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Info for Locals

Always Aim High Events is an independent Welsh company created to showcase the beautiful surroundings of our home country and beyond to athletes from across the globe. We work closely with the communities that live in the places our events are hosted to minimise any disruption and maximise opportunities for local businesses to benefit.

We work with local authorities and safety advisory groups and have all of our events permitted by the relevant National Governing Bodies; this ensures that they meet the highest standards of safety and are professionally run with minimum impact on the local area.

As members of the Snowdonia Society, we actively volunteer to maintain environmental standards as well as being part of and supporting local community groups and charities through donations, made possible by our event entry fees. Our products and services are all locally sourced.

The information below provides specific information for local people on how this event will run.

Timings

Timings are currently TBC.

Traffic Management & Road Closures

There will be a road closure of the A494 from the Loch Cafe to Rhydymainon the day of the event.

These roads will be reopened as early as possible and there will be a fully signed diversion route in place.

We will be conducting a letter drop to all affected residents prior to the event date. A copy of that letter will then also be available here.

A diversionary route from Bala, northbound on A494, taking a left turn onto the A4212 to Trawsfynydd, left turn onto A470 to Dolgellau, first exit on A494 at Dolgellau to Rhydymain and vice versa.

Spectating

Spectating at the Bala Triathlon is an exciting and inspiring experience as you witness athletes push their limits in swimming, cycling, and running.

As a spectator, you can find great vantage points along the course to cheer on the participants. The swim leg takes place in the stunning Llyn Tegid, providing a picturesque backdrop for the start of the race.

After the swim, the athletes transition to the cycling leg, which takes them through the scenic countryside surrounding Bala. You can position yourself along the cycling route to see the athletes zoom past on their bikes. Keep in mind that it's important to respect the safety of the participants and follow any instructions from event staff or marshals.

Finally, the triathletes finish with a challenging run leg. You can find spots along the running route to encourage the participants as they push themselves towards the finish line. The atmosphere is filled with excitement and support from both spectators and fellow athletes.

Getting Involved

We are always on the lookout for people to join our awesome events team in the form of race marshals and volunteers, and it is a great way to raise funds for your local community group or charity. If you are a local business and have offered over event weekends, please contact us so we can include you in our communications with our athletes. There are also opportunities for stands in our Event Village.

Signage and Litter

All our signage is removed immediately after the event, and we conduct a full litter pick as stated in our environmental policy. We will respond to any reports of left signage or litter immediately; in the unlikely event of this please contact us.