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Race Kit Collection – For all races
Venue: Nongsa Point Resort
Friday 19 May, 16:00 – 19:30*
Saturday 20 May, 09:00 – 17:00
1. Photo Identification (FIN or passport)
2. E-Printed copy of entry confirmation email with the QR code
3. Smartphone showing completion of the pre-event waiver
If you do not have the required documents you will not be able to collect the race kit.
Please look after yourself and try to stay away from the medical tent! In Batam, heat takes on a whole new meaning: high temperatures and very high humidity. These combined put a great deal of stress to your body and places you at greater risk of developing a heat injury.
Start (and then stay) well hydrated!
Be sure to increase your fluid intake in the two days leading up to the race. Then on race day a combination of water and sports drink before and during the event will help keep your performance up and your injury risk down. Stop at the drink stations and cool down with a cold water sponge while grabbing your water and electrolyte drinks.
Not used to the heat? Start at a slower pace
If this is your first time at Batam Triathlon or have been training in a cooler and less humid place, start your race at a slower pace than you normally would. Listen to your body and let it guide you to the best pace for you to race at.
Been feeling under the weather recently, perhaps with a flu and muscle aches?
Check with the medical team before you take part in the race. Having had diarrhea and vomiting recently? This would have resulted in loss of fluid and electrolytes, so ensure to replace these before you head to the transition area to set up for the race.
Experiencing undue fatigue, headache, or giddiness during the event?
Slow your pace down and even take a short break. If things don’t improve, inform a race official and head to the medical tent.
Even as you take care of yourself before and during the event, keep an eye out for any fellow participant who might not be looking too well. If you see someone stumbling, running or walking in a strange way, or someone who seems to be really struggling, please stop and ask how they are. You may be doing that person a big favour by letting a race official know or by asking for medical help.
Here’s wishing you a wonderful, healthy and safe day in Batam!
Where do I register?
Register online. Click the register button on the top right hand side of this screen. Register early to avoid disappointment.
My personal details have changed. How do I inform the organiser?
Email : email@example.com
Do I have to qualify to enter the event?
No, as long as you are fit, healthy, capable of completing the event and meet the age requirements, you can enter. For health advice click here.
When is the entry deadline?
Registration will be closed once the race reaches maximum capacity or on the final closing date, as mentioned on the registration page.
Can I enter on race weekend morning?
Entries for the Fun Duo Challenge and Batam Swim Classic will be accepted on race weekend. There are absolutely NO entries taken on race day! Registration for all other events will close once the race reaches maximum capacity or on the final closing date, as mentioned on the registration page.
I am unable to race due to illness/injury. Can I get a refund?
Once the registration form has been processed, there will be no fee refund for the participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part.
Can I transfer my entry to another athlete if I choose not to race?
Individual race entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the race. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
Can I defer my entry to 2024?
No, entries processed in 2023 cannot be deferred. Only entries received in 2020 for the postponed event may be deferred to 2024.
Can I enter on race morning?
There are absolutely NO entries taken on race day! Registration will close once the race reaches maximum capacity or on the final closing date, as mentioned on the registration page.
What do I need to bring with me to the Race Kit Collection?
Please bring a copy of your registration confirmation, and a photo ID (passport or driver’s license) to the Race Kit Collection counter for verification and collection of your race kit and goodie bag.
Do I need to collect my race kit in person at Kit Collection or can I send somebody to collect it on my behalf?
Strictly NO COLLECTION on behalf of other athletes. You have to collect your kit in person. Relay team members must ALL collect the team kit in person and at the same time.
Where do I get my official Batam Triathlon T-Shirt?
You will receive your t-shirt at race kit collection in your goodie bag.
Where do I get my timing chip?
Timing chips are included in the race kit and given out at race kit collection.
Where do I pin my race number?
You have to wear your race number on the back of your shirt during the cycle section and on the front of your shirt during the run section.
Where is the transition area?
The transition area is located beachfront at Nongsa Resorts.
Is there an opportunity to practice the course before the event?
There are a few opportunities to practice the course.
Can I race with an MP3 or other music player?
At no time during the competition are headphones permitted, as stated in the rules and regulations. Participants wearing such items will be disqualified.
What are the age restrictions?
Participants racing in the Kid’s distance triathlon must be between 8 and 11 years old on 31 Dec 2023 to compete in the race.
Participants in the Youth Distance triathlon must be between 12 and 15 years old on 31 Dec 2023 to compete in the race.
Participants racing in the Sprint distance triathlon must be 16 years old and above on 31 Dec 2023 to compete in the race individually, and 14 years old and above to be part of a Sprint distance relay team.
Participants racing in the Olympic distance triathlon individually team must be 18 years old and above on 31 Dec 2023 to compete in the race, and 16 years old and above to be part of an Olympic distance relay team.
Participants racing in the Batam Swim Classic 1500 must be 12 years old and above on 31 Dec 2023.
What is in my race kit?
Your race kit consists of:-
1 x Swim Cap
1 x Timing Chip (to be worn around your left ankle)
1 x Safety Bracelet (to worn throughout race)
1 x Race Bibs (to be worn on the front during the run leg)
1 x Bike Tag (pasted on the seat post)
1 x Helmet Sticker (to be fixed on the front of your helmet)
What are the wave starts?
See the event time schedule.
What is the swim course like?
The Swim is held in the clear blue waters off the picturesque beach of Nongsa Resorts.
What is the water condition like?
Water condition in May is very good with minimal swell, excellent visibility and a temperature of 29 °C.
What are the considerations for a swimmer who gets in trouble during the event?
Swimmers in difficulty shall signal by raising an arm to the escorting boats/canoes for assistance. Once assistance is rendered, the competitor is disqualified from the competition but allowed to complete the bike and run section.
Are wetsuits permitted?
No, wetsuits are not allowed. Regulation swim skins are permitted.
Are there any jelly fish in the swim?
This is hard to predict. We have had the occasional jelly fish in the course. We try to remove any jelly fish from the course beforehand.
In case you do get stung, be assured that the medical team is ready to treat any kind of jelly fish stings.
What can I do to prevent jelly fish stings?
There is no 100% remedy to getting stung. Covering your skin with lycra swim wear or using protective lotion (e.g. Safe Sea lotion) reduces the chance of jelly fish stings.
I’ve forgotten my bike helmet; can you provide me with one?
No, unfortunately, we do not have spare helmets. Note that you are not allowed to take part without a helmet.
I don’t have a bike. Can I still participate?
If you don’t have a bike on race day, you will not be able to race.
Who can enter the transition area?
Only participants wearing the safety bracelet are allowed to enter the transition area.
Where do I put my bike in the transition area?
All racks are labeled according to your number. At the start of the race and when you return from the bike section you must place your bike on your designated space in the transition area.
What if I do not dismount my bike before the dismount line and transition?
You will receive a time penalty from race officials.
When should I be checking in my bike before the race?
The transition area opens 1 hour before race start.
How long can I keep my bike in transition after my race is completed?
The transition area opens for bike collection once all participants have returned from the bike course and started their run. Bikes will be removed from the transition area 15 minutes after the last participant of your race has crossed the finish line.
Am I allowed to run in the transition area?
Will there be a mechanic on site for repairs?
Yes. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be bike mechanics at the venue to help with last minute repairs or tuning. However, please bring your bike in good condition and avoid any last minute stress.
Note: Small services are free of charge. For big repairs, assembly of bikes and packing of bikes in boxes, a charge will apply.
Do you have any tools or bike pump that I can borrow?
Our onsite bike mechanics will be able to assist you.
Is the event run on closed roads?
No, although the course is exceptionally quiet and the traffic diverted there may still be the occasional vehicle on the course. Please adhere to normal road rules.
Do I need an expensive bike to compete in the triathlon? Can I use my mountain bike?
You can use any type of bike that has two wheels, good brakes and free-wheel rear hub (i.e. no fixie). Just ensure your bike is in road worthy condition. Our mechanics will be able to help you out with any last minute woes you may have.
Does someone keep track of the number of laps I do?
No, you must count your own laps. However the electronic timing mats will tell us of anyone who has missed any laps out after the race.
What are the cut-off times on the course?
The run course of the Sprint distance will be closed at 9.30am. Runners that have not finished the course by then will be sent straight to the finish line.
Runners of the Olympic distance are not allowed to start their first or second lap of the run course later than 18:00 hrs. (These runners will be disqualified, however, they will have their times recorded and receive a finishers medal and certificate.)
What do I do with my timing chip when the race is over?
You can dispose your timing chip after the race.
Where and when are the medal presentations?
Medals are handed to every finisher at the finish line. A relay finisher will receive a medal for each team member.
Can relay teams cross the finish line together?
Yes! Please wait for your runner at the beginning of the finish chute and join him/her for the final stretch of glory to the finish line (and an amazing finish line team photo!)
What if I am a winner in one of the categories, and will not be attending the Awards Ceremony?
Please contact the organiser at the information booth or race office if you have won a trophy in one of the categories, and are not present at the Awards Ceremony.
Where can I find my results?
Official times will be posted at www.batamtriathlon.com within 24 hours
I have a protest/complaint/suggestion.
Please proceed to the information booth or race office within one hour after your race.
Where is the lost and found?
Lost and found items will be taken to the race office.
Where can I purchase personalised race photos?
Find your race photos at www.finisherpix.com
My results are incorrect or not showing!!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into your results.
Who do I contact if I have feedback?
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any feedback or questions.
2020 Registered athletes
I registered for the event in 2020 – what happens with my entry?
An email was sent to you from us with entry options for 2023 on Wednesday 1 March 2023. Please check your junk folder. If you didn’t receive it please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org