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Children’s National Festival

The event is the National Championship and has been held by the club in Loughrea for the past 6 years. It is the biggest junior triathlon in Ireland and one of the reasons is the very picturesque location of the event. Loughrea Lake boasts a Blue Flag beach with great amenities. The swim is in a crystal clear area with a large beach.

Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races

Children come from all over the country to take part but the course is not an easy one (the cycle has a nice hill half way through the race!). The event begins at 10:15am and includes four different age group races for juniors ranging in age from 7 to 15. Swim distances vary from 100 to 400 metres, the cycle from 2 to 9 kilometres and the run from 800m to 3km. The entire route is held on closed roads.

Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races

Race Entry is €20 which includes a goodie bag and a medal for all finishers, prizes for the top 3 male and female athletes in each age category, chip timing with splits for all the kids, closed roads and a well-marshaled event.

Race Distances

Junior Triathlon Q and A

Children’s National Festival 2019 Timetable

DATESTARTFINISHAREA/FUNCTIONLOCATION
03/08/1916:0018:00Junior Race RegistrationTemperance Gym, Loughrea
03/08/1916:0020:00Viewing of Transition, Swim Area, Bike, Run RoutesLong Point, Loughrea
04/08/1908:0009:00Junior Registration OpenTemperance Gym, Loughrea
04/08/1908:3009:30Junior Transition OpenLong Point, Loughrea
04/08/1909:4509:55Junior Race Briefings for All RacesLong Point, Loughrea
04/08/1910:1512:30Junior Races StartLong Point, Loughrea
04/08/1912:3013:15Junior Transition Reopen to Remove EquipmentLong Point, Loughrea
04/08/1913:1513:302018 Junior National Championship Prize GivingLong Point, Loughrea