Bydgoszcz Triathlon for the third time on the triathlon map of Poland!
On July 8 and 9, 2017, athletes will start in the immediate center of Bydgoszcz at 1/4 and 1/8 distances.
In addition to individual competition, organizers also prepared events for relay and teams.
Do you think about participating in a triathlon?
Start in the Bydgoszcz Triathlon at 1/8 distance or a rally is a perfect solution for you!
Experienced athletes are invited to a fierce competition at the 1/8 sprint distance or ¼ that requires endurance.
Attractive entry fees!
from PLN 99 to PLN 139
Registration begins on November 15, 2016!
Bydgoszcz Triathlon 2017 – General Info
TIMES, DISTANCES, ROUTES 1. Bydgoszcz Triathlon event will take place on July 9 and 10, 2016 at the following distances: July 8, 2017 (Saturday): – 1/8 – super short (475m swim, 22 km bike, 5.5km run) – team rally at 1/8 distance – super short,
July 9, 2017 (Sunday): – 1/4 – short (950m swim, 44km bike, 10.8km run) – team rally at 1/4 distance – short, 2. Start of competition on July 9 and 10, 2016 is planned for 10:00 a.m. Participants will be starting in wave starts.
The hourly division of wave starts and assignment of athletes to individual wave starts will be available in the Schedule of the competition. It will be shown in the bookmark Schedule on the event website, the latest 3 weeks before the start date. 3. Start and finish will be located in the proximity of Łuczniczka Sports and Concert Arena in Bydgoszcz.
4. Swimming – 0.950 km for 1/4 or 0.475 km for 1/8 distance on the Brda River Distance 1/8- 1 length (downstream the Brda River), distance 475m
Distance 1/4 – 1 loop, distance 950m,
Expected water temperature in July: 18-21°C.
5. Bike 22 km or 44 km
The length of one loop is 22 km. The route is flat, very fast, running primarily on wide, asphalt roads. Poland is a country with right-hand traffic; it is forbidden to enter the opposite lane. Route length is marked every 5km. All types of bikes are allowable. Our competition is a non-drafting event, helmets are mandatory. During biking competition, no headsets for receiving sound signals are allowed. Every participant is obligated to follow the rules of the road and be careful during the biking stage.
Penalties will be applied to participants who violate non-drafting regulations. First violation – the participant will be stopped marked by referee. Second violation – the participant will be marked by the referee plus a five-minute time penalty will be added to the final result. Third violation – the participant will be stopped and disqualified.
6. Run 5.5 km or 10.8 km.
5.25km loop, the route is outlined alongside the Brda riverside, on the streets of Bydgoszcz. Surface: asphalt, paving bricks.
Time limits on routes: Super short distance – (1/8) Swimming – 30 minutes Swim + Bike – 120 minutes Swim + Bike + Run – 240 minutes
Short distance – (1/4) Swimming – 60 minutes Swim + Bike – 210 minutes Swim + Bike + Run – 330 minutes
7. The transition area will be located in the Łuczniczka Sports and Concert Arena.
8. Food stands – on the biking routes: in the beginning of the loop, about 400 m away from the transition area (for 1/8 distance, only one pass through the buffet zone in the beginning of the bike route, about 400 m away from the transition area, for 1/4 distance, two passes through the buffet zone, at 400 m and 23 km).
On the running route, at least two stands on every loop, on average every 2.5 km. The stands will offer isotonic drinks, non-carbonated mineral water, bananas, oranges, watermelons.
9. Portable toilets – they will be located in the proximity of the swim start area, in the transition area, in the buffet zones on the route.
Complete bathroom facilities, locker rooms and showers, are located in Łuczniczka and Artego Arena.
10. Time measurement – electronic with the use of chips.
IV. AGE CLASSIFICATIONS AND CATEGORIES Participants will be classified according to their birth year.
|K 18 (16-24 years)||M 18 (16-24 years)|
|K 25 (25-29 years)||M 25 (25-29 years)|
|K 30 (30-34 years)||M 30 (30-34 years)|
|K 35 (35-39 years)||M 35 (35-39 years)|
|K 40 (40-44 years)||M 40 (40-44 years)|
|K 45 (45-49 years)||M 45 (45-49 years)|
|K 50 (50-54 years)||M 50 (50-54 years)|
|K 55 (55-59 years)||M +55 (55-59 years)|
|K 60+ (60 and older)||M 60+ (60 and older)|
Bydgoszcz Cup in Triathlon
Persons who will start on both distances of Bydgoszcz Triathlon 2017 will be classified.
Points will be awarded in accordance with the place scored at every distance (1st place=1 point, 2nd place=2 points, etc.). The winner is an athlete with the lowest number of points from both distances.
A total of 10 awards will be presented to the best women and men in OPEN category. OPEN rallies – Rally is a team of 3 people, each starting in one of the triathlon competitions MIX rallies – Rally is a team of 3 people, each starting in one of the triathlon competitions, consisting of members of both genders. Teams – team consists of at least three people starting individually within one distance (1/8 or 1/4). The team classification for every distance takes into consideration the sum of ranks of the best three members of the team. International Lawyers’ Championship – the International Lawyers’ Championship will classify participants who on their application forms will select their intention to compete in this category and the latest on the event day will have a master’s degree in law. While picking up the starter package, professional qualifications of participants will be verified (diploma, ID) required for classification in theInternational Lawyers’ Championship. Starting in the International Lawyers’ Championship, every participant is obligated when picking up the starter package, to sign a statement on having a master’s degree in law. International Physicians’ Championship – The International Physicians’ Championship will classify participants who on their application forms will select their intention to compete in this category and the latest on the event day will have degree in medicine or dentistry. While picking up the starter package, professional qualifications of participants will be verified (diploma, ID) required for classification in theInternational Physicians’ Championship. Starting in the International Physicians’ Championship, every participant is obligated when picking up the starter package, to sign a statement on having a master’s degree in in medicine or dentistry.
City Bike – special classification at 1/8 distance (super short) for participants starting at the Bydgoszcz City Bike. Participation in the classification can be registered until June 30 at firstname.lastname@example.org, after previous registration and payment of the entrance fee at the super short distance. Limit of participants: 20 people.
V. AWARDS 1. The latest 15 minutes before starting of the awards ceremony, results of podium places of all classifications and age categories will be displayed on the scoreboard in front of the stage, along with times and clubs in order to prepare female and male athletes to enter the podium. 2. 1st-3rd place winners in OPEN classification, age categories, rallies and teams will receive commemorative statuettes and small awards. 3. 1st-3rd place winners in the categories – the best Bydgoszcz male and female athlete will receive commemorative statuettes and small awards. 4. 1st-3rd place winners in the International Physicians’ Championship and International Lawyers’ Championship in male and female categories athlete will receive commemorative statuettes and small awards. 5. The organizer reserves the right to introduce additional awards in select categories. 6. The condition to receive awards is to finish triathlon, personal acceptance during awards ceremony and negative result of doping control. 7. Awards in OPEN and age categories do not double. * Awards in the International Physicians’ Championship and International Lawyers’ Championship double with OPEN and age categories. * Awards in OPEN and MIX rally categories double * Team members are also classified individually.
VI. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION 1. Only persons who on the start day are 18 and older, who will sign a statement on no medical contraindications can participate in the event. Persons age 16 to 18 can participate in the event at 1/8 distance – super short, with approval in writing from their parents or legal guardians, submitted in person via a special form available in the event office. 2. The organizer is not responsible for injuries suffered by event participants. All participants starting in Bydgoszcz Triathlon are liable on their own, being fully aware of their health and possible contraindications to perform this type of extreme effort.
VII. REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEE 1. Enrolment to Bydgoszcz Triathlon will be accepted through the entry form available at www.bydgoszcztriathlon.pl 2. Online registration will be accepted until July 1, 2016, or when the limit of participants is reached. After this deadline, registration will be possible only at the Event Office during its working hours. 3. Registration is understood as delivery of properly filled entry form and signed statement along with payment of the entry fee (with the exception of persons exempted from the entry fee). 4. The limit of participants in Bydgoszcz Triathlon at 1/8 distance is 1,200 people, and at 1/4 distance is 1,200 people. In organized rally races, limits are: for both distances combined – 100 rally teams. The organizer reserves the right to close enrolment earlier when the limit of participants is reached. 5. The entry fee for participation in Bydgoszcz Triathlon, depending on the time of payment is:
1/8 distance – super short:
– first 50 people with confirmed payment– Zl 99 – consecutive 300 people or until November 30, 2016: Zl 139 – until January 31, 2017: Zl 149 – until March 31, 2017: Zl 159 – until May 31, 2017: Zl 189 – until June 31, 2017: Zl 199 – from July 1: Zl 249
1/4 distance – short:
– first 50 people with confirmed payment– Zl 139 – consecutive 300 people or until November 30, 2015: Zl 199 – until January 31, 2017: Zl 219 – until March 31, 2017: Zl 259 – until May 31, 2017: Zl 299 – until June 31, 2017: Zl 339 – from July 1: Zl 399
1/8 – super short rallies (price per team):
– until January 31, 2017: Zl 299 – until March 31, 2017: Zl 349
– until June 31, 2017: Zl 399 – from July 1: Zl 499
1/4 – short rallies (price per team):
– until January 31, 2017: Zl 349 – until March 31, 2017: Zl 399
– until June 31, 2017: Zl 449 – from July 1: Zl 499
6. Payments can be made only via online payment system connected with the enrolment form. 7. The proof for acceptance of entry fee is appearing on the list of persons with confirmed payment. 8. Invoices (other than VAT) will be issued at participant’s request made within 7 days from entering the payment. 9. During acceptance of the starter package, participants have to have a photo ID in order to verify personal information and age. 10. It is not possible to transfer payment to another participant or another year. 11. Withdrawal from start: – up to 4 months before the event (i.e. until March 9, 2017), we return 50% of the entry fee; – up to 2 months before the event (i.e. until May 9, 2017), we return 25% of the entry fee; – for a period shorter than 2 months before the event (i.e. after May 9, 2016) we return the entry fee. 12. Within the entry fee, every participant of Bydgoszcz Triathlon receives: – start numbers, – cap, – commemorative Bydgoszcz Triathlon finisher T-shirt, – beverages (water, isotonic drinks) and energy supplements, fruit at food stands and in the finish line area – medal in the finish line area, – meal voucher during Pasta Party – gifts from sponsors and partners of the event, – massage after competition.
Persons paying the entry fee after June 10, 2016 do not have a guarantee of receiving a full starter package (T-shirt, medal) from the Organizer.
13. Transfer of the starter package with Organizer’s approval. When the limit for accepting applications for a given distance is reached, and a person with a start number wants to withdraw from participation in the event and has a substitute for its start number, then the Organizer can approve such replacement, but no later than until June 30, 2016. In such case, the person buying the starter package from another participant has to submit an approval in writing from the person selling the kit.
IX. FINAL COMMENTS 1. All participants of Bydgoszcz Triathlon have to follow these rules and regulations. 2. The Organizer reserves the right to conduct an interview with every participant, to take photographs and make films for advertising and promotional purposes, to use them online or radio and television broadcast, or for other commercial purposes. 3. The Organizer reserves the right to free worldwide usage of any photographs, film materials, interviews and audio recordings presenting triathlon participants. They can be used by the Organizer by their placement on media such as CD-ROM, DVD, catalogs and other media, websites, newspapers and exhibitions, and for promotional – advertising purposes related to activity conducted by the Organizer. 4. It is forbidden to bring narcotic drugs, illegal substances, performance enhancing drugs and any kinds of alcoholic beverages to the event. Participants are banned from using such substances both before and after the event, otherwise they will be withdrawn from it. When it is confirmed that the participant violates the above mentioned ban, then the Organizer reserves the right to withdraw him/her from participation in the event or exclude him/her during the event. 5. By submitting to the Organizer a properly filled and signed entry form, the participant agrees and allows to use his/her personal data for the needs of sending to the participant information about future events, commercial products, and for internal administrative and analytical needs, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act of August 29, 1997, Journal of Laws no. 33, art. 883. The participant has the right to withdraw from such approval and can do it anytime by sending a letter to the Organizer’s mailing address. 6. Any information regarding participants obtained by the Organizer and contained on the entry form will be saved electronically and in every case it will be used in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act of August 29, 1997, Journal of Laws no. 133, art. 883. The Organizer will not reveal such information to any third parties. 7. Every participant of the event is obligated to participate in the event in the cap provided in the starter package, to place his/her start number during biking: on the back over the buttocks, under the saddle and on the bike helmet (in front and on the left side); during the run: in front, at the waist level – under the penalty of disqualification. 8. The Organizer provides emergency medical care on the route and on the finish line of the event. 9. The Organizer provides security on the water (WOPR) during competitions held in water. 10. The Organizer provides locker rooms with showers and a deposit. 11. The Organizer is not responsible for things lost during the event. 12. After finish of triathlon, random doping control can be conducted, and every participant appointed by the Commission has to go through the process. 13. Results will be published on the website of the event at www.bydgoszcztriathlon.com and transferred to the media. 14. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the event without giving any reasons. Triathlon will be held regardless of the weather. When it is not possible to carry out any of the events, the Organizer will decide on the formula to conduct competitions. 15. The participant starts on his/her own and bears the risk related to it. All participants are aware of the fact that participation in the event is related to physical effort and entails natural risk and threat of accident, possibility of bodily injuries and physical harm (including death), as well as material damages and losses. 16. Any cases not regulated by these rules and regulations are solved by the Organizer.