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Breca Bay of Islands

Sat 13th Apr 2019 • by Breca Swimrun
Northland, NZ

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Tickets NZD $505–NZD $780

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What you need to know

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.

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

Distances in this event

  1. 33.4k

    SwimRun: Swim 8.4km, Run 25km
    7:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019
    NZD $780
    Tickets available
  2. 20k

    SwimRun: Swim 4.5km, Run 15.5km
    11:00am Sat 13th Apr 2019
    NZD $505
    Tickets available
What’s Included

The Entry Fee Includes:

  • swim cap
  • finishers’ hat
  • finishers’ medals
  • race timing
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography
  • Kiwi-style BBQ at Otehei Bay
Raceday Logistics

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

Kit List

Each Team Must Have:

  • Either two wetsuits or two sets of neoprene shorts and vests
  • Two whistles
  • Two reusable cups or flasks – any kind will be accepted, as long as they are genuinely reusable

Teams may also use tow ropes, paddles, pull buoys and fins (no longer than 15cm, measured from the toe), but they are not mandatory.

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