Channel Tri

Set the date 16 Sept 2018 – New triathlon located at Folkestone Harbour – run in association with the Rotary Club of Folkestone Channel and raising funds for charitable causes.

Channel Tri will start on Sunny sands beach, before competitors head out of the water and run to T1 located at the Harbour,the bike section takes on a one loop for the sprint and 2 for the standard triathlon.

Cycle through country lanes onto quiet, scenic country roads through Hawkinge and Alkham Valley, before returning to transition.

The run section is an out and back route along the coast towards Sandgate and return via the Leas Country park, before returning to the boardwalk at Folkestone harbour and cross the finish line.

This is a charity event organised by Tri Spirit Events on behalf of the Rotary Club of Folkestone Channel. The main charities will be the Celia Blakey Centre for care of people being treated for cancer and the Shepway Sports Trust many other local charities will also benefit.

Charity Trust Fund Registered No: 1031549

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  • Sunday 16 Sept 2018

    Start 7.30am





    Standard & Team Tri   1.5K 40K 10K
    Standard Aquabike  1.5K 40K
    Sprint & Team Tri  750m 20K 5K
    Sprint Aquabike  750m 20K

    Venue : Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1QH 
    Parking: Please follow marshals directions at Folkestone Harbour.
    Registration: Open on Saturday 15 Sept 4pm-6pm and Sunday 16 Sept 5am-7.30am.

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    All competitors must comply with BTF rules and use the highway in accordance with the Highway Code. Individual competitors will complete the whole course.

    Running not your thing? Then Enter now button 3cmenter our Aquabike - returning again by popular demand - it comprises a 750m swim followed by a 20K bike, before re-racking your bike to then cross the finish line in the stadium.


  • Enter now button 3cm Entry fees start from as little as £23.


    Entry Fees

    Entry Fees


    Standard & Team Tri   £55 £60 £84*
    Standard Aquabike  £47 £52
    Sprint & Team Tri  £50 £55 £69*
    Sprint Aquabike  £42 £47

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    Teams of 3 people make up a team. Each team member will either swim, bike or run. 

    * If you are entering a Relay Team, all non BTF members in the team must purchase a BTF Day licence at registration (Cost £5 per licence).

    All competitors for the standard distance events must be 17 years of age by 31.12.17. Juniors between 15 and 17 may take part in the sprint distance events only, and written parental consent must be provided in advance to the organiser, with a signature.

    Please contact the organiser at least one week in advance of the event for entrants under 17 years of age to ensure sufficient time is taken to do this to avoid disappointment.

  • SWIM

    The swim starts on Sunny Sands beach, Folkestone

    Standard Tri & Aquabike - 2 x 750m laps


    Run to T1

    Shoes must be worn.

  • TST swim copy


    Cycle through the beautiful Kent countryside.

    Sprint Tri & Aquabike - 20K
    Standard Tri & Aquabike - 40K = 2 x 20K laps

  • TST run copy


    Out towards Sandgate return via the Lower Leas Coastal Park

    Sprint Tri - 5K
    Standard Tri - 10K = 2 x 5K laps

  • Your entry includes:

    • Event entry
    • On course aid stations
    • Event T-shirt
    • Bespoke finisher's medal
    • Goodie bag
    • Chip timing
    • Live results
    • Post event nutrition and athlete area
    • Special offers from our partners

    Facilities for competitors include changing rooms, refreshments and prizes

  • Feedback and comments from our competitors on our other events:

    Brett Ashford Tri & Aquabike 2014 

    Steve Wright

    Many thanks for a top race today, I had a great time and can think of nothing that would improve your event. I was particularly impressed by all the Marshalls, all very positive and really added to the experience.

    Calvin Wickman

    Thanks for a splendid, well-organised but relaxed event.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially not having to do a run. A special thank you to the marshals who were chatty and friendly throughout.

    Alan Crossan

    All the best, and thank you for the brilliant event.

    Martin Godden

    Firstly congratulations to you and your team on a fantastic event. This was my first go at a triathlon and I have to say the organisation and people involved could not have been more helpful and welcoming. I will definitely be attempting a few more and recommending this event to my friends.