Skerries Tri








Thank you for entering the 2017 Skerries Triathlon / Aquabike event.  On behalf of the organising committee I would like to formally welcome you and I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 3rd Sept.

We would like all participants to carefully read these race instructions as they contain practical information including where to park, route information, registration times and start times.  If you have any questions regarding any of the information contained in this document, please feel free to contact me at .

Good luck to you all in this years’ event, I look forward to meeting you in person at registration, and to sharing your race experience with us over refreshments after the race.

To keep up with any updates please visit

Olga Meade

Race Director 2016


A huge thank you to this year’s main sponsor Progressive Credit Union






Main Points of the safety brief

  • If you park your car up at the transition area you will not be allowed to move it until the junior races are over (approximately 13:00) – Please use Strand Street / Skerries Town to park if you need to leave early


  • You must have your TI licence / ODMavailable at time of registration on Sat / Sun – no licence – no race


  • If you get into difficulty in the swim do not panic, raise your hand and wait for assistance


  • Bike route


    • All competitors, please take care there are a few dangerous bends for the first and last 1.5km through Skerries town


    • The loops start at 1.5km at ‘the white cottages’ on the Balbriggan Rd.


      • Triathlon – 2 loops 

          • Aquabike – 3 loops



  • Aquabike Athletes – Timing finishes once you enter T2 – run / walk to the finish chute to collect your medal


  • Run Route - Follow the path along the seafront and don’t forget the short dog-leg at the far end of the route


  • If you pull out of the race, please inform your nearest marshal and return your timing chip


  • Smile, enjoy the race, thank your marshals and remember we do this for fun!!




Race Licence

In order to race in this event, you need to either

  • be a member of TI or

  • you can also buy a One Day Membership (ODM) for the event

This must be purchased before midnight on Fri 1st Sept.

I have added the link below to show you the different membership options.



2nd  September 2017


16:00 – 18:00

Registration for competitors in Skerries Sailing Club


3rd September 2017


06:15 – 07:45

Registration for competitors at Skerries Sailing Club

Transition area open to competitors




Marshal Briefing



Transition close




Adult competitor race briefing



Adults to swim start


Adult race start

2 waves separated by 5 mins




Junior competitor race briefing



Junior race start


Completion of adult race




Roads re-open


Completion of junior races and award ceremony




Marshal debriefing



Getting to the event

GPS Coordinates for event: 53°35'06.3"N 6°06'08.6"W

If travelling from Dublin take the M1 (direction Belfast) to Junction 4.  Follow R127 to Skerries. 

If travelling from Belfast direction take the M1 to Junction 6. Follow R122 and then R127 to Skerries.



Parking is available at Red Island, Skerries, however please note that if you avail of this parking that cars will not be allowed to be moved before the roads have reopened and all competitors are out on the run course (this includes junior athletes). 

Alternative parking is also available on South Strand Street and in the town just a short walk from Red Island.  These roads will remain accessible at all times during the race.



Registration will be open from 16:00 – 18:00 on Saturday 2nd Sept in Skerries Sailing Club

Registration will be open from 06:15 – 07:45 on themorning of the event in Skerries Sailing Club


Race Licence / ID check

It is mandatory for all competitors to hold either a 2017 annual race licence issued by Triathlon Ireland (signed and including photo) or a pre-purchased ODM.   Please note that if you cannot produce either the full licence or the ODM we cannot allow you to race.  We cannot sell ODMs at registration.  Associate members wishing to race must also purchase a ODM as per TI. 


Attaching your timing chip

The timing chip you collect at registration is used to calculate your race time, race position and splits.  The chip is also used to verify that you have completed the full course.  If you fail to wear the timing chip we will not be able to provide you with your finishing result.  It is important that you secure the timing chip to your left ankle prior to racing ensuring the velcro strap is firmly closed.  The chip must remain in place for the duration of the race.  There will be a timing mat at the swim exit, at both entry and exit to transition and at the finish. 

  • If you loose your chip please inform your nearest race marshal.

  • If you do not finish the race, please inform your nearest race marshal and hand your timing chip over.



Attaching your race number

Triathlon Ireland rules state that you must display your registration number on your back during the cycle phase of the event and on the front during the run phase of the event. 



The transition area is located at Red Island in Skerries.  In the interest of safety only competitors will be allowed into the transition area.  Transition will close at 08:20 and only reopen once the last cyclist has returned from the cycle course.

Before entering transition to rack your bike it will be checked for roadworthiness.  Please ensure your brakes are in good working order and that your handlebars are plugged.  Helmets must be worn and secured at this point also.

Leave any equipment you require for the cycle and run at your transition spot.  Please note that bags / boxes will not be allowed left in the transition area.  There will be a bag drop area adjacent to transition.

Transition will reopen for bike collection after the last competitor has finished the cycle.  You will be required to prove ownership of your bike when removing it from transition by matching your race number with your bike number, this is for security reasons so please be patient with our marshals.





Race briefing

A detailed race briefing will take place at 08:30, it is mandatory for all competitors to attend this briefing as it includes details regarding the route, safety, latest information on course and also any last minute changes to the race.  We respectfully ask that you are ready on time for this briefing.

Course Guide


Swim Route