6 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. Technical officials may be out on the course and may warn you if you are not participating in the spirit of the sport, but are not obligated to provide a warning before a penalty is given. If you do not follow the rules ,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.
Your number will be recorded and two such penalties will result in your disqualification.
6. 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!