TRIMOTION RULES

General
The current rules of the Austrian Triathlon Association (Österreichischer Triathlon Verband; ÖTRV) shall apply.
Even though only some of these rules will be listed below, of course the whole regulations shall apply and will be executed. Download ÖTRV regulations (Only available in German)
All participants are jointly responsible for their timekeeping concerning split and finishing time. For timekeeping, the ChampionChip must be worn around the right ankle during the whole competition.

Cycling and running with bare torso is not permitted.

Race numbers may not be reduced in size nor altered in any manner. From the beginning of the check-in until the end of the check-out, transition areas may only be entered by registered participants, race officials, emergency and security services, as well as accredited media representatives. Non-cash prizes or gifts which are not collected on the day of the award ceremony are forfeited.

Swimming Conduct
All athletes must wear the official event swim caps handed out by the organizers. Wetsuits are allowed. They are even mandatory if the water temperature is below 15° C.

It is forbidden to wear race numbers when swimming! The wetsuit may only be taken off in the transition area.

Cycling Conduct
Drafting is forbidden!
Cycling without a helmet approved by a testing authority (TÜV, CE, SNEL, ANSI) is forbidden on the entire bike course. The chin strap must be closed as soon as the athlete is in possession of the bike. It must be securely fastened during the complete bike course and may only be opened in the transition area. The participants must wear their race numbers distinctly and visibly on their backs. The bike number provided by the organiser has to be fixed in a way that it can be easily read from both sides. The helmet-number must be stuck to the front of the helmet.
Triathlon handlebars are allowed.

Disqualification rules:
If a race marshal catches an athlete drafting, he will issue a verbal warning by calling out the athlete’s race number and simultaneously showing a blue card. The race marshal will not stop the athlete and can therefore impose a penalty on the whole bunch at once.

55.5 / FUN TEAM: A 2-minute penalty has to be served in the penalty box.
111: A 5-minute penalty has to be served in the penalty box.

In general:  The race marshal is entitled to disqualify an athlete immediately.
Minimum 10 m distance to the athlete in front.

Blocking Rule:
If the athlete leaves the right lane for more than 20 seconds, he or she will be warned verbally by the race marshal. Leaving the right lane is only permitted for overtaking. As soon as the overtaking athlete passed with his front wheel, the overtaken athlete has to fall back 10 meters and may only then start an overtaking maneuver him/herself. Overtaking on the right hand side results in immediate disqualification.

No protest is permitted against disqualification due to drafting or blocking.

Running Conduct
The race number shall be legibly worn on the chest.

It is not permitted to leave the course or to take short-cuts in order to gain an advantage. It is not permitted for athletes to accept assistance from other people or vehicles (including pacemakers) on the entire course.

Athletes accepting outside assistance will be disqualified by race marshals showing the red card.

Appeals
Appeals must be made in the race office in writing, using official ÖTRV forms only within one hour after the posting of the official results. A protest fee of €25 must be deposited.
Liability
Neither the organiser nor their associates shall be held liable for accidents, injuries, thefts or damages to any persons or properties whatsoever.

Upon registration, the participants (or their parents or legal guardians) confirm expressively to take part at their own risk.

All participants (or their parents or legal guardians) are informed about health or other risks which may result from the competition. They will not file any claims against the organiser nor their associates.

Upon registration, the participants agree to abide by the competitive rules of the ÖTRV’s sports regulations as well as its organisations regulations including any changes that may be made.