Sydney’s favourite Australia Day event is now in double digits with Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge turning 10 and Sydneysiders are encouraged to help break the world record.
Australia’s favourite thong is calling out for Sydneysiders to head down to North Bondi Beach on Australia Day to help break the world record for the longest line of giant inflatable Havaianas in open water and take out the 2015 Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge.
Each year the states battle it out to see who will come out on top, and this year is New South Wales’ chance to take back the crown as national record holder. The stakes are particularly high in 2015, with the iconic challenge entering its 10th year.
Bondi will compete to beat the reigning champion, Cottesloe Beach, WA, where in 2014 a record 2,099 people connected in water on giant inflatable Havaianas. Cottesloe is a tough competitor, having won for the past three consecutive years.
In 2015, Bondi celebrations will include a giant Havaianas sprinkler and thong, along with a Havaianas ‘pop-up’ retail store complete with pinning station. The day will also feature beach games including Tug-O-War, the Thong Toss and Thong Grab, with prizes to be won, DJs and more.
Online registration is $30 which includes a $10 donation to North Bondi SLSC’s Nippers program as well as a giant Havaianas inflatable (valued at $49.95). Everyone who registers for the 2015 Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge will receive a Havaianas ShareBand so they can instantly share photos and updates on their Facebook page throughout the day.
As there will be a limited number of registrations available on the day, pre-registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Online registration is now open via www.havaianasthongchallenge.com.au.
An unforgettable family day out, the 2015 Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge will be held across five iconic Australian beaches – North Bondi (NSW), Torquay (VIC), Glenelg (SA), Mooloolaba (QLD) and Cottesloe (WA) – and has raised more than $330,000 for local SLSC Nippers programs over the past 10 years.
- Date: Monday 26 January 2015
- Times: On the day registration opens at 8:00am, beach activities start from 9:30am, World record attempt marshalling begins at 11:30am for a 12:20pm record attempt
- What: Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge – 10th Anniversary
- Where: North Bondi Beach (Campbell Parade, Corner of Ramsgate Avenue)
Will you head down to North Bondi to help breaking the world record on Australia Day?
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