The Dawlish returns. Well be using Dawlish Warren for the HQ and the sea swim. We also hope to have a childrens event (with a sea swim & traffic free bike & run) in the afternoon.
How to enter the Dawlish Triathlon
Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 24km, Run 5km
GO TRI Novice
Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 8km, Run 2.5km
Dawlish Triathlon routes
Distance - 750m sea swim, 24k 3 Lap Bike, 5k Run
Quality t-shirt & swim hat,
electronic chip timing (including transition splits) and prizes.
Water & energy drinks for all finishers in biodegradable PLA cups
Fully marked and marshalled courses
Water Safety & First Aid teams
6:00 am - Registration Opens
7:25 am - Race Briefing
7:30 am - Sprint and GO TRI SuperSprint START
12:00 pm - Cut-off
To run our events we need 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 one of our events. It’s generally a fun morning (or afternoon) and competitors always appreciate support from the team of marshals. And as an extra incentive we’re happy to pay £20 expenses (or give you free entry to a future event) for anyone who helps out for 2-4 hours. Or we’ll pay up to £60 for anyone able to help for the whole day.
And if you’ve already entered but are injured we’ll defer your place FREE if you volunteer to marshal & pay you £20 expenses.
Just call or text us on 07866 567 894 or fill in the form at https://sportivaevents.co.uk/volunteer-help-marshall/. We’ll add you to our 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?
The Dawlish triathlon is recognised as an easy triathlon with a sea swim and both the bike and run courses being flat.
Is this event timed?
Yes the event is timed. Make sure you look for your results after the race.
Do I need a wetsuit?
For this event's wetsuits are not mandatory but it is advised that you wear one depending on the temperature of the water
How do age categories work and what is the minimum age to compete for the Dawlish Triathlon?
Your age group or your child’s age group is calculated from your age on 31st December in the year of the competition. If, for example, you are 39 but turn 40 on 30th December you will compete as a Vet 40 for the whole of that year. Similarly if your child is 7 but turns 8 in December they are eligible to enter any Tristar Start event.
For events on open roads the minimum age is 15. However for our Pool-based triathlons the minimum age is 8 by 31st Dec in the year of competition. (under British Triathlon rules). And at our Donut Duathlon we have a mini duathlon with a bike or scoot followed by a run for children aged 3-7.
Here is a summary of all the junior age groups (all ages are on 31st Dec of year of competition). Distances increase as children progress through TriStar. On our registration form just choose Tristar or Novice & you’ll be automatically allocated to the correct category.
Tristar Start aged 8
Tristar 1 – aged 9-10
Tristar 2 – aged 11-12
Tristar 3 – aged 13-14
Youth – aged 15-16
Junior – aged 17-19
Novice 1 – aged 8-10 (same distances as Tristar Start)
Novice 2 – aged 11-14 (same distances as Tristar 2)
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 britishtriathlon.org/. 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.