Triathlons for beginners

Triathlons for beginners

Races designed to allow novices to find out what triathlon is all about!

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Triathlons for beginners in the UK

Beginner-friendly triathlons are typically shorter than super sprint triathlons - so expect anything up to a 400m swim (often in a pool), 10K bike ride and a 2.5K run. Relaxed transitions give you the chance to practice getting on the bike after the swim and then getting off the bike and finding your running legs! Select your location for beginner triathlons in your area or scroll down to see events coming up.

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Novice triathlons in 2024

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Race through the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle in a starter triathlon then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.
  • Sat 27 Jul
  • £64-£120
Grantham, Leicestershire, UK

Belvoir Castle | Starter Triathlon

Race through the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle in a starter triathlon then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.

  • 200 m lake swimming
  • 12 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
Race through the beautiful grounds of Hever Castle in a starter triathlon then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • £64-£120
Edenbridge, Kent, UK

Hever Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival | Starter Triathlon

Race through the beautiful grounds of Hever Castle in a starter triathlon then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.

  • 200 m lake swimming
  • 12 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £28
Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Autumn | Super Sprint

A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.

  • 300 m pool swimming
  • 9 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km multi terrain running
A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £26
Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Autumn | Novice

A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.

  • 200 m pool swimming
  • 9 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
A totally traffic-free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.
  • Sun 6 Apr 2025
  • £36
Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Spring | Novice

A totally traffic-free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.

  • 300 m pool swimming
  • 7.5 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km multi terrain running
Try a triathlon - perfect for first-timers. Pool swim, cycle on quiet rolling roads then run on an old railway line.
  • Sun 4 May 2025
  • £35
Tavistock, Devon, UK

Tavistock Triathlon | Swim Bike Run

Try a triathlon - perfect for first-timers. Pool swim, cycle on quiet rolling roads then run on an old railway line.

  • 300 m pool swimming
  • 12 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
A non-competitive triathlon where £10 of your entry fee goes to Cancer Research UK and every finisher gets an official medal. Guaranteed fun for all abilities and complete beginners very welcome!
  • Sun 17 Aug 2025
  • £70
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Buckinghamshire Triathlon | CRUK Wave

A non-competitive triathlon where £10 of your entry fee goes to Cancer Research UK and every finisher gets an official medal. Guaranteed fun for all abilities and complete beginners very welcome!

  • 150 m pool swimming
  • 6.5 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km trail running
A fabulous non-competitive triathlon at an accessible location with maximum support to encourage beginners to have-a-go and earn an official medal!
  • Sun 17 Aug 2025
  • £60-£89
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Buckinghamshire Triathlon | Fun2Tri

A fabulous non-competitive triathlon at an accessible location with maximum support to encourage beginners to have-a-go and earn an official medal!

  • 100 m pool swimming
  • 6.5 km road cycling
  • 1.25 km trail running
A fabulous non-competitive triathlon at an accessible location over 'Super Sprint' distance with maximum support to encourage beginners and earn an official medal!
  • Sun 17 Aug 2025
  • £60-£89
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Buckinghamshire Triathlon | Fun Triathlon

A fabulous non-competitive triathlon at an accessible location over 'Super Sprint' distance with maximum support to encourage beginners and earn an official medal!

  • 150 m pool swimming
  • 10 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km trail running

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