Yes, we in the Okanagan are first into the water...and no, it is not an Aquathon. Swimrun is the newest and fastest growing endurance sport since triathlon was introducedmore than 30 years ago. And while it seems simpler, with just swimming and running, it is clearly tougher, with many transitions from running to swimming and back to running. And there area couple of catches: you swim in your runners, and you run in your wetsuit. Oh, and you enter as pairs, whether men’s, women’s, or mixed. This is all about off-road and open water adventure racing, a decidedly primal way of enjoying big country. No need to control your environment with high tech expensive equipment - you let the environment dictate your day with raw trails and unsettled, and usually cold, water. Those who adapt best, prevail.
The Super Sprint consists of 4 swims and 5 runs for a total of 2400m swimming and 9K of running. The longest swim is 750m and the longest run is 3.1km
The Full Course consists of 6 swims and 7 runs for a total of 4000m swimming and 15.3Km of running. The longest swim is 900m and the longest run is 3.7km