TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

 

1. The event

The BARCELONA TRIATHLON is a truly spectacular triathlon event open to participants of all ages and abilities taking place on Sunday 9th October 2016 in Barcelona’s Mar Bella beach.
It is organized by the Barcelona City Council and under the executive direction of Win Sports Factory.
With a variety of distances and formats available, there's something for triathletes (or soon to be triathletes!) of all abilities and ambitions.

 

2. Distances & formats

DISTANCES FORMATS
SUPERSPRINT
  • 350m swim (1 lap)
  • 10Km cycle (1 lap)
  • 2,5Km run (1 lap)

Individual
Relay
Pairs
SPRINT
  • 750m swim (1 lap)
  • 20Km cycle (2 laps)
  • 5Km run (1 lap)

Individual
Relay
Pairs
OLYMPIC
  • 1500m swim (1 lap)
  • 40Km cycle (4 laps)
  • 10Km run (1 lap)

Individual
Relay
Pairs
Individual:
A single participant completes the triathlon individually.
Relay:
A team of 2 or 3 participants complete the triathlon. If the team is made up of 3 members one swims + one cycles + one runs = the 3 members cross the finish line together. Likewise, if the team is made up of 2 members, one of them will complete two of the segments (chosen by the team).
Pairs:
Two participants complete the triathlon together from start to finish. At each time control will verify that the 2 of you go together. You can participate with your partner, a friend, a family member, or who you want to share this experience.

 

 

3. Participation and insurance

Participation in the Barcelona Triathlon is open to anybody 15 years or older, of any nationality, member of a triathlon federation or not. Participants 15, 16 or 17 years old may only participate in the sprint or supersprint triathlon formats and must submit a "parental permission" at the time of collecting the race pack.
All entrants must be aware that the nature of the event is physically demanding and that by entering the event they are confirming that they are capable of completing the event and that the organisers will not be held responsible for any injury or illness as a result of their participation.
You can enter as an individual, as a pair (two participants complete the triathlon together from start to finish) or as part of a Team Relay made up of 3 or 2 members (one swims + one cycles + one runs) in any of the 3 distances.
The Event Organiser will have a public liability insurance under current legislation. Non triathlon federation members are covered by an accident insurance contracted by the organization. Participants who register as members of a recognised triathlon federation MUST produce their race licence at registration. If they don’t, they will be asked to pay the difference of the entry fee to cover for a day licence.

 

4. Race entry

The entry to the race is not transferable to another individual and implies acceptance of the terms and conditions, as well as the conditions of sale.
In the three distances (Supersprint, Sprint and Olympic) you can enter as an individual, as a pair (two participants complete the triathlon together from start to finish) or as part of a Team Relay of 3 or 2 members (one swims + one cycles + one runs).
All entry fees are listed in the Race entry / Entry fees section and may be processed through an online system by credit card or debit card: Visa or Master Card.
All data is entered through a secure ecommerce platform, whose beneficiary is Win Sports Factory SL (NIF B65189896 Calle Diputación 238, 4th 4th - 08007 Barcelona, Spain) and transferred via a SSL Security Protocol.

 

5. Athlete Registration

The event organiser will provide a race bib number and a timing chip with an ankleband to ALL participants. The timing chip with the ankleband will have to be returned when finishing the race.
The competitor’s own timing chips and race bib number will not allowed to use in Barcelona Triathlon.

 

6. Withdrawal and refunds

The Event Organiser reserves the right to alter the format of the race due to extreme weather conditions.

Examples:

  1. Cancellation of the swim leg by bad sea conditions: duathlon.
  2. Cancellation of the cycling by extreme rain: aquathlon.
  3. Cancellation of the swim and cycling: running race.

The Barcelona Triathlon refund policy is as follows:

  1. If the withdrawal is communicated 30 days or more before of the event is scheduled to take place then 50% of the entry fee will be returned. The refund will be credited back to the card used when the payment was made.
  2. If the Participant withdraws from the Event within the 30 days or less to the Event he/she WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND under no circumstances, including injury, accident, travel, work shift changes, etc.
  3. The participant who can’t attend the Event MAY NOT transfer his/her place to another participant under no circumstances, including the circumstances stated above.
  4. 4. Changes in the triathlon format and/or distance will not be possible within the 30 days or less to the Event.

 

7. Safety and medical assistance

Safety on public roads and traffic control will be the responsibility of the local authorities. A private security company will control the transition area and the access of all people to it.
In each of the three segments of the triathlon there will be medical assistance as required by current regulations, by the number of participants and the high percentage of non-experienced triathletes present in the Barcelona Triathlon. The event’s medical staff will have the authority to remove a competitor from the race if judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury.

 

8. Personal data

According to Law 15/1999, of December 13, Protection of Personal Data, we inform you that your personal data included in this form will be incorporated into the file "Usuarios de Servicios Deportivos" (Sports Services users), ownership of the City of Barcelona, for the purpose of "Managing Sports Services, promoted, developed or offered directly or indirectly by the City". Your data will be processed by Win Sports Factory as "data processor" in connection with the organisation, staging and administration of the event and always under the guidelines of the data controller: the Barcelona City Council. You expressly consent to the processing of data for the stated purpose; you authorize us to publish your data in the start list and to send you advertisements and other sports services promoted by the City of Barcelona.
For the purpose of managing the event, the Barcelona City Council, will manage and process information of your participation in the Barcelona Triathlon, in particular you race results, photographs and/or videos of the you;
as well as to carry out surveys, for statistics and market analysis and for drawing up profiles of participants in order to personalize and improve the organization of the event.
You can exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by writing to the General Register of the City: Pl. Santo Jaume 2 08002 Barcelona.

 

9. Authorised vehicles 

Motor vehicles, bicycles or skaters who do not belong to the organization will not be allowed to drive along the race roads. Authorized vehicles will display visible identification at all times.
Receiving external assistance, including pacing, running alongside or handing equipment to participants may result in disqualification.

 

10. Timing

Timings for all of the main splits of the triathlon will be provided by the timing services provider. Loss or misplacement of the chip will result in disqualification of the competitor (it must be worn in the ankle during the 3 legs).
Each participant or team relay will appear exclusively on their race results table.

 

11. Ethical conduct and practice

The participants agree to abide by all applicable rules and regulations and agree to participate in an sporty and honest manner according to the rules of the competition and to complete the full distance of the race before crossing the finish line. Likewise, to be respectful with all the people involved in the organization of the event, judges and other participants. As well as to treat their own equipment, and from others with respect.
In order to contribute to minimal environmental impact of the event, participants shall use the litter points at the aid stations to throw the empty bottles after drinking and shall not throw any gel or energy bars wrappers during the race.