Great North SwimRun
This is your opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water, island-hopping adventure! SwimRun has become a popular choice around the World for endurance athletes and is now the fastest growing endurance sport in the UK. Teams of two will navigate their way around a course on land and water in and around the beautiful Lake Windermere. Three distance options will start and finish at our brand new location at Brockhole on Windermere. Short involves 3 swims total distance 1.9k, 3 runs total distance 8.7k; Middle involves 5 swims total distance 3k, 5 runs total distance 18.3k; Endurance involves 7 swims total distance 4.5k, 6 runs total distance 32k.
Event day race bib
SwimRun map temporary tattoo
Feed station energy gels and water
Technical finisher's t-shirt
Goodie-filled finisher's bag
Waterproof course map
Pre-event briefing (date tbc)
Timing chip (one per team or individual)
The event begins on the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. The finish line of the event will be shared with the Great North Swim, where family and friends can watch all the action while enjoying food and drink from local vendors.
Single participants, as well as teams, are permitted to take part in the Short distance, but in the Middle and Endurance distances, teamwork is essential. Each pair is responsible for each other’s safety and support, remaining close to each other at all times, succeeding or failing together.
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!