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The swim takes place in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre, with participants setting off as the sun rises. The calm water and simple route make it easy to navigate, and a short transition means you’ll be out on your bike before you know it.



The partially closed road bike course is flat and fast, with only one notable climb at mile 50 to test the legs and get you out of the saddle. The route takes you through the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside before returning to the National Water Sports Centre.


26.2 MILES

After dismounting your bike, you will head out onto the flat, multi-lap run course around the lake and on to the River Trent path. You’ll pass Trent Bridge, the City Ground, Wilford Suspension Bridge and the Victoria Embankment.


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 Nottingham once it is sold out is via Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) or via our National Charity Partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK.

I entered using our payment plan - how do I pay my next instalment?

Once you have paid your initial deposit, your instalments will be taken automatically, using the card details you gave when you originally entered. If your card expires or becomes invalid and the payment cannot be taken you will be sent an email by Active to let you know. You will then need to log in to your Active account at and if you click on Billing Management you will be able to add your new card details and make the payment.

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

Transfers to another athlete are not permitted. If you are unable to take part, please contact us at to officially withdraw. We will then organise a partial refund for you dependant on the date you inform us of your withdrawal. Refund amounts vary dependent on when you withdraw. Please check our terms and conditions for more information.
If you have entered using the payment plan your initial payment is not refundable. If you have completed your payments, we can issue a partial refund based on the terms and conditions.
It is possible to transfer your entry to a different Outlaw 2021 event (provided they haven’t sold out), for a fee of £25, plus any additional entry fees payable. This must be done at least 4 weeks before the date of the event you originally entered. You can do this by calling the office on 01522 699950.
It is also possible to change your entry to a relay until four weeks before the event. There will be a £30 increase in Entry fee, plus £10 processing fee to pay. You can do this within your Active account, or by calling the office on 01522 699950.

Can I change my individual entry into a relay entry?

It is possible to change your entry to a relay up to 4 weeks before the event. This should be done by calling 01522 699950. There will be a £30 increase in entry fee plus a £10 Admin fee to pay.

Can I change my relay team members?

Yes, you can. Up to four weeks before the event, this should be done via your Active account at Changes after this date can be made by contacting our office on 01522 699950 up until two weeks before; after this date no further changes can be made.

Is there an elite wave?

No, everyone starts together at the same time. We do award prizes for the overall fastest athletes, but this is not dependent on any professional or elite status.

How do I book camping?

Camping is managed by the National Watersports Centre. Please visit their website for more information –


Pre-Event Information

How do I find the venue?

As you approach the National Water Sports Centre on Adbolton Lane aim for the following what3words address: ///moral.ropes.robe
From here you will be directed to the next available Car Park, please follow the directions of the Parking Stewards.
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How will I receive my race pack?

It will be posted to you. If you have not received it by Wednesday 21 July, please let us know by calling the office and letting us know your race number. The phone number is 01522 699950.
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.

When is event registration?

Registration opens on Friday lunch time and is open until Saturday afternoon. It is not possible to register on Sunday morning.

Can a friend/family member register on my behalf?

This isn’t encouraged, but if essential, a friend of family member can do it on your behalf if they have a photo or hard copy of your ID and a letter from yourself authorising them to collect your race pack.

When do I need to rack my bike?

All bikes must be racked by Saturday afternoon. It is not possible to rack on Sunday morning.

Are there changing tents?

Yes, and these have some private areas if you wish to make a full change. All of your race equipment is stored in the tents, not by the side of your bike. After the race, there are changing rooms inside the main building with showers available.

What temperature will the Lake be?

This is entirely dependent on the weather in the preceding weeks. We will not know definitively until the temperature is measured on the morning of the event.

Can I swim without a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are always compulsory for Outlaw events.
You can wear a sleeveless wetsuit, but you must wear one. No Wetsuit no race.

Can I swim in the lake prior to the race?

The lake isn’t generally available for swimming as it’s a National Centre for Rowing and Canoeing. A practice swim will be available on the Saturday morning before the Outlaw Triathlon as well as the Big Swim taking place.


Event Day Information

What time does the event start?

The event starts at 6am. In a change to previous years, competitors will start in time trial format in 2021.

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.
Swim: 2 hours to complete, plus 15 minutes to clear transition
Bike: 10 hours from the start to complete (including swim time), all bikes at T2 by 4pm with a further 15 minutes to clear transition
Run: 17 hours from the start to complete, all competitors must finish by 11:15pm (based on a staggered start from 2021)

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. Our social media channels will also provide updates.

What nutrition do you have on the course?

High5 is our on-course nutrition partner. On the 8 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 20 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.



What can my family do while I’m racing?

There is a great atmosphere at the venue, and spectators 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 etc and the venue has various adventure activities suitable for children and adults – have a look at



Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are welcome, but they must stay on a lead.

Are there separate Age Group waves & awards?

Prizes will be awarded in 5 year age category bands from 18-24 and above – the age groups are based on your age as at 31/12/2021.



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

Please email us at or, if it is urgent, please call the office on 01522 699950. Please note that the office closes from the Wednesday before the event. In the event of the office being closed we can be contacted through Facebook.