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Policies and Terms


Policies:

It is our policy to try and put on the best race possible, to give our athletes the best race experience we can.

Event Cancellation:

An Outback Events owned or managed event may be delayed or cancelled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather. Should the event be delayed, the starting time of the event will be moved back accordingly. The delay will be communicated to all participants. The Outback Event management team and local law enforcement has the authority to cancel an event. If cancellation of an event takes place, please follow instructions of the event officials and local law enforcement personnel. Your entry fee is not refundable if an event is cancelled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather. The Race Director also reserves the right to modify the course at any time before or during an event by his/her own judgment or if instructed by local law enforcement personnel or park officials.

Rollovers:

The Oliver Half Iron Policy allows for a full rollover to the following race year on or before April 15th, 2011 (less a $75.00 administration fee). Requests for a rollover must come from the affected competitor (not from a friend or a spouse), and must be in writing or by email, we will not accept a phone message request.  We will confirm the rollover of your entry fee to 2012, and explain the procedure to follow.

Click here to view the Rollover Policy for 2011.

Transferability of Entry:

Event entry fees are not transferable to another person. Any purchase or transfer of registration other than through Outback Events management compromises the sanctioning and insurance of the event through TRIBC.

Package Pickup:

Photo ID and TRIBC or ATA card (if applicable) is required at packet pick-up. You and only you can pick up your race packet. If you arrive at the race site without photo ID, you will have to participate as a spectator only. Sorry, TRIBC does not allow us to give you your race packet without ID.

Errors:

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information found within www.outbackevents.ca. No warranty, expressed or written, is made regarding the content of this site. Outback Events will not be held liable for mistakes, typographical errors, omissions, or other errors which may render some information inaccurate. Information and policies found within this site is subject to change without notice.

TRIBC Sanctioning:

Outback Events Ltd. and Oliver Half Iron are insured and sanctioned by TRIBC. The following is a summary of rules for athletes racing.


Summary of TRIBC Rules:

Triathlon Canada competition rules govern all sanctioned races in British Columbia. These rules are outlined in the summary below.

Click here for a copy of the complete Triathlon Canada Rules.

I. Introduction

The Triathlon Canada Competition Rules are intended to:

  1. Create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality and fair play at all times.
  2. Provide safety and protection.
  3. Penalize competitors who gain unfair advantage.


II. General Conduct of Competitors

Competitors will:

  1. Practice good sportsmanship at all times
  2. Be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others.
  3. Treat other competitors, Officials, volunteers and spectators with respect and courtesy.
  4. Inform race Officials after withdrawing from the race.
  5. Be responsible for knowing and staying on the course.
  6. Not have bare torsos, headsets, headphones or glass containers on course.

III. Discipline of Competitors

Warning

  1. It is not necessary for an official to give a warning prior to issuing a more serious penalty. The purpose of a warning is to proactively alert competitors to possible rule violations.
  2. Warnings may be given when:
  • A rule violation appears unintentional and can be corrected after warning;
  • A race marshal believes a violation is about to occur.
  • No advantage has been gained.
  • Will be given by being shown a yellow card. The competitor must stop when safe, dismount with both feet on one side of the bicycle, and raise both wheels off the ground at the same time. The official will then tell the competitor to "GO", and continue in a safe manner. A time/deferred penalty may be issued for safety reasons.

Disqualification

  1. A competitor may be disqualified for:
  • Failing to follow the prescribed course
  • Blocking, charging, obstructing or interfering with another competitor
  • Accepting assistance from anyone other than race Officials; illegal equipment
  • Not wearing their unaltered race number provided in the proper way.
  • Using abusive language or behavior, or unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Wearing items deemed a hazard to oneself or others (e.g. - a cast, headphones)
  • Is assessed by sounding a whistle, showing a red card, and calling the competitor's number

Suspension

  • A competitor can be suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct, etc.

IV. Swimming Conduct

Rules

  1. A competitor may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, but there must not be any forward progression (e.g. walking or dolphining)
  2. In an emergency, a competitor should raise an arm overhead and call for assistance. Once official assistance is rendered, the competitor must retire from the competition

Equipment

  1. A competitor must wear the swim cap provided by the race organization
  2. If weather conditions dictate, wet suits may not be allowed.

Illegal Equipment

  1. Artificial propulsion devices (e.g. - fins, socks, gloves, paddles, flotation devices)


V. Cycling ConductGeneral Rules:

  1. Competitors who have established the right-of-way must not block others
  2. Competitors must obey traffic laws unless otherwise directed by an official
  3. Bare torsos are not permitted.

Drafting:

  1. Drafting off another competitor or motor vehicle is forbidden. All competitors must reject any attempt by others to draft
  2. For all Age Group competitions in Sprint/Olympic Distance events the draft zone will be a rectangle 7 meters long by 3 meters wide. The center of the leading 3-meter edge will be measured from the leading edge of the front wheel.
  3. A competitor may enter the draft zone of another competitor, but must be seen to be progressing through that zone. A maximum of 15 seconds will be allowed to pass through the zone of another competitor
  4. If a competitor is unable to pass within the allotted time, they must immediately move out of the draft zone. They may then attempt another pass if they wish.
  5. Draft zones may not overlap
  6. The vehicle draft zone is 35 meters long by 5 meters wide.

Equipment

  1. Bicycles must have the following characteristics:
  • Fairings or devices which reduce air resistance are prohibited
  • The front wheel may be a different diameter than the rear wheel, but must be of spoke construction. Covers are allowed on the rear wheel
  • Handlebar ends must be plugged, tires well glued, headsets tight, and wheels true
  • There must be a well functioning brake on each wheel.
  • Bicycle helmets are compulsory
  • The helmet must be approved by an officially recognized testing authority (e.g. ANSI or Snell).
  • Alterations to the helmet are forbidden
  • The helmet must be securely fastened at all times when the competitor is in possession of the bicycle
  • Headsets, headphones and glass containers are forbidden
  • Concerned with proper helmet fit? Click HERE for more information.

VI. Transition Area Conduct

General Rules:

  1. All competitors must have their helmet securely fastened from the time they remove their bicycle from the rack at the start of the cycle until after they have placed their bicycle on the rack at the finish of the cycle.
  2. Competitors must use only their designated bicycle rack, and rack their own bike.
  3. Competitors must not impede the progress of other competitors in the transition area.
  4. Competitors must not interfere with another competitor's equipment.
  5. Competitors must mount and dismount their bicycle at the designated area or line.
  6. Cycling is not permitted in the transition area.
  7. Nudity or indecent exposure is forbidden
  8. Officials are responsible for ensuring that ALL competitors obey the rules.