Which race? See below..
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. There’s a rare opportunity to camp on the beach too! It’s also possible to double up & take part in our sea swims on Saturday night. 25 percent discount for anyone who books a swim & the aquabike (automatically applied to your basket if you buy them at the same time)
This swim normally requires a wetsuit as the water temperature is likely to be around 14C. See our FAQs
What you get
- Finishers medals for all + podium medals
- Free silicone Swim hats
- Professional event photographs*
- Personalised race number (entries 2 weeks before the race)
- Camping on the beach available
- Secure transition
- Numbered racking
- Public liability insurance
- Professional chip timing
- British Triathlon permit
* photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark & prints are available for an additional charge
Free parking at Blackpool Sands Beach, which normally costs £6, is included with your race entry.
Awards & Medals
There is a medal for all finishers.
In addition we have podium medals for the Top 3 overall in each of the following categories.
Sprint: Top 3 overall, Top 3 Vet 40 male & female, Top 3 Vet 50 male & female, Top Vet 60 male & female.
Supersprint: Tope 3 overall male & female
Please note we operate a one prize per person policy. So if a vet is the overall winner they will get that medal & prize & the other Vet 40s will move up one place.
Camping on Saturday Night
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Will there be timing chips at your triathlons?
Do I need to be a member of a club to enter?
My kid(s) want to try triathlon. How do they get started?
Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
Can I alter my registration between races on the same day (eg switch from the Sprint to the Supersprint triathlon)
How do age categories work and what is the minimum age to compete?
For events on open roads the minimum age is 15 or 17 for the longer Standard/Olympic distance events. However for our Pool-based triathlons the minimum age is 8 by 31st Dec in the year of competition or 5 for the Torbay Triathlons. And at our Donut Duathlon we have a mini duathlon with a bike or scoot followed by a run for children aged 3-7.
Just to confuse matters England Athletics (under whose rules we run most of our running events) use age on the day of the race instead of age at the end of the year.
Here is a summary of all the age groups (all ages are on 31st Dec of year of competition). Distances increase as children progress through TriStar. On our registration form just choose Tristar or Novice & you'll be automatically allocated to the correct category. The Novice events are aimed at children who are less confident swimmers or trying triathlon for the first time.
Mini Duathlon ages 3-7 (only at our Donut Duathlon)
Mini Tri age 5, 6 & 7 (only at our Tavistock & Torbay Triathlons)
Tristar Start aged 8 (includes 8 year old novices)
Tristar 1 - aged 9-10
Tristar 2 - aged 11-12
Tristar 3 - aged 13-14
Youth - aged 15-16
Junior - aged 17-19
Novice 1 - aged 9-10 (same distances as Tristar Start)
Novice 2 - aged 11-14 (same distances as Tristar 2)
Senior - aged 20-39
Vet 40 - aged 40-49
Vet 50 - aged 50-59
Vet 60 - aged 60-69
Vet 70 - aged 70+
What special kit do I need?
For our pool based triathlons you need
For our Open Water Triathlons
Other recommended kit
Are your events British Triathlon affiliated & do I need a day membership?