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Semer Water Swim Run

Due to the current situation we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years Semer Water events. We hope to be back in Yorkshire in 2022.

Have you seen Swim Run events? This is a great way to test out this type of event before stepping up to one of the longer distances.

This is a full tour of Semer Water and the surrounding hills in one event combining 4 swims in the dark, cool Semer Water and 3 runs each heading up into the hills in different directions.

Swim Run is a relatively new discipline with it’s own specific wetsuits, but these are not absolutely necessary as you could take an old wetsuit and cut down the arms and legs.

Special things to note about Swim Runs…

Solo entrants need to use a tow float, everyone needs to carry a whistle, there’s a basic feed at each water entrance (water, sweet treats). You may use tow ropes, paddles, pull buoys and fins (less than 15 cms), but remember all equipment must be taken round the whole course!

It’s a challenging and fun event, so it’s only right that there’s a good reward of a special finishers slate cheeseboard with a typically Wensleydale theme as well as a well earned cup of Yorkshire tea and cake at the finish line.

  • Registration: tbc
  • Event Start: 09:00
  • Minimum age to enter: 18
  • Places available: 250
  • Included: Parking, chip timing, special memento, race bib (on loan only), event technical t-shirt, tea and cake at finish.

Want more? Make a weekend of it; how about entering our swim event the following day!

Order the Semer Water Swim Run 2020 hoody for £30.

Event Information




Semer Water, nr Hawes, North Yorkshire (Google Map Directions)


Swim 1=500m, Run 1=6.8km, Swim 2=500m, Run 2=5km, Swim 3=600m, Run 3=7.5km, Swim 4=600m


£60 Solo, £100 Pair