Salty Sea Dog Triathlons - July / Aug

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  • Sprint - 750m / 23km / 5km - £40.00
  • Super Sprint - 375m / 11.5km / 2.5km - £35.00

Saturday July 1st
Saturday August 5th 

The Overstrand, Boscombe, BH5 1BN - View Location

Back for 2017!! The super successful Saturday morning beach triathlons on Boscombe seafront. Now a series of 3 races over the summer season. Sprint and super sprint distances. Perfect for novices looking for their first race and great for athletes wanting to keep sharp mid-season!  The Salty Sea Dog triathlons will take place outside the Urban Reef – a funky and informal bar, café, deli and restaurant, serving fresh, seasonal and local food and  drink. Entry Limit The races are strictly limited to just 200 entrants per race, Distances Sprint and Super Sprint. Why not also join us in the afternoon for the new Salty Sea Swim Series! 


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

Pre-Event Information Pack:
The 2016 Salty Sea Dog Triathlon event information link is below this text. This will give you a good overview of the event.  Please be aware 2017 details could change. The 2017 info will be available approx 2 weeks pre-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.

Please ensure the participant information form is completed before your arrival at the event.


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 but nothing too worrying!  

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 race breakfast!         
  • Qualified lifeguard and safety boat swim cover     
  • Accurately measured course     
  • 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 race and the Sprint distance race 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:        
  • This event will be run in accordance with BTF Competition Rules.  Please ensure you have read and understood these rules. They can be found on the BTF website 
  • Race briefings will be held 10 minutes before the start in the swim in area. You must attend the briefing ready to start your race.       
  • 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 a minimum 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      

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 last 14 days before 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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