The River Adur 5km Swim is now in its third year and with the tide with you all the way it’ll definitely be the quickest 5km you’ll ever swim. We doubled numbers from our inaugural swim and we’re looking to do the same again. There are two categories: Fin Swim & Just Swim. Just Swim is for swimmers looking for another challenging swim unaided and Fin Swim is just that, you can wear a pair of fins of your choice to speed your way to finish.
We’ll take you by 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 will pick through the sandbanks and mussel beds to push you all the way to the finish line. The start time is 13:30hrs, to give you the best chance of securing a personal best and enjoyable swim.
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!
“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”
‘Thank you for a fantastic event yesterday it was really well organised.’
‘A great event and as always very well organised. Thank you to all the helpers, marshals, Raw Energy Pursuits and swimmers for making this a fantastic swim’
‘Thanks again for another brilliant swim race . Loved it . Those flapjacks were amazing by the way’
All the usual REP safety cover will be provided, including a RIB, kayaks and Sussex Search & Rescue spotters on the river bank.
Fee : £32
Briefing: 12:30hrs, Shoreham
Race details 2019
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Registration will take place on the banks of the river between 1030hrs & 1215hrs– this is also the finish area. Collect your race pack, REP kit bag and familiarise yourself with the course. You must attend the compulsory race briefing which will take place here at 12:20hrs. High tide at Shoreham is 6.3m at 12:50hrs, so 5km upstream high tide will be around 13:30hrs.
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LT. Shoreham is about 8 miles west of Brighton. This is also the location for the coach pick up, finish & afternoon tea!