The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham return to the sporting calendar for 2019, with mass participation entries to each event opening in a month’s time on Wednesday 19 September.
Opportunities for everyone from complete triathlon beginners to experienced age-group competitors will be on offer; spanning GO TRI, relay, sprint and standard distance and allowing members of the public to follow in the footsteps of the elite stars of the sport.
Home to Britain’s Olympic heroes, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Leeds will be brought to life on the weekend of 8-9 June 2019. The city has become Britain’s beating heart of the sport in recent years, having hosted the ITU World Triathlon Series on three occasions and currently being the base for some of the country’s finest triathlon talent.
Fast forward seven days and the action continues in the Midlands on Saturday 15 June, when Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment will welcome the world’s top triathlon nations for a mixed relay showdown. The sport’s newest Olympic discipline has earnt its respect from both competitors and fans for its thrilling, fast-paced format; most recently attracting a 2.7 million BBC audience to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
Both events in Leeds and Nottingham take place within the Olympic selection window, offering nations the opportunity to pick up valuable points in the elite races to qualify both individual and team slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Entries to each event open 10am Wednesday 19 September, with prices starting at £20. Those wanting to be the first to book their place will need to pre-register for the event of their choice at https://leeds.triathlon.org/2019/ or https://nottingham.triathlon.org/2019. British Triathlon Home Nation members and past participants will be invited to sign up for 2019 from Monday 24 September, with remaining entries on general sale from Monday 8 October.
The locations offer two exciting and different race-day experiences, both with the iconic blue carpet finish where participants can cross the line to roaring crowds. The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds will see competitors begin their triathlon challenge with a swim in Roundhay park’s Waterloo Lake, North-East of the city centre. Once on bike they will race along closed roads; returning to the Roundhay Park transition hub before running to the city’s Millennium Square to a hero’s welcome. The compact course at the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham means there’s no shortage of atmosphere.
Participants start and finish their campaigns in front of the city’s War Memorial monument; swimming in the River Trent before completing their triathlon experience along Victoria Embankment. They will cross both Trent Bridge and the Suspension Bridge, allowing spectators the rare opportunity to capture virtually every stage of the race from a single viewing point.
Entry windows have been announced, offering a discounted rate to those booking their spot on the start line early. For full details of race options and prices for the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds, visit https://leeds.triathlon.org/ and for the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham, visit https://nottingham.triathlon.org/
The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds is organised by British Triathlon in partnership with AJ Bell, Triathlon England, Leeds City Council, UK Sport, the ITU.
The Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham is being organised by British Triathlon, in partnership with Accenture, Triathlon England, Nottingham City Council, UK Sport, OSB and the ITU.