RULES & REGULATIONS

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Article 1 – Organisation

The 29th edition of the La Tour Geneva Triathlon will take place on the 14th and 15th of July 2018, and will be organised by the Association du Triathlon International de Genève (Vy-Marguerite 1 – CH- 1291 Commugny, Suisse), in partnership with OC Sport. 

Article 2 – Races on the schedule

Several races will take place during the event:
Saturday July 14th 2018:
• Kidsathlon: 50m swim, 1km bike and 500m run (Open to all licensed and non-licensed triathletes aged between 6 and 9 on the day of the race)
• Ecoliers race 10 – 11 years old: 100m swim, 2km bike and 600m run (Open to all licensed and non-licensed triathletes aged 10 and 11 on the day of the race)
• Ecoliers race 12 – 13 years old: 200m swim, 4km bike and 1.25km run (Open to all licensed and non-licensed triathletes aged 12 and 13 on the day of the race)
• Short: 500m swim, 17km bike and 5km run (Open to all licensed and non-licensed triathletes aged 16 and over the day of the race)
• Discovery: 250m swim, 6.5km bike and 2.5km run (Open to all licensed and non-licensed triathletes aged 14 and over the day of the race)
• Run & Bike: 13km race undertaken in teams of two with one bike to share between team-members. (Open to all licensed and non-licensed athletes aged 14 and over the day of the race)

Sunday July 15th 2018
• Standard: 1.5km Swim, 40km bike and 10km run (Open to all licensed and non-licensed triathletes aged 18 and over the day of the race) 

Article 3 – Courses

The courses of the various races taking place during the triathlon are measured in compliance with the relevant applicable standards. All Races will start at the Bains des Pâquis and finish Quai du Mont-Blanc. The courses for the various races are available here: https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/ The organisation reserves the right to modify the schedule and/or courses up until the day before the event.  

Article 4 – Race eligibility

• The Kidsathlon is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born between the 14th of July 2009 and 14th of July 2012.

• The Ecoliers 10-11 race is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born between the 14th of July 2007 and 14th of July 2008.

• The Ecoliers 12-13 race is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born between the 14th of July 2005 and 14th of July 2006.

• The Short race is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before the 14th of July 2002

• The Discovery format is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before the 14th of July 2004.

• The Run and Bike race is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before the 14th of July 2004

• The Standard race is open to all licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before the 14th of July 2000 All persons who sign up to a race during the triathlon should take part when in good health and having trained appropriately for the event. Thus, it is highly recommended that each participant have a medical check up with their doctor before taking to the start line. Participants are registered to the races in the order in which payments are received. The organisation reserves the right to set a maximum number of participants in any given race, once this number is reached no more registrations will be taken for that given race or races.
All registrations are taken online at: https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/ 

Article 5 - Rules per discipline

Swimming: All swimming strokes are accepted.
Athletes must wear the swimming cap provided by the race organisation.
Wetsuits are mandatory for water temperatures below 15.9 degrees C, and are prohibited in water temperatures above 22 degrees C.

Cycling: All types of bike are accepted except from E-bike and fixies (bikes without brakes). 
A helmet must be worn at all times by all athletes in possession of a bike, including while in the transition area. All athletes must be on their bike, apart from during the transition process. Drafting (the practice of one cyclist riding close enough behind another rider so as to benefit from their slipstream) is strictly forbidden. Definition: To ride closely behind another rider to make maximum use of their slipstream, reducing wind resistance and effort required to ride at the same speed.

Run & Bike: The relay can happen everywhere on the course as long as that does not interfere with other competitors. The bike must be passed from hand to hand between the two team-mates. Both team members, runner and cyclist, must wear a helmet for the duration of the race. 

Article 6 – Results

Your official time for your race will be the time elapsed between the start of your race and your passing over the finish line. Standings for each race will be established as a function of these times. Standings by age category will also be established. Participants are also reminded that control measures will be in place during the event to ensure every race takes place in fair conditions.

• Run & Bike To be ranked, the two team-mates must be together with their bikes for the last 200 meters of the race. They have to cross the finish line together. Time will be taken on the second team-mate to cross the line.

Podiums and Rewards

A list made up of the first 50 finishers at the scratch ranking will be accessible to all on the Triathlon Race Village. Will be rewarded all people that reach the first 3 places on each race. These people will participate to the official reward ceremony just after the race. The first 3 people on each category will also receive a gift from the organisation at the Information Point located in the Triathlon Race Village. All rewarded people will be advised by text regarding the place and the moment the ceremony will begin according to their performance. After that, all results will be accessible to all on the official website : https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/  

Article 7 – Age categories

6 to 9 years old: Kidsathlon M6-9/F6-9

10 to 11 years old: Ecoliers M10-11/F10-11

12 to 13 years old: Ecoliers M12-13/F12-13

14 to 17 years old: Age category M14-17/F14-17

18 to 34 years old: Age category M18-34/F18-34

35 to 44 years old: Age category M35-44/F35-44

45 to 54 years old: Age category M45-54/F45-54

55 to 64 years old: Age category M55-64/F55-64

65 years old and more: Age category M65+/F65+

 

You are part of the category with the age you will be during the year of the race. For example, if the athlete is born in 2000 he will belong to the category 18 to 34 years old as he/she will be 18 during 2018. 

Article 8 – Registration

All registration is personal and final. No reimbursement will be available, regardless of the extenuating circumstances. In the case of a participating not taking part in the event, no reimbursement is possible, and no transfer of the registration will be permitted.

Article 9 – Doping

Swiss Olympic have authority over all matters in terms of doping. Tests could be administered. Participants can visit www.antidoping.ch  for more information regarding doping.

Article 10 – Bib pick up

Bibs can be picked up at the following times:

• Friday July 13th 2018 from 4pm to 7pm at the triathlon Race Village

• Saturday July 14th 2018 from 7.30am to 6pm at the triathlon Race Village

• Sunday July 15th 2018 from 7.00am to 8.30am at the triathlon Race Village

Bibs will only be handed over upon presentation of proof of identity and the bib withdrawal coupon provided by the organisation. Bib withdrawal coupons will be sent out to participants as of the 1st of July 2017, exclusively via e-mail to the address used by the participant in the registration form. For relay teams, one team member will have to collect the envelope containing the timing chip, swim cap and bibs. No bibs will be sent via post.

Article 11 – Time Limit

Time limits are different for each race:

· Discovery distance: 1h30 Participants will not be allowed to start a new loop of the bike course if they have not done so before 45 minutes of racing counting from the start of the swim. Participants who have not yet started their final loop of the bike course by this point will however still be allowed to do the run section of the race without finishing the bike portion of the race. All participants who do not cover the entire distance of the race however will not be ranked in the results as they will be disqualified from the standings.

· Short distance: 2h15 Participants will not be allowed to start a new loop of the bike course if they have not done so before 1 hour and 15 minutes of racing counting from the start of the swim. Participants who have not yet started their final loop of the bike course by this point will however still be allowed to do the run section of the race without finishing the bike portion of the race. All participants who do not cover the entire distance of the race however will not be ranked in the results as they will be disqualified from the standings.

· Standard distance: 4h30 Participants will not be allowed to start a new loop of the bike course if they have not done so before 2 hours and 45 minutes of racing counting from the start of the swim. Participants who have not yet started their final loop of the bike course by this point will however still be allowed to do the run section of the race without finishing the bike portion of the race. All participants who do not cover the entire distance of the race however will not be ranked in the results as they will be disqualified from the standings.

· Run & Bike: 2h

· Kidsathlon: 20min

· Junior (ages 10-11 and 12-13) distances: 30min 

Article 12 – Timing system

A professional timing company will be responsible for timing the event. All participants will have a timing chip (on an ankle bracelet – it must not be modified, defaced or cut) that will be used to time their race. This chip interacts with an electronic system on the start line and finish line, as well as on several timing mats throughout the race. Thus any participant who doesn’t take the right course will not be ranked.

Article 13 - Race bib and transponder (timing chip)

Athletes must pick up their bib before the race and wear it in such a way as to ensure it is visible to the race officials throughout the race. Throughout the 3 disciplines, athletes must wear their bib number or risk disqualification by race referees. During the swimming leg, the bib number must be written on the athlete’s arm.

While cycling, the bib number must be fastened to the lower back, as well as being displayed on the sticker attached to the bike seat post. While running, Athletes must wear the bib number on their front.
A transponder (timing chip that must be attached to your ankle) will be provided in your race pack. You must wear it throughout the race at risk of being disqualified and not receiving an official race time.

WARNING! In case of loss of the transponder, the athlete will be charged 50CHF. 

Article 14 - Insurances

Personal Accident - The organising committee recommends that all participants who don’t have personal insurance covering physical injury, especially non-licensed participants, should sign up for personal accident insurance.

Material Damage – The organising committee declines all responsibility for any damage to, or theft of personal belongings even if they are under our care. The organisation cannot be liable for any damage to or theft of participants’ equipment. Each participant will require personal insurance to cover damage to, or theft of personal goods. 

Article 15 – Environmental Sustainability

Participants are asked to respect the environment before, during and after the race by using the bins and recycling facilities provided. 

Article 16 – Image Rights

By signing up for the event, each entrant expressly allows the La Tour Geneva Triathlon (or subsequent organisers) to use, reproduce or have reproduced his name, image, voice and sports performance through the race for any direct use or as a derivative of the race and this, in any material, in the world, by any means known or unknown to date, and for the duration of protection currently granted for such use direct or derived by the law or regulations, judicial decisions and/or arbitration of any country and by current or future international agreements, including any extensions that may be made at this time. 

Article 17 – Data protection

In line with the federal law on data protection from June 19th 1992, you have the right to access and rectify any personal data you provide.

Article 18 – Traffic on the racecourse

All bikes, motorised modes of transport and modes of transport on wheels, as well as strollers are prohibited on the racecourse. This excludes all vehicles driven by members of the organisation. 

Article 19 – Abandonment

Any participant seeking to abandon has to present himself or herself to a member of the organisation in order to hand over their bib and timing chip.

Article 20 – Cancellation of the event

If the race has to be cancelled for reasons beyond the organising committee’s control (including extreme weather) no refund of sign up fees will be available and no indemnities will be paid. 

Article 21 – Communications from organiser

The participant agrees to receive newsletters and other communications from the organiser relating to other sports events the organiser manages.

Participation in the La Tour Geneva Triathlon implies the acceptance of all articles in the above race regulation.