Open for bids until July 31, 2022
World Triathlon is now welcoming bids for the 2024 and 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals, the 2024 and 2025 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships and the 2025 World Triathlon Multisport Championships. Applications are also open for cities bidding to host a World Triathlon Championship Series, World Triathlon Cup, World Triathlon Para triathlon events, World Triathlon Multisport Cup or World Triathlon Winter Championships & Cup, all of them in 2023.
2023 World Triathlon Championship Series: The premier triathlon series features the world’s best racing head-to-head in up to 10 races around the globe, including the flagship Championship Finals. The series comprises Olympic Distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) and the new super-sprint format, and may include a Mixed Relay. Since its launch in 2009, the profile of the World Triathlon Championship Series has grown rapidly, establishing itself as the pinnacle of Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon racing across the globe.
2023 World Triathlon Cup: World Triathlon’s second-tier events are intended to provide a solid and professional base for triathletes pursuing entry to the Championship Series. Cities hosting World Cup events can expect to attract an audience of millions of people around the world, including live internet streamings on Triathlonlive.tv and the distribution of features and interviews on all World Triathlon platforms, as well as international news distribution and international print media coverage.
2023 Para triathlon Events: Events open for bidding are 2023 World Triathlon Para Series, the World Triathlon Para Cups and Continental Triathlon Para Cups.
2023 Multisport Cups: These events provide new opportunities for top elite athletes to compete for prize money, as well as mass participation age group races, in multisport disciplines outside of the standard and sprint-distance triathlons. To be considered to host such an event, organisers must offer two of the following events; Long Distance Triathlon (including Aquabike), Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Cross Duathlon and Aquathlon.
2023 World Triathlon Winter Cups and Championships: Triathletes from all over the world will contest the winter sport over a 6km run, 12km mountain bike and 9.6km ski course.
Cities interested in hosting the 2023 World Championships, World Cup races and Para triathlon events in 2023 or Winter Triathlon events must submit bid documents before July 31 with the announcement of winning bids planned for September 15.
World Triathlon Championship Finals 2024 & 2025: The crown jewel of World Triathlon’s annual calendar has previously been in cities such as London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Gold Coast, Lausanne and Edmonton, with the next ones planned in Abu Dhabi in 2022 and Pontevedra in 2023. The World Triathlon Championship Finals Host City will also welcome the annual World Triathlon Congress with delegates from up to 167 countries and can expect to attract an audience of millions of people from around the world. The bid deadline is August 30, with the announcement planned for November 28.
World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships 2024 & 2025: The host of the inaugural edition of this event will be Montreal in June 2022. The World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships creates an instant economic impact by bringing in a significant number of international tourists to the host, consisting of over 4,000 competitors, support teams, officials, family and friends. With the addition of local races, the number of competitors can exceed 8,000. The bid deadline is August 30, with the announcement planned for November 28.
World Triathlon Multisport Championships 2025: This mega event includes the World Triathlon Long Distance Championships; World Triathlon Duathlon Championships (Sprint and Standard); World Triathlon Cross Championships; World Triathlon Cross Duathlon Championships; World Triathlon Aquathlon Championships and World Triathlon Aquabike Championships. Taking place over approximately 10 days, the World Triathlon Multisport Championships is also an important development opportunity from the grassroots to elite level, giving athletes from a wide range of age groups the opportunity to race. The estimated number of athletes participating at the championships is close to 4,500. The bid deadline is August 30, with the announcement planned for November 28.