11.1. There are two variants of the participation of athletes in the Competition: (1) personal; (2) group (relay race). In the case of personal participation, each athlete independently overcomes the entire triathlon distance. In the case of group participation, three athletes subsequently overcome each stage of the Competition.
11.2. The transfer of the relay after swimming is performed in a special zone before the entrance to the transition zone. The participant who took the relay (electronic chip) from the previous member of the relay, puts it on immediately, still before the transition zone. Before crossing the timing line, the chip must be fixed on the participant's left foot for reading.
11.3. The participants of the teams performing at the bicycle stage should expect the transfer of the relay in a special zone before the entrance to the transition zone from the side of the swimming stage. At the same time they should not be wearing a helmet. The participant who performed at the swimming stage passes the chip to the participant of the bicycle stage who must put it on his left leg before entering the transition zone, so that the chip can be read when crossing the time line. The participant of the bicycle stage enters the transition zone, runs up to the bicycle rack, puts on the helmet and leaves the transition zone in line with the traffic plan.
11.4. The participants of the teams performing at the running stage should wait for the participants of the bicycle stage in a special zone from the side of the start of the bicycle stage. Participants of the bicycle stage in their return must enter the transition zone, place the bicycle on the rack, leave the bicycle helmet there and exit the transition zone, so that the chip is read when crossing the time line. The participant of the bicycle stage must remove and transfer the chip to the participant of the running stage who is waiting for him outside the entrance to the transition zone outside the transition zone in a special area. The participant of the running stage immediately puts on the chip on his left foot and goes to the running route.
11.5. The swimming phase takes place in the water area called the Zaslavsky Reservoir (the Minsk Sea). The scheme of the swimming stage is available on the official website of the Competition http://minsktriathlon.by/sxemy/en.
11.6. Swimming caps are provided by the Organizers. They must be worn before the start of the swimming stage. Use of other swimming caps, as well as swimming without a cap – is prohibited.
11.7. Personal belongings of the participant are added to the Deposit package, which can be delivered to the storage room next to the Race Area. When the package is delivered to the storage room, it must be marked with a special sticker with the participant number from the launch kit.
11.8. It is prohibited to put on the participant's number for the swimming stage. It is designed for cycling and running.
11.9. To start all the participants should be in the water.
11.10. The water temperature at this time of the year can range from + 20C to + 25C. The use of wetsuits is allowed at temperatures up to + 24 ° C. At temperatures above + 24С, wetsuits are prohibited.
11.11. Participants can overcome the distance using any convenient style of swimming. It is forbidden to use any improvised means that facilitate swimming (fins, armlets, gloves, etc.).
11.12. In case of impossibility of carrying out the swimming stage due to the occurrence of force majeure circumstances (flood, wind speed over 15 m / s, contamination of water by substances hazardous for the health of athletes, etc.), the Race will be held in the format: Running stage 5 km – Bicycle stage 45 km – Running stage 10.5 km; "Running stage 2.5 km – Bicycle stage 22.5 km – Running stage 5.25 km . In this case, the participant has the right to refuse to participate in the Competition, but the paid entry fee will not be returned.
11.13. After the end of the swimming phase, all accessories used in it (wetsuit, glasses, hat, etc.) should be placed in Bike bags in a specially designated area.
11.14. The bicycle stage is carried out along the road H9036, Pobiediteli Avenue. The scheme of the cycle stage is available at http://minsktriathlon.by/sxemy/en. Responsibility for the knowledge of the route of the race lies solely on the participant. In the event that a participant does not follow the race route, he may be disqualified.
11.15. The route of the cycle is even, without a difference in altitude. The entire distance is covered with asphalt.
11.15.1. Participants can overcome the cycle stage only on a bicycle of a traditional design, driven only by the muscular strength of a person's legs (using mopeds and mokiks is strictly prohibited). The use of road bikes is recommended, road and MTB are also allowed.
11.16. At the bicycle stage, the athlete must always drive his bicycle with other bicycle users. In the event of a bicycle crash, one can continue the race by running or walking, but only holding the bicycle and if not interfering with the movement of other athletes.
11.17. Specific technical requirements for the bicycle:
11.17.1. The front wheel must have spokes, use of discs ("full wheels") on front wheels is forbidden. For the rear wheel, discs are allowed; the rear wheel can be either with spokes or with a disc;
11.17.2. It is forbidden to use any mechanisms that enhance or artificially support the rotation of the wheel;
11.17.3. It is forbidden to fix any mirrors on a bicycle or helmet;
11.17.4. The length of the bicycle cannot exceed two meters, and the width – 75 centimeters;
11.17.5. On each wheel there must be at least one working brake.
11.17.6. The use of any non-standard equipment on a bicycle must be explicitly authorized by the judges.
11.18. Throughout the entire bicycle phase, participants must be in a bicycle helmet. The bike helmet strap must be fastened tightly under the chin. It is allowed to remove the bike helmet only at the end of the bicycle stage in the transition zone and only after the bicycle is installed in the bicycle rack.
11.19. Drafting (riding in the slipstream close behind someone's rear wheel) is prohibited. The distance between the athletes must be at least two meters to the right and left, and at least twelve meters forward and backward. In the event of overtaking, the athlete is given 25 seconds, during which these distances may be less. In case of violation, a yellow card will be given. The athlete who is overtaken can't be in the drafting zone (2m – 12m) for more than 20 seconds. If necessary, he should slow down to exit the drafting zone.
11.20. To make a double overtaking (that is, overtaking a participant who is currently overtaking) is prohibited.
11.21. It is forbidden to overtake on the right.
1.22. At the bicycle stage, the competitor's number should be located on the rear to be visible to the judges and volunteers. It is recommended to use special race belts.
11.23. The number sticker should be placed on the bicycle frame on the left side and be visible to the judges and volunteers.
11.24. The number sticker on the helmet should be placed on the front of the helmet and be visible to the judges and volunteers.
11.25. It is forbidden to ride a bicycle with a bare torso.
11.26. In the event of a breakdown, participants must repair their bicycles using their spare parts. Help from spectators, trainers is carried out only in special technical zones located near food point areas.
11.27. Assistance from other participants is allowed.
11.28. It is forbidden to use escort vehicles, as well as receiving assistance from them.
11.29. After the completion of the cycle stage, the athlete must put all the things that were used at the bicycle stage into the RUN bag and leave it in the transition area in a specially designated place.
11.30. The running route is located at the bicycle lane and park lane (Pobiediteli) The route of the running stage can be found at http://minsktriathlon.by;
11.31. The running route is hard-surfaced (asphalt, flagstone);
11.32. The surface of the running route is even with small terrain elevation
11.33. Along the running route, there will be a food serving point;
11.34. The athlete can overcome the running stage running or walking. It is forbidden to use any motor vehicles (rollers, bicycles, scooters, etc.);
11.35. At the running stage, the competitor's number must be placed in front to be visible to the judges and volunteers. It is recommended to use special belt belts;
11.36. It is forbidden to participate in the running stage with a bare torso;
11.37. Consuming athlete's own food is allowed only in the food serving area;
11.38. Help (including giving food to athletes) from the audience is forbidden. Assistance from other competitors is allowed;
11.39. Friends, family members and other spectators are prohibited from crossing the finish line or entering the finish corridor with the competitor. The consequence of violation of this rule is disqualification.
11.40. The Competition provides a control time, which is considered for the swimming and bicycle stages at the time of exit from the transition zone to the next stage: the swimming phase must be completed no later than:
for the distance 1/2 Ironman (1900 m swimming) not later than 60 min after the start;
for the distance 1/4 «Ironman» (950 m swimming) not later than
40 min after the start;
for the distance 1/8 «Ironman» (475 m swimming) not later than,
20 min after the start.
The bicycle stage must be completed no later than:
for the distance 1/2 «Ironman» (90 км cycling) not later than 4 hours 30 min after the start;
for the distance 1/4 «Ironman» (45 км cycling) not later 2 hours 45 min after the start;
for the distance 1/8 «Ironman» (22,5 км cycling) not later than 1 hour 30 min after the start.
The running stage must be completed no later than:
for the distance 1/2 «Ironman» (21 км running) not later than 7 часов after the start;
for the distance 1/4 «Ironman» (10,5 км running) not later than 4 часа after the start;
for the distance 1/8 «Ironman» (5,25 км running) not later than 2 час 30 min after the start.
11.41. In case the participant does not keep within the time limit, he/she withdraws from the Competition for safety requirements due to the fact that the Organizers cannot provide security after the reopening of the public traffic on the route of the Competition