– All athletes should conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. They must act in a manner that takes into consideration their own safety as well as others.
– Obey all traffic regulations as well as instructions from race staff and/or police officers.
– All competitors should be aware of the course and it is their responsibility to know and understand it. No adjustments in the results will be made for any athlete who deviates from the course route.
– It is forbidden to use any kind of banned substance with the intention of improving performance on the field. Challenge Vietnam reserves the right to test any athlete in order to check the use of prohibited substances during the race. A positive test result would mean automatic disqualification.
– Cameras, cellphones and headphones are prohibited during the entire duration of the race unless express permission is given by Challenge Vietnam.
– In the case of bad weather, Challenge Vietnam reserves the right to convert the Event to duathlon status in the interests of competitor safety but will not be held liable for any loss as a result of such a decision. If the conditions are still deemed to be unsafe to run a duathlon, Challenge Vietnam has sole discretion, and may cancel the Event without obligation to refund entry fees.
– Participants’ equipment must be placed in the transition bags, on the athlete’s bike or in the athlete’s designated transition area.
– The race medical team will have the ultimate decision on an athlete continuing or abandoning the race after an incident
– The age of the participants is based on the race day age.
– Challenge Vietnam reserves the right to alter rules, regulations, event course and venues at any time provided athletes are advised prior to the event, or if such a change is in the interest of competitor safety.
- – Compulsory gear includes swim cap (cap provided). The possibility to use a wetsuit will be communicated at the Race briefing subject to the water conditions, temperature and swim course/distance (at the Event organizer’s absolute discretion).
- – No fins, paddles, snorkels, flotation devices of any kind are permitted.
- – Swim goggles or face-masks may be worn.
- – Any assistance required during swim may result in disqualification.
- – Event organizers have the right to change the location of the swim course, the distance of the swim course or cancel the swim course (at their absolute discretion) taking into account the weather and water temperature conditions.
- – All athletes must be out of the water by the swim cut off time, which is 1 hour and 10 minutes after the start of the last wave. Any athlete remaining after the lapse of the said time will be disqualified from continuing the race.
- – Race numbers must not be altered in size or appearance, and must be worn on the back during the bike.
- – Helmets must be worn at all times within the bike course.
- – Helmet must be secured by the chin-strap before unracking the bike, and must remain fastened until the cyclist has dismounted the bike and returned it to its rack.
- – No individual support allowed.
- – Each participant is responsible for the state or repair of his/her own bike. Bikes must have been serviced within three weeks of the event and be in a safe and roadworthy condition. Assistance by anyone other than official technical support personnel will be grounds for immediate disqualification. This disallows the use of spare wheels and backup bikes and requires that each competitor be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction. All bikes must undergo a compulsory check by the official technical support in the lead up to the race or at registration. Only checked bikes will be allowed into transition.
- – Cyclists are expected to heed directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. Participant may run/walk their bike if necessary.
- – Competitors must keep as far to the left as is practically possible at all times, and pass others on the right and must obey all traffic laws, traffic regulations and the directions of Event officials and the Police.
- – The penalty for dangerous riding or unsportsmanlike conduct will be an instant five minute stand down on the side of the road. A second penalty will result in an ten minute stand down. A third penalty will result in disqualification.
- – The bike course will close for all competitors, team and individual, 5 hours and 30 minutes from the start of the last wave. Event organizers reserve the right to remove competitors from the race who do not complete the bike leg by this cut-off time.
- – Event organizers have the right to change the location of the bike course or the distance of the bike course (at their absolute discretion) and taking into account the weather and course conditions
- – Competitors must not alter the size or appearance of the race number, and must wear it clearly and visibly on their front.
- – Slower competitors must keep to the left with other competitors overtaking on the right.
- – Runners must stay inside the cones at all times. Runners who step outside the cones onto the open road will be disqualified immediately.
- – No individual support vehicles or nonparticipant escort runners or cyclists are allowed. Friends, family members, coaches or supporters of any type may not bike, drive or run alongside competitors, may not pass food or other items to competitors and should be warned to stay completely clear of all participants to avoid the disqualification of a participant. Runners are expected to follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. Outside assistance is strictly forbidden and the size and nature of penalties for such an offence is at the sole discretion of the Event Director and Race Referee.
- – Competitors must obey all traffic laws, traffic regulations and the directions of Event officials and the Police.
- – The run course will close for all competitors, team and individual, 8 hours and 30 minutes from the start of last wave 1. Event organizers reserve the right to remove from the course competitors who do not complete the race by this cut-off time.
- – Event organizers have the right to change the location of the run course or the distance of the run course (at their absolute discretion) and taking into account the weather and course conditions