THE ROC Scotland

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£120 - £595
Take on a triathlon like no other with The ROC Scotland. You will tackle the UK's highest mountain, an open water loch swim and challenging cycle trails. Come for a fantastic challenge and to embrace the picturesque highlands scenery.
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Sat, 5 Oct 2024
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Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Kinlochleven PH50, UK
Start times
Saturday, 5 Oct 2024
8:00 am |
THE ROC Trilogy:
8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for THE ROC Scotland
£120 - £230
THE ROC Trilogy
£216.67 - £595
Route information
Distance: 73k
Elevation: 4,265ft, with a total ascent of 7,874ft
Swim 1.5k - Bike 27k - Mountain 17k - Bike 26k - Run 1.5k
Kicking off in Kinlochleven on the dramatic shoreline of Loch Leven, THE ROC Scotland starts with a 1.5km swim before heading off 27km on ‘gravel/mountain’ bike round the northeast end of the stunning loch and up into the Glens, joining the old military trail road to Fort William and Glen Nevis Transition at the western end of the Grampian Mountains.
The race then heads off on foot up the UK’s highest mountain, with 4,265 feet of intense assent to the summit of Ben Nevis and a 17km total trek up and down. The return bike leg takes you 26km back to Kinlochleven and a 1.5km trail run to the finish line in the centre of the village.
What's included
  • Finisher's medals
  • Prizes for top finishers - including prize money and trophies
  • Aid stations
  • Chip-timed results
  • Professional Mountain Leader Safety team
  • Race Tracking
How to get there
Kinlochleven PH50, UK
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By Car
Kinlochleven is a 15-minute drive from Glencoe via the B863. Glencoe can be reached by taking the A82, which heads northwards from Glasgow.
There is parking right next to the transition and registration area. It is charged for. Other options are available a short distance away.
By Public Transport
The closest train station is in Fort William. From Fort William, the N44 bus takes you directly to Kinlochleven.
Event day logistics
06:30 Transition Opens
07:40 Safety Briefing
08:00 THE ROC Scotland start
12:00 Ben Nevis 5k cut-off (must reach in time to go on to the summit)
Age Requirements
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Race Packs
You will receive a digital race pack 4 weeks before the race and a final one a week before the race confirming any final details. This will include information on where you can collect your timing tags, and bibs on the day of the race.
At registration you will receive a drawstring bag which you must put your mountain kit bag in. Your mountain kit bag must include the following items:
  • Full waterproof body cover of hooded jacket and trousers (we recommend with taped seams
  • Hat/buff
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • High Energy Snacks
  • Foil Blanket
  • High Factor Sun Cream
  • Whistle
  • Trail Running shoes
  • Change of clothes (optional)
The drawstring bag will be taken to T2 at Ben Nevis Log Cabins where it will be ready for you.
  • Transitions 1 and 4 are positioned near the start/finish lines.
  • Transitions 2 and 3 are positioned at the Ben Nevis Log Cabin in Glen Nevis.
Aid Stations
Aid stations will be located at the following points:
  • Glen Nevis (T2 & T3)
  • 5k Ben Nevis Checkpoint
  • Summit
  • North Ballachulish (return leg)
There will be £1,000 prize money and a trophy for the first man and first woman.
Mandatory Kit
  • Bike: You must bring a gravel bike or a mountain bike for this event - a road bike will not be suitable for the trail sections
  • Helmet
  • Bike shoes
  • Wetsuits: For the swim section you must wear a wetsuit
Spectator Info
Spectating can be a lot of fun at this event. Base yourself at Kinlochleven for the start to watch the swim and first transition, then drive over to Glen Nevis to T2 and watch them arrive and head off up Ben Nevis. Try a bit of the mighty Ben yourself before returning back to Kinlochleven for the finish and lots of celebrations, music and euphoria!
Will there be aid stations at the ROC Scotland?
Yes, there will be aid stations, full details in the race packs.
What are the prizes at the ROC Scotland?
There is £1,000 in prize money and a trophy for both the first male and female finishers.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit at the ROC Scotland?
Yes, you must wear a wetsuit at the ROC Scotland.
Can I use a road bike for ROC Scotland?
No, this is a mountain bike event, although some do prefer to use a gravel bike. A road bike will not be able to get through the rough trails on the West Highland Way
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