3 months ago
Why do I need a Race Licence to participate at TriAthy 2020?

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  • TriAthy 2020 is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event.
  • As such all participants are required to have a "Race Licence" in order to participate for insurance purposes.
  • A Race Licence is either:
    • Full Membership of Triathlon Ireland in 2020 (Full, Student, or Junior membership only); OR
    • Full Membership in 2020 of any affiliated ITU Organsiation (including the British Triathlon Federation encompassing: Triathlon England / Welsh Triathlon / Triathlon Scotland); OR
    • A One Day Membership for the TriAthy event you are taking part in.
  • Both Triathlon Ireland Membership and One Day Membership's can be purchased directly from Triathlon Ireland.
  • Note that One Day Membership for the TryAthy race is at the discounted rate of €15. For all other races, the One Day Membership is €25.

3 months ago
What is the deadline to purchase a Race Licence?

 
  • You should ensure that you purchase your race licence in advance of raceday.
  • The latest date to purchase a One Day Licence is midnight on Thursday 27th August 2020.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No Licence means No Race - There are NO exceptions to this policy.

3 months ago
I'm a local resident and need to make a journey on the day of the event.

 
  • Road Closures will be in place in the area on 29th August 2020
  • Further details will be posted on the TriAthy website approx 6 weeks before raceday.

3 months ago
Can I use any stroke during the swim?

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  • Yes although we recommend that you swim front crawl unless you are tired or in difficulty.
  • If you need assistance, roll into a backstroke position and signal for assistance and one of our water rescue team will come to your aid immediately.
  • SwimAthy takes place on 23 August 2020 and is an ideal opportunity for entrants to test the water ahead of race day. It is a fully marshalled event, covering the exact course but without the stress of a race environment. For details see www.swimathy.com.
  • SwimAthy is open to everyone and is a favourite among athletes preparing for long distance Iron or Challenge events who want open water experience. It is also perfectly suited to first time triathletes who want to eliminate race nerves and acclimatise themselves before the big day on 1st June.

3 months ago
Can I use my surfing or shortie wetsuit?

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  • Yes. Any neoprene full body wetsuit is suitable.
  • Non-triathlon wetsuits may not be as flexible around the arms and shoulders.
  • We recommend that you precise in your wetsuit in the weeks prior to the race.

SwimAthy takes place on Sunday 23rd August 2020 and is an ideal opportunity for entrants to test the water ahead of race day.

  • It is a fully marshalled event, covering the exact course but without the stress of a race environment.
  • For details see www.swimathy.com.
  • SwimAthy is open to everyone and is a favourite among athletes preparing for long distance Ironman or Challenge events who want open water experience. It is also perfectly suited to first time triathletes who want to eliminate race nerves and acclimatise themselves.

3 months ago
What swim safety measures are in place?

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  • We are a very safety conscious event with a 100% safety record spanning over 13 years.
  • Our water rescue team are medics, rowers and canoeists who are based in the area all year round.
  • They are familiar with the behaviour and currents of the river.
  • Every person in the water will have a dedicated marshal watching them.
  • If you get into trouble, roll into the backstroke position and signal for help using your arm and one of our crew will come to your aid immediately.
  • Should you require further assistance, our ambulance crew will be on standby at the riverside.
  • Couple of additional facts about swimming at TriAthy:
    • The riverbank is never more than 20m away (the river is 40m wide at it's maximum point)
    • The river depth is generally chest high during May/June.
    • The river current is normally slow and steady during May/June.
    • Multiple canoeists and river-side marshals will be keeping close watch on our swimming triathletes.

3 months ago
Do I need a swim cap?

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  • You will be issued a TriAthy swim cap at our registration venue similar to the ones depicted below.

  • Your hat will be colour coded to identify your race grouping.
  • For warmth and comfort some triathletes choose to double up and wear their own swim cap under the official cap.
  • The official TriAthy cap must be worn as the external layer as it an essential safety feature of raceday.

3 months ago
Do I need to be able to swim?

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  • YES, for obvious safety reasons you must be able to swim as you will be entering an open water environment.
  • Our safety crews will be there to assist you if you need help.
  • However, as a guideline, we suggest you have a minimum competency of:
  • There are time limits for the swims and if you exceed them, you could be removed from the water. The time limits are:

Note: TriAthy swim race distances are TryAthy 250m, Sprint 750m, Olympic 1,500m and Double Olympic 3,000m. Click on the links to review.

SwimAthy: To aid your race preparations we strongly recommend that you to take part in SwimAthy to test the water ahead of race day. SwimAthy takes place on Sunday 23rd August 2020. The River course for all TriAthy swim legs will be in place for SwimAthy.

3 months ago
I am no longer able to race. What are my options?

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  • Under the T&C of entry, you can withdraw from the TriAthy event on or before 1st April 2020.
  • If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date of 29 August 2020, you have 3 weeks from 6th April 2020 to seek a refund (27th April 2020).
  • You will be entitled to a refund less an administration fee of €15.
  • To request a refund, please use the online contact form.
  • After the 27th April 2020, you still have options available to you, as follows

3 months ago
What are the entry fees for TriAthy 2020?

 
  • The entry fee will vary according to the Race you enter AND the time at which you enter.
  • The following entry fee structure will be in place for TriAthy 2020 races (updated for COVID-19 impact):

Race

Standard Entry

From 15 May 2020

From 1 July 2020

€ 103

€ 113.30

€ 123.60

€ 68

€ 74.80

€ 81.60

€ 58

€ 63.80

€ 69.60

€ 54

€ 59.40

€ 64.80

  • Kindly note that our pricing structure is designed to encourage earlier entry to the race which greatly contributes to the organisational effort.
  • Limited Discount Offers of up to 25% are available via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels early in the race planning cycle.
  • Race Entry Fees are subject to a processing fee (7% with Active Europe)

3 months ago
Will there by water on the course?

 
  • Water stations will be highlighted on our race maps.
  • Water will be in cups on the course.
  • Bottled water will be available at the finish.
  • For safety, there will be no water stations on the bike course. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough fluid to keep yourself hydrated on the bike leg.

3 months ago
How do I know I have been accepted into the Race?

 
  • You will receive a confirmation email from Active Europe upon entering the event.
  • If you need to search for this in your email inbox (or spam folder), here is the originating email address: noreply@awntx3.email.active.com.
  • The confirmation email should look like the sample one below:

  • Note the various features of the email confirmation - there are links within this confirmation email that can help you update your entry in the run-up to raceday.
  • Please note: We also have an Entries listing on our website. This listing is indicative of being entered into the race, but not conclusive as the listing is updated periodically. See image below:

  • The confirmation email from Active Europe is conclusive evidence of entering the race.
  • To assist with event logistics and to keep you informed about the event you will also receive information emails from TriAthy leading up to the event. To avoid our emails going into your spam folder and getting lost, please add ‘info@triathy.com” to your address book.
  • It is a condition of entry that you must subscribe to receiving email communication about the event. It is of course within your right to unsubscribe from these communications, however we recommend that you do not do so until AFTER the event on 29th August. Please click here for our Privacy Policy / GDPR compliance code.
  • If you have not received any email correspondence, the following may be the case:
    • You provided an incorrect or out of date email address.
    • The emails are being directed into your junk folder.
    • Our emails are being rejected by your email server.
  • Please use the Contact Us link if you feel you have entered but have not received confirmation.
  • Important: If you have not received confirmation of your payment you are definitely not entered!

3 months ago
When do race entries close?

 
  • Entries will close for TriAthy 2020:
    • at midnight on Thursday 20th August 2020 or
    • earlier if the relevant race fills to capacity before this date;
  • Typically each race will sell out before the official closing date, so we would advise entrants to enter well in advance;
  • Please don't be offended if requests to enter after this time can not be fulfilled.

3 months ago
Can I give my race entry to someone else?

 
  • Yes you can! This is a self-administrated process through the Active Europe System
  • Simply open the confirmation email that you received from Active Europe. See the example email below:

  • Your registration details are all set out, beside a QR code.
  • You will see two links below the QR code; “Transfer to someone else” and “Change category”.
  • To give away your race entry, click “Transfer to someone else” and you will be directed to the Active Europe site.
  • Log-in and complete the online form to transfer your entry. Please note there is a €5 charge (+7% Active Europe fee) to transfer your place. An email will be sent to the transferee with their registration details.
  • Please note that the Organisers can not make any changes on your behalf, you must use the Active Europe system. All changes must be made by midnight on MONDAY 17th August 2020.

3 months ago
How do I change to a different TriAthy race?

 
  • Changing from one race to another is possible but it a self-administered process and is subject to availability of places in the race you wish to move to.
  • To change, simply open the confirmation email that you received from Active Europe. See below showing a sample.

  • Your registration details are all set out, alongside a QR code.
  • You will see two links below the QR code; “Transfer to someone else” and “Change category”.
  • To change your race distance, click “Change category” and you will be directed to the Active Europe site. Log-in and make your new race selection and complete the online process. Please note there is a €5 (+7% Active Fee) charge to change race. You will receive a new email to confirm your amended race details.
  • Please note that the Organisers can not make any changes on your behalf, you must use the Active Europe system.
  • All changes must be made by midnight on Wednesday 19th August 2020

6 months ago
How do I enter TriAthy 2020?

 
  • Entry to TriAthy 2020 is via the Active Europe entry system (for TRY, SPRINT and DOUBLE OLYPIC) and via the Triathlon Ireland entry system (for OLYMPIC only)
  • You can start the entry process now by clicking on the link below:

  • Simply select the race you wish to enter and follow the instructions thereafter.
  • There are 4 Great Races to choose from:

235
Entered

570
Entered

514
Entered

229
Entered

1548

in total have now entered as of:

29/6/2020

  • Entry is open to:
    • Individuals (doing the full triathlon); or
    • Relay Teams (of 2, or 3 participants) in the Olympic race ONLY.
  • Please note that TriAthy is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event and as such you must hold a valid RACE LICENCE in order to participate. See our separate FAQ on obtaining a Race Licence.

6 months ago
What happens in an emergency?

 
  • Please be advised that road closures DO NOT affect the blue light services, and a member of each will be with us at Race Control during the event so we can respond quickly and efficiently to any emergency call-out.

6 months ago
How will the roads be closed?

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  • Road will be closed in conjunction with the Local Authority and Garda Siochana using cones, barriers and traffic management personnel, supplemented by motor cycle marshals.
  • This will create a traffic free environment for the entire event thereby enhancing event safety and improving the overall experience for our competitors.

6 months ago
Which roads are closed during the event?

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  • We will list which roads and at what times that these roads will be closed as the event approaches.
  • Please be sure to plan your journey carefully, the road closures will add time to your travel.

6 months ago
Where are the best places to view the course?

 
  • Please visit our website for race maps.
  • Road closures will be in effect so the best viewing platforms are:
    • Crom-a-boo Bridge and along the river banks for the Swim;
    • Along Offaly Street for the start of the Bike Course; and
    • In the Dominican Church grounds for the exciting Finishing Chute.

6 months ago
Do I need to pay to watch the race?

 
  • Absolutely not!
  • We welcome all spectators to cheer their friends and family on.
  • Your support really can make a difference to them!
  • We introduced a new spacious finishing area in the grounds of the former Dominican Church in 2016 which we will use again in 2020.
  • Bring the family and picnic and find a spot on the grass!

6 months ago
What will I be doing as a marshal?

 
  • Marshalling Roles are varied. You could be:
    • Directing athletes;
    • Helping at the start/finish
    • Providing information for spectators; or
    • Handing out the all-important medals.
  • You will be assigned to your role based on your level of experience and availability.
  • Marshalling also gives you one of the best seats in the house to enjoy the full race experience.

6 months ago
I'd like to be involved. Can I be a marshal on the day?

 

6 months ago
What can I leave in transition?

 
  • Your bike, helmet and bike shoes. Optionally, you can leave a small towel for your feet together with the remainder of your race kit.
  • Whilst transition is fully secure, all belongings are left at owner’s risk.
  • Please note that only you and your kit will be allowed into transition.
  • This is a high security area and access will only be given to those wearing a race number.
  • No boxes or bags may be left at the bike racks.
  • There will be a designated bag drop area at TriAthy 2020. Competitors may place a small bag at the bag drop for collection at the new finish area. This bag is normally use by competitors to stow warm clothing etc until transition re-opens.
  • Transition will re-open after the last competitor has exited on to the run course on the sanction of the Race Director.

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