Box End Triathlon, Standard Distance European Championship Qualifier – 5 September 2021

Box End Standard Triathlon

a qualifying event for the

European Triathlon Championships in 2022


Join us for this prestigious event and have the opportunity to qualify for the European Triathlon Championships in 2022. This event is open to everyone, regardless of ability, including people who want to compete in the event and are not attempting to qualify for the European Championships.

This is a non-draft legal race. To be eligible for qualification, entrants must be a member of their home nation association and a British citizen.

To be eligible for qualification you must conform to the criteria in Section 24 (particularly, Section 24.4) of the British Triathlon Competition Rules including being licensed to race. You must hold a valid Triathlon England Race Licence, this Race Licence must be validated no later than 5pm, 3 working days before the event (5pm, Tuesday 16 March). To validate your race licence please access Your Profile on the BTF website. You must also present your valid Triathlon England Race Licence at the event registration, failure to do so may result in you not being eligible for qualification.

If you are not a BTF member already, why not take this opportunity to join. For more information on joining see here.

The triathlon will begin at 08:30am. This will be either a mass start or a time trial format start, depending on covid restrictions. Swimmers will start 1 by 1, in 20 second intervals, with the fastest predicted swim times being set off first.

Many people are understandably nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events.

  • Location: Box End Lakes,Box End Rd, Bedford MK43 8RN
  • Start times: From 7:30am. Wave times will be published closer to the event
  • Distances: Standard Triathlon = 1500m Swim, 40.2 Km Bike, 10.2Km Run | Standard Aquabike = 1500m Swim, 40.2Km Bike
  • Minimum Age: Standard Triathlon/Aquabike: 17yrs (on 31/12/2021)
  • Activity: Swimming, Cycling & Running
  • Open to: Solo participants
  • Entry Fee: 2 options from just £60 per person (Details below)
  • Event Cancellation Policy: We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and an alternative date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee (Booking fees are non-refundable)
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: Active Training World
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk
  • Official Event Website: Click here to visit

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race.

Registration opens at: 05.30

The day license for Non-BTF members is included in the entry price.

BTF Members who cannot produce a valid BTF race license on the day will be invoiced £6 for a day license after the event.

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.


The swim takes place in Box End Lake. The lake is primarily used for wakeboarding, so contains lots of wake-boarding jumps. The route is two laps of a 750m clock-wise oval around the lake, between the jumps.

The NEW Standard bike course is one, fast 40.2km lap

The Run route is roughly 100m from transition to a 5km loop which the competitors do twice before a 100m run into the finish making the run distance 10.2km. The route is completely off-road, but is very changeable, which makes for fantastic and exciting racing.

Swim – Open water | Bike – Road | Run – Off-road

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Spectators are currently not allowed. If this situation should change we will update this page.

If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:


Finishers medal for all!

There will be no prizegiving on the day and Trophies will be sent by post after the event.

Trophies for overall Male 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

Trophies for overall Female 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category (5yr Age Groups).


Need help with your running? Whether this is your first triathlon and you want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of achieving your goals.

Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised run training plan.

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front and back of your vest or alternatively, using a race belt, rotate the race number to the back for the bike leg and the front for the run leg.

Parking is available at Box End Lakes.

Changing Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race.

Baggage Drop
There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.

There will be toilets available.

Water Station
There will be no water stations on the route (you will need to carry any liquids you need). There will be water available, self-service style, at the finish.

If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.

Event Cancellation
If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example, severe weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a range of options to choose from, which will include a refund of their entry fee (less the booking fee).

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I am over the age of 17 as of 31/12/21 

2)  I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

3) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

4) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

5)  By entering this event, I accept BTF rule.


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Ticket Details

  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • You can book a maximum of 2 places per booking. Please be very careful to complete each booking in a different name with different personal details. Do not copy your details to the second attendee.
  • Please be as accurate as you can giving your swim time in minutes/seconds (e.g. 12.35)
  • The BTF Day License for the event is included in the price of a Non BTF Entry.
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.
Details Price Qty
Standard Qualifier Entry BTF Member£70.00 (GBP)*  
Standard Qualifier Entry Non BTF Member (price includes BTF Day License)£76.00 (GBP)*  
Standard Aquabike Entry Non BTF Member (price includes BTF Day License)£66.00 (GBP)*  
Standard Aquabike Entry BTF Member£60.00 (GBP)*  
Standard Free Centrepoint Charity Place£0.00 (GBP)*  
Standard Qualifier Entry BTF Member LATE£75.00 (GBP)*  Goes On Sale
Standard Qualifier Entry Non BTF Member (price includes BTF Day License) LATE£81.00 (GBP)*  Goes On Sale
Standard Aquabike Entry Non BTF Member (price includes BTF Day License) LATE£71.00 (GBP)*  Goes On Sale
Standard Aquabike Entry BTF Member LATE£66.00 (GBP)*  Goes On Sale

Price does not include booking fee

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