Race information

Barcelona Triathlon by Santander

Basic Info

Here is a summary of the basic information about the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander. You can find more information under FAQ.


October 10, 2021


Sunday, October 10 from 8:10 a.m.


Nova Mar Bella beach

Bib number collection

Participants will receive the bibs and race pack the day before the Tri Expo.


Recommended to check-in the previous day. Check schedules and restrictions.

Starting waves

Waves scheduled with a limited quota of triathletes to ensure the safety and comfort of swimming.


Available from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Medals for the first three men and women classified.

Distance and formats









A participant completes the triathlon individually.


A team of 2 or 3 participants performs the triathlon in relays with each one completing a segment. If the team has 2 members, one of them will perform two segments.


Two participants perform the triathlon together from the start to the finish line.


The city of Barcelona opens its streets so you can enjoy this sport as you visit the most emblematic places in the city.

Recorrido natació Sprint Barcelona Triathlon

The triathlon begins with participants swimming in the waters of Playa de la Nova Marbella. You will swim one 750-meter lap.

Recorrido ciclisme Sprint Barcelona Triathlon

Participants cycle along the coast from the Forum to Carrer de la Marina, with the Sagrada Família in the background. three 7,5 km laps

Recorrido Cursa a peu Sprint Barcelona Triathlon

Participants run along the Paseo Marítimo in the city of Barcelona to the Forum. There is the turning point for the 5 km circuit that ends right next to the Box.

Transició Sprint Barcelona Triathlon

The transition area is located on the Agapito Fernández football field next to the CEM Marbella.


Saturday 9th October
Timetable Activity Location
10:00 – 19:00 Triexpo CEM Mar Bella
10:00 – 19:00 Race Pack collection Triexpo
10:00 – 19:00 Check-in Transition area ( Agapito fernandez )
Sunday 10th October
Timetable Activity Location
6:00 Bag storage area opens CEM MARBELLA
6:00 – 8:00 Check in Box ( Campo de futbol Agapito Fernandez )
7:40 Road closure of the cycle route. No more vehicle access to parking area. -
8:00 Transition area close -
8:10 1ª Start - (Bibs 1 to 100) Nova Marbella beach
8:15 2ª Start (Bibs 101 to 200) Nova Marbella beach
8:20 3ª Start (Bibs 201 to 300) Nova Marbella beach
8:25 4ª Start (Bibs 301 to 400) Nova Marbella beach
8:30 5ª Start (Bibs 401 to 500) Nova Marbella beach
8:35 6ª Start (Bibs 501 to 600) Nova Marbella beach
8:40 7ª Start (Bibs 601 to 700) Nova Marbella beach
8:45 8ª Start (Bibs 701 to 800) Nova Marbella beach
8:50 9ª Start (Bibs 801 to 900) Nova Marbella beach
8:55 10ª Start (Bibs 901 to 1000) Nova Marbella beach
10:00 swim finish -
11:15 bike finish -
11:15 a 13:30 Check Out -
11:30 Awards ceremony popular race -
12:00 Sprint Triathlon European Cup - WOMEN -
13:40 Sprint Triathlon European Cup - MEN -
15:00 Awards ceremony Triathlon European Cup -


Ordered by topics, you will find the answers to the most frequently questions about Barcelona Triathlon by Santander.

It's very simple: just head to the registration section and click on the registration form. Follow the steps we provide. In two minutes you will have completed your registration and you will come to the card payment platform.

The minimum age to participate is 18 years.

Yes. There are several competition modalities: individual, pairs and relays.
For the individual modality you must register for the same distance and indicate the same estimated time and club.
For participating in pairs and relays, the very nature of the modality means you will complete the race together.

Once your registration is completed, you will receive an e-mail from the organization with your registration information.
In addition, you can check your data and registration at any time in the "verify your registration" section of the registration menu.
If you do not receive our confirmation e-mail, it is important that you check your spam folders or verify your e-mail address using the "verify your registration" section of the registration menu.

Registration to the Barcelona Triathlon does NOT include a refund for the registration fee under any circumstances, including injuries, accidents, travel, change of working hours, etc.
The amount will only be refunded in the event that the race cannot be held due to restrictions imposed by the country’s health authorities and for reasons of public health and safety.
Participants are also prohibited from transferring the registration to another participant under any circumstances, including those mentioned above.

No. Any participant who is unable to attend an event in which he/she has registered will not be able to transfer it to another participant under any circumstances, including injuries, accidents, travel, change of working hours, etc.
Any new participant will have register again. In relay teams or pairs, it is possible to change one of the members while keeping the registration.
Remember that participating without being properly registered (with the registration of another participant) is illegal and reportable by the authorities and implies that you will participate without accident insurance at your own risk.

You may not change the registration modality (individual, relay or pair) within 30 days of the race. If you request a change within 30 days prior to the competition:

  1. The change will be subject to availability of places.
  2. If there is a price increase, the cost of such increase will be applied.

No, no changes regarding participant, modality, distance or start time are permitted during bib distribution the day before the race.

You can pick up your material at the Triexpo to be held on Saturday October 9. October 9 Open hours are from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm In the TriExpo section you will find the location where this takes place.

No. No participant material will be delivered on the day of the event. You may not ask for exceptions or make special requests on the day of the event.
If you can not attend the day before the Triexpo, you can authorize any person with a photocopy of your ID card or passport.

  • A bib: may not be worn during the swimming section and must be on your bicycle. During the cycling section you must wear it on your back and you must wear it in front while running. You may use a bib holder to turn the bib from the back to your chest. If you do not have one, you can buy it at the Triexpo.
  • A chip: Required during the entire race and must be returned upon crossing the finish line. We will deliver it to you together with a neoprene chip holder to be worn on the ankle, so you don't have to carry your own chip holder. Remember that chips owned by the Catalan Federation or green chips are not valid for this event.
  • A set of numbered stickers: One for the bicycle, one for the helmet and one for the backpack that you leave in the locker, where applicable.
  • A swimming cap: This will be of the color corresponding to that of your start time.
  • A bracelet: Required during the race and that will identify you as a participant.
  • A complimentary T-shirt: Of the size you chose during the registration process.
  • A bag.

You can consult the course maps in this section: ROUTES

Conventional road and MTB bikes are allowed.
Road bikes do not need to have handlebar couplings. MTB bikes do not need to have n bar end attachments on the handlebars.
Bicycles without accessories (rear rack or front rack) are also allowed. Counter-rail bicycles, folding bicycles, electric bicycles, or public service bicycles (Bicing or any other similar) are not allowed.

Start times will be determined according to the estimated timetable that you have indicated upon registration. You will know the definite timetable during the week before the race when we send you the last minute information.

We recommend that you arrive at the start area 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.
The starting line for all distances is located at the Nova Mar Bella beach (the second one starting from the Forum).

10 minutes before your start time you will be called to enter a call room or pre-start box. We will call all of you to the starting line by the color of your cap.
From this box, you will move to the starting box when there are 3 or 4 minutes to go, and here you will start the race by entering the water.
In other words, there will be two boxes, a pre-start box and an start box.

The expected average temperature is 21 °C, which means you will be able to wear a neoprene suit.

For Covid-19 health safety reasons, in this edition of the Barcelona Triathlon we will reduce the number of participants per race to approximately 100.
So you will enter the water with a maximum of 100 people at a time, which means you’ll have a lot of space and comfort in the first meters.

You will have to complete three laps.
Remember that it is your obligation to know what you are carrying.

No. The whole course is totally flat, the only challenges being the 6 curves per lap. Although all the curves are very well marked, you should be extremely cautious before each one of them, especially if you are riding in a pack.
In any case, remember that you must always ride on the right to allow other faster participants to pass you.

Yes, it is a popular race, and you are allowed to ride behind another participant, including those of the opposite sex.
If you don't have any experience riding, don't be complacent and leave a gap between you and the participant ahead of you.

If you can continue and you are close to the boxes area, you can continue walking. If, on the other hand, you find yourself in a very remote spot, the organization's staff will detect your accident and immobilize your bike and, when possible, take it to the boxes area.

No. For safety reasons, we need you to be completely attentive during the race and this is impossible if you can’t hear.

Yes. You will find the reference to kilometers at the end of the circuits.

Yes, the only thing you have to do is to wear your back covered and your bib in front of you.

Due to current sanitary conditions, the organization does not plan to provide any refreshments and will supply a water bottle when passing out bibs, which each participant must fill individually at the supply point that will be located in the box.
If sanitary conditions allow on the date the Barcelona Triathlon is held, there will be 1 refreshment during the race and 1 refreshment at the end of the race.

First of all, you are going to be really happy for your achievement.
Moreover, you will get a finisher medal, a drink and fruit to recover from your effort.
You will also be able to rest enjoying a great musical entertainment.

No, in this edition of the Barcelona Triathlon and as a health safety measure, you will not be allowed to cross the finish line with family members. The finish line will be located in a space to which only participants will have access. It is preferable that your relatives wait for you outside the finish line area.

This year the finish line will be located right next to the box.

If you are not an expert, take your time. It is not a big deal to lose a few seconds. The first thing you have to do is find your bike. Use the numbered bib signs and visual references to arrive at your position.
The stopwatch does not stop in transition. No one can help you at any time during the competition. Put on your helmet and snap in the buckle. That is the first thing you have to do. If you touch your bike without a helmet on you will be warned.
Attach your bib. While in the cycling lane it must be visible on your back. Your torso must be covered while cycling and running. If you only wore a short bathing suit, you should wear a top or T-shirt.
You cannot get on the bike until you leave the transition zone and pass the line indicated by the judges.

Slow down during the final meters of cycling and locate where to get off your bike ahead of time. Get off your bike before entering the transition area following the instructions of the judges. Do not remove your helmet until you put the bike back on the rack in your box.
You must now turn the bib onto your chest to continue the race on foot. Keep track of your belongings to avoid losing them.

Relays can be of 2 or 3 components and the different sections can be distributed freely. It is not necessary to have three participants. One member of the team can do compete in disciplines, regardless of the order.
Teams can be male, female or mixed.
Not all participants on a team need go to collect the material. Just one member is enough, although the organization recommends that all members of the team show up.

  • The chip is placed on the swimmer's ankle
  • At the end of the swimming section, swimmers head to the box in the assigned place where the team's bike is. The cyclist, already changed, will be waiting for you there with his bib on. The swimmer must to pass the chip along to the cyclist.
  • When the cyclist finishes his segment he will head to the transition area to leave his bike there. The runner will be waiting for you there, already changed. Once the bike is in place, the cyclist passes the chip and the bib on to the runner.
  • Once the runner has the bib and the chip he/she will start running

Yes. 100 meters from the finish line you will find an access point to the finishing lane and be able to cross it together.

Anyone who participates in the triathlon with a partner who move together throughout the entire course. They must complete the triathlon together from the start to the finish line. At each time check it will be recorded that the couple is together at all times.
You can participate with your partner, a friend, a family member, father-son, mother-daughter, or whomever you wish. The only requirement is that they race together.

Yes, as long as they are always together during the whole race.

Yes. Each pair will appear exclusively in the couples ranking.


1. The event

The BARCELONA TRIATHLON is a Triathlon event, which will begin at 08:10 am, open to all types of athletes. It will be held on October 10, 2021 and is organized by the Barcelona City Council.
This sprint-distance race is widely popular, with its core location being in the coastal area of the Mar Bella.
In this edition there will also be one international event with participation restricted to elite athletes (European Triathlon Championship), which will begin at 12:00 noon.


2. Distances & formats

  • 750m swim (1 lap)
  • 20Km bike (3 laps)
  • 5Km run (1 lap)

Participants perform the triathlon individually.
Two participants perform the triathlon together from the start to the finish line. At each time check point the couple’s progress will be recorded together throughout the race.
A team of 3 participants takes part in the triathlon in relays. One swim + one pedal + one run = 3 cross the finish line together.

Teams can have 2 participants, in which case one participant will complete 2 segments.

For reasons of safety, viability or publicity, the organization, reserves the right to modify the course and organize start times in different shifts that will be published in the corresponding section on the website www.barcelona-triathlon.com days before the race is held. These changes will be made as a general rule based on the estimated final time that each participant indicates on the registration form.

3. Participation and insurance

Participation in the Barcelona Triathlon is open to people of any nationality, affiliated with a triathlon organization or not, over 18 years old.

Participants join the race under their own responsibility and ensure that they have the required level of fitness and technical mastery to compete. Participants agree to have their race material in perfect condition.

Participation is allowed individually, in pairs or in relays of 2-3 components (one swims, another does the cycling section and another does the running section, or one component does two segments).

The Organization will have a Civil Liability insurance policy, in accordance with current legislation. Participants not affiliated with a triathlon organization will be covered by an accident insurance policy taken out by the organization. Participants who indicate that they are affiliated with a triathlon organization upon registering will have to prove their condition at the time of receiving their bib; otherwise, they will have to pay the difference in the price of the registration when they pick it up in order to cover the cost of insurance.

4. Race entry

Registration is personal and non-transferable and implies acceptance of all articles of these regulations, as well as the purchase conditions.
Participants can register individually, in pairs or in relays of 2-3 components.
The price is listed in the registration section of the website and can be processed using the online payment system by credit or debit card: Visa or Mastercard.

5. Race pack collection

All the material necessary to participate in the triathlon will be distributed in the area designated for this purpose Tri Expo within the hours established in the program.
The organization will provide a bib, bike and helmet stickers, a swimming cap, a bracelet and a chip to ALL participants.
The chip must be returned at the end of the race. Individually owned bibs and chips will not be used to participate in the BarcelonaTriathlon.
The organization will not deliver any material, merchandise or otherwise after the established deadline; therefore, participants who do not pick up their material within the period indicated will lose their right to receive them.

6. Withdrawal and refunds

Registration for the Barcelona Triathlon does NOT include a refund of the registration fee under any circumstances, including injuries, accidents, travel, shift changes, etc.
The amount will only be refunded in the event that the race cannot be held due to restrictions imposed by the country’s health authorities and for reasons of public health and safety.
Participants are also prohibited from transferring the registration to another participant under any circumstances, including those mentioned above.

7. Safety and medical assistance

Public road safety and traffic control will be the responsibility of security personnel. A private surveillance service will monitor the transition area and access thereto for all people.
In each of the three segments of the triathlon healthcare will be provided in accordance with current regulations, the number of participants and the high percentage of non-expert athletes present in the Barcelona Triathlon. The medical services of the organization provided for the race is authorized to withdraw any participant for medical reasons.

8. Personal data

In accordance with the personal data protection regulations, we inform you that your personal data included in this form will be processed by the Barcelona City Council in order to manage the registration of the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander 2021 (treatment 0639 - Sporting events in the public space organized by the IBE). This purpose is mandatory.

Your data will be processed by the company CRONOCHIP as "data processor" for the management of the entity in this sporting event and always under the guidelines of the person responsible for the file, the Barcelona City Council. You expressly consent to the processing of your data for the indicated purpose, authorize us to publish your data in the list of registered as well as its result in this sporting event, and to send you communications related to the event.

Likewise, and in accordance with the sports, promotion and exploitation interests of the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander 2021 around the world (reproduction of photographs of the circuit, broadcasting of videos, publication of classifications, etc.) through any device (television, Internet, graphic advertising, etc.) and without time limit, the registered ones expressly give the organization the right to reproduce their name and surname , the place obtained in the classification, his photographs and his videos.

For the management of the sporting event, the Barcelona City Council may manage, process and manage participation in the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander 2021, manage the information from it, especially the time, photographs and / or videos of participation; as well as carrying out surveys, statistics and market analysis, developing profiles of participants in order to personalize and improve the organization.

Your data will not be transferred to third parties and will be deleted once the legal obligations arising from the requested management have been fulfilled. You have the right to access, rectify and delete your data, as well as other rights established by the data protection regulations. You can consult additional information about this processing and data protection at www.bcn.cat/ajuntament/protecciodades.

9. Authorised vehicles

Motor vehicles, bicycles or skaters that do not belong to the organization will not be allowed to pass through the circuits during each race. Authorized vehicles monitoring the races must carry visible identification at all times.
Receiving external help other than that provided by the organization or being accompanied by a vehicle or skater may result in disqualification of the participant.

10. Timing

Partial times will be recorded in all three sections of the triathlon using the chip. The loss or misplacement of the chip will result in disqualification of the participant (it must be carried on the ankle during all 3 segments).
Each participant or team will appear exclusively in the classification of their modality.

11. Ethical conduct and practice

Participants accept each of the articles under this regulation and agree to participate honestly according to the competition rules and to cover all the complete sections before crossing the finish line. They also state that they will be respectful of the staff involved in the organization and of the other participants. They also undertake to treat their own and other people's sports equipment with respect.
To help ensure the minimum environmental impact of the races, participants will use the containers located in the refreshment stations to throw away their bottles after drinking and will refrain from throwing any food or other packaging on the ground during the race.