Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2020 opens for entries

Posted On 09 Oct 2019 at 3:12 am

Next year’s Brighton and Hove Triathlon is open for entries, with the main event due to take place on Sunday 13 September.

Once again there will be a weekend of activities, including the children’s Scootathlon and the Children’s Triathlon on Saturday 12 September on Hove Lawns.

This year more than 1,600 competitors took part, the biggest participation to date since the event started in 2016.

And the organisers hope to top that figure in 2020 as they encourage entrants to book early at www.brightonandhovetriathlon.com

Race director John Lunt said: “Brighton is a top destination for sport, with huge participation in many events. In a year which will bring us the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the ITU World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, all eyes will be on the sporting world and the huge benefits it brings to people’s lives.

“I’m delighted we can open up entries for the 2020 race so soon after the sell-out 2019 event.

“We are hoping for over 2,000 athletes to come race in Brighton. We had perfect conditions – a hot sunny day, no wind and beautiful flat calm sea.”

“We aim to make the Triathlon accessible to everyone including novices, first timers, veterans of the sport, disabled and LGBTQ.

“We are fully inclusive and this is why so many people enjoy competing with us at Brighton.

“We have participants from all over the world which obviously also brings a lot of business to Brighton and Hove.

“We had 120 children race in the Scootathlon and we also had 167 children compete in the Children’s Triathlon.

“With more and more women taking up the sport of triathlon, there were 30 per cent of women competing this year and a further 30 per cent of the field were first timers.”

Hove MP Peter Kyle said: “The Brighton and Hove Triathlon is a real family event and it’s great to have it based on Hove Lawns.

“To see three-year-olds through to 87-year-olds giving it their best in an all-inclusive event really fits well with the spirit of our city.

“Congratulations to everyone who took part and who organised this wonderful event. I’ll see you in 2020!”

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