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RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon is an AusTriathlon sanctioned multisport event hosted by Coogee Surf Life Saving Club together with our partners Randwick City Council and major sponsors.  Those who entered our inaugural RunSwim Coogee event in May 2022 and then the 2nd edition in 2023 just loved the concept, the route and the overall experience.  Join us for our next event in May 2024!

Gordons bay
Take the challenge
An epic coastal event

RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon is an important community, fundraising and charity-based event and with limited registrations, is expected to sell out fast. All proceeds from the event go towards maintaining vital lifesaving equipment and services on the beach to keep the community safe.

You will love the course
Multiple Transitions

Combining multiple runs and swims along parts of the famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk, it is sure to challenge even the fittest of competitors with the numerous transitions including Clovelly Bay, Gordons Bay and Coogee Bay.

Coogee promenade

An event you wont forget!

"I wanted to thank you for another fantastic race today. Last year I brought down 6-7 athletes from my squad and we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. I thought today was run even better with almost perfect conditions for running and swimming. I brought down two women who didn't race last year and they both thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They will both be back next year.  7th May, 2023"

David Williams

"Thank you to the wonderful happy volunteers on the beach for registration, those directing peeps in and out the water. A special thanks to first aid keeping us warm post swim and keeping a check on our body temperatures before releasing us"

Rozanne Green

"Today’s event was awesome! A group of us from the Gold Coast came down to participate and we all agreed it was a fabulous day and it encapsulated everything that we love - a fun yet challenging run, ocean swimming and the extra adventure element of the swimming with shoes on. We are regular ocean swimmers but this event was next level and we loved it!"

Rebecca & Ken, Tallebudgera Valley QLD

The Course

RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon will combine multiple runs and swims along parts of the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk including swim legs in Clovelly Bay, Gordons Bay and Coogee Bay. This will be an exciting and challenging event for those competing, and will certainly be a spectacle to watch.



From 6.30am

Included in your registration packs is a premium silicone swim cap kindly sponsored by Speedo and a rash vest/singlet, both branded with RunSwim Coogee branding.

* Minimum age of entry is 13 years.

Elite Category
Arrive 6:30-7am • Start at 7:30 • $85

Who is this good for?

For those who run 5km under 20 minutes, this category is for you! Less traffic and a clearer course to really get a great time.
Category 1
Arrive 6:30-7am • Start at 7:35 • $85

Who is this good for?

For competitors who run 5km in 21-25 minutes, this category is for you! Keeping those in the Elite category in sight, you'll complete the course in a great time whilst enjoying the experience.
Category 2
Arrive 6:30-7am • Start at 7:40 • $85

Who is this good for?

For those who run 5km in 26-30 minutes, this category is for you! Enjoy the stunning Bondi to Coogee Walk coastline while completing the course in a great time.
Category 3
Arrive 6:30-7am • Start at 7:50 • $85

Who is this good for?

For those who run 5km in 31+ minutes, this category is for you! Ok so breaking records is not your thing! No problem, this category is for you. Enjoy the stunning Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk coastline while completing this beautiful event.
Team entry
Arrive 6:30 • Start as per your run pace • $85 each

Who is this good for?

Prefer to compete together with a friend? No problems, you can register as a team of 2 and your combined time will be averaged to determine your winning time.

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Event Day & FAQs

On arrival to Goldstein Reserve, make your way directly to the registration tables to collect your registration pack that includes a swim cap, competitor rash vest and timing chip.

Start waves will begin with the Elite entrants first followed by all other competitors in order of running pace so please listen out for announcements.  The event start will likely be groups of 2 or 3 every 5 seconds due to the narrow coastal path.

Event Cancellations

Coogee SLSC reserves the right to cancel the event due to dangerous conditions, poor water quality, and/or force majeure.  Please note there will be no refunds or rollovers to a future date as per our Terms of Entry.

Registration Refunds

Participants who enrol in the 'Race Roster Enhanced Refund Protection Program' during registration will be refunded if they are unable to attend due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances such as work commitments etc. Ts&Cs apply.

Do we run in shoes?

You sure do!  This is what makes this event challenging and fun.  You will only have wet shoes for run leg 2 and 3 as you can take them off before the final 1.4km swim. The best shoes are light, drain well and have good grip.

Other equipment

Tri-suits / wetsuits are allowed but must be warn the entire event together with the high-vis rash vest over the top and your swim cap.  Pool buoys, fins/flippers and paddles are not allowed.


Professional photographers will be there on the day to capture those competing and will be available on our Facebook page to share and download for free.


We have some excellent prizes for Elite male and female 1st, 2nd & 3rd, Open male and female for any age 1st, 2nd & 3rd and teams (mixed male and female) 1st, 2nd & 3rd.  There are no 'age group' prize categories. *Prizes must be collected on the day - no post-swim deliveries.

Travel & Parking

Coogee’s parking is limited and has pay by the hour meters so we recommend using public transport if at all possible.

Event Support

Our events are fully staffed by qualified surf lifesavers, course marshals, first aid officers and extensive water safety both on the sand and in the water.


Teams of 2 can register and we will take the average time to determine the team placing.  Both team members must complete the entire course.

Results and Photos

Live event results are available as soon as each event is underway.  To find your results, just follow the links below.  In addition, our professional photographers will be posting event photos that you can browse online and purchase via the links below.

RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon 2023
RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon 2022

Thanks to
our sponsors & supporters

As a not-for-profit, charity and volunteer organisation, it would not be possible to run major events like the RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon without the incredible support of our sponsors and supporters. We are grateful to the following organisations:

Randwick City Council
Community Partner

Randwick City Council are major supporters of our local non-profit community clubs such as Coogee Surf Life Saving Club.  As the club runs major community events throughout the year, we support their events through grants, marketing, infrastructure and logistics.

Speedo Australia & New Zealand
World-class swimwear trusted by olympians

Speedo is the world’s leading swimwear brand born in Australia in 1928. They take aquatics to the next level by inspiring people to swim and encouraging the healthy activity of swimming.

Speedo is a sponsor of the RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon since the event was first launched and provide the premium silicon swim caps that are included in every registration pack.

AusTriathlon - NSWTriathlon
Find your unstoppable

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club has formed a strategic alliance with NSWTriathlon / AusTrithlon whereby the RunSwim Coogee Aquathlon is now a NSWTri sanctioned event

AusTriathlon is the governing body responsible for the development and management of triathlon and multisport in Australia.

The Wright Physio
Specialising in sports injuries

The Wright Physio specialises in sports injuries & the management of spinal pain, offering individualised, tailored physiotherapy & massage therapy treatment to support you to return to life injury-free.

Visit us at the Wright Physio tent on the day of the event.

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