Grafham Standard Distance Multisport Festival – 19th September 2021

Grafham Standard Distance Multisport Festival


Whether you are an experienced athlete looking for a fast race, or a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water multisport event, Grafham Water is ideal. We guarantee you’ll enjoy this fantastic venue that has been used for award-winning triathlons, national championships and GB qualifier races.

This standard distance multisport festival gives you a chance to combine any two or all three Triathlon disciplines of swim, cycle and run.

You have the choice of a:
Triathlon – swim 1500m, cycle 36km, run 10km
Duathlon – run 10km, cycle 36km, run 5km
Aquabike – swim 1500m, cycle 36km
Aquathlon – swim 1500m, run 10km

The Triathlon can also be completed as a team relay, with an individual completing each discipline.

All the event formats will use the same swim, cycle and run course.

The swim takes place in the beautiful clean waters of the Grafham Water reservoir, with a simple out and back bike course that takes you through some of the most scenic villages in the area. The run is a 5k lap course using the natural footpaths of Grafham water that head out across the iconic dam wall before looping past the finish area where you’ll receive great support.


  • Location: Grafham Water Visitor Centre, Marlow Park, Grafham, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 0BH
  • Start times: From 7:00am
  • Distances: Standard Distance Triathlon (and relay) = 1500m swim, 36km cycle, 10km run. Standard Distance Duathlon = 10km run, 36km cycle, 5km run. Standard Distance Aqua Bike = 1500m swim, 36km cycle. Standard Aquathlon = 1500m swim, 10km run.
  • Minimum Age:17 as at 31/12/2021
  • Activity: Swimming, Cycling & Running
  • Open to: Solo participants and  relay teams
  • Entry Fee: From just £40 per person (Details below)
  • Event Cancellation Policy: We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and an alternative date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee (Booking fees are non-refundable)
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: Active Training World
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk

Online Race Briefing


Race packs can be collected at the the event on the morning of the race. Bikes can only be racked on the morning of the event.

Registration: From 6:30am

The day license for Non-BTF members is included in the entry price.

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race packs and set up your transition area.


SWIM – takes place in the beautiful lake at Grafham Water and consists of a single lap 1500m course. Swim route 1500m 

CYCLE – once you are out the water it is just a short run to transition and straight out on your bike. The roads around the villages offer a rolling but fast, out and back course for your ride. Bike route 36km

RUN – the run will use a 5km out-and-back course that crosses the dam wall with breathtaking views over to the Valve Tower, and passes transition twice, enabling great support from spectators Run lap 5km

Open water lake swim. Single-lap non-drafting bike course on public roads. Footpath and trail run around the water’s edge.

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Spectators are currently not allowed. If this situation should change we will update this page.

If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:



Custom designed medal for all finishers!

There will be no prizegiving on the day but your well-earned medals will be issued at the finish and trophies will be posted to male/female top 3 of each event.

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category (5yr Age Groups).


Need help with your running? Whether this is your first triathlon and you want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of achieving your goals.

Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised run training plan.

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front and back of your vest or alternatively, using a race belt, rotate the race number to the back for the bike leg and the front for the run leg.

Parking is available at Grafham Water.

Changing Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race.

Baggage Drop
There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.

There will be toilets available.

Water Station
No – bottled water at finish.

If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.

Event Cancellation
If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example, severe weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a range of options to choose from, which will include a refund of their entry fee (less the booking fee).

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy.

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of BTF rules


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Ticket Details

  •  If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. 
  • If you are booking more than 1 place, please ensure that you complete the individual details for each attendee accurately answering all the questions on their behalf.
  • Relay entries should be completed with lead entrant’s details only. Additional team members’ details will be taken at Registration on the day
  • The BTF Day License for the event is included in the price of a Non BTF Entry.
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.
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