Event Day

On the day

Setting up

Cycles and kayaks must be in place by 8:30am Saturday 4th March 2023 at Hans Bay, Lake Kaniere (see map).

Race brief

9:15am at the hub. All athletes must attend.

Race number

To be clearly visible on the chest. Swimmers may display theirs on their arm or leg (pens will be provided at the start if required).

Runners

Senior runners be capable of running 10km. All runners must run on the right hand side of the road. Juniors aged 7-10 must be capable of running 1.6km and 11-13-year-olds 4km.

Kayakers

Policy attached on kayak descriptions permitted.  Life jacket or buoyancy aid MUST be worn.  Kayaks must be scrubbed down before the race. Kayaks will be scrutinised at 8:30am at Hans Bay. If Kayaker cannot complete the course, they are to cease paddling, and raise paddle into the air.

Cyclists

Cycle helmets MUST be worn.  No drafting is allowed. E-Bike users to follow guidelines. Senior cyclists must dismount on the road. All competitors unless entered in the e-bike category must use a bike without a battery/means of powering (other than athletes legs!). Juniors aged 7-10 must be capable of riding 4km and 11-13-year-olds 7km. The course is a combination of tar seal/gravel for seniors, so select your bike wisely. Junior cycle course is all on seal.

Swimmers

Swim tri competitors must be capable of swimming 680m. Swimmers to wear a bright cap, and start treading water and raise their hand if they cannot complete the course. Long distance swimmers must be aged 13+ years, and capable of swimming 2km in open water. Junior swimmers aged 7-10 must be capable of swimming 100m and 11-13-year-olds 150m in open water.

No road closure

All roads will be open to traffic at all times. Please obey all road rules.

Transitions

Relay changes are by touch of hand.  At the completion of the kayak leg, kayaks will be cleared by marshals. Kayakers must remove life jackets and run through a chute for their time to be recorded.

Assistants

Assistants may only aid competitors by directing them to canoes or cycles – NO practical or physical assistance is permitted. KEEP OUT OF ROPED AREAS and stay clear of any changeover points. For the Junior events, parents are most welcome to do the run and bike course with their children.

Red Cross and marshals

Red Cross and marshal volunteers are there to help you should you need it. An information tent will be manned if any direction is needed.

Disqualification

Failure to comply with any of the rules of the race OR follow directions of officials OR to complete the course as set out will result in disqualification. Disputes will be handled by the Triathlon Committee, whose decision is final.