FAQs

Race Entry

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How do you enter TriAthy 2024?

Entry to TriAthy is via the Active Europe entry system. You can start the entry process now by clicking HERE.…
  • Entry to TriAthy is via the Active Europe entry system. You can start the entry process now by clicking HERE.
  • Simply select the race you wish to enter and follow the instructions thereafter. You can find out about each race by clicking one of the race links below.
  • There are four great races to chose from at TriAthy 2024:
  • Entry is open to Individuals (doing the full triathlon). Unfortunately, TriAthy no longer caters for Relay 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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When do race entries close?

Entries will close for TriAthy 2024 at the earliest of the following: The race you wish to enter fills to…
  • Entries will close for TriAthy 2024 at the earliest of the following:
    • The race you wish to enter fills to capacity; or
    • Midnight on Wednesday 29th May 2024.
  • 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 this time can not be fulfilled by the organising team.
  • Take a look at the gauges below for each race to see how full they currently are:
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What triathlon distances can I enter at TriAthy 2024?

There are 4 different races you can enter at TriAthy 2024 Each race has a different set of distances across…
  • There are 4 different races you can enter at TriAthy 2024
  • Each race has a different set of distances across all disciplines of Swim, Cycle and Run.
  • Each participant should realistically set the race most suited to their abilities on Raceday.

Race

Swim 

Cycle

Run

Notes

Expected Entries

3,000m

80km

20km

  • Suitable for experienced triathletes and those training for Iron-distance events.
  • Heavy Endurance event.
300

1,500m

40km

10km

  • Suitable for triathletes with some experience.
  • Moderate Endurance event.
900

750m

20km

5km

  • Suitable for beginners with a good base fitness.
  • Easy to Moderate Endurance event.
900

250m

20km

4km

  • Suitable for all beginners particularly those nervous of open water swimming. 
  • 100% downstream swim.
  • Easy Endurance event and a great taster for triathlon.
500

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My Race is SOLD OUT - What can I do?

Race places are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Last minute places may become available if other entrants decide to cancel…
  • Race places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • 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.
  • If places become available we will publicise this on our website and social media channels.
  • Please note we cannot guarantee that such places will become available.
  • The latest possible time to enter is midnight on Wednesday 29th May 2024. If the race is full before this time then we can't offer you a place unfortunately. 
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I paid but I don't seem to be entered - what should I do?

If you have been charged the entry fee but have not received any emails from Active Europe or us, please…
  • If you have been charged the entry fee but have not received any emails from Active Europe or us, please firstly check your Spam Folder. 
  • If you are still concerned that you are not entered please do not leave it until the last minute to query it. Contact Us via our online form.
  • Please do not use our Facebook or Twitter channels to escalate this query as you may experience a delay in our reply.
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How do I know I have been accepted into the Race?

You will receive a confirmation email from Active Europe when you have successfully entered the event. If you need to…
  • You will receive a confirmation email from Active Europe when you have successfully entered the event.
  • If you need to search for this in your email inbox (or spam folder), here is the originating email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • 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: There is also a live entry listing on this website which shows all participants. Click HERE for ENTRIES.  
  • 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 addThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 in June 2024. 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!
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What are the Age Restrictions for taking part at TriAthy?

Adult entrants: Must be 18 or over on 31 December 2024. There is no upper age restriction. Junior entrants: Must…
  • Adult entrants:
    • Must be 18 or over on 31 December 2024.
    • There is no upper age restriction.
  • Junior entrants:
    • Must be 16 to 19 on on 31 December 2024.
    • Can only enter the Sprint or Try distance race.
    • All junior entrants must be holders of Triathlon Ireland Junior Membership, in line with requisite parental consents.
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How is my Age Category determined?

In accordance with the World Triathlon rules, your age is deemed to be your age as at 31 December 2024.…
  • In accordance with the World Triathlon rules, your age is deemed to be your age as at 31 December 2024.
  • Here’s an example of what this means:
    • Andrea turns 40 on 30 November 2024.
    • TriAthy takes place in June 2024, a few months before her birthday.
    • Even though Andrea will be 39 when she races at Athy, the World Triathlon rules state that she must race in the 40-44 Age Category
    • Why? - Because her age will be 40 on 31 December 2024.
  • Your category will be automatically generated when you enter based on your date of birth.
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Can I request to be in a particular wave or have my own start time?

All TriAthy races will follow a 'rolling start' format in 2024. This means that all triathletes will queue up and…
  • All TriAthy races will follow a 'rolling start' format in 2024.
  • This means that all triathletes will queue up and file into their swim start at the designated start time.
  • It will not be possible to alter the start time or your position in the starting queue due to the numbers of participants involved and the strict timetable we adhere to for Raceday with our many stakeholders. 
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