Imagine a sport that takes you to beautiful, wild places; over craggy hilltops, through mountain tarns, along rugged coastlines and across glittering lakes. Now picture doing all of that with friend by your side - two trailblazers together in the world of endurance sport.
Welcome to Breca, a series of extreme SWIMRUN adventure events. Join us to swimrun in some of the most challenging landscapes in the UK and New Zealand.
Watch the video to find out what Breca Swimruns are all about.
New to Swimrun?
Welcome! As a Breca Swimrunner, you will take part in ultimate endurance challenges through incredible landscapes carefully selected to fulfil your desire for adventure, a break from the norm and for paths less trodden.
The three key things to know about swimrun are:
- You switch between swimming and running many times during the race
- You participate in pairs, making it a team event
- You swim in your trainers and run in your wetsuit – there are no gear changes
ready to explore breca's swimrun destinations?
Breca Swimrun organises a series of six events, each unique in location and challenge.
Choose between sea and lake swims, mountain and coastal trail runs, UK and New Zealand, and full and sprint distances – safe in the knowledge that whichever Breca Swimrun you pick, you will experience a world class course and adventure packed day.
The Lake District, England
29th July 2017
Full 6km swim, 38km run
Sprint 3km swim, 15km run
Get ready for: Technical running, massive elevation, stunning location, steepest climb in swimrun, fell running, great post-race party location. The UK’s first swimrun race, Breca’s flagship event and an ÖTILLO Merit Race.
Near Swansea, Wales
19th August 2017
6km swim, 40km run
Get ready for: Swimming onto the iconic Worm’s Head, an amazing journey along the coast from Rhossili to Mumbles, trails through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, technical entries and exits into the water.
The Channel Islands
9th September 2017
Full 6.5km swim, 47km run
Sprint 4.6km swim, 14.2km run
Get ready for: Starting in a castle, third highest tidal range in the world, course takes in WW2 fortifications, super technical entries in and out of the water and pristine sea swims. Particularly suited to strong swimmers – the sprint distance has the highest proportion of swim to run of our events.
The Lake District, England
7th October 2017
5km swim, 38km run
Get ready for: Swim four of the most dramatic and beautiful lakes in the Lake District – Coniston, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere. Run some of the best trail routes in the country, with incredible views from Loughrigg Fell. This is our most accessible full distance course.
South Island, New Zealand
18th March 2018
Full 8km swim, 42km run
Sprint 3.5km swim, 15km run
Get ready for: a journey into the wilderness, set against the backdrop of the Mount Aspiring National Park. Technical trails, lake crossings, island hopping and the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka.
North Island, New Zealand
15th April 2018
Full 8.4km swim, 25km run
Get ready for: The classic island-hopping swimrun format between six of the area’s 140 subtropical islands. The course links mainland trails with the Bay's stunning islands, before the grand finish and party at the Otehei Bay resort.
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