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York Triathlon

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18th August 2024

Venue: York Sports Village, York YO10 5FG
Swim: Indoor Pool
Event Start: From 0830hrs
Sprint Distance: 400m swim - 18k cycle - 5k run
Team Relay: 400m swim - 18k cycle - 5k run
Super Sprint: 200m swim - 9k cycle - 2.5k run
Fun Wave: 200m swim - 9k cycle - 2.5k run
CRUK Wave & Relay: 200m swim - 9k cycle - 2.5k run
Minimum Age: 14 Years (on race day)

For more information, see the sections below:

The Event

The York Triathlon returns to York Sport Village and the UK Triathlon Race Calendar for its 11th year, 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.

  • 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
  • Swim start, transition & finish line all within close proximity
  • Finishers medal awarded at the finish line



Trophies awarded for top 3 in each catagory, as well as the 1st place in every age group. Official medal awarded to every finisher

Super Sprint

Trophies awarded for top 3 in each catagory. Official medal awarded to every finisher


Non-competitive, official medal awarded to every finisher.

Cancer Research UK Wave

Non-competitive, official medal awarded to every finisher. £10.00 from your entry fee will go directly to CRUK.

#tritogether Wave

Non-competitive, official medal awarded to every finisher


At the York Triathlon our “Fun” and “Sprint” distances are very popular with first-timers and beginners, with short achievable distances that still offer a challenge.

Our fun & friendly events are open to everyone and an ideal introduction for beginners to the sport of triathlon.

The York Triathlon offers a supportive environment, with cheering crowds and a fun & relaxed atmosphere meaning everyone enjoys the day, competitors and friends & family alike.

We can offer lots of support and online beginners advice to help make your Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you. As well as a great atmosphere, you are sure to gain a special sense of achievement as you cross the finish line to receive that all-important “finishers” medal and confirmation the end result was worth every bit of hard work!

More information about your race

Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day. Good luck and have a great day!

Race Day Information 2023

You can use this information as a guide for your event. Full and up-to-date 2023 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

CRUK Wave @YorkTriathlon

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UK Triathlon and Cancer Research UK are proud to announce the launch of the CRUK Wave. The CRUK Wave is aimed at encouraging more participants, of any age, gender or ability, to unite and take on a challenge for the purpose of funding life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer.

This change comes after the success of the UK Triathlon Pink Wave, it reflects the movement towards a more inclusive environment for all participants who want to complete a triathlon at their own speed, whilst raising money for life-saving research.  

We want to encourage everyone to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer.

UK Triathlon will donate £10 from every CRUK Wave entry to Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1089464) and Scotland (No. SC041666)


Course Maps

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

York Triathlon - Main Arena Area

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.

Bike Course Map

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.


Run Course Map



Just a quick email

As I feel compelled to congratulate the teams involved in the York Tri, it was my 1st triathlon and thoroughly enjoyed it. The event was fantastically run with the staff/volunteers been excellent, I've done plenty of 10k's 1/2's marathons, tough mudder types but this was off the scale in comparison. from the minute I attended pre registration to the minute I left.....BUZZING! WELL DONE!!!


Would just like to say

A massive thank you to everyone involved in York triathlon 2015. This was my first triathlon event and it was a brilliant experience. All the marshals and event staff were helpful and friendly. Am now looking for more events to enter and want to complete a full ironman distance in the next two years. Thanks again,


My first York Tri

But 3rd year competing and just wanted to say what a great triathlon this is, really enjoyed the traffic free course, brilliant marshals and facilities, I have already booked for next year! :-)



2023 Results (Provisional)

Please only email queries​​​​​​​ to [email protected] ​​​​​​​when the full results are posted.

Previous year’s results

Event Photos

Entry Form

Discount already applied below
Was £89 now £79 (Individual)
Was £99 now £89 (Relay)


York Triathlon 2024


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

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Transgender policy
Only people who are female sex at birth are eligible to compete in the Female category.
All individuals including transgender people are eligible to compete in the Open category. Responses to this question will enable us to allocate competitors into the correct race category as required under the British Triathlon Transgender Policy effective 1 January 2023. This policy can be read here and provides more information regarding race categories and eligibility.
For any queries about the transgender policy, please email [email protected]
Want to take part with a friend or family member?

With #TriTogether you can swim, cycle & run together as part of a friendly wave.

The idea behind #TriTogether is that people often feel more comfortable taking on a challenge like a triathlon if they have a friend to take part with. 

We want to encourage everyone to Tri, be that competitively or simply just for the fun of it.

How to Join

To join the #TriTogether wave, once you & your Friend have submitted your entries, please fill in the request form below, & we will add you both to the friendly #TriTogether wave.


Telephone Entry

If you would prefer to enter over the phone please call

01270 842800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:00pm).