Food and drink area</li></li></ul><li>Relaxation<br /><ul><li>Shiatsu inside the Expo Village</li></ul>Shiatsu is a world renowned method used to eliminate stress, to rebalance and reinforce both physical and mental energies.<br /><ul><li>Massage in Expo Village and in AfterFinish area</li></ul>The Massage Team for the Ironman France Nice will be present at the Expo Village to offer you massage before and after the race (free on race day). <br />Remember to book your session: firstname.lastname@example.org<br /><ul><li>Yoga</li></ul> Colette Fitness, coach and athlete propose “Ironman” specific yoga classes, to help prepare your body and mind for the challenge ahead.<br />Please book in advance at email@example.com<br />
Expo Village<br />Expo Village : The Word of the Triathlète!<br />What? Expo booths of national and international reputation presenting exceptional quality products: wetsuits, bikes, running wear, race nutrition…<br />When /Where? Around the Arc de Venet, Albert 1er Park (Massena side ).<br /> <br />Registration stand is located in the Expo Village.<br />
For more convenience, note where are the event spots!<br />
Registration on spot<br />Opening hours schedule<br />Thursday : 10:00am to 7:00pm<br />Friday : 09:00am to 7:00pm<br />Saturday : 09:00am to 1:00pm<br />No registration on Sunday!<br />
Registration on spot<br /><ul><li>Look at your race number displayed.
Show your ID and your valid Triathlon license.
Or buy a one-day-license: medical certificate + 30 €</li></ul>A doctor will be present on spot to deliver medical certificates on Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 am (cost : 30 €).<br /><ul><li>Check your personal data.
A volunteer hangs and fix immediately your ATHLETE wristband to your wrist.
Pick up your Race package.</li></li></ul><li>ATHLETE Wristband<br />Each competitor will receive his/her race numbered wristband at Registration on spot. The wristband will immediately be attached to the wrist of the athlete by a volunteer.<br />The wristband must be kept on at your wrist from your registration on spot to the awards Ceremony, Heroes Night, on Monday 27th June. <br />The wristband will allow you access to :- Energy Party (Friday, from 7:00 pm) - Bike park- Transition areas- "Heroes Night"(Monday, 7:00 pm) <br />
Your Race package<br /><ul><li>2 Racenumbers (+ safety pins)
New: A “ticket Lignes d‘Azur“ whichoffersyoufreeaccessfor all Bus andTramwayfromFriday 24th toMonday 27th.</li></li></ul><li>Special needs aid stations<br /><ul><li>The athlete can ask for “Special needs“ bags at the registration stand (optional).
On the bike circuit: km 70 – Col de l‘Ecre</li></ul>You can not take your bag on your bike. You must stop, take your food/drinks and let the bag at the aid station point.<br /><ul><li>On the run circuit: at the Fabron aid station (access one time during the race).</li></ul>Only the “special needs“ bags<br /> provided by the organization will be accepted <br />on the deposit on Sunday morning. <br />
Info Stand<br />Located in the Village<br /><ul><li>Technical questions on the race.
Your family and friends are welcome: </li></ul>=> available tickets at the Info Stand : 25 €/person.<br /><ul><li>New: enjoy pasta machines and pizza ovens.</li></li></ul><li>Access Energy Party<br /><ul><li>Use your “Ticket Lignesd’Azur” to go in tram or bus to the Palais des Expositions (for your friends, one ticket costs 1 €) .
Or go walking (15 minutes by feet from the Expo Village).</li></li></ul><li>Check InSaturday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm<br />Bike Park and Transition<br />Promenade des Anglais<br />
For more convenience, note where are the event spots!<br />
Prepare your Check In <br />Prepare your Transition bags:<br /><ul><li>Put the 3 big stickers on one side of the bags.
Put the 3 little stickers on one string of the bags.</li></li></ul><li>Prepare your Check In <br /><ul><li> Put the 3 little stickers on your helmet:</li></ul>One on the front and two on the sides.<br /><ul><li>Put the last sticker on the seat post of your bike.</li></li></ul><li>Transition bag : BIKE <br />Contains everything you'll need fortheBIKE.<br /><ul><li>Race Number + belt
Helmet will be checked.</li></ul>NB: Wear constantly the wristband ATHLETE that you received during your registration on spot.<br />Info: aerobars allowed.<br />
Bike safety<br /><ul><li>Actions for your bike security :</li></ul>A photo of each athlete with his/her bike will be taken at the Check-in.<br />At the Check-out after the race, the photo will verify the legal owner of the bike.<br />Transition Area will be under video-monitoring at all times.<br /><ul><li>Please help us to keep an eye on suspect situations regarding theft of bikes report to the security staff!
Caution!</li></ul>In the past, bikes have been stolen OUTSIDE of the transition area.<br />Be careful and do not leave your bike alone, always lock it or keep an eye on it!<br />
2 – Check In<br /><ul><li>Park your bike on the rack corresponding to your race number.
You can clip your bike shoes on the bike (or you put them in the BIKE bag).
Hand in you BIKE bag (a volunteer will help you).
Memorize the location.</li></li></ul><li>WARNING!!<br />You do NOT have access to your bags <br />the morning before the Race!<br />
4 – Exit Check In<br /><ul><li>You will be body marked with your race number.
You will pick your timing chip up when leaving the Transition area.</li></ul>Each athlete is responsible for his/her own intermediate and end time registration. <br />The timing chip must be worn throughout the entire race around the ankle.<br />
Race Day26th June 2011<br />Before the start<br />During the race<br />After Finish<br />
CONGRATULATIONS<br />You are one of the 2500 athletes<br />who will race the 7th Ironman France!<br />
Before 5:00am<br /><ul><li>Take the equipment you‘ll need for the swim.(advices: write your name on your wetsuit).
Don‘t forget your TIMING CHIP!</li></li></ul><li>STREETWEAR bag<br />Contains everything you’ll need after the race (clothes streetwear).<br /><ul><li>Caution: do NOT put anything necessary for the race (ex : 2nd race number, swim cap,...).
You will pick your STREETWEARbag up after the FinishLine, so you can wear clean clothes after the race.</li></ul>DEPOSIT STREET WEAR bag :<br />- on race day from 5:00 am to 6:15 am.<br />- opposite to the Finishline.<br />
Personal Aid stations<br /><ul><li>Deposit your special needs bags:
SWIM Rules<br /><ul><li>Do not swim with your start number.
Official Swim caps provided by the organizer MUST be worn.
It is permitted to swim in a wet-suit up to a water temperature 24°C. In case it is forbidden to swim in a wet-suit, the athletes may only wear a swim suit with FINA certification. Wearing more than one swim suit is forbidden.
The wetsuit must be taken off only in the transition tent.
It‘s not permitted to wear socks or gloves during the SWIM.
The wetsuit must not be completely removed before the transition area.</li></li></ul><li>TRANSITION 1 SWIM BIKE <br /><ul><li>Pick up your BIKEbag.
8 aid stations > approximately one every 20 km.
1 personal aid station at km 70.</li></ul>Advices: take your energy gels with you if you need them on the bike.<br />Cutoff Time : 10h45 after the start (5:15pm)<br />You have to join the "St Barnabé" point (118.70 km BIKE) before 3:10 pm<br />
BIKE rules<br /><ul><li>On Sunday morning, modifications on your wheels are forbidden.
You mustconstantly wear your helmet with the chinstrap closed.
The race number must be visibly worn on your lower back.
The first time, you receive a penalty of 10 minutes.
The second time, you are disqualified.</li></li></ul><li>7 m<br />3 m<br />What is the Drafting zone?<br />YOU ARE RIDING IN CONFORMITY WITH THE REGULATIONS<br />YOU ARE RIDING IN CONFORMITY WITH THE REGULATIONS<br />
What is the Drafting zone?<br />YOU ARE RIDING IN THE DRAFTING ZONE, PENALTY : BLACK CARD<br />YOU ARE RIDING IN THE DRAFTING ZONE,<br />PENALTY : RED CARD and DISQUALIFICATION<br />
Penalty Box - Prison<br /> 2 penalty boxes :<br /><ul><li>1 on the Bike circuit: </li></ul>> km 70 Col de l’Ecre<br /><ul><li>1 in the Transition area</li></li></ul><li>BIKE 180 km : Warning point! <br />At km 5 and at km 175<br /><ul><li>Dangerous chicane at the airport.
Slow down !</li></ul>At km 20<br /><ul><li> 12% for 500 m.
Ride on the right side!</li></li></ul><li>BIKE 180 km : Warning point! <br />Yellow flag = Danger<br />Warning!When you see a volunteer with a yellow flag,<br />Slow down!<br />
Hot Spots, the best places for your supporters<br />LA CONDAMINE | Km 20<br /> <br />The most difficult climb of the race but the shortest too (+10 % on 500m).<br />Here, you need support.<br />7.45 am 9.40 am<br />Access by RN202bis Carros Chemin de Provence<br />Go to the Info stand to have info on <br />the Hot Spots.<br />ST JEANNET – RP DU PEYRON | Km 27<br /> <br />VIP Point / athletes are still grouped /easy zone to access and large spaces for the public.<br />8.00 am 10.10 am<br />Access by St Laurent du Var La Gaude St Jeannet<br />TOURRETTES SUR LOUP | Km 40<br /> <br />Crossing of a picturesque village of Nice’s Hinterland / Car Park.<br />08.15 am 10.45 am<br />Access by Vence D2210A Tourrettessur Loup (be carefull : please respect diversions).<br />
Hot Spots, the best places for your supporters<br />CHATEAUNEUF | Km 55<br /> <br />This point is located at the middle of the climb to the “Col de l’Ecre” (Ecre pass) just before the junction to Gourdon / car park and ideal location to see the athletes in a hair-pin bend which looks like “Alpesd’Huez” .<br />8.45 am 11.30 am<br />Access by motorway Exit “Villeneuve Loubet” Le RouretChateauneuf.<br />GOURDON | Km 62<br /> <br />Elected “one of the most beautiful French villages” various times, exceptional place to see the athletes suffering at 7 kms from the Col de l’Ecre / Terrace bar boarding the race / Easy to park the cars / Athletes are spaced out.<br />9.00 am 12.00 am<br />Access by motorway Exit “Cagnes-sur-Mer” La Collesur Loup road of the “Gorges du Loup” in direction of Greolière Road closed at Pont du Loup, cross in direction of Gorges de BramafanGréolières junction on the left in direction of Gourdon.<br />.<br />
Hot Spots, the best places for your supporters<br />GREOLIERES | Km 100<br /> <br />Hinterland and Pre-Alps picturesque village / Animation of the village festival committee for a pleasant party / close to an aid station / Easy to park the cars.<br />10.00 am 2.00 pm<br />Access by motorway Exit “CagnessurMer” La Collesur Loup route des Gorges du Loup in direction of Greolières Road closed at Pont du Loup, cross in direction of Gorges de BramafanGréolièresGréolières(Be careful : you must arrive before the first bikers).<br />COL DE VENCE – ST BARNABE | Km 115<br /> <br />U-turn / ideal place to see the athletes going slowly in both senses / easy to access and car park regulated.<br />10.30 am 2.45 pm<br />Access by motorway Exit “CagnessurMer” Vence Col de Vence<br />.<br />CARROS VILLAGE | Km 145<br /> <br />At the bottom the village / the athletes cross a technical and difficult bend / close to the end, they need encouragements.<br />11.15 am 4.00 pm<br />Access by RN 202bis CarrosCarros by the “Route de la Baronne” (Baronne ‘s Road) (D 2209).<br />
Hot Spots, the best places for your supporters<br />GATTIERES | Km 150<br /> <br />Village crossed round-trip by the athletes / animation / athletes closed to the arrival need to be encouraged / important commitment of the inhabitants to welcome the IRONMAN.<br />11.20 am 4.00 pm<br />Access by RN 202 bisCarrosGattières.<br />BE CAREFUL <br /> <br />Wherever you go, please plan your arrival to the different places 30 min before the first athletes arrive, to not be in the athletes’ way and to access more easily.<br /> <br />The bike circuit is located in a NATURA 2000 area and its environment is fragile. Please respect the ONF rules about car-park areas, harmful noises and wastes : keep them with you and throw them to dedicated areas<br />LA GAUDE – LA BARONNE | Km 165<br /> <br />Last aid station of the race / Animation / 20 km from the arrival, the most difficult moment for the athletes who will need your encouragements.<br />11.45 am 4.30 pm<br />Access by St Laurent du Var Carros by the « Route de la Baronne » (D2209).<br />
BIKE 180 km<br /><ul><li>A “sweeperbus“ will indicatethe ‘‘last possiblefinisher“ position on the bike course.
You have to join the "St Barnabe" point before 3:10 pm.
Take the bus to return to Nice with your bike.
Finish the bike course under your own responsibility (roads will be open to the public traffic).</li></li></ul><li>BIKE Aid stations <br />You will have in the following order:<br />Water<br /> Coca<br />PowerBarEnergize Bars(Cherry Cranberry and Cookies & Cream)<br />PowerBar Gel (Red fruit punch et Mango Passion Fruit Guarana)<br />PowerBar Sports Drink (Lemon)Bananas<br />
ECO ZONES<br /><ul><li>Throw away your bike bottles and packaging only in the Eco Zones at the beginning and at the end of each aid station BIKE and RUN.
Otherwise you will receive a penalty.</li></li></ul><li>TRANSITION 2 BIKE RUN<br /><ul><li>Dismount your bike before entering in the Bike Park.
Give your bike to the volunteer waiting for you in front of an empty rack.
He will park the bike for you in order of arrival.
Take your RUN bag, change in the tent if you need to undress completely.
Put your bike equipment in the bag and drop it off in the DROPOFF zone when leaving the tent.
Start your marathon!</li></li></ul><li>Your RUN bag is not here? <br /><ul><li>If your RUN bag is not on the rack, it means that you have received a penalty during the BIKE.
Go to the Penalty box and wait until the end of your penalty (countdown starts once you stop discussing with the marshalls).
The Penalty box is located at the entry of the tent.
After your penalty, you can change and start your marathon.</li></li></ul><li>RUN<br />42,195 km,<br />Promenade des Anglais<br />
Get your wristband (“chouchou“) at the end of each loop.</li></ul> If “chouchous” are distributed at each end <br /> of the loop to prove that the athletes passed <br /> the different loops; it's the athlete responsibility <br /> to ensure he collects the bands himself. <br /> Before entering the finish line, the athlete must <br /> have collected 3 “chouchous” <br /> (no “chouchou” for the fourth loop).<br />Cut off Time: 16h00 after the start (10:30 pm).<br />
RUN Rules <br /><ul><li>Wear the race number visibly at your front.
If you use a start number belt, the start number have to be secured in three points minimum and positioned at waist level.
The athlete must have a racing suit in conformity (donot run naked torso, tri-function can only be opened till the lower sternum and keep the straps on the shoulders, ...).
Escorting (bike, roller, runner, ...) and assistance are forbidden.</li></li></ul><li>RUN Aid stations<br />You will find in the following order :<br />Water<br />Coca<br />PowerBar (Cherry Cranberry et Cookies & Cream)<br />PowerGel (Red fruit punch et Mango Passion Fruit Guarana)<br />PowerBar Sports Drink (Isoactive Lemon flavor )<br />Bananas<br />Water<br />
FINISHLINE<br />Enjoy your last meters<br />To the Finishline !<br />You are an Ironman !<br />
Get race provisions outside of the official aid stations including for the personal aid station.</li></ul>(For the bike personal aid station, you must stop the bike and take only the contents of your bag!)<br /><ul><li>Throw your wastes and bottles inside of Eco zones BIKE and RUN.</li></li></ul><li>Penalties<br />= warning (get back into conformity)<br />= 6 minutes penalty in Prison => in case of drafting<br />= disqualification<br />=<br />
Penalties<br /><ul><li>A penalty will be delivered by the marshal by :
showing the penalty card (yellow, black or red).
You are responsible to notice a penalty:</li></ul>(There is NO excuse like “I didn‘t hear anything“!)<br /><ul><li>You have to stop at the next penalty box.</li></li></ul><li>General rules<br />A referee‘s decision is the final decision!<br />Protests:<br /><ul><li>The protest must be filed in English or French and must describe the reason of the reclamation.
Protest must be submitted until Monday, 27th of June, 9.30 am at the organization office.</li></li></ul><li>General rules<br /><ul><li>Persons directly affected by a sanction have the right to file a protest. It is possible to file a protest against a disqualification, an immediate disqualification or the official race results.
Each athlete have to respect all the rules of the organization and be respectful of the marshals, the volunteers and the organization staff.</li></ul>Complete rules and regulation on:<br />www.ironmanfrance.com<br /><ul><li> Athletes Info
Eco Friendly Race course<br />Ironman France has adopted a proactive and eco-friendly approach of the race.<br />This simply means that throwing the wastes on the course in other zones than <br />Eco Zones will not be tolerated. <br />Marshalls will be specifically targeting offenders and penalties will be applied.<br />So whatever you take out on the course please bring it back with you till<br /> the transition area or throw it in the Eco Zones.<br />Thank you to respect the local villages of Nice hinterland which hosts the <br />Ironman France and offers you a beautiful bike course.<br />1<br />
As Ironman France competitor, You HAVE to respect the following rules:<br /><ul><li>The start of the swim on the beach must be taken barefoot: </li></ul> sandals, flip-flops, etc are forbidden.<br /><ul><li>Do not throw (gels, papers, bottles, cups) outside of the ECO ZONES!</li></ul> Failure to respect this rule will be punished by : <br /> - a red card if the action is done intentionally. <br /> - a yellow card if the action can be repaired.<br /><ul><li>Throw your waste in the areas provided by the organization and leave the placesas clean as possible on all sites of the event (race course, Expo Villageenergy Party, ..).</li></li></ul><li>Whatif... <br />Lost timing chip<br />Abandon<br />
If ever...<br /><ul><li>You lose your timing chip, you can pick up a new one at the penalty box (transition tent).
You need to give up, let a referee know you have given up. Your family might ask us at the Info booth - you must tell us what happened.
Wait for the “sweeper bus” to take you back to Nice.</li></li></ul><li>On Monday<br />Hawaii Slots<br />Heroes Night<br />
Hawaii Slots Ceremony<br /><ul><li>Youhavetobepresentattheceremony.
New: enjoy pasta machines and pizza ovens.</li></li></ul><li>Heroes Night<br />For a better organization of the awards ceremony, the first three athletes must be present 15 min before the opening of the party.<br />You will be placed in a reserved area close to the stage.<br />
Access Heroes Night<br /><ul><li>Use your “ticket Lignes d’Azur” to go in tram or bus to the Palais des Expositions (for your friends one ticket costs 1 €).
Or go walking (15 minutes by feet from the Expo Village).</li></li></ul><li>Official Sponsors of Ironman France<br />