SiEntries Options
Login / Register

Love SwimRun Holy Island 2021

Event Facebook Page
Event Twitter Feed
Event Website

Saturday 11th September 2021

Entries Open
Friday 26th June 2020
Entries Close
Sunday 5th September 2021
Entry Fees
Solo / Full (per person)   £112.00   
Solo / Sprint (per person)   £75.00   
Team of 2 / Full (per team)   £224.00   
Team of 2 / Sprint (per team)   £150.00   
Event Organiser - Chloe Rafferty

To enter you must first Log In or Register your Details with SiEntries.

Take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island. Starting near Southstack lighthouse, swim & rockhop through sandy bays and rocky channels, and run along high cliff edges with spectacular views of Snowdonia!

Sponsored by Zone3 & Wild Trail

Love SwimRun Holy Island will take place on the west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales. The route will take in some of Angleseys's most stunning scenery on mainly off road terrain, including Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve, beautiful cliff top runs with views of the mountains of Snowdonia, hidden beaches, rocky swims and a tough final climb up to the finish line - the toughest part will be passing a tempting pub and not stopping, but you can always head there after claiming your medal!


This year will be extending our original route to make it 23k in total (previously 18km) and we will also be adding a sprint version on the route which is 10km in total but still takes in the best of the swims! The course will be fully marked and marshalled.

  • location: Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales.
  • Total course distances:
  • FULL: Approximately 23km (3km of swimming and 10km of running) (Longest run:  5.75km, Longest Swim: 780m)
  • SPRINT: Approximately 10km (2.1km of swimming and 7.9km of running) (Longest run:  4km, Longest Swim: 780m)
  • Transitions: Full: 7 runs, 6 swims / Sprint: 5 runs, 4 swims
  • Elevation gain: Full: 518m / Sprint: 225m
  • Cut off for Full:2.5 hours to finish run 3 (8.75km running & 1.5km swimming)
  • Aid stations:2  (you are advised to carry water and a gel)
  • Splits for Full as follows:
    Run 2km
  • Splits for Sprint as follows:

Entry fee includes: 

  • Event bib (to be returned)
  • 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
  • Fuel and hydration during race
  • Post-event refreshments
  • Race souvenir 
  • Free event photos
  • Prize for winners in each category

* 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! 

Equipment - There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.

Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants

  • 1 wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of 12-14 degrees Celsius
  • 1 pair goggles per participant
  • 1 pair off road trainers per participant
  • 1 whistle per participant
  • Hydration system, soft bottle or cup

This event will be plastic cup free in a bid to reduce waste and help care for the environment. Water and electrolyte drink will of course be available at feed stations but you will need to carry your own bottle or cup. We recommend a soft cup or bottle which can be easily stashed inside your wetsuit.

Additional mandatory equipment for solo competitors only

  • 1 Tow float (any type)

Mandatory equipment that Love SwimRun will supply

  • Race bibs – must be worn at all times during the race and must not be modified (to be handed in at the finish line) Damaged or lost bibs will be charged for. 
  • Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims

Strongly recommended equipment

  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case

Prize for winners in each category of each distance (no age specific categories) – supplied by Zone3 & Love SwimRun

  • Male Solo
  • Female Solo
  • Male Team
  • Female Team
  • Mixed Team

Race rules & entry terms & conditions

You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter the event. Please read the race rules and terms and conditions of entry thoroughly 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. We recommend you take out individual sports event insurance to cover any losses due to unexpected circumstances that prevent you from taking part.

Full event details can be found on the Love SwimRun website

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.

Save the date and share