Swims & Runs for the kids! – 15 October 2024

I have the most thrilling announcement to make – get ready to be pumped! We’ve teamed up with the incredible Harcourts Cooper & Co, and they’re going to cover the costs for ALL kids aged 12 and under who want to participate in the Kids Races at our upcoming event!

That’s right, whether your little ones want to take on the 2.5km Run or the 250m Swim, Harcourts Cooper & Co is making it completely FREE for them to join in on the action! How awesome is that? AND! if you parents want to do the kids run with them, you can too!

Together, we’re on a mission to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle for our community’s youngsters. Let’s get our kids out there, moving their bodies, and having a blast while doing it!

Spaces are not limited, that’s right – sign up your kids today and let them experience the thrill of crossing that finish line! This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Let’s get excited and spread the word about this incredible chance to inspire the next generation of active, healthy superstars!

We have young athletes of all ages taking part – from kids so young they can barely walk, to kids who can swim faster than us! The team take great pleasure in helping build confidence for aspiring young swimmers and runners, or even just youngsters who want to hang out with their mates over Summer!

Safety First! As the largest weekly Auckland ocean swim event, you can take comfort in knowing you will not be swimming alone. All our events are guarded by professional lifeguards and one way they manage your safety is requiring all participants to wear correctly coloured swim caps. Your first swim cap is free with your series pass, however, if you change event distances you can purchase a new swim cap from registration; these are $10.

Distances on offer:

  • 250m Junior Swim
  • 2.5km Junior Run

Key Event Information

Course Maps

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Pricing & Benefits

Start Times & Event Timetable

Event Day General Info

Event location

Takapuna Beach Reserve

Cut Off Times 

As a general rule – sunset is the cut-off for the swim for the safety of you, and our lifeguarding team

Swim Caps

Best swim caps in any event! Our good mates at SwimT3 have helped us score some beautiful silicone caps to keep your head comfy, warm, and in sight of our guards!


The result link will be on the website – and posted to the Facebook page on event day.

Prizegiving & Spot Prizes

After each Tuesday event, there will be spot prizes given out at the Takapuna Beach.



  • Event Rules and Safety Guidelines can be found HERE and at the event base each week
  • Snorkels, flippers, fins and other swimming aids are not permitted
  • Swimmers will be deducted series points or disqualified if found to be swimming over the top of or pulling on other swimmers
  • For your safety is is compulsory for all participants to attend their event briefing each week. Briefings are held at Event Base in Takapuna Reserve, with Junior briefing at 5.45pm
  • If predicted weather or wave height falls outside our safety parameters, the event may be held at our reserve location; Takapuna Beach.
  • All participants must be wearing either a series or on-the-day timing transponder before heading down the start shoot
  • It is compulsory for all participants to read and accept our Terms & Conditions and Waiver. These will be included in your online entry, but can also be found HERE