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General

On Saturday 5th of May 2018, the fourth edition of the Amphiman Swimrun race in Belgium will be organised in and around the “Lacs de L’Eau d’Heure”.

The Distances

  • Long distance: 38km (33,5 run + 4,6 km swim)
  • Mid distance: 28km (24 km run + 3,6 km swim)
  • Short distance: 18km (15,5 km run + 2,4 km swim)

Time Gates

At every Energy Station, a Time Gate will be installed. People will have to pass that Gate before being able to continue the race.

LLEH 38km and 28km will be assisted by GPS Tracking

To make everything fair, all teams of the 38km and 28km distance will have to carry a GPS tracker.  It is included in the price. The GPS will be carried in a small pocket in the jersey on the back at shoulder height.
The advantage is dual: ensure that every team follows the right track and provide the possibility for people at home to follow the race on internet.

Short Distance = No longer the long cold swim at the end

To give starting swimrun athletes the chance to participate without pushing them too hard, we decided to no longer let them swim the 800m in the cold water of the Platte Taille Lake.
They are allowed to return over the dam.
As a consequence we cancelled any prize money for this distance (and have added it to the long distance).
This makes the short distance more of a ‘startToSwimrun’ race or a ‘have fun’ race and less of a tough challenge.

Day Programme

The day programme is as follows:
(Some slight changes can still occur. In that case you will be informed through our newsletter).

Friday 4th of May 2017

16:00-18:00 Opening secretariat. Race number pickup.

Saturday 5th of May 2017

08:00 Opening Race location and verification of the course.
08:15 Opening secretariat. Race number pickup.
09:45 Briefing of the athletes of LONG distance in the auditorium (max 20 min). MANDATORY.
10:10 Briefing of the athletes of SHORT and MID distance in the auditorium (max 20 min). MANDATORY.
10:50 Start Swimrun LONG distance.
11:10 Start Swimrun SHORT distance.
11:30 Start Swimrun MID distance.
13:30 Expected arrival of the first athletes of the short distance.
15:20 Expected arrival of the first athletes of the long distance.
16:00 Award ceremony.

First check the General Info, FAQ, Tips & Tricks pages. If any questions still remain we will be pleased to answer them.

Where and When?

When Saturday May 5th, 2018
Where:At the lakes of the L'Eau d'Heure (south of Charleroi - Belgium)
Information Centre "Lac de la Plate Taille"
Route de la Plate Taille 99
6440 Boussu-Lez-Walcourt
Latitude : 50° 11' 30,64" North - Longitude : 4° 22' 52,22" East
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Track Changes

6 January 2018
Track Changes
38km and 28km
Also for this edition, we included some track changes to keep it interesting.
Now there is even less tarmac to run and 1 climb extra to conquer.

18km
To make it easier on the debutants, we decided to remove the longest and coldest swim section out of the track.
The athletes of the short distance are allowed to come to the finishing line via the dam instead of the swim.