Organisers of the Outlaw Triathlon, One Step Beyond, have confirmed a new Outlaw Half event will take place on 3rd July 2016.
The race, covering a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and half-marathon run, will run as well as the sold-out Half event at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on 29th May. The new event will be at a different venue, which is yet to be announced.
The 2015 Outlaw Half sold out in ‘minutes’ last year according to organisers, and adding a second event has reportedly been in the pipeline for two years. The move has taken time due to sourcing a suitable venue and working alongside local communities to ensure a well supported event.
Event director Iain Hamilton commented: “We wanted to find a totally new venue that is not already used for triathlon racing, and wanted to ensure that the new event is similar to the exiting ones. What we’ve got is a fantastic family friendly venue and an event that features and out-and-back lake swim, flat one-lap bike course and a multi-lap run course so that spectators can easily follow the action. There’s also camping and family activities on site.”
He added: “There are a lot more middle and long distance races in Britain now than when we launched the Outlaw in 2010, but what the Outlaw offers is a lower cost, very high quality racing experience.
“Every year the positive feedback we get from competitors overwhelms us, particularly relating to our event crew, and we’re very excited about having a new event for 2016 after a long time spent securing a new venue.”
You can pre register for the new event here. Those signing up will be the first to find out the new venue and gain access to the entry system when the event opens at the end of November.