The Sprint Distance is a great individual racing option for novice and seasoned triathletes alike. Whether you're just starting out on your triathlon journey or chasing a personal best, the Sprint Distance event offers an open water swim and traffic free racing ahead of the elite action. The sprint distance event in 2019 also plays host to the British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships which has now been confirmed to be Draft Legal, meaning the best of British age-group talent will be competing to be the first to cross the iconic blue carpet finish line. Find out more about the Draft Legal British Championships here.
If you’re a first timer or new to the sport, the open races are set to be a fun and accessible event for all ages and abilities to take part in, and you can be assured that there will be plenty of other triathletes of a similar ability to you taking part.
Date, Time and Location
Saturday 15 June 2019 (Time TBC) - Victoria Embankment, Nottingham.
750m swim, 18.2km bike, 4.5km run (distances subject to change)
Taking place under the nose of Nottinghams War memorial gardens, competitors will swim in the River Trent, with the bike and run legs taking place on closed roads around Victoria Embankment. Click here to view the 2018 mass participation route map (subject to change for 2019).
Who can take part?
Competitors must be 15 or over to take part (on the 31st Dec 2019).
It is compulsory to wear a wetsuit, and you will need a road worthy bike though this doesn’t need to be a fancy one! You can get advice on hiring both a wetsuit and a bike from the event organisers if you need to.
The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham are the first officially SH2OUT accredited triathlon events, meaning that the safety of the open water swim is at the highest recognised level possible. Prior to taking part in your event, please make sure you have taken reasonable steps to prepare. Look out for additional open water swimming tips from SH2OUT.
SH2OUT is a partnership between British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) providing appropriate support to the development of standards that ensure a safe and compelling open water swimming experiences for all participants.
Still got a Question?
*All event entry prices displayed are subject to additional ACTIVE fees.
*A British Triathlon Day License must be purchased with entry for race insurance where a individual(s) entering do not hold a British Triathlon Home Nation Membership.
Find out more about the difference in entry windows pricing structure across all events here.