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WHY THE TRIATHLON?

 

Triathlon is a discipline of strength connecting three different disciplines like swimming, cycling and running, so during preparation for such an event, we are doing the most all-purpose and diversified training among endurance disciplines. You just can’t get bored while doing the triathlon!

 

WHAT IS THE DISTANCE TO OVERCOME WHILE TRIATHLON SZCZECIN?

 

During this year's edition of the Triathlon Szczecin, competition will take place on three distances:

28.25 km distance: 475 m of swimming, 22.5 km of cycling, 5.275 km of running

56.5 km distance: 950 m of swimming, 45 km of cycling 10.55 km of running

112.99 kilometers distance: 1900 m of swimming, 90 km of cycling, 21.099 km of running

 

DO I HAVE TO HAVE ANY LICENSE OR MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

 

We do not require a license of the national federation of triathlon or medical certificate. However, during verification we require to sign the statement about the start in the event at your own risk.

 

HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN TRIATHLON?

 

You just have to fill out the registration form on the website and make a bank transfer in the appropriate height of the entry fee, and you will be on the starting list.

WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE ENTRY FEES FOR PARTICIPATION?

 

Distance

28,25km

56,5km

112,99km

till 30.11.2015

90PLN

140PLN

200PLN

till 31.01.2016

110PLN

190PLN

250PLN

till 31.03.2016

150PLN

250PLN

350PLN

till 15.06.2016

250PLN

400PLN

500PLN

 

We would like to emphasize that only the day of the receiving of the transfer is valid. Only after payment the entry fee your name will be on the starting list.

 

IT WILL MY DEBUT IN TRIATHLON. WHETHER AS A COMPLETE AMATOR, CAN I ALSO TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT?

 

In Szczecin, all competitors are welcome! We established very affordable time limits for everyone, so without worries you can finish the competition in a comfortable pace. The vast majority of competitors are an active people who are doing triathlon for fun in their spare time. We would like to invite also advanced competitors, for whom we have prepared very attractive prizes.

 

ARE THERE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BICYCLES?

 

We allow for taking part on any functioning bicycle! It doesn't matter whether it is a road bike, mountain or folding bicycle. However, due to the type of the route, we recommend road bikes or using of slick tires.

 

CAN I LISTEN TO THE MUSIC FROM THE PORTABLE PLAYER DURING THE COMPETITION?

 

We definitely do not let such an opportunity! Such behavior threatens of your safety and other participants, because you will not hear them while overtaking, nor hear the messages of judges and organizers.

 

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OUTFIT DURING THE TRIATHLON?

 

During the swimming stage for men, only swimming trunks are required, for women - the swimsuit. During the cycling and running stage, it is obligatory for men to wear any shirt that covers the torso. We recommend using one- or two-pieces triathlon outfit, but it is not compulsory. When the water temperature is below 14 degrees (28,25 km / 56,5 km) and 16 degrees (112,99km) swimming foams are compulsory, whereas at higher temperatures advisable!

 

DO I NEED A HELMET?

 

Helmet while riding a bicycle is absolutely obligatory! The helmet must be fastened before the hooking of bike from the rack after the swimming stage and removed only after hanging up the bike before heading out on the running stage.

 

CAN MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS HELP ME WITH CHANGING THE INNER TUBE OR GIVING THE BOTTLE DURING THE RACE?

 

Any help from the outside, except of cheering is prohibited and may cause disqualification. The organizer provides drinks and supplements in refresh points so serving drinks and supplements by external people is prohibited and considered as outside help.

 

WHAT IS THE TRANSITION ZONE?

 

This is an area in which the competitors leave their equipment which is necessary during all stages of the triathlon: boots, helmet, goggles, conditioners and bicycle. Each competitor has their allocated space on a bicycle and basket, in which he leaves his stuff.

 

DOES MY BICYCLE AND THINGS FROM THE TRANSITION ZONE CAN PICK UP A STRANGER?

 

Your bicycle and things will be guarded and the access to the transition zone will only have competitor with the armbands. At the exit from the transition zone there will be verifying the consistency between the number at the bicycle with the number of the competitor.

Admission to the transition zone will be opened after the completion of the cycling stage, after the last competitor.

 

HOW THE TIME IS MEASURED?

 

Time measurement is made electronically using the chip fasten on the ankle with a neoprene armband. In this way, you will know not only the final time, but also your times at the various stages of triathlon.

 

HOW WILL I BE DESIGNATED ON THE ROUTE OF TRIATHLON?

 

In the start package, you will get a series of start numbers and stickers for a specific purpose:

 

A large number of A5 must be visible at the cycling stage at the waist on your back, while at the running stage at the front, so we recommend its attachment to the rubber, because it will be easy to rotate. We do not take this number to the swimming stage!

 

In addition, you will receive 2 small stickers that you have to fasten on the front of the helmet and on its left side. One bigger sticker you have to fasten on your bicycle, behind the saddle tube, so that the number will be visible on the both sides. You will also receive a swimming cap with the number that is used to identify in the water.

 

The last, no less important element is to describe a competitor on the shoulder and calf, so it will be possible to identify the competitor leaving the water.

 

DOES EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT?

In triathlon, at both distances participation is allowed for people over the age of 18 and characterized by a good health.

 

DO I HAVE A DEFINED AMOUNT OF THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE TRIATLON?

For logistic reasons we established the following limits for completion of various stages of the triathlon:

 

Distance

28,25km

56,5km

112,99km

Swimming

22,5min

45min

90min

Swimming + Cycling

1h15min

3,5h

5h

Total

2h

5h

8h


These limits are considerably extended relative to global standards and we ensure that you will have enough time to complete the event.

 

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE OF THE REGISTRATION?

Registration for the Triathlon Szczecin is now open and will last no later than 15 of June 2016 but due to the limited number of participants, we recommend to not hesitate with the registration. When the maximum number of participants on the starting list will be reached, the registration will be closed.

 

WILL ON THE ROUTE OF COMPETITION BE NUTRITIONAL POINTS? WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THEM?

On the cycling stage of 56,5 km and 112,99 km distances, will be located 2 nutritional points (every 15 km) and at the running stage, will be also 2 points at about 2,5 km.

In every nutritional point will be water, isotonic drinks and bananas.

 

WILL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAVE ANY OTHER ATTRACTIONS, EXCEPT OF CHEERING?

Of course! For all the fans we are preparing a lot of attractions, so that everyone will be happy this day!

WHAT IF ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION, IT WILL RAIN?

The competition will take place regardless of weather conditions. In case of very unfavorable weather, exceptionally can be possible the shift of the starting time or the resignation of swimming.