Duathlon Middle
Sun 26 May 2024 Gort, Ireland

Lough Cutra Castle | Middle Duathlon

Race through the beautiful grounds and surrounding area of stunning South Galway in a middle distance duathlon from starter to elite then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.

  • Sun 26 May 2024
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Duathlon Middle

08:30

£68-£90

Age 18 & over on 31 Dec 2024

  • 10 km trail running
  • 96 km road cycling
  • 10 km trail running

Overview

This event features some truly iconic courses in the West of Ireland. 

Pick your discipline from triathlon, duathlon, aquabike, aquathlon, swim or run - and choose a distance from starter to elite. Recruit your friends and celebrate completing your challenge in the festival village!

The weekend will host a huge range of races for all ages and abilities so whether you’re 9 or 90 years old, a first-timer or an elite, you are warmly invited to come and join in.

This year the event will host a hat trick of Triathlon Ireland Championship events; Aquathlon Sprint, Junior Aquathlon and Mixed Team Club Relay, as well as the 2024 Youth Series Qualifier.

This event is part of Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event

Start times to be confirmed.

Anyone of any gender, age or ability is welcome and safe to take part in a race. First-timers and old-timers, the next generation and the elites, clubs and corporates, schools and seniors are welcome. The more the merrier.

Clubs

Discounts and club event areas.

All sports clubs are welcome to take part in the events and group discounts are available, tailored waves for club championships, trading places scheme, as well as allocating you a place to pitch gazebos for a meeting spot in the event village.

Corporates

Creating healthy teams.

There are opportunities for companies to experience the events together – a great way to build team morale and friendly competition. This can include group booking discounts, pre- and post-race refreshment from your own hospitality marquee, your own company wave, custom kit and more.

Accessible racing

Racing for all.

This event has an ethos of accessibility and inclusivity and wants to be able to offer a race for everyone. Many inspirational paratriathletes have taken part in one of the Castle Triathlon Series races over the years including Paralympian Matthew Emmerson, the Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters – injured and wounded service men and women.

First timers

Compete or complete.

There are starter distances across all disciplines and a very supportive community of athletes and marshals to help you feel confident and comfortable completing your first race.

Juniors

The next generation.

From jumping in a lake, cycling through the woods to running around a castle, there are unforgettable, accessible races for 9–16 year olds at amazing locations.

Elites

Races for champions.

Rising stars and athletes have raced in the Castle Race Series from the very beginning. Many of these triathlon events host qualifying and national championships races in partnership with the BTF, TI and FF Tri, and the obstacle race is now a OCR World Championship Qualifier.

Female focussed

Closing the gap.

Over the last few years female participation has been increased to 38% by adding a greater variety of distances, female-only waves, launching the virtual series and making strategic partnerships.

Armed Forces

Race savings.

Discounts are offered on races to those who are serving or have served in the armed forces.

  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Lough Cutra Castle
Gort
Ireland

The Castle was built during the Gothic revival period and was once home to now King Charles during a 3-day visit to Ireland. 

The Castle is idyllically situated overlooking the Estate’s 1,000 acre lake (the largest privately owned lake in Europe), home to this event’s open-water swims.

Route

  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

  • Sustainability policy

This event appreciates that the health of the planet is a huge challenge and has made commitments to tackle these challenges which they will continually measure, evolve and improve.

These environmental commitments include:

  • Reducing material use - prioritising using less
  • Reusing - finding better alternatives
  • Recycling - wherever possible
  • Being a responsible buyer - sourcing sustainably with an ethical framework in place

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • iTAB
  • Medal

Race pack Includes

  • Race bib
  • Numbered labels
  • Chip timing device
  • Event wristband

Available on the day

This event is more than just the race! There's an event village for you and your supporters to enjoy, featuring:

  • Shopping village
  • Drinks and refreshments
  • Delicious food
  • Live music
  • Prizes for the fastest athletes
  • Opportunity to purchase official event merchandise
  • Opportunity to purchase official race photos

  • Age 18 & over on 31 Dec 2024
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Other races at event

  • Sat 25 May
  • #1 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon Sprint Plus

09:00

£86-£155

Age 17 & over

  • 800 m lake swimming
  • 40 km road cycling
  • 8 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #2 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon Sprint

09:30

£75-£150

Age 16 & over

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #3 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon Super Sprint

10:45

£71-£145

Age 16 & over

  • 400 m lake swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 4 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #4 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon Starter

11:00

£60-£90

Age 14 & over

  • 200 m lake swimming
  • 12 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #5 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon 16-17 years

09:30

£53-£100

Age 16-17

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #6 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Duathlon Sprint

10:15

£56-£75

Age 16 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #7 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Aquabike Sprint

10:30

£49-£65

Age 16 & over

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • Sat 25 May
  • #8 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Aquathlon Sprint

10:30

£38-£50

Age 16 & over

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 25 May
  • #9 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Swim 1 Mile

12:30

£34-£45

Age 13 & over

  • 1 mile lake swimming
  • Sat 25 May
  • #10 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Swim 2.5K

12:15

£41-£55

Age 13 & over

  • 2.5 km lake swimming
  • Sat 25 May
  • #11 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Swim 5K

12:00

£49-£65

Age 18 & over

  • 5 km lake swimming
  • Sun 26 May
  • #12 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Run 10K

11:15

£26-£35

Age 15 & over

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #13 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Run Half Marathon

11:00

£34-£45

Age 17 & over

  • 21.1 km trail running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #14 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Run Marathon

08:45

£49-£80

Age 18 & over

  • 42.2 km trail running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #15 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon 9-10 years

14:45

£26-£60

Age 9-10

  • 200 m lake swimming
  • 4.2 km mountain biking
  • 1.3 km trail running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #16 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon 11-12 years

14:30

£30-£60

Age 11-12

  • 300 m lake swimming
  • 4 km mountain biking
  • 1.8 km trail running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #17 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon 12-13 years

14:15

£34-£60

Age 12-13

  • 400 m lake swimming
  • 8 km road cycling
  • 1.5 km road running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #18 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon 14-15 years

14:00

£34-£60

Age 14-15

  • 500 m lake swimming
  • 12.6 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #19 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon Gauntlet

08:00

£184-£295

Age 18 & over

  • 1.9 km lake swimming
  • 96 km road cycling
  • 21 km road running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #20 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Triathlon Olympic

09:15

£94-£165

Age 18 & over

  • 1500 m lake swimming
  • 40 km road cycling
  • 10 km road running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #21 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Duathlon Standard

08:30

£60-£80

Age 17 & over

  • 11 km road running
  • 45 km road cycling
  • 6 km road running
  • Sun 26 May
  • #22 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Aquabike Standard

10:15

£53-£70

Age 17 & over

  • 1500 m lake swimming
  • 40 km road cycling
  • Sun 26 May
  • #23 of 24
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort

Aquathlon Standard

10:15

£49-£65

Age 17 & over

  • 1500 m lake swimming
  • 10 km road running