Breca wanaka

Sunday 18th March 2018

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.

To register for Breca Wanaka 2018, click here.


Sunday 18th March 2018


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

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

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.


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

Breca Wanaka - $332.50 - $400 per person
Breca Wanaka Sprint - $230 - $275 per person

The entry fee includes:

  • swim cap
  • finishers' t-shirts
  • finishers' medals
  • Prizes
  • 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:

  • 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


Click here for the website gallery

2017 Race and start/finish line photography


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.


The spectator guide will be published shortly.



Click here to register