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Triathlon Race Rules

Rules for the Morzine-Montriond Triathlon 2021

Article 1 : The Morzine Montriond Triathlon is on the official calendar of the French Triathlon Federation. Consequently its rules are in compliance with the general 2019-20 ruling of the F.Tri.F.(Fédération Française de Triathlon) available on the Federation website. By registering for this event the Competitor automatically implies its acceptance and compliance with the following rules.

Article 2 : General Conditions
Swimming :
The use of wet suits can be allowed or forbidden depending on the water temperature conditions.
The swim phase may be cancelled , depending on the water temperature. If the swim phase is cancelled, it must be replaced by a run phase. The triathlon may be modified to a dualthon .The duration of the course may not exceed the time limits imposed by the diverse decrees of the Federation.

Competitors are required to wear a numbered swim cap which will be provided by the event organiser.
Swimming goggles are allowed.
The wearing of race numbers, apart from on the swim cap, is not permitted in swim phases.

Biking :
Cycling helmets are mandatory and must have a hard shell certified by international safety standards. The helmet and the chin straps must be closed and adjusted at all times when the competitor is in possession of his bike, inside and outside the bike park,which means from the time he removes his bike from the rack at the start of the bike leg, until after he has placed his bike on the rack at the finish of the bike leg. Helmets must be worn at all times when walking about in the bike park.
Despite the bike course being held on closed roads, the French Highway code and local traffic regulations must be strictly followed.
Competitors are not permitted to shelter behind another competitor, or to benefit from the suction or draft zone of another competitor during the race (drafting is forbidden).
Race numbers must be clearly visible at all times, on the cyclist’s back, fixed by three fastener points to the competitor’s clothing. Competitors are strongly advised to display their number in a suitable race belt or bib. Only one race number per competitor will be supplied.
During the cycling phase, each athlete will be provided with a specific label for their bike which must be attached either to the frame or to the saddle. No third party, not taking part in the event,is allowed in the bike park.Only competitors,event organisers and arbitrators are allowed.. Bikes are to be collected at the end of the triathlon on presentation of the competitor’s official race number .

Running :

The competitor is not permitted to run with a bike helmet on.
The official race number must be worn facing forward and must not be folded.The competitor must not be accompanied by a third person.The number must be affixed in three places.

Competitors are advised to have a suitable race number belt or bib. Only one official race number will be supplied to each runner.
Relay events :
The teams can be feminine, masculine or mixed. Each team consists of a minimum of two people and a maximum of three people.

Article 3 : Briefing (see article 15)

A compulsory briefing for triathlon competitors will be held before the competition. The briefing usually takes place 30 minutes before the start of each competition in the bike park.

Article 4 : Awards and Prizes

The presence of the award-winning competitors is compulsory. Should this not be the case, no award can be reclaimed later on by an absent competitor. The organiser has the right to dispose of the award in any way he sees fit.
Additional prizes maybe given by a draw of race numbers. Should a winner be absent, no prize can be reclaimed later on. It will immediately be put back into the draw.

Article 5 : The Organisation’s Liability Insurance

The Organisation of the Morzine Montriond Triathlon has an « event licence » drawn up by the F.Tri.F., an insurance cover through the Allianz insurance.

Article 6: Event and participate insurance. Please enquire for further details

Article 7 : Cancellation of the event in case of force majeure.

In the event of cancellation or of definitive interuption of the competition for any reason outside the control of the Organisation, and in particular, a cancellation due to any case of force majeure, due to any decisions by public authorities ( in particular for reasons of public health, of safety or of preserving public order ) due to any risks of bad weather or bad weather conditions at the time of the event, the Organizer will incur no liability whatsoever in regard to the competitors and registration fees will not be reimbursed.The competitors hereby renounce any reclamation right of request for repayment whatsoever, either in the case of a cancellation or of a definitive interuption of the event.

Article 8 : Image rights

The Participant hereby acknowledges and accepts that the Organiser will be entitled to proceed to the recording and/or the acquisition/storage of still and animated images of the Event, (including the Participant’s first and last names, statements and representation), appearing on the various items of equipment (hereafter “the Films and Photographs”). The Participant hereby agrees to any and all use by the Organiser or any authorized third party of the Films and Photographs and/or of all or part of their contents or excerpts for the specific following needs, without limitation in time: (a) broadcast of the Event (i.e. any dissemination as a whole or in excerpts, either live or in delayed broadcast, via any and all media and over any platform now known or to be created in the future, by radio and television broadcast, by any mobile, online, digital, closed circuit or public place communication or distribution, any broadcast on airplanes or at sea, over the Internet, video, or DVD); (b) use by any partner/sponsor/supplier of the Event for their operations / institutional communication campaigns (excluding any use for advertising campaigns); (c) promotion of future editions of the Event or any associated event/operation; (d) institutional or commercial promotion Group.

Article 9 : Arbitration

The present Rules are governed by French law. Any disputes arising out of or in connection with the present Rules will be submitted to the arbitration of the F.Tri.F. according to its Regulations or, otherwise, to the Sports Arbitration Chamber of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, and finally decided based on the latter’s regulations.

Article 10 : Registration Fees

The registration fees cover only the participation in the competition and do not include any travel, board and lodging or medical expenses (on site care, repatriation, etc.), which will be the responsibility of the Competitor.

Article 11:The Medical Structure

There will be several medical teams for the event, as well as a doctor and first aid workers.

Article 12 : Security Ensured during the Event :

Security during the swim phases :
➢ several holders of a safety certificate in kayak (B.E.kayak) in a canoe plus qualified lifeguards.

Security during the Bike phases :
➢20+ marshalls equipped with fluo safety vests.
➢A lead motor bike will be used.
➢Motorbikes will be on hand for the arbitrators, the doctor.

Security during the Run Phases :

➢6+ volunteers will be positioned on the route plus a bike for the lead athlete

Article 13 : Registration and Conditions of Accessibility to the competition

  • Holders of a F.Tri.F. Competition Licence must tick the corresponding square when completing the registration form and copy their 20-figure licence number onto the form.If the initial registration application is incomplete, the licence can be downloaded at a later date (before the event).When collecting the race number, competitors must present a valid competition licence. Should the application be incomplete, proof of identity is compulsory.
  • Non-holders of a triathlon competition licence
    – must pay the competition pass fee when registering
    – are strongly advised to download their medical certificate when registering on line or Triathlon website.
    – must sign the competition pass when collecting their race number.
    – must present a medical certificate when collecting their race number if a certificate hasnot already been downloaded.
    – The medical certificate must certify that there are no contraindications for doing competitive sports and be issued less than one year from the date of registration.
    – medical certificates certifying no contraindications for taking part in a triathlon competition or in a swimming, cycling or running competition are likewise accepted.
  • The above-mentioned points apply to both individual competitions and to relays (except for the special cases mentioned below).
  • The above-mentioned registration rules also apply to holders of a F.Tri.F . licence for leisure activities or to Officials of the F.Tri.F.
  • Non French Competitors : holders of a triathlon licence whose federation is affiliated to the I.T.U. are obliged to present a valid licence when collecting their race number. They must fill in the the Competition Pass form. They are exempt from paying the competition pass fee, only if they are affiliated to a federation included in the following list :Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, England, Netherlands,SwitzerlandCompetitors are strongly advised to download a copy of their licence.
  • Minors with no F.Tri.F. Licence

– The father, mother or legal guardian must give their permission for the minor to take part in the event. The necessary document can be downloaded when registering. A parental/guardian consent form is available on the website of our organisation.

➢Incomplete applications :
For all applications incomplete on the day of the competition, the competitor will not be allowed

to take part in the competion nor will he be given his race number. No refund will be given in such a case.

After this date no registration fee will be refunded.

Article 15: See the event website for the race schedule.

Article 16 : Collect race numbers, special cases

It will be possible to collect the race number or race numbers of people you know as long as you have the competition Triathlon licences of the people concerned or their medical certificates and identity cards (if they do not have a triathlon competition licence)

Article 17 : Distances of the races

➢Junior 8-11 years : swim leg 100m, mountain bike leg 2km and run leg 1000m. ➢Cross triathlon XS : swim leg 300m, mountain bike leg 7km and run leg 2000m. ➢Triathlon distance S (sprint) : swim leg 750m , bike leg 22km, run leg 5km.

Article 18 : Accessibility to the races/ age categories

➢Junior 8-11 years : Poussins, pupilles
➢Junior 12-15 years : Benjamins, minimes
➢Triathlon distance S (sprint) : from cadets upwards
➢Relay triathlon distance S : from benjamin upwards (benjamin and minime must run one phase)

➢Triathlon distance M (olympic) : from juniors upwards

Article 19 : Age Categories

➢Poussins : born in 2012 and 2013

➢Pupilles : born in 2010 and 2011

➢Benjamins : born in 2008 and 2009

➢Minimes : born in 2006 and 2007

➢Cadets : born in 2004 and 2005

➢Juniors : born in 2002 and 2003

➢Séniors : born between 1982 and 2001

➢Véterans : born in 1981 and before.

Article 20 : Entry date deadline

➢Monday 23rd August 2021, 20h00.

➢The registration fees of the service provider Chronospheres are additional. No registration will be possible
on-site at Montriond during the weekend of the event.

Article 21 : Maximum number of competitors by category

Article 22 : Time keeping

It will be carried out by a professional service provider for Sprint and Olympic distances. An electronic chip system will be given to each participant which must be worn throughout the event.

There will be several timing points.

Each electronic chip must be given back by the competitor at the finish, otherwise the price of the chip (15 euros) will have to be paid.

Article 23: Feed stations

S = No feed station for bike – 1 feed stations for run at 2.5km (liquid)

M = A feed station with ‘special needs’ at 28km (Avoriaz) plus 3 feed stations during the run at 2.5km, 5km and 7.5km