Great East SwimRun

Alton Water, nr Ipswich, Suffolk
C-19 PLAN
Great Run has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

A fantastic day out in a truly stunning setting. The event will see the return of the popular event village, complete with farmers’ market, exhibitor stands, pop-up food stalls and music.

Since its inception in 2006, SwimRun has become a popular choice around the World for endurance athletes and is now the fastest growing endurance sport in the UK. The concept was born in Sweden, following a drunken bet among friends as to who could better navigate 20 islands and 75k of the Stockholm archipelago.

Runners and swimmers from across the UK, and triathletes seeking a change from the traditional triathlon format will enjoy stepping up to a new challenge. Embarking on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as you navigate your way around the course as either an individual participant or in teams of two.

This outdoor running and swimming challenge is the new benchmark in adventure races. Not just for endurance athletes, the most important things you need are a sense of adventure, some determination and a lot of fun!

Start Time

10:30am

Races

The event will follow strict covid-secure procedures, ensuring the safety of participants, spectators and Great Swim crew. As such we will be operating to a reduced capacity and a slightly different timetable to previous years. It will be a fantastic day out in a truly stunning setting. The event will see the return of the popular event village, complete with farmers’ market, exhibitor stands, pop-up food stalls and music.

Event day race bib

SwimRun medal

Swim cap

Finisher goodies

Timing chip (one per individual)

Plus more!

Alton Water:

The Great East SwimRun takes place in and around the picturesque Alton Water reservoir near Ipswich, Suffolk. The reservoir provides the main source of drinking water for Ipswich and the southern part of Suffolk.

Alton Water offers the opportunity to do far more than swim – it’s the perfect location for walks, cycle rides, wildlife spotting and family picnics. With miles of unspoilt countryside, numerous award winning beaches and scores of enchanting towns and villages within reach of Alton Water, Suffolk makes an ideal choice for a short break. Only an hour’s train journey away from London Liverpool Street station.

For the Short distance single participants, as well as teams are permitted to take part.

SwimRun rules are simple - complete your chosen distance carrying everything you need from start to finish; this means wearing your trainers and wetsuit for both the land and water sections of the course.

Please note: There will be a mandatory briefing prior to the event

08:00 5k swim
08:05 10k swim
09:15 2 mile swim
10:00 2 mile swim
10:30 SwimRun (Short distance)
11:00 1 mile swim
11:30 1 mile swim
12:00 1 mile swim
12:30 1 mile swim
12:50 Swim250
13:30 1/2 mile swim

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