The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced it has opened bidding for the 2018 ITU World Para Triathlon Series (WPS) and ITU Para Triathlon World Cup (PWC) events to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races.
After a successful first year of the World Para Triathlon Series, with three cities hosting 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 event, 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 eight to 10 events world-wide that can be combined with another ITU event or ran independently.
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 Para triathlon Series race or a Para triathlon World Cup must submit bid documents http://www.triathlon.org/about/downloads/category/bids in conjunction with their respective National Federations before 4 September.