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York Triathlon

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1st August 2021

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 & Fun: 200m swim - 9k cycle - 2.5k run
Pink Wave & Relay: 200m swim - 9k cycle - 2.5k run
Minimum Age: 14 Years (on race day)
Entry Fee From:

£64.95 Sprint & Super Sprint (non BTF)

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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 8th 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

UK Triathlon Covid Safe Events

All UK Triathlon 2021 events

2020 brought the need for change in the way we run our events, in what could only be described as an exceptionally difficult year for all.

With six events safely & successfully delivered in 2020, we are confident we can fulfil our calendar of events in 2021.

We will continue to comply with social distancing and existing guidelines, following the format we delivered successfully last year.

Below you can read more detailed information on our current format and rest assured this will be amended/updated if/when necessary.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best with your training activities and look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing
Can we please remind you it is each and every person's responsibility to social distance. The same will apply at all UK Triathlon events.

Start Format
Instead of mass starts throughout the day for open water events, each competitor will start at intervals, giving everyone their own individual start time and space. We run this format, very successfully, in all our pool-based triathlons and it works perfectly. Pool based events will also have slightly longer start intervals than usual between competitors.

At some events it may be necessary to ask that you don't unnecessarily bring spectators to help make social distancing easier for everyone.

Every competitor will be temperature checked before being allowed to register. Only two competitors will be allowed to register at a time. The queue for registration will be separated by ground markers to assure a minimum of 2 metre separation. We will provide a sanitising hand station which you must use before entering registration.

Hand Sanitising
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event.
Please sanitise before and after toilet use.

Race Brief
There will be a rolling live race brief at the poolside or lakeside. As competitors will start at regularly spaced intervals, this will prevent groups of people and a 2 metre distancing measure will be in operation.

Bike Course
Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter. When you have crossed the finish line, we ask you not to stay in that area for any longer than required. Drinks will be dispensed for you at the finish feed area, please move away as quickly as possible to allow other finishers through.

We will not operate our results screen at the event. Provisional results will be online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk later the same day.

Prize Presentation
Presentations will take place throughout the day, please observe 2 metre social distancing if attending the presentation.

Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton
If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.


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!

Previous Race Day Information 

You can use this information as a guide for your event. Full and up to date 2021 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.

York Pink Wave

Women Swimming, Cycling and Running to Beat Cancer

We want to encourage more women 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 has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

Open to all women who want to take part. All abilities welcome. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

We can offer you lots of help and advice to help make your Pink Wave Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you!

UK Triathlon will donate £10 from every Pink 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 - NEW COURSE for 2021

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! :-)



Previous year’s results

Event Photos

2019 Results

Entry Form

York Triathlon 2021


(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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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).


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