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Race package pick-up and briefing
There will be compulsory race package pickup, briefing and Q&A session for British Forces Cyprus (BFC) persons who have access to the British bases (military and civilian) at Dhekalia Garrison and RAF Akrotiri. A third session will be run from Lemmings Beach Club which can be attended by all participants, including those without British Bases passes. Non-Pass holders may also attend the on the day race brief if they cannot make the Lemmings Beach Club brief. This is designed to make the check-in process on the day smoother, enabling you time to prepare yourself for the race.
The race-package will contain your race number, race stickers and goody bag with nutrition. The goody bag will also act as the Cyclist 'Special Needs' bag, here you can place any nutrition items that you may need during the race and these will be available to you at the 43km (1st lap) and 88km (2nd lap) points, clearly marked with your race number sticker. Race numbers will come in the form of stickers for bike frames and helmet on the cycle route and a paper form which should be worn on the back for the cycle route and front for the run route.
The package pick-up times for BFC military and civilian personnel are as follows:
· 09:00-11:30 - 09:30 & 10:30
13:30-16:00 - Dhekalia Garrison Gym (British base pass holders only) - Briefings and Q&A will be conducted at 14:00 & 15:00
· 13:30-16:00 - 14:00 & 15:00
The course starts from Happy Valley in Episkopi, access to the area is controlled and only those that have registered for the race, as a spectator or those that hold BFC Base passes will be allowed entry. Please ensure you bring photographic ID (Cyprus ID, Passport, Driving License, etc.)
Onsite parking is available and is a very short distance from the registration/transition area in a signposted field.
Race check-in will be open from , here you will notify the race organisers that you are present and ready to race and receive your race timing chip (worn on ankle). Your 'Special Needs' bag will also be dropped off with the support team at this point.
There will be a final race brief conducted at the on race day. The K1MAN Race Briefing is mandatory for all competitors; this includes all members of relay teams. Important safety information and any last-minute changes to the event will be given out at this briefing.
The swim is 1.9km and will start in front of the Lemmings Beach Cafe, it will be two anti-clockwise 950m laps with an Australian exit at the end of Lap 1. All swim buoys must be kept to your right side when passing. Wetsuits are optional for this event due to the water temperature.
All athletes must cross the timing mat immediately after the swim exit banner; failure to cross the mat will mean that no time is recorded for your swim.
On entering transition must move to the ‘Holding Pen’ and pass their timing tag to their relay cyclist.
ALL Swimmers- the Swim Cut Off is 1hr 10mins after the start of the race.
The transition area is a short distance from the swim exit,
The run course is 18.5km, and consists of 4 laps of a 4.7km route within Happy Valley. It takes place on a mixture of dirt tracks and tarmac road and is clearly marked throughout. K1MAN Race Crew will be located at all junctions; competitors are to follow any instructions that they give.
There will be 2 Water/Feed Stations on each lap, the first at the start of the course and the second at the 2.5km point, energy gels and water will be available at all stations.
Athletes will receive a different coloured bobbles when passing the 2.5km water station to ensure that athletes and marshals are aware of the number of laps completed by each competitor. Care must be taken with foot placement throughout off-road sections of the run.
All Runners – the Run Cut Off is 8hr 30min after the start of the race.
The race will finish at Lemmings Beach Club and is clearly marked by a Finish Chute. Athletes will receive their well earned Finishers medal and can then proceed to the recovery/feed zone.
At the recovery area you will receive your finishers T-Shirt and there will be massage, fruits, savoury snacks, sweets and water (These items are strictly for athletes only).
After the finish, awards will take place on Lemmings Beach. The awards will begin approximately at 13:30.
Categories awarded are age groups:
- Male/Female Open (18-39)
- Male/Female Masters (40+ years old)
- 1st and 2nd Team Relay
All official results will be posted on the website on the following day.
The marshals and volunteers will have a hard time running this event so respect their duties and responsibilities trying to deliver you with a safe and fun race course. Obey all rules and directions by them and have a great race.
The K1MAN committee look forward to seeing you all at the event and wish you good luck!!
K1MAN17 Event Organisers