Sun 11 Jun 2023 Dartmouth, Devon, UK

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The successful Dartmouth Triathlon returns for an 8th year! Sea swim, stunning coastal bike route, out and back run including Devon's flattest road, plus chance to camp on the beach!

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  • Sun 11 Jun 2023
Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth




Age 17 & over on 31 Dec 2023

  • 1.5 km sea swimming
  • 40 km road cycling
  • 10 km road running


You start with a stunning swim in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands. Then it’s onto the bike for the stunning out-and-back ride via Slapton, which features Devon’s flattest road. You finish with an out-and-back run up the picturesque Blackpool Valley Road following a stream gently rising up to the turn. By creating a second ‘bike drop’ transition on the other side of the A379 the road crossing has been eliminated from the race.

This event offers you a rare chance to camp at Black pool Sands on Saturday night!

This event is part of Dartmouth Triathlon.

Event details

  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Changing facilities
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands is one of Devon's loveliest beaches. The fine gravel is also great to camp on.


  • 2 laps

  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • Finishers medals for all
  • Podium medals for winners
  • Free event photographs by professional photographer
  • Free silicone swim hats
  • Personalised race number
  • Camping on the beach available at an additional cost
  • Secure transition
  • Numbered racking
  • Toilets
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional chip timing
  • British Triathlon permit

  • Age 17 & over on 31 Dec 2023
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

Additional £6 for day membership if you do not have a British Triathlon licence.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


This was my first ever triathlon and it was truly fantastic. We camped on the beach the night before which was a lovely opportunity and so nice to wake up to the sound of the waves. The event was well organised and the staff were happy to answer all of my questions. The track was well sign posted and there were marshals at key points throughout. The cycle was hillier than I thought but not impossible, a great challenge. I will 100% be looking out for more Sportiva Events soon! Erin M

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Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth




Age 15 & over

  • 750 m sea swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 5 km road running
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  • #3 of 3
Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth

Super Sprint



Age 15 & over

  • 400 m sea swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running