Please note, timings will be confirmed closer to the event weekend.


Friday 17th May: National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

Registration and Expo Open


Saturday 18th May: National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

Registration and Expo Open

Race Briefings


Sunday 19th May: National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

Race Day

Route Maps



The swim takes place in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre in structured wave starts. A single out and back course makes it easy to navigate and the quick escape via a very short transition means you’ll be out on your bike before you know it.



The partially closed road, single-loop bike course is flat, with only one notable climb at mile 20 to test the legs and get you out the saddle! The route takes you through beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside before returning to the National Water Sports Centre.


13.1 MILES

After climbing off the bike, you will embark on a flat, multi-lap run course that will take you around the Regatta Lake and along the River Trent towpath. There will be multiple feed stations and hundreds of supporters willing you all the way to the finish!


Entry Information

Do you have a waiting list?

Once the race is full, we do not have a waiting list and entries will not reopen once they are sold out. The only way to get into the Outlaw Half Nottingham once it is sold out is via our official charity Cancer Research UK (CR-UK).

How do I pay my next instalment?

Log into your account at and select ‘Purchase Add Ons’. Here you will be able to pay your next instalment(s).

I am unable to take part; can I transfer or sell my place to a friend?

No transfers to another person are permitted, but if you are unable to take part, please contact us via the Contact Us page on the website to officially withdraw. We will then organise a refund for you, the amount of the refund depends on the date you inform us about your withdrawal.

it is possible to transfer your entry to the Outlaw Half Holkham (North Norfolk) event for a fee of £25 by logging into your Active account ( or contact the office on 01522 699950 if you wish to discuss this. The deadline for this is 22/04/2019.

Can I change my relay team members?

Yes, you can, up until two weeks before the event, either via the online entry system or by contacting our office on 01522 69990.


Pre-Event Information

How will I receive my race pack?

Once you have entered you will receive confirmation via email, nothing will be posted to you – everything you require will collected at ‘Race Registration’. All the information you need will be available on our website nearer the event date.

We will keep in touch with you via email, with news and information about the event. Check that you entered your email address correctly by logging into your account on the online entry system. It’s important that you can receive our event emails as this is how we will let you know about course info and much more. Please note that if you have unsubscribed from our emails then you will need to visit our website regularly for event updates.


Event Day Information

Are there cut-off times for each section?

Yes, to ensure the smooth & safe organisation of the event, we have some specific cut-off times. All of the cut-off times are based on the start time of the last wave.

The swim cut off is 1hour 10mins, with an additional 10mins to get through transition. On the bike, there are two cut off points, the first is at 33miles, which is 2hours 25mins (3hours 45mins running clock) and second is at 56miles which is 4hours (5hours 20mins running clock).

Runners that are clearly not going to finish by 4pm will be asked to stop, although we will do our best to help you finish in time.

You need to be ahead of the cut off at all times, you cannot rely on catching time up later in the course, if you are behind you will be asked to return to the venue.

Can I be penalised/disqualified?

You can only receive a penalty or disqualification from a BTF Official. There are motorbike referees on the course. Penalties will be displayed in the foyer of the main venue building.

It is very important to know and understand the rules of the sport, eg:

  • Do not ride dangerously or draft
  • Do not urinate in public, there are plenty of toilets at all feed stations on the course.
  • Wear clothing that covers your midriff, front zips should be done up at all times.
  • Do not drop litter, use the bins provided.

Is there any live tracking?

Yes, we will have an athlete tracker on the day. The link to the tracker will be available from this website in the immediate lead up to the race. We also have live chat and various social media updates.



What can my family do while I am racing?

We produce a spectator guide for the Outlaw Half Nottingham; this will be published in the immediate lead up to the event. There is a great atmosphere at the venue, and spectators will get to see you multiple times during the run as well as cheer the other competitors. They can also track you online to see exactly where you are. We will have a race expo, food outlets and the venue has various adventure activities – have a look here:



Are there separate Age Group waves & awards?

Athletes will be grouped together by age for the wave starts and prizes will be awarded from 18 – 24 onwards. There need to be at least 3 athletes in a category for prizes to be awarded.

Waves will likely start from 6.15am through to 7.00am with 15 minutes between waves. Expect there to be approximately 250-300 competitors per wave. There is a separate elite wave, which the fastest competitors can elect to go into based on their previous results.

Note: your age group is based on your age on 31/12/2019

When should I eat on the morning of the race?

Everyone should develop their own strategy during training, but most competitors have their breakfast around 4am and then make sure to drink lots of water to make sure they are hydrated. Take a gel or two 15-30mins before the start.

What nutrition do you have on the course?

High5 is our on-course nutrition partner. On the two bike feed stations there are 750ml bottles of water or High5 Energy Drink. There will also be High5 Energy Gels available on the bike course as well as bananas.

Along the run course feed stations there will be 10 feed stations. Each feed station will have High5 Energy Drink, High5 Zero, flat cola and water available. There will also be High5 Energy Gels Aqua, Jaffa cakes, ready salted crisps and bananas.



I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs, how can I contact you?

Visit our Contact Us page and get in touch.