Great East Swim 2019

22/06/2019

Great East Swim 2019

Join us

We'd love you to be part of our team for the Great East Swim!

Set in the beautiful Alton Water reservoir, Suffolk, the Great East Swim has something for everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned pros.

Choose from the ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k or the more challenging 10k distance and help ensure no one faces cancer alone.

How to enter

Secure free charity entry!

Our charity places are a great way to make a difference to people affected by cancer. Simply click the 'Get a place’ button and complete the registration form. There is no registration fee, we just ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £150 - ½ mile, £200 - 1 mile, £250 - 2 mile, £300 - 5k and £400 - 10k.

Get your own place

Public entry for the Great East Swim 2019 is now open at the official race website register there and tick the box to support Macmillan - the event organisers will then forward us your details. Or, once you have your own place, you can join the team by clicking the ‘I have my own place’ button and completing the short registration form.

If you are interested in the Great East SwimRun, please go to greatrun.org/great-swim/swimrun and tick the box to support Macmillan - the event organisers will then forward us your details.

What do I get as part of #TeamMacmillan?

Whether you have your own place in the Great East Swim, or secure one of our Macmillan charity places, we will be with you every step of the way.

We will send you a digital welcome pack with everything you need to kick-start your fundraising and training, including a sponsorship form, training guide and some great fundraising ideas. Within the pack you will also find a merchandise order form which you can complete and return to receive a free Macmillan t-shirt, swimming cap and arm band.

So, sign up today and help us continue to support those people affected by cancer.

N.B. On the day of the event, you must be:

  • 12 years or over to enter a ½ mile swim
  • 16 years or over to enter a 1 mile, 2 mile or 5k swim
  • 18 years or over to enter a 10k swim
  • 16 years or over to enter the SwimRun
  • Full Terms and Conditions click here.

    If you have any questions, email us at swimming@macmillan.org.uk or call on 020 7840 4937.

    Kick start your fundraising

    Set up your JustGiving Page today.

I have my own placeIf you've already got your own place and want to fundraise for Macmillan.
Get a placeJoin the team today! There's no registration fee, simply pledge to raise the minimum target.

'After the event I had a warm glow from achieving something amazing.'

Team Macmillan swimmer

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