ITU opens bidding for 2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Series and World Cups
By Community | August 2, 2017
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced that it has opened bidding for the 2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Series (WPS) and ITU Paratriathlon World Cup (PWC) events to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races.
After a very successful first year of the World Paratriathlon Series, with three cities hosting spectacular races across the world and more para-triathletes than ever competing for the overall rankings, ITU is opening the possibility for more cities to join the circuit.
Up to four cities can bid to organise a WPS, which can be combined with a World Triathlon Series event or ran independently.
As per the World Cups, in 2018 ITU will aim to organise 8-10 events Worldwide that can be combined with another ITU event or ran independently.
— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) July 29, 2017
With the goal set for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, para-triathletes will compete to secure points on the rankings, as well as trying to qualify for a spot at the World Championships, which in 2018 will be held in conjunction with the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia.
Cities interested in hosting a World Paratriathlon Series race or a Paratriathlon World Cup must submit bid documents in conjunction with their respective National Federations before September 4, 2017.