26th June 2021
This is the ultimate alternative triathlon for all skill levels – the Swim-SUP-Run at Polkerris beach. The traditional bike leg is replaced with a Stand Up Paddle board! No fancy carbon bikes, just you, a SUP board and your core strength. Check out the event film below.
So whether you're a novice or experienced triathlete, this proves to be a different kind of challenge.
The tri starts with a 750m sea swim. Once completed and after a quick transition on the beach you'll pick up your SUP and jump aboard for a 1.5km paddle before returning to the beach and into transition. Here you'll leave your SUP and get your trainers on for the final leg, an out and back run along the South West Coastal Path towards Gribbin head before looping back and returning to finish on Polkerris beach.
The event is open to both individual and relay entries so if you don't fancy doing all three disciplines, grab a mate or two and do one each! The races will be run as two separate events with the team event being held after the individual so if you're really keen you can do both. All you have to do is enter both the individual and team events in the entry form.
In addition to the team and individual triathlon events there will be a 5km paddle board event on the same day, are you up for two events in one day?
A limited number of SUPs are available to hire, if required please select this option on entering to secure one. Boards will be distributed at registration on a first come first served basis and you are not guaranteed to be able to select a board size. The entry fee includes an event t-shirt and a silicone swim hat.