The beautiful seaside town of Eastbourne welcomes athletes back for the Eastbourne Triathlon on the 15th June 2019. Organised by a new team, the 2019 event will feature new improved swim and run routes, as well as the addition of a longer Olympic distance race alongside the existing sprint distance event. Athletes of all abilities and experience, 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 the roads through the South Downs National Park via Beachy Head and running on the iconic promenade to Holywell, before finishing on the Western Lawns.
The sprint distance event is ideal for novice triathletes, consisting of a 750m swim, 18.3km cycle and a 5km run. The Olympic distance race is a 1,500m swim, followed by a challenging 41.5km cycle and a 10km run. There are also relay and aquathon (swim/run) options for both distances.
The sprint distance race will see some improvements for 2019 with improved swim and run routes, but will remain one of the most scenic and challenging sprint distance races in the country.
New for 2019 will be the addition of what is likely to be one of the most challenging Olympic Distance triathlons in the country. A 1500m swim against the iconic backdrop of Eastbourne pier, followed by 41.5km bike route with 680m (2240 feet) of climbing and a scenic seafront 10km run.
Relay options will be available for both the sprint and Olympic distance races.
New for 2019 will be the addition on both sprint and Olympic distance aquathons.
Once again, the day will feature the “Legends” paratriathlon event.