The start will be given sharply at 07:30 for Sprint Distance while the swim start for the Olympic distance athletes will be 8:30 by a signal: “GET SET” AND A long sound of a HORN OR WHISTLE. This is a mass start entering the water. All athletes during entering the water and before the start signal must keep the distances according to the protocols All the athletes must start after the horn (those start before the sound of the horn will receive a time penalty equal to 1 minute to be served after the swim). Not showing up in the penalty box leads to DSQ.
Entering the transition area the triathletes can run or walk towards their respective bike and must wear their cycling helmets, fastened their strap before they pick their bikes, and must wear a top – (NO BARE TORSOS ALLOWED). No riding is allowed in the T area and athletes must push their bike up to the clearly marked MOUNTING LINE.
At the finish of the bike section, at the clearly depicted mount/dismount line all triathletes must dismount and push their bikes to the bike racks, where they must ensure that the bike is safely secured on the rack. Immediately after that athletes head towards the run course as directed by Marshals. In case an athlete has received a Penalty violation it has to be served immediately after the bike segment at the Penalty Box. Before entering the Run section, the athletes must put on their Bib number and adjust it so it is clearly visible at the front of their jersey. To do so, they can use either a triathlon belt or safety pins.
Opens at 06:15-08:15 am for bike placement for all athletes. There will be a distinction of the allocation of place on the bike racks between the Sprint Distance and the Olympic Distance participants. Athletes ONLY are allowed in the transition area. The last bike entry in the transition area can take place up until 8:00 am. During the race, only athletes are allowed to enter. At the end of the race, only athletes with proof of their number can exit the T area with their respective bikes. After the race is finished please pick up your bikes no later than 12:30. After 12:30 the bikes will be left unattended and there will be no guarding, therefore no safety for your belongings. Organizers will not be held liable for any losses or damages.
The run section is a point to point flat route 2,6km long. The Sprint distance participants will run 2laps x 2,6km and the Olympic distance participants will cover 4laps x 2,6km. The athlete exits the T-area heading east following a path – pavement. There will be 1 feed zone station (water, fruits) at the 2,5 km of the run lap, and signs to direct the triathletes towards the finish. Signs will alert triathletes as to the 1km & 500m before the finish line. Triathletes are advised to be careful from other pedestrians on course due to the fact that they will also be allowed to walk on the same path. No bare torso is allowed, and no pushing or non- sportsmanlike behavior is allowed. Even though marshals will aid in the direction of the run course, it is the triathlete’s responsibility to follow the signs that lead clearly to the finish line. Athletes are responsible for covering the correct distance and count how many laps they have completed.
ATHLETES MUST PUT ON THEIR BIB NUMBER USING EITHER A TRIATHLON BELT OR SAFETY PINS BEFORE EXITING THE T2 TO ENTER THE RUN COURSE.