BORÅS TRIATHLON!

 

Here´s a brief presentation in English of Borås Triathlon. If you need an answer to a specific question, please e-mail race director Jonas Colting at jonas@colting.se!

Borås Triathlon features a full Ironman distance (as of 2021) a half-Ironman distance as well as a sprint triathlon. Our full Ironman distance serve as the Swedish Nationals in long distance triathlon (Swedish Championship – SM). 

 

The Ironman- and half Ironman distance features race categories, including age-groups, as well as a recreational beginner category.
We have prize money for the winners of the Ironman distance as well as awards for the winners of each age-group. Awards in the half Ironman distance are only given to the winner in the race category, not including the age-groups. The sprint triathlon feature an open male category as well as an open female category. No awards are given in the sprint triathlon.

 

The location of Borås Triathlon is Almenäs which is located just a few minutes from the centre of Borås.
The Almenäs area have great parking access, cafeteria and public toilets.

 

The Ironman distance will start at 07.30 and the half-Ironman distance will start at 09.00. The Sprint triathlon will take place on Friday at 17.00. 

 

The swim is held in Öresjö.
Fresh water with very good quality. Typically the water holds 15-18 degrees during this time of year. The race will follow regulations and recommendations by the Swedish Triathlon Federation in terms of wetuits and water temperature.

 

The participants in the Ironman distance will complete two laps with an exit and a very short run between laps. The half-Ironman will complete one lap on the same course.
The swim is sheltered and will be supervised by safety boats.
There will be a beach start for both races and the entire field respectively, will start together.
Self seeding is recommended.
The Sprint course will complete one lap on a shorter course.

 

The bike course for the Ironman distance is two laps on an out-and-back course. Half-Ironmandistance completes one lap.
45 kilometres with a turnaround.
It’s an undulating course on open roads with approximately 1000 metres of ascending per lap. It’s very well marked and we have officials at all critical points. Good road surface and for the most, with only light traffic. We have two aid stations offering drinks and sustenance. They’re located at approximately 50 kilometres and 71 kilometres on each lap. The Ironman distance will also have an extra aid station, including special needs, at the turnaround at 90 kilometers.

The sprint triathlon is held on a different and flatter course.
There is no aid station on the sprint bike course.

Drafting is not allowed. Helmet is mandatory.

 

The run course is flat, fast and spectator friendly!
Basically half is on pavement and half on gravel.
The Ironman distance equals six laps of seven kilometres and the half-Ironman of three laps. The sprint completes one lap of five kilometres.
There will be several aid stations each lap.

 

For those wanting to make something extra of this weekend there’s also a swimrun on Sunday, at the same location.
You find all the information on Borås Swimrun here.

 

Traveling to Borås is very easy.
Landvetter International Airport is 25 minutes away and there are plenty of buses and taxis to take you to Borås.

 

Welcome to a friendly, challenging and well organized event in Borås!