RULES

Approved by Lithuanian Triathlon Federation.
For clarifications please email our referee via p.poviliunas@gmail.com

I. GENERAL 

“Trakai Triathlon” is organized by PE “Tarptautinis maratonas” and Trakai District Municipality on July 7, 2018.

Together with Lithuanian Triathlon Federation, Lithuanian Triathlon Championship for Adults, Youth and Children is organized.

II. DISTANCES

  1. During the event, amateurs and professionals will be able to compete in these events:

TRIATHLON:
Olympic distance: 1,5k swimming, 40k cycling and 10k running.
Sprint distance: 0.75k swimming, 20k cycling and 5k running.
Super sprint distance: 0.4k swimming, 10k cycling and 2,5k running.

RELAY:
Olympic distance: 3 team members share different disciplines: 1,5k swimming, 40k cycling and 10k running.
Sprint distance: 3 team members share different disciplines: 0.75k swimming, 20k cycling and 5k running.

  1. Participants have to finish a race course which consist of:

Olympic distance:

  • Swimming, 2 laps (2x750m)
  • Cycling, 2 laps (2x20k)
  • Running, 2 laps (2x5k)

Sprint distance:

  • Swimming, 1 lap (750m)
  • Cycling, 1 lap (20k)
  • Running, 1 lap (10k)

Super sprint distance:

  • Swimming, 1 lap (400m)
  • Cycling, 1 lap (10k)
  • Running, 1 lap (2,5k)

III. PLACE AND TIME

Start time:
7.30 am Olympic distance
7.35 am Olympic distance relay
11.40 am Sprint distance
11.45 am Sprint distance relay
1.45 pm Super Sprint distance

Starting point: Trakai Castle Sightseeing Square (54.649535, 24.931006).

IV. TIME LIMIT

Olympic distance – 6 hrs. from the official race start.
Sprint distance – 3 hrs. from the official race start.
Super Sprint distance – 1 hr. from the official race start.

V. PARTICIPANTS

  1. Athletes and amateurs may take part in the competition by completing the registration form, checking their health and confirming this in the registration form.
  2. Participants may choose one of three distances. Age requirements apply for each distance:
  • Olympic distance – 18 y and elder;
  • Sprint distance – born in 2005 and elder;
  • Super sprint distance – according to the age categories for children (see point XI). There are no age restrictions for amateurs at this distance.
  1. All participants have to show their ID/passport at the registration counter.
  2. 15-18 years old participants have to hand over signed parents‘s permission to the registration counter. Those who do not fulfill this rule with not be allowed to take part in the race, starting fee will not be refunded.
  3. All participants are taking part in triathlons by free will, without anybody’s force. They accept all the risk related with triathlon (a variety of health problems, etc.) and undertake that they will not be claiming against the organizers of the triathlon.
  4. By registering to the event, every participant of “Trakai Triathlon” agrees that event organizers may use all photo and video content made during the event for its marketing purposes without any additional request of permission.
  5. By registering every participant agrees to receive emails and SMS regarding “Tarptautinis maratonas” events.
  6. A participant of Olympic distance and Sprint distance relay can only participate in one team and perform only one stage. All team members must be registered together in a following order: first – swimmer, second – cyclist, third – runner. Team members may be of different sexes.
  7. Race results will be announced in the official competition record and the competition page under the “Results” section.

VI. SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

  1. You can register to any race using only YOUR name. You are not allowed to hand over your bib number to another participant. In this case, participant will be disqualified, and the results will not be included in the official competition protocol.
  2. During race participant’s number must be:
    1. written with marker on swim cap, left side;
    2. sticked on helmet both sides and front;
    3. sticked on bike frame under seat;
    4. attached on participants back during cycle leg;
    5. attached on participants front during run leg.
  3. Participants have to wear micro chip fasten on a leg above the ankle. In case of wrong micro chip placement, participant will be disqualified, and the results will not be included in the official competition protocol.
  4. The competition is organized according to ITU rules and regulations.
  5. Participants should meet ITU regulation for clothing and wearables, such as headsets, mobile phones, cameras or other interfering equipment.
  6. The competitors are not allowed to have any personal escort or assistance on the race course. Breaking this rule will disqualify the participant.
  7. During the event, animals are not allowed on the race course.
  8. Every triathlon participant must attach an electronic timing chip. Participants who have not attached or improperly attached an electronic timing chip will not have their time be recorded, and such participants will not be included in the event protocol.
  9. During the race competitors are not allowed to use any kind of earphones.
  10. Competitors are not allowed to deviate from the race course (without a referee permission). Participants who will break this rule will be disqualified.
  11. Any claims must be submitted in written form to the principal referee of this competition no later than 30 minutes after the end of the competition with 30 EUR deposit. Deposit will be given back in a case of claim being resolved in favor of the participant.
  12. Results of “Trakai Triathlon” are based on official race time.

VII. RACE COURSE AND ITS ZONES

TRANSIT ZONE BEFORE THE START
  1. Only athletes with the bib numbers will be allowed to the transition area. Before entering the transit zone referees will checks helmet, bicycle wheel and brake construction. If they are not in order, participant will not be allowed to enter the transit zone.
  2. Only race equipment can be kept in the transit zone.
  3. The swimming equipment (googles, swim caps, wet-suits) should be neatly placed into the given inventory boxes. If the inventory is not put into the box, Olympic distance participant will be suspended for 15 seconds, participants of Sprint and Super sprint –
  4. On July 7, participants will be allowed to enter transit zone at the given times:
    • Olympic distance: 6.30-7:15 am
    • Sprint distance: 10.55-11:25 am
    • Super sprint distance: 1.00-1.30 pm
SWIMMING RACE
  1. When water temperature is below 15.9 °C, wearing a wet-suit is mandatory. When water temperature is below 22°C participants can swim with a wet-suit. Water temperature is measured 1 before the start.
  2. Participants must wear given swimming caps.
  3. While swimming in the open water it is forbidden to cross the marked race course. Participants who act as such or not finish the swimming course, will be disqualified
TRANSIT AREA FROM SWIMMING RACE TO CYCLING RACE
  1. It is obligatory to put the inventory (googles, swim caps, wet-suit, energetic gels, etc.) only in the inventory boxes arranged by the organizers. In case of validation, Olympic distance participant will be suspended for 15 seconds, participants of Sprint and Super sprint –
  2. Before touching the bike, the participant must wear a helmet. Having a helmet is obligatory and must fit (can’t be too lose or to tight). Participants who will not have a helmet will be disqualified.
  3. Start number must be tightly secured on the back before leaving for the bicycle race.
  4. Participant can start to cycle on after the mount line.
  5. Rule validations (such as false start, replica, etc.) will lead to a suspension punishment before the cycling race.
CYCLING RACE
  1. According to the rules and regulations of Lithuanian Triathlon Championship, it is allowed to cycle in groups with same gender participants.
  2. Different gender participants are marked differently and have to keep the distance: 3m from sides, 12m from behind. Overtaking and regrouping should not take more than 20s.
  3. Participants can ride with road and MTB bikes (except electronic and TT bikes). Disc wheels, aerodynamic helmets and clip-on horns are forbidden. Bicycle horns must be closed from sides and can’t protrude breaks.
  4. If during the cycling race participant’s bib number is not on the back, athlete is stopped by “Stop&Go” and has to place the bib number correctly.
THE TRANSIT ZONE FROM BICYCLE’S RACE TO RUNNING RACE
  1. After cycling race, participant must dismount before a dismount line of the transit zone.
  2. Participant can unbuckle helmet when his/her bike placed correctly. If the bike is placed in a wrong location, or items are discarded around the bike Olympic distance participant will be suspended for 15 seconds, participants of Sprint and Super sprint – 10s.
RUNNING RACE
  1. The bib number must be placed in the front. In case of validation, participant is stopped by “Stop&Go” rule and have to secure his/her number in front.
  2. It is forbidden to run with a bicycle helmet or without shoes.
  3. The participants can unfasten the triathlon race suit, but cannot take off clothing from shoulders. For first validation, participant will be stopped for 15s and disqualified for the second time.
  4. The referee announces disqualification with a red card.

VIII. AWARDS

  1. Triathlon‘s winners will be awarded with “Trakai Triathlon” 2019 medals and diplomas and winner’s cups.
  2. All the participants will be awarded with finisher medals.
  3. The Lithuanian Triathlon Federation will award the winners of the Lithuanian Triathlon Championship, where only Lithuanian citizens will be awarded. Foreign citizens who have become winners of “Trakai triathlon” will be awarded by separate prizes.
  4. Winners of Lithuanian Triathlon Championship have to appear during the award ceremony. In case of absence, award will be given to a lower place participant.

IX. REGISTRATION FEES

until March 31 April 1 – May 31 June 1-30 July 1-6 July 7
Olympic distance

1,5k swimming,

40k cycling,

10k running

35 EUR 40 EUR 50 EUR 65 EUR 75 EUR
 Olympic distance relay*

1,5k swimming,

40k cycling,

10k running

*(3-member team)

60 EUR 69 EUR 78 EUR 90 EUR 100 EUR
Sprint distance

0,75k swimming,

20k cycling,

5k running

20 EUR 25 EUR 30 EUR 40 EUR 50 EUR
Sprint distance relay*

0,75k swimming,

20k cycling,

5k running

(3-member team)

33 EUR 39 EUR 45 EUR 55 EUR 65 EUR
Super sprint distance

0,4k swimming,

5k cycling,

2,5k running

10 EUR 15 EUR 20 EUR 25 EUR 30 EUR
  1. Participants can change the course which was selected during the registration. In case of re-registration, please notify the organizers via the e-mail address of info@trakutriatlonas.lt. The fee is 5 EUR plus the registration fee for the new registration (total=new registration fee minus already paid registration fee plus 5 EUR for the change). Changing the name, club/team name or any other information costs 5 EUR.
  2. All changes can only be done before June 30, 2018.
  3. All changes in registration form are performed after participant makes a payment and informs the organizers of the event via email info@vilniausmaratonas.lt. Participant must attach a copy of the payment and state clearly what information in the registration form he or she wants to change. Details for the payment:

Name of the company: Tarptautinis maratonas
Address: Vytenio st. 6/23, Vilnius
Legal code: 300561278
VAT code: LT100008891011
Bank account number: LT307044060005482871
Bank code: 74000
Bank: AB SEB Bank
Swift: CBVILT2X

X. PARTICIPANTS REGISTRATION AND NUMBER PROVISION 

  1. All participants can register on the website trakutriatlonas.lt until July 6, 2019 and on race site during the race day – July 7, 2019.
  2. On July 7, registration is open from 6 am. and will be closed 30 mins before each start.
  3. Participant who has successfully registered and paid registration fee is included into the start record.
  4. When participants quota is exceeded, registration and distance changes are stopped.
  5. Participants can pick up their bib numbers and starting packages on:
    July 5, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (address will be confirmed later)
    July 6, 5.00-6.00 pm (at the triathlon briefing place in Trakai)
    July 7, 6.00 am – 30 mins. before the start of selected race.
  6. Starting package must be checked in the registration area during pick up time. Later no changes will be made. Starting package will not be given after the start of selected race.
  7. Race briefing will be held on July 6, 6 pm. (the address will be confirmed later).

XI. REGULATIONS FOR LITHUANIAN TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration: participants register through Trakai Triathlon website.

  • Athletes with LTF licence are entitled to 20% discount for the registration fee.
  • LTF rating leaders are entitled to 50% discount for the registration fee
  • Discounts can be given to registrations, done on or before June 24, 2019.
  • Participants must notify organizers via email info@trakutriatlonas.lt, or cell: 864732998.

Abbreviations: W-women, M-man, LC- Lithuanian Championship, LTF – Lithuanian Triathlon Federation.

Age groups:

Participants who are born in:

Adult category
Olympic distance:

JW, JM (2000-2001);
EW, EM (1980-1999);
V1W, V1M (1970-1979);
V2W, V2M (1960-1969);
V3W, V3M (1950-1959);
V4W, V4M (1949 and older).

Youth category
Sprint distance:

IW, IM (2002-2003);
DW, DM (2004-2005).

Children category
Super sprint distancija:
AW, AM (2010 and younter);
BW, BM (2008-2009);
CW, CM (2006-2007).

XII. CHANES TO THE RULES

Organizes reserve the right to make changes to the rules.