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Rocky Horror Swim Run

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Event summary

Test yourself at the beautiful South Milton Sands in this mixed-distance swim run event. Great for those seeking a new challenge, the route follows the South West Coastpath and takes in the iconic Thurlestone Rock. Come for the epic surroundings or for the branded race cap.

Your organiser

We recognise that many of our runners may be new to self navigation events and want to become more confident runners who can dispense with a guide.So we are also offering NNAS navigation courses (for runners or walkers). The spirit of community and camaraderie of the group night runs, has cemented many friendships, since they began. Wild Running Camps aims to replicate the camaraderie of the Thursday night runs. Both the Beginner’s Fell Camps for women in the Lake District and our Wild Running Camp on Dartmoor, involve sharing communal meals in a cosy farmhouse, while our bespoke Scotland Camps can involve sharing a hostel, cottage or a hotel and listening to talks about the local geology and even whisky tasting, upon request. The chance to run on a guided route over a munro is central but by no means the only part of the experience. Last year, our guides learnt a lot about hygge when a large Danish group signed up for our Scotland camp. They were excellent company. Without the group, we are just loan wolfs bound for extinction. The end goal is not to chip away at your 10k time but to enjoy the process of running and hopefully to avoid injuries, in as much as this is possible.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Sep 02 2021

What's included:

  • Branded swim cap
  • Chip timing
  • Bespoke Swimrun medal
  • On-site safety team
  • Water and food stations
  • Marked and marshalled route
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Rocky Horror Long
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021

Swim 1.7mi, Run 16.3mi

Rocky Horror Short
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021

Swim 1.4mi, Run 7.1mi

£32.00 - £52.00
Rocky Ending Sprint
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021

Swim 1mi, Run 2.5mi

£25.00 - £45.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I hire a swimrun wetsuit at the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
This series is sponsored by Tri Wetsuit hire and all entrants qualify for a discount on wet suit hire. … read more
FAQ
Are there cafes in the area at the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
There is a food shack on the edge of Thurlestone, which serves teas, coffees, and fresh fish.… read more
FAQ
Where can I purchase a tow buoy for the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
Tow buoy's can be purchased via Wild Running's online shop and there will be a limited amount of stock available on the day.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Rocky Horror Swim Run is part of the Rock Hard Coast weekend, taking place at the beautiful South Milton Sands in South Devon.

The event consists of 4 Swimrun distances.

  • Rocky Horror Long: an 18 mile race with 4 swim legs and 4 run legs

  • Rocky Horror Short: an 8.5 mile race with 3 swim legs and 3 run legs

  • Rocky Ending Sprint: a sprint distance 3.5 mile race with two swim legs and two run legs.

  • Go Tri: a short 2.5 mile race with 1 swim leg and 1 run leg.

Both Swimruns follow the South West Coast Path from South Milton Sands, to Outer Hope, where the second swim leg takes place. Here participants swim 750 metres to Inner Hope before running back to South Milton Sands.

Long Swim Runners continue on to Salcombe’s North Sands for the third swim leg before running back along the coast path for their final swim section from Inner Hope to Outer Hope (opposite direction). Both short and Long Swimruns end at South Milton Sands, via a short inland section to East Soar.

Distance Breakdown

  • Rocky Horror Long: Swim 1.7 miles / Run 16.3 miles

  • Rocky Horror Short: Swim 1.4 miles / Run 7.1 miles

  • Rocky Ending Sprint: Swim 1 mile / Run 2.5 miles

  • Go Tri: Swim 0.5 miles / Run 2 miles

Logistics and schedule

06:30-08:00 Registration

08:30 Start time for all races

10:30 1st Prize ceremony

12:30 2nd Prize ceremony

Entry

Let's Do This are offering individual entry for the Rocky Horror Short, the Rocky Ending Sprint and the Go Tri.

Race Packs

All competitors will receive their race packs when they register before the race.

Kit

Unless you are told otherwise before the event all the following are required:

  • Wetsuit or tri-suit

  • Event swim cap provided so you can be identified by the marshals

  • Tow buoy

  • Swimming goggles

  • Running trainers

  • Water bottle or cup

  • Emergency food

  • £20 in a sealed bag

There will be a mandatory kit check at registration.

Age Restrictions

Competitors must be 18 year or over to compete in the Rocky Horror Long and Short races. You must be 16 years or older to compete in the Rocky Ending race and 15 years or older for the Go Tri race.

Camping

Camping is available in the farm fields behind the car park and Beach Hut cafe at South Milton Sands. It is a short 400m walk or drive up the hill to the entrance.

You can purchase one or two night’s camping here, when you are selecting your ticket.

How to get there

Thurlestone Hotel, Parkfield, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge TQ7 3NN, UK

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By Car

Thurlestone is situated just North of Salcombe, on the coast. It can be easily accessed from Ivybridge, Plymouth or Totnes.

Parking

There is free parking available in the National Trust car park, regardless of whether you are a member or not.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I hire a swimrun wetsuit at the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
This series is sponsored by Tri Wetsuit hire and all entrants qualify for a discount on wet suit hire.
FAQ
Are there cafes in the area at the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
There is a food shack on the edge of Thurlestone, which serves teas, coffees, and fresh fish.
FAQ
Where can I purchase a tow buoy for the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
Tow buoy's can be purchased via Wild Running's online shop and there will be a limited amount of stock available on the day.
FAQ
Will there be aid stations at the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
Yes, there will be aid stations but you must bring your own water bottle or cup to drink from.
FAQ
Is there accommodation available at the Rocky Horror Swim Run?
You can purchase one or two night’s camping just near the event HQ when you are selecting your ticket.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Rocky Horror Long
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021
Rocky Horror Short
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£32.00 - £52.00
Rocky Ending Sprint
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£25.00 - £45.00
Go Tri
8:30am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£20.00 - £40.00

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