Check-inYou can pick up your start numbers and race packet at the registration desk on Saturday, from two hours before the start.
Race numbers and timingYour race packet contains a swimming cap, bib number, bike plate and (if rented) yellow MyLaps timing chip.
- During the swim leg you must wear the swimming cap
- Attach the bike plate to the steer with the ty-raps and return it after the race
- You wear the bib number on the back during the bike leg and on the front during the run. You only get one bib number, so please use an elastic band.
- You wear the timing chip around your ankle, using the included neoprene band. Wear the chip during the whole race, and return it after finishing. You will find a container in the finish area.
The transition areaThe transition area is located on the beach. Entry into the transition area is restricted to athletes only. Spectators, family/friends and coaches are not allowed. Athletes can enter and leave the transition area freely, but must show their race number. Since the transition area will be used for races after you have finished, please remove your bike and gear as soon as you have finished.
Briefing and startFive minutes before the start, there is a briefing for athletes in the starting area on the beach. Give yourself enough time to walk to the starting area before the briefing. The start is usually North, but under some circumstances the start may be South of the transition area. This will of course be announced through the PA system.
Swim legThe swim leg is a tough part for many competitors. Swimming in the sea can be hazardous, especially when the surf is high. A wetsuit is not required, but on the long distance it is advised to wear one. When swimming towards the buoy, be aware that there is a southbound current, so try to aim north of the buoy. In case of emergency, swim towards a lifeboat of the Rescue Squad or signal that you need help by waving.
Participants in the recreational triathlon series are not obliged to do the swim leg if they do not feel confident about their safety. You can skip the swim leg if you want, and start with the bike leg when all other participants have completed the swim.
Bike legBefore you take your bike out of the rack, you must wear your helmet. Race marshalls will be monitoring this. You are not allowed to bike in the transition area. You may mount your bike only after you have left the transition area.
During the bike leg, a hard shell bike helmet is mandatory, and the race number has to be worn visible on the back. The plastic bike number should be mounted onto the steer of your bike (so it is visible from the front).
Drafting is permitted in this race. Endangering or hindering other participants is forbidden, and can result in disqualification.
During the bike leg you can encounter participants riding in the opposite direction. In order to avoid collisions, please keep as much to the LEFT as possible. In other words: participants riding northbound have the right to ride closest to the water line. It is not allowed to use the pavement on the high part of the beach near the beach pavillions.
Run legThe run course is marked with arrows on the roads, with red/white ribbon and with arrow signs. During the run leg, you need to wear the race number visible on the chest.
Trio transition procedureOnce the swimmers have started, the bikers of the teams need to be ready at the designated spot near the entrance of the transition area. The swimmer hands over the timing chip to the biker (always attach it to the ankle), after which the biker can go for his bike. The biker does not need to wear a race number, but he does need to mount the bike number plate to the front of his bike.
After completing the bike leg, the biker enters the transition area, hands off his bike and goes to the exit point of the transition area. Here he hands over the timing chip to the runner, who attaches it to his ankle and takes off for the run leg.
The swimmer and the biker can join the runner a couple of hundred metres before the finish line if they wish to finish as a complete team.