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Wild Dart Swim & Aquathlon

6 races scheduled · 250 participants · 2021-06-26 · Totnes
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£15.00 - £71.00Free injury protection
About this event

Challenge yourself in the River Dart with this mixed swim/aquathlon event. Great for athletes looking for a new test, the course kicks-off from the Dart-Totnes Rowing Club and tracks along the Sharpham side of the river. Come for the scenic surroundings or for the free branded swim cap.

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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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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Jun 24 2021

What's included:

  • Chip timing
  • Free branded swim caps
  • Full water safety coverage
  • Prizes for each category
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5k Swim
8:30am Sat 26th Jun 2021

Swim 5km

£51.00 - £71.00
2.5k Swim
8:15am Sat 26th Jun 2021

Swim 2.5km

£38.00 - £48.00
7k Aquathlon
11:40am Sat 26th Jun 2021

Swim 2.5km, Run 4.5km

£41.00
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Frequently asked questions
How do waves get decided for the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
Waves will be split into two, with 2.5K swimmers in the first wave and 5K swimmers in the second - around 15 mins later. Some of the slower 5K swimmers may enter the first wave. Further wave details will be finalised in the week leading up to the event.… read more
Are there any on-site refreshments at the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
There is a cafe at Sharpham as well as the Riverside Cafe which will be serving breakfast, cake, tea and coffee.… read more
How do I get back from Sharpham at the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
A bus service will run from the cafe at Sharpham to the Riverside cafe from 12.30pm onwards.… read more
Route description
Route description

This event consists of five different options: Go Tri, 2.5k swim, 5k swim, 7k aquathlon, 15k aquathlon. This year, all swimmers will be with the tide.

**2.5k & 5k Swim

**The 5k swim will be a one way route from Totnes to Ashprington Point Field. (Different course to previous years)

The 2.5k swimmers will start at the same place, but in separate waves - decided by predicted finish time.

The swim will take you alongside the two path and reed beds, which line the Sharpham side of the river and you can enjoy the scenic views of rolling hills to your left.

5k, 7k, 10k, & 15k Aquathlons

The 7k aquathlon will follow the same swim route as the 2.5k, before undertaking a formidable 4.5K run with some formidable hills within it. The running route will take you through the scenic vineyards in Sharpham before tracking along a cycle track from Sharpham House to Moat Hill.

Similarly, the 15k aquathlon will take runners up the hill from Sharpham House before heading down through Ashprington and towards Bow Bridge. From here, runners will follow Harbourne River to Beanleigh Cross, before turning back toward Totnes.

**Go Tri

**This sprint triathlon will consist of a quick-fire 500 metre swim along the River Dart, running parallel to the walkway. Once completed, participants will run a short 1 mile loop around Steamer Quay.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

07:30 Registration Opens

08:15 2.5k Swim Starts

08:30 5k Swim Starts

10:30 Go Tri Starts

11:40 Aquathlons Start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before you race starts to ensure you have plenty of time to complete the registration process.

Age Restrictions

Entrants must be the following ages to enter each of the following races:

  • 12+ to enter the 2.5k Swim and Go Tri Event
  • 15 to enter the 7k Aquathlon
  • 18+ to enter the 5k Swim, 15k Aquathlon, and 10k Aquathlon
Volunteers

Wild Running are always looking for more great volunteers to help out with their events.

Roles vary from event to event. If you would like to find out more, please follow this link: https://www.wildrunning.co.uk/volunteer/

How to get there

The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5YS, UK

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Parking

There is extensive parking behind the Rowing Club and next to the Riverside Cafe on Steamer Quay. Be aware there is a small charge, so please bring change.

Camping

There are plenty of camping options near the event site, including Dartington campsite and Broadleigh Farm. There are also B&Bs in the local area.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do waves get decided for the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
Waves will be split into two, with 2.5K swimmers in the first wave and 5K swimmers in the second - around 15 mins later. Some of the slower 5K swimmers may enter the first wave. Further wave details will be finalised in the week leading up to the event.
FAQ
Are there any on-site refreshments at the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
There is a cafe at Sharpham as well as the Riverside Cafe which will be serving breakfast, cake, tea and coffee.
FAQ
How do I get back from Sharpham at the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
A bus service will run from the cafe at Sharpham to the Riverside cafe from 12.30pm onwards.
FAQ
Do I need to wear a wetsuit to swim at the Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon?
Participants are allowed to swim without wetsuits, unless the river temperature is below 15 degrees.
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£15.00 - £71.00Free injury protection

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