The World Triathlon Corporation and Spanish federation rules/ regulations will apply to the IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE race.
Everything you need to know to take part in IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE:
While preparing for the IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE, we kindly ask you to read the rules carefully and to familiarize yourself with the content. Participation in the IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE 2013 is subject to the Rules of IRONMAN 70.3 Races in Europe, but each event has it’s own particular rules that apply during that event. It is the responsibility of each athlete to be familiar with these rules.
For all matters not mentioned hereunder, the Spanish Triathlon Federation rules will be followed. We look forward to seeing you in Lanzarote soon.
Version dated 25.10.12
It is the athlete’s responsibility to know all aspects of the swim, bike and run.
With his / her registration, the athlete accepts the Race rules, the competition rules of the WTC (World Triathlon Corporation) and the rules and regulations of the relevant National Triathlon Association of the venue in their current legal form and in this order.
Through a mandatory, personal signature on the “Waiver” the athlete accepts the conditions of participation (conditions of participation are the ones that athlete already accepted upon the online registration). The signed form is required for the pick-up of the race package and needs to be submitted at the pick-up of the race package.
Each athlete himself is responsible for competing in a healthy and physically well-trained condition only. Doping is forbidden. With his registration, each athlete agreed upon the doping rules and blood limit values, which are mandatory for the event. With his registration, each athlete declares that he didn´t violate prior or during the event the Anti-Doping regulations of WTC and/or the relevant national Federation.
Every athlete must be identifiable at all times during, before and after the race, in the official race areas (athletes must wear a specific wrist band, provided by the Organization upon registration).
The timing Chip must be worn throughout the race. If lost, a replacement must be collected in the Information Centre (before the race) or Info Point (during the race).
Wearing the race number (bib number) while swimming is not permitted. The race number must be worn on the back during the bike split, in the front of the body during the run split and must be clearly visible at all times, and not be folded or covered. Wearing a race belt is allowed. A specific bike label contained in the race pack has to be attached to either the frame or the saddle. The three smaller adhesive labels with the start number (inside the race pack) must be affixed to the front and both sides of the helmet.
It is forbidden to carry equipment, which can in any way be described as “communication or entertainment media” (Mobile phone, iPod, MP3 player, camera, video-camera, etc.). It is not decisive if the athlete actually utilizes these objects or not. If an athlete violates this rule, the athlete will be disqualified by the competition jury. An immediate disqualification by a referee on the official race course, upon determination of the violation, is possible.
Participants are expected to follow directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.
Course marshals shall have authority to disqualify any contestant. Medical personnel shall have ULTIMATE and FINAL authority to remove a contestant from the race if the contestant is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death. Medical transport of any contestant will result in disqualification.
If an athlete decides to withdraw from the race at any time, it is the responsibility of the contestant to report to The Info Point located in the transition zone and turn in their bib number and timing chip immediately. It is essential that the Organization Staff know where contestants are on the course at all times.
- No individual support by friends, family members, coaches or supporters will be allowed during the IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE. Each participant must immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow or escort. Failure to do so will lead to a warning or even disqualification. The only area where supporters are permitted to hand personal food to athletes is a marked zone located 50 meters after the second aid station on the run course (more information at the Run Course section).
Basic principles of the event are fairness and adherence to the regulations. It is forbidden to seek advantages by breaking these regulations. The athletes may not impede or endanger others, nor obstruct the proceedings of the race. The athletes must be polite towards other athletes, volunteers, referees and medical personnel. They will observe traffic rules and follow the instructions of the organizer, referees and medical personnel. The athletes shall show respect towards the environment and avoid pollution.
Swim course 1.9km
- Every participant must pass through the official entrance to the beach which opens at 07:00hrs on race morning and closes at 07:55hrs. All athletes must wear their assigned MyLaps chip
- It is permitted to warm up in the swim start area until 07.45 after this time the swim start area will have to be clear
- The age group swim start is at 08:00hrs, the Pro swim start is at the 08:05.
- Wetsuits are allowed and recommended. The World Triathlon Corporation has established a policy regarding the use of speed suits and wetsuits at its events effective after 1st of September 2010. More information at www.ironman.com/faq/rulesfaq
- The wearing of compression socks or gloves is not permitted.
- The swim caps proved by the Organization must be used (with the number clearly visible on the left side).
- Swim goggles may be worn and are recommended.
- No individual paddlers or escorts are allowed on the swim course.
- No fins, gloves, paddles, or flotation devices of any kind are allowed.
- The course will be adequately patrolled by kayaks. Athletes are permitted to use kayaks and boats as aid, as long as forward progress is not made.
- Athletes who do not follow the swim course will be disqualified
- When coming out of the water, every athlete must pass the timing mat, securing a finish time for the swim.
- Cut off time for the swim section is 09.10 hours (Pro), 09:15 hours (Age group)
Swim/ Bike transition
- Wetsuits and swim caps must not be left or thrown on the beach. Athletes must put their own clothing into their transition bags
- In the bag pick-up area in the transition zone, each athlete must pick up his/ her own bag
Athletes are permitted to remove their wetsuits while showering. Nudity outside the changing area is prohibited and will lead to disqualification.
- Athletes are responsible for packing all of their swim gear into the designated bike bag, ensuring that the bag is properly closed, before placing it in the designated drop off area.
- The use of bike helmet is mandatory and must be put on and fastened before removing the bike from the rack.
- The athlete is not permitted to deposit anything on the ground next to their bike.
- Biking in the transition area is not allowed and will be the subject of a yellow card penalty; athletes must push their bike to the bike park exit before mounting.
- During the bike check in, athletes are permitted to leave bike shoes and helmet clipped to the bike.
Bike course 90.1km
- The use of a bike helmet is mandatory.
- Each athlete must wear a bike jersey.
- Any add-on device designed exclusively to reduce wind resistance is prohibited.
- Any new “unusual” equipment will be subject to inspection and legal validation by race officials.
- The bike may only be moved forward with human muscle power. Tandems and recumbent bikes are not permitted (exception from this rule are visually handicapped athletes). Front wheels must have spokes (conventional fabrication of synthetic material), amendments to the handle bar must be positioned in such way that in case of an accident injuries will be avoided. Every bike must have brakes on the front and rear wheel. The brake levers must point backwards. It is permitted to carry tools and spare parts. Grip shifters are allowed if they comply with the manufacturer’s mounting instructions, pointing forward or towards the athlete. Nevertheless, it is mandatory that these are in their original state and was not changed.
- The athletes must ride to the right hand side of the road at all times. Crossing the line in the middle of the road can lead to immediate disqualification.
- Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed
- The athletes must ride independently and in single file, maintaining a distance of 10m between themselves and the other riders.
- A passing maneuver has to be completed within 30 seconds. The overtaken athlete is responsible for re-establishing the distance of 10 meters, even if he intends to start a passing maneuver himself. A breach of this rule results in a time penalty. The minimum distance between a cyclist and a car is 35m!
- Each participant is individually responsible for the repair and maintenance of his/ her own bike, using only their own tools. Assistance by anyone other than IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE official bike tech will lead to disqualification.
- Participants must adhere to the road traffic regulations and follow the directions and instructions from all race officials and public authorities. The traffic will be open during the bike section.
- A participant may walk his/ her bike if required – it is, however, not allowed to make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by your bike.
-Cut off time for the bike ride is 13:45 hours (Pro), 13:50 hours (Age group)
Bike/ run transition
- Upon reaching the finish tower at the end of the bike course, participants must dismount and continue on foot to their bike rack.
- In order to secure the split time, the athlete must pass the mat that is located next the entrance of the Transition Zone
- Each athlete must collect his/ her own bag at the bag pick-up area with no assistance from volunteers.
- The athlete must pack all of their bike gear into the designated run bag and make sure that the bag is properly closed before taking it to the designated drop off area.
- Nudity outside the changing tent is not permitted.
Run course 21.1km
- A shirt or racing top must be worn at all times in the Run course
- No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
- All runners must keep to the right and must not cross the cones which separate the two lanes of the course at any time.
- Each athlete must collect a wristband at the end of the first lap to prove that they have completed that lap.
- The only area where supporters are permitted to hand personal food to athletes is a marked zone located 50 meters after the second aid station on the run course. Supporters are permitted to run a few steps with the athlete when handing over personal food until the athlete has taken the food. The organization of this is entirely athletes own responsibility.
- Bikers are expected to follow the directions and instructions from all race officials and public authorities.
- Cut off time for the run course is 16:30 (Pro)/ 16:35 (Age group)
The Spanish Triathlon Federation referees will ensure that all rules are followed. They will be on the swim course, in cars and motorcycles on the bike course and on normal bikes on the run course. They will all wear official vests (black & white stripes with the text “Judge/ Juez”). The competition jury is authorized to issue penalties and disciplinary actions.
Penalties and Disciplinary Action
Warnings will be issued for:
a. elementary infringement of rules with the goal of saving time.
b. violation of rules whose main goal it is to eliminate an advantage in the race, but only if the advantage has not been made use of or can be revoked.
A second warning by a yellow card results in an automatic time penalty.
A second time penalty results in an automatic disqualification.
Disqualifications and time penalties may also be issued after the race through the race management, if notified by members of the competition jury or the police about facts which justify such measures. Grossly unsportsmanlike behaviour, insults and assault justify a disqualification, whereas this listing counts as incomplete.
The referees may show black, yellow and red cards.
· Yellow card
Warning (i.e. urinating on the course or in the transition area outside of the Dixie toilets, wearing compression socks during the swim, blocking, coaching)
· Black card
Time penalty for drafting: 4 minutes
· Red card
Immediate disqualification (e. g. grossly unsportsmanlike behaviour, littering outside the designed areas, carrying communication or entertainment media)
· The following applies for the whole race: receiving a third card, no matter which colour, after one of the following combinations of cards, results in immediate disqualification:
yellow-yellow, yellow-black, black-yellow.
· A verbal warning may be issued at any time
· A time penalty / disqualification may be issued after the race per photo or video proof.
Procedure warning / penalty:
· There is one penalty box in the race located in the Transition Zone (T2).
· The referee will distinctly contact the athlete and the card (red, black, and yellow) is shown accordingly. No matter which card the athlete receives on the bike course, he must approach the penalty box.
· If the athlete receives a yellow card (= warning for all light offenses) the race number is marked with a “P” by the referee in the penalty box (T2). The athlete must sign with the referee and is then permitted to continue the race.
· If the athlete receives a black card (= for drafting only), he will be given a stop watch by the referee in the penalty box (T2). This watch is started and after 4 minutes the athlete has to show the watch to the referee. The race number is marked with a “slash”. The athlete must sign with the referee and is then permitted to continue the race.
If the athlete has to use the toilette, the watch will be stopped and continues after return.
· If the athlete receives a red card, the referee in the penalty box (T2) will mark his race number with a cross. The athlete is taken out of the race by notifying the official time measurement and the penalty box (T2) in the transition area. The disqualification will be recorded by the referee and signed by the athlete. The athlete is then directly disqualified and is not allowed to continue and finish the race.
· If the athlete receives a second yellow card, he must serve a time penalty of 4 minutes in the penalty box (T2).
He will be given a stop watch by the referee in the penalty box (T2). This watch is started and after 4 minutes the athlete has to show the watch to the referee. The race number is marked with a second “P”. The athlete must sign with the referee and is then permitted to continue the race.
If the athlete has to use the toilette, the watch will be stopped and continues after return.
· If the athlete receives a second black card, the referee in the penalty box (T2) will mark his race number with a cross. The athlete is taken out of the race by notifying the official time measurement and the penalty box (T2) in the transition area. The disqualification will be recorded by the referee and signed by the athlete. The athlete is then directly disqualified and must end the race.
· It is in the athlete’s own responsibility to approach the penalty box (T2). If he does not stop at the penalty box (T2), he will be disqualified. It is possible to issue the disqualification after the race.
If an athlete receives a yellow card on the run course, the referee demands the athlete to come to a complete stop, points out the violation of rules to him and marks his race number with a “P”. The athlete may then continue the race. If an athlete receives the second yellow card on the run course, the time penalty of 4 minutes will be added to the overall time.
All penalties which have been issued during the race (red, yellow and black cards) will be announced on an info board in the transition area during the race and half hour after the end of the race at the latest. It is possible to lodge an appeal against a disqualification, an immediate disqualification or the official race results. The protest must be filed in English or the national language of the race venue (Spanish) and must name the reason for the protest. The protest must be handed in no later than 17:30 in the Info Point area (please ask the staff to contact the Head of referees. The protest must be done upon payment of 50€ (cash). If the protest is granted, the payment will be returned.
By registering to compete at the IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE 2012, all athletes have acknowledged that they are subject to doping control consistent with the World Triathlon Corporation Anti-Doping Rules (WTC Anti-Doping Rules). The WTC testing program is not limited and can occur anytime, anywhere. All athletes participating in this and other WTC events are encouraged to carefully review the information pertaining to anti-doping included below.
Important Resources and Information:
The WTC encourages all athletes to know and understand their rights and responsibilities with regard to anti-doping policy and procedure. As part of the new www.ironmanpromembership.com website, the WTC has included an Anti-Doping section. Downloads of rules, policies, and forms, as well as educational resources and links, are available to you through this site. Notice of important changes and updates regarding the WTC Anti-Doping Program will be posted on this site.
The following on-line resources are available to all athletes:
- The WTC Anti-Doping Rules
- The World Anti-Doping Code (Code): this is the document that harmonizes regulations regarding anti-doping in sport across all sports and all countries of the world
- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2012 Prohibited List
- Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Information
Information Regarding Anti-Doping Control Procedures:
- Testing will be conducted in accordance with the WADA approved WTC Anti-Doping Rules.
- By registering to compete at IRONMAN 70.3 LANZAROTE you have consented to be subject to drug testing both in and out of competition, and to adhere to the penalties associated with an Anti-Doping Rules Violation. All registered competitors are subject to testing which may include the collection of both urine and blood for analysis.
- If chosen for drug testing, you are required to comply with the WTC Anti-Doping Rules. Noncompliance or refusing to be tested will result in the same penalties as a doping violation."Refusing, or failing without compelling justification, to submit to sample collection after notification as authorized in applicable anti-doping rules or otherwise evading sample collection" is an anti-doping rule violation. It is important that athletes know their rights and responsibilities during the doping control process.