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Saundersfoot Triathlon

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

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One of the most picturesque triathlon's in the UK. As you take on the on the sea swim, bike and run you will be continuously mesmerised by the stunning scenery around you. A very well-organised event with a brilliant atmosphere for both adults and children aged 14.

How to enter the Saundersfoot Triathlon

  1. Saundersfoot Sprint

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


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.

Mikes Bikes will be in attendance should you have any last minute problems or adjustments. They can be found in the expo and transition area. We highly recommend that you visit them prior to the event for a full service to ensure that your bike is in full working order.

There will be a number of photographers & videographers out on course. Athlete pictures will be available online from Charles Whitton Photography

Please be advised that all the Marshals are giving their time for free and without their assistance we would not be able to organise the race. If possible, please show your gratitude whilst on the course and be aware that any abusive behaviour will result in immediate disqualification. Marshals are not permitted to stop traffic and are only on course for directional and safety reasons. It is your responsibility to ensure that it is safe to exit junctions when on the bike course.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finishers Medal
  • Marshal's
  • Aid stations
  • Massage
  • Awards
  • Photography
  • Lost property
Raceday Logistics


The Saundersfoot Triathlon be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of competing. There is gender separation, so men and women compete for first place in their respective category.


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.

Registration is open on the Friday - 4:00pm - 8:00pm: Regency Hall. Saundersfoot

At registration you will receive an envelope which will include the following:

• 2 x Bib Numbers
• 1 x Helmet Number
• 1 x Bike Post Number
• 1 x Timing Chip
• 1 x Swim Hat



4:00pm - 8:00pm - Registration Open

4:00pm - 8:00pm - Massage


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

There is a compulsory pre-event briefing held on the start line which must be attended by ALL athletes. Any athlete not present at the briefing will be disqualified.


Transition will be at the Saundersfoot Harbour Car Park
(It is approximately a 100m run to transition over a mixed terrain so please take care.)
Please make sure you have picked up your registration pack before trying to rack your bike.

Make sure you have numbered your bike and helmet with the numbers provided before entering Transition. Please make sure your helmet is on when you rack your bike. The transition area has been laid-out to create an equal transition for everyone - we have therefore not numbered the racks so you can rack anywhere.

You will be able to remove your bike, once all the bikes are back in Transition and all bikes must be removed after the last competitor has completed the event.

No bikes will be allowed into transition after 7:30am. All bikes are to be removed from transition by 11:00am or 30 minutes after the last athlete has crossed the finish line.

At registration you will be given your timing chip which you must attach to your left ankle for the duration of the event. Race numbers must be displayed on the front during the run and the back during the bike. Failure to display your number could cause you to be penalised or disqualified. Race belts are permitted.

THIS EVENT IS A NON-DRAFTING EVENT. Each bike will have a draft zone that is 3m wide and 7m long (10m in long distance events). The measurement is taken from the front wheel of the bike to the front wheel of the following bike and is centered with 1.5m each side of the bike.

On approaching another competitor you must either keep back outside of their draft zone or you must overtake. If you choose to overtake, the cyclist you are overtaking is then responsible for dropping back outside of your draft zone.

If you have difficulty visualising the draft zone then the equivalent distance you must keep between your front wheel and the rear wheel of the cyclist in front is roughly the length of a large family car.


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

We will hold the presentation at approximately 15 minutes after the last athlete has crossed the finish line. If the weather does not permit this, we will send out the trophies free of charge. If you are unable to stay for the presentation but would like your trophy, we can post it out after the event with a £5 P&P charge.

Winning categories:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female Vet
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female Junior
1st, 2nd, 3rd Relay Team

You can find your results on our website We will let you know on our Facebook page when they are live.

Any lost property that has been found will be brought back to our office. Please contact us direct after the event and if it has been found we will be happy to send it back to you with a P&P charge
Kit List
Should weather dictate, please make sure you have appropriate bright clothing and also have lights on your bike.

Wetsuits are mandatory

Spectators are very welcome

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.


There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into organising these events and volunteers and marshals are a crucial element to the success of the day.

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

There are 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)
  • FREE entry to the post-event party
  • Discounted merchandise
  • Volunteer medal
  • Chance to win a holiday to Mallorca

Please follow this link to volunteer -



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.

Where can I find photo's?

If you have taken any photos of the event and would like to share them with us so we can use them for Media and Social campaigns, please send them in to us at: [email protected]


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.


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.

Saundersfoot Triathlon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

Meet the organizer

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Activity Wales Events are ranked #83 in the UK out of 560 organizers

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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