Rules

Rules and regulations 

Following we define everything related to the rules and regulation of the race, including the participant’s categories, preparation and code of conduct.

Distances

The following distances are established for adult race:

 

 

OLYMPIC

*Federated (80%)  non-federated (20%)

SPRINT

* Federated &  non-federated

SÚPER-SPRINT*

* Federated &  non-federated , mixed couples & relays

SWIM

1.500 m

750 m

350 m

BIKE

40 km

20 km

10 km

RUN

10 km

5 km

2.5 km

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The super sprint distance will include following events in addition to individual race:

- Relay Race.

-Mixed Couples Race.

 

Participants

The event is open everyone who claim to be in good physical, mental and medical condition to participate in the Triatlon de Sevilla. Some exceptions apply.

  • Olympic distance: Maximum of  20% non-federated athletes, the other 80% of registrations is reserved for federated athletes.
  • Other distances: open for federated and non-federated athletes.

The event is open to athletes with disabilities in any form, under the rules set by the Spanish Triathlon Federation for athletes with disabilities (Paratriathlon).

Age Groups

- The following ages groups apply for Olympic distance race:
Junior____18-19 years old         Veterano 1____40-59 years old        
Sub 23___ 20-23 years old         Veterano 2____50-59 years old        
Élite______24-39 years old        Veterano 3____60 years or older    

- For Sprint and Super Sprint distance we establish open male and open female categories for athletes born in year 2000 and before

-For the relay race there would be an open category and a Corporate category:

-Open cat: everyone racing as a relay team
- Corporate: this category is only available for corporate teams.
 

-Mixed Couples: there would be one single open category

 

Relay Teams

All teams must be composed of three 3 participants and they will only participate in relays. There will be two categories: male or female. If a male member to joins women’srelay team, the entire team will be considered as a masculine team.

Each participant could only participate in a single discipline; swimming, cycling, or running.

Each team will have a chip that is changed among team mates after completion of each discipline in the transition area. The chip serves as a baton.  

All teams must spend five minutes in the transition area while making the change. This time will not count towards the overall team time and it will controlled by a race judge.

 

MIXED COUPLES RACE

The team must include a male and female participant.

The couple must go together since the start to the finish line, and cannot be more than 5 meters apart from each other at any time.

 

General responsibility

It is the participant´s responsibility to be well prepared for the race. That means to be in good physical health in general, as well as having an acceptable level of preparation. The possession of a triathlon license does not guarantee or covers this responsibility.

All triathletes must:

  • Be responsible for their own safety and that of other athletes.
  • Be aware, acknowledge, follow and respect the rules of the competition.
  • Know the routes.
  • Obey official’s and race judge’s indications.
  • Respect traffic laws.
  • Treat other athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators with respect and courtesy.
  • Avoid use of abusive language.
  • Respect the environment in which the competition is held. Athletes must not abandon or throw objects or waste, nor or act aggressively with the environment.

 

Participation in the sporting event is an individual self-responsible free act. The athlete assumes all inherent risks associated with participating in such sport competition. These risks include but are not limited to: accidents, falls, crashes, caused by the athlete or third parties participating or not participating in the competition, and generally any personal or material damage. Thus the participant definitively waives responsibility in case any such accident may occur. The   participant renounces to make any claim against the organization or organizing members in the likely event any damage occurs during such a risky framework, the participant acknowledges and accepts all risks involved.

 

Mandatory

The Rules of the Spanish National Triathlon Federation will regulate all matters relating to penalties and sanctions, participants’ code of conduct, support or external aid and drafting. Federación Española de Triatlón: http://www.triatlon.org/web/docs/competiciones/reglamentos/2011/FETRI.20...

 

Transition Area

Access

Access to the transition area prior to the beginning of the competition is restricted to judges and officials, staff responsible for the organization, accredited club coaches and properly identified participants. Only the mentioned will be allowed access to these areas.

All participants must be properly identified to take part in the competition. Any participant may be required to identify himself or herself anytime when required by the organizer, the technical deputy or judges and officials, by means of a valid federation license card or ID card.

The relevance of the transition area is huge. The ideal design is that with one or two long corridors (of at least three meters wide), with spaces on both sides of the corridors of 1 meter by 1 meter. If possible, the design should avoid squares with many short corridors, for the sake of clarity and simplicity.

The transition area shall include:

  • A numbered space for each participant
  • A numbered  container to place all Racing gear. (optional)
  • Drinking water (optional)

Gear Check IN (Control)

All participants must pass the gear check before the competition. This control will be performed by judges and deputies at transition area’s entrance.

Judges and officials will supervise gear control:

• Possession and proper placement of all race numbers that the organizer, the technical deputy deem appropriate, prior announcement of their mandatory use.

Use of transition area and transit within

Each participant may use only the space marked with your bib number, as well as access corridors and exit. Your specific individual space cannot be marked with elements that aid identification (such as tape or chalk on the ground, balloons, towels, etc.)

It is forbidden to ride the bicycle inside the transition area.

All participants must move through the transition areas as set by the organizer, it is not allowed to shorten course within the transition area (such as crossing under the stands, jumping over the areas reserved for other participant, etc.). It applies the provisions of Article 3.4.5 (a)

There may be a maximum decompensation of about 10 meters in the transition area.

Swimming

Water temperature

If the water temperature is below 13 ° C (55.4 F), the rules specify that the swimming section of the race cannot take place. We expect water temperature of 24 ° C (75.2 F).

 Equipment / Gear

Mandatory swim equipment consists of:

a. Garment that covers the body properly.

b. Swim Cap with bib number, as provided by the organization.

c. Wetsuit when required or allowed by water temperature.

The use of any neoprene garment is prohibited when the use of wet suit is prohibited by race officials.

Artificial aids such as using paddles, mittens, fins, breathing tubes, etc., are not allowed. Hands and feet must always be bare. Use of swimming goggles is allowed.

Swimming style

Participants may swim in any desired style. It is allowed to walk or run along the bottom at the beginning and/or the end, but only before and / or after the signal (buoy, boat, etc.) indicating the point where the official measurement is taken. It is also allowed to stop and stand where water does not cover completely, or by the buoys placed along the route, but is not allowed to use these elements (buoys) to progress or self-propel.

Swimming Course

Participants not following the marked course will be disqualified even if it does not mean cutting distance.

Road Cycling

Bike Course

The rules of Triatlon de Sevilla allows for drafting, expect for athletes of different genders during the Olympic distance race. Drafting among participants of different gendersis allowed in all other distances.

 

Equipment /Gear

Mandatory cycling equipment consists of:

  1. Appropriate clothing that covers the body properly.
  2. Bicycle according the rules specifications.
  3. Rigid helmet according to the specifications of present rules.
  4. Bicycle Bib number on the bicycle always visible from the left side.

Participants are personally responsible that their equipment complies with current regulations prior to the beginning of the competition..

The use of any type of bike that meets the following specifications is allowed:

  • Bicycle must be no longer than 1,85 meters long and 50cm wide.
  • You may not use wheels with mechanisms that facilitate their acceleration. The minimum number of spokes allowed is 12.
  • The handlebar must be curved (traditional road racing handlebar) for road bicycles and flat for mountain bikes. Tri bars are not allowed.
  • Each bicycle wheel must have its own brake.

 

It is mandatory to use a rigid helmet. The helmet must be properly fastened before the participant first picks up the bicycle and must remain fastened till the bicycle is dropped in the transition area. Therefore, this includes the entire cycling segment and transition areas while in possession of the bike. The penalty for violating this rule is disqualification, except violation while inside the transition areas in possession of the bicycle, when the athlete will receive a warning penalty. If a warned participant does not obey this warning, disqualification applies. Helmets must meet the following specifications:

  • Rigid casing, one-piece.
  • Safety lock.
  • The straps may not be elastic, and must be attached to the casing in at least three points.
  • Should cover the parietal areas of the head.

 

Cycling Course

Participants are not allowed to receive external aid or from another participant during the course of the competition.

Participants not following the marked course will be disqualified even if it does not mean cutting distance.

 

Running

Equipment /Gear

Mandatory running equipment consists of:

  1. Appropriate clothing that covers the body properly
  2. A bib number, provided by the organization. The race number should be fully visible in front of the participant.
  3. Any other items that the organizer considers appropriate and in agreement with the technical deputy (wristbands, double bib, etc.)

Running Course

Participants not following the marked course will be disqualified even if it does not mean cutting distance.

Participants may not be accompanied during this segment. The penalty for violating this rule is a warning; the second violation to this rule will result in disqualification.

Timing

The total time of each athlete is continuous from start to finish, and includes time spend in the transition area. Triatlón de Sevilla will use electronic timing devices for greater quickness, precision and reliability.

Change of Rules

The organizing committee can modify or alter these rules in terms of the feasibility of the competition.

 


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