Date: Date: Sunday 8 October 2017
Start : 8:00 am for Olympic Race; 8:05 am for Sprint Race
Pre race check-in: 06:00 am at the check-in desk at the beach front deck. You will need to collect your timing chips, rack your bike, organize your belongings for transition, pump your tires, warm up, and prepare mentally for the race, so we recommend you come on time.
NB: Don't be late or you MAY be denied starting. We will not inconvenience people who turned
up on time by waiting for late arrivers.
Pre race announcements and acknowledgements: 07:30 am
WHERE : San Stephano Beach Resort , Batroun, Lebanon
The swim begins at the sandy beach. The bike and run sections begin on the sea road. You will be required to pass over timing pads when exiting the water, starting and finishing the bike and when starting and finishing the run. There will also be marshals along the course ensuring athlete security, checking bib numbers and ensuring sportsman-like behavior.
WHAT RACES : There are four races offered: Sprint - individual; Sprint - team; Olympic - individual; Olympic - team.
All competitors use the same swim/bike/run course, but Olympic competitors will do two laps of each leg. The turn arounds for the second laps will be clearly marked. All competitors must wear their timing chips.
- 750m Open Water Swim
- 20k Bike
- 5k Run
- 1500m Open Water Swim
- 40k Bike
- 10k Run
Swim, bike and run course routes are marked on the course maps and will be signposted on the day – however, please familiarize yourself with the route beforehand by using the map provided and if you can, by training in the area before the race. Athletes must take care while riding as many parts of the road are in disrepair and there are high speed bumps. The cycle course is as shown on the Course Map. You will turn around after 10km and return by the same road. Competitors will be checked at the turn, and it is the responsibility of each athlete to ensure that they ride over the electronic timing mat. All participants will be required to wear a cycle helmet during the cycling phase. Failure to do so will prevent you from competing in all stages of the event. The local Police and Army will be out to try to ensure that there is no vehicle traffic on the cycle or run course. The reality is however that in spite of their best efforts, some vehicles may force their way onto the course. Athletes are therefore responsible to obey road traffic laws and run / ride safely. Race organizers are taking all precautions to ensure race safety, however, athletes are responsible for their own safety and participates at their own risk.
Each team will be given one ankle timing chip. The swimmer will wear the chip first, finish the swim leg, run to the transition area and hand the timing chip to the cyclist who will then wear the chip and begin the bike leg. After completing the bike leg, the cyclist will dismount the bike, go to the transition area to hand the chip to the runner who will then wear it and begin the run leg and cross the finish line upon completion of the run leg. The timing chip is like a baton being handed to each athlete of the relay team.
MANDATORY RACE BRIEFINGS: Two race briefings will be held: one in Beirut a few days before the race and one in Batroun at the San Stephano Resort on Saturday evening before the race. Time and locations will be announced at a later date. Athletes must attend on of the race briefings to understand the race instructions and rules and pick up their race packets and bib numbers. Please note that race packets and bibs will not be given out on race day.
On Race Day: Athletes must be sure that they have:
- Collected your race timing chips
- Fixed your race numbers to your triathlon race belt (All athletes must wear a race belt. Tri-Lebanon will be selling belts to raise money for the race.)
- Fixed your bike sticker to your bike on the post below your saddle/seat
- Racked your bike into position in the ‘transition area. There will be two different transition areas: one for individual racers and one for teams
- Placed your race gear next to your bike in the ‘transition area. You can use one of the baskets for your gear.
- Returned to the check-in area down by the beach for the race announcements and acknowledgements.
WE NEED TO GET ALL THE ATHLETES THROUGH THIS PROCESS – PLEASE BE ON TIME AND FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THIS BRIEFING PACK TO ENSURE THIS EVENT WILL BE A SUCCESS.
RACE GEAR AND LOGISTICS :You will need to bring your own swim goggles; you will be given swim caps in your race packet. We recommend polarized swim goggles to help reduce sun glare. Your choice of race gear is up to you, but you must wear regulation sports race gear! Athletes will not be allowed to race in their underwear or topless. You will need to wear your race belt for the bike and run leg. During the bike let, turn your bib number so it faces the back. For the run leg, turn your number to face the front.
The main storage area for your essential race items (dry clothes, trainers etc) will be the transition area where your bike will be based. Whilst this will be staffed by marshals, we are unable to guarantee security for your belongings. You will be responsible for any valuables that you bring with you to this event. Please note, that only athletes will be allowed in the transition area.
PARKING : Parking will be across the street from the San Stephano Resort on the small roads up from the Sea Road. There is along the Sea Road. San Stephano guests will park inside the new parking facilities but will not be allowed to leave until after the race finishes.
MEDICAL SUPPORT: By completing the Online Registration form, you will be deemed to have agreed to our standard Disclaimer. You are therefore responsible for your own well-being throughout the event. If you do suffer from any illness e.g. asthma, epilepsy etc please make sure you have sufficient prescribed medication with you. We would recommend you consult your doctor before participating in this event if you are unsure of your medical condition. The Lebanese Red Cross will be present on the day for emergency assistance.
PROGRAM - SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
04:30 am Organizers and volunteers arrive and meet at the Check-in Desk.
06.00 am Check-in Opens - Athletes collect their timing chips
07:20 am Check-in Closes
07:30 am Race Announcements and Acknowledgement
08:00 am Olympic Race Starts!
08:05 am Sprint Race Starts
11:45 am (Approximately) Race Finishes when the last athlete finishes
12:00 noon After race food and drink
12:30 pm Announcement of the winner
1:00 pm Close and clean up – we welcome assistance with this!
IMPORTANT: PLEASE BE ON TIME. THIS EVENT AND THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RELY ON EVERYONE BEING PREPARED AND READY BY 07:30 am.