X TRI & X TRI LITE

RACE RULES

RACE RULES

These rules are made to protect the participants and to prevent un-sportsmanlike behaviour. Should any rules be unclear, you are welcome to consult with the Chief Referee prior to the start of the event, on the day.

GENERAL

  • A pre-race briefing will be conducted 15 minutes before the start of the swim leg of each event where additional instructions will be given
  • Regular instructions will be announced over the PA system
  • It is YOUR responsibility to know the route and rules.  Ensure that you have checked the maps and read the rules
  • Any athlete withdrawing from the event is required to report to the Information station and advise officials
  • Athletes are required to hold a valid TSA license, please enter this on your entry.  Day Licenses are available (which are not included in the entry fees for those not licensed)
  • NO littering on the course. Littering outside the litter zones will result in disqualification.

SWIM

  • NO Cap = NO Swim
  • A swim cap is provided in your race pack.  If you lose it prior to the event only brightly coloured caps are allowed during the swim – no blue, black or green caps
  • NO baggy clothing of any kind is allowed for safety reasons.  They make you heavier and hamper lifesaving efforts.
  • Below 15.9o water temperature – Wetsuits mandatory
  • 15.9o to 22o water temperature – Wetsuits optional
  • Above 22o – Wetsuits forbidden
  • Swimmer must be capable of swimming the distance entered
  • NO pushing, shoving, pulling or blocking is permitted during the swim

CYCLE

  • NO helmet = NO ride
  • ONLY approved, hard-shell helmets in good condition will be permitted
  • ONLY 26 inch or greater wheel size mountain bikes will be permitted
  • NO gravel or cyclo-cross bikes will be permitted
  • An upper-body garment must be worn
  • NO nudity is permitted.  There are NO changing tents in transition
  • Helmets should be free from cracks and all strapping is good working order
  • Both handlebar ends must be properly plugged
  • ONLY wheels of spoke construction will be permitted
  • Helmets must be clipped on tightly and correctly before taking bike from rack.
  • NO cycling is permitted in the transition area. Run your bike to the exit of transition and mount after the Mount/Dismount Line
  • DO NOT unclip or remove your helmet BEFORE your bike is racked. You will be stopped to re-clip your helmet.
  • ONLY competitors will be allowed in the transition area
  • Bikes may only be removed from transition area after an announcement is made that all cyclists have finished the cycle leg
  • NO glass containers are permitted in transition or on the course
  • Helmets must be worn during the full duration of the cycle leg and only be removed after racking the bike
  • NO listening devices or earphones are permitted
  • Cyclist should be able to complete the course of the event entered for. X TRI course involves technical mountain bike trails, steep climbs and descents

RUN

  • An upper-body garment must be worn. Straps of tops and vests must remain on the shoulders
  • NO nudity is permitted.  There are NO changing tents in transition
  • Footwear is compulsory


IT IS IN YOUR AND YOUR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS’ BEST INTEREST TO RACE IN A SAFE AND FAIR MANNER

Neither Woolworths, Access Management Services, CTTA, WPTA, TSA nor their successors, assigns, subsidiaries, associates, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors will be held liable by a participant for any damage, loss, claim, judgement, or other liability or expense (including, but without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees), of whatever kind or nature, whether for death, personal injury, property damage or otherwise, that may be sustained or arise as a direct or indirect result of the participation in this event, and the participant indemnifies Woolworths and CTTA, WPTA, TSA in this regard. All race rules prescribed by Triathlon South Africa are at the discretion of Woolworths and CTTA, WPTA, TSA.

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WWXTri FAQs

THE SWIM

TRIATHLON

THE SWIM-TO-CYCLE TRANSITION

THE BIKE-TO-RUN TRANSITION

THE CYCLE

THE RUN

THE FINISH

WW X TRI TIPS

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