Sunday, September 2, 2018

For the elite triathletes there is a very attractive race course ready. They are known for their fairness, difficulty and variability round the world.

The swimming course will be located on the nature swimming pool Rolava. From there triathyears of agees will move to a cycling course with its laps. The second transition area and the finish line will be situated on the Theatre Square. The running course will be leading past the most important colonnades in the valley of the Teplá River.

In this race, triathyears of agees will be fighting for valuable points in the 2018 World Cup series and in the nomination for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games and for the prize money in the total amount of 60,000 $.

For spectators there will be facilities and services, such as parking and shuttle bus transportation between the main locations of the race, available.


Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Open Air Swimming Areal Rolava
Town centre, Theatre Square


CITY TRIATHLON Karlovy Vary z.s.
Šmeralova 320/26, 360 05 Karlovy Vary


Česká triatlonová asociace / Czech Triathlon Association

Zátopkova 100/2, 160 17 Praha 6


Karlovy Vary 2018 ITU World Cup – Men’s World Cup
Karlovy Vary 2018 ITU World Cup – Women’s World Cup

Race regulations:

In the WC the ITU and the official race programme apply.

The organizers reserve the right to make changes.

Race courses:

1.5 km swimming (Rolava Open Air areal, 2 laps)

40.0 km cycling (wavy terrain, accompanying lap + 7 laps in the town centre, closed-up race course)

10.0 km running (flat, 4 laps)


Absolute ranking – men, women

Prize Money: 60.000 Euro


15:00 17:50 WC men and women Registration – Theatre
18:00   WC men and women Compulsory briefing – Theatre
8:00 9:00 WC men and women Swim course familiarization
9:00 10:00 WC men and women Bike course familiarization

* swim equipment can be left at lake Rolava – will be transported to TA2, where bike fam ends

8:00 8:30 WC women Transition area 2 open (Theatre Square) – women
8:30 9:30 WC women Transition area 1 open (Rolava) – women
9:00 9:45 WC women Swimming warm-up – women
9:50 9:59 WC women Athletes’ line up and presentation
10:00   WC women Start WC women
13:00 14:00 WC men Transition area 2 open 2 (Theatre Square) – men
13:30 14:30 WC men Transition area open 1 (Rolava) – men
14:00 14:45 WC men Swimming warm-up – men
14:50 14:59 WC men Athletes’ line up and presentation
15:00   WC men Start WC men
17:10   WC women Official awarding ceremony – Theatre Square
17:20   WC men Official awarding ceremony – Theatre Square


Athletes are registered for the start at the World Cup through their national federation directly in the ITU system.


Training opportunities:

Running at the AC Start stadium

Západní 1781/69,

360 01 Karlovy Vary

Swimming in the KV Arena swimming pool

Západní 1812/73,

360 01 Karlovy Vary

Each triathlete is entitled to 2-hour free entry daily. Please present your valid ID with your name.  

Race office:

Municipal Theatre


The organizers provides transfers for triathletes from/to the Václav Havel International Airport Prague from 7:00 to 22:00 on August 28-31, and back from 5:00 to 20:00 on September 2-5, 2018.

It is necessary to inform the organizer about the exact arrival time and flight number at the email address:

Outside the specified times the free of charge transfers will not be provided.

Weather and temperatures:

Average day air temperature: 24°C

Average water temperature: 19-21°C