Countdown to Surf 'n' Turf 2017








The 2017 event will be the 4th Surf N Turf Aquathlon. This year the event will include 2 swim distances due to the demand for an alternative swim distance. The swim options are a 200m or 400m sea swim followed by a 5km run for either swim distance. If you are looking for a bit of a challenge then why not come and join us.

200m Swim / 5k Run

Standard Ticket

Closes 24 August 2017

    Last Minute

    Closes 16 September 2017

      400m Swim / 5k Run

      Standard Ticket

      Closes 24 August 2017

        Last Minute

        Closes 16 September 2017

          Oysterman Triathlon


          Key Information

          Swim Cut Off

          The sea swim course is tidal and although the swim section will take place during slack water (the time when the water is not coming in or going out) anyone in the water after 20 minutes is more likely to feel the effects of the sea more than those who complete the swim in a short time. For this reason we ask that all participants are prepared properly for the swim. If you are not confident then why not add the Tri Training Day event to your booking for just £5. We reserve the right to direct people back to the shore after 20 minutes for their own safety.


          A wet suit is compulsory if the water temperature is 14 degrees or below. Between 15 degrees and 22 degrees a wet suit is optional. The average temperature in September 2016 was 17 degrees. We would recommend using a wet suit in most occasions as this will assist with buoyancy. If you don’t have your own wetsuit yet, we’ll offer you a discount code to hire a wetsuit on completion of your Surf N Turf booking.

          Getting There -Parking
          Water Quality

          Whitstable has received the Blue Flag for water quality for a number of years including in 2016.

          Fundraise for the Pilgrims Hospice

          If you would like to help fundraise whilst doing the Surf N Turf. Our chosen charity partner is the Pilgrims Hospice. The Pilgrims Hospices provide specialist care to patients with life limiting illnesses and their families across east Kent. It is a charity that Active Life have been working with for a few years now. You will have the chance to donate to support those who may not have long left in the world or you could help fundraise for them. If you would like to fundraise then download their fundraising pack.

          We would like to encourage participants to fundraise for all sorts of charities, so if you do. Thank you.


          Registration Opens: 08:30
          Registration Closes: 09:15
          Race Briefing: 09:20
          Race Starts: 09:30


          Participants need to register at the registration desk between 8.30am and 9.15am on the morning of the event. Each participant will receive a race pack at registration containing their race number and timing chip.

          The Finish

          Upon finishing participants will receive a bespoke medal, a finishers pack and a finishers performance t-shirt along with an immense sense of pride and satisfaction having competed in the Active Life Surf N Turf Aquathlon.


          There are toilets by the registration area along Marine Parade.

          About Whitstable

          Friends and family can cheer you on as they enjoy a festival atmosphere of entertainment, activities and the draw of Whitstable. There is plenty to do for all the family. Why not stop off at the Sportsman Pub, which was awarded the top restaurant in the National Restaurant Awards 2016. Or grab an oyster or some tapas from the famous Wheelers Oyster Bar.

          Previous Race Results

          Race Route Maps

          Swim Route

          Run Route

          Volunteer Application

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