2017 Henley Classic

Sunday 25th June 2017

Remenham Farm: Remenham, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom

Swimming


Activities

  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Elite Category
  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Open (wetsuit optional)
  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Traditional (non wetsuit)
  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Masters A 45 - 54 (wetsuit optional)
  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Masters B 55 + (wetsuit optional)
  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Junior Age 14 - 17 (wetsuit optional)
  • Open Water 2.1 Km - Sporting. A single (non-competitive, wetsuit optional) category

Description

THE HENLEY CLASSIC is a 2.1 km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of Henley Royal Regatta.
This event is a celebration of mid-summer. It provides a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the world, at what we believe is the most beautiful time of the day, dawn. A key feature of the event is that you arrive in darkness and walk the 1/4 of a mile to the start into the sunrise, led by the torch carrier.

Event details and schedule

  • Date: Sunday 25th June 2017 at dawn
  • Location: Remenham Farm, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames
  • Distance: 2.1k river upstream
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Entry Fee: £49 
  • Saturday evening pasta supper and camping available
  • Refreshments and breakfast available
  • Medal for everyone who completes the course
  • Spectators welcome and can walk the whole course
  • Remember to bring flipflops for the walk back to the event area

Organised by

Open Water Swimming LTD

MAIDA VALE BUSINESS CENTRE 6 MAIDA VALE ROAD, Mead Road, CHELTENHAM

Phone: 01491577922

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