Box End Standard Triathlon – a qualifying event for the European Triathlon Championships in 2022
5th September 2021.
Starting at 07.30
This event is organised by Active Training World
Box End Standard Triathlon (European Triathlon Championships qualifying event) & Standard Aquabike
JOIN US FOR THE BOX END STANDARD TRIATHLON ON SUNDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2021.
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
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)
Aquabike Standard entries also available.
Sunday 5th September 2021.
Start Time: 7:30am. Wave times will be published closer to the event.
LOCATION: Box End Lakes,Box End Rd, Bedford MK43 8RN
Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards
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
Book your place
If you have not booked an event with ATW for some time, we have now moved to a new booking platform and your old account details have expired. Please book your first event without logging in, using your email of choice, an account will be created for you when you complete your booking. You will then receive a Welcome email with a link to set your password.
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)
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
Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to complete a BTF Pre-Health Questionnaire. This also applies to Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:
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).
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 bike is two 18.7km loops as seen in the below link:
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 changable, which makes for fantastic and exciting racing.
Other Race Information
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. A BTF Pre-Event Health questionnaire will need to be completed no more than 14 days before the event.
You will be provided with two race numbers in your registration pack. Your race number must be clearly visible on your front for the run and on your back for the bike. If you are not using a race belt, please pin one number on your back and one on your front. If you are using a race belt, only one number is required, provided you adjust the position of your race number during each leg of the race.
Parking and Transport
Parking is available at Box End Lakes
Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.
Toilets will be provided for the event.
ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. 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.
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 your entry fee (less the booking fee).
By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:
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 declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.
2) 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.
3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.
4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of BTF rules.