Loch Ness is 22.56 miles long from end to end, and so we challenge you to swim the equivalent distance either in the warmth of your indoor/outdoor swimming pool or your favourite open water lake.


22.56 miles in 1,451 lengths of a 25m swimming pool and you have as much time as you need. 


Your Swim Loch Ness Challenge will start from the date of entry unless you advise us otherwise, and if you prefer to do your miles first and then purchase the medal that is absolutely fine too.


There is absolutely no time limit on this challenge, so if it takes you a month or 6 months or 12 months and beyond, you are still a finisher and will get your medal and finishers certificate.


How does it work ?


  • Purchase your entry into our challenge


  • Download the app at :


  • https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/race-the-world/id1529457530 - for Ios

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.racetheworld – for Android


  • Register an account if this is your first challenge with us at Race the World. Your password will need at least 1 Upper case, lower case,  numerical and special characters in the password.


  • Link Your strava account, if you have one. This will pull any miles done after activation, directly into the app. Please note strava will not pull elevation stats if you are on a climbing challenge.


  • Add a challenge or Add a team if you have purchased a team challenge. You will need your order number for this. The RTW team will then activate your account, please allow up to 24 hours for this to happen, although it will normally be much quicker.  You will get an email confirmation of activation. You can still get started in the meantime, just manually add any miles done prior to activation.


  • Do your miles, and watch your progress with the miles ticking down to zero and the finish line.


  • If you would like to set a start date for your challenge prior to registration, just manually add any miles into the app already done.


  • Once you have completed all of your miles, then an email will come automatically through to you and the RTW team to let us know that you have finished and your medal will go out to you in the post.


  • Please allow up to 2 working days for dispatch of your medal which will be posted 1st class.


Thank you for choosing Race the World

Swim Loch Ness

  • Shipping is included in the entrance fee for all challengers in the UK. For challengers outside the UK there is a £4.00 shipping charge.


    Medals and certificates will be posted within 48 hours of receiving your final finishing submission.