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Saundersfoot Triathlon

Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km

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  1. Saundersfoot Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
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Be part of the sprint distance triathlon in this picturesque seaside resort. The event is open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere we have at all of our events.

If you are looking for a race with an enclosed stunning sea swim; sea views, fantastic village support, topped off with one of the most breathtaking scenic runs then this is the perfect triathlon for you.

The Saundersfoot Triathlon offers athletes travelling down to support friends, family or club members who are tackling the Ironman Wales a chance to take home their own medal! Taking place on the Saturday before, the event is open to both adults and children aged 14 and over.

Saundersfoot Triathlon route

What’s Included

Yes you must be 14 years old by the day of the race to compete in the Sprint Distance.

You will need your photo ID and a signed disclaimer form to register. Without these we have the right to stop you from competing. Only you can register, you are not allowed to register somebody else.

Entries are non-transferable, so if someone else takes part under your details you and the person racing will be disqualified and banned from all Activity Wales Events.

Course Details

The Saundersfoot Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

The course is a 750m sea swim, 20km bike and a 5km run. Below you’ll find the maps for the event.

The triathlon will begin with a mass start on the beach. Athletes will head into the water swimming between the two red buoys. It will be an anti-clockwiseswim around the course, with the large turn-point buoys to be kept on your left hand side.

The bike course will be a 2 lap route, heading out from transition anti-clockwise, coming back round into Saundersfoot. Please note the bike course is under review and may change before the 2019 event.

The run will be an out-and-back route, heading through the short tunnels and along the seafront. You’ll then come back into Saundersfoot for the red carpet finish.

Raceday Logistics

On The Day

6.00am – 7.20am Registration Open Regency Hall, Saundersfoot
6.30am – 7.30am Transition Open The Harbour Car Park, Saundersfoot
7.45am Mandatory Race Briefing Transition
8.00am Event Start
9.15am First Athlete Home
11.00am Last Athlete Cut Off
11.00am Award Ceremony On the Stage


Toilet Facilities

Toilets are located at the beachfront.
Also at the entrance of the Regency Car Park, Saundersfoot Regency, Saundersfoot, SA69 9EN

Where to eat

A number of local eateries have agreed to open early Saturday morning for the spectators, athletes and their supporters offering a selection of breakfasts and drinks. Sue’s Pantry on The Strand will be open at 5.45am; The Beachside Barbecue, also on The Strand, will be open at 6am along with Little&Large Lite Bites on Cambrian Place.


General Events FAQs

Can someone else register me?

No, you MUST register yourself, either the night before or the morning of the race, with ID and Disclaimer.

 When do I get my race number and timing chip?

These must be collected at the time of registration upon showing photo ID and a signed copy of the disclaimer.

 Are there official photographers?

Yes, Charles Whitton will be on site to take athlete photos.


 Do I have to wear a wetsuit?

Yes, this is mandatory for all of our events and must cover the torso & thighs. It must NOT cover the hands and feet.

 Can I wear my own swim hat?

If you wish to wear two swim hats that is fine but the issued swim hat MUST be worn on top.

 What stroke can I use?

Although BTF rules have now allowed backstroke we will not allow you to do this stroke. Front facing strokes only.

Bike FAQ

 Can I use Tri Bars (aerobars)?

Yes Tri Bars are allowed.


 Can I wear headphones?

No, we discourage anyone wearing headphones during the race.

 Is there a cut off?

Yes, 11.00am is the last athlete cut-off time.

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