The swim takes place in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre with a time trial format start. The swim is easy to navigate with an out and back course which exits via a pontoon close to transition.
The 56-mile bike course takes you along a relatively flat route out into the Nottinghamshire countryside. There will be one short but significant climb between 15 miles and 20 miles to test your legs and put a smile on your face as you enjoy the descent on the other side. You will return to the Water Sports Centre via the medieval manor house, Holme Pierrepoint Hall, ready for the final leg of the race.
The 13.1-mile flat run covers laps of the Regatta Lake and the River Trent Path. You’ll pass the crowds at the grandstand a couple of times before finally enjoying the famous orange carpet. Up to 2 family members or friends can join you to celebrate your finish.
This event can be done as an individual or join in with friends and complete it as a 2 or 3 person Relay. You can also enter this race with one of our Charity Partners – Alzheimers Research UK or Cancer Research UK – and help to raise vital funds while you train!
Minimum Age – Individual: 18 by 31 December 2024, Relay – Swim: 17 by 31 December 2024, Bike: 17 by 31 December 2024, Run: 18 by the event date
The swim takes place in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre in waved starting groups. A single out and back course makes it easy to navigate.
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 of the saddle. The route takes you through beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside before returning to the National Water Sports Centre.
Race pack collection and racking will be on Saturday. Race packs will not be posted and there is no option to rack on Sunday. Photo ID will be required for all Race Pack collection as well as presentation of a valid BTF licence or day licence.
Bikes must be stickered prior to racking and security wristbands must be worn at all times for access to Transition – including collecting your bike post race.
The start format will be time trial with swimmers being sent off the pontoons at short intervals. Start times are allocated based on submitted swim time. Individuals will receive their personal start time prior to the event. Wetsuits will be mandatory for the swim.
We want to support everyone to have a great race. However, race cut offs exist so that we can manage athlete safety, meet our commitments to the venue, the Highways Agency and our team of volunteers and crew. Always refer to the Final Race Information for the confirmed cut off details, however, our expected cut offs for this event are:
Swim: 1 hour 10 minutes after your wave starts, with a further 10 minutes to reach the bike mount line
Bike: 5 hours 20 minutes after your wave starts
Run: 9 hours after your wave starts
There will be intermediary cut offs on the bike and run routes too.
Bike feed stations will offer water HIGH5 Energy drink and HIGH5 gels, HIGH5 Zero and Isogels (caffeine and caffeine free). Run feed stations will also offer flat cola and bananas. All feedstations have toilets and litter drops.
If you change your race plans, we offer a range of options for this race. We try to be flexible and supportive, however, event costs mean that we cannot offer these options indefinitely. We believe in being transparent – an outline of the options available is below but please see the Event Terms and Conditions for full details.
We also offer Race Fee Insurance from Yellow Jersey on all our individual entries. Full details of the policy can be read here – you can purchase this insurance at point of entry.
All notifications for changes, withdrawal, transfer or deferral must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 April 2024 to qualify:
– Enter by 19 February 2024 – receive a free deferral to 2025 or transfer to another 2024 event.
– Enter after 19 February 2024 – option to transfer to another 2024 event for £30 (no option to defer).
– Change from Individual to Relay entry – £40 fee applies.
– Change from Relay to Individual entry.
– Withdraw with partial refund.
Please note that once deferred or transferred, your event entry becomes non refundable and cannot be further deferred or transferred.