission with your entry.
  3. What do I get for my entry fee? A t-shirt to the first 150 entries and entry into unlimited events within your age pool. If you’re lucky enough to place in your event, you’ll also be awarded either a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal.
  4. Why do I need to give my email address? It’s important to keep you up to date and the easiest way is via email. We can only post a draft timetable based on how many competitors we think may register so, it is important that you have the final timetable which will be released after the entries close on the Athletics NSW website and emailed the day before the competition.
  5. Can I go for a swim? Yes, it a public beach however there are no flags as Patrols are yet to begin.
  6. Can I register on the day? Yes. Up to one hour prior to your event however, there is an extra $10 fee for late entries.
  7. What are the age groups? We’re starting at under 8 and going up in groups of ages e.g. u8, u10, u12, u14, u16, u18, Open and then the masters 30+, 40+, 50+ and 60+. Ages are calculated as at as at December 31 of the year of competition for all age groups (including junior and masters age groups).
  8. What happens if it rains? If it’s a light drizzle, we will still go ahead. If it’s judged to be too hazardous, then we might just adjourn to the “The Balcony Restaurant” and the Bar.
  9. What happens if the event is called off? We will postpone the event and run it later in the year, and all registrations will be automatically transferred across.
  10. What if I cannot make it or if I change my mind? As this is a charity event we can’t offer refunds.
  11. What time does the event start? The first event will commence at 10am. Don’t forget that you need to register that you will be competing at least one hour prior to your event.
  12. What are the course events? There are three distance events; 2KM, 1KM and 500M run along the ocean edge. The sprint events are all laned for the 180m, 90m and 70m (u8, u10 and masters). At the south end of the finish line will be the flags events 20m and 25m.
  13. How fit do I need to be? Most of the competitors will be experienced runners so it’s advisable that you are able to run at a reasonable pace.
  14. How are the placings worked out?     If there are two (2) heats/semifinals, 1st, 2nd & 3rd from each heat qualify.            If there are three (3) heats/semifinals, 1st & 2nd from each heat qualify.              If there are four (4) heats, 1st, 2nd & 3rd from each heat and fastest others qualify for the semifinals (12 athletes).                 If there are five (5) heats, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th from each heat qualify for the semifinals (20 athletes).
  15. Do I have wear my club uniform? While it’s not compulsory, it would make it easier for both the commentator and the onlookers to know who you’re representing.
  16. Can I wear shoes? You can but I wouldn’t recommend it.
  17. Can I wear my jewelry? Not for Flags. If you have any body piercing, you’ll need to either remove or tape over it.
  18. Will there be photographers on the course! Yep, and all the photos will be uploaded onto our web page where you can download them for FREE!
  19. How about food, drink and music? You bet! Muncha’s Café has some of the best cake, coffee, and light snacks on the Central Coast. But if you would prefer a nice sit down meal, it doesn’t get much better than the Balcony Restaurant above the surf club. That’s also where you’ll be able to quench your thirst while soaking up the spectacular view across Shelly beach. As for the music, we are proud to have a long relationship with SEA-FM who will be broadcasting on site throughout the morning.
  20. What else do I need to bring? A Smile. We don’t like grumpy people on the Central Coast (but we’ll still smile back at you)

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