TRI UNITED 1

2016 TRI UNITED 1 RACE DETAILS


FEBRUARY 28, 2016
SUBIC

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RACE DESCRIPTION

Tri United 1 is the first of four (4) events in the Tri United series and is held inside Subic Bay. To start things, off, the calm waters of Acea Resort also known as Dungaree beach is where the 1.5km swim leg takes place. A combination of hills and flat race course on smooth roads, the bike course rewards the most aero tucked rider on Argonaut Highway and Airport Road before heading back to the Transition area near Acea Resort. Triathletes then run towards All Hands Beach and back four (4) times for a total of 10kms. Aside from being a spectator friendly, this 4 loop 10Km run course help athletes spot competition ahead and behind them making this event a competitive yet fun one.

Set on the last Sunday of February, this is the race most triathletes participate in to start off their 2016 triathlon season. Triathletes get a glimpse of how hard they trained during the off season or how much harder they have to work for that PR.

If you’re new to the sport and would like to experience what it is like to swim, bike and run, you can join the sprint category which also goes through the same but shorter route as the standard distance race.

EVENT DETAILS

FEBRUARY 28, 2016, Sunday Subic Bay, Olongapo

DISTANCE

  • Standard: 1.5Km Swim/ 40Km Bike / 10Km Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run

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ENTRY FEE

(Registration may end as soon as the maximum number of slots is reached)

  • November 5 to November 30, 2015: — Php 3,000 early bird rate
  • December 1 to December 31, 2015: — Php 3,500 up regular registration rate
  • January 1 to January 24, 2015: — Php 4,000 late registration rate

TRI UNITED 1 REGISTRATION FEES

Standard / Sprint Distance

  Early Bird
Nov 5 to 30
Regular Reg
Dec 1 – 31
Late Reg
Jan 1 – 24
Registration Fee P3,000.00 P3,500.00 P4,000.00
Online Processing Fee P150.00 P175.00 P200.00
Total P3,150.00 P3,675.00 P4,200.00

 

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

  • Deadline for registration is JANUARY 24, 2016 or until slots last
  • Deadline of registration subject to change depending on slot availability
  • Registration fees are non-transferable
  • Upgrade from Sprint to Standard distance is not allowed, but downgrade from Standard to Sprint may be allowed. Deadline to downgrade is February 10, 2015. To downgrade, email the request to registration@bikekingphilippines.com
  • Refund Policy:
    • Athletes confirmed in the race who wish to withdraw, must do so in writing to the race office, email:
      registration@bikekingphilippines.com
    • It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure the race office has received any communication. Upon confirmation of this request, athletes are eligible for a partial refund as follows:
      • Any requests received on or before December 1, 2015 will be eligible for an 80% refund.
      • Any requests received on or before January 15, 2016 will be eligible for a 50% refund.
      • Any requests received after January 15, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances
    • o If you do not receive a response from the race office within 5 calendar days from request, it should be assumed that it has not been received and you should contact us again by sending another email to
      registration@bikekingphilippines.com.

Online registration link: www.bikekingphilippines.com

 

RACE CATEGORIES

  • STANDARD DISTANCE:
    • Male Age Group (Elite, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-Above)
    • Female Age Group (Elite, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-Above)
    • Team Competition
  • SPRINT DISTANCE:
    • Male Age Group (15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-Above)
    • Female Age Group (15-27, 18-29, 30-34, 40-Above)

 

AWARD / PRIZES

  • All Top 3 Male/ Female Category and Team winners will receive MEDALS and GIFTPACKS.
  • Top 3 Team Competition winners will receive team TROPHY, individual MEDALS and individual GIFTPACKS.

CASH PRIZES – ELITE CATEGORY

RANK MALE FEMALE
1ST P10,000 P10,000
2ND P6,000 P6,000
3RD P4,000 P4,000

 

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

  • Event Shirt
  • Swim Cap
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Bib
  • Bike & Helmet sticker
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Post Race Meal
  • ULAH Kit

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RACE RULES:

The Tri United 1 Competition Rules are intended to:

  • Create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality, and fair play
  • Provide safety and protection
  • Emphasize ingenuity and skill without unduly limiting the athlete’s freedom of action
  • Penalize athletes who gain an unfair advantage

General Conduct:

  1. Triathlon and other related multi-sports involve many athletes. Race tactics are part of the interaction between athletes.
  2. Athletes will practice good sportsmanship at all times.
  3. Athletes will be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others.
  4. Know, understand and follow the Competition Rules.
  5. Obey traffic regulations and instructions from race officials.
  6. Treat other athletes, officials, volunteers, and spectators with respect and courtesy.
  7. Avoid the use of abusive language.
  8. Inform a Race Official after withdrawing from the race.
  9. Compete without receiving assistance other than from event personnel and officials.

Health:

  1. Triathlons and other related multi-sports are strenuous. To be able to compete, athletes should be in excellent physical condition. Their health and welfare is of paramount importance. By starting in a race, the athletes declare they are in good health and are in appropriate physical condition to complete the race;
  2. Athletes are encouraged to perform periodic health evaluation (PHE) and to undergo a pre-participation evaluation (PPE) prior to engaging in competitive sport.

Eligibility:

  1. Each athlete must have personal insurance coverage. This insurance will cover any accident occurring during the competition.

Insurance:

  1. An athlete’s age is determined by their age on December 31st in the year of competition.
  2. Athletes aged 15 to 17 years old are eligible to compete in the sprint category.
  3. Athletes aged 18 and above are eligible to compete in the Elite or Age Group categories.
  4. An athlete who competes in a category different from his/her age, in a distance in which is not allowed will be disqualified from the events he/she took part in. Any awards, prizes and points will be removed.

 

RACE CANCELLATION

In the event of race cancellation due to storm, rain, inclement weather, wind, riot/war, the presence of imminent danger to participants, any other unforeseeable or act of God conditions, entry fee shall be non-refundable, non-transferable and non-applicable to future races.

 

REGISTRATION

  1. Race number (bib number) must be worn by athletes during the bike segment and must be visible on the back.
  2. Race number (bib number) must be worn by athletes during the run segment. The race number must be visible on the front.
  3. Body markings are to be applied to each arm and leg, unless instructed otherwise by the Race Official at the briefing.

 

RACE NUMBERS

  1. All athletes must provide a Government issued ID at race registration/packet pick-up prior to competition.
  2. All athletes must pick up their own race packet at the official race registration area during a designated time.
  3. The race packets will contain a minimum of three (3) official race numbers (one (1) for body (bib number), one (1) for bicycle and one (1) for helmet), swim cap and timing chip.

 

TIMINGS AND RESULTS

  1. A race will be won by the athlete who has the shortest time from the start signal to the moment when the athlete finishes the race. An athlete will be judged as “finished,” the moment any part of the torso, reaches the perpendicular line extending from the leading edge of the finish line.
  2. All the athletes will be ranked according to their times.
  3. The official results will list the athletes according to their finish time.
    1. Time splits to be included are:
    2. Swim or first segment
    3. Bike or second segment
    4. Run or third segment
    5. Overall finish time
  4. Results will include athletes who do not finish the race (DNF), those who do not start (DNS), those who are disqualified (DSQ).

 

SAFETY GUIDELINES

  1. The responsibility of remaining on the course rests with the athlete. Any athlete, who appears to Technical or Medical Officials as presenting a danger to themselves or others, may be removed from the competition.

 

ILLEGAL EQUIPMENT

General Rules:

  1. All athletes must have their helmet securely fastened from the time they remove their bike from the rack at the start of the bike leg, until after they have placed their bike on the rack at the finish of the bike leg.
  2. Athletes must use only their designated bike rack and must rack their bike.
  3. Athletes must place within 0.5 m of the bin all equipment to be used at a later stage in the event. If a bin is not provided, the 0.5 m will be measured from the rack number or name plate.
  4. All equipment already used must be deposited in the bin. Only equipment to be used during the competition can be left in transition. All other belongings and equipment are to be removed before race start.
  5. Bike shoes, glasses, helmet, and other bike equipment can be placed on the bike.
  6. Athletes must not impede the progress of other athletes in the Transition Area.
  7. Athletes must not interfere with another athlete’s equipment in the Transition Area.
  8. Cycling is not permitted inside the Transition Area. Athletes must mount their bicycles after the mount line by having one complete foot contact with the ground after the mount line. Athletes must dismount their bicycles before the dismount line by having one complete foot contact with the ground before the dismount line. While in the transition area (before the mount line and after the dismount line) the bike can be pushed only by the athlete’s hands. Mount and dismount lines are parts of the transition area.
  9. Nudity or indecent exposure is forbidden.
  10. Athletes can not stop in the flow zones of the Transition Area.
  11. Marking positions in the Transition Area is not allowed. Marks will be removed.

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Standard Distance 1.5Km Swim – 40Km Bike – 10Km Run

MALE ELITE FEMALE ELITE
Male 18-24 Female 18-24
Male 25-29 Female 25-29
Male 30-34 Female 30-34
Male 35-49 Female 35-49
Male 40-44 Female 40-44
Male 45-49 Female 45 & above
Male 50-54
Male 55 & above

Sprint Distance 750M Swim – 20Km Bike – 5Km Run

MALE ELITE FEMALE ELITE
Male 15-17 Female 15-17
Male 18-29 Female 18-29
Male 40-49 Female 40 & above
Male 50 & above

 

TEAM COMPETITION

Athletes must enter their Team affiliation upon registration. The time of the team will be the accumulated time of the top 10 members of the team with a minimum of 2 Female athletes. Athletes entered in the Elite Category are not eligible in the team competition.

ELITE CATEGORY

Any athlete may opt to register in the Elite Category. However, Elite Athletes may not enter in the age group category in future Tri United races within the same calendar year.

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

Prize Money:

ELITE MALE ELITE FEMALE
1st 10,000 1st 10,000
2nd 6,000 2nd 6,000
3rd 4,000 3rd 4,000

Awards:

Athletes who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd will be awarded an official event medal (gold, silver, bronze)

Series Points:

Points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers (all Categories) of Tri United 1 (Standard Distance), Tri United 2 (Long Distance) and Tri United 3 (Long Distance).

RANK POINTS RANK POINTS
1st 20 11th 3
2nd 15 12th 3
3rd 12 13th 3
4th 10 14th 3
5th 9 15th 3
6th 8 16th 2
7th 7 17th 2
8th 6 18th 2
9th 5 19th 2
10th 4 20th 2

 

In case of a tie, rank will be based on the results of the longest distance race.

PROTESTS

General:

  1. A protest is against the conduct of an athlete, Race Official, or the conditions of the competition. An athlete may file a protest with the Race Official provided the protest has not been previously observed by the Technical Officials and ruled upon by the Referee.
  2. Where event competition rules do not cover the incident, ITU, FINA, UCI & IAAF Rules will apply.

Protests Concerning Eligibility:

Protests concerning the eligibility of an athlete shall be made to the race official before the start of the race.

Protests Concerning the Course:

Protests concerning the safety of the course or its variance to the regulations must be made to the Referee no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the start of the race.

Protests Concerning the Race:

An athlete, who protests against another athlete or official, must do so to the Referee within fifteen (15) minutes of his/her finish time. However, the intention to write a protest has to be announced to the Referee within five (5) minutes of his/her finish time. After this deadline, only protests following this process will be admitted.

Protests Concerning Equipment:

Protests concerning an athlete’s equipment must be delivered to the Referee fifteen (15) minutes after his/her finish time. However, the intention to write a protest has to be announced to the Referee within five (5) minutes of his/her finish time. After this deadline, only protests following this process will be admitted.

Protests Concerning Timing and Results:

Protests concerning mistakes in timing and results (time errors, athletes’ ranking) may be delivered in writing by the athlete to the Race Organizer within thirty (30) days after the competition.

Contents of a Protest:

  1. The protest must be accompanied by a deposit ofPhp 2,000 and will be refunded if the protest is successful. If the protest is denied, there will be no refund and the money will be retained by Race Organizer.
  2. Information to be included:
    • The alleged rule violated
    • The location and approximate time of the alleged violation
    • Persons involved in the alleged violation
    • A statement, including a diagram of the alleged violation, if possible
    • The names of witnesses who observed the alleged violation

Outside Assistance:

Medical assistance and food and liquid are permitted at designated aid stations only. All other outside assistance is prohibited.

Penalties:

  1. A stop and go penalty will be imposed for violation of the drafting rule
  2. If an athlete receives three drafting penalties, he/she will be disqualified.

Drafting:

Any time the draft zone of an athlete overlaps the draft zone of another athlete, vehicle or motorcycle on the bike course of an event.

Bicycle Draft Zone:

The draft zone is a rectangle 7 meters long and 3 meters wide created by every athlete in which other athletes can enter for a limited period of time and for overtaking purposes.

Vehicle Draft Zone:

The draft zone for a motor vehicle is a rectangle 25 meters long and 5 meters wide which surround every vehicle on the bike course. The center front of the vehicle defines the center of the leading 5-metre edge of the rectangle.

Stop and Go Penalty:

A method of imposing a brief delay on an athlete who is assessed by a Technical Official to have unintentionally infringed the rules, for example, drafting on the bike course. A Penalty Box may be used for this penalty.

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