Duathlon | Cardiff 2024
Cardiff 2024 Duathlon Sprint
The Sprint Duathlon features all of the incredible sights that Cardiff Bay has to offer allowing athletes to experience the rapturous welcome home in the shadow of the Millennium Centre. Two spectacular runs along the Cardiff Bay barrage sandwich a fantastic, fast cycle route along completely closed roads. The 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.
Both of the Duathlon runs are fast out and back routes, showing off the sights of Cardiff Bay along the way. For Run 1, start underneath the finish arch and head out towards the Norwegian church and along the cycle path, taking in the sites of industrial heritage that Cardiff is so renowned for. Then reach the turn around point and race back the way you came into transition ready for the Bike section.
The Bike course takes in 2 laps of a 9k course. Heading out of transition under the shadow of the Wales Millenium Centre you will head along James Street and down Ferry Road. You will turn around at the Morrisons Supermarket roundabout and fly back up the road the way you came. You will then head up Lloyd George Avenue and thrill at the speed on this section, with another turn around to come at the top so that you get to fly down the avenue once again. The lap ends at the entrance to the Oval Basin where once again you’ll be under the watchful eye of the Wales Millenium Centre. Unless of course you have another lap to go! This route is on ENTIRELY CLOSED ROADS.
Run 2 takes you out of transition, and head in the same direction as Run 1 but this time you go right up to the Barrage before you turn around. On your way back you get the iconic views of the Pierhead Building, the Wales Millenium Centre, the Senedd so you’ll have plenty to keep you motivated as you go for your PB!
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
Registration will take place on Saturday afternoon and also before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration is usually located on the Plass outside the Wales Millennium Centre CF10 5AL.
Wave Start Times
This race provisionally starts at 07.30. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.
You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.
- You have a total of 35 minutes to complete your Run1 and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hours 5 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE ANY MORE LAPS OF THE BIKE COURSE AFTER 09:50. ALL BIKES MUST BE CLEAR OF THE BIKE COURSE NO LATER THAN 10:30.
You have a total of 1 hour to complete your run.
Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Cardiff Duathlon are (for both open and female):
Overall - Top 3
We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.