Regulations

General

  • All athletes have the obligation to know and follow the IUTA rules in its entirety, the traffic laws applicable at the place of the event and the rules given by the event organizer.
  • Each athlete takes part in the race at his/her own risk and danger, and assumes full responsibility for the level of his/her physical condition and ability to take part. The organizer doesn’t assume any responsibility for personal injury, damage to property or any other harm incurred from participating in the race or watching it.
  • Any athlete who fails to present either a signed waiver or an IUTA consent form before the start of the race will not be allowed to take part in the race.
  • It is the athlete’s full responsibility to ensure that he/she has sufficient health and accident insurance before entering into the race. It is highly recommended to have an accident and/or health insurance.
  • By making an entry, the participant confirms his/her willingness to comply with the Privacy Policy.
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to know the race course and to follow the tracks defined by the organizer. Upon leaving the course, a participant shall re-enter the course and continue at the same point of departure.
  • The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the programme, routes, rules and conditions at any time. The organizer reserves the right to limit the final number of participants for reasons of safety or for any other similar reason.
  • Minimum number of participants per race is 6. If less than 6 participants have registered, the organizer may cancel the race. In that case, the participation fees already paid will be refunded.

Swimming conduct

  • Swimming takes place in a 25-meter indoor swimming pool. 152 lengths x 25 m = 3800 meters. 304 lengths x 25 m = 7600 meters. Swimmers shall be regrouped in their swimming lane according to their best estimated swimming time. Overtaking is authorized. The overtaken swimmer shall not block the overtaking. It is obligatory to touch the wall with a part of the body during the turns.
  • A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object. The participant shall not use any inanimate object to gain forward progress.
  • Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water. Each participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit irrespective of the water temperature.
  • If provided by the event organizer, the swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap.
  • The swimmer is authorized to leave the swimming part due to exhaustion, for medical check-up, massage, etc. Upon leaving the course, a participant shall re-enter the course and continue at the same point. The athlete or a member of his/her support crew must notify the race director or staff before exiting and re-entering swim.
  • During the swim the athlete may be supported on the opposite side of the pool to where the race officials count laps. Consumption of liquid food and drink in the pool is allowed. The athlete must get out of the pool to eat solid food.
  • The athlete will be notified when there are 50 meters left to swim. The race official can say when the athlete has finished swimming.

Transition

  • All participants have to pick up and return their bike from/into the properly designated positions in the corresponding transition zones on their own.
  • Assistance to participants in the designated transition areas is allowed but restricted to one single person per participant.
  • Cycling is prohibited in the transition zones.

Cycling conduct

  • The bike course is not closed for traffic. The traffic rules and the Road Traffic Act of Estonia must be strictly observed, and the athletes must follow the instructions of the traffic assistants.
  • Unless otherwise directed by the event organizer, all participants shall come to a complete stop when required by a traffic sign or traffic control device and shall not proceed through any intersection unless such intersection is clear of oncoming traffic.
  • All participants shall wear a protective head cover, undamaged and unaltered, which meets or exceeds the safety national standards of the country where the race takes place.
  • The helmet must be fastened before the participant mounts the bicycle, at all times when the participant is on the bicycle, and must not be unfastened until the participant has dismounted.
  • Drafting is not allowed. The term “drafting zone” refers to a rectangular area twelve meters long and one meters wide around each bicycle. The longer sides of the zone begin at the leading edge of the front wheel and run backward parallel to the bicycle; the front wheel divides the short side of the zone into two equal parts.
  • A participant must not attempt to pass another cyclist unless adequate space is available and the athlete is confident of his/her ability to pass the other cyclist. All passing is to be done to the left of the cyclist being overtaken.
  • Except for reasons of safety, all cyclists shall keep their right unless passing.
  • A cyclist who has been overtaken must immediately move to the rear and out of the drafting zone of the passing cyclist.
  • A participant may enter the drafting zone without penalty only: 1) when entering the drafting zone from the rear, closing the gap, and overtaking all within no more than 15 seconds or 2) when cyclists reduce speed for safety reasons, for course blockage, for an aid station, for an emergency, entering or exiting a transition or supporting area or making a turn of 90 degrees or more.
  • The participant is allowed to use a second bicycle and as many wheels as he wishes during the race.
  • At nights, when the conditions of visibility are weak and as soon as deemed necessary by the event organizer, participants have to wear reflective clothes and/or reflective apparels and participants’ bikes have to be equipped with frontal and rear lights.
  • Accompaniment during cycling is not forbidden at nighttime. The supporter is forbidden to hand over food, drink, clothing or other utensils during the ride. The accompaniment is for safety purposes only. The last remaining athlete on the bike course may be accompanied continuously until the end of the bike course for safety reasons. Accompaniment during the cycling means that a supporter is allowed to bike only behind his/her athlete.
  • Headphones / music players are NOT allowed on the bike.
  • The bike path is not fully lit at nighttime. The light must be mounted on the bike - i.e. a helmet light is optional, but definitely not sufficient as the only source of light. A red continuous or flashing light must be installed on the bike as a rear light. Bike lights must be switched on between 21:00 and 05:00.
  • Participants shall not make any forward progress unaccompanied by their bicycle. If a bike is not working, no matter at what point of the track, the participant is allowed to accept help from his/her team, the event organizer or other competitors. The participant may be brought spare parts or even a spare bike. Should the participant not be able to continue the race immediately despite the help, the point of exit must be marked. A continuation of the race must take place at the exit point.
  • Athletes and their support crews are solely responsible for the safety of their bikes and all other equipment. The organizer accepts no liability for the damage or loss of property incurred as a result of taking part in the race.

Running conduct

  • Participants must run or walk the entire portion of the run course on their own. The use of walking sticks is prohibited.
  • Accompaniment during running is not forbidden at nighttime. The supporter is prohibited from handing over food, drink, clothing or other utensils during the accompaniment. An exception for the handover is the zone designated by the organizer, usually the “pit lane” of the athletes/supporters. The first athlete on the run course may be accompanied continuously for safety reasons until another athlete joins the run course. The last athlete on the run course may be accompanied continuously for safety reasons until the end of the run. Accompaniment during the run means that a supporter is allowed to run next to or behind his/her athlete.
  • The participant is allowed to use or wear the headset audio device or earphones during the running stage. The athlete has the responsibility to ensure that he is able to hear warning signals at any time.
  • The run course is not fully illuminated at night.

Doping rules

  • All athletes commit to recognize the rules, regulations and policies of the WADA and IUTA in its entirety. It is the responsibility of each athlete to know and to comply with the applicable anti-doping IUTA-Rules and WADA rules, regulations and policies.
  • Testing of athletes may take place at any place or any time. The athlete who objects to an official IUTA anti-doping control or found positive after any control exposes himself to an immediate disqualification and a removal of all IUTA attributed results of the current calendar year. The convicted athlete must return all trophies and prize money received during the event at which the violation occurred.
  • In addition, the convicted athlete shall bear all costs of anti-doping controls that have convicted him/her of cheating, should the organizer so require. The possible opening of the B-sample is also fully at the athlete’s expense.
  • Athletes who are currently serving a ban from sport or competition by WADA or any other intergovernmental organizations, governments, public authorities, and other public and private bodies fighting doping in sport will not be allowed to participate in IUTA events.

Data processing

  • The personal data provided by the athlete upon registration will be stored and processed only for purposes of implementation and processing of the event.
  • The participant agrees that the photographs, film footage and interviews on radio, television, print media, books, photo copies made in connection with his/her participation in the event may be distributed and published for advertising purposes in any media without any claim to remuneration.
  • The athlete understands and agrees that his/her name, date of birth, nationality, gender, bib number and race results will be available to the public during and after the race.
  • By providing the email address, the participant agrees that the organizer may use it for sending race related information and offers to him/her.