The elite double-header in Leeds will see paratriathlon racing on Saturday 5 and triathlon racing on Sunday 6 June, with the Sunday already sold out for spectator places.
Saturday 5 June is the first time that the highest level of paratriathlon will have been raced in Britain, and tickets are on sale for spectators to secure themselves a place in Roundhay Park.
A restricted crowd of 4,000 spectators will be allowed into Roundhay Park on each day, with the only way to watch the action at the venue being to register beforehand for the Saturday.
Tickets are available for £5 for over 16s, with free entry for under 16s, and all spectators will need to register ahead of the event here – https://www.festivaloftriathlon.co.uk/enter-now/.
This is the first time that the World Triathlon Para Series will have taken place in Britain, providing spectators with the chance to watch the best paratriathletes from Britain and across the globe up-close ahead of the Paralympic Games this summer.
AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Para Series Leeds Presented by Volvo is taking place within World Triathlon’s qualification window for Tokyo, meaning that athletes will be battling it out for gold and to earn valuable qualification ranking points to bolster their chances of selection for the Games.
The elite paratriathlon action starts at 2pm with different classifications starting throughout the afternoon. All paratriathletes will swim 750m in Waterloo Lake, before cycling and running through the park for a 20km bike leg and 5km run leg.
Roundhay Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe and features many iconic landmarks and gardens. The Grade II listed Mansion House will be the site of the finish line for all races taking place throughout the weekend, with the Georgian building a great backdrop to the climax of the racing.
As well as the swim, bike, run action, spectators will be able to enjoy the event village with food and drink vendors, activities and stalls to visit. Big screens will be in-place in the park to show coverage from the racing, alongside viewing spots around the course.
The event is taking place in an enclosed arena in and around Roundhay Park, helping to create a Covid-Secure venue to help keep participants, spectators, volunteers and staff safe. Across the venue, social distancing, one-way systems and increased sanitation will be in place, with every at the event asked to wear a face-covering.
All event attendees will need to complete a health declaration and sign the event code of conduct in the week leading up to the event.
Tickets are £5 for over 16s, with free entry for under 16s. Spectators will need to register ahead of the event and purchase a ticket for each day they want to attend. For more information and to register, please click here – https://www.festivaloftriathlon.co.uk/enter-now/.
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO, said: “We’re delighted that spectators are able to join us in Roundhay Park now that restrictions have eased, and it’s incredible that Sunday has already sold out.
“To bring the highest level of paratriathlon to Britain for the first time is a huge step forwards for the sport in this country, especially ahead of the Paralympic Games this summer. I’m really looking forward to watching not only the best British paratriathletes but also the best from around the world right here in Leeds.”