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New Open Water event, March 2020

Wellington Harbour Challenge 2020

Figure 1: Swimming route within Wellington harbour

The Wellington Harbour Challenge will be an open water swim held on Sunday, March 15th 2020 and will cover distances of 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km. The event is open to swimmers aged 12 & Over and can be entered by SNZ members or social swimmers with a range of age categories to choose from.

   

Figures 2 & 3: Event start located near Fergs Kayaks

All three distances will kick off at 8.00am and will include the below age groups:

Distance

Gender

Age Groups

Start Time

1.25km

Male, Female

12 – 13, 14 –15, 16 – 29, 30 – 49, 50+

8.00am

2.5km

Male, Female

12 – 14, 15 – 17, 18 – 29, 30 – 49, 50+

8.00am

5km

Male, Female

12 – 14, 15 – 17, 18 – 29, 30 – 49, 50+

8.00am

 

The event provides easy access points for all spectators who can follow the action along the waterfront, swimmers will turn two corners (buoys) and finish were they began the race. Those swimming 2.5km and 5km will complete 2 and 4 laps of the course respectively.

   

Figures 4 & 5: The first turning point will be at 'The Solace in the Wind' were swimmers will then swim alongside the waterfront.

Swimming New Zealand members may enter the event through the SNZ database and all other competitors are required to enter with a signed waiver to events@swimwn.co.nz

Event fees can be seen below:

 

SNZ member

Social      

Earlybird (before Jan 31)

$30

$40

Standard (Feb 1 – March 14)

$40

$50

Event Day (March 15)

$50

$60

See below links to other important information:

Event Flyer         Waiver & Registration Form         Event Page