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Welcome to Love SwimRun!

Love SwimRun launched in 2016 with our inaugral event Love SwimRun Llanberis, the first swimrun event in Wales! SwimRun is Britain’s newest and fastest growing endurance sport and you can expect to see lots more events taking off in the UK. We now have two great SwimRun events:  Love SwimRun Llanberis a hilly 16km course which takes place in June in Llyn Padarn, Padarn Country Park, also Love SwimRun Holy Island a spectacular linear course on the Anglesey coast that makes a great end of season race in September! You’ll need to sign up fast for these fun SwimRuns as we only have limited spaces!

2017 saw the launch our new ‘Swim Train’ series, with The Big Welsh Swim! A multi distance open water swim in Llanberis with a choice to swim the length of the lake, either once, twice or three times! We have a mid length option too, plus spaces for juniors and a non-wetsuit option! For 2018 we also now have The Big Bala Swim! Go on, dive in!

We’ve also added a new running event The Holy Trail: a heavenly 15km linear coastal trail run on Anglesey. Starting at South Stack lighthouse you’ll race back to Rhoscolyn to claim The Holy Trail grail!

All Love SwimRun events are sponsored by Zone3 & Wild Trail!


The big welsh swim

2nd June 2018 Llyn Tegid, Bala

‘All aboard the swim train!’ Catch the historic stream train along the shores of Llyn Tegid, Wales’ largest natural lake, to start your swim! Surrounded by the beautiful Aran, Arenig and Berwyn mountain ranges, the lake has suberb views and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way. There are 3 distance options to choose from; 1.5km, 4.5km and 9km, so there is a swim to suit everyone. Wetsuit and non-wetsuit places are available!

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23rd June 2018 Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Mt Snowdon. Running in your wetsuit and swimming in your trainers, you’ll take a seamless journey through the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia. Each section of the 16km SwimRun course (there are 4 runs and 4 swims) offers beautiful views, varied terrain & you’ll pass by a few historic relics too! Enter as a team of two or go it alone as a solo!

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The big welsh swim

14th July 2018 Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

‘All aboard the swim train!’ Catch the narrow gauge steam train to the end of Llyn Padarn to start your swim for a truly unique experience! From start to finish you’ll be wowed by the spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful woodlands and historic monuments. You can swim the length of the lake, either once (3km), twice (6km) or three times (9km) and we have a junior option too (1.3km). Wetsuit and non-wetsuit places are available.

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29th September 2018 Holy Island, Anglesey

The 18km route takes in the rugged & beautiful coastline of Holy Island, 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. With 6 run sections and 5 swims, each leg offers something new with a surprise around every corner! With only 100 spaces for this unique event, enter as a team or go it alone as a solo, just sign up while you can!

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29th September 2018 Holy Island, Anglesey

The Holy Trail, a 15km trail run, will take place on Holy Island, famous for it’s religious landmarks! The linear 15km  course is 70% off road & the route will take in some of Angleseys’s most stunning scenery, including Southstack Lighthouse. You’ll race along high cliff edges & around secluded sandy bays with spectacular views of the mountains of snowdonia! The first runner to reach the finish line will claim The Holy Trail Grail!

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