FAQ

Q) What is the Howth Aquathon Series?

A) It is a series of races held on three summer Monday evenings in Howth

2017 Dates are 22nd May, 19th June and 17th July

The 2 race format is designed to cater for both experienced and lesser experienced athletes

Q) How do I enter any of the Howth Aquathon events?

A) Entry to all the Aquathon Races Entry Link are at THIS LINK

Q) What are different races in the Howth Aquathon Series?

A) The Races are:

LONG RACE @ 19.30 Hrs :- 1000m swim - 7.4 km Run

SHORT RACE @ ~20.00* Hrs:- 500m Swim - 3.7 km Run

*Short race will start once all long race participants have cleared the swim section and water safety cover is in place.

Q) Where and when is Race Sign- On

A) Race sign-on is in Howth Scout Hall (Just after DART Station at start of West Pier).

Race Sign On opens at 6pm

Race Sign-on closes at 7.00 for Long race and 7.15 for Short race

Q) What is the distance between the Swim Section and the transition area for the start of the run?

A) For each race the distance from the end of the swim/ exit from the beach to the grass transition area will be ~300m

Q) Are wetsuits compulsory?

A) Yes - shorties are permitted but full wetsuits are recommended

Q) What is the cost of entry?

A)

Entry costs for 2017 are given below:

Cost to enter one Race is €15 until 1 month before race

i.e. €15 until 22nd April for race 1 on 22nd May;

€15 until 19th May for race 2 on 19th June;

€15 until 17th June for race 3 on 17th July;

Then entry cost thereafter is €20 until midnight on day before each race - i.e. Sunday night

The only way to secure you place is to Enter Online in Advance.

On the night entry MAY BE AVAILABLE for €25 but it is likely that we will sell out in advance.

This happened for some of our 2015 & 2016 events and 2017 events to date!

Cost to enter all 3 races:- €35 until 31/03/17; €39 until 30/04/17; €45 until 21/05/17

Entry for all 3 Races includes Howth Challenge Series Tee-shirt - Individual Race entry does not

Howth Challenge Series Tees will be given out at race sign at 3rd race on 17th July for those who entered "All 3 Races" in a single "All 3 Races" booking only

Online Registration Open Now at THIS LINK

Q ) Do I need a TI and/or any other One Day Licence for this event?

You do not need a TI licence to enter this event nor do we charge any one day licence "fee" for non TI members

We have public liability insurance for this event which does not cover any injury you might sustain whilst participating in the event

Should you feel you need further personal insurance cover please arrange this yourself in advance

Personal sports event insurance is available from Sportscover Direct or other several other companies

Q) Is it possible to enter on the night?

A) Entry on the night (Cost €25) may be possible before 6.45pm but only if we have not sold out online in advance so Enter Online to secure your place.

The only way to secure your place in the event is to enter on-line prior to midnight on day before the race

Q) What are categories for prizes?

A) For all races there will be prizes for the first 3 men and women in the open category and the 1st vet (O- 40 on day of race) outside the top 3 overall

In addition to these prizes there will be spot prizes available for all participants present at the prizegiving which will take place after races finish

Q) Will there be wave starts?

A) It is likely that we will have a single start for each race

Q) What terrain is the running section?

A) The running route will be on tarmac and concrete paths with a small section on grass - regular runners or racing flats will be fine.

Q) Are entries transferable or refundable?

A) Sorry but No they are not

Q) MayI change distance from that originally entered

A) Yes - Pleae e- miail your distance request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before entries close on Sunday before race

On night distance changes will be accommodated but your results may not be recorded in provisional results for your actual race

Q) What are the Race Check-in times?

A) Race Check-in is the Sea Scout hall in Howth from 18.00 to 19.10hrs on race night - This is close to the transition area and DART Station

You will be issued with your race number and timing chip at this time

Please Note: Nothing is sent to you in the post before the event, Everything you require to take part in the event is issued at check-in.

Q) Do I get a T-Shirt?

A) In order to keep the cost of entry down for everyone and because many participants already have lots of race tee shirts there is no tee shirt included in your individual race entry cost unless you choose to enter all 3 races together - Tees will be available for collection at our series finale on July 17th

If you are entering just one or two races then you have the option of purchasing a tech tee for €10 at race sign at the third race on 17th July IF we have some stocks spare at that time

Q) Will there be a "goody" bag?
A) No - We prefer to keep the quality of the actual event up and the costs down for the benefit of competitors.
Information on local amenities is available HERE
We encourage you to arrive early or stay on for a while after the event to enjoy all that Howth has to offer.

Q) Can you let me know if there is a map available which shows the race route on it?

A) Yes - Details at the COURSE section of the website

The swim route is at this link HERE

Race 1 is 1 lap and race 2 is 2 laps of the same swim course - the route may be slighlty varied depending on tidal conditions

Race 1 Run route is at this link HERE

Run route is ~7.4km for long race and 3.7km for short race taking in the public road and footpath to a turnaround point at Balscadden Road Car Park

There is ~300m run from the swim exit to the grassed transition area.

Q) Is there a lower age limit for the event?

A) Yes, the minimum age for the long event is 18 & 16 for the Short event

Q) What age qualifies as Vet category?

A) We will have Over 40 Vet classes for both Male & Female

Q) Do I need a TI or other race license to compete?

A) No

We have public liability insurance for this event which does not cover any injury you might sustain whilst participating in the event

Should you feel you need further personal insurance cover please arrange this yourself

Personal sports event insurance is available from Sportscover Direct or other companies

 

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