The Burgh Island Race 2024

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The Burgh Island Race 2024
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Burgh Island provides the stunning backdrop for this unique and exhilarating race. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a total novice, this event is all inclusive with a range of race categories on offer. With a BBQ and fantastic race day atmosphere, this is not something you want to miss.
Youth Race, Nippers Race, 1600m Swim, and 1 more
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Sat 22nd Jun 2024
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Bigbury-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BG, UK
Start times
Sat 22nd Jun 2024
Youth Race:
5:00pm |
Nippers Race:
5:00pm |
1600m Swim:
6:30pm |
Charity 1600m Entry:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Burgh Island Race 2024
1600m Swim
Youth Race
Nippers Race
Charity 1600m Entry
Route information
Set against the breathtaking and iconic backdrop of Burgh Island, South Devon, come and take part in a fantastic sea swim.
All races start from the slipway on the island, you can swim across, get the tractor, or paddle/kayak across, and find registration outside the pub to the right.
The Nippers and Youth race is from the slipway, towards the Murrays and back in a triangle.
The Racing Swimmers will be setting off first, everyone will wade into the water, and set off as a mass start one the whistle goes.
The Charity Swimmers set off next, walking down the slipway as a trickle start, a few swimmers at a time.
The Youth and Nippers races will be fully life guarded.
What's included
  • Race Hat
  • Medal for all swimmers
  • Chip Timing (excluding Nippers and Youth)
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Adult Race, Nippers and Youth
  • Race photos and videos
  • Optional event hoodie and shirt
How to get there
Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BG, UK
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Getting to the Island
You must find your way to the start of the race on the island. You can swim, get the tractor or paddle/kayak!
Event day logistics
16:00 Registration Opens for all
17:00 Nippers and Youth Race Start
17:30 (onwards) Pilchard BBQ Available
17:45 Prize giving (Nippers and Youth)
18:30 Race Swimmers (Mass Start)
18:35 Charity Swimmers Start (Trickle Start)
20:00 Prize giving (Race swimmers)
21:30 Sun down
Age Requirements
  • Nippers Race: Ages 8-12 on race day
  • Youth Race: Ages 13-15 on race day
  • 1600m: All swimmers must be 16 or older on the day, with under 18's being accompanied by an adult
Registration All swimmers will need to attend registration in front of the Pilchard Pub from 4pm. Here you will collect your hat, chip timer and merchandise/BBQ if purchased.
Spectator Info
For spectators they are welcome to join us on the Island, you can watch the race from many points on the Island, or watch from Bigbury side. We do ask that spectators do not go around the island on paddleboards etc, as this may interfere in any rescue situations.
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