The first-ever SwimRunHydra will be held from 16 to 18 November on the popular island of Hydra. The event is part of the TRIMORE Multisports TOUR and is co-organised by the Municipality of Hydra and Sailing Club of Hydra.
Fifty couples will take part in the race’s maiden appearance in Greece, a total of 100 SwimRunners. The sport is very demanding and requires full cooperation on the part of the couple, who remain tied together with a rope throughout the race.
A SwimRun event is a multiple-stage competition which involves a pair of athletes running and swimming over a cross-country race course or loop-course that involves at least 2 transitions (3 transitions in the case of Hydra and a total of 14,7km) between the swim (3,7k) and run (11k) stages of the race.
Athletes competing in the first-ever Hydra events will use special swimming equipment, wetsuits, paddles or pull buoys, and special shoes during the running legs. All equipment has to be carried throughout the race.
For more information on registration, costs, and rules of the coming race readers should visit the official website here.