The ITU World Triathlon Series returns to Leeds for a fourth year on Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 June 2019. Leeds is one of just eight races in the series, along with other host cities Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Yokohama, Montreal, Hamburg, Edmonton and Lausanne.
The event will follow a very similar format and the same routes as 2017 and 2018, and once again we are expecting up to 5,000 athletes to take part over the weekend with an estimated 80,000 spectators.
As in previous years, LCC are working hard with British Triathlon and local partners to minimise any disruption for local residents and businesses, but some roads on and around the route will need to be closed for safety reasons. The route will be officially announced on 4 February.
Saturday 8 June
Saturday will host a GO TRI event for newcomers to the sport as well as other family-friendly activities. These will be based in and around Roundhay Park.
Sunday 9 June
On Sunday, the longer distances for both the amateur mass participants and elite athletes will be staged. Sunday’s routes will take in areas of Roundhay, Harehills, Chapel Allerton, Hunslet, Moortown, Meanwood, Oakwood, Weetwood, Headingley, Hyde Park, Woodhouse and the city centre.
As well as developing early and clear communications with residents and businesses, LCC are also working with West Yorkshire Metro to ensure public transport can be planned accordingly, liaising with emergency services to agree access routes, developing plans with Adult Social Care to ensure those who require services over the weekend will still get them, and sharing these plans early with health and social care partners across the city.
If you would like further details about the event, please visit leeds.triathlon.org or email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org