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Date: Sat 7 July 2018 (Fall back: Sat 28 July 2018)
Location: Start at Big Wave Bay and finish at Sheko Back Beach

1. 2.2km Swim: Male/Female Under 20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & Over (age on Dec 31 2018)
2. 8.5km Run: Male and Female
3. 9km Paddle: Surfski and Outrigger (Sorry that we are not providing rental service)
4. 600m Kids swim: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17

Team formats
1. Swim & Run: a team of 2, 1 person per race
2. Swim & Paddle: a team of 2, 1 person per race
3. Run & Paddle: a team of 2, 1 person per race
4. Trisolothon: Swim & Run & Paddle (a team of 3, 1 person per race)
5. Quad Squad: a team of 4 swimmers

>> Race Briefing Note (2017 version) << 

* Terms and conditions apply.  Open Water Asia reserves the rights of the final decision in any case of disputes.

Check-in time and location:

Event Check-in time Location
Swim, Run 12:30 Big Wave Bay
Paddle 1:00 Back Beach
Kids Swim 3:00 Back Beach

Swim (2.2km), Run & Paddle
12:30 Swim, Run: Check-in at Big Wave Bay
1:00   Paddle: Check-in at Back Beach
2:00   Race starts
5:00   Prize ceremony at Back Beach

Kids swim (600m)
3:00  Check-in, Warm Up at Back Beach
3:30  Check-in closes
4:00  Race starts
4:30  Race finishes
5:00  Prize ceremony at Back Beach

After Party: Beach water polo, music, and food will all be at Back Beach.


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– All participants are requested to sign a “Waiver of Liability and Declaration” before the race.
– For participants under the age of 18, parent or guardian consent letter is required.
– Participants taking part in the event act solely on his / her own discretion and at his / her own risk. The Organiser accepts no responsibility, nor liability, for any accidents of whatever kind, causing death or injury, or for any damage or loss of personal property during the race.

Health Condition

All participants must ensure that they are in good health and not suffering from any condition which may render them not recommendable for participating in this race. Participants are advised to undertake adequate training and to consult medical advice from doctors if they are in doubt of their health condition prior to taking part in the race.

Inclement Weather/ Conditions Warnings
The race will be CANCELLED if
– Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted at any time from 12:00 noon on 6 July 2018; or
– Typhoon Signal No.1 or above is hoisted before 6:00 am on 7 July 2018; or
– Amber or Red or Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted any time after 10:00 on 7 July 2018; or
– Thunderstorm or Landslide Warning be hoisted at any time after 10:00 on 7 July 2018; or
– Should the above Inclement Weather / Condition Warnings be raised after the commencement of the race, the organizer has the right to change the course distance or arrangement or to stop the race. If the race is being stopped, the race will either be cancelled. Please check our facebook for the latest updates.