Pulse Aquathlon Festival
Sunday, 16th June 2019
The Pulse Aquathlon Festival will host this year’s Triathlon Ireland Aquathlon National Championships at the North Bull Wall, Dublin on June 16th 2019.
Latest News and Updates:
The competitor race briefing is now available online.
|Adult National Championship||19+||1000m swim + 5km run||€25|
|Junior National Championship||16-19||1000m swim + 5km run||€15|
|Youth National Championship||15-17||500m swim + 2.5km run||€10|
|Adult Super Sprint||19+||500m swim + 5km run||€20|
|Children’s Aquathlon||13-14||250m swim + 2km run||€10|
|Children’s Splash’n’Dash||8-13||100m swim + 1-2km run||€5|
Online race entry is now closed.
The race schedule is shown below. Pre-race registration will take place in Base2Race (Unit 46B, Fashion City, Ballymount Avenue, Dublin 24, D24 CY63).
|Pre-race registration in Base2Race|
|Thursday 13th June||17:30 – 19:30|
|Saturday 15th June||14:00 – 17:00|
|Registration will not be possible outside of these times. Base2Race are not involved in the registration process and cannot answer queries. Please refer queries to firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not phone or email Base2Race)|
The entrance to the North Bull Wall is via a narrow bridge, and this can become quite congested. Please allow yourself adequate travel time on the Sunday morning of the race.
|Race Day – Sunday 16th June|
|09:00 – 09:30||Limited on the day registration opens (please avail of registration in Base2Race on Thursday or Saturday as there is limited time on Sunday and due to tidal restrictions we cannot delay the race start)|
|09:45||Splash & Dash transition closes – race briefing|
|09:55||Children walk to swim start|
|10:00||Main transition closes|
|10:00||Splash and Dash swim start|
|10:15 – 10:30||Adult, Junior, Youth and 13/14 race brief behind the finish line|
|10:45||Wave 1 – 1000m swim start|
|10:50||Splash & Dash prize giving|
|11:00||Wave 2 – Youth 500m swim start|
|11:05||Wave 3 – Adult Super Sprint 500m swim start|
|11:15||Wave 4 – 13/14 year old swim start|
|12:45 – 13:15||BMW National Championship, Super Sprint and 13/14 year old prize giving|
Note: wave times may be subject to slight variation.
Getting There and Parking
The aquathlon takes place at the North Bull Island near Clontarf. Race start and registration will be from the North Bull Wall and the beach car park beside it. You access the North Bull Wall via the Wooden Bridge off the Clontarf Road.
From Dublin City Centre, the nearest outward bound bus stop for Bus No. 130 is 1752 (Clontarf Rd, Seaview Point). If returning to the City Centre the nearest inbound bus stop for the 130 bus is 1727 (Clontarf Rd, Kincora Road).
Parking will be available in designated areas along the North Bull Wall. Limited parking will be available in the car park on the beach, where race registration is located. We encourage people to use public transport or car pool where possible. Gardaí and marshals will be on site to guide you to a parking place. Please obey our marshals, they are there to help you.
The aquathlon consists of a swim parallel to the North Bull Wall, followed by a run along Dollymount Strand. Swim and run distances will vary depending on the event category that you are racing in, the map below provides an overview of the course.
Services & Facilities
There will be three portable toilets near the registration area. Additionally, coin operated public toilets are located close to the beach car park.
Refreshments and snacks will be available from the Last Lap Café snack van in the registration area.
There will be a bag drop area beside Transition. Marshals will monitor the this area, however we will not be liable for any property illegally removed from the area. Do not leave any valuables in your bag.
New to Triathlon and not sure about the basics – what to wear, what to eat, what equipment you need, etc.? Read the New to triathlon page on the Triathlon Ireland Website, and take a look at our Beginning triathlon page for other useful links.
Cancellation of the Swim Leg
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the swim leg due to adverse weather, Pulse Triathlon Club reserves the right to change the race to a run only event.
Feedback or Questions
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you to the Dublin Port Authority, Dublin City Council, Dollymount Sea Scouts, Dublin Civil Defence, Howth Coastguard, and An Garda Síochána.