RACE INSTRUCTIONS

Jebel Ali Sprint Triathlon Saturday 26th January 2013

General

The race will take place Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa. The Swim, cycle and run sections of the race will take place in and around the resort. Start time will be 07:30AM.  This is a test event for a larger event, which will take place in March 2013.

Location

The Jebel Ali Resort is well sign posted from the E11 between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Please use the link

here

for directions.

From Dubai:  Follow the Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi signboards from the airport until you reach Sheikh Zayed Road. Continue straight ahead until you have passed Jebel Ali Village and the first entrance of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ). Take the exit that directs you to the JAFZ gates 7,8 & 9 (Exit 13). Follow the road and continue straight through the traffic light intersection until you reach the first roundabout and make a left.  The JA Centre of Excellence will be on your left. Make a U-turn at the stop sign and then turn right into the entrance. The first right (after the roundabout and just before the U-turn exit) will lead you to the hotel’s main entrance.

From Abu Dhabi:  When driving from Abu Dhabi, take the eighth interchange exit and head back towards Abu Dhabi. Look for Exit 13, immediately after the Daimler Chrysler showroom and follow the directions provided from JAFZ gates 7, 8 & 9.

Registration

This will open at 06.30am and close at 07.20am.  At registration you will sign a disclaimer and receive your race number.  Race entry of Dhs150 is to be paid at this point. You will then be directed to Transition 1 were you can rack your bike and set up your equipment.

Race Brief

A mandatory race brief will take place at 07.25hrs all competitors must attend this brief.

Swim 750m:

On the start signal competitors will start the 750m swim.  Directions and instructions will be given at the race brief and a route map will be available.  Wetsuits are advised as the water temperature is expected to be approximately 17 degrees.

Transition 1:

On completion of the swim, competitors are move to the transition area.   There will be a flow through system and competitors should follow signs and marshals.  Do not mount your bike until the Mount line.

Cycle 20km:

**No helmet no race**  Please follow signs and obey marshals at all points. The bike portion of the race will begin with an outward section towards the main road.  There are a few small speed bumps on this section.  The cycle route will include 3 laps on the approach/ exit road of the resort.  At the end of the 3 laps retrace your route to transition.  “CAUTION”.  The roads are open to the public.  Please obey all marshals and Police.

Transition 2:

At the end of the cycle section you will be directed to the transition area.  Dismount at the dismount line then drop your bike off at the racking and change into your running equipment. Then head out on the run following the transition flow.  Please be considerate to other competitors and place your bike, equipment in the correct area.

Run 5km:

The run is 2 laps out and back of 2.5km each.  The run is on both tarmac and sand.  There will be 2 aid stations on the run one at 2.5km and one at the exit/turnaround/finish of the run.

Finish:

Well done you have finished the race.  Please move through the finish area.

Post-Race

A buffet and prize giving will be held at the resort this will take place as soon as the last competitor has finished the race.

Spectators

All are welcome, and food and drinks can be purchased before and during the race.  We request that all spectators are mind full of the competitors before, during and after the race.  (Please keep out of transition and keep off the course).  Any spectator wanting to join in with the buffet after the race tickets at the cost of 50dhs can be purchased at registration.

Other information

Showers are available at the hotel for Competitors to use.

Please do not leave any valuables in this area.

Thank you and see you Saturday.

Dave Mutch and his team.