River Arun 3.8k Swim 2019

River Arun 3.8k Swim 2019

Information and registration

15 June 2019

2019 will be the 11th 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.

Event details

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 2019 WILL BE 11:30hrs FROM FORD MARINA. Coaches will leave the RNLI at Littlehampton from 08:30hrs to take competitors to the holding point at Ford Church.


Prices and start times

Distance Entry fee Bus to start Start  (at Ford Marina)
3.8k (downstream!) £30.00 From 10:40am 11:30am
An administration fee of £1.50 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 09:00 and 10:30hrs. 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.

The RSPCA: our charity partner

Every year thousands of animals suffer from neglect, cruelty and abuse. With your help, we can end their misery. Make your participation in this event count by joining Team Animal and fundraising for our official charity the RSPCA. Set up your JustGiving page, there's an option to start this off on the final basket page, and start fundraising today so the RSPCA can continue its vital work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing vulnerable animals.

There’s no fundraising target, just raise as much as you can! You’ll receive full support from the RSPCA Events Team, a fundraising pack full of ideas to get you started and your own RSPCA running vest, cycling jersey or technical t-shirt (just let us know when your fundraising reaches £50!).

 Event information
15 June 2019
RNLI Lifeboat Station, Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex
See map below
Registration is closed
This event is timed by ST App Service. There will be no chip timing for this event. All queries should be sent to the organiser of the event.
For result queries please e-mail: info@rawenergypursuits.co.uk

Raw Energy Pursuits

In case of questions about the event please contact Raw Energy Pursuits:

07414 859 984

River Arun 3.8k Swim 2019

  • RNLI Lifeboat Station, Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex
  • Littlehampton
  • England