The Traighathlon Series

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that The Road to the Isles Traigh Triathlon is returning for 2022 – save the date, SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER.

After too long a break, two years to be precise, and without mentioning the “C” word, due to popular demand, and because we’ve missed you all, the Traigh Triathlon is back.  

Traighathlon Beach

The Traighathlons explained:  


Swim, ride and run against a backdrop of one of Scotland’s most iconic land and seascapes

Triaghathlon 2019 was a big success for Mallaig Pool & Leisure’s Road to the Isles Events Team.  We’re back again for 2022 with our unique and challenging series of multiple distance triathlons based along the stunning Road to the Isles. This wild and rugged natural playground will not disappoint with both novice and experienced triathletes catered for!

Base camp is beautiful Traigh Beach, sandwiched between the coastal towns of Arisaig and Morar, with breath-taking views to the Small Isles of Rhum, Eigg & the Cuillins of Skye.  Spectacular white beaches, dramatic shorelines and the changing colours of the Atlantic Ocean are set against a backdrop of brooding majestic mountains.

This amazing location, coupled with a great spectator friendly course, make the Traighathlon Series the ideal sports destination for the entire family. By hosting a series of multiple distance triathlons we hope to cater for the complete cross-section of competitors from first time triathletes through to national team athletes who really want to push boundaries!

The day will be split into three concurrent events of varying distances (please click on the highlighted ‘bike ride’ and ‘run’ links for route maps):

  • The Try a Tri at Traigh (Super Sprint) (£25): This event is suitable for complete novices and first-timers and incorporates a 400m heated indoor swim, a 10km bike ride and a 2.5km run

Link to The Super Sprint sign up: Road to the Isles The Try a Tri at Traigh –

  • The Sprint Traighathlon (£35): This event is suitable for both beginners and experienced triathletes. The sprint incorporates a 750m open water swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run.

Link to The Sprint sign up: Road to the Isles Sprint Traighathlon –

  • The Standard Traighathlon (£45): This event is only suitable for experienced triathletes and incorporates a 1500m open water swim, a 40km bike ride (the route on the map is to be completed twice) and a 10km run.

Link to The Standard sing up: Road to the Isles Standard Traighathlon –

The event can be completed by individuals or as relay teams where each team member completes a single discipline.

Our events are designed to financially support our local Leisure Centre, Mallaig Pool & Leisure, a registered Scottish Charity and Social Enterprise. The Centre was built by the community to provide all local children with the opportunity to learn to swim – vital for those living in a coastal area. It is the only Leisure Centre within 50-miles and a really important asset for healthy living when our climate often prevents outdoor leisure pursuits.

We thank you as ever for all your support for which we have been overwhelmed. After a difficult time for the sports industry, we’re coming back stronger and healthier, and looking forward to hosting you all here on Saturday 10th September 2022. Thank you so much for your support.  Sign up, tell your friends, bring your family and we look forward to seeing you in 2022.  And look out for more details across our Social Media sites.  

Entry Central now open.

Be active – Stay active; Keep well – Keep happy

We’ll see you back soon
With warm regards,
RTTI Events Team

Traighathlon Series 2019

  • Results
    2019 Results can be found here
  • Photos
    Coming soon!

Traighathlon Series 2018

A massive thank you to all participants, sponsors, helpers and marshals who combined to make our Traighathlon such a huge success!  Despite the wild weather, the feedback from the event has been really positive!

Traighathlon Series 2017