Breca Swimrun


Breca Swimrun is the organizer of a Swimrun series set in the UK, New Zealand and Canada.  Each race is unique in its location and the challenges you face.  You have a choice of lake and sea swims, mountaing and coastal trail running, sprint and full distances, but each course will give you a true adventure!

World class swimrun races in wild places - test your strength in open water and on the trails!

All Breca Swimruns are competed in teams - there are no solo options thus embracing the true spirit of the sport of Swimrun.

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For those new to the sport, Breca recommend any of their Sprint distances at a lake-based event, as there will be no tides or swell on the swim.

For experienced swimrunners, the full distances will all present different challenges depending on the location and the strengths/weaknesses of the athletes.  Breca Gower has a high chance of swells being a surfing location and has difficult running terrain.  Breca Jersey features extremely technical swim entrances and exits and a long running section.  In New Zealand the lake swims are cold and the terrain mountainous at Breca Wanaka, whilst Breca Bay of Islands has challenging elevation and possible choppy waters!

Read on to find out more about the Breca Swimrun Series and find the best Swimrun event for you!

Breca Swimrun Canada Series

Canada is a new location for Breca with the first race being held in 2020!

Breca Georgian Bay

Breca Swimrun

DATE:  19th September 2020

VENUE:  Georgian Bay, Ontario

Be part of Breca's first Canadian Swimrun event in the Thirty Thousand Islands, a UNESCO reserve east of Ontario's Lake Huron.  It is the world's largest freshwater archipelago.  This is promising to be one of Breca's wildest and most challenging races, with a journey across uninhabited islands, grey-pink granite shorelines and wild, coniferous forests.  "Wanderlust meets extreme endurance!"

BRECA GEORGIAN BAY 62 KM

32 runs - 52 km total

31 swims - 10 km total

Total Distance: 62 km

BRECA GEORGIAN BAY 30 KM

14 runs - 24 km total

13 swims - 6 km total

Total Distance: 30 km

Places for early bird prices are limited and went on sale 1st March 2020.  You can get further information and register your place HERE.



Breca Swimrun UK Series

There are 4 races in the Breca UK Series:

  • Breca Gower
  • Breca Coniston
  • Breca Loch Lomond
  • Breca Jersey

Breca Gower

DATE:  13th June 2020 (Breca Gower Sprint)

DATE:  14th June 2020 (Breca Gower Long)

VENUE:  Near Swansea, Wales

Set on Wales' Gower peninsula the race goes along the coast from Rhossili to Mumbles with trails through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Be prepared to race against the tide and explore limestone cliffs, woodlands, white sand beaches and hidden bays.  A spectacular and challenging Swimrun event on the coastal path with multiple ocean swims.

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breca swimrunBreca Gower Swimrun

BRECA GOWER SPRINT

Runs - 17.8 km total

Swims - 2.2 km total

Total Distance: 20 km  Transitions: 8

BRECA GOWER LONG

Runs - 37 km total

Swims - 5 km total

Total Distance: 42 km  Transitions: 18

CLICK HERE to read more about Breca Gower Swimrun and to register.



Breca Coniston

DATE:  11th July 2020

VENUE:  The Lake District, England

The race takes place in 4 of the most beautiful lakes in the Lake District - Coniston Water, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere with stunning scenery.  You will be fell running along tracks and paths in the valleys around the lakes.  The cold lake swims have rocky beach entries and exits.  Enjoy the post race party at Tweedies Bar in Grasmere!

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BRECA CONISTON SPRINT

Runs - 18 km total

Swims - 3 km total

Total Distance: 21 km  Transitions: 10

BRECA CONISTON LONG

Runs - 38.7 km total

Swims - 6.5 km total

Total Distance: 45 km  Transitions: 18

CLICK HERE to read more about Breca Coniston and to register.

Below is the official 2019 video of the Breca Coniston Swimrun:


Breca Loch Lomond

DATE:  8th August 2020 (Breca Loch Lomond Sprint)

DATE:  9th August 2020 (Breca Loch Lomond)

VENUE:  Loch Lomond, Scotland

Breca Loch Lomond is Breca's first Swimrun in the Scottish highlands - a unique and magical location perfect for the sport of Swimrun.  It includes long forest trails and frequent swims in the Loch's clear, glacial water.

BRECA LOCH LOMOND SPRINT

11 Runs - 19 km total

10 Swims - 5 km total

Total Distance: 24 km

BRECA LOCH LOMOND

16 Runs - 35 km total

15 Swims - 9 km total

Total Distance: 44 km

CLICK HERE for further details on Breca Loch Lomond Swimrun and to register.



Breca Jersey

DATE:  5th September 2020

VENUE:  Jersey, The Channel Islands

Set on the Channel Island of Jersey this Swimrun event starts in a castle, has the third highest tidal range in the world and takes in WW2 fortifications.  It is suited to strong swimmers with technical entries and exits and ocean swims with a high likelihood of swell.  The Sprint has the highest ratio of swim-to-run in the Breca events.

The race goes counter clockwise around the island and teams will face Jersey's 40ft tides! These present a unique challenge so teamwork is essential in this event.

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BRECA JERSEY SPRINT

Runs - 14.2 km total

Swims - 4.6 km total

Total Distance: 19 km Transitions: 10

BRECA JERSEY

Runs - 47 km total

Swims - 6.5 km total

Total Distance: 53.5 km Transitions: 16

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Watch the 2019 official race video of the Breca Jersey Swimrun below:


For more information on Breca Jersey and to register CLICK HERE


Breca Swimrun New Zealand Series

There are 2 events in the Breca New Zealand Series, one in the mountains of the South Island and the other in the tropical  islands of North Island.  Both are of course packed with adventure!

  • Breca Wanaka
  • Breca Bay of Islands

Breca Wanaka

DATE:  7th March 2020

VENUE:  South Island, New Zealand

This is New Zealand's original Swimrun set against the backdrop of the Mt. Aspiring National Park.  Expect deep glacial water and pristine trails while you are island-hopping and lake crossing!  This is truly a spectacular and challenging event.

BRECA WANAKA SPRINT

6 Runs - 14 km total

5 Swims - 3.5 km total

Total Distance: 18 km

BRECA WANAKA

11 Runs - 37 km total

10 Swims - 7.5 km total

Total Distance: 45 km

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See the 2018 Breka Wanaka Swimrun official race film:

CLICK HERE for further information and to register for the Breka Wanaka Swimrun.


Breca Bay of Islands

MARCH 2020 UPDATE

This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.  Breca are rescheduling the event.  CLICK HERE for further details.

DATE:  4th April 2020 (Breca Bay of Islands Sprint)

DATE:  5th April 2020 (Breca Bay of Islands)

VENUE:  North Island, New Zealand

This event takes you island hopping across the Bay's white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and rocky coasts with a grand finish at Otehei Bay island resort.  This is a stunning Swimrun in an area of great beauty, wildlife and history.

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BRECA BAY OF ISLANDS SPRINT

Runs - 11.8 km total

Swims - 4.6 km total

Total Distance: 16.4 km  Transitions: 11

BRECA BAY OF ISLANDS

Runs - 27 km total

Swims - 9.1 km total

Total Distance: 36.1 km  Transitions: 22

Watch the 2019 official race video below of the Breca Bay of Islands Swimrun:

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the Breca Bay of Islands Swimrun.


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