Finis
Hatta AquathLon

 Super Sprint | Sprint | Olympic

13 Nov 2020

7.30am Start

About the Race

Run-Swim-Run your way in Hatta at the innagural FINIS Aquathlon. Taking place at the same time as the Grit+Tonic.com Triathlon, experience spectacular scenery and a nature-based course of dams, hills, mountains, tarred roads and wadis. This will make it an Aquathlon to remember! SWIM in Hatta Dam and RUN through Hatta with the Al Hajar mountain range in the background.

Once you have conquered this race, nothing can stop you!

Event Co Sponsors

COVID PRECAUTIONS
  • Keep a 2m social distance at all times.
  • Wear a disposable mask till just before you start and once you finished.
  • Stay in the Briefing Area till your wave / distance is called to the Start Area.
  • No spectators – except for juniors u18 will be allowed 1 adult to assist.
  • No prize giving – winners will be informed post race where to collect prizes.
  • No gatherings / hugging / touching / group photos etc.
  • Any participants not observing any of the above rules will be disqualified without a warning!
Entry Fee
  • Adults (19yrs & over):        AED200
  • Juniors (18yrs & under):     AED175
  • Relay:                                   AED175
  • Discounts are offered for families of 3 or more consisting of parents and children. Email events@supersportsuae.com for the family discount code.
  • There is NO on the day registration.
  • Any participants cancelling their participation after the closing date, or if the race sells out or who are a “no-show” on the day of the race will not receive a refund as entry numbers have been capped and all logistics will be in place for the entered athletes.
  • Enter your Club, Company or Team – more than 10 athletes get a group discount if entering via spreadsheet with one cash payment.
  • Contact events@supersportsuae.com for more information.

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Electronic Timing
  • GRIT+TONIC.com shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Swim Cap
  • Downloadable Certificate
  • Fruits and Refreshments
  • GU Gel
Race Pack Collection

Collection on Race Day

  • Race Packs can be collected from Race Check In on the morning of the race from 6am – 7am.
  • You must have checked in and received your timing chip 30 minutes before your race start.
  • Once you know your race number, proceed directly to the Race pack collection desk and collect your race pack.

Check your Race Data

Please check that all your data which is printed on the label of the race pack envelope is correct. This includes your name, age category, gender and distance and in the event of there being any errors, please let our registration staff know so we can change it for you, so you have the correct result when finishing the race.

What will be in your pack?

  • Timing Chip
  • Race Bib
  • Swim cap
  • GU Gel

IF YOU COMPETE WITH NO CHIP – YOU WILL RECEIVE NO TIME AND NO RESULT !

 

Race Day Program

Be checked in at least 40 minutes before the start of the race. There is NO on the day registration.

06h00 – 0700  Race check In Opens, Transition Set Up and Warm Up. All competitors need to be checked in before 07h00 as roads leading to the start/finish area will be closed to ALL traffic as from this time.

07h00 Race Briefing for all

07h10 Bus departs for Hatta Dam for Super Sprint Individuals and Relay teams, all Sprint and Olympic relay swimmers

07h30 Olympic Start – Male, Female & Relay runners

07h35 Sprint Start – Male, Female & Relay runners

08h30 Super Sprint Start from Hatta Dam

11h00 Official Race Cut Off Time

NO Prize Giving due to COVID restrictions – prize winners will be notified when and where to collect prizes 48 hours after the race.

Please note, roads will only open at 10h00 once TRANSITION OPENS, after which you may leave the venue.

THERE IS NO BAG DROP!

Race Distances & Age Groups

Age Groups are determined as per your age on race day so however old you are on that day is the age group you will be racing in.

SUPER SPRINT
375m Swim – 3.1km Run
0 18 years  |  19 years+  |  Relay

SPRINT
2.7km Run – 750m Swim – 3.1km Run 
0 18 years  |  19 29 years  |  30  39 years  |  40  49 years  |  50 years+  |  Relay

OLYMPIC
2.7km Run – 1.5km Swim – 6.1km Run
0 18 years, 19 29 years, 30  39 years, 40  49 years, 50  years+, Relay

Transition
  • This will take place at the Hatta Dam after your first run leg.
  • As the run leg is first, you will need to run with your swim cap and goggles to the dam, transition to swim, then after the swim transition back in to your running gear and keep your swim goggles and cap with you till you finish.
  • ONLY participants will be allowed in to the Transition area.
  • Once the race has started, only racing and relay team athletes will be allowed in to the Transition Area. This is to avoid over crowding, for safety reasons and to give everyone a fair chance to transition without extra people being in the way.

Please inform your supporters that they are NOT Allowed in Transition!

Briefing Area
  • The Briefing Area will be in the Triathlon Transition Area with you standing next to your allocated space while listening to the Briefing and waiting to be called to the Start Area.
  • Only a brief explanation of the race (focusing mainly on the swim) and COVID protocols will be done in the briefing otherwise all information is in the Briefing document which will be emailed to you to go through thoroughly.
  • Everyone to remain in the Briefing Area and only move to the Start Area when your Wave is called to do so.
Start Area
  • Reminder – this race will start with a run portion of the race so…
  • Start Area will be on the road in front of the Club and will consist of a grid of 3 cones per row with x number of rows depending on number of entries.
  • Once the start siren goes, everyone will start walking toward the start timing mats keeping a distance of 2m from the person in front of you at all times.
  • Just before you reach the start timing mats you will take off your disposable mask and throw it in the respective bins – new disposable masks will be given to you at the finish line.
  • Once you cross over the start mats your race and time will start.
  • This race will be based on chip times meaning your race time will only start once you cross the timing mats and not when the start siren goes off.
  • Once a respective Wave has finished, the next Wave will be called to the Start Area and the same start procedure will be followed for all Waves.
End of Race Procedures
  • When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute and remove your timing chip and drop it in the designated collection bin, receive your finishers medal and immediately put on your new disposable face mask which we will provide for you.
  • Make sure to wear your mask the whole time till you depart the venue.
  • Scan the QR codes in the Race Village to see your result.
  • Hand your race number in at the T-Shirt stand and collect your free shirt.
  • No Prize Giving due to COVID restrictions.
Swim Rules
  • All swimmers to wear swim caps supplied by sponsor out of respect for them sponsoring the race and also for identification and safety reasons.
  • WETSUITS: Not allowed for this race.
  • The swim direction will be in an anti-clockwise direction from the start.
  • Distances
    • Super Sprint 375m = 1 lap
    • Sprint 750m = 1 lap
    • Olympic 1500m = 2 laps of 750m
  • All swimmers will need to pass through the “GATE” in order to finish a lap and also when exiting the water to the transition area. No need to exit the water to complete a lap just keep swimming.
  • Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified.
  • Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.
  • A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object.
  • A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance must raise an arm overhead, pump it up and down and call or seek assistance.
  • Swimmers who have received assistance whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race, unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress.
  • No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraws from the race or receive medical assistance.
Run Rules
  • Running direction will follow normal traffic directions.
  • Distances:
    • Super Sprint 1 lap = 2.7km
    • Sprint 2 laps of 2.7km each = 5.4km
    • Olympic 2 laps of 2.7km and 5.7km = 8.4km
  • Before exiting transition, your race number has to be facing away from your body and on the front side of your body, waist height.
  • Your upper body must be covered at all times on the run portion of the race.
  • Shoes are compulsory.
  • No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
  • Water stations will be provided on the course every 2km.
Race BIB
  • These need to be returned to the organizers once you have finished the race and will be collected from you once you exit the finish chute.

  • Bring a Race Belt to attach your number too as this needs to be visible in different positions throughout the race and will save you time in not having to have to pin it in different positions during the bike and run legs.

  • It would be advisable to buy these belts before race day and figure out how they work.

Timing Chip
  •  This will be included in your Race Pack and to be worn on your LEFT ankle with the number facing outward at all times during the race.
  • Once finished racing, chips will be collected from you at the exit of the finish area or if need be, handed back by you.
  • Make sure the chip is fastened tightly so that it does not move or change position during the race. (TIP: If the velcro strap is not long / tight enough, use a safety pin to adjust the length to keep the strap / chip in place and tight on your leg)
  • Your final time for the race will be taken when crossing under the Super Sports arch after the run leg of the race.
  • Split and finish times for all legs will be available.
Relay Teams

Relays for this race will work a bit differently to other races so please ensure you have a good understanding of the order of legs for the relay.

SPRINT & OLYMPIC TEAMS

  • RUNNER will start the race off from Hatta Sports Club and run the opening leg of the race.
  • SWIMMER needs to board the bus before the start of any races and be transported to the transition area at Hatta Dam and wait for running team mate to arrive, hand over timing chip in swim transition area, complete the swim leg and then hand the timing chip back to the RUNNER
  • RUNNER then heads back to Hatta Sports Club and finishes the race.

SUPER SPRINT TEAMS

  • SWIMMER and RUNNER needs to board the bus before the start of any races and be transported to the transition area at Hatta Dam and wait for the start of their race once all Sprint and Olympic swimmers have exited the water.
  • SWIMMER will start the race and do the swim leg and then hand timing chip to RUNNER waiting in swim transition.
  • RUNNER then heads back to Hatta Sports Club and finishes the race.

GENERAL

  • All Relay Team will need to “TAG” their team mate at these respective points by handing over their teams timing chip in order for their team mate to start their leg of the race.
Finishers Medal

 When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute and then you will receive your finishers medal.

General Information

WATER will be supplied by the organisers and feature at 2 self-service stations on the Run course as well as at the finish line. 

TOILETS can be found in and around the Main Clubhouse and at the Dam.

AMBULANCE AND PARAMEDIC SERVICES will be on site and in the event of any athletes being in trouble, please inform the closest race marshal / lifeguard to call for assistance.

CLUB / COMPANY / GROUP ENTRIES have you entered your Club, Company or team; more than 10 runners get a group discount.

Contact events@supersportsuae.com for more information.

Race Results
  • Please scan the QR codes in the Race Village to view your result once you have finished.
  • Full results will be on the Super Sports website as soon as possible at www.supersportsuae.com
Prize Giving
  • There will be NO Prize Giving after the races due to COVID restrictions.
  • Prize winners will be invited to collect their prizes on a day and time to be confirmed.
  • If you can not make it on this day and time please ask a friend to collect on your behalf or we will have the prizes available at the next triathlon.
  • Trophies and vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 male and females for the respective distances.
  • Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and females for the respective distance age groups.
  • Overall winners will not be included in age group prizes so we can spread the prizes out amongst more people.
Photos
  • Remember to smile at the camera man, give them a smile or a thumbs up, especially when you cross the finish line.
  • Photos can be found on your results page by clicking on the CAMERA icon and then doing a bib or selfie search. 
  • Photos will be available 72 hours after the race has finished.
Photo & Video Competition
  • We would like you to submit your best 5 photos and or video clip of the race and stand a chance of winning a FREE ENTRY. So snap away and send your photos to events@supersportsuae.com

Sprint | 2.7km Run from
Hatta Sports Club to Hatta Dam

Sprint | Swim Course
1 Lap of the Yellow Line = 750m

Sprint | 2.7km Run from
Hatta Dam to Hatta Sports Club

Sprint | Run 430m
Transition to Finish

Sprint
Run Course Elevation

Olympic | 2.7km Run from
Hatta Sports Club to Hatta Dam

Olympic | Swim Course
2 Laps of the Yellow Line = 750m

Olympic | 5.7km Run from Dam through resevoir & wadi to Hatta Sports Club

Olympic | Run 430m
Transition to Finish

Olympic
Run Course Elevation

Super Sprint Swim Course
Green Line = 375m

Super Sprint Run
2.7km run from dam to Hatta Sports Club

Super Sprint | Run 430m
Transition to Finish

Super Sprint
Run Couse Elevation

Directions to Start Location

Hatta Sports Club

Parking

 There is parking within walking distance from Transition on the sides of the road in front of the main entrance to Hatta Sports Club.

BIB#

Race Numbers will be available 36 hours before Race Day so please check back then!