2017 Mixed Team Relay Club Championships 2017 National Mixed Team Relay Club ChampionshipsTriathlon Ireland is delighted to announce that this year's National Mixed Team Relay Club Championships will be hosted by Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon in Co. Galway on Saturday May 27th.This is the second year that the rapidly growing format of triathlon racing has been staged in Ireland and following on from the success of last year's championships, the 2017 edition promises to be even more competitive, more exciting and more popular.This year's race will staged on the same day as the sprint events at the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon, allowing athletes to double up - racing the shorter distance race later in the day.And with Lough Cutra hosting Round One of this year's Triathlon Ireland Super Series, many of the country's top athletes will have the chance to team up and practice a format that the world of triathlon is pressing to have included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Entries Now OpenAll Ages and Standards WelcomeMixed Relay has proven extremely popular with athletes of all standards and allows regular age groupers and more advanced athletes race together. The minimum age requirement for athletes is 15 years and there is no upper limit on age or ability for those taking part.Read how Cork Triathlon Club pipped Limerick TC to claim last year's Mixed Team Relay Club Championships.Mixed TEAM Relay FormatThe race format will be run to ITU standards and is identical to the hugely popular elite level team triathlon, with each team made up of four athletes - two male and two female. Each athlete completes a super-sprint distance triathlon (approx 200 meter swim, 5km draft legal bike and 1.5km run) before tagging their team mate.Starting formats are fixed as follows: 1st Female - 1st Male - 2nd Female - 2nd Male.Each athlete tags his or her teammate inside the ‘Relay Zone’ and the first team to cross the line is the winner.All teammates must be registered as Triathlon Ireland members with the same club. Clubs may enter more than one team. Represent Ireland at the European ChampionshipsThe winning team in this year's competition will be presented with a Triathlon Ireland perpetual trophy and will also qualify, along with the runners-up, to represent Ireland at the ETU European Team Championships in Banyoles, Spain.Entries and Course InformationEntries are now open on through the Lough Cutra Triathlon entry page and more information on the course will be released shortly on the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon website. Updates will be posted to triathlonireland.com as they become available.