Great North SwimRun
08 June 2024

Great North SwimRun

The Great North SwimRun will be back on Saturday 8 June 2024. Sign up now for next year to get our discounted launch price. Don’t miss out on our lowest entry price!

SwimRun is based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature as teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as they navigate their way around the Short, Middle and Endurance distances. The Great North SwimRun is an opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water island-hopping adventure!

Booking fee (£2 per entry) is added at checkout. 2024 launch price offer ends on Thursday 28 September at 10am.

Choose your distance

Short (12.6km)

£63 Launch Price Entry

Entry price per person. Entrants must be 16 years + . (Standard entry £79)

Middle (23.9km)

£187 Launch Price Entry

Entry price per team of two. Entrants must be 17 years + . (Standard entry £234)

Endurance (38.8km)

£243 Launch Price Entry

Entry price per team of two. Entrants must be 18 years +. (Standard entry £304)

About SwimRun

SwimRun rules are simple – you will need to complete your chosen distance through multiple swims and run stages, carrying everything you need from start to finish. This means, contrary to triathlon, you won’t be able to change clothing and will be wearing your trainers and wetsuit for both the land and water sections of the course! 

Doing a SwimRun is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the great outdoors and experience a variety of terrain. Our SwimRun will guide you through the spectacular scenery of Windermere in the Lake District, each one more breathtaking than the last.

The Short distance welcomes single participants as well as teams. You will need to enter as a team of two for our Middle and Endurance distances. Click the FAQs and SwimRun Rules below for more information.

SwimRun Rules 

What is SwimRun?

2023 Highlights

Event Location

The Lake District National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. We’re hoping this event will encourage people from around the UK to see it from a new perspective and experience an exhilarating and challenging activity in their own backyard.

The event begins on the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. The finish line of the event will be shared with the Arla Great North Swim, where family and friends can watch all the action while enjoying food and drink from local vendors.

Event location

Course Maps

PLEASE NOTE: 2023 route maps shown. Course may be subject to change. 


Time Wave
Friday 7 June  
TBC Middle and Endurance participants PRE-RACE BRIEFING 
Saturday 9 June   
Middle and Endurance participants  
08:30 EVENT START for Middle participants 
08:30 EVENT START for Endurance participants 
Short - WAVE 1  
09:30 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 1 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
09:45 EVENT START for Short - WAVE 1 
Short - WAVE 2  
10:00 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 2 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
10:15 EVENT START for Short - WAVE 2 
Short - WAVE 3  
10:30 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 3 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
10:45 EVENT START for Short - WAVE 3 

PLEASE NOTE. All times are subject to change in the lead-up to the event


See your SwimRun results