ETON DORNEY FAMILY TRIATHLON

Dorney Family Triathlon is a brand new exciting event featuring a morning of racing for kids and big kids alike. Dorney lake is a stunning venue for such an event and lends itself to a great day of triathlon, especially on a sunny summer’s day! Featuring an open water swim in Dorney Lake, a flat traffic free road bike course and a spectator friendly run course this will prove to be a great Triathlon you don’t want to miss.

25th JULY 2021

ADULT STARTS FROM 7AM

JUNIOR STARTS FROM 10.30AM

DORNEY LAKE, ETON DORNEY, SL4 6FJ

RACE INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW AVAILABLE:

THE EVENT

Our Eton Dorney Family Triathlon offers competitors a choice of:

  • Sprint Triathlon
  • Super Sprint Triathlon (Perfect for Novices)
  • Tristars Start (Age 8) 
  • Tristars 1-3 (Ages 9-14)
  • Youth Ages (Ages 15-16)
  • Family Fun Triathlon

A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Dorney Lake provides a fantastic opportunity within a closed road environment for both adults and kids to race in a safe environment without the fear of traffic. Not only is it safe its also a beautiful place to swim, bike and run.

KIDS AND BIG KIDS

Our family triathlon aims to be as inclusive as possible providing competitive and non competitive opportunities for kids and big kids to enjoy the sport at its best.

EVENT DISTANCES

All ages as per 31st December 2021, from 15 you may choose to participate in either youth or the normal Sprint, Super Sprint events.

EVENT DETAILS

THE SWIM COURSE

Your race day will see your child start in the lake where they will swim a single lap course.

Starting in the side lake they will swim under the bridge and into the main lake before exiting the water and heading straight into transition.

Age Group
Swim Distance
Laps
Youth
400m
1
Tristar 3
300m
1
Tristar 2
200m
1
Tristar 1
150m
1
Tristar Start
100m
1

THE BIKE COURSE

Once in transition they will don their trainers, race number, bike helmet, anything else they need and grab their bike. Heading out of transition they will run to the mount line and get on their bike. They will then complete between the required number of out and back laps of our closed road bike course in order to complete the required distance. Once they have completed the distance they will head to the dismount line and back into transition.

Age Group
Bike Distance
Laps 
Youth
10km
2 
Tristar 3
5km
1 
Tristar 2
5km
1 
Tristar 1
3km
1 
Tristar Start
1.5km
1 

THE RUN

Having completed the bike your child will return to transition, rerack their bike and helmet and grab anything else they wish to take with them on the run.

Heading out onto the course they will complete between 1 & 4 laps of the 600m loop passing the finish line each time in order to complete the required distance. Once they have completed the final lap it straight up the finish line and into the race village to receive their medal and finish time.

 
Age Group
Run Distance
Laps
Youth
2.4km
4
Tristar 3
2.4km
4
Tristar 2
1.8km
3
Tristar 1
1.2km
2
Tristar Start
600m
1

The Swim

Consists of a looped swim for swimmers and a single lap swim for triathletes in an anti clockwise direction.

Super Sprints will head left at the first yellow cylindrical buoy

Sprints will turn left at the first red cylindrical buoy

The Bike 

Course will consist of Bike course consists of a 4.88km anti clockwise loop.

Super sprints will complete 2 laps

Sprint distance athletes will complete 4 laps.

DRAFTING
We have static marshals at key locations on the bike course and they will report you if you are seen to be breaking these rules. One of their key tasks is to identify anyone gaining UNFAIR ADVANTAGE through drafting.

THIS IS A NON DRAFTING EVENT.

The Run

consists of an out and back course.

Super Sprint distance athletes will complete complete one our and back loop.

Sprint Distance athletes will complete two out and back laps.

 

Awards

Awards will be sent out in the post following the event and placings announced via email and social media online.

Awards will be issued on the following basis.

Overall 1-3 Male & Female in All Races.

The Family Fun Triathlon is perfect for those wanting to give their kids to complete their first triathlon with a parent right alongside. This non competitive event takes place at the end of the event and gives freedom on the course to swim, ride and run at your own pace.

The swim hugs the bank of the lake over 100m so that the shallows are always within easy reach, exiting the water straight into transition.

Here you’ll get ready and head out on the bike riding up and down the lakeside closed roads.

Then its a short run around the race village before heading down the finish line to get your medal.

CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS FROM OUR LAST TRIATHLON AT DORNEY

WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR ENTRY

This event is covered by Event Protect. If the event is cancelled, you can apply for a refund directly from Event Protect provided the cancellation is covered by their insurance policy. Learn more about Event Protect

FAQ's

We will be using an electronic timing system which provides accurate lap counts reported live to the screens. 

For this event there will be no on course nutrition but food/water/snacks etc will be provided at the finish line.

There will be the normal event village style setup with, food/catering, toilets etc.

As it stands no spectators are not allowed at events at Dorney Lake unless acting as a guardian to one of the juniors. However by July if all goes well these rules should have been relaxed.

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