SUNRIVER SWIM RUN 2023
Choose between a short course team, long course team, or solo short course
Jump into Oregon’s first ever SwimRun race! We were inspired to bring this relatively new sport to Oregon after falling in love with it in Sweden this past year. The race will explore the amazing water, rolling forests, and lava beds around the Deschutes River. There will be a short course option and a long course option. Perfect for adventurous triathletes, or any adventure racers who know how to swim. Approximate distances are as follows: Short course is 8-running, 4km swimming (mostly downriver). Long Course is another 6-8km running and 3km swimming with the longest swim about 2km. Maps will be released once the course is finalized and permitted, as there may be adjustments since this is a new event for us.
Date: Sunday, May 7th
Location: SunRiver Resort Marina
Disciplines with difficulty ratings:
Running: 4/10 8km short course, 14 km long
Swimming: 5/10 (mostly downriver) 4km short course, 7 km long course
Navigation: 1/10 (marked course)
Mandatory Gear: Wetsuit, whistle, safety swim buoy (solo only). More info on basic swimrun gear here: https://lowtideboyz.com/swimrun-gear-a-complete-guide
Estimated time for winners: 1.5 min short, 2.5 hours long
Course open: 4 hours short, 6 hours long
Team Formats: 2-person (all male, all female, coed), solo (short course only)
Prizes: Sponsor TBD
Entry Fee PP: $145* short course team, $230* Long course team, $85* short course solo (includes racer swag, aid
stations, awesome event!)
Video: (our friends in Washington put on a great swimrun. Check out what it is like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHxPWYgZB1I&t=5s
* a portion of each ticket price will be going to Bend Sustainability Fund and to a non-profit listed on our impacts page.
Bend Sustainability Fund, a Visit Bend Project, invests in projects that create sustainable experiences in Bend’s community.
At Visit Bend, sustainability is based on three pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Our community is dependent on all three, and it is important to find a balance between them. To have a thriving, sustainable community for residents and visitors alike, it is important that we take into consideration all three pillars.
Since the inception of the Bend Sustainability Fund in 2021, $2,290,000 has been awarded to 17 projects.