Scilly Swimrun Weekend
A long weekend of five exciting Swimrun adventures across the archipelago as part of the Ocean Scilly festival, bringing the spectacular sport of swimrun back to the islands.
|Thursday 29th August - Sunday 1st September 2024
Following the incredible success of swimrun over recent years, Scilly 60 events brings this incredible sport back to the islands with a weekend of races for all abilities.
The weekend starts with a free Guided Swimrun session on Thursday 29th August – a fabulous, leisurely opportunity to experience what this sport is all about. The course will involve 3 swims and 5 runs, totalling about 600m of swimming and 5km of running, with plenty of chat and support along the way – definitely a social event, rather than a race, and a chance to ‘dip your toes in the water’ of Swimrun.
Friday 30th August sees the St Mary’s Full and Half Swimrun events take place – covering a full 16km circumnavigation of St Mary’s and an 8km south-western exploration respectively. These events are definitely more challenging – more than a walk in the park, but still achievable if you’re looking to take your first steps into the sport.
On Saturday 31st August, there’s a free Junior Swimrun perfect for all abilities and ages, with four separate routes for everyone from babes in arms (with a little help from parents!) to strong teens. This is always a highlight with the whole community coming together to support the younger generation.
Finally, the weekend rounds off with the main event – the Archipelago Swimrun – on Sunday 1st September. This all-day event isn’t for the faint-hearted, taking in 28km of trail running and 8km of swimming across many different islands, both inhabited and uninhabited.
To find out more about this long weekend of spectacular sporting events, see the Scilly 60 website.