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What is a Race Licence?

A Race Licence is any one of the following: EITHER: Full Membership of Triathlon Ireland in 2024 This includes FULL,…

A Race Licence is any one of the following:

EITHER:

Full Membership of Triathlon Ireland in 2024 

This includes FULL, STUDENT, or JUNIOR memberships of Triathlon Ireland only. All other types of membership will not be valid for TriAthy.

Please note: This type of Race Licence is required to win Triathlon National Series Points.

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A 'One Day Membership (ODM)' for the TriAthy race you are participating in.

ODM is required for all participants who are not current Triathlon Ireland annual members and wish to take part in a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned race.

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Full Membership for 2024 of any affiliated World Triathlon organisation.

Including the British Triathlon Federation encompassing: Triathlon England / Welsh Triathlon / Triathlon Scotland.

Please note evidence of this full membership will be required along with photographic ID when you Check-In for Race Day.
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO RACE LICENCE MEANS NO RACE - so please play close attention to this requirement to avoid disappointment on race day.
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How do I ensure I win National Series Points at TriAthy?

If one of our 2024 races form part of the Triathlon Ireland National Series you need to be aware of…
  • If one of our 2024 races form part of the Triathlon Ireland National Series you need to be aware of the following:
  • TO WIN NATIONAL SERIES POINTS please be aware that the only Race Licence type accepted will be FULL Triathlon Ireland Membership for 2024.
  • Please note:
    • It will not be possible to win National Series Points at TriAthy 2024 with a One Day Membership 
    • It will not be possible to win National Series Points at TriAthy 2024 with a Membership from another World Triathlon affiliated National Body (e.g. Triathlon England)
    • It will not be possible to retrospectively claim National Series Points at TriAthy 2024 through the purchase of a FULL Triathlon Ireland 2024 Membership after the event.
  • We will capture your Race Licence details during the Virtual Check-In Process before you arrive for Race Pack pick up.
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Why is a Temporary Road Closure needed for TriAthy?

In order to host the TriAthy event, a temporary road closure is required to cater for the significant number of…
  • In order to host the TriAthy event, a temporary road closure is required to cater for the significant number of participants who take part each year.
  • This is an essential safety feature of the race and heightens the quality and standard of experience for our athletes. It also allows enough space for supporters and well-wishers to cheer on their club-mates and relatives taking part. 
  • The TriAthy Team acknowledge that these temporary arrangements will cause some inconvenience and disruption to local residents along the route of the race.
  • We will always try to mitigate the impact through extensive pre-race communications in advance of race day. 
  • We hope the vibrancy and colour of Race Day more than compensates for any inconvenience caused. We invite all local residents to support and cheer the thousands of triathletes and would-be triathletes taking part in the event. 
  • Participants in TriAthy come from all over Ireland and further afield. Let's give them a great Athy welcome. 

GET MORE INFO:

  • Please see our information leaflets for residents HERE
  • Subscribe for Real-Time Road Closure updates HERE
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Can I receive Real-Time SMS or WhatsApp notifications from TriAthy?

Yes you can! If you would like to receive REAL-TIME notifications on Race Day please complete the form accurately below.…
  • Yes you can!
  • If you would like to receive REAL-TIME notifications on Race Day please complete the form accurately below.
  • Those who subscribe will receive SMS texts or WhatsApp messages in advance of Road Closures coming into effect and when they end. 
  • Please complete the form below accurately to ensure the communication system works correctly.

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What Road Closure Information is available to Residents?

For TriAthy 2024 the TriAthy Team have prepared the following leaflets to assist those impacted by road closures around the…

For TriAthy 2024 the TriAthy Team have prepared the following leaflets to assist those impacted by road closures around the TriAthy 2024 event.

For Residents based along the R417 between Athy Town Centre and Maganey Crossroads DOWNLOAD HERE
For Residents based in Levitstown, Kilkea, Castleroe West, and Castledermot DOWNLOAD HERE
For Residents based in Coneyboro, Chanterlands, Kingsgrove, and Oaklawn Estates. DOWNLOAD HERE
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What Legal Notices have been published to grant a Temporary Road Closure for the TriAthy event?

FOR TRIATHY 2024 (The XVI Edition): A Notice Of Decision to temporarily close roads for the TriAthy 2024 event was…

FOR TRIATHY 2024 (The XVI Edition):

  • A Notice Of Decision to temporarily close roads for the TriAthy 2024 event was published in the Kildare Nationalist on Tuesday 21st May 2024.
  • Taken together with the Notice of Intention (published on XXX) the formal requirements have been met to temporarily close the roads as set out in the Road Traffic Act, 1993 (together with the associated Road Traffic Regulations 1994).
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What will I be doing as a Race Marshal?

Marshalling Roles are varied. You could be: Directing athletes; Helping at the start/finish; Providing information for spectators; or Handing out…
  • 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.
  • Contact us via our online form if you'd like to be part of the team!
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How do I become a Race Marshal?

If you’d like to be part of our XVI Edition race marshal team please contact us via our online form
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What is the deadline to purchase a Race Licence for TriAthy?

You should ensure that you purchase your Race Licence at least a week in advance of Race Day. You will…
  • You should ensure that you purchase your Race Licence at least a week in advance of Race Day.
  • You will require the Race Licence when you Check-In for your race to pick up your Pre-Race Pack. 
  • Please have your Race Licence in order before Check-In for your Race. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: No Licence means No Race - There are NO exceptions to this policy as it is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioning requirement. 
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Should I get Triathlon Ireland Membership or a One Day Membership?

This is a personal choice for the participant. If you intend to take part in more than 3 sanctioned Triathlon…
  • This is a personal choice for the participant. 
  • If you intend to take part in more than 3 sanctioned Triathlon Ireland races in 2024 then it makes more sense financially to purchase a Triathlon Ireland Full/Student/Junior membership for 2024 instead of purchasing One Day Memberships for each of these races.
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Why do I need a Race Licence to participate at TriAthy?

TriAthy is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event which means that this event subscribes to the standards expected for triathlon racing…
  • TriAthy is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event which means that this event subscribes to the standards expected for triathlon racing by the Irish National Governing Body for the sport. 
  • Obtaining this sanction also means that TriAthy participants must hold a "Race Licence" in order to take part for insurance purposes.
  • When entering the TriAthy event, all participants are informed of this requirement and must confirm their agreement to the following statement as they enter : "I understand that TriAthy is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event and that as such I will require a valid Race Licence in order to participate."
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO RACE LICENCE MEANS NO RACE - so please play close attention to this requirement to avoid disappointment on race day.
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What can I leave in transition?

Your bike, helmet and bike shoes. All excess baggage must be placed in the secure Baggage Drop area. Bags left…
  • Your bike, helmet and bike shoes.
  • All excess baggage must be placed in the secure Baggage Drop area. Bags left in the Baggage Drop should be labelled using the tri-sticker set provided at Race Check-in. 
  • Please note that whilst the transition space is fully secure, all belongings are left at owner’s risk.
  • Please note that only you and your kit will be allowed into transition.
  • We highly recommend that swimsuits (which come off after the swim leg) are marked indelibly with the owners name on the inside of the suit (these items are often exchanged or left behind by accident after Race Day).
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How do I know when to rack my bike in the transition zone?

You will be allowed access to the transition area for racking before your race starts - the precise times will…
  • You will be allowed access to the transition area for racking before your race starts - the precise times will be outlined in the Athlete Guide which will be distributed to all participants in the run-up to race day.
  • You must pass through a bike check station on your way into your transition area.
  • Your bike must be racked in advance of the mandatory race briefing which takes place at the swim start area.
  • All information relating to start times will be emailed to participants before the race and full details will be in the Athlete Guide which will also be available to download from our homepage in advance of race day.
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What is 'transition'?

Transition is an area where all entrants must rack their bike and leave their essentials for the swim and run…
  • Transition is an area where all entrants must rack their bike and leave their essentials for the swim and run legs.
  • It is the area where you will 'transition' from being a swimmer to a cyclist (known as T1) and then a further 'transition' from a cyclist to a runner (known as T2).
  • The transition area is a secure area, limited to entrants only.
  • At TriAthy there are separate transition zones for each of the TriAthy races as shown in the transition plan below (please note this is always subject to change and is shown here for guidance purposes only. The finalised transition map will issue in the Athlete Guide which issues before Raceday.)

  • Competitors should be fully aware of the movement flows in and out of transition during race day. These will be set out in detail within the race course maps.
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Can my friends and family see me at the finish line?

Yes of course. We welcome all to cheer on their friends and loved ones taking on TriAthy. The triathlon finish…
  • Yes of course. We welcome all to cheer on their friends and loved ones taking on TriAthy.
  • The triathlon finish is close to the Athy Community Library and there is plenty of space for family and friends to spot triathletes as they cross the finish line.
  • Please allow a few minutes for finishers to cross the line, collect their well-earned medal, grab some refreshment and then exit the finishing pen.
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Are there water stations on the run course?

Yes, there will be numerous water stations on the run course. Water will be available in cups on the course…
  • Yes, there will be numerous water stations on the run course.
  • Water will be available in cups on the course and in bottles at the finish line.
  • Please try to use the bins provided once you’ve finished your drink!
  • Only drop litter in the designated zones!!
  • The finalised online route maps will highlight the locations of the water stations.
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Where is the run course for my race?

The run course for each TriAthy race runs to the south of Athy along the R417 road. The run course…
  • The run course for each TriAthy race runs to the south of Athy along the R417 road.
  • The run course then joins the River Barrow towpath for a picturesque return to the town to complete a lap.
  • Some TriAthy races require participants to run more than one lap. Competitors should understand their run route in advance.
  • Run route maps and course profile available for each race on the respective links below:
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Where is the cycle route?

The Cycle course commences at the TriAthy transition zone and then begins along the R417 to the South of Athy…
  • The Cycle course commences at the TriAthy transition zone and then begins along the R417 to the South of Athy town.
  • For the Double Olympic and Olympic races there is a more complex route so these participants should study the cycle course fully and be familiar with the route in advance of Raceday.
  • The precise cycle course for each TriAthy race can be accessed below:
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What is a Mount Line and Dismount Line?

The Mount Line: is the point at which you are allowed to get on your bike. You are not allowed…

The Mount Line:

  • is the point at which you are allowed to get on your bike. You are not allowed to cycle through transition, you must push your bike to the Mount Line and then start cycling.

The Dismount Line:

  • Similarly, you must get off your bike at the Dismount Line as you come back to transition after your bike leg.

Rules:

  • The rules state that you must put on your helmet, and close the straps, before pushing your bike to the Mount Line.
  • You may not remove your helmet until you have re-racked your bike.
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Will there be cars on the road?

A legal road closure will be in place during TriAthy so the course is not open to normal vehicular traffic.…
  • A legal road closure will be in place during TriAthy so the course is not open to normal vehicular traffic.
  • TriAthy is one of the few triathlon races in Ireland that have 36km of fully closed routes for our bike course.
  • It is still possible that you will encounter a vehicle, but it should be an exceptional circumstance only.
  • You will share the road with other race entrants and you are obliged to observe the normal rules of the road.
  • Please note that there will be roaming motor bike officials and Gardai on the course.
  • In special circumstances, ambulances or local emergency traffic may have to briefly enter onto the course to deal with an unexpected event.
  • In all situations... the rules of the road will apply.
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