Frequently Asked Questions
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A list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the IRONMAN Regensburg, and the appropriate answers. This list is regularly updated and extended. Information about the actual version are noted below.
Race entry and withdrawal
Q: How can I register?
A: You can register only online via www.ironmanregensburg.com at the menu item Entry Information
If you have any questions to your registration, please contact email@example.com.
Q: I can´t participate at IRONMAN Regensburg. How can I withdraw from the race?
A: Since November 2011 the new “Race Transfer Policy” is in place. You´ll find more Information and the withdrawal form HERE
Q: How do I change information on my entry?
A: Here are instructions to update or make changes to entries:
1. Visit the:
2. Click ‘Already Registered?’
3. Enter the email address of your original registration and the password you created upon registration.
4. Click Personal Information to update any of your personal details.
5. Click Medical Info & Waiver to update any of your medical conditions.
6. Amend your entry details as necessary and click the Continue button.
7. Click Finalise and Update your Registration to save changes.
Q: What is relevant for the classification of the age groups ?
A: Starting in 2009, the Ford Ironman World Championship and all qualifying events will implement both the International Triathlon Federation and USA Triathlon´s Age Group Competition rule, which states that “All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete´s age on December 31 of the year of the event.”
Q: How many athletes will be accepted to compete?
A: A maximum of 2.200 – 2.300 athletes will be accepted. When this number is complete we will close the entry (also online). Please see this web site, button Starting List for current number of entries.
Q: How do I know whether my registration got accepted?
A: All registered participants who have paid the entry fee will appear on the starting list on our web site within 3-5 days after receipt of payment. Please note that international transfers of money may take up to three weeks. Please also keep in mind that ONLY fully paid applications will be listed.
Q: My adress or other information regarding my person have changed in the meantime. How can I communicate these changes?
A: Please proceed as described in “How do I change information on my entry?”.
Q: Do foreign athletes need a special licence for the race even if they hold a licence of an ITU member country?
A: No, all you need to bring is your national licence for registration. In case you do not have one, you will have to buy a 1-day-licence when picking up your starting documents.
Q: Is there a limit for entries from foreign countries?
Nutrition and food
Q: How can I get my personal special needs?
A: As organiser we announce that special needs are in the athlete’s own responsibility. This includes transport, storage and handling on the official course of the IRONMAN Regensburg. On the bike course it is allowed to get handed personal food by own supporters in a specially marked zone 50 meters after an official aid station. On the run course, handling of personal food is allowed also after one official aid station. The exactly positions of these aid stations will be announced at the Pre Race Briefing. Outside these areas outside support/handling of personal needs is prohibited and will result in a warning (yellow card).
A “special needs”-service (with the complete handling of the food by the organiser) will not be available.
Q: What kind of nutrition will be offered during the race ?
A: On the course our sponsor PowerBar will offer the following products: PowerBar Energize Bars: Cherry Cranberry Twister, Cookies & Cream; PowerBar Gel: Red Fruit Punch, Mango Passionfruit Guarana; PowerBar Sports Drink (NEW FLAVOURS!!!): ISOACTIVE in Flavour Lemon on the Bike Course.
ISOACTIVE in Flavour Lemon on the Run Course (New PowerBar Sports & Energy Drink with all 5 key electrolytes). Additionally we will offer water, coke, fruit, cookies and more. At the Finish Line there will be sandwiches, fruit, cake and more.
Where to go?
Q: Do you have a Race-Bike-Service like in Kona and Frankfurt?
A: Yes, a Bike-Service-Team will be present in the transition zone and on the course. On Saturday there will be a special service station which sells spare parts, helmets and more at the lake (swim course).
General questions about the race
Q: May beginners/first timers participate in IRONMAN Regensburg?
A: Yes, of course, also beginners/first timers who have never done any IRONMAN or any other long distance triathlon are very welcome.
Q: When will the race magazine be available?
A: The IRONMAN Regensburg race magazine is available in the race week. Additionally, all athletes will receive a detailed “Athletes RACE INFO” in the mid of June. This information will be delivered by e-mail.
Q: What does “Athlete´s Garden“ mean?
A: It is a kind of chill-out zone for all athletes, directly next to the Finish Line. Here you can find showers, whirlpools, refreshments, a place to relax and hang out. You´ll get your IRONMAN Finisher Certificate and your IRONMAN Finisher Shirt there as well. Only athletes and medical staff as well as the organisation team will have access to the Athlete’s Garden. The whole place is intended to create a beautiful and quiet atmosphere to help you relax and recover from a great day of hard “racework”.
Q: Which time limits apply for the different legs of the race?
A: The swim leg has to be completed in 2:20 hours after the start, the first bike lap has to be completed in 6:00 hours (subject to change; as November, 14, 2011), the whole bike leg in 10 hours after the start and the cut-off time for the Finish Line is at 11pm. This means the time limit for the whole race is 16 hours (end of the race is at 11:00 pm).
Q: How many qualification slots are available for the IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship on Hawaii?
A: A total of 50 qualification slots are available. The distribution to the different age groups is explained on this web site. Please see Hawaii-Slots for details. All athletes who want to qualify have to clearly mark this on the entry form. They have to be present at the Awards Ceremony Monday after the race, at 1pm latest, and have to bring the entry fee for the IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship.
The entry fee for Hawaii 2012 is US $ 750,- and has to be paid during the Slot allocation in Regensburg on June 18, 2012. Payment nedds to be done in cash and Euro only (final assessment for Euro will be published in the race week). No checks or credit cards are accepted. Please show valid pictureID.
Q: Is it allowed to accompany athletes on the course?
A: No, athletes who do not actively refuse this kind of company will be disqualified.
Q: Will there be restrooms on the course?
A: There will be restrooms at all aid stations on the course of the IRONMAN Regensburg.
Q: Weather forecast for the race day in August?
A: Air temperature in the morning should be around 16°-20° Celsius. During the day the temperature on the bike and run course may rise up to 27° – 32° Celsius. Please keep in mind that this is based on long term statistics and there is still a remote chance of cold and rainy weather.
Q: What is required in the area of the environment protection by the athletes?
A: The participant should respect the interests of the environment protection by his behaviour and not load the nature more than inevitably by his behaviour and the participation in the event. Garbage (gel packaging, empty bottles, etc.) may be decontaminated on the bike- and on the run course only in the area of the aid stations at the places intended for it. An offence against this rule is avenged with the yellow card.
All about swimming
Q: Do we have to leave the water during the swim?
Q: How does the swim start work?
A: It will be a beach start at 07:00 am.
Q: What is the expected water temperature in August?
A: Generally between 21°-24° Celsius.
Q: How many laps do we have to swim?
A: You have to swim 1 lap.
Q: Will wetsuits be allowed?
A: Yes, up to a water temperature of 24.5°C. It can be assumed that this temperature will not be exceeded and wetsuits will be allowed. In case it is forbidden to swim a wetsuit, it is malso forbidden to swim any kind of swim suit. The final ruling will be announced in the pre race briefing.
Q: What´s allowed to wear, if the water temprature is over 24,5° Celsius?
A: Effective September 1, 2010, all swimwear/speedsuits at Ironman events MUST be comprised of 100% textile material such as nylon or lycra and may not include rubberized material such as polyurethane or neoprene. Swimwear/speedsuits may NOT cover the neck or extend past the shoulders or knees. Swimwear/speedsuits may contain a zipper. A race kit or trisuit may be worn underneath swimwear/speedsuits.
The following swimwear has been approved by Ironman to date. (This list is NOT all-inclusive. If your suit is NOT on this list and you do NOT know whether your suit is 100% textile material, please contact the manufacturer.) *Please continue to check back for updates
Micro Tri Short – Femme
Liftfoil Speed Trisuit (non-rubberized)
Forza ITU Trisuit
78 Degree Swim Top
Forza Tri Short
Forza Tri Short Low Rise
Forza Riviera Tri Short
Carrera Tri Short
Carrera Tri Short Low Rise
Tracer C Series
Tracer B series
Rocket Science Sports
Originally from:IRONMAN Swimwear & Wetsuit Policy
All about cycling
Q: Which bike should be used?
A: We don´t want to give a special recommendation, but the course profile of the IRONMAN Regensburg allows all kinds of triathlon bikes with aero position.
Q: Are any guided bike course tours offered?
A: During the race week there will be a bike course tour on Thursday, June 14, 2012, escorted by the police and our service vans. The tour starts at 11:00am at Lake “Guggenberger See / City of Neutraubling”. Please see details in the time schedule on our website and in the race information.
Q: Is drafting allowed?
A: No, drafting is absolutely forbidden. It will result in a time penalty of 6 minutes. The referee will signal the athlete and show the black card. The athlete must then stop at the next penalty box, report his card and serve his penalty. There are 3 penalty boxes on the bike course and one additional penalty box in T2. These are clearly marked (tent with print). A second penalty for drafting leads to disqualification.
Q: Is it allowed to use disc wheels?
A: Yes, they can be recommended during normal weather conditions.
Q: Do I get detailed road maps for the bike course?
A: A detailed course map can be found on our website at the menu item race courses. All registered participants will receive detailed course maps when picking up the race information in the Race Office during the race week.
Q: How many laps do we have to do on the bike course?
A: The swim is followed by a 2-loop bike course, each loop 81 k. After the second bike loop a concluding 18 k segment leads from Guggenberger See / City of Neutraubling to downtown Regensburg to T2.
All about running
Q: How many laps do you have to run?
A: You have to run 4 laps of approx. 10.5 km, plus the finish chute.
Q: Why do we have to keep to the right on the run course?
A: To ensure easy passing of slower runners it is essential to keep on the right side of the all time, unless you are passing. The aid stations will be also on your right hand side.
Race week program and traffic recommendations
Q: Where can I park my car?
A: Saturday and Sunday, there will be a limited number of free parking available at “Warendult” (Dultplatz Area). IRONMAN Regensburg provides a complimentary Shuttle Service connecting “Dultplatz” and Guggenberger See / Stadt Neutraubling.
(as at September 30, 2011)