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Congratulations!

Well done to all the Short, Middle and Endurance SwimRunners who took part in our first ever SwimRun event in and around Windermere.

You were a fantastic example of true determination and positivity as you made your way around the trails and tarns of the Lake District as a team.

If you're interested in taking part in the 2018 Great North SwimRun make sure you sign up to the reminder service and we'll send you an email to let you know when entries open.

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How it works


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!

There will be a mandatory briefing the evening before (Friday 9th June) at 7pm. 

The provisional start time for the event on 10 June 2017 is 08:30. Short and Medium SwimRun participants will need to be at the Low Wood Bay for the ferry to their Start at 07:30.

Choose your distance

Short

An ideal entry level event giving everyone the chance to sample the SwimRun experience. Taking in the western shoreline of Lake Windermere, passing the iconic Wray Castle, followed by a beautiful swim to Brathay and into the heart of Ambleside before finishing at the main Great Swim event site.

(Please note: these maps are provisional and may be subject to change)
Total swim distance: approximately 20%
Total run distance: approximately 80%
Transitions: 3 swims / 3 runs
Time: unlimited, take your time
Age: 16 years old and over

10.6k total distance covered

There will be a mandatory briefing the evening before (Friday 9th June) at 7pm.
The provisional start time for the event on 10 June 2017 is 08:30.
Short course participants will need to be at the Low Wood Bay for the ferry to their Start at 07:30.

£150 per team of two

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Middle

Designed for those who have a reasonable level of fitness, who may be looking to move on from 10k road races and 1 mile swims.
The course includes the highlights of the short route, with some additional adventures in Lake Windermere and its shoreline.

(Please note: these maps are provisional and may be subject to change)
Total swim distance: 15%
Total run distance: 85%
Transitions: 5 swims / 4 runs
Time: 5 hours
Age: 17 years old and over

21.3k total distance covered

There will be a mandatory briefing the evening before (Friday 9th June) at 7pm.
The provisional start time for the event on 10 June 2017 is 08:30.
Middle course participants will need to be at the Low Wood Bay for the ferry to their Start at 07:30.

£230 per team of two

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Endurance

For the marathon runners and Iron Man specialists this is the ultimate challenge. The course builds on the Short and Middle distances, and adds some amazing elements that only the Lake District can provide. Swims in small tranquil tarns, lung burning ascents and rewarding views from the top of Claife Heights will make it a day that will live long in the memory.

(Please note: these maps are provisional and may be subject to change)
Total swim distance: approximately 15%
Total run distance: approximately 85%
Transitions: 7 swims / 6 runs
Time: 8 hours
Age: 18 years old and over

36.5k total distance covered

There will be a mandatory briefing the evening before (Friday 9th June) at 7pm.
The provisional start time for the event on 10 June 2017 is 08:30.



£300 per team of two

Reminder service

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Click on the links below to download useful event information:

Event Location

The Lake District National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. We’re hoping this event will encourage people from around the UK to see it from a new perspective and experience an exhilarating and challenging activity in their own backyard.

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.

Event location

Course Maps

Download the course maps in PDF format (please note: these maps are provisional and may be subject to change):