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Registrations are closed


Registration for this event is now closed. Please visit our site for future events https://www.darwintriclub.com/calendar-of-events

Organiser

Darwin Triathlon Club

Date:

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Location:

Darwin


Registration closes on:

Friday, 4 September 2020 at 6:01 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin

 DUATHLON #1 + AGM & Awards Night

Superhero theme - Race in your superhero outfit and/or change into your outfit post race


(Open to all current Darwin Triathlon Club &
Triathlon Australia  members who are bona fide visitors
to Darwin)

EVENT INFORMATION



NO ON DAY ENTRY - MEMBERS  MUST HAVE COMPLETED ONLINE REGISTRATION PRIOR TO

CLOSE OFF TIMES  - SEE BELOW

Date

Saturday 5 September 2020

Start time

Event check in opens: 4:15pm

Event check in closes: 4:45pm  sharp (you must have checked in prior to Race Brief).

Location

Knuckey Lagoon Recreation Reserve, 3326 Brandt Road, Knuckey Lagoon 

Note:  Parking is limited.  
Please ensure you park safely with vehicles well off road (forms part of bike course).  

Event options & distances

Individual and Team

3km run | 15km bike | 1.5km run

Race Brief

Race brief will be held in transition area at 4:45pm

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Participation Categories

Individual 

Teams 


Age

Age as at 31 December 2020

Entry Fee & Close of Entry times


Individual - Members
Early Bird Entry $10 (closes 11:59pm Thursday 3 September 2020)
Late Entry $20 (closes 6pm Friday 4 September 2020)

Team - Members
Early Bird Entry $20 (closes 11:59pm Thursday 3 September 2020)
Late Entry $40 (closes 6pm Friday 4 September 2020)
 
 
Closes 6 pm Friday 4 September 20
We encourage you all to enter prior to this time to assist volunteers with event organisation

Dinner tickets cutoff September 1st!

Eligibility

All individual & team participants must be 2020/2021 Darwin Triathlon Club members

or be

Bona fide visitors holding a current TA membership. A copy of membership receipt or scan of membership card must be forwarded to darwintriclub@gmail.com by midday Friday Sept 4 prior to the race
 

Timing Chips

New members (or visitors) who have not yet participated will be issued with the timing chip at check in. We recommend you arrive by 4:15pm if you are a new member.

Refund Policy

No refunds

 Post Race

AGM
The AGM will proceed the race.

Dinner
The club is organising paella for the evening's dinner.
Adults are $10 per person (there will be a vegan/vegetarian option – but please make these dietary requirements known at the dinner ticket option).
Children under 10 eat for free.
During the rego process, please let us know how many people will be eating dinner. We need to know catering numbers by September 1st.

Awards Night
Hang around to celebrate the 2019/2020 season.

 

Basic Rules:

10 important triathlon rules to remember ….

1.  Competitors must behave in a manner that is safe, fair and demonstrates good sports conduct before, during and after the race. Be careful, enjoy yourself and don’t give anyone else a hard time.

2.  You must stay on the prescribed course and it is your responsibility to know the course (don’t rely on marshals or spectators to tell you during the race).  Do not cut inside swim buoys, or cut corners on the ride or run.

3.  Do not throw anything (goggles, sunglasses, etc) onto the course or to spectators – you must place all your gear with your bike in transition.

4.  Your torso must be covered on both the cycle and run – either with swimmers, or a singlet or t-shirt. 

5.  Your helmet must be done up BEFORE you remove your bike from the rack and KEPT DONE UP until you replace your bike on the rack.  You will be given a stop/start penalty if you do not obey this rule.  Do not wear earphones or headsets.

6.  Do not ride in the transition area – you must mount and dismount your bike at the marked zones/lines.

7.  On the ride, keep to the LEFT, unless overtaking someone, and obey the road rules – they still apply even though you are in a race.  Remember the road will be open to general traffic and you are sharing the road with other competitors and motorists.

8.  Don’t get too close to the person in front on the bike – this is called drafting and is not allowed in triathlon.  The draft zone is 10 metres (roughly four bike lengths) long starting for the front edge of your front wheel and 3 metres wide (1.5 metres either side).  If you stay at least 4 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you, you will correctly avoid the draft. 

Once you are closer 10 meters, you have 20 seconds to overtake the rider in front and you must be GAINING on them at all times during that 20 seconds.  The correct way to overtake is to stay to the left, ride up behind the person in front, then when you are close enough, go around them (checking behind you first) and once you have passed them move back to the left of the road as soon as it is safe to do so).  You must overtake to the outside (right) NOT on the inside (left).  If you are overtaken, IMMEDIATELY drop back at least four bike lengths so you are out of the draft zone.  You are deemed to be drafting if you speed up as soon as someone’s wheel has gone past yours to catch them.  Drop back out of the draft zone first BEFORE you attempt to pass them. 

Technical officials may be out on the bike course and may warn you if you are too close, but are not obligated to provide a warning before a penalty is given.  If you draft, you will hear a whistle, have the Technical official confirm your race number and you will be shown a yellow or red card and told to where to serve your penalty.  Listen in at race briefings as the Race Referee will tell you where penalties are to be served for the event. Typically they can be served in transition with a Technical Official or at the Penalty Box. 

Remember, DRAFTING IS CHEATING.  Your number will be recorded and two such penalties will result in your disqualification.

9. Your bike must be returned to exactly the same position you were racked in at the start.

10.  You may not receive outside assistance of any kind from anyone.  For help, see a race official.

REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND WEAR SUNSCREEN AND A HAT.

Enjoy your race!