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.
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- As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRun6Jun
As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRunSwimRun ‧ Bedford
- As Keen As Mustard Grafham Water Swimrun27Jun
As Keen As Mustard Grafham Water SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Huntingdon
- As Keen As Mustard Long Eaton Nottingham Swimrun18Jul
As Keen As Mustard Long Eaton Nottingham SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Long Eaton
- As Keen As Mustard Bewl Water Swimrun26Sep
As Keen As Mustard Bewl Water SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Lamberhurst
- As Keen As Mustard Manvers Lake Rotherham Swimrun11Jul
As Keen As Mustard Manvers Lake Rotherham SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Wath upon Dearne
- Scurry Yellowcraig Sea Swim and Run Festival19Jun
Scurry Yellowcraig Sea Swim and Run FestivalMulti-Sport ‧ North Berwick1.2 mi
- Breca Coniston10Jul
Breca ConistonSwimRun ‧ Grasmere
- Breca Gower31Jul
Breca GowerSwimRun ‧
- Breca Loch Lomond7Aug
Breca Loch LomondSwimRun ‧ Scotland
- Lochore off-road Triathlon Festival5Sep
Lochore off-road Triathlon FestivalMulti-Sport ‧ Crosshill
- Love SwimRun Dawn to Dusk2Oct
Love SwimRun Dawn to DuskSwimRun ‧ Llanberis
- Dorset Dirt Dash 10029May2022
Dorset Dirt Dash 100Multi-Sport ‧ Swanage94.4 mi • 1.9 mi
- Breca Gower Unclaimed10Jun2023
Breca Gower UnclaimedSwimRun ‧
- Tal Y Llyn Swimrun18Sep
Tal Y Llyn SwimrunSwimRun ‧ Tal-y-llyn
- Tal Y Llyn Swimrun (Cool)16Oct
Tal Y Llyn Swimrun (Cool)SwimRun ‧ Tal-y-llyn
- Swimrun Experience - Tal Y Llyn12Jun
Swimrun Experience - Tal Y LlynSwimRun ‧ Tal-y-llyn
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