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The Big Bala Swim 2021

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Catch the historic stream train along the shores of Llyn Tegid, Wales’ largest natural lake, to start your swim! Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, the lake has suberb views and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.
4.5k, 9K, and 1.5K
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Sat 18th Sep 2021
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Bala, United Kingdom
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Bala LL23, UK
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Here's what races are available for The Big Bala Swim 2021
What's included
Feed stations: There will be a feed station at Llangower beach for the 9km swimmers and food will be available at the finish line for all finishers. We will not be handing out bottles of water at the finish line in a bid to reduce plastic waste and help care for the environment. Water will of course be available at feed stations and the finish line but you will need to have your own bottle or cup. With this in mind please make sure you have a bottle/water in your bag waiting for you at the bag drop.
Entry fee includes:
Full water safety cover
Train ticket (for 4.5km swim)
Event swim hat
Electronic timing
Food and hydration for 9km swimmers and food at finish line for all
Race medal
Free event photos
Prize for winners in each distance category
How to get there
Bala LL23, UK
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Parking is availabe at Bala Rugby Club/Clwb Rygbi Y Bala, Maes Gwyniad, Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7BX - £2 for the day. Other carparks close by are pay and display (approx £5 for the day). Disabled parking is available but cannot be reserved. Please do not park on the roads or cause any obstructions to access or gate ways.
Event day logistics
Registration will take place: Bala Rugby Club/Clwb Rygbi Y Bala, Maes Gwyniad, Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7BX, on: Saturday 1st June. 7.30am - Closes 9.15am
You will be issued with your event hat and timing chip. Please arrive as early as possible! If you do not arrive to register by 9.15am your place will be forfeited.
Cut off time: There is a cut off time of 5 hours for all distances. The race organisers and appointed staff can retire a participant at any time if they judge them not capable of finishing due to fatigue or poor physical condition.
07:30 Registration opens
09:15 Registration closes
09.30 Route and safety brief
10:00 Train for 4.5km swimmers departs
10:10 Race start – 9km swimmers
10:15 Race start – 1.5km swimmers
13:30 Prize giving
Kit list
Swim hats supplied by event organisers must be worn at all times when in the water
Tow floats may be used but are not mandatory for wetsuit wearing participants
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