On the weekend of June 11th/12th 2016, Leeds will host a leg of the World Triathlon Series. The main event will be on Sunday 12th which will consist of an amateur/mass participation event (3 distances) in the morning and then Elite Women and Elite Men in the afternoon. On Saturday 11th a “GoTri” event will be centred in and around Roundhay Park.
Saturday – Overview
Activities mainly contained in Roundhay Park, but with a cycle route on the highway. Only Princes Avenue & Park Avenue will be directly impacted by this. The Saturday event is part of a wider development over the year as part of the aspiration to become a ‘triathlon city’
Sunday – Overview
The event will be start in Roundhay Park (swim) and finish in the City Centre (cycle and run), with the route between shown on the attached maps. In the morning there will be three Mass Participation events (Olympic/Sprint/Beginner distances) for approximately 5,500 athletes. In the afternoon there will be the women’s and then men’s Elite events. The elite events will have 75 competitors in each. The elite events will be shown live on BBC2.