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Cardiff Triathlon

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Compete in the shadow of the Wales Millennium Centre with this Triathlon & Duathlon. Perfect for athletes of all stripes, the swim takes you out into the Bay and the cycle along traffic-free roads before culminating with an epic run along the Bay Barrage. Come for the experience of a life time.

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Harding W
"My daughter was a little annoyed in the swim.in the sprint as the kayak which..."
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How to enter the Cardiff Triathlon

  1. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    £94.95
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  2. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    £84.95
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  3. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Run 10km, Run 2.5km
    £66.95
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  4. Duathlon Sprint

    Duathlon: Run 2km, Bike 20km, Run 4.5km
    £61.95
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  5. ITU Age Group Qualifier & British Championships - Draft Legal

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 4.5km
    £84.95
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Cardiff Triathlon routes

The Cardiff Triathlon takes place in the city's scenic bay and is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year.

Each swim section will take place in the Bay itself, before a quick transition and out onto completely closed, traffic-free roads. Finally, the race will end with a stunning run along the Cardiff Bay Barrage.

There a five separate events:

Olympic Triathlon: Swim 1500m, Bike 40KM, Run 9KM
Sprint Triathlon: Swim 750m, Bike 20KM, Run 4.5KM
Super Sprint Triathlon: Swim 400m, Bike 10KM, Run 2.5KM
Sprint Duathlon: Run 2KM, Bike 20KM, Run 4.5KM

This year's event will also host the British Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal) which doubles up as an Age Group ITU Qualifier

This race gives the opportunity for elite athletes to qualify for the ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship's in Bermuda, 2021. All entrants must be British Triathlon Members to register.

Cut Off Times

Swim immersion times

Olympic - 50 mins

Sprint - 30 mins

Super Sprint - 20 mins

All mass participation cyclists must be clear of the course by 10.00 am

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Event Village facilities including toilets
  • Unique and iconic transition area (Roald Dahl Plass)
  • Full route marking
  • Water stations around course
  • Free pre-event bike check
  • Mechanical support
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Family entertainment
  • Web results service
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Event photography
  • Emergency support
  • Event massage
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Fully closed roads (for both bike & run)
  • LIVE TV coverage on S4C and our jumbo screen at the event village!
  • Unique swim experience
  • Live bilingual commentary
  • Exclusive discounts (at the AAH Store)
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

0630: Olympic Triathlon (Wave 1)

0800: Sprint Triathlon (Wave 2)

0900: Super Sprint

1000: ITU Qualifiers

Registration can be completed either on Saturday evening or Sunday morning (race day). This will take place outside the Wales Millennium Centre.

Kit List
  • Wetsuits are mandatory for the swim section
  • Participants must provide their own bike in good working order
  • Helmets are mandatory
Spectators

This is a fantastic event for spectators and there are a variety of great vantage points across the bay.

Supporters are integral to making race days the fantastic event which they are and it would be great to see as many of you along as possible.

Volunteers

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at this event, please get in touch with: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member to compete?
You do not need to be a member, however, those who are not will have to pay a £5 licensing fee on the day. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you to registration. All entrants of the ITU Qualifying event must be a BTF member.
Is there an age limit?
All competitors of the full triathlon must be aged 17+ on the day of the race and entrants into the Sprint triathlon must be aged 15+.
When is registration?
The registration process can be completed on either the Saturday evening before the event or the Sunday morning of the race.
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Cardiff Triathlon weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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Cardiff Triathlon reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
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    Harding W

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    My daughter was a little annoyed in the swim.in the sprint as the kayak which another swimmer was hanging on and pulling her along kept on going in front of her and slowing her down they should keep their distance thought they were there if people needed to stop not help them in the swim.and getting in the way