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 ABOUT THE COMPETITION
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RACES

 
 

Olympic triathlon

1500 m swim + 40 km bike + 10 km run

 

Open to contestants above 18 yrs according to competing categories of Croatian Triathlon Federation.

Marco Polo Challenge represents official opening of Croatian triathlon season and it is open for all interested licenced competitors as well as all other amateur triathlon enthusiasts.

 
 
 

Sprint triathlon

750 m swim + 20 km bike + 5 km run

 

For contestants above 15 yrs of age according to competing categories of Croatian Triathlon Federation. Open to male, female and mixed teams made of three participants from 15 yrs of age and above.

 
 
 

Sprint triathlon - relay

750 m swim + 20 km bike + 5 km run

 

Open to male, female and mixed teams made of three participants from 15 yrs of age and above.

*Swimming part of the competition is open to those who have turned 12 yrs of age.

 
 
 

Super sprint triathlon - kadets and juniors
( Interschools Cup for relays and single competitors )

375 m swim + 10 km bike + 2,5 km run

 

This race is primarily intended for students of 7th and 8th grades of elementary schools. Race shall be organized if until 16th April there should be enough signed up teams.

 
 
 

Street race - humanitarian action

5 km run

 

Along with the Olympic triathlon, street race shall be organized aimed towards promoting healthy lifestyle .

This competition is open for contestants in following categories:
M – F: 15 – 19 yrs, 20 – 29yrs, 30 – 39yrs, 40 – 49yrs, 50 – 59 yrs and older.

 
 
 

Local schools championship in Team Relay Running

Races are primarily aimed towards students attending local elementary schools in following categories:

  • 1. & 2. grades
  • 3. & 4. grades
  • 5. & 6. grades
  • 7. & 8. grades
 
 

The organizer reserves the right to make changes.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Categories and prize monney

 
 
 

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON - CROATIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Olympic triathlon
HTS ( Croatian Triatlon Federation) categories:

 
Table 1:
Categorie Years
U 23 M/F 18 do 23
M/F 20 20 do 24
M/F 25 25 do 29
M/F 30 30 do 34
M/F 35 35 do 39
M/F 40 40 do 44
M/F 45 45 do 49
M/F 50 50 do 54
M/F 55 55 do 59
M/F 60 60 do 64
M/F 65 65 do 69
M/F 70 70 do 74
M/F 75 75 do 79
M/F 80+ 80+
 
 
 
 

Sprint and supersprint triathlon

 
Table 2:

RACE CATEGORIES

MALE
 
FEMALE
 
Youth 16-17 yrs Youth 16-17 yrs
Juniors 18-19 yrs Juniors 18-19 yrs
Seniors 20-29 yrs Seniors 20-29 god.
Seniors 2 30-39 god. Seniors 2 30-39 yrs
Veterans 1 40-44 yrs Veterans 40 years and older
Veterans 2 45-49 yrs    
Veterans 3 50-54 yrs    
Veterans 4 55-59 yrs    
Veterans 5 60 years and older    
 
 


PRIZE MONNEY FUND

 

Prize Monney is only for olympic triathlon. Categories taken from Table 1.
Amounts cash prizes are given in the table below:


Olympic triathlon
female
Olympic triathlon
male
Sprint triathlon
relay
Revards by categories
olympic triathlon
1. 3.500 kn 1. 4.000 kn 1. 2.400 kn 1. 200 kn
2. 2.500 kn 2. 3.000 kn 2. 1.800 kn 2. 150 kn
3. 1.500 kn 3. 2.000 kn 3. 1.200 kn 3. 100 kn
4. 1.000 kn 4. 1.200 kn    
5.     600 kn 5.    800 kn    
TOTAL PRIZE FUND: 35.000 kn

EXPECTED TOTAL PRIZE FUND: about 40.000 kn

 
 


Competitors who win one of the top five places in the overall standings (M/F) can not get a cash prize for each category.

The overall champion in the Olympic triathlon gets trophy, and winners of 2nd and 3th places will receive medals.
  Champions by categories and and winners of 2nd and 3th places in the Olympic triathlon will receive medals.
 
The overall champion in the Sprint triathlon gets trophy, and winners of 2nd and 3th places will receive medals.
  Champions by categories and winners of 2nd and 3th places in a Sprint triathlon will receive medals.
 
The overall champion in the Triathlon relay race gets trophy, and winners of 2nd and 3th places will receive medals.
 
The overall champion in the street race 5 km gets a trophy, and winners of 2nd and 3th places will receive medals.
  Champions by categories and winners of 2nd and 3th places in a street race 5 km will receive medals.
 
Champions and winners of 2nd and 3th places in Interschools Cup will receive medals.
 
 

 
 

*
The Prize monneys will not be paid in cash.
All award winners must fill the form, which will be obtained during award ceremony, with payment information.

 
 

**
If more than 50% of female competitors compete in the olympic triathlon, compared to the number of male competitors in olympic triathlon, the cash prize fund for men and women will be equal.

 
 
 
 
 
 

COURSE MAP

 
 
 

Change of run course

   Because of construction works taking place in Korčula on the route which originally was planned for running part of competition, we had to change the run course.
   In the following pictures you can see new running courses.

   Swimming and cycling segments have not changed compared to previous years.

 
 

Transition zone

 
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Swimm area
   Olympijc triathlon - 2 laps
   Sprint triathlon - 1 lap

 
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Olympic triathlon - bike course
   First drive to the point A. It is first turn.
   Then you drive to the point B. It is secont turn.
   Go again to the point A. It is second turn on point A.
   After that turn go towards transition zone, and it is finish of bike segment of the race.

 
 

Sprint triathlon - bike course
   You drive towards the 10 km turn point on the road. Make turn, and go back to the transition area.

 
 

Olympic triathlon - run course
   Run course is 10 km long.
   After transition first you go throught narow town street. When you rich the main road turn to the right and there you will have strong uphill over two sharp curves and roundabout. At the end of the uphill you enter the forest that surrounds fortress sv Vlaho.
   There you have to run three laps between turn points A and B. (see the picture)
   After the third lap, from point A, you go downhill towards the transition and finish the race going throught finish line.

 

trkačka staza - završni kilometar
   Trči se oko stare gradske jezgre.

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Olimpijski triatlon - trkačka staza - završni kilometar
   Trči se oko stare gradske jezgre.

 
 

Sprint triathlon - run course
   Run course is 5 km long - one lap.

 
 
 

Supersprint triathlon - swim and bike course
   Swimming course is 375 m long, one lap.
   Bike course is 10 km long - one lap.

 
 

Supersprint triathlon - run course
   Run course is 2,5 km long - one lap.

 
 
 

Street race - humanitarian action
   Run course is 5 km long - one lap.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS

 
 

All participants in the race must follow the guidelines stipulated within this section of the website.

Failing to comply with the Race rules and regulations will not be tolerated. The organizer of the race retains the right to change the rules in order to secure the contestants’ safety. All participants shall be informed of any changes made to the rules and regulations.


  • For the Rules and Regulations of "Marco Polo Challenge ", please click here.
  • For the ITU Competition Rules, 2019 Edition, please click here.
 
 
 
 
 

SPORT EQUIPMENT

 
 

WETSUITS

Mean temperature of the Adriatic Sea in April is between 16 ℃ and 21 ℃ .
The day before the race technical delegate contests will decide on possible obligation or a prohibition of wearing wearing swim suits.

Goggles and swimming caps are highly recommended.




BIKES

Allowed the use of all types of bikes, with mandatory use of protective bicycle helmet.
It is draft allowed race, and bikes must complay drafting allowed roules.




BIKE HIRE


Bicycles can be rented at the Split agency Meridien Ten.
If you are interested in renting a bike, please contact the agency directly to the following contacts:

 

Email:

[email protected]

 

[email protected]

Telephone:

+385 (0)21 388 951

Website: 

http://www.meridien.hr

 
 
 
 
 

SCHEDULE

 
 
 

Race program

 

Friday, 26. April 2019.

 

HOTEL MARKO POLO

19:00    race packet pick-up - registrations
20:30    Official opening of the Race and welcoming speech city of Korčula representative.
23:35    Competition and race track presentation. Weather forecast.
21:00    Welcome dinner.

 
 

Saturday, 27. April 2019.

 

AT CITY CENTAR BY NOB-FIGHTERS MONUMENT

09:00    Opening of the transfer zone, obtaining of start numbers.
10:00    Opening ceremony.
10:15    Start of Local schools championship in Team Relay Running.
10:45    Transfer zone closing for sprint and supersprint
10:50    Briefing for sprint triathlon
10:52    Before start procedure - sprint triatlon
11:00    Sprint triathlon race single and relay start, M&Ž
11:15    Supersprint triathlon race start, M&Ž
11:45    Transfer zone closing for olympic triathlon
11:50    Before start procedure - all competitors must be behind the start line
12:00    Olympic triathlon start, MEN
12:05    Olympic triathlon start, WOMEN
13:00    Awards ceremony for Team Relay Running (Elementary schools)
13:30    5 km street race start - "Veliko srce"
15:30    Awards ceremony for olympic triathlon.
18:00    Some presentation (lecture) and cultural program.

 
 

HOTEL MARKO POLO

20.30    Dinner for all race participants.

 
 
 

Sunday, 28. April 2019.

   Free tourist activities.

 

  *   The organizer reserves the right to make changes without notice.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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