REGULATIONS

Race registration presupposes full acceptance of the following regulations. Participants must be aware that they are moving in a sea environment, in parts of public road and they will be exposed to the according weather conditions on the day of the race. If any athlete will not follow the rules there is a high chance of disqualification.

Olympic and Sprint Distance Syrathlon Regulations

Participation in the races is given to participants that have completed their 18th year in the year that the race is taking place. For athletes under 18 years old, obligatory is a written permission of a parent or legal guardian as well as his presence with the participant the day of the race. Athletes under 18 years old should know swimming or they should be members of swimming clubs.

For getting the bib number, obligatory is the deposition of the responsible declaration signed by the participant.

Valid registration is deemed the application which is financially completed.

Athletes should be at the registration point of the race, at the offices of the Nautical Club of Syros, at least 1 hour prior to the start of the race, for receiving their bib number and the placement of their bikes in the transition zone. Transition zone will be strictly closed 15 minutes prior to the start of the race.

The ranking of the participants will be held according to 4 age subdivisions:

MEN: M1. 18-29 M2. 30-39 M3. 40-49 M4. 50+
WOMEN: W1. 18-29 W2. 30-39 W3. 40-49 W4. 50+

*Each category must be consisted of 8 athletes. In the case of less participation, then the category will be merged with the previous one.

During the race, all athletes will be under civil liability insurance. Nevertheless, the organizing committee will not be responsible in any case of injury, as it flatly is referred in the responsible declaration.

The route of cycling and running segment is defined by white and red striped tape that indicates the right track of the athlete. Volunteers will be guarding the key spots of the race and will be guiding the athletes to the right track, while motorbikes will be following the athletes alongside the cycling segment.

The swimming part will be an Olympic triangle and will be defined by buoys. In the swimming part of the race there will be special Lifeguard boards available and all the safety equipment in general. The Lifesaving Coverage of the swimming races will be taken over by the team of Lifeguard Hellas, school for lifeguards recognised by the Ministry of Shipping and Island policy.

The whole cycling part will be non-drafting, which practically means that the minimum distance between two bikes should be 12 meters from the front wheel of the leading bike to the front wheel of the following bike. In a case of drafting the athlete will be disqualified automatically.

The technical, briefing will be held 30 minutes prior to the start of the race.

The start of the race is going to be given with a countdown and a horn at the end of the countdown. The maximum finish limit will be 2.5 and 3.5 hours for the Sprint and Olympic Distance respectively.

Athletes are not allowed to use any breathing or acceleration assistance during swimming. The use of swimming gloves, fins and skin swimsuit is prohibited. The boats can be used as a mean of rest only in the case they are not moving.

Athletes who do not desire to finish the race, will be delivering their bip numbers to the referees of the race or to volunteers of the supply station, both for the right update of the organization and for the return of the non – finisher to the start area from a member of the organizing committee.

The race will be held under any weather conditions. If there is too much heat or rain the organising committee can change the time schedule of the races.

Transition Zone

  1. Athletes must come off the bike before the bike steps on the special mat that leads inside the transition zone.
  2. Athletes cannot jump on the bike unless they have walked out of the transition zone and the special mat.
  3. Each athlete has his own space inside the transition zone. All the allowed equipment must be placed inside the athlete’s box, while the helmet must be placed on the bike.
  4. People except for athletes, volunteers and referees are not allowed to enter the transition zone. Athletes’ entrance will be permitted after the demonstration of the identity card by an accredited member of the event.

Each athlete should:

  • Follow the defined route of the race.
  • Use appropriate behaviour to the organizing committee
  • Not be opposite to any kind of unsporting behaviour.
  • Not inhibit, preclude, obstruct or interfere any obstacles to the movement of other athletes. Any contact with the athletes does not conclude to any reason of disqualification.
  • Not break the circulation rules.
  • Wear their timing chip and their bib number during the whole race.
  • Wear cup with their according number during the swimming segment.

Relay:

  • The first athlete comes out of the beach and enters the transition zone, where he passes the timing chip to the second relay member for the cycling part.
  • The member doing the cycling segment, once is finished and reached the transition zone passes the timing chip to the last relay member for the running segment.
  • The runner of the relay completes the race by passing the finishing line.
  • In a Relay team, consisted by two members, the first athlete starts with the swimming segment and ends with the running segment, while the second one is doing only the cycling segment.