Participants traverse through a pre-marked course in nature alternating between running and swimming. Swim legs may consist of long open ocean swims, rocky rivers or crystal-clear lakes while runs are on anything from roads, fire trails, technical rock scrambles or whatever nature puts in front of you. Athletes typically participate as a two-person team of men, women or mixed but individual options are also available.  


As a team, you must remain within 10-meters of each other, this is not a relay.You share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering.  


Rules permit swim aids such as hand paddles, pull buoys, even fins if you are so inclined but there are no transition areas and all gear must stay with you for the entire course so choose wisely. Some small safety gear is also required such as a water proof compression bandage and whistle.


In the end, SwimRun is about taking on a challenge different from anything you’ve experienced before, sharing that journey and crossing the finish line exhausted and excited about what you just accomplished. 

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