BLACKOUT TRIATHLON VERACRUZ @ BOCA DEL RIO
Start: Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (PST)
BOCA DEL RIO 94297
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (PDT)
?Event t-shirt at finish line. Relay teams, 1 for each competitor?Race number?Bike and helmet number?Swim cap?Finisher medal. Relay teams, one for each competitor ?Water stations throughout the race?Electronic timing race chip?Online finisher certificate Note: 2575 Mexico reserves the right to use any photo of competitors taken during the event for future publicity.
?Saturday, November 2nd ?From 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm.?In order to claim package, competitor must be present with photo ID. ?Each competitor is allowed to pick up his/her package only, no exceptions. ?If the competitor does not pick up his/her package in this time frame he/she will lose their registration and rights. ?There will be no package pick-up on race day, no exceptions.
?Starting times to be announced in the pre-race meetings. ?Preliminary times will be posted at the end of the event. The official results will be published on November 3rd , 2013 at 5:00pm on the website.
?The first 3 places of each age group will receive trophy. ?All competitors in the 9 ? 11 age group will receive a medal on the podium at award ceremony. ?The award ceremony will be held after the last competitor crosses the finish line.
A. Drafting is not permitted in the entire bike leg of the event.B. Competitors are not allowed to ride in the stream of another competitor or a vehicle. C. It will be considered drafting when the distance between wheels is less than 7 meters or the distance from side to side is less than 3 meters.D. When a competitor is forced into the drafting zone of another rider, he/she is responsible for moving as quickly as possible out of this zone.
E. The competitor may enter the drafting zone only to pass another rider for which he/she will have 15 seconds to do so; if after this time frame the competitor has not yet passed the rider ahead it will be considered violation of the non-drafting rule. Both wheels must be same diameter. Disc wheels are permitted in the event. Penalization: ?First call: 2 minutes added to overall time. ?Second call: 2 more minutes added to overall time. ?Third call: Competitor will be disqualified.
This event is endorsed by the Mexican Triathlon Federation. For said reason, the following situations will be considered motive for disqualification, without exceptions: A. Taking off outside the official starting area. B. Being ahead of the starting line before the event begins.C. Starting in a wave that doesn?t correspond to your age group.D. Not crossing the timing mats at the start, finish and transitions. E. Deviating from the official route.
F. Getting into a moving vehicle. G. Violation of any of the drafting rules specific for this event, previously mentioned. H. Running without race number. (Must be in front at all times). I. Not returning timing chip at the finish line. J. Unsportsmanlike behavior toward any other competitor, judge or organizing committee member.
?Relay competitors must be minimum 15 years of age, may be male or female and must have a minimum of 2 competitors and a maximum of 3. ?In the case of any category having fewer than 5 competitors such category will be included into the inferior one. ?Age of competitors on or before December 31st, 2013 determines the category. ?Minors must be registered by parents or legal guardian.
?Leave bikes in transition area Saturday November 2nd from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Only bicycles with number shall be received and must be presented with the format in you competitor bag (both will be provided in your packet). ?Competitors must wear helmet to enter the transition Ã¡rea. ?On race day, the transition area will be open from 6:30 to 7:30 am only to drop off belongings. No bikes wil be recieved the day of the event.
?Competitors will be able to leave their personal items in the wardrobe drop-off.?Packages will be placed in plastic bags and will be labeled with race number.?The wardrobe drop-off will be open until 12:00 pm
?Judges are assigned by the Mexican Triathlon Federation. ?Competitors must assist the pre-race meeting, held Saturday November 2nd at 6:00 pm.?Competitors must be marked with their race number on legs and arms.? Marking will be held Saturday November 2nd in the transition area from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be no marking the day of the event.
? For the safety of everyone, the cut off time is of 2hrs and 30 minutes. During this time frame all vehicle lanes will be closed off. ? Swim leg cut off time is 30 minutes after each start.? Cut off time for the bike leg is 1 hour and 50 minutes after the first starting wave. ?Weather: warm, humid, average 26.5Âº C. ?Water temperature: 25ÂºC
All water stations will have water, ice and PowerAde. For the swim, a water station will be at the exit. During the bike leg each competitor is responsible for his or her own hydration. During the run there will be water stations at the exit of T2 and another two stations located throughout the route. Fruit and beverages will be provided to the competitors only in the recuperation tent at the finish line.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, HOTEL AND OTHER SERVICES
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Ambulances and medical assistance will be located throughout the route. HOTEL AND OTHER SERVICES Please visit www.turismojoven.mx for travel and hotel options.