[ Rules & Regulations ]
CROSS TRIATHLON RACE RULES
- Participants are required to heed directions and instruction of all race officials and public authorities.
- Helmet should be worn and fasted once the bike is taken from the transition rack, until the bike is racked in the transition area.
- Wearing earphones during the race is not allowed. Take off and transfer of chip for the Team Relay is allowed only at the designated space at Transition Area
- Course marshals shall have authority to disqualify race participants. Medical personnel shall have ultimate and final authority to remove a participant from the race if the participant is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death. Medical transport of any participant will result in DNF (did not finish).
- Fraud, theft, abusive treatment of volunteers and other acts of poor sportsmanship are grounds for immediate disqualification.
- If a contestant decides to withdraw from the race at any time, it is the responsibility of the contestant to notify official timing personnel or Race Officials immediately. Failure to notify may result in rejection of athlete’s entry for future Rhino XTriathlon race.
- Rhino Cross Triathlon 2018 reserves the right to make rule changes at any time provided all athletes are notified in writing or at the mandatory pre-race briefing on September 29, 2017.
- All athletes who reach the cut-off points after the cut-off times are required to take a shortened course. Athletes will be allowed to complete the race but will not be entitled to win age-group awards.
CROSS TRIATHLON RACE RULES
- Each swimmer must wear the swim cap provided by the race production team.
- All swimmers must be numbered at the Transition Area when checking in on race morning or at the race start between 5:00am and 6:00am
• No wetsuits, fins, aqua socks, gloves, paddles or flotation devices of any kind allowed.
• Swim goggles or face masks may be worn.
• No individual paddles or escorts allowed.
• Any assistance resulting in the athlete improving his competitive position will result in immediate disqualification.
- No tandems, recumbent, fairings or any device designed exclusively to reduce air resistance are allowed.
- Types of bike used is a mountain bike/MTB hardtail or full suspense with a minimum wheel diameter of 24″ and Cyclocross (CX) bike with 700c diameter wheel circumference, which has passed scruitinizing.
- Participants must follow the race route determined by the committee in accordance with the signs on the track. Disqualifications are granted to participants deliberately caught not on a specified route, damaging road signs, cutting off roads and other things that may alter/damage the track.
- DRAFTING is legal.
- Each participant must wear their appropriate race number at times while on the course. Race numbers issued by the Rhino Cross Triathlon 2018 production team identify the official contestants in the race. Folding, cutting a race number, intentional alteration of any kind or failure to wear the race number so that it is plainly visible is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.
- No individual support is allowed except as permitted by these rules of friends, family members or supporters of any type may not bike or drive alongside contestants, may not pass food or other items to contestants and should be warned to stay completely clear of all participants to avoid the disqualification of a participant. It is incumbent upon each contestant to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow or escort.
- Each participant will be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of his/her own bike. Assistance by anyone other than race personnel will be grounds for immediate disqualification. Each cyclist should be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction.
- Cyclists are required to heed directions and instructions of all the officials and public authorities.
- Participants may walk their bike if necessary.
- Cyclists are individually responsible for following traffic laws and are solely responsible for the consequences of any infractions. Cyclists being in violation of traffic laws may be disqualified. At all times, contestants should remain on the left side of the road except when indicated otherwise by officials.
- While there will be traffic control equipment on the bike course it may be impossible to completely close the roads. Therefore, at all times during the race, contestants should assume that cars may be on the road and take the necessary safety precautions.
- Yellow Line Rule: On out and back sections on the course, contestants must stay on the INNER side of the road.
- Because of the heat, it is highly recommended that all competitor bikes have a minimum of two water bottle cages.
- Yellow Flag Areas and Rules: The purpose of the Yellow Flag Area is to slow all bikes to safe speed through a dangerous area and to assure athletes that they will not suffer a competitive disadvantage by riding carefully through the area. The first Yellow Flag Area is once riders depart the transition area. The Yellow Flag area is also in effect upon a biker’s return to the transition area. The second Yellow Flag Area is approximately at the 15k mark. This is a very steep descent. A white line across the road and a race official waving a yellow flag identify the start of the Yellow Flag Area. Inside the Yellow Flag Area riders must:
- Sit up on handlebars with hands on the brakes.
- Ride no faster than 20kph.
- Not pass any other athletes.
- No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
- Runners must wear race number at all times while on course. Race number must be placed on front of runner where it is clearly visible. Folding, cutting race number, intentional alteration of any kind, or failure to wear race number is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.
- Individual support vehicles or non- participant escort runners are NOT allowed and will completely clear of all participants to avoid the disqualification of a participant. It is incumbent upon each contestant to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow or escort. It is permissible for a contestant who is still competing to run with other contestants who are still competing.
- Runners are expected to follow the direction and instruction of all race officials and public authorities.
- All athletes must wear a T-shirt or other covering on their upper body during the run and bike portions of the event.
CROSS TRIATHLON RACE RULES
All rules applying to individual competitors apply to relay competitors except where such rules conflict with specific relay rules.
- Relay teams must be composed of two or three athletes-one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner. Team members can be either same gender or any combination of male/female.
- The relay team ‘chip transfer’ area must be within the marked Relay Team Area in the transition area. There will be a Relay Team Referee overseeing the ‘chip transfer’ of each team member. Of a ‘chip transfer’ happens outside of the Relay Team Area, the team will not be included in the official results.
- Any relay team interfering with an individual competitor or way placing an individual competitor at a competitive disadvantage will be disqualified.
- Relay swimmers will start at the same time as their respective distance event.
- All relay swimmers must wear the official race swim cap throughout the swim portion of the race. The swim cap must not be removed from the swimmer’s head until after the timing chip is passed to the team cyclist.
- All relay bikes must be placed in the designated bike racks in the Transition Area. Team bikes must not be removed from the designated bike rack until AFTER the timing chip has been passed onto the team cyclist.
- After receiving the timing chip the cyclist must WALK their bike through the transition area of the MOUNT LINE. At this time cyclists may not mount their bike and depart on the 20 km or 10 km bike.
- Upon completion of the 20 km or 10 km bike and arrival at the Transition Area, cyclists must dismount at the DISMOUNT LINE and WALK their bike back the designated bike rack. Once the cyclist has entered the marked Team Relay Area, they may hand off the timing chip to the runner. Once the runner has attached the timing chip, he/she may depart on the run course. Cyclists must re-rack their bike on the designated bike rack.
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TERMS OF PARTICIPATION AND RACE RULES
Terms of Participations
- Participant are required to fill in registration form, to pay participation fee, and to understand the race’s requirements and regulation.
- Participants to ensure that he/she is physically fit to participate in and not suffering any chronic diseases and not in any medical assistance or under the supervision of a physician/doctor or medical advisor.
- It is a sole responsibility of a participant to ensure his/her personal safety from any injury or death or any damage as a result of him/her not being physically fit; before, during and after the race. Participants is required to fully adhere to race regulation and to sign the disclaimer form when participants is taking the race attribute from the organizer.
- The organizer provides ambulance and medical personnel to cover only the race participants’ emergency rescue.
- The event is individual race.
- Participants are required to wear suitable cycling safety equipment such as helmet, shoes, gloves, jersey, etc.
- Race is classified to age category, depending on the participant’s age calculated on the year of born.
- The organizer will disqualify participants who take part not in his/her race category.
- Participants are willing and obliged to honor and uphold sporting manners during the event as well as to follow all the requirements and regulation defined by the organizer, to promote safety and carry out well conducted manner, not damaging the race course, intentionally obstructing or completing unsporting conductst toward another competitor, littering on the race course and others that might affecting the race from running smoothly.
- Bicycles used in the competitition must be mountain bike type / MTB hardtrail or full suspension with 24”, 26″,27.5″or 29″ wheel diameter and must passed scruitinizing.
- Winners of each race categories will be defined by the fastest to complete a set amount of laps appointed and to reach the finish line.
- Participants must be in the race premises minimum one hour before the race starts.
- Roll Call will be conducted 15 minutes before the race begins and any participant fails to attend the Roll Call after 3 calls will be disqualified from the race.
- Start will be announced 1 minuted before the start begins, any participant completes 2 “jump start” will be disqualified.
- Participants are obliged to follow the official race route defined by the organizer as well as to follow marks on the race course/trail. Those who proved intentionally not to take the defined route, damaging the marks, taking shortcuts and other acts that may alter / damage the race trails will be disqualified.
- Participants are obliged to follow instructions or signals given by the course marshall. Course marshall reserves the right to note the participant’s number, to reprimand and to pull out participants from the race course if he/she intentionally doing any act that might affecting the race from running smoothly
- Participant overtaking rider in front of him/her is expected to allow other racers know his/her presence by yelling out “track… track” on the area that allowing the overtaking rider to pass by and the overtaken rider should allow other racers to pass. Those who intentionally obstructing or blocking other racers will be disqualified.
- The organizer reserves the right to pulled out other racers when rank 1 to 10 have complete the required number of laps, eventhough racers have not complete his/her lap. The organizer will impose “Cut Off Time” or the maximum time for the racers to complete the laps in all category.
- Drinking water and food distribution from the support team to the participants can only be occured in the designated area (Feeding Zone). Support team will be disqualified if proven distributing support outside the Feeding Zone area. Participants will be disqualified if proven receiving support more than 2 times outside the Feeding Zone area.
- Parts changing or repairs must be performed by individual racers, no assistance is allowed if done outside the race trails. Changing and repairs is allowed to be done in the Feeding Zone area with the assistance by the support team. Changing bike frame or fullbike is not allowed. Participants who proved to change the bike frame or fullbike will be disqualified.
- Participants who are not able to finish the required number of laps is expected to reach the finish line or to report to the nearest course marshall where he/she decided to pull out the race.
- The organizer reserves the rights to amend or modify the race rules and regulations to meet needs and to ensure safety.
- In the event of “Force Majeure” takes place, the organizer reserves the rights to postpone and to stop the race event. The decisions made by the organizer is final and binding.