Race Day Instructions

Please review the following race rules and instructions before race day

Specific race day instructions for the 2021 race can be accessed by clicking here


Please make your way to the registration desk and collect your race number on the day of the event.  Registration will be open from 8.30am.

The address of the start is;

Nettleden Lodge, Nettleden Road, Nettleden, Herts, HP1 3DB

Age limits

To participate in the Nettleden Duathlon you must be 16 years of age or older on the 7th September 2019


There are no secure facilities to store baggage on the day of the race.  Any items left at the start are left at the owners risk and the organisers do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage caused to any property.

Safety and legal Notices

You must be fit to take part, and if necessary, should seek advice from your GP before entering the event.

Entrants must take care when crossing roads, although marshalling assistance may be given.

Whilst every reasonable care is taken, entrants cannot hold the organisers, sponsors or landowners responsible for their safety

The course is unsuitable for wheelchair users, and no accompanying dogs or following cycles are allowed

All entrants must show consideration for other users of public footpaths and rights of way.  The route is open to the general public and is on main roads.  The traffic on these roads will not be stopped.

Entry fees are non-refundable, including the cancellation of the event due to circumstances outside the organisers control

The organisers reserve the right to withdraw entrants from the event and anyone that opts to continue does so entirely at their own risk.

The run will take place through rugged, uneven and potentially muddy terrain.  Appropriate footwear must be worn.  It may also be cold or wet and thus entrants must take reasonable precautions.

The route is around an area of outstanding natural beauty so please ensure that no rubbish is left or discarded at any point on the route

There are toilets and ample free parking available at the start.  Please park in the field at the top of the drive to Nettleden Lodge as directed.

The use of ipods and mp3 players is permitted but please ensure that you are able to hear other runners and marshalls if using them.

Competitors will not be allowed to start the race after 10am, so please ensure you arrive before this time.

If you arrive late and decide to run in any event, you will not be issued a number.