top of page
64485567_477314399697018_325646560564923

Information and rules

The triathlon club Ægir3 is hosts a race at Laugarvatn this summer and here you can find useful information and rules related to the race.

Rules

Hálfur járnmaður is part of the points competition of the ÍSÍ Triathlon Association and is competed according to the association's rules. See the rules here.

A few things to keep in mind

  • Wetsuit is required in swimming and helmets on bike.

  • Please return the time chip after the race.

  • It is forbidden to listen to music while racing (swim, bike and run).

  • Discard trash only in marked containers.

  • You need to ride on the right side of the road and follow traffic rules.

  • No drafting on the bike from other participants or cars.  In Olympic distance the minimum distance is 10 meters and in Half Iron distance the minimum distance is 12 meters.

  • The age limit is 18 years for olympic distance and 18 years for half iron distance, based on the year of birth.

  • All participants compete on their own risk. It is especially noted that the water is cold and participants must have experience of swimming in cold water.

Screenshot 2024-04-14 at 14.39.48.png

Hálfur járnmaður is part of the points competition of the ÍSÍ Triathlon Association and is competed according to the association's rules. See the rules here.

A few things to keep in mind

  • Wetsuit is required in swimming and helmets on bike.

  • Please return the time chip after the race.

  • It is forbidden to listen to music while racing (swim, bike and run).

  • Discard trash only in marked containers.

  • You need to ride on the right side of the road and follow traffic rules.

  • No drafting on the bike from other participants or cars.  In Olympic distance the minimum distance is 10 meters and in Half Iron distance the minimum distance is 12 meters.

  • The age limit is 18 years for olympic distance and 18 years for half iron distance, based on the year of birth.

  • All participants compete on their own risk. It is especially noted that the water is cold and participants must have experience of swimming in cold water.

Information

ORGANIZERS

Triathlon club Ægir3 organizes the event.​

LOCATION

The event will be held at Laugarvatn, about 1:15 hours drive from Reykjavík. See more information :

COURSE GUIDANCE AND SECURITY

Volunteers will guide competitors at turning points and other precarious locations. First aid responders will be guarding the water on a motor boat. Participants should take full account of the fact that no traffic is blocked and therefore caution should be exercised.

RACE OFFICIALS

Are from the Icelandic Triathlon association

REGISTRATION

Opens in November. (top left button on the page).

Registration closes at 23:59, June 29th 2021.

Registration fees are not refunded.

AGE GROUPS

Medals will be awarded for men and women, in the following age groups :

18-19

20-23

24-39

40-49

50-59

60+

For the relay race, the top three places will be awarded.

There are also medals for top three in the beginner's category for Half Iron distance.

RACE CUT OFF TIMES

Directors reserves the right to stop participants that have not completed within the following time limit. These time limits change if there is need to shorten or cancel any events (e.g. the swim), and this will be notified.

Half Ironman

Swimming shall be finished within 1:10 from race start.

Bike shall be finished within 5:15 from race start.

Running shall be finished within 8:00 hours from race start.

Olympic triathlon.

Swimming shall be finished within 0:50 from race start.

Bike shall be finished within 2:45 from race start.

Running shall be finished within 4:00 hours from race start.​

RACE DESCRIPTION

This description applies to both Olympic distance and Half Ironman.

Half Iron distance starts on Saturday, July 3rd, at. 9:00.

Olympic Triathlon starts on Saturday, July 3rd, at. 12:00.

 

Swimming starts in the water and everyone will start at the same time for each distance. Participants are in wetsuits and with the time chip attached to the ankle. Participants walk to the starting/finish line in the water that will be marked by flags. The water is shallow in most places, but there will also be a boat on the lake to guard the safety of the participants. After swimming, return between the flags on the way to the shore. In the exchange area, the wetsuits are left behind by the bikerack and the participants take their helmet and race belt (the number facing backwards). We recommend that participants wear a sweater or jacket after the swim so that they can keep warm on the bike. The Directors reserves the right to require participants wear a jacket while biking if the water- or air temperature is low. The bike is led out of the exchange area to a marked line where you can ride the bike. After cycling the bike is led to the exchange area and returned to the same place. Number on race belt now visible in front of the participant. Do not leave the exchange area with the helmet. The run is around the village, according to the course description. 2x5km in Olympic distance and 4x5km in half ironman. The finishing line is near the exchange site.

RACE MEETING

Race meeting for Half Iron distance begins one hour before start or at 8:00.

Race meeting for Olympic distance begins one hour before start or at 11:00.

BIKE INSPECTION

Participants shall show up wearing helmets for bike inspection.

Bike inspection for Half Iron distance is between 7:30-8:00.

Bike inspection for Olympic distance is between 10:30-11:00.

EXCHANGE AREA

The same exchange area is used for both distances, but there is separation inside the area.

Drawing of the exchange area will be introduced here later.

DRINKING STATIONS AND TOILET FACILITIES

1. Drinking station and toilet at the exchange area.

2. Drinking station and toilet at the turning point in the cycle course at Lyngdaldsheiðarveg.

3. Drinking station halfway at the running course.

MEDAL AWARDS

Medal awards for both distances will be at 16:15 near exchange area.

WATER TEMPERATURE

  • The water temperature can be expected to be about 11-13 degrees on celsius. It will be measured before the competition and information provided.

  • Participators should have good experience in swimming in cold water. It is mandatory to wear wetsuit. Neoprene socks and neoprene caps may be used. Gloves are not allowed.

  • The Directors reserves the right to require participants wear a jacket while biking if conditions are hazardous.

  • The following table is part of rules ÞRÍ and will be used.  

Ok, where do I sign up?

Registration is open!
Register to race at Laugarvatn on July 3rd and join the party 🎉

bottom of page