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Event day info

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Your competitor Event Info PDF with full event day info will be sent by email 1 week before the event date.

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Event schedule & timings

Event schedule & timings 
  • Registration: By post.
  • Race Hat & Number: Sent out by post, 9 days before the event.
  • International competitors: Collect your Race Hat & Number on event day at the information desk.
  • Arrival time: 1 hour before your wave start time.
  • Walk to start line: There is a 20-minute walk to the start line. Don't be late!
  • Start times: From 11am–3pm
  • Cut off time: Check the route information above.
  • Prize Giving: 13:00pm (3.9km), 14:00pm (2km), 15:30pm (750m) or when last prize winner is over the finish line.

3.9km Race schedule: 

WAVES PARK BY START LINE BRIEFING* START TIME
1 9:45am 10:50am 11:00am
2 10:00am 11:00am 11:15am
3 10:15am 11:15am 11:30am

*There is a 20 minute walk to the start line.

2km Race schedule: 

WAVES PARK BY START LINE BRIEFING* START TIME
1 12:00pm 13:05pm 13:15pm
2 12:15pm 13:20pm 13:30pm
3 12:30pm

13:35pm

13:35pm

*There is a 20 minute walk to the start line.

750m Race schedule: 

WAVES PARK BY START LINE BRIEFING* START TIME
1 13:45pm 14:50pm 15:00pm
2 14:00pm 15:05pm 15:15pm
3 14:15pm 15:20pm 15:30pm

*There is a 20 minute walk to the start line.

Parking & Facilities

Parking & Facilities

PARKING

  • There is plenty of parking for competitors in Mountshannon. Details of locations will be sent closer to race day.
  • Parking is free.

FACILITIES

  • Toilets near the start and finish line.
  • Bag and key drop at the finish line.
  • Changing areas near the start and finish line area.
  • Water refill stations at finish line
  • Hot food, drinks & hot whiskey at finish line

Spectators are very welcome! Please stay within the area of the start and finish line.

Event kit

Event kit

Mandatory kit 

You will not be allowed to start without this kit.

  • Tow float – bring your own or hire with your entry.
  • Event swim hat with timing chip (provided).

Recommended kit

  • Wetsuit. You can swim without or without a wetsuit.
  • Goggles.
  • Warm clothes for afterwards.
  • Flipflops or similar for walking to start line.
  • Water bottle for refilling at finish line. No water bottles available at this event.

Tow float hire

TOW FLOAT HIRE

You must wear a tow float to compete in this event.

  • Online entry: €10 to hire (+ deposit), €30 to buy.
  • On the day: €15 to hire (+deposit), €35 to buy. 

Deposit €20 (CASH ONLY) when you collect your tow float.

Safety

Safety
  • Fully marked course with rscue power boats & safety kayakers on the water
  • First aid point, Doctor & medical team
  • Race cap and tow float are mandatory.

Weather conditions are variable. Hypothermia can set in quickly, especially for anyone swimming in skins. It is essential that swimmers monitor how they feel in the water. If in doubt, act quickly and alert our safety staff on the water who will ensure you get the treatment you need.

If you have a medical condition that we need to be aware of, please drop us an e-mail in advance of the event: info@gaelforceevents.com.

LOCATION, TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

This event starts and finishes at:
Mountshannon Sea Eagles Harbour, Lough Derg, Co. Clare.
Eircode: V94 29P8

Download our PDF for info on travel & local accommodation:

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