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TRIATHLON
28 July

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London

Participant Info

Triathlon - SUPER Sprint

race info & FAQ

Distance

12.9

Swim

0.4 km

Bike

10 km

Run

2.5 km

Overview

Welcome to the brand-new London T100 Triathlon! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a first-time
participant, we hope you have an amazing race and enjoy the thrill of competing in the UK’s biggest
closed-road triathlon in one of the busiest capital cities in the world.

Whatever distance you’re racing, you can look forward to a spectator-friendly swim in Royal Victoria Dock, an exhilarating bike leg on traffic-free roads in the capital, and a fast, flat run with amazing crowd support to complete your London T100 experience. We hope you have an incredible race!

Race Courses

2024 course map shown.

The Swim

The London T100 Triathlon is set to take place in the iconic Royal Victoria Docks, a venue known for its rich maritime history and striking urban landscape. 

The freshwater 2km swim will set off in a rolling start format from the start pontoon located just outside the Excel Centre. Please make sure you arrive at the swim start area 20 minutes prior to your race start. 

T100 participants will complete two laps of the course and there will be no aussie exit or getting out of the water in between laps.

water CUT-OFF

The experienced age-group triathlon is before the professional race, which means there will be cut-off times imposed on each leg to ensure we’re ready to roll for the cameras at 3pm. Please take note of these cut-off timings prior to registering for the race.

Swim cut-off: Completing the first 200m within 5 minutes, completing 2km within 55 minutes after your swim wave start.

The Bike

The London T100 Triathlon bike course offers a dynamic and scenic ride through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. For sprint and super sprint athletes, the cycling route loops around the vibrant Docklands area, providing a fast and exciting urban course.

Olympic and T100 athletes will  head out towards Big Ben. This extended route takes them past several of London’s most famous sites, including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.

This diverse course not only challenges athletes with its urban terrain but also offers breathtaking views of the city’s historical and cultural landmarks, creating a truly unforgettable cycling experience.

CUT-OFF

The experienced age-group triathlon is before the professional race, which means there will be cut-off times imposed on each leg to ensure we’re ready to roll for the cameras at 3pm. Please take note of these cut-off timings prior to registering for the race.

Bike cut-off: 4 hours 30 minutes after your swim wave start

London T100 Bike Super Sprint

The Run

The London T100 Triathlon’s run course will take athletes alongside the scenic Royal Victoria Docks, close to the ExCeL Centre. This route offers participants a picturesque and invigorating experience, with stunning views of the water and the iconic London skyline. The course is designed to be flat and fast, ideal for both competitive runners and those looking to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this urban venue. Runners will benefit from the well-maintained paths and the enthusiastic support of spectators, ensuring a memorable and motivating end to the triathlon.

The run course will vary depending on the competition you are entered into. All T100 participants will complete 6 laps of the 3km course. 

For all other distances the course is 2.5km in length. Olympic distance participants will complete 4 laps, Sprint participants will complete 2 laps, and Super Sprint will complete 1 lap.

CUT-OFF

The experienced age-group triathlon is before the professional race, which means there will be cut-off times imposed on each leg to ensure we’re ready to roll for the cameras at 3pm. Please take note of these cut-off timings prior to registering for the race.

Run cut-off: 6 hours 30 minutes after your swim wave start

London T100 Run Super Sprint

Schedule

12:00 PM

18:00 PM

Transition areas open for check-in

12:00 PM

Expo OPENS

12:00 PM

-

14:00 PM

T100 REGISTRATION & BIKE RACKING

12:00 pm

Pro Women transition check in

14:00 Pm

-

16:00 PM

olympic registration & bike racking

14:00 pm

Pro Women race Start

16:00 PM

-

18:00 PM

SPRINT & SUPER SPRINT REGISTRATION & BIKE RACKING

17:20 pm

First Pro women's Finisher (approx)

17:30 Pm

Pro Women'S PRIZE ceremony

18:00 PM

Expo CloseS

05:00 AM

VENUE OPEN

06:00 AM

EXPO OPENS

06:30 AM

T100 Distance Waves start

07:30 Am

olympic distance waves start

10:50 Am

sprint distance waves start

12:00 pm

super sprint distance waves start

12:00 pm

pro men TRANSITION CHECK IN

14:00 pm

pro men race starts

17:00 pm

First Pro men's Finisher (approx)

17:10 pm

Pro Men prize Ceremony

18:00 pm

expo closes

18:30 pm

transition closes

Important Documents

Race Day Essentials

Your Complete Athletes' Guide

Dive into the details of race day preparation with our comprehensive Athletes’ Guide. From logistical information to event schedules and rules, this guide provides everything you need to know to ensure a smooth and successful experience at the London T100 triathlon.

Participants List

Traffic Advisory

Wave Start Schedule

Race Expo Guide

FAQ

Learn more about London T100 Triathlon.

WHERE IS THE EVENT TAKING PLACE?

The event takes place in and around the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, excel-london.co.uk. Please arrive 1.5 hours before your designated race start time.  

 

Due to these limitations and considering the number of competitors taking part in the triathlon we recommend that competitors with bicycles either cycle to the event or travel by car. 

 

The London T100 Triathlon Expo will be open at the
following times:


12:00-18:00 Saturday 27 July
08:00-18:00 Sunday 28 July


Make sure you visit the London T100 Triathlon Expo over the weekend to experience all the latest in triathlon gear and technology – and shop for race essentials and the latest products. Don’t miss activities and shopping opportunities with leading sports brands, as well as the chance to meet some of the world’s top pro athletes.

You can collect your Race Pack and rack your bike at the ExCeL South Halls during the following times on Saturday 27 July:

 

T100 distance: 12:00-14:00
Olympic (and relay): 14:00-16:00
Sprint (and relay) and Super Sprint: 16:00-18:00

 

Participants taking part in the T100 and Olympic distances MUST collect their Race Pack, and rack their bike with helmet, on Saturday 27 July. These timings will reduce queues and allow you to enjoy the Women’s Pro Race on Saturday 27 July.

 

Participants in the Sprint and Super Sprint distances are strongly encouraged to collect Race Packs and rack bikes on Saturday, but also have the option of doing this on Sunday 28 July.


If you decide to collect your pack and rack on Race Day, please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 90 minutes before your race start time.

You must be ready to show your unique QR code upon arrival at the car park (if you drive to the venue) and at the entry point to the South Halls. You’ll be required to show this QR code again when you collect your Race Pack. 

 

This will be emailed to you in the week leading up to the event.

Wetsuits are mandatory for all swimmers.

If you’d like to hire a wetsuit, Dare2Tri has provided this option, which can be booked in advance online here.

This year we have partnered with On Your Bike. To book your bike for the London T100 Triathlon pleased click through to their website HERE. Your bike will be delivered to the venue for collection. After the ride you simply hand your bike back to them at the event!

 

Please be aware that no dogs are allowed within ExCel London’s venue and therefore within the Event Village. If arriving by car, participants or spectators bringing a dog will be turned away at the access point to the car park or if travelling on foot at the entrance to the venue itself. 


Those attending with Guide or Assistance Dogs will be permitted access. If you are planning on bringing a Guide or Assistance dog to the event, please do contact us in advance to let us know at  [email protected] 

Please be aware that no dogs are allowed within ExCel London’s venue and therefore within the Event Village. If arriving by car, participants or spectators bringing a dog will be turned away at the access point to the car park or if travelling on foot at the entrance to the venue itself. 


Those attending with Guide or Assistance Dogs will be permitted access. If you are planning on bringing a Guide or Assistance dog to the event, please do contact us in advance to let us know at  [email protected] 

WHERE IS THE EVENT TAKING PLACE?

The event takes place in and around the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, excel-london.co.uk. Please arrive 90 minutes before your designated race start time.  

 

We recommend that participants with bicycles either cycle to the event, take public transport or travel by car.

 

If you travel by public transport, please be aware of the restrictions in place and allow plenty of time for your journey, as you may have to queue to take your bicycle on trains, tubes and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services.

There are two DLR stations: Custom House for events taking place in the west of the venue and Prince Regent for those taking place in the east. 

 

The following stations are nearest to ExCeL London:

• Custom House Elizabeth Line / DLR 0.5 miles from ExCeL

• Prince Regent DLR 0.1 miles from ExCeL

• Canning Town (Jubilee Line) 1.6 miles from ExCeL

• West Ham 1.8 miles from ExCeL

• Stratford 3.5 miles from ExCeL

 

Bikes are allowed on the Elizabeth line and DLR at weekends but are limited to a maximum of two bikes per set of doors. 

 

Plan your journey here.

For all London T100 Triathlon parking, please head to the east entrance of ExCeL.

When you arrive at the ExCeL car park, please have your Race Pack collection QR code ready to show to our event staff. This will be emailed to you in the week leading up to the event. There will be vehicle checks and security dogs.

If you are transporting your bike on a roof rack or if you have a high or wide vehicle, please use the parking spaces on the upper level. The parking spaces on the lower level have a height restriction of 1.9m. Please follow the direction of the traffic stewards who will be able to direct you accordingly.

Please remember if you rack your bike on Saturday, and you transport your bike via roof rack, you will need to return to the upper-level parking on Sunday to ensure you have no issues with roof clearance once you’ve picked up your bike after the event.

All parking at ExCeL is charged at a daily rate of £25 and must be booked in advance via the

ExCeL website. Visit the ExCeL website for more information.

Bikes are allowed on the Elizabeth line and DLR off-peak and at weekends but are limited to a maximum of two bikes per set of doors. The Elizabeth line is now running on Sundays but please be aware of the limited number of early morning services.

Participants and their supporters should use the car parks at the eastern end of the ExCeL Centre which can be accessed via Royal Albert Way from Gallions Reach Roundabout via Royal Docks Road (A1020) from Newham Way (A13) and The North Circular (A406). These roads  will be busy on event day because of the road closures in place so allow sufficient time for your journey.  

 

Please plan your journey before travelling as roads will be closed for racing on Saturday & Sunday.

For all event parking please navigate to the east entrance. If you are transporting your bike on a roof rack or if you have a high or wide vehicle, please use the parking spaces on the upper level. The parking spaces on the lower level have a height restriction of 1.9m. Please follow the direction of the traffic stewards who will be able to direct you accordingly.  

 

All parking at ExCeL is charged at a daily rate of £25 which should be pre-booked online via the ExCeL website. Visit the ExCeL website for more information.   

 

 

Please use E16 1FR if you are using a sat nav system. Please note access to the car park under the venue is only via Royal Victoria Dock Road or the A112

WHEN DO I HAVE TO REGISTER AND RACK MY BIKE?

You can collect your Race Pack and rack your bike at the ExCeL South Halls during the following times on Saturday 27 July:

 

T100 distance: 12:00-14:00

Olympic (and relay): 14:00-16:00

Sprint (and relay) and Super Sprint: 16:00-18:00

 

Participants taking part in the T100 and Olympic distances MUST collect their Race Pack, and rack their bike with helmet, on Saturday 27 July. These timings will reduce queues and allow you to enjoy the Women’s Pro Race on Saturday 27 July.

 

Participants in the Sprint and Super Sprint distances are strongly encouraged to collect Race Packs and rack bikes on Saturday, but also have the option of doing this on Sunday 28 July.

 

If you decide to collect your pack and rack on Race Day, please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 90 minutes before your race start time.

 

You must be ready to show your unique QR code upon arrival at the car park (if you drive to the venue) and at the entry point to the South Halls. You’ll be required to show this QR code again when you collect your Race Pack. 

 

This will be emailed to you in the week leading up to the event.

 

Your race pack contains all the essential items for your race, and you will pick this up either the day before or on the day from the Registration area within the ExCeL South Halls.

 

SECURITY WRISTBAND: This must be attached to your wrist and not taken off until you have retrieved your bike from Transition after racing. This wristband will be numbered to match your race number. 

 

 

BIKE NUMBERS: Before the race, stick the three numbered stickers on your helmet (front, left and right) and the other around the seatpost of your bike. These should not be taken off until you remove your bike from Transition after racing. 

 

 

RACE NUMBER: Your race number must be displayed on your back during the bike phase and on your front during the run. We suggest you attach this to a race belt to give you the flexibility to switch race clothing and easily swap the number from back to front.

 

 

RACE TATTOOS: These are to be applied to your body, you can chose whether they are applied  to one on each arm or one on each leg or one on your arm and one on your leg.

 

 

TIMING CHIP: You must also pick up your reusable timing chip at chip collection within the registration area. In the preparation area, fasten your timing chip around your left ankle using the Velcro strap. Please do not remove your timing chip until you have completed your triathlon or you will not receive a result. We advise that you put your wetsuit over the timing chip strap. This will help to keep it secure in the water and prevents you from having to remove the strap in Transition. All timing chips must be returned once you cross the Finish Line – there will be a charge of £60 for any unreturned timing chips.

 

SWIM CAP: During the race pack collection process you will also receive a coloured swim cap. Please note that your swim cap may be a different colour to your race bib and wristband. Please ensure you keep hold of it for Sunday if you collect your race pack on Saturday. It is mandatory to wear the swim cap during the swim. 

If you are competing in the Olympic Team Relay the team captain will pick up your race pack on Saturday 27th July. If you’re competing in the Sprint Team Relay the team captain can pick up your race pack on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th July. The bike numbers must be correctly attached to the bike and helmet to be used by the cyclist. You will have one timing chip that will act as a baton between team members and must be passed over to the next team member in transition, the timing chip will be an ankle chip. 

 

 

Once you have collected your Race Pack, please enter the Transition Area to rack your bike. You will enter Transition at a designated entry point where staff will check your athlete wristband and make sure the stickers on your bike match to your athlete number.

 

Rack your bike in Transition in the position that corresponds with your race number. There will be signage at the end of each row that will have the number range for that row – find your numbers and rack your bike in that row. Volunteers and event staff will be on hand to guide you.

 

You can choose to place your swim-to-run transition kit safely under or next to your bike. Or you can wait until race morning to place it under your bike. Your helmet must stay in Transition with your bike once your bike is racked.

 

You may also lay out your bike gear (shoes, helmet, nutrition etc) under your bike to make your transition from swimming to biking more organised, which will result in a faster transition.

 

– QR code to collect your Race Pack

– Wetsuit (compulsory)

– Swimming goggles

– Bike and helmet

– Race belt with bib number

– Cycle shoes and running shoes

– Bike bottles

– Nutrition/snacks

– Sun cream

– Post-race clothes

– Towels

 

Yes, wetsuits are compulsory for all participants.

 

Please arrive at the Swim start queueing area 20 minutes prior to your race start. Once participants have checked into transition, they should make their way to the start area at least 20 minutes prior to their race start to join the back of the swim start queue. There a race briefing will be given to you by a member of staff. 

 

 

The queuing system will take you down to the dockside; where you will ‘walk’ into the water individually – one at a time. All waves will be pulse starts with participants setting off approximately every 2 seconds. 

 

For many, the swim is the most daunting part of the race, but don’t worry! Our water safety team will be there to guide you and help if required. Please identify yourself to our swim start team who can provide additional support and guidance should you need it. 

Please take your time entering the water via the pontoon ramp. Should you need a short time to acclimatise to the water temperature before you start swimming, please move slightly to the left to allow other swimmers to pass from behind. 

The team, provided by Swim Safety Ltd, consists of fully qualified lifeguards in kayaks and rescue boats as well as bank-based lifeguards on the pontoons. All lifeguards are members of either the BCU Lifeguards or Surf Lifesaving GB. If this is your first triathlon, or swimming is not your strongest discipline, we recommend that you position yourself towards the back of the wave. It may add a few seconds to your time, but it will enable you to get into your rhythm and enjoy the swim more. If you do get into difficulty, lie on your back and raise your arm in the air, a kayak will come to you and if necessary, arrange a safety boat to take you to the water’s edge. 

 

No drafting is allowed i.e. taking shelter behind or beside another competitor during the cycling leg of the race. 

 

 

The swim exit pontoon dips into the water so you can swim onto it before standing up. Lifeguards will be on hand to help you out if required. Once you have exited the water, you must remove your wetsuit before you re- enter ExCeL and climb the stairs back to transition. 

 

A wetsuit bag will be provided to you – please put your wetsuit, goggles and swim cap inside this. 

 

There will be a small changing area shielded from public view which is available for any participants who require this facility for religious or sensitivity reasons. To help us resource this appropriately please let us know in advance if you plan to use this  by emailing us – [email protected] before the 12th July. 

 

We recommend that all participants and spectators bring with them a small bag containing only their kit. Bags will be subject to random bag searches upon arrival. There is no general bag storage facility on site outside of transition provision for participants only.

Please be aware that no dogs are allowed within ExCel London’s venue and therefore within the Event Village. If arriving by car, participants or spectators bringing a dog will be turned away at the access point to the car park or if travelling on foot at the entrance to the venue itself. 

 

Those attending with Guide or Assistance Dogs will be permitted access. If you are planning on bringing a Guide or Assistance dog to the event, please do contact us in advance to let us know at  [email protected] 

The water is tested against World Triathlon water quality standards; however, we would still advise you to be in good health and try to avoid swallowing the water in the docks. . Some swimmers may be more susceptible to infection through immune suppression. Swimmers are also advised that they MUST NOT swim with any open wounds. 

 

In open water swims there are no walls to push off every 25m, so practice swimming the race distance accordingly prior to race day. 

 

 NB: Wetsuits are COMPULSORY for all participants. Water temperatures will be monitored on the morning of the event and if it is deemed too hot to wear your wetsuit due to the water temperatures we  will inform participants at registration and participants should leave their wetsuits in transition. 

 

 

HOW DO I REGISTER MY RELAY TEAM?

If you are competing in the Olympic Team Relay the team captain will pick up your race pack on Saturday 27th July. If you’re competing in the Sprint Team Relay the team captain can pick up your race pack on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th July. The bike numbers must be correctly attached to the bike and helmet to be used by the cyclist. You will have one timing chip that will act as a baton between team members and must be passed over to the next team member in transition, the timing chip will be an ankle chip. 

 

The swimmer must wear the timing chip on their ankle and should do so under their wetsuit. When they exit the water they make their way to the Swim-to-Bike Relay Tent which is on entry to the transition area and will be clearly signed. This is where they will meet their cyclist teammate to hand over the timing chip. The Cyclist must attach the timing chip before they do anything else, then the cyclist can make their way to their racked bike and on to the bike course.  

 

The cyclist must wear the big race number on their back. The cyclist must wait at the Swim-to-Bike Relay Tent which is within the transition area and will be clearly signed. Their bike must be racked at their numbered rack before heading to this location. The swimmer will arrive to the Swim-to-Bike Relay Tent, pass the timing chip to the cyclist who must attached it before doing anything else. The Cyclist must attach the timing chip before they do anything else, then the cyclist can make their way to their racked bike and on to the bike course.  Upon completing the bike course the cyclist must make their way back to their numbered bike rack, re-rack their bike then continue to the Bike-to-Run Relay Tent which will be clearly signed, where their runner teammate must be waiting. 

 

 

 

The runner must wear the big race number on their front. They must wait at the the Bike-to-Run Relay Tent which is within the transition area and will be clearly signed. The cyclist will arrive and pass on their timing chip which the runner must attach before they can continue to the run route. There will be a ‘Team Relay Meeting Point’ 100m from the finish line, should teams wish to run into the finish together which will be clearly signed.  

 

REFUND POLICY

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