Rocky Horror SwimRun

South Milton Sands, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge, Devon

Organiser's Description

The Rocky Horror SwimRun incorporates 15.5 mile, 7 mile and 3.5 mile sprint events, and takes in some of the most beautiful sections of Devon’s South West coast, including the stunning Thurlstone Bay, home of the locally famous Thurlstone Rock, Hope Cove and the Salcombe Estuary. Starting at the National Trust's South Milton Sands, this new event is part of the Rock Sea Sports Weekend.

The event is suitable for experienced swimrunners, triathletes, trail runners or aquathloners, as well as those wanting to dip their toes and try their first shot at swimrunning. Bring your family for a day out in early Summer, there's also children’s races on the beach for aged 8 and under (800m), and 8 to 12 (1600m). While not specifically a fancy dress event, please feel free to add to your wetsuit, if you dare!

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  • Kid's Beach Race 800m From 3 to 7 yrs old
    £7 BOOK
  • Kid's Beach Race 1600m (8-12 yrs old)
    £7 BOOK
  • Sea swim 750 meters, 16 yrs and over.
    £22 BOOK
  • Rocky Horror SwimRun 15 miles - Early Bird. 18 yrs and over.
    £42 BOOK
  • Rocky Horror Relay Min 3 max 6 participants. Early Bird.
    £75 BOOK
  • Rocky Horror Pairs Ticket Early Bird. 18 yrs and over.
    £70 BOOK
  • Love on the Rocks SwimRun 7 Miles - Early Bird
    £32 BOOK
  • Love On The Rocks Pairs Early Bird
    £50 BOOK
  • Love on The Rocks Relay 3-4 people. Early Bird
    £36 BOOK
  • Rocky Ending 3.5 miles. 14 yrs and over
    £22 BOOK
  • Rocky Ending Relay 3-4 people. Early Bird. 14 yrs and over
    £30 BOOK
  • Rocky Ending Pairs Early Bird
    £34 BOOK

Medal for all SwimRun participants

Branded swim cap

Electronic timing

Safety cover from Teignmouth Beach Surf Life Saving Club

More post-run food than ever

Council run toilets on site

South Milton Sands, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 3JY

Rocky Horror: 15.84 miles, 3 swim legs and 3 run legs (swim legs: 0.5 mile, 0.5 mile, 450 metres / run legs: 1.25 miles, 6.5 miles, 7 miles)

Love On The Rocks: 7.12 miles, 2 swims and 2 runs (swim legs: 0.5 mile, 0.5 mile / run legs: 1.25 miles, 5 miles)

Rocky Ending: 3.34 miles, 2 swims and 2 runs (swim legs: 0.5 mile, 0.5 mile / run legs: 1.25 miles,1.25 miles)

Pairs event - 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 car park at South Milton Sands is free for National Trust members. There is a charge for non-members of £5. Parking is free for participants.

By road: South Milton Sands is 4 miles outside Kingsbridge, a market town and tourist hub on the A381, which runs from Totnes. From Kingsbridge follow the A381 South towards Salcombe. Turn right to South Milton village, then turn left (signposted) to the beach. The approach road to the beach is a narrow lane with limited passing places. At peak times it can be heavily congested so we suggest visitors arrive early, and consider departing via the village of South Huish.

By bus: Buses to South Milton and Thurlestone run from Kingsbridge. The 606 TALLY HO! service runs from Kingsbridge on the hour, taking around 6 minutes and dropping passengers 1 mile outside of South Milton.

By train: The closest stations are Ivybridge 14 miles away, and Totnes 17 miles away. The stations are served by Great Western Railway, with main line services from London Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance, and by Cross Country, with trains from Penzance through to Bristol Temple Meads and Birmingham New Street to Manchester, the North and North East of England (Leeds and Newcastle) and Scotland (Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen).

On foot: South Milton Sands can be reached by following the South West Coast Path East from Plymouth.

Registration Opens: 7am

Registration Closes: 9.15am

Start of children's races: 8am

Start of Rocky Ending: 8.30am

Start of Rocky Horror and Love on the Rocks: 9.30am

Prize presentations: 10.30am and 12.30pm

FAQs Kit list SwimRun rules

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