New Years Day Triathlon

New Years Day Triathlon 2024 

Edinburgh Triathletes  welcome you the New Year’s Day Triathlon! We are truly proud of our event, this is the 27th 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 (last year half of the field were triathlon virgins) 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 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 children’s race is at 11.00, the adults starts at 12.00.

How to Enter

To get involved please visit the dedicated page on Entry Central and for any queries you can visit the dedicated NYD Facebook page.

Please note that the event is at a time of year when bad weather is possible. We have managed to run the event in various conditions and have only ever once had to adapt the course. We will endeavour to make the event happen but if there is no choice but to cancel given certain weather and advice we will refund a proportion of the entry fee once all unrecoverable costs have been considered. By entering you are accepting this is a condition of your entry.

Entries for the kids duathlon are on the day. Please note that for the cycle, helmets are compulsory and bikes must be in a road-worthy condition.


Race information

If you are having any difficulty locating the race info pack that was sent to you after entering the race don’t worry, you can access it here.