Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge – powered by Canaqua Sports

Since our first race in 2017 we have been adding races as we work to grow the sport that has taken the world by storm. Our series has grown from 2 races in Ontario in 2017 to 12 races in 2022, and we continue to look for new and exciting ways to grow the amazing sport of swimrun. With races across Canada from Vancouver B.C. to Sackville N.S. and many locations in between, and with distances ranging from 8.50 K to 20 K our races have something for everyone. So come on out and take on the Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge... you will be glad you did!

At Canaqua Sports, we are very excited about what we have accomplished. We understand that there is a long way to go as we work to bring SwimRun into the mainstream in Canadian Endurance Sports and we look forward to continuing to grow Swimrun across Canada and beyond.

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 2023

The Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge is proud to have partnered with Aquaticrunner and the world Swimrun federation in sending athletes to the AQUATICRUNNER IWC SOLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPs, also known as the World Individual SwimRun Championships.

Thanks to our affiliation with Aquaticrunner, we send up to 12 athletes to the world event annually, and in 2022 we were very excited to have our top female, Sarah Hopkins place 5th in the womans division, which is helping to put our Mudskipper events on the world map.

With 4 qualifying events across Canada, in Vancouver B.C. , Kenora On, Parry Sound ON and Summerside PEI, our Canadian team is truly a national team with representation from across the country. We invite all who are interested to join us and race for a spot on the world team!

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.

    May 14, 2023
    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.

      June 11, 2023
      Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
        Welland Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge

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

        June 11, 2023
        Mudskipper SwimRun Challenge by Canaqua Sports
          Cavendish SwimRun Challenge

          Come and join us as we present a unique and beautiful SwimRun experience at Cavendish National Park in New Glasgow PEI.

          July 1, 2023
          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 23, 2023
            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

              July 29/30, 2023
              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.

                August 19/20, 2023
                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.

                  September 17, 2023

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