Distance: 1.9km and 3.8km options. Clockwise direction.
Date: Monday 27th May, 2019.
Start time: 10.30 am.
Start place: 1.9 km and 3.8 km options starting and ending at the small beach at Cala Galiota. Please arrive at Cala Galiota beach no later than 10,00 am.
Entry fee: 35 euros each (Includes your refreshreshments and tasty Ensaimada!).
This is a CHIP TIMED event.
Health & Safety
Start & finish
Description: This event takes place in the waters off the small Cala Galiota beach. If you’re not sure where that is and can’t find a map, ask for directions to the Hostal Colonial-Colonia Gelateria, the best homemade ice-cream in the resort! The beach is a short 2 minute walk away. The ungroomed part sand, part rocky beach is small and intimate, with the coastal boardwalk running around it and offering supporters a great opportunity to walk, cheer and take photo’s as you swim. Offering 2 Triathlon specific distances, the 220 Triathlon Corberana Challenge takes swimmers out of the sheltered cove and into the bay, taking a wide triangular loop that passes in front of the small rocky Corberana island before heading back towards the beach to the finish, or a 2nd lap. We’ll have a well-deserved coffee and a tasty Ensaimada (a fantastic Mallorcan pastry) waiting for you at the finish!
Important info: Please meet on the Cala Galiota beach no later than 10.00am. Entering/leaving the water is via a narrow channel, special care must be taken as the seabed can be slippery under your feet. Safety takes priority over registering a fast time!
This is a CHIP TIMED event. You need to make sure you have your chip with you. If you have already taken part in the Colonia Classics you’ll have a chip already – if not, you will receive your chip with your goody bag when you register, or when you enter the event as a late entrant.
Tow floats are recommended but not compulsory for this event.
Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in both ‘wetsuit’ and ‘non-wetsuit’ categories for this event.
Additional raffle prizes will be drawn by beach-side raffle immediately following the conclusion of the event; further details to be confirmed. See all the information.
Feeding stations: TThere 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 start beach.
Late entries for this event will be accepted at the BEST Centre between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Sunday 26th 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 obliged to sign a declaration saying they are capable of swimming 1.9/3.8km. Existing medical conditions and medicines being taken at the time of the swim must also be declared for safety & insurance reasons.
Health & Safety: TThere 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 be between 2m and 15m.
Water temperature will be around 19C, 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.
Wetsuits: Optional. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in both ‘wetsuit’ and ‘non-wetsuit’ categories for this event.
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.
Entering/leaving the water is via a narrow channel, special care must be taken as the seabed can be slippery under your feet. Safety takes priority over registering a fast time!
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.