Valentia Island Triathlon

October 2, 2021

The swim will begin from Renard pier. All competitors will travel to Renard on the Valentia Island Ferry, and swim back to Valentia Harbour.

The cycle leaves transition with a tough climb for the first four kms before cycling across the top of the island, at the far end of the island there is a sweeping left turn with views of the Skellig to your right, from here passing the top of the Portmagee bridge continue to Chapeltown before taking the lower road to the transition area at Knightstown.

The run is an out and back leaving transition and following the cycle route for 2.5km before turning around and running back downhill towards the finish at the Royal Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the current uncertainty as to how events are to be run we will be holding off on updating the FAQ page until one month before each event. If you are entered into an event already you will have received an e-mail in February outlining the basics until we can update you fully.

What is the start time?
3pm sharp
When/where is sign on?
The Royal Hotel between 12pm and 2pm sharp
When is the race briefing?
2.15pm in front of the Royal Hotel
How do we get to Renard point?
The Valentia Island ferry will depart from 2.20pm
When/where is the prizegiving?
There will be no prizegiving ceremony, it will be done by email
What are the cutoff times?
Swim – 3.35pm
Bike – 4.45pm
Run – 5.30pm
Do I need a TI license?

Yes. As a TI sanctioned event you will require either a full TI license or a one day license. For a team entry only one member requires a license.

What time does transition open?
12pm – 2pm
What about parking?
On the lower road as you approach the transition area there are plenty of spaces. There are also some areas off the village which do not interfere with the race route. There will be marshalls on site to guide you.
What will I receive at registration?
Your timing chip, numbers, swim hat, safety pins and your t-shirt.
Do I get a t-shirt and medal?

You will only get a t-shirt and/or medal if you chose the option when registering online.

What happens when I finish?
Nothing is allowed, so please collect your bike from the rack and move on
Is there anything happening that night?
There is a lot of entertainment on the island but hotels, restaurants and bars must be booked as per the Covid-19 guidelines in the area


Ocean Lava
Castlerosse Hotel Killarney
Royal Valentia Hotel
Failte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Westlodge Hotel Bantry


Alan Ryan, 33 Hawthorn Avenue, Killarney,
Co Kerry, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)87 625 9892