Race categories must be based on the age of an athlete as of December 31 of each year, and include separate categories for Men and Women in standard 5-year age categories.  Race entries should also include the Paratriathlon category.

In summary, events should cater to the following categories:

  • Kids of Steel (KOS)

  • Juniors / Junior Draft Legal.

  • Elite – this category does not need to run in a separate heat, but should be scored separately in the results.

  • Age Groups in standard 5-Year Age Categories. Unless catering specifically to KOS events, age groupings can be broken down to 16 – 19 (Sprint only) 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, etc, as required by the competitors.

  • Paratriathlon (ParaTri)

The Triathlon BC Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release from Liability form, whether as a hardcopy waiver or electronic, must be included on your race entry form, and must be signed by all participants in advance of the event. An example of this waiver can be found on the following pages.


The primary role of a Triathlon BC Official is to ensure safety and fairness in all multisport events. Accredited Officials are also a useful resource for information on proper rules and procedures of the sport. Triathlon BC Officials do not take the place or the role of volunteers. Officials create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality, safety and fair play for all competitors. The event’s Head Official provides final rulings in all event related situations.

The optimal number of Triathlon BC Officials attending an event varies with the size, layout and technical nature of each event. Triathlon BC will strive to provide a minimum of two (2) Officials for each event, as required. The Race Director will be invoiced for any additional Officials required or requested, at a rate of $30 per day for Sprint/Standard events, and $60 per day for each additional Official assigned to Long Distance events. Unless circumstances warrant, a maximum of 4 Triathlon BC Officials will be assigned for regular Sprint or Standard distance events, and a maximum of 6 Officials will be assigned to Long Distance events.

Premium events (Championships, National or International Series events etc.) will require a higher than normal amount of assigned Officials. Please contact Triathlon BC for more details.

NOTE: Head Officials assigned to Long Distance events and events lasting longer than six (6) hours are charged at $100.00 per day. Head officials assigned to Sprint/Standard events are charged at $60 per day.

Events where Triathlon BC Officials are required to travel 50km or more, Race Directors must provide a travel subsidy of $0.50/km for each Official. For events requiring a travel distance of 100km or more, accommodations may also be provided. Triathlon BC will invoice the Race Director for mileage fees associated with Officials’ travel within 30 days of each event date.

Summary of Officials Fees:

First Two On-Site Officials:

  • FREE, assigned and compensated by Triathlon BC.

Head Officials:

  • $60/ Official for events Standard Distance or shorter.
  • $100/Official for Long Distance Events.

Additional Officials:

  • $30/Official per day for events less than Standard Distances
  • $60/Official per day for Long Distance Events.


  • $0.50/km for distances greater than 100km.


  • May be required for Officials traveling more than 100km.