Minnesota Duathlon                       July 30, 2017

The Minnesota Duathlon will abide to the USAT Rules & Regulations

Failure to abide by rules will result in a warning or disqualification

1. Helmets - Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in this event. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event. Athletes not permitting to this rule will be disqualified.

2. Chin Straps - Chin Straps must be buckled at all times when on bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle you chin strap unless you are off your bicycle.

3. Outside Assistance - No assistance other than that offered by the race and medical officials my be used. This race is an individual tests of fitness. 

4. Transition area - All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike coral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant's equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass into the transition area.

5. Drafting - keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds.

Position keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing.
Blocking riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass.
Overtaken once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.

6. Course - All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times.

7. Unsportsmanlike Conduct - Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden.

8. Headphones - Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

9. Race numbers - All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.

10. Abandonment - All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course.

USAT Rules