Athlete Information Guide
Race 3 will be at our home Champion Lakes, with a safe racing environment, no traffic and great viewing for the spectators.
Age Groupers will once again get to race the Draft Legal format. All bikes must be compliant with the rules.
3 X Races of a SWIM 300M - BIKE 7KM - RUN 1.5KM
# YOUTH A + B ATHLETES WILL RACE IN RACES 1 AND 3
RACE 1 - SWIM/BIKE/RUN
RACE 2 - RUN/ SWIM/ BIKE
RACE 3 - BIKE/ RUN/ SWIM
Race 1 is a traditional swim, bike and run to get athletes familiar with the course. The swim is a
beach start and 1 lap of 300m swim, exiting on the boat ramp and into transition. The bike is also a 7km 1 lap loop before heading into transition and out on a 1 lap out and back 1.5km run until athletes run through the finish line to recover for race 2.
Race 2 starts with a 1.5km run, instead of running through the finish line athletes will then transition where they will grab swim cap and googles ( most will run with them already on or down the tri suit ) where they will exit transition and head towards the swim start, athletes will have the option to either run in from the beach or dive from the pontoon they will swim the 300m course before exiting on the boat ramp and into transition for the 7km bike leg. Once athletes have finished the bike leg, they will rack their bikes and run across the dismount line and then turn right and race towards the finish line. Shoes are optional.
Race 3 will start with a 100m run to get to the bike,. SHOES COMPULSORY. Athletes will then ride out on the 7km cycle loop before heading into transition and starting out on the 1.5km run. They will then head into transition and grab their goggles and swim cap and shoot out on the last leg of the day, the 300m swim. Again athletes can chose to enter the swim from the beach or from the pontoon and complete the swim leg. The finish line will be under the shaded area to the left of the boat ramp, on the grass. The day is then done.
OPEN - Male & Female
YOUTH A- 14/15 Male & Female
YOUTH B - 12/13 Male & Female
AG - 16/24 Male & Female
AG - 25/34 Male & Female
AG - 35/44 Male & Female
AG - 45/54 Male & Female
AG -55 + Male & Famale
RACE DAY TIMES & WAVES
6.10- Rego and transition Open
6:45 - Rego and Transition Closes
6:50 - Race briefing at swim start.
7:00 - Race 1 Starts
7:50 - Race 2 Starts
8:40 - Race 3 Starts
WAVES - SUBJECT TO CHANGE
# Please note: transition will re open briefly before the start of race 2 and 3 for re organising your equipment and bike. Race announcer will announce when this is to take place.
The leader of each OPEN race category and gender will have a high visibility leader’s singlet allocated to them. The point’s leader on the day will wear the singlet and if the lead changes the singlet is passed on to the new race leader. This singlet will be worn throughout the season and the winners at the completion race 3, the series final will be awarded the singlet.
POINTS FOR EACH RACE/ AWARDS
At the finish of each race athletes will be awarded points equal to their finish position.
-1st place - 1 point,
-2nd place -2 points
-3rd Place – 3 points…. and so on.
The points will be tallied after each race and the athlete with the lowest score will be the race winner.
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 athletes (with lowest points) in each of the race categories.
Athletes will be briefed before the race on what happens at the finish line to record placings. This race will not be recorded with a timing chip system.
GENERAL RACE INFORMATION
Medals will be awarded to first three in each of the categories male and female
Open athletes will be racing for prize money, (amount to be confirmed).
Point will be allocated during and after each race that will be made available on race day and posted online after the event.
non-members of Triathlon Australia will need to purchase a one day race license, purchase when you register.
DRAFT LEGAL RACING RULES
AS the bike leg is draft legal, ONLY road bikes, wheels and helmets that meet the strict draft legal racing requirements will be allowed to race. Technical Officials will be checking all bikes on race day so please ensure that you read the attached forms to make sure your bike is compliant. STRICTLY NO TIME TRIAL bikes are permitted to race.
RACE DAY RULES
No passing on the left on the bike at all
No drafting opposite genders.
No overtaking on final bridge.
Absolutely no littering outside aid stations
Swim Caps MUST be worn in each swim.
fun MUST be had.