tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UK’s most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. 

Now in its 10th year, tri for life has raised over £2m for its charity partners. In 2017, we will be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Melanoma Focus Cancer Research.

2016 saw the see the event take a leap into becoming of the UK’s largest triathlons with the event expanding to two days of racing and the introduction of the WoBurner middle distance (1900m swim, 85km bike and 21.1km).


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  • WoBurner middle distance: 1900m Swim, 85km Bike, 21.1km Run
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run


  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run
  • Sprint Triathlon: 800m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run
  • SuperSprint Triathlon: 400m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run
  • Junior Triathlon (ages 13 to 16): 300m Swim, 10.5km Bike, 2.5km Run
  • Junior Triathlon (ages 9 to 12): 100m Swim, 3km Bike, 1km Run
  • Scootathlon (ages 4 to 8): 400m Scoot, 400m Bike, 150m Run


  • Set in the stunning location of Woburn Abbey, with views of The Abbey, Deer Park & lakes
  • Choice of several triathlon distances
  • A major tick on your triathlon bucket-list
  • Great support and camaraderie around the course
  • Closed road bike course for the SuperSprint, Sprint and Olympic distances


  • Free rucksack for WoBurner entrants
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to your phone as you cross the line
  • Free Kids Zone with inflatables, climbing wall and body zorbing

*Distances are approximate and subject to change

Directions, travel information & Equipment Hire details can be found on the Human Race website