Torpedo SwimRun Wild

Wilderness trails connect two black rivers, and feature:

  • A highly technical Swamble* down the Kaaimans
  • The 36m high train bridge crossing of the tidal estuary
  • National parks run on the Kingfisher trail through Fairy Knowe
  • A doubleheader of the longest run onto the longest swim at Island Lake
  • A final swim up to the Serpentine River
  • Rest and relax at the Ebb-and-Flow riverside camp
  • Would you prefer to do an easier SwimRun, check Torpedo SwimRun Flow
  • Minimum entry age is 16 years (see our T&C for details)

*A rugged combination of swim and river rock bed scramble

Friday 13 Sept

Torpedo Prologue:
3 Runs – 5km

4 Swims – 1km

Total – 6km

Saturday 14 Sept

Torpedo Wild:
5 Runs – 17km

4 Swims – 4km
1 Swamble – 5km

Total – 26km

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TSR Wild Competency Ratings

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TSR Wild Route Flyover

TSR Wild Snapshot

Quick Event Details

Teams: Teams of 2 must start and finish together and cannot be separated by more than 10m

Compulsory Kit provided by Athlete: Running Shoes + Helmets* (Kaaimans)

Compulsory Kit provided by Torpedo: Whistle + Swimming Cap + Torpedo Race Bib

Optional Kit: Wetsuit** + Swimming Hand paddles + SwimRun Pull Buoy + Team Pull Rope + Goggles

Athlete Proficiency: You need to be competent in open water swimming up to 2km

*Helmets are compulsory from Start to the Drop Point – Waterpoint 1 (end Kaaimans). Other than the helmet drop, no changing of kit is allowed.

**If you choose to not wear a wetsuit (or shorty) on Saturday, it is a requirement to have 1 space blanket per team with you. You can tape it to the back of your helmet.

***Wetsuits will be made compulsory if race week experiences cold weather / snowmelt.

Quick Package Details

Ebb-and-Flow Campsite: entry includes the campsite and Sanpark participant fees. Please bring your own camping equipment

Shuttle: entry includes the race morning shuttle to Nelson Mandela University

The Good Stuff: entry includes *Torpedo Wild Party Package (see below)

Entry Fee

R2,000 per person

Only teams of 2 allowed

TSR Wild Terrain

Segment details

An extraordinary journey through forest, black water ravine and trail

SEGMENT NAME START END DISTANCE
Run 1 7 Passes Run Nelson Mandela University Kaaimans Bridge 3,800m
Swamble Kaaimans Swamble Kaaimans Bridge N2 Bridge 4,800m
Run 2 Train Bridge Run N2 Bridge Touws River Mouth 4,000m
Swim 1 Touws Swim Touws River Mouth Serendipity 1,600m
Run 3 Kingfisher Run Serendipity Fairy Knowe 1,300m
Swim 2 Knowe Swim Fairy Knowe Touws Slipway 400m
Run 4 Serpentine Run Touws Slipway Yacht Club 4,300m
Swim 3 Island Swim Yacht Club Island Lake 1,200m
Run 5 Hoekwil Run Island Lake Confluence 4,000m
Swim 4 Ebb & Flow Swim Confluence Torpedo Finish 300m

TSR Wild Schedule

Friday 13th September 2019

Venue: Ebb-and-Flow, Wilderness

 Athletes arrive and set-up camp at Ebb-and-Flow | 12H00 onwards

 Registration | 14H00 – 16H30

Evening Prologue Start Window | 16H00 – 16H30

Evening Prologue Cut-Off | 18H30

 *Torpedo Wild Party Package | 17H00 – 21H00

Saturday 14th September 2019

Start Venue: Nelson Mandela University
Finish Venue: Ebb-and-Flow, Wilderness

Shuttles depart from Ebb & Flow | 06H30

Race Start at the Nelson Mandela University | 07H30

 First Athletes Expected | 10H30

 Last Athletes Expected | 16H00

 *Torpedo Wild Party Package | 17H00 – 22H00

*included in athlete entry – see below

*Torpedo Wild Party Package
Included

Friday 13th September

Ebb-and-Flow Campsite: includes the campsite and Sanpark fees. Please bring your own camping equipment

The Good Stuff: Food trucks (for your own account), band, movie outdoor screen

Saturday 14th September

Ebb-and-Flow Campsite: includes the campsite and Sanpark fees. Please bring your own camping equipment

The Good Stuff:  Morning coffee, celebration lamb on the spit, prize giving and band

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