Swimruns in United Kingdom

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JUN23
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As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRun

As Keen As Mustard Swimrun is a epic adventure race incorporating Open water swimming and mixed terrain running.

A new dual sport based on open water swimming and trail running. An endurance event we have adapted for the adventures. No transitions, you run in your swimming kit and swim in you running kit.

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As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRun

Box End Park Watersports, Box End Rd, Bedford MK43 8RN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

As Keen As Mustard Swimrun is a epic adventure race incorporating Open water swimming and mixed terrain running.

A new dual sport based on open water swimming and trail running. An endurance event we have adapted for the adventures. No transitions, you run in your swimming kit and swim in you running kit.

£45 - £180
As Keen As Mustard Box End SwimRun
JUN8
Great North Swimrun

The three SwimRun distances (short, middle and endurance) will be returning to Windermere. This time, the three distances will start and finish at our brand new location at Brockhole on Windermere.

Based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature, teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as they navigate their way around the course.

The Great North SwimRun is an opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water island-hopping adventure!

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Great North Swimrun

Beech Cottage, Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The three SwimRun distances (short, middle and endurance) will be returning to Windermere. This time, the three distances will start and finish at our brand new location at Brockhole on Windermere.

Based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature, teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as they navigate their way around the course.

The Great North SwimRun is an opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water island-hopping adventure!

£75 - £300
Great North Swimrun
JUN15
Polkerris Aquathlon

The Aquathlon will be returning in 2019 along with a junior's race.

Whether you're a novice or experienced triathlete, challenge yourself and be part of this stunning but tough event.

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Polkerris Aquathlon

S W Coast Path, Par PL24 2TL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Aquathlon will be returning in 2019 along with a junior's race.

Whether you're a novice or experienced triathlete, challenge yourself and be part of this stunning but tough event.

$25
Polkerris Aquathlon
JUN22
Great East Swimrun

An ideal entry level event giving everyone the chance to sample the SwimRun experience. Based on a single lap of Alton Water which is set in 400 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside.

The event starts and finishes at the main Great East Swim event site. The 11.3km course (approximately) comprises 4 swims and 3 runs. The swim courses include the start and finish sections of the Great Swims with a sunken tennis court thrown in for good measure.

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Great East Swimrun

4 Alton Hall Ln, Stutton, Ipswich IP9 2SN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An ideal entry level event giving everyone the chance to sample the SwimRun experience. Based on a single lap of Alton Water which is set in 400 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside.

The event starts and finishes at the main Great East Swim event site. The 11.3km course (approximately) comprises 4 swims and 3 runs. The swim courses include the start and finish sections of the Great Swims with a sunken tennis court thrown in for good measure.

£70
Great East Swimrun
JUN22
Love SwimRun Llanberis
Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales!

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Love SwimRun Llanberis

A4086, Caernarfon LL55 4EL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales!

£40 - £176
Love SwimRun Llanberis
JUN30
SwimRun Fritton Lake – Summer

SwimRun Fritton Lake is returning TWICE in 2018 after a sold out and very successful inaugural 2017 event. This Summer edition of the Swedish style tillo event embodies fun and team work with a healthy serving of mud under a Summer sky. Run trails through the privately owned Somerleyton Estate and plunge into the beautiful Fritton Lake on this rare opportunity to experience the pristine woodlands and beautiful views in areas not normally accessible to the public. If you prefer your SwimRun colder, wetter & muddier then why not check out our Autumn edition of this event?

In teams of two you will complete a 10km course comprised of 6 run sections and 5 swims. Each leg offering stunning views and varied terrain. Always within 10m of your team mate on the swim and 100m on the run you will share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering as you race the pre-marked course alternating between running and swimming.

Running in your wetsuit/swimming kit and swimming in your trainers you will travel through beautiful unspoilt surroundings immersed (literally!) in nature.

The route totals approximately 1800m of open water swimming, entering and exiting at various locations along the lake. Together with approximately 8.2 km of mixed terrain running you will explore both sides of the lake and cross the Norfolk/Suffolk boundary many times.

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SwimRun Fritton Lake – Summer

Church Ln, Great Yarmouth NR31 9HA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

SwimRun Fritton Lake is returning TWICE in 2018 after a sold out and very successful inaugural 2017 event. This Summer edition of the Swedish style tillo event embodies fun and team work with a healthy serving of mud under a Summer sky. Run trails through the privately owned Somerleyton Estate and plunge into the beautiful Fritton Lake on this rare opportunity to experience the pristine woodlands and beautiful views in areas not normally accessible to the public. If you prefer your SwimRun colder, wetter & muddier then why not check out our Autumn edition of this event?

In teams of two you will complete a 10km course comprised of 6 run sections and 5 swims. Each leg offering stunning views and varied terrain. Always within 10m of your team mate on the swim and 100m on the run you will share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering as you race the pre-marked course alternating between running and swimming.

Running in your wetsuit/swimming kit and swimming in your trainers you will travel through beautiful unspoilt surroundings immersed (literally!) in nature.

The route totals approximately 1800m of open water swimming, entering and exiting at various locations along the lake. Together with approximately 8.2 km of mixed terrain running you will explore both sides of the lake and cross the Norfolk/Suffolk boundary many times.

£100
SwimRun Fritton Lake – Summer
JUL3
Registration Perks
Total Motion Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun 2019

After the success of our SwimRun events over the past few years at Tooting Bec Lido we are back on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 with another edition of this increasingly popular lido event.

SwimRun is a fast growing endurance sport first conceived in Sweden, and made popular in the UK with Breca SwimRuns, in which you run and swim between two predefined points along a set course of runs and swims without stopping in between. Similar to an aquathlon except that participants switch between running and swimming many times during a single race, running in their wetsuits and swimming in their trainers no transition.

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Total Motion Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun 2019

Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Rd, London SW16 1RU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

After the success of our SwimRun events over the past few years at Tooting Bec Lido we are back on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 with another edition of this increasingly popular lido event.

SwimRun is a fast growing endurance sport first conceived in Sweden, and made popular in the UK with Breca SwimRuns, in which you run and swim between two predefined points along a set course of runs and swims without stopping in between. Similar to an aquathlon except that participants switch between running and swimming many times during a single race, running in their wetsuits and swimming in their trainers no transition.

£20 - £50
Total Motion Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun 2019
JUL13
Breca Gower
The Mumbles, Wales, United Kingdom

Experience Wales' iconic Gower peninsula like never before. Race against the tide to swim onto the dragon-like Worm's Head promontory before exploring limestone cliffs, ancient woodlands, white sand beaches and secret bays. Trail running on Gower's spectacular and challenging coastal path and multiple ocean swims will make Breca Gower a true swimrun test and an unforgettable experience.

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Breca Gower

Underhill Park, 96 Newton Rd, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4SW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Experience Wales' iconic Gower peninsula like never before. Race against the tide to swim onto the dragon-like Worm's Head promontory before exploring limestone cliffs, ancient woodlands, white sand beaches and secret bays. Trail running on Gower's spectacular and challenging coastal path and multiple ocean swims will make Breca Gower a true swimrun test and an unforgettable experience.

£255 - £370
Breca Gower
JUL27
Registration Perks
The Wales SwimRun
Pembroke Dock, Wales, United Kingdom

From The Organisers That Founded Long Course Weekend And Ironman Wales A New Event With The Same Big Atmosphere Will Now Hit The Shores Of Pembrokeshire In West Wales. The Wales Swim Run.

The Wales Swim Run will take place along The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on July 27th 2019. Starting on the cliff tops above Freshwater East, the race will move east taking in Manorbier, Lydstep, Tenby and will end to a huge party finish in the fishing harbour of Saundersfoot. All running will be off road following the Pembrokeshire Coast path with 2 feed stations positioned on route.

In Total the event is just over 16 miles with 13 miles of running and 3 miles of swimming.

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The Wales SwimRun

12 Essex Rd, Pembroke Dock SA72, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

From The Organisers That Founded Long Course Weekend And Ironman Wales A New Event With The Same Big Atmosphere Will Now Hit The Shores Of Pembrokeshire In West Wales. The Wales Swim Run.

The Wales Swim Run will take place along The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on July 27th 2019. Starting on the cliff tops above Freshwater East, the race will move east taking in Manorbier, Lydstep, Tenby and will end to a huge party finish in the fishing harbour of Saundersfoot. All running will be off road following the Pembrokeshire Coast path with 2 feed stations positioned on route.

In Total the event is just over 16 miles with 13 miles of running and 3 miles of swimming.

£275
The Wales SwimRun
AUG10
Breca Buttermere

Imagine a land of extremes: the home of Englands highest mountain and its deepest lake. An ancient landscape of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns, rugged trails and glittering lakes. That place is the Lake District National Park, and for centuries it has captivated the imagination of adventurers, explorers and intellectuals alike. This is the setting for Breca Buttermere - the UK's original swimrun race. The courses will test you on many levels: the lakes are cold and deep; the ascents are steep and the descents are technical. Its a course that favours the complete athlete.

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Breca Buttermere

B5289, Cockermouth CA13 9XA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Imagine a land of extremes: the home of Englands highest mountain and its deepest lake. An ancient landscape of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns, rugged trails and glittering lakes. That place is the Lake District National Park, and for centuries it has captivated the imagination of adventurers, explorers and intellectuals alike. This is the setting for Breca Buttermere - the UK's original swimrun race. The courses will test you on many levels: the lakes are cold and deep; the ascents are steep and the descents are technical. Its a course that favours the complete athlete.

£255 - £370
Breca Buttermere
SEP1
Love SwimRun Holy Island

Take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island. Starting near Southstack lighthouse, swim & rockhop through sandy bays and rocky channels, and run along high cliff edges with spectacular views of Snowdonia!

Love SwimRun Holy Island will take place on the west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales. The 18.35km multi transition linear course will involve a total of approximately 2.74km of swimming and 15.61km of running.

The route will take in some of Angleseyss most stunning scenery on mainly off road terrain, including Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve, beautiful cliff top runs with views of the mountains of Snowdonia, hidden beaches, rocky swims and a tough final climb up to the finish line the toughest part will be passing a tempting pub and not stopping, but you can always head there after claiming your medal!

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Love SwimRun Holy Island

Unnamed Road, Holyhead LL65, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island. Starting near Southstack lighthouse, swim & rockhop through sandy bays and rocky channels, and run along high cliff edges with spectacular views of Snowdonia!

Love SwimRun Holy Island will take place on the west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales. The 18.35km multi transition linear course will involve a total of approximately 2.74km of swimming and 15.61km of running.

The route will take in some of Angleseyss most stunning scenery on mainly off road terrain, including Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve, beautiful cliff top runs with views of the mountains of Snowdonia, hidden beaches, rocky swims and a tough final climb up to the finish line the toughest part will be passing a tempting pub and not stopping, but you can always head there after claiming your medal!

£98 - £196
Love SwimRun Holy Island
OCT5
Breca Coniston

The Lake District is too perfect for swimrun for us to have only one event there, which is why we have returned for the newest addition to our UK series: Breca Coniston. Explore four of the most beautiful and imposing of the English lakes: Coniston Water, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere. The course follows tracks and paths along valleys and over passes in the midst of splendid and varied Lakeland scenery.

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Breca Coniston

Unnamed Road, Coniston LA21 8AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Lake District is too perfect for swimrun for us to have only one event there, which is why we have returned for the newest addition to our UK series: Breca Coniston. Explore four of the most beautiful and imposing of the English lakes: Coniston Water, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere. The course follows tracks and paths along valleys and over passes in the midst of splendid and varied Lakeland scenery.

£225 - £330
Breca Coniston
JUN8
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend – Isles of Scilly
Isles of Scilly, South West, United Kingdom

The Isles of Scilly is a place which we did not think existed. It looks like the lost world of Atlantis with clear, beautiful water, pristine beaches and ancient stone walls. For us it is a dream come true after searching in many places for our home in the UK.

We spent more than 18 months chasing our dream location in the UK, we wanted to find something unique. By chance we happend upon the Isles of Scilly. It is truely a unique place where it is difficult to not get emationally affected.

The Isles of Scilly are off the south-west tip of England, in the Atlantic. They have been inhabited since the Stone Age and is a mythical place. All in all 140 islands of which five are inhabited. At times, when low tide is low, you can walk between islands. Exceptional beauty and a pristine environment where the power of the Ocean is never far away! The trail- running is magical with some of the most beautiful runs we have ever done.

We work very closely with the Wildlife Trust to make sure the running sections have a minimum of impact on the nesting birds and wildlife.

In June the flowers are in full bloom which is apparent when passing through the beautiful Tresco Gardens and the sea is usually calmer but still with huge tidal changes of more than 5 metres.

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ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend – Isles of Scilly

4 Lower Strand, Isles of Scilly TR21 0PS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Isles of Scilly is a place which we did not think existed. It looks like the lost world of Atlantis with clear, beautiful water, pristine beaches and ancient stone walls. For us it is a dream come true after searching in many places for our home in the UK.

We spent more than 18 months chasing our dream location in the UK, we wanted to find something unique. By chance we happend upon the Isles of Scilly. It is truely a unique place where it is difficult to not get emationally affected.

The Isles of Scilly are off the south-west tip of England, in the Atlantic. They have been inhabited since the Stone Age and is a mythical place. All in all 140 islands of which five are inhabited. At times, when low tide is low, you can walk between islands. Exceptional beauty and a pristine environment where the power of the Ocean is never far away! The trail- running is magical with some of the most beautiful runs we have ever done.

We work very closely with the Wildlife Trust to make sure the running sections have a minimum of impact on the nesting birds and wildlife.

In June the flowers are in full bloom which is apparent when passing through the beautiful Tresco Gardens and the sea is usually calmer but still with huge tidal changes of more than 5 metres.

€50 - €480
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend – Isles of Scilly
SEP29
St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun

Our St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun starts and finishes at the beautiful Pike and Eel Marina in Needingworth in Cambridgeshire. The 10k and 21k Solo Swimrun races are part of the Fenland Runner Series Championship.

We are really honoured to be working with the RSPB for this event. We have their kind permission to run around the Fen Drayton Nature Reserve which makes this course really special.

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St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun

The Pike & Eel Hotel and Marina, Overcote Ln, Needingworth, St Ives, Saint Ives PE27 4TW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun starts and finishes at the beautiful Pike and Eel Marina in Needingworth in Cambridgeshire. The 10k and 21k Solo Swimrun races are part of the Fenland Runner Series Championship.

We are really honoured to be working with the RSPB for this event. We have their kind permission to run around the Fen Drayton Nature Reserve which makes this course really special.

£45 - £190
St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun

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What you need to know about Swimruns

What started out as a drunken bet between two friends in Sweden is fast becoming one of the more popular multi-sport racing events. Swimruns are always carried out outdoors and in open water where your goal is to go from a start to finish through a course with several checkpoints. It has several stages, which means you have to switch between running and swimming several times.

You enter as a two person team, and usually you have to be within 10m of each other for the whole race. Some people tie themselves together to make sure they don’t drift during the swim. The original ÖTILLÖ in Stockholm is regarded as one of the toughest adventure races around, but as the sport grows there are events suitable for newbies as well as hardened endurance athletes. We’ve created a list of our favourites, from swimruns in Wales, Cumbria, Scotland and the Scilly Isles, you’re sure to find an adventure that suits.

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