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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


Edinburgh Triathletes  welcome you the New Year's Day Triathlon. We are truly proud of our event, this is the 28th edition of what has become a fixture in the calendar. 

The race was introduced as part of the Edinburgh Hogmanay Festival and we are pleased to say we have kept going as long as the partying has .   

As always we aim to make this a great start the year of sport in Scotland.  

This is a race for everyone; a fun race for those who have never done a triathlon before or a competitive test of winter fitness for the experienced. The race gives you the opportunity to start the year as you mean to continue - and with a great atmosphere from the support of both competitors and spectators you will have a great time.


Every entrant receives a race momento so they can remember their achievement.


For many, this was an annual event, so welcome back, and I hope you not only go faster this year, but that you also enjoy it at least as much as you did previously! We love the fact thatover the last few year we have had a pretty even split male and female competitors ; we are very proud that our event offers a safe and inclusive event for everyone.

If the 400m swim (8 lengths of the Commie Pool), the 11 mile cycle (three times around Arthurs Seat in a clockwise direction) or 3.5 mile run (once around Arthurs Seat again clockwise) seems too much then why not enter a team?


There is no need for the kids to feel left out - there is a separate Duathlon race for 8 to 15 year olds. This involves a short run, 2k bike, short run - all on closed roads. The Childrens race is at 11.00, the adults starts at 12.00.  


If you like the sound of the race but are daunted by the thought of doing a triathlon then please have a look at Edinburgh Triathletes Website and you will get lots of useful hints and access to coaching support. 

Edinburgh Triathletes


Good training, 
John Whittaker
Race Director



For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

A British Triathlon Race Pass is required for participants who are not a British Triathlon Home Nation member. For this event, Race Pass costs are £2.00 (plus £0.08 service charge) for participants aged 24 and under, and £8.00 (plus £0.32 service charge) otherwise.

New Year's Day Triathlon Relay Team
01 Apr 2024£74.00
18 Dec 2024 23:59£82.00
New Year's Day Triathlon
01 Apr 2024£53.00
18 Dec 2024 23:59£59.00

Dates and Status

Date: 01 Jan 2025

Closing Date: 18 Dec 2024 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/450

Status: Open



John Whittaker



Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB