Monster Triathlon

23rd Jun - 29th Jun 2019
Bothy Restaurant & Bar, Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, UK

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Spanning 7 days the Monster Triathlon is the UKs ultimate multi-sport challenge.

The event established itself as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK, covering 1,000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines.

It starts with a 5km swim in Loch Ness, before 5 stunning days on the bike and finishes with an ultra-marathon along the Thames. For those unable to tackle the beast in one go we are offering Swim, Cycle and Run only packages this year. Youll pass lakes, climb mountains, ride past fields, fly through villages, cross rivers and conquer hills. As well as being an epic challenge The Monster Triathlon also highlights the beauty and diversity of the UK. There are 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on the route and at hotels.

If youre not ready to attempt the whole Monster Triathlon this year then why not take on one of our discipline-specific challenges?

You can enter the full Monster Triathlon or just one of the three individual legs.

Distances in this event

  1. Full Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 5km, Bike 1005km, Run 50km
    11:00am Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    Entry Closed
  2. Swim Leg Only

    Swim 5km
    11:00am Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    Entry Closed
  3. Cycle Leg Only

    Bike 1,005km
    7:00pm Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    Entry Closed
  4. Run Leg Only

    Run 50km
    7:00am Sat 29th Jun 2019
    Entry Closed
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What’s Included

This event is only open to people over the age of 18.

The event also includes:

  • Hotel stay (6 nights), including bike storage
  • Breakfast, lunch, evening meals (& snacks) for 7 days
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Finishers medal (For All Finishers Only)
  • Support vehicles
  • Medical Support
  • Bike mechanics & spare parts
  • Water safety boats
  • Event t-shirt
  • GPX route files
  • Finishers celebration event (food & drinks)
  • Full participant info pack and event manual
  • Sports physio and massage(supplement)
Course Details


SUN 23 JUNE 5km swim in Loch Ness (Cycle to Fort William)Setting off from Canal Side, Fort Augustus participants will complete a 5km lapped swim in Loch Ness and then a 50km ride to Fort William.


MON 24 JUNE Cycle from Fort William to Glasgow172 km and 1497m
The first day on the bike takes riders through majestic countryside including the iconic Glencoe Pass and the shores of Loch Lomond. It is very much a day of two halves with all the big climbs coming in the morning.


TUES 25 JUNE Cycle from Glasgow to Carlisle190km and 1626m
The ride follows a direct route through the Scottish Borders as it cuts through the rugged landscape. It’s an easier day than the first but still lumpy enough to provide a stern challenge.


WED 26 JUNE Cycle from Carlisle to Haydock200km 1749m
The longest day of the event and a tough day in the saddle. The route takes riders over the famous Shap pass and through the undulating countryside of Lancashire.


THURS 27 JUNE Cycle from Haydock to Kidderminster195km 1376m
Another long day of riding sees riders enjoy a relatively flat first 80 miles before a hilly section through the Shropshire hills and on to Kidderminster


FRI 28 JUNE Cycle from Kidderminster to Windsor198km 1595m
The final days riding is another long day with riders passing through Shakespeare country and the lovely Warwickshire countryside. The final few hills of the trip are found as the route crosses the Chilterns before the descent down to Windsor.


SAT 29 JUNE Run from Windsor to Richmond50km
The Monster Triathlon concludes with an ultra-marathon along the banks of the Thames. The route utilises much of the Thames Path as it winds its way towards the finish venue in Richmond.

Raceday Logistics
Full monster and Swim competitors need to arrive at Loch Ness before 11am on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Monster Cycle participants need to arrive in Fort William before 7pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Monster Runners taking part need to be at the start point in Windsor before 7am on Saturday 29th June 2019.


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Kit List

As with all outdoor events, it’s wise to dress for all eventualities!

As well as your favourite swimming, cycling and running gear, we advise that you pack enough changes of clothes for your chosen number of days, towel, sun cream, hats, insect repellent, comfortable footwear.

Wetsuits are compulsory for the swim element of the event.


Spectators welcome!


No volunteers required


What if the event is cancelled - when and how will we be informed?
If the event is cancelled, for whatever reason, you will be contacted by email as soon as possible. Depending on when the decision is made to cancel, you will be sent a second email two days before the event date.

If the event is cancelled less than 10 days before the scheduled first day (due to weather or any other factor beyond our control), you will also be emailed.

You will receive a full refund of your ticket price - less any payment transaction fee (which is kept by a third party).

Is it a competitive event?
Well, it is and it isn’t. No part of the Monster Triathlon will be officially timed – but we would love to keep a record of anyone who decides to time themselves.

Are there any age restrictions to participating?
This event is only open to people over the age of 18.

Do I need insurance?
We highly recommend that riders take out suitable insurance to cover themselves and their bikes during, and in the lead, up to the event. If riders are suitably insured, they will be covered should they have to pull out for any reason and we will provide the necessary documentation to give to their insurers to be reimbursed the entry fee. We cannot personally give advice on this but your insurers should be able to advise you on suitable cover.

Safety & Emergency
The Event Team includes medics, who are on hand to help you with scrapes and bruises of all sizes. They also know all the nearest hospitals all along the route.

Before you set off on each day the event, you will be given a briefing - to make sure you enjoy a healthy and safe day.

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