The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Series (WPS) and ITU Paratriathlon World Cup (PWC) events to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races.
After a successful first year of the World Paratriathlon Series, with three cities hosting races across the world and more paratriathletes than ever competing for the overall rankings, ITU is opening the possibility for more cities to join the circuit.
Up to four cities can bid to organise a WPS event, which can be combined with a World Triathlon Series event or ran independently. As per the ITU World Cups, in 2018 ITU will aim to organise 8-10 events worldwide that can be combined with another ITU event or ran independently.
With the goal set for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, paratriathletes will compete to secure points on the rankings, as well as trying to qualify for a spot at the World Championships, which in 2018 will be held in conjunction with the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia.
Cities interested in hosting a World Paratriathlon Series race or a Paratriathlon World Cup must submit bid documents in conjunction with their respective National Federations before 4 September 2017.