Distance: 4×500 m, anti-Clockwise direction.
Date: Friday 31st May 2024.
Start time: 10.30 am.
Start point: Starting and finishing at the Marques Beach, to the right of the Marques Hotel. Please arrive at Marques beach no later than 10.00am.
Entry fee: Early bird price before 31.12.2023: 45 Euros per team / 15 Euros per individual. Standard price before 31.12.2023: 50 Euros per team / 20 Euros per individual.
This is a non CHIP TIMED event.
Health & Safety
Start & finish
Description: This is always a fantastically fun and competitive way to end the week, with teams racing 4 laps of a 500m course. There are 4 competitions in one, with a family team winner, a female team winner, a male team winner and a mixed team winner!
Your team has to be made up of a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 4. Any one person can swim a maximum of 2 legs in the relay. This is a non-chip event, so times will be taken manually.
If you are a solo swimmer or are travelling in a group that needs extra swimmers to make a relay team you can still enter! As BEST Fest is such a friendly event it is common for swimmers to arrange their own teams with new friends during the week, but we will also happily place you into a team or arrange additional team members for you ‘on the day’.
Important info: The relay will include shallow water beachside take-overs between swimmers. Mixed relay teams MUST be 2 male and 2 female swimmers!
Prizes: To be drawn by beach-side raffle immediately following the conclusion of the event; further details to be confirmed. See all the information.
Feeding stations: There are no feeding stations for this event.
Registration: Registration of attendance and goody bag collection takes place on Saturday 25th of May at the BEST Centre. Late arrivals may collect their goody bag on the morning of the event at the start beach.
Late entries for this event will be accepted at any of the late entry sessions and on the beach immediately before the event (cut-off time 10.00am).
Entrants must reconfirm their entry by signing in, immediately prior to each event.
Declaration: All swimmers are obliged to sign a declaration saying they are capable of swimming 500m. Existing medical conditions and medicines being taken at the time of the swim must also be declared for safety & insurance reasons.
Health & Safety: There will be a swimmers safety brief immediately prior to the event. Unless otherwise stated this will take place at the start point. Entrants must attend.
Water depth on this event will be between 0m and 6m.
Water temperature will be around 18/19C, but is variable based on weather patterns and water depth.
Medical Cover: Fully qualified medical cover is available during the event via safety boats and also at the start/finish points. Any illnesses or injuries occurring as a consequence of participation must be reported as soon as possible to the event medical team.
Start & finish: This will be a mixed beach start and an ‘on the beach’ finish.
Refreshments: There will be a selection of free refreshments available at the finish point. Please take rehydration and nutrition seriously to ensure rapid and full recovery.