River Arun 3.8k | River Adur 5k Swim Series 2020

Information and registration

20 June 2020 -
29 August 2020

For 2020 we have bundled our two open water swims together as a series so if you enter both on a single order you'll save 10% on each entry.

For full details about either event go to River Arun 3.8km Swim (Sat 20th June 2020) or River Adur 5km Swim (Sat 29th August 2020).

River Arun 3.8k swim

2020 will be the 12th running of this classic event which is rapidly becoming an early sell out. This is a unique chance to swim the River Arun over the 3.8km Ironman Distance from Ford Marina to the RNLI at Littlehampton. The River Arun is the second fastest tidal river in the UK so you're virtually guaranteed a Personal Best as you start as the current starts to ebb in your favour. All the usual REP safety cover will be provided including the Harbour Master's launch, pilot boat, safety RIBS, kayaks and Sussex Search & Rescue Team on the river bank.

Wetsuits will be compulsory. We’ll take you by coach to the start holding point at Ford Church and then all you’ve got to do is swim back! Entry fee includes a donation to the RNLI, live timing, prizes and free photos. Catering at the Harbour Lights Café. Registration will take place at the RNLI Station in Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 3BL between 09:00 and 10:30hrs. 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.

Prices and start times

Distance Entry fee Bus to start Start (at Ford Marina)
3.8k (downstream!) £35.00 11:15am 12:15am
An administration fee of £1.50 will be applied to each entry by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

River Adur 5k swim

The River Adur 5km Swim is now in its 4th year and with the tide with you all the way it’ll definitely be the quickest 5km you’ll ever swim. Race numbers for this event are limited to 350. The vast majority of swimmers will swim, but for those who fancy something different you can use a set of Fins to speed your way to the finish. We’ll take you by vintage coach to the start, drop you off at high tide and you make your way back to Shoreham-by-Sea on the tide. You’ll have to negotiate the sandbanks & bridges for the quickest route, we guarantee some of you will run aground! The closer you get to Shoreham the tide increases in speed will pick through the mussel beds to push you all the way to the finish line. 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.

Wetsuits are compulsory. Competitors will receive a memento, hot & cold drinks, flapjack, silicone swim cap and Protein Balls. Shoreham town centre is conveniently located across the bridge with plenty of bars and restaurants along the river for that perfect post-race drink or meal; we might event join you!

Prices and start times

Distance All entrants Briefing Start from
Standard (individual) £35 09:10am Adur Centre Shoreham 10:00am
An administration fee of £1.50 per entry will be applied to each entry by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

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
20 June 2020
29 August 2020
Littlehampton and Shoreham, England
Registration closes 28 August 2020 12:00
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
127 Remaining places
3800 metres

Price per participant
Price £35.00 + fee
Fee: £1.50 per participant
5 km

Price per participant
Price £35.00 + fee
Fee: £1.50 per participant
5 km

Price per participant
Price £35.00 + fee
Fee: £1.50 per participant

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