« WHAT IS SWIMRUN »
Swimrun is a sport that originated in Sweden nearly 20 years ago and has since grown in popularity – rapidly in the past few years. The sport sees athletes, either solo, or in teams of two navigate a marked course by swimming and running. The athletes typically wear wetsuits, use flotation aids, and swim in their shoes as they race along courses of 5 – 75 km. The Amphibious Challenge was first run in Sheenboro Quebec in 2016 and is Canada’s original swimrun race. The Otillo race in Sweden was the first swimrun, and serves as the annual world championships in the sport.