Skerries Tri





Skerries Triathlon 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


The basics: 11th August, Red Island Skerries. GPS Coordinates: 53°35'06.3"N 6°06'08.6"W


No Refunds allowed

Schedule (Subject to some minor changes…. all will be formalised in race brief)



10th August 2019


16:00 – 18:00

Registration for competitors at Skerries Sailing Club


11th August 2019


06:00 – 08:00


*06:00 – 09:00

Registration for competitors at Skerries Sailing Club

Transition area open to competitors 06:30

*Junior registration open until 9am



Senior Transition closes

*Junior Transition closes

08:30 - 08:45


Adult competitor race briefing



Adults to swim start


Adult race start

2 waves, 5 mins apart




Junior competitor race briefing



Junior race start

Starting with older age group – age groups 15 mins apart


Completion of adult race




Roads re-open


Completion of junior races




Event Finish & Trophy Presentations



Parking is available at Red Island, Skerries, (next to transition) 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.


The course: (See maps on website)

Senior Triathlon:

The course is subject to change depending on the weather, make sure your equipment is suitable for the conditions on the day. 

Sea swim – 750m, course may change subject to weather but planned to be beach start, exit by swimming steps on Red Island (Springer’s Swim spot). Wetsuits must be worn.

Cycle – 2 loops for triathlon competitors (20km), 3 loops for Aquabike competitors (28km). 

Run – 5km along sea front promenade.          

There will be a water stop at approximately 2km on the run


Junior Triathlon:

14-15-year olds – Red Route - 400m swim, 10km cycle, 3km run

12-13-year olds – Yellow Route - 300m swim, 8km cycle, 2.4km run

10-11-year olds – Blue Route - 200m swim, 6km cycle, 1.8km run

8-9-year olds – Green Route - 100m swim, 2.5 km cycle, 800m run

6-7-year olds – Orange Route - 50m swim, 2km cycle, 400m run


Other fun stuff

There will be a medal for all finishers!

We have ordered sunshine for the day, so bring your sunscreen!

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