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Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon, Saturday June 26th, 2021

Riverside Cafe, Totnes, United Kingdom

Date


Saturday 26th June 2021
at 07:30 (UTC +00:00) Europe/London

End: Saturday 26th June 2021
at 12:30 (UTC +00:00) Europe/London

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About the event

Please note: We will be assigning registration boxes for entrants to maximise social distancing on the Riverside. Start orders will be assigned on the Wednesday of race week an will be staggered in gross of six. Please come changed in race gear or with normal clothing over race gear to avoid changing in the public toilets, which will not be permitted.

5k (New) & 2.5k Open Water Swim and Aquathlon (7k,15k or 2k Go Tri)

Open Water River Swim NEW #GoWithTheFlow 5k swim:

The Route

The sixth Wild Dart Swim takes place on Saturday June 26th. This year, we have changed the format, so that swimmers will be swimming with the tide for the 5k, the whole way and getting out at Ashprington Point Field. As with previous years, you can enter the 2.5k or 5k swim, as well as a 7k and 15k aquathlon. This year, we will be  including a 2k sprint aquathlon on a Go Tri format. This is suitable for children 15 years old or older. Something for swimmers, runners and triathletes of all levels.Younger athletes or entrants who are fairly new to triathlons or aquathlons, can enter the the 2k Sprint, which includes a 400 swim in the Dart.

2.5k & 5k swim (Starts Approximately 8.15am and 8.30am) respectively in two waves with staggered starts of 6

The 5k swim covers a #GoWithTheFlow, one way only swim from Totnes to Ashprington Point Field, starting near the Dart-Totnes Rowing Club on Steamer Quay. The 2.5k swimmers start at the same place in separate waves but exit at Sharpham. Aquathloners will also exit at Sharpham, then move to a nearby transition area, before running the three miles back to the rowing club, following the cycle path above the Dart.

Swimming alongside the tow path and the reed beds, which line the Sharpham side of the river and the rolling hills on the left, which wind along towards Stoke Gabriel. You will take your first snake bend here, as the river takes a turn towards Sharpham.

You will know you’re approaching Sharpham’s North Quay, when you pass our event buoy, 200m out from the pontoon.

7k Aquathlon  

The 7k aquathlon includes the 2.5k swim and a hilly 4.5k run through the picturesque vineyards at Sharpham and along the cycle track from Sharpham House to Moat Hill, turning left at The Steam Packet before crossing the bridge to Bridgetown and turning right in to Steamer Quay and the rowing club. The course suits road shoes. All normal swim run kit will be permitted, except for tow floats. Swimmers will be permitted to swim in their running shoes.

15k Aquathlon  

The 15k aquathlon takes runners up the hill from Sharpham House and down the road through Ashprington towards Bow Bridge before runners follow the Harbourne River to Beanleigh cross and back to Sharpham and then Totnes via the bicycle tracks.

Normal swim run kit will be permitted, except for tow floats, bungee cords and fins. Swimmers will be permitted to swim in their running shoes.

2K sprint Aquathlon (Go tri) 

The sprint aquathlon will precede all the other events and includes a 400 swim along the River Dart parallel to the walkway, until it reaches its end and the swimmers get out and transition before running a short 1 mile loop around Steamer Quay.

All normal swim run kit will be permitted, including tow floats. Swimmers will be permitted to swim in their running shoes.

Location

Riverside Cafe, Totnes, United Kingdom, TQ9 5YS

Organiser

Wild Running Events

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom