Your safety while racing is our priority. There are always numerous age groups and abilities on course, so being aware of the rules is important for everyone’s safety. Please make yourself familiar with the race rules to avoid penalty or disqualification.
- All competitors must register prior to race day and must check in at the registration desk before the 7.15am cut-off time.
- All competitors must attend the race briefing prior to the race.
- Responsibility to understand the course and all the rules rests with the competitor.
- No MP3 players, phones or any other audio devices are to be worn during any leg of the race.
- Do not litter.
- CCTRI swim caps (issued at first race) MUST be worn.
- Obey all directions from marshals.
- Wetsuits are optional and based upon water temperature.
- Competitors may rest by using the course buoys.
- Competitors in difficulty should raise their arm and call for assistance.
- Any artificial swim aids, eg. gloves, paddles, snorkel, flippers etc. will only be permitted with the prior approval of the race director.
- Obey all NSW Traffic Laws.
- Obey all directions of marshals, police and VRA.
- Helmets must be securely fastened on the head before the bike is removed from the rack and must remain fastened at all times on the course until the bike is replaced on the rack at the completion of the bike course.
- Competitors must mount and dismount on the road outside the transition area.
- Competitors must give way to any vehicles at all intersections.
- Competitors must have their torso covered at all times.
- Keep left unless overtaking another competitor. Remember to look behind you when you move out to overtake.
- Do not ride side by side with other competitors.
- Drafting is cheating and will not be tolerated. Watch this Triathlon Australia video for explanation and demonstration.
- Always keep left and obey marshal’s directions.
- Competitors may run or walk but may not crawl.
- Competitors must not run with a bare torso or without shoes.
General Safety (Summerland Point Triathlon/Duathlon)
- Be aware of the presence of razor shells in Lake Macquarie. The swim entry/exit adjacent to the beach is usually clear. Take care if you stand during the swim course.
- Gravel may wash onto the road from some of the driveways on the bike course. Pass these with care.
- During the run there are areas where trees send out surface roots. Take care to avoid falling.