Sunday, September 10, 2023

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

Swimming course will be located on the Lake Rolava. From there triathletes 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, athletes will compete for valuable points for the qualification to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and the 2023 World Cup series, as well as a total prize money 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
Lake Rolava
Town centre, Theatre Square


CITY TRIATHLON Karlovy Vary z.s.


Česká triatlonová asociace



Karlovy Vary 2023 World Triathlon Cup – Women’s World Cup
Karlovy Vary 2023 World Triathlon Cup – Men’s World Cup

Race regulations

The WC race the World Triathlon and the official race regulations and programme apply.
The Local Organising Commitee reserve the right to make changes.

Race courses

1.5 km swimming (Rolava Open Air Areal, 2 laps)
40.0 km cycling (hilly 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 Dollars


Friday, September 8

18:00–18:30 WC women and men Briefing  – Spa Hotel Thermal
18:30–20:00 WC women and men Race pack pick-up – Spa Hotel Thermal


Saturday, September 9

7:45–8:45 WC women and men Swim Familiarization – Lake Rolava
9:00–10:00 WC women and men Bike Familiarization – Lake Rolava*

Swimming equipment can be left at Rolava – it will be transported to the second transition area where the cycling route inspection ends.


Sunday, September 10

8:00–8:30 WC Women Transition Area 2 open (Theatre Square)
8:30–9:30 WC Women Athletes Lounge open (Lake Rolava)
8:45–9:45 WC Women Transition Area 1 open (Lake Rolava)
9:00–9:45 WC Women Swim warm-up
9:50–9:59 WC Women Athletes’ Line up and presentation
10:00 WC Women Start World Triathlon Cup 
13:00–13:30 WC Men Transition Area 2 open (Theatre Square)
13:30–14:30 WC Men Athletes Lounge open (Lake Rolava)
13:45–14:45 WC Men Transition Area 1 open (Lake Rolava)
14:00–14:45 WC Men Swim warm-up
14:50–14:59 WC Men Athletes’ Line up and presentation
15:00 WC Men Start World Triathlon Cup
17:10 WC Women Award Ceremony (Theatre Square)
17:20 WC Men Award Ceremony (Theatre Square)

>>> MAPS >>>

Swim course

Bike course

Run course

Transition Area 1

Transition Area 2 – Bike

Transition Area 2 – Run



Czech triathletes are registered for the start at the World Cup through their national federation directly in the World Triathlon system. It means to use the Czech Triathlon Association!

Please address your application to Mr. Antonín Bauer, CTA secretary general, at the emai address First it has to be approved by the sports committee of the CTA, by August 31, 2023 at the latest. The Czech Triathlon Association reserves the right to rule the triathletes start.


Training oportunities

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

Theatre Square – park

Weather and temperatures

Average day air temperature: 21°C
Average water temperature: 19°C