The Kilkee Hell of the West Triathlon is an Olympic Distance Triathlon which is up and running since 1985 – making it one of the longest continuously running triathlons in Ireland and in the World. Organised by the Limerick Triathlon Club this race falls annually on the last weekend in June. Hell of the West starts with 1500m in the relatively calm waters of Kilkee’s horse shoe bay, but with a 44km cycle against the winds of west Clare and a 10km hilly run along the rugged coastline of Loop Head – this race is one for your calendar. The route stays the same annually, route maps are below.
Hell of the West 2017 will run on Saturday June 24th 2016 and is designated as a Triathlon Ireland National Series race.
Entries will be available at this link, with the first batch of entries available on January 2rd at 9am.
Another entry date will follow later in January, with relay entire being taken separatley – please the Main page of our website, Limerick Triathlon Club Twitter and Facebook pages.
The ethos of this event revolves around hard safe racing where all athletes, officials, marshals and stake holders show respect and dignity towards each other in order to enhance the sport of triathlon.
This triathlon is not suitable for first time triathletes. You should be able to swim 2000M continuously in a pool prior to attempting this race, as the sea swim will be a challenge at 1500M.
This event is NON-REFUNDABLE. Entries may be transferred until June 1, 2017. This is a strict deadline and no swaps will be considered after this date.
Registration will take place from 6-10 pm on Friday 23rd June. Limited registration is available from 7-8am on Saturday morning but we advise you to register on Friday if at all possible. Closing times for registration and transition will be strictly enforced on race morning.
Limerick Triathlon Club are very proud of the Hell of the West, and are happy each year to have outstanding support from the club and all our volunteers. We thank the volunteers and ask that when dealing with them you remember that they give this time voluntarily to organise this race. If you would like to get involved please email email@example.com
Kilkee itself is a beautiful seaside town, sitting along the west coast of Clare. It is particularly loved by those from Limerick as a holiday destination July-August. But for the last weekend in June there is an influx of triathletes and bikes, accommodation is usually easy to find but should be booked in advance – lists of Hotel, B&B, self-catering and other options are available here kilkee.ie/places-to-stay
There is something for everyone in @ The Hell of the West – so bring your family and look out for the Kids of the West & the Splash&Dash events held over the weekend.