Escape From Ireland Swim
Sunday 9th July 2017
Entry for 2017 Event Now Open
Limited Spaces so please enter Now to Secure you Place
We can't say when we will sell out in 2017 but in 2016 it was several weeks in advance ofevent
Openwater Swim for Experienced Swimmers Only
Swim Route subject to Strong Tidal Currents!
Wetsuits Permitted but not compulsory - No Class differentiation
WHAT: ~1900m Openwater Swim
WHERE: From the island of Ireland's Eye to the mainland beach just east of Howth harbour
WHEN: Sunday 9th July 2017 at 9.00am -This is race start time
Race sign-on from 7.00 to 8.00am
Boats to island leave from Howth from 7.45 to 8.30am
Entries will close when race limit is reached
This happened in mid-June in 2016 and we expect early sell-out again in 2017
Entry includes boat transfer from Howth Harbour to Ireland's Eye for start of swim, tech tee, swim bag, latex swim hat and entry system provider's commission, etc
There will be strictly limited numbers for this event due to the necessity to transport participants to the island and to ensure adequate safety cover is available for all participants
If in any doubt about your swimming ability please do not enter this event!
Links to previous Race Results given below
Race sign-on takes place at the Scout Hall (This is on the left just after the Dart Station and before the harbour as you enter Howth village) between 7.am and 8am to allow transfer of participants to the island from 7.45 to 8.30 in time for the start
Key drop is at registration area in scout hall
We will transport your outer clothing/ sandals / flipflops etc back from the island in a drawstring bag that we will provide.
This bag will be available at the beach at the finish so you can cover up and cheer others as they finish
Drinks and some food will be provided after event completion
Very basic changing and toilet facilities will be at Race Sign-On Area in the Scout Hall
There will be NO Registration on the Day
Note: Wetsuits are recommended but not compulsory - there will be no differentiation of classes based on wetsuit or not.
The "Escape From Ireland Swim" event is for experienced and competent openwater swimmers only
You will be asked to confirm when entering that you are confident in your experience, abilities and training to safely complete this event.
Please do not put your or other's safety at risk by attempting this event if you are unsure of your ability to safely do so!
It is our aim as organisers to keep the Howth Challenge Series events as a fun and friendly with some spot prizes to be given to non-prizewinners.
In addition to some spot prizes we will have commissioned potter prizes for the first 3 men and women and first 40+ outside the top 3 in each gender
No differentiation in rankings between wetsuit clad and not for prizes
Other 2017 Howth Challenge Series Events
Race1 - Mon 22nd May
Race 2 - Mon 19th June
LONG RACE @ 19.30 Hrs:- ~1000m swim & 7.4 km run
SHORT RACE @ 20.00 Hrs:- ~500m Swim & 3.7 km Run
Race Photos at Howth Challenge Series Facebook page and Action Photography website
2010 Event Photos available HERE
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