ITU World Championships Cross triathlon


The beautiful beach, sea and dunes surrounding Kijkduin (The Hague) are the main elements of the tough course of the KYOCERA Beach Challenge Cross triathlon. This race is always unpredictable and challenging due to the ever-changing natural elements of wind, sand and sea.

Event hotel

The NH Atlantic hotel, which is ideally located next to the finish, has a special offer for competitors during the week of the event. More information on the hotel here.

Airport transport service

For those arriving at Amsterdam or Rottterdam airport we can arrange transport to and from the airport. More details can be found here.

Series and start times

Saturday July 13 Entry fee Start time Swim Bike Run
WC Paratriathlon 85 euro 9:30h 500 m 13 km 4.5 km
WC Junior 85 euro 10:00/10:10h 500 m 13 km 4.5 km
WC Elite 110 euro 15:30/16:10h 1000 m 26 km 9 km
WC U23 110 euro 15:30/16:10h 1000 m 26 km 9 km
WC Age groups 95 euro * 12:15/13:30h** 1000 m 26 km 9 km

* Early entries in the age groups category (pre-registered on this website and paid before May 1st 2013!) will receive a discount of 10 euro on the entry fee and only pay 85 euro.
** The categories F18-F75 and M55-M75 will start at 12:15, the categories M18-M50 will start at 13:30.

Check out the full event schedule for all other activities held during the KYOCERA Beach Challenge.


The entry fee for the World Championships includes an exclusive WC memento and free entry to the pastaparty on Friday, the CUBE Beach criterium on Wednesday and the Sea swim on Thursday (please register for the Beach Criterium and Sea swim if you want to participate).

Pre-registration is required.

On all entries our general terms and conditions apply. Our bank details for payment are: ING bank account number 5931068 made payable to “Beach Challenge” The Hague. BIC-code INGBNL2A, IBAN NL71INGB0005931068.


You may pick up your start numbers and race packet on Friday afternoon or Saturday at the registration desk. Check out the schedule for the exact opening times of the registration desk.


The briefing for athletes will take place after the opening ceremony on Friday evening (see Schedule).

Competition rules

The Beach Challenge is governed by the 2013 competition rules of the International Triathlon Union, including the specific rules for cross triathlon and duathlon. All participants are expected to know these regulations and adhere to them.

Please note that the uniform rules of the ITU are in effect for all WC categories. Contact your national triathlon federation for information on how to purchase an approved uniform.

Prize money

The Elite series men and women of the WC Cross triathlon offers €35,000 as prize money.

1: 4,375 EUR
2: 3,500 EUR
3: 2,625 EUR
4: 1,750 EUR
5: 1,400 EUR
6: 1,225 EUR
7: 1,050 EUR
8: 700 EUR
9: 525 EUR
10: 350 EUR


All athletes in the KYOCERA Beach Challenge participate at their own risk. In participating, the athlete releases the organisation from any responsibility regarding the event, for as far as claims are not covered by the collective insurance provided by the Netherlands Triathlon Union (NTB). The organization is not responsible for lost items and / or race gear. For everyone’s own safety, as well as the safety of others, it is advised to read all information carefully and not to take any unnecessary risks during the race.