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Useful information

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14c and under = wetsuit compulsory
23c = Advisory Non-wetsuit.

Water temperature comfortably hit 18c in 2018 & 2019.



The dambuster triathlon is subject to BTF rules. The full list of race rules can be found HERE

Some of the 'biggies' are listed below.


You must wear the swim hat provided.

You must start in your designated wave.

No music players or recording equipment.

Road bikes only.

Roadworthy bikes only.

Proper helmets that fulfil our safety checks.

Race number to be displayed on your front during the run.

Race number displayed on your bike.

No littering.

Respect the marshals.

Torso covered on the run.

The event will be judged by representatives from BTF who are completely independent to the event organisers. Any decisions are subject to the proper protest channels. Pacesetter events do not get involved in any disputes

(it's right and proper that they are independent).

TOILETS - Available across the site. There are two toilet blocks at Whitwell. One on the side of the Watersports building and another in the Cycle centre car park. We will have Porta loos in transition and in the general event site.

CHANGING FACILITIES - Changing rooms and showers are available at Rutland Watersports during their usual opening hours.

OTHER ACTIVITIES ON SITE - Rutland Cycling, Aquapark, Rutland Watersports, The Rutland Belle, Outdoor Gym.

PARKING - Ample parking is available and free to event participants on race day and when attending registration. Spectators will have to pay for parking at the standard Anglian Water rate.

REGISTRATION - Registration is available on Friday evening and for 1 hour on Saturday morning. (please see the full timetable on the main event page)

BAG DROP - There will be an event shelter in transition where you can leave your baggage. It is left entirely at your own risk. Transition will be accessible for athletes only. Please leave valuables in your vehicle or with a spectator.

RACE BRIEFING - The race briefing will be conducted just before the swim start. Attendance is compulsory and we will cover any last minute changes as well as important race information. 

VISITORS- Very welcome to come along and support their athletes. If attending in separate cars they will have to pay the standard Anglian water parking charges. There is a cafe at the start and finish line serving a range of food and drink throughout the event. 

PRIZE GIVING - To take place at the finish line as soon as the podium positions are confirmed. Approximately 12:00pm

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE THE EVENT - We do not send anything in the post prior to the event. You will collect everything at registration. 

TRANSITION - You have a limited space in transition. No bags or boxes please. We will remove them. Only necessary items around your transition space.

MINIMUM AGE OF ENTRY- You must be 17 yrs or older on event day to take part in the Dambuster triathlon.

SWAPPING ENTRIES - You may only swap your entry within the terms and conditions. For full details please follow the link on the main event webpage.

WHAT IS A BTF DAY LICENCE? - BTF day membership gives you third party insurance and is a pre requisite of taking part in this event. You must have an annual licence or you will need to purchase a day licence to take part. 

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A LICENCE? - You can pay for a licence at race registration.


You can swim in Whitwell creek every Sunday throughout the summer with inspire2tri but the course will differ. 

CAN I PRACTICE THE BIKE COURSE? - The bike course is on open roads. You are allowed to ride on the course at any time as long as you abide by the traffic laws.

CAN I PRACTICE THE RUN COURSE? - You may access the run course during park opening hours. 

WHAT NUTRITION WILL BE ON COURSE? - The course nutrition will vary depending on the stage of the race. We will have water, energy gel, energy drinks and a few snacks. 

CAN I CHANGE MY RACE DETAILS - You must log onto your members hub to change your personal details. Please keep them up to date. 

CAN I VOLUNTEER AND JOIN THE EVENT TEAM - Get in touch at info@pacesetter.events we would love to welcome you onto our team.

IM NEW TO TRIATHLON, WHERE DO I START? I WANT TO BECOME A DAMBUSTER! - We want to support you with our event partners. We're compiling a comprehensive guide to get you started on your journey. We would also suggest the club network across the UK. As soon as we publish the guide please feel free to use it, ask questions or suggest ways we can support you further. 

HOW DO I JOIN A TRANSITION TOUR? - On the Friday before the event we will conduct a transition tour to let you know where all the key locations are. We understand the pre race nerves and knowing your surroundings can really ease the pressure. To join just be at the advertised location (on the website and pre race information two weeks prior) and we will happily give you a guided tour.