Virgin Active London Triathlon opens ballot

Ballot entry opened today (Monday 7 January) for the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2013, this year being held 27 - 28 July at London Docklands.

Billed as the world’s largest triathlon, distances range from Super Sprint (400m swim, 10k bike, 2.5K run), Olympic Plus (1,500m swim, 80K bike, 10K run) and the option to enter a Team Relay and pick your discipline.

Whether you're a first time triathlete, elite or part of a team, the London Tri is your chance to be part of one of the world's most iconic triathlons. With six months to go until race day, there's plenty of time to train.

The ballot is the final chance to secure a general entry place - places aren't guaranteed, but if you apply early you'll have a higher chance of getting in. Following the success of the Games and the Brownlees putting triathlon on the map at the Olympics, organisers are expecting a high number of entries. Sign up early to avoid disappointment at

Ballot entries open from Monday 7 January at 00.01 until Thursday 7 February 23.59.