The Mass Start Swim Series - August

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About
This swimming extravaganza is the perfect event for water-lovers of all ability levels. With distance ranging from 750m - 5000m, there's a race for everyone. With chip-timed results and finisher's medals up for grabs, you won't want to miss this aquatic event. This is part three of a three race swim series. Challenge yourself next summer, come and find out if you have what it takes to complete this exciting swim series.
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750m, 1500m, 3800m, and 2 more
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9:30am Sat 26th Aug 2023
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4.8
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Where and when
Location
Box End Park Watersports, Box End Rd, Bedford MK43 8RN, UK
Start times
9:30am Sat 26th Aug 2023
750m:
9:30am |
1500m:
9:30am |
3800m:
9:30am |
5000m:
9:30am |
2500m:
9:30am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Mass Start Swim Series - August
Route information
The event will take place in Box End Park Lake near the beach side and just opposite the Aquapark.
Those in the 750m event will complete 1 lap of the course, and those in the 1500m event will complete 2 laps.
2.5k Participants will complete 2 laps, 3.8k participants will complete 3 laps and round the buoys on the most easterly side of the lake before returning back to the Race Tent area.
Those in the 5k event will complete 4 laps of the course and will follow the 3.8k course before completing a final 1.2k.
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What's included
  • Medals
  • Chip-timed results
  • Kayak Marshalls
  • Free Parking
  • Changing Rooms
  • Swim Cap
  • Lockers
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How to get there
Box End Park Watersports, Box End Rd, Bedford MK43 8RN, UK
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By Car
Follow the A421 then take the turning onto the A6 and arrive at Box End Park which is located just off the A6 roundabout opposite the Bedford Great Denham Golf Village.
Parking
There is free parking at the Box End Park Car Bay.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
09:15 Registration closes
09:25 Participants begin warm-up
09:30 All events start
Facilities
There is a changing room at the event site including showers and lockers.
Event Rules
Diving is not allowed at the event.
Participants can swim in either front crawl or breaststroke. If they are struggling to complete the course they should inform a kayak marshall by turning onto their backs and raising an arm. Marshalls can then rescue them.
Results
All results will be chip-timed and posted to the results base website after the event.
Race Packs
Participants will receive race packs that include a discount code.
Refunds
Please note that there are no refunds if you cancel within the week leading up to race day.
FAQs
Is there parking available at The Mass Start Swim - August?
There is free parking available at the Box End Park Car Bay.
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Are there any rules that I should be made aware of at The Mass Start Swim - August?
Yes, diving is not allowed at the event. Additionally, participants can swim in any stroke of their choice. If they are struggling to complete the course they should inform a kayak marshall who can rescue them.
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What facilities are available at The Mass Start Swim - August?
There is a changing room at the event site including showers and lockers.
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Reviews
4.8
18 reviews
jenny
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
really appreciated everyone waiting for me to come in last having breast stroked the whole thing
alison
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
I found the team really approachable, friendly and helpful. Set up with no drama and were really proactive in drawing in the debris boom to create a clear course
julie
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
It was relaxed and in a lovely venue. The course was well marked and I felt safe with the canoe patrol.
lee
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4.0
Did the race in 2022
The main buoys had fallen over and made it very difficult to see. I appreciate this probably was out of your control but it did mean several people drifted about.
ruby
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Being our first event we assumed the same rules as FINA would apply so didn’t bring wetsuits. More info on what to bring would be good. We also had issues with weeds scraping legs.
susan
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great event. Loved that the mass start started on land so that I didn’t get cold waiting in the water for the start
philip
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great friendly well organised event, thank you
karis
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
First open water swim 🏊‍♀️ event great staff,water, course, kayak people amazing 🤩
ella
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Really good venue fab swim great organisation
michelle
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
If was great to have a local OW swim event, and great for Triathlon training.Hopefully more people next time!
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