Sat 10 Jun 2023 Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Great North SwimRun | Short

Individuals and teams can tackle three run sections and three swim sections in this short course of the Great North SwimRun adventure.

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  • Sat 10 Jun 2023
  • Entries close at 12:00
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere




Age 16 & over

  • 1840 m lake swimming
  • 10.8 km trail running


SwimRun is based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature as individuals or teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as you navigate your way around the course.

Ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace a new challenge!


  • Swim in the glistening waters of the Lake District
  • Run through spectacular British scenery
  • Embrace the natural movements of mankind through nature
  • A selection of distance options to suit different abilities
  • From the organisers of the Great North Swim and Great North Run

This event is part of Great North SwimRun.

  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams


Individuals can take on the short course.

Teams of two

The middle and endurance courses are for teams of two.

Teams of more than two

Teams of more than two people can take on the short course.

  • Accommodation
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Restaurant
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
LA23 1LJ

  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Navigation required
  • No cut off time
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers
Taking a ferry to the start line at Wray Castle, the short course is 12.6km, comprised of three run sections, which total 10.8km, and three swim sections, totalling 1840m - before crossing the finish line at Brockhole.

  • Public transport links
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability Policy

The Great Run Company is in the process of updating its Sustainability Strategy in light of their collaborative approach and recent survey. Work to minimise the environmental impacts of their events will continue throughout this process, with particular focus on:

  • Reducing plastic
  • Reducing waste
  • Cutting carbon emissions
  • Responsible procurement


In addition, they are striving to improve performance even further by making sure that sustainability is embedded at the heart of the organisation and culture.

What's included

  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Free sign up International


Providing clean water and decent toilets to everyone, everywhere.

  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Memento
  • Pre-event training sessions

Sign up


  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post

Entry price is per person.

Entry fees

Entry fee


The event has a big feel to it, it's great for swimmers who often have quite small fields in their races. It's well organised, nice to do it once and in a lovely area. Pete

I cannot fault the day in the slightest the weather, scenery, supporters, staff, marshals, everything was just brilliant. I will most certainly be back, What a fantastic event this was. Al

Overall a great event, very well organised. I'll definitely be doing this race again next year. Laura

The SwimRun concept has become the ultimate bragging rights for endurance swimmers and runners, leaving the challenge of an Ironman as a distant second! Alex Jackson - SwimRun Series Director

Swimrun is natural. We go back to the stone-age mentality of moving through nature as effortlessly as possible and taking care of yourself and your partner. Michael Lemmel - SwimRun Founder and Otillo Race Director