Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Parking

There are designated parking areas around the race venue.

As parking spaces are limited we encourage people to lift share or even ride their bikes from the Montriond town centre to save space.

There is NO PARKING around the transition area or on the road along side the lake or on the road side on the bike course. This area is for race officials only.

Please utilise the parking spaces at;

  • Burgers Lac’tuel – the first entrance to the lake from Montriond
  • Domaine du Baron
  • Route de Dravachet – the back road to the lake

If parking in one of the listed car parks you will need to be there before the road closes and stay until it reopens.

 

Road Closures

To ensure maximum safety for competitors the road is closed for the event. Route du Lac and Route des Lindarets  are closed from the Cumin de la Veille Ranche to Route d’Ardent

 

Toilets

Toilets are located at the Domaine du Baron, next to the canoe club and near the small lake.

 

First Aid

Mountain Medic Events have been contracted to provide first aid. If you require attention please signal to a are official how will help get the right people to you. If you see another competitor in difficulty please do the same.

 

Post Race Recovery

A group of wonderful volunteers are ready and waiting to help you at the finish line. There will be a selection of snacks and drinks as well as some masseurs and you can always jump back in the lake to cool off.

 

Race Distance and Ages

Following the National and International rules and regulations for maximum distance per age the races are limited to the following;

  • Sprint: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run – 16 years and above
  • Super Sprint: 300m swim, 5km bike, 2km run – 12 years and above
  • TriStars: 100m swim, 2km bike, 500m run – 8 to 12 years

 

Awards

After the event, prizes will be awarded to the following categories;

Sprint Distance
1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Females
Sprint Distance Veteran
1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Females
Teams
1st Team Overall
1st Team of local participants (Mark Sutton Memorial Shield)
Distance XS
1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Females

 

Bike check in

Opens at 7.45am on Sunday the 1st for all races.

 

Start times

  • TriStars 8.30am
  • SuperSprint XS 9.00am & 9.10am
  • Sprint Females & All Teams 9.30am
  • Sprint Males 10.45am

Transition Area:

Please see the event schedule for transition closing times. Bike racks will be numbered for the Sprint race and positioning of numbers and racks will be at the discretion of the race organisors.

 

Time Limits /Cut offs

Due to restrictions with road closures, the Sprint events will have the following cutoff times for the Swim and Bike sections:

Swim: 25minutes

Swim + Bike: 90mins

 

Equipment Rental

Dare2Tri Wetsuits are available from Buzz Performance

Bike hire is  available from Alps Bike Hire

 

Timing

Timing chips will provided to all competitors in the Sprint and XS events.

The TriStars event will not be timed.

 

Registration and gear pickup

Registration and gear pickup will occur on Saturday the 31st of August at Les Lindarets Village from 12.30pm until 3.00pm. If you are unable to attend please contact race officials to arrange pickup prior to the event on the 1st of September.

 

Teams

Teams can be made up of either 2 or 3 members and male or females. Each team must register an entry for each section of the triathlon, even if the same person is completing 2 parts of the event.

 

Aid Stations

Their will be an aid station at approx. 2km and 4km into the run. This station will have water on offer only. All athletes are encouraged to carry their own fuel and drinks through the events. The aid stations will also have a littering area. Littering in other parts of the course is not acceptable and will results in disqualification.

 

Water Temperature

Lac Montriond can range from 15 to 24 degrees throughout August and September. We will be posting water temperature updates on our Facebook page during the weeks prior to the event.