Swimrun is a growing multi-stage sport in the UK. Swimruns alternate between open-water swimming and cross-country running, with at least two transitions but no upper limit. Normally, they are done in teams of two, but some races permit individual participation. No kit changes are permitted, so you must swim with shoes on, and run with your wetsuit on. Flotation devices are often advised for the swimming section. There are not currently any established distances or number of transitions, so all races vary, but they can generally be split up into six categories: super-sprint (less than 10km), sprint (between 10-20km), regular (between 20-40km), long (between 40-75km), ultra (beyond 75km), and multiday (longer than 24 hours). The first official swimrun race was in 2006 in Sweden, where it also has the name ÖtillÖ (meaning Island-to-Island). In the UK, races take place in lakes or the sea, and on coastal paths or mountain trails. Breca was the original organiser of swimrun events in the UK, but there are now several options to choose from.
17 events found
- Manchester SwimRun24APR
Manchester SwimRunSwimRun ‧ Manchester3.3 mi • 1.9 mi
- As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRun5JUN
As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRunSwimRun ‧ Bedford7.7 mi • 6.2 mi
- Swimrun Experience - Tal Y Llyn11JUN
Swimrun Experience - Tal Y LlynSwimRun ‧ Tal-y-llyn2.9 mi
- Scurry Yellowcraig Sea Swim and Run Festival18JUN
Scurry Yellowcraig Sea Swim and Run FestivalMulti-Sport ‧ North Berwick11.5 mi • 7.5 mi • 1.2 mi
- As Keen As Mustard Grafham Water Swimrun26JUN
As Keen As Mustard Grafham Water SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Huntingdon13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Breca Coniston9JUL
Breca ConistonSwimRun ‧ Grasmere13.0 mi
- As Keen As Mustard Manvers Lake Rotherham Swimrun10JUL
As Keen As Mustard Manvers Lake Rotherham SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Wath upon Dearne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- As Keen As Mustard Long Eaton Nottingham Swimrun17JUL
As Keen As Mustard Long Eaton Nottingham SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Long Eaton13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Breca Gower30JUL
Breca GowerSwimRun ‧12.4 mi
- Breca Loch Lomond6AUG
Breca Loch LomondSwimRun ‧ Scotland14.9 mi
- Lochore off-road Triathlon Festival4SEP
Lochore off-road Triathlon FestivalMulti-Sport ‧ Crosshill11.8 mi • 11.2 mi • 8.7 mi • 3.7 mi
- Tal Y Llyn Swimrun17SEP
Tal Y Llyn SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Tal-y-llyn3.2 mi
- As Keen As Mustard Bewl Water Swimrun25SEP
As Keen As Mustard Bewl Water SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Lamberhurst13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi
- Love SwimRun Dawn to Dusk1OCT
Love SwimRun Dawn to DuskSwimRun ‧ Llanberis3.7 mi
- Tal Y Llyn Swimrun (Cool)15OCT
Tal Y Llyn Swimrun (Cool)SwimRun ‧ Tal-y-llyn2.8 mi
- Dorset Dirt Dash 10028MAY2022
Dorset Dirt Dash 100Multi-Sport ‧ Swanage94.4 mi
- Breca Gower Unclaimed9JUN2023
Breca Gower UnclaimedSwimRun ‧26.7 mi
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