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Membership of British Triathlon has a wide range of benefits including:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Accident Legal Service
  • Endorsed for racing abroad



I still have a question relating to coaching, who can I contact?

Email: coaching@britishtriathlon.org or Phone: 01509 837137 to contact the coaching team.


How do I purchase a Race Pass?

A Race Pass can be purchased whilst registering and paying for a British Triathlon and Home Nation permitted event through an event organisers online entry system or as a separate transaction to an event entry through the British Triathlon website. Individuals should follow the instructions on their event organisers website and/or event entry confirmation email to purchase a Race Pass. Individuals who are directed to purchase a Race Pass, as a separate transaction to an event entry though the British Triathlon website, should locate the event entered on the British Triathlon event search and scroll to the race entered and click 'Buy Race Pass'. The event search can be found here.

How do I find an event?

Click here to go to our event search on our website. This will enable you to search our listing of over 800 events by event type, date, region or postcode to find the event that suits you.

If you can't find the event you are looking for, it is likely that the event is not permitted.

Only events permitted by British Triathlon and the Home Nations are listed on our website.

How do I enter an event?

After locating the event you wish to enter on our event search click ‘More info’ and scroll to the race you wish to enter. Click ‘Enter event’ or ‘Enter Event with Organiser’ to enter the event. Your entry will be taken by British Triathlon or via a third party online entry system depending on which system the event organiser has chosen to use for their event entries.

I'm new to triathlon, where should I start?

If you’re a complete beginner to the sport we recommend that you choose a novice event or Swim Bike Run for your first time. 

If you have no experience of swimming in open water, it is advisable to take part in swimming pool events first before you attempt an open water swim.

Your Regional Development Manager will be able to give you advice on the most suitable event for your first triathlon, along with advice on local clubs and training.

Do I have to be a member to take part in an event?

As part of the British Triathlon Competition Rules, participants who enter a permitted event are required to become a member of the national governing body, hold a race licence and third-party public liability insurance for the race that they are taking part in.

Participants can choose to purchase an annual membership or a single use Race Pass for their chosen race to meet this requirement.

Participants participating in a Swim Bike Run Programme event or those living overseas are exempt and do not require an annual membership or Race Pass. More information on membership can be found here and Race Pass here

How do I know an event is safe?

All permitted events listed on the British Triathlon and Home Nation Associations websites have committed to carrying out safety assessments of their events, which they are required to submit to British Triathlon along with proof that the event is covered by adequate insurance. 

An event I am taking part in does not appear on the events search, why is this?

If an event does not appear on our events search it means the event has not registered for a permit.

We strongly advise against taking part in an event that is not registered with British Triathlon and the Home Nations as we have not reviewed the standards of delivery.

Insurance provided through annual membership is not valid when taking part in an event that is not permitted.

What is an event permit?

A British Triathlon and Home Nation event permit demonstrates that an event has met a set of national standards. It demonstrates that:

The event will be conducted in a fair and safe manner.

The event planning and preparation meets the standard of quality required by the national governing body.

A thorough review of the swim, bike and/or run course has taken place and that safety, medical and emergency requirements have been considered.

The event will be conducted in accordance with the British Triathlon Competition Rules.

The event has the appropriate event, volunteer and participant insurance.

More information on event permitting can be found here.

How do I go about organising an event?

If you’re interested in organising an event in England or Wales visit the British Triathlon Event Organisers System here and in Scotland the Triathlon Scotland website here.

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