FESTIVAL OF TRIATHLON 2016 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

FESTIVAL OF TRIATHLON 2016 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE Contents WELCOME NOTE ..........................................................................
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FESTIVAL OF

TRIATHLON

2016 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

Contents WELCOME NOTE ..............................................................................................3 A MESSAGE FROM THE RACE REFEREE

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EVENT CONTACT ..............................................................................................5 BUSSELTON CONTACT DETAILS

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EVENT MANAGEMENT CONTINGENCY INFORMATION

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RACE WEEK ACTIVITIES

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ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

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EVENT SCHEDULE

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PRE RACE INFORMATION – SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON RACE DAY INFORMATION TRANSITION AREA COURSE MAPS

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FUNKY TRUNKS SWIM COURSE: 1.9kms

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TRANSITION PROCEDURE SWIM-BIKE (T1)

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BIKE COURSE: 90.1KM

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TRANSITION PROCEDURE – BIKE TO RUN (T2) ..........................................20 MIZUNO RUN COURSE: 21.1KM

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CYCLE AID STATIONS ..................................................................................24 RUN AID STATIONS

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RECOVERY AREA

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RULES APPLYING TO ALL SEGMENTS OF THE RACE POST RACE INFORMATION

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SPECTATOR INFORMATION ........................................................................29 INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEAMS ........................................................................32

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WELCOME NOTE GEORGINA WESTGARTH , EVENT MANAGER Triathlon WA The finish line is in sight! You’ve done the training, the anticipation is building and race day is finally here. You should feel immensely proud to be part of the 15th SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon. It’s a hive of activity with the Funky Trunks Open Water Swim, SunSmart Kids Triathlon and Mizuno Fun Run, the Health & Lifestyle Expo culminating with the crescendo of IRONMAN 70.3 and we’re excited to host you. To our individual athletes, professional athletes and teams you’ve done the hard part preparing, so have fun competing then celebrate your achievements at the after party celebrations on Sunday. We take your safety seriously so please adhere to the rules and take direction from the technical officials, event crew and volunteers who are there to help you reach your goal and receive that medal. Special thanks goes to our cheerful army of volunteers who are the backbone of this event. Without them the festival would not be possible. To our naming rights sponsors SunSmart and Healthway, our major partners Tourism WA, City of Busselton, Department of Sport & Recreation, Royalties for Regions and Department of Regional Development and all other sponsors, TriEvents team, Triathlon WA, stakeholders and supporters, thank you. On behalf of Muscular Dystrophy WA our charity partner, I would like to thank all of our athletes who are competing to raise awareness and funds for this fantastic cause. To everyone involved, please give generously in the donation tins provided. Enjoy being part of the 2016 SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon. On your marks, get set, go!

DAVE BUDGE, RACE DIRECTOR TRIEVENTS To those participants taking part in the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton for the very first time, welcome to our wonderful event and thank you for choosing the charming location of Busselton for your sporting challenge. For the athletes returning to take on ‘Busso’ again, whether it’s your second time or your fifteenth - you know what you’re in for and we wish you the best in achieving your goals for the race; we’ll be with you all the way. Last year’s race was tinged with sadness after the tragic passing of one of the competitors during the event. Our thoughts will be with the Powell family and friends during this year’s event. This heartbreaking tragedy serves as a reminder to us all to make the most of every occasion and to keep perspective about why we participate in the wonderful sport of triathlon. My message to you all is to challenge yourself, appreciate the moment, engage with everyone around you and feed off the positive atmosphere. Accept that some races go well and occasionally some not so well; regardless of the outcome just enjoy yourself - that’s what sport is all about. Most importantly be thankful to those who have helped you on your journey to arrive at the finish line. Your friends, family, training buddies - a lot of sacrifices have been made, a lot of kilometres have been swum, ridden and run - they’ve shared and supported your physical and emotional journey to get here. Show those special people the appreciation they deserve for their support in assisting you in achieving your goal. Have fun, enjoy the day, and keep on inspiring others. See you at the finish line. Good luck everyone.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE RACE REFEREE On behalf of Triathlon Australia, welcome to all athletes in the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton event. The event will be conducted under the Triathlon Australia (TA) Race Competition Rules. Failure to abide by these rules may result in you receiving a penalty. For a full version of the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules go here. During the bike leg, drafting, blocking, illegal pass and helmet infringements incur a 5-minute time penalty, to be served at the next Penalty Box you come to. You will be shown a BLUE card by a technical official if you incur one of these infringements. Failure to stop at the next Penalty Box will result in disqualification. Littering outside of the litter zones provided, will result in disqualification (DQ). Key rules to be aware of are; To avoid a blocking infringement always ride to the left of the road To avoid a drafting infringement always; 1. Keep 12 metres between yourself and the cyclist in front of you. 2. Once you enter the draft zone complete your pass. 3. Complete your pass within 25 seconds. 4. Drop back 12 metres once passed before attempting to re-pass. 5. When passing a number of cyclists, do not “drop in” between cyclists unless the distance is greater than 12 metres. • To avoid an illegal pass infringement always pass other athletes on the right. • To avoid a helmet infringement always have your chin strap securely fastened when moving with your bike. • To avoid a littering infringement only discard litter at zones shown at the aid stations. IF YOU LITTER OUTSIDE OF THESE ZONES you will be disqualified. • •

Other common rule infringements are: • Unauthorised equipment – absolutely no mobile phones, MP3 players, Oakley Thumps, ipods or other audio listening or communication devices, this includes mobile phones used for navigation purposes. • Outside assistance – do not accept any assistance from anyone other than race personnel and do not have non-racers ride or run alongside you. Triathlon is an individual event and it is your responsibility to fully understand the rules and avoid Infringements. A Technical Official’s ruling is final in the case of drafting, blocking and illegal pass Infringements (Judgment Calls) and these are not subject to either protest or appeal. There is no Penalty Box on the run course so if you receive an infringement on the run leg, you will serve your penalty on the spot with a Technical Official. Conducting personal toilet stops other than at the on-course toilet facilities provided may result in a DQ. Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, officials and spectators with courtesy and consideration as failure to do so is considered unsportsmanlike conduct and may result in a DQ. I sincerely hope you have a great race and achieve your goals at SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton

Race Referee David Schutz 2016 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON •ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

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EVENT CONTACT TRIATHLON WA 12A/55 HOWE STREET OSBORNE PARK WA 6017 Phone: (08)9443 9778 (Tuesday 26th April ONLY) EMERGENCY Mobile Contact in Busselton during the event: 0412 850 590 or 0473492325 Email: [email protected] Website: busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au ONSITE DETAILS Triathlon WA will be onsite from Wednesday 27th April, contactable by phone only until Friday 29 April. From 29 April please proceed to the Athlete Services Counter, located on Barnard Park Busselton to speak with TWA and Event Staff.

BUSSELTON CONTACT DETAILS POLICE

BUSSELTON HOSPITAL

20 Stanley St, Busselton WA 6280 (08) 9754 9555

Mill Road, West Busselton WA 6280 (08) 9754 0333

MEDICAL CENTRES

TOURIST INFORMATION

BUSSELTON MEDICAL PRACTICE 21 Albert St Busselton WA (08) 9752 1133

BUSSELTON VISITORS CENTRE Busselton Foreshore - beach end of Queen St, Busselton WA 6280, Australia (08) 9752 5800

DUCHESS MEDICAL PRACTICE 69 Duchess St Busselton WA (08) 9752 4122

BUSSELTON TAXI SERVICE 131 008

EVENT MANAGEMENT CONTINGENCY INFORMATION CONTINGENCY COMMITTEE Triathlon WA Inc. will ensure the provision of maximum duty of care to all participants, volunteers and spectators for the 2016 SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton. A comprehensive Risk Management Plan will be in place for the full duration of the event. The safety of all who attend our event is our highest priority. The SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton Race Contingency Committee shall be responsible for determining the plan of action should there be unexpected circumstances, weather conditions or race course situation that may pose a risk of harm or injury to participants, volunteers, staff and spectators. If changes to the event are required all competitors and volunteers will be notified in advance, where possible. Georgina Westgarth David Budge Kellie Maren Bob Welch Justine Bolton Peter Minchin Helen Rabjones

2016 CONTINGENCY COMMITTEE Event Manager TWA Peta Tuck Race Director Local Ranger Representative Site Manager Local Authority Representative Compliance Manager Local Authority Representative Triathlon WA President Medical Representative Executive Director TWA David Schutz Busselton SLSC John Janssen

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City of Busselton City of Busselton Department of Fisheries WA Police Service St Johns Ambulance Race Referee Technical Delegate

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RACE WEEK ACTIVITIES HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE RETAIL EXPO

Where: Barnard Park Busselton When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Friday 29th April 2016 7:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 30th April 2016 7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 1st May 2016 Details: Come along and enjoy all the new triathlon, running, cycling and swimming gear on offer this season. In addition, be sure to visit the official event merchandise marquee in the Expo Village – don’t delay as it all sells out fast! Open on Friday so join us for a bite to eat and a wander through the Expo Village.

TRIATHLON WA MERCHANDISE STORE

Where: Barnard Park Busselton When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Friday 29th April 2016 7:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 30th April 2016 7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 1st May 2016 Details: Event branded merchandise available for purchase.

MIZUNO FUN RUN

Cost: Various Where: Barnard Park Busselton Competitor Check In: 6:30am – 7:15am Saturday 30th April 2016 Race Time: 7:30am – 8:30am Saturday 30th April 2016 Details: 2.5km and 5km Fun Run along the Busselton Foreshore.

SUNSMART KIDS TRIATHLON

Cost: Various Where: Barnard Park Busselton Competitor Check In: 8.30am – 9.15am Race Time: 9:30am – 10:45am Saturday 30th April 2016 All participants taking part in the SunSmart Kids Triathlon must check in at the registration tables and put bikes in transition. This forms part of the triathlon calendar for many of the local and visiting children and it gives them the opportunity to compete on parts of the same course as the stars and/or mum and dad. Ages 7 – 15yrs.

FUNKY TRUNKS OPEN WATER SWIM

Cost: Various Where: Foreshore in front of Barnard Park Busselton Competitor Check In: 11:00am - 11:45am Saturday 30th April 2016 Race Time: 12 Noon - 1pm Saturday 30th April 2016 Details: 500m and 1km Swim.

SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON ATHLETE CHECK-IN Where: Barnard Park, Busselton When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Friday 29th April 2016. NO BIKE CHECK IN 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 30th April 2016 including bike check in Details: All participants complete check-in and pick up race packs.

ATHLETE BRIEFING VIDEO

Where: Recovery Area, Registration Marquee, Barnard Park When: 11:30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm Saturday 30th April 2016 Details: The athlete briefing video will be played on the half hour and goes for approximately 20 minutes and is compulsory for athletes to attend.

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PRE EVENT MASSAGE SERVICES – PROVIDED BY STAR PHYSIO Where: Barnard Park Busselton – Health and Lifestyle Expo, Star Physio Marquee When: Friday 29th April 2016 2:00pm – 6:00pm Saturday 30th April 2016 9.00am – 5.00pm Details: Star Physio is the Official Physiotherapy Partner of TWA. We will be providing massage, taping and injury and performance advice across the weekend. Pre event massage available Friday, 2.00pm - 6.00pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Treat your body to a massage pre-race to hit the start line in great shape! $80 – For a 60minute massage, $50 – For a 30minute massage, Sports taping with Rocktape/ Kinesiotape or strapping tape$25. Please note, all services will be provided by massage therapists/ physiotherapy students; however a qualified physiotherapist will be in the vicinity to assist if required. Call Star Physio 94811 003 or email [email protected] to make an appointment. Bookings are essential!

CHAT WITH THE PROS

Cost: FREE Where: Main Marquee, Barnard Park Busselton When: 2:00pm– 3:00pm Saturday 30th April 2016 Details: Competitors are invited to a Q&A session with the Professional Triathletes racing at SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton. This is an up close and personal function where the MC asks a series of questions to the pros and then offers an opportunity for the triathlon community to engage the pros in a Q&A session. Register your interest to attend at [email protected]

PRO ATHLETE BRIEFING Where: Equinox Cafe, 343 Queen Street, Busselton When: 3:30pm - 4:30pm Saturday 30 April, 2016 Details: This athlete briefing is for ALL PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES. It is cumpulsory for pro athletes to attend.

SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON TRIATHLON

Where: Barnard Park, Busselton When: 7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 1st May 2016 Details: The main event, the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton Triathlon on Sunday 1st May 2016. The transition area will be located in Barnard Park, east of Busselton Jetty – this is where athletes change between swim, cycle and run legs of the course. 7:00am first swim wave, various waves intermittently within the hour. From 10:45am – Pro Athletes anticipated to finish.

POST EVENT FESTIVAL AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Cost: Free Entry Where: Main Marquee, Barnard Park When: Post event entertainment, bar and food vendors from 4:00pm – 9:00pm Award Ceremony 6:00– 7:00pm Details: Food vendors and licensed area available onsite from 4pm. Entertainment from 4;00-6:00pm. The Athlete Award Ceremony will take place on the main stage at 6:00 - 7:00pm with entertainment continuing from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

ATHLETE QUALIFICATION FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Where: Esplanade Hotel, Busselton When: 9:00am – 10:00am Monday 2nd May 2016 Details: The announcement of qualification spots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs in Mooloolaba, Qld. All athletes wishing to gain entry to the world championships must be present at roll down and accept and pay for their spot immediately.

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ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE As part of the annual SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton Triathlon will take place in Busselton on Sunday 1st May. The event will be staged from Barnard Park and will start at 7.00am adjacent to the jetty. For competitors to participate in complete safety, there will be full and part road closures on the Cycle & Run course routes as shown on the attached maps.

ROAD CLOSURES: WEDNESDAY 27th April to TUESDAY 3rd May GEOGRAPHE BAY ROAD between MILNE ST & BROWN ST MILNE & BROWN between GEOGRAPHE BAY RD & MARINE TCE For construction leading up to the event.

SATURDAY 30 April - Festival Events MARINE TCE (Brown St To Carey St)7am-10am GEOGRAPHE BAY RD to FORD RD, 7am-10am GEORGETTE ST & CAREY ST (Marine Tce & Geographe Bay Rd) 7am-10am

SUNDAY 1st May, 4am-6pm - SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton GEOGRAPHE BAY ROAD EAST to GUERIN ST GUERIN ST (Geographe Bay Rd to Navigation Wy) NAVIGATION WAY (Guerin St to Arimtage Dr) PEEL TCE (Ford Rd to Carey St) CAREY ST (Peel Tce to Geographe Bay Rd) MARINE TCE (Brown St to Carey St) LAYMAN RD & TUART DRIVE. During the event, residents wishing to cross GUERIN ST should cross at MARINE TCE. To cross CAREY ST, please do so at ADELAIDE ST or KENT ST which are managed crossings. Residents on MARINE TCE (opposite Barnard Park) will be managed from their residence as required. For residents on GEOGRAPHE BAY RD, please exit with caution to your nearest corner to the east as cyclists will be traveling west to east on this road. You will need to travel in the right hand lanes to do this, in the same direction as cyclists.

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EVENT SCHEDULE *Times are subject to change. Please continually check the website for updated information TIME

EVENT

VENUE

WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL 2016 6:00PM – 7:00PM

VOLUNTEER BRIEFING

THE ESPLANADE HOTEL, BUSSELTON

FRIDAY 29th APRIL 2016 2:00PM – 5:00PM

SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON ATHLETE CHECK IN HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE EXPO TWA EVENT MERCHANDISE STORE MEDIA CONFERENCE

2:00PM – 5:00PM 2:00PM – 5:00PM 3:00PM - 4:00PM

MAIN MARQUEE, BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON EQUINOX CAFE, BUSSELTON

SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2016 6:30AM – 7:15AM 7:00AM – 5:00PM 7:00AM – 5:00PM 7:30AM – 8:30AM 8:30AM – 9:15AM 9:30AM – 10:45AM 11:00AM – 11:45AM 11:00AM – 5:00PM

MIZUNO FUN RUN - CHECK IN HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE EXPO TWA EVENT MERCHANDISE STORE MIZUNO FUN RUN SUNSMART KIDS TRI - CHECK IN SUNSMART KIDS TRI FUNKY TRUNKS OPEN WATER SWIM - ATHLETE CHECK IN SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 ATHLETE REGISTRATION AND BIKE CHECK IN ATHLETE BRIEFING VIDEO

11:30AM , 12.30PM, 1.30PM, 2.30PM, 3.30PM, 4.30PM 12NOON – 1:00PM

FUNKY TRUNKS OPEN WATER SWIM

2:00PM – 3:00PM

CHAT WITH THE PROS

3:30PM - 4:30PM

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE BRIEFING

BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON EVENT MARQUEE, BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON SWIM START, BUSSELTON FORESHORE EVENT MARQUEE, BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON EQUINOX CAFE, BUSSELTON

SUNDAY 1st MAY 2016 5:00AM – 6:45AM 7:00AM – 5:00PM

TRANSITION OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON TRIATHLON TRANSITION OPEN FOR TEAM CYCLISTS POST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT ATHLETE AWARD CEREMONY

9:15AM – 10:00AM 4:00PM – 9:00PM 6:00PM – 7:00PM

BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON

MONDAY 2nd MAY 2016 9:00AM – 10:00AM



IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROLL DOWN

THE ESPLANADE HOTEL, BUSSELTON

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PRE RACE INFORMATION – SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON ATHLETE CHECK-IN ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ON EITHER: • Friday 29th April between 2pm and 5pm at Barnard Park Busselton or • Saturday 30th April between 11am and 5pm at Barnard Park Busselton. Check-In will take place in the Main Marquee, Barnard Park Busselton. Car parking is available at CHURCHILL PARK with access from BROWN STREET. PLEASE NOTE: You cannot register outside of these advertised times. At this check in athletes will: • Present photo ID • Sign the Athlete Waiver • Collect their race pack • Collect bibs and stickers • Collect timing chip Photo ID is required by all participants at registration. On presentation of personal photo ID you will receive a Race Pack containing your: • race bib, • bike numbers, • swim cap, • timing band, and an Identification wrist band. Your wristband is your ID throughout the event and MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES including when you: • Conduct your Bike Check-in on Saturday 30th April at transition • Enter transition area on Race Day • Collect your bike and clothes post-race. Following registration, before you leave the marquee, you MUST pass across the Timing Mat and double check your details on the database. This will be done by passing your timing band over a timing mat and your details will be displayed on a screen for you to check. Once you have moved through registration, proceed to the transition area to rack your bike. All bikes must be racked and numbered on SATURDAY 30th APRIL between 11:00am and 5pm.

PLEASE NOTE, if you register on Friday 29th April 2016 you MUST still rack your bike between 11:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday. No bikes can be racked on Friday or Race morning.

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RACE PACKS THE RACE PACKS WILL CONTAIN ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RACE. IN ADDITION TO PARTICIPANT T-SHIRTS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL, THE RACE PACKS WILL ALSO INCLUDE: •

RACE NUMBER: It is MANDATORY for all INDIVIDUAL participants to wear the race number on the RUN LEG. All TEAM runners must display this number throughout their leg of the event. Participants are advised to purchase a race number belt prior to the event. Safety Pins will be supplied at Registration for those participants without a race belt.



BIKE NUMBER: must be placed on your seat pillar prior to the bike check-in with the numbers back to back behind the seat pillar so to be visible to all race officials during the event. DO NOT MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR BIKE STICKER – IF THE BIKE STICKER IS NOT IN THE EXACT CONDITION THAT IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT CHECK IN YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE TRANSITION AREA.



HELMET NUMBER/STICKERS: must be placed on RIGHT HAND SIDE of your race helmet.



ELECTRONIC TIMING CHIP AND BAND: The event will be timed by an electronic timing system and involves the use of an electronic chip encased in a material ankle band. It is your responsibility, at bike check-in at registration, to activate your timing chip across the timing mat and to ensure that your correct name is displayed on the computer screen. On race day, entry to the transition area will be subject to participants having the timing band strapped to their LEFT ankle. Do not lose or forget your timing band on race day – you will not be allowed into transition without these. Limited replacements chips and bands will be available however, any lost timing bands will incur a fee of $55.



ATHLETE WRIST ID: Competitors will have their wristband placed on their wrists during registration. It is your responsibility, at bike check in and on race day, to wear the wristband. Entrance to the transition area will be subject to participants having the wrist ID securely fastened to the wrist.



BAG TAG: to be used on the bag you are provided at athlete check in. NO OTHER BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BAG COMPOUND AREA. Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment of not having your bag placed in the secure area on race day.

TIMING INFORMATION • • •



Timing chips MUST be worn on the LEFT ankle. On race morning you must wear your timing chip to enter transition. Officials will be checking this. If you do not start the race or pull out of the race for any reason you must return the Timing Chip to the Drop Out Clerk located at Bag Compound. Please make sure if you do hand in your chip you record your name on the lists provided. If your timing chip is not returned you will be charged $55 for the chip and $5 for the strap.

BIKE CHECK-IN Will take place at transition following registration on Saturday 30th April 2016 between 11am and 5pm only. Once registered, you are required to check your bike into transition for the race. A bike number will be supplied in your race pack, this must be attached to your seat pillar with the numbers showing behind the pillar prior to bike check in. You are not permitted to check your bike in on race morning. Technical Officials will carry out a cursory inspection of your bike. Competitors are responsible for ensuring their bikes and helmets are in safe working order before presenting to transition to avoid rejection. No bike will be accepted unless it passes the inspection. This is an extra service for the competitors and is NOT a guarantee of safety. Officials will be checking for such things as: • End plugs on handle bars • Tyres in reasonable condition • Brakes in working order • Compliance with Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

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HELMETS: WILL BE CHECKED ON RACE MORNING – TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA TECHNICAL OFFICIALS WILL CARRY OUT A VISUAL INSPECTION OF YOUR HELMET ON RACE MORNING. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR HELMET ON AND SECURED AS YOU APPROACH THE ENTRANCE OF TRANSITION ON RACE MORNING. All race numbers will be allocated a bike rack. Race numbers are allocated in Category order so you will be in a similar area to all other participants in your category. Participants are requested to rack only in the designated rack space for your race number. All accessories and/or event requirements should be removed from the bike until race morning; TWA takes no responsibility for lost or misplaced accessories. Your competitor bike number (issued at Registration) must be attached to seat post with the number visible from both sides. You must ensure it is secure and it must not be defaced or cut in anyway. You will be able to go to your bike on race morning to pump up your tyres, place your drink bidons and any other race gear you require.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST YOUR BIKE STICKER IN ANY WAY. The transition area will be secure and monitored from the start of registration Saturday 30th April until 5pm on Sunday 1 May 2016.

YOU CANNOT REMOVE YOUR BIKE FROM TRANSITION ON RACE DAY FOR A CYCLE WARM UP

COURSE CUT OFF TIMES Course

INDIVIDUALS

TEAMS

Swim Bike Run

LEG CUT OFF (FROM YOUR START TIME) 1 hr and 10 minutes 5 hours total (Bike + Swim) 7hrs and 30mins total race time

LEG CUT OFF (FROM YOUR START TIME) 1 hr 4hrs 15mins (Bike + Swim) 6hrs and 45mins total race time

Run Course cut off times for commencing LAP 3 of the run will apply. Athletes will be removed from the course by the Race Director if they have not commenced their third lap by the following times; • INDIVIDUALS: 3:00pm • TEAMS: 4:15pm

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RACE DAY INFORMATION RACE DAY PARKING Parking will be available at CHURCHILL PARK BUSSELTON, with entry off BROWN STREET.

The team from Busselton Men’s Shed will be onsite assisting with the parking at Churchill Park. To park in this area a gold coin donation is required.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE VERGE AROUND MARINE TCE. PARKING INSPECTORS WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT AND YOU WILL GET A TICKET.

Welcoming you to the

City of Busselton Famed for its natural beauty, colourful event calendar and relaxed holiday atmosphere, our City is home to the friendly seaside towns of Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup. With a bourgeoning art, cafe and bar scene and 30kms of pristine turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, the City of Busselton offers the perfect holiday playground for young and old.

You can find out what’s coming up by visiting: www.busselton.wa.gov.au/ Leisure-Tourism/Whats-On

The City has a diverse and exciting events calendar, offering a range of sporting, cultural and community events almost year round. Busselton is most famous for its 1.8km heritage-listed jetty, the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere.

Events Capital WA

38 Peel Terrace (Locked Bag 1) BUSSELTON WA 6280 T: 08 9781 0444 F: 08 9752 4958 E: [email protected] W: www.busselton.wa.gov.au

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TRANSITION AREA The transition area will be located on Barnard Park. Bike racks for competitors will be set out in race number order. There will be separate transition for Individuals and Teams. On race day please ensure you remove any bags from the Transition Area and place them in the secure bag compound provided. Transition will be open on Saturday 30th April between11:00am until 5:00pm to check your bike in. CHECK IN FOR YOUR BIKES CAN NOT OCCUR AT ANY OTHER TIMES. Please ensure you plan your travel to Busselton to ensure you arrive between the above times.

Bike Mechanic A bike mechanic will be available in the Transition Area at the following times only: • Saturday 30 April - 11:00am - 5:00pm • Sunday 1 May - Pre-Race • 5:00am - 6:45am for individuals • 9:00am - 9:45am for teams This is a cash only service.

Transition will be open at the following times for Individuals and Teams on SUNDAY 1st MAY. INDIVIDUAL OPENING TIMES: 5:00am - 6:45am ONLY TEAMS OPENING TIMES: 9:15am – 10:00am ONLY ONLY ATHLETES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TRANSITION AREA

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COURSE MAPS SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON

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SWIM COURSE: 1.9kms CUT OFF TIME ON SWIM COURSE: • •

INDIVIDUALS: 1 HOUR 10MIN TEAMS: 1 HOUR

There will be wave starts in the swim to reduce congestion amongst swimmers and to minimise congestion on the bike course. All participants will be asked to know their start wave and time and make their way to the swim start compound on the beach. It is a one-lap swim course alongside the historic Busselton Jetty. The swim starts on the beach on the east side of Busselton Jetty. The swim heads out to sea for 850m, followed by a right hand turn – swimming away from the jetty. A short straight at the top of the course followed by another right hand turn and head back to shore to the swim exit then into transition.

SWIM START Those wanting to warm up for the swim are requested to do so on the eastern (right hand side) of the swim start. Each wave will be invited into the start area before their wave start. Competitors should only enter the start area via the back of the fenced area and ensure they cross the timing mats – this is to ensure all swimmers are accounted for and so we ensure everyone has started in the correct wave.

INDIVIDUAL WAVE STARTS Please note the below wave starts are current as at the 1st April 2016 and are subject to change at the Race Management discretion.

WAVE NUMBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

CATEGORY Pro Men Pro Women AWAD Athletes Male 35-39 Male 25-29 Female 18-24 & 40+ Males 40-44 Males 55+ & Females 25-29 Males 50-54 & Males 18-24 Females 30-39 Males 45-49 Males 30-34

START TIME 7:00 7:02 7:03 7:12 7:19 7:25 7:30 7:35 7:42 7:49 7:57 8:07

CAP COLOUR Purple Purple Purple Yellow Light Blue Green Navy Blue Red Purple Orange Silver Pink

TEAMS WAVE STARTS Please note the below wave starts are current as at the 1st April 2016 and are subject to change at the Race Management discretion.

WAVE NUMBER 1 2

CATEGORY Mixed Teams Womens, Men’s & Corporate Teams

START TIME 10:10am 10:15am 10:15am

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WETSUITS The Triathlon Australia appointed Technical Delegate will take the water temperature 24 hours before race start and the reading will be displayed at race registration on Saturday 30 April, 2016. The water temperature will be taken again on Race Morning and the wearing of wetsuits will be conditional upon the water temperature. The expected water temp for May will be in the vicinity of 20 degrees Celsius, in which case wetsuits will be optional. Wetsuits must only be removed and left at your numbered bike rack. • •

If the water temperature is NOT greater than 24.5oC, wetsuits are optional If the water temperature is greater than 24.5oC, wetsuits CAN NOT be worn.

If a wetsuit is to be worn then: • The wetsuit must be tight to the body while swimming. If any part of the wetsuit can separate from the body in any phase of the stroke it is considered an artificial propulsion device and the wetsuit is banned. • The wetsuit must NOT be thicker than 5mm. A standard variance will be allowed to account for seams and jersey material (non-buoyant). The De Soto Water Rover wetsuit is banned. • A full wetsuit covering arms and legs IS allowed. •

Speedo Tri Elite Full sleeved wetsuit and Rocket Science Carbon wetsuit with carbon drive are also BANNED.

If a swimsuit or speed suit or tri-suit is to be worn: • The garment must be 100% textile material which generally refers to swimsuits made only from nylon or lycra that do not have any rubberised material such as polyurethane or neoprene.

SWIM COURSE RULES • • • • • • • •

Athletes must wear the swim cap provided in their registration bag. No fins, aqua socks, gloves, paddles, snorkels or floatation devices of any kind are allowed. Swim goggles and facemasks may be worn. No individual paddlers or escorts allowed. Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification IF forward progress was made. Athletes are permitted to hold on to water safety craft so long as no forward progress is made. Water safety and/or medical personnel reserve the right to remove an athlete from the course if deemed medically necessary. If an athlete is reported for an infringement during the swim they may be required to serve a five (5) minute time penalty in a designated area prior to entering the Swim/Bike Course. Athletes found not to have completed the entire swim course will be disqualified.

TRANSITION PROCEDURE SWIM-BIKE (T1) At the swim finish you will pass through a timing chute to the showers then into transition. Move to your bike to remove your swim gear (wetsuit, swim cap and goggles). Only discard your swim gear at your bike. • • • • • •

Ensure your helmet is on and fastened before you move your bike from the bike rack. If you lose your timing band during the swim a replacement can be collected at transition exit. You must not mount your bicycle until reaching the designated mount zone. You must not touch or otherwise interfere with another competitor’s equipment in the transition area. No MP3 players or communication devices to be taken on the bike course. If you do not intend on starting the bike course please report to the drop out clerk in the Transition area, to hand in your timing chip.

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BIKE COURSE: 90.1KM CUT OFF TIME ON BIKE COURSE: •

INDIVIDUALS: 5 hours total race time



TEAMS: 4 hours 15 minutes total race time

BIKE COURSE DESCRIPTION It is a TWO-LAP bike course. The bike leg exits the transition area at the southern end, directly onto Marine Terrace then turning left onto Carey Street, followed by a right turn into Geographe Bay Road for approximately 3km. Cyclists will then follow Guerin Street across Marine Terrace to Layman Road. A left hand turn into Layman Road, the course continues along Layman Road through the Wonnerup town site then a left turn onto Tuart Drive. The course continues along Tuart Drive for approximately 10km where they will complete a U-turn and retrace their route back to the Layman Road roundabout, where it continues back along Layman Road. A right turn at Carey Street back into town and then a left turn into Marine Terrace to the cycle turn at Brown Street to commence lap 2. At the end of lap 2 you will turn right at the Brown Street roundabout and dismount at the dismount line. Please note: Public toileting is a race violation and will likely result in a DQ. There will be portable toilets inside the transition area for athletes use. The following toilets will be available on the bike course: • 200m into the bike course on Geographe Bay Road • Layman Road just before participants cross the Wonnerup Bridge • At both Aid Stations on the bike course near the roundabout on Tuart Drive and Layman Road • At the Penalty Box on Carey Street or Tuart Drive.

BIKE COURSE RULES • • • • • • •

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Athletes may walk their bike if necessary but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle. Shoes and a top must be worn at all times while cycling Athletes must have their race number visible on the helmet and affixed to the bike frame. These numbers must be visible at all times on the course. Absolutely NO DRAFTING off another bicycle or any other vehicle is allowed. Please refer to the drafting rules in the Race Referee welcome message of this document. Athletes must ride single file on the far left side of the bike course at all times unless making a pass or for safety reasons. Athletes who fail to keep left will receive a blocking infringement. An athlete’s draft distance may overlap the draft distance of another athlete in the following circumstances: • In passing the forward athlete and at all times while passing through, for a period of no more than 25-seconds • For safety reasons • For an Aid Station • For leaving and entering the transition area and • Making an acute turn. An athlete observed deliberately discarding equipment, bidons or rubbish/trash on the course other than when entering or leaving an Aid Station will receive a RED CARD Athletes found not to have completed the entire bike course will be disqualified.

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PENALTY BOXES There will be TWO PENALTY BOXES on each lap of the bike course. One will be on Tuart Drive on the outbound lap and the other on the inbound lap on Carey Street. You MUST stop at the next penalty box to serve your time penalty. Failure to stop at the Penalty Box or on the lap in which the penalty occurred, will result in automatic disqualification without any right of appeal.

DRAFTING PENALTY TIME WILL BE FIVE MINUTES PENALTY BOX BEHAVIOUR: Athletes must follow instructions of technical officials when in the penalty box. • Public urination (including accidental), littering, spitting or discarding clothing is a Red Card violation and will be addressed by the RR as such. • Dialogue with the Technical Officials may disrupt the working of the area and must be limited, polite and pertaining to the event. • Athletes must stay astride the cycle during the penalty. • Toilet leave is allowed, however the penalty time will start on your return to the back of the line.

TRANSITION PROCEDURE – BIKE TO RUN (T2) • • • • • •

Ensure that you dismount before the dismount line and follow direction from the Officials and Volunteers. Return your bike to your allocated bike rack Rack your bike before removing your helmet Only discard your bike gear in your allocated area You must not touch or otherwise interfere with another competitor’s equipment in the transition area No MP3 players or communication devices to be taken on the run course

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LITTERING IS A RED CARD OFFENCE ONLY DISCARD LITTER IN THE AREAS PROVIDED

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MIZUNO RUN COURSE: 21.1KM CUT OFF TIMES: INDIVIDUALS 7 hours 30 mins from Race Start TEAMS 6 hours 45mins from Race Start RUN COURSE DESCRIPTION Participants will exit transition and make their way out onto Geographe Bay Road. Heading right along the road. All participants run on Geographe Bay Road until they enter the car park of the Sea Rescue Building. Participants then run on the footpath to a turn point past the Guerin Street/ Geographe Bay Road intersection. Then return along the roadway to the transition area. At the completion of the first and second laps participants remain on the road and pass the Finish Chute back to run entry to complete their next lap. At the completion of the third lap, participants veer to the left side of Geographe Bay Road and into the Finish Chute at the northern corner of Barnard Park. Public toilet facilities on Geographe Bay Road can be utilised on the run leg without leaving the course. There will also be a further 2 portable toilets placed in the car park area adjacent to the eastern run turn.

RUN COURSE RULES If an athlete receives an infringement during the Run they may be required to serve a Stop-Start Penalty on the course with Technical Official where the infringement occurred. • • • • • • • • •

No iPods, or electronic items of any kind, including phones. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed. Crawling is only allowed in the finish chute and an athlete observed crawling will be assisted by medical personnel and may be withdrawn from the event. Athletes MUST wear their race number bib on the front of their top or race belt and the number must be visible at all times No individual support vehicles or non-participant runners are allowed. A non-participant escort runner includes supporters, coaches, athletes who have withdrawn or athletes who have finished the race. It IS permissible for an athlete who is still competing, to run with other athletes who are still competing. An athlete observed deliberately discarding equipment, bidons, cups or rubbish/trash on the course other than when entering or leaving an Aid Station will receive a RED CARD. A shirt or racing top must be worn at all times Shoes must be worn at all times Athletes found not to have completed the entire course will be disqualified.

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ONLY COMPETITORS ARE ALLOWED IN THE FINISH CHUTE. YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU BRING NON COMPETITORS INTO THE CHUTE.

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CYCLE AID STATIONS

WINNERS SPORTS NUTRITION – OFFICIAL IRONMAN ENERGY BAR & ENERGY GEL

ENDURA SPORTS NUTRITION – OFFICIAL IRONMAN ELECTROLYTE SUPPLIER

BIKE AID STATIONS There will be two Bidon Exchanges on the bike course. The first is on outward journey on Tuart Drive, approximately 200 metres after the left hand turn from Layman Road. The second will be on the return journey on Layman Road just after the right hand turn from Tuart Drive. An area to discard your empty bidons will be set up prior to the each bidon exchange, on the left hand side of the road. The first one will be just prior to the corner of the left hand turn from Layman Road. The second will be prior to the right hand turn into Layman Road. The pick-up will also be located on your left hand side. The Aid Stations are located at the following approx. km points on the cycle course: 12.5km, 32km, 57km, 77km. There will be WATER and ENDURA REHYDRATION PERFORMANCE FUEL available in different colour bidons at the Exchange. The following bidons will be available on course: • •

A 750 ml FUNKY TRUNKS CLEAR BOTTLES will be filled with WATER A 750 mL BLUE BOTTLE, will be filled with ENDURA REHYDRATION PERFORMANCE FUEL

Please take extreme care of volunteers and fellow competitors at the Bidon Exchange. If you are discarding and/or receiving a bidon, please slow down on approach and move to the LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD to allow other participants a clear course to pass on the right. Participants are reminded to slow down to ensure you secure the item you require. Participants are also reminded the Bidon Exchange and all Aid Stations are manned by local volunteers who are generously donating their time. During the Bike Course, please only discard empty bidons at the disposal area before you reach the Bidon Exchange to receive a full bidon. Competitors found discarding bidons on the course other than at the disposal area may receive a penalty. Please note: there is no provision for the return of any personal bidons.

Drinks will be dispersed in the following order – please ensure you slow down and call what you want loudly and clearly.

WATER

ENDURA

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RUN AID STATIONS • • • • •

There will be four (4) Aid Stations situated on the run course. The first Aid Station will be located at the Busselton Sea Rescue Building. The second Aid Station will be located approximately half way along the run course. The third will be located at the run turnaround. The fourth will be opposite the second Aid Station but positioned on the roadside rather than the footpath.

All Aid Stations supply the following: • WATER • ENDURA REHYDRATION PERFORMANCE FUEL • WINNERS BARS AND GELS • COLA • LOLLIES

RECOVERY AREA The following products will be available in the recovery tent • • • •

Water Cola Cookies Fruit

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RULES APPLYING TO ALL SEGMENTS OF THE RACE It is the athlete’s responsibility to know all aspects of the swim, bike and run. SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton is sanctioned by Triathlon Australia.

GENERAL RULES Athletes should be aware of the serious consequences of violating the IRONMAN event registration process: Unregistered Athletes: a) Any person who participates in any portion of a sanctioned event without first properly registering and paying any required registration fee shall be suspended or barred from participation in any IRONMAN sanctioned event for a period of up to one year. b.) Any person who in any way assists another athlete to violate the registration process by providing or selling a race number to that athlete shall be suspended or barred from participation in any IRONMAN sanctioned event for a period of up to one year. Anyone who violates this rule may be banned for life from any World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) event. Violating this rule puts insurance coverage for the event at risk. NOTE: ANY VERBAL ABUSE OF MARSHALS, RACE OFFICIALS, EVENT STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION 1. Once an athlete competes as a Professional/Elite athlete anywhere in the world within the calendar year, the athlete cannot compete as an amateur/age group athlete in any IRONMAN sanctioned race which has a professional or open category event in that same calendar year. Failure to disclose correct status shall be cause for disqualifying the athlete from the event and may result in a one-year suspension from IRONMAN sanctioned events. Once an athlete competes as a Professional/Elite in the IRONMAN qualifying race series season, the athlete cannot compete as an age group athlete in that year’s IRONMAN World Championship or IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 as an amateur. Professional triathletes may not win age group awards and age group athletes are not eligible for prize money. 2. Athletes are expected to follow directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. 3. Family and Friends are not permitted to accompany the athlete into or through the finish chute. Any athlete who is joined by friends/family will be disqualified. 4. Medical personnel shall have ULTIMATE and FINAL authority to remove a athlete from the race if the athlete is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death. Medical transport of any contestant will result in disqualification. 5. Fraud, theft, abusive treatment of volunteers, staff or others and acts of poor sportsmanship are grounds for immediate disqualification and will result in the athletes being suspended from competing in any IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event in the future. 6. No athlete can use a Performance Enhancing drug or procedure. All doping processes and violations will be handled in strict accordance with IRONMAN Anti-Doping Rules, which can be found here. A list of banned substances is available at http://list.wada-ama.org also known as the WADA Prohibited List. Athletes may be requested to undergo drug testing before and after the event. If you are requested to do so, you hereby agree to abide by such testing procedures. 7. Should any athlete have an Adverse Analytical Finding according to the WTC Anti-Doping code, all procedures with regards to handling of the sample, notification, testing of the B Sample, adjudication and suspensions will be in accordance with WTC rules. 8. If an athlete decides to withdraw from the race at any time, it is the responsibility of the athlete to report to the Drop Our Clerk located at the Bag Drop Area Plaza and hand in their bib number and timing chip immediately. It is essential that race officials know where athletes are on the course at all times. Failure to comply after withdrawing from the race may result in athletes being prevented from competing in any WTC event in the future.

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9. IRONMAN reserves the right to make rule changes at any time provided all athletes are notified in writing and/or at the pre-race athlete briefing meeting. Notification of any change will be in accordance with IRONMAN and Race Organisation procedures. 10. Athletes should be aware of the prohibited items carried on course including any items deemed to be a hazard to self or others including communication, electronic and entertainment devices such as, but not limited to, Go Pro cameras, mobile phones, mobile disc players, MP3 players or 2 way communication devices. 11. Helmets will be checked by Triathlon Australia Officials on entering transition on race day.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is run in accordance with the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules http://www.triathlon.org.au/officiating . Additional special rules will apply as per the IRONMAN 70.3 RACE RULES which were outlined in the Message from the Race Referee. All athletes are expected to be familiar with the TARCR and WTCASR. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of competing or any of the rules you should discuss with Technical Officials at registration on Friday afternoon. The specific rules for all sectors which will be enforced at this event will be explained at the COMPULSORY VIDEO briefing. Technical Officials will be positioned throughout the course including the transition area, on motorcycles on the bike course and also on the run course to ensure all race rules are observed. The Technical Official will advise the athlete of the reason for any penalty or infringement issued. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure they can hear and understand what the penalty or infringement is for and what the nature of the penalty is.

POST RACE INFORMATION BIKE COLLECTION Any person who removes their bike over the transition fencing will face disqualification. Athletes will be advised when bikes can be removed from transition. This will occur approximately at the following times: • •

Individuals – approximately 1:30pm, once the last individual athlete is off the bike course. No exceptions. Teams – 3:00pm

The above times are subject to change. You must be wearing your competitor band and your race bib number to remove any bike or equipment from transition.

RECOVERY AREA As you cross the lines, catchers will be there to escort you to the secured finish/recovery area. If you do not require any medical treatment you will be able to proceed to the other finish compound facilities. Recovery products will be served in this area. Thanks to STAR PHYSIO our official physiotherapy partner, therapists will be onsite in the recovery tent for post-race massages. There will be an engraver located in the Recover Area, who will engrave your finishers medal for a nominal fee.

POST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT & ATHLETE AWARDS CEREMONY Join your fellow athletes for a night of celebration at the Post event entertainment and Athlete Awards Ceremony. Details can be found under the Race Week Details.

RESULTS Results will be available on the event website by Monday morning. www.busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au

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RACE PHOTOS Official Photographer Finisher Pix will be at the finish line on race day. Try to remember in the finish chute the photographer will be there to capture your finish, so put on your best SMILE! Make sure your race number is properly displayed on your front. Photos will be available from www.finisherpix.com. Simply browse through the thumbnails and purchase any shots of yourself, friends and family.

LOST PROPERTY You should identify all your personal gear and property. Mark it with your name and address if possible. If it is misplaced, it will most likely be handed in to race officials. Please note that the race organiser does not take responsibility for lost property. Any lost property handed in, will be available for collection from Athlete Services on Sunday or by calling 08 9443 9778 from Tuesday 3rd May 2016. After 1st June 2016 any unclaimed lost property will be donated to charity.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION SPECTATOR POINTS • •



The best viewing for the swim will be from the beach area along the Geographe Bay Road. Spectators can watch the cyclist start the bike course and their second lap from Barnard Park/Brown Street. Alternatively spectators can also watch the cycle from the Tuart Forest round about. If you are thinking of driving out to this location please be aware of the road closures and plan in advance. Access is from Bussell Highway. The run course can be viewed along Geographe Bay Road, including from Barnard Park where the finish line is.

DO NOT, BIKE, DRIVE OR RUN BESIDE AN ATHLETE ON ANY PART OF THE COURSE. THIS IS OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE AND CAN LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION OF THAT ATHLETE. DO NOT RUN DOWN THE FINISH CHUTE WITH YOUR ATHLETE. THE ATHLETE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF ANY SPECTATOR, FRIENDS OR FAMILY ENTER THE CHUTE WITH THEM. IRONMAN LIVE IRONMAN Live will feature live athlete tracking of SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton. Please be sure to go to www.IRONMAN.com to access this service.

INFORMATION DESK The information desk will be located in the Main Marquee and open during the following times: • • •

Friday 29th April from 2:00- 5:00pm Saturday 30th April from 11:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 1st May from 9am – 1pm located at TWA Event Merchandise Tent, Health and Lifestyle Expo.



MEDICAL Medical assistance will be available on the Course. Please ask for medical help if you have even the slightest hint you may need it. Please note - if you are transported by ambulance you could be required to meet costs involved unless you are covered by an appropriate fund. Any aid given by race medical personnel is permissible and will not lead to disqualification. However, if you receive any outside assistance you will be disqualified. You will NOT be penalised for receiving medical evaluation on the Course. You will be withdrawn from the race only if you require transportation, IV fluids, or if medical personnel consider your continued participation presents a danger to the health or the welfare of you or others. Athletes who indicated on the entry application specific medical conditions will be listed to facilitate treatment by our medical staff and ambulances on the Course.

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ATHLETE REGISTRATION WAIVER & RELEASE FORM As an athlete, you have accepted the Conditions of Entry and Event Waiver. Please note this is a legal form and affects your rights. It is important that you have read and are aware of, and understand all sections. You acknowledge and agree that your participation as an athlete in respect of the Event is subject to your compliance with the rules, conditions, together with your declarations, warranties and releases, set out in the agreement entitled the Athlete Registration, Waiver and Release Form. As part of your entry, you accept that it is your responsibility to determine whether you are sufficiently fit and healthy enough to safely participate in the Event, and that you attest and certify that you are or will be sufficiently fit and physically trained to participate in the Event. By entering this Event, you confirm you have no knowledge or reason to know of any personal physical or mental limitations, conditions or other restrictions that would make participation in the Event inadvisable, and you confirm you have not been advised against participation in the Event by any healthcare provider. If you have developed a medical condition since you registered to enter SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON, then please notify the Triathlon WA team on [email protected] and where appropriate, provide a medical certificate.

DNFs If you have the misfortune of having to withdraw at any stage of the race you (or someone representing you, such as a relative or friend) MUST report to the DROP OUT CLERK that is located at the Bag Compound Area in the main marquee and HAND IN THE TIMING BAND. This ensures that the event officials are not searching for you. 

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEAMS These instructions are to ensure that all team changeovers are FAIR AND SAFE. • All team Swimmers must be wearing a timing band on their left ankle. They will start in waves as instructed at the race briefing. They will swim 1 lap of the swim course and exit the water. •

The team Cyclist will wait for the swimmer in the Team Change over Area in transition. The Cyclist may have his / her helmet on whilst waiting.



The team Swimmer will meet the cyclist in the Team Changeover Area. Here they will take off their timing band and hand it to the team cyclist who must put it on their LEFT ankle. Only after the timing band is attached may the team cyclist move to their bike and exit the transition. They must not mount their bike until they reach the MOUNT sign.

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The team Cyclist will then ride 2 laps of the cycle course observing all race and road rules as outlined in this booklet. Meanwhile the team Runner must estimate the expected time of return of their Cyclist. Warm up outside transition. When they think their Cyclist will be nearing the end of the cycle leg the team Runner may enter the Team Changeover Area, taking care not to impede other team members.



At the end of the cycle course the team Cyclist must dismount their bike at the DISMOUNT sign and run their bike back to the rack and RACK THEIR BIKE. ONLY AFTER THEY HAVE RACKED THEIR BIKE can they move to the Team Changeover Area and pass the timing band and Race Number to the team Runner.



The team Runner must put the timing band on their left ankle and the race number on the front. THEY MUST NOT LEAVE TRANSITION UNTIL THIS IS DONE.



No mp3, Ipods, mobile phones or other communication or music devices are allowed to be on your person at any time during the event.



The team Runner will then run the run course and pass through the finish chute at the end.

Team Swimmers and Cyclists will leave the transition. It is optional for team Cyclist to wear their team number on course but it is compulsory to have their team number with them to remove their bike from Transition after the race.

POINTS TO REMEMBER FOR TEAM MEMBERS Team swimmer: Timing band must be worn on left ankle Team cyclist: Do not un-rack your bike until the timing band is on your left ankle. No cycling in transition. Team Runner: The timing band must be on your left ankle and race number must be worn on your front.

TAKE CARE, HAVE FUN AND HAVE A GREAT RACE!

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SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton is proudly presented by Triathlon Western Australia PH: 08 9443 9778 W: www.busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au or www.triwa.org.au A: 12A/55 Howe Street Osborne Park WA 6017 E: [email protected]

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