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Fancy Dress Triathlon

Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 16km, Run 5km
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This awesome fancy dress event takes place in the stunning location of Port Eynon, Gower and takes place at the same time as The Gower Triathlon.

The Fancy Dress Tri is the fun side of triathlons. The 400m swim, 16k bike and 5k run is meant to be a laugh near the end of a tough season. This option adds an extra element of enjoyment for everyone, from athletes of all levels, as well as family, friends and supporters. Afterwards, is an amazing party complete with live bands and BBQ to complete the event in style.

How to enter the Fancy Dress Triathlon

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    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 16km, Run 5km
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What’s Included

At the Fancy Dress Tri there’s loads going on over the weekend, and we don’t want you missing out on the all important event briefing, or the change to check out stalls at the Expo before you put on your cape and mask!

Friday 29th June

Registration – 05.00pm – 8:00pm | Village Hall, Port Eynon

Saturday 30th June

Registration – 06.00am – 7:20am | Village Hall, Port Eynon

Transition Open – 6.30am – 7:30pm | Beach Front, Port Eynon

Mandatory Briefing – 8.15am | Beach Front, Port Eynon

Event Start Time – 8.30am | Beach Front, Port Eynon


Being part of the volunteer team can involve route marshaling, manning aid stations, pre and post-race set up… and everything in between! In addition to this, your encouragement and enthusiasm to both the athletes and the team is invaluable! It’s a great personal reward for you and makes a huge difference to the athletes on the day.

There’s some great benefits to being a marshal for Activity Wales Events including:

  • FREE volunteer event t-shirt
  • FREE packed lunch & drink (dietary requirements will be catered for)

As extra incentive, groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £200 towards their chosen team, club or charity! If you are supporting an athlete at the event or simply would just love to be involved, please register your details by clicking the button below, and registering your interest for the relevant events.

For more information about volunteering, please call 01437 765777.


Q: Is there a minimum age to enter The Fancy Dress Tri?
A: There’s no minimum age, but all riders under 18 must have a Parental Consent Form completed.
However, all riders under 16 must have that form completed AND be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (maximum of 2 under 16’s per adult).

Q: How can I register for the event?
A: If you go to the registration page and enter online. We do not accept paper entries.

Q: My details have changed but the online entry system keeps bringing up my old details.
A: Click ‘start a new registration’ at the bottom of the first page and this will allow you to enter new details.

Q: I want to enter different people from the same email address?
A: As above click ‘start a new registration’ at the bottom of the first page and this will allow you to enter new details.

Q: Can I enter a team?
A: Yes relays are a great way to get started in the sport of triathlon and relay teams are welcomed and encouraged.

Q: How do I know that I am in the race?
A: You will receive a confirmation email which you should print off and bring to the event.

Q: Will I receive my race number and timing chip in the post?
A: No all items that you will need for the event will be issued at registration.

Q: Do I need to go to the race briefing even if I am an experienced athlete.
A: Yes, critical information and any last minute changes will be conveyed at the race briefing.

Q: Do I have to wear a wetsuit and does it have to be triathlon specific?
A: Wetsuits are mandatory but you do not have to wear a tri specific one. Most people who are racing for the first time will use a surf wetsuit that they already have.

Q: Do I have to wear a swim hat?
A: Yes you do and for safety reasons you must wear the race issue hat. Failure to do so may result in you being disqualified.

Q: Do I have to use a racing bike for this event?
A: No, any bike can be used but you must make sure that it is in excellent working order. It is also compulsory to wear a helmet and remember to put your helmet on first before taking your bike from the racking and you must place your bike back on the racking before taking your helmet off, when you have finished the bike section of the race.

Q: Is my bike safe in transition and where do I put my bike?
A: As race organisers, we do everything that we can to make your equipment safe during the event but ultimately your equipment is left at your own risk. We do however provide a restricted transition area. You will be issued with a bike number in your goody bag which you must attach to your bike prior to racking it. You can rack your bike in any location, but please ensure that you keep your area neat and tidy to limit the disruption to other athletes. Your bib number and bike number must be shown when collecting your bike at the end of the race.

Q: Can I collect my bike as soon as I have finished?
A: To be fair to all athletes it will only be possible to collect your bike once all the athletes are in off the bike course.

Q: Will I receive lap bands on the run?
A: No it is the athlete’s responsibility to count t their own number of laps.

Q: What do I do if I fail to finish in the event?
A: You MUST report to a member of the finish line team so that we know that you are safe and accounted for. Also it is important that we receive you timing chip back.

Q: Where can I find the results?
A: You can find the results on the event website shortly after the event.

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Founders of Ironman Wales and The Long Course Weekend, Activity Wales deliver premiere Triathlon, marathon, duathlon and swimming events throughout the UK. They also consult to the leisure industry and are firm believers in the experience over the race! Creating family friendly, athlete focused world class races in Wales!

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