Saturday 19th January 2019
Echuca: Watson st, Echuca, Australia
Morley Auto Group Sprint Aqathlon - Saturday 19 January 2019 - 6pm
Swim - 750m downstream swim with staggered wave starts in the mighty Murray River.
Run- 7.5km run along the river and through the heart of the Port of Echuca precinct.
Morley Auto Group Aquathlon registration and race pack collection opens at 4:00pm in the middle gazebo at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca.
Transition will open at 4.00pm and close at 5.20pm.
Race briefing commences in the Hopwood Garden at 5.30 p.m.
The first swim wave will commence at approximately 6pm with subsequent waves following shortly thereafter. There is a short walk from the race briefing to the swim start.
Post-race after party and presentations will be held at the American Hotel at approximately 8.00pm, please make your way to the American Hotel following the race.
Morley Auto Group
Andrew Peace Wines Australia
Ash Hall Cycles
Community Living & Respite
Murray River Paddlesteamers
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Murray Life Adventures
Campaspe Shire Council
Fast Finish Event Timing
Echuca Luxury Houseboats
Moama Village Pharmacy
Brownz Courtyard Café
Club Participation Prize
This year we are offering a prize to the club with the most participants in our Aquathlon event of $500.00. Make sure you let your club know and encourage other members to enter. individual and team participants count toward club participation numbers, simply enter your club's name during the race entry process. It's that simple!
Morrisons Wharf to Winery 3km Swim - Sunday 20 January 2019 - 9.30am
Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim 2019 registration and race pack collection opens at 8am in front of the ‘Alison Barge’ Old timber boat on the grass at Hopwood Gardens.
The race pack includes a mesh bag, swim cap and samples. (The race kits subject to first 100 competitors to enter, all swimmers will receive a swim cap).
The Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim will start off the Pride of the Murray Paddle Steamer at 9:30am.
Spectators, friends and family can jump on board a paddlesteamer to follow swimmers to Morrisons and return from Morrisons to the Port of Echuca. Paddle Steamer tickets can be purchased from the Wharf to Winery swim registration desk from 8am on race day. See our website for further details including times & ticket prices when available - www.echucatriclub.com.
Prize money of $500.00 will be awarded to the fastest Open Male & Open Female swimmer of the Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim.
Morrisons Riverview Winery & Restaurant
Murray River Paddle Steamers Echuca
Community Living and Respite Services
Junior Duathlon - Saturday 20 January 2019 – 9.30am - 7 years to 14 years
The Junior Duathlon will commence at 9.30am on Saturday 19th January 2019 at park area adjacent to the Memorial Arch, Scenic Drive, Echuca.
The event will start from this park. It is an open road event through Scenic Drive and will consist of gravel road ride and gravel path run. All competitors must obey road rules whilst on the bike course.
– 7-10 years: 400m run, 2km bike and 400m run – $20.00.
– 11-14 years: 800m run, 5km bike and 800m run – $20.00.
The run will leave the park area and run along the track to the left of the Scenic Drive roadway to a point behind the Echuca Lawn Tennis Courts on an out and back course.
The ride will take place around Scenic Drive and again make use of the track behind the tennis courts to the left of Scenic Drive to avoid any traffic on the sharp turn behind the caravan park returning to the transition area, then returning on the same run leg as described above.
The 7-10 year old’s will complete a shorter version of this course but on the same routes with the cycle taking place behind the cenotaph monument connecting with the bitumen to a point at the end of the bitumen leading onto the Scenic drive for a turn around and back to the transition area.
Online registration and payment can be made through Active.com or you can enter on the day at the Vic Park Boat Ramp.
Race day check in opens at 8am at the park area adjacent to the Memorial Arch, Scenic Drive, Echuca.
Race briefing will commence at approximately 9.15am and the first run group will start at approximately 9.30am.
A parent or guardian is required to be present with any child participating in this event.
The cycle includes portions of gravel road, therefore road bikes are not permissible. Mountain, BMX or hybrid bikes are recommended.
Children should have their own water bottle and appropriate attire including sunscreen and a hat for the run as the weather may be quite hot.
Free Parking around venue can be found on:
There may be some vehicle movement restriction around the race times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it an Aquathlon and not a Triathlon in 2019
There is extensive roadworks being undertaken on Warren Street which has obstructed the bike leg of the triathlon whilst the Echuca Moama Bridge works are taking place. Due to this we are unable to run a Triathlon in 2019, but we did not want you to miss out on spending time in our amazing twin towns, so we have put together a temporary Aquathlon event for 2019!
What do I wear/need?
Morley Auto Group Aquathlon
Swim: Bathers or Tri Suit, goggles & swim cap. Wetsuit optional (temperature depending).
Run: running shoes, hat, sunglasses – no bare upper torsos allowed.
Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim
Bathers, goggles & swim cap. Wetsuit optional.
Moama Bowling Club Junior Duathlon
Bike: shirt & shorts or tri suit, mountain/dirt road bike, helmet, shoes & water bottle.
Run: shirt & shorts or tri suit, running shoes
What fitness level is required?
The Multiport weekend caters for varying levels of fitness and there are different types of events at different distances to suit all abilities.
To take on the these sports you do not need to have an elite sporting background, as long as you can train to a level where you are comfortable that you can complete around an hour of moderate exercise and feel comfortable with open water swimming and jogging, then you should be ready to take on a race.
How long before my race do I arrive?
Plan to arrive at you first race with plenty of time, which generally means at least an hour before the race start time.
Registration opens at 4.00pm and transition opens at 4.00pm and closes at 5.20pm.
Race briefing commences in the Hopwood Garden at 5.30pm. The first swim wave will commence at approximately 6pm.
Make sure you have registered in time to enter the transition area to set your gear up before it closes! You need to attend the pre-race briefing where you will find out if there have been any changes made to the course or if there are any particular things to look out for during that race (turning areas, obstacles, etc).
Are same day entries available?
Yes, you can enter the each of the events, Aquathlon, Duathlon and Swim on race day at the registration desk. Payment will be via Card payment only. Race day singlets will be subject to availability only.
What do I need to put in the transition area prior to the race starting?
Transition will be open between 4.00pm and 5.20pm. During this time you need to place items such as your running shoes, hat, sunnies, water & nutrition in the transition zone. Please remove any large bags prior to the close of the transition area. When you set up your gear before the race, take the time to note where it is so you can easily find it after exiting the water! During this time also identify how you will be moving through transition area from swim to run.
Where is the swim?
The swim start is a short walk from the transition area. Competitors will be walked to the start line after the race brief. The swim is downstream. You will enter the river from the bank (Echuca side) and you are asked to keep right (close to the Moama side) whilst swimming before exiting again on the Echuca side near the transition area. There will be markers and water safety personnel to assist you if required.
I am not a very strong swimmer and feeling nervous, what do I do?
If you’re nervous about the swim leg, position yourself towards the back of your start group. This will keep you out of the ‘traffic’ of the start and allow you some clean space. It can be useful to swim breaststroke which may make your breathing a little easier and allow you to keep track of the next buoy you are aiming for.
What happens if I get into trouble in the swim leg?
If you need assistance, put your hand up for one of the water safety personnel to assist. You may rest on their board or boat, as long as they don’t propel you forward on the course. If they need to transport you to ‘safety’ it is at the race director’s discretion as to whether you be allowed to re-enter the race once the final swimmer (of your category) has exited the water.
What do I do with my goggles after the swim?
When you exit the water, don’t throw your goggles or cap on the ground or hand it to a friend in the crowd. Run with it into transition and place it in your transition area.
I am in a team, who wears the timing band?
The swimmer will need to wear the timing band to start the race then pass it to the runner upon tagging them in transition, who will need to wear it for their leg of the race to record a finishing time.
What does the team race pack include?
The race pack will be the same for individuals and teams with one singlet. If you are a team, you will have to decide who will keep the running singlet.
Do Aquathlon’s have rules?
Yes, the rules of triathlon can be found on the (Click Here) http://www.triathlon.org.au/Technical/Race_Competition_Rules.htm.
Can I walk part of the run?
Yes. You can walk at any time during the event and often walking through the ‘drink stations’ will help to ensure that you maintain your fluids and nutrition.
What do I do after the race?
Drink water and refuel. Celebrate and tell tales of your achievement! Bring the family, your partner, supporters or just yourself to the American Hotel and purchase a feed, refreshment and attend the race presentation at the American Hotel (commences at approximately 8pm) and congratulate all of your fellow competitors!
Echuca Moama Triathlon Club
P.O Box 1067, Echuca