The venue for all races is at Nongsa Resorts. More information on the Schedule Page.
|Batam Swim Classic**||500m & 1500m sea swim**||Saturday, 2o May||Open Water Swim|
|Olympic Distance||1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run||Saturday, 2o May||Triathlon|
|Sprint Distance||750m swim, 16km bike, 5km run||Sunday, 21 May||Triathlon|
|Youth Distance||300m Swim, 10km Bike, 3km Run||Sunday, 21 May||Triathlon|
|Kids Distance||150m Swim, 5km Bike, 1.5km Run||Sunday, 21 May||Triathlon|
|Fun Duo Challenge**||1.5km Run, 150m Swim, dash to the finish line**||Sunday, 21 May||Run + Swim + Fun|
*Subject to change
The swim is everything you may expect from a tropical holiday destination. A picturesque beach start, calm warm water (29C) and great visibility. It’s like swimming in an aquarium. The swim course is protected by the Nongsa Point Marina, so even currents are absent.
Choose your start wave for the Olympic Distance event!
The traditional mass start is split in smaller waves to give swimmers more space. You can choose based on your ability and comfort level.
Wave 1: Elite Wave (Men & Women) – invitation only
This is for those who want a high-octane competitive race at the pointy end of the field. These are the qualification criteria:
–Olympic Distance finish time under 2h30m, or
– Sprint Distance Triathlon finish time under 1h12m.
– Olympic Distance finish time under 3 hrs, or
– Sprint Distance Triathlon finish time under 1h26m.
Wild cards are available for high-performing athletes that did not automatically qualify. Email us with your recent results if you would like to claim one.
Wave 2: Men’s Competitive Wave
If you are a solid athlete with some experience this wave is for you! Our recommendation is that athletes who aim for a time between 2h30m and 3 hours start in this wave.
Wave 3: Women’s Competitive & Teams
Age group women and teams will start together in this wave, separate from the men.
Wave 4: Friendly Wave
Happy to take your time, swim freely and enjoy the experience? This wave has your name on it!
Olympic Swim Course
Sprint Swim Course
The bike course consists of a 12km lap through the lush and undulating resort area of Nongsa, Batam. Olympic distance athletes must complete 3 laps before taking the road back to transition, Sprint distance athletes just one lap. Roads are wide and smooth with low rolling resistance. A few punchy hills is all the resistance cyclists will face. Total elevation is 700m for the Olympic distance and 284m for the Sprint distance. The bike lap has one aid station with water bottles.
Olympic Bike Course : 40km (700m Total Elevation)
Sprint Bike Course: 16km (284m Total Elevation)
The run course consists of a 5km lap (2 laps Olympic Distance, 1 lap Sprint Distance) through the beautiful resort and neighbouring estate. Also the run course has a few undulations, but nothing big or steep. The road surface is mostly tarmac with a few paved paths. Drink stations with water, isotonic drinks and cold sponges are available at least every two kilometers.
Olympic Run Course : 10km (224m Total Elevation)
Sprint Run Course: 5km (112m Total Elevation)
RACE DETAILS COMING SOON!
COURSE MAP COMING SOON!
Stay tuned for full course details. The plan features an epic start venue and a proper open water swim, with a little sprinkle of adventure. Although the atmosphere will be chilled and the South China Sea conditions soothing – the water is calm, warm (29C) with great visibility – It is still a race with timing, finisher medals and trophies.
COURSE MAP COMING SOON!
The Fun Duo Challenge is back! At the end of a weekend full of competitions, this is a great way to introduce beginners and the younger kids to the sport of triathlon where distances are shorter and the fun element higher. Teams of 2 have to complete a run, a swim, and then finish the race piggyback (or other creative) style. Prizes will be given out to the teams displaying “outstanding” style, strategy, teamwork and finish line moment!
Note: course starts at the finish (arch) and finishes at the start (pen). Just for fun.