2023 Africa Triathlon Cup Troutbeck

01 Apr, 2023 • Troutbeck, Zimbabwe • Event Website
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A demanding event held at an altitude of 2000m and over hilly terrain.  The close proximity of the venue to a good tar road for the cycle section.  A central location for all aspects of the event for spectators and athletes alike.  The cycle and run courses will consist of multi laps through the Hotel complex which adds to spectator interest and involvement.

SWIM -
Water Temperature - expect 20 degrees
Laps - Sprint - 1 x 750m lap
Start Mechanism - Deep water
Conditions - Lake - clean, disease and animal free

BIKE -
Laps - Sprint - 3 x 6.6km laps - hilly and technical.  No requirement for gear/cassette changes.  16% gradient.  Road closures.

RUN -
Laps - Sprint - 2 x 2.5km laps - hilly, 19% gradient, 90% pavement, 10% grass


**  VISAS AND TRAVEL

For entry into Zimbabwe, it is MANDATORY to provide either –

A COVID VACCINATION CARD (IF YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED) OR A NEGATIVE PCR TEST CERTIFICATE TAKEN WITHIN 48 HOURS OF ARRIVAL IN ZIMBABWE.  YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE EITHER DOCUMENTS BY OFFICIALS ON YOUR ARRIVAL IN HARARE

VISA REQUIREMENTS

IT IS THE ATHLETE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK IF A VISA FOR ENTRY INTO ZIMBABWE IS REQUIRED.  VISAS SHOULD BE OBTAINED WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY.  CHECK TO ESTABLISH IF YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE OR IF YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO THE EMBASSY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY

THIS IS IMPERATIVE IN ORDER TO AVOID DELAYS ON ARRIVAL AT HARARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND SUBSEQUENT TRANSFER TO TROUTBECK.  IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOC FOR CLARIFICATION.

Please check http://www.zim.gov.zw/Immigration-visas/immigration-and-visasif you require a visa for entry into Zimbabwe

Visas may be obtained on arrival at Harare International Airport at a cost of US$ 50 – subject to change - please bring correct note denominations

Visa applications can be done online – https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

Contact LOC / Athlete Liaison for a Letter of Invitation AND Letter of Support for Visa Applications if required

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Athletes Briefing:

FRIDAY 31ST MARCH

1200 - 1300 - Conference Room

The athletes briefing will be live and delivered by the Technical Delegate.  The briefing will then be available via a link on the World Triathlon and Triathlon Zimbabwe website event pages.

COURSE MAPS WILL BE DISPLAYED ON SITE

Entry Fee:

USD 80 CASH payable at Registration. All entries must be made through NF and WT Entries System.

Prize Money:

TO BE CONFIRMED: TOTAL PRIZE MONEY USD 3000 split Men/Women - 1st USD 750 / 2nd USD 450 / 3rd USD 300


Media notes:

Media Contact - Event Director RICK FULTON / LOC Administrator CAROL PAKENHAM

Media Credentials request - contact LOC Administrator triathlonzimbabwe@gmail.com

Location of Media Centre and hours of operation - RACE H/Q, Troutbeck Inn Resort, - hours of operation TBC

Press Conference Details - Elites 1300

Event Schedule

ALL TIMES ARE TO BE CONFIRMED - Refer to ATHLETE GUIDE for comprehensive pre-event and Race Day Schedules to include Transition opening, warm up etc.

WEDNESDAY 29TH / THURSDAY 30TH MARCH - Arrivals at Robert Mugabe International Airport, Harare - transfer to event venue Troutbeck Inn Resort, Nyanga

FRIDAY 31ST MARCH

COURSE FAMILIARISATION
Bike Course - 0900-0945 - Elite, Juniors, Individuals - escorted with road closures. Course maps can be viewed on World Triathlon event page and will be on display at venue
Swim Course - 1000-1030-& 1400-1430 -  Elite, Juniors, Individuals - with with water safety
Run Course - at any time - at your own risk

ATHLETE REGISTRATION, UNIFORM CHECK & RACE PACK COLLECTION - 1130 - 1230

MEDIA CONFERENCE - 1300

SATURDAY 1st APRIL

ELITE WOMEN
1200 - Athlete Lounge check in
1215 - Transition opens, swim cap & timing chip collection
1230-1245 - Swim warm-up
1250 - Transfer to Pre-Start tent
1255 - Athlete introduction
1300 - Start
1615 - Award Ceremony

ELITE MEN

1330 - Athlete Lounge check in
1345 - Transition opens, swim cap & timing chip collection
1400 - 1415 - Swim warm-up
1420 - Transfer to Pre-Start tent
1425 - Athlete introduction
1430 - Start
1615 - Award Ceremony

Closest Airport

Robert Mugabe International Airport - Harare International

**  TRAVEL -


Early arrivals in Harare on Wednesday 29 March can be planned - overnight stay at MONOMATAPA HOTEL in Harare will be necessary (for athletes account)  Rates available on request from LOC

It is RECOMMENDED that all flights booked MUST arrive by 1300 on THURSDAY 30TH MARCH and departures on SUNDAY 2ND APRIL.  For departures on MONDAY 3RD APRIL an OVERNIGHT STAY in Harare WILL BE NECESSARY

REFER TO THE ATHLETE GUIDE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Local Transportation

Local Transportation

FREE bus transfers in sanitized and spacious vehicles from Harare airport to venue on Thursday 30TH MARCH - Return from venue to Harare International Airport on Sunday 2ND APRIL

Expect a 3-4 hour journey by road to venue.  Bikes are transported in secure, closed trucks and travel in convoy with the transfer coach to venue

Return transfer will depart from venue on SUNDAY 2ND APRIL -  Athlete Liaison Catherine Jennings will confirm departure time.

Should overnight accommodation in Harare on Sunday 2nd April and transfer to Harare International Airport for departures on Monday 3rd April please contact Athlete Liaison Catherine Jennings to confirm arrangements

Host Hotel

Troutbeck Inn Resort, Nyanga, Zimbabwe - All accommodation reservations to be made through LOC ADMINISTRATOR - CAROL PAKENHAM email triathlonzimbabwe@gmail.com

RATES:

USD 150 DOUBLE per night B&B - for 2 people sharing a room - this equates to USD 75 Per person per night B&B
USD 120 SINGLE per night B&B - single room occupancy

Please advise LOC of your specific accommodation preference of a single room or whether you are happy to share with another athlete - SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS ARE LIMITED
Coaches and Guests of travelling athletes will be required to pay full rates at the hotel
All hotel accommodation and room accounts are to be settled in foreign currency - Mastercard/Visa and cash are accepted
USD is most widely used currency (bring smaller denomination notes i.e. 20/10/5/1 - GBP/Euro/Rand also accepted and converted using the Rate of Exchange on the day

Homestay

OPTION 1 - BLUE SWALLOW TIMESHARE UNITS – FULL BOARD

COST PER PERSON: TBC - CASH PAYMENT ONLY - PAYABLE TO TRIATHLON ZIMBABWE

The Blue Swallow Timeshare Units are situated on site at the race venue.  Elite and Junior Athletes from all countries will be accommodated in separate units i.e. FEMALES SHARING and MALES SHARING.  Coaches/Managers may also make use of this option but will have to also share with other Male or Female Coaches/Managers in gender specific units.

Each unit sleeps 5 people (can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 people but the 3 extra would have to sleep on mattresses).  There is 1 double bed room and 2 twin bedded rooms in each unit

CATERING

All meals will be prepared and served by our dedicated caterers Jenny and Ryan Collett from Jen’s Kitchen. Breakfast, mid-morning tea time snacks, Lunch, afternoon tea time snacks, Dinner and all bottled water and juices are included.  Special dietary requirements are catered for i.e. lactose, gluten intolerance etc – please advise LOC in advance

The package price covers 3 nights’ accommodation plus all meals and snacks from Thursday night until departure on Sunday morning.

OPTION 2 - BLUE SWALLOW TIMESHARE UNITS – BED ONLY

COST PER PERSON: TBC - CASH PAYMENT ONLY - PAYABLE TO TRIATHLON ZIMBABWE

The package price covers 3 nights’ accommodation ONLY.
MEALS – Breakfast, lunch, dinner will be taken in the Beck Restaurant at the Main Host Hotel Troutbeck Inn Resort and payment made directly to the hotel.

  • Technical Delegate
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  • Website
    http://www.zimtri.org/
  • Event Contact
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  • Phone
    +263 772 573 534
  • Address

    Event Director RICK FULTON email fultonrickh@gmail.com - mobile +263 772 573 534

    LOC Administrator CAROL PAKENHAM email triathlonzimbabwe@gmail.com / info@zimtri.org - mobile +263 - 772 410 344

    Athlete Liaison CATHERINE JENNINGS email zudwa@yahoo.com - mobile +263 - 772 353 760