The open-water sea swim, closed-road bike course and flat Hove seafront run is set to test active children who already love triathlon, and the shorter distances are ready to allow beginners to experience the sport for the first time.

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The childrens’ races will take place on Sunday 16 September alongside the adults, and on the Saturday a scootathlon is taking place for the younger triathletes (3-8 yrs), for which there are also various distances.

Children will race over the following distances:

Triathlon races

Tristart (8yrs) – 50m swim / 1.4km bike / 500m run

Tristar 1 (9-10yrs) – 100m swim / 4km bike / 1.5km run

Tristar 2 (11-12yrs) – 200m swim / 4km bike / 1.5km run

Tristar 3 (13-14yrs) – 200m swim / 4km bike / 2.5km run


3yrs – 100m scoot / 100m bike / 100m run

4yrs – 200m scoot / 200m bike / 200m run

5-8yrs – 300m scoot / 300m bike / 300m run

Sebamed Brighton and Hove Triathlon will take place for the third successive year on 15-16 September 2018. With the 2017 race seeing a 20% increase in competitors, 40% female entrants and 43% beginners, the event is set to continue expanding. The Children’s Triathlon will take place alongside the main event, with relay options and the UK’s first ‘Rainbow’ Wave in support of diversity and inclusion in sport.

Supporting triathlon in the local area are Brighton Tri Club who hold taster sessions in conjunction with GoTri in the summer, keep an eye on their website for more details closer to the time.


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