Wild Dart Swim & Aquathlon

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Challenge yourself in the River Dart with this swim and 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 fresh cool water in the height of summer.
2.5k Swim, 5k Swim, 7k Aquathlon , and 2 more
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Sun, 26 Jun 2022
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Start times
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
2.5k Swim:
5:30pm |
5k Swim:
5:45pm |
7k Aquathlon :
5:30pm |
10k Aquathlon :
5:30pm |
15k Aquathlon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Wild Dart Swim & Aquathlon
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2.5k Swim
£38.00 - £48.00
7k Aquathlon
15k Aquathlon
5k Swim
£51.00 - £61.00
Route information
This event consists of five different options: 2.5k swim, 5k swim, 7k aquathlon, 10k aquathlon and 15k aquathlon. This year, all swimmers will swim 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 Beenleigh Cross, before turning back toward Totnes.
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What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • Full water safety coverage
  • Prizes for each category
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Finishers T-Shirt
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How to get there
Steamer Quay Rd, Totnes TQ9 5AL, UK
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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.
There will be bus transfers available to take you to the start line and back after the race. To access this service, please select the appropriate ticket at the checkout.
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.
Event day logistics
16:40 Registration opens
17:30 2.5k swimmers start & Aquathlon races begin
17:45 5k swimmers start
*Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your 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
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What to bring
Participants will be allowed to swim without wetsuits unless the river temperature falls below 11.9 degrees.
All normal swim-run kit will be permitted, except for tow floats.
The run portion of the aquathlon races suits road shoes.
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, starting 15 mins apart. 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.
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.
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.
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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