About the Event
This is the third edition of Urban Aquathlon 2018 – ‘The Amphibian Race’ which is scheduled on 16 Sep 2018, Sunday at Orchid Country Club in idyllic Yishun. The name, ‘aquathlon’ is a two-stage race comprising swimming followed by running. That said, Urban Aquathlon is a unique event as swim is not taken place in the open sea but at the Olympic-size 50 metres swimming pol in an orderly manner. This is an ideal entry level event for athletes aspiring to take up triathlon as a sport.
The SuperSprint Competitive Series
In this SuperSprint Series, there are four main categories - OPEN & MASTERS categories (400 metres swim & 3 KM run), JUNIOR category (100 metres swim & 1 KM run) and a newly introduced NOVICE category (100 metres swim & 1 KM run). The JUNIOR category will be sub-divided into various age groups. The NOVICE category is a good platform for those who plan to take up this sport for the first time.Though it is a sprint distance, the pace can be pulsating and exciting to watch as our athletes aim to achieve personal best (PB) and for some, podium finish.
The INCLUSIVE Race
This is a non-competitive category of 50 metres swim along with 500 metres run, designed to embrace the diversity of each person’s ability with aim to strengthen intergenerational participation and inclusivity within our community. Through this race, we hope to optimize every opportunity for multigenerational families or individuals with different abilities in the interrelating areas of health, personal empowerment, and social participation so that everyone can participate. It is not a timed-based category and participants will complete the race at their own pace. Everyone is a winner when he or she crosses the finish line
|Masters||Event Tee, Swim Cap, Drawstring Bag, Medal, E-certificate, Finisher Tee, Red & Bleu Bag Organizer (worth S$30)|
|Open||Event Tee, Swim Cap, Drawstring Bag, Medal, E-certificate, Finisher Tee, Red & Bleu Bag Organizer (worth S$30)|
|Novice||Event Tee, Swim Cap, Drawstring Bag, Medal, E-certificate|
|Junior||Event Tee, Swim Cap, Drawstring Bag, Medal, E-certificate|
|INCLUSIVE Race||Event Tee, Swim Cap, Drawstring Bag, Medal, E-certificate (for each Participant)|
T-Shirt Size Charts
|Size (in Inches)||XXS||XS||S||M||L||XL||XXL|
|Size (in Inches)||S||M||L|
|CHEST|| 15 ||16||17|
Prizes (Open & Masters Category)
|Category||Men's (OPEN & Masters)||Women's (OPEN & Masters)|
|1st Prize||$200 Shopping Voucher + Trophy||$200 Shopping Voucher + Trophy|
|2nd Prize||$100 Shopping Voucher + Trophy||$100 Shopping Voucher + Trophy|
|3rd Prize||$50 Shopping Voucher + Trophy||$50 Shopping Voucher + Trophy|
Prizes (Junior Category)
|Junior Age Group Champion |
(1 Winner Each in Boys' and Girls' Category)
|6 to 8 years||Swim goggles & Trophy|
|8 to 10 years||Swim goggles & Trophy|
|10 to 12 years||Swim goggles & Trophy|
|12 to 14 years||Swim goggles & Trophy|
|14 to 16 years||Swim goggles & Trophy|
|7:00 am||Arrival of participants and time bib issued|
|8:00 am||Flag-off for Open & Masters categories|
|9:30 am||Flag-off for Junior category|
|10:00 am||Flag-off for non-competitive category|
|11:00 am||Prize Presentation|
|11:30 am||End of Event|
1. Complimentary shuttle bus for participants starts at 7am at Khatib MRT Station
2. Those who are driving can park at Orchid Country Club
3. Flag-off for swim will be based on first-come-first-served
How to get there
By Shuttle bus:
1. How will I know if Entry has been accepted?
Ans:You will receive a confirmation slip upon your successful registration. Successful applicants will also be able to login here to print out your race confirmation slip. Note that you will need to produce your printed confirmation slip together with your NRIC/Passport when you collect your Race Entry Pack.
2. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Ans: No. Race entries are strictly non-transferable. All registered participant's personal details such as medical condition are tagged to the race entry and competing on behalf of the registered participant is not permitted. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the race entry and/or refuse entry into the start pen for transferred race entry.
3. Do I get a refund if I choose not to participate after registration?
Ans: No. All race entries are strictly non-refundable upon payment.
4. What is the minimum age to participate in the Urban Aquathlon 2018?
Ans: You have to be aged 16 years and above to participate in the OPEN category.The Junior category starts at 6 years of age to 14 years.
5.Do I need to fill up any relevant indemnity declaration form and require parental/guardian consent if I’m below the age of 18?
Ans:Yes, participants below the age of 18 and above 4 are required to seek parental/guardian consent. They would need to acknowledge during the registration steps during registration, failing which, the Organiser reserves the right to refuse race entry to the participant.
6.Can I authorise someone to collect my race pack on my behalf?
Ans: Yes, you can authorise another person to collect on your behalf. Please have the authorised person to bring along their identification document such as NRIC or passport and your confirmation slip.
7.Will there be a Finisher tee or Finisher Medal given out to participants?
Ans: All participants will receive finisher medals after they have completed the race. Finisher tees are given to participants in the OPEN & MASTERS category only.
8. What time does the race start?
Ans: To be Announced.
9. Will there be an official photographer?
10. Can I bring along my pets?
11. Is there baggage service during the run?
Ans: Yes.However, please do not bring valuables and/or important documents to the event. The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss of important personal items.
12. How will my race timing be recorded?
Ans: A timing system will capture the race timing for each of the participants in the competitive category.
13. What if I am injured during the run or otherwise unable to finish the run?
Ans: First aiders will be deployed along the route. Participants who are in need of immediate attention can alert the route marshals.
14. Where can we park our cars on event day?
Ans: If you are driving, please park at the club compound. Parking is complimentary.
15. Will it be too crowded to swim in the pool?
Ans: There are 8 properly marked lanes and distance for each lane is 50 metres. One swimmer will go first followed by another in an interval of 10-second. Swimmers will always keep to the left for faster ones to overtake on the right. Following this sequence will ease any congestion. As a rule of thumb, faster swimmers are advised to swim off first.
16. I cannot execute front crawl for my swim, can I do breaststroke instead?
Ans: There is hard and fast rule on the swim strokes you use as long as you can swim forward. You can use either front crawl or breast stroke for your swim.
17. What is considered proper swim wear?
Ans:The proper swim attire should comprise of head cap (a standard cap will be provided in the event), swim goggles, swim suit (for female) and swimming trunk (for male).
18. I am keen to participate with my children in the non-competitive category. Do we get to swim off together?
Ans: Yes, parents and children can swim off together.The swim is 50 metres followed by 500 metres run only. Children are allowed to have arm floaties to aid them along. This is not a timed category and therefore, you can swim and run at your own leisure pace.
19. I am a male participant, can I run bare torso in the run leg?
Ans: After the swim, everyone will run into the transition pen where you will have to don a top and put on your running shoes before starting your run. Running bare torso is not allowed and competitive participants may be disqualified as a result.