British Triathlon has announced entries are now open for the TriStar events as part of the ITU World Triathlon Leeds 2018 for all TriStar 2 and 3 triathletes.
The TriStar races will take place on Saturday 9 June 2018 and offer a unique opportunity for the next generation of triathletes to race over the same weekend as the world’s best and cross the iconic finish line in front of Mansion House in Roundhay Park.
The TriStar 2 event (11-12 year olds) will include a 200m swim, 5km draft legal bike and 1.7km run whilst the TriStar 3 event will feature 300m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run. Both events will take place entirely within Roundhay Park with entry costing just £25 plus booking fees.
Gear Restriction Information:
- Any athlete wanting to compete for IRC Team selection will have to be gear restricted.
- Any athlete wanting to compete for a podium place will need to be gear restricted.
- Any athlete wanting to participate in the event (and not compete to be on the podium or be selected for an IRC team) can race unrestricted.
Entry details for the Youth and Junior races will be released in the New Year.
Wayne Coyle, Event Director for the ITU World Triathlon Leeds 2018 commented: “We’re delighted to launch entries for this year’s TriStar events; these youngsters are the future of our sport and have an unprecedented opportunity to race as part of the same event as their heroes.
“It’s another reason this weekend is so special offering events for every type of triathlon participant and I can’t wait to see it all come to life in June.”
The country’s most prestigious triathlon will take place for the third successive year in Leeds on 9 and 10 June 2018 and over the weekend will aim to welcome 5,000 amateur participants to the city that has triathlon at its heart. Entries remain open for all races at https://leeds.triathlon.org
Once the amateur triathletes have finished their racing, it will be the turn of the world’s best as they compete in the fourth stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series in front of over 70,000 fans in the heart of Leeds City-Centre.