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

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 race course.
  • Obey race deputies 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 act aggressively with the environment.
  • Conocer el protocolo de actuación en caso de accidente deportivo, recogido en la página web de la Federación Andaluza de Triatlón: https://www.triatlonandalucia.org/seguros

Participation in the sporting event is an individual, self-responsible, and free act. The athlete assumes all inherent risks associated with participating in such sporting 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 (FETRI) will regulate all matters relating to penalties and sanctions. Check the rules here

Respect

Participants accept each of the articles of this regulation and agree to participate honestly, according to the competition rule, and honestly cover the full distance of each section before crossing the finish line. Likewise, they declare to be respectful with the personnel involved in the organization and with the rest of the participants. They also pledge to treat their own and others’ sports equipment with respect.

In order to contribute to a minimum environmental impact, participants will use the containers located by the aid stations to throw away bottles after drinking and will refrain from throwing away food or packaging on the ground throughout the race course.

Race duration

The expected race duration is about 6hours and 30 minutes for the event with the following cutting times:

  • Swim: 55 minutes
  • Cycling + Swimming: 4 hours and 30min
  • Finish Line: 6 hours and 30 minutes

Distances

The following distances are established for adult race:

MIDDLE DISTANCE
*federated and non-federated triathletes

Swim

1.900 m. (1.2-miles)

Bike

93 km. (56-miles)

Run

21.195 m. (13.1-miles)

 

 

 

Participants

The event is open everyone who claim to be in good physical, mental and medical condition to participate in the Third Half Triathlon Seville. Some exceptions apply.

  • Middle distance: race is open to both federated and non-federated athletes. In addition, there will be a relay race (teams composed of three participants, each one completing a single discipline).

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).

You can check specific Paratriathlon rules at: http://triatlon.org/triweb/index.php/paratriatlon/normativas/

Age groups

Under 23

20 – 23 years of age

Elite

24 – 39 years of age

Vet 1

40 – 49 years of age

Vet 2

50 – 59 years of age

Vet 3

60 years of age and older

 

For the Relay race there would be only a single open category.

Relay teams

All teams must consist of 3 people and they will only participate in the relay competition. Each participant could only complete a single discipline: swimming, cycling, or running. Each team will have a chip that is changed in the transition area among team mates after completion of each discipline. The chip serves as a baton.

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 him or herself anytime when required by the organizer, the technical deputy or judges and officials, by means of a valid federation license card or National ID card.

Gear check in

All participants must pass a gear check before the competition. This control (check in) will be done by judges and officials at transition’s entrance.

Judges and officials will supervise gear check:

  • The regulations and safety conditions for wetsuit if its use is either permitted or mandatory.
  • Cycling gear: especially bicycle and helmet will be checked.
  • Possession and proper placement of all race numbers that the organizer and technical deputy consider 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 the transition area course (such as crossing under the stands, jumping over the areas reserved for other participant, etc.) Rules described by Article 3.4.5 (a) apply.

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

Swim

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 23° C (73.4 F) for the VI Half Triathlon de Sevilla, therefore the use of a wet suit may be optional. The final decision will be taken by race officials on race day, 1 hour before race start.

Swimming gear

Mandatory swimming equipment consists of:

  1. Garment that covers the body properly.
  2. Swim Cap with bib number, as provided by the organization.
  3. Wetsuit when required or allowed by rules (depending on water temperature).

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

The use of artificial aids such as paddles, mittens, fins, breathing tubes, etc., is strictly prohibited. Hands and feet must always be bare. The 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 to progress or self-propel.

Swimming course

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

Cycling

Bike Course

As it is the case in MIDDLE DISTANCE triathlon racing NO DRAFTING rules apply during the cycling segment of the race for the VI Half Triatlón de Sevilla.

No Drafting rules will be controlled by triathlon officials or judges (Federación Andaluza de Triatlón).

During the cycling segment the minimum distance between participants shall be 10 meters (33 feet) and 2 meters (6,5 feet) lateral distance when overtaking another participant.

You could see the bike route in the routes section.

Cycling Equipment

 

Mandatory cycling equipment consists of:

  1. Appropriate clothing that covers the body properly.
  2. Bicycle that complies with current regulations.
  3. Rigid helmet according to present regulations
  4. Bicycle bib number on the bicycle always visible from the left side.

Participants are personally responsible for their equipment complacency 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 2 meters long and 75cm wide.
  • You may not use wheels with mechanisms that facilitate their acceleration. Opaque lenticular wheels (disc wheels) must be easy to inspect by a race deputy or official.
  • 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. 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. Any warned participant not obeying this warning, will be disqualified.

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.

Run

Running 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.)

It is strictly forbidden to use the bicycle helmet during the running segment of the race.

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; second violation to this rule will result in disqualification

Only athletes in the relay race will be allowed to run together with other team members during the last 100 meters before the finish line.

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