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Rehabilitation Triathlon

by the Royal Navy Recovery Centre Hasler

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Thursday 22 June 2023

Following on from the successful of the Rehabilitation Triathlon 2022, hosted by the Royal Navy Recovery Centre Hasler, we are delighted to welcome these awesome athletes back this year to compete once again on Plymouth Hoe, on Thursday 22 June, during Armed Forces Week.


The Rehabilitation Triathlon 2023, hosted by the Royal Navy Recovery Centre Hasler, sponsored by AECOM and The Royal Marines Charity, is a Tri-Service adaptive event for Service Personnel on recovery duties and Veterans.

The Triathlon will start with a swim in the art-deco Tinside Lido. The cycle will take cyclists on time trials across the Hoe and along Hoe Road and Citadel Road then returning back onto the Hoe promenade via Osborne Place. This is a slightly different route to 2022. Athletes will then move onto static rowing machines, before crossing the finishing line.​


​It is expected that 200 participants from the UK Tri-services and veterans will attend this event, along with International teams from the United States Marine Corps' and Royal Netherlands Marine Corps'.


Come and watch!


This is a hugely exciting event to watch and show your support as you see the pure determination and commitment of these outstanding athletes as they push through each element of this adaptive triathlon.


Best places to watch:


  • Swim – around the Tinside Lido

  • Cycle time trials – Hoe promenade (route is across the Hoe, along Hoe Road and Citadel Road then returning back onto the Hoe promenade via Osborne Place).

  • Row / Finish Line – North of the Plymouth Naval Memorial

  • Community choirs from 4pm –main stage on Plymouth Hoe (ramp end)

  • Award Ceremony from 5pm – main stage on Plymouth Hoe (ramp end)


There will be a variety of exhibition stands to view and refreshments on the Hoe promenade.



The event will have full and sprint distances with participants competing in six different categories dependent upon the nature of injury and their physical ability. A team relay (2/3 competitors) event is also available over the full distance.

Sprint Distance*: 

  • Pool Swim – 200 metres

  • Bike – 6.6 km 

  • Row – 2.5 km


Full Distance: 

  • Pool Swim – 400 metres 

  • Bike – 13.2 km 

  • Row – 5 km


*Distances may vary slightly.

Event timings

Timings for participants

  • 8am to 10am – Competitor Registration Open

  • 10.10am – Muster for Race Brief (main stage on Plymouth Hoe)

  • 10.15am – 10.45am Race Brief


Race Start

  • 11am – First wave start

  • 11.10am to 4pm – Subsequent waves to start at 10 min intervals

  • 4pm to 4.30pm – SJ Performing Arts, with around 20 children performing High School Musical pieces (main stage on Plymouth Hoe)

  • 4.40pm to 4.55pm – SA Singing and Acting school, Frozen ensemble (main stage on Plymouth Hoe)

  • 5pm – Last athlete to complete row

  • 5pm – Award Ceremony (main stage on Plymouth Hoe) 

  • 5.15pm – The Band of HM Royal Marines, The Corps of Drums.

  • 5.20pm – The Lord Mayor’s address


The event race manual, detailing timings and important race day information, will be sent to participants following registration. h

With thanks to sponsors

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Event delivery partners

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Road Closures


Lockyer Street / Osbourne Place

From junction with Citadel Road to entrance to the Hoe, road closure and parking suspension, 8.30am to 4.30pm, on 22 June.


Hoe Road 


From Hoe Approach to the junction with Madeira Road.

Directional closure between Hoe Approach and Citadel mound 8.30am to 4.30pm, Parking restriction from 9am on 21 June to 4.30pm on 22 June. 

Full road closure between Citadel mound and Madeira Road roundabout 8.30am to 4.30pm and parking suspension 7am to 4.30pm on 22 June. 

Citadel Road

From the junction of Lockyer Street to Hoe Approach, Directional closure 8.30am to 4.30pm, parking restriction from 9am on 21 June to 4.30pm on 22 June.

Hoe Approach


Directional closure 8.30am to 4.30pm on 22 June.

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