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Lancaster University Triathlon 2019

In memory of Andy Bailey

Lancaster University Triathlon in memory of Andy Bailey - Sunday 6th September 2020


Following the success of the first event in 2016, the sprint distance triathlon at Lancaster University is back for the fifth year running!

If you have ever felt the urge to Try-a-Tri now is your chance. The perfect event for beginners, you have the chance to either go it alone or why not build a team and choose to participate in the sport your like best.

To whet your appetite, read Lancaster University's very own published Ironman triathlete Andy Holgate's Introduction to Triathlon.

This is a fun triathlon event aimed at beginners aged 16 years and above. Under 18 year olds will need parental consent to take part.

Our triathlon is made up of three legs:

  • 400m swim (in the Sports Centre Swimming Pool)
  • 20km bike (closed roads)
  • 5km run

All of which will take place around Lancaster University campus.

Proceeds from this event will go to St John's Hospice Lancaster and CancerCare Lancashire and South Lakeland.

Participants can also choose to get sponsorships for their efforts - a great additional incentive to complete the challenge.

If you would like to set up a fundraising page for CancerCare, click here. For St John's Hospice click here.


Entries opening now register here

Please note, entries will close on Thursday 13th August 2020.

If you are interested in being a volunteer or marshal at the event please email:

Dr. Andy Bailey was a much loved and respected colleague at Lancaster University Management School from 1997-2015, who died suddenly at the age of 49. Andy will be most fondly remembered by those privileged to have known him as a scholar who was outstanding at translating the academic theory of strategic management and change management to the everyday complexity of practice. Perhaps most importantly, colleagues, students and friends would genuinely describe him as a "great bloke". He was an understated man, gracious in his time to all, kind to a fault.

Race Information

Route Map available here

Transition Map here

Pre Race Information here