F.A.Q. (updated January 27)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

KEY CONTACT DETAILS
Executive Director Jorge García Jorge.garcia@triatlon.org
Athletes’ Services Bárbara González barbara.gonzalez@triatlon.org
Media Manager Daniel Marquez Daniel.marquez@triatlon.org
Barceló Resort-Bookings Isabel García comercial.huelva@Barceló.com
Transfers Evaristo Rodríguez info@autocaresrg.com
WHEN WILL PUNTA UMBRÍA DUATHLON EUROPEAN CHAMIONSHIPS BE HELD?

Punta Umbría will host the 2020 Duathlon European Championships from the 6th to the 8th of March 2020.

Friday, 6th of March:

  • Parade of Nations
  • Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 7th of March:

  • Age Group Sprint
  •  Junior
  • Elite and U23

Sunday, 8th of March:

  • Age Group Standar
  • Paratriathlon
  • Closing ceremony and Age Group ceremonies
WHAT ABOUT THE DISTANCES?

DUATHLON SPRINT DUATHLON (Drafting Race) (Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon and AG)

  • RUN – 5 km
  • BIKE – 20 km
  • RUN- 2.5 km

 

STANDARD DUATHLON (NON Drafting Race) (AG)

  • RUN – 10 km
  • BIKE – 40 km
  • RUN – 5 km

ABOUT PUNTA UMBRÍA

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER IN MARCH?

In October, average temperatures are between 12 ºC at night and 18 ºC in daytime. Punta Umbría is a perfect tourist destination in March to enjoy the beaches and visit the main tourist attractions of the province of Huelva. There are few probabilities of rain and wind is not expected.

PLACES TO VISIT

Punta Umbría and the province of Huelva have many interesting places to visit. The province offers the visitor and endless number of cultural and leisure activities. Further information, visit this link:: http://www.turismohuelva.org/en/

VENUE AND KEY AREAS

TRAVEL, TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION

HOW TO GET TO PUNTA UMBRÍA?

By plane: Seville and Faro are the closest airports. We will inform you shortly about transfers.

By train: There are many daily and frequent connections from Madrid to Seville and Huelva. Further info here: www.renfe.es.

By bus: There are daily connections from Madrid to Seville and Huelva.

By car: you can drive to Huelva and Punta Umbría from the:

  • Northwest: A66 highway
  • Centre: coming from and through Madrid 
  • Southeast: to Andalucía and then straight forward to Huelva and Punta Umbría •
  • Southwest: from Portugal
ANY TRANSFERS PROVIDE?

Autocares RG is the official Transfer company. Services will be available from Seville (Spain) and Faro (Portugal) airports.

Price List:

Persons Price per person 1 way Price per person Return Minimum Nº of persons
2 to 4 100 € 175 € 2 pax
5 to 8 75 € 125 € 5 pax
9 to 15 50 € 85 € 9 pax
16 to 24 35 € 60 € 16 pax

To book transfer services, please send an email to: info@autocaresrg.com

WHERE CAN I STAY?

The official hotel, Barceló Resort, offers special rates for event participants (15% discount).
You can find the place here: https://g.page/BarceloPuntaUmbriaBeachResort?share

REGISTRATION PROCESS

PROCESS
  1. AG athletes will be registered through their National Federations (NFs) and by the designated AG Team Manager.
  2. AG athletes need to contact their National Federation for further information.
  3. In case an athlete is not able to get in touch with his/her National Federation, he/she should send a mail to inscripciones@triatlon.org
  4. Any athlete who is participating in more than 1 event will need to be registered separately in each event by his/her NF.
  5. NFs are to collect the entry fees from athletes. No athlete shall pay the LOC directly.

Registration process closes on the 23rd of February.

ENTRY FEES
  • Sprint Duathlon 130 €
  • Standard Duathlon 140 € 
  • Both Events 216 € (-20 %)
CAN I RACE IN TWO EVENTS?

Yes, as long as you comply with ETU specifications. For each event, you will be given a finisher T-shirt and a finisher medal.

There will be a 20 % discount if you decide to register for both events; the total entry fee will amount to 216 €.

IF I HAVE REGISTERED AND I CANNOT RACE, WILL I GET MY MONEY BACK?

Sorry, no.

MY NATIONAL FEDERATION CANNOT HELP ME OUT WITH REGISTRATION, CAN I REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY?

Please, send a mail to inscripciones@triatlon.org and we will do our best to help you!

COURSES

WHERE WILL THE MAIN VENUE BE LOCATED?

The main venue will be in Punta Umbría city centre (Avenida de Andalucía).

You can find the place here: https://goo.gl/maps/BEM3hjQu3cF8zSRL6

WHERE CAN I SEE THE COURSES?

SERVICES

SERVICES

The following services will be at Barceló Resort (Official Event Hotel):

  • Sports Info Centre
  • Registration
  • Briefings
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Age Group medal ceremonies

You can find the place here: https://g.page/BarceloPuntaUmbriaBeachResort?share

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AT REGISTRATION?

At registration, you need to show your Passport or ID (with photo), and after data verification you will receive:

  • A wristband
  • An opening ceremony voucher
  • A closing ceremony voucher
  • A welcoming package (only 1 per athlete, even if you register for two events)

Aditionally, you will receive an envelope that includes:

  • Your bib number
  • Stickers: helmet (x3), bike (x1), cloakroom (x1)
  • A tattoo (x1), with the race number for the right arm
  • A tattoo (x1), with the race number for the left leg
  • A tattoo (x1), with the age group category for the left calf
WHEN WILL REGISTRATION OPEN?

Registration will be opened from Thursday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 20:00 at Barceló Resort.
Welcome package pick up
Registration will open on Thursday and you can come at any time during opening hours (see above); there is no specific time assigned to NFs.
If you have registered for both events, you can pick up your package for both.

IF I AM FINISHER, WILL I RECEIVE ANY ADITIONAL GIFT?

All finisher athletes will receive:

  • Sprint Duathlon: medal and t-shirt
  • Standard Duathlon: medal and t-shirt
WHERE WILL ATHLETES’ BRIEFINGS TAKE PLACE?

Athletes’ briefings will take place at Barceló Resort.

You can check the location here: https://g.page/BarceloPuntaUmbriaBeachResort?share

The recorded video briefings will be uploaded to the official website.

WHERE CAN I RENT A BIKE? DO YOU KNOW OF ANY GOOD BIKESHOP IN THE AREA?

We will inform you shortly.

IS THERE GOING TO BE MASSAGE SERVICE?

Yes, after each event at the Recovery Area.
Additionally and during the week of the event, massage services will be offered (more info shortly).

MEDAL ENGRAVING

Commemorate your achievement! Engrave your FINISHER time on your medal! You can book this service online, just go HERE and pay 10€. Or also, when you have crossed the Finish Line go to the Recovery Area and pay 15€.

TRAINING FACILITIES

SWIM
Athletes and coaches can access to the swimming pool of Punta Umbría, from Wednesday to Monday (from 12.00 to 14.00). There is free admission for athletes if you show your ID (with photo) or passport at the entrance. Staff will check it with the start lists to let you go in Punta Umbría pool:

Swimming pool in Punta Umbría
C/ Miguel Hernández s/n
21100 Punta Umbría

BIKE
Punta Umbría – Malpica – Cartalla
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Punta Umbría – Malpica – Cartalla – Embalse Piedras
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Punta Umbría – Malpica – Cartalla
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Punta Umbría – Malpica – El Rompido
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RUN
Barceló Resort – Camino de la Romería – Pinos del Mar
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Barceló Resort – Marismas
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It is also possible to use the city sports facilities, with running tracks.
Address:
Polideportivo Municipal Antonio Gil Hernández
C/ Andévalos s/n
21100 Punta Umbría
Tel. +34 959 49 51 59
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POST-EVENT SERVICES

WILL THERE BE CHANGING ROOMS AND SHOWERS FOR ATHLETES?

The Recovery Area is provided with changing rooms and bathrooms.

Athletes are welcome to use the showers of Punta Umbría swimming pool.

FURTHER INFORMATION

WHAT ABOUT THE LOST & FOUND OFFICE?

If you lose anything, you can go to the Lost & Found Office at the Expo, next to where you will pick up your bag with your bib numbers, at Barceló Resort.

CAN I WEAR MY OWN UNIFORM?

It is compulsory to wear the uniform of your National Federation, the country you are representing.

WILL THERE BE AN EXHIBITION AREA-EXPO?

Yes, at Barceló Resort, on the days before the event; and on Saturday and Sunday at the main venue (Avenida de Andalucía).

WHEN WILL THE ROADS BE CLOSED? WHICH ROADS WILL BE TRAFFIC FREE?

Roads will be closed one hour before the races start. If you are staying in Punta Umbría, we recommend you to walk to the venue, as everything is within 1 km walking distance.

WHEN WILL THE COURSES BE MARKED?

We plan to have the courses marked by Tuesday.

WILL THERE BE LIVE TIMING OF THE EVENT?

Yes, all events will have live timing through the official APP which you can find in Apple Store y Android when you search FETRI.

WILL THERE BE FREE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT?

Yes, there will be an official photographer at the Finish Line. Photos will be posted on Facebook.

BIKE SEGMENT

IS IT COMPULSORY TO WEAR THE BIB NUMBER IN THE BIKE SEGMENT?

According to the rules, it is not compulsory but optional.

HOW MANY LANES WILL THERE BE?

The number of lanes will depend on the race. At least one lane per race (sometimes more lanes).

RIDING ON THE BIKE COURSE

Athletes are requested to ride on the right hand side of the road (pass on the left).

IF I DECIDE TO DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL THERE BE VEHICLES TO BRING ME BACK TO THE TRANSITION AREA?

There will be a support vehicle following the last athlete, who is starting the last lap, during Age Group events.

RUN SEGMENT

WHERE SHOULD ATHLETES THROW AWAY TRASH OR UNWANTED OBJECTS?

Athletes MUST dispose of trash or unwanted objects (glasses, bottles, spare parts, etc.) at Aid Stations or designated areas.

IS IT COMPULSORY TO RUN WITH THE BIB NUMBER ON?

Yes, athletes are requested to wear their bib number at all times and always visible.

VIEWERS-CHEER LEADERS!

CAN MY FRIENDS/RELATIVES ACCOMPANY ME DURING THE RACE TO CHEER ME UP?

There will be grandstands next to the Finish Line to follow up athletes.

CAN MY RELATIVES/FRIENDS CROSS THE FINISH LINE WITH ME?

According to the rules, no.

CAN RELATIVES/FRIENDS ACCESS THE MEDICAL / FIRST AID TENT TO MEET AN INJURED ATHLETE?

No. Relatives and friends will be duly informed but it is advisable to avoid crowds in the medical area to provide the best medical care. Thanks for your understanding!

OTHER

WILL I FIND MY CHIP IN THE ATHLETE’S BAG?

Yes. Please do check you have received the chip before the race starts.

CAN BIKES GO ON TRAINS AND BUSES?

Yes. Although if you are staying in Punta Umbría everything is within walking distance.

(DON’T) BREAK A LEG!!!! ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!!!