XTERRA Greece, given the need to transfer the event established in April due to the continuation of the Hygiene Situation, brings together the XTERRA Greece Off Road Triathlon & Aquathlon Championship, with the XTERRA Open Water Swimming Challenge. Both races will take place at Vouliagmeni beach, on October 15-17, 2021. The Triathlon and Aquathlon races are due to take place on Saturday the 16th of October, while the Open Water Swimming races, on Sunday the 17th of October.
Vouliagmeni beach, which has been hosting the XTERRA Greece Off Road Triathlon Championship since 2016, is organized and has all the relevant and necessary facilities, promising athletes of all ages, the best experience.

An Unforgettable experience for all

Those who have reached the age of 18 and have a proven (medically) good physical condition are eligible to participate. Athletes under 18 years of age must have their parent / guardian signed consent. 

5k & 2.5k

2.5k 5k O.W.S. Map

1k

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It is a special swimming experience that for the 8th year on the row will fascinate open water swimmers. Long-distance athletes (1k, 2.5k and 5k) will first swim vertically to the beach for 200 meters and then passing through the two orange buoys "door", will swim externally and in line with the movement of the clock indicators of a buoy complex completing a small circle for the distance of 1k, a larger circle for the distance of 2.5k and two large circles for the distance of 5k (passing by the shore completing the first cycle). The finishing of each race will take place on the beach below the arch.

200m distance race will start in waves of 20 swimmers mixed (men/women and wetsuit/no wetsuit), men's - women's separate semi-finals and mixed final.

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Starting:
The start takes place with the 20 athletes of each series in a straight line parallel to the coast, defined by the two orange buoys and the stretched couloir. Athletes of each series will stand one next to the other, with their shoulder touching the couloir.

Finishing
After starting, they'll swim vertically towards the beach until they leave the sea and running will pass under the arch

Route:
The route is vertical to the coast, total distance of 200 meters (starting – finishing)

Starting Time/Way
The first wave of athletes (start) will take place at exactly the announced time. The waves of 20 people of each qualifying start, will come randomly (draw) or from an alphabetical order (organizer's decision).
Each subsequent wave (20 people) after the start of the previous wave and until the end of the last athlete of the previous wave, go in the starting area to take place. The organizer will inform everyone for the starting procedure and then will ask everyone to put their shoulders on the couloir, and when everyone is in the correct position he will say the word "Ready" and without another warning, at his discretion (so that everyone touches the couloir), he will start the race.

Timing:
Each athlete must pass through the timer boat to which he/she will give a name and receive a timer chip with his/her number before taking a position in the starting area (line).

Cut Off:
There is no time limit for athletes and all safety infrastructure during the swimming race, will be on alert until the last athlete finishes

Wetsuit:
Wetsuit (swimming suit) is allowed, without separating the athletes. Each athlete decides for himself whether or not he wishes to wear a wetsuit or not, without his/her decision affect the awards. Wetsuit is strongly recommended by the organizer, if the sea temperature is below 18°C

Accessories:
Accessories/swimming equipment other than: wetsuit, cap (given by the organization at least externally if the athlete prefer to wear two), a personal buoy (if provided by the organization, otherwise at the discretion of the athlete), glasses or mask (without snorkel), watch. The equipment that is prohibited (e.g. indicative and not restrictive, are: Fins, pool buoys, paddles, destinator. It is also banned for safety reasons all kind of sound equipment. Petroleum jelly (baseline) will be given to athletes that will ask for

Athlete's Unique Number:
Each athlete has his / her unique number that is received with the timer chip from the timer boat.

Safekeeping:
The organizer has provided and will allow each athlete to deliver a bag of his or her belongings in a special area guarded by volunteers for safekeeping. A prerequisite for this, is the placement on the athlete’s bag - in a visible place - of the special sticker with the unique athlete’s number, which will be inside the Athletes kit.  By showing off the tattoo with the number or the written number with a marker that he has been applied prominently to his body, cap or wetsuit, he/she will be able to pick up his/her bag him/herself at the end of the race.

Participation:
Participation in the race is open to athletes from the age of 14!

Awards:
General category Men - Women
Age categories do not exist
Younger and older athlete 

All athletes will receive a medal after finishing their race and having delivered the timer chip.

Route details can be found in the maps listed above and on the website of the organization, while more route details, if any changes occur, terms and regulations will be given at the Race Brief, that will take place before the event. Participating at the race brief, is mandatory.

All athletes, will receive a rich Athlete’s kit from the secretariat (according to the entry fee’s policy). The opening hours of the secretariat will be announced on the website of the organization (program) 10 days before the organization. A prerequisite for the acquisition of the Athlete’s kit is the arrival of the athlete himself in the secretariat to receive it. Attention, Athlete’s kits will not be given to third parties and athletes must prove their identity.

For registrations of various levels after the early bird price, last minute entries as well, athletes should be aware that the Athlete’s kit they will receive, based on the announced commercial (entry fee’s) policy, is reduced and does not include full content, given the inability of the organizer to predict last minute entries for the availability of material. There is no commitment of the organizer to give any material after the race, including those who had validly registered to participate but ultimately did not join the race, for any reason.

All participants by submitting their online registration form, responsibly declare that with their responsibility are taking part in the race. The registration is considered valid and the athlete can finally take part in the race, only if a certificate of a doctor (cardiologist - pathologist) or an athlete's card in a Federation Association, has been submitted. If he/she is a club (team) athlete, he can also submit a health card, while for other athletes, the doctor's certificate is sufficient. Attention, the money deposit for the registration of an athlete, without the presumption of a doctor’s certificate or athlete’s card, does not validate his/her registration and participation.

Upon submission of the registration, each athlete or his/her parents, through the consent for their children, declare responsibly that they have studied and have been fully informed about the specific conditions and requirements for the conduct of this race and have undergone appropriate medical examinations. It exonerates the organizers in advance of any liability regarding his/her health, any accident or even death.

You can download a medical certificate exemple here

Please download from here, the Parents’ written consent for children participation under 18 years old.

Regulations:
Athletes are allowed to use swim goggles or masks and bathing suit or a wetsuit. Use of any other equipment like snorkels, fins, boards etc is prohibited. Athletes can apply sunscreen, oil, petroleum jelly (baseline), or anything else they want before starting. * For category 60+ only, a mask and a snorkel will be allowed. It is compulsory to present an athlete's medical certificate or an athlete's card.

Age categories to which athletes belong, are calculated based on the year of birth, and not on the date of birth. Accordingly, the age category change occurs for everyone at the year change, and throughout a calendar year, athletes compete in the same age group. Objections to this parameter will not be accepted.

Starting - Ending:

The start signal will be given out of the water (in the beach) for distances of 1k, 2.5k & 5k. The distances of 200m will have a water start. Distances of 1k, 2.5 k & 5k are to be carried out in a rotary arrangement defined by buoys based on the above maps. At the end of each round, athletes will have to get out of the sea and run a short distance of about 15m on the beach, to end up on the beach outside the water in a specially designed finishing arch.

Timing:

There will be an electronic timing for all categories and distances. Participants must place the timing chip on their foot, right or left ankle and must return it after completing the race. The chip should not be covered by the wetsuit if the athlete wears.

Medical Support:

There will be medical support at the race. In any case, all athletes, participate under their own responsibility and have signed the relevant solemn declaration. Athletes are advised to get medical examinations prior to the race.

Other useful information

Athlete’s arrival: 

Athletes must be present at the Beach at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled starting time in order to get from the Race’s Secretariat their timing chip and their swimming cap / Athletes’ kit. The Secretariat will close strictly at the program announced, and no extension will be given.

There are toilets and changing rooms available for athletes to use before and after the race.

Storage of athlete’s equipment: 

There will be a special guarded area by volunteers, allowing athletes to leave their bags (1 / athlete), having placed on the special number that will be given along with the athlete’s pack.

Awards:

After completing all distances, all categories as well as the general classification “men and women” will be awarded. The awards will be divided by gender and be held together in men / women per category -to save time.

For the distance of 1k the first 3 men and first 3 women of the general ranking will be awarded, as well as the first 3 men and first 3 women of the age categories: up to 29 years & 30+ years. This will also apply to wetsuit athletes who will be awarded separately.

For the 200m sprint race, the awards will relate to the first 3 men and the first 3 women regardless age and whether they wear wetsuit or not. For the men's 10 and women's 10 final (in a mixed series the final will be held), two semi-finals will be preceded: men's and women's 20 fastest times of each gender
Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony takes place after the end of the races to celebrate the completion of individual or group efforts together, to honor all who have stood out and to gain power & energy for our next endeavor.

The importance of the awards ceremony lies in the reward that the effort of all athletes deserves, the recognition of it (their effort) and the encouragement of all others. We owe it to our teammates as a minimum of respect and recognition, to be present and to celebrate every small or great distinction together.

Our exhortation is.. with the same passion with which we participate at the race, to remain after the end of it, for the awards to the distinguished athletes. At the same time, sponsor’s gifts for winners or lucky participants of each event, are given during the award ceremony.

These ceremonies are designed with special passion, dedication and care for this purpose and only there are prizes and gifts given. TRIMORE - XTERRA Greece - ISOMAN Hellas has no obligation beyond this ceremony to award prizes and gifts. Particularly, for gifts that will be given at the award ceremony (obligation to sponsors), they may be awarded to runners-up.

Attention: read carefully the commercial policy as well as what the athlete's participation package includes, depending on the date of registration.

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