Rules of the competition

Art 1.
Tradeinn International Triathlon 140.6INN will take place on 13 and 14 May 2023. The start will take place at the Platja Gran in the town of Platja de Aro and the finish will take place at the Pavelló Municipal d´Esports de Platja de Aro.

Art 2.
The race is open to all persons over 18 years old before the day of the race.

Art 3.
The race will consist of three segments to be completed in a time limit of 16:00h, in Long distance.
In Middle distance will have 7:00h.

In Long distance:
Swimming: The athlete shall arrive at T1 before 2:00h from the start of the race.
Cycling: The athlete must arrive at T2 before 11:00h from the start of the race.
Finish: The athlete must arrive at the finish line before 16:00h from the start of the race.

In the Middle distance:
Swimming: the athlete shall arrive at T1 within 1:00h from the start of the race.
Cycling: The athlete must reach T2 in 4:30h, this time is the sum of swimming + T1 + cycling.
Finish line: The athlete will have 7:00h to reach the finish line having completed the 3 segments + transitions.

Gravel Half
Swimming: the athlete will have 1:00h to do it.
Cycling: The athlete must reach T2 in 4:30h, this time is the sum of swimming+T1+cycling.
Run: The athlete will have 7:00h to reach the finish line having completed the 3 segments + transitions.

Gravel Olympic
Swimming: The athlete has 40 minutes to complete the distance and reach T1.
Cycling: The athlete will have to reach T2 in 2:40h, this time is the sum of swimming+T1+cycling.
Run: The athlete will have 4:00h to reach the finish line to complete the sum of the three distances + transitions.

The technical delegate may modify the different cut-off times if circumstances require such modification.

Art 4.
Only athletes who complete the full distances of the three segments within the stipulated time will be considered ´finishers´ and will appear in the official classifications.

Art 4.
Only athletes who complete the full distances of the three segments within the stipulated time will be considered ´´finishers´´ and will appear in the official classifications.

Art. 5.
The course will be properly marked in each of its segments.The swimming segment will be marked by buoys and guided by Kayaks of the organization. The cycling segment will be marked by signs. The running segment will be signposted.

Art 6.
Each participant must carry the timing chip. In case of losing the chip during the race, must notify the official at the next checkpoint. Not wearing the personal chip during thecompetitions, or exchange the chip assigned to an athlete with that of another athlete will be cause for disqualification.

Art 7.
The bibs may not be cut or folded and must be perfectly visible when their use is mandatory. Their use in the different segments is regulated as follows: In the swimming segment, the bib must be marked on the swimming cap. This will be marked at the race bib distribution. It is allowed to introduce the bib in the water as long as the athlete is wearing the wetsuit when its use is allowed (the bib will always be placed under the wetsuit and will not be visible during this segment).during this segment). In the cycling segment, the bib number must be marked on the bicycle and on the helmet by means of stickers provided by the organization. These stickers will be provided at the race bib distribution. The use of the bib number is compulsory in all competitions. It must be visible from the back of the athlete.

In the running race segment, the bib must be worn at the waist in the front. The bib will be provided at the race-bib distribution.

Art 8.
No person can participate in the race without being registered. The price and conditions of registration are indicated in the ´registration´ section.

Art 9.
No person may register after the end of the registration period.

Art 10.
The organization may modify the course for reasons beyond its control and/or force majeure.

Art 11.
The organization will refund the full amount of the inscriptions in case of cancellation of the race.

Art 12.
In case of modification of the date of the race, the athletes will be able to choose between participating in the new date or the refund of the registration fee.

Art. 13.
The conditions of refund in case of cancellation of participation by the athlete are indicated in the section ´Return policy.

Art 14.
The prizes and classifications of the race are explained in the section ´prizes´.

Art 15. SWIMMING RULES
The athlete may swim in any stroke he/she wishes. He may walk or run along the bottom, at the beginning and at the end, but only before and/or after the signal (buoy or boat) indicating the start of the swimming segment. You can stop where you stand or next to the buoys or buoys placed along the course, but not use them to advance. The athlete must follow the course marked by the Organizer. The athlete may not receive outside assistance. In case of emergency, the athlete must raise his arm and ask for assistance. Once assisted, the athlete must withdraw from the competition. Athletes shall maintain their space in the water by always displaying sportsmanlike conduct: when athletes make accidental contact during the swimming segment and then immediately move out of the way, they do not incur any infraction. When athletes make contact during the swim segment and the athlete continues to impede the progress of another athlete without making an effort to move out of the way, they incur a time penalty. Deliberately singling out an athlete to impede his progress, gain unfair advantage and potentially cause harm will result in disqualification and may be referred to the Jurisdictional Competition and Sports Discipline Committee.

The use of neoprene is compulsory in water temperatures below 15.9ºC. In higher temperatures, the use of neoprene is optional. Above 24.6ºC the use of neoprene is forbidden. This rule ends at age group 45-49.In age groups from 50-54, neoprene is allowed regardless of the temperature and is mandatory below 15.9ºC.Before accessing the start, the participant must have passed through the transition area to check-in. The opening time of the boxes will be 5:00 a 6:30 hours. The start will be made from the ground after an acoustic signal.
In case of extreme weather conditions such as strong winds, heavy rain, currents, etc., the Technical Delegate and/or the Medical Delegate may decide the length of the swimming segment and the use or not of the wetsuit. The final decision will be taken one (1) hour before the start and will be clearly and expressly communicated to the athletes.The participant must wear the chip at the level of the left ankle and must not be covered by the neoprene, in case the participant decides to use it (the neoprene). The chip and the chip holder are provided by the organization and the participant will find them in his reserved space in the box.

It is mandatory to wear the organization´s swim cap.At the elite start, an official will be in charge of directing the participants to the start area one by one. The GGEE start will be in rolliing start format, depending on the approximate time it would take to cover the 3800 meters of the Long Distance or the 1900 meters of the Middle Distance.

It is forbidden to use swimming aids such as fins, paddles, diving equipment, socks, gloves, flotation devices, socks (except when the use of neoprene is mandatory), snorkels, inflatable safety devices in case they are deployed, for safety reasons of the athletes, the Officials may request an athlete to remove pyrsines, rings and collars (i.e. any element that may be considered dangerous).

Art 16. CYCLING RULES
The participant must wear the chip at the level of the left ankle. The total distance of the cycling segment will be 180 km for the long distance and 90 km for the middle distance. The organisers reserve the right to make any variation to the route for safety reasons.Chip control points may be located along the route. Failure to have all the readings at the various checkpoints will result in disqualification.

Drafting
Drafting zone for Medium and Long Distance competitions:
the drafting zone will be twelve (12) linear metres from the end of the front wheel.front wheel. An athlete may enter the drafting zone of another athlete to overtake him. This manoeuvre shall be carried out within a maximum of 25seconds. A drafting penalty may be incurred if there is more than one consecutive unsuccessful attempt to overtake.
Drafting zone with respect to the bikes:
the drafting zone behind the bikes shall be twelve (12) linear metres.
Drafting zone with respect to vehicles:
the drafting zone behind any vehicle on the entire cycling segment shall be thirty-five (35) linear metres.
An athlete may enter the drafting zone of another athlete in the following circumstances: if the athlete enters the drafting zone and is moving through the drafting zone to overtake other athlete(s) within the allotted/permitted time, for safety reasons, 100 metres before a refreshment point, at the entrance or exit of a Transition Area, on sharp turns and finally in areas authorised by the Technical Delegate.

Penalties for drafting
Long distance and middle distance 5 min.Failure to stop in the penalty area will result in the disqualification of the athlete.Three drafting penalties in the Long Distance or Middle Distance will result in the disqualification of the athlete. Drafting infractions cannot be appealed.

The helmet shall be certified for cycling use. The use of a helmet: it must be properly fastened and correctly fitted on the athlete´s head in the correctly fastened and correctly fitted on the athlete´s head at all times when in contact with the bicycle; therefore, it is compulsory from before picking up the bicycle until after leaving it in the to after leaving the bike in the Transition Area. This includes the entire cycling segment and rides through the transition areas in contact with the bike. Any clothing worn under the helmet cannot affect the fit of the helmet on the athlete´s head. If an athlete removes the bicycle from the course for disorientation, safety reasons, bicycle repair, etc., the athlete shall not unbuckle the helmet until he/she is off the cycling segment. In the same way, he/she must make sure that he/she has it correctly fastened before rejoining the circuit.

Items not permitted: headphones, glass containers or telephones. The use of these will lead to the disqualification of the athlete.

Art 17. RUNNING RULES
The participant must wear the chip at the level of the left ankle. The total distance of the running segment will be 42 km in the Long distance and 21 km in the Middle distance, divided into laps, if required by the dimensions of the circuit. The organisers reserve the right to make any variation to the route for safety reasons.Chip and lap checkpoints may be located along the course. Failure to have all the readings at the various checkpoints is grounds for disqualification.

The athlete can run or walk. The bib must be visible in front of the athlete in competitions where it is compulsory. He/she may not crawl. He/she may not run bare-chested. May not run with a helmet on. May not use fences, posts, trees or other fixed elements to facilitate turns on bends. May not be accompanied by another person who is not competing (coaches, companions, family members, friends, etc.) along the course.

The responsibility for remaining on the course is the athlete´s. Any athlete who, in the opinion of the Technical Delegate or the Medical Delegate, shows signs of danger to himself or others, must be withdrawn from the competition. Athletes may not cross the finish line accompanied by persons who are not participating in the competition.
Items not permitted: headphones, glass containers, telephones, video cameras and finally, crutches, canes, or any other device that helps to progress by pushing or pulling with the arms. The use of these will lead to disqualification of the athlete.

Art 18. RELAY RULES
Each participant has to run one of the 3 segments, the teams have to be of minimum 2 and maximum 3 participants. The relay is done at the entrance of each transition, 2 participants cannot run together.

Art 19. REFRESHMENTS
There will be 3 single and 2 double refreshment areas on the cycling circuit for the long distance and 2 double refreshment areas for the middle distance, which will be solids and liquids. There will be 3 double refreshment posts on the running circuit. These will be solid and liquid.In the cycling and running sectors, special refreshment posts will be set up, which must be supplied by a volunteer and not by a person from outside the organisation.

Art 20. CONDUCT OF ATHLETE
To display correct sportsmanship at all times. Be responsible for your own safety and that of the other athletes. Know the courses and follow them. Obey the indications and instructions of the Officials. Treat other athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators with respect and courtesy.spectators. Avoid the use of abusive language. Respect the environment of the area in which the competition is held, not abandoning or throwing objects or acting aggressively against the environment. Throwing objects outside the established area may lead to a penalty or disqualification if necessary.

External assistance: Athletes competing in the same competition MAY provide assistance to each other with accessories such as, but not restricted to, nutrition and drink products after each refreshment and inflation pumps, tubulars, inner tubes and puncture repair materials. Athletes may NOT provide any ´essential´ equipment to another athlete competing in the same competition during the course of the competition. This includes, but is not limited to, the bicycle (the entire bicycle), frame, wheels and helmet. The penalty shall be disqualification of both athletes. Athletes may provide other equipment to athletes competing in the same competition as long as the donating athlete can continue to compete (i.e. the athlete may leave the equipment as long as this does not prevent him/her from continuing to compete).

Doping: The organisers may carry out ´´anti-doping´´ tests on any athlete at the end of the event. Doping will be sanctioned with disqualification and a lifetime ban from participating in the race.

Art 21. HEALTH
In order to compete, athletes must be in excellent health. Their health and well-being is of paramount importance. At the start of a competition, athletes declare that they are in good health and physically fit to compete and finish the competition. All athletes are strongly recommended to undergo a regular general medical examination and a sports medical examination prior to participating in a competition.

Art 22. SECURITY
The participants are personally responsible for ensuring that their equipment is in regulation condition at the start of the event. The participant is responsible for his own equipment and must check that its characteristics comply with the regulations. The participant is obliged to know and respect these competition rules, as well as the rules of the road and the instructions of those in charge of each event.
Any participant who is excluded from the competition, whatever the cause (injury, breakdown, exceeding the time limit) must respect the specific rules of the segment in which he/she is. In the case of the cycling section, being excluded for exceeding the time limit means that the route is open to traffic and that the participant must therefore respect the traffic rules.

Those registered for the race participate voluntarily and under their own responsibility in the competition. For this reason, the organisers, partners, sponsors and other participants are released from any civil liability. The organisers are exempt from any liability for any damage caused to participants in the race.The organising entity will have a civil liability insurance for the event and will cover all the athletes participating in the race. The organising entity will take out accident insurance for each of the athletes taking part in the event who request it.

It is compulsory to have the emergency telephone numbers recorded in the agenda in order to be able to call in case of emergency (the telephone numbers will be given out on the Racebook). In case of emergency without coverage area, runners are obliged to call 112.The organisation has a ground security team, made up of the teams required by law (SVB / SVA as appropriate), with the aim of covering first aid, possible evacuations and / or transfers to a medical centre.There will be different checkpoints along the route. Runners must be registered at all established checkpoints. The organisers reserve the right to place random checkpoints along the route.

Art 23. DATA PROTECTION AND IMAGE RIGHTS
In accordance with Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December, all participant data will be included in a private file owned by the organisers, for the exclusive purpose of managing the event. Given that the right to one´s own image is recognised in article 18.1 of the Constitution and regulated by Law 5/1982 of 5 May, on the Right to honour, personal and family intimacy and one´s own image, consent is requested in writing from the athletes to publish photographs in which the runners are clearly identifiable. Acceptance of these regulations and participation in the event gives the participant´s consent to the organiser to publish photographs taken at the event. The participant has the right to object to this point of the rules by writing to the following email address: 140.6inn@tradeinn.comWith the same registration, the athlete accepts that his/her image may appear in photographs or filming taken during the event. The organisation may use the images of the race for its own interest (web pages, filming for public broadcasting, photographs for magazines or publications, digital presentations, among others) without any compensation or obligation of any kind towards the participant.

Art 24.COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS
This section is defined in the FAQS

In front of the exit list: The claims shall be settled before the Technical Meeting or, if there is no Technical Meeting, up to one hour before the first start of the day´s racing. Such claims shall be settled before the start of the competition.
In front of the routes: They must be submitted no later than 24 hours before the start of the competition.

Facing the competition
Elite and Paratriathlon: an athlete making a complaint against another athlete must do so within five (5) minutes of his(5) minutes after he/she enters the finish line. If the If the complaint process is initiated within this period, the athlete has an additional fifteen (15) minutes to submit the complaint to the (15) additional minutes to submit the complaint to the Refereefrom the time the complaint process has been initiated.

Age groups: a person making a claim against anotheragainst another athlete must do so within fifteen (15) minutes after the last competitor has minutes after the last competitor enters the finish line. Announced the claim within the time limit, the Referee shall allow the claimant, if he/she so requests, an additional thirty (30) minutes the claimant, if he so requests, an additional thirty (30) minutes for final presentation. for its final presentation.

In front of the equipment
Elite and Paratriathlon: a person person making a complaint against another athlete must do so within five (5) minutes of his or her five (5) minutes after he enters the finish line. If the complaint is If the complaint is announced within the time limit, the Referee shall allow the complainant, if he so requests, an additional fifteen (15) minutes. the claimant, if he so requests, an additional fifteen (15) minutes for final submissionfor its final delivery.

Age groups: he person making a claim against another athlete must do so within fifteen (15) minutes after the last competitor has entered the finish line. Once the complaint has been announced within this time limit, the Referee shall allow the complainant, if requested, an additional thirty (30) minutes for the submission of the complaint.

in front of the results
Complaints to the results may be submitted to correct errors that do not go against the decisions made by the Referee or the Competition Jury and within 30 days after the end of the competition.

how to do it
Complaints shall be made in writing and delivered or forwarded to the Referee. A complaint shall not be considered as submitted until it has been received by the Chief Referee. Complaints against the start list, courses, competition, equipment must also be accompanied by proof of payment of the minimum fee of 20 €. This amount will be refunded to the claimant if the claim is fully accepted. the claimant´s complaint is upheld in full.
The person/s submitting a complaint must state the facts succinctly in the statement of claim and provide the following: 1. Facts or situation complained of. 2. Grounds or arguments put forward. 3. Evidence adduced. 4. Precautionary measures requested. 5. Express request or claim formulated.
For more information on how to make appeals download this document.