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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!

C-19 Plan
UK Triathlon has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 31st Jul 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

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

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

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

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    Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 5km
    £59.95–£64.95
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    Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 9km, Run 2.5km
    £59.95–£64.95
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    York Fun

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 9km, Run 2.5km
    £64.95
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    Team Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 5km
    £74.95
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York Triathlon routes

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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

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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

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Kit List

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

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FAQs

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.

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.

Questions & answers

Find out more from members of the community who did it last year, or those already signed up.

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

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

York Triathlon weather forecast

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UK Triathlon Events organise triathlons and runs up and down the country for all ages and abilities. Take part as an individual or a relay team. From first timers to pros, there's something for everyone!

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York Triathlon reviews (4)

5 out of 5 stars

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    Tracy H

    Did the event 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
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    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.
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