What will you need?

  • Swimming Costume/Trunks or Tri Shorts/Suit
  • Wetsuit (optional if water temp is over 14 degrees)
  • Goggles
  • A road worthy bike (mountain or road)
  • A helmet
  • Footwear and clothing for cycling and running
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Plastic Box/Bag for transition area to store cycling & running gear
  • A towel (optional)

  • Click HERE for our handy tri kit checklist from event partner HUUB Design.


Race Registration

Registration will take place in Markeaton Park inside the Athlete Registration tent in the Event Village.

You can register on:

Saturday 22nd July between 2pm and 6pm or on
Sunday 23rd July between 7.30am and 10.00am

Your race pack will include a swim hat, race numbers, wristband, a sticker for your bike and one for your helmet. You will also receive your timing chip, goody bag and event T-shirt.


Car Parking

The following THREE official car parks provide parking for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon:

Located just off Markeaton Lane, DE22 1GB
This is the closest car park to the event however the gates will CLOSE at 08:45 and not re-open again until 16:00 due to road closures for the event.
500 spaces available.
No height restriction.
This is across the road from Markeaton Park however the car park will be CLOSED at 08:45 and will re-open again at 16:00 due to road closures for the event.
300 spaces available. (5 min walk).
No height restriction.
No car parking charge.
Situated off Markeaton Island towards Derby City Centre and signposted along the A38.
This car will be open all day as it is not affected by road closures.
300 spaces available.
No height restriction.
No parking charge.
Toilets, showers and changing facilities available.
Please take care when crossing the road to get to the park (5 min walk).

Spectator and general public parking is very limited so we would advise parking in the city centre and getting to the park via bus, bike or foot. Please see the Road Closures page for more information.
Trent Barton will be arranging regular buses from the bus station to Markeaton Park on the hour, every hour. However, the Allestree bus service will be diverted away from Kedleston Road onto Mansfield Road so will take a bit longer.
Route updates can be found on

Race Day Timetable


OPEN 07.30 – 12.00
OPEN 12:45 – 14:30

Transition will open at the end of the event (approx. 3.30pm) and you will be able to collect your kit then.

Whilst in transition, please be mindful of others who are still competing.


Team Challenge Relay

Your race pack will contain everything you need for your entire team but you will only receive ONE timing chip. As you race around the course you will pass your timing chip onto the next person in your team, like a baton.  This will ensure that everyone in the team will get a specific time for the leg they completed.  There will be specific changeover area in transition so please familiarise yourself with this before the race.

Each team will compete twice over the Super Sprint distance – once in the morning, once in the afternoon. The AVERAGE time will be taken over the two races and the team with the fastest average time will be crowned Team Challenge winners for 2017. You must compete twice in order to be in with a shot at first prize!


The Race!

The Swim

The swim will take place in Markeaton Lake.  Please arrive at the Swim Start area 15 minutes before your start time as there will be a quick race briefing before your wave. 

Entry into the lake is on the far side of the lake from transition.  Allow yourself 5 mins to walk round to the start.

You will be able to enter the water approximately 5 minutes before your wave starts in order to acclimatise to the water.

Wetsuits are compulsory unless stated otherwise.  Please keep an eye on the website for any updated information.

The Bike

Your helmet must be on and securely fastened before you remove your bike from its transition space.  You will be DQ’d if your helmet is not on properly before you touch your bike.

The bike route is on a closed road circuit – it is a fast, flatish course with a couple of technical bits thrown in.  Please pay attention to signage and marshal warnings on the route.

Cycle route surface – Please note the cycle route may have some defects and depressions and it is not possible to guarantee a perfect surface for the route.

There will be marshals and signage on the bike course.  Marshals will be present around the course to direct competitors and to ensure all competitors cycle safely and follow the Highway Code. 

Please note that the event is a non-drafting race.  You must leave a 7m gap between you and any other cyclists except when overtaking. 

No cycling in the transition area.  You MUST mount your bike only when you have crossed the mount line.

You MUST dismount your bike at the dismount line after returning from the cycle section. 

You must then re-rack your bike BEFORE removing your helmet.

Sprint finalists in the afternoon will complete a second lap of the bike route by proceeding past the park entrance, back up towards the Crematorium and following the course back round again.

Please click below to see the bike route and take some time to read the cautionary notes. 

See The Route

The Run

The run course is 2.5km and takes around the edge of Markeaton Park with a feed station half way round.   Those doing Super Sprint distance will complete one lap whilst Sprint finalists will complete two, veering off just before the finish line to go round a second time.

View The Map



With our timing system you will be able to get your results instantly on the screen in the van at the finish and results from the morning heats will be posted up in the Athlete Registration tent as soon as possible after each wave.

Grand Final waves will be posted up in the Athlete Registration tent as soon as possible after the ladies heats and mens heats are over. There will be marshals on hand to answer any questions you may have about which wave/final you will compete in.

Post race results will be posted as soon as possible after the close of the event. Once all results are verified they will appear on the Jenson Button Tri website.


1st           £1500 + EPM Trophy + Chandon champagne
2nd         £1000 + Champagne
3rd          £750 + Champagne
4th          £400
5th          £300
6th          £200
7th          £150
8th          £100
9th          £50
10th         TBC

Wooden Spoon winners –  male and female

1st EPM Trophy + Champagne

Team Challenge Winners

1st EPM Trophy + Champagne

Prize Presentation
The presentation will take place on the stage in the Event Village at 16:00.


Supported by Derby City Council



The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon could not go ahead with a crack team of volunteers who help make the event happen. For the past two years we have had a fantastic group of over 100 people who have marshalled, encouraged, motivated and cheered on over 500 triathletes who have taken part in the event.

You will be required to attend a volunteer briefing prior to the event on 23rd July and on the day itself you will be equipped with event instructions, a Race Crew Tshirt, hi vis jacket and lunch as well as a freebie from the event whether it’s a Tshirt, medal or goody bag. You will also be given a free entry into a future HUUB Event of your choice.

We would love your support so if you think you could contribute in any way then please get in touch by emailing