As part of our continuing commitment to grow the sport of triathlon, Life Time Tri proudly unveiled new event rules prior to the 2018 race season. These rules remain in effect and apply to all triathletes participating in a 2021 Life Time Tri event: able-bodied, para, and professional alike.

Like any sport, rules are created to ensure participant safety and fairness in competition. While these remain paramount, this year’s rules will alter some typical competitive standards, as well as modify the way penalties are enforced and assessed in short course triathlon. The new Officiating Program is designed to make the sport simpler, more accessible, and more exciting for new and veteran athletes alike.

A summary of these rules is noted below, along with a downloadable link to the full Rules Book. Athletes are highly encouraged to review these in detail to ensure a successful race experience.


The following is a brief example of changes you might notice within the Life Time Tri Series program. Download the Life Time Tri Official Rules Book for full details.