HALF DISTANCE

The Ironlakes Half Distance will take place on Saturday 17 September 2022.

Belgian Championship competition

Currently awaiting information from the Belgian Triathlon Federation, it is very likely that 4 delayed starts will be organized. The exact program will be communicated shortly.

  • Start HALF Distance “MEN’S Belgian Championship”: Men of Belgian nationality, affiliated to an international triathlon federation, will start.
  • Start HALF Distance “Belgian WOMEN Championship”: Women of Belgian nationality, affiliated to an international triathlon federation, will start.
  • HALF Distance “Open” start: Women and men of Belgian or foreign nationality, who are not affiliated with an international triathlon federation and who had to take a one-day license when registering.
  • HALF Start Distance “Relay Team”: Participants who take part in the relay team race will take the start.

RANKING INFORMATION:

  • Belgian licensed athletes will be included in two classifications: The Belgian Championship and the general classification.
  • Non-licensed athletes will only be classified in the general classification.

IMPORTANT: When registering:

If you are LICENSEED with a federation recognized by the International Triathlon Federation for the year 2022, please enter your license number. This license number will be checked by the federation and will allow you to participate and be classified in the Belgian Championship.

If you are not LICENSEE with a federation recognized by the International Triathlon Federation for the year 2022, a one-day license must be purchased at the time of registration. Once purchased, the cost of the one-day license cannot be refunded.

Attention: This one-day license does not exempt from the medical certificate. This must be presented to the race secretariat when collecting the bib. Athletes not registered as a LICENSEE will take the “open” start and cannot be classified in the ranking of the Belgian Championship.

NOTE: If you do not currently have a triathlon license but plan to join a triathlon club and obtain a license in 2022, please select “IN APPLICATION”.

  • The start will be given at 11am from the banks of the Plate Taille Welcome Centre at the Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure (Attention change of location compared to 2019).
  • Half Distance athletes will have the possibility to leave their bikes and helmets in the bike park from Friday 16 September between 4pm and 8pm (not compulsory unlike Full Distance athletes but highly recommended). On the day of the race, the entry in the bike park will take place from 9 am to 10.30 am
  • DISTANCES: 1900m – 92km – 21km
  • Minimum age: 18 years old during the current year (born in 2004 or before)
  • At the time of registration, non-licensed athletes will have to show an identity card and provide a medical certificate mentioning the aptitude to do a triathlon in competition. The medical certificate is valid for 6 months.
  • You can download a sample certificate here.
  • Licensed athletes will need to present their identity card and a valid licence from an international triathlon federation.
  • The number of race numbers is limited to 950.

TIME LIMITS

  • Start at 11 am
  • Swim: 1:10
  • Swim + bike: 6:00
  • Swim + bike + run: 8:00
  • Race closes at 7 pm

START

  • The start of the race will be in a “Mass Start” format.

 


SWIMMING – 1900m   

  • Departure from the banks of the Plate Taille Welcome Centre.
  • One lap of 1900m.
  • Wetsuit allowed if the temperature is below 23° and is mandatory below 16°.
  • Maximum time is 1:10
  • Warm-up in the water is allowed maximum 30′ before the start, in the dedicated area only (outside the start area). All athletes must be out of the water 10′ before the start.

Training Only allowed on Friday 16/09 from 2 pm to 3 pm and from 5 pm to 6 pm.

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Bike – 92km   

Click here to discover the BHBike selected by Ironlakes

  • NON-DRAFTING event
  • 2 laps of 46km around the Eau d’Heure Lakes and Falemprise Lake.
  • Course with relief including 450m of elevation gain per lap.
  • Cycling route closed to traffic.
  • 2 supplies / loop
  • The maximum time is 6:00 (Swimming + cycling)
  • Bike park closed at 5:00 p.m.
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Running – 21km   

  • 3 laps of 7km largely along the Lac de la Plate Taille.
  • Course including 40m of elevation gain per loop.
  • Course composed of 100% bitumen.
  • 3 supplies / turn
  • The maximum time is 8:00 (Swimming + cycling + running).
  • Closing of the race at 7:00 p.m.
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HALF DISTANCE RELAY

The IRONLAKES HALF distance in “relay” will take place on Saturday 17 September 2022.

The start will be given at 11:00 am (at the same time as the half solo) from the banks of the Plate Taille Reception Center at the Eau d’Heure Lakes (Please note that the location is different from 2019).

RELAY PRINCIPLE

  • The Relay team is made up of two or three athletes.
  • During the relay race each athlete of the team must achieve at least one complete discipline: Swimming, Cycling, or Running.
  • In the case of a team of two athletes, an athlete of the team must therefore complete two disciplines completely.
  • IMPORTANT: Athletes registered for the FULL RELAY distance will be required to deposit their bicycle and helmet in the transition park the day before the event.

DISTANCES: 1900m – 92km – 21km

  • Minimum age: Be 18 years old during the current year (be born in 2004 or before).
  • The 3 team members MUST present themselves to the secretariat for the withdrawal of bibs.
  • When collecting a bib, unlicensed athletes must show their identity card and provide a medical certificate stating the ability to perform a triathlon in competition. The medical certificate is valid for 6 months.
  • Licensed athletes must present a valid license belonging to an international triathlon federation.
  • The number of bibs is limited to 50.

RELAY IN PRACTICE:

  • The “relay” MUST take place IN the transition park at the location allocated for the team.
    Only teammates passing the “relay” are allowed to be in the transition zone.
    The electronic chip acts as a “relay” and must be placed consecutively on the LEFT pin of each torchbearer.