The event welcomes a new location this year around the new beach of Eaux-Vives. This oasis in the heart of the city has 400-metres of beach and will offer participants a larger and more comfortable space for their race.
The triathlon was originally held on the south shore back in 1987, and this new location marks a homecoming for the event following its relocation to Bains des Pâquis in 1995, on the right bank.
The participants will be immersed in an exceptional setting, benefiting from an extremely fast course on a closed road in the city centre of Geneva as well as a spectacular view of the Jet d’eau throughout the course.
This year, the participants in the Half Distance and Standard formats will experience a multi-lap swim, or Australian exit. They will exit the water and run a few meters on the shore, before heading back into the water for their second lap.
The bike course has also been modified and is expected to be very fast, with a manageable challenge from the Vésenaz hill; a slight uphill section heading to Vésenaz, where there is the half turn.
After diving into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Geneva and cycling along the harbour, the triathletes will set off on the ultra-fast running course, which will also take them along the left bank to the “Quai de Cologny”.
Each detailed event course is available on the website.
The diversity of formats allows all triathletes to challenge themselves over the desired distance. From the Discovery to the Half Distance race format, everyone can choose to participate alone or in relays (two or three people). Juniors aged 6 to 15 years old will be able to challenge themselves in the Aquathlon or the Youth League.