The Big Hi5ive 2018

In collaberation with the Mad Hatter Sports Events

Friendly, fun, often mad, challenging events in Cornwall
Events range for the classical distance sea swims to aquathalons to new and exciting SUP events for 2018!

One event Each month from May to September
All Levels Welcome


Polkerris SWIM-SUP-RUN- Saturday 5th May 2018 10am-2pm

An exciting new event for the summer of 2018! This is a new version of the traditional triathlon with the typical bike leg replaced by a stand up paddle board section.  A limited number of SUPs are available to hire, if required please select this option on entering to secure one. Boards will be distributed at registration on a first come first served basis.

The tri will kick off with a 750m sea swim, followed by a 1km stand up paddle and then it's onto the final leg a 6 km run along the South West Coast Path towards and across Par beach and back to Polkerris. The transition zone will be located on Polkerris Beach.

This event includes both an individual race and a team relay race. So you're welcome to sign up for either or both with a team!

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SUP Fest- Saturday 16th June 2018

The day includes individual races: a 5km paddle starting at 10am, sprint races at 12:30pm, Technical challenge at 14:15 and the team racing at 15:15. Registration 60 minutes before your event.  . There will also be Beach Yoga with Emma from Elm yoga 1-2 & 2-3pm.

Another new and different event for us in 2018 is SUP Fest! This event will see participants take part in one, more or all events from individual short and lond distance races to technical challenges to team races throughout the day. This is a great event for people of all paddleboarding abilities. The events includes:

*5km - Starting on the beach, the course will be 2 laps of an anti-clockwise triangular route of 2.5km finishing back on the beach.

*Team Race - A 1km race for teams of 4 people on XL RIDE Red Paddle Boards. The course will be a straight out and back to a buoy with a beach start and finish. This race will be run in a minimum of two heats plus finals.

*Sprint - This is a straight line 200m sprint race with a floating start. The race will be run in a minimum of two heats with competitors going through to a Final or Plate competition depending on results in the heats.

*Technical Race- This is a beach start race. The course will be 3 laps of an anti-clockwise route involving three turns in both directions. After completing each lap you will exit the water for a quick beach run before starting the next lap, you’re board will be transitioned for you.

200m Sprint Race £15       5km Race £25         Technical Race £10 
Team Large 4 person RED Board Race £20    All Individual Races £35

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Polkerris Aquathlon - Saturday 14th July 2018

Prices: Individual Entry £25.00 Relay Entry £35.00

The Aquathlon is back by popular demand in 2018. A stunning but tough event which is perfect for both novices and experienced triathletes. The Aquathlon starts from Polkerris beach and involves a 1.5km open water sea swim in and around the harbour. The swim is followed by a challenging but rewarding 6km run along the scenic South West Coastal Path. The run heads towards Gribbin Tower before looping back to finish on the beach. The event is open to both individual and relay entries so you can rope in a mate and do one discipline each!

Each competitor will receive a coloured silicone swim hat and a special commemorative medal. Male and Female prizes for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd and age category winners.

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Polkerris Swim Festival - Saturday 25th August 2018

1km Swim £25          2km Swim £30          3km Swim £35
1km & 2km £50        1km & 3km £55         2km & 3km £60
All Distances £75

The Swim Festival is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to try a swim of a particular distance. Alternatively, if you're feeling particularly fit, strong and ready for an extra challenge you could swim two or even all three distances!

The event offers a choice of a 1km, 2km, or 3km distance. The course will consist of 1km laps and will involve a short Australian style exit near the water's edge. The swims will have seperate start times, which provides the opportunity to swim three times and clock up 6km! 

Each competitor will receive a silicone swim hat and a special commemorative medal.  Male and female prizes for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd and age category winners for all swim distances.

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Charlestown to Polkerris 5km Swim - Saturday 22 September 2018

Price: £55

The 2018 edition of the 5km Sea Swim will be a point to point swim starting at the harbour of Charlestown and finishing on the beach in the harbour of Polkerris. The route will take you across St Austell Bay from West to East,  passing alongside the beaches of Carlyon Bay, Spit and Par before finishing at Polkerris.

Registration will take place at Polkerris and we will transport you to the start unless you have your own transport with family/friends. 

Each competitor will receive a silicone swim hat and a special commemorative medal. Male and Female prizes for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd and age category winners.

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