Race Information

25 November 2018

Entries Open:  08 july 2018

Entries Close: 31 October 2018




– 24 November 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm


– Midmar Dam / KZN Midlands

– Conference room by main slipway


Race day registration


– 25 November 2018 – 05:00am – 06:30am


– Midmar Dam / KZN Midlands

– Conference room by main slipway


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Everything You Need to Know


GPS CO-ORDINATES 30d11’37.85″E 29d29’27.86″S
REGISTRATION TIMES Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm / Sunday 5:00am – 6:30am
REGISTRATION VENUE Conference room by main Slipway
  – 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 1.9km Swim / 90Km Cycle / 21km Run
How a TEAM entry (relay) works:

You may participate as a TEAM for the Ultra distances (minimum age for Ultra is 18yrs).

You may enter as a Corporate, school or family TEAM

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.

RACE BRIEFING 6:45am for all competitors (Compulsory)
WET SUITS A decision on wetsuits will be taken at 6am on race day, as per TSA rule
TRI BARS Are allowed for both events
BIKES Mountain Bikes and TT bikes are allowed.
DRAFTING NO Drafting will be allowed in the Ultra event.Strict rules apply.
TIMING Timing Chips will be provided at Bike Check in on race day.
  Race numbers MUST be worn and will be given to athletes at Registration.
CUT-OFF TIMES NEW ULTRA RACE Cut Off Time: 8hrs 5min (7:25am – 3:30pm)
  Swim: 1hr05min (8:30am)
  Cycle: 4hrs (12:30pm)
  Run: 3hrs (3:30pm)
  Ultra Teams will get 8hrs time limit (3:30pm)
  Athletes must take note, that prize giving will commence at 3pm and competitors still out on the course will be allowed to finish and receive a medal up until 3:30pm.
SWIM CAPS Competitors will be given OFFICIAL RACE Yellow swimming caps at registration.
TRANSITON AREA The Transition Area will open at 5:15am by the TSA Officials. Your bike, helmet and swim cap will be checked when you enter the transition area. You will not be allowed to exit the Transition Area with your bike until after the last competitor has finished you bike leg. The Transition Area will close and everyone must exit at 6:50am for race briefing
KIT BAGS & EQUIPMENT Competitors must remove all kit bags from the Transition area before 6:55am.
  There will be a kit bag area provided at your own risk.
  The Officials and Organisers will in no way be responsible for lost or stolen items.
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 R103 / Midmar Road due to the Athletes safety.
  Anyone found driving on the route will result in their athlete being disqualified.
  The Ultra Route is spectator friendly and family and friends are encouraged to watch the competitors from the
  entrance gates of Midmar Dam (5min walk from the start).
  There will be a water point here, where competitors will be allowed to hand over special requirements and bottles.
RUN LAPS Ultra Race 3 Laps (21 km). All on tar roads.
WATER TABLE There will be 4 Water tables o n the 7km Run route and 4 Water Tables on the 5km Run route.
NUTRITION AT RUN WATER TABLES: Water Sachets, 32Gi Endure, 32Gi Gels & 32Gi Bars, Coke and Bananas will be available at Run Water tables. If the weather is very hot, Sponges will be available at all run water tables.
  *Rubbish must be thrown away within 100m after each water table.
  If caught throwing away after this, your will be disqualified.
BIKE WATER TABEL There will be 1 water table at 29km, 58km and 87km distances for the Ultra Competitors.
  32GI Race Bottles will be provided + Water Sachets
*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
GATE ENTRY FEE Unfortunately due to control measures by the KZN Wildlife auditors, Gate entry fees cannot be paid for by the race organisers prior to athletes entering the venue. Each entrant will therefore be responsible for paying for their own gate entry fee of R40 per adult and R20 per child under 12yrs. Athletes will get comp entry on Race day with their wrist band if registered on Saturday.

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. 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

Once entered your entry is FINAL.
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 will be emailed out the week of the event.
PRIZE MONEY The prize money totals R92 000 and prizes to the value of R50 000.
PRIZE GIVING Ultra prize giving – 3:00 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

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

Event Protect logo

In partnership with Event Protect,
cancellation insurance for all events.

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