The sprint race in 2019 is the shortest of the Sunday races, and is a great distance for novice triathletes to start their triathlon journey. Additionally, you still get to finish across the same iconic blue carpet as the elites in Millennium Square.
If you’re a first timer or new to the sport, regardless of whether you enter the Sprint or Standard distance, the open races are set to be a fun and accessible event for all ages and abilities to take part in, and you can be assured that there will be plenty of other triathletes of a similar ability to you taking part.
Date, Time & Location:
Sunday 9 June 2019, Roundhay Park - Leeds City Centre
N.B. Registration and bike racking takes places on Saturday 8 June, unless you purchase a priority pass during entry.
Distance (subject to change):
750m swim, 18.9km bike, 7.5km run (Relay option available)
Download 2018 PDF Map (Route and distances subject to change for 2019)
Who can take part?
You must be 15 or over to take part (on the 31st Dec 2019). It is compulsory to wear a wetsuit, and you will need a road worthy bike though this doesn’t need to be a fancy one! You can get advice on hiring both a wetsuit and a bike from the event organisers if you need to.
The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham are the first officially SH2OUT accredited triathlon events, meaning that the safety of the open water swim is at the highest recognised level possible. Prior to taking part in your event, please make sure you have taken reasonable steps to prepare. Look out for additional open water swimming tips from SH2OUT.
SH2OUT is a partnership between British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) providing appropriate support to the development of standards that ensure a safe and compelling open water swimming experiences for all participants.
*All event entry prices displayed are subject to additional ACTIVE fees.
*A British Triathlon Day License must be purchased with entry for race insurance where a individual(s) entering do not hold a British Triathlon Home Nation Membership.
Find out more about the difference in entry windows pricing structure across all events here.