The River Dart Swim Run

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The first Dart Swim Run brings swim running on a epic scale to the South West. You will follow the regions’ most iconic river by land and water. The Swim Run Marathon consists of five swim sections and five run sections and a half marathon consisting of three swim sections and three run sections, both finishing in Dartington Estate. The LONG course starts at Blackpool Sands and the SHORT course starts at Blackness Marine. The whole course can be completed in pairs or as a solo or part of a relay team.Heart of Dartness 3k swim:For those who aren’t interested in running, due to popular request, we’ve decided to add a 3k swim option in to the mix.The arrangements are exactly the same as for the half marathon, except you’ll finish at Ashprington Point. You will be responsible for arranging your own transport back to your car, unless you are camping at Ashprington Point. Camping is provided if you get in early.Sea Sells Sea Shells 750m swim (Blackpool Sands):After speaking to the organisers of a charity swim in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at Torbay Hospital, also at Blackpool Sands, we wanted to help in their fundraising mission. Every entry will contribute £2 towards the unit.As Blackpool Sands is already going to be buzzing with swimmers and runners as part of the Dar Swim Run, we thought we’d add to the atmosphere by adding a sea swim only event, 750m swim in this lovely setting. You can park at the beach for a small fee and drive away afterwards or linger for a coffee/breakfast at the Venus Cafe.
Swim Run Marathon, Swim Run Half Marathon, Heart of Dartness 3k swim, and 1 more
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Sat, 22 Sept 2018
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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A379, Dartmouth TQ6, UK
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Sat, 22 Sept 2018
Swim Run Marathon:
Swim Run Half Marathon:
Heart of Dartness 3k swim:
Sea Sells Sea Shells Swim:
Here's what races are available for The River Dart Swim Run
  • chip timing
  • event t shirt
  • branded swim caps
  • full water safety coverage and land safety
  • transport to start
  • post event meal (our caterers are providing this but you will have to pay)
  • baggage drop
  • Vivo barefoot swim run shoes discount
  • prizes for main categories (depending on entries)
A379, Dartmouth TQ6, UK
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LONG Course
    • 7:00am Registration opens (LONG Course) in Dartington
    • 8:00am Registration close
    • 8:00am Bus Leaves Dartington Hall for Blackpool Sands
    • 10.00am Bus 1 starts to be loaded to take LONG course participant’s kit to finish at Studio Gardens, Dartington.
    • 10:00am Route and safety briefing
    • 10:15am Race start Marathon and Sea Sells Sea Shells Swim
    • 18:30pm Prize giving Dartington Studio Gardens.
SHORT Course
    • 7:00am Registration opens (SHORT Course) at Dartington Studio Gardens.
    • 10.30am Registration Closes
    • 11:00 Bus 2 leaves from outside Dartington Hall, taking SHORT Course participants to Blackness Marine ( NB: We reserve the right to delay this departure by up to 45 minutes, depending on the location of our marathon swimmers and on the advice of our water safety team)
    • 12:30 Race start Half marathon and Heart of Dartness 3k Swim
    • 18:30 Prize giving Dartington Studio Garden Room
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Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants.
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 30% discount for a two week hire for tri or swimrun wetsuits.
  • 1 wetsuit 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 float
  • emergency food (energy bar or snacks additional to that provided a transition stations)
  • £20 in sealed bag,
This event will be plastic cup free in a bid to reduce waste and help care for the environment. Water will of course be available at feed stations and the finish line but you will need to carry your own bottle or cup.
Additional equipment for solo competitors only (not mandatory)
  • 1 Tow float (any type)
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
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