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North American SwimRun races
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I put up a story with North American SwimRun races - and yes there may be a few missing, but it is pretty comprehensive

http://www.slowtwitch.com/...th_America_6754.html

Also, there is now a group on Facebook called ‚ÄúThe SwimRun Experience‚ÄĚ and that is a place where you can find a team mate, get gear tips, learn about races, and meet like minded folks

https://m.facebook.com/groups/767784996744685
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Re: North American SwimRun races [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks Herbert, nice to have any database on this new sport. It would be nice to see the distance of the races though, and maybe links to the race websites? Otherwise have to keep copying and pasting to find ones that suit a persons race distance. Which brings up a question for you as you are the expert on these, do they have classifications like triathlon? What I mean is are there sprints, medium distance, ultra distance categories yet?
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Re: North American SwimRun races [monty] [ In reply to ]
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These races are much tougher to classify than in triathlon. Sprint events for one can be super short with as little as 4 miles total distance, or as much as 15 miles total distance. It actually usually depends on the distances of the main event next to it. They sprint distances actually rarely stand alone events, and are usually part of a bigger race. A way for race directors to let athletes get a "sample" of it without fully committing.

In Europe there are many races that are longer, ranging from 30km of running to 65km of running, and 4km of swimming to 10km of swimming, and all OTILLO races now have a shorter sprint event with them. But even the OTILLO races vary greatly, some suiting a more agile mountain goat, and others are more accomplished open water fish. Unlike in triathlon where a specific distance Olympic, Half or Full IM is "forced onto the land" in SwimRun the location is sought out, and the location then determines the distance. Whatever they may be.

The SwimRunShop.com has a very thorough event calendar

https://swimrunshop.com/race-calendar/
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Re: North American SwimRun races [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Herbert - you missed the Bellingham Swimrun

https://www.questraces.com/bellingham-swimrun
https://www.facebook.com/events/1202158309891994


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Re: North American SwimRun races [y_nigel] [ In reply to ]
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Which events have solo competitor events? I really despise the teammate requirement

... Tried to convince Cali swim run guy to allow solo but he is so deusche persistent on keeping it. It's as if they want it because it allows their slowness to qualify for otillo


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
Last edited by: synthetic: Mar 6, 18 9:35
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Re: North American SwimRun races [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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There is a race in Victoria in August as well: https://www.swimrunvictoria.ca

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Re: North American SwimRun races [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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Catawba is individual too. But I promise you, you are missing out.

I have never been part of a fraternity or similar group, and really like to be an individual, but this swim run team thing is awesome, and adds to the challenge.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [y_nigel] [ In reply to ]
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Cheers


y_nigel wrote:
Herbert - you missed the Bellingham Swimrun

https://www.questraces.com/bellingham-swimrun
https://www.facebook.com/events/1202158309891994

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Re: North American SwimRun races [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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Never heard of a solo swim-run style event, and I am guessing it is for the main purpose of safety.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [tyme] [ In reply to ]
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I think the Italians have solo events: http://www.aquaticrunner.com/ The team aspect is great, but I'm with the above poster, I'll look into if there's solo category.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [tyme] [ In reply to ]
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tyme wrote:
Never heard of a solo swim-run style event, and I am guessing it is for the main purpose of safety.

Aquathlon...


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: North American SwimRun races [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Re: North American SwimRun races [rj_tri] [ In reply to ]
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rj_tri wrote:
There is a race in Victoria in August as well: https://www.swimrunvictoria.ca


Didn't know about the Victoria race. That's cool, for those of us in the PWN we could do a decent little summer swin-run 'season' were we so inclined: Bellingham on 6/3, Victoria on 8/12, and Orcas Island on 9/23. That's three races in a pretty small total area, although with ferries involved, the second two are nontrivial to get to.

Just wish there was less overlap. Bham swim-run is the same day as Vic 70.3 and Half IM Oliver.

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Re: North American SwimRun races [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the write up on this fun sport. We'll see you at Lake James and Casco Bay?

Proud member of FISHTWITCH: doing a bit more than fish exercise now.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [HalfSpeed] [ In reply to ]
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I will do Lake James, and possibly Boston. Would really want to do San Juan Islands, but I am racing OtillO 1000 Lakes in Germany just a week later.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for compiling this! I just wish there was more of these in the western us. I think the Sierra Nevada is screaming for a swim run!
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Re: North American SwimRun races [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
Which events have solo competitor events? I really despise the teammate requirement

... Tried to convince Cali swim run guy to allow solo but he is so deusche persistent on keeping it. It's as if they want it because it allows their slowness to qualify for otillo

Although NJ isn't exactly a destination... I just found out the NJ one does have a solo option.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [hadukla] [ In reply to ]
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There's a short race in Western PA, 1 mile swimming 5 miles running for the short course and 2 and 10, I think, for the long course. This one will have both solo and team options. There's been an Xterra at the same park in the past.
https://m.facebook.com/...p;id=323063091514016
Last edited by: offpiste.reese: Mar 7, 18 12:12
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Re: North American SwimRun races [hadukla] [ In reply to ]
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hadukla wrote:
synthetic wrote:
Which events have solo competitor events? I really despise the teammate requirement

... Tried to convince Cali swim run guy to allow solo but he is so deusche persistent on keeping it. It's as if they want it because it allows their slowness to qualify for otillo

Although NJ isn't exactly a destination... I just found out the NJ one does have a solo option.

Can you post a link for that race?
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Re: North American SwimRun races [offpiste.reese] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you for mentioning the PA race. I think the NJ race might be this: Garden State Swimrun. I'll probably give this one a go, maybe the PA one (there's a substantive price difference between the two). I'll look forward to travelling without a bike.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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We are testing out a limited number of spot for a Solo category at both our Casco Bay, Maine and San Juan Islands, WA races.

Lars Finanger
VALHALLA SPORTS
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Re: North American SwimRun races [VALHALLA] [ In reply to ]
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VALHALLA wrote:
We are testing out a limited number of spot for a Solo category at both our Casco Bay, Maine and San Juan Islands, WA races.

Thank you for being a leader in the multi sport world! Hope you can bring one to SoCal.


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: North American SwimRun races [tyme] [ In reply to ]
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Casco Bay SR (Portland, ME) opened up a few solo slots. Not sure the motivation - can only do the "Short" course - a large part of the appeal, challenge and strategy of Swimrun is the teammate requirement.
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Re: North American SwimRun races [ksb] [ In reply to ]
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ksb wrote:
Casco Bay SR (Portland, ME) opened up a few solo slots. Not sure the motivation - can only do the "Short" course - a large part of the appeal, challenge and strategy of Swimrun is the teammate requirement.

For you and the few maybe it is. I view the solo as good competition for the ultra runner world, where there are no team mates


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: North American SwimRun races [ksb] [ In reply to ]
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We view the Solo category as a way to meet athletes where they might be in their multisport journey. A way to introduce new people into the sport of swimrun. We are going to test it out at both Casco Bay (Aug 12) and San Juan Islands (Sept 23) over the Short Course distance, keeping the Long Course exclusive for teams. That also allows us to keep it safe out there. One reason why an athlete might choose the Solo race is because they cannot find a teammate. Hopefully they can meet a new set of likeminded people, and maybe even a future teammate. We understand everyone has an opinion but the sport is young and we want more to experience this unique adventure.

Lars Finanger
VALHALLA SPORTS
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