The must do Sprint Triathlon in the South West


The Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon is back for 2024…!

Entries open at 8am on Wednesday 15th November.

The Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon has sold out year on year since 2011 and is now the “must do” sprint Triathlon in the South West.

The race takes place in 2024 on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May in the famous South Gloucestershire village and will again see the stunning transition & finish layout in front of the beautiful Westonbirt House. Places will be strictly limited to 500 in 2024.

The event swim takes place within the grounds of the beautiful Westonbirt House at the Westonbirt Leisure Centre . The swim is in the heated indoor pool, with the bike a fast, flat course, which passes the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum and the Royal Residence of Highgrove. The final run takes place through the school grounds and into Westonbirt Village. Definitely one of the most beautiful locations around for a triathlon, making this a must-do event.

  • Chip timing including splits and instant results screen
  • Medal and goodies for all finishers
  • Medal now with optional iTaB (see below)
  • Healthier refreshments and quality coffee
  • Race Photography from Charles Whitton Photography
  • Specialist cycling and multisport shop.


In 2024 for just £8 you can have your medal personalised with your name, position and finish time and if you’re keen, your splits too. Your details and results will be engraved on a small plate which fits neatly into the back of your medal. See here for an example of itab.

Race Distance

The Westonbirt Triathlon: 400m pool swim, 22k bike, 5k run.

Race Start Times

Wave starts from 8:00 to 12:45 with slower swimmers starting first. If you have any special requirements then please do not hesitate to contact us,

Race Entry

Individual Entry Prices :

Early Bird 1, 15th November to 30th November 2023 - £48
Early Bird 2, 1st December to 31st January 2024 - £52
Standard Entry 1, 1st February 2024 to 29th February 2024 - £54
Standard Entry 2, 1st March 2024 onwards - £58

Relay Entry Prices :

Early Bird 1, 15th November to 30th November 2023 - £70
Early Bird 2, 1st December to 31st January 2024 - £75
Standard Entry 1,1st February 2024 to 29th February 2024 - £80
Standard Entry 2, 1st March 2024 onwards - £85


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.

Club Entry

If you would like to make the Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon a club race, please contact us for more details. Please contact James on 07929 059 796 or to register your interest.

Race Routes


The venue has plenty of parking. You will be directed in to the School from the main road. Please note that the main drive will be in use during the event so please drive slowly and with consideration to cyclists competing in the event.

Registration & Briefing Times

Registration is from 07:35 throughout the day and will close 45 minutes before the final swim wave. Briefings will take place ten minutes prior to your race start on poolside (please be aware it is an 8 minute walk to poolside from transition)

Race numbers and timing chips will be collected from the registration desk on race day.

If you have not received your start time 7 days before the event, please check the results pages HERE. All race information can be found by clicking on the race letter link on this webpage.

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 the event 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 entries in to future DB Max events and if you are lucky a bacon roll and cup of coffee…..


Please note that there is a 550m run from the swimming pool to transition (T1). There will be an area for competitors to leave their footwear if they so wish.

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Venue & Accommodation


For details on the venue and directions on how to get there, please click here. The postcode for Sat Navs is GL8 8QG

Getting Here

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier and it is only a short distance from Junction 18 of the M4. Car times from Major Cities are

London – 1 hour 45 minutes
Birmingham – 1 hour 30 minutes
Bristol – 35 minutes
Cardiff – 60 minutes
Swansea – 1 hour 45 minutes
Exeter – 1 hour 45 minutes

Camping and Accomodation

For details of local camp sites please click here and for details of local hotels please click here.


How does transition work in a triathlon?

You have your own numbered spot in transition and you leave your bike here. When you exit the water in to transition following the swim, get to your bike and before touching it put your helmet on and do it up. Once you have done this you can un-rack your bike and run/walk to bike out. At bike out there will be a mount line (this will be signed and marshalled) and get on your bike. When you have completed your bike, come back to bike in (again this will be signed) and the dismount line, get off your bike and run/walk with your bike back to your spot. Once there, rack your bike and at this point you can unclip your helmet and take it off. From here you run/walk to run out to complete your run.

Transition will be well signed and marshalled. Please fell free to ask marshals for advice.

Can I wear headphones at a triathlon?

Headphones are not permitted at any point during a triathlon.

What is the minimum age to take part in the Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon?

The minimum age to take part is 15 years of age on the day of the race.

Am I allowed to mark my spot in transition?

No, you are not allowed to mark your spot in transition, You must remember where your bike is. The end of each row will have the numbers in the range to help you identify where you are.

What do I need in transition?

The obvious answer is your bike. You are also permitted to take in a small rucksack with your belongings in. You must have your helmet and running shoes and if you are using them bike shoes.

How do I know where to rack my bike in transition?

There will be a spot in transition just for you. This will be numbered and will correspond to the race number you receive on the day. 

Do I need to wear a bike helmet?

Yes, you must wear a helmet at all times you are in contact with your bike.

Do I need a super duper bike to compete in this event?

No, as long as your bike is roadworthy any bike will do (someone once took part on a Penny Farthing). However, make sure it is safe for use.

Are dogs allowed at this event?

Yes, but they must be kept on leads and any mess cleared up.

And Finally

The DB Max event team look forward to welcoming you Westonbirt on Race Day.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon, then please do not hesitate to call 01225 632 103 or contact

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

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