Early bird ballot now open for 2022 World Triathlon Leeds


The early bird ballot for the 2022 World Triathlon Leeds is now open, marking the first opportunity for non-British Triathlon members to enter next year’s edition of the biggest triathlon event in the UK.

The 2022 event will see thousands of athletes, from first-timers to elites, take on the Roundhay Park course across standard, sprint and GO TRI distances with all events starting and finishing within the park including the World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds event, which returns to the city for the sixth time.

Opening from 26 November to 12 December 2021, the early bird ballot has been introduced for the 2022 event and provides a not to be missed opportunity to apply for your spot on the Leeds start line during the weekend of 11-12 June 2022.

It’s your chance to be part of the action and experience the excitement of racing on the same weekend in the same location as the world’s best triathletes competing at the World Series event in Leeds.

The open events will also include qualifiers for the Great Britain Age-Group Team and the staging of the British Standard Distance Championships and Yorkshire Championships, providing a fantastic opportunity to push yourself against other top age group athletes or take on your own swim, bike, run challenge at an international event.

The early bird ballot is the cheapest route to the start line for non-British Triathlon members with entry fees available for just £20 for the GO TRI event and discounts of up to £20 for the Standard and Sprint distances.

Always a highlight of the British Triathlon calendar, the 2022 edition is expected to be another exciting weekend of swim, bike, run action which will also include the elite mixed team relay competition for the first time in Leeds.

Wayne Coyle, World Triathlon Leeds Event Director, said: “We’re delighted to open our early bird ballot as the excitement continues to build ahead of Leeds with less than 200 days to go until World Triathlon Leeds returns for the sixth time.

“It is always an exciting event to be involved in and such a unique opportunity to experience the same environment as the elite triathletes as you complete your own swim, bike, run challenge. We want to offer great experiences through swim, bike, run to anyone and everyone, so whether you’re looking to take on a new challenge or complete your next triathlon in Leeds now’s your chance to apply to claim your spot on the start line.”

Once the ballot closes at 23:59 on 12 December 2021, the randomised draw will be made on 13 December 2021 with applicants notified shortly afterwards.

Find out more about entering the ballot and getting involved here.

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