Following the success of our inaugural 5km swim in 2017, we have pleasure in annoucing the date for the third one - Saturday 31st August 2019. Much like our Ironman distance swim in the River Arun, this one will be 5km but with the tide all the way so it'll definitely be the quickest 5km you'll ever swim!
There are two categories: Fin Swim & Just Swim.
The Fin Swim category is just that, swim the 5km in a pair of fins to speed your way to finish.
Just Swim is for all our normal swimmers looking for another challenging swim.
We'll take you by coach to the start, drop you off at high tide and you make your way back to Shoreham on the tide. You'll still have to negotiate the sandbanks & bridges for the quickest route and as you reach Shoreham you'll be swimming even faster.
The start time is planned for 1:30pm, which is dependent on river and weather conditions, but our aim is to give you the best possibility of securing your personal best and having a great fun swim.
2017 competitor feedback:
"Thanks for another really great REP event. As always, it was brilliantly organised and very enjoyable. Perfect weather and a brisk current helped too!"
"Wonderful experience with the 5km swim. Adrenaline was whizzing through the veins, especially the last 10 minutes under the bridges"
Prices and start times
||12:30hrs Adur Centre Shoreham
|An administration fee of £1.50 per entry will be applied to each entry by our online entry system partner, Results Base.
All the usual REP safety cover will be provided, including RIBs, kayaks and safety spotters on the river bank.
Race HQ is the Adur Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5LT (by Norfolk Bridge on the A259). Registration and finish will all be at this location. Shoreham is about 8 miles west of Brighton and 7 miles east of Worthing. Shoreham Town Centre will also be open and all within the foothills of the South Downs National Park.
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!).