Festival of Water / Triathlons Sunday 30th August 2015 - Newry Canal - Albert Basin
Don’t miss Newry City’s Festival of Water event which takes place on Sunday 30th August 2015 at Newry Canal - Albert Basin. This event provides a platform for local athletes to showcase their potential and bring together a range of sporting and cultural events not to be missed. There is something for all the family to enjoy so come along support and cheer on the participating tri-athletes over the finish line. The spectacular line up of sporting activities includes:
O’Briens Newry Border Man Half Iron Distance Triathlon - Start Time: 7:30am
Kick starting the sporting activities will be the O’Brien’s Newry Border Man Half Iron Distance Triathlon which includes a 1.9K Swim, 92K Cycle Route and 22K Run. For further information and registration details please visit: www.myraceentries.co.uk/borderman or follow us on Facebook: O’Brien’s Newry “Borderman” Half Iron Distance Triathlon. Closing date for entries will be Monday 24th August 2015. Registration will commence at 6:00am.
firmus energy 2015 Newry “Sprint” Triathlon (The fastest sprint triathlon in Ireland) - Start Time: 9:30am
This sporting event includes a 750m Swim, 20K Cycle Route and 5K Run. For further information and registration details please visit: www.myraceentries.co.uk/ntc or follow us on Facebook: firmus energy Newry City Triathlon. C losing date for entries will be Monday 24th August 2015. Registration will commence at 8:00am.
Iron Kids Mini Biathlon - Start Time: 12:00noon
The Iron Kids Mini Biathlon is offered for U18s to gain experience at competing in triathlons. Entry is FREE and registration can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or on the day at 11:00am. Participants will require signed consent form, bike and helmet to compete.
Festival of Water / Free Family Fun Event - 11:30am – 4:00pm
The Albert Basin will be a hive of activity for the Festival of Water. This is a free family fun event which is open to the entire community. Come along and enjoy a truly entertaining day, trying water based activities ranging from; Kayak Racing, Curragh Racing, Chip & Dip, Jet Ski Rides, Canoe Races, Banana Rides, Rib Rides and Climbing Wall. Registration will commence at 11:30am. For more information contact: Kathleen Magee T: 028 3031 3233 / E: Kathleen.email@example.com; This, event is a joint initiative between Drumalane Quayside Close Community Association and Department of Social Development.
Open Air Concert - 12:00noon – 4:00pm
During the day the Albert Basin will come alive to the sound of The Nooks and The Professionals providing non-stop entertainment.
Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Naomi Ballie stated, “The Festival of Water / Triathlon is a growing sporting event into its third year. Attracting triathletes from across the region we our showcasing Newry City as leaders in sporting excellence with the perfect setting the Albert Basin provides us. As key partners Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are delighted to support this spectacular event, along with our joint sponsors. A strong emphasis has been placed on involving the local community and I would encourage you to come along and enjoy a great family fun day out”
There will be no access to the Fathom Line from the Dublin Bridge or the Omeath Road from 7.00pm on Saturday 29th August due to logistical set up. Traffic travelling to Omeath will be diverted by Bridge Street / Drumalane. Traffic coming from O’Meath will be diverted via Drumalane. Access to the Quays Shopping Centre & Leisure Centre will be via Bridge Street entrance only.
ST. CHRISTOPHER’S PARK
NORTH STREET CAR PARK
CANAL BANK 1
LOWER WATER STREET CAR PARK
KILMOREY STREET CAR PARK
RIVER STREET CAR PARK
Located William Street
Located Water Street / Abbey Way
Located opposite Buttercrane Shopping Centre
Located behind Newry Cathedral
Located beside Gateway Club
Located on River Street
CHILD PROTECTION: Any children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. In the event of a missing child please report to the nearest security / steward in Yellow bib who will deal with the situation immediately.
STEWARDS: In the interest of safety for everyone attending the event you are requested to cooperate with security personnel / event stewards at all times.