Breca Bay of islands

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Welcome to the latest Breca Swimrun adventure: Breca Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands is iconic: famous for its white-sand beaches, pristine islands, lagoons and turquoise waters. It's an area rich in wildlife, known for its beauty and history.

The 33km course follows the classic island-hopping swimrun format. Starting at the Waitangi Treaty Ground, the course links mainland trails with six of the Bay's stunning islands, before the grand finish and party at the Otehei Bay island resort.

Comprising 25km of running and 8.4km of swimming, with 10 run stages and 9 swim stages, it has the highest ratio of swimming to running of any of our global series of events.

But don't think this is purely a swimmers course. While the run stages are comparatively short, they take place on challenging trails and bush paths. They are technical and capture significant elevation - expect the race to take 5 - 9 hours to complete.

To register for Breca Bay of Islands click here.


Sunday 15th April 2018


Breca Bay of IslandsRun: 25km | Swim: 8.4km | Transitions: 18 | Total: 33.4km
Course Map | Elevation ProfileRoute Card


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

$400 per person

Early bird tickets are for a limited time and quantity

The entry fee includes:

  • swim cap
  • finishers' t-shirts
  • finishers' medals
  • race timing
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography


Schedule and full information on registration, race timings, checkpoints and nutrition.

Mandatory kit

Each team must have:

  • Either two wetsuits or two sets of neoprene shorts and vests 
  • 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



Being part of the Breca Bay of Islands 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.