DOCK2DOCK RACE Saturday 28th July 2018 – 10k and 5k & new for 2018, 1500m option, takes place in London’s famous Royal Docks.
Lovesportsevents are proud to work with London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming to host this iconic swim race in the heart of London. The race starts in Royal Victoria Dock and takes you through Royal Albert Dock and back into Royal Victoria Dock.
Due to the expansion of London City Airport, the 10k Race now involves two laps of Royal Albert Dock and Royal Victoria Dock. For the second year running, we have added in a 5km option which will be one lap of the two Docks.
For 2018, we have now added a 1500m swim event to the Dock2Dock experience. You asked – we listened! This event is ideal for those new to the Open Water and ready for a challenge!
Whether you are looking to enter your first open water event or take on the ultimate swimmers’ marathon, the Dock2Dock Race now offers a range of distances to suit all abilities.
London’s unique and historic water race offers a unique opportunity for this open water swimming race in the heart of the vibrant East End.
The Dock to Dock Race will operate using the NOWCA safety system offering all competitors a safe and enjoyable race and will be managed by our team at LoveSportsevents offering many years of highly successful sports events experience. Any swimmer under 18 will require parental permission to swim.
We’ve had some fantastic reviews over the past two years and have looked at all the feedback and taken this on board … so our 3rd year of this fantastic event promises to be the best one yet!
Our 2017 event was reviewed by Simon Griffiths, editor of Outdoor Swimmer – you can read his full article here
NOWCA Safety Wristband
All competitors must have a current NOWCA safety wristband – If you do not already have a band please follow this link to purchase or renew before end of July 15th 2018.
By putting Royal London Docks OWS as your venue you can pick your band up if you choose to train during our regular open water sessions or alternatively your band will be available to pick up before registration along with tow floats. NOTE: You will not be able to purchase a wristband online or at race entry on the day of the race!
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RACE WITHOUT A CURRENT SAFETY WRISTBAND Tow Floats
Safety is of paramount importance for our event and therefore it is compulsory for all swimmers to wear a Tow Float in the 10k & 5k event. Tow floats are optional for those swimming in the 1500m event. Tow floats that have been purchased with entry will be available to pick up near registration on the morning however we do recommend you train with your tow float before the event and therefore you can arrange to pick this up when you practice during our regular sessions – see website. All competitors must swim with a tow float during the race. Anyone without one will be asked to leave the water.
Wetsuits are OPTIONAL for the Dock2Dock Race.
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