THE BAY Games is once again set to be the premier family-friendly fitness festival in Australia where everyday athletes and teams from around the country travel to the Shoalhaven to test their ability.
The games will be held this weekend (Saturday, November 10 to Sunday, November 11) at Huskisson and should be a great success with something for everyone.
Hundreds of everyday athletes from around Australia will be battling to be crowned ‘Boss of the Bay’ as international, pro-athlete and Commonwealth Games medal winner Alethea Boon watches over them in her role of head judge.
“I love that the Bay Games is not just for elite athletes, it's for everyone,” Ms Boon said.
“I always say, you’ve just got to give it a try”.
A great way to refresh after the fun run is to watch Eddie Williams, the strongest man in Australia pulling the most powerful Ute in Australia – this is something that Jervis Bay has never seen before.
The whole family, on Saturday, has the chance to run for charity with 2km, 5km and 10km options - all proceeds from ticket sales go to Shoalhaven Homeless Hub.
For the tiny legs that just won’t make it, there will be face painting and a jumping castle.
Over 2000 spectators will assemble to watch as the athletes will be pushed to their limits and beyond as they face the ultimate proving ground to become the ‘Boss of the Bay’.
There will be paddle-boarding, running, swimming and a smorgasbord of gruelling events in the main arena to determine who is the fittest in Australia.
Alongside this smashing event, a small army of Australia's strongest men and women will be going head to head in a series of eye-watering events that defy human abilities.
Lifting 100kg stones, pulling a two-point-two ton ute and generally throwing heavy metal around is just in a day's work for these legends.
Mat Lock, from The Bay Games, said the weekend could not come faster.
“This is such a fantastic spectator sport where you get to see the athletes battling for the win in the bay, on the beach and in the main arena,” Mr Lock said.
Spectating is hungry work too and so, to ensure everyone is well-fed, there will be a range of local food options available alongside the main arena.
Whether it's a pulled pork fold, a Millenium burger or Kombucha from Kangaroo Valley, there are plenty of options from the Shoalhaven.
Go to www.thebaygames.com.au for more details and sign up for Saturday’s fun run.