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2019 Swimrun season is on – A world swimrun race bucket list

It’s 2019 and the new swimrun season has kicked-in.

What better way to celebrate this than to start planning some cool and challenging races?

Luckily there are many to choose from, in several countries and on several continents

So, we have made it easy for you and compiled a world swimrun race bucket list.

And remember, it’s always more fun to do swimrun together, as a team!

Enjoy.

/The WoS Team

If you struggle to find ideas or want to know more about swimrun in general, don’t forget that there is a free book, in English and Spanish, which will help guide you to what swimrun is all about.

Download it here ENGLISH –  Descarguelo aqui ESPANOL

 

A SWIMRUN RACE BUCKET-LIST

1. The Rockman Swimrun

Why: Challenging, step and majestic scenery

Where: Stavanger, Norway

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
38 km* 6 000 m 32 km 16 %

Link: www.rockmanswimrun.com

*The distances are rounded off since it’s impossible to specify exact meters in swimrun racing

2. Åland Swimrun

Why: Rough, exposed and adventurous

Where: Åland, Finland

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
51 km 10 000 m 41 km 20 %

Link: www.swimrun.ax

3. Breca Loch Gu Loch Swimrun

Why: Nessie, Scottish lochs and bagpipes

Where: Scotland, UK

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
57 km 7 000 m 49.5 km 12 %

Link: www.brecaswimrun.com

4. Côte Vermeille Swimrun

Why: Exceptionally sunny, heritage and stunning steep landscape

Where: Côte Vermeille, France

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
26.5 km 4 000 m 22.5 km 15 %

Link: www.swimruncotevermeille.com

5. ÖtillÖ Swimrun Main Race

Why: The original, most competitive and toughest 1-day race

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
74.5 km 9 500 m 65 km 13 %

Link: www.otilloswimrun.com

6. Costa Brava Swimrun

Why: The Mediterranean, mediaeval fortifications and Pyrenean peaks

Where: North of Barcelona, Spain

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
20 km 3 500 m 16.5 km 17 %

Link: www.swimruncostabrava.cat

7. Stockholm Archipelago Ultraswimrun Challenge

Why: 6-day adventure, unaided and the toughest swimrun there is

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
265 km 65 km 200 km 25 %

Link: www.ultraswimrun.com

8. Allgäu Swimrun

Why: Authentic, alpine foothills and warmheartedly atmosphere

Where: Allgäu, Germany

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
27 km 3 500 m 23.5 km 13 %

Link: www.allgaeu-swimrun.com

9. Azores Swimrun

Why: The Atlantic, volcanoes and mystical islands

Where: Faial Azores, Portugal

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
18 km 3 300 m 14.7 km 18 %

Link: www.swimrunportugal.com

10. California Swimrun

Why: Surfing, beaches and it’s in California!

Where: California, USA

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
15 km 3 000 m 12 km 20 %

Link: www.californiaswimrun.com

11. Wiory Swimrun

Why: Wild nature, animals and mountains

Where: Kielce, Poland

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
33.2 km 5 200 m 28 km 16 %

Link: www.goswimrun.pl

12. Torpedo Swimrun

Why: Great, white, sharks

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
16 km 4 000 m 12 km 25 %

Link: www.torpedoswimrun.com

13. Midnight Swimrun 

Why: Midnight sun, into the wild and home of Santa Clause

Where: Äkäslompolo, Finland

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
29.9 km 4 300 m 25.6 km 14 %

Link: www.midnightsunswimrun.com

14. Kamennogorsk Swimrun

Why: Culture, sophistication and massive nature

Where: North of Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
42 km 6 000 m 36 km 14 %

Link: www.swimrun.me/en

15. Cheers Swimrun

Why: Food, family atmosphere and the Borromean Islands

Where: North of Milano, Italy

Total distance Total swim Total run Swim/run ratio
37.4 km 11 000 m 26.3 km 30 %

Link: www.swimruncheers.it

 

Photo: Akuna 

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1 Comment

  1. Jan KRISKA says:

    I am a racer that participated in 1/2 of the races on the list. I also to be a one of the directors of the Swimrun NC. I am very proud that swimrun California was listed among classic swimruns but at the same time I am slightly disappointed that other equally if not more picturesque and equally if not more challenging races in North America like Casco Bay, San Juans, Swimrun NC, lake James or Swimrun VA were not mentioned. I believe authors of the article may want to explore Norh American scene a little more or discuss with appropriate people.

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