Escape From Ireland Swim - Sun 14th July 2013
1900m Openwater Swim for Experienced Swimmers Only
Swim Route subject to Strong Tidal Currents!
Wetsuits Permitted but not compulsory
WHAT: ~1900m Openwater Swim
WHERE: From the island of Ireland's Eye to the mainland beach just east of Howth harbour
WHEN: Sunday 14th July 2013 at 9.00am (This is race start time - Race sign-on from 7 to 8am) - Boats leave 7.45 to 8.15am
Includes boat transfer from Howth Harbour to Ireland's Eye for start of swim, tech tee, swim bag and latex swim hat, etc
There will be strictly limited numbers for this event due to the necessity to transport participants to the island and to ensure adequate safety cover is available for all participant
Race sign-on will take place at the Scout Hall (This is on the left just after the Dart Station and before the harbour as you enter Howth village) between 7am and 8am to allow transfer of participants to the island in time for the start at 9.00
We will transport your outer clothing/ sandals / flipflops etc back from the island in a drawstring bag that we will provide.
This bag will be available at the beach at the finish so you can cover up and cheer others as they finish
Hot drinks and some food will be provided after completion and basic changing facilities will be at Race Sign-On Area in the Scout Hall
There will be NO Registration on the Day so Please don't turn up looking to enter!
Note: Wetsuits are recommended but not compulsory - there will be no differentiation of classes based on wetsuit or not.
The "Escape From Ireland Swim" event is for experienced and competent openwater swimmers only
You will be asked to sign a disclamier at race registration confirming this.
Please do not put your safety or that of others at risk by attempting this event if you are unsure of your ability to safely do so!
healthpro and Multi Sport Adventure Ireland were delighted to have The Bike Hub as our sponsor for the Howth Challenge Series 2012.
We would like to thank the Bike Hub for their generous prizes.
Details of sponsors and prizes for 2013 will be announced in due course
It is our aim as organisers to keep the Howth Challenge Series events as a fun and friendly with spot prizes to be given for non-prizewinners on the day.
In addition to some spot prizes we will have prizes for the first 3 men and women to finish - no differentiation between wetsuit clad and not
Other 2013 Howth Challenge Series Events:
LONG RACE @ 19.30 Hrs:- ~1000m swim & 5.5 km run
SHORT RACE @ 20.00 Hrs:- ~500m Swim & 2.8 km Run
The Escape From Ireland Swim was first held in Sept 2010
2010 Event Photos available HERE
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