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Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run

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<p>Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September; this spectacular event of weekend racing at Lough Cutra Castle, Galway Ireland, offers an option of sporting fun for everyone. With a variety of adult and junior distances on offer, everyone can get involved. Come for the epic routes, festival-like atmosphere, and all-around family fun.</p>

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Formed in 2009, the Castle Race Series has swiftly established itself as the UK’s largest triathlon series.From Lough Cutra to Chantilly and Castles Howard, Cholmondeley and Hever, we’re immensely proud of the iconic backdrops to each Castle Race Series race and the friendly festival atmosphere produced at every event.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Sep 10 2021

What's included:

  • Chip timed
  • Prizes
  • All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race
  • Banquet of well-earned treats
  • Live bands
  • Food stalls
  • A retail area
  • Camping at the castle making the weekend a festival of sporting achievements
  • Licensed race
  • Trophies
  • Prize money
  • Marshal's
  • Baggage Drop
  • Race photography
  • Event Village
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Sat 11th Sep 2021

Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km

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FAQ
Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon?
Absolutely, if you hire a bike with British Bike Hire, the bike will be at the event site waiting for you. Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk/events for more information.… read more
FAQ
Is it an open water swim at the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon?
Yes, the swim will take part in the lake.… read more
FAQ
When will I be sent my start time for the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon?
Participants will be emailed their start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.… read more
Route description
Route description

All of the races at Lough Cutra Castle kick-off with a stunning open-water swim in the lake, transitioning into a bike route which takes competitors through Lough Cutra itself.

The half iron Gauntlet cycle takes in the beautiful Burren national park. The event offers not only a chance to race but a festival atmosphere with live music, dancing, children’s entertainment, retailers, and food.

The countryside surrounding Lough Cutra Castle contains evidence of a history dating back to the Irish-Celtic mythology of the Tuatha Dé Danaan.

Old churches, cells and monasteries are prolific in the area, with some of the islands on the lake containing the remnants of stone altars.

Please see the following link for a full list of route maps: https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/the-series/lough-cutra-castle/#CourseMaps

Logistics and schedule

The previous years start timings for the various Sprint events took place between 07:30 and 14:30. The Starter Tri, Children and Swim only events started between 15:00 and 17:00.

If Covid restrictions dictate, they shall follow a similar format at this Venue. If social distancing is not required, all adults events will take place in the morning and Children and Mixed Team Relay events after 14:00.

Entrants will be notified of their start time via email 2 weeks prior to the event. It is advised that entrants arrive at least 1 – 1.5 hours before their given wave time. Relays go off in the final wave of their distance.

Spectators

The spectator experience at the Castle Series has become almost as famous as the spectacular backdrops and classic courses, and has made passing time before your loved ones finish the race a thing of the past.

Spectators are actively encouraged to come down to the event! The looped nature of the course makes it very spectator friendly.

There will be a variety of entertainment on offer, with a festival theme throughout, such as inflatables, climbing wall, yoga and retail outlets.

Please follow this link for more information on spectators https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/take-part/spectators/

How to get there

Lough Cutra Lodge, Lough Cutra Demesne, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Address: Lough Cutra Lodge, Lough Cutra, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

By Car:

The Castle is just a 40 minute drive from Shannon airport, and the event site can be accessed by car from Dublin also.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon?
Absolutely, if you hire a bike with British Bike Hire, the bike will be at the event site waiting for you. Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk/events for more information.
FAQ
Is it an open water swim at the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon?
Yes, the swim will take part in the lake.
FAQ
When will I be sent my start time for the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon?
Participants will be emailed their start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.
FAQ
Do I need a British Triathlon Licence to race?
All Triathlon and multi-discipline participants must produce their governing body license (BTF, TI, FFTTRI) on race-day to avoid paying for a Day Licence. Day licence's must be purchased online prior to event day. See organiser's website for details. This does not apply to single discipline events; swim only, cycle only, or run only.
FAQ
Do I need a wetsuit?
For swim length up to 1500m wetsuits will be optional on race day if the temp remains between 14 and 22 degrees centigrade. Events over 1500m swim length will have wetsuits as optional between 15 and 23 degrees centigrade. Wetsuits hire is available from Yonda Sports https://yondasports.com/
FAQ
Is the water quality at the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon good?
Water quality reports are conducted by EU Water Bathing Directive and can be found on their website.
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