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Race Start Times
Junior Biathlon 17.20
Swim Only 17.20
Biathlon event 17.30

Safety Briefing
In order for you to take part there will be a compulsory safety briefing on the beach. Briefing times are as follows:
Junior Biathlon 16.50
Swim only and Open event 17.00 pm

We suggest that you park at the Crantock BeachNational Trust Carpark, there is a charge unless you are a National Trust Member.  Additional parking is available close to the beach and an overflow at the village hall (approx. 20 min walk to the beach).  Please leave plenty of time as the beach car parks can get very busy this time of year.

The registration desk will be located in the corner of the National Trust Carpark near the toilets. Registration will open from 1.30pm-4.30pm, please make sure you allow time to park and register, as we will not allow latecomers to enter the race.

To speed the check-in process up please present you event ticket-voucher upon registering.

Once you have registered you will receive your race number and Crantock Biathlon Swim hat.  Your number must be clearly marked on you and you MUST wear the swim hat you are given for safety reasons.

 Safety Information
The swim leg of the race will be covered by our qualified water safety team.  If, at any stage during the swim leg you get into difficulty or notice anyone else in trouble please signal for assistance by raising one hand in the air and waving to attract the attention.  A member of the water safety team will be able to assist you.  Please note the water safety team also have the authority to retire you from the race should they consider you to be struggling, you MUST accept their assistance in this scenario.

Marshals will be stationed along key points of the run leg as well.  Should you or a fellow competitor require assistance please seek help from the nearest marshal, they will be in communication with our event and first aid teams to arrange rapid response should an injury occur.  In additional to the marshals a ‘tail runner’ will sweep the run course to make sure everyone finishes safely.  Please also not you should NOT wear headphones on the run in case we need to urgently get your attention.

Age Groups
You will be automatically entered into age and event categories, which are as follows: Men’s Open, Ladies Open, Over 50’s, Swim Only and Juniors (Under 11’s and Under 16)

The Course
The swim course, starting form in front of the sand dunes will take you up the Gannel River, around the specified marker buoys and back to the start point/transition zone.

We recommend you wear a wetsuit for the swim stage.

For those competing in the full Biathlon, the run will start on the beach, heading south up and over the dunes, across Rushy Green towards the Bowgie (following the race flags and marshal points), around West Pentire Headland, back down on to the beach finishing again in front of the dunes.

Start/Finish Point
The start and finish is located on the Gannel side of Crantock Beach, if you follow the track from the corner of the carpark (next to the Big Green Surf School) you’ll find it.

Please make sure you have any personal medication you may need with you on the day and it is in an appropriate location

Calling Off the Race
The organisers reserve the right to call the race off should the conditions be particularly adverse, in advance, or if there is a major incident during the event.  This will be clearly communicated by the event safety team and marshals.

Water will be available at the transition zone after the swim stage. A second water station will be located at the C-bay marshal station mid-way through the run leg.

Presentations & Food
We will aim to hold presentations on the beach for each event immediately after the Biathlon has finished and we have all the timings in.

Treago Farm will be dishing up tasty Nacho’s at the end of the event for £7.50, so why not stick around for some food, BYO Alcohol and beach fun.  For every sale a donation will be made to towards supporting the great work Crantock Surf Life Saving Club does for the local community.