Race Rules

If you're gonna play, you better know the rules!

The rules of triathlon aren't terribly complicated, but if you don't know them, you can lose precious minutes from your overall time if a race marshall catches you. Rule violations may go unnoticed by the race marshalls, but they will likely be noticed by your competitors.

Be fair to your competitors, and yourself - race with honor. If breaking the rules is a regular part of your race routine, we ask that you not race in TCSD gear.

Ignorance is no excuse...learn the rules!  Most races publish rules on their websites.

USA Triathlon is the governing body of our sport and they establish the rules for all USAT sanctioned events, which most likely is a majority of the triathlons that you will participate in. The USAT Rule Book can be found on the USAT website.