Course Information

In 2024, our event site moves to Mooloolaba Spit and our program is packed with more distances, all designed for you to push your limits in a safe environment.

The multi-lap course means you can set your sights higher, but check your progress in the shallow water as you prepare for your next lap.

The Start & Finish line are located at Mooloolaba Spit, a sheltered bay with easy access in and out of the water – it’s one of nature’s great open water arenas.

Course Format

One full lap of the course will be 1500m, with a short 50m entry & exit.

  • 800m: Half lap using yellow buoys
  • One Mile: 1x lap
  • 3.0km: 2x laps
  • 4.5km: 3x laps
  • 6.0km: 4x laps

Feeding Zone

The shallow water near shore provides an ideal opportunity to take a breather, grab a drink, fuel up, then head back out on-course for your next lap.

The depth in this Feeding Zone will be approx 50-100cm, so you can choose to stand or keep swimming.  Your support crew can also meet you here with supplies – we don’t provide any nutrition or drinks here though – just a safe zone with water safety on duty.


Course Maps


Extreme Weather

As with any event in the ocean, we are at the mercy of the weather gods and therefore late course changes may be necessary.  In the event of extreme weather we will endeavour to offer a shortened, alternative course so please do not assume that the event is cancelled completely if the forecast is less than ideal.

We will post updates on the Mooloolaba Mile Facebook page leading up to the event if extreme weather is expected.


If there are any significant changes to the venue or program due to weather, we will notify you as early as possible on the email address you have supplied during the entry process.



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