City Triathlon

The world’s best triathletes line up at the start of the Karlovy Vary CITY TRIATHLON. As part of the World Cup (ITU), this elite race welcomes the greatest Czech and global triathlon stars every year. The programme also includes races for amateur athletes, children and their parents. The route of the Karlovy Vary CITY TRIATHLON is renowned not only for its difficult terrain, but also for its beautiful setting in the historic city centre. This makes it one of the most attractive races in the world triathlon calendar. The races annually attract thousands of spectators and sport fans to Karlovy Vary. Join the athletes this year to test your fitness and endurance.

A Race for Everybody – Children and Parents Alike

The Karlovy Vary CITY TRIATHLON is not only for professional athletes. The event includes the popular Baby Duathlon, which takes place in the Rolava Leisure Park. The race for children aged 3-12 combines running and cycling in the following categories: boys, girls and parent-child relay. There is no entry fee. The winner, determined by lot, receives a prize after the race.

Children of school age line up at the start of the Czech Pupils’ Cup. The profile difficulty and the course length are divided according to age categories. The oldest pupils swim 400 metres, cycle 8 km and run 3 km.


Top Conditions for All Athletes

The public can register for the Age Groups races, which are part of the Czech Cup. Participants of the races enjoy professional conditions prepared for the elite World Cup competitors’ race held a day later. Course lengths are half the length of the main race course. You can register for the race right now.

In the Rolava Leisure Park, the athletes start the race by swimming 700 m, and then cycle 20 km to the centre of the spa town to cope with the difficult up-and-down parts of the circuit and the legendary climb to Zámecký vrch (Castle Hill). At the end of the race, there is a 5 km run to the finish line at the Theatre Square. Literally anyone can register for the race, since there are no cut-off times to complete the swim, bike and run courses. The race event also includes the Paratriathlon for participants with disabilities.

Men’s and Women’s Triathlon World Cup

Admire the technique of the world’s best triathletes at the Triathlon World Cup on the last day of the race event. In the elite category, you can cheer for and support the athletes on the challenging courses of the Rolava Leisure Park and the centre of the spa town. After swimming 1.5 km in a natural swimming pool, the triathletes cycle from that venue to the 40 km bike course, crossing through the town centre. The transition and finish area are located on the Theatre Square.

The 10 km run course passes along the colonnades, the Teplá River valley and near the Thermal Hotel. The racers fight both for points for the Olympic Qualification and a generous financial reward.
Buses are available to sport fans to go from one main venue to another to support their athletes from start to finish. The sport part of the event is followed by performances of popular music bands.


Race History

The spa town has been a triathlon venue since 1994. In order to renew that tradition after several years without any race, a group of former triathletes and members of the national team joined forces under the umbrella of the CITY TRIATHLON Karlovy Vary Association and organised a triathlon in 2006. Between 2008 and 2016, they hosted the European Olympic Triathlon Cup in the spa town. The following years have seen the prestigious World Triathlon Cup come to Karlovy Vary, attracting visitors from all over the world to watch professional athletes race.

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