Race Information

04 March 2018

Entries Open:
25 october 2017

Entries Close:
 13 february 2018 or when full






– 3rd March 2018 – 09:00am – 16:00pm


Sunkist Lawns, Snell Parade

No registration on Sunday



Race day

No Race Registration on Sunday


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Everything You Need to Know

GPS CO-ORDINATES 29.8290° S, 31.0304° E
REGISTRATION TIMES  Saturday 3rd March – 09:00am to 4pm (No Registration on race day)
REGISTRATION VENUE Sunkist Lawns, Snell Parade
– Men Ind ULTRA: 7:30am (Or as soon as the last swimmer is out the water)
– Ladies Ind ULTRA: 7:32am
– ULTRA Teams: 7:34am
DISTANCES Ultra: 1900m swim / 90 km Cycle / 21km Run
How a TEAM entry (relay) works:

TEAMS are welcome to enter for the Ultra distance events (Minimum age for Ultra is 18yrs).

A team consists of 2 or 3 members. Each team member competes in one discipline i.e. 1st team member = Swim, 2nd team member = Cycle, 3rd team member = Run. The Team event works like a relay. The team gets given a timing chip which will act like a batten and will get passed onto each team member in the transition area. Along with the timing chip, the Team also get 2 x race numbers which are worn by the cyclist and by the runner. The swimmer will get an official swim cap.

Road Closure This event has full road closure for the Ultra races
RACE BRIEFING 4:15pm on Saturday, from the Stage by the Registration Marquee / Opp Transition area.
WET SUITS A decision on wetsuits will be taken at 6am on race day, as per TSA rules
TRI BARS Are allowed for both events as the events are non-drafting
BIKES Mountain Bikes and TT bikes are allowed.
DRAFTING NO Drafting will be allowed in the Ultra event. Strict TSA / ITU rules apply.
TIMING Timing Chips will be provided to all athletes at registration. Athletes will be responsible for their own chip and the return of their chip on the finish line, if an athlete’s chip is not returned the Athlete will be charged R200.00 for the lost / unreturned Timing Chip.
CUT-OFF TIMES NEW ULTRA RACE Cut Off Time: 8hrs 5min
Swim: 1hr05min (8:35am)
Cycle: 4hrs (12:35pm)
Run: 3hrs (3:35pm)
Ultra Teams will get 8hrs time limit
Athletes must take note, that prize giving will commence at 3:30pm and competitors still out on the course will be allowed to finish and receive a medal up until  3:35pm..
SWIM CAPS Competitors must swim with the OFFICIAL TYR Swim Caps provided in the goodie bags at registration.
TRANSITION AREA Sunkist Grass Area (Beachfront in front of MM Stadium) Next to Bike & Bean Cafe
(Race Day only) The Transition Area will open at 5:00am by the TSA officials. Your bike, helmet, race number and swim cap will be checked before you enter. You can remove your bike from the Transition area after the last competitor has finished your race. Before the race, the Transition Area will close and everyone must exit by 06h40.
BIKE RACKING: Sunday 5am to 6:40am (Sharp)
KIT BAGS & EQUIPMENT No kit bags will be allowed to be left at your bike. There will be a kit bag Tent provided inside the Transition area. There will be security, but your bags are left at your own risk. 
WHAT TO PACK What to pack for your Triathlon   view here
Outside Assistance: No athlete will be allowed any “Special Needs” assistance by the EO or the Officials during the Sprint or Ultra race.
CARS & SUPPORTERS NO support or spectator cars will be allowed on the Bike routes due to the Athletes safety and the roads being closed.
RUN LAPS Ultra Race 3 Laps of 7km each (21 km). All on the beachfront Promenade. All Athletes will cross the Steel walkway bridge to finish at the MM Stadium.
RUN WATER TABLES There will be 3 Water tables on the 7km Run route and 2 Water Tables on the 5km Run route.
CYCLE ROUTE: There will be 1 water table for the Sprint competitors at the 9km mark, 1km from the turn point. There will be 2 water tables for the Ultra competitors. 32GI filled Race Bottles will be provided + Water Sachets.
RUN ROUTE: The Sprint race will have 2 Water Tables on the 5km Run route. There will be 3 Water tables on the Ultra 7km Run route. 
NUTRITION AT RUN WATER TABLES: Water Sachets, 32GI Brew, 32GI Gel, Coke and Bananas will be available at ALL Run Water tables. 32GI Gel will be given to athletes in your goodie bags. If the weather is very hot, Sponges will be available at all run water tables.
Race Bottles will be provided at the Bike water tables with 32GI Brew or water and Water Sachets will be available.
*Rubbish must be thrown away within 100m before or after each water table.
If caught throwing rubbish away outside of these areas, you will be disqualified.
ULTRA RUN LAP BANDS: Wrist bands will be given to each Ultra Competitor at the far turn point by Blue Lagoon. Ultra athletes must finish with 3 different coloured hair band.
BIKE WATER TABLE There will be 2 water tables on the 45km bike route for the Ultra competitors.
Race Bottles will be provided at the Bike water tables with 32GI Brew or water and Water Sachets will be available.
*Rubbish must be thrown away within 100m after each water table. If caught throwing away after this, your will be disqualified.
TSA DAY LICENCE If you don’t have your TSA Licence with you on the day, it is compulsory to pay for a day Licence.
Ultra = R100.00
DRUG FREE SPORT Athlete Medication
Athletes must apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if they are using a prohibited substance for legitimate, medically justified reasons to avoid any embarrassment for the athlete or TSA. Any athlete with a documented, legitimate medical condition may apply for TUE. Drug Free Sport will be conducting tests on a regular basis at TSA events. All information is available on www.drugfreesport.org.za
TSA REGISTERED ATHLETES All TSA Registered Athletes can check their Registration Number at the following link. Select your Province to view provincial names. Click here to Register
MINIMUM AGE Ultra = 18 years

No Race refunds are done for any event. Athletes can transfer their pre-entry to another athlete due to a medical condition only. This will be at no extra cost and must be done before pre-entries close. Written permission as well as a signed doctors note is required. Athlete Transfers need to be done and completed 72hrs prior to pre-entries closing. Please email: events@ultratri.co.za to apply for a athlete transfer.

Transfer Policy

EVENT PROTECT This event is covered by Event Protect: What this means is that if the event is cancelled for reasons outside B-Active’s control and covered under the Event Protect policy, participants will be refunded their entry fees directly. “But to make this even better, it won’t cost our participants a cent” says B-Active Director and Ultra Series owner, Damian Bradley.“ Our Triathlon events are expensive to stage and for participants to enter, so we have a large financial liability to protect. The Event Protect trademark should give our participants entering our events confidence that in the case of an event cancellation, their entry fees are protected”.
FINAL INSTRUCTION Final Instructions
PRIZE MONEY The Prize money totals R92 000 and the prizes total R50 000
PRIZE GIVING Ultra prize giving – 3:30 pm
ALL Winners will need to be present at prize giving. View Here
All lucky draw winners will need to be present to collect their prize on the day.
Transition Bag View Here
Bike transport: Troisport Travis: 072 391 5804 / 011 326 1611 www.troisport.com
Race Cyle Route Description: View Here

Entry Includes:

Limited edition Event Garment / Item

Official Race Silicone Swim Cap

Personalized Race Number

Goodie Bag

ULTRA Finishers Medal

Access to the ULTRA Finishers Tent with snacks and soft drinks

Complimentary Massage in the Athletes Tent

Late Entries Only Receive:

Race Number

Transition Bag

Silicone Swimming Cap

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