As part of the British Triathlon Competition Rules, individuals are required to become a member of the sport when taking part in a British Triathlon permitted event and hold a race licence. A Race Pass is for individuals who are not annual members of British Triathlon.
What is A Race Pass?
A Race Pass is a British Triathlon membership product. Individuals who are not annual members of British Triathlon must purchase a Race Pass to take part in a British Triathlon permitted event. A Race Pass provides membership to the sport on the day of the event, a race licence and public liability insurance cover only for the duration of the race it was purchased for.
Where can you purchase a Race Pass?
A Race Pass can be purchased while registering and paying for a British Triathlon permitted event through an event organisers online entry system. It can also be purchased separately through the British Triathlon website where this option is not provided.
How much is a Race Pass?
A Race Pass costs £2 for participants aged under 24 and £8 for those aged 24 years and above.
How long is the Race Pass valid for?
A Race Pass is valid for the duration of the race that an individual is taking part in. The Race Pass is only valid for the race it was purchased for, and it is not transferrable to other races.
Who can purchase a Race Pass?
Any individual taking part in a British Triathlon permitted event must purchase a Race Pass except for those participating in a Swim Bike Run event or those living overseas. A Race Pass is included within the entry price of a Swim Bike Run event and is not required to be purchased additionally. Further information regarding overseas residents can be found below.
What does Race Pass provide?
A Race Pass provides a race licence and public liability insurance cover up to £15 million. Public liability insurance is defensive cover that protects an individual if they cause an accident injuring or damaging someone else or someone else’s property. This only applies if the individual is legally responsible for the accident. Compensation is paid from the insurers to the person pursuing the claim, so that the individual does not have to pay the full amount. Individuals will only pay the excess of £250 if a claim for injury or damage is successful.
What doesn't Race Pass provide?
Race Pass does not include personal accident cover, or insurance cover for an individual’s equipment and kit. Race Pass does not provide legal support services for any incident in which an individual is involved.
Who do I need to tell if I have an accident?
If an individual who has purchased a Race Pass is unfortunate to be involved in an accident at the permitted event covered by their Race Pass, they will need to visit the Insurance Centre as soon as practicably possible to report the accident.
Overseas residents are exempt from becoming a member of the sport when taking part in a British Triathlon permitted event. Overseas residents are not required to purchase a Race Pass or hold a race licence. However, to take part in a British Triathlon permitted event, overseas residents must have their own public liability insurance (minimum indemnity of £5 million) in place for the event.
By entering a British Triathlon permitted event, overseas residents do so confirming that they will have public liability insurance in place for the duration of the event. Proof of valid public liability insurance may be requested at the event and in the case of any subsequent third-party claims.
Unfortunately, British Triathlon are only able to provide public liability insurance to UK residents. If an individual lives abroad permanently, public liability insurance cannot be provided by British Triathlon through either annual membership or through a Race Pass. Overseas residents are encouraged to contact their national federation for guidance.
Why not join your Home Nation?
Home Nation membership has a wide range of benefits, which include:
- Lower event entry costs as you don't need to pay the day membership fees.
- Peace of mind when training and participating, as annual membership provides public liability insurance, personal accident cover and free legal support services should you have an accident.
- Exclusive discounts and offers from some of the country's biggest triathlon brands.