IGNITE SwimRun, the largest SwimRun production company in the U.S., released its 2019 calendar and announced the creation of the “Spark” solo-category.

IGNITE SwimRun, the largest SwimRun production company in the U.S., released its 2019 calendar and announced the creation of the “Spark” solo-category.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the sport of SwimRun over the last three-seasons” said IGNITE Race Director Jay Peluso. “We can’t wait to bring more epic experiences to more athletes in 2019”.

The IGNITE SwimRun Series runs from May through October and will hit five states in 2019:

  • Maryland: May 11, 2019
  • Knoxville, TN: Jun 29, 2019
  • Minnesota: Aug 10, 2019
  • Rhode Island: Sep 14, 2019
  • Virginia: Oct 19, 2019

Once again IGNITE Virginia will serve as host for the National SwimRun Championship.

In addition to releasing the 2019 schedule, IGNITE also announced the creation of the “Spark” solo-category. “While we believe that the best experiences in life are shared, we also know that it can sometimes be hard to find the perfect partner when just starting out” said Danny Serpico, IGNITE Operations Director. “Our whole concept is about igniting the inner athlete inside of you. By offering a solo category we hope to provide the spark they need to try this amazing sport.”

The “Spark” solo category will allow athletes to race the short course event at all IGNITE races without a partner. Winners at each event qualify for entry into the Aquatic Runner IWC World Championship in Grado, Italy where they will race for free as an IGNITE ambassador.

Registration opens on Oct 10, 2018 for all 2019 IGNITE events.

For more information about IGNITE SwimRun visit www.igniteswimrun.com.