The name comes from english. It is composed by "swim" and "run". So it is easy to divine that it is a sport that combines a part of swimming and the other one of running.
It seems to be that the origin of this mix comes from Sweden, precisely in Stockholm. In 2002 two couples of friends bet who would have been able to cross as a straight line, in an archipelago ubicated in Sweden. Since then and during the years, it has been gaining followers until getting athletes who practice it all over Europe.
The next one will take place in 2019, November the 23rd. Do you want to miss it?
What does it consist of?
This adventure sport is practiced in couple. There are different types of team: male, female and mixed.
The part of race by walk, is on different surfaces: trail, grass, beach, rocks. All the swimming part is realized in open water.
A sustainable competition
The Swimrun Lanzarote is a sustainable competition, with special focus for the respect of the environment where it takes place.
The competition takes place in very sensitive natural spaces, such as trails, beach, sea. For this reason is mandatory to respect the environment. Any participant who throws garbage or waste during the race will be immediately disqualified.
On the other side, te runners are obligided to help the others participants who are suffering an emergency. If needed, they have to inform the organization immediately.
There is a mandatory material that the participants have to bring with them during the competition. They will keep the same equipment throughout the itinerary. Here, in addition to the necessary physical preparation, comes into play the study of the materials and the design of the equipment
Three modalities for adults
In the adult category, exist 2 different modalities.
On one side there is the Marathon, that this year will leave from the Santa Bárbara Castle in Teguise and it has an itinerary of 40 km (33,7 Km running and 5,9 Km swimming).
On the other side there is a Sprint of about 17 km, leaving from the San Gabriel Castel in Arrecife (13,8 Km running and 3,6 Km swimming).
Finally the mode Starter will begin Playa Honda and it will take more than 8 Km. (6,8 Km running and 1,6 Km swimming).
It exists also type for children, much easier.
Enjoy Lanzarote practicing sport
Are you a sport passionate? Would you like to try the Swimrun Lanzarote? So plan your visit to attend the race or simply to train in a unic environment.