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Event Organiser's Training Course (Hybrid)

14 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023

Organiser's Description

Triathlon Scotland Event Organiser's Training Course 2023

The organisation and delivery of swim, bike, run events are the backbone of the sport's success in the UK, and the quality of these events is vital to the continuing growth and development of our fast growing, dynamic and modern sport.

Triathlon Scotland delivers an Event Organiser's course, which aims to provide existing and new event organisers with the skills and the knowledge required to provide safe and memorable events for all participants.

The course is facilitated by Richard Pearson (experienced race organiser of Aberfeldy Triathlon, Keswick Mountain Festival, Go Swim, Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh, Glasgow 2018 Open Water Swimming and many more), with support from Triathlon Scotland staff. 

The course will have up to 12 delegates, allowing attendees to share their own experiences and learn from others, in a relaxed and informal environment.

Dates: Tuesday 14 (Online, 1830-2030), Thursday 16 (Online, 1830-2030) and Saturday 18 February 2023 (1000-1600). You must attend all sessions

Time: 10am-4pm  

Venue: Online (via Zoom) and Dewars Centre, Perth (PH2 0TH)

Details: These sessions are open to anyone interested in learning more about best practise in event organisation.  If you are organising an event for the first time, or wish to refresh an existing event, then this training is for you! Other sports also welcome to attend.

Price: £60*


*If your club or organisation is paying for your course and you would prefer to be invoiced, please contact


MODULE DETAILS (you will be pleased to know there is no test!)

Event Management Cycle: This module will enable participants to describe and apply all the stages of delivering an event, identifying what  constitutes as a safe and successful event.

Project Scoping: Delegates will develop an understanding of what is involved in project scoping and its benefits. The differences between stakeholders and partners will be understood and an outline scope will be developed and used for more detailed planning in later modules.

Building the Delivery Team: This will look at the roles and responsibilities of your event delivery team for both a small and large-scale event.

Engaging Stakeholders: Develop and identify the stakeholders and partners roles within your event. The role of sponsors and the development of sponsorship packages will also be covered with in this module.

Detailed Planning: Delivery of project plans, providing delegates support on appropriate risk analysis, and the creation of appropriate Emergency Action Plans.

Course Design: Will help apply the principles of good course design alongside understanding the changes that maybe required for youth, paratriathlon or  races of varying distances.

Financial Planning: This module will assist event organisers in developing an event financial plan. It will identify the variety of costs that maybe be incurred throughout the event cycle. Event entry fees will also be discussed during this session.

Marketing and Communications: The aim of this module is to highlight the importance of marketing an event. Identify marketing methods, the outcomes of effective marketing and understanding when additional marketing support is required.

Event Evaluation: Evaluation of an event is key to the continued success of an event. This module looks at identifying the successful and unsuccessful elements of an event and discusses how to analyse your feedback, and how to decide what action should be taken.


About Triathlon Scotland 

Triathlon Scotland is the national governing body for triathlon, duathlon and associated multisports in Scotland and is recognised by both sportscotland and The British Triathlon Federation (BTF).  
With your support we
  • Build a strong triathlon community supporting the wellbeing of all
  • Offer membership of the sport in return for exciting benefits
  • Help clubs and groups to host events to increase participation
  • Support the delivery of national championship and ranking events
  • Train coaches to gain recognised qualifications to help improve your ability
  • Train volunteers and officials to gain skills and qualifications to help others
  • Coach triathletes to compete on the world stage
All #becausewelovetriathlon and want to develop a bright future for our sport.
To find out more and to join us please visit:  Membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining, and members receive a welcome pack, insurance for training and racing, race entry discounts, eligibility for the National Triathlon Series and National Championship titles, and special partner offers and discounts.

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07 Feb 2023 23:59£60.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Start: 14/02/2023 18:00:00

End: 18/02/2023 18:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 12

Places Available: ??


Morven Bruce

01786 466921