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Get Your BID On: World Triathlon Events

May 09, 2024 | By: Staff Member

World Triathlon is welcoming bids for the World Triathlon Championship Series, World Triathlon Cups and World Triathlon Para triathlon events in 2025. Bid applications are also open for cities to host the Winter Triathlon World Championships and Winter Cups and World Triathlon Development Regional Cups next year.

Interested cities must submit their applications before July 15, 2024. The selection and announcement of the host cities will take place on September 16, 2024.

Bidding documents:

World Triathlon notes that its top-tier events are broadcast in 22 countries (or larger regions) including the biggest global markets, as well as reaching out to more than 360,000 viewers per year on the OTT platform TriathlonLIVE. Hosting these events therefore offers an opportunity for bidding cities to leverage socio-economic benefits for tourism, business, and sports development… ‘and to ensure a sustainable sporting spectacle for the city and local organizing committee.’

“We are fully committed to finding the best host cities for our sport and engaging earlier with our host venues to collaborate on creating a sustainable, long-term strategy that keeps major events on track with modern priorities,” said Marisol Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC member.

“The legacy piece is important, and using the Olympic and Paralympic movements to align our major events strategy with our members is vital as we move past Paris and into the following Major Games cycles.”

The World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) features many of the best triathletes on the planet competing head-to-head around the globe and culminating with the flagship championship finals, where the year’s world champions are crowned.

Get Your BID On: World Triathlon EventsThe series encompasses races over the Olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10km run), Sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run), and an Eliminator format (two-day semi-final/final super-sprints), as well as the Mixed Relay series events.

Stats for coverage on official World Triathlon platforms where all the events are promoted include:

  • + 2m YouTube views per year
  • + 39m TikTok views per year
  • + 750,000 followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • + 17m total number of people reached on Facebook per year

Each year, the World Triathlon Cup circuit provides the next tier of events, delivering racing opportunities for both experienced names and emerging talent aspiring to enter the World Triathlon Championship Series. These events, aligned with the World Triathlon Development programs, offer prize money, live TV coverage and media exposures.

World Cup host cities can expect to attract a global audience, including live internet streaming on, feature distribution, interviews across all World Triathlon social media platforms, and coverage in international news and print media.

Bids are also open for next year’s Para triathlon events, including the 2025 World Triathlon Para Series, World Triathlon Para Cups, and Continental Triathlon Para Cups.

Cities interested in hosting Winter Triathlon events are invited to submit bids for the 2025 and 2026 World Triathlon Winter Championships and World Triathlon Winter Cups.

Applications are also open for the 2025 World Triathlon Development Regional Cups, events that are designed to support developing nations’ racing experience within their continent/region and that create a competitive environment among their athletes to help inspire their future careers.

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