Ras Al Khaimah
Triathlon

Junior Super Sprint | Super Sprint | Sprint | Olympic

15 January 2021

8am Start

About the Race

Ras Al Khaimah Triathlon is back for its 2nd edition and promises to be bigger and better! Organised by Super Sports Events in association with RAKTDA, this incredibly scenic triathlon will once again be hosted by Al Marjan Island’s 5 star DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa. Swim 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 so perfect for beginners to advanced levels, include Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint and Junior Super Sprint distances, all ages and abilities & relay teams of 2 or 3 athletes are welcome to participate.

Make a weekend of it and book your staycation soon!

Event Co Sponsors

Entry Fee
  • Adults (19yrs & over):        AED250
  • 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 who are a “no-show” on the day of the race will not receive a refund.
  • Participants cancelling their entry before closing date will have their entry carried over to the next race date. 
Entry Fee Includes:
  • Electronic Timing
  • Swim cap
  • Shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Downloadable Certificate
  • Fruits and Refreshments
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 before the race, 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!
  • Deliveries are from Wednesday 13th to Thursday 14th
    January evening. Any enquiries contact 971 4 289 6001 or sales@gritandtonic.com

1.2 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
    • Race Towels
    • 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.

06h30 Race Check In Opens, Transition Set Up and Warm Up
07h45 Race Briefing for ALL on beach.
08h00 Start –Super Sprint 13+ years Individual & Relay, Male & Female together
08h05 Start –Junior Super Sprint: Under 13 years Individual & Relay, Male & Female together
08h15 Start –Olympic Male Individual
08h20 Start –Sprint Male Individual
08h25 Start –Olympic & Sprint Female Individual and Olympic & Sprint Relay Teams

10h30 TRANSITION OPENS

Prize Giving

10h00 Junior Super Sprint & Super Sprint Prize Giving
10h30 Sprint Prize Giving
11h00 Race Cut off Time for Olympic Prize Giving
11h05 Olympic Prize Giving
11h30 Official Race Cut Off Time for all distances

Please note, roads will only open at 10h30 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.

JUNIOR SUPER SPRINT
180m Swim – 5km Cycle – 1.25km Run
0 8 years  |  9 12 years  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

SUPER SPRINT
375m Swim – 10km Cycle – 2.5km Run
0 18 years  |  19 years+  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

SPRINT
750m Swim – 20km Cycle – 5km Run
0 18 years  |  19 29 years  |  30 34 years  |  35 39 years  |  40 44 years  |  45 49 years  |  50 54 years  |  55 years+  |  Relay
UAE National Top 3

OLYMPIC
1.5km Swim – 40km Cycle – 10km Run
0 18 years, 19 29 years, 30 34 years, 35 39 years, 40 44 years, 45 49 years, 50 54 years, 55 years+, Relay
UAE National Top 3

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.
  • Distances
    • Junior Super Sprint will complete a 180m swim straight line swim out and back see swim course map
    • Super Sprint will complete a 375m swim see swim course map
    • Sprint will complete a 1 lap 750m swim see swim course map
    • Olympic will complete 2 laps of a 750m swim course see swim course map
  • 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 and 1 lap will be equivalent to 8km
  • Distances
    • Junior & Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of the course = 7.5km
    • Sprint will complete 2 laps of the course = 20km
    • Olympic will complete 4 laps of the course = 40km
  • 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 left hand side of the running track.
  • There will be 3 turning points on the track. One point at 630m for Junior
    Super Sprint, 1.25km for SUPER SPRINT (SS) only and another at
    2.5km for Sprint and Olympic (S/O). Make sure you turn at the correct
    point!
  • Distances
    • Junior Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 1.25km
    • Super Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 2.5km
    • Sprint will complete 1 lap of attached course = 5km
    • Olympic will complete 2 laps of attached course = 10km
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Champion Chips will not work on our timing system so ensure you use the timing chip supplied to you by the organizers.

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

Transition

    Closes 07h45 – all distances
    Opens 10h30
    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!

    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.

      SWIMMER – starts at waters edge

      CYCLIST – waits at the exit of the hotel grounds near the main road.

      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

      Water

      • These will be supplied by the organisers and feature at 3 x water stations out on the run course: 500m, 1.25km and 2km and vice versa for on the way back and 1 at the finish line.
      • Finish line will stock apples and bananas as well as rehydration drinks.

       

      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.

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

       

      ON & OFF COURSE BIKE MECHANICS

      Pre-Race: VELO PRESTO mechanics will be available from the beginning of registration on race day to assist with any basic repairs and maintenance on a first-come first-served basis. VELO PRESTO will not be able to assemble bicycles or carry out any complex or time-consuming repairs e.g. hydraulic systems.

       

      Contact events@supersportsuae.com for more information.

      End of Race Procedures
      • When crossing the finish line, keep moving through the finish schute.
      • Please check the ipads in the race village for your race finish time, this helps us to check that your result has been recorded.
      • Return your race number and timing chip to designated marshal or collection box.
      • 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.
      • Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, per Age Group and Gender will be awarded per race Trophies will be awarded to top 3 Overall respective distance winners.
      • You cannot win an overall prize and your age group prize.
      • Full results will be on the Super Sports website as soon as possible at www.supersportsuae.com.
      Prize Giving
      • The presentation will take place as soon as possible after the last competitor is in from the respective race
      • 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.

      Race Course Overview

      Swim Course

      Bike Course

      Run Course

      Directions to Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Al Marjan Island

      Parking

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

      BIB#

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