Swimrun Race Organisers

This is a summary of Swimrun race organisers from all around the world. Read on to find an organiser in the country you are interested in, and then find a race to match your ability - or maybe challenge you!

We have picked the most prominent or most important organisers; If you feel we have missed a swimrun organiser, please let us know using the Contact Us link!

We have listed the swimrun race organisers alphabetically.

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Blue Sky Endurance

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U.S.A.

The Blue Sky Endurance Fest takes place in South Carolina, U.S.A., in September. It is basically one event, but offers three race distances, so it's a great opportunity to try out this new sport.

It all starts with a one-mile swim around Trophy Lake, followed by a one mile run around the lake. That makes one round, (2 miles total) and is called the 'Skinny Dip'. If you choose to do the next distance up, you just do it all again, and the middle distance is called the 'Double Dip', at 4 miles.

The longest distance ('Third Time's A Charm') adds yet one more round, for a total of 6 miles.

Have a look at our Blue Sky Endurance page for more information.



Keen As Mustard

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United Kingdom

Based in the U.K., As Keen As Mustard runs FOUR races through the summer, each with 2 or 3 race distances to choose from, plus a Training and Kit Testing sessionon 1st June 2024. This training and kit testing day is very useful for trying out new gear, and picking up tips and tricks from fellow swimrunners, PLUS there is cake and a goodie bag!

For more information, go to our Keen As Mustard page!



Weswimrun

United Kingdom

Weswimrun is an adventure sports company based in Wales, U.K.. They have 3 events planned for 2024, with race distances of 12km, 17km and a monster 60km. They also have a swimrun workshop in May to help people find out about swimrun, and provide coaching and advice.

For more information, have a look at our Weswimrun page!

Two men in wetsuits and red tops clambering out of a Welsh lake during Transition Training for swimrun.Transition training. Image credit: weswimrun.org

Mudskipper Swimrun Challenge

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Canada

Canadian company Canaqua Sports runs numerous running and swimming events across Canada, and the Mudskipper Swimrun Challenge concentrates on swimrun!

They have no fewer than TWELVE events in 2024, some with a choice of race distance. There are 4 races that count as qualifying events for the Individual IWC World Championship in Grado, Italy.

For more information, go to our Mudskipper Swimrun Challenge page.



Odyssey Swimrun

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U.S.A.

Odyssey Swimrun is the original swimrun company in America, and is now called Ötillö Swimrun USA. They organise 4 races across the USA, from August to November. All races offer a choice of 2 distances, usually from around 10 miles to around 20 miles in total distance.

Races are held in:

  • Casco Bay Islands
  • Mackinac Island
  • Orcas Island
  • Austin

For more information, go to our Odyssey Swimrun page.



Ötillö Swimrun

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Sweden / International

The inventors of swimrun, the original Swedish company that set up the swimrun across the Stockholm archipelago - 75 km distance! They now organize a number of events across the world, with new Race Director Staffan Björklund (after the departure of original directors Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott).

For 2024, SIX races have confirmed dates; 

  • Uto, Sweden
  • Engadin, Switzerland
  • Whistler, Canada
  • Gothenberg, Sweden
  • Casco Bay, USA
  • Mackinac Island, USA
  • Sprint Final 15k
  • World Championship
  • Orcas Island, USA
  • Cannes, France.
  • Austin, Texas, USA

Read more about Ötillö and check out the 2024 events at our Ötillö page.


otillo swimmer in a green cap and top in the sea

Rip It Events

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U.S.A.

Rip It Events have taken over Ignite Swimrun, and organizes one swimrun event in Maryland, at Greenbriar State Park. There are long course (18.8 miles)  and short course (9.5 miles) distances, and the swimming in in a fresh water lake.

You can take part as a solo competitor or in a team of two.

For more information, and to enter, visit the Rip It Events website here.


Swimrun Australia

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Australia

Swimrun Australia started with just the one event, in Sydney East, but have recently added a Sydney North race and a Gold Coast, Miami Beach event, in Queensland.

Take a look at our Swimrun Australia page here.



Swimrun Canarias

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Spain - Canary Islands

Swimrun Canarias organises three events in the Canary Islands, which belong to Spain. They are on the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canara. There are no dates yet for 2024.

The Canary Islands are off the coast of North Africa, out in the Atlantic. The Lanzarote Ironman triathlon is notable for having very similar conditions to the original event in Kona, Hawai'i.

For more information, check out our Swimrun Canarias page here.



Swimrun Italy

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Italy

This organization runs the AquaticRunner IWC World Championship in Grado, Italy. You have to qualify to enter this event. AquaticRunner started off in 2014, with a small event running and swimming along a chain of sandy islands from Grado to Lignano Sabbiadoro.

This was probably the first swimrun event that did not need a wetsuit due to warm waters!

The swimrun Italy website is very slow to be updated, and we are waiting on news of event dates for 2024.

Read more at our Swimrun Italy page here!



Swimrun Portugal

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Portugal

Swimrun Portugal Series now runs FIVE events throughout mainland Portugal and Madeira, from April to October. These are all in stunning locations, and definitely deserve consideration!

There are events at;

  • Troia, on 20th April
  • Lagoa, on 5th May
  • Penacova on 15th July
  • Zezere on the 8th September
  • Madeira on the 20th October.

Check out our Swimrun Portugal Series page here.


Swimrun Coniston

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United Kingdom

Gary Pavitt at Gritty Rascals Events is bringing this spectacular location in the English Lake District back to the Swimrun calendar after the demise of Breca.

Taking in 4 lakes (Coniston Water, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere) and offering 2 distances (45 km and 21 km), this event took place on 24th September in 2023.

Find out more at the Swimrun Coniston homepage here.


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