Ras Al Khaimah Triathlon

Junior Super Sprint | Super Sprint | Sprint | Olympic
Start Time: 7.30am


The Race

Ras Al Khaimah Triathlon is back for its 5th edition and promises to be bigger and better! Organised by Super Sports Events in association with RAKTDA, this incredibly scenic triathlon will once again be hosted by Al Marjan Island’s 5 star DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa. Swim in the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf, bike on traffic free palmed tree lined roads and finish with a run on the designated running track just meters away from the water’s edge with stunning ocean views! Only an hour’s drive from Dubai, the course will be flat and fast so perfect for beginners to advanced levels, include Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint and Junior Super Sprint distances, all ages and abilities & relay teams of 2 or 3 athletes are welcome to participate.

Make a weekend of it and book your staycation soon!

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Where to enter
Entry Fee & Refund Policy
  • Adults (19yrs & over):        AED250
  • Juniors (18yrs & under):     AED175
  • Relay:                                   AED175
  • Discounts are offered for families of 3 or more consisting of parents and children. Email events@supersportsuae.com 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, snack, and voucher will be forfeited in full after the start of a respective distance.
Entry Fee Includes:
  • Electronic Timing
  • Swim cap
  • Shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Downloadable Certificate
  • Fruits and Refreshments
Race Pack Collection
  • You must have checked in and received your timing chip 30 minutes before your race start.
  • Once you know your race number, proceed directly to the Race pack collection desk and collect your race pack.
  • Race numbers will be emailed to all runners and will also be on show at Race Check-In on the morning of the race.
  • Once you know your race number, proceed directly to your respective collection desk.
  • When collecting your race pack, you will be asked your full name, gender and age.


Option A
The night before from 6-7pm, opposite DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island.
Warren, the Race Director is also available to answer all questions about the triathlon that you may have.


Option B
On Race Day on the morning of the race from 6am – 7.15am, opposite DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island.


What will be in your pack?

    • Timing Chip
    • Race Bib
    • Swim cap
    • Shirt & Breakfast Snack is collected after race


Race Day Program
  • Be checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.
  • There is NO on the day registration.

06h00: Race Check In Opens, Transition Set Up and Warm Up
07h15: Race Briefing for ALL on beach.
07h30: Start – Junior Super Sprint: Under 13 years: Male, Female & Relay
07h35: Start – Super Sprint 13+ years: Male, Female & Relay
08h00: Start – Olympic & Sprint: Male, Female & Relay

10h30: Cut off Time for Bike – If you have not yet passed transition for your final lap you will be directed in to transition as external bike route roads will open to traffic from 10h30

11h00: Race Cut off Time for Olympic Prize Giving
12h00: Official Race Cut Off Time for all distances

Prize Giving
10h00: Junior Super Sprint & Super Sprint Prize Giving
10h30: Sprint Prize Giving
11h00: Olympic Prize Giving

Please note, roads will only open at 10h30 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 – 5km Cycle – 1.25km Run
0 8 years  |  9 12 years  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

375m Swim – 10km Cycle – 2.5km Run
0 18 years  |  19 years+  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

750m Swim – 20km 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 allowed for this race.
  • The swim direction will be in a 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 750m swim see swim course map
    • Olympic will complete a 1500m 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 10km.
  • No headphones allowed on the bike.
  • Distances
    • Junior Super Sprint will complete 1/2 lap of the course = 5km
    • Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of the course = 10km
    • Sprint will complete 2 laps of the course = 20km
    • Olympic will complete 4 laps of the 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 an anti clockwise direction so all athletes need to stay on the right hand side of the running track.
  • There will be 3 turning points on the track. One point at 630m 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
  • Distances
    • Junior Super Sprint will complete 1/4 lap of attached course = 1.25km
    • Super Sprint will complete 1/2 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
  • These need to be returned to the organizers once you have finished the race and will be collected from you once you exit the finish chute.

  • 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.

Timing Chip
  • 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.
  • Once finished racing, hand your race chip and bib in and collect your branded shirt.
  • Make sure the chip is fastened tightly so that it does not move or change position during the race. (TIP: If the velcro strap is not long / tight enough, use a safety pin to adjust the length to keep the strap / chip in place and tight on your leg)
  • Your final time for the race will be taken when crossing under finishers arch after the run leg of the race.
  • 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!



    06h00: Opens for Racking
    07h15: Closes for Race Start
    10h15: Opens for Departure

    • Once the race has started, only racing and relay team athletes will be allowed into the Transition area .
    • This is to avoid over crowding, 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 in Transition – 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.

    Please inform your supporters that they are NOT Allowed in Transition!

    Relay Teams
      • Relay teams may consist of 2 or 3 different athletes and may be comprised of boys / girls / males / females.
      • 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 waters edge

      CYCLIST – waits at the exit of the hotel grounds near the main road.

      RUNNER waits at the exit of transition by the RUN OUT banner


      • 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 every 2 to 3km 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.

      You will be given a red wrist band on the finish line, hand it in and get your branded race shirt.

      TOILETS are available in the car park area as well as at the hotel.

      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 events@supersportsuae.com for more information.

      End of Race Procedures
      • When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute then you will receive your finishers medal.
      • Return your race number and timing chip to the designated marshal or collection box.
      • Scan the QR codes to see your result.
      • Prize Giving will follow as soon as possible once all athletes are finished.
      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 www.supersportsuae.com –  Race Results.
      • You will find split times, overall placings, age category results, and a downloadable certificate.
      Prize Giving

      10h00: Junior Super Sprint & Super Sprint Prize Giving
      10h30: Sprint Prize Giving
      11h00: 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.
        • 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.
        Event Photo Album

        Directions to Al Marjan Island RAK

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Marjan Island


         Parking is opposite the transition area across the road from DoubleTree by Hilton.


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