EVENT DETAILS: July 9th, 2022
Location: Rabbit Lake Trails – Garrow Park
110 Birchwood Crescent
Registration Opens: 6:00am
SwimRun Individual Distances: 5km, 11km, 20km
Trail Run Distances: 3km, 5km, 8km
Open Water Swim: 1km, 2km, 3km
Aquathlon - Run-Swim-Run: 3km
Mandatory SwimRun participants meeting: 6:45am
All distances are considered individual races. The terrain of the running course is considered CHALLENGING due to the terrain.
Open Water Swim:
Mass Start - 8:00am
Mass Start - 8:15am
SwimRun Start Times:
20km Qualifier - 7:00am
11km Sprint - 9:00am
Swim OR Run Relay Start Time: 9:00am
5km Lite - 10:00am
Compete as an Individual or as a Relay
Relay Available for the 11km Sprint as a two person team and the 20km Qualifier as a two or four person team.
Transitions for the relay will be the main start-finish zone for the race. Athletes will complete one lap of the course (either Loop A or Loop B) than tag their partner in to complete the next leg. For the 20km Relay, you can divide the loops between your team however you wish but the transition zone has to be the start-finish area of the race.
Option Two for the Relay is to have you and your partner tethered together to complete the distance as a pair. Kenora Borealis will supply the tethering in the form of high durability rope than can be attached to a running belt or band. We will not be supplying the waist band or running belt. This can be great for people who wish to compete with a partner for an added challenge and enjoyment to the race! Nothing gets you more motivated than competing with a friend!
Swim OR Run Relay Option
Want to compete but doing a combination run and swim is just not in the cards for you? Well we have a THIRD relay option! We call it the Swim OR RUN. It is very simple, you and your partner register for the race and on race day, you will inform the registration team which one of you is the swim athlete, and which of you is the running athlete. The Swimming athlete will start the race off and complete the 500m out and back - open water swim. Upon returning to the beach, they will tag the running partner to complete the 1.6km 'Finish Loop'. Trade offs for the race will happen in the transition zone of Garrow Beach and each athlete will complete each of their legs 3 times before finishing.
Refer to the maps section below for more details. Swimming athletes have to swim around or make contact with the buoy at the 250m mark before turning around.
This course is considered challenging wilderness terrain with minimal pavement running. Consider a trail shoe and prepare for hills and uneven ground!
Each course is at least 25% swimming. With 2km of swimming in the 5km race, 3km of swimming in the 11km race and 4km of swimming in the 20km race!
Swim distances are broken into 500m intervals and the running is anywhere from 700m to 2km in distance intervals!
All Athletes will receive a free t-shirt and silicon swim cap when they check-in. You will pick your shirt size during the registration process.
We have a Mandatory Race cut off time by 12:00pm for all races. All participants who have not finished there race by then will be scored as a DNF. In the event that the race is cancelled due to weather we will postpone the event to a later date and will not be issuing refunds.
An International Qualifying Event
We are also excited to mention that we are a qualifier event for the World Individual SwimRun Championships.
The Kenora SwimRun Challenge has been chosen by Canaqua and IWC Federation to be an International Championship Qualifier Event! What does that mean? Athlete's competing in the 20km SwimRun Course in Kenora will have a chance qualify for the AQUATICRUNNER IWC SOLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022:
Date: September 18, 2022
- 2 men and 2 women from the 20km Qualifier Race in Kenora will qualify for the world championships.
- Qualifying athletes will get entry into the event as well as 2 nights stay in Grado Italy
- Team Canada uniforms will be provided.
- Event contact
- Christopher Brown