RACE INFO

BASIC INFO

Fecha: 7th October 2018

Hora: Sunday 7th from 08:10h

Lugar: Nova Mar Bella Beach

Saturday 6th October

TIMETABLE ACTIVITY LOCATION
11:00 – 19:00 Triexpo To be confirmed
11:00 – 19:00 Race Pack collection Triexpo
11:00 – 19:00 Bike hire collection Triexpo
11:00 – 19:00 Check-in all distances Boxes

Sunday 07th October

TIMETABLE ACTIVITY LOCATION
06:00 Bag storage area opens. To be confirmed
06:00 - 8:00 Check-In Olympic distance race. Olympic Boxes
07:45 Road closure of the cycle route. No more vehicle access to parking area. -
9:00 – 11:00 Check-In Sprint & Supersprint distance races. Sprint/Super sprint Boxes
10:30 Olympics distance race awards ceremony Finish line area
8:00 – 9:55 Wave Starts Olympic distance race. Nova Mar Bella Beach
12:00 – 13:10 Wave Starts Sprint & Supersprint distance races. Nova Mar Bella Beach
14:00 Sprint & Super Sprint distance races awards ceremony Finish line area

 

SWIM Ι 350m Ι 1 lap

BIKE Ι 10km Ι 1 lap

RUN Ι 2,5km Ι 1 lap

 

SWIM Ι 750m Ι 1 lap

BIKE Ι 20km Ι 2 laps

RUN Ι 5km Ι 1 laps

 

SWIM Ι 1500m Ι 1 lap

BIKE Ι 40km Ι 4 lap

RUN Ι 10km Ι 1 lap


circuits can be changed

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.

 

 

" It’s a privilege for me as for the triathlon amateurs to take part in this event. "

WHEN


Saturday 06th October from 11:00 to 19:00h

On race day will not be possible to collect the race pack.

WHERE


Triexpo - location to be confirmed

HOW


You must show a photo ID or photocopy in case of collecting for a friend or teammate.

All participants must collect the race pack, which will include the following items:

  • Race Number Bib
  • Stickers (for the helmet, bicycle and belongings to leave at the storage area)
  • Swimming cap
  • Timing chip
  • Wrist Band

You can also collect a gift shirt and a promotional material bag.

Territorial federation’s timing chips and yellow timing chips are not allowed for this race.

We recommend you...

To check in on Saturday 6th October, from 11:00 to 19:00h. You will avoid queues and waiting times on Sunday!

On Sunday...

the check in will be available at this time:

  • Olympic. From 06:00 to 08:00h.
  • Sprint and Super Sprint. From 09:00 to 11:00h.

Remember!

  • You can only have access to the box with a gym sack, leave your belongings first at the bag storage area.
  • In order to get into the box you must wear swimming cap, wrist band and race number bib (also on the bike and helmet)

OLYMPIC

WAVE TIME
1 08:10
2 08:15
3 08:20
4 09:00
5 09:05
6 09:10
7 09:15
8 09:40
9 09:45
10 09:50
11 09:55

SPRINT

WAVE TIME
12 12:00
13 12:05
14 12:10
15 12:15
16 12:20
17 12:25
18 12:30
19 12:35

SUPERSPRINT

WAVE TIME
20 13:00
21 13:05
22 13:10

Barcelona Triathlon will offer you multiple aid stations during the race to help you reach the finish line in the best conditions.

Olympic distance race Sprint distance race SuperSprint distance race
Swim exit Water and Powerade Water and Powerade Water and Powerade
Run Km 2, 5 and 8: Water and Powerade Km 2 and 3: Water and Powerade -
Finish Water- Powerade - Fruit Water - Powerade - Fruit Water - Powerade - Fruit

 

POWERADE TIPS ON HYDRATION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE

 

Logo Powerade Barcelona Triathlon

The importance of being well hydrated

Water is the most abundant component of the human body, essential for life: you can spend several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. Water is a calorie free nutrient without calories needed for the body to be maintained properly structured and in perfect working order. The loss of only 10% of body water is a serious health risk.

Water is involved directly in different functions:

What is dehydration?

It is the loss of body fluid due to sweat over a physical exercise without fluid replacement, or when this replacement does not compensate the amount lost.
Dehydration has a negative impact on health and physical performance: impairs the ability to perform short-term high intensity as well as long-term efforts.

Dehydration can occur by:

  1. Intense physical exercise (involuntary dehydration)
  2. Low fluids intake before and / or during physical activity
  3. Exposure to a hot and humid environment (eg saunas)
  4. Taking diuretics.

What is thirsty?

The thirst is the basic need or desire to drink, caused by the decrease of water contained in the tissues.

In normal conditions, thirst is a good sign to announce a more or less important decreased in hydration, but when you lose a lot of liquid, usually due to continuous and/or intense physical exercise, the loss of thirst does not mean that the body has reached a balance between gains and losses of water (euhydration): the athlete can stop drinking without completing rehydration (recovery of lost water until its normalization in the body).

Therefore, thirst is not a reliable indicator of the need for body fluids, and is by it should be encouraged to follow correct hydration guidelines together with a daily diet (adapted to individual needs) and forming part of the training program ("invisible training").

What is a sports drink?

It is a drink specially designed for people doing demanding physically exercise and intense muscular damage.

These drinks have a specific composition to achieve rapid absorption of water and electrolytes, and prevent fatigue. Their three main objectives are:

  1. Provide carbohydrates to maintain adequate blood glucose concentration and delay the depletion of glycogen stores.
  2. Replacement of electrolytes especially sodium
  3. Fluid replacement to prevent dehydration.

Sodium is the electrolyte that is lost most in sweat. When added to sports drinks it meets three important functions: to improve the absorption of fluids, along with a certain amount of sugar, keep the feeling of thirst and favor fluid retention in the kidneys.

Also accelerates the absorption of carbohydrates and enhances the taste of the drink.
Carbohydrates are a source of energy for the muscle, and delay the appearance of fatigue.

1. The event

The BARCELONA TRIATHLON BY SANTANDER is a truly spectacular triathlon event open to participants of all ages and abilities taking place on Sunday 7th October 2018 and organized by the Barcelona City Council and under the executive direction of Win Sports Factory. The event is fundamentally popular with a variety of distances and modalities available for all kind of triathletes and will be held in the coast area of Barcelona’s Nova Mar Bella beach.

 

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 by Santander is open to anybody from 15 years old, of any nationality, member of a triathlon federation or not. Participants of 15, 16 or 17 years old may only participate in the sprint or super sprint triathlon modalities and must submit a "parental permission" at the time of collecting the race pack.  Each participant takes part in the triathlon under their responsibility and declares that has sufficient level of physical condition and technical mastery to face it. 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 line) or as part of a team relay made up of 3 or 2 members (one swims + one cycles + one runs, or one of them will complete two of the segments) in any of the 3 distances.

The Event Organiser will have 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 provide their race licence at registration. If they don’t, they will be asked to pay the difference of the entry fee to cover the cost of insurance.

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 purchase. In the three distances (Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic) you can enter as an individual, as a pair or as part of a team relay of 3 or 2 members.

All entry fees are listed in the Race entry / Entry fees section and may be processed through an online payment 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 (CIF B65189896 Calle Diputación 238, 4º 4ª - 08007 Barcelona, Spain) and transferred via a SSL Security Protocol.

5. Race pack collection

All necessary materials required to participate in the triathlon will be collected in the area designated to that purpose (Tri Expo) and within the schedule established in the programme.

The event organiser will provide a race bib number, stickers for the bicycle and the helmet, a swimming cap, a wrist band and a timing chip to ALL participants.

The timing chip will have to be returned when finishing the race. The competitor’s own timing chips and race bib number will not be allowed to use in Barcelona Triathlon.

The event organizer will not provide any material, merchandising, or any other once past the established schedule. Thus, participants who do not collect their material in the indicated period will lose their right over them.

6. Withdrawal and refunds

The Barcelona Triathlon by Santander registration considers the refund of the fee only if you have purchased the cancellation guarantee when registering, and taking into account the following:

  1. The cancellation guarantee entitles you the reimbursement of 100% of the registration fee (does not include administrative expenses) and is valid for cancellations until 7th September 2018. The refund will be made to the credit or debit card with the one that has made the payment.
  2. Cancellations notified as of September 7th will not have a refund of the registration fee under no circumstances, including injuries, accidents, trips, changes of work shift, etc.
  3. The participant who cannot attend the event may NOT transfer their registration to another participant under no circumstances, including those of the previous point.
  4. The participant who has not purchased the cancellation guarantee will not be refunded in any case, including those of the previous points.

In the event of extraordinary weather incidents or causes of force majeure not attributable to the event organization and which make it impossible to hold the triathlons, the organization will not assume any responsibility and will not make any refund of the registration fee. In this case the organization will carry out another alternative race as far as possible.

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.

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 according to current regulations, to the number of participants and to the high percentage of non-experienced triathletes present in the Barcelona’s Triathlon. The event’s medical staff will have the authority to remove any competitor from the race due to medical reasons.

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 of the event will display visible identification at all times. Receiving external assistance different form that provided by the organization or being accompanied by a vehicle or skater will result in disqualification of the participant.

11. Ethical conduct and practice

The participants agree to abide by all applicable rules and regulations and agree to participate in a 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, participants declare to be respectful with all the people involved in the organization of the event, judges and other participants. They also commit themselves to treat their own and others' sports material 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.

 

How can I enter the race?
It's very easy, just go to the race entry section and click on the entry form. Follow the indicated steps, just in 2 minutes you will have completed your entry form and will be redirected to the card payment platform.
What is the minimum age to participate?
To participate in the Olympic distance race you must be 18 years old (you must turn 18 during 2018)
For the Sprint and Super Sprint races you must be 15 years old (you must turn 15 during 2018). If you are under 18 at the time of the race you must submit a parental permission form that you can find in the race entry section.
Can I participate with family or friends?
Yes you can. There are different modalities of competition: individual, pairs and relay. For the individual modality you will have to register and indicate the same estimated time and club.
If participating as a pair and relay, you will be together at the same wave start just by entering the race in this modality.
How can I check my registration?
When your registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the organization with your registration data. You can also check your data at any moment at the “check entry” section at the registration menu.
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation please check your spam folder just in case the confirmation e-mail got delivered there instead of your inbox, and/or check your e-mail address entered in the Race Entry / Check Entry at the registration section.
The payment charge on your credit card will appear on your bank statement as "Win Sports Factory".
Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?
The Barcelona Triathlon by Santander registration considers the refund of the fee only if you have purchased the cancellation guarantee when registering, and taking into account the following:
  1. The cancellation guarantee entitles you the reimbursement of 100% of the registration fee (does not include administrative expenses) and is valid for cancellations until 7th September 2018. The refund will be made to the credit or debit card with the one that has made the payment.
  2. Cancellations notified as of September 7th WILL NOT HAVE A REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEE under no circumstances, including injuries, accidents, trips, changes of work shift, etc.
  3. The participant who cannot attend the event may NOT transfer their registration to another participant under no circumstances, including those of the previous point.
  4. The participant who has not purchased the cancellation guarantee will not be refunded in any case, including those of the previous points.
Can I transfer my spot to someone else?
No. All registered entries are non-transferrable under no circumstances, including injuries, accidents, trips, changes of work shift, etc..
Any new participant must complete a new registration. In the team relay and pairs race modalities it is possible to change one of the team members keeping the entry. Remember that swapping registrations between applicants is forbidden, as it invalidates insurance coverage at your own risk. It is considered illegal and can be reported to the local authorities.
n I change the race distance or modality to which I am entered?
Changes in the triathlon modalities and/or distance will NOT be possible within the 30 days or less to the event.
If you request the change before the 30 days prior to the competition:
  1. The change is subject to the availability of places in the new distance or modality.
  2. If there is a fee increase, the difference will be charged.
  3. If the change is from a higher fee race to a lower fee race, the difference will not be refunded.
Can I request changes during the Athlete Registration?
No, requests for changes relating race distance, modality or wave start will not be attended at the race pack collection desk the day before the race.

 

I have entered Barcelona Triathlon. When and where can I collect my Race Pack?
Race pack collection will take place at the Triexpo on Saturday 6th October. The timetable will be from 11:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. In the section TriExpo you will find the location where it takes place.
Can I collect my Race Pack on race day?
No. On race day it is NOT possible to collect your race pack without exceptions. If you are unable to collect your race pack personally at the Triexpo, you can authorize a friend or family to collect it on your behalf providing a photocopy of your ID or passport.
What will I receive in my race pack?
  • 1x Bib number: You cannot swim with it, you must leave it on your bicycle. It must be worn on the back for the cycle segment and on the front for the run segment. You can use a number belt and turn it from your back to the chest. If you do not have one you will be able to buy it at the Triexpo.
  • 1x Timing chip: It is mandatory to wear with you the timing chip during the entire race and return it when crossing the finish line. We will give you an ankle band with it so no need to bring your own. Remember that timing chips belongs to Catalan Federation and other timing chips are not valid for this race.
  • A set of numbered stickers: one stick for the bicycle, one stick for the helmet and another one for the bag in case you need keep it at the bag storage area.
  • 1x Swim cap: The colour indicates you swim wave start.
  • 1 x Wrist band: It is mandatory to use it during the entire race and it will identify you as a participant.
  • 1x Gift t-shirt: Of the size you have chosen during the registration process.
  • 1x Gym sack: Containing gifts and promotional and informative material.
What are the routes?
You can view the maps of the routes in this section: ROUTES
What type of bicycles are allowed?
Conventional road bicycles and MTBs are allowed.
Road bikes should not have couplings on the handlebarMTB should not have extensions on the handlebars. City bikes are allowed without accessories (rear rack or front basket)
No other kind of bicycles are allowed; long distance triathlon bicycles, time trial bicycles, folding bicycles, electric bicycles and public transport service bicycles (Bicing or similar).
When will I known the time of my wave start?
The start waves depend on the estimated time indicated during the registration. You will receive the last minute information during the week before the event.

 

¿When will I have to go to the swim start?
We recommend you to get to the swim start area 30 minutes before your wave starts. The swim start for all distances will be at Nova Mar Bella beach (the second beach from the Forum).
How does swim start goes?
You will be called 10 minutes before your wave start time to go to the swim pre-start area. You will know the swim pre-start area by the colour of your swimming cap.
From there you will be able to access the swim start area 3 or 4 minutes before your wave starts.
This means that there will be two areas, a pre-start area and a start area from where you will start swimming.
What is the expected water temperature for the event?
Water temperature is expected to be around 21ºC (69.8 F), so we strongly recommend using a wetsuit.
How many people will be in my wave start?
In this edition, we will reduce the number of participants per wave start in half than in previous editions.We will do this by reducing the number of participants from 400 to just 200 to give you plenty of space to swim and enter transition smoothly.

 

How many laps will I have to complete in the cycle segment?
In Olympic distance you will have to do four laps, in Sprint two laps and in Super Sprint a single lap.
Remember that you are responsible for counting your laps.
How difficult is the cycle route?
Nothing at all. It is a flat fast course on city roads closed to traffic. There are 12 well signed curves but you must take best caution, especially if you are riding in a big group.
Remember to ride always on the right to allow faster riders to pass you.
Will there be bike technical support on race day?
Yes, there will be last minute bike technical support. It will be opened from 6:00 a.m. at boxes entrance.
Is drafting allowed?
Yes, it is a popular race and drafting will be allowed, including those of the opposite gender.
If you don’t feel comfortable riding in a bunch (group), just maintain a safety distance between your and the rider in front of you.
What happens if I have technical problems during the race?
If you are close enough from boxes you can walk the distance to the boxes. Otherwise, if you are far from boxes the organization staff will detect your position and will take you and your bicycle back to the transition area.

 

Can I listen to music while running?
No, it is not safe to do so. You will be unable to hear other competitors or the marshals when you are wearing one and consequently pose a threat to others.
Will there be Kilometre indications on the run course?
Yes, there will be kilometre indicators for the 3 different race distances.
Can I run with the same clothes I wear during the cycle?
Yes, just remember you must have your chest covered and the bib number on the front.
How many aid stations will be there and what will they offer?
In Sprint distance you will have two aid stations at Km 2 and 3 with water and Powerade.

 

What will I find at the finish?
First of all, you are going to be really happy for your achievement.
Moreover, you will get a finisher medal, a drink and fruit to recover from your effort.
You will also be able to rest enjoying a great musical entertainment.
Can my family run down the finish line with me?
You can do it but we do not recommend it due to the complexity of the finish line area and access difficulties back to the public area, especially if you go with children. It is preferable that your family wait for you outside the finish line area.
What is the distance between the Finish to the Transition area?
There are 500 metres approximately.

 

What do I have to do in the first transition between swim and cycle?
If you are not an expert triathlete, take your time. It is not important to lose a few seconds. The first thing you should do is to find your bicycle. Use the numbered signs and visual references to get to your racking area.
The stopwatch does not stop in the transition. No one can help you at any time during the race.
Put your helmet on and buckle it. If you touch the bicycle without a helmet you will be sanctioned.
Put on the bib number. In the cycle segment it must be visible on the back.
The chest must be covered during the cycle and run. If you have swum only with short or a men’s bather you’ll have to wear a top or T-shirt.
You cannot jump on your bicycle until you leave the transition zone and pass the mount line.
What do I have to do in the second transition between cycle and run?
Slow down a bit in the last meters of the cycle segment, and look ahead for the dismount line.
Dismount before entering the transition area following the official’s directions.
Do not unbuckle the helmet until racking you bicycle in your spot.
Your race bib number will have to be at the front before you leave the transition area for the run.
Leave your belongings well placed to avoid their loss.

 

How does the relay triathlon work?
The relay teams can be made up of 2 or 3 members of single or mixed gender. No need to have three members, one of them can complete two disciplines, regardless of the order.
Each team can be made up by male, female or mixed.
It is NOT required that all the team members are present at the time of collecting the race packs. A single member is enough, although the organization recommends going all team members.
How do the transitions work for the relays?
  • The team swimmer wears the timing chip on his/her ankle for the swim segments.
  • Upon completed the swim, the team swimmer runs to the rack in the transition area where the team’s bicycle is. There the team cyclist will be ready waiting with the helmet and bib number on. The team swimmer will hand off the timing chip to him/her to start the cycle.
  • Once returned to transition, the team cyclist must rack his/her bicycle before he/she can pass the race belt and timing chip before the team runner can leave on the run segment. Team runners must wait in their rack position in the transition area.
  • Once the runner has the bib number and the chip will start running
Can we cross the finish line together?
Yes. 100 metres from the finish line you will find an access point. Then you can run together as a team across the finish line!
Can we participate as a team relay in the Supersprint distance race?
Yes. This year we make it even easier for you, so you don’t have excuses. You can participate as a team relay in any of the three distances.

 

Who can enter in the pair’s modality?
Anybody can participate at the triathlon with a companion during the entire race. They must perform the triathlon together from the start to the finish line. At each time control we 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.
Can the two of you help each other?
Yes, as long as you go always together.
Will there be a separate results table for the pair’s race?
Yes, there will be a separate results table for the pair’s race.
At which distance races can we race as a pair?
At any of the three distance races: Olympic, Sprint or Super Sprint. The only requirement is that the two of you go always together.

 

 

RESULTS 2017