Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge – powered by Canaqua Sports

Since our first race in 2017 Canaqua Sports has been working hard to grow our brand of SwimRun across Canada. In February 2020 we rebranded the Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge to the Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge and then promptly shut down due to Covid 19… talk about great timing! Now two years later and after running a limited number of events in 2021 we are excited to be running a full schedule in 2022 with races across Canada from Vancouver B.C. to Sackville N.S. and many locations in between. With distances ranging from 8.50 K to 20 K our races have something for everyone.

Calling All Race Directors

Canaqua Sports is looking to grow the Mudskiper SwimRun Challenge and we are looking for people who are interested to join us in growing the sport of SwimRun across North America. If you are interested in knowing more contact us at info@canaquasports.com

What is a Mudskipper

Mudskippers are amphibious fish. There are 32 living species of mudskipper. They are known for their unusual appearance and their ability to survive both in and out of water.

What is a SwimRun? A multi-stage event where participants survive both in and out of the water.

What is a Mudskipper SwimRun - The best event around where participants get to swim and run over a designated distance.

Powered By Canaqua Sports

AQUATICRUNNER IWC SOLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

Since 2019 Canaqua Sports has partnered with Aquaticrunner and the World SwimRun Federation sending athletes to the World Individual SwimRun Championships held annually in Grado Italy. Now as we get back into a normal schedule we are excited to be running 4 qualifying events across Canada, with races in Vancouver B.C. Kenora and Parry Sound Ontario and Lower Sackville N.S.

Out of these events, the top 2 men and top 2 women will be invited to attend the world event as Team Canada. This years event will be held on September 18, 2022

Note that the qualifying distance for World Championships is 20 K

ONLINE ORDERING from Canaqua Sports

Canaqua Sports is pleased to offer a variety of items that can be ordered online and delivered directly to your door. Items include the full line of Swim Secure products, Canaqua Sports and Mudskipper branded items as well as a variety of items for clubs and events which can be customized with your logo. Watch for more items to be added as we continue to grow our online presence.

Training Programs by Canaqua Sports

Canaqua Sports is pleased to offer our open water swim and swimrun Training Programs in select locations across Canada. Now in its second season we are excited to introduce our brand of open water swimming and swimrun throughout the summer helping swimmers and swimrunner to be successful in their summer events.

Come Train With Us

Our Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge Events

Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Sasamat Ice Cracker SwimRun Challenge

Swim and run in and around Sasamat Lake as you complete our first ever SwimRun event in the Vancouver area.

April 3, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Sasamat Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge

Come and join us for our second event of the season. Pick from our 10K or 20K SwimRun event in and around Sasamat Lake.

April 3, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Welland Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge

Come on out to the Welland Canal for a great multi-race event.

June 12, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Huronia Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge

Canaqua Sports is proud to present the Huronia Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge as one of its new events for the 2020 season.

June 26, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Kenora Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge

Canaqua Sports is excited to be back in Kenora after a 2-year hiatus. This course is considered challenging wilderness terrain with minimal pavement running.

July 9, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Parry Sound SwimRun Challenge

Welcome to the Parry Sound SwimRun Challenge. Parry Sound is the perfect place for this challenging event.

July 24, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Nova Scotia SwimRun Challenge

Swim and run in and around Sackville Lakes Provincial Park as you complete our first ever SwimRun event in Nova Scotia.

July 24, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Summerside Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge

After a very successful inaugural event, Canaqua Sports is proud to present the 2nd Annual Summerside Open Water Swim and SwimRun Challenge

August 14, 2022
Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
Sasamat Fresh and Salty SwimRun Challenge

Come and Join us for our final event of the season and the longest race yet.

August 14, 2022

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