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Salcombe Gin Sprint Triathlon

The Salcombe Gin Sprint Triathlon takes place from North Sands on the 22nd September 2024 consisting of a 700m swim, 18km cycle and a 3km trail run to finish. As with all our events our focus is on challenging yourself whilst still having fun in a social and welcoming environment ... and our Triathlon is no different

Date: 22nd September 2024
Event HQ: North Sands, Salcombe,
Swim: 700m
Cycle: 18km
Trail Run: 3km
Cost: From £65.00


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  • The Details

    Welcome to the Salcombe Gin Sprint Triathlon…one of the first triathlons to take place from this iconic seaside town. 

    This epic event in the wonderful town of Salcombe will put your endurance to the test as you swim, cycle and run through local villages of Salcombe, Hope and Galmpton. Starting from North Sands for a 700m swim in the bay, competitors will then head out on the bike course which has numerous undulations through some stunning South Hams countryside.

    Be ready for some of the steep sharp inclines and the rolling down hills towards to the sea. Once you're past Inner and Outer Hope there is a steep assault on the hill upto Malboroiugh and a nice finish along the escarpoment from Marlborough to North Sands. 

    The run aspect is a trail type route into the valley behind north sands with a gentle ascent to Lower Collaton, and back dwon a winding track back to North Sands.

    As with all our events our focus is on challenging yourself whilst still having fun in a social and welcoming environment ... and our Triathlon is no different. Whether this is  your first try at a TRI,  or you are a seasoned professional we welcome all levels, abilities and ages.

    IMPORTANT - if the sea conditions on the day of the event are not deemed safe for the swim then the event will revert to a duathlon

    REALLY IMPORTANT - It is essential if you are a Non British Triathlon Member that you purchase a Race Pass from the link below BEFORE race day

    What is A Race Pass?

    A Race Pass is a British Triathlon membership product. Individuals who are not annual members of British Triathlon must purchase a Race Pass to take part in a British Triathlon permitted event. A Race Pass provides membership to the sport on the day of the event, a race licence and public liability insurance cover only for the duration of the race it was purchased for.

    Date: Sunday 22nd September 2024

    Event Type: Open water, road and trail run

    Event HQ: North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD

    Swim - 700m

    Cycle - 18km 

    Trail run - 3km

    Entry fee - £65 BT members/£71 Non BT members

    Registration Opens: 7.00am

    Start Time: 8.00am onwards

    Parking is available at North Sands Car Park and Sand Hills Rd in Salcombe located very close by.

    Entry on Day: Yes, if the event is not sold out 

    Please note if the sea conditions are deemed to rough by the water saftey team the event will revert to a run, cycle run format.


    Also see our Terms & Conditions.

  • Route


    The swim starts on Norths Sands beach in a sheltered cove close to the mouth of the estuary. You'll swim around large floating bouys.

    Distance - 700m

    Download GPX route


    The cycle consists of a challenging ride to through Salcombe along to Batson and up over to Marlborough. You'll then loop down and back to Hope Cove with amazing views of the sea and then down to Combe and up over South Sands to the event HQ.

    Distance - 18km

    Ascent - 400m

    Route is anticlockwise

    Download GPX route


    The runing route goes towards the inner valley along the track and down towards the beautiful Hangar Mill. This where you'll start gradually ascending towards Lower Collaton along the public footpath to get to the top and then loop back down the track towards North Sands. Be careful when descending the track coming down!!

    Distance - 3km

    Ascent - 90m

    Download GPX route
  • Whats Included
    • Event centre facilities 
    • Salcombe Sprint Triathlon medal
    • Medical support
    • Full route marking
    • Rider public liability insurance
    • Feed Stop 
    • Pick-up wagon
    • Event photography 
    • Prizes for 1st and 2nd male and females
  • The Cause

    The Salcombe Gin Sprint Triathlon will be in support of the RNLI as Letsgovelo has a strong affinity to the South Coast being based from the wonderful town of Salcombe. As such Letsgovelo will donate 5% of the revenue from the event to the Salcombe RNLI charity fund.

    Each participant is encouraged to fundariase to the amount of £50 which can easily be done by setting up a RNLI Salcombe Just Giving page here

    The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Powered primarily by kind donations, our search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years. Here you can find out more about who we are, what we do and how with your support, we can move closer to a world where no one drowns.


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