People of Leeds are being encouraged to ‘Tri Something New’ during the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, and take part in a fun GO TRI event on June 11th.


The GO TRI festival is the last opportunity for those who want to take part in one of the biggest sporting events in the UK this year, as all 5,800 race spaces for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds have now officially sold out.


There are a limited number of places left to enjoy the GO TRI experience, so organisers are encouraging you to sign up now to avoid disappointment and swim, cycle and run yourself proud! Entry is just £10 and participants can register for GO TRI Leeds here. Entries close on Friday 27 May 2016.


GO TRI is a great opportunity for local people of all abilities to get a taste of triathlon in Roundhay Park and will consist of a fun, mini-triathlon course with a 200m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run. There is also the option to take part in a land based duathlon – 10km cycle and 2.5km run, or an aquathlon – 200m swim and 2.5km run.


To help existing and potential GO TRI participants prepare for the event, organisers have announced dates and locations of training activity across the city. These beginner friendly sessions include:


GO TRI taster events – There will be four mini GO TRI events offering participants the chance to have a go before the real thing on 11th June. These practice events are ideal for those who want to get a taste of putting all three elements together or trying out their new goggles. Hosted on:

  • 28 May at Middleton Leisure Centre
  • 30 May at Armley Leisure Centre
  • 2 June at Fearnville Leisure Centre
  • 5 June at Leeds Beckett University


Open water swimming Sessions – Hosted at Roundhay Park these free open water swimming sessions are aimed at absolute beginners. Participants will be able to learn how to enter and exit the water, become accustomed to cool temperatures, and even try a wetsuit on, all with safety support and friendly instructors to help you along the way. Hosted on:

  • 26 May at 7pm
  • 29 May at 9.30am
  • 4 June at 9.30am


All sessions are free of charge and there is activity to suit everyone, no matter your age, experience or fitness level. For more information on the training on offer and to sign-up to take part in any of the activities visit the website.


The GO TRI event is part of British Triathlon and Leeds City Council’s wider ‘Tri Something New’ programme, delivering a legacy for triathlon within the city, encouraging people in Leeds to get active in 2016.


The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, which is part of UK Sport’s National Lottery-funded #EveryRoadtoRio event series, will provide the British public with the opportunity to watch GB triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, as well as Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, battle for glory on home soil ahead of Rio against some of the world’s best triathletes.


The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Leeds City Council. For more information, and to enter the GO TRI event in Leeds, visit the website.