IRONMAN BRASIL 2020 REGULATION
1. IRONMAN Brasil 2020, on May 31st, will be run under the following categories: Male Age-Group: 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, 80 plus and PC; Female Age-Group: 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, 80 plus and PC; Male Elite; Female Elite.
2. Elite Athletes can register until April 26th 2019 through email@example.com, or when it achieves the technical limit.
3. It will be considered, for the classification in the age group, athlete’s age on the December 31st, 2020. The minimum age for participation is 18 years old. As regards these rules, the reference date for the contestant’s age is the day of the race, May 31st, 2020;
4. Any athlete holding elite/ professional status from their National Triathlon Federation, or an Ironman Professional Membership (as verified by elite/ pro status of an athlete’s National Triathlon Federation), or have participated in any any race with same distances holding PRO status, is prohibited from racing as an AGE GROUP athlete in ANY sanctioned triathlon events anywhere in the world, where there is an elite/ pro wave, within the same calendar year. Disqualification and potential sanction from WTC events, and forfeiture of any AGE GROUP World Championship qualifying slots may result for any athlete that has not adhered to this policy.
5. Athletes can only register online at www.ironmanbrasil.com.br (they will be directed to www.active.com) from June 14th, 2019 to April 30th 2020, or when it achieves the technical limit of 1,500 athletes. Entry fee includes athlete’s kit, the race and entry at Carbo Dinner.
6. Registration fee before July 31st is US$ 725.00 plus tax, and after July 31st is US$ 800.00 plus tax.
7. Athletes who register on or before July 31st, 2019 are eligible to defer their entry into the 2021 IRONMAN Brasil free of charge. All deferral requests will be honored until April 30, 2020 regardless of the reason for deferral. The deferral may only be used once. Athletes who elect to defer their entries forfeit any partial refund, ability to transfer or insurance refund. After April 30th, 2020, there will be no refunds or deferral, under any circumstances. To submit a deferral request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.a. Athletes who register after July 31st, 2019 withdrawing on or before April 30th, 2020 will receive a refund of half the registration fee. Requests must be done through email@example.com. After April 30th, 2020, there will be no refunds, under any circumstances.
7.b. Convenience fee is not refundable.
7.c.Charity slot withdraw is calculated based on regular registration fee. The extra amount of a charity slot will be redirected to institutions regardless athlete intends to race or not .
8. It is not possible to transfer the registration to other people or to forthcoming Ironman Brasil or Ironman Brasil 70.3 races, under any circumstances.
9. Athlete check in will be on 05/22 from 2 PM to 6 PM, on 05/23 and 05/24 from 9 AM to 6 PM, and on the 05/25 from 9 AM to 11 AM, at Doze de Agosto Club – (Address:Servidao José Cardoso de Oliveira, 1 – Jurere Internacional, Florianopolis – SC). The athlete who does not get the race kit according to this schedule will be disqualified and will lose the rights over the kit.
10. Athletes are encouraged to present a medical certificate older less than 6 months during the bike check in – suggested medical certificate example available for download here.
11. The athlete must be aware of the Regulations, Standards, Procedures and the Event’s Schedule.
12. Athlete who gives his/her race kit to someone else, as well as the athlete who receives it, will immediately be disqualified from the event and may be suspended for up to two years from any IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race around the world.
13. IRONMAN Brasil 2020 will qualify 40 athletes for the 2020 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – HAWAII among racers in Male and Female Age Group categories. Another 4 slots will be offered to PRO Athletes: 1-MPRO/ 1-WPRO/ + PRO 2 slots that are assigned based on the final start numbers of MPRO and WPRO athletes race day. Final slot allocation will be determined on race day based on the number of official starters in each age group. If there are no starters in a particular Age Group, no slot will be allocated. If there are no finishers in a particular Age Group that had at least one participant start then that slot will be moved to the next calculated Age Group within the gender. Athletes MUST claim their slot in-person at the qualifying race during the IRONMAN World Championship Slot Allocation and Rolldown Ceremony. Check the event schedule of events for time and location of the ceremony.
14. Anyone who wishes to claim a Rolldown slot must attend the IRONMAN World Championship Slot Allocation and Rolldown Ceremony and claim their slot in person. If an automatic qualifier in an Age Group chooses not to take the slot, does not attend the IRONMAN World Championship Slot Allocation and Rolldown Ceremony, or has already qualified, the next eligible finisher in that Age Group may claim the slot that has rolled down.
15. If there are no more eligible finishers in a particular Age Group or no other finishers in attendance at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Slot Allocation and Rolldown Ceremony in that Age Group, that unclaimed slot will be reallocated to another Age Group within the gender based on the athletes-to-slots ratio. The Age Group within the gender with the largest athletes-to-slots ratio will receive the first reallocated slot, followed by the next largest ratio receiving the second re-allocated slot (if applicable), and so on.
16. The entry fee for the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship is US$850.00 plus taxes.
17. Considering modalities regulations and the technical and security aspects in the race courses, Race General and Specific Rules can be modified until the beginning of athletes briefing.
18. It is elected the county board of São Paulo, upon the express waiver of any other as privileged as it may be, for dispelling any doubts arising from this Race Regulation.
RACE TECHNICAL RULES
21. The race will have wave start format, starting at 6:45 AM. Each athlete must start according to his/her Age Group wave start time, wearing the correspondent swim cap.
21.a. Male Elite starts at 06:45 AM; Female Elite starts at 06:50 AM; age group M 30-34 (red swim cap) starts at 7:05 AM; age group M 35-39 (blue swim cap) starts at 7:10 AM; All females, age group M 60-64, M 65-69, M 70-74 (yellow swim cap) start a 07:15 AM; age group M 40-44 (orange swim cap) starts at 7:20 AM; age group M 45-49 (green swim cap) starts at 7:25 AM; age groups M 18-24, M 25-29, M 50-54, M 55-59 (white swim cap) start at 7:27 AM.
21.b. Any athlete who starts in the incorrect wave will be disqualified.
21.c. The athlete must access the start line through the entrance control, where the timing mats are located, otherwise the athlete will be disqualified.
22. Bike check-in is mandatory, at the entrance of Transition Area, on 05/30 – from 2 PM to 7 PM. There will be seven groups, with one hour for each, according to race bib number, as it is informed at the Race Schedule, at the official’s website. Athlete must present the equipment for the race: tatoos already marked on their arms, bike, helmet with the number sticker on the frontal part, and the bags for bike and run. After check-in procedures, bikes will be set on the respective holders in the Transition Area and helmet and bags will be delivered by the athletes at the changing tent. Only the official bags will be accepted; no additional items which do not fit inside the bags will be allowed.
23. The use of the timing chip and chip holder provided by the Organization is mandatory for all contestants during the whole race. In case of loss, the competitor must inform the Organization. Timing chip and chip holder must be delivered after crossing the finish line and before entering the finisher area. At this moment, athlete will receive a mark on his/her bib number, which will be requested at bike check-out. The failure to return the chip and the chip holder requires the payment of a fee of R$ 200,00 (two hundred reais) as a refund to the Organization for the lost equipment.
24. Bike check-out will happen exclusively on 05/31, from 6:10 PM until 06/01 – 01:00 AM., with the presentation of the bib number. If by any reason the athlete is not able to do it, he/she will appoint someone, through an appropriate document from the race-kit, and, with this, the athlete bib number and an official ID in hands he/she will be able to check out the bike and the bags.
25. Bike and Run special needs bags (orange and black bags), which use is optional, can be turned in by the athletes on the race day, Sunday, from 4:30 am to 6:30 am, at the entrance of the Transition Area.
26. Special needs bags must contain only food items. The bags not taken during the race will be at the bike check out.
27. During the race, athletes are responsible for getting their Bike and Run special needs bags in pre-determined spots. Each of these sites will have a delimited area where the bags will be displayed according to numerical order in groups of one hundred.
28. By giving special needs bags to the race’s Organization, it is established that responsibility over them finishes at the moment the athletes pick them up at the Delivery Stations in the race, within the time limit for each leg. All the Special needs bags not taken will be immediately discarded and will not be returned to the athletes.
29. The Organization is not responsible for athletes’ belongings lost inside or outside the Transition area; it will, however, keep a sector for the “Lost and Found” Items. This sector will be open to delivering the material on June 1st, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. After this period, the material which has not been picked up will be donated to charity entities.
30. Considering race start time, each portion has a time limit. Swim will have a maximum time of 2:20. Bike will have a 10:30 time limit, and the intermediate cut off at km 146,5 at 04:10 PM. The Run time limit is 17:00. The athlete who exceeds the time limit of either modality will be disqualified and must leave the course. After the time limit for each modality, the security facilities for each section will be dismantled. IRONMAN reserves the right to remove an athlete from the course and DNF athlete if our course staff demines there is no possibility of an athlete finishing the given discipline (swim, bike, run) before de posted cut-off times based on an athletes’s location, time average speed up to that point.
30.a.During the race, the last wave start will be considered to disqualify (DNF – did not finish)an athlete, being unable to proceed the race.
30.b. There is only one exception for cut off time at the bike course – the intermediate cut off. If an athlete don’t reach the km 146,5 until 4:10 PM, he/she will be disqualified and must leave the course.
31. The athlete who does not strictly conform to the course for each section will be eliminated or disqualified at any time, if there is proof from the official documentary controls of the race.
32. Any physical or moral offence from a competitor or person directly linked to this towards any member of the Organization will be penalized with disqualification, and the offender may be suspended from any Ironman event promoted by Unlimited Sports.
33. Upon returning from the Swim (beach) and also on the Bike and Run courses, there will be electronic timing mats to control athletes’ passages throughout the course.
34. There’ll be one aid station on Swim, seven aid stations on the Bike with 16 pass-through, and nine aid stations with 23 pass-through on the Run course.
35. Athlete must change in the Changing Tent; in case he/she does not do it, he/she will be disqualified.
36. Each athlete is exclusively responsible for getting their bags in the hanger, getting their material, putting it back inside the mags, and closing it in the specific Changing Tent.
37. On race day, transition area will be open from 4:30 AM to 6:30 AM.
38. The medical care service will be able to remove from the race any athlete who is unable to continue, according to medical criteria.
39. The organization has the power of taking any decision concerning the rules. Questions derived from the application or interpretation of the race’s specific Technical Regulation will be analyzed by a Competition Jury.
§1st The punished athlete can appeal to the Competition Jury regarding the official results, which will be published at Check-In Area, at 7:00 AM on May 27th, 2019.
§2nd The appeal shall be referred to the Competition Jury by the punished athlete or his/her legal representative, or by an interested third part, to the Competition Jury President in a proper form given by the event organization.
§3rd Deadline for presenting recourse will be from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM, on June 1st, 2020, at the event’s office, upon the payment of a US$ 50.00 fee, which will be reimbursed in case of favorable decision.
§4th The appeal must contain:
I – the applicant’s qualification;
II – the athlete’s bib number;
III – a short explanation of the facts which generated the recourse;
§5th The appeal must not be prepared against facts generated by the referee’s interpretation.
§6th Competition Jury will analyze possible recourses from 7:00 PM to 8:00 AM.
40. All athletes are subject to anti-doping testing.
41. Every athlete who finishes the race will receive a medal. The top five finishers in each Age Group category will receive a trophy. Top six finishers in the Elite category, Men and Women, will receive a trophy and a cash award, according to the distribution below:
1- US$ 8.000
2- US$ 4.000
3- US$ 3.000
4- US$ 2.500
5- US$ 1.500
6- US$ 1.000
42. The athlete must be present or indicate someone to represent him/her at the awarding ceremony. Athlete who is not present at ceremony may request his/her trophy to the Organization until 30 days after the race.
44. Friends or family members are not allowed to enter the finish chute and cross the finish line with any athlete. Athlete who does not respect this rule will be disqualified.
43. Race starts at 6:45 AM for Male Elite athletes, at 6:50 AM for Female Elite athletes and from 7:05 AM on for Age groupers, as informed on item 21.a. Time limit for entering the start area is 6:30 for Elite and 05 minutes prior the wave start time for age groupers according to item 21.a. Athletes have to respect the instructions of the marshals concerning the set up and the start positions.
44. The swim course will close 2 hours and 20 minutes after the final athlete starts the swim. Each athlete will have 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete the 3.8km swim. Individual athletes who take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete the swim will receive a DNF. IRONMAN officials reserve the right to pull athletes off the course who exceed any established course time cut-offs.
44.a. In case of non-security conditions of the ocean, the swim will be canceled to a Time-Trial Bike start. Procedures concerning this issue will be informed during the Athletes Briefing.
45. The athlete must have his/her number marked on his/her body before the Bike Check-in.
46. Athlete must enter the start area through timing control mat.
47. The athlete must go around the buoys. The athlete who does not do it will be disqualified.
48. The athletes are obligated to wear the swimming cap given by the organization. The athlete, who doesn’t wear it, will be disqualified.
49. The use of any kind of auxiliary equipment to swim is forbidden. If an athlete uses it, he/she will be disqualified (except goggles and wetsuit clothes).
50. The use of a wetsuit is permitted to the athlete of the Age Groups at water temperature up to and including 24.5ºC. The Event´s Direction will measure and announce the water temperature on the Athletes’ Briefing, as an alert. One and a half hour before the race start, a new measurement will be taken to determine whether the use is permitted or not; this measure will be announced by the sound system. If the water temperature is 24.6ºC or higher, the use of wetsuit will be forbidden. In this case, it´s allowed the of swimwear (skinsuits/speedsuits) made of 100% textile material, such as nylon or lycra. Swimwear must not be consisted of rubberized material such as neoprene or polyurethane. It must not cover the neck, extend past the elbows and the knees.
51. The use of a wetsuit is permitted to the Elite athletes at water temperature up to and including 21.9ºC. The Event´s Direction will measure and announce the water temperature on the Athletes’ Briefing, as an alert. One and a half hour before the race start, a new measurement will be taken to determine whether the use is permitted or not; this measure will be announced by the sound system. If the water temperature is 22ºC or higher, the use of wetsuit will be forbidden. In this case, it´s allowed the of swimwear (skinsuits/speedsuits) made of 100% textile material, such as nylon or lycra. Swimwear must not be consisted of rubberized material such as neoprene or polyurethane. It must not cover the neck, extend past the elbows and the knees.
52. If an athlete wears a wetsuit without the event’s direction permission, he/she will be disqualified.
53. Its forbidden to run on the beach, except in a specific area delimited by the organization. The athlete who does not obey it, will be disqualified.
54. Warming-up is allowed from 5:00 AM to 6:30 AM in the specific area delimited by the organization. It´s forbidden to worm-up in front of the race start.The athlete who does not obey it, will be disqualified.
55. The bike course will close 10 hours 30 minutes after the final scheduled Age Group starts the swim. Each athlete will have 10 hours and 30 minutes to complete the swim, T1, bike course regardless of when they start the swim. The cut-off time is 10:30 from the race start. There is also an intermediate cut-off time at km 132 (Return 4 – Via Expressa Sul) at 3:10 PM – clock time. Any athlete that takes longer than 10 hours and 30 minutes to complete the swim, T1 and bike course, or do not reach the km 146,5 until 04:10 PM will receive a DNF and must leave the course.
56. Athlete must always wear a fastened helmet when in contact with his/her bike. In case athlete does not do this, he’ll be disqualified.
57. Uniforms with a front zip must not be undone below the point of the end of the breastbone (sternum). The athlete will be disqualified if not remedied promptly.
58. Race number must be visible on the bike and on the helmet; it shall not be altered from its original format. Failure to meet this rule will result in a yellow card penalty.
59. The athlete has to push his/her bike until the mounting line and to get off the bicycle before the dismounting lane. In case he/she fails to do it, he/she will be penalized with a yellow card.
60. The Athlete Draft Zone (professional and age groupers) is 12 meters, measured from the leading edge of the front wheel of the leading cyclists and extending towards the back of the bike. This means that athletes must maintain a 6 bike lengths of clear space between his or herself and the bike in front of them. Athletes will have 25 seconds to overtake an athlete. If the athlete does not obey this rule, he/she will be given a blue card and must stop at the nearest Penalty Box/Tent, remaining in the tent for 5:00 minutes and registering on the sign-in sheet. Each athlete is responsible for stopping at the next Penalty Box/Tent available on course.
61. A “pass” occurs when the overtaking athlete’s front wheel passes the leading edge of the front wheel of the athlete being overtaken.
61.a. The overtaking athlete (the athlete making the pass) may not back out of the a draft zone after entering into it. Once an overtaking athlete enters the draft zone of another athlete, a pass must be completed. If a pass is not completed, the athlete will receive a blue card and must stop at the nearest penalty tent/area, remaining in the tent for 5:00 minutes and register on the sign-in sheet. Each athlete is responsible for stopping at the next Penalty Box/Area.
62. Trash or any material must be discarded only in the designated trash drop zones at each aid station. An athlete who discards any item outside this location will receive a blue card and a 5:00 minute time penalty.
63. When the athlete receives a yellow, blue or red card penalty, he/she will have his/her bib number called by the referee who will show the respective card to the penalization.
64.When the athlete receives a yellow card he/she must stop at the nearest penalty tent/area, remaining in the tent for 1:00 minute and register on the sign-in sheet. Each athlete is responsible for stopping at the next Penalty Box/Area.
65. When in the penalty area, the athlete is only allowed to consume food and/or water that in on their bike or person. Athletes are prohibited from using the restroom while serving a penalty. Using the restroom while serving a time penalty will result in a disqualification. Making adjustments to equipment or performing any type of bike maintenance while serving a penalty in the penalty tent is prohibited and will lead to a disqualification.
66. It is forbidden to the athlete the use of headsets; its use is punished with a yellow card and may result in disqualification if the situation is not remedied promptly.
67. The accumulation of three blue cards (drafting and intentional littering*) will result in disqualification. Yellow cards will no longer count as a “strike” (penalty counting towards disqualification), but athletes may still be disqualified should the Head Referee consider the accumulation of yellow cards to be in violation of IRONMAN Competition Rules.
68. A red card may be issued to an athlete for severe rule violations including, but not limited to, repeated rule violations, disregard for directives given by Race Referees or Race Officials, or dangerous or unsportsmanlike conduct;
69. Athletes must not make any forward progress unaccompanied by their bicycle. If a bicycle is rendered inoperable, an athlete may proceed on the cycling course, running or walking, while pushing or carrying the bicycle,so long as the bicycle is pushed or carried in a manner not to obstruct or impede the progress of other athletes. (DSQ)
70. The run course will close 17 hours after the final Age Group starts. Each individual athlete will have 17 hours to complete the entire course. Individual athletes who take longer than 17 hours to complete the entire course will receive a DNF.
71. The use of the race number is mandatory. In case the athlete does not observe this rule, he/she will be disqualified. The race number must be placed in the frontal part of the athlete’s body, clearly visible and unaltered in any way. In case it is not, the athlete will be disqualified.
72. Individual non-participant escort runners or cyclists are prohibited. If a Referee identifies such an event, the athlete will receive a yellow card.
73. Uniforms with a front zip must not be undone below the point of the end of the breastbone (sternum). The athlete will be disqualified if not remedied promptly.
74. It is forbidden to the athlete the use of headsets; its use is punished with a yellow card and may result in disqualification if not remedied promptly.
75. Trash or any material must be discarded only in the designated trash drop zones at each aid station. Athlete who discards any item outside this location will received a blue card and a 5:00 minute penalty.
76. An Athlete who receives one red card or accumulates three BLUE cards will be disqualified.