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Love SwimRun Dawn to Dusk

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Saturday 2nd October 2021

Entries Open
Thursday 2nd January 2020
Entries Close
Sunday 14th March 2021
Entry Fees
Solo (per person)   £125.00   
Team of 2 (per team)   £250.00   
Relay Pair (per team)   £230.00   
Relay Quad (per team)   £400.00   
Event Organiser - Chloe Rafferty

Love SwimRun Dawn to Dusk will take place in Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The technical off-road course (which is different to our Love SwimRun Llanberis course) will involve a total of approximately 1km of swimming and 5km of running per loop. The runs will take in some of Snowdonia’s most stunning views, including beautiful woodland, waterfalls, historic mining relics and a lot of ascent! The swim sections will all take place in Llyn Padarn, entering and exiting the lake at various locations. The course will be fully way marked and marshalled.

  • Location: Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, North Wales. LL55 4TY.
  • Course distance: 6km loop:1km of swimming  (over 3 swims) and 5km of running.
  • Transitions per loop: 3 swims, 3 runs
  • Elevation gain per 6km loop: 322m
  • Cut off: 12 hours! Any loops completed after 12 hours will not count.  There is no cut off for each loop. Take as long as you like completing your laps. The only reason we’ll pull you out is on medical grounds and a full medical team will be on hand for assessment and treatment.  Please note the race will finish at 7pm and any laps completed after this time will not count.
  • Checkpoints:  There are no checkpoints as such other than the start/finish area through which you must pass to dib your timer although there will be marshals at strategic points on the course to direct you and check numbers to prevent any short cutting!

How it works!

You will have exactly 12 hours to complete as many laps of the 6km course as you can. If you start a lap but do not complete it within the 12 hours it will not count. You must dib your timer at the start of each loop and at the end of your last loop to record your final time and end your race. You can do this at any time during the 12 hours (you don’t have to go for the whole time!!). You can rest and refuel as long as you like between your laps but the time you rest will be added onto the end of each loop.

Solos compete on their own, completing each lap alone. Teams of two must complete every lap they start together. Relays (pairs and quads) take turns to complete their laps as solos however they what to organise it (e.g., one lap each or two laps at a time etc). Relays will need to exchange bibs and timing chips when they swap over.

The winner of each category will be the one/s that have completed the greatest number of laps in the shortest amount of time. (e.g., if one team completes 9 laps in 11.00.hrs, they will beat a team that completes 9 laps in 11.10hrs. A team that completes 10 laps in 11.59hrs will beat both of them!)

Entry fee includes:  

  • Event bib (to be returned – damaged or lost bibs will be charged for)
  • Event swim hat (re-use one of our orange hats to save waste and we’ll donate the cost to The Marine Conservation society – see note below*)
  • Race timing
  • On-site safety team for the duration of the event.
  • Wild Trail bar
  • Race souvenir to bring back the pain in future years!
  • Free event photos
  • Prize for winners in each category
  • As much encouragement as we can possibly dish out
  • A whole lot of fun!

* We all have loads of swim caps from events, do you really need another?! If you bring an orange Love SwimRun hat from a previous event with you to reuse instead of taking a new hat we will donate the cost of the new hat to The Marine Conservation Society! Of course, you are welcome to have a cap if you want it!


Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants

There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.

  • wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of min 14 degrees Celsius
  • 1 pair goggles per participant
  • 1 pair trainers suitable for off road/multi terrain, per participant
  • 1 whistle per participant

Additional mandatory equipment for solo and relay competitors only

  • 1 Tow float (must be a dedicated swimming tow float). A pull buoy does not count as a tow float!

Mandatory equipment that Love SwimRun will supply

  • Race bibs – must be worn at all times during the race and must not be modified
  • Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims

Strongly recommended equipment that you carry on the course

  • Water
  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case

Additional equipment required for the event
NB, there will be NO feed/water stations on the course.

  • Enough water/fluid for the 12 hour period (water will be available from the taps in the toilets only)
  • Enough food to fuel you for the entire race
  • Warm dry clothing and a means of keeping warm between loops if you choose not to get changed.


Race rules & entry terms & conditions

Please read the updated 2021 race rules and terms and conditions of entry throughly before signing up. You can read them in full here

Please be aware that we offer a no refunds policy and limited entry deferral options. You are permitted to transfer your entry into another name.

Please see our FAQ page for more information. We recommend you take out individual sports event insurance to cover any losses due to unexpected circumstances that prevent you from taking part.

Covered by Refund Protect

This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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