The Cardiff Triathlon

Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the stunning Cardiff Triathlon - the race is going from strength to strength and 2019 is expected to be the biggest ever. Located in the iconic Cardiff Bay, this Triathlon is one of the most unforgettable of city races on the calendar!

You'll be part of an elite group who have swum in the World famous bay; the swim is followed by a fantastic, fast cycle route along completely closed roads, and the triathlon is rounded off with a spectacular run along the Cardiff Bay Barrage. Offering a unique swim experience, live bilingual commentary and exclusive discounts at the AAH store.Event village and transition (one of the most beautiful and striking in the sport) will be held on Roald Dahl Plass in front of the Wales Millennium Centre. With Olympic, Sprint and Mini Sprint distances and having held ITU Qualifiers and Elite Racing too, there's something for every ability at the Cardiff Triathlon!


  • Individual - Super Sprint Swim 400m, Bike 10 km, Run 2.5 km
    £59.99 BOOK
  • Individual - Sprint & ITU Age Group Qualifier Swim 750m, Bike 20 km, Run 5 km
    £79.99 BOOK
  • Team Relay - Sprint Swim 750m, Bike 20 km, Run 5 km
    £89.99 BOOK
  • Individual Entry - Olympic Swim 1500m, Bike 40 km, Run 10 km
    £89.99 BOOK
  • Team Relay - Olympic Swim 1500m, Bike 40 km, Run 10 km
    £99.99 BOOK

Overall winner male and female

Top 3 male and female

Top 3 age group winners male and female.

Event Village facilities including toilets

Unique and iconic transition area (Roald Dahl Plass)

Full route marking

Water stations around course

Free pre-event bike check

Mechanical support

Electronic chip timing

Family entertainment

Web results service

Pick-up wagons

Event photography

Emergency support

Event massage

Bespoke medal for all finishers

Fully closed roads (for both bike & run)

TV coverage on S4C

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff CF10 5AL


We’re easy to reach from outside of Cardiff via the M4. For the most reliable directions please us our postcode CF10 5AL with your SatNav.

If you are coming from the West leave the M4 at junction 33 and join the A4232. From the North follow the A470 towards Cardiff and follow signs to Cardiff Bay. From the East leave the M4 at junction 29 and join A48, follow signs to Cardiff Bay and Wales Millennium Centre.


You can book taxis via Capital Cabs (02920 777 777), Premier Cars Ltd (029 2055 5555) or Dragon’s Taxis (029 2033 3333). The nearest taxi rank is outside Tesco Express in Mermaid Quay.


Plan your journey to using public transport with the Traveline Cymru journey planner.


Cardiff Bus operates several services to the Cardiff Bay area and there is a bus stop outside the front of Wales Millennium Centre.

The BayCar connects with Cardiff Queen Street Station, St Mary’s Street and Cardiff Central railway station. Various other routes connect across the city, visit Cardiff Bus website to plan your journey.


Great Western Railway (GWR) run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central, and Arriva Trains Wales have regular local services across Wales.

There is a regular train service from Cardiff Queen station to the Bay which runs every 12 minutes and takes less than 5 minutes. Visit National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey by rail.


AquaBus runs a waterbus service travelling from Cardiff Castle via Penarth to the bay. The waterbus runs from the city centre to the Bay every hour at half past, and from Penarth to the bay every hour at twenty minutes past. The bus has full wheelchair access, as well as level access for infirm or elderly passengers.


Cardiff Bay is connected to the city centre by the Taff Trail cycle path; look out for Taff Trail signs running alongside the river from opposite the Principality Stadium.

Cardiff Bay has several car parking facilities. Q-Park Cardiff Bay is opposite Wales Millennium Centre on Pierhead Street and is open 24 hours a day, use CF10 4PH to navigate to the correct address. There are also car parks at the Red Dragon Centre, Mermaid Quay and Havannah Street.

We have 17 bookable undercover vehicle spaces available for disabled visitors, accessible from Pierhead Street at the side of our building. You must book these in advance while booking your ticket online or via the ticket office.

Start times are to be confirmed. Please visit the event website for updates.

Cut Off Times

Swim immersion times:

Olympic - 50 mins

Sprint - 30 mins

Super Sprint - 20 mins

ITU Qualifier - 30 mins

Cycle speeds of 10mph must be maintained to ensure a cutoff of (tbc) on the Mass Participation cycle routes.

Finish Line Timings to be confirmed.

Registration will take place outside the Wales Millennium Centre on the Saturday evening and Sunday morning of the event weekend

Under normal circumstances both women's and men's prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Open and 1st Placed Vets in V40, V50, V60, V70. Additional prizes may be added in events where participation numbers warrant extra recognition.

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