Dart Swim Run

Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, South Devon

Organiser's Description

The second Dart Swim Run consists of a Long 8 mile and a Short 5.5 mile race. You will start with a 750m swim in the sea at the picturesque Blackpool Sands, before following the SouthWest coast path to Little Dartmouth, where the Short route returns to Blackpool Sands. The Long continues to Sugary Cove, where you’ll swim round the mouth of the River Dart to Stumpy steps, then begin your run for home.

The Long Swim Run consists of two runs and two swim sections, while the short consists of one swim and one run, finishing at Blackpool Sands. The course will be fully marked. All participants will receive a medal and swimcap.

John OB said of the 2018 Dart SwimRun, "I wanted to thank you for organising and taking care of us all at the Dart swim run last weekend. G my swim run partner and I completed the event, our first swim run event and really enjoyed it. I loved the scale and friendliness of the event, it all worked really well and was great fun. I hope it’s worked our well from your perspective as I’d love to do it again next year, although I’ll go for the marathon rather than half marathon and hope for better weather. Tell the whole team, well done on a great job and a fantastic event."

Races

  • LONG swim Run (8 miles) Early Bird. 18 yrs and over
    £38 BOOK
  • SHORT (Aquathlon) 5.5 mile. Early Bird. 18 yrs and over
    £32 BOOK
  • LONG - Pairs (8 miles) 2 participants. Early Bird. 18 yrs and over
    £66 BOOK
  • SHORT - Pairs (5.5 miles) 2 participants. Early Bird. 18 yrs and over
    £54 BOOK
  • Kids running races 800m 3 - 8 yrs. Kids beach run 800m
    £7 BOOK
  • Kids running race 1600m 8 - 12 yrs. Kids beach run 1600m
    £7 BOOK

Camping at Blackpool Sands: You can camp at Blackpool sands overnight on Friday for £10pp per head. Payment can be made on race day at registration. Please contact us if you wish to do this so we can get an accurate estimate of numbers. info@wildrunning.co.uk. Blackpool, Dartmouth TQ6 0RG07773560335. Also suitable for camper vans.

Or there is another fine campsite just down the road at Leonard’s Cove. 01803 770206.

7:30am Registration opens at Blackpool Sands

9:15am Registration closes

9:30am Start of Dart SwimRun and Sea Sells Sea Shells Sea Swim.

12.30pm Expected last swimrunners

12.30pm Prize presentation

The LONG distances is approximately 8 miles and the SHORT is approximately 5.5 miles.

The pairs ticket is a separate category to the solos and pairs must complete the event together using a.bungee cord and tow buoy

The second Dart Swim Run forms part of the South West swimrun series and consists of a LONG 8mile and SHORT aquathlon 5.5 mile race. You will start with a 750m swim in the sea at the very picturesque Blackpool Sands, before following the SouthWest coastpath to Little Dartmouth where the SHORT route returns to Blackpool Sands. The LONG continues to Sugary Cove, where you'll swim round the mouth of the River Dart to Stumpy steps and begin your run for home. The LONG Swim Run consists of two runs and two swim sections, while the SHORT Aquathon consists of one swim and one run, finishing at Blackpool Sands. The courses will be fully marked, electronically timed and supported by our dedicated water safety team. Prizes will be awarded for all categories.

Unless you have told us otherwise, please make sure that you are wearing some kind of wetsuit. Swim socks or gloves are not needed but you MUST wear the event swim cap provided as this will identify you to our safety team and timekeepers. If you have already told us you want to swim ‘skinny’ please remind us who you are and we will pass this information onto our water safety team. Just email us at info@wildrunning.co.uk. As swimrun events are supposed to be self sufficient, you MUST bring a tow float with you and running shoes. Hand paddles are optional. If you are swimming as a pair, you must have a bungee. We strongly recommend you wear some anti chafe cream as you can get sore in salt!


Do I run with my wetsuit or can I wear a shortie or go skins?

You can if you wish, wear a shortie or a tri suit, although the easiest option is to swim and run in a specialist swimrun suit, which are thinner and unlikely therefore to make you too hot. The bespoke swimrun suits also have front zips for easy access. We will only allow you to swim skins in exceptional cicrcumstance ie if you are a confident open water swimmer, you can swim without a suit but please tell us that this is your intention so we can make an informed decision. If you decide to do this, you must sign a waiver to say you agree to do this at your own risk. We will send this to you before the event. You will need to have taken part in previous swimruns or open water swims in June or earlier.


Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants.

NB. There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.

You can hire wetsuits from our event partners Tri Wetsuit Hire who are offering all our entrants a 5% discount for a two week hire for tri or swimrun wetsuits. They are also offering our particiants full swimrun kit hire for the day for just £15.

  • 1 wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of min 14 degrees Celsius
  • 1 pair goggles per participant
  • 1 pair off road trainers per participant
  • 1 whistle per participant
  • hydration system, soft bottle or cup
  • tow float (one per pair or one for solos)
  • emergency food (energy bar or snacks additional to that provided a transition stations)
  • £20 in sealed bag,

This event will be plastic cup free in a bid to reduce waste and help care for the environment. Water will of course be available at feed stations and the finish line but you will need to carry your own bottle or cup.

Mandatory equipment that Wild Running Events will supply

  • Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims
  • race chip or tracker

Strongly recommended equipment

  • Extra Emergency food
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case
SwimRun Rules FAQs

Book your place

  • £38
  • £32
  • £66
  • £54
  • £7
  • £7

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REVIEWS

A great event

I did this event with my friend Garin last year and we both loved it.

It's extremely friendly and well organised. It's a great swim in a stunning location with a fun run through Totnes and a country park to finish. It's a small and intimate event that we highly recommend and we'll be doing it again.

John O'brien / May 11, 2019