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Miway Cape Ultra Triathlon
September 23, 2018
The MiWay Cape Ultra Triathlon is the newest edition to the exciting National Ultra Triathlon Series. This “must do” triathlon takes place at the Theewaterskloof Dam, in the heart of the Cape Winelands and showcases some of the most beautiful triathlon routes South Africa has to offer. Join us for this epic race and Challenge Yourself.
|GPS CO-ORDINATES||Directions here|
|REGISTRATION TIMES||Friday 10:00am – 15:00pm / Saturday 10:00am – 16:00pm – No race registration on Sunday|
|REGISTRATION VENUE||Afdak Hall – next to the Theewaters Sports Club Restaurant|
|– Men’s Ind SPRINT: 7:15am
– Ladies’ Ind SPRINT: 7:17am
– SPRINT Teams: 7:19am
|– Men’s Ind ULTRA: 7:45am (Or once last sprint swimmer is out of water)
– Ladies’ Ind ULTRA: 7:47am
– ULTRA Teams: 7:49am
|How a TEAM entry (relay) works:||You may participate as a TEAM for the Ultra distances (minimum age for Ultra is 18yrs).|
|A team consists of 2 or 3 members. Each team member competes in one discipline i.e. 1st team member = Swim, 2nd team member = Cycle, 3rd team member = Run. The Team event works like a relay. The team gets given a timing chip which will act like a batten and will get passed onto each team member in the transition area. Along with the timing chip, the Team also get 2 x race numbers which are worn by the cyclist and by the runner. The swimmer will get an official swim cap.|
|DISTANCES||ULTRA 1.9km Swim / 90Km Cycle / 21km Run|
|RACE BRIEFING||6:50am for all competitors (Compulsory)|
|WET SUITS||A decision on wetsuits will be taken an hour before the start of the Ultra.
Wetsuits for the event would be advisable as water temperatures usually cooler at this time of year.
|BIKES||Mountain Bikes and TT bikes are allowed.|
|TRI BARS||Are allowed for both events|
|DRAFTING||NO Drafting will be allowed in the Ultra event. Strict rules apply.|
|TIMING||Timing Chips will be given out at registration.
These chips are the athletes responsibility and will need to be returned on the finish line.
|Athletes will be charged R150.00 for a non returned timing chip.|
|CUT-OFF TIMES||NEW ULTRA RACE Cut Off Time: 8hrs 5min (7:25am – 3:30pm)|
|Swim: 1hr05min (8:30am)|
|Cycle: 4hrs (12:30pm)|
|Run: 3hrs (3:30pm)|
|Ultra Teams will get 8hrs time limit (3:30pm)|
|Athletes must take note, that prize giving will commence at 3pm and competitors still out on the course will be allowed to finish and receive a medal up until 3:30pm.|
|SWIM CAPS||Competitors will be given OFFICIAL RACE Yellow swimming caps at registration|
|TRANSITON AREA||The Transition Area will open at 5:30am by the TSA Officials. Your bike, helmet and swim cap will be checked when you enter the transition area. You will not be allowed to exit the transition Area with your bike until after the last competitor has finished your bike leg. The Transition Area will close and everyone must exit at 6:40am for race briefing|
|Outside Assistance:||No athlete will be allowed any “Special Needs” assistance by the EO or the Officials during the Sprint or Ultra race.|
|WHAT TO PACK||What to pack for your Triathlon|
|RUN LAPS||21 km Ultra = 2 laps
The running routes will be off-road for both events. Terrain Type: Easy dirt roads, not trail. Trail shoes are not essential.
|WATER TABLE||There will be one (1) water table on the Bike route and 4 Water Tables on the Run route.
Water Sachets, 32Gi Endure, 32Gi Gels & 32Gi Bars, Coke and Bananas will be available at Run Water tables. If the weather is very hot, Sponges will be available at all run water tables.
|TSA DAY LICENCE||If you don’t have your TSA Licence with you on the day, it is compulsory to pay for a day Licence
Ultra = R100.00
|DRUG FREE SPORT||Athlete Medication
Drug Free Sport will be conducting tests on a regular basis at TSA events. All information is available on www.drugfreesport.org.za
|TSA REGISTERED ATHLETES||All TSA Registered Athletes can check their Registration Number at the following link. Select your Province to view provincial names. Register Here|
|STRICT REFUNDS & TRANSFER POLICY||No Race refunds are done for any event. Athletes can transfer their pre-entry to another athlete due to a medical condition only. This will be at no extra cost. Written permission as well as a signed doctors note is required. Athlete Transfers need to be done and completed 72hrs prior to pre-entries closing. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a athlete transfer.|
|EVENT PROTECT||This event is covered by Event Protect: What this means is that if the event is cancelled for reasons outside B-Active’s control and covered under the Event Protect policy, participants will be refunded their entry fees directly. “But to make this even better, it won’t cost our participants a cent” says B-Active Director and Ultra Series owner, Damian Bradley.“ Our Triathlon events are expensive to stage and for participants to enter, so we have a large financial liability to protect. The Event Protect trademark should give our participants entering our events confidence that in the case of an event cancellation, their entry fees are protected”.|
|FINAL INSTRUCTIONS||Final Instructions will be emailed out during race week.|
|PRIZE MONEY||There will be R92 000 in prize money to be won.|
|PRIZE GIVING||Ultra prize giving – 3:00 pm
ALL Winners will need to be present at prize giving.
|Bike transport: Troisport||Travis: 072 391 5804 / 011 326 1611 www.troisport.com|