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Spanning 7 days the Monster Triathlon is the UK’s ultimate multi-sport challenge, covering 1,000k between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines. If you’re not ready to attempt the whole triathlon this year you can enter one of the three individual legs for a taste of the Monster experience.
Monster Triathlon, Monster Swim, Monster Cycle, and 1 more
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 - Sat, 2 Jul 2022
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32, UK
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
Monster Triathlon:11:00am |
Monster Swim:11:00am |
Sat, 2 Jul 2022
This 7 day epic event consists of 5k swimming, 1000k cycling and 50k running. It is a colossal challenge that will take you from Loch Ness to London in an unforgettable week. Participants will be fully supported throughout the challenge and will experience some of the most beautiful locations the UK has to offer, travelling past stunning lakes, winding rivers, quiet villages and up challenging mountains. For those not able to take on the full Monster, there are swim, cycle and run only packages available to experience one part of this mammoth adventure.
Day 1 Loch Ness to Fort William
The journey begins! Starting from Canal Side, Fort Augustus a 5k swim in the famous Loch Ness will be followed by 50k on the bike taking you to Fort William.
Day 2 Fort William to Glasgow
The first full day on the bike will cover 172k with 1497 metres of elevation. Riders will enjoy majestic countryside including the iconic Glencoe Pass and the shores of Loch Lomond. With most of the climbing taking place in the morning, the afternoon route will give the group some flat roads to ride.
Day 3 Glasgow to Carlisle
A further 190k will be covered with 1626 metres of elevation as riders really start to get into this journey. The route will take a direct path through the Scottish Boarders and it's rugged landscape.
Day 4 Carlisle to Haydock
The middle day of the trip sees the riders take on the longest day of the week with a massive 200k to be covered with 1749 metres of elevation. You will take on the famous Shap Pass as you travel through the undulating countryside of Lancashire.
Day 5 Haydock to Kidderminster
Hardly shorter than the previous day at 195k but with 1376 metres of elevation a flatter day will give some respite. After a flat first 80k however the hills of Shropshire will provide a tough challenge.
Day 6 Kidderminster to Windsor
The final day of cycling means you have broken the back of this amazing bike ride. Another huge day with 198k and 1595 metres of elevation will take the riders through Shakespeare Country and the lovely Warwickshire countryside. The Chiltern Hills will provide the last challenge before the descent into Windsor.
Day 7 Windsor to Richmond
The last challenge awaits! The Monster Triathlon concludes with a 50k ultra-marathon following the winding Thames all the way to the finish in Richmond!
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- 7 days of carefully planned routes
- 6 nights hotel accommodation, including bike storage
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks for 7 days
- Fully supported at every start and finish, on route and at hotels
- Daily baggage transfer
- Finisher's medal
- Support vehicles and medical support
- Bike mechanics and spare parts
- Water safety boats
- Event t-shirt
- GPX route files
- Finisher's celebration event
- Sports physio and massage
How to get there
Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32, UKGet full directions
You will receive all the information before coming to the event.
Event day logistics
Full Monster and swim only Competitors need to arrive at Loch Ness before 11:00 on Sunday.
Cycle only Competitors need to arrive at Fort William before 19:00 on Sunday.
Run only Competitors need to arrive in Windsor before 07:00 on Saturday.
You will receive a welcome email before the event covering travel, what to bring, maps, directions and so on. On arrival at the event, each participant will be given a Monster Triathlon Guide, containing detailed maps, tips on safety, emergency contact details and lots more.
The event will be fully supported from start to finish, including a safety briefing at the start of every day. You will receive full support at every start and finish, on every route, and at the hotel each evening and morning. This includes 3 meals per day, and extra snacks that are required, as well as baggage transfer each day. Mechanics equipped with spare parts will also be on hand to help with any bike issues, along with physio support for any niggles or injuries.
The event is only available to people over the age of 18.
For an extra amount you can receive protection on your entry fee in case you have to withdraw from the event for the following reasons. For this option make sure you choose a Booking Protection ticket.
- Public transport / mechanical disruption
- Personal / family member injury (inc pre-existing)
- Death for (purchaser / family member)
- Jury service
- Redundancy / relocation
- Burglary / fire
- Armed forces protection
- Adverse weather which prevents you from using your entry
What to bring
As with all outdoor events, it’s wise to dress for all eventualities.
As well as your favourite swimming, cycling and running gear, it is advised that you pack enough changes of clothes for your chosen number of days, towel, sun cream, hats, insect repellent, and comfortable footwear.
Wetsuits are compulsory for the swim element of the event.
Do I need insurance to take part in the Monster Triathlon?
It is highly recommended 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 the necessary documentation will be provided to give to their insurers to be reimbursed the entry fee.
Will there be first aid and medical cover during the Monster Triathlon?
Yes, the Event Team includes medics, who are on hand to help. Before you start each day you will also receive a safety briefing to ensure participants remain safe.
Is there an age restriction for the Monster Triathlon?
Competitors must be 18 or older to take part.
Will there be baggage transfer during the Monster Triathlon?
Yes all your baggage will be transferred between accommodations daily.
Will there be bike storage in the accommodation during the Monster Triathlon?
Yes at every accommodation there will be bike storage available.
Will I be catered for during the Monster Triathlon?
Yes you will receive 3 meals a day as well as any extra snacks you may require.
Do I have to do the whole Monster Triathlon?
You can enter the Swim, Bike or Run only events.
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