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The Delphi Tri-Event FAQs

The Delphi Tri-Event

What is The Delphi Tri-Event?
The Delphi Tri-Event is a fun, challenging endurance event hosted by Delphi Resort. The event is designed as a taster event for aspiring tri-athletes, or as a fun, multi-sport challenge in its own right.

Participants will undertake:

1. A 250m swimming segment
2. A 20km cycling segment
3. A 5km running segment

What time will the event start?
Event registration starts at 8am in the Adventure Hub building at Delphi Resort.
The event start time is 10.30am. Please allow a minimum of 1.5hrs before your starting time to check-in at the registration desk.

Where do I park my vehicle?
Parking is available at Delphi Resort.

Where can I view the event route map?

Click here to view the event route map.

What if I’m not an experienced swimmer, should I still participate?
The swim section will take place in a sheltered bay off Killary Harbour. The swim has been restricted to 250 meters to cater for varying fitness levels, and full kayak and boat safety cover will be in place on the day.

Can I use my own wetsuit and bike?
We recommend all participants use their own bikes and wetsuits.

I don’t have my own wetsuit or bike, how do I reserve one?
To reserve a wetsuit/bike from Delphi Resort for the event, please add these items to your Eventbrite shopping cart when registering for the event online. The cost of hiring a wetsuit for the event is €5 per person. The cost of hiring a bike for the event is €15 per person. You can register for the event and purchase wetsuit/bike hire on the event’s Eventbrite page.

Road bike or mountain bike?
The cycling section of the race is entirely on sealed, tarmac roads. Both road bikes or Mountain bikes would be suitable. Road bikes are generally faster, however please be aware that the road surface can be rough in places so thin tyres can be more prone to puncture. A hybrid style bike would be a great compromise for the event.

How do I book a ticket?
Tickets can be booked on and accommodation packages can be booked on our website here

How do I book accommodation and the evening events?
Packages can be booked on our website here or if you’re not staying, call 095 42208 to book the evening events.

What do I need to bring with me to the event? * Mandatory for all competitors
SWIM: Swimming Goggles, Hat, and Wetsuit* (it is compulsory to wear a wetsuit for this open water swim)
Wetsuit : A cold water suit, ideally 5mm, min 3mm suit is required*
CYCLE: Basic Bike – Mountain, Hybrid or Racer. Safety Helmet – you will not be allowed to race without one
Top: Waterproof / windproof top*
Shoes: Runners / trail running shoes with good grips and supportive cushioning*
Legs: Running / cycle trousers or shorts*
Top: Quick drying sports or running top *
NOTE: For the Swim to Cycle transition, basic changing rooms / tents will be available. However many competitors will choose to wear cycling / running gear under their wetsuit for speed of transition
Food: The race will finish at lunch time (depending on your pace). You may want to bring trail snacks or fruit for an in-race energy top up
Fluids: Water will be available at the start / finish point and at the swim changeover point. A sports drink or water bottle would be a useful addition to bring on the day.
A beanie or peak cap
Full change of clothes & a towel: Showers are available at the Adventure hub where the race finishes. A full change of clothes and towel is fully recommended

Where is the registration area for the event?
Delphi Adventure Hub – Directions from main reception.

What’s included in my registration fee?
Entry into the event, an event T-shirt and light refreshments at the event finish line for participants to re-fuel. This fee doesn’t include any meals, evening entertainment or accommodation. These must be purchased separately.

Will there be evening entertainment?
Yes! Firstly, refreshments for the participants will be available at the finish line. The resort will also be selling food, snacks and beverages throughout the day if participants want to re-group with their family, friends or supporters after the event.
Then there will be a break – relax and enjoy the resort facilities or take a well-earned nap in your room if you’re staying overnight! The event entertainment takes place later on in the evening with dinner (additional cost, pre-booking essential), and Live music in The 814 Restaurant & Bar. If you would like to book accommodation for the event, we have a number of packages available that include dinner & entertainment here.
Pre-booking essential – call 095 42208.

Will I have to sign a disclaimer? 
It’s important you’re fully aware of the potential risks associated with Adventure events and to comply with Insurance requirements, all competitors must read, sign and complete a disclaimer form.

Will there be shower facilities at the finish venue?
Yes, showers and changing rooms will be available at the Adventure Hub.

Can I fund-raise for charity?
Absolutely! Feel free to fund-raise for your personal clauses. We will do our best to support you in raising awareness of your fund-raising campaign. A good way to start fundraising for your cause might be to set up an online fund-raising page with a website like and then share your page on your social media channels – this will help you reach people who may want to donate to your cause.

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