Event Overview

This event was created in 1988 to find out who is the fittest emergency service worker. Could it be you?

Compete for fun or as an elite competitor starting at 10am at the Belmore Basin. The grassed area is located west of the Levendi Restaurant. The area under the pine trees will be used for the registration and transition area.  The event involves a 750-metre swim and a 5 km run.

Entry is online only via this website, with both a Games Registration Fee ($40.00 pp + GST) and a Sports Fee ($20.00pp + GST) to be paid.

We encourage everyone to take part and enjoy exercising with other police and emergency service personnel. Register Now.

See you in the Gong this October!

Event Rules

At 9.50am competitors will assemble on the eastern side of the Belmore Basin where a safety briefing will be held. At 10am competitors will enter the water and swim a distance of 750 metres around the Belmore Basin (they will be led by a paddleboarder).

The swim route will be around the concrete weigh station and once rounding the station they will then head towards the harbour entrance. Swimmers will then cross the entrance of the harbour heading west for approximately 200 metres and then turn left before swimming back to the beach. The swimmers will complete one lap of the harbour.

They will then exit the water on the eastern side and run up the stairs located at this point of the beach to the walkway/footpath where they will make their way to the transition area on the lawn on the western side of Levendi Restaurant.

Event Eligibility

Please refer to 2022 Event menu tab to clarify the age groupings.

Event Date

Monday 24 October 2022

Event Time


Event Fees

$20.00 per person + GST (plus Registration Fee)

Event Location

Meeting point: Levendi Restaurant - Wollongong Harbour, Cliff Road, Wollongong

Event Co-ordinators

Phillip Brown (Lake Illawarra Detectives)

See you in Wollongong

for the 2022 Games!