The same routes as last year with the addition of the Kids races. See route profiles below.
Starting Times, Categories
08:00 – FULL – SOLO – R795
08:00 – FULL – TEAM – R900
09:00 – SPRINT – SOLO – R595
09:00 – SPRINT – TEAM – R750
11:30 – KIDS races – R100-R150
Please note: Online entries will close when the limits per event has been reached or 8 December at 12:00. Substitutions will be allowed on the day for a R50 admin fee. Only online entrants will receive a goodie bag.
Registration at Lomond Wine Estate
Please note – No entries will be available at the venue at either registration. Online entries close when we have reached capacity or on Wednesday 8 December, whichever is first.
10 December: 16:00 – 20:00 – We would like to suggest that you register on Friday to avoid the rush on the morning of the event. Rather enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over the dam. Pizzas will be on sale as well.
11 December: 06:30 – 08:00
GPS Coordinates: 34°33’58.8″S 19°28’58.4″
Lomond Wine Estate
06:30 – Registration Starts (Registration also on Friday afternoon from 16:00 – 20:00)
07:00 – Transition area opens
07:50 – Registration close
07:50 – Race briefing
08:00 – Start of FULL Race (Wetsuit allowed)
09:00 – Start of SPRINT Race (Wetsuit allowed)
11:30 – Start of KIDS Races (Parent allowed)
+- 13:00 – Prize giving
The Full Triathlon consist of a 1200m swim, 25km mountain bike and 12km trail run. It is a fun event and therefore a fast route. The swim is shorter than the normal 1500m. On the mountain bike there are a few sections to challenge the racers but do-able for the newbie as well. The trail run is a lap around the dam with some single track towards the end.
There will be 4 waterpoints on the MTB and 2 on the run.
12km Trail Run
Kids Triathlons – We invite all parents to join in any part of the event to support their children.
Kids Triathlon 6-8 years
The Kids 6-8 Triathlon consist of a 50m swim/wade and we encourage parents to join in the fun. This is followed by 2 laps of the course for a 1.5km mountain bike and one lap of the same course for the 750m run.
Kids Triathlon 9-11 years
The Kids 9-11 Triathlon consist of a 100m swim or 1 lap of the swim course. This is followed by 1 lap of the 5km bike course which will finish through the dam overflow. The run course is one lap of the run course for the 1.5km run.
Kids Triathlon 12-14 years
The Kids 12-14 Triathlon consist of a 200m swim which will be a 2 lap swim of the course. This is followed by 2 laps of the bike course for a 10km mountain bike and 2 laps of the run course for the 3km run. Please note where the second laps begin.
Each participant is responsible to know the race course. There will be volunteers and markings, but a little knowledge beforehand will go a long way. A course map is available on the Scuttle website. Printed maps will be available at the venue at registration.
If water conditions do not allow for the swim portion of the race to be conducted, the race will be held as a Duathlon
Minimum race age for this event (Sprint and Full) is 15 years old. Younger athletes should enter the Kids events.
Ignorance of the rules is not admitted as an excuse for violations.
It is the racer’s responsibility to maintain adequate hydration. The organizers will provide hydration stations on the bike and run.
Here are more specific rules as per ITU (International Triathlon Union):
General swim rules:
a.) Athletes may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water. They may also
tread water or float. Athletes are allowed to push off the ground at the beginning and
the end of every swim lap.
b.) Athletes must follow the prescribed swim course.
c.) Athletes may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object, such as a
buoy or stationary boat.
d.) In an emergency, an athlete should raise an arm overhead and call for assistance.
Once official assistance is rendered, the athlete must retire from the competition.
General bike rules:
a.) An athlete is not permitted to:
(i) Block other athletes;
(ii) Cycle with a bare torso;
(iii) Make forward progress without being in possession of the bike.
b.) Dangerous Behaviour
(i) Athletes must obey the specific traffic regulations for the event, unless a
Technical Official advises otherwise.
(ii) Athletes leaving the field of play for safety reasons have to return to it without
gaining any advantage. If advantage is gained due to this action, the athlete
will receive a time penalty to be served in Transition Area for Age Groupers and
at the run penalty box for everyone else.
General run rules:
a.) The athletes will:
(i) Run or walk;
(ii) Wear the bib number;
(iii) Not crawl;
(iv) Not run with a bare torso;
(v) Not run without shoes or run barefoot on any part of the course;
(vi) Not run with a bike helmet on;
(vii) Not use posts, trees or other fixed elements to assist manouvering curves;
(viii) Not be accompanied by team members, team managers or other pacemakers
on the course.
General transition rules:
a.) All athletes must have their helmet securely fastened from the time they remove their
bike from the rack at the start of the bike leg, until after they have placed their bike on
the rack at the finish of the bike leg;
b.) Athletes must use only their designated bike rack and must rack their bike;
c.) Only equipment to be used during the competition can be left in
transition. All other belongings and equipment are to be removed before race start.
d.) Bike shoes, glasses, helmet, and other bike equipment can be placed on the bike.
e.) Athletes must not impede the progress of other athletes in the Transition Area;
f.) Athletes must not interfere with another athlete’s equipment in the Transition Area;
g.) Cycling is not permitted inside the Transition Area: Athletes must mount their
bicycles after the mount line by having one complete foot contact with the ground
after the mount line. Athletes must dismount their bicycles before the dismount line
by having one complete foot contact with the ground before the dismount line.
While in the transition area (before the mount line and after the dismount line) the
bike can be pushed only by the athlete’s hands. Mount and dismount lines are part
of the transition area.
h.) Nudity or indecent exposure is forbidden;
i.) Athetes can not stop in the flow zones of the Transition Area;
j.) Marking positions in the Transition Area is not allowed. Marks will be removed and
the athletes will not be notified.
Swim Caps: Event swim caps will be provided and are compulsory to be worn by all athletes during the entire duration of the swim.
Wetsuits: are allowed
Helmets in transition: You must have your helmet on and buckled when you are in possession of your bike. It must be on your head before you take your bike from the rack until racked again after the bike section.
Bike Numbers: Bike numbers must be mounted on the handlebars facing forward.
Run Numbers: Numbers must be worn on the front of the body.
Cutting the course: Short-cutting and/or cutting trail switchbacks or course is not permitted and may result in disqualification.
This year we will be hosting an informal gathering underneath the beautiful Milkwoods. (Situated on Lomond, just below the dam.)
Come and wind down the year with us and share your war stories over a beer or glass of wine. A meal, Cash bar and music is included. Everyone is welcome and a ticket gets you in. Starts at 18:00.
Tickets will be on sale at registration or with your online entry.
Tel. 072 198 0862
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Location: 34°31’18.8″S 19°33’33.6″E
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Location: 34°35’03.3″S 19°20’56.7″E
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Location: 5 mins from Lomond Wine Estate.
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Strandskloof Caravan Park – 5km from the venue
Uilenkraalsmond Holiday Resort – 8.5km from the venue