The Long Course Weekend (LCW) is coming to Jervis Bay in New South Wales, Australia, 27-29 October 2017 and is open to individuals and teams of all standards.
The triathlon legs are spread over 3 days, instead of just the one, with the open water swim taking place Friday evening at Jervis Bay. There will be the choice of a 3.8km, a 1.9km, 1.5km and 500m distance to swim – all to correspond with triathlons’ most popular distances.
On Saturday the attention turns to The Grand Fondo, a 180km ride of undulating countryside that also incorporates 90km, 40km and 20km distances.
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, 10km run and a 5km run.
More than 1500 competitors are expected to attend the inaugural Jervis Bay LCW with approximately 200 athletes attempting to receive the Long Course Weekend medal, which entails completing all three of the longest distances.
LCW began in Tenby, Wales six years ago and has grown in numbers every year. Matthew Evans, Scott Powell and their team at Activity Wales Events are now taking this 3-day event around the world with new events to be announced in early 2017.
“Our team is excited about LCW Jervis Bay,” says Matthew Evans, Founder of LCW. “We are so excited to be launching our first LCW outside the UK in Jervis Bay for a number of reasons. Long Course Weekend is not just a race, it’s an experience. To get this right you need to have a great team delivering the event and it has to be in the right location. It’s not about big conference centres and cities, but intimate relationships with the community and stunning landscapes. This is why it is dubbed ‘the little big race’.”