Ian Feldman, President, Canaqua Sports and the founder of the Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge says:
"Since our first race in 2017, we have been adding races as we work to grow SwimRun across Canada. After canceling our season in 2020 due to Covid-19 and getting through with a limited number of events in 2021, we are now positioned to run a full slate of 10 events for 2022 across Canada.
Watch for details to follow!
We look forward to the return of our qualifying events for the World Individual SwimRun Championships, the potential of hosting the Aquaticrunner World Cup, and the Canadian Individual SwimRun Championships once things get back to normal.
The Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge specializes in Individual SwimRun with races ranging from 8.0 K to 25 K."
The following events were held in 2021 - dates for 2022 to be confirmed. This page will be updated as we get the new dates so do please bookmark and return to ensure your place in this exciting challenge across Canada.
Date: August 15, 2021
Venue: Welland, Ontario
The Welland Challenge is set in a lovely section of the Welland Canal and includes 3 swims and 2 runs, over a flat and fast course. The longest swim is 1000m and the longest run is 2.5k.
Total Swim: 2200m
Total Run: 5km
Total Distance: 8-10km
CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the Welland Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge.
Date: 21 August, 2021
Venue: Summerside, Prince Edward Island
This was a new event for 2021, being run in conjunction with the Summerside Open Water Swim.
Distances and further details to be advised.
CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the Summerside Challenge.
Date: 29 August, 2021
Venue: Penetanguishene, Ontario
This event is run in conjunction with the Huronia Open Water Swim. The 10k course takes you swimming in the beautiful Georgian Bay and running along the Penetanguishene Trail.
This Challenge is classed as 'easy to moderate' and is good for both new and experienced SwimRunners.
Total Swim: 2.4km
Total Run: 7.6km
Total Distance: 10km
CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the Huronia Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge.
The sport of SwimRun is growing in Canada and Canaqua Sports offer training programs for both SwimRun and Open Water Swimming. Training sessions can be found in:
If you are new to the sport they offer a program teaching the basics of SwimRun.
The 2022 training programs are being planned and will be updated on the Mudskipper Swimrun Challenge website.
Here is the home page of the Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge Canada.
The Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge Partners are: