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BEAR SWIMRUN >> SHORT & LONG COURSE

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TBA.

BEAR SWIMRUN

October 11, 2020

Lums Pond State Park - Bear, Delaware

This race is subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

Bear SwimRun is at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware. Enjoy the man-made, fresh water lake and flat terrain of the park trail system. Choose either the long course or short course distance. This course is great for first time swimrunners! Both race distances are appropriate for all experience levels. 

WHAT IS SWIMRUN?

Take on a challenge different from anything you’ve experienced before. Traverse through a pre-marked course in nature alternating between running and swimming. Swim legs consist of open water lake swims while run legs are on fire trails and natural surfaces. Athletes typically participate as a two-person team of men, women or mixed but individual options are also available.  

As a team, you must remain within 10-meters of each other, this is not a relay. You share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering.  

Rules permit swim aids such as hand paddles, pull buoys, even fins if you are so inclined but there are no transition areas and all gear must stay with you for the entire course so choose wisely. Some small safety gear is also required such as a water proof compression bandage and whistle.

COVID-19 RULES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by all COVID-19 rules, requirements and other safety guidelines issued by the event, park, and the state. Participants will be required to sign a specific Covid-19 waiver during online registration.

RACE DISTANCES

Long Course Teams & Solo Division

Run - 12 legs, 13.38 mi

Swim - 10 legs, 3.24 mi

Total distance - 16.62 miles

To view the course map, click HERE.

Short Course Teams & Solo Division

Run - 6 legs, 6.69 mi

Swim - 5 legs, 1.62 mi

Total distance - 8.31 miles

To view the course map, click HERE.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Must be 18 years and older to participate. Exceptions to this rule can be requested by email to racedirector@ripitevents.com.

REGISTRATION INFO

If the race is cancelled due to Covid-19 related issues, all registrations will be refunded minus the processing fee.

 

Long Course Race - Team Division​

  • Through July 31 | $200 per team 

  • Aug 1 - Sept 20 | $220 per team 

  • Sept 21 - Oct 8 | $240 per team 

Long Course Race - Solo Division​

  • Through July 31 | $100 

  • Aug 1 - Sept 20 | $110

  • Sept 21 - Oct 8 | $120

 

Short Course Race - Team Division​

  • Through July 31 | $160 per team 

  • Aug 1 - Sept 20 | $180 per team 

  • Sept 21 - Oct 8 | $200 per team 

​Short Course Race - Solo Division​

  • Through July 31 | $80

  • Aug 1 - Sept 20 | $90

  • Sept 21 - Oct 8 | $100

 

There is no race day registration. For question regarding this race, please email us at racedirector@ripitevents.com.

Each participant must be a registered member of USA Triathlon or purchase a one day membership for the day of the race.  USA Triathlon memberships will be verified in the race registration process.  One day memberships will be an additional $15 per participant and will be vended during the registration process. 

Registration includes: ​
  • Food and aid stations along the course

  • Participant shirt

  • Timing and results

  • Post-race recovery food at race finish line 

  • Participant number race jersey

  • Participant swim cap

  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each class

REGISTRATION DISCLAIMER

  • All registrations are final, no refunds. No registration transfer permitted to other Rip It Events.

  • Registered participants may elect to defer their registration to the 2021 race. To view the deferral policy, click HERE

  • Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits.

  • Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

  • This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. All rules apply.

  • Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at racedirector@ripitevents.com.​​

LOCATION
Lums Pond State Park - 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701. The race will start and finish at Area 1 inside Lums Pond State Park. ​

RACE TIMELINE (subject to change)

Saturday, Oct 11, 2020

8:00 AM - Athlete Check In and Gear Check Opens

8:30 AM - Mandatory Pre-Race Athlete Meeting

9:00 AM – Race start

12:15 AM - Short Course Solo and Team awards ceremony

1:30 PM - Long Course award ceremony

3:00 PM - All participants must finish race

Per USAT rules, each participant MUST attend in person. If you do not check in, you will not be able to participate in the event.

 

All participants must bring the following to packet pickup:

  • Photo ID

  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased a one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event.

MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING

Race Day at 8:30 AM - The mandatory pre-race course talk will cover important information about the race and include a question and answer segment. ​​All teams and solo participants are required to attend this meeting. ​ 

MANDATORY RACE GEAR

ALL athletes must carry the following gear on their person at all times. These items will need to be shown to race management at the gear check in station prior to the start of the race. 

  • Whistle

  • Pressure Bandage - available for purchase at swimrunshop.com

  • Swim Cap (to be provided by race)

  • Orange Swim Buoy

OPTIONAL RACE GEAR

Participants may use the following optional gear. The below equipment is available for purchase HERE

  • Pull Buoy

  • Teether (for teams)

  • Wetsuit

  • Paddles

  • Calf Sleeves

  • Compression Socks

 

AWARDS  

The award ceremony will be located near the finish area. Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place in the following divisions: All Male Team, All Female Team, Mixed Gender Team, Male Solo and Female Solo.

VOLUNTEER

We are always looking for volunteers who want to be part of the team. We have opportunities as kayakers, lifeguards, boat drivers, aid station minders and finish line staff. Our volunteers get great soft cotton shirts that you will want to wear along with snacks and post-race beverages to keep you comfortable. Volunteer sign up will be available one month from race day. 

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