Event Information

To enhance your experience of your SBR Weekend event, we recommend reading all of the information below. The answers to most commonly asked questions are listed here; if you can’t find what you need please email us at office@eliteenergy.com.au.

General Information

Registration Kit Collection

All race packs must be collected prior to the event at the time and locations shown in the schedule. Photo ID or Registration Confirmation is required.

Parking

Parking information will be provided for individual events. Please be mindful of local residents and parking restrictions in each location, and keep noise to a minimum.

Safety Briefing

All competitors must attend this briefing, at the time and location nominated on the schedule. Most information will be provided in the Competitor Information emailed in the days prior to the event, but last minute details will be communicated here.

First Aid & Emergency

Trained medical personnel will be on site for the event. Aid station marshals/ volunteers will have a mobile phone for emergencies. There are basic first aid kits located at major aid stations as well as the start/finish line. Please ensure you provide accurate medical and emergency contact details when registering.

Rest & Recovery

Our post-race area is designed to provide the best start for your recovery process. Recovery drinks including Athletic Brewing, Powerade, Coke, water, fruit, ice cream and other sustenance to rebalance your body.
Fisiocrem massage therapists will feature at some venues. It’s also the best spot to swap tales of the day with other like-minded athletes.

Event Photography

Each SBR Weekend location will have professional photographers to capture your event day(s) and save those memories for life.

Event Timing

Event timing will be conducted by Multisport Australia the premier timing operators in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Each athlete in the Swim, Run and “the Lot” will have overall time and placings, event splits and category placing. To review your times click here

Lost & Found

When you race your mind is always in so many other places than where did I leave my … On event day(s) lost property will be held at the registration marquee. Post event please email office@eliteenergy.com.au

Event Day Entertainment – Food and Beverage

Many may think this event is all for the athlete, as much as we love our athletes we also understand that for many it is not possible without their cheer squads. Therefore SBR weekend has you covered. Commentators, food and drink vendors, music and other entertainment will keep spectators entertained throughout the event(s).

COVID Safety

SBR Weekend operates in line with the most up to date advice from governing health bodies in each event location. SBR advises athletes, staff and spectators to practice COVID safe hygiene and social distancing practices.

Cancellations & Refunds

Partial event refunds can be provided within certain time-frames in the lead-up to the event. Please review the full policy details here.

Merchandise

We’re stocking up on the best t-shirts, hoodies, towels, singlets, caps, and more event mementos. These will also be available to purchase at time of registration or at the event.

“The Swim” Information

Swim Caps

In line with SBR Weekend trying to reduce its environmental impact we ask that competitors BYO swim cap, it can be whatever colour or design you like, this way we can reduce the number of single use items such as swim caps. If you forget your swim cap, fear not we can provide you one at the registration marquee for $5 per cap.

Swim Start

Each swim location will be unique and therefore SBR Weekend asks athletes to use caution when entering the water. Whether that be due to water depth or submerged items such as rocks. SBR weekend will endeavor to ensure as safe as possible swim entry and exit locations.

Take a Break

For some an open water swim can be quite a challenge and we understand that some may be overcoming fears of swimming in the open water. If at any time you feel you need a break whilst out in the water, feel free to take hold of one of the water safety boards. As long as you don’t have any forward movement there is no penalty. This way you can catch your breath, recompose yourself, have a chat with one of our legendary water safety crew members and get going again.

Wetsuits

If you are doing ‘The Swim’ or ‘The Lot’ then age group placings will only be awarded to non-wetsuit swimmers. You can wear a wetsuit if you wish, however this will enter you in the wetsuit category to which places will be awarded to first second and third male and female.

Littering

Just don’t do it. We bring events to some of the most beautiful parts of not just Australia, but the World and we want to keep these places looking just as amazing as the way we found them. If you can carry it in full you can carry it out empty. We have a very hard stand fast rule on littering, if we catch you doing it, your event is over. 

Event Timing

Event timing will be conducted by Multisport Australia the premier timing operators in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Each athlete in the Swim, Run and “the Lot” will have overall time and placings, event splits and category placing. To review your times click here

Event Expo

Did you forget something that you “really need” to get through your event, or did you want to see the latest and greatest in sport and lifestyle, well we have you covered. Expo vendors have been hand picked to make sure you have what you really need.

Cut-off Times

For the 5km swim participants will be given 2hrs and 30mins. 3km Swimmers will be given 2hrs. 1km Swimmers will be given 1 hour and 500m swimmers will be given 30mins

Changing up or down in distance

It seemed like a good idea at the time right? We understand that in the excitement of signing up to an event months in advance that we as athlete sometimes bite off more than we can chew. If you want to change down in distance after entering if there is availability we can do this for you simply email office@eliteenergy.com.au

Bad weather/Water conditions

As much as we would love to be able to control everything, this is one thing we can not control. Where necessary SBR reserves the right to alter, shorten, and/or change courses without notice to ensure athlete safety. To read more about entry terms and conditions click here.

Medical/first aid services

Trained medical personnel will be on site for the event.  Please ensure you provide accurate medical and emergency contact details when registering.

‘The Swim’ podium place getters

Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall in ‘The Swim’ 3.8km. Medals will be awarded to male and female age group placings; Under 16, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65+. Wetsuit categories will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male/female overall. Athletes that podium overall are not included in age group placings.

Water Safety

Our event locations are staffed by some pf the best water people in the country, SLSC’s and water safety professionals will be on hand throughout the duration of ‘The Swim’. If at any time you feel that you are in trouble either raise your hand and wave to a water safety official or hold onto one of the water safety craft.

The ‘Bike’ Information

What the Hell is a Gran Fondo?

The Bike is known as a Gran Fondo style of bike event. In Italian it basically translates to ‘big ride’ whilst this is a timed event , this is not a race, its an opportunity for riders to set a time which can be improved on in future years.

Bike Start

‘The Bike’ is a mass start and as such we ask that athletes self seed themselves. If youre a quicker rider make your way to the front, if you are at the event to enjoy the scenery and a bit of banter maybe go towards the back of the pack. The only exception to seeding will be ‘The Lot’ athletes competing in ‘The Full’ who we will cheer on and send off before the main group.

Mechanical Services

Mechanical support for minor issues will be available. Riders must bring their own spares, C02 canisters / pumps, levers, etc.

Medical/ First Aid Services

Trained medical personnel will be on site for the event.  Please ensure you provide accurate medical and emergency contact details when registering.

Traffic Restrictions

‘The Bike’ course will operate under controlled conditions by authorised Traffic Controllers. All riders must follow Road Cycling Rules and be aware of their surroundings.

Event Expo

Did you forget something that you “really need” to get through your event, or did you want to see the latest and greatest in sport and lifestyle, well we have you covered. Expo vendors have been hand picked to make sure you have what you really need..

Aid Stations

Powerade, refill stations for water and portaloos will be available at the aid stations. Exact locations of aid stations and medical support will be confirmed closer to the event. Riders are advised to slow down and observe caution whilst going through the aid stations.

Are triathlon/TT bikes allowed?

All types of bikes are permitted on ‘The Bike’, Road bikes, triathlon bikes, and mountain bikes, all are permitted. If you opt to ride a Triathlon/TT bike there are rules that riders must abide to to ensure the safety of themselves and other riders. If using a Triathlon/TT bike you may not ride in a bunch whilst being on your aero bars, you may only ride in a bunch whilst being on the bull horns/hoods.

E-Bikes

E-Bikes will be permitted in all distances at SBR. The eBike option must be selected when registering for the event. It is the riders responsibility to ensure they have sufficient batteries to complete the ride.

Can you ride in a pack/draft?

If you are on a road bike or flat bar bike yes you can ride in groups, please ensure that you stay left to ensure faster riders can overtake on the right hand side. If you are on a TT bike and on the aerobars you must ensure a 7m gap between you and the rider in front.

Mandatory clothing/saftey items

It is mandatory that all riders wear an Australian Safety Standards approved helmet whenever they are on their bike. Riders must also ensure that torso’s are covered at all times (no shirt completely unzipped hero’s).

Don’t forget your photo ID, glasses, nutrition, pump, weather appropriate clothing, front and rear lights, 2x inner tubes, canisters, levers, multitool, chamois cream, sunscreen, 2x water bottles filled.

Changing Up or Down in distance

It seemed like a good idea at the time right? We understand that in the excitement of signing up to an event months in advance that we as athlete sometimes bite off more than we can chew. If you want to change down in distance after entering if there is availability we can do this for you simply email office@eliteenergy.com.au

Littering

Just don’t do it. We bring events to some of the most beautiful parts of not just Australia, but the World and we want to keep these places looking just as amazing as the way we found them. We have a very hard stand fast rule on littering, if we catch you doing it, your event is over. Bins will be provided at aid stations. 

Bad weather/hot weather/poor air conditions

As much as we would love to be able to control everything, this is one thing we can not control. Where necessary SBR reserves the right to alter, shorten, and/or change courses without notice to ensure athlete safety. To read more about entry terms and conditions click here

Cut-off Times

For the 106km bike participants will be given 6hrs. 66km riders will be given 3hrs 30mins. 47km riders will be given 2hrs and 30km riders 1hr 30mins to complete their rides.

“The Run” Information

Changing up or down in distance

It seemed like a good idea at the time right? We understand that in the excitement of signing up to an event months in advance that we as athlete sometimes bite off more than we can chew. If you want to change down in distance after entering if there is availability we can do this for you simply email office@eliteenergy.com.au

Littering

Just don’t do it. We bring events to some of the most beautiful parts of not just Australia, but the World and we want to keep these places looking just as amazing as the way we found them. If you can carry it in full you can carry it out empty. We have a very hard stand fast rule on littering, if we catch you doing it, your event is over.

Aid Stations

Powerade, Water, and Medical will be available for athletes. For the marathon and half marathon, the aid station will be located at Eagles Nest lookout. Other aid stations’ location will be confirmed closer to the event. Medical support will also be mobile.

Medical/first aid services

Trained medical personnel will be on site for the event.  Please ensure you provide accurate medical and emergency contact details when registering.

Mandatory clothing/saftey items

It is mandatory that all run with their torso covered (no shirtless hero’s).

Bad weather/Water conditions

As much as we would love to be able to control everything, this is one thing we can not control. Where necessary SBR reserves the right to alter, shorten, and/or change courses without notice to ensure athlete safety. To read more about entry terms and conditions click here.

Event Timing

Event timing will be conducted by Multisport Australia the premier timing operators in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Each athlete in the Swim, Run and “the Lot” will have overall time and placings, event splits and category placing. To review your times click here

Event Expo

Did you forget something that you “really need” to get through your event, or did you want to see the latest and greatest in sport and lifestyle, well we have you covered. Expo vendors have been hand picked to make sure you have what you really need.

‘The Run’ podium place getters

Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall in ‘The Run’ 42.2km. Medals will be awarded to male and female age group placings; Under 16, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65+ across all distances. Athletes that podium overall are not included in age group placings.

Cut-off Times

For the 42.2km Run participants will be given 7hrs (10min/km average), 21.1km participants will be given 3hrs and 30mins, 10km participants will be given 1hr and 45mins and 5km participants will be given 1 hour to complete the distance.

 

‘THE LOT’ Information

CHANGING UP OR DOWN IN DISTANCE

It seemed like a good idea at the time right? We understand that in the excitement of signing up to an event months in advance that we as athlete sometimes bite off more than we can chew. If you want to change down in distance after entering if there is availability we can do this for you simply email office@eliteenergy.com.au. If you find that you are pulling up a little sore during the course of ‘the lot’ and wish to drop down in distance for the next event you can do this by attending the registration marquee at least 1 hr before race start.

EVENT TIMING

Event timing will be conducted by Multisport Australia the premier timing operators in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Each athlete in the Swim, Run and “the Lot” will have overall time and placings, event splits and category placing. To review your times click here

‘THE LOT’ PRESENTATION CEREMONY

We herald our ‘lot athletes’ and that’s why we like to make you feel special, The Lot athletes that complete all of the longest distance events will be presented with a fourth medal and a coveted SBR Weekend finishers shirt.

‘THE LOT’ CHAMPIONS – OVERALL PODIUM

First, second and third overall male and female competing in ‘The Lot’ Full distance will be awarded with a location unique SBR Weekend Trophy.

‘THE LOT’ WARRIORS – KEEP YOUR NUMBER

Those that just can’t get enough of SBR and keep coming back for more get to keep their number. For more information on keeping your number email office@eliteenergy.com.au .

‘THE LOT’ – THE MORE TIMES YOU DO IT THE LESS IT COSTS

Yep, that’s right, we reward loyalty! Keep coming back and we will look after you!

The more you do, the less you pay. For our athletes who compete for the longest distance each weekend (3.8/180/42), you will receive a discount for future events.

• 2nd SBR Weekend, 20% discount
• 3rd SBR Weekend, 30% discount…
• 10th SBR Weekend, 100% discount!

ENTERING ‘THE LOT’ VS ENTERING EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT

Yep, we get it you have done the mathematics and have worked out that if you enter the swim, the bike and the run individually that it works out cheaper than entering ‘the lot’ where you also do all three events. However what you may not realise is that by entering ‘the lot’ you also receive the final 4th medal, the coveted finisher shirt and in total around $200 worth of extras that you don’t receive when entering the events individually.