Breca JERSEY

Next event: 8th September 2018
Location: The Channel Islands

Breca Jersey is the Channel Islands' first swimrun race around the stunning coastline of Jersey.

The courses have incredible ocean swims across the island's iconic bays. Teams will race counter-clockwise around the island in a battle against Jersey's relentless 40ft tides. Being some of the highest in the world, the tides present an ever-changing course and a unique challenge in the world of swimrun. Teamwork will be essential for pairs to overcome these swirling ocean waters and technical rocky transitions.

Breca Jersey

Date: 8th September 2018 | Run: 47km | Swim: 6.5km | Transitions: 16 | Total length: 53.5km | Ascent: 1,250m
Course Map | Route Card | Elevation profile

  • Estimated completion time: 6.5-10 hours
  • Terrain: sections of technical running; rock-hopping; steps; steep slopes 
  • Swimming: technical transitions, ocean swims, high likelihood of swell
  • Difficulty: hard. To complete this race you need a high level of fitness and should be comfortable swimming in the ocean

Breca Jersey Sprint

Date: 8th September 2018 | Run: 14.2km | Swim: 4.6km | Transitions: 10 | Total length: 19km | Ascent: 840m
Course Map | Route Card | Elevation profile

  • Estimated completion time: 3.5-4.5 hours
  • Terrain: trail, rock-hopping, steps, steep slopes
  • Swimming: technical transitions, ocean swims, high likelihood of swell
  • Difficulty: medium/hard. To complete this race you need a medium to high level of fitness and should be comfortable swimming in the ocean

Register for the Breca Jersey swimruns


Date

8th September 2018


Entry

Swimrun is raced in pairs - entry is for teams of two only

Breca Jersey - £200 per person
Breca Jersey Sprint - £135 per person

The entry fee includes:

  • swim cap
  • finishers' t-shirts
  • finishers' medals
  • Prizes
  • race timing
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography
  • coaches to the start
  • coaches from the finish

LOGISTICS

The schedule and full information on registration, race timings, checkpoints and nutrition will be released shortly.


Mandatory kit

Each team must have:

  • Two wetsuits suitable for temperatures of 10°c
  • Two whistles
  • Two reusable cups or flasks - any kind will be accepted, as long as they are genuinely reusable

Teams may also use tow ropes, paddles, pull buoys and fins (no longer than 15cm, measured from the toe), but they are not mandatory.


TEAMS & RESULTS


Gallery


Volunteer

Being part of the Breca Jersey Event Team is rewarding and fun. If you can commit to a full day of volunteering you will receive a t-shirt, lunch and free entry to a Breca Swimrun race the following year. Click here to find out more.


Spectators

Follow the event in real time using our Online Tracking portal: Breca Jersey | Breca Jersey Sprint

Supporters are more than welcome to attend the event and we hope to see you especially at the finish line and the post-race social at the Portelet Inn.

We ask that you observe the following advice:

Please use designated public car parks and don’t park on private property or roadsides.

The beaches and bays at Archirondel, St Catherine’s, Rozel, Bouley Bay, Bonne Nuit, Greve de Lecq, St Brelade’s Bay and Portelet are particularly accessible with public car parks and cafes, though parking can be busy in the harbours especially.