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Little Penguin Dash

Little Penguin Dash

The Little Penguin Dash is junior biathlon for 7 to 14-year-olds; with a beach run of 100m and inshore swim of 200m (7-10yo) or 400m (11-14yo) – completed within the Cowes foreshore of Phillip Island and run in age-group heats.

This event is suited to young athletes of all ages and abilities, as the swims are tide-assisted within the Western Port Bay.

Little Penguin Dash 2023 Dates, 2km / 800m Swim Event

Hosted and sponsored by the Bass Coast Summer Series, the Little Penguin Dash is a fun-filled event held in February each year. A Marshall at the starting point on Cowes beach; East of the pier by 15min before race time. Make sure you register at the Race Centre (North Pier Hotel) and pick up your race pack by 60min before race time.

As Cowes Beach is not affected by the strong off-oceanic currents, this is a safe haven for swimming and other beach activities.

If coming as a spectator, then come and explore the wonderful seaside setting which boasts a tranquil atmosphere with adjacent streets lined with chains of restaurants and shops.


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Online before 6pm the day before (Junior): $40
At race centre on the day (Junior): $50

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