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Date: 8 July 2017 (Saturday)WOWSAlogo
Location: Start at Big Wave Bay and finish at Sheko Back Beach
1) Solo (1 person): Swim (2.2 Km) or Run (8.5 km) or Paddle (9 km)
2) Team (2 persons, one person per race): Swim + Run or Swim + Paddle or Run + Paddle
3) Trisolothon (3 persons, one person per race): Swim + Run + Paddle
4) Kids swim: a 600m loop starting and finishing at Back Beach
A new category for younger swimmers aged under 18.
Age group: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 & 16-17

13th-anniversary special
  1.  Pair up for the Half & Half option – team of 2. Swimmer 1 swims 1.1km to a midway boat and swimmer 2 takes over for the remaining 1.1km. The boat will bring all first swimmers to the beach for the after party.
  2.  Form a Quad Squad – Team of 4 swim together for a combined total time.
  3.  Overall male and female swimmer will receive $5,000.

NOTE: Paddle race – only outriggers or surfskis are allowed. Sorry that we are not providing rental service.

>> Race Briefing Note (2016 version) <<

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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Regular – Swim (2.2km) /Run (8.5 km) /Paddle (9 km)
Early bird discount fee: $380 if registered and paid before 30 Apr 2017 midnight.
Standard period fee: $450 if registered and paid before 5 July 2017 midnight.
Race day fee: $500
Fee for younger participants (swim/run/paddle) under 18: $250

b) Kids swim – a 600m loop starting and finishing at Back Beach
Standard period fee: $200



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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 8 July 2016; or
– Typhoon Signal No.1 or above is hoisted before 6:00 am on 9 July 2016; or
– Amber or Red or Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted any time after 10:00 on 9 July 2016; or
– Thunderstorm or Landslide Warning be hoisted at any time after 10:00 on 9 July 2016; 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.