The 2014 Stanwell Scramble is back and bigger then ever, Sunday 30th November. The beautiful Stanwell Park beach is the perfect location for a test of grit, endurance and speed. Even if you are only a casual runner, there is no better way to spend your Sunday morning than participating in a unique and fun event with all proceeds supporting the Helensburgh Stanwell Park Boat Section.
This is an opportunity to test your endurance and fitness in the 2km or 6km events, or if you think you’re quick across the sand, there is a 75m Sprint Skins event as well.
- Masters (40 years and over)
- Opens (18 years – 39 years)
- Juniors (14 years and under)
- There is a max of 10 females and 10 males allowed to race in each division
- Each skins race is raced over 75m soft sand
- At the finish of each race, the slowest runner is eliminated
- If there is a dead heat for last place, then all runners remain in the race, but the two slowest runners from the next race are eliminated.
- Races are run consecutively on exactly 1.5 minutes intervals, with the runners needing to run and be back to start the next race within the time cap.
The Endurance events will race from 8am, with the Skins event to follow. Arrive by 7.30am at the surf club to receive your competitor number and instructions.
BBQ and drinks will be available and there will be prizes for the winners in each division!!
Pictured (right): The Open Women’s Crew, who took out the Silver Medal at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in Perth, April 2014 – Brooke Dent, Georgia Leach, Stephanie Barlow and Courtney Overell.
“The benefits for the ‘Stanny Rowers’ are enormous, as not only does it give recognition to a very small Illawarra Surf Club, it also helps us to raise vital funds to ensure we can keep rowing competitively each year. Boat competitors each year unfortunately have to pay out of their own pockets for the following: entry fees; transportation (driving and flights) to carnivals most weekends throughout summer up and down the coast; accommodation when staying for away for larger carnivals (NSW State Championships – Umina; Australian National Championship – Gold Coast, QLD) training equipment and club apparel. New legislation from SLSA now requires all rowers to own an approved helmet for large surf conditions, which currently the Stanny Rowers do not own, and with prices ranging from $65-$100.”
All fundraising proceeds go towards boat equipment, with a brief outline of approximate costing as follows:
- Single Racing Oar – $1000
- Sweep Oar – $1200
- Rowlocks – $50 -$100 each
- $25 for entry into one of endurance events – 18 years and over *
- $15 for entry into one of the endurance events – Under 18 years *
- $10 – Sprint Skins
Please note: Endurance entry and payment does not include entry in the Skins event.