Registration is now open for the seventh annual Beijing International Triathlon, set to take place on Sunday 23 September at the Garden Expo Park in the Fengtai District of Beijing, China’s capital.


Last year’s 2,000 race slots for the Olympic- and sprint-distance races sold out within a week. To register, visit 

The 2017 champions, Henri Schoeman (pictured) and Paula Findlay, will lead a field of elite pros as they compete for the $100,000 prize purse. The Beijing International Triathlon is now part of the Escape Triathlon Series, serving as a qualifier race for the world-renowned Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

The Olympic-distance course will showcase the cultural attractions in Fengtai, including a 1.5km swim through Garden Expo Lake, a challenging 40km bike and up into the Qian Ling Mountain, and a 10km run through the Garden Expo Park.

The sprint element of the triathlon will take triathletes on a 750m lake swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run through the lush grounds of the Garden Expo Park. In addition to the individual and relay team entries, the Collegiate Challenge returns as part of this year’s triathlon.