By using this website you agree to our cookie policy

Get race results and photos

This event has passed. Congratulations to all the participants. Get race results and photos.

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. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. Now in its 9th year, tri for life has raised over £2m for its charity partners. In 2016, we raised money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Melanoma Focus.

2016 saw 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 a new half iron distance.

Review summary

3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Ben K
"Nice event with an 'interesting' course, the swim is quite technical as it..."


Sarah P
"A great race to finish the season with lovely scenery and a great..."


Chris D
"Really enjoyable, open course with lovely scenery starting from and returning..."
See all reviews

How to enter the Woburn Abbey Triathlon

  1. WoBurner Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
  2. Olympic Triathlon Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.1km, Bike 3km, Run 1km
  3. WoBurner

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
  4. Sprint Triathlon Relay

    Triathlon: Bike 0.4km, Bike 0.4km, Run 0.15km
  5. Olympic Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    Event passed
  6. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 10.5km, Run 2.5km

Woburn Abbey Triathlon routes

Triathletes start with a swim in the large lake in front of the Abbey itself, followed by a cycle route that takes in picturesque British country lanes. The final run course enjoys stunning views of the Abbey grounds and Deer Park with the finish line right in the heart of the Event Village for maximum support.

Event Details

Questions & answers

  • L

    Lewis S
    How many competitors do you expect for the Middle Distance please ??


    Steph E
    Hi there, there will likely be about 250 competitors for this triathlon :)

Woburn Abbey Triathlon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

Predicted highs
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

Meet the organizer

Organizer leaderboard ranking badge


Human Race are ranked #24 in the UK out of 378 organizers

Human Race is the UK’s leading mass participation events company, putting on over 30 events each year in triathlon, cycling, running, duathlon and open water swimming. Part of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), owners of Le Tour de France and the leader in the French running and sportive market, Human Race’s prestigious portfolio includes the Windsor Triathlon, Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales, the Cancer Research UK Winter Run Series and VitalityMove.

Other events from this organizer

Woburn Abbey Triathlon reviews (3)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Sprint Triathlon in 2019

    A great race to finish the season with lovely scenery and a great atmosphere!

    Distances were not accurate though and the guys on the microphone were dreadful!

  • Did the Olympic Triathlon in 2019

    Nice event with an 'interesting' course, the swim is quite technical as it involved lots of turns within short distances so lots of sighting required to stay on track. The bike route is undulating with no major climbs that I can remember, I was surprised at the amount on climb o my strava when looking back though. The run is basically half down hill and half uphill with a hill sprint finish which was good. Very well supported though and great atmosphere around the event village though, just a shame there was no T-shirt.
  • Did the Olympic Triathlon in 2018

    Really enjoyable, open course with lovely scenery starting from and returning to the ground around woburn abbey.Swim course, good if a little weedy, bit of a scrum on swim start though.Bike course, enjoyable and picturesque, but quite hilly so very challenging and no real chance to settle into a rhythm. Some enjoyable technical downhill sections though.Run course, open and well laid out, really good support throughout (helped by the loops), well stocked and manned aid station!