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TRI your hand at a triathlon in the seaside Dawlish Triathlon. With two events, one aimed at newcomer triathletes, this is the perfect event to challenge yourself to accomplish something awesome. With a sea swim, fast bike course, and coastal run, it will be an epic challenge for all.

How to enter the Dawlish Triathlon

  1. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 24km, Run 5km
    Event passed
  2. GO TRI Supersprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 8km, Run 2.5km
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Dawlish Triathlon routes

The Dawlish Triathlon takes advantage of Dawlish Warren's beautiful waters and stunning seaside views in this September triathlon.

Triathletes can choose from two events, the Sprint Triathlon or the Go Tri Supersprint, the second aimed at giving newcomers to the sport a taste of the action and a reason to stick around.

2020 tides look favourable, so the course will begin with a sea swim, where athletes will cut through the motion of the ocean before hopping on their bike for a sheltered circuit, and ending by running along the coastal path where they will be offered picturesque seaside views as they speed towards the finish line.

After an initial climb, the majority of the bike ride is flat or downhill, providing a fast course for athletes to push themselves to their absolute best. The run will be on good surfaces, so road running shoes will be perfect for this event.

The distances for each event are as follows:


750m sea swim, 24km bike (3 laps), 5km run.

Go Tri Supersprint:

300m sea swim, 8km bike (1 lap), 2.5km run.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Quality t-shirt & swimming cap
  • electronic chip timing (including transition splits) and prizes.
  • Feed stations
  • Water & energy drinks for all finishers in biodegradable PLA cups
  • Fully marked and marshalled courses
  • Water Safety & First Aid teams
Raceday Logistics

Race Schedule

6:00: Registration Opens

7:25: Race Briefing

7:30: Sprint and GO TRI SuperSprint START

12:00: Cut-off

Participants can also register on Saturday from 16:00-18:00 at the registration tent.

Kit List
  • Wetsuit (not compulsory but recommended particularly for less confident swimmers)
  • Swim goggles
  • Tri-suit (or swimming costume + t-shirt)
  • Extra layer for bike leg in case of cold or wet conditions
  • Bike - time trial/triathlon bikes will be fastest, however, road and mountain bikes are also permitted.
  • Bike helmet
  • Energy drink bottle on bike
  • Pump, inner tube, levers & inner tube or spare tub if you are on tubulars.
  • Towel to mark space in transition
  • Running shoes
  • Change of clothes for after the event (including some warm clothing)
  • Plus optional extras: Gels, extra drinks, race belt, cycling shoes, cycling gloves, sun glasses, sun cream, flashing rear light for bike, socks, elastic laces on your trainers (to avoid fumbling with cold fingers), second swim hat or neoprene hat (under event hat) to improve insulation.

Spectators are more than welcome to come watch and cheer on the athletes as they complete the course, however, please do not loiter in the road or around the finish line in order to give the athletes a clear passage to transition and the finish line.


Sportiva Events needs marshals. Ask any event organiser and most will say finding enough is an ongoing struggle. So put something back into the sport you love by helping at an event. It’s generally a fun morning (or afternoon) and competitors always appreciate support from the team of marshals. And as an extra incentive they are happy to pay £20 expenses (or give you free entry to a future event) for anyone who helps out for 2-4 hours. Or they’ll pay up to £60 for anyone able to help for the whole day.

And if you’ve already entered but are injured they’ll defer your place for FREE if you volunteer to marshal & pay you £20 expenses.

Just call or text on 07866 567 894 or fill in the form at They’ll add you to their Volunteers list and get in touch a couple of weeks before our next event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cut-off time for the Dawlish Triathlon?
There are no cut-off times for this event.
Can beginner's take part in the Dawlish Triathlon?
The Dawlish triathlon is recognised as an easy triathlon with a sea swim and both the bike and run courses being flat. The Go Tri event is the perfect event for newcomers to the sport, or for those who see a 750m sea swim as a little daunting.
Is the Dawlish Triathlon timed?
Yes the event is timed. Make sure you look for your results on the event website after the race.
Do I need a wetsuit for the Dawlish Triathlon?
For this event's wetsuits are not mandatory but it is advised that you wear one depending on the temperature of the water
Is the Dawlish Triathlon a British Triathlon affiliated event & do I need a day membership?
The Dawlish Triathlon is British Triathon 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 our GO TRI /Beginners events which do not require a day membership. To keep entry costs down our 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.

Dawlish Triathlon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

Predicted highs
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 13mph

Meet the organiser

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.



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