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The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon

Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13mi
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Push yourself with one of the UK's toughest triathlons. Great for those looking for that little something extra, the course wraps its way around the famous mountain making full use of its features. Come for the Friday night pasta party or for the finisher's medal.

How to enter the The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon

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    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13mi
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The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon route

The swim is 1.2 miles/1900m. The swim will have a deep water start and will be two laps in open water. The first lap must be completed within 40 minutes of the start time. The course is liable to change dependant on weather conditions.

The bike is 56 miles on the roads around Ben Nevis. After leaving the transition, the course follows the A82 South along the by-pass to the West end roundabout, round the roundabout and back along the bypass following the A82 towards Inverness. There will be drinks and feeding stations throughout the course.

The run is a 13 mile trail run up to the summit of Ben Nevis and then back down. When competitors reach the summit, they must report to the summit marshal and return down the mountain by the same route.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Friday night pasta party
  • Finisher's medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Marshalled course
  • Chip timed event
Raceday Logistics

Registration is on the preceding Friday between 18:00-21:00 at The Moorings Hotel. All participants will receive a race briefing (20:30), safety information and the latest course information. There will be a ‘Pasta Party’ for pre-race day fuel during registration.

The race start time will be confirmed nearer the race.

Kit List
  • Wetsuits are compulsory for the swim
  • Riders are expected to provide their own bike in good working order
  • Helmets are compulsory

Spectators are more than welcome and there is no fee for this event.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to compete in this event?
You must be 17 years old or over by the date of the event
Is there a cut off time?
The course closes 9 hours after the race start
Can I wear headphones?
No, unfortunately due to safety reasons headphones are not permitted

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The event is classed as one of the UK’s toughest triathlons. The challenge is a 1.2 mile sea loch swim, a 56 mile road cycle, and a 13 mile hill run to the summit of Ben Nevis and back. It takes commitment, determination and a whole lot of heart to conquer this breath-taking course. Victory, though is sweet, with views from the summit extending up to 120 miles!



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