Sunday 18th September, Blackpool Sands

Royal Marines Iron Challenge

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Date / Time:
18th Sep 2022
Starts: 04:00 - Ends: 22:00
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Iron 2 Steel

This event is about testing yourself to the limit while fundraising for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, participating in a challenging and exciting  iron distance triathlon race over one of the most iconic landscapes of the United Kingdom.

Start Bay was a key training ground before the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe.

Operation Tiger D-Day rehearsals cost the lives of hundreds of American soldiers and sailors.

The location has immense military significance, so we are looking for athletes that embrace both the spirit of comradeship and selflessness as embodied in the soul of the Royal Marines, as well as the mental and physical challenge of racing 226km over land and sea.

Anything we do as able-bodied triathletes pales into insignificance compared to the challenges faced by these brave men and women who put their lives on the line and were gravely injured on our behalf.

Full Iron / Half Iron / Olympic / Relay

  • Swim / Bike / Run
  • Full Iron = 226km (3.9k / 180k / 42.2k)
  • Half Iron = 122.6k (2.6k / 90k / 30k)
  • Olympic = 81.3k (1.3k / 45k / 20k)