Sunday 10th September 2023

Wear Bay Road, East Cliff, Folkestone


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Registration opens Saturday 3-6 pm and Sunday 6.30 am
at Transition Wear Bay Rd, Folkestone CT19 6BL

You are welcome to Book and Register on Saturday or Sunday.

Start time: Sunday 7.30 – 7.45 am for all events

Continuing this year a GO TRI in association with British Triathlon

A charity event raising funds for
Shepway Sports Trust and our local hardship fund


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Terms and Conditions


The Channel Triathlon offers a wide range of events to suit athletes at many levels from an introductory GO TRI for the beginner or those returning from injury, an open water swim, Sprint and Standard triathlons, Aquabike and Relay Team events at all levels except the GO TRI.

The Channel Tri is run under British Triathlon Rules
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For additional safety should you break down we advise you to download the What3Words App on your phone. This will give you a precise location should you require assistance through the emergency phone number on the wristband which you get after registration.

Based at Wear Bay Road, East Cliff, Folkestone CT19 6BL

Parking is available 300m from Transition there is also on-street parking and paid parking at the Harbour Arm.

The Channel Tri is a Sea Swim Tri from the sandy beach, the Sunny Sands. The sea in September is at its warmest and the bay is protected by the Harbour Arm. Folkestone Rowing club and Folkestone Rescue marshal the swim

Transition is in a scenic position on ground immediately above the swim.
Easy to negotiate steps to it.

The Bike is a slightly testing outward climb into the countryside with a compensatory downhill return to transition.

The Run is through the picturesque coastal park returning in part by the sea finishing back at Sunny Sands.

Marshals support the event throughout the entire route.

Sponsorship – Once you have collected your sponsorship funds, go to the Channel Rotary Just Giving Page and donate or bring your sponsorship money on the day.

The Event

Sprint Tri – 750m Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run

Standard Tri – 1500m Swim – 40k Bike – 10k Run

Sprint and Standard Aquabike (distances as above but no Run)

There are Relay Team Events at both distances in the Triathlon and Aquabike

Open Water Swim – 750m and 1500m

GO TRI – 250m Swim to the first buoy and back directly

10k Bike shortened route of the Triathlon route. (map to be posted)

2.5k Run shortened route on the Triathlon route

PRICESIncluding Booking Fee
Standard – Solo (BTF)£ 70.00£ 73.00
Standard – Solo (non-BTF)£ 75.00£ 78.00
Standard – Aquabike (BTF)£ 50.00£ 53.00
Standard – Aquabike (non-BTF)£ 55.00£ 58.00
Standard – Team (BTF)£ 130.00£ 135.00
Standard – Team (Non-BTF)£ 145.00£ 150.00
Sprint – Solo (BTF)£ 60.00£ 63.00
Sprint – Solo (non-BTF)£ 65.00£ 68.00
Sprint – Aquabike (BTF)£ 50.00£ 52.00
Sprint – Aquabike (non-BTF)£ 55.00£ 57.00
Sprint – Team (BTF)£ 110.00£ 114.00
Sprint – Team (non-BTF)£ 130.00£ 134.00
750m Swim (BTF)£ 25.00£ 27.00
750m Swim (non-BTF)£ 30.00£ 32.00
1.5km Swim (BTF)£ 30.00£ 32.00
1.5km Swim (non-BTF)£ 35.00£ 37.00
GO TRI£ 20.00£ 22.00
Supersprint Team (BFT)£ 70.00£ 73.00
Supersprint Relay Team (non BTF)£ 85.00£ 88.00