Sun Run and Cole Classic

Sun Run and Cole Classic

Marine Parade
Manly 2095, NSW

Cole Classic
The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Experience Sydney’s Northern Beaches with our iconic Cole Classic 1km, 2km and 5km ocean swims,celebrating 36 years.

Categories & Start Waves
1km
Must be 9 years or older on race day.
8:00AM
Elite - All participants will start in a mixed Start Wave competing for the overall distance title.
Pre-Qualification is required for this wave.
Age Groups - For participants who are competing in the 9-10 yrs or 11-12 yrs age categories.
Open - Participants will have a choice of the Female Open or Male Open.
Back of the Pack - Combined gender and age waves for general entry participants. Waves will fill based on order of registration.
Anything Goes Wave - Novelty wave (floaties, noodles, flippers & boogie boards welcome)
2km
Must be 13 years or older on race day.
10:30AM
Elite - All participants will start in a mixed Start Wave competing for the overall distance title.
Pre-Qualification is required for this wave.
Age Groups - Participants will be split into Start Waves depending on their age and gender.
Open - Combined gender and age waves for general entry participants. Waves will fill based on order of registration.
5km
Must be 16 years or older on race day.
7:45AM
Open - Participants will be split into Start Waves based on gender.
Pre-Qualification is required for this wave.
Introducing the Anything Goes Wave - 1km
For the first time in Cole Classic’s history we’re introducing an Anything Goes Wave to the 1km Cole Classic event! Designed to encourage new ocean swimmers to get involved, participants can swim with their favourite floaties, noodles, flippers or a boogie board in this hilarious novelty race. Jump in at Shelly Beach and swim, paddle or float all the way to beautiful Manly Beach. When registering to the 1km Cole Classic, please select the ‘Back of the Pack - Anything Goes Wave’ in the registration system to enter.
Can I enter a pre-qualifying Elite Start Wave?
If you have competed in the 2017 or 2018 Cole Classic event and your time placed you within the top 50 swimmers overall, you will automatically qualify and the Elite Start Wave will be available for selection during registration. If you did not compete in 2017 or 2018, please fill out the Elite Pre-Qualification Form below prior to entering with links to your previous results.
Elite Pre-Qualification Form
Can I enter the 5km swim?
If you had participated in the 2017 or 2018 Cole Classic 5km swim, you will automatically qualify and the 5km Start Wave will be available for selection during registration. If you did not participate in 2017 or 2018, and have completed a different ocean swim, please fill out the 5km Pre-Qualification Form below. We will consider results from any official race, anywhere in the world from the last 2 years for a distance of at least 3.5km. We ask that you please allow 2 business days for your request to be processed and await confirmation from our team prior to registering.
If you have not previously completed an ocean swim, please have your coach complete the Swimmer Certificate of Competency Form below and send it to sunrun.coleclassic@fairfaxmedia.com.au. If you do not have a regular swim coach, we recommend you contact Vlad Swim to receive a free swimming evaluation. For more information, visit the Training Page or email Vlad at vlad@vladswim.com.au.
5km Pre-qualification Form
Swimmer Certificate of Competency

Introducing the Banana Boat Swimkids Series 2018 / 2019
Are your kids enjoying swimming and looking for a new challenge? The brand new Banana Boat SwimKids Series is coming to The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run & Cole Classic this summer and it’s a perfect way to build confidence and skills for capable young swimmers aged 7-12 years old. It’s a safe, fun and rewarding experience for kids and families.
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Community Event
Family Fun
Kid Friendly
Ocean Swim
Swimming competition
Organisation name
SAL
Address line 1
100
State
VIC
Postcode
3000
Contact number
0414600861
Contact first name
Sal
Contact last name
Cumming

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