SwimRun USA is pleased to bring you the only island-to-island style swimrun event in North America!
Consisting of multiple, alternating swim and overland running legs (island roads, trails, and shoreline scrambles) between a variety of islands in Portland, Maine’s spectacular Casco Bay.
For 2019, our 4th edition, the Long Course event will consist of at least 4+ miles of open water swimming and 15+ miles of overland running across 9 islands.
The Short Course event will consist of approximately 2+ miles of swimming and 11+ miles of overland racing across 5 islands! A Solo/Individual category will also be offered on the short course route.
A new Super Sprint event will be added in 2019 and is perfectly suited for beginners or those looking to test out swimrun for the first time. The course will take place entirely on Long Island and utilize the various coves, streets and trails on the island. It will share the same finish line as the Long, Short and Solo races.
If racing as a team, teammates must race the entire course together. Rules permit swim aids such as hand paddles, pull buoys, wetsuits and even swim fins to name a few. Certain safety gear is mandated by race rules and hydration and race fuel can be carried too, but what one starts with, so too must they finish with. Changing from trail shoes to swim fins, or tending to awkward gear can chew up valuable time. Having the right teammate and equipment can make all the difference. Solo racers must carry with them a safety floatation buoy (New Wave Swim Buoy, for example)
The Cole Classic SwimRun, also known as Casco Bay Islands SwimRun, is produced by SwimRun USA LLC. To read about our other races visit our website!