Great North Swimrun

Brand new event to the 2017 Great North Swim event weekend! Since its inception in 2006, SwimRun has become a popular choice around the World for endurance athletes and is now the fastest growing endurance sport in the UK.

Athletes taking part in the Great North Swimrun

£150 - £300
Event Time:
Event Date: 
Event Distance:
10.6 - 36.5KM

The Race Course for the Great North Swimrun

The concept was born in Sweden, following a drunken bet among friends as to who could better navigate 20 islands and 75k of the Stockholm archipelago.

Runners and swimmers from across the UK, and triathletes seeking a change from the traditional triathlon format will enjoy stepping up to a new challenge.

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 course.

This outdoor running and swimming challenge is the new benchmark in adventure races. Not just for endurance athletes, the most important things you need are a sense of adventure, some determination and a lot of fun!


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.

Event Location: , Windermere

Charities & Sponsors

Cancer Research UK

Email Address: sportsteam@cancer.org.uk
Phone number: 0300 123 5461

Marie Curie

Email Address: supporter.relations@mariecurie.org.uk
Phone number: 0800 716 146


Email Address: contact@mind.org.uk
Phone number: 02085 192122