Breca gower

Next event: 2020 dates to be announced soon
Location: Near Swansea, Wales

Experience Wales' iconic Gower peninsula like never before. Race against the tide to swim onto the dragon-like Worm's Head promontory before exploring limestone cliffs, ancient woodlands, white sand beaches and secret bays. Trail running on Gower's spectacular and challenging coastal path and multiple ocean swims will make Breca Gower a true swimrun test and an unforgettable experience.

Test yourself over two distances:

Breca Gower

Date: 2020 date TBC | Run: 37km | Swim: 5km | Transitions: 18 | Total: 42km | Total Ascent: 1,000m
Course Map | Route Card | Elevation Profile

  • Estimated completion time: 5.5-9 hours

  • Terrain: sections of technical, off-trail 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 Gower Team entry fees (two persons):

Early-bird 1: £330
Early-bird 2: £350
Late registration: £370

+ 3.75% Trumin processing fee for all tiers; includes VAT

Breca Gower Sprint

Date: 2020 date TBC | Run: 17.8km | Swim: 2.2km | Transitions: 8 | Total: 20km | Total Ascent: 560m
Course Map | Route Card | Elevation Profile

  • Estimated completion time: 2-3.5 hours

  • Terrain: trail, 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

Breca Gower Sprint Team entry fees (two persons)

Early-bird 1: £225
Early-bird 2: £240
Late registration: £255

+ 3.75% Trumin processing fee for all tiers; includes VAT

Registration for the Breca Gower swimruns will open soon


Date

2020 TBC - Breca Gower Sprint
2020 TBC - Breca Gower


Entry

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

The entry fee includes:

  • swim cap

  • finishers' t-shirts

  • finishers' medals

  • prizes

  • race timing

  • transport to the start

  • race nutrition and hydration

  • free event photography


Logistics

The 2020 Breca Gower logistics sheet, where you can find information about race timings, checkpoints and nutrition will be published when available.


Mandatory kit

Each team must have:

  • Two wetsuits

  • Two whistles

  • Breca Gower: two reusable flasks | Breca Gower Sprint: 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.


Full Distance
2019 - Men | Women | Mixed | Overall
2018 - Breca Gower Results
2017 - Breca Gower Results

Sprint Distance
2019 - Men | Women | Mixed | Overall
2018 - Breca Gower Sprint Results

RESULTS


Gallery


Volunteer

Being part of the Breca Gower 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. Volunteer opportunities for this event will open soon.


Spectators

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.

We ask that you observe the following advice:

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

You can watch the race all along the course from the coastal path. The beaches and bays at Rhossili, Port Eynon, Oxwich, Langland and Caswell are particularly accessible with public car parks and cafes. To access Three Cliffs Bay we recommend parking at Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park where they operate a ticketed parking field, and walking from there.


register

Registration for the Breca Gower swimruns will open soon