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The York Triathlon returns to York Sport Village and the 2019 UK Triathlon Race Calendar for the sixth year running, with 2 distances to choose from and the option to enter as an individual or relay team.

The triathlon starts with a swim in the heated indoor pool, follows on with a flat multi-lapped bike course and finishes with a run.

This spectator friendly venue is perfect for crowds to cheer on competitors and create a fun & relaxed atmosphere so, whether participating or supporting, get colleagues, friends and family involved, take on the challenge and join in the fun.

The event is aimed at all abilities, at all levels of fitness, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

The Pink Wave:

UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. We welcome & want to encourage all women to have a go! Any age, any abilities. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

Review summary

4 Reviews
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  • Organisation
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Tracy H
"Really amazing day at what was my first attempt at a triathlon. All marshalls..."


L Wild
"My first Triathlon. I've completed many cycle events and this event was very..."


Linda S
"Loved this triathlon. So well organised and great courses. Support from..."
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How to enter the York Triathlon

  1. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 5km
    Event passed
  2. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 9km, Run 2.5km
    Event passed
  3. York Fun

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 9km, Run 2.5km
    Event passed
  4. Team Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 5km
  5. Pink Wave & Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 9km, Run 2.5km
    Event passed

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York Triathlon routes

Swim course distance: 1 length = 25m
Sprint & Sprint Relay: 25m length x 16 lengths = 400m
Super Sprint & Fun: 25m length x 8 lengths = 200m

Bike course distance: 1 lap = 3km
Sprint & Sprint Relay: 3km lap x 6 laps = 18km
Super Sprint & Fun: 3km lap x 3 laps = 9km

Run course distance: 1 lap = 1.25km
Sprint & Relay: 1.25km lap x 4 laps = 5km
Super Sprint & Fun: 1,25km lap x 2 laps = 2.5km

  • The bike course is lapped, flat as well as on a fully closed road to traffic.
  • The run course is lapped, flat as well as fully closed to the public and traffic.
  • All competitors must count their own swim lengths in the pool, their own laps on the bike and run.
  • It is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet on the cycle section of the race.
  • The event is chip timed.

Event Details

What’s Included

Located on the university’s safe and attractive Heslington campus close to York city centre

Leisure complex pool based swim

Fast and flat cycle and run route - closed to traffic

Chip Timed & PRINTED RESULTS as you cross the line!

Swim start, transition & finish line all within close proximity

2019 finishers medal awarded at the finish line

Raceday Logistics

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

Nothing is posted - you will collect your race numbers etc. at registration on the day

Kit List

Please visit the organiser's website for a complete kit list


Spectators are welcome!

Community Volunteer Scheme
How to be involved
We offer a Community Volunteer Scheme, whereby one free* race place up to the value of an Olympic distance entry is given in return for a day’s marshaling at any one of the UK Triathlon series of events. This role can be undertaken by yourself (the competitor), a friend or family member who would like to support you.

*The ‘Community Volunteer Scheme’ entry fee has a value of up to the cost of an Olympic distance entry meaning that most of the race places are free.

Requirement and responsibilities
All volunteers have one key role during the triathlon and that is to cheer on and encourage competitors during their special day. In addition to this volunteers can be involved in any one of roles below:

Feed Station
Swim course volunteer
Bike Course volunteer
Run Course Volunteer
Transition area
Finish line area
We typically ask volunteers to arrive around 7/8am on the day they are helping out, for a briefing and breakfast, with an aim to be finished by 3/4pm (this can be earlier depending on event /circumstance).

All volunteers are provided with food and drink to make sure they are fully prepared for their fun and enjoyable day ahead.

Volunteer as a Group

Whether a local sports club, charity organisation, community group or group of friends we would love your help and commitment to come along and join us at any of our races across the UK.

Over 90% of the UK Triathlon race crew are volunteers, many of them have been with us for over 15 years and without their support and dedication, these events would not run.

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Text 07887 780 553

Phone 01270 842 800

We need contact details, location and which events you are interested in attending. Please also let us know if there are any tasks you are unable to perform or any other relevant information you think we may need to know.
We look forward to welcoming you on board as part of our team and the UKTri family.

When will I receive notification of my start time and race number?

You will receive an email 7 to 10 days prior to the event; this will include all of your race day information as well as your race number and start time. If you don’t receive this email, please email [email protected] Please note we never send any race information through the post.

I can no longer compete at the triathlon what is your cancellation policy?

Please visit the organiser's website for a comprehensive cancellation policy from the organiser.

Can I listen to music during the triathlon?

In line with BTF rules any device that is used for music is not permitted in a UK Triathlon event.

Will there be any water available during the run?

Yes, there will be one or more feed stations around the course serving both water and High5.

Questions & answers

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    Ash S
    When will we be able to sign up for the relay Triathlon?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Relay tickets are now available :) enjoy the event!

York Triathlon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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York Triathlon reviews (4)

5 out of 5 stars

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    Tracy H

    Did the Pink Wave & Relay in 2019

    Really amazing day at what was my first attempt at a triathlon. All marshalls were fantastic and great at supporting everyone along the way. Really well organised and friendly event. Would recommend
  • L

    L Wild

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    My first Triathlon. I've completed many cycle events and this event was very well organised and a great intro in to Triathlon. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the encouragement from the crowd. Great day.
  • Did the Sprint in 2019

    Loved this triathlon. So well organised and great courses. Support from everyone was wonderful. Hope to be back.