Let's race for the environment

The Blue Mile 2023 will take place at the Mount Batten Watersports Centre, Plymouth. Participants of the Blue Mile will swim and/or paddle (on a stand-up paddleboard or kayak) Entry includes your race pack, event timing, on water safety marshalling and limited free parking for the event. Full joining details will be available when you register and we will email you a confirmation with you race number and final wave time two weeks before the event date.

In the event of bad weather conditions we may need to run the event on Sunday 11th June, or a suitable date later in the year for health and safety precautions.

Early Bird pricing will open shortly. Please register using the code: BLUEMILE10 when you checkout for a 10% discount by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions, please do email us at thebluemile@sportenvironment.com

Choose your event

Junior Swim

The Junior swim is for 14-16 years old and will be over a shorter open water course.

Swim (1.0 mile)

A timed open water swim around a marked one-mile course

Duo (Solo)

Duo is for those individuals wanting an extra mile, a mile swim followed by a mile sprint paddle (on a SUP or Kayak).

Duo (Team)

Duo for Teams: a relay for teams of two with a one-mile swim followed by a one-mile paddle (on SUP or kayak)

Paddle (1.0 mile)

The Paddle will be open to any stand up paddleboard (SUP) design, kayak, Sit on top or surfski.

Team Paddle

Mixed Team Paddle of 4-6 people and at least one under 16

The Blue Mile Trail

Blue Mile Trail

Did you know that in 2021 we recorded a new Plymouth trail at Mount Batten, it's called the Blue Mile Trail and you can download it in the App Store. So if you don't fancy getting wet, download the App and head off on a nice walk or jog learning more about the heritage of Mount Batten.

Choose your project to support

When you register for the event you will be invited to choose a project to support, or you can select all three. You will also be invited to set up your own fundraising page.

This year we are fundraising for three brilliant projects and would welcome you to set up your own fundraising page. Our 2023 nominated projects are below, please do support their work if you can.

Your registration fee covers the cost of entry and providing you with a professional safety team. If you would like to set up a fundraising page and encourage your supporters to help you reach your target that would be amazing. Alternatively, you can also make a simple donation when you register.

Thank you and good luck!