Event Types

ADULT DISTANCES AND DISCIPLINES

TRIATHLON (SWIM - BIKE - RUN)
Triathlon DistanceSwimBikeRun
Try-a-Tri/Super Sprint250m6km3km
Sprint750m20km5km
Standard1500m40km10km
Middle1900m90km21.1km
Long3800m180km42.2km
Cross (Off Road)1000m20-25km6-8km

Mixed Team Relay: teams of four (2 x men, 2 x women) with each completing a super sprint triathlon before tagging their team-mate.

Paratriathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike (hand bike/tandem), 5km run (racing wheelchair)

DUATHLON (RUN - BIKE - RUN)
Duathlon DistanceRunBikeRun
Sprint5km20km2.5km
Standard10km40km5km
Long20km80km10km

AQUATHLON (SWIM - RUN)
Aquathlon DistanceSwimRun
Sprint750m5km
Standard1000m5km
Long2000m10km

AQUABIKE (SWIM - BIKE)
Aquabike DistanceSwimBike
Sprint400-1000m8-30km
Standard1000-2000m30-50km
Long2000-3100m50-100km

CHILDREN'S DISTANCES AND DISCIPLINES

TRIATHLON (SWIM - BIKE - RUN)

Note: All ages noted refer to the age of the child on 31st December of the race year.

These age restrictions apply whether you compete as an individual or as part of a relay team.

The distances below are recommendations only.  However, they must be closely adhered to.  If you are running a race where any of the distances are longer than outlined below, please contact Triathlon Ireland to discuss your proposed distances.

  1. The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for triathlon competitions:

Triathlon

Pool Swim

Open Water

Cycle - Grass

Cycle - Tarmac

Run

Age 6-8

50m

100m

800m

1500m

600m

Ages 9-10

150m

200m

2km

4km

1200m

Ages 11-12

200m

300m

4km

6km

1800m

Ages 13-14

300m

500m

6km

8km

2400m

 

  1. The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for duathlon competitions:

Duathlon

Run 1

Cycle - Grass

Cycle - Tarmac

Run

Age 6-8

400m

800m

1500m

200m

Ages 9-10

1200m

2km

4km

400m

Ages 11-12

1600m

4km

6km

600m

Ages 13-14

2km

6km

8km

800m

 

  1. The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for aquathlon competitions:

Aquathlon

Pool Swim

Open Water

Run

Age 6-8

50m

100m

600m

Ages 9-10

150m

200m

1500m

Ages 11-12

250m

300m

2km

Ages 13-14

400m

500m

3km

  • Aquabike distances should be taken from the swim and cycle distances of triathlon competitions;