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Fireworks 500

The Fireworks 500 is a 500m open water swim, at Capernwray Dive Centre near Lancaster. This event is often a sell out event so don’t miss your chance!

Starting on the rocket, swimmers can race or leisurely complete one lap (500m) of the quarry. It’s long enough for you to experience the beauty of night swimming in safe secure surroundings but short enough that you get to the end before the chill sets in!

We do have glow sticks for each swimmer but would prefer no to use them as we appreciate they aren’t very environmentally friendly.  We’re asking swimmers to bring a tow float; a much more environmentally friendly way to be seen.

Following the swim, you can warm up with a hot chocolate and then enjoy the fireworks display. If you’re looking for something different and memorable, then you’ve come to the right place…

Apply for a charity place to fundraise for Beat SCAD ( so they can fund more research into Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). SCAD affects people with few or no cardiac risk factors and it can’t be predicted or prevented.

Find out more here

And fill in the entry form here

Read SCAD patient stories here

  • Registration: 16:30
  • Event Start: from 18:00
  • Minimum Age to enter: 14
  • Places available: 220 with 20 charity places
  • Included: free parking, medal and cup filled with a hot drink.
  • Entries on the day accepted £35 
  • James Fielden Sports Massage will be present (£10 for 20 minutes)

Order an event hoody for £25 or a long sleeve t-shirt for £15 by the 1st October (Any orders placed after this date will not guarantee their order for the day)

Event Information


2nd November


Capernwray Dive Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire (Google Map Directions)


500 metres


£30 Spectators £5