The You Yangs Dirty Duathlon brings off road fun and fitness to the You Yangs Regional Park. This event (in its 3rd year) is perfect for all levels of mutlisport athlete from the beginner to those wanting to test their skills and speed over a great course.
Date: Sunday September 17, 9:00am
Distances - 4km Run / 18km Mountain Bike Ride / 4km Run
The field for all three Dirty Duathlon will be limited to 150 participants. This is due to limited transition space.
15 - 18 years, 19-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60+ years
Medals will be awarded to all age group category winners and place getters (2nd and 3rd)
WHERE IS THE YOU YANGS?
The You Yangs are located just 40 minutes drive from the Westegate Bridge and 25 minutes from Central Geelong
All events will take place at the same event site that is located just inside the main entrance gate on Branches Road.
ON COURSE SUPPORT
There will be course marshals out on course at all major intersections and many course directional arrows and signs to ensure that you remain on the correct course. Although you may feel in the middle of the bush, you are rarely more than 50m from vehicle access. There will also be mobile first aid units on course and at the finish line.
We hope that this service is not required, however we will have St Johns First Aid staff both at the finish line and a mobile unit out on course to ensure participant safety.
Secure off road parking is available on land adjacent to the event site. Less than 100m walk from the car park gate to the Start / Finish line.
Bag storage facilities will be available between 8:00am and 11:00am. This bag storage area will be staffed at all times (with PB events staff only within the fenced area), however, please do not leave any valuable in your bags.
There will be one drink station on each of the two run courses. Both drink stations will be at approximately half way through the run leg.
No refunds will be issued for either Series or individual Race entries. In the event that you cannot participate, your entry may be transferred to a friend if you email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 weeks prior to the event. It is vital that transfers are communicated to PB Events. We must know who is participating.
ONLINE ENTRIES will open July 1, 2017
INDIVIDUAL EVENT ENTRY FEES
Triathlon Victoria members - $72.50
Non Triathlon Victoria members - $80.00
Online Entries close: Friday September 15 at 6pm
RACE DAY ENTRIES
On the day Entries will be taken from between 8:00am and 8:30am on race morning. As stated above, an administration fee will be added to on the day registrations and on the day registrations are CASH ONLY.
Our aim is not to weigh you down with countless rules and regulations, however there are a few that we need to highlight to ensure both your safety and the safety of other participants. Breaching any of these rules could result in disqualification.
The event will be following Triathlon Australia Rules. Please familiarize yourself with these rules by visiting the following site http://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/VIC/Technical_and_Resources/Race_Rules.htm
Some major Guidelines and Rules are:
- Only participants in the Duathlon can enter the transition area.
- Participants must have their helmet on and strap done up on entering the transition to allow marshal to check for safety.
- Competitors are ultimately responsible for their gear. Please give unwanted gear to family or friends or store it in the allocated Bag storage area provided.
- Participants must rack their bikes and place their equipment at the allocated position in the transition.
- Participants are not allowed to tie anything to their bike rack to make it easier to find their bike.
- Participants must put on and fasten their helmets before they remove their bikes from the bike rack.
- Participants must walk/run their bike in the transition area until they cross the road and pass the mount bike sign.
- On return from the bike participants must dismount their bike at the dismount sign and walk/run their bike to their bike rack
- Runners must obey the instructions of all event staff and course marshals at all times.
- Runners must stay on the designated course (tracks) at all times, no cutting corners!
- Race numbers/bibs must be displayed at all times
- On the second run leg, runners are to keep to the left of the track at all times.
- Riders must wear an approved ANA, SNELL, ANSI or Australian Standard approved helmet
- Mountain bikes must be used in this event, no racing or triathlon bicycles.
- Riders helmet strap must be fastened at all times while on bike.
- Riders must obey the instructions of all event staff and course marshals
- The mountain bike course will be clearly marked with arrows. If needing assistance while on course quote the number at the bottom of the sign and we will be able to locate you
- PASSING: Front riders must yield to overtaking riders. Riders should voice the command ”passing on right" when overtaking another.
- It is the responsibility of the faster rider to overtake safely. Slower riders must yield to the passing rider on the first command. In the event two riders are racing for position, the leading rider does not have to yield his position to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not bodily interfere with or impede another rider's progress.