It's not just a race, it's an adventure
Domain 'De Schorre' offers fantastic possibilities to organise a juicy and fun running and swimming experience. because of its many historic clay pits turned into lakes.
In addition, the excavations created numerous steep slopes to be conquered.
The track follows the challenging mountain bike trails in the area. These features promise an exciting, alternating and challenging race.
Don't underestimate the distance. One lap (= Short distance) is only 10,5 km .... but every kilometer will be a nasty one.
The course is this time a SOLO race. So no teams for this edition.
Everybody races on his own. Of course you can stay together but each has its own ranking.
The use of rope is not allowed
The focus of the race is on discovering the exciting combination of trail running and triathlon (omitting the cycling part). Because of the relatively short distances, everyone in good shape will enjoy this new formula.
The swimming parts are all quite short and the combination is rather running-oriented. This means that also lesser swimmers will certainly enjoy the race.
An obligatory briefing will be held in the meeting room of the domain's Congress Centre at 10h00 sharp. The room is situated right next to the departure and finishing zone.
Because of the shape of the track, there are various areas where teams pass by several times. Spectators can therefore cheer their athletes without having to change positions. This adds to their involvement in the race, also adding to its cozy atmosphere.
The race is 'only' 10 or 20 km long, nevertheless there are very few easy kilometers. Over short distances, many steep slopes turns, and several types of soil need to be covered.
The use of trail-running shoes is very much recommended. The swimming parts make the shoes wet and slippery and you will need good grip on the rough terrain. A good sole profile is a definitely more than just a 'nice to have'.
The finish line is situated under the big butterfly tent. These surroundings will contribute to warm and cozy atmosphere of this race.
Because Swimrun is a fantastic sport, we also want to give younger athletes the opportunity to get a taste of this discipline. They are allowed to register to the Short distance only.
First check the General Info, FAQ, Tips & Tricks pages. If any questions still remain we will be pleased to answer them.
The day programme is as follows:
(Some slight changes can still occur. In that case you will be informed through our newsletter)
07:00 Opening Race location and verification of the course.
08:00 Opening secretariat.
10:00 Briefing of all athletes (MANDATORY) in meeting room of the Congres Centre (max 20 min).
11:00 Start Swimrun LONG distance (20 km).
11:20 Start Swimrun SHORT distance (10,5 km).
12:20 Expected arrival of the first athletes of the short distance.
13:00 Expected arrival of the first athletes of the long distance.
15:00 Award ceremony.
|Wanneer||Saturday 14st of October 2017|
|Waar:||Recreation Parc "De Schorre" in Boom
Congres Centre in the middle of "de Schorre".
Schommelei 1 2850 Boom
Latitude : 51.087965 Nord - Longitude : 4.381484 East