USA Triathlon and Blerter are pleased to announce their extended partnership to support race-day operations at all USA Triathlon-owned events through 2025.
USA Triathlon will use Blerter as its event delivery platform at its four owned Nationals — Duathlon, Collegiate Club, Zone3 Youth & Junior and Toyota Age Group Sprint and Olympic-Distance — as well as the Toyota Legacy Triathlon and Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships. USA Triathlon will also continue to communicate with its certified race directors across the country to drive awareness and encourage the adoption of best-practice operational standards through Blerter's technology.
Blerter's event delivery platform helps event organizers effectively plan for the unexpected while ensuring best-in-class safety standards and quality control throughout an event. Additionally, the cloud-based technology, which enables two-way communication across the entire event crew, helps reduce response times to incidents of all types.
New for 2021, Blerter has created an Officials Platform, which will be made available to race directors and their rules ambassadors and officials at up to 1,000 USA Triathlon-sactioned events. The platform helps improve real-time communication between officials, with all penalties recorded in a single platform. This, in turn, helps race directors publish final results and process their awards faster and more accurately.
"Our extended partnership with USA Triathlon underlies our ongoing commitment to the development of triathlon, innovation and delivery of safer, smarter events," said Richard Gill, Blerter CEO and Founder. "While COVID-19 continues to create challenges for events of all types, it provides an opportunity to rethink delivery and find innovative new mechanisms to manage both health concerns and increased budget constraints, while still providing a rewarding experience for participants."
"Blerter technology allows USA Triathlon and race directors nationwide to communicate more effectively with our production teams, leading to a smoother and more enjoyable athlete experience," said Brian D'Amico, USA Triathlon Director of Events. "Most importantly, Blerter enables staff, medical personnel and all those involved with safety and security to respond quickly to unexpected incidents, ensuring that we have the safest possible environment for all participants on race weekend. Their technology and services are another asset for USA Triathlon sanctioned events ensuring best-in-class standards and delivering peace of mind for race directors, participants, volunteers, officials, government and city officials, and the local community."
Blerter's partnerships in the endurance sports industry also include World Triathlon and Challenge Family. Get in touch with us for more information about the platform or how the partnership works.
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