FAQ

Q1. What is the race distance?
Q2. What are the entry fees for the Dublin City Tri this year?
Q3. How many participants will the Dublin City Tri allow for?
Q4. Is the Dublin City Tri a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event?
Q5. Is the Dublin City Tri a Premier League race?
Q6. I am traveling from outside of Ireland to get to the race. How do I get to Dublin?
Q7. Who is your host hotel?
Q8. Where can I find advice on training for this event?
Q9. I’m interested in having an expo booth at your event. Who should I contact?
Q10. What time will the race start?
Q11. Is there a staggered swim start?
Q12. Do you have a course map?
Q13. How do I register?
Q14. Do you accept fax or phone-in registrations?
Q15. What are the entry fees for the race?
Q16. Are there any benefits to registering early?
Q17. May I transfer my registration to someone else?
Q18. Will I receive confirmation of my entry?
Q19. What are the swim distances?
Q20. Which equipment is needed for the swim?
Q21. What is the distance for the Cycle course?
Q22. Are you allowed to use a mountain bike?
Q23. What equipment is mandatory for the bike section?
Q24. Will drafting be allowed?
Q25. What is the distance of the run?
Q26. What mandatory equipment do I need for the run?
Q27. How many water stops will be on the run?
Q28. What is the transition area?
Q29. What time does the transition area open and close in the morning?
Q30. Who is allowed in the transition area?

What is the race distance?
The Olympic distance race consists of a 1.5km swim – 40km bike – 10km run.
The Sprint distance race consists of 750m swim – 20km bike – 5km run.

What are the entry fees for the Dublin City Tri this year?
The Sprint race is €60 per individual and the Olympic distance race is €60 per individual.

How many participants will the Dublin City Tri allow for?
950 (approx).

Is the Dublin City Tri a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event?
Yes. In order to compete all Dublin City Tri participants must be members of Triathlon Ireland. To become a member you may access Triathlon Ireland online at www.triathlonireland.com or pay a €20 day-of-race fee.

Is the Dublin City Tri a National Series race?
Yes. The Olympic distance race is a National Series race and all those who compete in the race are awarded points based on their performance and finishing time. For more information see www.triathlonireland.com. The Sprint distance race is not a National Series race.

I am traveling from outside of Ireland to get to the race. How do I get to Dublin?
The most cost efficient way to get to Dublin is with Ryanair (from Europe) or Aer Lingus (from Europe and the US). Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair fly into Dublin Airport which is approximately 10km north of the city centre where the race is taking place.

Who is your host hotel?
For information on  hotels in Dublin please click this link.

Where can I find advice on training for this event?
Check out our swim, run and cycle tips!

I’m interested in having an expo booth at your event. Who should I contact?
Please contact the race director.

What time will the race start?
Race start will depend on your allocated wave and times will be published closer to the race date. All participants must be registered, body marked and have picked up their timing chip.

Is there a staggered swim start?
Yes. The Olympic distance race will have a number of well staggered waves.

Do you have a course map?
Yes, course maps are available in the Race Info section.

How do I register?
Please go to the Triathlon Ireland Race Entry page to enter. www.triathlonireland-newserver.com/local-races.html

Do you accept fax or phone-in registrations?
No. We only accept online registrations.

Are there any benefits to registering early?
Yes, as if you leave it too late the race may be full.

May I transfer my registration to someone else?
You can transfer your registration to some one else up until August 5th.

Will I receive confirmation of my entry?
Yes. We will also list registered participants on the race website closer to the event.

What are the swim distances?
Olympic – 1.5k
Sprint – 750m

Which equipment is needed for the swim?
Swim cap (provided in the race pack), goggles or mask (optional), wetsuit (mandatory) and swimsuit or tri suit. Fins & other propulsion devices are not allowed.

What is the distance for the Cycle course?
Olympic – 40k
Sprint – 20k

Are you allowed to use a mountain bike?
Yes. You may use a mountain bike, hybrid/city bike, road bike or triathlon bike.

What equipment is mandatory for the bike section?
A bike and a bike helmet are required. Your bike must be in good working condition with your bike race number properly attached. We recommend having your bicycle checked through a reputable bike shop prior to the event. We also advise to bring along all necessary equipment for changing a flat tire or making minor adjustments to your bike.

Will drafting be allowed?
Drafting will only be allowed for the Category One Super Series event.  It will not be allowed for the other races. The “Draft Zone” is a rectangle surrounding every competitor that is 3 metres wide and extends to 10 metres behind the front wheel of the competitor’s bicycle. The front edge of the front bicycle wheel will define the centre of the leading 3-metre edge of the rectangle. A competitor may enter the draft zone but must be seen to be making forward progress. A maximum of 20 seconds will be allowed for a competitor to pass through the draft zone. Visit http://triathlonireland.com/index.php?id=107&nid=298 for further information on drafting.

What is the distance of the run?
Olympic – 10k
Sprint – 5k

What mandatory equipment do I need for the run?
Race number and timing chip (will be included in your race pack which you will receive at registration). Race numbers are to be attached on the front of your body and timing chips must be securely strapped to your ankle.

How many water stops will be on the run?
One per lap.

What is the transition area?
The transition area is a common area where participants rack their bike, run and swim gear before and during the race. It is also your assigned spot where you will transition from swim to bike and bike to run.

What time does the transition area open and close in the morning?
This will be announced closer to the event date.

Who is allowed in the transition area?
Only race participants who have been body marked, have picked up their timing chip and have attached their bike race number to their bike, and transition area volunteers and race officials are the only people allowed into the transition area. Please no family members or friends in the transition area.