Beyond the wall

Beyond the wall

5 June 2024

DOWN Triathlon Club is thrilled to announce Finnebrogue as their title sponsor for this year’s National Series race.

The highly anticipated annual Beyond the Wall event is back at Castle Ward Estate for its third consecutive year and its first in the National Series on Sunday, June 30.

Starting from 8.30am, the expected entry of 450 dedicated triathletes will enjoy a day of what promises to be thrilling competition.

The Beyond the Wall Triathlon challenges athletes from all over the island of Ireland to embark on a truly extraordinary adventure, pushing their physical and mental limits to conquer ‘the wall’. 

Inspired by its setting – the location of Game of Thrones at Castle Ward Estate, participants are invited to test their limits.

Participants will navigate a stunning course that encompasses a variety of tough terrain, including hills and dales, the forest and shore of Castle Ward and the waters of Strangford Lough.

Finnebrogue, a leading UK food producer and the largest private employer in Downpatrick, has pledged its support to the local Triathlon club, not only for race promotion but also to elevate the overall race day experience.

Finnebrogue will provide financial backing to ensure the event’s excellence.

Moreover, Finnebrogue will host a post-race hot dog stand for both triathletes and marshals, featuring their premium Finnebrogue range – gluten-free and crafted without artificial preservatives. 

Anthea McAuley, Finnebrogue communications manager, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership.

“This remarkable event epitomises drive and determination, and we’re proud to support an initiative that aligns with our own commitment to promoting health and wellbeing,” she said.

“We encourage everyone to get out and support the triathletes on the day and prepare to be inspired as they push the boundaries in this phenomenal all-Ireland challenge. 

“We look forward to welcoming visitors from across Ireland to the beautiful Castle Ward Estate where they’ll enjoy a taste of Finnebrogue from our new Finnebrogue food truck.”

Race director Matthew Whittaker said: ”We are thrilled to welcome Finnebrogue as our title sponsor for the 2024 Beyond The Wall Triathlon.

Their support will undoubtedly enhance the race experience for participants and spectators alike. Together, we look forward to delivering an unforgettable event and making a positive impact on the community.”

Limited entries are still available for the Beyond The Wall Triathlon. For more information and registration, please visit or the Triathlon Ireland website.

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