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I’ve never done a triathlon - can I sign up?
Yes, you can sign up for an Age Group race, which is open to all.
When and where will the event take place?
November 5/6, in Hamilton, Bermuda.
What are the race categories, and how much are they to enter?
Kids Duathlon - FREE!
- Age Groups will be 7-10, 11-12 and 13-15
Standard Distance Age Group Races - $150/athlete
- Age groups will be 18-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+
Sprint Distance Age Group Races - $125/athlete
- Age groups will be 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+
What are the distances for the Standard and Sprint Races?
Standard: 1500m swim/ 40km bike/ 10km run
Sprint: 750m swim/ 20 km bike/ 5 km run
Where can I sign up?
You can sign up for an Age Group race HERE.
Is there an option to enter the race as part of a team?
Yes! The Age Group races can be completed as an individual or as a team relay of either 2 or 3 athletes. The team relay allows each participant to complete the discipline they are most comfortable with. Participants in the individual event may also compete as part of a team in the relay as long as they do the swimming leg. They will need to wear a timing chip for their individual race and a timing chip for the relay, handing the relay chip over to their team mate doing the bike leg.
Can a team entry consist of 2 participants and not just 3?
Yes! A team in an Age Group race can have 2 participants where one person completes 2 legs of the event, or include 3 participants with each team member carrying out 1 discipline each.
What is the age eligibility for each distance for individual races?
Age limits are determined according to the BTA Competition Rules and are as follows:-
Standard Distance - minimum age is 18 as at December 31st, 2022. Participants aged 17 on that date are permitted to apply to the Bermuda Triathlon Association for permission to race. Permission is discretionary and will be given if the participant can show he or she is ready to race at that distance.
Sprint Distance- minimum age is 16 as at December 31st, 2022. Participants aged 15 on that date are permitted to apply to the Bermuda Triathlon Association for permission to race. Permission is discretionary and will be given if the participant can show he or she is ready to race at the Sprint distance.
Relay - Team events where one member completes the swim, another the bike and the third the run: minimum age for Sprint Distance Relays is 14 as at December 31st, 2022; minimum age for Standard Distance Relays is 16 as at December 31st, 2022. If a participant completes more than one of the disciplines (eg swim and bike), then the rules apply as for the Adult Standard and Sprint Distance events.
What is the age eligibility for relay races?
Participants are eligible for a relay team if they are 14 years old as at the end of the year (i.e. it is open to 13 year olds turning 14 before December 31, 2022).
Can my children sign up?
Yes, if between 7-15 they can sign up for the Kids Duathlon, which is a free event, taking place on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
What do I get as part of my entry?
Race entry, race pack with quality giveaways, vouchers for local restaurants and a voucher to use at awards party.
Will spectators be allowed, can my family/friends watch me race?
How will event logistics integrate COVID protocols and safety?
The event is organised in line with current Covid regulations as set by the Bermuda Government and World Triathlon. At present there are no specific Covid regulations or restrictions in place that will affect participants.
Will there be a medal ceremony?
There will be an Age Group awards reception and celebration at 5:30pm on Saturday, November 5th. Full details will be available in the Athlete Guide.
Elite medal ceremonies will take place after each race at the venue.
Will training facilities be available?
Yes, swimming pool sessions will be available to all participants. Cycling, running and open water swimming will be possible across the island at participants’ own risk.
What will the policy be regarding masks?
Masks may be encouraged or required in accordance with any Covid-19 regulations in place in November, but mask-wearing is currently only required in some inside spaces. Mask-wearing is not required outside.
Will I need to quarantine? What testing do I need to be aware of?
Visitors to Bermuda are currently not required to quarantine if they present a negative pre-departure antigen (lateral flow) test on arrival.
Will briefings be virtual?
Yes, all athlete briefings will be virtual.
Do I need to sign an event disclaimer?
All participants will be required to sign a waiver before competing in any race in the event.
What to do when checking in my bike?
You will be allocated a specified time in which to check in and rack your bike in transition. At the allotted time, you will need to take your bike to the transition area and have it checked over at the check in area before racking it at the rack marked with your race number.
Will there be start waves, and how will these be determined?
Yes. Start waves will be allocated according to age groups.
Can I start in another start wave?
No, you must start in the wave allocated to you at the designated start time. You will not be allowed to start in any other wave.
I have entered as an individual along with my friends/family, why are we in different start groups?
Start waves are allocated according to age groups only (eg Male 40-49, Female 30-39). It may be possible to start with friends/family in an Age Group race, depending on how start waves are finally allocated.
Drafting, when will this be allowed, and when not?
Races will be non-draft legal.
Why do the Cycle and Run courses consist of laps?
Laps make for a more exciting race for participants and spectators, allow the event to use a smaller footprint and place less strain on the emergency services.
Is there a cut off time?
There will be cut-off times imposed to allow time for all races to be completed in the tight 2-day schedule. These cut off times will be sufficiently generous for almost all participants to finish. Cut-Off Times:
Swim 9:15 am
Bike 11:30 am
Overall 12:45 pm
Swim End 10:15 am
Bike End 11:30 am
Overall 12:45 pm
Will the age groupers receive splits for the separate legs swim/bike/run?
Will there be hydration on course?
Yes. Our team of volunteers will be handing out water and energy drinks at aid stations on the run courses, compliant with current Covid-19 protocols.
Do I need a wetsuit?
You are unlikely to need a wetsuit but those aged over 60 will be allowed to wear one if the water temperature is below 24.6 Celsius. Water temperatures in November are normally around 25-26 Celsius.
What kind of bikes can be used for the race?
Road (racing) bikes and Time Trial (TT) bikes are permitted for the Age Group races. Mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are not permitted.
What do I get if I win?
Prizes will be given for Age Group races.
INTERNATIONAL AGE GROUP ATHLETES
Will there be an Age Group race if COVID is still prominent?
As long as it is possible for visitors to travel unrestricted to Bermuda and participate safely, there will be an Age Group race.
Should I be booking my flight and hotel?
Flights and accommodation are limited, so it is advisable to book these early.
POST RACE QUESTIONS
I have some lost property - what do I do?
The event organisers will run a Lost and Found service where participants can go to find property lost at the event. This will be located at the Age Group athlete recovery area.
Will the public have access to restrooms?
Yes, there will be restrooms and portable toilets available for public use.