Salty Sea Dog Triathlons 2020

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  • Sprint - 750m / 23km / 5km - £50.00
  • Super Sprint - 375m / 11.5km / 2.5km - £45.00
  • Enter all 3 dates. Sprint £135 (10% special discount)
  • Enter all 3 dates. Super Sprint £121.50 (10% special discount)

Limited entries will be taken on the day at + £2


Saturday, 6th June 2020

Saturday, 4th July 2020

Saturday, 1st August 2020


The Overstrand, Boscombe, BH5 1BN - View Location


Back for 2020 the super successful Saturday morning beach triathlons on Boscombe seafront. Now a series of 3 events over the summer season. Sprint and Super Sprint distances. Perfect for novices looking for their first triathlon and great for athletes wanting to keep sharp mid-season. Entry is limited to strictly 200 entrants per triathlon, distances Sprint and Super Sprint. Why not also join us after the triathlon for the Salty Sea Swim Series! 


  • 05:30 - Transition and registration opens     
  • Please do not arrive before this time
  • 06:50 - Briefing at the swim entry point      
  • 07:00 - Triathlon starts. Both distances      
  • 10:00 - Triathlon cut off and prize presentation 

Pre-Event Information Pack:
The 2019 Salty Sea Dog Triathlon event information link is below this text. The information may change for 2020. This will give you a good overview of the event. All entrants will be emailed a reminder to read the event information. It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information. We do not post out information other than via e-mail.


The event takes place on the main promenade with the sea swim just to the left of the 'Surf Reef'. Swimmers can expect a couple of waves if the surf is up!  

It is a 375m swim lap that is done once for the super sprint (375m) and twice for the sprint (750m)  

The transition area is in front of the shower/toilet block with a 150 meter bike out on to the Boscombe beach roundabout. It’s then a short but steep climb out and onto the over cliff coast road to the turn point at Hengistbury Head. For the super sprint it is 1 lap (11.7km) and for the sprint it is 2 laps (23.4km).     

The run is as flat as a pancake and is a simple out and back along the seafront promenade again it is 1 lap (2.5km) for the Super Sprint and 2 Laps (5km) for the Sprint.


  • Great sea front location     
  • On-site beach cafe selling hot drinks and food - perfect for an after triathlon breakfast!         
  • Qualified lifeguard and safety boat swim cover         
  • Chip timing
  • Live results online 
  • Water station in transition and on the run course     
  • Hot showers next to the transition     
  • Toilets    

Both the Super sprint distance triathlon and the Sprint distance triathlon are open to teams of 3. Each team member completes a discipline in succession. You must inform the staff at registration that you are a team entry as you will have specific instructions for handing the chip between team members.   

Boscombe Beach is an excellent location to relax at whilst your athlete is racing around. The Cafe will be open serving hot food and drinks.   

Event Rules:

As part of the entry system to the event all participants agree to the following:        

  • Triathlon briefings will be held 10 minutes before the start in the swim in area. You must attend the briefing ready to start your triathlon     
  • All cyclists will wear a correctly fitted BS-EN cycle helmet  
  • Cycles must have working front and rear brakes and all equipment must be in good serviceable order         
  • Drafting and riding in groups is not permitted 
  • Whilst cycling on the promenade section between the highway and transition area cyclists must keep their speed to no more than 10mph and maintain a good lookout for other promenade users 
  • All cyclists will adhere to the rules and regulations of the highway code. Details can be found here      

Finishers Medals:

If you would like a high-quality finishers medal then please select 'yes' when entering online. 

Your medal will be issued to you just after the finish line.

Votwo is aware that some people want medals and some people don't. We do not want to needlessly produce items that go to waste, hence we have devised this order form. In previous years we have issued free medals to all finishers but the world is changing and we are trying to minimise our environmental impact.

We will have limited spare medals on the day if wish to purchase at the event.

Refunds / Transfers:
Please ensure you read and agree to the Votwo events terms and conditions when you enter the event. In brief, the refund policy is as follows:      

Any event entry cancellation received by email to more than 14 days prior to the event date will receive a 50% refund or transfer of entry fee towards another votwo event (£5 transfer fee applies). Only emailed cancellations are acceptable. Cancellations made in the 14 days prior to the event start date will not be eligible for any refund or transfer. 

For full Votwo T&C's please click here. 





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