Triathlon Mamzar

Junior Super Sprint | Super Sprint | Sprint | Olympic
Start Time: 7am


The Race

As part of the UAE Tri League, this Super Sports organized Mamzar Triathlon offers an action-packed morning of open water swimming, biking and running. Perfect for first timers, offering fast times for the advanced, and are therefore ideal for all ages and abilities. Enter a relay team of 2 or 3 athletes. This unique beachfront course and spectator friendly route has plenty of sea views and palm tree lined roads.

The swim course offers calm waters in the lagoon with plenty of lifeguards. For the bike, there are double lane roads closed in both directions to traffic and a designated running track that follows the beach ensuring a safe and fun race for all. Music, lots of aid stations, supporters and a real community feel makes these triathlons special.

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Where to enter
Entry Fee & Refund Policy

Entry Fee

  • Adults (19yrs & over):          AED330
  • Juniors (18yrs & under):     AED250
  • Relay:                                      AED200
  • Discounts are offered for families of 3 or more consisting of parents and children – aged 18 years and under. Email for the family discount code.
  • There is NO on the day registration.

Credit/Refund Policy

  • Any participants canceling their participation after the closing date or if the race sells out or who is a “no-show” on the day of the race will not receive a refund.
  • In the unfortunate event of the race having to have to be postponed/cancelled due to government authorities requests/weather/venue issues, the credit/refund policy of online entries through online entry providers will apply or you can have your entry carried over to any other Super Sports organized race.
  • Unclaimed race packs including shirt, medal, and voucher will be forfeited in full after the start of a respective distance.

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Electronic Timing
  • shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Swim Cap
  • Downloadable Certificate
  • Fruits and Refreshments
Race Pack Collection

    On Race Day

    Race Packs can be collected from Race Check In on the morning of the race from 5.30am – 6.45am. You must have checked in and received your timing chip 40 minutes before your race start. Once you know your race number, proceed directly to the Race pack collection desk and collect your race pack.

    Check your Race Data

    Please check that all your data which is printed on the label of the race pack envelope is correct. This includes your name, age category, gender, and distance. In the event of there being any errors, please let our Check In staff know so we can change it for you, so you have the correct result when finishing the race.

    What will be in your pack?

    • Timing Chip
    • Race Bib
    • Swim cap
    • T-Shirt Voucher


    Race Day Program

    Be checked in at least 40 minutes before the start of the race. There is NO on-the-day registration.

    05h30 – 06h45 Race check In Opens, Transition Set Up, and Warm-Up. All competitors need to be checked in before 06h30 as roads leading to the start/finish area will be closed to ALL traffic as from this time.
    06h45: Race Briefing and TRANSITION CLOSES
    07h00: Wave 1: Junior Super Sprint: Under 13 years Individual & Relay
    07h05: Wave 2: Super Sprint Individual & Relay
    07h15: Wave 3: Olympic & Sprint Male, Female & Relay – staggered start – Zone by Zone
    09h30: Bike cut off time as roads will open to traffic after that as well as transition opening to all athletes. You can then continue with the run part of your distance.
    10h30: Race Cut off Time for Olympic Prize Giving

    Prize Giving
    09h00: Junior Super Sprint & Super Sprint Prize Giving
    09h30: Sprint Prize Giving
    10h30: Olympic Prize Giving
    11h00: Official Race Cut Off Time for all distances

    Please note, roads will only open at 09h30 once TRANSITION OPENS, after which you may leave the venue.


    Race Distances & Age Groups

    Age Groups are calculated as per your age on race day. Male and Female categories for all age groups.

    180m Swim – 8km Cycle – 1.25km Run
    0 – 8 years  |  9 – 12 years  |  Relay
    UAE National Top 3

    375m Swim – 8km Cycle – 2.5km Run
    0 18 years  |  19 years+  |  Relay
    UAE National Top 3

    750m Swim – 24km Cycle – 5km Run
    0 18 years  |  19 29 years  |  30 34 years  |  35 39 years  |  40 44 years  |  45 49 years  |  50 54 years  |  55 years+  |  Relay
    UAE National Top 3

    1.5km Swim – 40km Cycle – 10km Run
    0 18 years | 19 29 years | 30 34 years | 35 39 years | 40 44 years | 45 49 years | 50 54 years |  55 years+ | Relay
    UAE National Top 3

    Swim Rules
    • All swimmers to wear swim caps supplied by sponsor out of respect for them sponsoring the race and also for identification and safety reasons.
    • WETSUITS: RACE 1 –  not allowed, RACE 2 – allowed
    • The swim direction will be in an anti-clockwise direction from the start.
    • Distances
      • Junior Super Sprint will complete a 180m swim straight-line swim out and back see swim course map
      • Super Sprint will complete a 375m swim see swim course map
      • Sprint will complete a 1 lap 750m swim see swim course map
      • Olympic will complete 2 laps of a 750m swim course see swim course map
    • All swimmers will need to pass through the “GATE” in order to finish a lap and also when exiting the water to the transition area. No need to exit the water to complete a lap just keep swimming.
    • Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified.
    • Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.
    • A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object.
    • A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance must raise an arm overhead, pump it up and down and call or seek assistance.
    • Swimmers who have received assistance whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race, unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress.
    • No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraws from the race or receive medical assistance.
    Bike Rules
    • Bike direction will follow the normal traffic direction and 1 lap will be equivalent to 8km.
    • No headphones allowed on the bike.
    • Bike cut off time is at 09h00 as roads will open to traffic after that as well as transition opening to all athletes. You can then continue with the run part of your distance. Athletes who do not make the bike cut off time do not qualify for prizes.
    • Distances
      • Junior & Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 8km
      • Sprint will complete 3 laps of attached course = 24km
      • Olympic will complete 5 laps of attached course = 40km
    • Before exiting transition, your race number has to be facing away from your body and on the back side of your body, waist height.
    • All participants shall wear a protective helmet, undamaged and unaltered, which meets or exceeds the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
    • The helmet must be fastened before the participant first mounts the bicycle; at all times when the participant is on the bicycle and must not be unfastened until the participant has dismounted.
    • Triathlon time trial bikes are allowed, as well as conventional road bikes and mountain bikes.
    • No tandems, recumbent and fairings or any add-on devices designed exclusively to reduce resistance are allowed.
    • Solid disc wheels are allowed.
    • Any new, ‘unusual’ or prototype equipment will be subject to a determination of legality by the Chief Race Referee.
    • Athletes must be individually responsible for the repair and maintenance of their own bike. Assistance by anyone other than technical support officials will be grounds for disqualification. Each cyclist should be prepared to handle any possible malfunction.
    • Technical support DOES NOT include the normal changing of flat tyres. You may not receive a spare wheel if yours breaks.
    • Athletes may walk with their bike, if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle.
    • All Athletes must mount and dismount in the marked zones at the transition area.
    • Under no circumstances may a participant ride his/her bike inside the transition area.


    • Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed.
    • The 10meter (X 1.5m) draft zone rule will apply.
    • Athletes must ride in a single file on the far RIGHT side of the cycling course lane, except when passing another rider.
    • All passing takes place on the left.
    • A violation of the Drafting rule will result in Marshalls verbally informing you and showing you a “drafting warning” card immediately when cited during the race and your race number will then be written down to be compared with other Marshalls’ citings.
    • 2 or more citings will result in a 3 minute penalty for each and every citing


    • All passing takes place on the left.
    • When you want to pass the cyclist ahead of you, you MUST move 1.5m to the LEFT before entering the 10meter Draft Zone.
    • You have 15 seconds to get your front wheel in front of the front wheel of the athlete that you are overtaking.
    • The athlete, just overtaken, then has 15 seconds to see to a 10m gap between him/her and the bike that just passed.
    • Failure to do so is a drafting violation.


    • Athletes must ride in a single file on the far RIGHT side of the cycling course lane, except when passing another rider.
    • Should they ride on the left side of the road and not be in the process of following the Passing rule protocol (see paragraph above) they are blocking the cycling course for faster riders coming up from behind and they will be penalised for blocking.
    • When in doubt as whether to move left or right when cyclists are approaching from behind, the best is to keep your course in a straight line and let the cyclist behind choose on which side to pass you.
    • Never ride two or more abreast.
    • You must have plugs in the ends of your handlebars
    Run Rules
    • Running will be in a clockwise direction so all athletes need to stay on the left hand side of the running track.
    • There will be 3 turning points on the track. One point at 625m for Junior Super Sprint, 1.25km for SUPER SPRINT (SS) ONLY and another at 2.5km for Sprint and Olympic (S/O). Make sure you turn at the correct point!
    • Distances
      • Junior Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 1.25km
      • Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 2.5km
      • Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 5km
      • Olympic will complete 2 laps of attached course = 10km
    • Before exiting transition, your race number has to be facing away from your body and on the front side of your body, waist height.
    • Your upper body must be covered at all times on the run portion of the race.
    • Shoes are compulsory.
    • No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
    • 2 Water stations will be provided on the course.
    Race BIB
    • Bring a Race Belt to attach your number too as this needs to be visible in different positions throughout the race and will save you time in not having to have to pin it in different positions during the bike and run legs.
    • It would be advisable to buy these belts before race day and figure out how they work.
    • Race bibs need to be worn for the bike and run legs and need to be clearly visible before leaving transition.
    ProChip Timing Tag
    •  This will be included in your Race Pack and to be worn on your LEFT ankle with the number facing outward at all times during the race.
    • Make sure the chip is fastened tightly so that it does not move or change position during the race.
    • Your final time for the race will be taken when crossing under the finisher’s arch after the run leg of the race.
    • Once finished racing, chips will be collected from you at the exit of the finish area or if need be, handed back by you.
    • You are racing with ProChip timing chips, please make sure that you hand these in once you have finished racing, otherwise you will be charged the replacement fee for the chip allocated to you – AED250.
    • Split and finish times for all legs will be available.
    • No chip, No time, No result!
    Cut off times

      When are the cut off times?

      • If you do not complete the swim and bike within 2h15 mins from the start of your swim, then you will be marshaled back into transition to start your run.
      • This cut off time is enforced by the Dubai Police as they need to open the roads for general public to use and all cyclists have to comply. You are then allowed to complete the run course and will receive your finisher medal and race result, however you will not qualify for any prizes as you have not completed the full course. Make sure to choose a distance where you can complete the swim and the bike within 2h15 mins.
      • The final cut off time for the race is 10.30am, however if possible, you will be allowed to complete the course while the venue is being packed up. Contractually we are obligated to start vacating at that time and if we do not we can be fined or have our permission to host the event retracted by the municipality.
      Transition / Bike Racking

        Opens for Racking: 05h00
        Closes for Race Start: 06h15
        Opens for Departure: 09h00 

        • ONLY participants will be allowed in to Transition.
        • Please rack your bike and lay your gear out as quickly as possible to avoid overcrowding and then make your way to the beach to the Briefing Area.
        • 4 bikes per rack – 2 bikes on either side of the rack with all other equipment neatly packed underneath your bike.
        • Once the race has started, only racing and relay team athletes will be allowed into the Transition Area. This is to avoid overcrowding, for safety reasons and to give everyone a fair chance to transition without extra people being in the way.
        • No bags will be allowed to be left under your bike only the equipment needed for each leg.
        • If you do have extra bags etc., please leave them on the pavement perimeter near transition so once you finish the race you can easily access them by not actually entering the transition area.
        • Make sure all valuables are left in your car, or out of sight, do not leave on your bike.
        Briefing Area
        • The Briefing Area will be on the beach to the left of the red carpet as you face the water with 450 cones in a grid like pattern to help demarcate social distancing. We ask you to pick a cone and stand next to it while listening to the Briefing and waiting to be called to the Start Area.
        • Only a brief explanation of the race (focussing mainly on the swim) otherwise all information is in the Briefing document which will be emailed to you to go through thoroughly.
        • Everyone to remain in the Briefing Area and only move to the Start Area when your Wave is called to do so.
        Start Area / Procedure
        • When your Wave is called to the Start Area, swimmers to self-seed themselves as below:
        • Zone 1: for fast swimmers
        • Zone 2: for intermediate swimmers
        • Zone 3: for social swimmers.
        • At the start of each Wave, Zone 1 swimmers will be followed by Zone 2 and then Zone 3
        • Once the start siren goes, walk in single file over the start timing mats times.
        • Once you cross over the start mats your race and time will start.
        • This race will be based on chip times meaning your race time will only start once you cross the timing mats and not when the start siren goes off.
        • Once a respective Wave has finished, the next Wave will be called to the Start Area and the same start procedure will be followed for all Waves.
        Relay Teams
          • Relay teams may consist of 2 or 3 different athletes and may be comprised of boys / girls / males / females / mixed.
          • Teams participating in the race must enter all team members in order to receive your race number.
          • All relay team members must ensure that they are all the correct age for the respective event or final results will be according to oldest person’s age category.

          SWIMMER – starts at respective start area.

          CYCLIST waits at the entrance to transition by the SWIM-TO-BIKE board.

          RUNNER waits at the exit of transition at the BIKE-TO-RUN board.

          • All relay teams will need to “TAG” their teammate at these respective points by handing over their teams timing chip in order for their team mate to start their leg of the race.
          • All Relay Team members will be allowed to cross the finish line at the same time as the runner for their finish line photo, so swimmer and cyclist can join the runner at the start of the finish area.
          Finishers Medal

          When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute and then you will receive your finishers medal.

          General Information


          • These will be supplied by the organisers and feature at 2 self-service stations on the Run course as well as one at the finish line.
          • No water stations will be available on the bike course.
          • Participants may bring their own beverages as long as they are consumed within the transition area. 

          TOILETS are available in the race village, next to transition.

          AMBULANCE AND PARAMEDIC SERVICES will be on site and in the event of any athletes being in trouble, please inform the closest race marshal / lifeguard to call for assistance.
          • Pre-Race: VELO PRESTO mechanics will be available from the beginning of registration on race day to assist with any basic repairs and maintenance on a first-come first-served basis.
          • VELO PRESTO will not be able to assemble bicycles or carry out any complex or time-consuming repairs e.g. hydraulic systems.

          Contact for more information.

          End of Race Procedures
          • When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute and remove your timing chip and drop it in the designated collection bin, receive your finishers medal.
          • Scan the QR codes in the Race Village to see your result.
          Race Results
          • Please scan the QR codes in the Race Village to view your result once you have finished.
          • Full results will be on the Super Sports website as soon as possible at – top right-hand corner – Race Results.
          • You will find split times, overall placings, age category results, and a downloadable certificate.
          Prize Giving

          08h30: Junior Super Sprint & Super Sprint Prize Giving
          09h00: Sprint Prize Giving
          10h00: Olympic Prize Giving

          • Trophies and vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 males and females for the respective distances.
          • Trophies will also be awarded to the top 3 UAE males and females finishers for each respective distance.
          • Medals will be awarded to the top 3 males and females for the respective distance age groups.
          • Overall winners will not be included in age group prizes so we can spread the prizes out amongst more people.
          • When you see the cameramen, remember to give them a smile or a thumbs up, especially when you cross the finish line.
          • Photos can be found on your results page by clicking on the CAMERA icon and then doing a bib or selfie search. 
          • Photos will be available 6 hours after the race has finished.
          • Relay: All team-mates may join their runner on their final stretch to the finish line lap in order to finish together and for your finish-line photo.
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          Event Videos

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          Directions to Mamzar

          Alexandria St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


           There is NO Parking near the Transition area.

          The closest parking areas are a 5 to 10 minute walk or shorter if you cycle it.

          So allow yourself enough time to make the trip from the parking area to Transition.

          Do NOT park on the pavement as you may be fined by traffic police!


          Race Numbers will be available 36 hours before Race Day so please check back then!