Long Course Weekend
This unique event lasts three days and this fun inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of training and racing together. Athletes design their own event by choosing from a range of different distances, held from Friday – Sunday.
To kick-off the weekend on Friday evening, the Long Course athletes have The Jervis Bay Swim to complete – a 3.8km open water swim that takes place at Jervis Bay. The Jervis Bay Swim event also has a 1.9km swim and 950m swim.
On Saturday the attention turns to The Jervis Bay Fondo – 180km of undulating countryside that also incorporates 90km and 45km distances to attract athletes of all abilities.
To finish the weekend, the athletes will complete The Jervis Bay Marathon – a 42.2km marathon taking in the beautiful coastline of Jervis Bay and Huskisson. There are also 30km, 21.1km, 10km and 5km distances on offer.
More than 1500 entrants are expected to attend the LCW with approximately 200 athletes attempting to receive the Long Course Weekend medal, which entails completing all three of the longest distances. Successful LCW athletes will be awarded with the LCW medal and polo shirt at the finish line presentation on Sunday after the marathon.
- LCW started in Tenby, Wales
- 1200 entries in 2018 at LCW Jervis Bay
- First ever LCW event outside of Tenby (in 2017)
- Part of a World-wide series