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John West Great North SwimRun

Brockhole on Windermere

June 2021

The John West Great North Swimrun will return in 2021

SwimRun is based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature, teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as they navigate their way around the Short, Middle and Endurance distances.

The John West Great North SwimRun is an opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water island-hopping adventure!

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

 

How it works

For the Short distance single participants, as well as teams are permitted to take part. For the Middle and Endurance distances however, entries must be made in teams of two.

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 (details tbc.)

Click below for more information about the Great North SwimRun:

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Course Maps

Download the course maps in PDF or KMZ format. Please note: these may be subject to change.