K1 MAN

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Race Rules

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SWIM RULES & GUIDANCE


• Wetsuits are optional.


• Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided in their goody bag. Goggles or a face mask is recommended, but not mandated.


• No fins, paddles, snorkels or flotation devices of any kind are allowed.


• Swimmers are required to stay on course, swim clockwise and keep course markers to the right. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.


• A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance should roll onto their back and raise an arm overhead and call or seek assistance. A swimmer, who has received assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must withdraw from the race.


• The swim course will be closed 1 hour 10 minutes after the start of the race. Athletes still in the water after this time will be withdrawn from the race.


BIKE RULES


• Athletes are required to ride road/triathlon bikes. Mountain bikes, beach cruisers and bikes with coaster-type brakes are prohibited.


• Bike helmets must be fastened before the athlete removes their bike from the racking. The helmet must remain fastened until the athlete has racked their bike in transition.


• Absolutely no drafting of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed.


• Athletes must ride single file on the left side of the road near the verge except when passing another cyclist. Side-by-side riding is not allowed.


• Cyclists must keep a distance of 10 meters (approximately 5 bike lengths) between bikes except when passing.


• Overtaking cyclists may pass on the right for up to 30 seconds, but must move back to the left side of the road near the verge after passing.


• An overtaken cyclist must fall back 10 meters before attempting to regain the lead.


• Athletes are responsible for repairing any punctures or mechanical failures. No outside assistance is to be accepted from anyone other than a member of the K1MAN event race crew.


• Athletes may walk with their bike, if necessary.


• Cyclists are responsible for following traffic laws and for the consequences of any infractions. No traffic will be stopped during the race.


• The bike course will be closed 5 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the race. Athletes still on the bike course after this time will be withdrawn from the event and will not be permitted to continue.


• The K1MAN bike course takes place on open public highways. All athletes must adhere to the road traffic laws at all times.


• No MP3 or portable media devices are to be carried or used during the K1MAN event.


RUN RULES


• No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.


• The run course will be closed 8 hours 30 minutes after the start of the race. Athletes still on the run course after this time will be withdrawn from the event and will not be permitted to continue.


• The K1MAN run course takes place on a mixture of off-road tracks and public roads. All athletes are to keep to the right hand edge while running on public highways.


• No MP3 or portable media devices are to be carried or used during the K1MAN event.