You have never done a triathlon and you want to live an incredible experience? This event is for you!

200M - 15KM - 3KM

There is a limit of 220 participants for this event. Early registration is recommended.


The Openlakes Belgium MY FIRST TRIATHLON EXPERIENCE will take place on Saturday 21 September 2024. The departure is at 9:00 am.


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General information

  • The start will be given at 09:00 from the banks of the Centre d'Accueil de la Plate Taille at Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure.
  • IMPORTANT: All bikes are allowed (racing bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes), provided they comply with safety standards (brakes, tires, helmets, etc.). Bikes and equipment may only be deposited in the transition park between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. on race day.
  • DISTANCES : 200m – 15km – 3km
  • Minimum age: 14 during the current year.
  • When picking up their number, athletes must present their identity card.


2:00-8:00 pm: Opening of the Openlakes village
2:00-3:00 p.m.: Swimming practice
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Swim training

7h00 - 8h30 : Ouverture du secrétariat course (retrait des dossards)
7:30 - 8h45 : Check-in vélo


No time limit to finish the race.

Swimming - 200m

  • Funnel departure from the banks of the Plate Taille Welcome Centre
  • 1 loop of 200m
  • Wetsuits are allowed if the temperature is below 24.5°C.
  • Wetsuits are mandatory below 16°C.
  • No warm-up in the water is allowed before the start.
  • Training allowed only on Friday 20/09 from 14:00 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 18:00

Bike - 15km

  • All bikes are allowed, as long as they meet the safety standards.
  • Non-DRAFTING event: the triathlon rules do not allow participants to follow each other during the bike part and impose a 10m gap between the athletes.
  • 1 lap of 15km around the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure
  • Bike route closed to traffic
  • 1 supply HIGH5

Running - 3km

  • 1 lap of 3km around the Welcome Center of the Plate Taille
  • 1 refueling per lap HIGH5

Collection of race numbers

  • Vendredi 20 septembre de 16h00 à 20h00
  • Saturday, September 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • The withdrawal of the number can only be done by the athlete himself.
  • At the time of collection of the number, the athlete MUST be in the presence of his identity card.
  • At the time of registration, the non-licensed athletes will have checked the one-day license (additional registration cost varying according to the distance). If not, the amount will be claimed at the time of withdrawal of the number.
  • You need to know your bib number: check your bib number on the registration list before picking yours up.

Regulations to be respected

Athletes will be required to respect the rules of the Belgian Triathlon League. We invite you to consult the rules by clicking here.

Any questions?

Consult the FAQ or contact us specifying your event and your distance.