Distance: 5k (Point to point).
Date: Sunday 26th May 2019.
Start time: 10,30 h.
Start place: Sa Ràpita Beach. As this is a few kilometres from Colonia Sant Jordi, there will be a free bus transfer leaving from the BEST Centre at 9.00 am on the morning of the competition.
Entry fee: 45 euros. (Including cost of transfer by bus from Colonia Sant Jordi to Sa Rapita for the start).
This is a CHIP TIMED event.
Health & Safety
Start & finish
Description: This 5km race goes straight across the bay from the town of Sa Rapita to the Marques beach in Colonia Sant Jordi. You’ll be swimming in some of the most beautiful and clear water in the Mediterranean. If you’re lucky you’ll see sparkling starfish on the seabed as you swim close to one of Europe’s most spectacular beaches, Es Trenc. Your entry fee includes a free transfer by bus from the BEST Centre in Colonia Sant Jordi to Sa Rapita for the start.
Important info: As this is a few kilometres from Colonia Sant Jordi, there will be a free bus transfer (for swimmers only) leaving from the BEST Centre at 9.00am on the morning of the competition. Bags can be left at the start point beach and we will transport them to the finish beach so they are waiting when you arrive. We recommend that you do not leave valuables in the bags and that you ensure bags are clearly labelled with your name and accommodation.
This is a CHIP TIMED event. You need to make sure you have your chip with you. You will receive your chip with your goody bag when you register, or when you enter the event as a late entrant
Prizes: Additional prizes be drawn by beach-side raffle immediately following the conclusion of the event; further details to be confirmed. See all the information.
Feeding stations: There are no feeding stations for this event however safety kayakers and boats will have water & energy supplements available if required.
Registration: Registration and goody bag collection takes place from Saturday 25th of May at the BEST Centre. Late arrivals may register their arrival, collect their goody bag etc on the morning of the event at the BEST Centre between 08.15am and 08.45am, or at the start beach until 10.15am once event staff arrive.
Late entries for this event will be accepted at the BEST Centre until 5.00pm on Saturday 25th May. No entries will be accepted after this time except at the discretion of the entry team.
Entrants must reconfirm their entry on the beach, immediately prior to each event.
Declaration: All swimmers are required to complete and sign a declaration confirming their ability to complete a 5km swim. Existing medical conditions and medicines being taken at the time of the swim must also be declared for safety & insurance reasons.
Health & Safety: There will be a swimmers safety brief immediately prior to the event. Unless otherwise stated this will take place at the start point. Entrants must attend.
Water depth on this event will vary between 0m and 20m.
Water temperature will be around 18C, but is variable based on weather patterns and water depth.
Medical Cover: Fully qualified medical cover is available during the event via safety boats and also at the start/finish points. Any illnesses or injuries occurring as a consequence of participation must be reported as soon as possible to the event medical team.
· Below 18c: Wetsuits compulsory.
· 18c and above: No wetsuits permitted.
Water temperatures vary by location, wetsuit guidance will be given during beachside registration immediately before each event. Therefore, swimmers should have an appropriate wetsuit available to wear at all Colonia Classic events (5k/1.5k/7k/10k).
In the event that water temperature is above 18c and an entrant chooses to wear a wetsuit, their finish time will be recorded however their time/position will not be included in the results for the purposes of category prizes or awards.
Start & finish: This event will use an ‘in the water’ start for all categories and an ‘on the beach’ finish. The ‘in the water’ start will require all swimmers to be in physical contact with the start line prior to the starters signal. This is likely to be a high visibility floating line fixed between two points; confirmation will be given during the pre-race briefing. Swimmers will be called to enter the water and to take up their start position (in physical contact with the start line) approximately 5 minutes prior to the race start.
Refreshments: There will be a selection of free refreshments available at the finish point. Please take rehydration and nutrition seriously to ensure rapid and full recovery.
Swimmers must keep the first buoy on their left, then all other buoys on their right until approaching the finish where they must past between the final pair of buoys.