The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival

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£21.00 - £156.50Free injury protection
About
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.
Participants
Sprint Tri, Standard Tri, Middle Distance Tri, and 4 more
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Calendar
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
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LocationPin
Swanage, United Kingdom
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4.5
(2 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Shore Rd, De Moulham Rd, Swanage BH19 1NP, UK
Start times
Sprint Tri:
7:00am |
Standard Tri:
7:15am |
Middle Distance Tri:
6:30am |
Aquathlon Sprint:
8:00am |
2.5k Swim:
9:00am |
5k Swim:
9:00am |
Aquabike Middle Distance:
6:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival
Sprint Tri
RaceTypeSwimming
0.75km
RaceTypeCycling
23km
RaceTypeRunning
5km
£34.00 - £40.00
Aquathlon Sprint
RaceTypeSwimming
0.75km
RaceTypeRunning
5km
£21.00 - £27.00
Standard Tri
RaceTypeSwimming
1.5km
RaceTypeCycling
38km
RaceTypeRunning
10km
£54.00 - £80.00
Middle Distance Tri
RaceTypeSwimming
1.9km
RaceTypeCycling
77km
RaceTypeRunning
21km
£124.00 - £156.50
Route information
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
What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marked and marshalled routes
  • Kayaks guiding the swim
  • Event t-shirt
Train
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.
Event day logistics
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.
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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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FAQ's
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Reviews
4.5
2 reviews
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.
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
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Recent Questions
Jenny Wright
7/30/2021
I'm 60 next year, can run 5k, can swim but have got lazy on an E-bike so to do this would be a great goal BUT would I just get in the way of the serious participants? If I do it I'm going to be really really really slow! Thanks Jenny
Mark Vincent
6/9/2021
Do I need to have a wet suit for the swim
Steph Ede
6/18/2021
Hi Mark. The event organiser follows the BTF rules for the triathlon and so recommend a wetsuit. For the long swim they ask skins swimmers to use a tow float
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