Distance: 5k (Point to point).
Date: Sunday 28th May 2023.
Start time: 09:30 am.
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 8,00 am on the morning of the competition. Please, arrive early.
Entry fee: 55 euros (Including cost of transfer by bus from Colònia 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 8.00 am 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 first sign in, or when you enter the event as a late entrant.
Restrictions: 5km distance entrants MUST be capable of swimming this distance. We have no means to confirm this, therefore swimmers MUST use their common sense – ask yourself; have you previously swum this distance in competition or training? Are you fit enough and physically acclimatised to prolonged exposure in cool water?
In addition, we recommend that you are able to swim at a pace no less than 2km per hour – see ‘Health and Safety’ below.
Please take no chances with your own safety, of your fellow swimmers or of the event staff that may be required to attend your emergency; if in doubt, apply caution and enter a shorter event/race!
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 of attendance and goody bag collection takes place on Saturday 27th of May at the BEST Centre. Late arrivals may collect their goody bag on the morning of the event at the start beach until 09.00am once event staff arrive. Late entries for this event will be accepted at the BEST Centre until 3.00pm on Saturday 27th May. No entries will be accepted after this time. Entrants must reconfirm their entry by signing in, 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 18/19C, but variable based on weather patterns and water depth.
For the safety of 5km swimmers, a cut-off time of 2.5 hours will be used for the completion of the swim. A swimmer who will clearly not complete the course within the time limit will be asked to leave the water early and will be transported to the finish by safety boat.
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: This is a non-wetsuit event, however…
If an entrant chooses to wear a wetsuit, their finish time will be recorded but 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 and an ‘on the beach’ finish.
Swimmers will be called to enter the water and to take up their start position approximately 5 minutes before the race start. The ‘in the water’ start requires all swimmers to line up as directed by the Chief Referee/Starter (who will be positioned in a boat and will issue instructions to swimmers once they have entered the water). Start and finish procedures will also be explained at the pre-race briefing.
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.