Breca Bay of islands

Next event: 4th-5th April 2020

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. These courses follow the classic island-hopping swimrun format over the Bay's stunning islands, before the grand finish at the Otehei Bay island resort.

In 2020 we will be offering two distances:

BRECA bay of islands

Date: 5th April 2020 | Run: 24.7km | Swim: 8.5km | Transitions: 24 | Total: 33.2km
Course map will be available soon

  • Estimated completion time: 6-11 hours

  • Terrain: sections of technical, off-trail running; rock-hopping; island crossings; 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 bay of islands SPRINT

Date: 4th April 2020 | Run: 9.5km | Swim: 4.2km | Transitions: 16 | Total: 13.7km
Course map will be available soon

  • Estimated completion time: 2.5-5 hours

  • Terrain: sections of technical, off-trail running; rock-hopping; island crossings; steps; steep slopes

  • Swimming: technical transitions, ocean swims, high likelihood of swell

  • Difficulty: medium. 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 BAY OF ISLANDS SWIMRUNS

Registration for Breca Bay of Islands 2020 will open at 1pm NZ time on 6th June 2019.


Date

4th April 2020 - Breca Bay of Islands Sprint
5th April 2020 - Breca Bay of Islands


Entry

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

Breca Bay of Islands Sprint - $240-260 per person
Breca Bay of Islands -  $360-390 per person

Early bird tickets are for a limited time and quantity

The entry fee includes:

  • swim cap

  • finishers' t-shirt

  • finishers' medals

  • race timing

  • race nutrition and hydration

  • free event photography


logistics

Further information on registration, race timings, checkpoints and nutrition will be available soon.


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.


results

Full Distance
2019 - Men’s | Women’s | Mixed | Overall
2018 - Breca Bay of Islands Results

Sprint Distance
2019 - Men’s | Women’s | Mixed | Overall


Gallery


Volunteer

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 transferable, free entry to a Breca Swimrun race. JOIN THE TEAM.


Spectators

The Breca Bay of Islands spectator guide will be published nearer to the event.


register

 

REGISTER FOR THE BRECA BAY OF ISLANDS SWIMRUNS

Registration for Breca Bay of Islands 2020 will open at 1pm NZ time on 6th June 2019.