2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals Wollongong to take place 15-19 October

29 May 2024

World Triathlon has today announced that the 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals Wollongong will be held from October 15-19.

Following the successful World Cup held in April this year, which also served as a test event, next year’s finals will see World Champions crowned in the Elite, U23, Junior and Para triathlon and Para triathlon Mixed Relay categories, as well as in the Junior/U23 Mixed Relays, and the Age-Group Standard distance, Age-Group Sprint distance, Age Group Aquabike and Age-Group Mixed Relay World Championships.

World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado her expressed excitement for the 2025 Championship Finals, highlighting Wollongong’s exceptional hosting qualities.

“Australia has repeatedly demonstrated its capability to host top-level triathlon events. We are thrilled to return for the Championship Finals in 2025, after the great success of the Gold Coast back in 2018,” Casado said.

“Wollongong, in particular, has proven to be an excellent host this year. With tough and honest courses for all, breathtaking landscapes, a supportive and proactive community and a top level Organising Committee, supported by AusTriathlon, I am confident that the event will be  another truly remarkable and unforgettable celebration of our sport.

“Australia has proved multiple times that they are truly committed with our sport and deliver excellent events, and indeed Wollongong will follow the steps of other events that have marked the history of World Triathlon.”

Wollongong City Council General Manager Acting, Renee Campbell, said following the successful World Cup event in April, Wollongong was looking forward to welcoming more world-class athletes back to the city next October.

“We continue to prove that Wollongong is an event city and a destination that delivers high-quality national and international sporting events,’’ Campbell said.

“What makes Wollongong really stand out, however, is not only the fact we’re able to host and get behind world-class events, but that they are delivered against a backdrop of exceptional natural beauty, a growing small bar and dining scene, and a passionate sport-loving community. We look forward to welcoming competitors and supporters from across the globe to Wollongong, once again, next year.’’

AusTriathlon Chief Executive Officer, Tim Harradine, shared his anticipation for next year’s event, promising an unforgettable experience for all involved.

“We are thrilled to officially begin the countdown to the 2025 Wollongong World Triathlon Championship Finals,” Harradine said.

“After the tremendous success of the World Cup held in April, we are more than ready to welcome the world’s best athletes to Wollongong next year.

“Planning is already well underway and we are working closely with our partners to deliver another world-class event that showcases the best of triathlon and all Wollongong has to offer. We are confident that next year’s finals will deliver an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.”

The 2025 Wollongong Championship Finals will kick off with the Parade of Nations and the Opening Ceremony on October 15. The first day of competition will be October 16, with Age-Group Standard Distance, Age-Group Aquabike, Junior Men, and Junior Women World titles up for grabs.

October 17 will be the turn for the Age-Group Sprint Distance World Championships, followed by the U23 Men and U23 Women World Championships. Saturday, 18 October, will have the stage ready for the Para Triathlon World Championships and the Elite Women World Championship Finals. The last day of competition will be October 19, with the Para Mixed Relay World Championships, Age-Group Mixed Relay World Championships, Junior/U23 Mixed Relay World Championships, and the Elite Men Championships Finals to close the event.

The Championship Finals is the highlight of World Triathlon’s annual calendar. Athletes from 32 countries were present in the last edition of the Championship Finals, hosted in Pontevedra, and the number is expected to grow in the next two editions. Previous hosts of the Championship Finals have included such cities as London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Gold Coast, Lausanne, Edmonton, Abu Dhabi, and Pontevedra, with the next edition travelling to Torremolinos, Spain, in October 2024.

The 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals Wollongong is supported proudly by the NSW Government through Destination NSW in collaboration with Wollongong City Council in a landmark three-year partnership that will bring World Triathlon racing to Wollongong from 2024 to 2026.

Visit our Age Group Team Hub to learn more about representing Australia on our Age Group Team and start your qualifying journey for Wollongong 2025.  Qualifying races calendar available now and team applications for Wollongong 2025 will open 9am AEST Monday, 29 July 2024. 

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