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The swim takes place in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre, with all participants setting off as the sun rises. The calm water and simple route makes it easy to navigate and a very 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 climbing off your bike, you will head out onto the flat, multi-lap run course around the lake and on to the River Trent towpath. 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 the 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 you have entered just this event your second payment will be taken on or around 1 February 2020 and the third on 1 April 2020. If you have entered 2 events your payment will be taken on 31 March 2020. If you have entered 3 or 4 Outlaw events the second payment will be taken on 31 January 2020 and the third on 31 March 2020. 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. If you do not complete your payments by 1 June you will forfeit your entry.

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 refund for you dependant on the date you inform us of your withdrawal. If you withdraw before 26 January 2020 you will receive a £225 refund. Until 3 May 2020 you will receive £200. Until 14 June 2020 you will receive £180. Until 28 June 2020 you will receive £155. From 29 June 2020 there will be no refunds possible.

It is possible to transfer your entry to a different Outlaw 2020 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 your original event (28 June for OT). You can do this by calling the office on 01522 699950. 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 also possible to change your entry to a relay until 28 June 2020. 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?

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 13 June 2020, after this date no further changes can be made.

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 699950.


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.

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. Our partners RG:Active run weekly swim sessions on site at the National Water Sports Centre in the Wakeboarding lake. Please check these online for available swim times. The lake is not available on Saturday due to the Big Swim taking place.

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.

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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 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?

We produce a spectator guide for Outlaw 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?

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 31/12/2020.



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.