1 week 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:

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  • 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago
How will the roads be closed?

 
  • 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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 30th June 2020
  • Further details will be posted on the TriAthy website approx 6 weeks before raceday.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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!

3 weeks 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.

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

 

3 weeks 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 28th May 2020.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No Licence means No Race - There are NO exceptions to this policy.

3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago
How do I know when to rack my bike in the transition zone?

 
  • You will be allowed access to your transition area for racking approx. 90 minutes before your race starts - the precise times will be outlined in the Athlete Guide which will be distributed in the days before 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 mandatry race briefing.
  • All information relating to race (and wave) starts will be emailed to you before the race in the Athlete Guide. It will also be available online ahead of race day.

3 weeks ago
What is "Transition"?

 
  • Transition is an area where all entrants must rack their bike and leave their essentials for the swim and run.
  • It is the area where you will be based for transition from swim to bike (known as T1) and bike to run (known as T2)
  • The transition area is a secure area, limited to entrants only.
  • At TriAthy there will be FOUR separate transition zones - one for each of the TriAthy races.
  • 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.

3 weeks ago
Can my friends and family see me at the finish line?

 
  • In 2016 we introduced a new finishing area in the grounds of the former Dominican Church which is now the new Athy Community Library.
  • It will be on the opposite side of the river (West Side) to where the transition zone will be and it is very spacious and spectator friendly.
  • Bring the family and picnic and find a nice spot on the grass beside the River Barrow!

3 weeks ago
Are there water stations on the run course?

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  • 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.

3 weeks ago
Is the run course flat?

 
  • Yes, the run course is predominately flat.
  • Route maps and course profile available for each race on the respective links below:

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3 weeks ago
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.
  • TriAthy is one of the few triathlon races in Ireland that have 36km of fully closed routes for our bike course.
  • It is 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.

3 weeks ago
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 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.

3 weeks ago
Do I need a helmet?

 
  • Yes - it is mandatory requirement for racing!
  • Your helmet must have no cracks and the straps must be fitted to you.
  • It must be a bike specific helmet (no hurling helmets or skiing helmets!)

3 weeks ago
What happens if I get a puncture?

 
  • You are not allowed to receive any assistance during your race.
  • If you get a puncture you must fix it yourself or retire from the race.
  • If you get into difficulty out on the course and want assistance to return to transition, please notify one of our roaming marshals who will do their best to help you.

3 weeks ago
Is there water available on the cycle course?

 
  • For safety reasons 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.
  • There will be water available on the run course and at the finish line.
  • EXCEPTION: Double Olympic entrants may arrange for their own nutrition items to be placed at the 30km and 70km points (both located at Maganey Cross). Further information on this will be available in the Athlete Guide.

3 weeks ago
Where do I wear my race number while on the bike?

 
  • You will be provided with a race bib and race belt at our registration venue similar to the one below.

  • 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.
  • By using the race belt we provide you can easily swivel the race bib from back to front while transitioning.

3 weeks ago
When do I rack my bike?

 
  • The transition area is a secure area, limited to entrants only.
  • You will be allowed access to your transition area for racking approx. 90 minutes before your race starts.
  • You must pass through a bike check station on your way into your transition area.
  • Your bike must be racked in time for your designated race briefing.
  • All information relating to race (and wave) starts will be emailed to you before the race in the Athlete Guide.
  • It will also be available online at www.triathy.ie up to 10 days ahead of race day.

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