FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2014
RESULTS - CLICK HERE
A MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANISERS
Most Tri-athletes come to races with only a rudimentary understanding of the rules of Triathlons. Indeed, few have ever read through the Competitive Rules in its entirety. As this event is a community orientated event where we wish to offer all interested individuals of all ages and abilities the opportunity to compete in a Triathlon, we rely on athletes to be as honest and as understanding as possible throughout all parts of the event in order for all to have an enjoyable experience on the day and in future races. In order to minimize misunderstandings on Race Day, please take the time to read the below details and look forward to seeing you at the race.
DATES & RESULTS:
Friday, 31 January 2014
GEMS World Academy (GWA), Al Barsha, Dubai
DIRECTIONS TO GWA
Links are available at the top of this page
ENTRY FEE – per competitor
Adults (19yrs & over): AED150/- per individual person or per relay team member
Juniors (18yrs & under): AED100/- per individual person or per relay team member
Any participants cancelling their participation after the closing date or who are a "no-show" on the day of the race will not receive a refund.
Any participants cancelling their participation before the closing date are eligible for a 50% refund
ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
Electronic Timing Tags, Finishers Medal, Downloadable Certificate, Results can be posted to your Facebook & Twitter accounts, Youtube clip of you finishing the race, Refreshments, other sponsored give-aways
Sunday, 26 January 2014.
RACE CATEGORIES & AGE GROUPS:
Age Groups are calculated as per your age on the day of the Race
Swim leg will take place in a 50m swimming pool
9 Years & Under: 100m swim, 4km cycle, 2km run
10 to 12 Years: 200m swim, 4km cycle, 2km run
13 to 15 years: 300m swim, 8km cycle, 4km run
16 to 18 Years: 400m swim, 8km cycle, 4km run
19 years & Over (GEMS Parents & Staff): 400m swim, 8km cycle, 4km run
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RACE DAY PROGRAM
Registration opens: 06h00
Registration Closes: 07h25
Race Briefing: 07h30
Start: 08h00 (9 Years & Under, followed by 10 to 12, 13 to 15, 16 to 18 and then Adults)
GEMS Triathlon Race Briefing
GEMS Triathlon Race Course Maps
GEMS Triathlon Race Numbers
BIB NUMBERS AND TIMING TAGS
The above are to be collected from GWA on Race Day at Registration between 06h00 and 07h25 - more details will follow after closing date for entries on this procedure!
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Participants must cover the prescribed course in its entirety to obtain a race result and ranking.
It is the participant's responsibility to know the course. Any wrong turns are your responsibility, regardless of the actions of race staff or volunteers.
Participants shall refrain from unsportsmanlike conduct, including the improper use of language or conduct directed toward an official.
No participant shall accept from any person (other than a race official) physical assistance in any form.
Participants shall plainly display their race numbers at all times.
Follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities
No participant shall, at any time during the event, use or wear anything deemed dangerous by the Race Organiser/s.
No participant shall use his body, head, arms, or legs to gain an unfair advantage, or to push, pull, hold, strike, or force through one or more participants. Any violation of this Section shall result in a variable time penalty.
No participant shall leave any equipment or personal gear on the race course. Any violation of this Section shall result in a variable time penalty.
Any person who participates in any portion of the event without first properly registering and paying any required registration fee will be disqualified unless special arrangements have been made with the Race Organiser/s.
No person shall participate in a triathlon or other multi-sport events unless such person is trained adequately for that specific event, as might be expected of a prudent person entering:
(a) a similar competition, and
(b) is in excellent health, based on recent training, physical examinations, if any, and generally accepted standards of good health.
These will be supplied by the organisers and feature at 2 stations on the Run course as well as at the finish line.
No water stations will be available on the bike course
Participants may bring their own beverages as long as they are consumed within the transition area.
Relay teams may consist of 2 or 3 different athletes and may be comprised of boys / girls / males / females.
Teams participating in the race must enter as individuals in order to receive your race number.
All relay team members must ensure that they are all the correct age for the respective event or final results will be according to eldest person’s age category.
The swimmer must ‘tag’ the cyclist in the transition area who then in turn must "tag" the runner waiting in the transition area before setting off to complete their leg of the Triathlon.
When crossing the finish line, keep moving through the finish schute
Return your race number and timing tag to designated marshal or collection box
Prize Giving will follow as soon as possible once all athletes are finished
The presentation will take place as soon as possible after the last competitor is in from the respective race
Full results will be on the respective websites as soon as possible.
Finishers medals will be awarded to all who finish the race.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, per Age Group, male and female, will be awarded