The format of TriStar restarted in 2017, after a short break, at the waterfront of Lake Constance in Switzerland. Established in 2009, the triathlon series organized 25 events in several countries with an attractive format of distances. In September 2017 the restart took place in Rorschach Switzerland, a strategical interesting border triangle (CH, AT, DE) at Lake Constance. The management was realigned and shines with a star cast out of the professional sport. The Olympic champion in time trial, Fabian Cancellara, completes the trio of the new TriStar management.


In Lugano the triathlon format TriStar 55.5 will be held, which contains following distances (Sunday, 23 June 2019)

TriStar 55.5: 500m swim – 50km bike – 5km run


TriStar uniqueness:

  • Unique event series in format and brand
  • Check-in at race day and pre-race day possible
  • Team relay & Single categories
  • Interesting format for cyclists and triathlon beginners
  • Shorter recovery time for (elite) athletes
  • Ideal expansion because of the easy understandble formats
  • Attractive for a large target group
  • Big satisfaction on past events (TriStar survey)


  • Lago di Lugano swimming route with the start at the Lido beach
  • Hilly, attractive and beautiful bike route: Lugano – Pregassona – Valcolla – Capriasca – Canobbio – Lugano
  • Scenic ride in the beautiful Lugano region
  • Ideal preparation for medium or short distances
  • Single or relay categories possible (as well as for company teams)
  • Interesting format for bikers and triathlon beginners
  • Shorter recovery time for (elite) athletes



Venue: Lido di Lugano


Entry includes:

  • Professional sport event with individual time tracking
  • Finisher medal
  • Starter bag with bags for the transition zone, bathing cap, bib, sticker sheet
  • Race nutrition: Energy Gels, Bars and drinks
  • Finisherpresent
  • After Race Pasta Party

Race Information


- Non-drafting race
- TriStar 55.5 is a non-licenced race
- Relays / Team disciplines are offered

Swim 500m

The swim start of the TriStar Lugano takes place at the Lido di Lugano at 08.30. The water temperature of the Lake Lugano is between 21°C and 22°C in June.

Bike 50km

The bike route is an extraordinary course, hilly and beautiful passages with views overlooking the Lake Lugano and the surrounding hills and always around the unique landscape of Lugano. After leaving the city of Lugano along the lake, the route goes uphill to Pregassona, Cadro and Valcolla. Several descents trough idyllic villages will lead the athletes via Capriasca - Canobbio to the Lido of Lugano. The altitude difference for this route of 50km is 780m (height difference approx. 1500m). The routes are accompanied by the motorbike marshalls and along the track secured with race marshalls. There will be no complete blocking of routes (the rules of road traffic must be obtained).

Run 5km

From the transition zone the route leads along the shore of Lake Lugano towards Paradiso with its breathtaking view. After the turning point before Paradiso the way leads back through street Riva Caccia to the Park Ciani. After entering the park the well-deserved finish line in front of the historical Villa Ciani awaits the athletes. The altitude difference of the running route is about 20m and the surface is mainly asphalt.

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for this unique format and enjoy the Tristar Experience!

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Do you want to know which athletes are racing the TriStar Switzerland in Lugano or who is racing in your age group?

Please find the participant list from TriStar Switzerland – Lugano.

The participant list will be updated weekly.

This weekend is all about emotions and the sport with 3 disciplines. On Saturday afternoon you can already completely check-in your bike and collect your starterbag at Lido di Lugano / Expo Lugano (bib distribution at Centro Esposizioni Lugano).

The TriStar race will take place on Sunday morning, 23 June 2019. It will be also possible to collect the bib on Sunday morning and check-in your bike (we kindly ask you for early arrival).
The detailed race program will be published soon.


Saturday, 22 June 2019

Check-in and bib distribution from 16.00 (Opening transition zone)

Mandatory race briefing

Parking available at the Expo (Centro Esposizioni Lugano)

Expo Village

Food corner and entertainment


Sunday, 23 June 2019

Check-in and bib distribution from 05.30 (Opening transition zone)

Start TriStar 55.5 at 08.30

Award ceremony 14.00

After Race Lunch

Expo Village

Food corner and entertainment

You will find all most important informations collected in the document for participants information, for the TriStar Switzerland Lugano.

Informations concerning the program, rules and checklists can be found here.

(document is following soon)

Volunteer registration for Lugano