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The single loop bike course will take athletes on a beautiful journey through the north Nottinghamshire countryside, including Walesby Forest and Clumber Park. There is c. 2,000 ft of climbing, with the highest point on the course coming at 51 miles. It’s fair to describe the course as ‘rolling’, with some climbs and plenty of long, fast sections.


13.1 MILES


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 event once it is sold out is via our official charity Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) or 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 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.

How do I enter the elite wave?

You need to have evidence of being capable of sub 5 hours if you’re a woman or sub 4:30 if you’re male. If the event isn’t sold out, you can enter via the event entry system and select ‘elite wave’ during the process. We will review the names in this entry list to ensure that athletes meet the minimum criteria. If the event is sold out, please contact us via and we will do our best to accommodate you if there is space.
Please note, athletes entered in the Elite wave are not eligible for Age Group prizes.


Pre-Event Information

How do I find the venue?

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Can I camp onsite?

Yes, we are building a bespoke camp site at the venue. There are plenty of hotels nearby, too. Search on Thoresby when looking for somewhere to stay.

When/how will I receive my race pack?

Our intention is that it will be posted to you. If you have not received it by Wednesday 22 September, please let us know by calling the office and letting us know your race number. The phone number is 01522 699950.

When do I have to register / rack my bike?

Registration and racking will be open on Saturday approximately between 10am and 4pm but this is TBC in the final race information. There are no other options and you must bring photo ID with you.

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.

Do I need trail shoes for the run course at Thoresby?

Although some of the course is off road, most competitors wear standard running or racing shoes.

Can I train on the run course prior to the race?

You are welcome to visit Thoresby Park at any time, but please note that sections of the run course are on private land. Please don’t try to access these at any time other than race day. Please note that the lake is also private.


Event Day Information

Are there changing and transition tents?

No, all of your triathlon equipment is stored at your racking point – race equipment only. Transition bags/boxes can be left in a secure area.

Are there cut-off times for each section?

Yes, to ensure the smooth & safe organisation of the event, you should be capable of achieving the following cut-off times:
Swim: 1hr10, but you have an extra ten minutes to get out of transition onto the bike course
Bike: 5 hours 20 minutes after your wave start
Run: 9 hours 00 minutes after your wave start
Runners that are clearly not going to finish in time 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 at Race HQ. 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.
Do not drop litter, use the bins provided.

Can I carry a mobile phone on the course?

You can carry mobile phone, but it must not be used in any distractive manner during the race.

Is there any live tracking?

Yes, we will have an athlete tracker on the day. Check our website and newsletters nearer to race day for details of how to access this.



What’s there for spectators to do?

Thoresby Park is a huge venue with plenty of space for visitors to enjoy. There are also onsite facilities including a café and shop.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, they are welcome, but please keep them on a lead when they are around the athletes.



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.

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 2-2.5 hours before the start, and then make sure to drink lots of water to be well 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 bike course there are 750ml bottles of water or High5 Energy Source Drink. There will also be High5 Energy Gels available on the bike course as well as bananas.
The run course will have High5 Energy Drink, High5 Zero, flat cola and water available. There will also be High5 Energy Gels Aqua 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.