Rocky Horror Swim Run

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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.
Rocky Horror Long, Rocky Horror Short, Rocky Ending Sprint, and 1 more
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Sat, 4 Sept 2021
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Thurlestone, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Thurlestone Hotel, Parkfield, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge TQ7 3NN, UK
Saturday, 4 Sept 2021
Rocky Horror Long:
4:30 pm |
Rocky Horror Short:
4:30 pm |
Rocky Ending Sprint:
4:30 pm |
Go Tri:
4:30 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Rocky Horror Swim Run
Rocky Horror Long
Rocky Horror Short
£32 - £52
Rocky Ending Sprint
£25 - £45
Go Tri
£20 - £40
Route information
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
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What's included
  • Branded swim cap
  • Chip timing
  • Bespoke Swimrun medal
  • On-site safety team
  • Water and food stations
  • Marked and marshalled route
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.
There is free parking available in the National Trust car park, regardless of whether you are a member or not.
Event day logistics
14:00 Registration opens
16:15 Registration closes
16:30 Start time for all races
19:00 1st Prize ceremony
21:00 2nd Prize ceremony
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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