REGULATIONS

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DISTANCE:
There are three segments of the Ocean Lava Cyprus race:

750m/1.500m starting and finishing in the Bay of Paphos – in front of the Mpania square.
10km bike loop : 4 laps for th eFull distance & 2 laps for the Sprint distance.
2.5km circuit of two/four laps starting from transition area and going out towards the Paphos tourist area.

DRAFTING
Athletes following the non-drafting rules must keep at least 3 bike-lengths apart of clear space between the cyclist in front of you and you. If you move into the drafting – zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. Triathletes must keep to the left hand side of the lane unless they are about to pass. Blocking an athlete wishing to pass another athlete and interfering with this action is prohibited. If you are overtaken and passed ( fellow athlete’s wheel passes yours ), you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, fall back 3 bike lengths, before attempting to pass again.

DOPING CONTROL
The organisation will carry out the doping control participants according to the current regulations of the Anti-Doping Commission of the Cyprus Triathlon Federation.

SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Restricted areas will be controlled by guards of the organisation and can only be accessed through the presentation of the bracelet or the corresponding participant accreditation. Medical services for the organisation along the route, shall be authorised to remove any participant for medical reasons. Any emergency vehicle that needs to use the cycling route will indicate their presence through light and sound signals. In all cases the vehicle will have priority over the triathletes, who must give way.

CLAIMS AND APPEALS
Following the rules of the Cyprus Triathlon federation, any participant or coach of any of the clubs registered, may make claims on the provisional results, irregularities of the organisation or on sanctions applied by judges and officials. Claims must be made in writing and handed to the Referee with a deposit of 50€, The referee will review the decision in the first instance. To resolve, the appeal will be delivered to the Appeals Committee for whoever solves the case. In the event that the appeal reaches the Appeal Committee, the committee chairman will meet with the other members and listen to all parties involved and study the evidence. If the person making the appeal could not be present, their arguments may be left in writing. Failure to comply may invalidate the appeal. Having heard all possible evidence, the committee will retire to consider its verdict, which is final and irrevocable. The first decision will be communicated verbally and then in writing. In the event that the Referee or the Appeals Committee decides in favour of the appellant, it will refund the full amount of the deposit.

CUT OFF TIMES
Athletes participating in the PT 2017 will be considered as valid finishers if they fall within or faster than the below cut off times, that is they must finish within the below times:

Swim Sprint: 8:25
Swim Olympic: 9:20
Swim & Bike Sprint : 9:35
Swim & Bike Olympic : 11:30
Total Sprint: 10:30
Total Olympic:12:45

PARTICIPATION DAY INSURANCE AND LICENSE
Participation in the Ocean Lava Cyprus is open to athletes of any nationality, licensed or not and of age 18+.

Each participant who takes part in the event individually must do so under their own responsibility and agrees to have a fitness level sufficient to complete each segment within cut off times marked by technical officials of the organisation. We strongly reccomend all the athletes to have the travel policy of the health insurance. During registration process, participants need to show their national triathlon licence. In case they don’t own it, they are obligated to pay 10eur at the registration desk.

ARBITRATION AND TIMING
A referee judge appointed by the Cyprus Triathlon federation will have the final decision over any anomaly to the course of the event. Timing will be done through the electronic chip timing system.

REGISTRATION, PRICES AND CONDITIONS
Registration is transferable and implies acceptance of these rules. Prices and conditions are listed in the registration section.

PARTICIPANT MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION
Each participant will receive a envelope with:

Race number/bib
Stickers with bib numbers for the helmet, bike and Transition bags.
T-shirt
Schedule of the event
Terms & conditions
At the time of collecting their material, each participant must show ID card or passport in order to confirm their identity and Triathlon federation licence.

RELAYS
We will also hold an open relay competition.

The rules governing this competition are the same as for one of the sectors that make up the race, ie, swimming, cycling and running. The only specific rules for relay teams are:

Entry forms must be signed by the three members of relay teams. They will collect the race number/bib and documentation of the race in the hours and days set by the organisation.
Each relay consists of a swimmer, cyclist and runner.
Each team member will, in turn carry the timing chip worn on the ankle – this will be passed from each member of the team on completion of their section.
The relay teams will have a specific area of the transition separate from individual participants.
The numbers of relay teams will be a different colour than those of the individual participants.
Relay teams can be male, female or mixed.

CANCELLATIONS
Should inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control prevent the holding of the event according to the planned program with all of its segments (Swim, Bike, Run), the organisation will amend the event according to the judges of the Triathlon federation of Cyprus. In this new event alternative in no case race be postponed to another date or repayment of any amount will be made.

Examples:

Cancellation of the swim leg due to bad sea conditions: the event becomes a duathlon
Cancellation of the cycling event section, due to inclement weather, natural disaster with disqualification of the road: the event becomes an aquathlon
Cancellation of the cycling section and swimming: the event becomes a running race

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