"When a sumptuous journey through preserved landscapes gives meaning to the swimrun"
The HALF SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD course is wonderful in every way. Traced in the heart of the Verdon Natural Parkhe will take you to one of the most beautiful places in France: the Gorges du Verdon, largest Canyon in Europewhich you will walk and then swim. Thrills guaranteed.
We look forward to introducing you to this course, whether your team is quite comfortable in swimming or running, there will be something for everyone, from the real swimrun to the raw state. Historically, the HALF is the oldest distance from the SWIMRUNMAN France circuit, where it all began...
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Total distance: 47.40km
Total swim: 7.35km
Total run: 40.05km
Difference in height: 1667m
Effort time: 6:00 to 10:30 am (flexible 2019 time barriers)
Number of swims: 10
Number of Run: 11
Big Swim: 1.70 km
Big run: 13.45km
Liquid refuelling: 7
Solid refuelling: 3
Gel Station: 1
"Here, the spectacle of nature is always beautiful, so is the swimrun"
On a 47.40km long track, as demanding as it is marvellous, divided into 10 swimming sections (7.35km) and 11 running sections (40.05km), you will evolve in exceptional places, those places which make the HALF SWIMRUNMAN GORGES DU VERDON by HEAD one of the most beautiful swimrun races in the world.
In the Gorges, Highest Canyon in Europe with notches up to 700m deep, you will have the privilege of reaching wonderful view points by joining the Crête de l'Ourbes and the Col de Plein Voir. Once up there, at an altitude of 1200m and thanks to a committed and magnificent trail section, you will have a breathtaking view of the entire Lake of Sainte-Croix, the valley and the transparent green waters of the Gorges du VerdonNot to mention Mont-Ventoux, which in the distance will never stop observing you... A spectacle you will never get tired of. It will then already be time to descend to dive into the incredible waters of the Gorges du Verdon for an epic swim of 1,400m in a magical and unique setting.
In the heart of the Verdon Natural ParkYou will need to show character with your partner to link the different sections of swimming and running. We usually say that the SWIMRUNMAN events do not build character but reveal it. Mutual aid, team spirit and perseverance will be the key words of your day during which the steep trails of the running, which is a real trail course, and their 1667m of positive elevation gain, will put your will to succeed to good use, just like the 7.35km swimming and the now mythical first 1,700m crossing.