Regulations

Swimming

  • Wetsuits, goggle and/or facemasks are permitted.
  • A swim cap will be provided to each athlete and must be worn throughout the swim portion of the event.
  • no fins, paddles, snorkles, flotation devices or other artificial aids to propulsion are allowed.
  • It is mandatory that each athlete be accompanied by a support team.
  • Athletes must provide their own food/drinks for themselves. Escorts are responsible for providing the athlete with their food and drinks troughout the swim portion.
  • There will be designated officials following the event and any infraction or unsafe action will result in a time penalty or disqualification.
  • The Swim Course will be CLOSED six (6) hours after the start of Stage 1. Any athlete not reaching the finish by then will be declared a „Participant“ and may be allowed to continue at his/her own risk only with clearance from event officials including medical staff.
  • Swimming cut-off times could be changed due to weather conditions.
  • Relays – Hand off must be done in dedicated area at the start pontoon. The hand off could be done after each loop and the swimming cap must be switched.

Transition: Swimming – Cycling

  • In the transition: No crew member or another athlete may interfere with another athletes equipment while it is in the transition area.
  • Crew members are permitted in the transition area to assist their athlete but must not intefere with other crews or athletes.
  • Organizer might administer bike equipment checks, including helmets, as part of the transition process.
  • Athlete can enter the cycling part after leaving transition area and wearing helmet (must be secured and fastened).
  • Relays – The hand off from Swimming to Cycling must be done in dedicated area.

Cycling (day 1-2)

  • Each athlete must present his bike to the technical control during registration.
  • Athlete can have back-up bike, that can be used only in case of technical problem with the main bike. All bikes must be controled during registration.
  • It is responsibility of the athlete to ensure that all aspects of their bike are safe to the user, other competitor, crew members, officials, volunteers and the general public at all timers during the event.
  • No accompanying riders are permitted on the bike course
  • Drafting or pacing of any kind is NOT ALLOWED. This includes motorized vehicles.
  • Each athlete must conform to all trafic laws and are responsible for all consequences of any infraction.
  • Frame numbers must be displayed in a highly visible position on the bike while the rider is on the course. In the case of a bike switch, the number must also be switched
  • No athlete may wear any device that interferes with normal hearing such as electronic headsets, radios including communication devices, MP3 players or ipods.
  • The bike courses for stage 1 and 2 will be CLOSED 12 hours after the start of each stage. Any athlete not reaching the finish by then will be declared a “Participant” . Athletes may be allowed to start the next stage at his/her own risk and only with clearance from event officials including medical and monitoring personnel.
  • Relays – Hand off could be done after each loop. The hand off must be done in dedicated area and the start number/BIB must be switched.

Running (Day 3)

  • Each athlete must run or walk the entire course. The organizer reserves the right to withdrawal an athlete due to medical reason.
  • Each athlete must wear an official number while on the run course: it must be worn and clearly visible from the front.
  • Pacing of the athlete is allowed during the run portion of the event: however, the athlete may not have more than one pacer at a time.
  • No pacer may do any headwind blocking.
  • The Run Course will be CLOSED 12 hours after the start of the Stage 3. Any athlete not reaching the finish by the twelve (12) hours cut-off will be declared a „Participant“
  • Relays – Hand off could be done after each loop. The hand off must be done in the dedicates area and the start number/BIB must be switched.

General Rules

  • All BIKE courses are open to all traffic. ALL TRAFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS MUST BE OBEYED.
  • Since the use of a support team is required throughout the event, aid stations, will not be provided by event officials. Water and toilet facilities will be provided in the race area. During the RUN courses will be provided one AID STATION.
  • No athlete will receive any time adjustments for any stop made during any stage or portion thereof. This includes, among others rest or repair stops, check-ins, medical assistance, stops required by event officials or other stop dictated by public authorities.
  • No athlete or team may use ani device, equipment, aid or other support, which provides an unfair advantage or produces an unsafe condition.
  • Athlete and/or support crews may exchange food, drink, spare parts, tools etc. just in dedicated area.
  • Organizer can check the equipment of every participant before every single part of the race.
  • In case of not following rules of the race, the organizer might disqualified the whole team.
  • Distances:

Day 1: 10 km swimming + 145 km cycling

Day 2: 276 km cycling

Day 3: 84 km running

Organizer reserve the right to change the distances

  • Drafting in swimming, cycling and running is not allowed.
  • Each athlete must be insured during the whole race.

Start number

  • Each athlete must wear the swimming cap with his start number that organizer will provided.
  • The bike number is to be worn on the lower back of the outer garment while riding. The frame number must be attached to a location visible to event mashals. In the event of a bike change the number must also be transferred. The helmet number must be place on the front, center of the helmet.
  • Each competitor must wear the run race number on their front so that it is visible at all times while on the run course

Support team

  • Each athlete must be accompanied by a support team. Each support team shall consist of at least 1 adult and no more than 4.
  • Support team is responsible only for his athlete. In case of emergency it is obligatory to help other athletes
  • Each Support Team member MUST be present on the registration
  • Every support team must have a Captain
  • The Captain will be the official spokesperson for the athlete and team. As such he/she will be responsible for the team and its actions.
  • Costs and arrangements for the procurement, training, outfitting, transportation and housing of the team are the responsibility of the athlete.
  • The Team Captain and athlete must be present on pre-start briefing

Medical

  • Event officials will not provide medical emergency assitance, nor is any liability assumed for not providing such. Emergency medical contacts and information will be provided to each support crew.
  • Athletes are responsible for their own medical condition and should be cleared by their own family doctor before competing.
  • Organizer reserve the right for monitoring certain indicators. The monitoring team will have the authority to withdraw an athlete from the event if indicators fall outside safe limits or the athlete refuse to provide the requested indicators.
  • Organizer reserve the right to remove an athlete from any portion of the event if the athlete is judged to by incapable of continuing in the event.

Organizer reserve the right to change or cancel any of the rules mentioned above.