Race Day Instructions


Race Day Instructions

Event schedule

Saturday 9th June

12 – 5pm: Come and see us and some of the stands set up early. Pre-book your massage.
3.00pm-5.00pm Registration open. If you live locally, please try to register the evening before to avoid queues in registration on race day.
4.30pm: Pro/Elite race briefing and ‘relaxed’ brief for everyone else
(all are welcome to come and watch and listen to this open event. Come and meet the pros and see what happens in an elite race brief. This is also a great chance to attend the brief the evening before and hear more about the event, the course, ask any questions you might have and hear from the beach lifeguards about likely swim conditions)

Sunday 10th June – Race Day!
6.00am – 7.35am: Registration and transition open.
7.35am: Compulsory safety briefing taking place on the promenade. Please be ready to race.
7.50am: Wave 1 start. Pro race start. Legends race start.
8am: Wave 2 start.
11am: Trophy and Prize Presentation

Please do stay for the prize giving as we will be awarding overall podiums, age group podiums and giving away lots of spot prizes to athletes randomly selected no matter what your finishing position.

More important information


You must register before racing. We are holding two registration sessions (Saturday June 9th 3pm – 5pm, Sunday 10th June 6am – 7.35am).

At registration you will pick up your race numbers, timing chips, body marking, goody bags, race t-shirt and 32Gi energy gel. You will not be able to enter your bike into transition without registering first. Please do not leave it to the last minute and if you live locally do consider registering on Saturday. Transition will strictly close at 7.40am. 


There will be two waves at the Eastbourne Triathlon. Waves will be decided by which age category you are in.

You can view your wave here and this will also be posted clearly for you at registration.

Competition wave

The overall winner of the Eastbourne Triathlon will only come from Wave 1, designated the competition wave. This does not effect age group prizes, which will consider all athletes from wave 1 and wave 2. Elite category racers will have been automatically entered into the competition wave.

British Triathlon Rules

Please be aware that this event is held under British Triathlon rules. If this is your first triathlon then please listen to any instruction given by the referee or race director. These rules are here to ensure you have a safe race and not meant to impede your fun! The key rules will be explained at the race briefing and do ask any questions either at the brief, registration or even during the race if you are unsure. You can familiarise yourself with the rules here: http://www.britishtriathlon.org/britain/documents/about/competition_rules.pdf

Triathlon Cut-off Times

For safety reasons, there is a 11am cut-off time for the bike/run transition. This gives you 3 hours to reach this point. In all previous editions of the event, every competitor completed the whole race within 3 hours, so we are confident this is enough time for everyone and also allows our marshals to be home in time! Competitors who don’t reach the transition by 11am will not be allowed to continue on the run course but can cross the finish line and collect a swim/bike time and memento.

An official will notify you if you have not met the cut off time.

Chip Collection

Timing chips will be distributed  at registration. Timing chips should be attached to the LEFT ankle.

Once in your possession, the chip is your responsibility until you hand it back at the finish line. Due to the costs of the technology, there will be a £20 charge if you lose your timing chip.

Team members must wait for their teammates at their numbered rack within the transition to hand over the timing band. Remember you are responsible to make sure you are in the transition area at the right time to meet your team members.

Body Marking

Body marking will be located outside the transition area. Your race number will be marked on the front of your hand, and calf.

Baggage Storage

There will be no secure baggage storage on site. Baggage is left at your own risk. It is recommended that you leave nothing of value in the baggage storage. The organisers are not liable for loss or damage of any possessions as per our terms and conditions.

After the Race

Participants may remove equipment from the transition area after the last biker has left. Announcements will be made from the Race Village when it is possible to do so. You must display your race number before entering transition.

Results and photos

Results and photos will be posted on the website immediately after the race. An email will be sent to all competitors notifying them of the results

Prize giving

Prizes and awards will be made once all the results have been confirmed by the Race Director and the race referees at the soonest opportunity.


Recovery food will be available for competitors only after the event. There will also be food and drink available to purchase in the event village for competitors and spectators. There will be one aid stations on the course (at the start of the run) so if you want to take on water or 32Gi energy products, then please carry these with you.

Results and photos

Results and photos will be posted on the website immediately after the race. An email will be sent to all competitors notifying them of the results.

Prize giving

Prizes and awards will be made once all the results have been confirmed by the Race Director and the race referees at the soonest opportunity.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall podium (competition wave only), age group podiums (16-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+), relay winners and aquabike champion.


Our wonderful caterers Mama Foods will be serving from their gorgeous silver bullet camper van some tasty meals on Saturday, athletes and spectators breakfast on Sunday as well as lots of tea and coffee to keep us all pumped!

Free Massage

We are delighted to be offering all athletes a free massage service. You can pre-book your slot on Saturday registration or get a pre-event massage to loosen your muscles. The team will also be offering massage and treatments.

Volunteers wanted

Know someone who is not racing, but wants to be a part of the triathlon? Want to join our team and take in some of the behind the scenes action? We’re looking for volunteers for Saturday and Sunday! We can offer free entry to 2019, a race t-shirt, breakfast and our eternal gratitude! Contact Richard Campbell on richie@beyondgoinglong.co.uk

Suggested kit

This is by no means a definitive list, and you can certainly complete a triathlon without many of these items, but you may want to consider checking out our suggested kit list.

Notice of filming

Please note that in addition to our official photographers, we have been notified that the BBC, Brighton Film School, London Film School and other media and videographers are planning to cover the event for the purpose of promotional or news coverage.

Cancellations or transfer of entry

Sorry, refunds or transfer of entries are not available.