Read through the rules and regulations for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan below.
Unless otherwise pre-approved by the Event Director or Head Referee, no athlete shall intentionally cause the physical forward progress of another athlete on any part of the course during the Race. The penalty for this will be disqualification.
Any athlete who has completed or plans to initiate a gender transition, or identifies as gender non-conforming, including those in the process of taking hormones (collectively hereinafter referred to as “Transgender Athletes”) must comply with IRONMAN’s rules, policies, and guidelines for Transgender Athletes(collectively, the “Transgender Policies”). The following is a link to IRONMAN’s Transgender Policies: www.ironman.com/TransgenderPolicy
Participants must proceed to check-in during the allocated times and attend the compulsory race briefing
Participants must have their body marked (both upper arms) prior to race start, by applying the temporary tattoos provided in their race kit
Participants must rack their bicycles during the allocated times. Participants failing to adhere to this rule are prohibited from starting the race
The timing chip must be worn throughout the entire race around the left ankle
In the event that the timing chip is lost or malfunctioning it is the Participant’s responsibility to get a replacement chip from the Race Referee located at the penalty box in the transition area
Timing chips will be collected by volunteers at the finish line. It is the athletes responsibility to ensure their timing chip is returned to the organisers. Athletes who have not returned their timing chip by 4 September 2020 will be charged a replacement cost of USD100.
Start numbers may not be reduced in size or altered and must be visible at all times
Participants must proceed to check-in their bicycle at the transition area within the designated times only. (Please check the schedule).
You must bring your helmet with you to bike check-in for a safety inspection. Note: smart helmets are not allowed.
Support vehicles or pacers are not allowed at any time
All athletes must obey traffic rules while on the cycling course unless otherwise directed by a race official
Helmets must be worn from the moment the bike is removed from the rack, until after it is replaced after the cycle leg.
Smart helmets (i.e., helmets enabled with Bluetooth technology)can be worn as long as they are not activated
The transition area will be open for all participants’ access on race morning (please check the time-schedule on this website)
Cycling in the transition area is not allowed. Participants must dismount from their bicycle before the Dismount Line and push their bicycle into the transition area
The race will officially end 8 hours 30 minutes after the final athlete starts the swim, via the rolling start. Splits will be tracked for every athlete, across each leg, based on their respective start time, following the rolling start. The following cut-off times apply for each individual segment of the race:
Each athlete must complete the swim in under 1 hour and 10 minutes, which is measured from the athlete’s personal start time until the moment the athlete crosses the timing mat after completing the 1.9km swim.
Any swimmer unable to reach this time cut-off will be classified as Did Not Finish (DNF). Swimmers classified as DNF are allowed to continue the bike and run phase.
SWIM COURSE CUT-OFF
Race officials will be enforcing a course cut off, 1 hour 10 minutes after the last athlete’s swim start. Athletes who are unable to complete the swim before this will be classified as DNF, and will not be allowed to continue the bike and run phase.
Each athlete must complete the bike leg within 5 hours and 30 minutes, which is measured from the athlete’s personal swim start time until the moment the athlete crosses the timing mat when entering transition after the 90km bike leg.
BIKE COURSE CUT-OFF
Race officials will be enforcing a course cut off, 5 hours 30 minutes after the last athlete’s swim start. All cyclists must have passed the bike dismount line at transition by this time.
Athletes who are unable to complete the bike before this will be classified as DNF, and will not be allowed to continue the run phase.
Cyclists who are still on the bike course after the course cut-off time will be collected by the event sag wagon.
Each athlete must complete the race within 8 hours and 30 minutes, which is measured from the athlete’s personal swim start time until the moment the athlete crosses the finish line.
FINISH LINE CUT-OFF
The finish line closes 8 hours 30 mins after the last athlete’s swim start time of IRONMAN®70.3®Bintan.
Athletes who are unable to complete the race before this time will be classified as DNF.
IRONMAN officials reserve the right to remove athletes off the course who exceed any designated cut-off time.
Participants who are not able to finish any of the stages in the times listed above must withdraw from the race and hand over their race number and timing chip to race officials.
Athletes taking longer than any of the cut-off times stated above will receive DNF status. Even in the case they complete the race, without being removed off the course by IRONMAN officials, they will still not be considered a finisher and will not be entitled to finisher items (medal, finisher towel, finisher shirt).
Red card – immediate disqualification
Blue card – time penalty of 5 minutes
Yellow card – 30 second stop & go penalty
a) The athlete’s right to protest or appeal, if any, will be governed and handled by the Event’s sanctioning body, and/or the competition rules of the relevant National Federation, provided, however, that if no formal process exists for the applicable National Federation then IRONMAN may elect to handle protests and appeals for such Event in a manner that is substantially similar to the process set forth by the then-current International Triathlon Union Competition Rules;
(b) No protest may be filed with respect to matters which were observed by or previously ruled upon by a Race Referee. No person may file a protest which requires a judgment call. A “judgment call,” as used in these Competition Rules, means the resolution of a dispute involving one or more material facts that cannot be determined with certainty solely through the production of tangible physical evidence. The term “judgment call” shall include but shall not be limited to a resolution of:
(i) any purported violation of the cycling position foul rules (including alleged drafting violations);
(ii) allegations of blocking, obstruction, or interference; or
(iii) allegations of unsportsmanlike conduct.
(c) Appeals by athletes penalized for judgment calls will not be considered.