Aquathlon

Friday 25 August 2023

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  • 1000m

  • 5km

Race information

With this race information we want to inform you to make everything as smooth as possible on race day. Please make sure to check everything. As an organization we focus on security and health for all of our participants, staff members and spectators.

As for the Aquathlon you can participate in the following categories:

European Championships: Elite - Juniors - U23 - Para - Age groups (ETU per 5 year)

Open race: Youth C (2011-2010) - Youth B (2009-2008) - Youth A (2007-2006) - Juniors (2005-2004) - Para - MU23 - FU23 - M24 - F24 - M40 - F40 - M50 - F50 - M60 - F60

Registration fee

European Championship

From 01/12/2022 until 15/07/2023 = €75
(incl. goodie bag, pasta party, Compressport T-shirt + socks + wrist band, Compex product, finisher medal)

Open race

From 01/09/2022 until 31/01/2023 = €50
From 01/02/2023 until 31/05/2023 = €60
From 01/06/2023 until 12/08/2023 = €70
(incl. goodie bag, Compressport T-shirt + socks + wrist band, Compex product, Ekoi cap, finisher medal)

Youth + juniors

From 01/12/2022 until 15/07/2023 = €25
(incl. goodie bag, Compressport wrist band, Ekoi cap, finisher medal)

Start list

Below you'll find the start list for each race:

Address / Secretariat

Address: OC De Steiger - Waalvest 136, 8930 Menen

Showers / Changing rooms

We have changing rooms and showers on the Vauban under the stands! Please don't leave any of your belongings in there. There's a guarded space for this next to the transition area.

Swim

The official water temperature will be measured by the CRO on race day and depending on this (and the weather conditions) the decision will be made if it's allowed to swim and if wetsuits can be used, required or prohibited. The water temperature will be communicated at the race office.

The wetsuit can only be pulled out completely when you reach your place in the transition area. During the run towards transition the wetsuit can only be put out till hip height.

The bib number can not be worn in the water during the swim portion and stays in transition area.

Run

You have to run two loops of 2,5km. When you leave transition for the run you'll have to wear your bib number in the front.

No personal assistance or supplies are allowed during the run part! An aid station will be provided by the organization.

Aid stations

Swim

No aid station with supplies

Run

Each loop there is an aid station. Available: water, coca cola and BORN iso and gels.

Post finish we offer: water, cola, BORN recovery zone and more.

Time limits

Swim: max. 30 minutes
Bike: max. 45 minutes

Prize money & in-kind prizes

European Championship

We provide a nice prize pool for the top-5 elite men and women.
Besides the elite, we have beautiful in-kind prizes from our partners for every top-3 U23, juniors, para's and age-group men and women: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45,49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, +70.

Elite Men Elite Women
€900 €900
€750 €750
€600 €600
€450 €450
€300 €300

Open Race

We provide beautiful in-kind prizes from our partners for every top-3 per age-group: overall men, overall women, youth A/B/C men, youth A/B/C women, juniors men, juniors women, MU23, FU23, M24, F24, M40, F40, M50, F50, M60 and F60.

Prize money is not cumulative. When you win prize money in different categories, only the highest amount will be payed out and the other one will be cancelled.

The prize money for all podia will be transfered to your account. You will receive an email shortly after the race with extra information.

A Belgian tax payer pays taxes through his tax return on eventual income from sport performances.

Parking

We have different parking options for you that are numbered in ascending order.

When you drive to Menen on the motorway, please take exit Menen Oost. Follow the traffic signs "AZ Delta" and you'll end up automaticaly close to the Vauban site.

Regulations

During our race the regulations from the European Triathlon Union apply. The Chief Race official (CRO) and Technical Officials (TO) are there to handle pro actively so that the rules are applied and the race can be held safely.

All regulations about checking in transition, clothing, drafting, code of conduct and possible sanctions are online on the website from World Triathlon: https://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/World_Triathlon_Competition_Rules_2022_20220128_xxx.pdf

Of course you can find plenty of information through our briefing and communication to make your day run smoothly. Is it your first participation in a aquathlon? Make sure you read everything and check all the details!

Insurance

All participants are insured for physical damage and civil liability. Any accident must be reported the day of the race. After an accident, the affiliated participant must report it through his or her club. The unlicensed participant will report the accident through the organization.

Foreign participants need to be insured through their own national federation. If that's not the case, the athlete will have to pay for a day licence and insurance.

Doping control

Following the WADA (World Anti-doping Agency) doping is not allowed. Every athlete needs to know about the regulations and procedures of the Flemish anti-doping decree. Doping control is possible before and after our race.

Cancellation

European Championship

Unfortunately, we cannot refund registrations fees for the European Championship Aquathlon. You can not pass or sell confirmed entries.

Open race

Only cancellations by e-mail to organisatie@decospantriatlonmenen.be will be accepted. Please send us your account number so we know exactly where to refund your registration fee.

When you cancel your participation before 1 August 2023 we'll refund your registration fee except an administration fee (€10) and the potential day licence.

Athletes who cancel between 1 August 2023 and before 27 August 2023, the registration will be transferred once to the 2024 edition.

The refund of all the registration fees by the organization will happen shortly after the race!

You can not pass or sell confirmed entries.