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Entry for Open Age Group race at the ITU Grand Final in London opens on 21st February.

The Open Age Group race, held on Saturday 14 September provides a unique opportunity for ANYONE, no matter what standard of triathlete you are, to finish on the same line as Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee in front of thousands of spectators. Feel like a hero and enter the ballot for the chance to be part of something special.

Ballot Entry Details

The ballot for entry to the Open Age Group Races will be open from 10:00 on Thursday 21 February 2013 until 23:59 on Tuesday 5 March 2013. Remember, you don’t need to rush as the ballot will be open for 13 days, so take your time and make sure you understand the process fully before entering. No preference will be given to those entering the ballot first.

To enter the ballot, you will need to submit all required personal information and payment details. You will not be charged unless you are successful in gaining a place. Please note that an individual may only enter the ballot once, and must intend to race themselves. Entries are non-transferable and cannot be deferred to later years.

Entries will be randomly allocated. If you are successful then payment will be taken from Wednesday 6 March onwards, however funds may leave your account at a later date. All successful applicants will be notified of their entry on Thursday 7 March.

If you are unsuccessful then you will be notified of other options available to you including entering through Marie Curie Cancer Care our charity partner. In the unlikely event that any places become available at a later date, we’ll make them available to our unsuccessful applicants from the ballot.

Please note that ballot entry is not applicable for world championship age group races. For more information on these races CLICK HERE.

Race Information

The Open Age Group Race is open to everyone. No need for pre-qualification, no entry standards – all participants are welcome from novice to elite. All you need is a little bit of luck in the ballot. Demand for entries will be super high and expected to outstrip the limited capacity by far.

The Open Age Group Race will be held on Saturday, 14 September 2013 with two distances available:

  • Sprint Distance: 750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run – £89*
  • Olympic Distance: 1,500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run – £99*

For more detailed information about the race, please CLICK HERE. is the online home of Triathlon Plus – the best source of triathlon training advice, triathlon gear reviews and triathlon news.

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