The Breca wanaka swimrun

Next event: Saturday 16th March 2019
Location: South Island, New Zealand

Breca Wanaka is New Zealand's original swimrun adventure through the rugged wilderness of the Southern Lakes District.

Wanaka is a spectacular, challenging landscape for swimrun. Set against the backdrop of the Mt. Aspiring National Park, teams will pit themselves against deep, glacial water; pristine trails, island-hopping and lake crossings.

Breca Wanaka

Breca Wanaka - Run: 45.5km | Swim: 8.5km | Transitions: 18 | Total: 54km
Course Map | Route Card 

Estimated completion time: 6-11 hours

  • Terrain: trails, sections of technical running, rocky island crossings
  • Swimming: rocky beach entries and exits, some technical transitions
  • Difficulty: hard. To complete this race you need a high level of fitness

Breca Wanaka Sprint

Breca Wanaka Sprint - Run: 16km | Swim: 3.5km | Transitions: 10 | Total length: 19.4km
Course Map | Route Card

Estimated completion time: 2-4 hours

  • Terrain: trails, sections of technical running, rocky island crossings
  • Swimming: rocky beach entries and exits, some technical transitions
  • Difficulty: medium. To complete this race you need a medium to high level of fitness

Register for the Breca Wanaka swimruns.


Date

Sunday 16th March 2019


Entry

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

Breca Wanaka: $360-390 per person
Breca Wanaka Sprint: $240-260 per person

The entry fee includes:

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

logistics

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


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 Wanaka 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.



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