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Breca Bay of Islands

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The Bay of Islands is the perfect location for swimrun! Famous for its white-sand beaches, pristine islands, lagoons and turquoise waters - this is an awesome event! The courses follow the classic island-hopping swim run format over the Bay's stunning islands, before the grand finish at the Otehei Bay island resort.

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Imagine a sport that takes you to beautiful, wild places; over craggy hilltops, through mountain tarns, along rugged coastlines and across glittering lakes. Now picture doing all of that with friend by your side - two trailblazers together in the world of endurance sport.

Welcome to Breca, a series of extreme SWIMRUN adventure events. Join us to swimrun in some of the most challenging landscapes in the UK and New Zealand.

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  • swim cap
  • finishers’ hat
  • finishers’ medals
  • race timing
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography
  • Kiwi-style BBQ at Otehei Bay
33.4k
12:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019

Swim 8.4km, Run 25km

20k
12:00am Sat 13th Apr 2019

Swim 4.5km, Run 15.5km

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In 2019, for the first time, Breca will be offering two distances:

Breca Bay Of Islands - Full Distance

Date: 14th April 2019 | Run: 25km | Swim: 8.4km

Breca Bay Of Islands Sprint

Date: 13th April 2019 | Run: 15.5km | Swim: 4.5km

Logistics and schedule

Breca Bay Of Islands Sprint

Saturday 13th April

08:00 – Board (optional) coaches from Paihia to Waitangi. Coaches are free and are for participants only
08:00 – Registration, kit inspections, biosecurity check at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre
09:00 – Race brief at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre
10:00 – Board ferries for start. Bag drop on the ferry.
11:00 – Breca Bay of Islands Sprint start, direct from the ferry to the water!
13:30 – First competitors at the finish at Otehei Bay Resort, Urupukapuka Island
15:30 – Presentations and social at Otehei Bay
16:30, 18:30 – Ferries from Otehei Bay to Paihia

Breca Bay Of Islands

Saturday 13th April

17:00 – Registration, kit inspections, biosecurity check at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre
19:00 – Race brief at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre

Add your name to this list if you would like to book a place on a coach to the registration and briefing; there will be a small additional fee.

Sunday 14th April

06:15 – Bag drop opens at Paihia Wharf. Board (optional) coaches to Waitangi. Coaches are free and are for participants only
06:30 – Coaches depart: no waiting!
06:55 – Teams fully assembled at start at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
07:00 – Breca Bay of Islands start
12:30 – First competitors at finish at Otehei Bay Resort, Urupukapuka Island
17:30 – Presentations and social at Otehei Bay
16:30, 18:30 –  Ferries from Otehei Bay to Paihia

How to get there

Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Bay of Islands), Northland 0293, New Zealand

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The event will be held in Otehei Bay, about 3 and a half hours north of Auckland.

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33.4k
12:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019
20k
12:00am Sat 13th Apr 2019
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