Not for pussy’s; Swimrun the Riviera 2017

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The Swimrun The Riviera Race

The first Swimrun The Riviera will take place on April 30 2017 and starts at Castell beach in Nice. The finish line will be at a stunning “Belle Epoque” villa in Cap d’Ail. The total Swimrun The Riviera race distance is 26km with a total of 5.8km swimming and 20.2km running. Swimming in open water is tough and a lot more difficult than tralala recreational swimming. We have seen people train for this race, splashing through the Med with maximum speed. Impressive!

Besides swimming, competitors will have to run fast too, mostly on coastal paths.
The start of Swimrun the Riviera will be in the sea as a swim portion and the last portion will be a run so competitors will run across the finish line.
There will be 15 transitions in total, 8 swim portions varying between 400m-1000m and 8 run portions of varying between 800m-6000m.
The race is divided into 3 main sections with 2 refreshment stations. The 1st refreshment station will be at the Passable Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the 2nd refreshment station will be at the Petite Afrique beach in Beaulieu sur Mer.

Download a detailed course map of the Swimrun The Riviera 2017 on the Swimrun website.  The swim portions are in red and the run portions are in blue. The yellow points represent the beginning of a swim portion or « Drop Zone » and the orange points are the « Exit Zones ». Each team will receive a Road.

Program Swimrun The Riviera

DAY 1 Saturday 29 April 2017

2pm Village opens at the Bains Militaires beach in Nice
5.30pm Bib collection closes
6pm Pre-race briefing in the village

DAY 2 Sunday 30th April 2017

6am : Meeting for the teams at Castel Beach in Nice
6.45am : Last call
6.50am : Security briefing on the beach
7am : Start of Swimrun the Riviera
12am : Meal for teams and accompanying people at Cap d’Ail
2.30pm : Award ceremony
3.30pm : End of race and meal
3.30pm : End of the event. Transfer back to start line if necessary

Registration for Swinrun the Riviera includes :

  • 1 bib for a femal, male or mixed team
  • All the refreshment stations during the race
  • Full security offered by the organisation team
  • Medical assistance and first Aid
  • Swimrun team equipment (2 full bags per team)
  • The safety equipment provided by our partner RESTUBE
  • The meal at the end of the race in an exceptional villa in Cap d’Ail overlooking the sea, privatised for the event
  • Access to showers and changing rooms at the end of the race
  • Journey back to the start line at the end of the day

 

 

More info

http://www.swimruntheriviera.com/en/

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