Limerick Triathlon Club events are run entirely by volunteers, none of whom receive payments or expenses. As active triathletes ourselves, we are keenly aware of the costs of the sport and in particular event entry fees. It is for transparency we are publishing the entry price for HoTW in advance (€85 plus charges). We appreciate this is not an insignificant sum.
We are not a business – we aim to have in the region of 5-10% margin on our events which is reinvested within the sport. Much of what we do is reliant on goodwill of our members, friends, volunteers and local businesses, and as such the true costs are never reflected in our club accounts. Many of the costs involved in running an event such as HOTW are fixed. We continue to offer generous cash prizes not just for the top 5 finishers, but also across the age groups. Through a lot of hard work, our merchandise costs are much less than many people think. Our other events – the Limerick Duathlon and the Joey Hannan Memorial Triathlons are run on the same basis.
From its beginning the race has evolved over the past 32 years to what it is today, and we will continue to review and try to improve the race in as far as possible within the scope of a club run event.