The Craggy Island Triathlons

06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018

 

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

 

ENTRIES OPEN 10AM ON 1st APRIL (general entries for all races/days). 

 

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 

There will be three seperate races in 2018. Make sure you enter the right one!;

Sat 6th October - Start approx 1100hrs - Craggy Island Triathlon Day 1 (550m Swim, 14km MTB, 8km Hill Run). Also hosting the Triathlon Scotland National Cross Triathlon Championships 2018.

Sun 7th October - Start approx 1100hrs - Craggy Island Triathlon Day 2 (550m Swim, 14km MTB, 8km Hill Run)

Sun 7th October - TriStars 2/3 & Youth Start (approx 1215hrs) - Craggy Island Kids (150m Swim, 6km MTB, 2km Hill Run)

 

DESCRIPTION The award winning Craggy Island Triathlon takes place on the incredible unspoilt island of Kerrera, off Scotland's stunning West coast, and close to the bustling town of Oban. Unique in the UK and possibly the World, the race starts on the mainland, and you'll be swimming to the island for the rest of the race!. Yep, you read that right.... Swim from the Mainland to an Island!. If that doesn't catch your imagination, we're not sure what will. Both the Bike and Run sections are entirely off-road (there literally are no any roads on the island!).

The event is a fundraiser for the Oban Mountain Rescue Team, and is brought to you by the team behind Durty Events (www.durtyevents.com).

Your entry fee gets you the race, T-Shirt, plus the ferry to the island. We'd be more than happy to see Solo racers, and also Relay Teams of 3 people (one does the Swim, one the Bike, and one the Run). Spectators will need to pay the ferry fare as normal (see https://www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/kerrera for details, including loads of stuff about the Island).

 

REGISTRATION Time TBC and different for each day (tide dependent!) on the Island. Assume that registration will open c. 0745-1000) - keep your eyes posted on the event website for the up to date timings and schedule. Your ferry ticket to the island to take your bike, run and post-race gear across and set-up transition is included in the entry fee. Collect your race number, swim cap, any final details etc. Bikes/Run gear must be on the island and be racked before the Race Briefing.

 

BRIEFING Attendance is compulsary. Will be held at the swim start (mainland) immediately prior to racing. 

 

RULES Normal Triathlon Scotland rules will apply – see www.triathlonscotland.org for further details. We're also REALLY heavy on littering anywhere on the course or car park. Please comply as we depend on the goodwill of our landowner hosts. If you're spotted, this is an instant DQ offence - you've been warned!.

 

START Time TBC from Gallanach Ferry Slip on the Mainland. Precise times to be confirmed in the pre-race briefing (this will be emailed to you approx 10 days before the race), and at Registration, and are dependent on tides - likely to be  approx. 1100hrs (Sat 6th), and 1100hrs (Sun 7th). In the event of poor water conditions, the organisers reserve the right to alter the swim course, or abandon it in favour of a Duathlon event. In the event of it being really bad (!), we may need to cancel, or hold a Duathlon on the mainland.

 

FORMAT 550m Open Water Sea Swim from the mainland ferry slip across the Sound of Kerrera to the ferry slip on the island - unique in the UK, if not the world!. Deep water start. Transition 1 and 2 are in the same location at the top of the island ferry slip.


14km Off-Road Mountain Bike. This will be on a combination of tracks, paths and rolling grassy/rocky areas, and is a bit hilly (ahem!). There’s some technical stuff, but nothing really stupid – if you feel the need to walk a bit, no problem, we’d prefer you stay in one piece!


8km Off-Road Run. This is closer to a hill-race style than a dull cross-country! The route will take in a number of island landmarks, including the Trig Point on the 'summit' of the island - around 400' above sea level, and the atmospheric ruins of Gylen Castle. You'll run back along the coast, and finish back at the slipway/transition area. Lots of the route is proper rough and boggy trackless open hillside. Nice. Except the nasty bits.

There will be catering at the finish area.

 

MARSHALLS If you fancy racing one day and then volunteering to help us on the other day get in touch with us () - we'll sort out an entry discount, or some goodies!, plus you'll have a great time - promise!.

 

ENTRY Enter early, we think this race will sell out judging from the interest we've received. Entries are NOT transferable without the permission of the organisers. You must bring ID to race registration to be checked. 

Changes to entries can only be made by the organisers (this can only be done by emailing us please), and we will ask you to make a £5 donation to Oban Mountain Rescue Team in return. Please ensure you supply the complete and correct details when entering!.

 

T&Cs

Please see http://www.durtyevents.com/terms-and-conditions.html for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Durty Events only. The full Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.

 

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

 

Sat 6th October - RELAY (**YOU ARE ON THE ENTRY FORM FOR THIS RACE**) Start approx 1100hrs - Craggy Island Triathlon Day 1 (550m Swim, 14km MTB, 8km Hill Run)

 

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

 

Sun 8th October - RELAY (**YOU ARE ON THE ENTRY FORM FOR THIS RACE**) Start approx 1100hrs - Craggy Island Triathlon Day 2 (550m Swim, 14km MTB, 8km Hill Run)

 

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

 

Sat 6th October - (**YOU ARE ON THE ENTRY FORM FOR THIS RACE**) Start approx 1100hrs - Craggy Island Triathlon Day 1 (550m Swim, 14km MTB, 8km Hill Run)

Also hosting the Triathlon Scotland National Cross Triathlon Championships 2018. Please note;

a) You will need a vaild Triathlon Scotland membership to be eligible fo the Championships placings and prizes. However, entries are open to everyone (members and non-members) for the 'open' race held alongside it.

b) To be able to enter Day 1 Solo during the Triathlon Scotland pre-entry window, you will need to supply a valid Triathlon Scotland membership number. These will be checked, and you will only be allocated a place if your membership is valid.

Timeline:

- Triathlon Scotland members pre-entry window = 6pm to midnight on 24th March. During this period all entries will go on a Waiting List (you need to leave your payment card details, but no payment is taken at this point). We will check TS membership numbers, only those with valid memberships will be approved and you will receive a confirmation email when we take your payment around 29-30 March.

- General entries for Day 1 Solo, Day 1 Relay, Day 2 Solo, Day 2 Relay and the Craggy Kids race will open at 10am on 1st April. These are open to all, and memberships are not required (but a small 'day licence' fee will be applied to non-BTF members).

 

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

 

Sun 7th October - (**YOU ARE ON THE ENTRY FORM FOR THIS RACE**) Start 1 approx 1100hrs - Craggy Island Triathlon Day 2 (550m Swim, 14km MTB, 8km Hill Run)

 

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

 

Sun 7th October - (** YOU ARE ON THE ENTRY FORM FOR THIS RACE**) TriStars 2/3 & Youth Start (approx 1215hrs) - Craggy Island Kids (150m Swim, 5km MTB, 1.5km Hill Run)

 

Organiser
Durty Events

01835 823 514

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Craggy Island Triathlon - Day 1 Relay (Sat 6th Oct)06 Oct 2018??/10Closed01 Oct 2018
Craggy Island Triathlon - Day 2 Relay (Sun 7th Oct)07 Oct 2018??/30Waiting List01 Oct 2018
Craggy Island Triathlon - Day 1 Solo (Sat 6th Oct)06 Oct 2018??/290Closed01 Oct 2018
Craggy Island Triathlon - Day 2 Solo (Sun 7th Oct)07 Oct 2018??/255Closed01 Oct 2018
Craggy Island Triathlon Tristars and Youths (Sun 7th Oct)07 Oct 2018??/75Open01 Oct 2018
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
01 Oct 2018£63.00£69.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
01 Oct 2018£63.00£69.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
01 Oct 2018£43.00£49.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
01 Oct 2018£43.00£49.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
Isle of Kerrera, nr. Oban, Argyll + Bute, PA34 4SX