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The Worthing Triathlon is one of the original sea swim events and has been going since 2003. We’re located on the beautiful West Sussex coastline between Brighton and Chichester where the water quality has been good for the last few years. Three race distances are available, Standard, Sprint or Relay which are suitable for all abilities.  Our Race HQ is on the grass by the Alinora Boat Ramp, Marine Crescent (near the Yacht Club BN12 4JE), Goring Beach, Worthing.  This is a quiet shingle and sand beach with acres of grass alongside the promenade. Spectators have a great view of all the action and can sit on the grass above the transition area in their own little amphitheatre!

Two distances, Standard distance (1.5km swim, 41km bike, 10km run) and the Sprint distance (750m swim, 21km bike and 5km run); the Relay Triathlon is held over the Standard distance. The Worthing Triathlon has been described as a ‘Bear Grylls’ event in that competitors are tested by the elements in all 3 disciplines.  There is no hiding place at Worthing, but that’s why the event has been so successful for 17 years and competitors leave with a sense of achievement. Conditions vary with wind, currents and the tide all having an effect. Excellent safety coverage from the Council Safety RIBS, Surfer Skis, Sailing Club RIBS and our experienced kayak team together with beach spotters.

The bike course is an out and back rolling course on A class roads through the South Downs National Park via Long Furlong and it’s beautiful views before heading back downhill into Goring-by-Sea. The run course is fast and flat with a palm tree lined promenade and turn points at the historic Lido and Pier.

Sprint waves start at TBC. Standard/Relay at TBC. 

Testimonial 2018:

“Thank you for an exceptionally well organised event in a glorious location”

“Just wanted to say you put on a very well organised event and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Marshall’s were great and motivating.”

“Just like to say how much I enjoyed yesterday’s event and how brilliantly it was organised.”

2018 BT Chief Official: “Overall this is an event which should continue to be considered for Qualifier status. The novelty and challenge of the sea swim, the scenic but testing bike, the flat run and above all the professionalism of the EO team make it an ideal contender.”

“Great race today at the @rawenergyman Worthing Sprint Triathlon. Sun, Sea and 1st in AG”

“ First ever triathlon completed today at Worthing Triathlon. Great event from @rawenergyman #triathlon.”

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Worthing Triathlon

Worthing Triathlon Beach Start

Worthing Triathlon

Worthing Triathlon – Long Furlong

Worthing Triathlon

Worthing Triathlon | Finish Area

Worthing Triathlon


TE/BT Affiliated: Standard £62 / Sprint £52
Non-affiliated: Standard £66 / Sprint £56
Relay Teams: £75 per team
Start times: Sprint TBC / Standard TBC

Race details 2020 (TBC)

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Race packs can be collected at the Race HQ marquee on Sunday between (TBC).


Map: Standard & Sprint Swims
Map: Interactive STANDARD Cycle
Map: Interactive SPRINT Cycle


Worthing Triathlon 2019
Worthing Triathlon 2018
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Worthing Triathlon 2016
Worthing Triathlon 2015
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Worthing Triathlon 2013
Worthing Triathlon 2012