Arla Great North SwimRun
15 June 2025

Arla Great North SwimRun

Well done to everyone who took part in the Arla Great North SwimRun. Make sure you check out your official event photos and results from the day.

Sign Up For Next Year and Save

The Arla Great North Swim Run will be back on Sunday 15 June 2025. Sign up for next year to get our 2025 Early Bird Offer. Don’t miss out on our lowest entry price!

2025 Early Bird offer is available for a limited time. A booking fee (£2.50 per entry) is applied at checkout.

Choose your distance

Swim Run Short (12.6km)

2025 Earlybird Entry £63

2025 Entry price per person. Entrants must be 16 years + (2025 Standard price £79).

Swim Run (23.9km)

2025 Earlybird Entry £187

2025 Entry price per team of two. Entrants must be 17 years + (2025 Standard price £234).


For your 2024 Arla Great North SwimRun results please click on the links below:


Short distance >

Middle distance >

Endurance >

About SwimRun

SwimRun rules are simple – you will need to complete your chosen distance through multiple swims and run stages, carrying everything you need from start to finish. This means, contrary to triathlon, you won’t be able to change clothing and will be wearing your trainers and wetsuit for both the land and water sections of the course! 

Doing a SwimRun is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the great outdoors and experience a variety of terrain. Our SwimRun will guide you through the spectacular scenery of Windermere in the Lake District, each one more breathtaking than the last.

The Short distance welcomes single participants as well as teams. You will need to enter as a team of two for our Middle and Endurance distances. Click the FAQs and SwimRun Rules below for more information.

SwimRun Rules 

What is SwimRun?

Event Location

The Lake District National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. We’re hoping this event will encourage people from around the UK to see it from a new perspective and experience an exhilarating and challenging activity in their own backyard.

The event begins on the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. The finish line of the event will be shared with the Arla Great North Swim, where family and friends can watch all the action while enjoying food and drink from local vendors.

Event location


Time Wave
Sunday 15 June   
Swim Run Participants  
08:00 EVENT START for Swim Run participants 
Swim Run Short Participants - WAVE 1  
09:00 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 1 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
Swim Run Short Participants - WAVE 2  
10:00 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 2 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 

PLEASE NOTE. All times are subject to change in the lead-up to the event

Course Maps

PLEASE NOTE: Course may be subject to change. 

Travel & Parking

We very strongly advise you to plan your travel in advance, as many options are pre-bookable only and will sell out. There will be a drop-off and pick-up turning circle at the venue. To ensure there are no delays on the road network there will be strictly no waiting on site. Parking on roadsides and verges is strictly forbidden, and the police would like to remind participants that any cars that are parked in these areas may incur penalty charge notices or be towed away. Please be considerate to other participants, residents, and tourists and park responsibly. Limited on-site parking at Brockhole is available to pre-book closer to the event (Approx. 8 weeks before), but you can find out more about alternative travel options and plan your journey here.