Hydrothon for Kids


Hydrothon offers two events taliored for kids aged 9-15yrs


H2K is open to children aged 9-10ys where they will swim 250mtrs, paddle 500mtrs and run 1.25km.

THe onbjective of H2K is to give young boys and girls a chance to experiance a Hydrothon style event with a foucs on participation and fun. Therefore, we do not collect times and top 3 finish will be acknowledged. All kids will get a certificate of completion.

At only $15 this is a great way to let your young kids be part of the day.

NB: Children must be 9years at date of race.


For young adults aged 11-15 years, H4K competitors will swim 500mtrs, paddle 1km and run 2.5km.

Finishing times will be provided and top 3 kids will recieve award prizes.

Current Races

Below is the list of current confirmed races. More will follow. To learn more go the the Events page

Noosa, 17th July 2016

Hervey Bay, 14th August 2016

Sunshine Coast, 28th August 2016

Coffs Harbour, 11th September 2016

Elliot Heads, 18th September 2016

Terrigal, Saturday 8th October 2016

Fingal Bay, 13th November 2016

What are the distances?

In Hydrothon 4K, competitors will swim 500mtrs, paddle 1km and run 2.5km

What are the Categories?

We offer a Long Board or Short Board category (H4K only). You can choose to enter either category regardless of your age.

What is the Entry Fee?

For H4K, a fee of $40 per event will get you race day insurance, a free rashie, free giveways and a chance to win award or random prizes.

Not to mention the chance to hang out with and learn some tips from Hydrothon Ambassadors, Liz Pluimers, Harriet Brown, Nathan Smith, Jeremy Cotter, Mackenzie Hynard, Jay Furniss and Hayden Alllum.

H2K is $15 only and kids will recieve a silicon swim cap to keep.

What equipment is required?

  • Swim: Goggles and Swimming cap. A Hi-Viz rash vest will be provided by the race organiser
  • Board: Any style of board that you choose is fine. A leg rope is also highly recommended but not mandatory
  • Run: Running shoes and socks, a towel, water (to wash sand off feet) shirt and a hat. You will be provided with a running bib that must be worn on run leg.

Note from Event Promoter

H2K and H4K is a highly demanding sport for children. Therefore, it is recommended that kids participating are very capable in all water conditions. A parent must access the event and make a realistic decision on behalf of their child before entering them into the event. The race organisers will remove a child from an event if in their opinion, the risk is too high or the child is not capable of completing the swim or board legs within specific “time gates” 


Events Tasmania
Macquarie Bank