GENERAL RULES

  • CHALLENGE SALOU conforms to the rules and regulations as formulated by the Spanish Triathlon Federation (FETRI) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU).
  • Participants of the event are insured by the generic accident insurance of the organisation on the day the participant takes part in races.
  • For a smooth and sporty course of the event, we feel compelled to draw your attention to some important rules once more: Participation in the event is at the participant’s own risk!
  • The participant grants indemnity to the organization against all liability and claims possibly resulting from participation in the event.
  • The officials have the right to disqualify participants for reasons of misbehaviour during or in advance of the triathlon.
  • Furthermore, the race directors have the right to withdraw participants from the contests for the laters personal protection, e.g., for medical reasons.
  • The Event Medical Team will be authorized to make the final decision as to the suitability of a competitor to continue in the Event, and likewise if they should be withdrawn from the Event.
  • No competitor may use any banned substances with the intent to improve their performance, eliminate the sense of fatigue, or for any other purpose. Doping tests might be administered if organisers decide so.
  • It is important for all competitors to exhibit good behavior and sportsmanship conduct, and to treat fellow competitors, Event organizers, volunteers, and contractors with courtesy and respect. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any time before, during, or after the Event.
  • If a competitor withdraws from the Event, they must inform the course officials of their withdrawal immediately. Any competitor failing to do so and being the subject of a resulting search and rescue operation will incur all costs relating to this exercise if they are found to be in their accommodation or other safe place.
  • CHALLENGE SALOU reserves the right to alter rules, regulations, Event courses, and venues at any time, provided that athletes are advised prior to the Event, or if such a change is in the interest of the competitor’s safety.
  • CHALLENGE SALOU competitors may not compete with a bare torso.
  • Each competitor must be familiar with the entire course and it is their responsibility to follow the correct route.
  • In case of bad weather conditions, CHALLENGE SALOU reserves the right to convert the Event to duathlon status in the interest of competitor’s safety, but will not be held liable for any loss as a result of such a decision. If the conditions are still deemed to be unsafe to hold a duathlon, CHALLENGE SALOU has sole discretion and may cancel the Event without obligation to refund entry fees.
  • CHALLENGE SALOU may test any athlete for the use of a prohibited substance at its own discretion. A positive test will result in disqualification.
  • Prize money shall not be paid out until all drug-testing results are confirmed.
  • Provided race numbers must be visible at all times throughout the race.
  • All athletes must register during the allocated times and attend the compulsory race briefing. All individuals and teams must rack their bicycles during the allocated times – there will be no exceptions to this rule. The Event organizers reserve the right to disqualify anyone not adhering to these rules.

SWIM COURSE AND WAVES START

Wave Time Swim cap Start Modality
1 8:00 Gold PRO Men Middle Distance
2 8:10 Silver PRO Women Middle Distance
3 8:40 Red Age Group Men < 45 Middle Distance
4 8:45 Green Age Group Men > 45 Middle Distance
5 8:50 Pink Age Group Women Middle Distance
6 9:00 White Relays Middle Distance Relay
7 9:00 White All Short Distance
  • The mandatory equipment in swimming will include the official swimming cap of the event (race kit) and any other material indicated in the technical meeting (BRIEFING), such as the wetsuit. The decision on the use of neoprene, if it is mandatory, if it is optional or if not applicable, will be made on the last day before the race, according to the measurement of the water temperature in the swimming circuit. You will be informed in the briefing.
  • It is allowed to swim with the bib as long as it is below the wetsuit, otherwise it is prohibited.
  • Swimming with compression legs below the neoprene is allowed.
  • The swimming circuit may be changed, shortened or suspended depending on different factors: meteorological causes, safety of the participants, water conditions, etc. The organizer will have absolute discretion to make the necessary changes in this sector.
  • The use of fins, paddles, paddles, or flotation devices of any kind will not be allowed.The use of swimming goggles or face masks is allowed.
  • If you plan to train in the swimming circuit before the event, be sure to wear swimming caps and other devices (balls) that allow you to make yourself visible during training.
  • Any person who does the swimming circuit without the official cap on will be disqualified from the race.
  • If you plan to train in the swimming circuit before the event, be sure to wear swimming caps and other devices (balls) that allow you to make yourself visible during training.
  • Any person who does the swimming circuit without the official cap on will be disqualified from the race.

BIKE COURSE

  • Race bike numbers must not be altered in size or appearance, and must be worn on the bike during the cycling sector.
  • Helmets must be well secured, with the chin strap snug. Before removing the bicycle from the rack, triathletes must have their helmet on and fastened. The athlete will be able to remove the helmet once they have dismounted from the bicycle and put it back in the rack.
  • Individual support is not allowed in the bicycle segment. The bicycle tour is closed to all to amateur traffic and no competitor may seek or receive external help from the spectators, the public or third parties, with the exception of the technical support team of the organization.
  • All bicycles must undergo a mandatory control by the official technical assistance service before the race or at the time of registration. Only bikes supervised by the organization may enter the transition.
  • Riders are expected to follow the instructions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. Participants can run / walk with their bike if necessary.
  • Competitors must keep as far to the right as possible at all times, passing others on the left and must obey all traffic laws, traffic regulations, and instructions from Event officials and Police.
  • The event organizers have the right to change the location, distance or any other aspect of the cycling circuit taking into account meteorological aspects, safety for participants, road conditions, etc.
  • In the transition area, the bicycle must be left alone, that is, without any separate element of the bicycle on the ground. The material that the participant needs must be left in the transition bags intended for it (glasses, helmet, etc.)
  • It is only allowed to leave the cycling shoes as long as they are on the pedals without touching the ground, both in the swimming-cycling transition, and in the cycling-running race.
  • It is mandatory to leave the bicycle and the transition bags during check-in hours. On the day of the test, the bike and the transition bags will be accessible until 07:50.
  • The fact of cutting sections of the bicycle sector will lead to direct disqualification.
  • It is mandatory to always wear the number clearly visible on the back during the bicycle sector.
  • The use of headphones, cell phones, cameras and other objects is not allowed in any section of the event, neither in the cycling sector nor in the running race.
  • It is mandatory to wear the chip on the ankle throughout the test and return it when checking out the bike in the transition.
  • The organizers reserve the right to disqualify a competitor if he falls outside the cut-off times previously established with the authorities that regulate traffic. In the event that a cyclist is disqualified, he must proceed to circulate with total caution on the shoulder of the road, being his responsibility for any event. After the cut-off time, traffic will resume its normal circulation.

ANTI-DRAFTING AND WARNINGS

In the cycling circuit, drafting or “riding a wheel” is prohibited, being a reason for penalties by the judges. To control this standard, the organization has the following means:

  • Departures according to categories in the swimming sector.
  • Judges on a motorcycle.
  • Judges at fixed points.
  • Fixed and mobile camera system for disqualification after subsequent analysis.

Drafting is understood as being less than 20 meters (PRO category) and 12 meters (Age Groups category) behind another competitor or less than 2 meters laterally. A triathlete may invade the drafting zone only to overtake the triathlete in front. To carry out this maneuver there is a maximum time of 25 seconds and, if after this time the overtaking has not occurred, the rule will be infringed. A triathlete may enter the drafting zone of another triathlete, subject to the decision of the judges and officials, in the following circumstances:

  • If you advance before 25 seconds.
  • For security reasons and circuit circumstances.
  • At a refreshment station.
  • At the entrance or exit of the transition area.
  • In sharp turns.
  • Other safety reasons determined by the judges and officials such as the passage of an emergency vehicle on the cycling route.

A triathlete who is hit must immediately leave the drafting zone of the triathlete who is passing him once he has been passed by him.The penalty for breaking this rule is a warning with a BLUE card, which entails a mandatory stop of 5 MINUTES in the next PENALTY BOX zone (transition zone). Each penalized participant will be informed during the test by the judges and it is their obligation to comply with the 5 MINUTES of penalty. Failure to carry out this mandatory stop will result in the disqualification of the participant.

It will also be penalized with a BLUE card if the triathlete throws garbage or any object outside the areas set up for it, that is, in the provisioning area of ​​the cycling sector. Banns:

  • Blue card = 5m penalty
  • Yellow card = 5m penalty (2 warnings are equivalent to a red card and therefore direct disqualification)
  • Red card = disqualified

RUN COURSE

  • Participants may not alter or change the appearance of their bib number during the running race.
  • The number during the running race must be visible at all times being worn in the front part of the body.
  • External help of any kind is prohibited except at the running supplies, a place where gels, bars, etc. can be delivered. The delivery of this personalized supplies must be made through a family member, friend or the coach. If it is done in any other zone, the athlete will be automatically disqualified.
  • The slowest competitors must keep to the right, while the rest of the competitors must overtake to the left.
  • Individual support vehicles, runners or accompanying cyclists not participating in the circuit are not allowed. Friends, family, coach or supporters of any kind may not cycle, drive or run alongside the competitors, they cannot pass food or other items to the competitors and they must be warned to keep themselves fully away from all participants to avoid their disqualification.
  • Runners are expected to follow the instructions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. Outside assistance is strictly prohibited and the size and nature of the penalties for such an infraction are at the sole discretion of the Event Director and the Race Referee.
  • Competitors must obey all traffic laws, traffic regulations and instructions from event officials and police. The event organizers reserve the right to disqualify competitors who do not complete the race on foot within the cut-off time indicated by the organization.
  • The event organizers have the right to change the location of the race circuit, the distance or any other area of ​​the circuit, at their absolute discretion, taking into account the weather forecasts or other incidents that may occur.

RELAYS

  • Relay participation can be in men’s, women’s or mixed teams of 2 or 3 components.
  • Each team will have a hat, a chip and a number.
  • The witness surrenders giving the number and the chip to the partner.
  • From the start of the competition until crossing the finish line, the chip must be worn by the member of the team that is competing; always on the ankle, so the relay is passed by handing over the chip to the partner.
  • The collection of numbers and check-in may be done by a single member of the team, as long as they show identification.
    • NUMBERS: DNI (original, photocopy, photograph on the phone) of the team members (in its entirety), and in case of being federated it must also be accredited.
    • CHECK IN: identification material such as: bicycle with number, helmet with labels, hat, number, bracelet and chip.
  • Access to the transition area for the members of each team may be made at the end of the race on foot showing the identification bracelet to the control staff and they must wait for the relay in the area enabled for their bicycle within the area.

CUT OFF TIMES

01:10:00 SWIM
05:15:00 SWIM + T1 + BIKE
08:30:00 SWIM + T1 + BIKE + T2 + RUN

PRICES, REGISTRATIONS, EXCHANGES AND RETURNS

  • Changes of modality or changes of one participant for another or of a member of a club for another of the same team or club are not allowed under any circumstances.
  • Cancellation/return insurance can only be contracted at the time of formalizing the registration; gives the right to a refund of 100% of the amount except for the management costs and the amount of the insurance.
  • Cancellations/cancellations can or must be made in writing up to three weeks before the test (the third Monday before the test). If it is not done within this period, under no circumstances are they entitled to a refund of any amount.
  • Cancellations without return insurance made up to three weeks before the test are entitled to a 50% refund of the amount, excluding management costs.
  • Registration is personal, non-transferable and is only valid for the 2021 edition. Participants NOT FEDERATED IN TRIATHLON must add accident insurance for the test for € 10 at the time of registration, both in the individual mode and by relays ( each non-federated insurance).
  • Cancellations or modifications of the routes or of any of its parts caused by causes beyond the control of the organization, do not in any case imply the refund of the registration fee.
  • Faced with meteorological factors or force majeure that imply the modification of part or all of any of the sections of the test, the organization has the right to propose an alternative test over another distance and other routes depending on the circumstances (aquathlon, duathlon, running, etc.). In none of these cases will the event be postponed to another date, nor will it entail the refund of the registration fee to the participant.

PERSONAL DATA

As established by the RGPDUE (General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union) and Law 34/2002 of July 11, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce (LSSIC), guarantees the participant that CHALLENGE SPAIN SL (CIF: B55229975) as the organizing entity is aware and informs that:

  • All personal data provided by the person enrolled in the test -through the relevant forms on the website, will be automatically incorporated into a database exclusively used by CHALLENGE SPAIN SL.
  • The objective of this database, which is treated confidentially, is to manage the data of the test carried out, such as results, photographs, videos and surveys. The latter will provide statistical data and information to improve in later editions.
  • Through the registration form, the participant expressly authorizes the transfer of their personal data to receive information, advertising, services, promotions and news of the events held by CHALLENGE SPAIN SL or any of its sponsors.
  • These authorizations can be revocable at any time without retroactive character. Which means, that any participant can cancel the consent given and exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, by contacting:

CHALLENGE SPAIN EVENTS SL
CIF: B55229975
Avda Antoni Gaudi, 21 4o 2a Esc A
43840 Salou – Tarragona