Competitors will get the chance to race against the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and other triathletes not once, but twice in one day!  The preliminary heats in the morning will be over Super Sprint distance of 200m lake swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run.

Fastest qualifying triathletes will then go on to compete in the final with distances of 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. Everyone else will get the chance to compete for the wooden spoon in afternoon heats over the Super Sprint distance.

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For competitors in the Smith Cooper Team Challenge event, each team member completes one discipline of the triathlon before handing over the timing chip to their team mate. They will also race twice over the Super Sprint distance with the fastest average time winning the coveted Team Challenge Trophy designed by EPM Technology, Derby.

The morning race waves are split into ladies, mens and Team Challenge waves, but each wave is completely random in terms of age and ability; waves start at 09:00 until approx 10:20.  Times are then ranked and the fastest ladies and men compete in the afternoon Grand Final (12.30pm and 3.00pm) over the Sprint Distance;  there is a lot to race for with a fantastic top ten prize purse at stake. Everyone else races again to try and better their morning time and to compete for the Wooden Spoon trophy in the Super Sprint Distance (afternoon waves start at 1.30pm).

Individual Entry


Which Includes
  • Two Races
  • Finishers T-Shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Luxury Goody Bag
  • Free Athletes meal from The Gatherers
  • Free pint of Beer after you’ve finished your second race
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Smith Cooper Team Challenge


Which Includes
  • Everything in the individual Entry
  • Limited edition JBTT challenge T-Shirt
  • Exclusive access to the team challenge marquee
  • Free tea, coffee & snacks all day from The Finesse Collection
  • Exclusive viewing area over the finish line and transition area
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Set up in March 2010, the Jenson Button Trust was established to allow Jenson to donate to a number of charitable causes and campaigns that were close to his heart, with the overall aim of giving as much help to as many as possible. The Trust runs a number of fundraising activities and events from the Jenson Button Trust Yacht in Monaco to the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon.

Now in its fourth year, the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is a true family event. It includes not only one of Britain’s best triathlon competitions but also a buzzing event village with prizes presented by Jenson. For families and spectators there will be a host of activities throughout the park and live music in the heart of the event village.

Whether you are an experienced triathlete or just up for the challenge it has something to offer everyone, not to mention getting to race an F1 World Champion and fundraising a huge amount for the Jenson Button Trust and affiliated charities.

The Jenson Button Trust aims to raise as much money as possible during it’s partnership with Cancer Research UK. Our ambition is to fund pioneering work to help accelerate research and beat cancer sooner. Jenson Button and Cancer Research UK both believe we will beat cancer. The more research we do, the sooner that day will come.

The Jenson Button Trust’s Official Charity Partner for this year’s event is Cancer Research UK.

There is no minimum fundraising target, but we suggest a fundraising goal of £200 or more and if you are one of the first 30 people to raise at least £500 then you will be invited to an exclusive meeting with Jenson at this year’s triathlon!

* Don’t miss out!

Request a sponsorship pack, set up your JustGiving sponsorship page and join Jenson in fundraising to beat cancer sooner! As part of Team CRUK you will also receive a free technical t-shirt, fundraising tips and expert training plans.





The minimum age is 15 years old.

In the morning, everyone will take park in a super sprint distance (200m lake swim, 10km traffic free bike and a 2.5 run in the park).
The fastest men and women will then take part in the grand final, which is a sprint distance (400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run).
Everyone else, not participating in the final, will do another super sprint to win the wooden spoon prize.

The first wave will begin at 9:00am and waves will continue throughout the morning, until around 11:30 when there will be a short break. The grand final and wooden spoon races will start again in the afternoon and will finish around 16:30 and a prize presentation will finish the day at around 17:00.
Car Parking information is now available on our Event Information page.
Swim- As it is in the lake you many want to wear a wetsuit with you swimsuit/trisuit underneath. If you are swimming in open water for the first time we would recommend that you do wear one from a safety point of view. Additionally googles are recommended, you will be provided with a swim hat when you register for the event.

Bike- Bike and helmet are compulsory. Other than that; shorts, tshirt, trisuit, whatever you feel comfortable in. The bike route is on paths/roads so any bike will do as long as it is roadworthy (i.e. the brakes work)

Run- You will need trainers.

Wearing a wetsuit for a lake swim is mandatory in water temperatures under 14 degrees. Over this it’s optional. We will be releasing water temp data in the weeks leading up to the event so you can make your own decision. However if it’s your first time, we recommend you wear one as the shock factor might catch you out.
You will be able to register on Saturday 16th July at Markeaton Park between 14:00-18:00 as well as on the day of the event before 8.30am. We advise you register and pick up your packs on the Saturday.
You should be able to do both. Email us at to let us know you are doing both, that way we can ensure we put you in an appropriate wave in the morning.
The Triathlon is open to all, however if you have any special requirements please let us know at
No, as it’s a public park anyone can come down to spectate and support the event.
Please see our website to look at the other activities you can do in the park.
On the day, in the event village there will be various food and drink outlets which will be open from early morning and onwards throughout the day.
There are no changing facilities, however there are toilets located around Markeaton Park. 
1) Craft Village 
2) Mundy Play Centre 
3) As well as various mobile toilets in the Event Village.
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If you wish to withdraw from the Jenson Button Triathlon 2016, for any reason, you must notify us in writing by email or post. Race entries are NOT transferable to any other person or any other event as any changes to the entry database requires considerable time and cost in administration. Any participant found to be competing with someone else’s number will be disqualified from the event. Refunds are available as follows:
·       Written notification received 8 weeks or more before the event = 50% refund
·       Written notification received between 4 and 8 weeks before the event = 20% refund
·       Written notification received less than 4 weeks before the event = no refund.
All refunds will be issued AFTER the event has taken place. Please email your notification to withdraw to or write to HUUB Events Ltd, Unit 2 Sinfin Central Business Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE24 9HL.
If you have any further queries contact us at or look at our Terms and Conditions at …
You must register ahead of the event with to secure access to media areas (with no public access).


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