Athletes and Supporters FAQs 2017-10-03T13:03:22+00:00

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How long is the race?

The race is slightly longer than a standard Olympic distance triathlon. Whilst the sea swim and cycle route are 1.5km and 40km, the off-road run is 12km, allowing the course to take in the stunning headlands of Down End and Baggy Point. It is worth the extra 2km!


How much does it cost to enter?

We have introduced an “early bird” discount entry of  £65 for individuals who sign up before 1 February 2017  (£90 for relay teams). After this time prices will increase to £72 for individuals and £99 for relay teams.


How do I find the start on race day?

The race starts at Putsborough Beach – EX33 1LB.


What time is registration?

Saturday 1 July 2017, 6pm to 9pm at The Thatch pub in Croyde.
Sunday 2 July 2017, 6am – 7.10am at Putsborough Beach.


Is there car parking available?

Yes, Putsborough Beach has a large independently run car park and charges £8 per car per day.  Free parking for season pass holders.


What time is the race briefing?

7.10am at Putsborough


When can I set up my bike?

The transition area will be open from 6am on Sunday 2 July 2017.


What time does the race start?

Race starts at 8am.


Will there be feed stations?

There will be drinks station on the run route with water available.


What is the age limit for competitors/volunteers?

Competitors must be 17 or above. Volunteers must be 16 or above.


When will I receive my race pack?

Race packs with comprehensive information for competitors will be emailed to entrants 2 weeks prior to the event.


Can I buy race merchandise?

Yes. You can buy race merchandise when you complete your entry. This will be available to collect at registration on race day.


What are the rules?

No drafting.

You must wear a cycle helmet.

Wetsuits are compulsory.

No MP3 players or similar.

No littering and you must mount and dismount at the designated points.

Triathlon England rules will apply and are available to download at the top of this page.


Race cut offs

Swim: 9.30am

Bike: 11.30pm

Total: 1.30pm


Are there timing chips supplied?



Are there prizes?

Everyone who finishes will receive a finishers medal.  There are Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the overall winners and in each age group category.


When will I receive my results?

You will receive a print out of your results as you finish the race.  Otherwise they will be available online on race day


What happens if the sea is too rough?

In the event of poor sea conditions the swim may be shortened or if it is deemed unsafe by the Water Safety Officer there will be a 2km beach run instead.


What is the cancellation policy?

Entries are transferable between competitors up to 3 months before the event but must be confirmed with Croyde Ocean Triathlon (for insurance reasons). We understand the frustration of injuries and therefore if you become unable to take part in the event for any reason your entry fees may be credited for use on a future Croyde Ocean event within 1 year. This must be notified to us at least 30 days prior to the race date.  After that no credits or refunds will be permitted. If no Croyde Ocean events are organised you will not receive a refund after deferral.


Will there be food / drinks on site?

Yes, and there is a café at Putsborough open from 7am.


Are there showers?

Yes, there is an outdoor shower near the beach entrance.


Are there toilets?

Yes, there is a large toilet block in Putsborough Beach Car Park


Is there car parking available?

Yes, Putsborough Beach has a large independently run car park and charges £8 per car per day.  Free parking for season pass holders.


Where can I stay?

Our accommodation sponsor Saunton Sands Hotel has a number of special offers on – please check out their website for details  

If you prefer self-catering Choice Cottages are offering a 5% discount on any of their properties, again please mention the triathlon when booking.  

If you are after budget accommodation you could try Eddy’s Boutique Hostel in Woolacombe.  There are also lots of B&Bs and campsites available in Croyde and the surrounding area.