2017 Major Event Bidding


Triathlon Ireland are opening up applications and looking to set the 2017 Series & Championship event calendar by the end of September




4th August 2016

Opening of Bid Process

9am, 12th September 2016

Closing Date for bids

21st September 2016

Organisers Informed of outcome

W/E  2nd October 2016

Calendar Announced

Application Process:


1. Please include a draft Event Management and Safety Plan, this can be uploaded when making the race application. This will be utilised during the bid evaluation. The 2017 Event Management Template can be downloaded here


Please login to your Triathlon Ireland membership account and select "make a race request". If you wish to make a duplicate application with a different distances you can select "make a copy of an existing race request", here you can change some minor details and submit without having to enter all details a second time.


Super Series Bid Document Here

National Championship Bid Document Here

National Series Bid Document Here

Duathlon National Series Bid Document Here

Triathlon Ireland Super Series

The Triathlon Ireland Super Series consists of six events of which one sprint distance is assigned the National Championships and one standard distance is assigned the National Championships.

The series caters for the top male and female athletes in the country (CAT 1, circa 150 males and 100 females) providing the most competitive environment for athletes to race head to head. Triathlon Ireland launched the Super Series in 2015, modelled on the British Super Series, French GP Series and USAT Super Series.

Triathlon Ireland Super Series events will be awarded National Series status.


Triathlon Ireland National Championships

Triathlon Ireland holds a variety of National Championships annually over multiple distances and disciplines.

As in 2016, the Sprint, Standard and Middle Distance National Championships will also be given National Series status. Similarly, the Duathlon Championships will form part of the National Duathlon Series.

In 2017 we are seeking applications for the following Championship events:


  • Sprint Distance National Championships (includes Junior NC, 16-19 years)

  • Standard Distance National Championships 

  • Middle Distance National Championships

  • Long Distance National Championships (potential inclusion)

  • Intervarsity National Championships

  • Paratriathlon National Championships

  • Children’s National Festival (12 -15 years)

  • Mixed Team Relay Club Championships

  • Cross Triathlon National Championships

National Championship Bid Document Here


  • Duathlon National Championships (Children’s National Festival + potential inclusion of Para)

  • Intervarsity Duathlon Championships


  • Aquathlon National Championships (Children’s National Festival+ potential inclusion of Para)


  • Aquabike National Championships (potential inclusion)

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 National Series

The National Series consists of Sprint, Standard, Middle and Long Distance. Triathlon Ireland will look to appoint an even distribution of Sprint and Standard Distance events along with a smaller proportion of Middle and Long Distance events.

The series caters for age-group athletes with rankings based off an athlete’s best sprint distance result, best standard distance result + best two other scoring races. Rankings are displayed in respective male and female 5 year age bands.

National Series events are also used for scoring points towards the age-group Club Championships.

The 2015 Vodafone National Series is the winner of the Sport Tourism Sponsorship of the Year Award.

Note:if you have already applied for a Super Series race this application will be considered for Vodafone National Series also and you are not required to submit another application.

National Series Bid Document Here

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Duathlon National Series

The Duathlon National Series consists of an average of 10 events, one of which is assigned the Duathlon National Championships. Triathlon Ireland will look to appoint a spread of events nationwide to facilitate athletes from across the country.

Duathlon National Series Bid Document Here


Please see a link to to an Event Organisers Survey which we ask questions around sanctioning process, what you would like to see change and what support you would like moving forward. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and we really value your feedback!! 

If you have any queries or feedback please email events@triathlonireland.com