2018 will be the 10th time the event has taken place and another unique chance to swim the River Arun over the classic Ironman distance of 3.8km from Ford to Littlehampton. Fast times are guaranteed, just ask last year's competitors – so many PBs!
The River Arun runs from Littlehampton and northwards beyond Arundel and Pulborough, West Sussex. The Arun has the second fastest tidal river in the UK so you're guaranteed a Personal Best! All the usual REP safety cover will be provided including the Harbour Master's launch, pilot boat, safety RIBS, kayaks and spotters on the river bank.
The start will be just before high tide during the 30 minute slack water period, before the tide starts to turn.
THE START TIME FOR 2018 WILL BE 09:30hrs FROM FORD MARINA. Coaches will leave the RNLI at Littlehampton from 08:30hrs to take competitors to the holding point at Ford Church.
WETSUITS ARE LIKELY TO BE COMPULSORY.
Prices and start times
|Distance||Entry fee||Bus to start||Start (at Ford Marina)|
|3.8k (downstream!)||£28.00||From 08:30am||09:30pm|
|An administration fee of 1.50 plus 1.5% will be applied to each entry by our online entry system partner, Results Base.|
Entry fee includes live timing, unlimited race images, coach transport to start and donations to the RNLI and local charities.
Registration will take place close to the RNLI Station in Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 3BL between 07:30 and 08:30hrs. This is also where the swim finishes. Please leave plenty of time to park as the town and quay will be busy – there are numerous car parks in and around the town.
We suggest you initially aim to park at Coastguard Road (BN17 5LH), which is the close to the Harbour Park Amusements. From here it's only a short walk to the RNLI; just follow the river upstream and it's a much easier location to depart from. Collect your swim cap and bag for your kit and familiarise yourself with the course maps. You will also need to have your race number written on your hand.
23 June 2018
RNLI Lifeboat Station, Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex
See map below
|Registration closes 21 June 2018 21:00|
|This event is self-timed by the organisers using the ST App Service and Results Base have no access to the data. All timing and results queries should be sent direct to the event organisers using the contact details below.|
488 Remaining places
|Starts at 09:30|
Individual: Price per participant
|Price||£28.00 + fee|