On Saturday 4th July 2020, the banks of Loch Tay will welcome 200 teams of two taking on the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon and its challenging terrain in Scotland.
Race organiser – WildFox Events – limits the event to 200 teams for logistical and safety reasons. Registration opened this week for next year’s event, which is expected to sell out in a few days.
The 200 teams will embark on a day combining four disciplines – swimming, running, kayaking and cycling, with a choice of three different routes (Gold, Silver and Bronze). This challenging day in the Scottish Highlands is not all about mental strength, fitness and stamina. The organisers note that they have ‘made sure you have plenty of fuel, motivation and fun throughout the day at various points along the course.’
Participants can look forward to a lone bagpiper piping them across the atmospheric Loch Tay; a series of hot food stops including haggis and chilli; as well as home-made shortbread to fuel athletes across the course’s seven Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet).
Triathlon and cycling retailer Wiggle will have some of its bike experts on-site all weekend providing a free mechanical service for participants.
The organisers add that ‘Crossing the finish line after a long day out with your partner and slicing a watermelon in half with a Claymore sword will be a moment you will remember for a very long time.’ Festivities continue into the evening with a traditional Scottish ceilidh and a fireworks display.
The race weekend is positioned as an opportunity for team mates to ‘create unforgettable memories, challenge limits and provide crucial fundraising for the event charity, Mary’s Meals, which can feed a child for a whole school year for a mere £13.90.’
David Fox-Pitt, MBE, CEO of WildFox Events and creator of the Quadrathlon said “We are delighted to witness the growing success of an event we created more than 20 years ago. Our aim is to give competitors amazing memories from an unrivalled and truly challenging but fun day out, as well as support our very worthy charity.”