Dubrovnik to hold international triathlon
Fancy racing in the beautiful and historic city of Dubrovnik at the the city’s first-ever international triathlon on Saturday the 13th of October 2018?
There are two separate competitive distances available, a sprint and an Olympic. The course includes a swim in the beautiful clear waters of Gruz harbour, some 2km from the Old Town; a flat fast bike ride on closed roads, and finally a flat the run loop within the harbour. Event distances include:
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* The sprint 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
* The Olympic 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Both these distances will be available as relays where 3 people can take part in the individual disciplines.
There will also be lots of fun activities on offer, including a pre-race party on the 12th October, a Friday morning warm-up swim by the Old Town walls at Banje Beach, a post awards party on Saturday evening and a spectacular ocean Boat Trip for all competitors and their partners on Sunday morning.
Designed with all ages and fitness levels in mind, these activities will provide holidaymakers with a taste of the overall triathlon event, offering families, couples and single people the opportunity to take part as well.
Mato Frankovic, Mayor of Dubrovnik says: “On behalf of the City of Dubrovnik it is a great pleasure to welcome triathletes from all over the world to our beautiful City.
The city of Dubrovnik is systematically investing in sporting events and we are especially interested in promoting sport in the unique setting that is Dubrovnik, Croatia’s prime destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We do hope all the participants will enjoy our city as we are delighted to welcome them”.
Dubrovnik Triathlon is being organised by Brighton and Hove triathlon Event director, Human Race founder and London 2012 Olympic Triathlon competition manager, John Lunt.
“This event is a fantastic end of season treat for those triathletes and their partners who have raced hard all season, Lunt said. “The weather is always great in Dubrovnik and it will be a fantastic race in an amazing location. The World Heritage site provides an incredible back drop and you will be guaranteed a very warm and friendly welcome in Croatia. We are limiting numbers in year one as the city welcomes a new sport to the city”.
A brand new website has been launched www.Dubrovniktriathlon.com which has all the details. Accommodation packages, Airport transfers and bike carriage details are also available on the website.
You can fly to Dubrovnik with Easy Jet