3.5k kayak / 24k off-road cycle / 5k run

Welcome to Scotland's newest adventure triathlon! This is a Triathlon Scotland permit event.

Our event consists of a kayak on Loch Long for 3.5km on twin sit-on top kayaks (kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids supplied). Competitors must supply and wear their own wetsuit and footwear for this section.

The kayak is followed by a 24km mountain bike section on undulating forest tracks and away from the public road. Competitors must supply their own mountain bike and cycle helmets are mandatory.

The final section of the adventure challenge is a 5km run starting on private roads through woodland and forest before running on the pavement alongside Loch Long with views of Arrochar and Ben Lomond.

  • Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Ages 17 or over
  • Finishers memento
  • Winner prizes
  • £100 entry fee for a team of two if either or both of the team are Triathlon Association members
  • Wave 1 starts at 10:30am
  • Wave 2 starts at 12:30am
  • Full - waiting list open
  • Runner-up prizes
  • £106 entry fee for a team of two for unlicensed competitors

On the Day

Race Pack & Race Numbers

Your race number, bike stickers and helmet stickers will be provided at Registration on the morning of the event. We also provide safety pins to attach your race number to your Tri-belt or T-Shirt.


Registration will open at 8:30am on the day of the event. We will have a 'Communications base' located just next to registration, where you will find all information about the details of the event.


The awards ceremony takes place in the Loch Long Hotel at 5:30pm. We have prizes for winning teams (Male, Female and Mixed). This will be based on the cumulative time of the two team members finishing the event. There will also be an individual prize for the fastest male and fastest female. There will be a prize for the first local team and all finishers will receive a memento.


Transition is in the grounds of the Ardgartan Hotel. Only competitors will be allowed in transition.

Race Briefings

Race briefings for both events will be given by the race director at the Head of Loch Long. Exact timings will be posted on this website closer to the event.

Triathlon Association Members

If you have entered yourself into the Adventure Triathlon as a Triathlon Association member then you must present your Triathlon Membership card at registration. As with other events, if you do not show your Membership Card you will be required to purchase a one day race license for £6 before you will be allowed to race.

Event Rules

We hope that everyone will have a great event, to ensure this happens please ensure you are familiar with the BTF rules for events. You can find them here on Triathlon Scotland's Website.

If you’re new to Triathlon then Triathlon Scotland have got a great website with some useful tips on it, it's worth a having a read.

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Looking for Local Accomodation?

Our official race hotel, The Loch Long Hotel located locally in Arrochar, have fantastic special rates for our competitors.

More Information & Booking Details

Course Details

Kayak Route (click to enlarge)

Cycle Route (click to enlarge)

Run Route (click to enlarge)