Rotterdam is getting ready for TRIATHLON!

12 September, 2017

Rotterdam is getting ready for TRIATHLON!

The Erasmus bridge will light up orange and blue in the next couple of days. Please find below important information for your race on Sunday. We look forward to welcome you and wish you the best of luck for your race.


Age Group Start and Check-in schedule

Considering the athletes distribution on the course, the LOC has rescheduled the Age Group waves for the ITU Age Group World Championship Grand Final. Accordingly, on the bike course, athletes will now have more space than usually allocated for each (approximately one athlete per 35 meters). This will avoid congestion on the bike course, with limited numbers of competitors at the same time around the bike loop. Please refer to the Age Group page for the new start and check-in schedule of the Olympic and Sprint distance or find it below:

Age Group Olympic

Age Group Sprint

Age Group bike familiarisation 

The LOC is inviting all Age Group athletes participating on the World Championship races on Sunday to a Bike familiarisation that will take place on Saturday from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. We recommend all athletes participating to take this opportunity and familiarise themselves with the course. The meeting point will be at Willemsplein, next to Erasmus bridge and Nieuwe Leuvebridge. They will have free movements and they will go through the technical section of the course, which includes, Boompjes, Willemsbrug and Koninginnebrug and loop back to the beginning of this section or you can continue yourself with the remainder of the course. Please note that on the bike course there are currently construction works to improve the conditions during the races (removal of road furniture, traffic islands, etc). Those works will be completed on Saturday.



Latest version Age Group guide

All adjustments are processed in the Age Group guide on the website. Please check the program and Age Group schedule carefully. If you have any questions, need information, or help we are there to help you. You always can send an email with your inquiry to or go to the registration desk that will be open as of Thursday.


Athletes Only openings ceremony 

Due to the the expected number of visitors and limited capacity unfortunately the opening ceremony is Athletes Only and no friends or family can join you. If you have enlisted for the opening ceremony you’ll receive an envelope with your diner voucher and coins for your drinks when you pick up your race kit on Thursday. Don’t forget to bring those to the party! It will allow you to by pass the queue at the Laurens church and registration at the spot. If you have not been able to pick up your race kit on Thursday, you’ll receive your voucher and coins at the Laurens church. For the closing party at the Maassilo you’ll receive 2 coins for drinks upon arrival on Sunday. Tickets for friends and family are on sale at the location for € 15,- per person. This includes two coins for drinks as well. And mind you, we have a limited capacity so be early.