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Dartmouth Triathlon, Swim & Jr. Aquathlon

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Set in the beautiful bay of Blackpool Sands, this event has been so popular it is expanding to a two-day race weekend. With races of varying length and difficulty, there is something for everyone. Come on out for views of the sea or the finisher's medal.

Review summary

30 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Sol D
"The super sprint was a great choice for this event. Sadly the weather was a bit..."


Sam M
"Even though the weather wasn't fantastic everything else made up for it. Great..."


Niall L
"I am a man of the sea and i love a good sea swim to start my triathlon. This..."
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How to enter the Dartmouth Triathlon, Swim & Jr. Aquathlon

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    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
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    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
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    Tristar 3 Aquathlon (13 - 14 year olds)

    Aquathlon: Swim 0.4km, Run 2.5km
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    Tristar 2 Aquathlon (11 - 12 year olds)

    Aquathlon: Swim 0.3km, Run 1.8km
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    Tristar 1 Aquathlon (9 - 10 year olds)

    Aquathlon: Swim 0.2km, Run 1.25km
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    Tristar Aquathlon (8 year olds)

    Aquathlon: Swim 0.2km, Run 1.25km
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Dartmouth Triathlon, Swim & Jr. Aquathlon routes


To kick-off the day, racers will swim from Blackpool Sands, a sheltered inlet that makes for a stunning open-water swim. Once you are out of the water there's a short run up the beach through transition and onto the bikes. The bike route includes a few undulating hills but nothing too strenuous.

After-which it's off the bikes and onto your feet with four laps making up a 5KM run (2 laps for the Supersprint).

If you aren't as confident or you are just starting out then there is the option to do the Super Sprint, which reduces the run and swim portions.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Quality t-shirt & swimming hat
  • Electronic chip & transition splits
  • Feed stations
  • Water & energy drinks for all finishers in biodegradable PLA cups
  • Clearly marked and marshalled course
  • Water Safety & First Aid teams
  • Optional camping at Blacksands for an additional £6 pp
Raceday Logistics

Saturday Schedule:

15:00 - Tristars 3 Swim Run start

15:30 - Tristars 2 Swim Run start

16:00 - Tristars 1 Swim Run start

16:15 - Tristars Swim Run start

17:00 - Swim (750M)

17:30 - Swim (1500M)

Sunday Schedule:

06:00 - Registration opens

07:30 - Sprint

08:50 - SuperSprint start

12:00 - Cut-off for Sprint and Supersprint races

Please arrive at least 60 minutes before you race to give you enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up. You will be briefed on the details of each race 5 minutes before the start.

Kit List
  • Swim clothing
  • Goggles (optional but recommended)
  • Running shoes
  • Performance clothing
  • Strong competitive spirit

Blackpool Sands is a beautiful setting for racing and spectators make for an incredible atmosphere so please encourage your friends and family down to cheer you on.


Sportiva Events could not run such phenomenal races without awesome volunteers like you so please consider volunteering for an event. In return you may also get a free entrance into another one of their races.

Please reach out via phone at 07866 567894 or fill out the form at


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the event affiliated with British Triathlon and do I need a day membership?
All Sportiva triathlons are British Triathlon affiliated and listed on If you do not have annual membership you will need to buy a day membership to take part (£4 in advance, £5 on the day or £1 if you are aged under 20 on 31st December of the year of competition. The exception is the GO TRI /Beginners events which do not require a day membership. To keep entry costs down the Duathlons are not British Triathlon affiliated which means you do not need to purchase a day license to take part. However we do run the duathlons under British Triathlon rules.
I am a first time triathlete, which race should I do?
While you certainly have the option to sign up for a more difficult option, the Supersprint is a very good place to start out. It will give you a taste of open water swimming and bike racing, but ensures you do not go too far out of your comfort zone.
What is the address of the Dartmouth triathlon?
Blackpool Sands Beach, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RG
Will there be parking at the Blackpool Darmouth triathlon?
Yes, there will be parking near the venue but please make sure you arrive early enough to find a spot and get organised.

Dartmouth Triathlon, Swim & Jr. Aquathlon weather forecast

Rain until evening.

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Organisers of triathlons, duathlons, bike & running events & open water swims in Devon & the South West. We focus on creating events to suit a wide range of ages and abilities from complete novices to elite. Our events include the Torbay Triathlons, the Dartmouth Triathlon, the Dartington Duathlon & Devon Dirt.



Dartmouth Triathlon, Swim & Jr. Aquathlon reviews (30)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Sol D

    Did the SuperSprint in 2019

    The super sprint was a great choice for this event. Sadly the weather was a bit rubbish and hampered my bike performance.
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    Sam M

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    Even though the weather wasn't fantastic everything else made up for it. Great race and well organised.
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    Niall L

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    I am a man of the sea and i love a good sea swim to start my triathlon. This positive buzz definitely continued through the rest of the race as i got my PB for a sprint triathlon
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    Henry G

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    Being an intermediate triathlon athlete this event was great. The course was brilliant and definitely the whole event was up there with one of my favourites
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    Josh L

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    The organisation was great but was unfortunate that the course was pretty average especially the run as it lacked that atmosphere you need to get over the finish line.
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    Calvin H

    Did the SuperSprint in 2019

    My first triathlon ever and thought it was a fantastic experience. Only attempted the super sprint which was the perfect distance for me right now. Great event.
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    Jake K

    Did the Sprint in 2018

    The organisation and atmosphere are ok, but unfortunately the course is a bit dull and uninspiring.
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    Cassandra H

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    I thought the event was well organised. The swim was well marshaled with lots of lifeguards. On the bike course i found several riders taking corners by cycling onto the other side of the road, this isn't great when you are cycling up a hill. A few riders i had to shout at to get onto their side of the road. The run course is quite dull - 4 laps of a car park. Could it not be improved, take it onto the beach? Be a bit like the Grizzly, that would be much more fun.
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    Tessa Y

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    Amazing course, great atmosphere. Could have put mats down in transition area to help with gravelly feet from beach.
    Really enjoyed it.
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    Toby S

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    The location for the race is excellent and it provides a good challenge.
    Transition was well set up however people are still confused on which way to rack their bikes so that they are effectively alternated and the bikes don't hit each other. Not sure what you can do other than keep saying it over the loud speaker (which you did), and maybe on the printed number write something like "put seat post against sticker", also maybe explain it and visually show it in the race manual may help.
    The swim was clearly marked with a good briefing prior to the start.
    Transition in and out on the bike was far better this year with improved segregation between competitors and spectators.
    The bike course was also far better with effectively no road junctions which meant it was as safe as it could be from that aspect. I would not change the course as it worked well.
    The run course whilst compact is excellent for spectators and competitors alike and keeps it very close knit and provides an excellent atmosphere. Again, don't change the course.
    The organisation overall was again excellent with plenty of marshals at the right point.. Well done to all.
    Looking forward to the next race.
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