Rocky Horror Swim Run

Thurlestone, Devon

Organiser's Description

The Rocky Horror Swim Run is part of the Rock Hard Coast Weekend, in conjunction with the National Trust's Big Day and Night Out on the Beach, and takes place from the beautiful South Milton Sands, in South Devon, with camping and parking available.

The event includes a Long 20 mile Swim Run, with 4 swim legs and 4 run legs, a Short 8.5 mile Swim Run, with 3 swim legs and 3 run legs, sprint distance Rocky Ending, which is 3.5 miles in length and includes 2 swim legs and 2 run legs, and a GoTri event, which is 2.5 miles - swim 0.5 miles, run 2 miles (minimum age 15 yrs). Also 750m swim.

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  • GoTri Swim Run
    £21.64 BOOK
  • Sea Swim 750m
    £23.68 BOOK
  • Rocky Ending Swim Run Sprint Individual Entry
    £26.75 BOOK
  • Swim Run Short Individual Entry. Early Bird Price
    £33.90 BOOK
  • Swim Run Short Team of 2 Entry
    £67.80 BOOK
  • Swim Run Long Individual Entry. Early Bird
    £57.41 BOOK
  • Swim Run Long Team of 2 Entry. Early Bird
    £114.82 BOOK

Branded swim cap

Electronic timing

A bespoke swim run medal

Water/food throughout the course

All participants will collect their race packs either on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Registration and the prize ceremony take place at South Milton Sands.

Both Long and Short events start with a swim at high tide at South Milton Sands. Swimmers will start right on peak high tide and so swim with the flow.

Both Swim Runs follow the South West coastpath from South Milton Sands, to Outer Hope, where the second swim leg takes place. Here swimrunners swim to Inner Hope (a 750m swim) then run back to South Milton Sands. Swimrunners continue on to Salcombe’s North Sands for the third swim leg before running back along the coast path and Long swimrunners take their final swim from Inner Hope to Outer Hope (opposite direction). Both short and Long swim runs end at South Milton Sands, via a short inland section to East Soar.

Rocky Horror LONG 20 miles: 4 swim legs and 4 run legs, (swim 1.7 miles/run 18.3 miles)

Rocky Horror SHORT 8.5 miles: 3 swim legs and 3 run legs (swim 1.4 miles/run 7.1 miles)

Rocky Ending Sprint: 3.5 miles: 2 swim legs and 2 run legs (swim 1 mile/run 2.5 miles)

Go Tri: 2.5 miles (swim 0.5 miles run 2 miles)

Registration Opens: 6.30am

Registration Closes 8am

Start of Rocky Horror SwimRun LONG: 8.30am

Start of Rocky Horror SwimRun SHORT: 8.30pm

Start of The Rock Sea Swim: 8.30am

Start of Rocky Ending and Go Tri: 8.30am

Prize presentations: 10.30am and 12.30pm

What to wear

Unless you have told us otherwise, please make sure that you are wearing some kind of wetsuit, trisuit or swimrun suit.. 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 on to our water safety team. Email us at As swimrun events are supposed to be self sufficient, you MUST bring a tow buoy with you and running shoes. Hand paddles are optional. If you are swimming as a pair, you must have a bungee. We strongly recommend that you wear some glide or anti chafe cream stick around your neck and places where it can get sore!

Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants.

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

  • 1 wetsuit/trisuit/swimrun suit 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 buoy (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
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  • Camping in the Event site field at South Milton Sands is available on Friday and Saturday night.

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