- Each swimmer must wear the cap provided at registration and start in the correct wave.
- No fins, paddles, snorkels or flotation devices of any kind are permitted other than wetsuits which must be no more than 5mm in thickness.
- Any assistance received during the race may be grounds for disqualification
- Wetsuits are optional, however will be forbidden above 23oc and mandatory below 16oc.
- Please be aware that although the bike route will be well sign posted and marshalled the roads are open and NZ road rules must be obeyed. We will heavily sign post and marshal key intersections.
- Drafting penalties will apply for this event. The event is being run as a non drafting race and will be controlled by official Triathlon New Zealand Officials. Stand down will be for 3 mins out on the course. The third drafting offense will result in disqualificationWhat is drafting?
- We do not want support vehicles out on the course we will have several mobile support motor bikes on the course. You must change any flats yourself and be prepared to pay for new tubes and tyres supplied to you, at race headquarters on completion of the event.
- No wheels will be supplied so we will have support vehicles on the course.
- A race number must be worn on your back.
- A race number must be visible on the front of your cycle helmet at all times and a race number (fixed to your seat post)must be visible on your bike to avoid D/Q.
- No headsets or ear/head phones are to be worn.
Your run time starts as you cross the timing mat on the seaward side of the start / finish gantry.
- Race numbers must be displayed on the front of runners and must be displayed at all times.
- Note that part of the course will be run on open roads, you will however have a coned channel to run in, and the course will be well marshalled.
- During your run please stay to the left of the cones on the run course, and keep to the left when using the coastal walkway.
- Head phones / headsets are not permitted.
- Runners must adhere to run instructions, not to do so could result in a 2 min penalty.
- Participants who withdraw during the race must notify the officials in the timing tent
- The above rules apply for each section.
- Team swimmers will hand the team transponder to their bike team member at the bike holding pen.
- On your return team riders bikes will be racked by transition marshalls. Hand the team transponder to your team runner who will stationed inside the runners holding pen.
- The transponder must be worn on the left ankle of each competitor during their leg of the event.
- Team members bikes can be collected after 3.30pm.
General Race Rules
The Wells New Plymouth Half Ironman will be held under Triathlon New Zealand rules View Rules
- The Race Director and Race Referee shall have the authority to disqualify competitors.
- The Race Director and Race Referee shall have Ultimate and Final authority to remove a competitor from the race if the competitor is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death.
- No competitors may use alcohol or any illegal drugs, stimulants, depressants or other substances with the intent to improve their performance, eliminate the sense of fatigue or for any other purpose. For details on banned substances please see www.triathlon.org.nz .
- Good sportsman-like conduct will be demanded of all competitors. Fraud, theft and acts of grossly unsportsmanlike-like conduct are grounds for immediate disqualification.
- Disqualification is the main penalty for any violation of the rules during any part of the event, this covers from registration until the end of the event. A disqualification may be appealed. Those disqualified during the race may continue in the race but remain disqualified unless the appeal is successful.
- If a competitor decides to withdraw from the race at any time, it is their responsibility to notify the Race Director or Timing Official.
- Wells New Plymouth Half Ironman reserves the right to make rule and course changes at any time provided all competitors are notified in writing and/or at the pre-race mandatory briefing.
- Competitors may not compete with a bare torso.
- Competitors may not wear headsets or headphones at any time during the event.
- Under no circumstances can a competitor swap timing devices with any other athlete and no competitor must race under any name other than their own.
- The responsibility of keeping on the correct course rests with the competitor.
- Any protests regarding decisions made by Race Officials must be made in person and received by the Race Director or Race Referee within one hour of finishing the event.
- The Race Director has the right to remove all competitors from the course at his discretion.
- Again this race is run under Tri NZ rules and all rules and regulations apply. triathlon.rules
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