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RT Edgar Rip to River

Saturday 29 December 2018

Thank you for participating in the December 2018 R T Edgar Rip to River



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

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 9am on event day. Don't leave registration to the last minute as you need to make sure you allow enough time to collect your Race Bib and get to the start line on the beach. 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.

Those who have registered online can collect bibs either 4-7pm on Friday 28th December at OG Main Beach; or on the morning of the event from 7.30am (from OG for 5km and Ripper Nipper and from Pt Lonsdale SLSC for 10km events).

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 9.30am Pt Lonsdale Surf Beach at the lighthouse end of the beach) Start line is located between lighthouse and 2W which is well to the East of Point Lonsdale SLSC Please allow sufficent time to get to the start line.
  • 10km Walk (start time 9.00am Pt Lonsdale Surf Beach at the lighthouse end of the beach) Start line is located between lighthouse and 2W which is well to the East of Point Lonsdale SLSC Please allow sufficent time to get to the start line
Please Note, the walk is an unmarshalled event, so no places are awarded.

PLease note that the Start of the 10 km Walk and 10 km Run is on the beach at the far end of the Point Lonsdale Back Beach close to the lighthouse. Acess the Start on the beach via Lighthouse car park or W2 walking track.

(Allow at least 15 minutes to walk from Lonsdale Surf Club to Start Line)

10 KM Start Map
  • 5km Beach Run (start 9.00am Ocean Grove Main Beach) 5K Start is on water side of finish line.
  • 1.4km Ripper Nipper (start time 9.30am Ocean Grove Main Beach)

NOTE : Nipper Start Line is ~ 400 metres east (towards Pt Lonsdale) from Ocean Grove Promenade.

Ripper Nipper Course Map

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 at the R2R marquee at OG Main Beach for all events; then again on the Event Day from 7.30am at Pt Londale SLSC (for the 10km walk and run) and from 7.30am at the R2R marquee at OG Main Beach (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. To speed the registration process, please have evidence of your registration handy on paper or on you phone.

Christians Buses will provide two shuttle runs from Ocean Grove main beach back to Pt Lonsdale SLSC, the first at approx 10.30am and a second at approx 11.30am. No additional charge.

Bags can be tagged and left at Pt Lonsdale SLSC, to be shuttled to Ocean Grove main beach. They will be available for collection at the OGSLSC merchandise tent from approx 10am.

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 the surf clubs). 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.

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

Pt Lonsdale SLSC's iconic Rip View Swim Classic will be held on Sunday 30 December. Plan to make a Bellarine weekend of it! Rip View Swim Classic

Feb 2018 Race results and print certificate


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