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Event Information

The Joondalup Autumn Classic Run-Swim-Run event will take place on on Staurday 14 March 2020.  

This great classic Run-Swim-Run event format is suitable for all age groups including novices.  For 2020 the Joondalup Autumn Classic will host the Triathlon Western Australia Aquathlon State Championships over the standard distance of 2.5km Run - 1km Swim - 2.5km Run. 

In the multisports industry the Run-Swim-Run format is often referred to as an Aquathlon which can vary in sequence and distance.

  • For 2020 we also introduce the Enduro Sprint - fast but fun with an elimination format!  This race is free to registered Short and Long course entrants.

  •  This event will continue to feature the Schools Aquathlon Championships where students will battle it out to become the overall champions!!!

  • There will also be a trophy up for grabs as part of the Clubs Aquathlon Challenge where Triathlon and Surf Life Saving Clubs will fight it out to be crowned the overall JA Classic Aquathlon champions.


Please see specific event information below and use the navigation buttons above and below to learn more about the event, whether you are a competitor or spectator.

Who will take out the  2020 JA Classic Aquathlon State Championships, Schools Aquathlon and Club Challenge on Mullaloo Beach? 

Registrations are  OPEN!  


General Race Information

Date:  Saturday 14th March 2020 
Start Time:  7:45am

Location:   Start/Finish at Mullaloo Beach, Mullaloo, Joondalup WA

Race Distances

Tin Lids (Trystars) –  500m Run / 100m Swim / 500m Run

  • Junior 7 to 11 years

Juniors – 1km Run / 300m Swim / 1km Run

  • Junior 12 to 15 years

  • Junior 16 to 19 years - suitable for all junior and junior elite athletes 16 -19 years

Short Course – 1km Run / 300m Swim / 1km Run

  • Suitable for all athletes, beginner and novice athletes 12 years and older

Long Course (incorporating WA State Championships - for 20yrs+) – 2.5km Run / 1km Swim / 2.5km Run

  • Junior 16 to 19 years - suitable for all junior and junior elite athletes 16 -19 years

  • Open/Senior 20yrs+ - Individual age group race incorporating WA State Championships.

1500m swim Challenge

  • Juniors 14+ yrs and Seniors

Enduro Sprint – 500m Run / 150m Swim / 500m Run / 150m Swim / 500m Run

  • Junior 12 to 15 years

  • Junior 16 to 19 years and junior elite athletes 16 -19 years

  • Open/Senior - Individual

Course Format

Run-Swim-Run races the format will be:

  • Run  - 1 x lap

  • Swim - 1 x lap (2x lap for Long Course WA State Championship, Note - Competitors will need to exit the water, cross a lap timing mat and re-enter on each lap.)

  • Run  - 1 x lap

Enduro Sprint Format

  • Run 1 x lap,  Swim 1 x lap, Run 1 x lap, Swim 1 x lap, Run 1 x lap

  • Its simple - it's short, it's fast!

Course Terrain 

Note: - The run legs are both along Mullaloo Beach and swim is in the beautiful ocean.  As the event is all on the beach you will have the option to run bare foot or in shoes.  Competitors will be able to navigate the run on soft or firmer hard sections of the beach as desired.  A designated transition area is provided on the run-out lap to dispose of or put on shoes.

Swim Challenge Format

  • The Swim Challenge will be a 3 x 500m lap..  Competitors will need to exit the water, cross a lap timing mat and re-enter on each lap.


Race Entries
Online Registrations are


Registration Pickup

Registration pickup/bag collection (numbers, timing chip, swim cap) will be available at the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 14th March 2020 - From 6:45am to 8:00am on race day at the Start/Finish area Mullaloo Beach (on the beach opposite the Surf Club)  

 Please ensure you have registered and collected your swim cap, timing chip band within the times indicated above.  Also ensure that both your arms marked with your race number on race morning.  This will be available during registration on race morning.

Bag Drop

A bag drop area is available on race day and will be located in the recovery area at the finish.   Please note that is not controlled so competitors leave their bag at their own risk.

Race Briefing

Race briefings will be held 10 minutes prior to each wave start near transition and the starting area on Mullaloo Beach. 

Wave Categories

Athletes will have a choice of entering the standard Open (Elite)  Age Group and Parariathlete waves.  Initial wave divisions and and start times are listed below and subject to change based on entry numbers.

Start Waves  (Updated 11 March 2020. Note -  subject to change without notice, including additional waves)

  1.   7:45 - Tin Lids (Kids)  - 7 to 11 yrs Male/Female  (Swim cap - Blue)

  2.   8:00 - Short - Juniors, Senior/Novice all ages - Male (Swim cap - Yellow),  Female. (Swim cap - Pink)

  3.   8:30 - Long Course (WA State Championships) - Open & all Age Groups - Male (Swim cap - White), Female(Swim cap - Pink)

  4.   8:32 - 1500m swim Challenge - all Age Groups (Swim cap - Orange)

  5.   9:30 - Enduro Sprint - Juniors and Senior 14+ yrs Male/Female. (Swim cap - as allocated from prior race)



All presentations will take place at approximately  10:00 (Short, Long, Swim and Enduro) onwards at the finish area.   Tin Lids (Kids)  will receive their finishers award when they cross the finish line.  The presentations times are subject to change and will start earlier if ahead of schedule. 

Race Divisions

Participants will participate in one of the following categories:

  • Kids -  7-11 Yrs

  • Juniors -  12-15 Yrs, 16-19 yrs

  • Short - 16-19 Yrs,  20-24 yrs,  25-29 Yrs. . . . . 65-69,  70+

  • Long  -  Open(Elite)16-19 Yrs,  20-24 yrs,  25-29 Yrs. . . . . 65-69,  70+  (WA State Aquathlon Championship 20Yrs+)

  • Enduro Sprint  -  12-15 Yrs, 16-19 Yrs,  20-24 yrs,  25-29 Yrs. . . . . 65-69,  70+ 



  • Age is calculated in align to TA policy being athletes age as at 31st of December 2019.

  • *Open Category entries are subject to approval by the organisers and Triathlon WA.


Place medals will be awarded to:

  • **Long Course (Open/Elite) - 1st (Medal & $150), 2nd (Medal & $100), 3rd (Medal & $75), male and female - for Open Category places  (Note - must be a current financial TWA annual member)

  • **Long course (Age Group) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male, female and 1st Paratri male, female WA State Championship Age Group winners - WA State Sprint Championship Place Medals, (Note - must be a current financial TA and TWA annual member)

  • Short course - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female

  • Enduro Sprint - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female

  • Swim Challenge - 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall

  • Tin Lids (Kids 7-11Yrs) - medals to all finishers


Schools Aquathlon Champions 2020 

Schools will be able to claim glory as the Schools Aquathlon Champions 2020 under the following categories:

  • Fastest School Trophy - based on top 5 performances for Kids 7 - 11 years

  • Fastest School Trophy - based on top 5 performances for Junior 12 - 15 years/Short course

  • Most represented school Trophy


Club Challenge Champions

  • Club Challenge Champions 2020  - will be awarded to the fastest club based on top ten performances in the long course. 

**Note:  For the Long course race in 2020, while the event is open for all to. enter, only current 2019/2020 Triathlon WA affiliated annual members will be valid for WA State Championship placing status/awards and any associated cash prizes. .   This applies to both Open/Elite and Age Group Awards.   For 2020 WA State Championship placing medals will be awarded to both Open/Elite and Age Group podium winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

While Non-affiliated entries will be required to purchase a Triathlon Australia one day race licence (ODL) the purchase of an ODL is not a substitute for a Triathlon Australia and Triathlon WA annual membership and the associated entitlements, including validity for WA State Championship placing status/awards.

Other Luck Draw Prizes include

  • Funk Trunks & Funkita - Gear Bags, Mesh Swim Bags, Goggles, Body Wash, Swim Caps


Note:  All lucky draw prizes on the day are only valid if your race number is drawn and you are personally present to receive the award at the prize giving on race day.  Lucky draw prizes for entrants not present at the race day prize giving will be invalid and their will be a re-draw for that prize.


Parking will be available next to Tom Simpsons park at Mullaloo beach and also along the main beachside road Oceanside Promenade.  As it is a popular location it is recommended to arrive early to ensure a spot and allow plenty of time for registration. Please be aware that all parking regulations enforced by the Council will apply throughout the course of the event so please refer to their parking signs for more details.

Participants and supporters should take note of restrictions in regard to access to the beach via designated walkways and not enter dunes areas – please refer to and take note of the appropriate access signs.

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