Ensuring events are conducted in a safe and fair manner, under the governing rules of the sport.

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Officiating for Triathlon Events in BC

Officials ensure that events are conducted in a safe and fair manner, and adhere to the governing rules of the sport.

Officials Classifications

Officials are classified into five distinct levels. Provincial Technical Official (PTO) Level 1 and 2 are combined to cover novice, club, and local Officials.  National Technical Official (NTO) status allows officials to work at Provincial and National Championship events and at international events; Continental Technical Official (CTO) and International Technical Official (ITO) status is required for Officials at major International events such as the Pan Am Games and Olympic Games.

Across the Province

The Officiating program in BC is considered to be among the best in Canada. To meet a growing roster of events, Triathlon BC conducts three to four Officials clinics around the province each year. At a typical event, between two and five Officials are required. However, with larger events where participation can exceed 1,500 athletes, there is often a need to provide over thirty Officials for shifts lasting over eight hours.

Regional events, including Provincial Championships and the BC Summer Games, provide an excellent opportunity for Officials to gain valuable experience and mentor under senior-level Officials.

 

Triathlon Rules & Regulations

The following is a link to the World Triathlon competition rules. These apply to all sanctioned races throughout BC and across Canada. Triathlon BC has prepared an Appendix to the World Triathlon rules for additions/amendment that are applicable in sanctioned races throughout British Columbia.

2022 World Triathlon Competition Rules
2022 Provincial Competition Rules Appendix K, X, Y

2022 Triathlon BC Rule Change Summary

NOTICE RE: BICYCLE EQUIPMENT IN TRIATHLON
Bicycles of non-traditional patterns (bicycles with irregular rider position) are considered illegal unless approved by the Head Referee/Technical Delegate well in advance of the event.

For paratriathletes, the term ‘bicycle’ includes: bicycle, handcycle, tricycle, tandem bicycle and racing wheelchair. Any Para competitor using equipment that is non-traditional should have it approved prior to race-day.

Please note – The term ‘bicycle’ does not refer to recumbent bicycles, which are illegal for all competitors.

For further clarification, Officials, Race Directors and Athletes are urged to review the official rules for specific descriptions of all legal cycling equipment.

 

Through participating in sport, kids learn social skills, a sense of pride and accomplishment, and build confidence and a sense of belonging during a time where it's often so easy to feel lost. I'm so grateful to grow up heavily involved in this special sport!

Kirsten Sweetland, Olympian, Junior World Champion

Officials’ Resources

Are you already an accredited Official that would like to be assigned to an upcoming event? The Race Assignment sign-up page for this year is now available.   Click on the link below to sign up for your races today.

Officials Sign-Up Page

Officials Activity Report

In an effort to keep track of your progress as an Official, please complete the Officials Activity Report. This report will help Triathlon BC record your activity, and is also where you can request an honorarium.

Complete the Officials Activity Report Today!

Officials Honorarium Rates

Resources

Need a pre-race checklist or a post-race report? A list of our Official resources are below. All of these documents are in a PDF format. If you would like to access a word version of a particular document please email officials@tribc.org.

Officials Appointment and Funding Policy
HR Report
HR Report – Online Version
Head Official To Do List
Pre-Race Checklist
Triathlon BC Official’s Code of Conduct
Penalty Summary
Protest & Appeal Form

For the latest list of draft eligible competitors, please go to the Officials Section of the Resource Page.

 

 

ITU Rules and Triathlon BC Appendix

The following is a link to the World Triathlon competition rules. These apply to all sanctioned races throughout BC and across Canada. Triathlon BC has prepared an Appendix to the World Triathlon rules for additions/amendment that are applicable in sanctioned races throughout British Columbia.

2022 World Triathlon Competition Rules
2022 Provincial Competition Rules – Appendix K, X, Y

2022 Triathlon BC Rule Change Summary

Acting as a Head Official? Need to see a copy of a Sanction Package or Officials Post Race Report? Email officials@tribc.org.

Interested in acting as an Official for an upcoming sanction event?  Click on the link below to get started!Contact officials@tribc.org for any Officials’ related questions.