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Breca Gower

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Experience Wales' iconic Gower peninsula like never before. Race against the tide to swim onto the dragon-like Worm's Head promontory before exploring limestone cliffs, ancient woodlands, white sand beaches and secret bays. Trail running on Gower's spectacular and challenging coastal path and multiple ocean swims will make Breca Gower a true swimrun test and an unforgettable experience.

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Richard H
"Really well organised race and great spirit amongst the competitors...."
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How to enter the Breca Gower

  1. Breca Gower

    SwimRun: Run 37km, Swim 5km
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  2. Breca Gower Sprint

    SwimRun: Run 17.8km, Swim 2.2km
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Breca Gower routes

Swimrun is raced in pairs - entry is for teams of two only.

Breca Gower
Estimated completion time: 5.5-9 hours
Terrain: sections of technical, off-trail running; rock-hopping; steps; steep slopes
Swimming: technical transitions, ocean swims, high likelihood of swell
Difficulty: hard. To complete this race you need a high level of fitness and should be comfortable swimming in the ocean

Breca Gower Sprint
Estimated completion time: 2-3.5 hours
Terrain: trail, steps, steep slopes
Swimming: technical transitions, ocean swims, high likelihood of swell
Difficulty: medium. To complete this race you need a medium to high level of fitness and should be comfortable swimming in the ocean

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What’s Included

The entry fee includes:

  • swim cap
  • finishers' t-shirts
  • finishers' medals
  • prizes
  • race timing
  • transport to the start
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography
Kit List
Each team must have: Two wetsuits and two whistles.

Breca Gower: two reusable flasks | Breca Gower Sprint: 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.

Supporters are more than welcome to attend the event and we hope to see you especially at the finish line and the post-race social. Please use designated public car parks and don’t park on private property or roadsides.

You can watch the race all along the course from the coastal path. The beaches and bays at Rhossili, Port Eynon, Oxwich, Langland and Caswell are particularly accessible with public car parks and cafes. To access Three Cliffs Bay we recommend parking at Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park where they operate a ticketed parking field, and walking from there.

Being part of the Breca Gower Event Team is rewarding and fun. If you can commit to a full day of volunteering you will receive a transferable, free entry to a Breca Swimrun race.

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Breca Gower weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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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.



Breca Gower reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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    Richard H

    Did the Breca Gower in 2019

    Really well organised race and great spirit amongst the competitors. Registration and pre-race brief was a breeze, transport to the start line via bus. Checkpoints well stocked with supplements/snacks/drinks and the post-race beer tasted good.
    My first Swimrun but certainly not my last - great experience and highly encourage anyone thinking of partaking in the sport to get on this one. Slightly more expensive than the others, but as a once-a-year cost it aint too bad.
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