World Triathlon Championship Finals, the 2023 and 2024 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships and the 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships.
Host Cities, with the endorsement of their respective National Federation, can bid to host a World Triathlon Championship Finals in 2023 or 2024, the crown jewel of World Triathlon’s annual calendar. Previous hosts have included such cities as London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Gold Coast and Lausanne, with the next ones planned in Edmonton in 2021 and Abu Dhabi in 2022.
The World Triathlon Championships Finals creates an instant economic impact by bringing in a significant number of international tourists to the Host City, consisting of over 5,000 competitors, support teams, officials, family and friends. With the addition of local races, the number of competitors can exceed 10,000. The occasion of a World Triathlon Championship Finals brings together athletes of all levels, from future stars and Olympic medalists to every aspect of the mass participation market. Triathlon is one of the fastest growing mass participation sports in the world and Host Cities can benefit from major sports tourism activation.
The World Triathlon Championship Finals Host City will also welcome the annual World Triathlon Congress with delegates from up to 173 countries, making decisions on the future of the sport. The World Triathlon Championship Finals Host City can expect to attract an audience of millions of people from around the world. This includes international TV distribution of the live coverage, international mainstream TV and print media distribution, full coverage on Triathlonlive.tv and extensive social media presence.
Host Cities have a unique opportunity to host a World Triathlon event on a multi-year basis. This long-term approach brings major benefits, including greater potential to attract sponsors, increased athlete and spectator participation, improved organizational structure, greater media profile, a more engaged community and the opportunity for creating local and national health initiatives. National Triathlon development initiatives and creating a genuine sporting legacy can also result from hosting a successful international World Triathlon event.