Bikin Cyprus Events Management and Mokapot Productions proudly present the a unique triathlon event located in the SouthWest part of Cyprus. The inaugural Ocean Lava Pafos Sprint & Olympic Triathlon will be held at the Municipal Baths (Mpania) in the heart of Pafos touristic area in a magnificent setting!
Triathletes will be swimming in any stroke they want towards the first buoy, where they must overpass it leaving it on their right hand side. Then they need to swim to buoy 2 where they must take a right hand turn leaving the buoy again on their right, and then swim to buoy number 3 where they will leave it on their right. Athletes of the Sprint distance will swim towards the exit from the sea and the athletes competing for the Olympic distance will have to do a second lap before heading to the exit. In case an athlete does not “clear” the buoys as depicted there exists the possibility of a DQ. The triathletes will be responsible for covering the distance of the 750m or 1500m as described. Temperature of water will be measured at race morning, and announced 60 min pre -start. Please observe wet suits regulations regarding usage: Age groupers – wet suit usage -based on water temperature. More..
The bike lap is 10km long. Athletes of the Sprint Distance will be covering the distance 2 times and come back to the T-Area and athletes of the Olympic Distance will cover the same lap 4 times before entering the T-Area. Turn point for the laps will be the area in front of Almyra Spa / Alexander the Great Hotel 600m before the T-area, clearly marked with a sign “BIKE TURNING POINT” . The bike section it is clearly marked and marshaled. Triathletes must follow signs and directions given by marshals and race director in race official vehicle. Be courteous to fellow athletes and avoid non “fair play” at all times. The course is technical and care is needed. There are no major hills and DRAFTING IS NOT ALLOWED, and it will be ENFORCED. More..
The run section is a point to point flat route 2,5km long. The Sprint distance participants will run 2laps x 2,5km and the Olympic distance participants will cover 4laps x 2,5km. The athlete exits the T-area heading east following a path – pavement.. There will be 1 feed zone station (water, fruits) at the 2,5 km of the run lap, and signs to direct the triathletes towards the finish. Signs will alert triathletes as to the 1km & 500m before the finish line. Triathletes are advised to be careful from other pedestrians on course due to the fact that they will also be allowed to walk on the same path. No bare torso is allowed, and no pushing or non- sportsman like behavior is allowed. Even though marshals will aid in the direction of the run course, it is the triathlete’s responsibility to follow the signs that lead clearly to the finish line.
ATHLETES MUST PUT ON THEIR TRIATHLON BELT (PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZERS IN THEIR RACE BAGS) WITH THEIR BIB NUMBER ON BEFORE EXITING THE T2 TO ENTER THE RUN COURSE. More..
A coastal city found in the southwest of Cyprus, Paphos is full of history and nice vibes! The entire town is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site so one should not miss the chance to admire some of the major archeological attractions of the city.Paphos is waiting for you to explore it. What are you waiting for?