Full course and short course
There are two distances: the full course and the short course.
The full course consists of 5 swims and 5 runs totalling approximately 24 kilometres.
The short course consists of 3 swims and 3 runs totalling approximately 13 kilometres.
All swim legs take place in lower and upper Thetis Lakes.
The run courses are on trails throughout the park. There are several challenging climbs, some steep descents, narrow single track and open double track trails. The run courses are well marked with colour coded flags. There are marshals at key locations throughout the course.
Team or individual racing
Participants may compete as individuals or as 2 person teams. Teams can be any gender combination.
All individuals and teams must be self sufficient while on the course. You must carry all necessary equipment with you at all times and must finish with the equipment that you started with.
There are refuelling stations at the main beach and on an island that all swim courses cross. Participants will pass several these multiple times during the event.
Race time temperatures
The temperature in Victoria at race time can vary but averages in the mid 20s Celsius by mid day. Prepare for a range of weather conditions. There will be a bag check at the start area. Competitors who wish to check clothing/equipment must leave it in a bag clearly marked with your name and race number.
SwimRun Victoria will make all efforts to accommodate adaptive athletes. The run course is not suitable for any form of wheeled conveyance. If you are an adaptive athlete considering entering SwimRun Victoria please contact the race director before entering.
Race Briefing and Race Package Pick up
There will be a race briefing and race package pick up at the Six Mile Pub from 5 to 7 pm on July 20th.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Six Mile Pub on July 21st following the event.
Both the pre-race briefing and the awards ceremony are hosted by the Six Mile Pub and Driftwood Brewery. Come enjoy some of the tasty snacks available at the Six Mile and sample some of the great beverages provided by Driftwood Brewery.
About SwimRun Victoria
SwimRun Victoria is located at the southern end of the scenic west coast of Canada.