WTCS Abu Dhabi change of date; new World Cups added to the 2024 calendar
World Triathlon is pleased to announce several added events for the 2024 season calendar, including a change of date of the much-awaited kick-off of the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi, one more Para Cup event in Hungary and six more World Cups confirmed on the calendar.
In what will be a huge year with all eyes on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the qualification periods for both will see crucial opportunities for athletes to earn points on the qualification rankings before the cut-off dates: 27 May 2024 for the Olympic rankings and 1 July 2024 for the Paralympic rankings.
The 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series will begin once more in Abu Dhabi, but one week later than the previously announced date. On 8-9 March, the UAE will host the first stop of the Championship Series, along with a Mixed Relay Series and a Para Cup.
New Zealand will host the opener of the World Cup circuit in 2024, by moving the former event in New Plymouth to Napier and to two weeks earlier for February 24-25, that will also include a World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series event, both of them providing points for the Olympic rankings.
Another city ready to make its debut on the World Cup circuit is Hong Kong, which will host a sprint distance race on the weekend of 23-24 March. Australia will return to the World Cup circuit, with Wollongong hosting another Sprint distance race on 20-21 April, while the Chinese city of Chengdu will be part once again of the calendar, with the first Standard distance points on offer on the World Cup that will be hosted on Monday, April 29.
Another addition to the 2024 race calendar is Tiszaujvaros (Hungary). The spiritual home of Hungarian triathlon since 1997 will host a World Cup on the weekend of 6-7 July, on their traditional two-day, semi-final/final format.
The latest addition to the World Cup calendar is another Chinese city, Weihai, that will return to host a Standard distance race on 27 September.
Hungary will also welcome participants of the first edition of the Para Cup in Tata, 60 km west from Budapest, on the weekend of 13-14 July.
Here is the current confirmed calendar for the 2024 World Triathlon race season:
Olympic and Paralympic Games
30, 31 July & 5 August – Paris 2024 Olympic Games
1-2 September – Paris 2024 Paralympic Games
2024 World Triathlon Championship Series:
8-9 March – WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
11 May – WTCS Yokohama, JPN (Standard distance)
25-26 May – WTCS Cagliari, ITA (Standard distance)
13-14 July – WTCS Hamburg, GER (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
14-15 September – WTCS Montreal, CAN (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
17-20 October – World Triathlon Championship Finals Malaga, ESP (Standard distance)
24-25 February - Napier, NZL
9 March - WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE
19 May - Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event Huatulco, MEX
14 July - WTCS Hamburg, GER
15 September - WTCS Montreal, CAN
World Triathlon Cup:
24-25 February - Napier (NZL) – Sprint
23-24 March - Hong Kong (HKG) - Sprint
30 March - Lievin (FRA) - Indoor
20-21 April - Wollongong (AUS) - Sprint
29 Apr - Chengdu (CHI) - Standard
17-19 May - Samarkand (UZB) – Standard
17-19 May - Huatulco (MEX) – Sprint
6-7 July - Tiszaujvaros (HUN) - Semifinal/final
7-8 September - Karlovy Vary (CZE) – Standard
21-22 September - Valencia (ESP) – Sprint
27 September - Weihai (CHN) - Standard
5-6 October - Rome (ITA) – Sprint
12-13 October - Tangier (MAR) – Sprint
26-27 October - Brasilia (BRA) – Standard
2-3 November - Vina del Mar (CHI) – Sprint
9-10 November - Miyazaki (JPN) – Sprint
8-9 March – Para Cup Abu Dhabi, UAE
16-17 March – WTPS Devonport, AUS
11 May – WTPS Yokohama, JPN
18-19 May – Para Cup Samarkand, UZB
15-16 June – Para Cup Besancon, FRA
22-23 June – WTPS Swansea, GBR
29-30 June – WTPS Montreal, CAN
13-14 July - Para Cup Tata, HUN
20-21 July – Para Cup Long Beach, USA
17-20 October – World Triathlon Para Championships Malaga, ESP
15-25 August - World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville
8 Sept - World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen
Please note that the above calendar is not final, with more events to be announced in the coming weeks.