The Cardiff Triathlon produced by Always Aim High events has sold out, with a record number of people signed up to the closed road, city race. The organising team note that 2017 promises to be a massive year for the Cardiff Triathlon, with over 1,400 people expected to descend on the Welsh capital to take part in the Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic distances of the race.
The third Cardiff Triathlon will take place on the weekend of 24-25 June 2017 with the transition and event hub based at the Wales Millennium Centre, at Cardiff Bay. All three distances of the race will take place on closed roads around the Bay area of Wales’ capital city, with the race being the only opportunity to swim in the world famous Cardiff Bay.
The three fast races will also be joined by a super competitive British Triathlon Elite sprint race (which will be draft legal) and the Welsh Triathlon Olympic distance championship race – all taking place on the same day.
The British Triathlon Elite race will feature one of the biggest independent prize purses in the UK tri calendar, with £10,000 allocated to the top five finishers in the male and female categories.
Live television coverage will be another addition to the Cardiff Triathlon weekend with all the racing action being broadcast live on Welsh television channel S4C, as well as being shown live on a giant screen at the event village on Roald Dahl Plass – a first for the triathlon.
A spokesperson for Cardiff Tri’s organiser Always Aim High Events said “We’re delighted that the Cardiff Triathlon has sold out with a record number of entrants this year, the race has deservedly caught the imagination of triathletes from the UK and beyond.
“We believe that the addition of the British and Welsh Triathlon races, alongside live television coverage now cements the Cardiff Triathlon as one of the ‘must do’ races in the European triathlon calendar.”
Entries for the 2018 Cardiff Triathlon will open immediately after this year’s’ race.