The #51fiver is back in 2024. After yet another sell out year in 2023, we are excited to go again at our awesome Standard Distance Triathlon event held at Lake 32 of the Cotswold Water Park.

The race sells out year on year, so enter early to ensure your place for 2024 on one of the fastest standard distance courses in the UK..! We will also after a successful first year be offering an Aquabike option at this event.

The event starts as always with a 1500mtr swim in the famously clear waters of lake 32 and consists of a 1 lap swim. It is then out of the swim ramp and in to the nearby transition.

It is then out on to the fast, flat bike course of 40k. The route takes in some of the most picturesque areas and villages of the Cotswold including Ewen, Kemble, Crudwell, Charlton, Minety and Ashton Keynes. The road surfaces in the area are very good, and there are long stretches of the course to really open up the taps and go for it.

After a quick dash back in to transition it is out on to the 1 lap run of the local area. The course is pancake flat and is all on tarmac so is super fast and is a big hit with all of our competitors.

All these things combine to make this the perfect venue for a Triathlon and mean the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon is the ideal event for beginners, the experienced athlete and those looking for a standard distance PB.

Race Information

Race Distances
1500mtr lake swim, 40k bike, 10k run

Race Start Time
You will have a choice of race starts within the wave you are selected in. At the start line you will be able to head in for the mass start, or you can hold back and be in the rolling start where competitors start one at a time every 2 or 3 seconds.

Race start times are from 06:30. 

Race Entry


Early Bird (9th November to 31st January 2024)- £60
Standard Entry 1 (1st February 2024 to 29th February 2024) - £65
Standard Entry 2 (1st March onwards) - £70


Early Bird (18th October to 31st January 2024) -  £90
Standard Entry (1st February onwards) - £110

Individual Aquabike

Early Bird (9th November to 31st January 2024)- £55
Standard Entry 1 (1st February 2024 to 29th February 2024)- £60
Standard Entry 2 (1st March onwards) - £65


We are pleased to be able to offer Klarna as a payment option for this event, meaning that you can secure your place now for 2024 and pay in instalments with no added interest.


Spectators are permitted at this event.

Club Entry

If you would like to make the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon a club race, please contact us for more details. We also offer discounts for club group entries. We can also guarantee racking together and same wave starts. Please contact James on 07929 059 796 or to register your interest.

Race Routes

To view the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Bike route, please click here

Take an ‘Erecce’ of the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon Bike Route HERE.

To view the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Run route, please click here


Parking the will be available a walk of approx. 1000 metres from transition. Please follow the signage from the main road.

Registration and Briefing Times

Registration is on Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 05:15 to 07:20 (TBC). You do not receive anything by post

There is a short briefing on the day at waters edge..

What do you get from DB Max at the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon?

  • Chip timing including splits and run laps
  • Medal and goodies for all finishers
  • Beginner friendly racing
  • On-site catering with hot food and drinks
  • Live to web results
  • Race Photography from Charles Whitton Photography

Marshals and Volunteers

To successfully run our events we require the help and support of marshals and volunteers. If you are able to assist at one of our events or have friends, family, work colleagues or enemies who may be able to help, then please contact James Higgs on in return we offer free entry in to future DB Max events

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And Finally

The DB Max event team look forward to welcoming you to Lake 32 of the Cotswold Water Park on race day.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the #51fiver then please do not hesitate to contact or call 01225 632 103.

The terms and conditions for the event can be read at the following URL.

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