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Cheltenham Tri in the Park Junior and Adult Triathlon is now open!


Cheltenham Triathlon Club is so excited to be welcoming you back to our award winning event.


Due to TITP being cancelled in 2023 - places to our 2024 event are now limited - please do sign up and secure your place - we are sure that 2024 will be our best year yet! 


Cheltenham Tri in the Park Junior and Adult Triathlon won the Triathlon England 2022 Small Event of the Year Award! 


Cheltenham Tri in the Park  is Cheltenham Triathlon Club's award winning, family friendly, off-road super-sprint triathlon set within the beautiful boundaries of Cheltenham’s Pittville Park…  

An indoor pool swim followed by an off-road cycle and run around the park this triathlon is ideal for families, those who are new to the sport and seasoned triathletes looking to try something a little bit different!

Event Information: 
Chip timing and results (by What's My Time) All race finishers will receive a finishers medal and a small goody bag!
Car parking, with changing, lockers, showers, hot and cold refreshments will be available on site.  
Torie Clarke Soft Tissue Therapy will be there to help massage away any post race aches and pains...


Provisional Race Day Timetable: (Tri in the Park is an afternoon event).

Once again the junior event will take place before the adult race - hopefully making TiTP perfect for families wishing to give triathlon a go!

11.30: Junior and Adult Registration and Transitions Open
12.50: Junior Triathlon Compulsory Race Q&A Brief Poolside (10 Minutes before each wave thereafter)
13.00: Junior Triathlon Race Start
15.15: Youth Compulsory Race Briefing Poolside
15.30: Youth Start
15.30: Adult Race Compulsory Race Briefing Poolside (10 Minutes before each wave thereafter)
15.40: Adult Race Start 
(Please note that timings are subject to change on the day)
Start Times and Course:
Maps of the 2023 course layout are included in the 2023 race information pack - link can be found from our event page on Facebook and our website. The 2024 event will closely follow this information. 
An up to date race information pack with the all important race start times and detailed course information will be emailed to all competitors and published on our website 2 weeks before race day.
Please note that special attention MUST be given to the race guidelines which may change in the lead up to the event to ensure our event complies with Covid secure measures required at the time of the race. 
Junior and Adult Triathlon detailed Information and Age Group Distances: 
Please see the separate Junior and Adult Triathlon sub-event information pages for further details on the Junior/Adult event race courses and distances. Detailed event information, with FAQs and an event guide for novices can be found in the Competitor Information Race Pack on our wesbite.
Age Group and Prizes:
All finishers will receive a medal. We will also issue age group trophies for the male and female winners of each BTF age group category. For the Junior event we will issue certificates for 1st, 2nd 3rd places with trophies for the winner of each Tristar age group category - these will be awarded on the day after the races or sent out in the post after the event.
Each year we donate at least £2 of each of our competitors race entrance fee to a charitable organisation. 

Our selected charity for 2022 was Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice receiving £500.  

The charitable organistion for 2023/2024 events will be Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and Sandford Parks Lido.


Important Entry Information:

RACE PASS: Please note new regulations regarding RACE PASS (previously known as Day License)

Each participant must have a valid RACE PASS to take part in our event. This can be purchased automatically via our Entry Central direct entry or purchased through British Triathlon via a QR code in our Race Information Pack prior to race day. 

If you are already on the start list without a RACE PASS (deferal from 2023 for example) you MUST purchase a new RACE PASS via British Triathlon before the event. If you already hold British Triathlon RACE PASS membership you will be asked to present your ID card/confiramtion email at event registration. 

Refunds: Please note: once entry is made if you are unable to compete we will at our discretion (based on time consideration) offer deferred entry to the next years race.

Transfers: Please be aware that we are unable to transfer entries between people once entry has been confirmed (including family members) this includes deferrals of entry from our 2023 to our 2024 event. 

Identities are carefully checked at event registration and anyone attempting to take another person's place on race day will not be permitted to race. Please try to be as accurate as possible with entry information - changes to edit the entry details (such as correcting name, date of birth and estimated swim time...) cannot be made once entry to the event closes on 30th June 2024. 




Cheltenham Tri in the Park Adult Triathlon


The Adult Event Details:

Registration takes place inside the leisure centre (clearly signposted) with compulsory race briefing for competitors poolside 10 mins before start time.

Race start times will be emailed out when our online entries close 2 weeks prior to race day. Any last minute event changes, detailed information and the start list will also be published on our website and Facebook event page.  

The Tristars Youth Category will race alongside adults on the adult course. The minimum age is 15 years at 31st December 2024.

Please note: This event is limited to 100 competitors so early entry is highly recommended.

Our 2023 race information pack with important information, FAQs and course details from last year is available on our website 


The Adult (and Youth) Race Course:
Swim:  The swim will be 400m (12 lengths) in the leisure centre's 33m heated pool.

Bike:  The 10km cycle is entirely off-road circumnavigating the perimeter of the park. The course does not require technical mountain bike expertise (or bravery!) however an off-road, mountain or hybrid bike is recommended. The course will be 5 laps around the park and pitch and putt golf course. 


Run:  The single lap run is off-road and mixed terrain (mainly grass) it is approx 2.5km around the park and will be an enjoyable end to the race! 


Cheltenham Tri in the Park Junior Triathlon


The Junior Event Details:

Last year this event sold out - early entry is highly recommended!

Please note: ALL child entrants MUST be able to swim the distance specified in their age group category confidently using breaststroke or front crawl strokes only.

We would love to let all children have a go at our race however due to the safety of all of our competitors we must ask parents/guardians to ensure that children are able to exit the pool, find and collect their bicycle (on their own) and confidently cycle and run around the course. Children will have timing chips attached to their ankles (as the adults do) and in line with BTF rules must understand and be able to count their own lengths/laps.

We do, of course, have plenty of friendly marshals in the pool area, on the course and in transition to help direct, support, cheer on and aid the children whenever needed! Children will be well briefed at the start of the race and we welcome spectators encouraging competitors (providing spectators remaim outside of the course).


Start Times:

Children will race within their age group categories and races will start at staggered times. Youngest age-groups racing first.

The 2023 race pack with important information, FAQs and course details from last years event is available on our website 

Please note that the detailed course layout information and the all important race start times will be emailed out 2 weeks prior to race day. Any last minute event information and the start list will be published on our website!


Age Groups:

The minimin age for the Junior Triathlon is 8 years old at 31st December 2024.


Triathlon category:


cycle grass:


Tristar Start : 8 yrs 


1 length



Tristar 1 : 9/10 yrs


4 lengths



Tristar 2 : 11/12 yrs


6 lengths



Tristar 3 : 13/14 yrs


9 lengths



Youth : 15/16 yrs 

Race in the adult event


12 lengths


2500m  adult distance


These age groups are based upon the age of a competitor on the 31st December 2024. For example...

If the child’s 9th birthday is in December they will race in Tristar 1 : 9/10 years category - even though they are only 8 years old at the time of racing in July.

This is a British Triathlon rule - if you would like more information on BTF age-group categories please visit the British Triathlon website:


The Youth Category competitors who are 15 or 16 years old on 31st December 2024 will race in the adult race. Please sign up to the Tri In The Park Adult Triathlon. 

The Course:
The Junior Triathlon follows a different course to our adult race. It remains completely off-road, following an open and flat lapped route. The children's race will have a separate transition area to the adult race with lower bike racking for easy access. Any parents participating in the adult race may register and set up their own transition at the same time as the child.


To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

A British Triathlon Race Pass is required for participants who are not a British Triathlon Home Nation member. For this event, Race Pass costs are £2.00 (plus £0.08 service charge) for participants aged 24 and under, and £8.00 (plus £0.32 service charge) otherwise.

Cheltenham Tri in the Park Adult Triathlon
31 Mar 2024£30.00
30 Jun 2024 23:59£32.00
Cheltenham Tri in the Park Junior Triathlon
31 Mar 2024£26.00
30 Jun 2024 23:59£28.00

Dates and Status

Date: 13 Jul 2024

Closing Date: 30 Jun 2024 23:59

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Becky Drewett



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