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British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham

Victoria Embankment
Nottingham
NG2 2JY

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British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham

Saturday 2 September 2017

The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature top British and international elite triathletes racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September 2017 in this dynamic and exciting format of the sport.

An expected crowd of 20,000 spectators and a live BBC One television audience will follow the action as up to 20 elite race teams, including Olympians, battle to become the event’s inaugural champions.

The Mixed Relay format involves teams that comprise two men and two women who each complete a short course triathlon before ‘tagging’ their teammate to do the same.

The format, whilst relatively new to spectators in the Great Britain, is well-known overseas, with British and English national teams having won World and Commonwealth titles. The decision to include Mixed Relay within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has just been confirmed.

Olympic Silver Medallist, Jonathan Brownlee, is one of four British athletes confirmed to line up for the sport’s newest event, set to bring the city of Nottingham to life on Saturday 2 September.

Olympic Bronze Medallist, Vicky Holland, is set to start in the inaugural event, with former ITU World Triathlon Champion, Non Stanford and reigning Commonwealth Champion, Jodie Stimpson are also confirmed.

Further British athletes competing will be confirmed over the coming weeks, with teams announced in August. All athlete announcements are subject to fitness.

The Mixed Relay Cup will be supported by the City of Nottingham Triathlon, a mass participation event aimed at novice participants, offering an opportunity to experience closed roads racing alongside the River Trent on Nottingham’s famous Victoria Embankment. 

The course is designed to create a brilliant spectator experience for both the novice and elite races. Much of the course is free to view, or tickets can be bought for the stadium area.

There will also be a huge spectator village featuring a range of different cultural foods, FREE sports activities covering a wide range of sports, demonstration sports, kids’ activities and entertainment. Here there will also be an Expo area with a range of companies exhibiting their products, with plenty of try before you buy opportunities and freebies.

Schedule:

All times below are subject to final confirmation

Time    Activity

09:00 - City of Nottingham Triathlon mass participation event start

13:00 - City of Nottingham Triathlon mass participation event end

14:15 - BBC One live broadcast start

14:25 - Mixed Relay race start

16:00 - Mixed Relay race end

16.10 - Medal Ceremony

16.15 - BBC One live broadcast end

Course Description:

Mixed Relay sees teams of four athletes, two men and two women, each complete a short course triathlon in turn before handing over to their team mate. Each short course triathlon consists of:

Swim - 1 Lap, 300m

Bike – 2 laps, 7.5km

Run – 1 Lap, 1.5km

The Swim – 300m

Competitors will complete the swim in the River Trent, starting near to the Suspension Bridge. They will complete a rectangular course, starting and finishing in the same place. The swim course is surrounded by terraced seating making for a brilliant atmosphere.

Transition

Against the backdrop of Nottingham’s War Memorial, athletes will change from swim to bike, and bike to run in the main transition area which will be surrounded by grandstands and thousands of spectators.

The Bike – 7.5km

Designed to provide spectators with as many viewing opportunities as possible, the bike course is held entirely on Victoria Embankment with each athlete completing two laps. There are a number of corners and hairpin bends for athletes to contend with, making for fast but tough course.

The Run – 1.5km

The run course is focussed around the Trent, crossing both Trent Bridge and the Suspension Bridge, and viewable for most of its length for spectators. The course is flat and fast with a sharp climb over the suspension bridge at the end of the run.

Spectators

Find the best way to watch the action

The event is tailored to create a brilliant spectator experience for both the novice and elite races. Much of the course is free to view, or you can buy tickets for the stadium area - more information below.

There will also be a huge spectator village featuring a range of different cultural foods, FREE sports activities covering a wide range of sports, demonstration sports, and kids activities and entertainment. Here you will also find our Expo area with a range of companies exhibiting their products, with plenty of try before you buy opportunities and freebies.

Ticket types:

Standing stadium area

Get up close and personal to the athletes as they emerge from the River Trent, grab their bikes and then transition to the run, with views across to the athlete warm up area.  This area is a must for any true triathlon fan.  Standing area only with ground level and raised terracing, limited to just 100 capacity.  Toilet and refreshment facilities are located in the public viewing area adjacent to this area. £10 per ticket.

Grandstand stadium area

Want to get the best view of all of the race action?  Our purpose built grandstands offer un-reserved seating adjacent to the race finish and transition areas, with elevated views of the swim course, team changeovers and transition area, plus big screen pictures and commentary from the rest of the course.  Toilets and food and drink will be available within this ticketed area.

£15 per ticket / £10 concessions / Family ticket offer available / £15 Disabled Viewing + a companion.

To be the first to know to hear about event updates please register here.

Free to view

With 99% of the route providing a FREE viewing area for spectators, there are some great places to watch the action unfold, with some sections of the course passed by athletes over 20 times during the race.

A number of spectator zones will be placed at the best spots to watch around the route, with entertainment, catering and toilets available at these locations.

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