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If you have any questions that you don't see answered in these FAQ's or if you need more information, please email info@tribermuda.com

You'll find more information on travel and accomodation here.

Volunteer

  • How many volunteers are needed for World Triathlon Bermuda?

    The Local Organising Committee for WTS Bermuda is looking to recruit more than 500 people to volunteer in various areas of service, including but not limited to: airport and hotel welcome desks, registration & race kit pick-up, corporate hospitality, information booth, crew catering, signage and barrier set up, event space set up, athlete’s lounge, aid stations and most people are needed as marshals and course guides.

    Get involved and register your interest online at www.tribermuda.com/volunteer. Volunteering is a rewarding experience where you’ll meet new friends, experience being in the team of an international sporting event and be part of Bermuda’s success on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit. Whatever your role, as part of the WTS Bermuda family you’re supporting the athletes and Bermuda’s own incredible World Champion triathlete Flora Duffy.

General and Entry Topics

  • What is triathlon?

    A triathlon is a multi-disciplined sport where each competitor starts with a swim, then cycles and then runs. Between each discipline, the competitor returns to the Transition Area (TA), where the bike is racked during the swim and the run. The Transition Area is where the competitor changes from swim to bike and from bike to run. This amateur event has staggered starts by Age Group and it has one transition area, the City Hall carpark in Hamilton.

  • How can I enter?

    Registration for April 18th, 2020 is now open! Please click here to register.

  • In which distances can I participate?

    We are offering the following distances as individual and relay.

    • Standard Distance = 1500m swim; 40km bike; 10km run
    • Sprint Distance = 750m swim; 20km bike; 5km run
  • How does the relay work?

    Relay teams will compete over either the Standard distance or the Sprint distance. There can be two or three people competing as a team under one race number. One team member will swim the 1500m or 750m swim course, one team member will cycle the 40km or 20km bike course, and the third team member will run the 10km or 5km run course. If there are two in a team, one person can do two disciplines. All team members have access to the transition areas. There is one timing chip worn by the swimmer first (on the ankle), then handed to the cyclist at the racked bike in Transition 1, where the timing chip is placed around the cyclist’s left ankle. During the cycle, the runner waits in Transition 2 by the empty racking position, and when the cyclist arrives and racks the bike, the timing chip is placed around the ankle of the runner before she/he starts the run.

  • How can I update my personal details on my entry?

    You can update your personal details on your 2020 entry here.

  • Are there any festivities planned?

    There’s a full weekend of activities and festivities planned for Bermuda’s World Triathlon 2020 including a kids race, an after party and more.

    The schedule will be published on this website soon.

  • I wish to start with my friends. What can I do?

    Waves will be organised in age group categories and therefore unfortunately cannot be changed.

    You will get your start wave as soon as you come to the AG registration located at the event’s official hotel, Hamilton Princess Hotel.

  • Do I need to be a member of my Country or National Triathlon Association to compete?

    No, you do not need to be a member of any association to participate, we ask this question as part of the registration process for our records.

  • What is the Cancellation and Refund Policy?

    CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

    We recognise that there are occasions when your plans change and you may need to withdraw from the event. We will help with this as much as we are able and will make registration changes or give refunds as follows:

    UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2019, registered participants may:

    - change distance from Olympic to Sprint (no charge)

    - change distance from Sprint to Olympic (charge of the difference in race price)

    - transfer registration to another participant (no charge)

    - cancel registration (you will be refunded 50% of the Entry Fee paid)

    FROM 31 DEC 2019 - 31 MARCH 2020, registered participants may:

    - change distance from Olympic to Sprint (no charge)

    - change distance from Sprint to Olympic (charge of the difference in race price)

    - transfer registration to another participant (US $50 change fee)

    There are no refunds for cancellations made after 31 December 2019.

    We will review cancellations requested for special medical reasons upon presentation of medical evidence. If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please contact us at info@tribermuda.com

Rules and Regulations Topics

  • What are the most important rules that must be followed?

    Some of the most important rules relate to the cycle section and transition. Please follow all rules from the Bermuda Triathlon Association.

    For example:

    • Your cycle helmet must be on your head and fastened whenever you are in contact with your bike. So don’t take the bike off the rack until your helmet is on and done up, and don’t unfasten your helmet until your bike is back on the rack after your cycle section.
    • You must rack your bike in the correct allotted space in transition.
    • You must not mark your position in the transition in any way.
    • You must not use headphones or a mobile phone either in transition or at any time during the race.
    • No drafting on the bike course - which means not cycling too close to the bike in front.
    • Your race number should be worn on your front for the run. This is most easily achieved using a number belt, which you have to provide yourself.
  • Am I allowed to wear a wetsuit in WTS Bermuda events?

    Wetsuits are allowed in water temperatures of 22 degrees or colder Celsius for Age group athletes. The Technical officials will determine one hour prior to race start if wetsuits are allowed based on race day conditions. We don’t think you’ll need one in Bermuda. Trisuits are allowed.

Accommodation and Arrival Topics