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Registrations are closed


Registration for our event is now closed. Please check out our other upcoming events https://www.darwintriclub.com/calendar-of-events/

Organiser

Darwin Triathlon Club

Date:

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Location:

Darwin


Registration closes on:

Saturday, 21 August 2021 at 2:00 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin

     

Sprint Series #3

(Open to DTC and TA members)

 

EVENT INFORMATION 

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are lucky that we are able to proceed with this Sunday'srace. As always, we're grateful that Mindil are willing to be there to keep us safe and that the committee have worked hard to ensure we are right to go. 

To ensure that we set a high standard for permitted sports, we are emphasising the following and making some changes to ensure we minimise contact:

Masks to be worn at all times when not racing (those older than 12yrs)

Please bring phone to ensure you can check in with the NT QR codes at registration (ensure any friends and family that come to watch within East Point do the same – there will be ample codes around swim start as well as bike + run turns). 

Ensure 1.5m spacing at all times (no run drafting in addition to the usual no bike drafting).

2 bikes per rack (please help us with this when you arrive so we don't have to go round asking). 

We will start in 2 waves for long course and 1 wave for short course (these will be age-based pending final entries).

No spitting or clearing of the nasal cavity (snot rockets).

 

We won't be doing presentations following the race – winners will be announced through social media and eNews.



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

CLOSE OFF TIMES  - SEE BELOW

 

 

Date

Sunday 22 August 2021

Start time

7am 

Event check in opens: 6:10am (Please check in and use NT Gov QR code)

Event check in closes: 6.45am sharp (you must have checked in prior to Race Brief).

Location

Lake Alexander, East Point Reserve, Fannie Bay

 

Event options & distances


SHORT
300m swim | 13km bike | 2.5km run

LONG
750m swim | 26km bike | 5km run

Individual and team entry

 

Race Brief

Race brief will be held in transition area at 6:45am  

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Participation Categories

Individual

Teams



Age

Age as at 31 December 2021

 

Entry Fee & Close of Entry times







 

Individual - Members
Entry $20 (closes 2pm Saturday 21 August 2021)

Teams - Members 
Early Bird Entry $40 (closes 2pm Saturday 21 August 2021)

 

 

Eligibility

This race is open to everyone.

If you are a bona fide visitor holding a current TA membership, please send a copy of membership receipt or scan of membership card to darwintriclub@gmail.com by midday Friday 20 August.

Please bring your TA membership card to registration or copy of membership receipt. 


 

Timing Chips

New members and visitors will be issued with the timing chips at check in. We recommend you arrive no later than 6:20am 

 

Refund Policy

No refunds

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 than 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!