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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.
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Sportiva Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 25th Sep 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Dawlish Triathlon

  1. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 24km, Run 5km
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  2. Supersprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 16km, Run 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 Supersprint, the second aimed at giving newcomers to the sport a taste of the action and a reason to stick around.

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, 5km run.


300m sea swim, 16km bike, 5km run.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Quality t-shirt & swimming cap
  • Finisher's medal
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Feed stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled courses
  • Water Safety & First Aid teams
  • Event photography
Raceday Logistics

Race Schedule

05:30 Registration Opens

7:00 Sprint Start

07:45 Registration Closes

08:00 Supersprint Start

10:30 - 11:30 Prize Presentation

12:00: Cut-off

*Race start times will be published with the start list the Tuesday before the race.

Kit List
  • Wetsuit (not compulsory but recommended 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)

Optional Extras

  • Gels and extra drinks
  • Race belt
  • Cycling shoes and gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • Flashing rear lights for bike
  • Socks
  • Elastic laces on trainers
  • Second swim hat or neoprene hat to improve insulation

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cut-off time for the Dawlish Triathlon?
The cut off time is 12:00pm for both races.
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.
What prizes are on offer?
There are prizes for the following positions: Sprint Awards: Top 3 overall, Top 3 Vet 40 male & female, Top 3 Vet 50 male & female, Top 60 Top 3 male & female. Supersprint Awards: Top 3 overall male & female
Are there toilets at the event?
Yes, toilets will be available from 6am on race day.

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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