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Rocky Horror Swim Run

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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.

How to enter the Rocky Horror Swim Run

  1. Rocky Horror Long

    SwimRun: Swim 1.4mi, Run 17.9mi
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  2. Rocky Horror Short

    SwimRun: Swim 1.1mi, Run 5.3mi
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Rocky Horror Swim Run routes

#GoWithTheFlow Swim

The 4.5KM course will follow the same first 3KM as the Swimrunners, however, while the swimrunners reach their first checkpoint halfway down the Avon Estuary towards Bantham, the swimmers will continue on toward Bantham.

Long & Short Routes

The swimrunners first transition points comes at a small inlet, about half way down the Avon Estuary towards Bantham.

From here, the athletes will run the South West Coastpath from Bantham to South Milton Sands, before the second swim leg takes place through the iconic Thurlestone Rock.

Continuing on to Outer Hope, you will swim a further 400m before running back to South Milton Sands. This is where the short route will end.

The long route then continues onto their third swimming section, before the penultimate run takes you to North Sands beach in Salcombe. Finally, you will swim back to South Sands, before the last run along the coast-path to South Milton Sands.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Branded swim cap
  • Chip timing
  • Bespoke swim run medal
  • On-site safety team
Raceday Logistics


0630: Registration opens

0800: Bus to South Milton Sands

0830: Start of Rocky Horror SwimRun Long/Short/4.5K swim

1030: 1st Prize ceremony

1230: 2nd Prize ceremony

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race begins to ensure there is ample time to complete the registration process.

Kit List
Mandatory equipment

NB. There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.

You can hire wetsuits from our event partners Tri Wetsuit Hire who are offering all our entrants a 5% discount for a two week hire for tri or swimrun wetsuits. They are also offering our particiants full swimrun kit hire for the day for just £15.

- 1 wetsuit/trisuit/swimrun suit per participant, suitable for water temperature of min 14 degrees Celsius
- 1 pair goggles per participant
- 1 pair off road trainers per participant
- 1 whistle per participant
- hydration system, soft bottle or cup
- tow buoy (one per pair or one for solos)
- emergency food (energy bar or snacks additional to that provided a transition stations)
- £20 in sealed bag,

Mandatory equipment that Wild Running Events will supply

- Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims
- race chip or tracker

Strongly recommended equipment

- Extra Emergency food
- Mobile phone in waterproof case

The Rocky Horror Swim Run forms part of a weekend of epic sporting events, including the Rock Hard Coast running events.

With something for everyone, this is a great event for all the family and it would be fantastic to see as many supporters come along to this epic corner of the world.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire a swimrun wetsuit?
This series is sponsored by Tri Wetsuit hire and all entrants qualify for a discount on wet suit hire.
Are there cafes in the area?
There is a food shack on the edge of Thurlestone, which serves teas, coffees, and fresh fish.
Where can I purchase a tow buoy?
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.
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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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