World Triathlon is now welcoming bids for the 2025 & 2026 World Triathlon Championship Finals, the World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships in 2024 and the 2026 World Triathlon Multisport Championships.
Applications are also open for cities bidding to host World Triathlon Championship Series, World Triathlon Cup, World Triathlon Para triathlon events and World Triathlon Multisport Cup, or the Middle Distance and Long Distance Duathlon Championships.
World Triathlon Championship Finals 2025 & 2026
Host cities, with the endorsement of their respective national federation, can bid to host the World Triathlon Championship Finals in 2025 or 2026, the crown jewel of World Triathlon’s annual calendar.
Previous hosts have included such cities as London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Gold Coast, Lausanne, Edmonton, Abu Dhabi in 2022. Upcoming championships are planned for Pontevedra in 2023 and Malaga in 2024.
The World Triathlon Championship Finals can deliver a significant number of international tourists to the host city – with over 5,000 competitors, support teams, officials, family and friends. With the addition of local races, the number of competitors can exceed 10,000.
At the championship finals, world champions will be crowned for the Elite, U23, Junior and Para triathlon, the Mixed Relay World Championships for U23/Juniors and potentially Para triathlon, as well as Age-Group Standard distance, Age-Group Sprint distance, Age-Group Aquabike Standard distance and Age-Group Mixed Relay World Championships.
The World Triathlon Championship Finals host city will also welcome the annual World Triathlon Congress, with delegates from up to 173 countries making decisions on the future of the sport.
Bids for the 2025 and 2026 Championship Finals have to be submitted before August 30, 2023, with the announcement of the host cities planned for December 15, 2023.
World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships 2024
World Triathlon is also welcoming bids from host cities, with the endorsement of their respective national federation, for the World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships in 2024, an event that will crown the Mixed Relay World Champions and the World Triathlon Super-Sprint Champions.
The host of the inaugural edition of this event was Montreal in June 2022, while Hamburg will host in July 2023.
Bids for the Sprint & Relay Championships 2024 have to be submitted before July 15, 2023, with the announcement of the host cities planned for September 20, 2023.
World Triathlon Multisport Championships 2026
The 2026 edition of the World Triathlon Multisport Championships includes the World Triathlon Long Distance Championships; World Triathlon Duathlon Championships (Sprint and Standard); World Triathlon Cross World Championships; World Triathlon Cross Duathlon Championships; World Triathlon Aquathlon Championships and World Triathlon Long Distance Aquabike Championships.
The multisport championships take in all triathlon-related multisport disciplines. 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 4,000.
The deadline for presenting bids for the Multisport Championships ends on August 30, 2023, with the selected city to be announced on December 15, 2023.
2024 season events – World Triathlon Championship Series
Bids are also open for events in the 2024 season. The World Triathlon Championship 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, as well as some Mixed Relay racing.
Elite triathletes compete in these events in search of the World Triathlon Championship title. Since its launch in 2009, the profile of the World Triathlon Championship Series has grown, establishing itself within Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon racing across the globe.
To date, World Triathlon notes that annual on-site spectators for the series events are upwards of 1 million.
World Triathlon Cup
The World Triathlon Cup competitions in 2024 are World Triathlon’s second tier events, intended to provide a base for triathletes pursuing entry to the World Triathlon Championship Series. These events are aligned with the World Triathlon Development programmes.
Para triathlon events
The Para triathlon events open for bidding are the 2024 World Triathlon Para Series and the World Triathlon Para Cups.
Bids are also welcomed to host Multisport Cups in 2024. These will be held throughout the season, with events providing new opportunities for top elite athletes to compete for prize money, as well as mass participation age-group races.
Cities interested in hosting any 2024 season event must submit their bid documents before July 15, 2023. World Triathlon will review all candidatures and will announce the winning cities on September 20, 2023, after the approval of the Executive Board.
Middle & Long Distance Duathlon
World Triathlon is finally also welcoming bidding cities interested on hosting the World Triathlon / Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Championships 2024 & 2025 and the World Triathlon / Powerman Long Distance Distance Duathlon Championships 2025.
Cities interested in hosting any of these events must submit their bid documents before July 15, 2023. World Triathlon will review all candidatures and will announce the winning cities on September 20, 2023.