Staffin Triathlon

Staffin Triathlon & 10K

EVENT: Saturday 31st August 2024

Challenge Yourself in Paradise: Staffin Triathlon & 10k Run

Experience the thrill of the Staffin Triathlon & 10k Run, returning for its second year on August 31st, 2024! Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Trotternish Ridge on the stunning Isle of Skye, this event offers something for everyone.

Triathletes: Test your skills with our Sprint or Mini-Sprint distances. Conquer the open-water swim in Staffin Bay, navigate the scenic bike course, and finish strong on the exhilarating run.

Runners: Push your limits in our challenging 10k run. Traverse breathtaking terrain and soak in the unforgettable scenery of the Isle of Skye.

Open to all abilities: Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, this event welcomes you to participate and experience the magic of Skye.

Register today! Don't miss this opportunity to challenge yourself in paradise.


Experience Drama and Beauty at the Staffin Triathlon & 10k Run

Challenge yourself in the stunning village of Staffin, famed for its dramatic landscapes and rich history.

Race alongside towering cliffs: The scenic Staffin Bay offers a sheltered swim leg for the triathlon, while the surrounding terrain provides a challenging yet exhilarating bike and run course for both triathletes and 10k runners.


  • Unique swim experience: Enjoy the clear waters of Staffin Bay with the imposing Trotternish Ridge as your backdrop.
  • Breathtaking scenery: Race amidst the rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye, with iconic landmarks like the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock nearby.
  • Challenging courses: Test your limits on routes that are anything but flat. Embrace the climbs and conquer the terrain.
  • Supportive atmosphere: Race alongside friendly competitors and experienced marshals who will ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Open to all abilities: Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, this event welcomes you to participate.

Additional Information:

  • Date: August 31st, 2024
  • Location: Staffin Village, Isle of Skye
  • Distances: Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlon (swim-bike-run), 10k Run
  • Registration: Online or on-site (limited availability)
  • Website: [Insert website link here] (for full details and registration)

Don't miss out! Sign up today and experience the thrill of racing in this unforgettable location.

  • 10am Registration Staffin Hall
  • 11am 10K briefing at Staffin Hall after which runners will walk to the start line.
  • 11.10am 10K Start A855/Slipway Junction
  • 12.30pm Approximately Prize Giving All Categories Staffin Hall
  • 7:30am - 9:00am Registration Triathlon Staffin Hall
  • 9:45am - Briefing Sprint Staffin Slipway
  • 10:00 am - Sprint Start Staffin Slipway
  • 10:10 - Briefing Super Sprint Staffin Slipway
  • 10:40am - Start Super Sprint Staffin Slipway
  • 11:00 am - Briefing Start/TS1/TS2/TS3
  • 11:30 am - Start TS/TS1 Staffin Slipway
  • 11:35 am - Start TS 2/3 Staffin Slipway
  • 12.30pm approximately - Prize Giving All Categories Staffin Hall

Triathlon: Sprint & Super Sprint

Swim Course

Sprint = 1 lap / Super Sprint = 1 lap / Tri Start/TS1 = out and back

Unforgettable Open-Water Swim

Get your adrenaline pumping with a deep-water start into the dramatic Staffin Bay. Swim alongside towering dolerite cliffs, talus slopes, and Jurassic outcrops for a truly unique triathlon experience.

Safety First:

Your safety is our priority. We'll have full water safety cover with two motorized safety boats and six kayakers on hand throughout the 750m (Sprint) or 300m (Super Sprint/Novice) swim.

Course Details:

  • Anti-clockwise, out-and-back route with exit into transition.
  • Clear, clean water with minimal impact from tides or wind.
  • Two large inflatable buoys marking the course (stay to your left).
  • Water temperature around 14°C - wetsuits are mandatory.

Prepare for an invigorating swim unlike any other. Register today!

Sprint Triathlon - start time 10am

(750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run) 

T1 will be at the slipway where triathletes will mount their bike and head up to the main road turning left towards Staffin/Portree. Triathletes will stay on the main road, A885, passing Loch Mealt, continuing to Lealt Fall and a turning point using the turning before the large car park. They will return and retrace their route to the Community Hall for T2. 

The run leg will take them from the Community Hall to the Slipway and back. 

Super Sprint & Novice Triathlon - start time 10.40am

(300m swim, 8.5km cycle, 2.5km run)

This Super Sprint & Novice Triathlon is for both experienced, novice, and Youth (age 15-16). As with the Sprint Triathlon, triathletes will mount their bikes and head up to the main road, turning left towards Staffin/Portree. Kilt Rock car park is the turning point where they will turn and retrace their route back to the Community Hall for T2.

The 2.5 kilometre run leg will be an out and back on the pavement.

TS2 (age 11-12) & TS3 (age 13-14) 

(300m swim, 5.1km cycle, 1.8km run)

The cycle will be three loops from the Slipway to the beach, and then a cycle up to the A855 for T2. The run leg will be two laps from the junction of the A855 to the finish area. 

Tri Start (age 8) & TS1 (age 9-10)

(100m swim, 1.5km cycle, 600m run)

The cycle leg is from the Slipway to the junction of the A855 and T2, and the run leg will be from the A855 junction to the finish. 

For safety, triathletes will do their cycle on closed roads along An Corran Beach and run on pavements.

Triathlon Transition

T1 & T2 are split with T1 at the Slipway to the sea, and T2 at Staffin Community Hall - approximately 2.5km apart. 

Triathlon Teams

Both the Sprint & Super Sprint/Novice distances are open to teams of three. Each team member completes a discipline in succession. You must inform the staff at registration that you are a team entry as you will have specific instructions for handing the chip between team members.

10k Run Route - start time 11am

Challenging 10k Run

The 10k run offers a scenic journey that will test your limits. Here's what you can expect:

  • Start: A855/Slipway junction.
  • Initial section: Closed road to the Slipway (be sure to run on the LEFT side).
  • Open road: Single-track road leading up the Quiraing (stay LEFT, with ample space for cars to overtake).
  • Marshals: All road crossings and turns will be fully marshalled for your safety.
  • Route map: Available for viewing at registration and on our Facebook page.

Get ready for a breathtaking and rewarding run!

Age Restrictions

Sprint Triathlon: 15yrs & over

Super Sprint/Novice: 15yrs & over

TS2: 11-12yrs

TS3: 13-14yrs

Tri Start: 8yrs & TS1 9-10yrs

10k: 15yrs & over

Single Entry Price

Sprint Triathlon [non-affiliated] £54

Sprint Triathlon [affiliated] £48

10k £20

Super Sprint/Novice Triathlon £20

Tri Start/TS1/TS2/TS3 £15

*[Maximum booking fees apply £2]

Relay Pricing

Sprint Tri Relay [non-affiliated] £85

Sprint Tri Relay [affiliated] = £75

Super Sprint/Novice Tri £33

Tri Start / TS1 £25

How To Get Here: The Isle of Skye is accessible via a toll free bridge so no worries about missing ferries because of bad weather.

Race Merchandise

Stay Warm and Look Great: Race Merchandise Available!

Conquer the course and stay comfortable with our exclusive race merchandise. Choose from:

  • Bespoke, thick & cozy hooded top
  • Eco-friendly technical t-shirt
  • Warm and stylish bobble beanie

All items are available for purchase during registration or through our online shop for pre-order and delivery. Sizes range from Small to Extra Large.


  • Stay warm after your race.
  • Unique memento of your accomplishment.
  • Show your Staffin spirit!

Don't miss out! Order yours today!

Race Day Information

Full Race Day Information will be emailed to all entrants pre-event, giving detailed event information.  It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information. Timings may be subject to change. Registration available on the day, or on Friday 30 August 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Staffin Hall.  Should you be unable to register to pick up your race number and timing chips, you can authorise someone to do this on your behalf. They will however need to present an Authorisation Form with a copy of your ID.  You can download this form here:

Included In The Race Price

  • Eco Friendly Commemorative Finisher Medal

  • Post Race Snack

  • Beautiful, remote but buzzy location

  • Free car-parking close by [absolutely no parking at or adjacent to Staffin Hall]

  • Water stations at transition & on the course

  • Chip Timing

  • Instant On-line Results

  • T2 will be marshalled at all times, but kit is left at your own risk.

  • Toilet Facilities

  • Event Medics

  • Water Safety Cover

  • Free Entrance for Spectators and Parking close by [absolutely no parking at / or adjacent to Staffin Hall]

  • Great Spectator Viewing Points

  • Event Photographer with Images Free to Download

Available & Subject To Charges

  • Food available in Staffin Hall by The Hungry Gull

  • Local campsite Staffin Campsite

  • Post race Ceilidh organised by Staffin Community Hall Committee - a cracking good night, music by Holum, £10 entry & BYOB! [tbc]

Spectators: Staffin is a perfect location for spectators with viewing from the shore and along the roadside.  Its important to note that if you are spectating at Staffin Bay, it's track dash for the able bodied only to get to the finish line in time to see friends or family completing the course.

Accommodation:  The Isle of Skye has limited accommodation options and you are advised to immediately make a reservation if staying on the island which fills up quickly. Last minute bookings will command premium prices. Avoid the hassle & stress and get your place organised immediately. Check for accommodation availability.

Charitable Giving

Surplus profits from the Staffin Triathlon will be gifted to Staffin Community Hall. We welcome donations at registration towards the running costs of Portree Youth Club. All participants have the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint by donating £6 to plant a tree in our Skye Tree Grove as part of a rewilding of the Cairngorms project.

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