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I. GENERAL RULES


1. International Powerman Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization in charge of organizing high-level endurance events governed by Switzerland civil law. The brand Powerman is a series race authorized by IPA. The execution of Powerman events regulations will be referred toInternational Triathlon Union Racing Regulations.


2. All the athletes should be in well physical condition and well trained before the race. Athletes should abide by local laws (including the temporary traffic control regulations organizer and government department negotiated). And obey the referees and the race officials.


3. All the athletes should wear appropriate racing suit and carry appropriate equipment. Bared torso is strictly prohibited during the race. Changing clothes is only permitted in transition area. The number bib must be clearly seen during all the race process. In the run sections, the number must be in front of the body and in the bike section the number must be in the back of the body. Folding and shielding is forbidden. The helmet stickers should be attached in the front and both side of the helmet. The bike seat tube sticker should be clearly seen from both side of the bike during the bike section.


4. Each athlete acknowledges notice of the Anti‐Doping Rules (as such term is defined below), and acknowledges that he/she is bound by, confirms he/she shall comply with, and voluntarily consents to all provisions of the Anti‐Doping Rules. More details are governed by International Triathlon Union Racing Regulations.


5. Those who has registered in the elite category are forbidden to register in the age group of other Powerman events in the same race year (a race year ends with the Powerman Zofingen Championship). If one have done so, he/she would receive a punishment of disqualification or even banned from other Powerman events, the qualification to Powerman World Championship if the participant gained from the race would also be cancelled.


6. All the athletes should fully obey commands of racing officials.


7. The referees and competition officials have the right to disqualify the athletes.


8. The medical officials have the right to decide whether the athletes can continue to race. If the decision is that the athletes is inability to complete the race safely, medical officials can terminate his/her race. Athletes who have accepted medical transport service will be disqualified.


9. During the race process, all kinds of communication equipment is prohibited. Athletes who use communication equipment will be punished even suspended depending on the severity.


10. Unless obtaining permission of Powerman, camera, mobile phone camera, DV are all prohibited. Athletes who use the above equipment will be disqualified. Even if with permission, athletes should inform the chief referee before the race started.


11. For safety reasons, the organizer should keep informed of the situation and location of each athletes. If any of the athletes decided to withdraw at any time, the athlete is responsible for informing the timing group and return the chip. If not, the athlete could be suspended from the future Powerman races.


12. Cheating, stealing, abuse volunteers, staff or any other people or showing a behavior lack of sports moral will be disqualified and punished depending on the severity.


13. Athletes can receive supports from staffs and volunteers in aspects of drinking water, nutrition, mechanic, medicine and so on. Athletes could help each other by offering inner tubes, pump, patch tools, or giving nutrition, energy drinks to others after passing an aid station. But Athletes may not provide any item of equipment to an athlete competing in the same race if it results in the donor athlete being unable to continue with his/her own Race. Such equipment includes but is not restricted to: shoes, complete bicycle, frame, wheels, or helmet. The penalty for this will be disqualification of both athletes.


14. Athletes must finish all the three sections. Anyone who didn’t finish all the sections will be disqualified. If an athlete must leave the course for some reason, he/she must continue from the very spot he/she left.


15. The bonus distribution of Elite Group must be equal in both gender, the Elite group participants will not compete for age group awards and same for the age group.


16. Any form of the assignment of entry qualification is strictly prohibited in Powerman races. The imposter will be disqualified as soon as been found. Both the imposter and the assignor will be suspended from future Powerman races.


17. Powerman China retains the rights to adjust the Competition Rules, the adjusted content will be announced in the athletes’ brief.



II. PENALTIES


1. Failure to comply with the Rules may result in an athlete being verbally warned, should be punished with a time penalty, disqualified or suspended. The nature of the rule violation will determine the subsequent penalty.


2. The purpose of a warning is to alert an athlete about a possible rule violation and to promote a "proactive" attitude on the part of officials; The Official will blow their whistle, the athlete will be stopped if necessary, asked to modify their behaviour, and allowed to continue the race immediately afterwards.


3. Time Penalty

   1) It is not necessary for a Technical Official to give a warning prior to issuing a time penalty.

   2) A blue card will be used for drafting infringements during bike section, and a yellow card will be used for the run section.

   3) Technical Official will assess a Time Penalty by sounding a whistle or horn; showing a blue or yellow card; calling in English the athlete's number and saying “Time Penalty”. For safety reasons, a Technical Official may have to delay issuing a warning; Alternatively, athletes may be informed about penalties by displaying the athlete’s number on a panel posted at the entrance of the penalty box. It is the athlete’s responsibility to check this board.

   4) Time penalty in run section: The penalized athletes’ numbers will be clearly displayed on a board next to the Penalty Box.

       a) The athlete will be told by the Technical Official to report by showing a yellow card to the next Penalty Box and follow the instructions of the Technical Official there. It is the athlete’s responsibility to report to the next penalty box on the course after receiving notification.

       b) The penalized athlete will proceed into the Penalty Box and inform the Technical Official of their identity and number of penalties to serve. The time penalty starts when the athlete enters the Penalty Box and ends when the Technical Official says “go”, at which time the athlete may continue with the race.

       c) The penalized athlete’s number will be removed from the board once the penalty is served.

       d) A penalized athlete may serve their penalty on any lap of the run section that he/she has committed a foul.

       e) For relay events, the penalty may be served by any member of the team, who has not yet completed their portion of the event.

   5) Time penalty at the bike section:

       a) The athlete will be told by the Technical Official to report by showing a blue card to the next Penalty Box and follow the instructions of the Technical Official there. It is the athlete’s responsibility to report to the next penalty box on the course after receiving notification. Athlete race numbers are not posted for a Bike Penalty Box.

       b) The penalized athlete will enter the Penalty Box and inform the Technical Official of their identity and number of penalties to serve. The time penalty starts when the athlete enters the Penalty Box and ends when the Technical Official says “Go”, at which time the athlete may continue with the race.

   6) All time penalties will be served in a designated Penalty Tent (“PT”). The location of the PTs will be stated in the Event‐specific Athlete Brief. After a rule violation is issued to the athlete, it is the athlete’s responsibility to report to the next PT on the course. Failure to stop at the next PT on the bike course will result in disqualification.

       a) While in the PT, athletes can consume only the food and/or water that is on the athlete’s bike or person.(DSQ)

       b) Athletes are prohibited from using the restroom while serving a penalty in the PT. Using the restroom while serving a time penalty will result in disqualification.

       c) Making adjustments to equipment or performing any type of bike maintenance while serving a penalty in the PT is prohibited. (DSQ)


4. A disqualification is a penalty appropriate for severe rule violations, such as but not limited to, repeated bike draft infringements, and/or dangerous or unsportsmanlike conduct.

   1) For the Age Group and handicapped athlete, two time penalties in the standard distance or short events, or three time penalties in the middle and long distance events will result in disqualification.

   2) A Technical Official will assess a disqualification by sounding a whistle or horn, then showing a red card while calling the athlete's number and saying "Disqualified"; for safety reasons, a Technical Official may have to delay issuing a disqualification. Alternatively, the athletes may be informed about the penalties by displaying the athlete’s number on the white board posted at the post finish area.

   3) An athlete should leave the race course as soon as receiving a disqualification.


5. Athletes punished with a penalty have the right to appeal. The appeal process please refer to International Triathlon Union Racing Regulations.


6. The most common Competition Rule violations and penalties refer to attachment.



III. RUN SECTION RULES


1. Athletes may finish the run section by running or walking.


2. It is the sole responsibility of each athlete to know and follow the prescribed running course. Results of the athletes who failed to follow the proper route will not be adjusted.


3. Bare torsos in the run section are prohibited.


4. Objects (including but not limited to: water bottles, energy gem packs, energy bar packs, clothes) are only allowed to be discarded in the drop zones next to aid stations. Athletes found to be discarding objects other than drop zones shall be punished.


5. Athletes are banned from wearing earphones, headphones, cell phones and other electric communication devices.


6. None participating-athletes including friends, family members, and audiences are banned from the course or accompany the athletes crossing the finish line.


7. It is athletes’ duty to celebrate his/her finish without influencing the experience and safety of other athletes, volunteers or audiences. Those who failed to obey the finishing rules shall receive the punishment of disqualification.


IV. BIKE SECTION RULES


1. Athletes Behaviors

   1) The bicycle shall be propelled solely, through a chainset, by the legs moving in a circular movement, without electric or other assistance. Other than pushing or carrying a bicycle, any propulsive action brought on by use of the hands is prohibited (except with respect to PC Open athletes and HC Athletes).

   2) It is the sole responsibility of each athlete to know and follow the prescribed bike course. Results of the athletes who failed to follow the proper route will not be adjusted.

   3) Number sticker must be securely attached to the bike by the organizer’s rules and must be visible from both sides.

   4) Athletes must not take any forward progress unaccompanied by their bicycle. If an athlete’s bicycle is rendered inoperable, he/she may go forward running or walking while pushing or carrying the bicycle on the bike course as long as they do not obstruct or impede the progress of other athletes.

   5) Cycling with a bare torso is prohibited. It is required for athletes to wear a shirt, jersey, or sport-top at whole time during bike section.

   6) Objects (including but not limited to: water bottles, energy gem packs, energy bar packs, broken bike parts and clothes) are only allowed to be discarded in the drop zones next to aid stations. Athletes found to be discarding objects other than drop zones shall be punished.


2. Racing Gears

   1) International Triathlon Union (ITU) Racing Rules suits Powerman races, route tryouts and official tranings in the mass. Road bikes, mountain bikes, time trail bikes that conform the regulation of UCI Regulations and triathlon bikes that conform the regulation of ITU Racing Regulations could be used in bike sections of Powerman China series.

   2) Helmets must conform the ITU Racing Regulations. Helmets must be securely worn and fastened the whole time athletes are in possession of bikes, which means from the time they remove their bike from the rack at the start of the bike section until after they have placed their bikes back on the rack by the finish of the bike section. If an athlete leaves the course for any reason, he/she must may not unfasten or remove the helmet until after he/she has moved outside the boundary of bike course route and has dismounted from the bike. Athlete must wear and fasten the helmet securely before returning onto the bike course or remounting the bike.

   3) Any device or facility brought or carried on the bike must be notified to the Head Referee for such permission prior to the start of the race. Athletes seen with unauthorized devices or facilities will be disqualified.

   4) Illegal devices include but not limited to:

       a) Earphones or headphones;

       b) Glass vessels;

       c) Mobile phones and other electronic communication devices;

       d) Bikes or bike parts that don’t fit this rule;

       e) Race suits that don’t fit ITU Racing Rules.


3. Powerman 10-meter Non-drafting Rule

   1) Athletes should ride outside other athletes’ draft zones.

   2) Athletes should keep riding in a stationary lane (normally the lane on the right of the course) and keep a prescriptive distance (at least 10 meters) with other athletes in bike section.

   3) Athletes who block the athlete behind that tries to overtake him/her intentionally shall be punished a time penalty or even disqualified. (An intentional block means change one’s lane rapidly to push athlete behind into his/her draft zone when the hinder is overtaking.)

   4) The overtaking athlete should keep an eye on the course situation and keep rules. Athlete should keep a distance at least 3 meters horizontal (depends on the course situation) to the athlete that he/she is overtaking. Overtaking in inappropriate position is strictly banned, and athlete should back off out of the draft zone.

   5) An overtaking athlete may not back out of a draft zone after entering it and shall complete the pass.

   6) A “pass” is confirmed when the overtaker’s front wheel passes the leading edge of the front wheel of the athlete being overtaken. Athlete shall ride through the draft zone and overtake another athlete in 25 seconds.

   7) An overtaken athlete must drop out of the draft zone of the passing athlete immediately. Re-passing by the overtaken athlete prior to dropping out of the draft zone will result in an overtaken violation.

   8) Powerman 10-meter Non-drafting Rule suits Elite, Classic and Short categories.


V. TRANSITION AREA


1. Helmets must be securely worn and fastened the whole time athletes are in possession of bikes, which means from the time they remove their bike from the rack at the start of the bike section until after they have placed their bikes back on the rack by the finish of the bike section.


2. Athletes must use the pointed rack position and put the bikes onto the rack. Bikes must be placed erect with the saddle hanged on the rack and front wheel facing the side of the center passageway. An exceptional situation could be applied to the referees.


3. Equipment for the coming sections needs to be placed in the equipment box. Equipment above shall be placed in the distance less than 0.5 meter of the rack number or information board in case the organizer doesn’t provide equipment boxes. No other objects besides equipment for the race shall be placed in the transition area.


4. Riding shoes, glasses, helmets and other riding gears are allowed to hang on the bikes.


5. Athletes are banned to impede the progress of other athletes in transition area.


6. Putting hand on other athletes’ gears is prohibited in transition area.


7. Riding is banned in transition area where pushing bike is allowed. Mounting the bike before the designed mount-line and dismounting after the dismount-line is prohibited. Mount-line and dismount-line are a part of the transition area.


8. Public nudity or indecent exposure is prohibited.


9. Athletes cannot stop in the flow zones of the transition area.


10. No marking behavior is allowed in the transition area. Markings or marked items will be removed without informing the athletes.



VI. HANDICAPPED


1. Participation in the PT Open Division is available to athletes with a medically verified physical, visual, or neurological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities in POWERMAN China races. Conduct and standards for handlers and guides of PC athletes is governed by the ITU Paratriathlon Rules.


2. The referees and competition official have the right to adjust the start time of PT Open Division, including start in advance, delay or on appointed time.


3. The referees and competition official have the right to disqualify handicapped athletes who use equipment do not meet the ITU Paratriathlon equipment regulation.


4. Each PT athlete is required to maintain control of his/her bicycle and to operate at a reasonable speed so as not to threaten the safety and well‐being of aid station volunteers, other competitors, Race Officials and/or spectators. Operation of a bicycle/handcycle in a dangerous or reckless manner will be grounds for disqualification.



VII. OTHERS


Detailed rules and regulations are governed by the International Triathlon Union Regulations on ITU official website (www.triathlon.org). 



ATTACHMENT


The following is a summary of the most common Competition Rule violations and penalties and is not intended to be an all‐inclusive list of violations and penalties (“Summary”). In any instance where this Summary is inconsistent with or otherwise contradicts the Competition Rules set forth in Articles I‐X, the Competition Rules set forth in Articles I‐X shall govern. Each athlete is responsible for knowing and understanding all Competition Rules (including without limitation any additional rules set forth in the Event‐specific Athlete Information Guide).




*SUMMARY OF GENERAL COMPETITION RULES AND PENALTIES

*SUMMARY OF GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

PENALTIES

Public nudity or indecent exposure

DSQ

Littering outside of the trash/rubbish drop zones

DSQ and potential suspension

Failure to follow the prescribed course

DSQ

Failure to wear a shirt or sport top during the bike or run

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied promptly

Accepting assistance from anyone other than Race Referees, Race Officials or other Race participants in accordance with the Competition Rules

If it is possible to amend and return to the original situation then a Stop‐and‐Go Time Penalty will be assessed, If not: DSQ

Giving another athlete a complete bike, frame, wheel(s), helmet, bike shoes, running shoes or any other item equipment which results in the donor athlete being unable to continue with their own Race

DSQ of both athletes

Fraud by entering under an assumed name or age, falsifying an affidavit, or giving false information

DSQ and potential suspension

Not stopping in the next penalty tent after being obliged to do so

DSQ

Unless pre‐approved by the Head Referee, using communication devices of any type during Race competition

DSQ

RUN SECTIONS

Wearing headsets or headphones during competition

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied promptly

Failure to wear a shirt or sport top during the run portion

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied

Crossing the finish line with a non‐participating individual

DSQ

BIKE SECTION

Drafting violation

5:00 Minute Time Penalty

Blocking (side by side riding)

Stop‐and‐Go Time Penalty

Once overtaken, re‐passing prior to dropping out of the draft zone

Stop‐and‐Go Time Penalty

Once overtaken, remaining in the draft zone for more than 25 seconds

5:00 Minute Time Penalty

Failure to wear a shirt or sport top during the bike portion

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied promptly

Wearing headsets or headphones during competition

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied promptly

Not wearing a helmet during all Event activities when the athlete rides the bike: e.g., competition, familiarization, and training sessions

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied promptly

Make forward progress without bike during the bike segment

Stop‐and‐Go if remedied, DSQ if not remedied promptly

TRANSITION AREA

Blocking the progress of other athletes

Stop‐and‐Go Time Penalty

Interfering with another athlete’s equipment

Stop‐and‐Go Time Penalty


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