The Little Penguin Dash is junior biathlon for 7 to 14-year-olds, with a beach run of 500m and inshore swim of 150m for 7 to 10-year-olds or a beach run of 1km and inshore swim of 300m 11 to 14-year-olds – 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 Western Port Bay.
Little Penguin Dash 2024 Dates, 2km / 800m Swim Event
As Cowes Beach is not affected by the strong off-oceanic currents, this is a haven for swimming and other beach activities.
If coming as a spectator, explore the wonderful seaside setting, which boasts a tranquil atmosphere with adjacent streets lined with chains of restaurants and shops.