THE RULES OF ALOHAMAN X-TRI
The following rules will be strictly enforced, to protect the event from loss and future success:
Your registration is yours and yours alone. You may not transfer or defer it to another person or another year. Anyone starting/racing under someone else’s event number will be disqualified and banned from the event indefinitely.
There are no refunds, transfers, or deferrals of any kind, for any reason through the event itself. We do offer third party event registration insurance during time of signup. Those that purchase this add-on and wish to claim it should do so through Allianz. Click Here to review every reason covered under Allianz’s insurance policy. This insurance is only available to those within the US.
PACKET PICKUP RULES
All athletes will be required to show a government issued photo ID to pickup your packet (driver’s license or Passport preferred). Onsite proof of an annual or 1-day USA Triathlon license is not necessary as our registration system auto verifies at time of registration.
All athletes will be asked to sign a physical copy of the USA Triathlon Release Waiver.
You must pick up your own packet in person during packet pickup hours. There is no event day packet pickup. No exceptions.
Your age is determined by how old you are at the end of that event year (12/31/XX).
All athletes and support team captains (at least) are required checkin to packet pickup and to be at the pre-event briefing the day before the event, no exceptions.
Your support crew should be present with you when you pickup your packet.
USA TRIATHLON RULES (MOST VIOLATED)
The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. We abide strictly by their rules with the exceptions only being bullet pointed out at the end of this list. Below are their most violated rules. For an entire listing of all of the USAT rules click here.
These rules were taken from the USAT website and pertain in general to all triathlons. For Alaskaman specifically, there are no age groups in the results and wetsuits are mandatory at all times during the swim portion of the event.
Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
Chin Straps: Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle.
Penalty: Disqualification on the course; Variable time penalty in the TriTats Transition Area(s) only.
Outside Assistance: No assistance other than that offered by event and medical officials may be used (pacing, clothing, hydration, food, etc). Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness.
Penalty: Variable time penalty
Transition Area: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the Transition Areas. Penalty: Variable time penalty
Drafting: Drafting--keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing. Blocking--riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass. Overtaken--once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.
Penalty: Variable time penalty
Course: All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow centerline for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times.
Penalty: Official's discretion
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at event officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden. Penalty: Disqualification
Headphones: Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the event. Penalty: Disqualification
Event numbers: All athletes are required to wear event numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.
Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number, Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without event director permission.
WETSUITSY: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. At Alohaman we do not allow wetsuits when the water temperature is above 78 degrees.
Abandonment/Littering: All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course. Penalty: Disqualification.
USA TRIATHLON HAS MADE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS TO THEIR RULES AND POLICIES TO ACCOMMODATE THIS BEING AN “EXTREME” USA TRIATHLON SANCTIONED EVENT.
These exceptions include but are not limited to:
allowing a mass start of 150-250 athletes
allowing the event to require athletes to have their own support instead of the event providing it
acknowledgement that there will be less medical available than normal due to remote circumstances and the extreme nature of the environment
ADDITIONAL EVENT SPECIFIC RULES
Obey Traffic/Bike Laws: The bike course is completely open to all vehicular traﬃc. All athletes are expected to obey all cycling and traffic laws at all times. This means stopping at stop signs and stoplights and yielding to those with the right-of-way whenever necessary. It’s how events work in Alaska. Penalty: Disqualification.
Event Numbers: The event number (bib) should be worn on the run (front facing). Penalty: Variable time penalty.
Bike Lights: Each bike must have a working light mounted on the back (blinking red) at all times. Battery lights (although not as bright) do tend to work better than lithium as they last longer and the batteries can be replaced on the fly. Your red blinking rear light needs to be on while you are on the bike course, at all times.
Cell Phones & Communication: Athletes must have a cell phone on them during the bike and run at all times to communicate with their support crew or the event crew if needed in an emergency situation. We recommend a small external battery and USB cable to charge it on the fly. This can be carried by your support crew until needed and weighs very little and is hardly noticeable if you carry one of the small cheap ones. Penalty: Disqualification.
Mandatory Gear/Equipment: Athletes and support are required to carry certain items throughout the event. Please see our Mandatory and Suggested Equipment list. Penalty: Disqualification.
Bike Support: Bike support is not provided by the race and is mandatory coming from each athlete's support team. This includes hydration, nutrition, basic non serious medical, changing of clothes, and all bike mechanics. Penalty for not having your own support: Disqualification.
Bike/Wheel Changing: No athlete is allowed to change their bike or wheels unless they are badly damaged and unusable. Penalty: Disqualification.
Disc Wheels: There are no disc wheels of any kind allowed at Alohaman. Penalty: Disqualification.
All athletes are responsible for their own support on the bike and run, however, the event will provide the following hydration/nutrition stations:
Swim Start (unmanned, hydration only)
T1/Bike Start (unmanned, hydration/nutrition)
T2/Run Start (manned, hydration/nutrition)
Run Miles - T2/Run Start, 6.2, 12.5, 18, & Finish Line (manned, hydration/nutrition)
Run Medical - T2/Run Start, 12.5, & Finish Line
If you withdraw from the event at any point before or during the event, you are required to inform the event crew immediately by calling +1 (832) 334-6362. During the event, your support crew is responsible for calling in your withdrawal. The event crew phone is manned from the pre-event meeting onwards. If there is no answer leave a message and also text the athlete’s name and event number along with event withdrawal notification.
MEDICAL / ANTI-DOPING
Medical crew and event marshals appointed by the organizers may at any time during the event remove an athlete from the event, in case of health issues or risk of injury to the athlete.
The use of prohibited methods and substances included in the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is forbidden. Athletes may be subject to random testing by AntI-Doping USA.
MANDATORY ALOHAMAN X-TRI CUTOFFS
We must institute cutoffs and various checkpoints throughout the courses.