Each year, Triathlon Ireland offers Irish paratriathletes a chance to compete at international level in triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon. If you make the team, you can be proud to represent Ireland and enjoy the experience of racing at an International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship or European Triathlon Union (ETU) European Championship.
You will find below a list of ITU/ETU races and further information which will help you in your preparations for your race. We would ask that you read through this prior to submitting an online application.
For any further age group queries please contact Amanda Mannix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure a fair process for all athletes, all close off dates for applications and fees will be adhered to and no extension of dates or times will be given.
There are a maximum of 20 places available in each category for all male and female categories.
All applications will be taken via an online entry system. To submit an application:-
1. Go to the 'members area login' and log into your membership using your own username/password
2. Once you have logged into your membership, go to 'Age Group Selection' and apply for the race(s) you wish to apply for
3. Once you have submitted your online application, you must then email your supporting documentation to email@example.com. See point 9 under Eligibility (under the specific Age Group year menu option) for supporting documentation required.
Racing for Ireland is a privilege and every Irish athlete who represents Ireland should do so with pride. Racing in ITU and ETU events can become expensive.
The race entry fees are higher than local races within Ireland. As a guide, in 2012, the race entry fees ranged from €85 to €235. The race entry fees are set by the individual race organiser and are not dictated by Triathlon Ireland. These fees are not known until approx 6-8 weeks before the race.
Application Fee: An application fee of €20 per race must be paid upon submitting your application. This application fee is non-refundable.
Team Management Fee: Triathlon Ireland is not in a position to be able to cover the costs of sending teams to World and European Championships. There will be an additional team fee on top of the €20 application fee. This fee will be announced after the selection period. We estimate this fee to be €30 - €50.
We understand that costs to athletes is always a concern. However, for teams of 12 or more athletes, there will be a minimal fee to all athletes, to go towards the Team Manager and the associated expenses with the management of the team. This is to ensure that there is a port of call and support available to all athletes, whilst away, and the uphold the professionalism for team Ireland.
Refund of Fees: There are no refunds on the €20 application fee. Refunds will be given on the Race Entry Fee only if Triathlon Ireland has not processed the payment with the Race Organiser.
A Paratriathlete must be classified by an ITU International Classification Panel prior to an ITU International Paratriathlon to determine eligibility for competition and to allocate a competition class. Classification will ensure the competition is fair and equitable.
It is the responsibility of each athlete to arrange, book and pay for their own accommodation/flights/transport etc for all ITU and ETU events.
Travel experts, Nirvana Europe, are the Triathlon Ireland travel partners for age group athletes travelling to domestic and international events.
Nirvana Europe are also the:
You do not have to book your travel/accommodation through Nirvana Europe. However, we would recommend you do to ensure smooth and hassle free travel to your race.
Why Use Nirvana Europe?
A typical Nirvana Europe package can include:
To view travel packages for each ETU/ITU race, please go to the dedication year off the Age Group Selection menu.
It is the responsibility of each athlete to arrange, book and pay for their own bike transport to/from all ITU and ETU events.
If you book your travel through Nirvana Europe (see above Accommodation section), you won't have to worry about getting your bike onto a flight, Nirvana Europe will do it for you!
If you do not book your travel through Nirvana Europe, you will need to book your bike onto the same flight you are catching. You will need to book your bike and flight as early as possible as most airlines have a limited number of bikes they can carry. There is normally an additional charge for your bike.
Alternatively, we have included below contact details of a company who may be able to help you with transporting your bike. While Triathlon Ireland have not used this company before, other clubs/athletes have used them in the past. We are by no means saying you must use this company and as we have not used them before, we cannot give a recommendation. Their contact details are as follows:-
Eoin Gavin Transport
Woodpark, Bunratty, Co Clare
Ph: 086 816 1420
We have an online shop where you can view trisuits and polo shirts available for purchase and order quickly and easily online. Your order will then be sent directly to the address you give on the order.
All athletes racing at an ITU or ETU race, must wear a trisuit supplied by Triathlon Ireland.
All trisuits purchased through our online shop meet the ITU Age Group Uniform Regulations. If you have a trisuit purchased through Triathlon Ireland including and prior to 2009, please ensure it meets the ITU Uniform rules.
If you purchased a trisuit or any kit in 2010 or 2011 from RZ3, there have been no changes, so you don’t need to purchase a new trisuit in 2012.
Ordering Your Trisuit
To view and purchase trisuits and clothing, click here. Please note that any clothing on this website cannot be purchased through Triathlon Ireland – it must be done online.
When you purchase a trisuit online, the country code and your surname will be printed on the trisuit for you. Your trisuit will arrive on your doorstep ready for racing.
To ensure you receive your trisuit in time for your race, you must place your online order at least 5 weeks before the race.
All queries regarding an order, delivery etc, must be done directly through RZ3, not Triathlon Ireland.
Please click here for the ITU Paratriathlon Uniform Rules. Please ensure you read through these and that your trisuit meets the regulations. The main points to note for trisuits is that they have a rear zip, your surname and country code (IRL) is printed on both front and back of trisuit. This is displayed in the rules.
Q. Do I need to be a member to qualify for an age group team?
A. Yes, you need to be a current member of Triathlon Ireland.
Q. How do I register for an event?
A. Simply go to the 'members area login' and log into your membership using your own username/passwor. Once you have logged into your membership, go to 'Age Group Selection' and apply for the race(s) you wish to apply for. Once you have submitted your online application, you must then email your supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can I submit my application by post?
A. No, all applications must be submitted online and no application will be accepted by post.
Q. Can I pay my 20 euro application fee by cash or cheque?
A. No, all application fees must be paid online, via our online secure server.
Q. Should I submit my supporting documentation by post or email?
A. We would recommend you scan and email your supporting documentation – this will be quicker and more efficient. However, regardless of whether your documentation is emailed or posted, ensure it is received by 5pm on the closing date for applications, otherwise your application will not be accepted. Triathlon Ireland are not responsible for delays of post being delivered.
Q. I submitted my application after the closing date deadline, will it still be accepted?
A. No applications will be accepted after 5pm on the closing date.
If your application is received after the close off date, it will automatically be processed through the next available route in which you are eligible to qualify for.
Q. Can I be exempt from paying any additional fees over and above the race entry fee?
A. No. No team member is exempt from any other additional fees.
Q. Do I have to wear an Irish trisuit?
A. Yes, all Irish athletes racing in an ITU or ETU race, must wear an Irish trisuit.