Do you think you could circumnavigate a whole island off the coast of Perth by running on trails then swimming across the bays without once taking your shoes off?
The Rottnest Swimrun is the premier Swimrun experience in Australia and covers some serious territory around a very special island just 20kms off Perth.
Rottnest island - a wild paradise!
Firstly lets cover what Swimrun is, Swimrun involves teams of two racing together from point to point, with no changing of clothes during transitions between running and swimming disciplines. Team members swim in their shoes and run in their swim kit. Participants are expected to carry everything they need for the race along with them. In 2017 and 2018 the Rottnest Swimrun sold out with a small field of 50 teams then 100 teams, both years surpassed many expectations and left competitors wanting more! Running 28kms and swimming 4kms is not easy going, but in Rottnest it just works, here is what makes this the most spectacular endurance event in Australia.
Rottnest Island is a very special place and an A class reserve
If it isn’t on your bucket list then it should be. Rottnest Island is a beautiful place, its beaches and unique wildlife are world class. Being an A class reserve it means that the environment is actively protected and its sole purpose now is conservation and recreation. This protection zone includes the Island itself, which measures 11km by 4.5km at its widest point and about 1900 hectares in area and it's surrounding marine environment. Think crystal clear beaches, bike and walking trails and Swimrun competitors will circumnavigate the whole thing.