XTERRA Philippines OFF-ROAD Triathlon

Happening on March 6 in Liloan, Cebu, this is the OFF-ROAD equivalent of the world-famous IRONMAN brand of triathlon! If you want to test your stamina and strength in an off-road terrain, this race is best for you!

Oh dear, I am so tempted to find friends to form a relay team! Check the details below to get as excited as I am. ;)

XTERRA PHILIPPINES TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 6, 2011
Liloan, Cebu
1.5k Swim/35k Bike/10k Run (Individual or Relay)
Website: http://www.xterraphil.com
Email: secretariat@xterraphil.com

 

A. REGISTRATION PERIOD:

- ONLINE REGISTRATION is open NOW until February 28,2011
- VISIT http://www.xterraphil.com to register

B. REGISTRATION FEES:

INDIVIDUAL : PHP 5,625 / US$ 125
RELAY : PHP 7,875 / US$ 175

C. RACE DETAILS:
- Individual Competitors must clearly indicate upon registration which category they will compete in (Pro or Age Group – and please indicate clearly which age-group).
- Relay Entries: Teams must consist of three individuals, and please indicate clearly what each team member will do (swim, bike, or run). Mixed teams can be two (2) males and one (1) female; or two (2) females and one (1) male.
- Ages of reckoning will be at 31 December 2011. All participants must be at least 18 years old on race day.

D. RACE ROUTE:

E. MECHANICS:

Swim (1.5k)

- Speed suits are allowed.
- The swim caps provided must be worn during the swim.
- Marshals shall ensure all swimmers pass buoys and markers to complete the swim course.
- Fins, swimming aids, snorkels are not allowed.

Bike (35k)

- Mountain bikes are the only type of bikes allowed in this competition. Here are additional specifications:
• No Cyclo-cross bikes.
• No drop handlebars and aero bars are allowed.
• All bikes must have 26” or 29” wheels.
• Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed five inches (5”).
• Any/all bar ends must be capped.

Officials shall do a mandatory bike check and will deem a bike safe for use.

- Helmets: ANSI Certified helmets with buckles securely fastened at all times during the bike leg are a must. No helmet means automatic disqualification.

- Bare torso is not allowed on the bike leg.

- MP3 players, iPods, headphones, mobile phones, radios, or any personal electronic device that would impede hearing are not allowed.

- Bike Transition:
• Riding is not allowed within the transition area.
• Bicycles must be returned to a participant’s designated bike rack, and must be securely placed on the rack.
• No outside assistance is allowed in transition

- One Bike Rule: Racers shall use same bike for the entire event, plus no bicycle parts may be left on the course.

- Marshals shall ensure all racers complete the bike course. Cutting the course and getting off trail may result in disqualification. Lack of marshal or tape or barrier on the course will not be deemed excusable for cutting the course. A rider must be responsible for knowing the entire bike course before the start of the race.

- Passing Etiquette: Slower riders must yield to faster riders. Faster riders must clearly speak a passing command when overtaking, and overtaking must be done safely. If two racers are fighting for position, the leading rider need not give up position, but the leading rider may not interfere or impede another rider’s progress.

- Bike numbers must be mounted on the handlebars facing forward. A two-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your bike number.

Run (10k)

- Race numbers must be worn on the front of the body. A two-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your run number.

- MP3 players, iPods, headphones, mobile phones, radios, or any personal electronic device that would impede hearing are not allowed.

- Marshals shall ensure all racers complete the run course. Cutting the course and getting off trail may result in disqualification. Lack of marshal or tape or barrier on the course will not be deemed excusable for cutting the course. A runner must be responsible for knowing the entire run course before the start of the race.

- Competitors may not run with a bare torso. Shoes must be worn.

General Rules

- All rules must be known and understood prior to the start of the event.

- Aid stations on the bike and run will be provided, but all participants are responsible for their own nutrition and hydration.

- Outside assistance:
• Assistance is allowed between competitors, but will be limited to helping out with tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a bike, or to share water, food, or first aid. Changing bikes is not allowed.
• Outside assistance is not allowed from spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.

- Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for warning, relegation, disqualification, or fine.

- All protests must be submitted in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. All protests will be investigated and cannot be based on “hear-say”. But XTERRA by nature is raced out of sight and with limited visibility; therefore, it is not always possible to see infractions. There must be verification of the infraction.

- All protests must be submitted in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. All protests will be investigated and cannot be based on “hear-say”. But XTERRA by nature is raced out of sight and with limited visibility; therefore, it is not always possible to see infractions. There must be verification of the infraction.

A US$100 protest fee is required, but can be refunded if the appeal is successful.

The decision of the jury comprised of three neutral persons appointed by the Race Director shall be final and binding.

Penalties: The minimum penalty will always be two (2) minutes. The maximum penalty will be disqualification.

Cut-Off Times:
- To ensure the participatory nature of XTERRA races, cut off times may not be enforced on race day. But due to safety reasons (weather, a participant’s well-being, etc.) a cut-off time will be publicized on race day and will be enforced. ]

Cut-off times can be used at T2 (the bike to run transition). All athletes must be in T2 by the specified time or else they will not be allowed to continue the race. An overall cut-off time can also be used where a runner still on the run route can be picked up by support vehicles and returned to transition. Still, the Race Director can allow a participant to finish the entire course beyond the cut-off time but he/she will be given a DNF result.

- Competitors who withdraw during the race must report to the Transition area and notify the officials of their withdrawal.

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