Sun 30 Jun 2024 Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Triathlon | Sprint

Start with a great sea swim in the warm waters of Torquay Beach. Then it’s onto the bikes for a closed road bike course with a flat seaside run to finish.

  • Sun 30 Jun 2024
The Kings Drive, Torquay




Age 15 & over on 31 Dec 2024

  • 750 m sea swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 5 km trail running


The English Riviera Triathlon is moving a few miles East and will be a closed road Sprint Triathlon in Torquay.

That means a fast flat run and bike courses based on a 4K and a 1.8K closed lap.

We also have open water swims of a few different distances plus swim bike (aquabike) and swim run (aquathlon) options.

This event is part of English Riviera Triathlon.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat provided
  • Wetsuit not allowed if too hot
  • Wetsuit required
  • Wetsuit required if too cold

  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

The Kings Drive

Great venue in the heart of Torquay.


  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • No headphones
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

  • Plastic bottle free
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • Finishers medals for all plus podium medals
  • Free silicone swim hats
  • Personalised race number (entries 2 weeks before the race)
  • Secure transition
  • Numbered racking
  • Professional first aid and water safety
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional chip timing
  • Professional event photographs (photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark and prints are available for an additional charge)
  • British Triathlon permit

  • Age 15 & over on 31 Dec 2024
  • Enter online

Thank you so much for a fantastic event. It was so well organised and so friendly. Really enjoyed the day. Thank you. Natalie Preston

Other races at event

  • Sun 30 Jun
  • #2 of 3
The Kings Drive, Torquay




Age 15 & over

  • 1500 m sea swimming
  • 40 km road cycling
  • 10 km trail running
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • #3 of 3
The Kings Drive, Torquay

Swim Bike Run Tri



Age 15 & over

  • 300 m sea swimming
  • 9 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running