Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
15 November 2019
The stunning Jervis Bay, NSW is the home to The Long Course Weekend (LCW) in 2019. The 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.The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, where the LCW athletes have The Jervis Bay Swim to complete a 3.8km open water swim that takes place at Jervis Bay. The Swim also has a 1.9km and 950m distances. On Saturday the attention turns to The Jervis Bay Grand Fondo, a 180km ride 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 Run a 42.2km marathon taking in the beautiful coastline of Jervis Bay and Huskinson. There is also a 21.1km run and a 10km run which allows everyone to be involved.More than 1500 competitors are expected to attend the LCW with approximately 300 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.
What does your Long Course Weekend entry get you?Race Results for each event3 x Finisher medals for each day of LCW1 x Exclusive Long Course Weekend Finisher Medal (All 4 medals interlock!)Long Course Weekend Finisher Polo ShirtLong Course Weekend TowelLong Course Weekend Running CapExclusive LCW Red Carpet Finisher CeremonyFREE 2 month subscription to Runners World Magazine (posted directly to your home!)What does your Half Course Weekend entry get you?Race Results for each individual event3 x Finisher medals for each day of LCWHalf Course Weekend Finisher Polo ShirtLong Course Weekend GiftLong Course Weekend Running CapFREE 2 month subscription to Runners World Magazine (directly posted to your home!)What does your individual event entry get you?Race Results for each individual eventFinisher Medal for each individual event enteredLong Course Weekend Running CapFREE 2 month subscription to Runners World Magazine (posted directly to your home!)The Long Course Weekend offers a range of entry packages to suit all budgets. If you are entering the full distance across the 3 days, we recommend the LCW Athlete Experience, however we are pleased to be able to offer the individual entry options.
Jervis Bay SwimAll distances will follow the same course with the 3.8km swim being four laps, the 1.9km will be two laps and the 950m swim one lap. There will be a 300m run to the finish line area, where you will receive your first medal of the weekend.Cut off applies to the longest distance (3.8km) and is 2 hours 20 minsJervis Bay Gran FondoThe 180km ride is a two lap undulating course and one lap for the 90km ride.The courses are undulating with two ‘good climbs’ to test the riders – both are achievable though and nothing to fear! The ride starts and finishes at the University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus. By starting and finishing the race in Nowra allows for a very scenic bike ride and also relieves any road congestion in Huskisson.Cut off applies to the longest distance (180km) and is 9 hoursJervis Bay MarathonThe run leg of the marathon is four laps and mainly flat following the beautiful coastline along Jervis Bay. The half marathon will be two laps while the 10km and 5km events will be out and back courses.The run will finish in the same area as the swim leg which doubles as the main arena/expo area.Cut off applies to the longest distance (42.2km) and is 6 hours
LONG COURSE WEEKEND ITINERARYFRIDAY – THE JERVIS BAY SWIM CLASSIC – White Sands Park Huskisson12:00pm – 2:30pm – Registration Open – White Sands Park, HuskissonAthletes collect their race number/goodie bag and will be required to produce photographic identification when registering.All athletes competing in the Long Course Weekend category and swim legs must be registered by 2:30pm.Athletes competing in bike and run legs may register also.2:45pm – Swim Start Pen ClosesAll athletes must move into the start pen in preparation for the safety briefing and race start. Any athlete not in the pen by 2:45pm will not be allowed to race.Long Course Weekend competitors will start at the front of the swim pen.The LCW athletes will start first followed by the remaining 3.8km swimmers who are standing behind them followed by the 1.9km swim.The 950m swim will follow 5 minutes later.Athletes will swim to the coloured swim buoys which match their swim caps and starting board. For example, the 950m swim will have yellow swim caps, start at the yellow starting board and swim to the yellow swim buoys. All courses are of triangular shape and athletes keep their coloured swim buoys on their left.The 3.8km swim is four laps of the Orange swim buoysThe 1.9km is two laps of the Orange swim buoysThe 950m swim is two laps of the Green Swim Buoys2:50pm – Swim Briefing All athletes must attend the pre-race safety briefing held in the Starting Pen.3:00pm – THE JERVIS BAY SWIM CLASSIC 3.8KM AND 1.9KMAthletes competing in the LCW, 3.8km and 1.9km swim will enter the water and begin on the starters hooter.3:05pm – THE JERVIS BAY SWIM CLASSIC 950m Athletes competing the 1.5km swim will enter the water and begin on the starters hooter.4:10pm – Second Lap Cut Off Time for 3.8km swimThe cut off time for the first lap.5:20pm – Race Cut Off Time The cut off time for the race.5:30pm onwards – PresentationsAfter the swim athletes are encouraged to hang around event central. Here we will announce the top 3 fastest swim times from each distance and the top 10 male and female athletes competing in the LCW section of the event.SATURDAY – THE RIVER RIDE CYCLE CLASSIC – University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven CampusEvent Registration – University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus (George Evans Rd, West Nowra NSW 2541)6:00am – 7:00am – Registration 180km riders180km riders must register between these times, unless they have already registered on Friday.6:30am – 8:00am – Registration 90km riders 90km riders must register between these times, unless they have already registered on Friday.7:45am – 8:45am – Registration 45km Riders40km riders must register between these times, unless they have already registered on Friday.Event Start Times7:20am – Race briefing – 180km Course – 6hr+ Riders7:30am – FIRST BIKE WAVE DEPARTS The first waves of the 180km riders leave in 15 minute intervals. This wave is for athletes who expect to ride over 6 hours for the ride.Whilst there is a self-serve drink station on course, athletes are expected to start the race with at least two full bottles on their bike and food for the journey. See course map for aid station locations.7:35am – Race briefing – LCW & 180km Riders7:45am – LCW & 180KM WAVE DEPARTS The top 10 Long Course Weekend athletes (M&F) from the swim will start in reverse order down a time-trial style ramp one minute apart. After the 10th place athlete has left the remaining LCW athletes and the remaining 180km riders begin in waves.8:20am – Race briefing – 90km Riders8:30am – 90KM WAVE Athletes for the 90km route will start leaving in 5 minute waves.9:20am – Race briefing – 40km riders9:30am – 45KM WAVE40km athletes will begin the out and back course.11:30am – Cut-off time for the first lap of 180km (4 hours)This cut-off is the same for all athletes riding the 180km route.3:30pm – Cut Off and finish time for 180km ride (8 hours)This cut-off is the same for all athletes riding the 180km route.4:00pm to 6:30pm – Huskisson Run Festival Registration (at run finish area White Sands Park, Huskisson)Athletes taking part in tomorrow’s run festival can register at the LCW expo and finish line area between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. SUNDAY OCTOBER – THE HUSKISSON RUN FESTIVAL – White Sands Park Huskisson6:00am – Registration Opens for LCW & Marathon runnersAthletes who have not registered the day prior collect their race number/goodie bag and will be required to produce photographic identification when registering.7:00am – Registration Closes – LCW & Marathon runners7:00am – Registration Opens – Half Marathon runnersAthletes who have not registered the day prior collect their race number/goodie bag and will be required to produce photographic identification when registering.7:15am – Race briefing – LCW & MarathonBriefing to be held at start line on Bowen St7:30am – RACE START – LCW & MARATHON RUNNERSAthletes will begin the Marathon at 7:30am. The Top 20 athletes, male and female, from the LCW division, will start at the front of the race followed by the remaining LCW athletes and then the marathon runners. The course will be 4 laps and runners are to keep to the right at all times.8:15am – Registration Opens – 10km &Athletes who have not registered the day prior collect their race number/goodie bag and will be required to produce photographic identification when registering.9:45am – Registration Closes – Half Marathon runners10:15am – Race briefing – Half Marathon runnersBriefing to be held at start line on Bowen St.10:30am – RACE START – HALF MARATHON RUNNERSThe course will be 2 laps and runners are to stay on the right at all times.10:45am – Registration Closes – 10km & 5km runners11:15am – Race briefing – 10km runnersBriefing to be held at start line on Bowen St.11:30am RACE START – 10KM RUNNERSThe course will be 1 lap and runners are to stay on the right at all times.The cut off time for MARATHON athletes is 1:30pm (6hours)2:00pm – LCW Presentation LCW finishers will be welcomed into the finish line and presented with their 4th medals dressed in their exclusive polo shirts.The Top 3 Male and Female athletes of the LCW division will be presented to the athletes on stage under the finish arch for the traditional spraying of champagne.
Directions from Sydney – Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.Take the Princes Highway past Wollongong to Nowra.14.5 km south of the Nowra Bridge, take the Jervis Bay turnoff on your left onto Jervis bay Road.Drive for 7.5km and take the Huskisson turnoff on your left onto Huskisson Road.Continue onto Tomerong StreetTake a slight right onto Sydney StreetTake the second left onto Owen Street, make your way to the roundabout and you’ll find Huskisson villageDirections from Canberra – Approximately 2.5 hours Please note there are two options using the ‘back way’ from Canberra. Both include some dirt road and should not be attempted in heavy rains or following storms, due to the flooding of low-level crossings.Option one: This route includes approximately five kilometres of dirt. Travel to Bungendore and then Tarago, continuing to follow signs to Nowra, Nerriga, Oallen and then onto Turpentine Road.Option two: This route has about 30km of dirt. Travel directly to Braidwood, turning left at Braidwood road to Nerriga and then following this road for 40kms. Turn right onto Turpentine Road.From Turpentine Road (both options): Follow the signs to Tomerong and Batemans Bay.Turn right at the Princes Highway, then turn left to St Georges Basin and Tomerong after about two kilometres.After about 200m, turn left to Tomerong.At Tomerong, turn right to Huskisson.Turn left and then right into Huskisson Road.Continue onto Tomerong StreetTake a slight right onto Sydney StreetTake the second left onto Owen Street and look for the waterfront corner pubFrom Batemans BayFrom Batemans Bay, take the Princes Highway to Ulladulla and continue north towards Nowra.3.8 km north of the Bewong rest area, take the Tomerong/Jervis Bay turnoff to your right onto Island Point Rd.Drive straight through all of the roundabouts until you reach the shops at Vincentia, then turn left at that roundabout onto Elizabeth Drive, heading towards Huskisson.Drive over the bridge and take your third right onto Hawken Road.Turn right onto Pine Forest Road.Turn left onto Jervis Bay Road.Drive for 7.5 km and turn left onto Huskisson Road.Continue onto Tomerong Street.Take a slight right onto Sydney Street.Take the second left onto Owen Street.
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Being part of the volunteer team can involve route marshalling, manning aid stations, pre and post-race setup… and everything in between! In addition to this, your encouragement and enthusiasm to both the athletes and the team are invaluable! It’s a great personal reward for you and makes a huge difference to the athletes on the day.For students studying event management, this is also a great opportunity to see first hand how an international sporting event is run.There are some great benefits to being a marshal for LCW including:FREE volunteer event t-shirtFREE packed lunch & drink (dietary requirements will be catered for)If you'd like to volunteer then contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a kids event?Yes there is! Splash N Dash is there for kids between 7 & 15 years old.When will I receive my timing chip and BIB number?These must be collected at the time of registration upon showing photo ID and a signed copy of the disclaimer.Do I have to participate all three days?No, you can also enter for just 1 discipline.