Cheltenham Tri Festival


New for 2024 – The Cheltenham Tri Festival!

The event is aimed at all abilities and fitness levels, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors. Competitors must be over the age of 17 to compete.

The swim is undertaken in the Sandford Parks Lido 50 metre outdoor swimming pool, with the run and cycle routes around Cheltenham and through Sandford Park.

The Cheltenham Triathlon raises funds for two charities and is designed for competitors aged 17 and above who enjoy a personal challenge.

The event is managed in partnership with Sandford Lido Ltd (Registered charity #1052203) and the Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (LINC) (Registered charity #1078183). Please follow the links for our fundraising pages, or to create your own: or

Click Here to Book onto the Sprint Triathlon 

Click Here to book onto the Super Sprint Triathlon

Click Here to Book onto the Standard Distance 

Click Here to Book onto the Team Relay 


Run and cycle routes are anti-clockwise

Sprint: Swim 800m, Bike 18.2km, Run 4.7km

Sprint Bike Route

Sprint Run Route

Super Sprint: Swim 400m, Bike 9.2km, Run 2.3km

Super Sprint Bike Route

Super Sprint Run Route

Standard Distance: Swim 1.5km, Bike 44km, Run 9.5km

Standard Distance Bike Route

Standard Distance Run Route


To participate in this event, you are required to become a member of British Triathlon and hold a race licence. You must either become a Core or Ultimate annual member here ( or purchase a single use Race Pass for your race (

A race pass costs £2 for participants under 24 years old and is £8 for those aged 24 years and above.

Sunday, 15 September
Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham

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A 4-week challenge in June where you can swim 5, 7.5 or 11 miles (or pick your own) throughout the month 🗓️

Accumulate some of your miles here at the Lido throughout June! 

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Our inflatable water adventure is back on Thursday the 30th and Friday the 31st of May from 9:35am - 10:20am 👏🏻

*Suitable for ages 6+ 
*Swimmers must be able to swim 50m unaided

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