Race information

July 8th 2017

Tartu Mill Triathlon 14.00

Place: Tartu centre, river Emajõgi and surrounding parks
Address: Vabaduse avenue, Tartu, 51004, Estonia

Estonian Cup
Estonian Cup III stage and Baltic cup races will be held together with Tartu Mill Triathlon. Race regulations for Estonian Cup.

Race organizers
NGO TriSmile
http://www.trismile.ee http://www.tartutriatlon.ee/

Head organizer: Ain-Alar Juhanson, phone: +372 53338272, e-mail: ain@tartutriatlon.ee
Head referee: Eero Raudsepp, e-mail: eero.raudsepp@triatlon.ee
Info: info@trismile.ee

Local federation
Estonian Triathlon Association
www.triatlon.ee E-mail: info@triatlon.ee

Tartu Mill Triathlon: 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run

Age limits
Competitors must be born in 1997 or before. Age is considered as on December 31 2017.

Licence is mandatory for all individual competitors and team cyclists. Having a licence is an international practice; it will provide insurance for the licence holder in case of an accident during the race. If you don’t have a seasonal licence, it is possible to buy a one-day licence from Estonian Triathlon Union at the race centre. For seasonal licence holders the result is taken into account in Estonian Cup. More information about licences from Estonian Triathlon Union info@triatlon.ee

None of the races require previous qualification; also a membership of a sports club is not necessary. Passing on the participation is not allowed. Organizers can refuse to register an inappropriate competitor.

Age groups
Age groups are the same for men and women. Boys and girls, men and women are considered separately.

F/M 20-24: born 1993–1997 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 25-29: born 1988–1992 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 30-34: born 1983–1987 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 35-39: born 1978–1982 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 40-44: born 1973-1977 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 45-49: born 1968-1972 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 50-54: born 1963-1967 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 55-59: born 1958-1962 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 60-64: born 1953-1957(Estonian Cup)
F/M 65-69: born 1948-1952(Estonian Cup)
F/M 70-74: born 1943-1947 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 75-79: born 1938-1942 (Estonian Cup)
F/M 80+ : born 1937 and before (Estonian Cup)

Registration and fees
Pre-registration is open online at www.tartutriatlon.ee until July 5th 2017. Race materials will be issued at race centre on Friday July 7 at 14.00-19.30 and on Saturday July 8 at 8.00-13.00.

The competitor must show an ID with a picture to obtain race materials. Licence is mandatory for all individual competitors. If you don’t have a seasonal licence, it is possible to buy a one-day licence from Estonian Triathlon Union. Every competitor must accept and sign (at race centre) the general rules of the competition and the hold-harmless agreement.

Fees include:
Fees for Tartu Mill Triathlon individual competitors include:

  • professional organizing by TriSmile
  • a medal after finishing
  • a diploma (downloadable)
  • admission to after-race recovery area
  • admission to pre-race Pasta Party
Until April 10 April 11 – June 10 June 11 – July 5 On spot (7-8th July)
Tartu Mill Triathlon individual competitors (1.5+40+10) 40 EUR 50 EUR 70 EUR 90 EUR

Confirmation of registration
The competitor is registered only after payment. The fee will be calculated by the time of payment, NOT by the time of registration. Name of the competitor will appear in the participants list after payment.

The general rules of International Triathlon Union ITU (available from here) and rules checklist (available from here) apply at the race. Competitors accept these rules by registration. Additionally, the Estonian Highway code applies. The competitor must follow the World Anti-Doping Code.

Drafting is forbidden. The drafting zone is 10 m. Drafting will result in a time penalty, which has to be carried out in the penalty box on the bike course. When seen drafting repeatedly, the competitor will be disqualified.

Competition referees
Estonian Triathlon Union and TriSmile

Competition jury
Competition jury will act after the race in the case of a protest. It consists of representatives of organizers, Estonian Triathlon Union and the head referee. The exact composition will be announced on the race day.

The protest must be submitted to the head referee 15 min after finishing at the latest. The protest fee for 2017 is 50 euros, which will be refunded if the protest is granted.

Tartu Mill Triathlon race course
Start area

Start area is near river Emajõgi, close to the Barge Yard (Lodjakoda).

The rolling start will be from the beach near the Barge Yard. Competitors must swim 1.5 km downriver until the Market Building. Swimming is in the river Emajõgi, water temperature will be around 20°C. Wetsuits are recommended but if the water temperature is above 21,9°C one hour before the start, then wearing a wetsuit is forbidden. It’s mandatory to wear a swim cap provided by the race organizers. ATTENTION! Buses to the start will depart from the race centre at 13.30! It is not mandatory to use these buses. Competitors can leave numbered bags with clothes to the start, which can be obtained after the race at the finish.

The course consists of two 20 km laps. From transition the course goes along Vabaduse avenue, Kroonuaia bridge, Sauna street, Staadioni street, Lubja street, Puiestee street, Jõgeva road. A U-turn will be near Vasula bus stop and course leads back the same way. After Kroonuaia bridge a tour around Toomemägi goes along the streets Lai, Kloostri, Kroonuaia, Jakobi, Veski, Näituse, K. E. von Baer, Jakobi, Lai, Vabaduse avenue. The lap ends near the transition area. The second lap goes along the same road. The course is relatively simple and can be easily observed. Counting laps is every competitors own responsibility, but it will be checked by referees. No drafting.

The course goes along the sidewalks on the banks of river Emajõgi and consists of two 5km laps, which go clockwise. The course is simple with no ascent (with the exception of two bridges) and is easily observed.

Transition area
There is one transition area, which is located on Vabaduse avenue between the Market Building and the Town Square. In order to get into the transition area the competitor must have their race number with them. Only competitors, referees and special permit holders are allowed. NB! Only the competitor itself may enter or leave the transition area with the race gear (including no relatives), showing the race number is mandatory! The bike, helmet and other gear must be brought into the transition area early, so the competitor has time to change them according to rules if necessary.

Security of transition area
The transition area is guarded and surrounded with a fence. The competitor must bring its race gear in time and after the race remove the gear at scheduled time. The gear that is left behind will be taken to the information tent. During the competition bike will be guarded by people chosen by the organizers.

The finish is near the transition area at Vabaduse avenue.

Aid station
Water and isotonic drinks are provided during run course. Water, isotonic drinks and fruits are provided after finishing. No servicing during bike and swim.

Timing chips are provided by race organizers and must be returned to them after the race. If the chip is lost, the competitor must pay for it (45 euros). There are several timing points along the course, so splits for swimming, cycling and running are separate.

Time limits
Swim course will be closed 15.00
Bike course will be closed 16.45
Run course will be closed 18.00

Medical aid
Race organizers provide medical aid point at the race centre during the whole race and lifeguards during swimming.

Lost and found
All items found will be taken to race information tent. Inquiries about lost and found items should be sent to info@triatlon.ee after the race.

Accommodation and information about the region
Tartu Visitor Centre
Address: Raekoda, Tartu, 50089, Estonia
Tel: +372 744 2111, E-mail: info@visittartu.com
Web-site: www.tartu.ee, www.visittartu.com

Traffic and parking during the race
There are Hanseatic Days during the same weekend, so extra time should be taken to move around the town. The bike course is closed to traffic and there’s no parking along the bike courses. It is mandatory to follow the instructions of the police, referees and traffic controllers while parking and during the race.

Training opportunities
Swim: Swimming in river Emajõgi is only allowed at the beaches, because of heavy boat traffic. Swim course will be marked on Friday, it can be used on your own responsibility, because there are no life guards.

Bike: bike course goes along public roads, so there are no limits for using it for training except the Kloostri street which is a one-way street.

Run: run course goes along public roads, so there are no limits for using it.

Information for spectators
For those, who wish to watch the race at one point, we recommend the race centre. Swimming, running, transition and finishing can be observed from there. For those, who seek more excitement, we recommend Jakobi street (appr. 1 km from the race centre). Spectators are not allowed to escort the competitor on foot nor on bike. Also helping a competitor is not allowed.