06 JUNE 2021


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"Lac de Vassivière and its islands are also known as Little French Canada. Here, the swimrun takes you on a journey "

mountain pasture swimrun


2.50km SWIM / 8.50km RUN
Effort time: 1:00 to 3:00 am

Since their beginnings, the SPRINT distances of the SWIMRUNMAN circuit have been a great success, converting many curious people into seasoned swimrunners. The SPRINT SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD of Vassivière is a real marvel with sublime natations, trail paths between undergrowth and meadow and even a passage on a desert island...

mountain pasture swimrun


4.50km SWIM / 18.70km RUN
Effort time: 2h30 to 5h00

Because Vassivière is a bit like the end of the world. Where all the senses are awakened. In order to respect the atmosphere that reigns here, we have let the routes impose themselves on us. A clearing is taking shape in the forest to reach the water? We sneak in. An expanse of water appears in front of us? We cross it. The course CLASSIC SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD is as simple and playful as that. Raw pleasure.

mountain pasture swimrun


7.10km SWIM / 30.90km RUN
Effort time: 4h00 to 7h30

What better swimrun than the one drawn from the very essence of the discipline, i.e. moving from island to island? The course HALF SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD is in every way wonderful. Expect to be amazed: 5 islands, dry moors with heather, floating bridges, peat bogs, footbridges on stilts... Rendezvous in unknown islands.

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from 800m to 2500m

6 years to 15 years
Effort time: 8′ to 20′

Scheduled the day before the events, the KIDS SWIMRUNMAN races are reserved for children from 6 to 15 years old on the beaches of Vassivière Island and on the outskirts of the village start/finish. This is a unique opportunity for little champion seeds to come and swim, run and cross the same "Finishline" as their elders!

"In the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches, this swimrun is incredibly amazing because of its wild landscapes".


It's a little-known place. A haven with the air of Canada. A unique destination where it will be difficult for you not to be captivated by the peace and serenity of the place. Straddling the Haute-Vienne and Creuse, deeply rooted in the Limousin, and halfway between the Périgord and the volcanoes of the Auvergne, the place is peaceful. Lac de Vassivière is planted there, in the middle of France, and holds its secrets like a hitherto unexplored territory...

It looks like Canada, but with the patina of old stones and limousine cows on top of it. This swimrun spot is idyllic and the layouts concocted by our team respect the raw and preserved charm of the site. On the shores of Lake Vassivière and its islands, the routes are a real treat. In truth, it is not us who created them, it is them who naturally imposed themselves on us, so much so that Mother Nature is at home here. She is the one who invites us for a swimrun in the wild.
In 2021, accept this invitation on one of the three courses on the program: the SPRINT (11km), the CLASSIC (23km) or the HALF ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE (38km).

"A place not to be missed to satisfy your desire for swimrun and freedom."


This swim run in New-Aquitaine promises you a total change of scenery. Starting from Vassivière Island, you will have to get into the water in this real inland sea, with clear and limpid waters of more than 1,000 hectares, to overcome the SWIMRUNMAN ÎLE DE VASSIVIERE challenge.

On June 6, 2021 you will be several hundred swimrunners to take the start of this new stage SWIMRUNMAN France by HEAD. The three swimrun courses, laid out in the New-Aquitaine Region in the heart of the departments of Creuse and Haute-Vienne, will cross over distances of 11km (SPRINT), 23km (CLASSIC) and 38km (HALF ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE), the communes of Peyrat-le-Château, Beaumont-du-Lac, Faux-la-Montagne and Royère-de-Vassivière.
For this sixth edition, nearly 1,000 participants will be expected at the start of the Swimrun Vassivière. What about you?