SwimRun Victoria

SwimRun Victoria

August 12, 2018
A Human Powered Event
About
SwimRun Victoria is a single day multistage race taking place August 12 in the beautiful Thetis Lake Regional Park in Victoria, B.C., located at the southern end of the scenic west coast of Canada. There is a full course and a short course... more→
Travel Info
Victoria is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the southwest coast of Canada, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape to a more... more→
Register
Registration is now open for the 2018 SwimRun Victoria. Registration includes: Entry into the event, SwimRun Swim Cap, Official race vest, SwimRun gear bag, Official race garment, Finisher garment (full course)... more→
Event Day Info
Race day check in is available starting at 6 am.  All athletes must check in at least 30 minutes prior to race start. Check in is at Race HQ adjacent to the main beach.  Course information will be provided at check in. The Full Course race starts at 7:30 am. The Short Course race starts at 8:00 am... more →

Event Day Info

Parking for the event is available in the main parking lot of Thetis Lake Park. There is a $2 fee to park within the park. Parking is limited so plan to car pool if possible.  Should this lot be full, there is  a secondary gravel lot about 400m down the hill from the main lot.

CHECK-IN and RACE START

Race day check in is available starting at 6 am. All athletes must check in at least 30 minutes prior to race start. Check in is at Race HQ adjacent to the main beach. Course information will be provided at check in.

The Full Course race starts at 7:30 am.
The Short Course race starts at 8:00 am.
The start for each race will be on the beach with a short run to the water.

COURSE INFO

The swim courses will be marked with orange buoys. Swim entry and exit points will be marked with yellow signs.

The run course is marked with coloured arrows. Each leg is a specific colour. Leg 1: orange, leg 2: blue,
leg 3: pink, leg 4: green. Follow the coloured arrows for each run leg. There are check points to ensure that athletes follow the route.

An exciting feature of this race is the blind segment.  Details about one of the run segments will not be disclosed until the morning of the race.

There are aid stations on the course but athletes should plan on being self sufficient during the event.

There will be a sweep following the event and marshals at key locations along with course.  There will be check points throughout the course to ensure athletes complete the entire course.

SwimRun Victoria, August 12

In 2018, a SwimRun race is coming to Victoria. SwimRun is an exciting, fast-growing sport including split segments of open-water swimming and trail running. Athletes swim in their running shoes and run in their wetsuits.

Beautiful Thetis Lake Regional Park is the home of the only SwimRun event on Vancouver Island, making its debut on August 12th, 2018. While many SwimRun races involve frigid ocean swims, this freshwater SwimRun event is accessible to athletes without specialized equipment, yet will still be thoroughly challenging for all you hardcore adventure seekers!

The course covers a range of terrain from flowing trails to steep climbs and plunging descents. This course will challenge your limits.

The challenging full course consists of 4 swim legs totaling approximately 4000m and 4 run legs totaling approximately 24K. The short course consists of 2 swim legs totaling approximately 1800m and 2 run legs totaling approximately 10K. More details about the distances and profiles of each segment will be available shortly.

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SwimRun Victoria Sponsors

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There are a number of sponsorship opportunities with SwimRun Victoria.  Companies or individuals interested in the opportunity to partner with SwimRun Victoria as sponsors should contact us at swimrun@humanpoweredracing.ca.