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What time does the race start?

 
  • The race timetable is available on our Race Schedule Page.
  • An indicative timetable will be posted during March to give the broad times.
  • A more detailed timetable will be posted closer to the event to give a more detailed breakdown of race day.

 

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What are the rules of triathlon?

 

TriAthy adopts ITU rules. For details of the rules click here.

 

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My Race is SOLD OUT - What can I do?

 
  • Race places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • We will not be operating a waiting list for races that are sold out.
  • Last minute places may become available if other entrants decide to cancel their entry and withdraw from the race in question in advance of race day. Please note we cannot guarantee that such places will become available.

 

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Why do I need a Race Licence to participate at TriAthy 2017?

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  • TriAthy 2017 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 2017 (Full, Student, or Junior membership only);  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.

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What is the route?

 

 

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Do I need a wetsuit?

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  • Yes.
  • Wetsuits are compulsory.
  • Your wetsuit will keep you warm and improve your swimming speed and buoyancy.
  • Put your name on the inside of your suit in case it is left behind on race day.

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How do I enter TriAthy 2017?

 
  • Entry to TriAthy 2017 is via the Active Europe entry system;
  • You can start the entry process now by clicking on the link below:

  • Simply select the race you wish to enter and then sign up using the Active Europe system.
  • There are 4 Great Races to choose from:
  • You may enter as:
    • An Individual (doing the full triathlon); or
    • A Relay Team (of 2, or 3 participants)
  • 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.

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Can I give my race entry to someone else?

 
  • Yes you can! 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 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 Thursday 25th May 2017

NOTE FOR ENTRANTS WHO USED THE ACTIVE EUROPE EXPRESS REGISTRATION OPTION:

  • Please note if you availed of the Active Europe Express Registration procedure a race change will have to be done manually by us.
  • Please use the Contact Form to request this move and we will be in touch with you to expedite.

 

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How do I wear my race number?

 
  • You will be provided with two race bibs.
  • During the swim your bib will not be visible as it will be under your wetsuit.
  • During the bike section your number must be displayed on your back.
  • During the run section, it must be displayed on your front.
  • You can pin the numbers on to your clothing, or you can wear a race belt and swivel it around from back to front.

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When do race entries close?

 
  • Entries will close for TriAthy 2017 at midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017 or earlier if the relevant race fills to capacity before that date;
  • Typically each race will sell out before the official closing date, so we would advise entrants to enter well in advance;
  • IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstances will race entries be allowed after midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017. Please don't be offended if requests to enter after this time are politely denied.

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Active Europe Express Registration System - Completing Your Entry

 

 

  • If you have entered using the Express Registration System, please ensure that you complete your entry in advance of race day.
  • To do this you must:
    • log into your Active Europe account;
    • complete your TriAthy 2017 entry details; and
    • most importantly sign the online race waiver.
  • Entries that are not completed properly may not be accepted by the Race Organsiers.
  • Please ensure you complete all race admin in time for raceday.

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How do I change to a different TriAthy race?

 
  • Simply open the confirmation email that you received from Active Europe. See below for the main features included in this email:

  • 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 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 Thursday 25th May 2017

NOTE FOR ENTRANTS WHO USED THE ACTIVE EUROPE EXPRESS REGISTRATION OPTION:

  • Please note if you availed of the Active Europe Express Registration procedure a race change will have to be done manually by us.
  • Please use the Contact Form to request this move and we will be in touch with you to expedite.

 

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Will anything be posted out to me?

 
  • No - You will be emailed your Race Information Booklet ahead of race day.
  • You will collect your timing chip, race bib, sports stickers and goodie bag at the registration hall.
  • If you have purchased a race t-shirt or kitbag it will be available for collection at the registration hall.
  • To ensure that our emails do not filter into your spam folder, please add ‘info@triathy.com” to your address book.
  • It is important that you are receiving our email updates.

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Will there be official results?

 
  • Timing Results will be provided by our timing partner ResultsBase.
  • Provisional results will be available live on the day via our website.
  • Your provisional results will be emailed to you shortly after the race.
  • All results are provisional until queries, penalties and anomalies are dealt with, this usually takes up to 7 days.

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Who do I contact for Lost Property?

 
  • You can use our online form to contact us.
  • Details of left or found property will be posted online after the race.
  • Please ensure that your name is on your wetsuit and that you check it before leaving the race.

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How do I find out about raceday?

 
  • Our website is the main window into the event and will be the most up to date source for information.
  • It is recommended that you check our website frequently and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get up-to-date on the go.

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How is my Age Category determined?

 
  • In accordance with the ITU rules, your age is deemed to be your age as at 31 December 2017. 
  • Here’s an example of how this works:
    • Mary turns 40 in July 2017.
    • TriAthy 2017 is in June, before her birthday.
    • So even though Mary will be 39 when she races in Athy, the rules state that she must race in the 40-44 category because her age will be 40 on 31 December 2017.
  • Your category will be automatically generated when you enter!

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Can I use headphones while racing?

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  •   No, it is not safe to do so. You may be penalised or disqualified by our race referee.

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Can I use tri-bars?

 
  • Yes but all tri bars (and handlebars) must be plugged at the ends and secure.
  • All bikes will be checked by our marshals prior to being admitted into transition.

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How is my Age Category determined?

 
  • In accordance with the ITU rules, your age is deemed to be your age as at 31 December 2017.
  • Here’s an example of what this means:
    • Mary turns 40 on 31 July 2017.
    • TriAthy is in on 3 June 2017, a few weeks before her birthday.
    • Even though Mary will be 39 when she races at Athy, the ITU rules state that she must race in the 40-44 Age Category
    • Why? - Because her age will be 40 on 31 December 2017.
  • Your category will be automatically generated when you enter, so don’t worry we’ll do the hard part!

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Do I need goggles?

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  • Yes.
  • No goggles = No swim as per the race rules.
  • This is for your comfort and safety.

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Is the run course flat?

 

Yes, the run course is predominately flat.

Route maps are available on the respective race pages below:

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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.
  • EXCEPTION FOR DOUBLE OLYMPIC RACE:
    • Double Olympic participants have the option to leave their own nutrition at 30 km and 70km on the bike and (approximately) at every 5km on the run.
    • These items can be dropped off at the race briefing and must be clearly marked with the entrant’s race number and name.

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What do I wear beneath my wetsuit?

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  • You should wear whatever you will complete the rest of the race in.
  • This way, when you strip off your wetsuit after the swim your race kit is already on underneath.
  • Nudity in the transition area is not allowed, as it is against the rules! Wear what feels comfortable.
  • It is not advised to try new clothing on race day.
  • Train in your gear before race day.
  • Remember lycra will dry out quicker than cotton.

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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 2017. 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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