Sun 19 May 2024 Lifton, Devon, UK Entries closed

Roadford Lake Triathlon | Standard

This triathlon returns for another successful year! It’s a superb swimming venue with quiet rolling roads for the bike course and a cracking run too. Plus there's lakeside camping available too.

  • Sun 19 May 2024
  • Entries closed
Roadford Lake, Lifton




Age 17 & over on 31 Dec 2024

  • 1.5 km lake swimming
  • 40 km road cycling
  • 10 km road running


The largest body of fresh water in South West England, Roadford Lake doesn't normally permit swimming, so this rare opportunity to swim in the picturesque setting begs to be seized. A professionally organised event with water safety team, alongside the range of distance options ensures that all ability levels are well catered for, from experienced athletes to novices. Camping options at the event offer the chance to stay and enjoy the beautiful rural setting after your event.

This event is part of Roadford Lake Triathlon.

Event details

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

  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Roadford Lake
PL16 0RL


  • 2 laps
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

  • Plastic-free event
  • 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
  • Technical t-shirt
  • T-shirt


  • Quality event t-shirt (choice of cotton or tech)
  • Finishers medals for all plus podium medals
  • Free silicone swim hats
  • Camping available (additional charge)
  • Personalised race number (entries 2 weeks before the race)
  • Secure transition
  • Numbered racking
  • Toilets
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional RFID chip timing
  • Full Covid-19 measures
  • British Triathlon permit

  • Age 17 & over on 31 Dec 2024
  • Entries closed
  • Enter online


  • Teams of 2 or 3
  • Open to entrants aged 15 and over on 31/12/2024

Other races at event

  • Sun 19 May
  • #1 of 3
Roadford Lake, Lifton




Age 15 & over

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 19 May
  • #3 of 3
Roadford Lake, Lifton

Middle Distance



Age 18 & over

  • 1900 m lake swimming
  • 92 km road cycling
  • 21 km road running