Body Marking

Each athlete will receive a set of (2) temporary tattoo race numbers and (1) age tattoo at packet pickup. You will be required to put these on yourself. One set of race numbers will go on the upper left and the other on the upper right arm. The age will be placed on the left calf. If for some reason you don’t get number tattoos, we will have volunteers to body mark you on race morning outside of transition.

Timing

  • Participants are required to wear the designated Timing Chip strapped to their ankle, throughout the race.
  • Relay Team Members must pass the strap/chip at each transition.
  • After you finish, turn in the strap/chip at the end of the finish chute.
  • If you pull out of the race, report to the finish line timing tent to turn in the strap/chip and go to the transition area to collect your gear (after 3pm).
  • There is a $90 charge for a lost Timing Chip / strap.
  • If you are participating in the aquabike category, please be sure to return your chip to th volunteers at the finish line.

Transition Area

  • All bikes must be racked in the proper position on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
  • Bike racks provided will be individually numbered.
  • Your equipment must be removed from transition by 5:30pm race day.
  • REVOLUTION3 Triathlon is not responsible for lost or stolen equipment left in transition.
  • Only participants, officials and race volunteers are allowed in transition.  An event wristband is required for access.
  • Extra equipment is not allowed in transition. Transition is fenced and secured.
  • CPSC approved helmets are required during the cycling portion of the event. You will be prohibited from participating if you don’t have an approved helmet.
  • Helmets must be buckled in place during all aspects of the bike including transition.
  • You must walk or jog with your bike in the transition lanes to the designated mount; dismount areas at the perimeter of the transition.

Swim Course

  1. Each athlete must wear cap provided by race, and race number must be CLEARLY visible.
  2. No fins, aqua socks, gloves, paddles, or flotation devices of any kind are allowed.
  3. Swim goggles or face masks may be worn.
  4. No individual paddlers or escort allowed. The course will be adequately patrolled by boats, canoes and paddleboards.
  5. Wetsuits must be 5mm thick or less.
  6. Speedsuits will be allowed (if they are on the list of approved suits)*.
  7. Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification if forward progress was made. Athletes are permitted to use kayaks and boats as aid, so long as no forward progress is made. Course officials and medical personnel reserve the right to remove athletes from the course if determined medically necessary.
  8. All athletes must cross the timing mats to enter the beach or they may be disqualified.

*NOTE: ANY ATHLETE ELECTING NOT TO RACE MUST NOTIFY TIMING DESK IMMEDIATELY. ABOVE ALL, THE SAFETY OF EACH ATHLETE IS OUR PRIME CONCERN. A FULL SWEEP OF THE COURSE WILL BE MADE DIRECTLY BEHIND THE LAST ATHLETE. VISUAL AID WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE LIFEGUARDS, DIVERS, CANOES AND KAYAKS, BUOYS, AND AQUATIC CRAFTS THAT LINE THE COURSE.

Swim To Bike

After the swim, you will be directed through the timing chutes to the bike and run transition. NO PUBLIC NUDITY. We require you to be fully ready to race before getting on your bike. Personal nutrients are permitted if carried on your person, in a front pack, or in your gear bags. Sunscreen is available in the transition area. Athletes will be required to mount AFTER the mount/dismount line or be subjected to a penalty. There is NO riding inside the transition area.

Bike Course

No tandems, recumbents, fairings, or any add-on device designed exclusively to reduce resistance are allowed. Any new, unusual, or prototype equipment will be subject to a determination of legality by the event organizer and/or Head Referee.
Position Rules:

  • Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bicycle or any other vehicle is allowed.
  • The draft zone extends backwards 3 bike lengths for Age-Groupers from the leading edge of the front wheel of the bicycle ahead of each contestant. Entering another athlete’s draft zone will result in a drafting violation.  For Pros, they will be required to stay within 6 bike lengths or 10 meters.
  • Athletes must ride single file on the far right side of the road except when passing another athlete. Side-by-side riding is not allowed and will result in a blocking or position violation.
  • Athletes are allowed 15 seconds to pass. A pass occurs when the passing contestant’s front wheel overtakes the passed athlete’s front wheel. Failure to complete a pass within 15 seconds will result in a drafting violation.7. An overtaken contestant must fall back 3 bike lengths for pros before attempting to re-pass. Failure to immediately fall back will result in a drafting violation. Immediately re-passing will result in an overtaken violation.
  • Each athlete will receive 3 sets of numbers at packet pickup (there may also be some extra).  The small sticker goes on the front of your helmet.  Another larger sticker must be placed on your bike with the number displayed on both sides of your bike.  It usually is best to be placed on the seat stem or top tube or down tube.  The third number is the number that must be worn on the run (the flexible bib number).  That number is not required on the bike.  Race belts may be worn
  • CPSC, CE, or SNELL-approved helmet is required during the entire bike portion. Helmets must be securely fastened before mounting the bicycle, at all times when on the bicycle, and must not be unfastened until after dismounting the bicycle. Any athlete riding without an approved helmet will automatically be disqualified.  Alterations to hard-shell helmet, which affect its integrity, are not allowed
  • No individual support allowed. Ample aid and food stations will be provided. Friends, family members, coaches, or supporters of any type may NOT bike, drive, or run alongside an athlete, may not pass food or other items to an athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all athletes to avoid the disqualification of an athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort.
    • *NOTE: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SLOW FOR SAFE NUTRIENT PICK-UP. CALL OUT YOUR REQUIREMENTS CLEARLY AND IN ADVANCE. CREWS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO STEP ACROSS THE WHITE LINE FOR HANDOFFS. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DON’T TOSS BIKE BOTTLES, CUPS, OR NUTRIENT BAGS ON THE ROADSIDE ALONG THE COURSE. BIKE BOTTLES MUST BE TOSSED TOWARD THE BOTTLE DROP AT THE ENTRANCE AND/OR EXIT OF EACH AID STATION. A PENALTY WILL BE ASSESSED FOR DISCARDING A BIKE BOTTLE OR ANY OTHER LITTER/TRASH OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED DROP ZONE. Discarding trash or equipment outside the designated drop zone will result in a littering violation or an abandonment of equipment violation.
  • Each athlete must be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their own bike. Assistance by anyone other than race personnel will be grounds for immediate disqualification. Each athlete should be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction.
    • *NOTE: TECHNICAL SUPPORT VANS WILL BE ON THE COURSE TO ASSIST WITH EMERGENCY REPAIRS WHENEVER POSSIBLE, E.G. REPLACEMENT TUBES, TIRES, CHAINS, ETC. TECHNICAL VANS WILL ROAM THE COURSE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, BUT ARE LIMITED IN NUMBER. BE PREPARED.
  • Athletes are expected to heed directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • Athletes may walk bike, if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle.
  • Bike inspection is not mandatory and will not be provided at bike check-in, although technicians will be available. Athletes are ultimately responsible for their own bikes. However, race officials may, at their discretion, make final judgment as to the soundness of bikes. In the event of foul weather, large plastic bags, which cover the entire bike, will be permitted as long as the bags are securely fastened to the bike.
  • HEADSETS OR HEADPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING ANY PORTION OF THE EVENT.  They will result in a disqualification.
  • MEDICAL SUPPORT. If you need minor medical assistance, Sag Wagons will pick you up and take you to the medical tent, where you shall receive treatment. Alternatively, depending upon medical emergency, ambulances will take you to the nearest hospital to receive treatment. If you have a technical problem or have bonked, the Sag Wagons will take you to the next aid station. At every bike and run aid station, there will be rest areas and medical personnel to assist in any medical problem. Additionally, there will be radios to contact ambulances and medical assistance. If you have a problem, please go to an aid station for further assistance.

Bike To Run (Transition)

Medical facilities will be available to you at the bike-to-run transition. Athletes requiring medical care at this point in the race will not be allowed to continue. The Medical Director’s decision is final.  There will be a mount and dismount line.  Athletes are required to dismount before the line or be subjected to a penalty.

Run Course

  • No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
  • Athletes must wear their race number in front of them clearly visible at all times on the course. Race numbers issued by the race organizer identify the official contestants in the race. Folding, cutting the race number, intentional alteration of any kind, or failure to wear race number is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and may result in disqualification.
  • NO INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT VEHICLES OR NON-PARTICIPANT ESCORT RUNNERS ARE ALLOWED. This is an individual endurance event. Teamwork as a result of outside assistance, which provides an advantage over single competitors, is not allowed. Individual support vehicles or non-participant escort runners will result in disqualification. A non-participant escort runner includes contestants who have withdrawn from the race, have been disqualified or have finished the race. Friends, family, members, coaches or supporters of any type may not bike, drive or run alongside an athlete, may not pass food or other items to an athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all contestants to avoid the disqualification of a contestant. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort. It IS permissible for an athlete who is still competing to run with other athlete’s who are still competing.
  • Athletes are expected to follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.

Medical Support

  • If you need minor medical assistance, Sag Wagons will pick you up and take you to the medical tent, where you shall receive treatment. Alternatively, depending upon medical emergency, ambulances will take you to the nearest hospital to receive treatment. If you have a technical problem or have bonked, the Sag Wagons will take you to the next aid station. At every bike and run aid station, there will be rest areas and medical personnel to assist in any medical problem. Additionally, there will be radios to contact ambulances and medical assistance. If you have a problem, please go to an aid station for further assistance.
  • No individual support allowed. Ample aid and food stations will be provided. Friends, family members, coaches, or supporters of any type may NOT bike, drive, or run alongside an athlete, may not pass food or other items to an athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all athletes to avoid the disqualification of an athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort.

Penalties

The head referee will notify the head timer of any offenses and time penalties.  The timer will deduct the appropriate times.  The head referee will be available near the timing tent after the race to answer any questions.

Variable Time Penalties

Distance Category 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Sprint 2:00 minute 4:00 minutes Disqualification
Intermediate 2:00 minutes 4:00 minutes Disqualification
Long 4:00 minutes 8:00 minutes Disqualification
Ultra 6:00 minutes 12:00 minutes Disqualification