Registering with the necessary bodies is necessary if you want to participate in the Western Cape triathlon calendar.
This registration ensures you are competent but also ensures that you are supporting the necessary bodies that oversee local triathlons.
In this guide, we detail how you should go about registering with Western Cape Triathlon and Triathlon South Africa. This detailed step-by-step instruction ensures you can enjoy this year’s triathlons.
Is It Necessary to Have a Western Province Triathlon or Triathlon South Africa Membership?
The short answer is yes.
To participate in triathlons and duathlons, you must be registered with Triathlon South Africa. However, membership in a Western Province Triathlon club is only necessary if you reside in the Western Cape. This is because athletes in the province that don’t have the provincial membership will have their Triathlon South Africa membership revoked.
Step-by-Step Guide on How To Register with Triathlon South Africa
Triathlon South Africa membership ensures you get to participate in triathlons and duathlons associated with TSA. TSA is responsible for maintaining the sport’s standards and guaranteeing the safety of athletes participating in these events. While there are events that are held that aren’t associated with TSA, these are legally not allowed to use the term “triathlon” to describe the event. It also means that it may not they won’t
Step 1: Visit the TSA Website
You cannot become a member of TSA without registering as a user first. To begin your registration process, you must visit the Triathlon South Africa website. On the website, navigate to the burger menu on the right-top corner of the webpage and then select “Registration.”
Step 2: Complete the TSA Registration Form
In the registration, you will need to complete the form that will request you to fill in your first name, surname, ID number or passport, your gender, and your preferred name. The preferred name can be a name you usually use in day-to-day life if you don’t use your first name.
To complete the registration, you will also need to insert other personal information like your date of birth, email address, phone number, physical address, and citizenship.
During the registration, you will also need to include two emergency numbers, select whether or not you have medical aid, list allergies and medical conditions if you have any, and any medication you are taking.
Then, you must agree to the POPI terms and conditions, which give TSA the right to collect, process, and distribute your personal information where legally necessary.
Step 3: Purchase a TSA License
After completing the TSA Registration, you will get access to your profile. From your profile, you can purchase a license.
You can complete the purchase of a TSA license online. The cost of the various licenses is R310. This license lasts from the day of purchase to the upcoming 31st of August. Therefore, if you purchase the license between 1st September to 31st December, your license will expire on 31st August of the following year. Therefore, if you buy your license between 1st January and 30th August, your license will expire on 31st August of the same year.
Step 4: Pay Your License Fee
After selecting the type of license you need, you will be redirected to Triathlon South Africa’s payment gateway, where you can pay via card or EFT. The EFT option requires you to connect your bank to their payment gateway.
If you have any questions about the process, you can call the TSA Executive office on 012 343 6208 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step-by-Step Guide on How To Register with a Western Cape Triathlon Club
If you are an athlete that resides in the Western Cape, you need to join a club affiliated with the Western Cape Triathlon Association. This is not only necessary for TSA membership but also means you have access to the benefits available through the club you sign up to.
Step 1: Find and Register to an Affiliated Club
Your first step is to find a WCTA-affiliated club. There are currently five affiliated clubs:
The club located in Green Point has a fee of between R60 for the season for scholars under 19 years old to R480 for the season for senior multi-sport membership.
The ATC also has weekly training sessions that include group cycles, track running at Green Point Athletics Stadium, and open water swimming at the Waterfront Canals.
Annual membership for the Cape Multisport Club costs R400; family members of club members get a 40% discount on their membership, and Pensioners only pay R200.
The club organizes members-only running, trail running, cycling, and triathlon training and events.
Membership for Club MSM starts at R100 for temporary members to R400 for the season of senior members who participate in all disciplines.
- TriLife Multisport Club (Rondebosch)
- DeltaSport MSC (Claremont)
Note: The club you choose to join is not necessarily the club close to you; instead, it should be the club that will be the most beneficial to join and provide tremendous added value for the annual fee you’re paying.
All of the WCTA-affiliated clubs enable you to join even if you don’t reside in the Western Cape; in such instances, your fee will usually be discounted.
Step 2: Sign Up for the Club
After choosing a club, you can visit the clubs’ website to sign up. Many of the clubs affiliated with the Western Cape Triathlon Association require you to sign up for the club by entering your details on an online form. You can access these forms for the corresponding clubs using the links below:
- Atlantic Triathlon Club Online Registration
- Cape Multisport Club Online Registration
- Club Multi-Sport Maniacs Online Registration
Step 3: Pay the Fees
For most of the clubs on this list, you will need to pay your fees via EFT and email proof of payment to the correct point of contact.
After receiving your payment, you will receive the next steps about training and other benefits available only to club members.
Now that you have this information, you can begin your journey as a fully-fledged member of the triathlon community, enjoying triathlons and other multi-sport events. If you have any questions about joining a local club, you can contact the local club for more information and a detailed list of what membership entails.