Unique and Challenging–SwimRun RockyKnox’s Inaugural Race

Update– The 2018 edition of SwimRun RockyKnox has been cancelled. The organizers are looking at 2019 for a new launch date. 

We talk to RTMC and KTC board member Larry Brede about bringing the SwimRun format to Knoxville.

Larry jumped in with both feet (and running shoes …and a pull buoy) to the SwimRun format last year, along with his sister-in-law (popular Lost in Transition Guest and multisport standout Jaime Brede) at SwimRun NC in 2016.

We covered topics like:

  • Why does the SwimRun format use teams of two people?
  • How does strategy for a SwimRun race vary from the Aquathlon format with which many triathletes are familiar?
  • How in the heck do you prevent blisters while running and swimming in your shoes?
  • Many SwimRun events are in the spring or fall. What are some of the unique advantages and challenges to holding a SwimRun race in Knoxville during July?
  • What does the course look like for SwimRun RockyKnox?


Part of the run course at Ijams Nature Center

You can get updates on SwimRun RockyKnox via their Facebook page, on KTC’s site and signup at RunSignup.

Not ready to take the plunge just yet? They’re also looking for volunteers!