Useful Stuff

Useful Stuff

EVENT ORGANIZERS: Event organizers wishing to host a Level 1 Duathlon or Triathlon event (whether it be a road event or off-road event or combination), must apply to the District for event sanctioning. A  Sanctioning Application Form is available that lists all the requirements to host a duathlon / triathlon.

A Level 1 event refers to any Standard Distance and/or Less than Standard Distance Event.

Event Organizer ManualITU EVENT ORGANISER’S MANUAL

Club and Academy Affiliation Form: All Triathlon / Multisport Clubs and Academies who wishes to be affiliated with the District, should complete and submit the Affiliation Form / Renewal Form. Re-affiliation should occur annually after the start of the new triathlon season (month of September).

COMPETITION RULES and Technical Officials:  In triathlon, athletes should not be permitted an advantage not intended by a rule; and should not conduct him/herself in a dangerous way. Every “wrong doing” has a sanction attached.  Technical Officials are present at all sanctioned events and ensure that competitions are fair and safe. They base their judgments on whether an advantage, not intended by the Rules, has been gained

ITU Competition RulesITU Competition Rules

PARATriathlon: Thankfully, most Event Organizers structure their events in such a way that it enables ParaTriathletes to take part. A ParaTriathlete is any athlete who has an underlying Health Condition that has a pathological cause which leads to a permanent disability. ParaTriathletes apply to TSA  to be classified as a Paratriathlete by supplying TSA with the medical Diagnosis. Specific ParaTriathlon Rules apply to ParaTriathletes and competitions.

ANTI-DOPING and Keeping Triathlon Clean: Western Cape Triathlon supports efforts made to ensure and encourage athletes to compete drug-free and say no to doping. The Drug-Free Sport Act* gives the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport jurisdiction to carry out drug testing.

What is Therapeutic Use Exemption and who needs to applyTherapeutic Use Exemption

APPLYING TO BE AN ELITE:  An Elite license gives recognition to excellence and allow athletes to compete for the highest honours. TSA has introduced a second category of elite status (for triathlon athletes only), namely Continental Elite. This status refers to senior athletes competing in the standard (Olympic) triathlon distance. Athletes in the Western Cape who wish to apply for an Elite Racing Licence, must complete the Elite Licence Application Form and submit it to their District. The District proposes the athlete to TSA.

Event Distances and Age Groups:

OFFICIAL RACE DISTANCES & AGE REQUIREMENT
TRIATHLON SWIM BIKE RUN MIN. AGE
Super Sprint 400m 10km 2.5km 12 years
Sprint 750m 20km 5km 16 years
Standard 1500m 40km 10km 18 years
Long Distance 1900m+ 80km+ 20km+ 18 years
DUATHLON RUN CYCLE RUN MIN. AGE
Super Sprint 2.5km 10km 1.25km 12 years
Sprint 5km 20km 2.5km 16 years
Standard 10km 40km 5km 18 years
Long Distance 20km 80km 10km 18 years
CROSS TRIATHLON SWIM BIKE RUN MIN. AGE
Super Sprint 250m 5-6km 1-2km 12 years
Sprint 500m 10-12km 3-4km 16 years
Standard 1000m-1500m 20-30km 6-10km 18 years
CROSS DUATHLON RUN CYCLE RUN MIN. AGE
Super Sprint 2.5km 5-6km 1-2km 12 years
Sprint 3-4km 10-12km 1.5-2km 16 years
Standard 6-8km 20-30km 3-4km 18 years
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