Age 15 & over on 31 Dec 2023
The beautiful seaside town of Eastbourne welcomes athletes back for the Eastbourne Triathlon!
Athletes of all abilities and experience levels from novice to elite can sign up to take on the challenge. Starting from the lifeguard’s beach, triathletes will take on an iconic route, swimming against the backdrop of the historic Eastbourne pier, cycling on closed roads through the South Downs National Park and running on the iconic promenade to Holywell, before finishing on the Western Lawns.
One of the most scenic and challenging sprint distance races in the country, Eastbourne Triathlon has won many awards including the Triathlon England Event of the Year Award on two occasions.
This event is part of Eastbourne Triathlon.
The Eastbourne Triathlon is a great event for spectators, and participants are encouraged to bring friends and family along to watch you race. The location next to the beach is great for the whole family. This year the event will be bigger and better than ever featuring a full event village with a bar, food, ice-cream and various other vendors and stalls.
One of the most scenic and challenging sprint distance races in the country, Eastbourne Triathlon has once again been selected as a British Triathlon Team Qualifier. The 2023 Standard Distance race will be a qualifier for the 2024 European Championship Standard Distance Triathlon.
King Edward's Parade
Great food, great views, great times
Fabulous breakfasts, delicious coffees, relaxed lunches and heavenly dinners. Located directly on the beach, offering stunning views from all table inside and out. The perfect place to sip your favourite chilled wine or enjoy one of the spectacular dishes out on the deck.
Saturday's schedule will finish with an exciting Mixed Team Relay. Teams of two males and two females will take on the Olympic format, each swimming 300m, cycling 6km and running 2km. This event will be strictly limited to 150 teams.
For the main event (mixed team relay) each team will consist of two males and two females. Team members must race in the order male > female > male > female. There will also be an 'open' category for teams consisting of any other male/female combinations including all-male and all-female teams.
Anyone wanting to share a fun, exiting, fast-paced race with friends and teammates. A great warm-up for anyone racing the main traithlon events the next day.
The swim will be a simple triangle, starting from the Lifeguard's Beach. You will head a short distance to the east before following a tria
The bike route will be a 1.5km lap completed four times for each competitor. The route heads west along Eastbourne seafront for 750m, climbing gradually to the turn point before returning downhill back to the Western Lawms. There is a total of 15m of elevation gain/loss per lap.
The 2km run will be on an out-and-back route, initially on tarmac and then onto a garvel path. There is a very slight gradient heading up to the turn point.
The exchange point will take place close to the finish line on the Westrern Lawns. The incoming runner will pass the team's timing chip to the next team member who will attach it to their ankle before running to the beach to begin the swim. As the final runner passes the exchnage area, the other team members can join them to run down the finish straight together.
Once you have crossed the finish line, you will be presented with your medal and t-shirt. There will be water and HIGH5 Energy Drink available. Once the last cyclist in your race has finished the bike leg, you will be allowed to return to transition to retrieve your bike and other kit and belongings. There will be an amazing atmosphere for all finishers so please stay around the finish area after your race to keep the buzz going for all!
You can collect your t-shirt from the TriBourne Shop/Information Point at any time after you have registered (either before or after the race). To collect your tshirt, you must present the bag you collected during registration. This bag will have a sticker showing your requested tshirt. A cross will be marked on the sticker to show you have collected your tshirt. Other TriBourne t-shirts and hoodies will also be available for purchase.
Awards will be presented to the winning mixed team (two males and two females). There will also be awards for the first 'open' team and the first all-female team.
There are awards for the top three male and female in every age-group. That’s over 160 awards!
Team entry fee
Best event I have entered - great location (race and town) super atmosphere, well organised, challenging....and all helped by wonderful weather. I was particularly impressed with the transition boxes... Thanks to all involved. John B
Serious value for money, a fantastic unique course and cleverly set up to include a friendly atmosphere. Great race! Chris G
Well organised, a great atmosphere and a beautiful course. Many thanks to all the enthusiastic marshals and helpers, and it’s a lovely touch to have your name printed on your number. Nice T shirt too! Jo D
A truly unique experience. So many marshalls to help and guide. Even enjoyed the challenging cycle. Weather was stunning. Thank you so much Eastbourne!! Annie S
Fantastic location, very well organised, brilliant atmosphere, stunning scenery. Brenhan H
What can I say, an amazing event, fabulous weather, great friendly crowd, you guys certainly know how to organise an event .. I would recommend this event to anyone .. this was my first ever event with these guys and I can honestly say it was the best by miles. Andrew G
Another fantastic Eastbourne Tri, the event gets better every year. Excellent event Village and great run in to the finish line. The bike course is great and a decent challenge with spectacular views, the run is flat and the locals were out to support all the athletes. I would definitely recommend Eastbourne Tri. Carl S
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