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Triathlon - Sunday, July 9th,2017. Tri de Spice is Grenada's biggest triathlon. We have competitors from all over the world, of all ages and abilities. There is a race for everyone. Grenada also happens to be one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places in the world, which is why we hold the event during a school break, giving everyone a chance to come see it. Come do the sport you love and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Race date: Sunday, July 9th,2017
Start time: 8:00am
Location: Port Louis Marina, St. George's, Grenada
Organised by: de Spice Events

Format/distances:
  • Sprint (16 & Over): 750m swim - 20km bike - 5km run
  • Try-a-tri: 300m swim - 5km bike - 1.6km run
  • age 11-15: 300m swim - 5km bike - 1.6km run
  • age 7-10: 75m swim - 1km bike - 500m run
  • age 6 & Under:  25m swim - 50m bike - 50m run
Friday 7th July - Container Park
Packet pick up 4pm - 6pm
Welcome social 6pm - 8pm
Saturday 8th July - Container Park
Packet pick up 4pm - 6pm - There is no packet pick up on race day
Race briefing & Pasta Party 6pm - 8pm
Sunday 9th July - Race day
Sprint race start 8:30am
Try a tri/ Juniour 11+ race start 11am
Junior 7-8/9-10 race start 12:30
Junior 6&under race start 1:15
Awards ceremony 2pm
Beach party - Umbrellas 3pm
  1. Athletes must wear cap provided by race.
  2. No fins, gloves, paddles, or flotation devices of any kind are allowed.
  3. No Aqua socks (neoprene booties)
  4. Swim goggles or facemasks may be worn.
  5. No individual paddlers or escort allowed. The course will be adequately patrolled by boats, canoes and kayaks.
  6. Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification if forward progress was made. Athletes are permitted to use kayaks and boats as aid, as long as forward progress is not made. Special provisions are made for physically challenged athletes. Course officials and medical personnel reserve the right to remove athletes from the course if determined medically necessary. *Note: Any athlete electing not to race must notify timing station immediately. Above all, the safety of each swimmer is our prime concern. A full sweep of the course will be made directly behind the last swimmer. Visual aid will be provided by the lifeguards, divers, canoes, and kayaks, buoys and aquatic crafts that line the course.
  7. Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed.
  8. Athletes must keep 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) distance between bikes except when passing. Failure to do so will result in a drafting violation.
  9. A pass occurs when the overtaking athlete’s front wheel passes the leading edge of the athlete being overtaken.
  10. Overtaking Athletes may pass on the right for up to 20 seconds, but must move back to the left side of the road, after passing. Failure to complete a pass within 20 seconds will result in a drafting violation. Athletes may not back out of the 7 meter draft zone once it is entered (drafting violation).
  11. Overtaken Athletes must immediately fall back 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) before attempting to regain the lead from a front running bike. Immediately re-passing prior to falling back 7 meters will result in an overtaken violation.
  12. Overtaken Athletes who remain within 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) for more than 20 seconds will be given a drafting violation.
  13. Athletes must ride single file on the far left side of the road except when passing another rider, or for reasons of safety. Side-by-side riding is not allowed and will result in a position violation.
  14. Athletes who impede the forward progress of other Athletes will be given a blocking violation.
  15. Athletes committing rules violations will be notified “on the spot” by an official.
  16. Do not attempt to discuss the penalty with the official.
  17. The official will call out your race number and instruct a "stop and go" penalty. Athlete has to stop and raise both wheels off the ground. You will be disqualified if you receive any combination of three penalties. If you are disqualified, you may finish the bike course but may not start the run.
  18. No tandems, recumbents, fairings, or any add-on device designed exclusively to reduce resistance are allowed. Any new, unusual, or prototype equipment will be subject to a determination of legality by the event organizer and/or Head Referee.
  19. The sole responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed cycling course rests with each athlete. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for Athletes who fail to follow the proper course for any reason whatsoever. Athletes who shorten the course will be disqualified.
  20. Athletes must obey all traffic laws while on the cycling course unless otherwise specifically directed by an official, race monitor or designee with actual authority. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  21. No athlete shall endanger himself or another participant. Athletes who intentionally present a danger to any athlete or who, in the judgment of the Head Referee, appear to present a danger to any athlete may be disqualified.
  22. Cycling Shoes and helmet may be clipped or attached to the bicycle. Shoes and shirt must be worn at all times.
  23. Athletes must wear the bib number at all times while on the bike course. The bib number must be placed low on the BACK of athlete’s jersey where it is clearly visible. Folding or cutting bib number or intentional alteration of any kind is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Race belts may be worn.
  24. CPSC-approved helmet is required during the entire bike portion including in and out of transition area. Athletes riding without an approved helmetor chinstrap not fastenedwithin one week before or after the eventmay be disqualified. Alterations to hard-shell helmet, which affect its integrity, are not allowed.
  25. No individual support allowed. Friends, family members, coaches, or supporters of any type may NOT bike, drive, or run alongside athlete, may not pass food or other items to athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all Athletes to avoid the disqualification of a athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort.
  26. Do not litter. Any item that needs to be discarded, including but not limited to water bottles, gel wrappers, energy bar wrappers, broken bike parts, or clothing items, may only be discarded in the trash drop zones at each aid station. Discarding any item outside of the trash drop zones will result in a penalty.
  27. Athletes must be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their own bike. Athletes should be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction. Assistance from official race personnel is permitted.
  28. Athletes may walk bike, if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle.
  29. Bike inspection is not mandatory and will not be provided at bike check-in, although technicians will be available. Athletes are ultimately responsible for their own bikes. However, race officials may at their discretion make final judgment as to the soundness of bikes.
  30. MEDICAL SUPPORT. If you need minor medical assistance, Sag Wagons will pick you up and take you to the medical tent, where you shall receive treatment. Alternatively, depending upon medical emergency, ambulances will take you to the nearest hospital to receive treatment.
  31. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed on run course
  32. Athletes must wear their issued bib number in front of them clearly visible at all times on the run course. Bib numbers identify the official athletes in the race. Folding, cutting the bib number, intentional alteration of any kind, or failure to wear race number is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and may result in disqualification.
  33. NO INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT VEHICLES OR NON-PARTICIPANT ESCORT RUNNERS ARE ALLOWED. This is an individual endurance event. Teamwork as a result of outside assistance, which provides an advantage over single competitors, is not allowed. Individual support vehicles or non-participant escort runners will result in disqualification. A non-participant escort runner includes Athletes who have withdrawn from the race, have been disqualified or have finished the race. Friends, family, members, coaches or supporters of any type may not bike, drive or run alongside athlete, may not pass food or other items to athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all Athletes to avoid the disqualification of a athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort. It IS permissible for an athlete who is still competing to run with other athletes who are still competing.
  34. Athletes are expected to follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.
  35. The sole responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed running course rests with each athlete. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for athletes who fail to follow the proper course for any reason whatsoever.Athletes who shorten the course will be disqualified.
  36. A shirt or racing top and shoes must be worn at all times on run course.
  37. HEADSETS OR HEADPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING ANY PORTION OF THE EVENT.
  38. Glass bottles are not permitted on any part of the course.
  39. Mount and dismount bike only in designated zone. No riding in Transition.
  40. Bikes must be properly racked before leaving transition.
  41. Your age on 31st December of the year of the event is your race age.
Are we starting in the water or is it a beach start 
Deep water start
Is the swim a mass start or a wave start?
The swim is a mass start for the sprint and Olympic races. Junior races will start in waves
Where will the aid stations be and what will be available?
Run aid stations are located approximately every 800m and will have water. 
Where can I find a map of the race course?
Go to our Course Maps page
What is the entry fee?
Go to our registration page
What is the Refund, Transfer or Deferral Policy?
No Refunds, No Transfers and No Deferrals.
What age group will I race in on race day?
All age group athletes must compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31 of the year of the event.
What is the average temperature in Grenada? How about water temperature? Where do I find general information about Grenada?
Go to http://www.grenadagrenadines.com 
What is the Age Group breakdown?
Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Will there be relays?
Yes
Will I be allowed to cross the finish line with my athlete?
Friends and/or family members are NOT permitted to cross the finish line or enter the finish chute with participating athletes. However, friends and/or families are encouraged to reunite with their athlete in the post-race area just beyond the finish line. This policy will allow each competitor adequate time to celebrate their accomplishment without interfering with other finishers and ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and fans. Athletes who choose not to respect the new policy will receive an automatic disqualification (DQ).
Are disk wheels allowed?
Yes.
What are the distances for the events?
Olympic - (1500m swim - 40km bike - 10km run)
Sprint - (750m swim - 20km bike - 5km run)
Try-a-tri - (300m swim - 5km bike - 1.6km run)
13-15 years - (300m swim - 5km bike - 1.6km run)
11-12  years - (300m swim - 5km bike - 1.6km run)
9-10  years - (75m swim - 1.6km bike - 500m run)
7-8  years - (75m swim - 1.6km bike - 500m run)
6 & under  years - (25m swim - 100m bike - 50m run)

Where is the best place to watch the Tri de Spice?
The swim can be best viewed from the marina docks. The rest of the race is best viewed at the finish line and the transition area along the Port Louis Marina main roadway. There will also be great views along the Kirani James Boulevarde
Where should I park during race week?
Parking is available in the Port Louis Marina car park and can be accessed from the top entrance.
Can I take my car on the race course to watch my athlete?
No, for safety reasons we ask that you do not attempt to follow your athlete by car. The best place to watch your athlete is in the transition area and the finish line. All roads are closed for the event and there will be no vehicular access. Please do not attempt to gain access to the race course with your vehicle. We want to keep the course as safe as possible for the athletes.
Will I be allowed into the finish line area to greet my athlete?
Unfortunately, due to high congestion in the finish line area, no spectators will be allowed. Please do not try to gain access to this area, as it must remain clear for the safety of the athletes. Before the event, you and your athlete should decide on a meeting place for after they have finished.
Where can I find a schedule of events for race week?
A schedule of events is posted on the website. Go to our Event Information page. 
What is the timing system used?
Ipico
I didn't turn in my timing chip after the race. Where do I return it so I won't be charged the "lost chip" fee?
To avoid the lost chip fees, please contact marc@grenadatriathlon.com.
What is the host hotel and how do I find other lodging information?
Go to our Hotel Travel page.
Sprint
Please note: The Sprint race can be done as a relay. Athletes CANNOT do both individual and relay.
SWIM - Athletes will swim 750m, which will be held in the calm waters around the marina. Spectators and Athletes will have a great view of the Swim Course from docks at the marina. Water temperatures are expected to be around 81° Fahrenheit (28° Celsius). The transition between the swim and bike will take place in the Port Louis Main entrance (Tri de Spice swim course).
BIKE - Athletes will do a 20km bike ride. The bike course will be on closed roads along the Kirani James Boulevard and Carenage. Along the course, the athletes will enjoy marina views as well as our historic St. George's on a flat but technical course (Tri de Spice bike course).
RUN - The running course will take athletes on a 5km run around the Kirani James Boulevard with the Marina on one side and the hills on the other to enjoy along this flat course. (Tri de Spice run course).
Junior
Please note: Athletes doing the individual event CANNOT also do a relay. Age group of relay team will be based on age of oldest athlete on team. Age is determined at 31st December the year of the event, not age on race day.
SWIM - Athletes will swim alongside the docks in the calm and protected waters around the marina. Spectators and Athletes will have a great view of the Swim Course from docks at the marina. Water temperatures are expected to be around 81° Fahrenheit (28° Celsius). The transition between the swim and bike will take place in the Port Louis Main entrance (Tri de Spice jr swim course). Note: 6& unders will swim in the Marina pool.
BIKE - The bike course will be on closed roads along the Kirani James Boulevard. Along the course, the athletes will enjoy wonderful marina views on a flat but technical course (Tri de Spice jr bike course). Note: 6& unders will bike along docks at marina.
RUN - The running course will take athletes back around the Kirani James Boulevard . (Tri de Spice run course). Note: 6& unders will run along marina dock.
All sprint prize winners will receive one of our very unique and sought after prizes. They are hand made, unique pieces specifically made for this event. Prizes go to the top 5 overall winners, the top 3 in each of 5 age groups, Junior Champions in the sprint, relay winners and mountain bike category. Some of our winners will also receive prize money.

There are also prizes for the top three individual and relay winners in all 5 junior categories and the Try-a-tri.
Prize money break down for Overall winners
Sprint
Male  Female
US $800 US $800
US $500 US $500
US $300 US $300
US $200 US $200
US $100 US $100
Junior National Champion
US $100 US $100
Republic Bank are once again sponsoring our Right Start Inter-school triathlon championships. 
There is no registration fee for the inter-school champs and it is open all students of primary and secondary schools in Grenada. Parents simply need to register online. Spaces are limited so early registration in recommended.
Each athlete will receive a T-shirt, snack, juice as well as swim cap and race numbers. You will still need to bring all other items to compete such as goggles, bike, running shoes, helmet (as per the rules).
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 boys and girls in each age group. However, points for the inter-school championship will be awarded to medalists in 4 categories, Senior school male and female division and Junior school male and female division. In the individual race 1st place will be awarded 9pts, 2nd place 6pts and 3rd place 3 pts. In the relay category 1st place  will be awarded 3pts, 2nd place 2pts and 3rd place 1 pts.
 
 
Event distances:
SWIM BIKE RUN
6 & Under 25 M 100M 100M
7 - 8 75M 1K 500M
9 -10 75M 1K 500M
11 -12 300M 5K 1.6K
13 - 15 300M 5K 1.6K
Try - A  - Tri 300M 5K 1.6
 
 
* Age is based at December 31st in the year of the event (relay teams will be based on oldest athlete on team)