Tristar 3
Sun 7 Apr 2024 Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Spring | Tristar 3

A totally traffic-free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.

  • Sun 7 Apr 2024
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Tristar 3

09:30

£26-£27

Age 13-14 on 31 Dec 2024

  • 300 m pool swimming
  • 7.5 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km multi terrain running

Overview

This totally traffic-free venue is the perfect way for anyone to start in the sport of triathlon, with a pool-based swim, followed by a Velopark ride on smooth, flat tarmac and a flat parkland run. There is also a category for relay teams.

The swim, in the 25m pool is followed by between one and 13 laps on the super-smooth tarmac of the Velopark. The race finishes with a one or two-lap run (depending on your category) on a fast parkland course.

This event is part of Torbay Triathlon Spring.

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat provided

For 2024 the run course will be accurately measured and exactly 2.5K per lap and the Sprint bike course has been extended to 19.5K. Veteran prizes in 5-year age categories will also be awarded.

On Saturday afternoon there will be a new Team Relay in the Olympic format you saw at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Torbay Velopark
Penwill Way
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 5JR
UK

A fantastic traffic-free triathlon location for people of all ages and abilities.

Route

  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • No headphones
  • Single start
  • Traffic free

  • Plastic-free event
  • Public transport links
  • 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:

Sustainability

  • 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

Included

  • Professional chip timing
  • Finishers medals for all plus podium medals
  • Silicone swim hats free on request (see Sustainability)
  • Personalised race number (entries 2 weeks before the race)
  • Secure transition
  • Numbered racking
  • Professional First Aid
  • Toilets
  • Public liability insurance
  • Full Covid-19 measures
  • British Triathlon permit
  • Traffic free course

  • Age 13-14 on 31 Dec 2024
  • Enter online

Great event really enjoyed it. It's a 10 out of 10 from me: very well organized, well done and thank you! John T

Other races at event

  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #1 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Sprint

13:30

£45-£51

Age 15 & over

  • 400 m pool swimming
  • 19.5 km road cycling
  • 5 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #2 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Go Tri

09:40

£36

Age 15 & over

  • 300 m pool swimming
  • 7.5 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #4 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Tristar 2

10:00

£24-£25

Age 11-12

  • 200 m pool swimming
  • 6 km road cycling
  • 1.9 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #5 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Tristar 1

10:50

£24-£25

Age 9-10

  • 150 m pool swimming
  • 3 km road cycling
  • 1.3 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #6 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Tristar Start (age 8)

11:20

£21-£22

Age 8 & over

  • 50 m pool swimming
  • 1.5 km road cycling
  • 650 m multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #7 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Mini Triathlon

11:40

£21

Age 5-7

  • 25 m pool swimming
  • 1.5 km road cycling
  • 650 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #8 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Novice Kids 9-10

11:20

£22

Age 9-10

  • 50 m pool swimming
  • 1.5 km road cycling
  • 650 m multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • #9 of 9
Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Novice Kids 11-14

10:00

£25

Age 11-14

  • 200 m pool swimming
  • 6 km road cycling
  • 1.9 km road running