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As the year ends, you know you should already be getting ready for one of the biggest events in Australia come the month of January. If you’re not originally from the Land Down Under and you’re completely unaware of what special day this is, it’s Australia Day.

Celebrated every January 26, this National Day of Australia is the commemoration of the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships in 1788 at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and when Governor Arthur Philip raised the Flag of Great Britain at the site.

If you want to celebrate this eventful day with the Aussies, why not do it by joining an exciting community event on the Gold Coast?

Join the Slater and Gordon Burleigh Swim Run happening January 26, 2016 at Burleigh Lifeguard Headquarters, and make this wonderful day as memorable as the Aussies’. This event is a fun community fitness program open for all ages, and will make your adrenalin rushing with all the race options you can choose from.

With all the challenges offered in solo based except from The Challenge where there’s an option for a team, this fitness event is run and coordinated by Ty Dowker and Burleigh SLSC.

If you join the Slater and Gordon Burleigh Swim Run, you may choose which race to be part of. With options of either Solo or Team, The Challenge is a 400 metre Ocean Swim and four kilometre Path Run. There are also various categories on this depending on the age—12 years old and below, 13 – 16, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 years and above, open, and even mixed gender teams.

There’s also The Taste Tester which comprises 200 metre Ocean Swim and two kilometre Path Run. Another race option is The Young Gun Challenge in which its participants will undergo a 400 metre Wade and 400 metre Path Run. This is for kids ages five to 12 with Wave categories according to age: 5 – 7, 8 – 9, 10 – 12.

Visit its official website to know more about it, its mechanics, and how to join.

With such exhausting event means you need a place to stay the night and relax your body. Check in to Broadwater Shores Waterfront Apartments.

Nestled at the tranquil and picturesque Runaway Bay, you’ll have an amazing, relaxing, and comfortable stay at our Northern Gold Coast accommodation.   

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