Breca Bay of Islands
14 April 2020
The Bay of Islands is the perfect location for swimrun! Famous for its white-sand beaches, pristine islands, lagoons and turquoise waters - this is an awesome event!The courses follow the classic island-hopping swim run format over the Bay's stunning islands, before the grand finish at the Otehei Bay island resort. In 2019, for the first time, Breca will be offering two distances:Breca Bay Of Islands - Full DistanceDate: 14th April 2019 | Run: 25km | Swim: 8.4kmBreca Bay Of Islands SprintDate: 13th April 2019 | Run: 15.5km | Swim: 4.5km
The Entry Fee Includes:swim capfinishers’ hatfinishers’ medalsrace timingrace nutrition and hydrationfree event photographyKiwi-style BBQ at Otehei Bay
Breca Bay Of Islands SprintSaturday 13th April08:00 – Board (optional) coaches from Paihia to Waitangi. Coaches are free and are for participants only08:00 – Registration, kit inspections, biosecurity check at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre09:00 – Race brief at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre10:00 – Board ferries for start. Bag drop on the ferry.11:00 – Breca Bay of Islands Sprint start, direct from the ferry to the water!13:30 – First competitors at the finish at Otehei Bay Resort, Urupukapuka Island15:30 – Presentations and social at Otehei Bay16:30, 18:30 – Ferries from Otehei Bay to PaihiaBreca Bay Of IslandsSaturday 13th April17:00 – Registration, kit inspections, biosecurity check at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events Centre19:00 – Race brief at the Copthorne Hotel Waitaha Events CentreAdd your name to this list if you would like to book a place on a coach to the registration and briefing; there will be a small additional fee.Sunday 14th April06:15 – Bag drop opens at Paihia Wharf. Board (optional) coaches to Waitangi. Coaches are free and are for participants only06:30 – Coaches depart: no waiting!06:55 – Teams fully assembled at start at Waitangi Treaty Grounds07:00 – Breca Bay of Islands start12:30 – First competitors at finish at Otehei Bay Resort, Urupukapuka Island17:30 – Presentations and social at Otehei Bay16:30, 18:30 – Ferries from Otehei Bay to Paihia
Each Team Must Have:Either two wetsuits or two sets of neoprene shorts and vestsTwo whistlesTwo reusable cups or flasks – any kind will be accepted, as long as they are genuinely reusableTeams may also use tow ropes, paddles, pull buoys and fins (no longer than 15cm, measured from the toe), but they are not mandatory.
Do something different. Be inspired. Meet likeminded people. Become part of the swimrun community. Explore amazing places. Have fun! Our volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.Breca Swimrun events are not just for athletes - volunteering is a great way for the local community, budding swimrunners and supporters to share the fun and experience what swimrun is all about (without getting your feet wet)!Volunteers who help on our full courses will receive a free race entry, volunteers on our sprint courses will receive a 50% discount on their race entry.After you have volunteered you will receive a discount code to use during registration for an event of your choice, either this year or next. You can also use your volunteers discount code for any event you have already registered and paid for. For example, some of our events have races on the Saturday and Sunday. You can race and volunteer on the same weekend (race for free!) by claiming a refund using your discount code after you have volunteered.Use the link to register your interest: https://www.brecaswimrun.com/volunteer