Public Events

As a not-for-profit, volunteer based community service, the Jan Juc SLSC hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year. All proceeds from these events go directly to purchasing first aid and rescue equipment as well as keeping our volunteer lifesavers up to date with first aid and resuscitation techniques.

Grand Final Eve Lunch - tbc

Only in its 7th year, the Grand Final Eve lunch is more than just delicious food from the kitchens of the RACV Torquay Resort, or the sweeping views of the golf course and coastline.  It's an afternoon of football frivolity – entertainers, interviews and prizes galore!

Golf Classic - Thursday, 6 January 2021

Since its inaugural tee off in 2004, the Golf Classic's popularity and limited place availabilty drives sponsors and players to register early.  After 18+ holes on the iconic RACV Torquay Golf Course, family and friends are invited to join in for an entertaining "long lunch" and prize giving at White’s Paddock in the RACV Torquay Resort.

Bells Bash Cliff Run - Friday, 15 January 2021

The 18th annual Bells Bash Cliff Run is an 8km or 4km run/walk from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back.

The course takes runners along a picturesque undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is regularly used by runners and walkers and overlooks much of the stunning coastline between the two points. Runners can expect to complete the 8km course in between 30 – 45 minutes. Joggers can expect to complete the 8 km course in between 45 – 60 minutes.

There are 10 categories, spot prizes, medals and lots, lots more.

Each entrant receives our Bells Bash event bag including a T-shirt. Specially struck Bells Bash medallions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in all categories for the 4km and 8km events. All placegetters will also receive wonderful prizes. Heaps of random sports gear giveaways will be awarded before, during and after both races.

Danger Swim Series - Saturday, 16 January 2021

In its 23rd year, the Danger Swim Series at Pt Danger (Torquay Front Beach) is one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Victoria.

This event is run by the Jan Juc SLSC at the calm, protected and picturesque location that the locals fondly refer to as "Cosy Corner". This idyllic setting is protected by Point Danger. There are three race distances incorporated into the Danger Swim Series – 500m, 1km, 2.5km and 5km – attracting around 2000 competitors, with ages ranging from 9 – 75.

The event provides a great day for spectators by virtue of the triangular course with the start and finish being almost in the same place. The natural amphitheatre of the grass slopes over looking the course allows excellent viewing of the whole event. A line of mature Norfolk pines allows plenty of shade and it is a great location for a race day picnic. Torquay is an easy drive of a little over an hour from Melbourne and plenty of free parking at the event is available. Permanent buoys define the approximate course year round for those wishing to train. 

Prizes are awarded to all age group categories for men and women, as well as spot prizes being awarded throughout the day. Each competitor receives an event bag including a T-shirt, swim cap and other goodies.

The water safety provided by qualified Jan Juc SLSC lifesavers is second to none and the event is organised by over 250 Jan Juc SLSC volunteer members.

The Danger Swim Series is a wonderful event, attracting competitors from around the country including previous winner and current record holder, Australian Ironman Champion Ky Hurst of Queensland in the record time of 8 minutes 47 seconds for the 1km course. Good luck beating that!

Our events are Plastic Wise.