Island Events

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The Course

The swim is a distance of 550 metres starting from San Remo on the mainland and crossing the Westernport Channel to Newhaven which is situated on Phillip Island. San Remo is a fishing village on the mainland of South Gippsland and in the Shire of Bass Coast; approximately 125km south-east of Melbourne.


Due to the strong tide flow through the Channel the swim can only take place on the slack water of the appropriate high tide and swimmers come ashore at Newhaven on the north side of the Channel. Slack water of the high tide lasts approximately fifteen to twenty minutes in which time all competitors must complete the swim.


After the competitors complete the swim leg they run barefoot into the grassy transition area and after donning their running shoes they start the run back to San Remo. The two kilometre run back up over the picturesque Phillip Island Bridge to the township of San Remo spreads the runners out, and makes for a spectacular sprint to the finish line in the main street where the large crowds urge the participants on.


Race Map 

San Remo Channel Challenge- Race Map

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