COURSES OVERVIEW

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Our race format allows for the unique opportunity to do each discipline in different parts of the region.

To go to the start of each race, you can either drive there, if you choose to rent a car, or you can use our transfer service, or walk if you’re close enough to the location. All transfers will depart and return, after each competition, from near the race office/expo at Pestana Blue Alvor Resort.

SWIM COURSE

Marina Portimão – The Swim course is right next to the Portimão Marina, protected by the break wall

The swim course takes place at the Marina Portimão Beach, right next to the famous Praia da Rocha Beach and Marina Portimão, that are also de host venues for the run on Sunday. 

The swim venue offers an extensive selection of restaurants and bars, so make sure you save some time to enjoy great food with a cold drink, after the swim.

The swim is a 1.2 km loop  format. Those doing the 2.4 km distance will do two loops, with an Australian exit (a short run on the beach at the end of the loop), passing by an aid station. Those doing the 3.6 km will do 3 loops, running by the aid station twice.

This loop course makes it an exciting competition for both the participants and spectators, as it is easier for spectators to follow the action, and for athletes to control who’s around them.

BIKE COURSE

Bravura Dam

NEW COURSE

Unexpected and beyond the organization controle, last minute changes on the racetrack schedule resulted in last minute changes on the bike course.

The good news is, we went looking and we think this once is even better and nicer! You’ll have a chance to enjoy some epic views and some challenges!

TRITON Portimão new course starts at the restaurant Hello

Goodbye located at Barragem da Bravura in the county of Lagos, not to far from last year’s racetrack course.

 

The new course is slightly shorter this year as a result of last-minute changes.

Each lap has 22.6 km.

In addition to this lap you will have a 3 km neutral start and a 3 km (from the end of the loop) uphill towards the finish-line.

In total, TRITON SHORT will feature a course of 28.8 km.

TRITON MIDDLE will feature 2 laps of 22.6 km, plus 3 km neutral and 3 km final stretch for a total combined of 51.2 km

TRITON LONG will feature 3 laps of 22.6 km, plus 3 km neutral start and 3 km final stretch for a total combined of 73.8 km

RUN COURSE

Marina Portimão – Praia da Rocha

The run and final awards take place at the beautiful Portimão, Marina.

The course will take you on the wooden Praia da Rocha pathway, as well as next to the Marina and the Marina brake wall, a unique course never used before on any other race that took place in Portimão.

 

We saved the best for last. A trail that will take you next to the ocean where you can admire the myriad blues of the sea.

As you run along beside the sea and the Portimão Marina, you will enjoy the immensity of the ocean and try to spot shearwaters (in summer) or even dolphins playfully leaping out of the water.

When you reach the far end, take a look at the rocks that form the breakwater. At low tide, there’s lots of crabs feeding here, or mussels, whelks and limpets, clinging to the rocks and waiting for the sea level to rise again at high tide.

COURSES AND AID STATIONS

TRITON Portimão Official nutrition partner will be announced soon. 

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We have a policy of zero tolerance for littering. We are determined to make this a “leave nothing but footprints” event. Any food or drinks you consume during the course segments must be done in place, and if you litter anywhere on the course you will be immediately disqualified and fined by authorities.

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Please make sure you slow down enough (on the bike in particular) to take on any nutrition needs you may have, and make sure you secure them well not to let them drop. At the aid stations there is a dropping zone for your litter that you must absolutely respect.

 

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On the run course you will not be allowed to consume any nutrition, solid or liquid, that carries trash with it, outside of the aid station zones. We recommend you carry a fuel backpack, especially if you are doing the full distance.

 

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We are sure you appreciate these measures as much as both we, and all residents, do, in order to keep the region clean and make sure it receives us with open arms for many years to come.

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