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The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival

£21.00 - £156.50Free injury protection

This event takes place in the wonderful seaside town of Swanage in Dorset. With the huge variety of events and distances available and the stunning views on offer, this really is an event anyone can enjoy. Come along and you can turn this event into a brilliant weekend away.

Your organiser

Challenging Events is an event management company based in Southampton, Hampshire. We host events such as Running, Mountain Biking, Triathlon, Duathlons, Aquathlons, Long Swims and Beach Racing along the South Coast.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Jul 02 2022

What's included:

  • Chip-timed results
  • Marked and marshalled routes
  • Kayaks guiding the swim
  • Event t-shirt
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Sprint Tri
7:00am Sun 3rd Jul 2022

Swim 0.75km, Bike 23km, Run 5km

£34.00 - £40.00
Standard Tri
7:15am Sun 3rd Jul 2022

Swim 1.5km, Bike 38km, Run 10km

£54.00 - £80.00
Middle Distance Tri
6:30am Sun 3rd Jul 2022

Swim 1.9km, Bike 77km, Run 21km

£124.00 - £156.50
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What people think
4.5
2 reviews
Martin
Star
5.0
Did the Standard Tri in 2021
Just beautiful. I have done many triathlons. This was the most beautiful. But don’t be fooled, it’s tough. … read more
Wendy
Star
4.0
Did the 5k Swim in 2021
We’ve had a great weekend at a great venue. This swim course was short so not 5k. However, it was just lovely to be doing an event again. Thankyou… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do I find my start time for The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
Head to your my.challenging.events account to find your start time.… read more
FAQ
What are the routes for the Swims at The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
The long swim will be laps. There will be an Aussie exit on each lap. This means you will swim to the shore line, be able to take a drink and run back into the water for your next lap. The route is not published as it is always subject to change (weather conditions, number of entrants, etc) The route will be clearly marked by buoys and plenty of kayakers guiding you.… read more
FAQ
Do I need to be a BTF member to enter The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
All entrants must either be a BTF member or have a BTF day licence. If either of these are out of date entrants must pay £6 for a day membership.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival is set in the seaside town of Swanage which resides in an area of outstanding beauty know as The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

The swim routes take place in open water in Swanage Bay. Be ready to try and spot some wildlife through the clear water.

The bike routes are not for the faint-hearted. Taking riders up tough climbs, theres a great descent on Kingston Hill to make the downs will worth the ups.

The run heads North out of Swanage Town and up onto Ballard Down Ridge, an area of chalk downland on the Purbeck Hills. The routes are challenging but the views are worth it.

Races

Sprint Distance Triathlon
750m swim, 23k bike, 5k run

Standard Distance Triathlon
1500m swim, 38k bike, 10k run

Middle Distance Triathlon
1900m swim, 77k bike, 21k run

Aquathlon Sprint Distance
750m swim, 5k run

Long Swims
2.5k or 5k

Aquabike Middle Distance
1900m swim, 77k bike

Martin
Star
5.0
Did the Standard Tri in 2021
Just beautiful. I have done many triathlons. This was the most beautiful. But don’t be fooled, it’s tough.
Wendy
Star
4.0
Did the 5k Swim in 2021
We’ve had a great weekend at a great venue. This swim course was short so not 5k. However, it was just lovely to be doing an event again. Thankyou
4.5
2 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

06:00 All races start from this time

06:30 Middle Distance Triathlon starts

07:00 Sprint Triathlon starts

07:15 Standard Triathlon starts

08:00 Aquathlon starts

09:00 Long Swims start

All times are approximate and you will need to be on the start line 15 minutes before your wave.

Head to your my.challenging.events account to find your start time.

Mandatory Kit

For any of the events that include cycling it is your responsibility to provide and use a roadworthy bicycle and helmet.

How to get there

Shore Rd, De Moulham Rd, Swanage BH19 1NP, UK

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By Car

Swanage is situated on The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, and can be accessed from the A351.

By Train

Swanage Station will be walking distance from the event.

Parking

There is no dedicated parking area so please ensure you find alternative options.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do I find my start time for The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
Head to your my.challenging.events account to find your start time.
FAQ
What are the routes for the Swims at The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
The long swim will be laps. There will be an Aussie exit on each lap. This means you will swim to the shore line, be able to take a drink and run back into the water for your next lap. The route is not published as it is always subject to change (weather conditions, number of entrants, etc) The route will be clearly marked by buoys and plenty of kayakers guiding you.
FAQ
Do I need to be a BTF member to enter The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
All entrants must either be a BTF member or have a BTF day licence. If either of these are out of date entrants must pay £6 for a day membership.
FAQ
What will transitions look like at The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival?
Big and spacious. Usually bikes are racked 4 each side to a rack but now it will be two bikes each side. Make sure you have your bike stickers on, wristband on and helmet on and done up before entering transition. The marshal will check from a distance.
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Sprint Tri
7:00am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£34.00 - £40.00
Standard Tri
7:15am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£54.00 - £80.00
Middle Distance Tri
6:30am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£124.00 - £156.50
Aquathlon Sprint
8:00am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£21.00 - £27.00
2.5k Swim
9:00am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£22.00
5k Swim
9:00am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£26.00
Aquabike Middle Distance
6:00am Sun 3rd Jul 2022
£89.00 - £95.00

Interested in volunteering at this event?

Organisers are always looking for an extra pair of hands and there are plenty of roles to fill!

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£21.00 - £156.50Free injury protection

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