We’re all about events that are safe,well thought through and professionally organised, but that retain a sense of humour, laid-back atmosphere, are very inclusive, and great value for money. This is all supposed to be fun – right?
Durty Events grew out of the first Durty Triathlon held in 2008. we are based in the beautiful Scottish Borders at a small office and warehouse (overstuffed with event kit and bikes that we can no longer squeeze into the house!).
Against the odds, we are now a small team of full-time and part-time people. We are all active participants ourselves – we ride, swim, run, kayak (and occasionally party!). We sometime get to race, and know what a good (and sometimes a not-so-good!) event looks and feels like.
Why Race With Us?
Our starting point when making new stuff happen is “would we like to take part in this event?”. Is it in a spectacular and interesting place?. Will it be fun?.
We know what’s important to make it a great experience for you;
- Easy and efficient entry and race-day sign on
- Great event marshals (we have an amazing team of ‘regulars’ and we work closely with local groups and organisations
- Excellent course signage (we have a golden rule when marking courses: no-one ever complained about there being too many signs!)
- Good communications, and clear event details/briefings pre-race and on the start line
- Well stocked feed stations
- Great event mementos (though we’ll be honest: we’re not wild about medals for adult races – we think most of them end up in landfill, so don’t do them at many races).
- Good old fashioned fun in a relaxed inclusive atmosphere.
The stuff that you (hopefully) don’t see is just as important; local resident/community group/business engagement, working with permissions and landowners, event documentation (Event Management Plans, Risk Assessments, Safety Plans, Marshal Briefings, SOP/EOPs, Course Maps etc.), brilliant event build and de-rig teams and contractors, traffic management plans, professional first aid provision, event communications and control, equipment procurement/management/storage, strong partnerships with key stakeholders, venues, local community groups and charities. The stuff we find really interesting and important, but you hopefully never have to think about.