Adult Race Rules

  1. A competitor must wear the swim cap provided by the race organization.
  2. Helmets are compulsory and must be ANSI/SNELL approved and chin straps must be fastened anytime the athlete is in possession of the bicycle.  This means that before the bike is removed from the bike rack in transition, the chin strap must be fastened and remain fastened until the bike is placed back on the racks.
  3. Riding of bicycles in the transition zone is strictly prohibited at all times.
  4. Competitors may not receive assistance at any time during the race, or in the transition zone.  This excludes medical or safety assistance given by designated race volunteers or qualified staff.
  5. Drafting of another competitor or motor vehicle is prohibited on the bike course.  The draft zone surrounding each competitor measures 5 metres by 2 metres from the front edge of the front wheel.  Competitors have 15 seconds to pass through this zone when overtaking another athlete.
  6. Cyclists should keep to the right at all times, unless passing.  Alert fellow cyclists of your intention to pass by saying, “on your left.”
  7. Competitors must follow the prescribed course in all segments of the race as defined by the race organization.
  8. It is the competitor’s responsibility to read all supplied information given in the race kits, posted at the race site and listen to verbal announcements given by the race director and/or race officials.
  9. Verbal or physical abuse of officials and race volunteers is not acceptable or tolerated.
  10. All athletes must have their torsos covered on the bike and run portions of the event.  Bib numbers must be visible on the bike and run courses.