Rules and Regulations

General

  • The Singapore Duathlon 2017 – National Championships (SGDU) is sanctioned by the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC), and the Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) and is organized in accordance with the rules of ITU, ASTC and TAS. The SGDU 2017 is part of the National Championships Series.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notification.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend the race course with prior notice to participants
  • Completion of the race entry form evidences the Participants’ agreement to abide by the relevant rules and regulations of the ITU, ASTC, TAS and SGDU. These rules apply at the material time and to all and any ruling of the Organisers, TAS and Sports Singapore (SSG).
  • Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the Organisers to ensure the participants’ safety, participants partake in this event at their own risk and the Organisers shall not be liable for any bodily injuries, loss and/or damage to property, whether personal or otherwise, and howsoever arising.
  • Any disputes arising from the participation in the Singapore Duathlon 2017 – National Championships shall be referred to Arbitration and to be conducted in Singapore under the law of the Singapore Courts.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to use any photographs, motion picture, recordings, or any other record of this race and its participants for any commercial advertising including legitimate purpose.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to limit and/or refuse entries without assigning any reason thereof.
  • The Organiser will only accept the first 2000 entries by/before the registration closing date stated on www.singaporeduathlon.com
  • Once the registration form has been duly processed, there will be no fee refund for those who fail to turn up for the race and/or withdraw from it.
  • Individual race entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the race. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
  • The Organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete/wrong entry details given by the participants.
  • On-the-spot entries will not be entertained.
  • Entry forms that are incomplete will not be entertained. A Race Confirmation Slip will be sent to registered email addresses after registration to confirm your race entry. Please inform the Organisers if you do not receive the Race Confirmation Slip by the Closing Date stated on www.singaporeduathlon.com
  • The race registration will only be confirmed when full payment of race registration fee has been made.
  • To ensure that your race details are correct, please check your particulars upon receipt of the Race Confirmation Slip and report the discrepancy from your intended registration within 48 hours after entry form has been submitted to the organizers. Any changes thereafter are subjected to an admin charge of S$20.00.
  • Upgrade or downgrade of a race entry is permitted until registration closing date. An admin fee of S$20 will apply per change.All participants should pick up their Race Kits that include a Timing Chip, Race Bibs, Security Bracelet and Bike Tag at the Singapore Duathlon race kit collection. Please check HERE for the race kit collection dates and venue. Participants who do not collect their Race Entry Kit at the prescribed collection dates and venue will not be allowed to race on Race Day. (There will be no On-Site Registration or Race Kit Collection on race day). The details on the reverse side of your RACE BIB must be filled in to enable us to contact your next-of-kin in case of emergency.
  • Only Team Relay timing chips must be returned after the race. a $30 replacement fee will apply for any loss &/or damage to the Timing Chip, The Timing Chip and Band must be returned by 28 November 2017 or the fee will automatically be charged to your account.
  • The Timing Band is the sole means of race timing measurement.
    NO CHIP = NO TIMING = DNF (Did not finish).
  • All participants in both the Individual and/or Relay category must ensure that their Timing Band are securely strapped to their left ankle before beginning on any leg of the race. Participants not adhering to the rule of strapping the Timing Band to their left ankle before the start of their race will be disqualified.
  • The Organisers will not be responsible for any inaccuracy in participant’s race timings due to improper wearing of the Timing Band.
  • As there will not be any Race Briefing scheduled for the event, all participants are required to download the E-Briefing notes from www.singaporeduathlon.com that contains essential race information and guides for the race.
  • Participant who wishes to protest against another competitor or notify a violation must do so in writing to the Organisers within 20 minutes of his/her finish time. All protests must be made in accordance with the existing ITU Rules. A deposit of SGD50/US$35 or equivalent must accompany the appropriate protest and will be refunded if the protest is successful.
  • The Transition Area will be opened at least 1 hour before the commencement of the race and participants shall place their essential race items at the designated location marked by their race numbers in the Transition Area. The essential race items are to be arranged according to the allocated race numbers. All participants shall be ready and assembled at the Run Start Holding Area 15 minutes prior to the Run.
  • Participants racing the Kids categories must be between 8-11 years old on 31 December 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Youth categories must be between 12-15 years old on 31 December 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Mini Distance category must be at least 16 years old on 31 December 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Junior category must be between 16-19 years old on 31 December 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Sprint categories must be 20 years old and above on 31 December 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Standard distance categories must be 18 years old and above on 31 December 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Changes to team relay members are permitted until registration closing date. A penalty fee of S$20 will apply per change of person.
  • All participants in relay teams are responsible for passing their Timing Band to their teammates at designated areas after completing their respective legs. Passing of Timing Band outside of the designated area would result in immediate disqualification. In other words, the runner will have to hand over the Timing Band to the cyclist at the designated area, and in turn, the cyclist will have to hand over the Timing Band to the runner at the same designated area.

Running

  • Runners must wear their race numbers at the front of their adorned apparel at all times during the run.
  • Support vehicles or pacers are not allowed.
  • Runners must run on the designated path for the entire route. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • No running with bare torso.
  • Wearing headphones is not allowed at all times.

Cycling

  • Cyclists must ensure that their competition numbers are clearly visible at the back of their adorned apparel at all times.
  • Bare torso is not allowed.
  • The Bicycle number tag must be properly secured on the left side of seat-stay or seat post.
  • The Helmet number tag must be clearly displayed on the front of the helmet.
  • A participant may run or walk with his bicycle.
  • Cyclists are to keep to the left side of the road unless overtaking and are reminded to observe traffic rules at all times. Overtaking on the left of a cyclist is dangerous and should not be allowed.
  • All participants will have to perform their own repairs if their bicycles should breakdown.
  • All cyclists must wear helmets approved by the following recognized testing authorities: American National Standard Institute (ANSI Z-90.4), Snell Memorial Foundation & National Swedish Board of Consumer Policy.
  • The helmet must be worn before the cyclist remove his/her bicycle from the bicycle rack and has to stay on the cyclist’s head until he/she has placed his/her bicycle back securely at the allocated spot on the bicycle rack.
  • All participants are encouraged to have their bicycles inspected by professional bicycle shops before their race. It is the participants’ responsibility to ensure that their bicycles and bicycle brakes are in good working condition.
  • No drafting is allowed. You are considered drafting when you are within 5 metres of another participant’s rear wheel or riding next to someone within 2 metres. You are allowed 15 seconds in someone’s draft zone to make a pass. Once you are passed, you must immediately drop back, out of the draft zone, before you may overtake the person who passed you. Cyclists caught drafting will received a time penalty.
  • Aero bars are allowed.
  • Wearing headphones is not allowed at all times.

Inclement Weather

  • In the event of inclement weather, the Organisers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race.
  • Should the inclement weather persist after delay, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.

Medical Advisory

  • The sport of Duathlon is physically demanding. If you are not sure of your physical health, please seek the advice of a medical professional before you register for the race.
  • Participants are advised against the consumption of alcohol or stimulants or any kind of drugs within 24 hours of their race.
  • Participants are to ensure that they are well-rested and well-hydrated on day of race.
  • Participants are advised to dress lightly.
  • Should any participant feel unwell in the course of race, he/she should stop and seek immediate medical attention at designated medical posts.
  • The organisers reserve the right to remove any participant deemed physically incapable (i.e. severe physical harm) of continuing the race.

The organisers reserve the right to remove any participant deemed physically incapable (i.e. severe physical harm) of continuing the race.