RAK Tri 113 + 76

RAK Tri 113 = 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run = 113km (70.3 miles)
RAK Tri 76 = 1.9km swim, 60km bike, 14.1km run = 76km (47.5 miles)
Start Time: 7am

About the Race

The RAK Tri 113 + 76 is the latest edition to the UAE Triathlon calendar and offers all those of you wanting to do a longer distance triathlon the opportunity to do so.
RAK Tri 113 = 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run = 113km (70.3 miles)
RAK Tri 76 = 1.9km swim, 60km bike, 14.1km run = 76km (47.5 miles)

Hosted by Al Marjan Island’s 5-star DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa, the swim sets off from their beach in the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf, bike on traffic-free palmed tree-lined roads, and finish with a run on the designated running track just meters away from the water’s edge with stunning ocean views! Only an hour’s drive from Dubai, the course will be flat and fast. Relay teams of 2 or 3 athletes are welcome to participate.
Make a weekend of it and book your staycation soon!

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Covid procedures

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Self-social distancing.
  • Masks are optional.
  • Stay in the Briefing Area till your wave / distance is called to the Start Area.
  • Self-service water stations out on course and at the finish line.
  • Sanitize your hands regularly at designated stations.
Where to enter
Entry Fee & Refund Policy
  • Adults (18yrs & over):        AED595
  • Relay:                                   AED250
  • There is NO on-the-day registration.

Credit/Refund Policy

  • Any participants canceling their participation after the closing date or if the race sells out or who is a “no-show” on the day of the race will not receive a refund.
  • In the unfortunate event of the race having to have to be postponed/canceled due to COVID restrictions/weather/venue issues, the credit/refund policy of online entries through online entry providers will apply or you can have your entry carried over to any other Super Sports organized race.
Entry Fee Includes:
  • Electronic Timing
  • Swim cap
  • Shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Downloadable Certificate
  • Fruits and Refreshments
Race Pack Collection

Race Pack Collection

1. On Friday 13 Jan, the night before in the race village, opposite DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
Race packs can be collected between 6 – 7pm in the Race village opposite the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. Warren, the Race Director is also available to answer all questions about the triathlon that you may have.

2. On Race Day
Race Packs can be collected from Race Check In on the morning of the race from 5am – 6.30am. 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.

What will be in your pack?

    • Timing Chip
    • Race Bib
    • Swim cap
    • Shirt

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.

05h00: Race Check In Opens, Transition Set Up and Warm Up
06h30: Race Briefing for ALL on beach. Transition closes
07h00: Swim Start – 113 + 76
11h30: Cut off Time for Bike – if you have not yet passed trasition for your final lap you will be directed in to transition as external bike route roads will open to traffic from 12h00

12h30: Transition opens

Prize Giving
13h00: 113+76

Please note, roads will only open at 12h30 once TRANSITION OPENS, after which you may leave the venue.

THERE IS NO BAG DROP!

Race Distances & Age Groups

DISTANCES

RAK Tri 113
Swim = 1 x lap of 1.9km
Bike = 3 x laps of 30km
Run = 3 x laps of 7.03km

RAK Tri 76
Swim = 1 x lap of 1.9km
Bike = 2 x laps of 30km
Run = 2 x laps of 7.05km

AGE GROUPS – both distances will have the same age groups for male and female. 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.

18 – 25 years
25 – 29 years
30 – 34 years
35 – 39 years
40 – 44 years
45 – 49 years
50 – 54 years
55 – 59 years
60 years & Over

 

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 allowed for this race.
  • The swim direction will be in an anti-clockwise direction from the start.
  • 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
  • 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 will be in an anti clockwise direction so all athletes need to stay on the right hand side of the running track.
  • 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.
  • 2 Water stations will be provided on the course.
Race BIB
  • 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, hand your race chip and bib in and collect your branded shirt.
  • 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 finisher’s arch after the run leg of the race.
  • Split and finish times for all legs will be available.

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

Transition

    05h00: Opens for Racking
    06h30: Closes for Race Start
    12h30: Opens for Departure

    • Once the race has started, only racing and relay team athletes will be allowed into 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!

    Relay Teams
      • SWIMMER – starts at waters edge
      • CYCLIST – waits at the exit of the hotel grounds near the main road close to Transition In
      • RUNNER – waits at the exit of transition by the RUN OUT banner
      • 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.
      • All Relay Team members will be allowed to cross the finish line at the same time as the runner for their finish line photo, so swimmer and cyclist can join the runner at the start of the finish area.
      Finishers Medal
      •  When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute, and then you will receive your finishers medal.
      General Information
      • PARKING Opposite the transition area across the road from Double Tree by Hilton.
      • TOILETS are available in the car park area as well as at the hotel.
      • 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.

      End of Race Procedures
      • When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute then you will receive your finishers medal.
      • Return your timing chip to the designated marshal or collection box.
      • Scan the QR codes to see your result.
      • Prize Giving will follow as soon as possible once all athletes are finished.
      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 – top right-hand corner – Race Results.
      • You will find split times, overall placings, age category results, and a downloadable certificate.
      Prize Giving

      13h00: 113+76

        • If you did not collect your trophy or medal from us on Race Day, it will be available 5 days later for you to collect from Dawson Sports in Mercato Mall.
        • Trophies and vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 males and females for the respective distances.
        • Medals will be awarded to the top 3 males 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
        • When you see the cameramen, remember to 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 24 hours after the race has finished.
        • All team-mates may join their runner on their final stretch to the finish line lap in order to finish together and for your finish-line photo.
        Event Photo Album

        Coming Soon!

        Event Videos

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        RAK Tri 113 Course Maps

        RAK Tri 76 Course Maps

        Directions to Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Marjan Island

        Parking

         Parking is opposite the transition area across the road from DoubleTree by Hilton.

        BIB#

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