Frequently Asked Questions

I have never done a duathlon before, can I take part?

Yes! The Phoenix Park Duathlons are open to all abilities and we welcome newcomers to the sport. As long as you can run and cycle a bike you are welcome.

Where is transition?

Transition is located at the North West corner of the 15 Acres playing pitches area of the park. Transition will be neutralised, racking of bikes is unassigned. Bicycles must be roadworthy and will be checked as they enter transition. Helmets are compulsory. No bags are to be left in transition. There is a bag drop tent available.

Where will I leave my bag?

We will have a bag drop in the start/finish village. No bags are to be left in transition

When do I register?

Online up to Monday night of the race week in June and July. Late registration on the race night will be available from 5:30om to 7:00pm.

You will receive a race number with timing chip (to be pinned to your trisuit/jersey), a bike sticker (to go on the bike frame) and a goodie bag. The race number must be pinned to your front – if you have a tri belt, please ensure it’s front facing so the timing points pick up your chip – there is no ankle strap this year. A second race number will be distributed to wear on your back or race belt.

Your wave allocation (1, 2 or 3) will also be confirmed & visible on printed boards. Online pre-registered competitors will be allocated to wave 1 or 2. On the day registrations will start in wave 3.

WHEN DO ENTRIES CLOSE?

Online entries will close at midnight on Monday 5th June & 3rd July. After this date entries can only be purchased on the day of the race but will cost €25 (+€15 ODM if required).

Can I wear runners or do I need bike shoes?

Either – runners on the bike are fine, given you have to change in two transitions

Do I need a helmet?

Yes a helmet is essential to race, you will not be allowed to race without one.

Do I need a Race Licence?

In order to race you will need to prove you are a member of Triathlon Ireland with a 2017 race license or have a One Day License- this must be purchased before the race through triathlonireland.com

What is the route?

All information on the course and distances is available online at the following page.

What type of bike can I use?

We don’t mind! All we ask is that you ensure your bike is roadworthy: the handlebars are plugged with bar ends, brakes are working and you are wearing a helmet. Checks will be completed before going into transition.

Where can I park?

Parking is available at the Papal Cross car park, in the overflow car park adjacent to Dublin Zoo and along Chesterfield Avenue (the main road running up through the Park). There will be no parking on Acres Road as this is part of the race course.

See the designated parking areas shown in the map below.

WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START AT?

Update: Our race start is at 19:30, with Wave 2 at 19:40, and Wave 3 at 19:50. This is a 15 min change from previous years due to the junior race, which takes place beforehand from 6.15pm to 7.30pm so roads will be closed from 6.30pm.

I CAN NO LONGER RACE- CAN I HAVE A REFUND? CAN I TRANSFER MY ENTRY?

Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer refunds but we will accept a transfer up until 2 days before the race (20th April, 5th June, 3rd July). You can transfer to another athlete or to another race in the series. Email duathlon@belparktri.ie

DO YOU ACCEPT GROUP BOOKINGS?

Yes, for groups of 10 people or more see http://www.belparktri.ie/phoenix-park-duathlon-series/booking-phoenix-park/

WHAT PRIZES CAN I WIN?

We will have a range of cash and sponsored prizes available for all three races. See our sponsor page to see who has sponsored our top prizes.

Prizes will be awarded to male & female competitors in the following categories, plus some raffle prizes on the night:

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • Veteran (40+)
  • Race series winner (over 3 races)

WHO CAN RACE IN THE JUNIOR RACES?

Check out our Junior Race page to find out all the details on the children’s races. There will be a junior race in both June and July, for 5-13year olds with a €5 entry fee.

WHAT ARE THE DISTANCES?

June & July: 2.5km run; 12km bike; 2.5km run.

If we haven’t answered your questions please feel free to contact us at duathlon@belparktri.ie