Mad Hatter Sports Events

The event will again start and finish in the lovely coastal harbour village of Charlestown. The long course will still be approximately 15km of running and 5km of sea swimming. We have retained the short course for those trying Swimrun for the first time. The short course will include around 7.5km of running and 2.5km of sea swimming.

And, you'll be pleased to know that in 2018 we are offering individual entries for both distances and a paired entry for the long course!

So, expect to run on a coastal path, sand, gravel, tarmac in your wetsuit, and your swim stages are all in the sea around the beautiful St Austell Bay coastline.

Hokey Cokey Swimrun


Hokey Cokey Swimrun

The Aquathlon will be returning in 2019 along with a junior's race.

Whether you're a novice or experienced triathlete, challenge yourself and be part of this stunning but tough event.

Polkerris Aquathlon


Polkerris Aquathlon

We are delighted to announce that will be returning to the amazing Caerhays Estate to bring you our truly stunning bespoke sprint triathlon.

Swim Bike Run the most exhilarating way to experience Cornwalls best kept secret!

The natural beauty of the coastline and its steep valleys, architectural surprises, and the inescapable sense of history offered by the estate all set the scene for an amazing day of discovery and triathlon.

Complete a 1km open water sea swim, cycle a 21km loop through country lanes and run 6km off road in woods and gardens to finish beside the impressive Caerhays Castle.

This is a time chipped event with full bike racking and event village. Camping details on request.

Castle Triathlon – Caerhays Estate


Castle Triathlon – Caerhays Estate

The Swim Festival is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to challenge yourself in a particular distance. If you're feeling fit and strong you could swim two or even all three distances!

The event offers a choice of a 1km, 2km, or 3km distance. The course will consist of 1km laps and will include a very short Australian exit near the water's edge ideal for spectators.

Each swim will have a separate start time. So there's

a chance to swim three times and clock up 6km.

That would deserve some well earned kudos!

Each competitor will receive a swim hat and a special commemorative medal. If you enter all 3 swims you

will receive a 20 discount on the total entry fee.

Polkerris Swim Festival


Polkerris Swim Festival

The 2019 edition will be a point to point swim starting in the harbour of Charlestown and finishing on the beach in the harbour of Polkerris.

The route will take you across St Austell Bay from east to west passing all the Carlyon Bay beaches plus Spit and Par before finishing at Polkerris.

Hopefully, you'll be rewarded with a clear flat calm turquoise sea and lots of ocean wildlife en route. And as always a massive swim-five from the Mad Hatter crew at the finish will await every competitor from 1st to last. What's not to like?

Each competitor will receive a coloured swim hat and a special commemorative medal. Male and female prizes for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd and AG winners.

Registration will take place at Polkerris and we will transport you to the start unless you have your own transport with family/friends. You will only be able to take that which you need on the transport so please plan on what you need to take and what you will leave in the baggage store at Polkerris.

Polkerris 5km Sea Swim


Polkerris 5km Sea Swim

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