UK Triathlon will be donating £10 from every CRUK Wave entry back to Cancer Research UK

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UK Triathlon and Cancer Research UK are proud to announce the launch of the CRUK Wave 2022. The CRUK Wave is aimed at encouraging more participants, of any age, gender or ability, to unite and take on a challenge for the purpose of funding life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer.

This change comes after the success of the UK Triathlon Pink Wave, it reflects the movement towards a more inclusive environment for all participants who want to complete a triathlon at their own speed, whilst raising money for life-saving research.  

We want to encourage everyone to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer.

UK Triathlon will be donating £10 from every CRUK Wave entry back to Cancer Research UK.

  

Choose from our 6 CRUK Wave events.


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10th July 2022
Henley Leisure Centre - Indoor Pool
Minimum Age 16yrs
The CRUK Wave - 200m swim, 12.5km cycle, 2.5k run
The CRUK Wave Relay - 200m swim, 12.5km cycle, 2.5k run

Henley CRUK Wave - Event Info

The increasingly popular Henley-on-Thames Triathlon is in its 13th year and takes place at Henley Leisure Centre and Gillotts School.

Boasting a spectator friendly course the CRUK Wave at the Henley Triathlon is one not to be missed.

Places are sure to fill up quickly, so secure your place today.

  • Pretty riverside market town location on the Thames
  • Leisure centre pool based swim
  • Rural Oxfordshire countryside bike course
  • Grass run course within the grounds of Gillotts School
  • Split transitions at the leisure centre and school playing field
  • Finishers medal for every finisher

Unfortunately due to the venue being a school playing field, there are no dogs allowed on the site.


The course

The swim discipline takes place from the indoor swimming pool followed by the cycle course which is flat with some undulations and takes in many fields and trees in this rural route through the Oxfordshire countryside. The final run discipline is on grass around the picturesque grounds of Gillotts School.

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Transition 1 Setup

Bike Course - Start & Finish

Bike Course - Mount Line

Run Course

Bike Course

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.


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31st July 2022
York Sport Village - Indoor Pool
Minimum Age 14yrs
The CRUK Wave - 200m swim, 9km cycle, 2.5k run
The CRUK Wave Relay - 200m swim, 9km cycle, 2.5k run

York CRUK Wave - Event Info

The York CRUK Wave starts with a swim in the heated indoor pool, follows on with a flat multi-lapped bike course, and finishes with a run.

This spectator friendly venue is perfect for crowds to cheer on competitors and create a fun & relaxed atmosphere so, whether participating or supporting, get colleagues, friends and family involved, take on the challenge and join in the fun.

  • Located on the university’s safe and attractive Heslington campus close to York city centre
  • Leisure complex pool based swim
  • Fast and flat cycle and run route - all closed to traffic
  • Swim start, transition & finish line all within close proximity
  • Finishers medal awarded at the finish line

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

York Triathlon - Main Arena Area

Swim course distance: 1 length = 25m
CRUK Wave: 25m length x 8 lengths = 200m

Bike course distance: 1 lap = 3km
CRUK Wave: 3km lap x 3 laps = 9km

Run course distance: 1 lap = 1.25km
CRUK Wave: 1.25km lap x 2 laps = 2.5km

  • The bike course is lapped, flat as well as on a fully closed road to traffic.
  • The run course is lapped, flat as well as fully closed to the public and traffic.
  • It is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet on the cycle section of the race.
  • The event is chip timed.


Bike Course Map

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

Run Course Map


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Sunday 18th September 2022
Barony Park & Nantwich Pool, Cheshire CW5 5QY
Minimum Age 16yrs
The CRUK Wave - 200m swim, 21km cycle, 2.5k run
The CRUK Wave Relay - 200m swim, 21km cycle, 2.5k run

North West CRUK Wave - Event Info

Join us at the CRUK Wave at the North West Triathlon.

With fun, but challenging distances this amazing spectator friendly event is celebrating its 16th year in 2022.

A great event for first timers. All levels of fitness are welcome to take part. A fun and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed.

Sign up as an individual or get together with friends & family and enter as a team of two or three.

  • Heated outdoor pool swim in one of very few remaining inland brine pools left in the UK
  • Cheshire countryside bike course
  • Barony Park flat grass run course
  • Finishers medal awarded at the finish line

There will be attractions and facilities available at the park for the triathlon including hot and cold food, refreshments, toilets, a play area with swings and slides that all make for a great day out for the family!

So why not enter now and take part in one of the largest participant triathlons in the country.


The Course

The event starts with the swim in the only heated outdoor brine swimming pool in Great Britain, followed by a one lap 21km cycle around the South Cheshire countryside until returning to the Barony Park in Nantwich for the final run, in and around the park itself.

Swim Course Click here

Bike Route

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

Run Route & Arena Map click here


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2nd October 2022
Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre - Indoor Pool
Minimum Age 16yrs
The CRUK Wave - 200m swim, 18km cycle, 2.5k run
The CRUK Wave Relay - 200m swim, 18km cycle, 2.5k run

Warwickshire CRUK Wave - Event Info

Take on the CRUK Wave at the Warwickshire Triathlon. A fun but challenging event set around the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The event is aimed at all abilities and fitness levels.

  • Pool based swim at Stratford Leisure & Visitor Centre
  • Riverside and countryside bike route
  • Flat run route taking in the riverside views
  • Finishers medal for all entrants

Stratford-upon-Avon offers plenty to do and see for all the family making it a great day out for those looking for something a little less energetic!


The Course

The race starts from the 33 metre heated indoor pool in the leisure centre, followed by one lap of the cycle course, which heads out towards the town of Warwick, in the Warwickshire countryside, before returning to Stratford for the final discipline.

The run is out alongside the picturesque river Avon and back to the Leisure and Visitor Centre to the finish line. An out and back run course for the CRUK Wave.

The course is spectator friendly and all the action can be seen at the rear of the Leisure Centre where the main transition area and finish line are situated.

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Warwickshire Tri Arena Map
WarwickshireTri Start and End of Bike Course
Warwickshire Tri Run Course Map

Warwickshire Bike Course

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

Warwickshire Run Course Map

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7th May 2023
Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre - Indoor Pool
Minimum Age 16yrs
The CRUK Wave - 200m swim, 18km cycle, 2.5k run
The CRUK Wave Relay - 200m swim, 18km cycle, 2.5k run

Stratford CRUK Wave Event Info

The CRUK Wave at the Stratford Triathlon offers an indoor pool swim at Stratford Leisure Centre in the picturesque and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Now in its 27th year the event has seen thousands of competitors take on the challenge of swim, bike and run with a fun & friendly atmosphere and great support from the cheering crowds.

The event is aimed at all abilities and all levels of fitness.

  • Pool based swim
  • Countryside bike route
  • Flat towpath run course taking in scenic views of the River Avon
  • Finishers medal for all entrants
  • Onsite parking (charges applicable)


The Course

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Stratford Event - Main Arena Area

Bike Course - Start and finish (course map below here)


Bike Course Map

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

Run Course Map


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21st May 2023
Nantwich Pool & Barony Park - Outdoor Pool
Minimum Age 16yrs
The CRUK Wave - 200m swim, 21km cycle, 2.5k run
The CRUK Wave Relay - 200m swim, 21km cycle, 2.5k run

Cheshire CRUK Wave - Event Info

The CRUK Wave at the Cheshire Triathlon is very popular with first-timers and beginners, with fun achievable distances that still offer a challenge.

This fun & friendly event is open to everyone.

The CRUK Wave offers a supportive environment, with cheering crowds and a fun & relaxed atmosphere meaning everyone enjoys the day, competitors and friends & family alike.

We can offer lots of support and online beginners advice to help make your Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you. As well as a great atmosphere, you are sure to gain a special sense of achievement as you cross the finish line to receive that well-earned “finishers” medal and confirmation the end result was worth every bit of hard work!

There will be attractions and facilities available at the park for the triathlon including hot and cold food, refreshments, toilets, a play area with swings and slides that all make for a great day out for the family!

  • Heated outdoor pool swim in one of very few remaining inland brine pools left in the
  • Cheshire countryside bike course Barony Park grass run course Split transitions at Nantwich swimming pool and Barony Park
  • Finishers medal awarded at the finish line
  • Large grass area ideal for family picnics and kids to play
  • Centrally located and close to motorway networks


The Course

The event starts with the swim in the only heated outdoor brine swimming pool in Great Britain, followed by a one-lap 21km cycle around the South Cheshire countryside until returning to the Barony Park in Nantwich for the final run, in and around the park itself.

So why not enter now and take part in one of the largest participant triathlons in the country.

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Swim Map

Run Map

Bike Course Map

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

 

Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1089464) and Scotland (No. SC041666)

Entry Form

CRUK Wave

£60.00

(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop-down list below. 

Telephone Entry

If you’ve entered one of UK Triathlon events before all we’ll need is your name, date of birth, postcode and email, just have your payment ready and we’ll do the rest!

Don’t delay, call 01270 842 800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:00pm).

Feedback

Firstly can a say a massive thank you to all your team and volunteers who where at the Cheshire triathlon in Nantwich yesterday

I had never been so frightened of anything than taking on this huge personal achievement, last April I had Breast care surgery for very early stage Breast cancer Now I was one of the lucky ones and got away almost scott free But for a Middle Ages overweight smoker it was time to change my life around So in February this year I started with some walking to try and loose weight and get a little bit fitter

So as you can see to complete the pink wave is something I am extremely proud of.

Your staff where absolutely amazing from the lady who a spoke when I registered just 3 weeks ago who convinced me I could do this for (I think her name was Jackie but I'm not sure ).

For everyone shouting encouragement to me on my ride to the lady at the finish line who I fell into her arms crying (sorry but the achievement and the emotion of the day just got to me). When she put that medal around my neck my friend and family where all crying with me she arranged photos and loads of them (Please can you advise how I get hold of these ).

Truly your staff are inspirational.

Thank you again and see you next year.

Joanne Thomas (race number 812)

Fundraising Online

Everyone has a different reason for signing up - maybe you lost a loved one, perhaps you're a survivor, or maybe you have no personal connection to cancer, but you want to help those who do.

Whatever inspires you, tell everyone you know. Your friends, your family, your colleagues. An online fundraising page is the easiest way.

  • It's quick to set up and simple to use
  • You can fundraise on your own or as part of a group
  • Your friends and family can sponsor you easily
  • You can keep track of donations
  • No need to use a sponsorship form

Here are a few links to online fundraising sites.

JustGiving

GoFundMe

KindLink

For more info about triathlon see our Beginners guide and Basic Training Tips

Sign up, get your sponsorship pack sent directly to you and begin fundraising to beat cancer sooner.

The CRUK Waves are non-competitive. However, results will be posted in alphabetical order for those who want to know their times and there is a FINISHER'S MEDAL for everyone.