Each athlete must attend the virtual Athlete’s Meeting the Tuesday before the race or watch it later on YouTube.
All athletes must wear the race-provided swim caps while swimming. Lost caps will can be replaced at the entrance to each pond. Let the race organizers know in advance if you have a latex allergy.
All participants will be provided with bright green “safety swimmer” buoy devices with leash. Wearing a buoy is mandatory for solo racers or teams who are not tethered together — although athletes can substitute their own buoy if they wish. The race-supplied buoy has an inner cavity to carry shoes and nutrition, and is yours to keep.
All participants will be provided with number markings for on-course identification by race officials. These will take the place of bibs, and can be worn over any tri suit, swimsuit or wetsuit.
Equipment that is generally accepted at most swim-run events are allowed here. This includes goggles and masks, wetsuits, hand paddles, pull buoys, and specialty swim-run shoes. Note: you do not need to use all of these. As to shoes, some athletes prefer to take off their shoes for the swim segments. Tethers for teams are optional and are not provided.
This is a sustainable event. For example, at aid stations if an athlete takes one of the race-supplied paper cups they must remain at that spot until finished and the cup is disposed of. Consider a soft-flask as part of your equipment list.
If there are intermediate buoys on the swim course (orange), swimmers must pass within 10 yards of that buoy. End points are marked with large yellow triangular buoys.
Teams must remain together throughout the race.
No “friends” or “coaches” are allowed to run or swim with you during the event.