Ballot opens for public entry into Hyde Park
PruHealth ITU Grand Final organisers announce an open triathlon in September
Only one year after the London 2012 Olympic Games, world-class triathlon will return. London will host the Grand Final of the ITU World Triathlon Series known as the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London.
The event will be hosted over five days from 11-15 September at the Olympic triathlon venue in Hyde Park with the prospect of athletes such as Olympic Gold Medallist Alistair Brownlee and his younger brother, the reigning World Champion, Jonathan, competing in front of thousands of fans in the heart of London.
Alongside the Senior Elite events will be further ITU World Championship races for Junior, U23 and Paratriathletes as well as an Age-Group athletes from all around the world. Nearly 5,000 international athletes are expected to compete for ITU World Championship titles across 5 days in Hyde Park.
Whilst all of the above races require pre-qualification the organisers have announced today that on Saturday 14 September an open triathlon race will also be held in Hyde Park. No entry standard or pre-qualification is required for these races but entries will be limited to 2,000 people.
Timeline for the ballot is as follows:
· Thursday 21 February at 10:00 – Ballot Opens
· Tuesday 5 March at 23:59 – Ballot Closes
· Thursday 7 March – All applicants informed if they have been successful or not
The ballot will run from 21 February to 5 March 2013. For a chance to secure a place, applicants need to enter a ballot at http://london.triathlon.org/