Hybrid race alternating swimming in open water and path operating over variable distances, the swimrun is practiced in pairs over 6 races of your selection (4, 13, 26, 47, 63km). The division could be proud to welcome the most demanding and famend of the world circuit tomorrow in the elegant setting of the Côte Vermeille.
The swimrun is to turn into one with the 4 elements: water, earth, sky and fireplace in a legendary race. Imagine, your duo at the begin, nestled in a single of the most stunning coves of the 5 collaborating municipalities (Argelès, Collioure, Banyuls, Port-Vendres, Cerbère). Slip into the crystal clear water. Cross the marine pure parks. From the creeks, to the vineyards and our historic heritage, the views are breathtaking. Keep a bit of to gather 2,498 meters of elevation acquire (the Ultra, 63.3 km). On the roof of the Catalan world, really feel your face caressed by the tramontane, the effort doesn't weigh. Arrived, you might be merely completely satisfied to complete… Together! This is the sensory expertise supplied by the Swimrun Côte Vermeille.
Initiated in 2015 by two lovers of “Sport-Nature”: Sylvain Rousselat (land race director) and Olivier Serra (aquatic race director). The educator says: “I discovered this discipline (born in Sweden) in 2015, thanks to reportage, it totally suited me, it did not exist in France. The next day, we decided, with Olivier, at the edge of the pool! 8 months later, we launched the first edition with 450 participants. The 7th edition is a survivor: the Covid episode almost strangled us. The 2020 edition was canceled two months before departure. And the insurers let us down. Reimbursing participants without compromising the future was our priority. Those who have subscribed to the cancellation have been fully reimbursed, we offer the others (over 3 years) either a new bib or a reimbursement. The subsidies saved 20% of the losses. We held on.” Today, all the pieces begins once more. Going past the sporting dimension, the swimrun is dedicated: solidarity and ecological. Dare to take up the problem!
A strictly eco-responsible occasion
Six occasions cross 6 Natura 2,000 websites restored to their unique state. Markings are recycled, ephemeral or biodegradable. Innovation: 39 anchor buoys don't impression the seabed, fauna or flora. Clean and environment friendly, media protection communicates 99% digitally: “ Our virality is close to the Ironman of Nice”. 18 GPS waypoints find individuals. To keep away from overexposure of websites, every race blocks a quota of bibs (120 per occasion). This 12 months, there are 550 collaborating groups (400 pending). The employees promotes carpooling and gives 20 shuttles. Waste is strictly disposed of in 20 fastened provide factors with selective sorting (yellow bin for recycled, black for natural). Each candidate indicators a inexperienced constitution. A “green team” ensures compliance with the routes, any deviation ends in fast disqualification. Your soles depart an invisible imprint…
Admittedly, the competitors exists, the Ultra is reputed to be the most troublesome in the championship. The “Ötillö Merit Race” label permits you to search qualification for the world rating. But the major factor shouldn't be there. The director clarifies: (*4*)
The occasions are strictly in pairs, even for the novelty of this session: the 63 km relay (modular crew 3 to six on 3 sections): “There is no question of doing an individual swimrun, it would distort this sport. From 12 to 75 years old, the mentality is united, participating in rope materializes osmosis”. Women, younger folks, disabled, all participations are inspired. Friendly and family-friendly, the Kids combines “child-child” or “child-parent”.
The 13 km and 26 km for his or her half have been “sold out” in a single hour! All pay registration charges, 1% is donated to an affiliation. Among the opponents, search for Hugo from Koh Lanta, the sponsor of this session: “I live 10 to 12 months for this weekend… In a trying and intense emotional elevator”. Brigitte (mum) and Lou (daughter) who patiently put together the individuals' packs nod with a smile! So, when the stress drops tomorrow night time, what's going to nonetheless maintain the two pals operating? “There are many perspectives, we have become a showcase for all that the department offers: self-transcendence, mutual aid, the environment, heritage, economy. We want to deepen this synergy by a big party while respecting our values: to commit, to protect, to value.” To immerse oneself to this extent in its territory can solely awaken needs and consciences. Between Land and Sea, the swimrun is ready for you.
1 time of posting and the 13 and 26 km have been offered out1100 Where 550 competing pairs for this session12 at 75 years from youngest to oldest!18 nationalities current350 volunteers + 50 to 120 for the supervision of folks with disabilities20% of Catalan opponents30 % of girls1% folks with disabilities130,000 € is the finances of the affiliation for the seventh version2.5 tons of fruits are distributed to the individuals. Excess edible meals is donated to Restos du Cœur, non-edible meals to the Saint-André discovery farm10kg of textiles (sports activities bibs) donated to international associations218,300 € of direct monetary advantages for the division (2021) for 3,962 in a single day stays (2021)