Changed courses at the SUZUKI World Triathlon Hamburg powered by HAMBURG WASSER

22 May, 2024

Changed courses at the SUZUKI World Triathlon Hamburg powered by HAMBURG WASSER

This year's stop of the World Championship Series in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, there will feature some changes to the course.

Due to the construction site situation around the Jungfernstieg it is no longer possible to cycle and run in opposite directions. Adjustments were therefore unavoidable. 

For the elite races, which will take place on Saturday 13 July as part of the World Triathlon Championship series, the bike route leads from Rathausmarkt via Mönckebergstraße to Glockengießerwall, past the Kunsthalle in the direction of Lombardsbrücke and then on the familiar route via Neuer Jungfernstieg, Gänsemarkt, Große Bleichen and Poststraße back to the transition area.

"This route is not unfamiliar and has already been used this way a few years ago. The changes on the operational side with six laps of 3.3 kilometres each are no problem. As we still have the iconic straight along Poststrasse to Rathausmarkt, the unique atmosphere of the event remains the same," explains project manager Konrad Straube.

Straube also had to to adjust the running course, which for the first time will run from the transition area via Mönckebergstraße to its upper end and from there via a turning point back to Bergstraße. From there, the pros will run via Jungfernstieg, Große Bleichen and Poststraße to complete their two 2.5 kilometre laps.

For the Mixed Relay World Championships on Sunday 14 July, which uses the same bike lap, however, the running course has also been adopten to 800 metres in the first lap and 950 metres in the second lap.

"Here we have moved the turning point on Mönckebergstraße significantly further forward at the level of St Peter's Church, on the corner of the Europapassage entrance. From there, the first running lap leads via Bergstraße and Reesendamm back to Rathausmarkt, the second via Bergstraße, Jungfernstieg, Neuer Wall and Poststraße to the finish line," explains Straube, who is delighted that "the Mönckebergstraße will give even more spectators the opportunity to experience top-class sport up close."

An overview of the elite routes is available here.

Open Races also with a new bike route

Like the professionals, the amateurs also have a new course course during the second discipline of their triathlon. For both the sprint and short distance, there will be no detour towards the Reeperbahn. The reason for this is to ensure the safety of all participants.

"We are expecting more people due to the fan festival for the European Championships and therefore more work regarding the cleaning and cordoning off of the route in the early hours of the morning. A we cannot guarantee its completion by the start of the first wave, we had to react," says Straube, who adds that "despite this adjustment, we still have an extremely attractive route past numerous sights of the city."

The running course of the sprint distance has also been adjusted. All participants will now run across Gänsemarkt and thus enjoy the SUZUKI atmosphere just like the participants of the standard distance do since 2023.

An overview of the routes of the Open Races is available here.

Registration still possible

Registration for the sprint distance (500 metre swim, 20 kilometre bike kilometres of cycling and 5 kilometres of running) and the standard distance (1.5 km, 40 km, 10 km) is still possible.

All information on registration and prices can be found here.