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Pulse Aquathlon Festival

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:

Race news will be posted to our Facebook page. For queries about the event, please contact us at race@pulsetri.com.

The competitor race briefing is now available online.

Race Categories

Race Age Distances Cost
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

Race Entry

Online race entry is now closed.

Event Information

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 race@pulsetri.com (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 Transition open
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
13:30 Event close

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).

Map of Dublin area showing the location of the Pulse Aquathlon.
Race location
Map showing directions to the Pulse Aquathlon race location.
Directions to race start

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.

Course Details

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.

Course map of the Pulse Aquathlon.
Course map

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.

First Aquathlon?

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 race@pulsetri.com.

Thank You:

Thank you to the Dublin Port Authority, Dublin City Council, Dollymount Sea Scouts, Dublin Civil Defence, Howth Coastguard, and An Garda Síochána.

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