Grit+Tonic
Triathlon Hatta

 Super Sprint | Sprint | Olympic

13 Nov 2020

7.30am Start

About the Race

Are you ready for a challenge at the most inspiring triathlon in the UAE. With spectacular scenery and a nature-based course of dams, hills, mountains, tarred roads and wadis. This will make it a triathlon to remember! SWIM in Hatta Dam, BIKE on tarred roads over Generator Hill 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 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):        AED330
  • Juniors (18yrs & under):     AED250
  • Relay:                                   AED200
  • 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

RACE PACK COLLECTION – 2 WAYS TO COLLECT YOUR RACE PACK

1.1 Online Race Pack delivery
• We’ve arranged with the team at GRIT+TONIC.com to provide STRESS FREE RACE PACK DELIVERY direct to your home. If you place your order by 9am on Wednesday 11th November, you will have your pack delivered direct to your door before end of Thursday (please make sure someone is available to receive you race pack up to Thursday evening).
• To go STRESS FREE there is a nominal charge of AED25, but GRIT+TONIC.com will include 3 GU Energy Gels as a thank you.
• If you need a few things for race day, then spend AED125 and STRESS FREE is COMPLETELY FREE – and you still get the GU Energy Gels! You can click the link here to book this service.

Deliveries are from Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th November evening, so if you are leaving early on Thursday for Hatta then please don’t book this service. Any enquiries contact 971 4 289 6001 or sales@gritandtonic.com

1.2. On the day Race Pack collection
Race Check in opens at 6am and your race pack consisting of branded race shirt, race bib and timing chip can be collected here.

What will be in your pack?

  • Timing Chip
  • Branded Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Swim cap
  • GU Gel
Race Day Program

Be checked in at least 30 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, Super Sprint relay runners and   swimmers and all Sprint and Olympic relay   swimmers

07h30  Wave 1: Olympic – Male, Female & Relay runners

07h35  Wave 2: Sprint – Male, Female & Relay runners

08h30  Wave 3: Super Sprint Start from Hatta Dam

10h00  Prize Giving

11h00   Official Race Cut Off Time

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 – 2.7k Run – 10km Cycle – 430m Run
0 18 years  |  19 years+  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

SPRINT
2.7km Run – 750m Swim – 2.7km Run – 20km Cycle – 430m Run
0 18 years  |  19 29 years  |  30  39 years  |  40  49 years  |  50 years+  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

OLYMPIC
2.7km Run – 1.5km Swim – 5.7km Run – 30km Cycle – 430m Run
0 18 years, 19 29 years, 30  39 years, 40  49 years, 50  years+, Relay
UAE National Top 3

Transition

    06h00: Opens for Racking
    07h15: Closes for Briefing – all distances
    10h00: Opens for Deprture 
    all distances

    • 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.
    • No bags will be allowed to be left in Transition only the equipment needed for each leg.
    • If you do have extra bags etc., please leave them on the pavement perimeter near transition so once you finish the race you can easily access them by not actually entering the transition area.

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

    Briefing Area
    • The Briefing Area will be in Transition with you standing next to your bike 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.
    • Prize Giving will take place from 10h00.
    Relay Teams
      • Relay teams may consist of 2 or 3 different athletes and may be comprised of boys / girls / males / females.
      • Teams participating in the race must enter all team members in order to receive your race number.
      • All relay team members must ensure that they are all the correct age for the respective event or final results will be according to oldest person’s age category.

      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 hands timing chip to CYCLIST waiting at the entrance of transition.
      • CYCLIST then completes the bike leg of the race and once back in transition and after racking their bike, has to finish with a 430m run.

      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 hands timing chip to CYCLIST waiting at the entrance of transition area.
      • CYCLIST then completes the bike leg of the race and once back in transition and after racking their bike, has to finish with a 430m run.

      GENERAL

      • All relay teams will need to “TAG” their teammate at these respective points by handing over their teams timing chip in order for their team mate to start their leg of the race.
      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.
      Bike Rules
      • Bike direction will follow the normal traffic direction.
      • Distances:
        • Super Sprint 10km = 1 lap
        • Sprint 20km = 1 lap 
        • Olympic 30km = 1 lap
      • Before exiting transition, your race number has to be facing away from your body and on the back side of your body, waist height.
      • All participants shall wear a protective helmet, undamaged and unaltered, which meets or exceeds the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
      • The helmet must be fastened before the participant first mounts the bicycle; at all times when the participant is on the bicycle and must not be unfastened until the participant has dismounted.
      • Triathlon time trial bikes are allowed, as well as conventional road bikes and mountain bikes.
      • No tandems, recumbent and fairings or any add-on devices designed exclusively to reduce resistance are allowed.
      • Solid disc wheels are allowed.
      • Any new, ‘unusual’ or prototype equipment will be subject to a determination of legality by the Chief Race Referee.
      • Athletes must be individually responsible for the repair and maintenance of their own bike. Assistance by anyone other than technical support officials will be grounds for disqualification. Each cyclist should be prepared to handle any possible malfunction.
      • Technical support DOES NOT include the normal changing of flat tyres. You may not receive a spare wheel if yours breaks.
      • Athletes may walk with their bike, if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle.
      • All Athletes must mount and dismount in the marked zones at the transition area.
      • Under no circumstances may a participant ride his/her bike inside the transition area.

      DRAFTING

      • Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed.
      • The 10meter (X 1.5m) draft zone rule will apply.
      • Athletes must ride in a single file on the far RIGHT side of the cycling course lane, except when passing another rider.
      • All passing takes place on the left.
      • A violation of the Drafting rule will result in Marshalls verbally informing you and showing you a “drafting warning” card immediately when cited during the race and your race number will then be written down to be compared with other Marshalls’ citings.
      • 2 or more citings will result in a 3 minute penalty for each and every citing

      PASSING

      • All passing takes place on the left.
      • When you want to pass the cyclist ahead of you, you MUST move 1.5m to the LEFT before entering the 10meter Draft Zone.
      • You have 15 seconds to get your front wheel in front of the front wheel of the athlete that you are overtaking.
      • The athlete, just overtaken, then has 15 seconds to see to a 10m gap between him/her and the bike that just passed.
      • Failure to do so is a drafting violation.

      BLOCKING

      • Athletes must ride in a single file on the far RIGHT side of the cycling course lane, except when passing another rider.
      • Should they ride on the left side of the road and not be in the process of following the Passing rule protocol (see paragraph above) they are blocking the cycling course for faster riders coming up from behind and they will be penalised for blocking.
      • When in doubt as whether to move left or right when cyclists are approaching from behind, the best is to keep your course in a straight line and let the cyclist behind choose on which side to pass you.
      • Never ride two or more abreast.
      • You must have plugs in the ends of your handlebars
      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.
      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 STATIONS

      • These will be supplied by the organisers and feature at 2 self-service stations on the Run course as well as one at the finish line.
      • Participants may bring their own beverages as long as they are consumed within the transition area.

      TOILETS are available in the Club 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.

      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
      • Prize Giving will take place from 10h00.
      • If you can not make it, 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.

      Sprint
      Course Overview

      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 | Bike Course
      U-turn at 10km mark

      Sprint | Run 430m
      Transition to Finish

      Sprint
      Bike Course Elevation

      Sprint
      Run Course Elevation

      Olympic
      Course Overview

      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 | Bike Course
      U-turn at 15km mark (30km in total)

      Olympic | Run 430m
      Transition to Finish

      Olympic
      Bike Course Elevation

      Olympic
      Run Course Elevation

      Super Sprint
      Course Overview

      Super Sprint Swim Course
      Green Line = 375m

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

      Super Sprint Bike Course
      U-Turn at 5km mark

      Super Sprint | Run 430m
      Transition to Finish

      Super Sprint
      Bike Couse Elevation

      Super Sprint
      Run Couse Elevation

      Directions to Start Location

      Hatta Sports Club

      Parking

      There is parking outside the Hatta Sports Club on either side of the main road near the Transition area which is the main car park inside the Club.

      Do NOT park on the pavement as you may be fined by traffic police!

      BIB#

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