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Rip to River - New date Sunday 18 February

The 2018 Rip to River has been postponed due to extreme heat forecast on 6 January 2018

All entries will be automatically carried over to the new date.

A 10 km surf beach run from "The Rip" at Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove by the Barwon River.

For the 2017 Rip to River: RESULTS CLICK HERE

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.

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 8.00am Pt Lonsdale Beach below the lighthouse)
  • 10km Walk (start time 7.30am Pt Lonsdale Beach below the lighthouse) Note this is an unmarshalled event, so no places are awarded.
  • 5km Beach Run (start 7.30am Ocean Grove Main Beach)
  • 1.4km Ripper Nipper (start time 8.00am Ocean Grove Main Beach)

These events are all held on the beach.

Race Rules 2018

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 6.30am at Pt Londale SLSC (for the 10km walk and run) and from 6.30am 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 registrations will also be taken, subject to availability.

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.

Online registrations will be open right up to the morning of the race, but we strongly advise you do this at home before you come (internet signal is weak at the surf clubs). Paper based registrations on the day attract a $3 surcharge.

Online Pricing:

  • 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

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