Interactive 3D mock-ups are one of the tools used by World Triathlon's new partner, OnePlan, for planning events ©World Triathlon

World Triathlon has teamed up with OnePlan, the award-winning event-planning platform, to manage multi-sport events safely and efficiently.

The initiative is part of the international governing body’s mission to reduce event costs and open up the chance to host triathlons to new cities and National Federations.

This new partnership is designed to help ease the workflow of local organising committees (LOCs) and to simplify the staging of the world’s biggest triathlon races.

OnePlan's site-planning tool will allow for highly accurate and collaborative planning between the World Triathlon operations team and sports department and the LOCs, it is said.

Interactive 3D mock-ups that will contain every necessary detail, even down to the placement of on-course barriers, will be employed.

Combining mapping and visual planning tools simplifies the process, allowing less-experienced LOCs to be guided through every step of hosting World Triathlon events safely and efficiently and reducing the need for time-consuming site visits.

OnePlan tools have already been used to help those staging football matches ©World Triathlon
OnePlan tools have already been used to help those staging football matches ©World Triathlon

The OnePlan startup has already been used by music festivals, motor races, the National Basketball Association and English Premier League clubs in post-COVID-19 re-openings.

On Wednesday (June 30) the company announced it had raised $3.8 million (£2.75 million/€3.2 million) in financing from investors in the United Kingdom and United States.

The "OnePlan for Triathlons" system can be used for free by any triathlon organiser worldwide.

"The benefits of using OnePlan will be felt immediately by all our stakeholders by enabling us to have every element of every event visible in one place, right down to the smallest details," said World Triathlon sport director Gergely Markus.

"Hosting triathlons requires a lot of collaboration from many areas.

"By using OnePlan we can reduce time and costs for our LOCs while offering the vital reassurance that all the necessary elements are in place, making hosting World Triathlon events in major cities and new regions more attractive, more straightforward and far easier to manage."

Commenting on the partnership, OnePlan chief executive Paul Foster said: "Our partnership with World Triathlon will deliver a consistent approach for LOCs to plan triathlons, meaning significant time and cost savings, plus sustainability benefits, by reducing the need for site visits.

"Designed by World Triathlon and powered by OnePlan, any triathlon organiser worldwide can now use the platform to plan and manage their events."