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Rules

State Forest Management Centre’s (RMK) Kõrvemaa Triathlon 2015

 

1. Organization
RMK Kõrvemaa Triathlon takes place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 as a competition in the RMK Kõrvemaa Four Series Event.
The Triathlon is organized by Sport Event Team.

The Triathlon is organized pursuant to the competition guide and general competition regulations by the International Triathlon Union (ITU). ITU competition regulations are available in Estonian on the Estonian Triathlon Association’s website.
Guide to beginner triathletes (in Estonian)

 

2. Start and finish arrangement
The start is located at Soodla Reservoir (Google maps), and the finish line is situated at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort.

RMK Kõrvemaa Triathlon is a public triathlon with a track length of approximately 10% of Ironman distance:
swimming 350 m
cross-country cycling 22 km
cross-country running 4 km

 

RMK Kõrvemaa Triathlon 2016 takes place in two parts. Women and youths start in part I and men in part II. Part I starts at 10 AM, and part II at 1 PM. The Triathlon is a pursuit race where a new start group starts every 15 minutes. Start groups are formed based on race numbers. Each start group consists of approximately 75 competitors.

 

RMK Kids’ Duathlon (300 m cycling, 300 m running) starts at 12 noon at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort. All participants must wear a helmet during the cycling!

 

The cycling and running track mostly runs along ski tracks and forest roads of the Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve. The track is marked. For safety reasons, participants are to follow instructions by traffic controllers. All participants must wear a helmet during the cycling!

 

3. Participants

The Triathlon is open to all sports lovers of at least 16 years of age that are sufficiently trained to cover the distance. By way of exception, younger participants are allowed on the track as subject to consent by a parent and trainer.
 

Start groups are compiled from pre-booked participants, taking into account results of the 2015 and 2014 RMK Kõrvemaa Triathlon. Earlier results are taken into account for participants that register for the race no later than on July 8, 2016; however, the same race numbers will not be guaranteed. Elite competitors are individually placed in start group I.


Competitors must start in their designated start zone; participants starting from a wrong start zone are disqualified.

Competitors participate at their own risk (in the case of minors, at the risk of a parent or guardian). Potential participants are recommended to undergo a pre-registration health check to have a doctor confirm their capacity to cover the relevant distance.

 

4. Registration
Participants are registered at www.jooks.ee. To register, complete the registration form (in Estonian).
The participant’s name will be displayed in the start protocol after the participation fee has been paid. The participation fee can be paid through online banking after completing the registration form.
A participant’s successful registration is confirmed by their name appearing in the start protocol. The start protocol is displayed on the competition website. The participant’s race number will be added to the protocol within 15 minutes after paying the participation fee (if using online banking). Paying by a separate wire transfer, the participant will receive their race number within five days after payment.
Online registration closes at 5 PM on Friday, July 15.


Participants may also register on-site on completion day starting from 8.30 AM. Registration closes 15 minutes before the start.

To register a group, the group registration form must be completed.

 

Group registration

Group registration is open until 5 PM on July 12.
Editing of the amendable fields (name, e-mail, mobile phone, club, company) in the group registration system is free for group representatives though July 12.
Upon registration, group participation fees may be paid directly through online banking or on the basis of an invoice sent to the group representative’s e-mail address. Group members are registered in the start protocol immediately after payment has been made through online banking or within five days from when the invoice is paid. Paying through online banking, a confirmation invoice may be ordered to a relevant e-mail address, confirming the payment of the participation fees. 

 

5. Re-registration

Re-registration is open until 5 PM on July 12, 2016. Re-registration on competition day will not be possible. Re-registration (change of a competitor) is a paid service. To re-register, the new competitor is to complete the registration form on the competition website and pay a re-registration fee of EUR 10 to the bank account of Sport Event Team (MTÜ Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi). The transfer purpose field should include the names and personal ID codes of both the old and new competitor (e.g.: Mati Karu (4851212xxxx) is replaced by competitor Tiit Mänd (3851212xxxx)).

 
6. Entry fees:
Until June 30, 2016
EUR 20
July 1-12, 2016
EUR 25
July 13-16, 2016
EUR 30
 
Participation fees with 20% discount *:
Until June 30, 2016
EUR 16
July 1-12, 2016
EUR 20
July 13-16, 2016
EUR 30

 

*20% discount applies to Sportland customers, seniors of at least 60 years of age, and youths of no more than 20 years of age. Discounted prices are not applicable in the last round!

Registering on site on competition day, full prices apply to everyone.

Groups are subject to a discount of 10% of any full price if at least 10 people are registered. Double discounts are not applicable (participants subject to the senior or youth discount are not subject to an additional group discount and vice versa). Discounted prices are not applicable in the last round.

 

Participation fees with 10% discount:

 

Until June 30, 2016
EUR 18
July 1-12, 2016
EUR 22.50
July 13-16, 2016
EUR 30

 

Participants that did not use online banking to pay the participation fee are to pay the participation fee to one of the below bank accounts of Sport Event Team (MTÜ Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi):

SEB EE221010220065252016, ref. No. 03201
Swedbank EE342200221034126658, ref. No. 03201
Danske Pank EE783300332813950002, ref. No. 03201
Nordea Pank EE881700017002977263, ref. No. 03201
LHV EE567700771001163738, ref. No. 03201

 

The transfer purpose field should include the following: KT2016 (acronym for Kõrvemaa Triatlon (Kõrvemaa Triathlon)), forename and surname, personal ID code (e.g. KT2016, Kati Karu, 486051327xx).

 

Kids’ Duathlon (300 m cycling, 300 m running) is FREE and participants register online or on start area at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort.

The participation fee is not refunded if the Triathlon is cancelled due to reasons beyond the organizers’ control, or if a participant withdraws from the competition.

 

7. Start items

Start items include a race number (running, cycling), timekeeping chip, race bib fasteners, transition bag, and sponsor materials.

The running leg bib is attached either to the participant’s shirt using safety pins or, if the participant has a number belt, to the belt. The cycling leg bib is attached to the bicycle’s handlebar.
Issuing start items, the Secretariat’s staff writes the race number on each participant’s hand and/or cheek for the swimming leg.

The race number must remain visible throughout the competition.
Start items are issued on competition day July 16 from 8.30 AM until the beginning of starts by Soodla Reservoir.
Only competitors with an RMK Kõrvemaa Triathlon race number will be allowed to the start. The race number is a personal number. Only the participant registered under a particular race number may race under it.

 

8. Timekeeping
Time is kept with an electronic timekeeping chip. Each participant receives three chips with their start items – chip one is located on the flip side of the running bib, chip two on the flip side of the cycling bib, and chip three (with Velcro strap) is attached to the start envelope.
The Velcro-attached chip must be correctly fastened around the ankle throughout the competition from the start until crossing the finish line. The chip is to be returned to the organizers after crossing the finish line!
Competitor may keep their running and cycling bibs with the chip; it is not necessary to return them after the race.
Timekeeping starts at kick-off. Timekeeping includes the time for the completion of each stage (swimming, cycling, running), and transition time (VA1, VA2).
The finish protocol will list the ranking of each competitor in their age group.

 

Age groups
P/T (born 1996 and later), M/N (1977-1995), M40/N40 (1972-1976), M45/N45 (1967-1971), M50/N50 (1962-1966), M55/N55 (1957-1961), M60/N60 (1952-1956), M65/N65 (1947-1951), M70/N70 (born 1946 and earlier).

 

9. Results
Results will be published continually as initial unconfirmed results on the finish site’s display board and website, as unofficial results on our website no later than on Sunday, July 17 at 9 AM, and as official results on www.jooks.ee on Friday, July 22 at 5 PM.

 

10. Medical aid
Medical aid is provided throughout the track if necessary. We kindly ask that participants noticing anyone in distress on the track notify the nearest service point, medics with special identification moving on the track, event organizers, or the emergency number 112.

 

11. Discontinuation
The competition’s medical personnel and judges have the right to remove a competitor from the track if they consider it necessary.

 

12. Disqualification
The organizers have the right to disqualify any competitor that is not following the competition rules, is disturbing other competitors, or is in another way hindering the organization of the competition.

 

13. Award ceremony
The award ceremony is held at 3.45 PM at the finish line at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort.
Three best men and three best women are awarded. There are also special prizes and prize draws. Age group winners are also awarded.

 

14. Taking pictures
The organizers have the right to use pictures and videos taken by the organizers at the competition.

 

15. Complaints
All complaints concerning competition results, violations of rules etc. must be submitted within one hour after the 50th competitor finishes if such complaints pertain to the first 50 finished competitors, or within 30 minutes after the finish is closed if concerning any other competitors. The complaint fee is EUR 20, returned only if the complaint is satisfied.

All complaints related to the competition are solved by the following competition jury: Competition Director, Head Referee, Track Master, Head of Secretariat and a physician.

Any issues not regulated in the Guide are solved by the organizational committee and/or the jury as such issues arise.

 

16. General information
Participants will benefit from a racing position, race bib, information leaflet, timekeeping, recorded results in the finish protocol, service at service points, award ceremony, electronic diploma including the participant’s name, time score and final ranking, first aid as required throughout the track, and transportation to the finish line of participants that discontinue the race.
Participants in the Kids’ Duathlon receive an electronic diploma and souvenirs.

Ski Marathon - Saturday, January 30, 2016;

Spring Run - Sunday, April 24, 2016;

Triathlon - Saturday, July 16, 2016;

Bike Marathon - Saturday, September 24, 2016;

 

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