Cowman City Trail Duathlon

Date: 4th April 2020
Time: 10am
Price: Start from £35.00
Location: Willen Lake

Race Information

After the success of the first MK City Trail Duathlon, we are back again for our second helping! You may have noticed that we have made a change to the name and the City Duathlon is now part of the Cowman family. Backed by the Parks Trust, once again we will be using the World Cup Cyclocross Circuit at Campbell Park as part of the cycle course. The run is fast and flat…the bike route is certainly not either! A real shock to the system as proved when the Worlds Cross event came to Milton Keynes a few years ago.  Have you got what it takes?

When entering the race you will choose a distance of the three on offer, and during that process you will be asked which bike type you will be riding. We will offer a special prize for the fastest Cyclocross and fastest MTB (mountain bike).

Many of you may be asking, “what exactly is Cyclocross?” well in basic terms it’s a race on non-paved roads, so picture a duathlon in the city with an off road cycle route (a bit muddy…maybe a lot muddy), partnered with a fast flat run – it sounds pretty cool right?

This is an event we are super excited about and wanted to give everyone the chance to take part, so we’ve got three distances for you to choose from. For the novices out there, who are just looking to dip their toe in the world of duathlons (and cyclocross) there’s the Taster Trail. For those who already have some experience or are using this event for a spot of training, the Tough Town distance is the one for you. Then for those of you who are looking to go all out and smash out a PB, the City Epic is your ultimate challenge for 2020. You can enter as an individual or even better, why not get your mates involved?


City Epic individual: 10km Run, 16.5km Bike, 5km Run – £45
City Epic team: 10km Run, 16.5km Bike, 5km Run – £55
Tough Town individual: 5km Run, 11km Bike, 5km Run – £40
Tough Town team: 5km Run, 11km Bike, 5km Run – £50
Taster Trail individual: 2.5km Run, 7km Bike, 2.5km Run – £35
Taster Trail team: 2.5km Run, 7km Bike, 2.5km Run – £45
5k  1 lap of the City Epic Run Route: £13
10k Trail Run 2 laps of the City Epic Run route: £18 (UKA members can recieve £2 discount by entering their UKA membership numbers in the BTF affiliation boxes.)


Toilets will be available.
Ample parking is available right next to the venue at Willen Lake showground and other nearby areas as shown below.
We will have hot drinks and food available for you to purchase.


Registration will open at 8:30am. *Please make sure if you stated that you have a BTF license you bring it with you on race day or you will have to purchase a day license at the cost of £5*
Transition opens at 8:30am and closes at 9:45am
The race briefing will be at 9:50am
First wave start time will be 10am

Awards will be dependent on entries but as a minimum there will be 1st Male/Female in each distance and fastest Cyclocross or MTB to complete the City or Town distances. There will be prizes for the team event.


North Bay Car Park off Newlands roundabout, V10 Brickhill St, Milton Keynes MK15 0D

Routes for City Epic and Tough Town

Routes for Taster Trail Duathlon

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