Why is there an elite person competing in my race?
In World Triathlon and ETU races, competitors who hold an elite/pro licence from the World Series cannot compete in age group events during the same calendar year unless granted permission by their National Federation.
For British Championship races anyone can compete, even if they have raced in elite races during the same calendar year.
Age Group Competition Terms and Conditions
All Age Group competitions will follow the same Terms and Conditions;
- There is no limit on the number of entries one person can make.
- The winner will be chosen at random from all entrants who meet the competition conditions.
- There is no cash alternative to the prize and the prize cannot be transfered to another person.
- The winner will recieve their prize 1 month after the closing date of the competition.
- The winner will be notified by direct message though their social media account or, if they are a member of British Triathlon via the email address in their account.
- Copyright to the entries will remain with the entrant but the entrant licences British Triathlon to use their photograph to promote the brand across websites and social media.
- The winner's name will be publically announced unless they request their name to be kept annonymous.
- The promoter is British Triathlon, PO BOX 25, Loughborough, Leicestershir, LE11 3WX
What am I insured for under my BTF membership?
To read about what you are covered for when racing in the UK and abroad, please read this information.
What are the costs involved in competing for the GBR Age Group Team?
Athletes need to pay a registration fee to register their intent to qualify for Championship events, this enables them to be considered for the Great Britain Age-Group Team. For 2023 qualification the registration fee will be £12. This covers the administration for the Age Group Team, administration for qualifying races, office space, other administration costs and bank charges among other essential items and processes.
For events where British Triathlon are sending a Team Manager and/or Support Team athletes will also be required to pay an International Race Fee. For 2023 championships the international race fee will be £23.The International Race Fee is in place to cover the costs incurred for the Age-Group Team Support Team. This includes covering the costs of those volunteers who travel to International events. The Team Managers and support staff are volunteers who strive to support you and give up their time all year around.
Athletes need to pay the race entry fee as set out on the team information emails. It is also mandatory to purchase a GBR Age Group Team tri-suit that complies with World Triathlon rules.
Athletes need to book their own flights, accommodation, transfers and all other travel arrangements. Athletes can book their flights independently or via British Triathlon’s Official Travel and Accommodation Supplier Nirvana.
In addition to the Home Nation member’s insurance we also recommend athletes consider additional insurance for travelling and racing abroad.
Why has the International Race Fee gone increased?
The International Race Fee is in place to cover the costs incurred for the Age-Group Team Support Team. This includes covering the costs of those volunteers who travel to International events. The volunteer Team Managers greatly add to the experience of competing in the Great Britain Age Group team and are key in administering the teams not just at the event but for the whole year. Without Team Managers the Age Group programme would not be sustainable. Over the past few years the costs of sending support staff to races abroad has increased dramatically and the £20 IRF is no longer supporting the costs incurred
Why has the Age Group registration fee increased?
The registration fee covers the administration for the Age Group Team, administration for qualifying races, office space, other administration costs and bank charges among other essential items and processes. These costs have risen significantly over the past few years and whilst the Age Group team has grown to support the costs, unfortunately the registration fee now needs to rise to cover the costs of running the Age Group programme.
How do I update my result for multisport events?
You can now update your own result until the registration cut off date or we add a status to your name on the evet webpage.
Only races which don’t have specific qualifying races are able to be updated.
To edit your own result sign into your BTF account.
You will see a box labelled “ITU / ETU Registered - Click here to see the ITU / ETU races you have registered to qualify for”
You will see a list of races you have registered to qualify for where you can update your own result.
Click “edit” to edit your result.
You will see a page similar to that which you completed to register. You can now update your result.
You can also update your emergency contact details.
Any changes you make are permanent and cannot be undone.
If it is past the registration cut off date or, there is a status next to your name, you will not be able to update your own results.
If you update your own result because we have asked you to provide faster time, our comment will remain next to your name until the next registration cut off date.
People who have PQ’d can update their own result but still need to contact their Team Manager or the Age group Coordinator to add their PQ status.
The Age Group Coordinator or Team Manager can still update your result if you ask them to.
Can I change from one Championship team to another?
Qualified places in teams are not allowed to be swapped between Championships. Athletes may qualify for as many different championships as they want to at the same time
How do I change the race result I added to qualify for an World or European Championship race?
To update your race result;
- Log into your BTF account.
- Click on the age-group section of your dashboard.
- Next hover your cursor over the "My Account," button at the top of the page. You will see a box labelled "Age Group Listing" - Click the button to see the races you have registered to qualify for”
- You will see race/s you have registered for where you are able to update the your race evidence. (Not all races have the ability to edit your race evidence)
- Edit your race evidence. Please note, once you edit your race evidence it will delete your previous race evidence.
What is Age-Group competition?
British Triathlon delivers different programmes with the aim of identifying and developing athletes with the potential to perform at a world class level. Examples are the Elite Team, The Paratriathlon Team and the Talent Squads. The non-elite format of the National Team is known as the Great Britain Age-Group Team. The Great Britain Age-Group Team allows athletes to compete for European and World Championships medals and titles against fellow competitors within pre-defined age-group categories. These age-group categories are divided by gender and age and are set apart by five year age bands, from 20-24 upwards to 80+. International age-group competition starts at age 16 for sprint distances and 18 for standard distance and long distance.