The departure will be from the emblematic beach of Veillat, opposite the Casino of Saint Raphaël. An early departure which will offer you a unique panorama over the bay. A place of relaxation where the water of the Mediterranean is very regularly checked by the services of the Town Hall which wishes to offer bathers high quality water!
A 750-metre lap will be set up, heading towards Santa Lucia marina with buoys marking out the course. Once out of the water, competitors must cross the beach, take the observation tower ramp, and at the end they will find the bike park for an intense transition!
The S race format includes a 20km cycling course. On leaving the bike park, triathletes will take the Corniche d’Or road towards the Côte d’Azur.
This course can be done by everyone as there are no major difficulties. Each competitor will complete a roundtrip by making a U-turn at the Agay central roundabout. This route travels along the seaside, passing via Le Dramont, a major site in the 1944 D-Day landings.
This is an ideal course for participants challenging themselves for the first time in a triathlon and will definitely provide an adrenaline rush for the more experienced and advanced competitors.
The Saint-Raphaël Triathlon will be one of the first of the season in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.
The organising team has therefore chosen a route by the sea heading towards Santa Lucia marina. Two laps will be completed for the Sprint Race format, totalling about 5km. The halfway point of this course will be at the Yacht Club.
The course has also been set up so that spectators and Saint-Raphaël locals can enjoy the show and encourage all the runners. The finish line will be in the Bonaparte Garden by the Saint-Raphaël angel for a truly special moment!
As with the format of the sprint course, the start will be on Veillat beach in Saint Raphaël, the most central beach of the seaside resort next to the Old Port, a fine sandy beach almost 400 meters wide. This beach is the busiest in summer. For this event, it will belong to the triathletes for a start in Mass Start. The swimmers will set off for two loops of 750 meters with an Australian exit for the greatest pleasure of the spectators!
After this performance, competitors will cross the beach and climb a few metres up the ramp to the bike park for an intense changeover!
The M Course will cover the same 12km between Saint-Raphaël and the beautiful bay of Agay that the sprint competitors completed earlier in the morning.
Once they arrive at Agay central roundabout, competitors will continue their route along Avenue des Golfs, which will lead them to the entrance of the Estérel Massif a few kilometres further on.
This very pretty and selective lap covers an additional 20 km and will demand a great biking performance. The slopes throughout this massif, characterised by its red rocks, will make all the difference and the viewpoint around Rocher Saint Barthélémy will afford unforgettable sights. The downhill ride to Cap Roux will be quite an adventure for the triathletes before they head back along Corniche d'Or road towards Saint-Raphaël for the home stretch that will require stamina and power.
Managing this effort, before undertaking the run, will be the key to this 44km race that everyone is sure to love!
The Alternative Course
(in case of red zone fire risk and impossibility to drive in the Estérel)
The Olympic Distance course will include three laps with a slightly longer distance leading to Santa Lucia marina and the Ile d’Or (Golden Island), a heritage site and major tourist attraction in our city.
This 10 km course is ideal for spectators and is suitable for both newcomers and triathlon enthusiasts at the beginning of May. This race will offer something for everyone to enjoy.
All the triathletes will finish by climbing the ramp to Bonaparte Garden and pushing themselves for the last two hundred metres in a great atmosphere that we are preparing for you!