Triathlon Summer Series

Rules & Regulations

 *** All government Covid-19 regulations applicable to events will APPLY.

 

The Series Rules

The Summer Series triathlon is run in accordance with the ITU and TSA race rules. NMBT Officials, NMBT Referees and marshals are in place on race day, ensuring the safety of athletes at all times.

  • A compulsory full race briefing will be conducted before each race (see virtual version click here)
  • It is the athlete's responsibility to know the route
  • No unsportsmanlike behaviour will be permitted. Any abuse of race official(s), marshal(s), traffic officer(s) or competitor(s) could lead to disqualification from the race and/or the Series
  • Minimum age for triathlon is 15 yrs for individuals, 12 yrs for team members. Where a team consists of just 2 members, children between the ages of 12 and 14 may only do ONE leg.
  • Any product prizes offered are by attendance only and will not be kept for the original winner thereof.
  • Race organisers and NMB Triathlon officials decisions are final
  • WEARING OF MASKS prior to the Swim Start (ideally wearing on the beach and on the start line) and immediately after your race finish IS COMPULSORY.
Triathlon Summer Series - Port Elizabeth

 

 

 

Swim

  • Participants to supply their OWN Swim caps - only brightly coloured swim caps are allowed (NO black, white, silver, blue or green).
  • No swim cap, no race
  • Wetsuits are permitted in accordance with water temperatures
  • Currently SWIMBUOYS are NOT permitted in official triathlon events.
Triathlon Summer Series - Port Elizabeth

Cycle

  • No Helmet, no ride
  • Only approved hard shell helmets are permitted and these will be inspected on check in
  • Helmets to be clipped on and worn during the Cycle Leg and not be unclipped or removed until bike is racked
  • No cycling is permitted in or around the transition area
  • Tri-bikes and/or Tribars are permitted and all bar ends must be properly plugged
  • Upper body garment must be worn
  • Traffic rules and officials must be obeyed - no road closures are in effect along the bike route
  • A time cut-off may apply during the cycle leg - such will be announced on race day
  • Supplied race number must be worn on race belt (facing backwards)
  • Cycle leg is DRAFT legal and in the instance of a bunch, ONLY the front rider may be on their tribars.
  • STRICTLY no littering permitted
Triathlon Summer Series - Port Elizabeth

Run

  • Upper body garment must be worn
  • No outside assistance permitted
  • Strictly no littering permitted
  • Supplied race number must be worn on your race belt (facing forwards)
  • Social distancing to apply when running.
  • ONCE FINISHED, please put your mask back on and collect your bike from transition and please leave the race village.
  • Results will be sent to you via SMS and will appear on the website immediate after the race.

 

Duathlon Events

    • For our duathlon events, we reverse the first and second run legs to better fit in with the timing of the triathlon events
    • For the Sprint distance, participants will START with the 2,5km Run (1 lap) and end with a 5km Run (2 laps) whilst for the Super Sprint, both Run Legs will be 2.5km (1 lap).
    • The start for the Duathlon will be at the entrance to the finish tunnel on the Metro cycle/walk path.

 

 

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