Welcome to the original Brighton Triathlon

Brighton Marina has hosted The Brighton Triathlon since 1991 and is held in a fantastic location.

The 2016 race will take place on Sunday 25 September. Entries are now open.



The Brighton Marina Triathlon is a relaxed and friendly triathlon, often quoted as being the best value people have had all season.

Added to this Brighton Marina provides excellent facilities for all the family with plenty of shops, cafes and bars, tenpin bowling to name a few plus the parking is free and the views worth the visit alone.

This is a great race for the ‘been there done that and got the t shirt [there is no t shirt] triathlete’. It is one you can come back to year on year and enjoy consistent racing without some of the normal triathlon issues:

NO DRAFTING ISSUES – the hills see to that!

NO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS – there are only two waves heading off within 5 minutes of each other (vets, women, relay and an open race).

NO NEED TO COUNT – beyond two that is!


The tri consists of a 800m swim, 32km bike ride and an 8km run:

The Swim
In 2016 the swim will be an 800m sea swim and start from Black Rock.

The Bike
The cycle route is challenging.  Heading out along the coast road past the renowned Roedean school before winding its way up through Ovingdean farm village, on up to the Sussex downs and along the edge of Brighton Race course.  A long fast decent back towards the Marina completes the all left turn circuit back onto the coast road – ready for a second lap.

The Run
The run is then fast, flat and scenic. A straightforward out and back along the under cliff walk that links the Marina to Rottingdean, you can either gaze out to sea or keep track of your progress against the other competitors – depending on how well you are doing.