The Andrew Boy Charlton Biathlon Series commenced over 20 years ago with over 15,000 people who have participated in this race series.
Approximately 1,500 race go-ers participate in this race each year and the ABC Biathlon Series has become a favourite on the Sydney calendar.
Registration Opens: from 6.00pm
Race Start: 6.30pm
Race Waves: 5 waves (3 mins apart)
Race Capacity: 100 participants
Please note that we close the race as soon as we hit 100 people. There are no refunds if you miss the race. You can transfer yourself to another race in the future as long as you do it by the Wednesday before the Thursday race.
The ABC Biathlon Series consists of a 4km run in and around the Domain & Royal Botanic Gardens and is followed by a 300m swim in the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool.
It takes place every Thursday night in spring & summer commencing at 6.30pm.
No matter if you are a casual weekend jogger, or a seasoned triathlete, we welcome all ability levels. We’ve even had superstars such as Pete Jacobs (Hawaiian Ironman Champion) & Lisa Norden (Triathlon Olympic Silver Medalist) participate.
It’s all about participation, if you can’t make the full 4km feel free to walk a little.
Details of our 2022 ABC Biathlon are as per below
Race 1 – October 6
Race 2 – October 13
Race 3 – October 20
Race 4 – October 27
Race 5 – November 3
Race 6 – November 10
Race 7 – November 17
Race 8 – November 24
Race 9 – December 1
Race 10 – December 8
A maximum of 100 people will be allowed each race due to COVID-19 restrictions.
No refunds or transfers will be given.
Registrations on the day is no longer available.
Andrew Boy Charlton Pool
1c Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Race starts in the carpark in front of the entry to the pool
There are some important changes about the run and swim course
Arrive from 6pm for registration, check in, and race number
Each wave will be called, and each wave participants number will be called.
Ensure that you are ready early, please note due to numbers we may move you from your nominated wave.
START: Carpark of ABC Pool
FIRST TURN: Stairs of Mrs Macquaries Chair
SECOND TURN: Gate entry just past Art Gallery of NSW
THIRD TURN: Stairs of Mrs Macquaries Chair
FOURTH TURN: Walk down stairs at the back of ABC pool
THEN: Swim 300m
We assemble at the parking area in front of the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool, we start you off by running North, near Mrs Macquarie’s Chair you’ll find cones which indicate to go up 4 steps and run back south on the upper path towards Hospital Rd.
At the turn around point one of our staff members will tell you your running time so far and will indicate you to turn around and run all the way back the same way you came. At the North end of the pool you will find the entrance to the pool, there are steps down to the pool deck. Ensure that you will carefully make your way down the pool steps.
Each wave is limited to 20 participants, with 5 waves per race.
There will be no refunds once registered
There will be no tranfers if you are unable to attend
Lockers are available in the changerooms for valuables
At the registration desk:
You must be REGISTERED at the pool and on the start line 10 mins before your allocated Start time.
All wave participants must social distance at least 1.5m apart prior to their wave being called.
Each wave will be called, and each wave participants number will be called. I.e. No 1 & 2 to the start line. Every 10 seconds 2 participants will be called up to the start line.
You must be ready and know your number and start time. Otherwise you will miss your race.
We must be stringent with this as we must comply with COVID Safe practices.
It is essential that the participant is at the Race Start mark and ready for their start time
On the pool deck shed anything you do not want to wear in the pool and jump into any of our nominated lanes.
Swim 6 laps in the one lane – no changing Lanes this season!!!
You must swim in one of the following 4 lanes (5, 6, 7, or 8)
You must stick to only one lane this season
Complete your 300m swim in the same lane which you enter
Once you have finished your 6 laps then you will receive a POST IT NOTE from our time recorders who will be at the end of your swim Lane.
Exit from the pool and take your time to our recording desk