Eastbourne Triathlon

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Eastbourne Triathlon
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This event is one of the most scenic and challenging triathlon series in the country. Athletes of all abilities and experience, from novice to elite, are welcome and encouraged to take on this challenge. There are TriStar races so even the kids can unleash their competitive side!
Sprint Triathlon Relay (15+), Sprint Aquathlon (15+), Sprint Duathlon (15+), and 13 more
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Sun, 16 Jun 2024
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EH, UK
Start times
Sunday, 16 Jun 2024
Sprint Triathlon Relay (15+): 7:50 amSprint Aquathlon (15+): 7:50 amSprint Duathlon (15+): 7:50 amStandard Triathlon (17+): 9:00 am1500m Swim (15+): 9:00 amStandard Aquathlon (17+): 9:00 amStandard Triathlon Relay (17+): 9:00 amStandard Distance Duathlon (17+): 9:00 amYouth Super-Sprint Triathlon (15-16): 10:00 amTriStar Start Triathlon (age 8): 3:30 pmTriStar 1 Triathlon (9-10): 3:30 pmTriStar 2 Triathlon (11-12): 3:30 pmTriStar 3 Triathlon (13-14): 3:30 pmNovice Super-Sprint Triathlon (17+): 4:30 pmMixed Team Relay (15+): 5:30 pmOpen Team Relay (15+): 5:30 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Eastbourne Triathlon
Standard Triathlon (17+)
Sprint Triathlon Relay (15+)
1500m Swim (15+)
Sprint Aquathlon (15+)
Route information
The beautiful resort town of Eastbourne on the East Sussex coast returns for 2024, welcoming participants of all levels, from beginners to experienced triathletes.
Starting from the lifeguard’s beach in Eastbourne, triathletes will begin their swim portion of the race against the backdrop of the historic Eastbourne pier. Participants will then cycle through stunning scenery through the South Downs National Park along the famous roads over Beachy Head. Participants will then run along the iconic promenade to Holywell, before finishing on the Western Lawns.
Choose from a whole host of races and distances - with sprint, standard, novice, team relay and children's events to choose from, there really is something for everyone on offer.
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What's included
  • Fully Closed Roads
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Free Post-race Massage
  • Awards For Top Finishers
  • British Triathlon affiliated event
  • Chip-timed results
  • Secure transition
How to get there
Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EH, UK
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By Train
Eastbourne Station is the closest train station to the start location, situated 0.7 miles away, which should take roughly 15 minutes to walk, or 5 minutes to cycle.
There are plenty of Pay & Display car parks dotted around the Eastbourne area. Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to find a parking space in case it is busy.
Event day logistics
All start times and locations will be available closer to the date of the event.
Age Restrictions
There are age restrictions in place at the event which are as follows:
  • TriStart - age 8
  • TriStar 1 - 9-10 years
  • TriStar 2 - 11-12 years
  • TriStar 3 - 13-14 years
  • Youth Aquathlon - 15-16 years
  • Sprint Aquathlon - 15 and over
  • Standard Aquathlon - 17 and over
  • Sprint Relay - 15 and over
  • Standard Triathlon and Relay- 17 and over
  • 1500m Swim - 15 and over
BTF Licence
All entrants that are not BTF affiliated will be required to purchase a BTF day licence along with their entry. Licences will cost £1 for under 20s, £6 for over 20s, and £2 for swim-only races.
Relay Team Entry
Teams of three may enter the relay race, with each team member completing one discipline. To enter, one team member will submit entry and make the payment on behalf of the entire team (less any BTF day licence fees needed for the additional team members). This team member will enter their own details as team member 1 and enter the details of their teammates.
Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to come along with friends and family to watch and support as athletes take on this challenge. The location next to the beach makes the Eastbourne Triathlon a great event for the whole family to enjoy, the event village will have a bar, plenty of food, ice-cream and various vendors and stalls.
What race shall my 12 year old daughter enter in for the Eastbourne Triathlon event?
The TriStar 2 Aquathlon is open for children aged 11-12 years old.
Where will the swim leg of the Eastbourne Triathlon races take place?
The swim portion of the Triathlons and Aquathlon will take place in the sea, along the iconic backdrop of Eastbourne pier.
Do I need to be BTF affiliated in order to participate in the Eastbourne Triathlon?
No, all athletes are welcome. Those who are not affiliated however, will have to purchase a one-day BTF licence with your entry, for the additional cost of £6 per athlete (£1 for under 20's, £2 for swim only events).
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