Times will be confirmed in the event handbook, released one month before event day.
07:30 Registration opens
09:15 Registration closes
09.30 Route and safety brief
10:00 Train for 4.5k swimmers departs
10:10 9k swim starts
10:15 1.5k swim starts
13:30 Prize giving
Registration will be at Bala Rugby Club where you'll collect your event hat, race number and timing chip. Please arrive with plenty of time.
The briefing will take place at Bala Rugby Club (time TBC). All participants must attend the briefing or they will not be allowed to swim.
There is a feed station for the 9k swimmers at the half way point. Food is available at the end of the swim for all distances plus your free TRIBE bar!
There will be a cut-off time of 4.5 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.
Travel to Start Line
Those in the 1.5k and 9k swims will make a 10 minute walk from Bala Rugby Club to their start line. There will be no train journey for these distances.
There will be a train to take participants competing in the 4.5k swim from the briefing to their start line. If you miss the train, you will have to make your own way to the start line.
There will be a bag drop at the start lines for the events. This will only be for shoes and 1 small bag. Those doing the 4.5k swim, you can take your small bag on the train and leave it at your start line. Bags will be transported to the finish for you. Please only leave essential items in your bag as they are left at your own risk.
Toilet and Shower Facilities
Toilets, changing rooms and showers are available in the rugby club. There will also be public toilets, changing rooms and showers at the finish line as well as toilets at the 4.5k start line.
The handbook with further information about race day will be emailed to you a few weeks before the event. Please read through it thoroughly.
You must be 16 years or over to swim in the 4.5k and 9k distances. Children 8 and over can participate in the 1.5k swim providing they are accompanied on the swim by a fee paying adult.