Taking place across the weekend, 13-14 July, the 30th edition of La Tour Geneve Triathlon saw a record number of 3007 participants at the start-line. This year’s event weekend featured five different race formats, including several hundred competitors in the new ‘Half’ race.
The organising team note that number of participants is continuing to increase year on year (+800 athletes compared with 2018), with some race formats sold out several weeks before the event.
30th edition by the numbers:
- 5 race formats over two days
- 3007 participants
- Over 600 people on the waiting list
- 625 entries for the Half and Half relay format
- 940 entries for the Standard and Standard relay format
- 404 participants in the Discovery format
- 940 participants in the Short and Short relay
- 98 participants in the Junior races
The three best represented clubs: Triathlon Club Genève, Geneva Triathlon, Publier Triathlon
- 400 volunteers
- 38% doing their first triathlon
- 30% women and 70% men
- Around 70 nationalities represented including: Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, Netherlands, Romania, Senegal
- Top 5 nationalities: Switzerland, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy
- Top 3 Swiss cantons: Geneva, Vaud and Fribourg
- Youngest participant: 6 years old
- Oldest participant: 69 years old
- Average age: 36 years old
Eric Monnot, President of the Geneva Triathlon Association, said “We are delighted once again to have held such an exciting event in Geneva. It has become an unmissable date in the triathlon calendar. This edition has been amazing; and we look forward to seeing everyone again on 11 and 12 July 2020.”
Benjamin Chandelier, Event Director, added “It is with pleasure and pride that we bring to a close this record-breaking 30th edition. I would like to congratulate all the participants of this weekend for their performances. In the name of the organising committee, I would also like to thank our Principal Sponsor La Tour Medical Group and all the partners who have supported us.
“A big thank-you also to the authorities and administrative departments of the town and canton of Geneva and the other towns and villages which the race crosses, for their support and for allowing us to organise the event in such good conditions. And finally, a huge thank-you to all our volunteers for their valuable assistance and without whom this event could not take place.”