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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ - frequently asked questions


What is the deadline for registration ? Until what time on the day of the event can I register at the event site ?

The deadline for online registration for the 32th edition of Nyon Triathlon (to be held on 8-9 August 2020) is 8 August 2020 at 10:00. However, there will be a surcharge of CHF 15 for registrations made as of 27 July 2020 (except for the Tri Kids). On-site registration will be possible until 45 minutes before the start of the relevant category event (subject to availability).

Can I pay my registration fee from a foreign bank account ?

It is possible to pay the registration fee from a foreign bank account. Several different payment options are available. Please consult the website of our partner Datasport for more information in this connection.

Where can I check that my registration has been accepted ?

The confirmed entry list is available on the website of our partner Datasport. Depending on which payment method you selected, there may be a delay of between 3 and 5 days, before your registration appears on the list.

Under what circumstances will my registration fee be refunded ?

If a cancellation insurance was not taken out at the time of online registration, registration fees will be refunded only on presentation of a medical certificate. Entrance fees will not be refunded in the following cases : The event is cancelled due to weather, a competitor does not possess the neccessary equipment (wet suit, cycle helmet etc.), in case of ‘force majeure’ or due to events beyond the organizers’ control.

Is it possible to change my registration details (different race, participants, etc.) ?

Any changes in registration will cost the participant CHF 15 and must be paid in cash at the time of entry. The race number will not be issued to the participant without payment.

Race numbers & Licenses

When can I collect my race number ?

Race numbers can be collected on Saturday as of 12.00 until 45 minutes prior to the category start and on Sunday as of 6.15. Presentation of, or purchasing a day license is required for the National League and Olympic Distance race categories. For registrations made less than 14 days before the event, a postal receipt or e-banking confirmation should be presented as proof of payment when collecting your race number.

Do I need a medical certificate ?

No medical certificate is required, even if you do not have a license. However, you must have accident and liability insurance.

Do I need a license and when/where can I buy one?

Competitors participating in National League and Olympic Distance individual categories must be in possession of a Swiss or foreign triathlon license. A day license can be obtained online at registration.

Must I be a member of Swiss Triathlon to obtain a license?

No, because the possession of a day license authorizes you to participate in an official Federation Swiss Triathlon. All foreign licenses are accepted, therefore buying a Swiss Triathlon day license is not necessary.

Do I need a medical certificate in order to obtain a license?

Neither a medical certificate nor proof of membership in a sports club is required.

Does having a foreign license (eg French) exempt me from buying a Swiss license ?

Yes, possession of a foreign license entitles you to participate in events on the Swiss Triathlon Circuit.


Are there time limits for each discipline ?

Yes, limit times are defined for the Short Distance and Olympic Distance categories (see the rules page). However, participants may continue, with the knowledge that they will not be classified and that there will be no stewards on the course.

When are wetsuits allowed ?

The use of wetsuits is prohibited if the water temperature is 22°C or above and are compulsory if water temperature is below 14°C. The current temperature of the lake is available on the homepage. For the last 29 triathlons, the water temperature has never been below 14°C.

Is it mandatory to be three competitors for the relay?

To be fair to other teams, it would be preferable if you are three competitors. If, under exceptional circumstances, a third person is not available, two competitors will be accepted. Participating in two of the three disciplines presents no problem if you swim, pass the baton to a cyclist, who then passes it back to you before you run the relay.

What if someone is looking to complete a relay team ?

If you are looking for a runner, you could try posting it on our Facebook page, where other athletes might be interested in participating. If you have not found a third person by race day, you can let the information desk or the announcer know that you are looking to complete a team.


Is a particular insurance required or liability insurance is enough ?

In Switzerland, everyone should be covered, either by personal accident insurance, or by health insurance. All foreign participants have to be covered by an accident insurance to participate in the Nyon Triathlon.

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