L Guess Jewellers River Arun 3.8km Swim (Ironman Distance) | Saturday 23rd June 2018

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2018 will be the 10th 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.

RACE DETAILS

The start will be just after high tide during the 30minute slack water period as the tide starts to turn.  Registration will take place at the RNLI Station in Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 3BL between 07:15 and 08:30hrs. 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 2018 START TIME IS 09:30hrs FROM FORD MARINA. Coaches will leave the RNLI at Littlehampton from 08:30hrs to take competitors to the holding point at Ford Church. WETSUITS ARE LIKELY TO BE COMPULSORY.

All competitors will receive free unlimited race photographs from Sussex Sport Photography.

PRICES & START TIMES

Distance Entry fee Bus to start Start (at Ford Marina)
3.8k (downstream!) £28.00 From 08:30hrs 09:30hrs

Registration will take place close to the RNLI Station between 09:00 and 10:45hrs.  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 Harbour Park Amusements (See map on website). 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.

Race HQ is the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 3BL.  The registration and finish will all be at this location.  Littlehampton is about 16 miles west of Brighton and 8 miles east of Chichester.

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