Travel

FAQ

Where does Challenge Florianópolis take place?

In Southern Brazil, Florianópolis, Avenida dos Búzios, 1760, Jurerê Internacional, 88053-301.

Challenge Florianópolis

What is the withdraw/refund policy?

In case the athlete cancels his/her registration, for any purpose, until the September 15th of 2015, the athlete will be refunded 50% of the amount of the registration fee. After this date there will be no refund, no exceptions will be accepted.

What categories are offered?

There are 20 age groups categories, besides the athletic PRO, they are:

  • Pro Male and Female categories
  • Relay Teams;
  • o Two or Three Athletes – Males, Females or Mixed

Male Age Groups

  • 18 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • > 70

Female Age Groups

  • 18 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • > 60

What are the rules for penalty enforcement?

The rules that must be followed in order to have a fair competition are:

  • The “drafting zone” is 10 meters, counting from the front wheel of the competitors’ bicycle.
  • It is prohibited to cycle beside one another and the distance enforced is 1.5 meters from each other.
  • 20 seconds is the amount of time an athlete has to pass another.
  • Once penalized, the athlete must stop for 10 minutes in the Penalty Box.
  • In case the athlete does not accomplish the Penalty received, he/she will be automatically be disqualified.

How is the swim start?

The swim start will be in waves of age groups. The start sequence will be:

  1. 1. PROs Male
  2. 2. PROs Female
  3. 3. Age Groups – TBD
  4. 4. Relay teams

What are the wetsuit restrictions?

The wetsuit will be allowed in the following situations:

  • Age group athletes in case the water temperature is not above 27ºC.
  • Professional athlete can only use the wetsuit in case the water is under 22ºC

The water temperature will be taken in the race meeting day and once again one hour before the start, to define if wetsuits will be allowed or not.

What is the weather typically like on race day?

December is the beginning of the summer season. Expect hot and humid weather. The so called summer rain (heavy but short duration) can happen during the day, but most likely to happen at the end of the day. Winds blow normally from the north and its strengths ranges from weak to moderate.

Where can I find a map of the race course?

The race course map and all the other maps are at the website (www.challenge-florianopolis.com).

What are the course cut-off times?

The race will be at the following CUT-off times:

SWIM cut-off time will be at 01h 00min.

CYCLISM maximum time Will be 5h 00min including the swim-start time

The race limit time is 7h30 min.

The athlete that does not complete these times will be automatically disqualified and will have to leave the race course or take the pick-up van.

What nutrition will be available throughout the course?

During the bike course, the athlete will be provided water and electrolytes. On the run course, the athlete will be given water, cola and electrolytes. After the finish line there will be a complete catering with many different refuel options for the finisher athlete.

Are disc wheels allowed?

Yes, competition wheels of any kind are allowed, but we do not take responsibility of any issue regarding its usage.

Can family members and/or friends check-in for me and pick-up my race packet?

In order to check-in and pick-up your race packet the athlete must be present a document with photo, such as a driver’s license or passport and sign the medical records. The athlete must also agree with the race rules and sign the Terms of Responsibility.

In case the athlete is not able to pick-up his/her race kit personally, he must inform the organization through email, in order to indicate someone that will be responsible for picking up his/her kit. This person must present a notarized document. Remembering that and he/she will not be able to do the bike check-in for this athlete.

Will friends/family members be allowed to cross the finish line with the athlete?

Yes, this is an epic finish line photo shot and we would not miss this moment for anything.

Are friends/family members allowed in the Medical Tent?

No, family members and friends can only cross the finish line for the photo shot, once this is done they will have to exit the area where the athlete is headed to.

I didn’t turn in my chip after the race. Where do I return it so I won’t be charged the “lost chip” fee?

If the athlete does not return the chip during the bike check out, he must name the chip and return it to the Information Center.

Will there be online tracking and results on race day?

Yes, the results will be online on race day, at the official website, Challenge Florianopolis.

Who do I contact regarding official race photos?

To have access to your photo shots during the race, get in touch with the event organization through the email: info@challenge-florianopolis.com .

Who should I contact regarding travel to Florianópolis?

info@challenge-florianopolis.com

What is the Anti-Doping policy for athletes?

Participants will be subject to drug testing, held by a qualified laboratory, accredited by WADA, from the time of the kit pick-up until the end of the awards. Adverse analytical results (positive) will be punished with disqualification and exclusion of the athlete from the race, his/her suspension for a period of at least two years of all the races of the Challenge Family Series. Besides the test results, they will be sent to relevant authorities that will be in charge of the athlete’s suspension trial

Is there a waiting list for the races once they are sold out?

Yes, there will be a waiting list. In case we have a new registration after registrations are sold out, you will receive an email with a new option to register for the race.

Will spectators be able to take their cars on course to follow athletes?

The organization does not recommend that the spectator follows the athletes in his/her car at any time during the race. Since traffic will be modified and most likely be slow. With that, there is a greater chance that the athlete can get hurt by an eventual accident.

What is the EXPO, where is it located and who will be participating?

The EXPO is where the sponsors and brands will have their stands set-up to sell equipment, apparel. Also, where the pre-race mechanical service will be located. Localized near the finish line and beside the Il Campanario Hotel and Jurerê Internacional Open Shopping.

Will Challenge Florianópolis have a Pasta Dinner before the race?

Yes there will be a pasta party on Friday, 28/11/14, and the address will be informed at the athlete check-in. If the athlete wishes to bring along friends/family he must purchase the Pasta Dinner ticket ahead of time or during the dinner.