Sunday 25th August 2019
500m / 20k / 5k
Tri England Member - £45
Team Entry - £65
Tri England Member - £50
Team Entry - £70
Tri England Member - £55
Team Entry - £75
THE EVENT IS NOW FULL
Registration Opens: 06:00
Registration Closes: 06:45
Race Briefing: 07:00
Wave 1 Starts: 07:15
Wave 2 Starts: 07:20
Award Ceremony: 10:30 (approx.)
Participants need to register at the registration desk and rack their bikes in the transition area between 6am and 6.45am on the morning of the event. If you are local or staying over in the area, participants will be able to register between 6.30pm and 8pm the evening before. Each participant will receive a race pack at registration containing numbered stickers for their bike and helmet, their race number and timing chip.
Relay team entries are welcome. When entering on-line, one person will need to register and include the names of all participants, their emergency contact details and any medical information. Just one entry fee applies to the whole team – you are only entering one race, after all. In our triathlons, teams of 2 or 3 are equally acceptable.
SWIM CUT OFF
The sea swim course is tidal and although the swim section will take place during slack water (the time when the water is not coming in or going out) anyone in the water after 25 minutes is more likely to feel the effects of the sea more than those who complete the swim in a short time. For this reason we ask that all participants are prepared properly for the swim. On this note we would recommend that you prepare for a swim length of 750m (although the course is accurately measured at 500m). We reserve the right to direct people back to the shore after 25 minutes for their own safety. There will be 2 (possibly 3) start times for the swim. Your swim start time will be provided in your pre race information sent out 10 days before the event.
A wet suit is compulsory if the water temperature is 14 degrees or below. Between 15 degrees and 22 degrees a wet suit is optional. The average temperature in August 2018 was 17.9 degrees. We would recommend using a wet suit as this will assist with buoyancy and warmth. If you don’t have your own wetsuit yet, we’ll offer you a discount code to hire a wetsuit on completion of your Oysterman booking.
The bike route is on quiet but open roads. We have applied for a temporary road closure around the bike in and bike out section of the course to accommodate the majority of those taking part. The course is relatively flat with small inclines that shouldn’t slow people down that much, making for quite a quick bike course. Each year we focus on areas where we can make the experience even better for participants. In 2019, the bike course will be even easier to follow so that you can focus more on getting those legs spinning.
Oysterman entrants are eligible to add the Tri Training Day on Saturday 15th June from 9am-1pm for £10 when booking onto the Oysterman (otherwise the cost is £20). The training day is open to anyone wishing to take part in the day but on the Oysterman course. The morning will include skills, drills and tips on how to complete an open water triathlon as well as some of the more technical elements in each discipline for those who want to improve their times.
(SOLD OUT AND NO LONGER TAKING BOOKINGS)
Upon finishing participants will receive a bespoke medal, a finishers pack and a finishers performance t-shirt along with an immense sense of pride and satisfaction having competed in the Active Life Oysterman Triathlon. There will be an award ceremony at approx. 10.30am by the finish area. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 male finishers, top 3 female finishers as well as trophies for the age group winners.
supporting poppy's plea
We are supporting 4 year old Poppy from Whitstable who is battling a rare form of cancer called neurofibromatosis. There is hope for Poppy but this particular operation can only be delivered in America. We appreciate that many of you will have your own charity you support but if you would like help Poppy, who lives not far from the start of the Oysterman course, then there is an option to add a donation to Poppy's Plea when entering the Oysterman Triathlon to help fund lifesaving treatment in the USA. Whatever you donate we'll match. For more on Poppy's Plea click here.
Whitstable is easily accessible via the M2, and then Whitstable is a short distance down the A299.
there are regular direct trains from London to Whitstable, it is then approximately 1 mile to the race start. Taxis are available.
Abacus Cars 01227 277745, Whitstable Taxis 01227 261561
Free parking is available all along Marine Parade and in the streets that lead to and from it. Alternative parking is available at Tankerton Road car park and also Gorrel Tank car park just outside the Harbour. If you have bikes on your car roof please make sure you remove them before entering the car parks as there are height barriers. Please do not park in restricted bays along Marine Parade as these relate to the transition exit for the start of the cycle route.