Is XTERRA Diving Into SwimRun?

XTERRA France have announced the addition of a SwimRun to the 2018 Race.

XTERRA France have announced the addition of a SwimRun to one of the XTERRA Series’ longest running and most popular events.

XTERRA France Swimrun
The announcement came via the XTERRA France Facebook page.

Could this mean XTERRA are going to be getting into the rapidly growing SwimRun segment?

Earlier today XTERRA France posted the announcement that they will be adding a SwimRun option to the 2018 XTERRA France schedule which already includes two kids races, a sprint distance XTERRA, and the full distance Championship XTERRA.

The SwimRun event will take place Saturday, June 30th and consist of 13km of trail running and 2.6km of swimming which makes it roughly 1/3 the distance of races on the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World SeriesIt would be a lot for one weekend, but the shorter distance of the SwimRun and its taking place on Saturday does make it possible for an ambitious athlete to race both the SwimRun and the full distance XTERRA.

But is this is an indication of XTERRA possibly developing their own series of SwimRun events? We can’t say. At the time of this posting we had not received reply to our inquiries to XTERRA Sports Unlimited, XTERRA Europe, or XTERRA France.

However, with XTERRA Sports Unlimited already producing or licensing triathlons and trail runs globally the inclusion of SwimRun could create an intriguing opportunity for weekend long off-road multisport festivals consisting of all three event formats.

We shall see. Once we have more information will will share here and on all DirtTRI social media.

What do you think? Should XTERRA get into SwimRun? Let us know in the comments below or on twitter, facebook, or instagram.




Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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