World Triathlon Leeds: 100 day countdown
Triathlon hopefuls take note. March 2 marks 100 days to go until up to 5,000 amateur triathletes join the best in the world and descend on Leeds for the World Triathlon weekend on June 10-11 2017.
This year’s event will be the second to be held in Leeds. With thousands of entries already sold, those looking to get a piece of the action are advised to secure their entry quickly for this unique event.
Organisers British Triathlon have today opened applications for volunteers at this year’s event, and are looking for over 500 people to become ‘Tri Makers’.
The army of Tri Makers will be vital to ensure smooth running of the event. They will assist in key roles such as route marshalling, registration, transition and elite athlete support.
Volunteers will receive training to ensure they’re up to the task, as well as a free event T-shirt and plenty of refreshments.
Applications are now open for people to become a Tri Maker and you can find out more and pledge your support here.
Amateur athletes will get the chance of a lifetime to race on many of the same streets of Leeds as local heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who will take to the city just a few hours later on June 11.
British Triathlon have also simplified this year’s event, by the creation of a single transition in Roundhay Park for the sprint and standard distance events.
This will minimise multiple pre-event check-in locations and limits the amount of transport required for age-group athletes, equipment and spectators.
Additionally, a shuttle bus will be in service, running from Roundhay Park to the city-centre providing transport for both athletes and spectators between the two locations.
Crowds are encouraged to line the entire length of the route and cheer on friends and family competing.
The event will also present the opportunity to see the world’s best in action for free, recreating the incredible atmosphere of last year’s event that saw Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee deliver a one-two finish on home soil, showcasing the city and its residents to a live television audience.