This summer more than 1,500 triathletes of all abilities will race through the iconic Albert Dock, as Tri Liverpool returns on 26 July 2015. Entries have opened today at www.triliverpool.com
Tri Liverpool will be a one-day festival of the sport set in the heart of the city of Liverpool and will be based in the impressive surroundings of the Echo Arena, with a course that takes in some of Liverpool’s world-famous landmarks. British Triathlon and Triathlon England are working closely with Liverpool City Council to transform the profile of the sport in the North West of England by involving all levels of participation at the event, with the aim of inspiring a triathlon legacy within the city.
As in previous years, the event also hosts a leg of the British Triathlon Super Series as well as the British Age-Group Standard Distance Triathlon Championships, British Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships and the British Youth and Junior Triathlon Championships. Tri Liverpool will also provide the first opportunity for aspirant members of the Great Britain Age-Group Team to book their place at the 2016 ITU Triathlon World Championships in Mexico.
Alongside the elites and thousands of age-group competitors battling for British titles, there will also be the chance for novices to join in the fun, with a beginner’s race alongside a corporate relay, for those looking to create the tri spirit in their workplace.
Members of the Home Nations can purchase a discounted entry for a limited period. Full details of the entry fees and event distances on offer are available at www.triliverpool.com
Last year’s event had a host of celebrity participants including former Big Brother winner, Craig Phillips and Nikki Sanderson of Hollyoaks. The event also hosted a team of MP’s that included Andy Burnham MP, Steve Rotheram MP and Luciana Berger MP.
Jon Ridgeon, British Triathlon Director for Major and National Events, said: “Tri Liverpool has hosted the British Triathlon Championships since 2013 and the event has gone from strength to strength in that time. The City of Liverpool is the perfect setting with its historic docks and iconic buildings and athletes of all abilities can look forward to competing in front of tremendous crowds in a fantastic location.
“It really is a great venue and event from which to spread the triathlon word. Age-groupers will relish the added incentive of Great Britain Age-Group Team places at the 2016 ITU Triathlon World Championships, and we expect Tri Liverpool 2015 to be the best yet.”
Assistant Mayor of Liverpool and Cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and Events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “We are thrilled Tri Liverpool returns to the city in 2015. Liverpool is a city famous for its love of sport and this event has become a much-anticipated part of our calendar. We are sure crowds will again line the course to cheer on the competitors in the many different categories, and we look forward to working with the sport to inspire the City of Liverpool to swim, bike and run themselves.”
Tri Liverpool is organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Liverpool City Council. A highlights show of the event will be broadcast on Channel 4.