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Held between Friday 23rd August and Sunday 1st September 2024, Ocean Scilly will be a broad, fun-filled celebration of the seas that surround the isles; championing all waterborne activities, sea life, our maritime heritage and everything on, in and above the water!

A family-friendly mix of aquatic adventures such as paddleboarding and kayaking, sailing sessions, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, coasteering, snorkelling with seals and of course boating of every kind.

There will also be engaging educational and cultural events with seabird talks by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, panels and workshops with seafaring experts from the mainland, tales from the deep exploring shipwrecks and lighthouses and of course, a series of mini-events championing the famous pilot gigs. 
 
As part of the Ocean Scilly festival, and the weekend finale, we are delighted to announce that Scilly60 Events will be hosting five exciting Swimrun adventures.

First off - a short Swimrun taster session, a fabulous opportunity to experience what Swimrun is all about. A leisurely Swimrun guided by event organiser Wez Swain and an excellent introduction into this land and sea sport. The course will involve 3 swims and 5 runs, totalling about 600m of swimming and 5km of running, with plenty of chat and support along the way; not a race but a social event and a chance to ‘dip your toes in the water’. 
 
Other events will include the Short Swimrun, which will total around 7km of running and 1km of swimming around the Southwest of St. Mary’s, the Medium Swimrun involving a complete circumnavigation of St. Mary’s - approximately 12km of running and 3km of swimming.

Keeping the kids involved there will be a junior Swimrun which has four separate routes for varying age brackets. The headline and the final event on the programme will be the Long Swimrun. This is for experienced open-water swimmers & trail runners. A challenging event that involves up to 8km of open water swimming between islands and 30km of trail running on many of the islands making up the archipelago. 
 
Whether an athlete or spectator the Scilly60 Swimrun will be huge fun and the closing event for Ocean Scilly 2024. The festival will conclude with a celebratory social event on the Sunday evening.
 
Planning for the programme is underway, we will release further details and be in touch with members regarding individual events and ideas in the coming months.

If you’re travelling for this event, get a 10% travel discount with Isles of Scilly Travel or Penzance Helicopter during the stated travel periods. Just quote the relevant code when booking.

Isles of Scilly Travel: Quote OCSC24 - travel PZE & LEQ 19/08/24 to 05/09/24

Penzance Helicopters: Quote OCEANSCILLY - code covers bookings between 22/08/24 and 02/09/24

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Event Dates & Times

Ocean Scilly 2024 (23 Aug 2024 - 1 Sept 2024)

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