RT Edgar Rip to River
Saturday 28 December 2019
Plan to be part of this event in it's 40th year!
A 10 km surf beach run or walk from "The Rip" at Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove by the Barwon River, or 5km run starting and ending at Ocean Grove.
Arguably the oldest Fun Run in Australia, the Rip to River, held early every Summer, is one of the club's most iconic events. It is also our single biggest fundraiser and each year we welcome approximately 1500 runners to the pristine hard sand track from the Pt Lonsdale lighthouse to the main beach at Ocean Grove.
Online registrations will close around 6.30am on event day. Paper registrations are possible right up to event time. You may choose to print off the registration form and have it already completed to save time.
Note that due to the reconstruction of the Pt Lonsdale Surf Club, 10km registrations and bib collections on Saturday morning will be at the Pt Lonsdale lighthouse (carpark roundabout).
We need to look after some freshly hatched Hooded Plovers west of the club so have made some minor changes to the course, at the Ocean Grove end. Map 10km entrants will pass some nesting areas along the way. They are well marked - please pass by near the water's edge and follow any instructions.
Please refer below and check other Rip to River menu items on our website where you will find information about event categories, entry fees, prizes, start times and the running course.
If you have any questions, please use the form below to contact the Club about the Rip to River.
The Rip to River is made up of four events:
- 10km Classic Run (start time 7.30am Pt Lonsdale Beach below the lighthouse)
- 10km Walk (start time 7.00am Pt Lonsdale Beach below the lighthouse) Note this is an unmarshalled event, so no places are awarded.
- 5km Beach Run (start 7.00am Ocean Grove Main Beach)
- 1.4km Ripper Nipper (start time 7.30am Ocean Grove Main Beach)
These events are all held on the beach.
In case of extreme weather conditions a reschedule date will be advised.
Registration points will be open from 4pm - 7pm on the day before the event in the OGSLSC Lounge for all events; then again on the Event Day from 5.30am at teh Boardriders Clubhouse at Pt Londale Lighthouse (for the 10km walk and run) and from 5.30am in the OGSLSC Lounge (for the 5km run and 1.2km 'Ripper Nipper'). Entrants who have applied online will be allocated their numbers during these times; last minute paper registrations will also be taken.
Rip to River Singlets will be available for purchase for $30 from Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club on race day and the day before the race.
Christians Buses will provide two shuttle runs from Ocean Grove main beach back to Pt Lonsdale SLSC, the first at approx 9am and a second at approx 10am. No additional charge.
Bags can be tagged and left at registrations near Pt Lonsdale lighthouse, to be shuttled to Ocean Grove main beach. They will be available for collection at the OGSLSC merchandise tent from approx 7.30am.
Online registrations will be open up to an hour before each race, but we strongly advise you do this at home before you come (internet signal is weak at Ocean Grove surf club and Pt Lonsdale lighthouse). If you register within 24 hours of the event, please print out registration confirmation/have it on your phone and bring it when you check in. Paper based registrations on the day attract a $3 surcharge.
- Classic 5km and 10km age 18+ $50
- Classic 5km and 10km under 18 $30
- 10km walk age 18+ $50
- 10km walk under 18 $30
- 'Ripper Nipper' age 7 - 13 $20