SWIM | TRIATHLON | KESWICK CONQUEROR | AQUATHLON ATHLETE ANNOUNCEMENT:

We have been monitoring the Blue Green Algae situation in Derwentwater in the run up to the festival, and based on recent test results from the Environment Agency, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the Open Water Swim Events and swim sections of the above listed events. 

Implications for competitors:

All Open Water Swimming Participants have two options available:

  • Full Sports Entry Refund – we will aim to complete all refunds by 31st May.
  • Partial Sport Refund (if you would still like to enjoy music we will refund your entry fee less £10). Please proceed to Sports Registration to collect your Music Wristband only and we will process your partial refund by 31st May.  
  • Or you can switch to an alternative event dependent on availability (Run, Sportive or Dualathlon). Please go to Sports Registration and they will try to accommodate your request.

Triathlon Participants (individual & relay): 

  • The Swim element of the Triathlon (solo and relay) is now cancelled. The race will now be a Dualathlon, a Run / Bike / Run format. Both runs will be on the same original course. Please progress with race registration as currently planned.

Keswick Conqueror Participants:

  • The Swim element of this multi day Triathlon is now cancelled. The race will now be a Run / Bike only. Please progress with race registration as currently planned. And we will follow up with a £20 refund by the 31st May .

Aquathlon Participants:

  • The Swim element of this is now cancelled. The race will now be a Run only. Please progress with race registration as currently planned.

 

Environment Agency’s official statement: EA Statement