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Event day info

Welcome to the Gaelforce Great River Swim!

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Your competitor Event Info PDF with full event day info will be sent by email 2 weeks before the event date.

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Event schedule & timings

Event schedule & timings 
  • Registration: By post.
  • Race packs: 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.
  • Start times: From 10am–1pm, check registration email for your start time.
  • Cut off time: Check route information above.
  • Prize Giving: 12pm (5.8km), 13:00pm (3.1km), 14:00pm (800m) or when last prize winner is over the finish line.

5.8km Race schedule: 

WAVES PARK BY BUS TO START START TIME
1 8:10am 9:10am 10:00am
2 8:25am 9:25am 10:15am
3 8:40am 9:40am 10:30am

3.1km Race schedule: 

WAVES PARK BY BUS TO START START TIME
1 9:35am 10:50am 11:30am
2 9:35am 10:50am 11:30am
3 9:50am 11:05am 11:45am 

800m Race schedule: 

WAVES PARK BY

START LINE

START TIME
1 12:00pm 13:20pm 13:30pm
2 12:15pm 13:35pm 13:45pm
3 12:30pm 13:50pm 14:00pm

Parking & Facilities

Parking & Facilities

PARKING

  • There is plenty of parking in Lanesborough for competitors. Locations will be sent to your closer to race day. Parking is free

FACILITIES 

  • Bus transfer to the start line for the 5.8km and 3.1km distances
  • Toilets at the finish line only (remember to use toilets before you get on the bus or head to the start line)
  • Bag and key drop at the finish line 
  • Changing areas at the finish line 
  • 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 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 rescue 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:
Lanesborough, Co. Longford.

Download our PDF for info on travel & local accommodation:

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