Franschhoek Cross Triathlon
Sat 20 Jan 2024 @ Franschhoek, Western Cape

Dirty South

Dirty South Events presents the Franschhoek Cross Triathlon.

20 January 2024

Berg River Dam, Franschhoek

Be part of the exciting second edition of the Franschhoek Cross Triathlon. The majestic Franschhoek mountains will be your backdrop as you fight it out against the elements in one of the most spectacular off-road triathlon arenas.


Distances for all ages and abilities:

Full Tri: 1000m Swim - 22km Bike - 9km Run

Sprint Tri: 500m Swim - 14km Bike - 7km Run

Lite Tri: 250m Swim - 6km Bike - 3km Run

Registration times and venues to be announced. 

Programme for the day: 

8:00 - Start Full Tri

9:00 - Start Sprint Tri

9:30 - Start Lite Tri

12:00 - Prizegiving 

General Triathlon Rules


Each participant is responsible to know the race course. There will be volunteers and markings, but a little knowledge beforehand will go a long way. A course map is available on the Scuttle website. Printed maps will be available at the venue at registration.

If water conditions do not allow for the swim portion of the race to be conducted, the race will be held as a Duathlon

Minimum race age for this event (Sprint and Full) is 15 years old. Younger athletes can enter the Lite and Kids events.

Ignorance of the rules is not admitted as an excuse for violations.

It is the racer’s responsibility to maintain adequate hydration. The organizers will provide hydration stations on the bike and run.

Here are more specific rules as per ITU (International Triathlon Union):

General swim rules:

a.) Athletes may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water. They may also

tread water or float. Athletes are allowed to push off the ground at the beginning and

the end of every swim lap.

b.) Athletes must follow the prescribed swim course.

c.) Athletes may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object, such as a

buoy or stationary boat.

d.) In an emergency, an athlete should raise an arm overhead and call for assistance.

Once official assistance is rendered, the athlete must retire from the competition.

General bike rules:

a.) An athlete is not permitted to:

(i) Block other athletes;

(ii) Cycle with a bare torso;

(iii) Make forward progress without being in possession of the bike.

b.) Dangerous Behaviour

(i) Athletes must obey the specific traffic regulations for the event, unless a

Technical Official advises otherwise.

(ii) Athletes leaving the field of play for safety reasons have to return to it without

gaining any advantage. If advantage is gained due to this action, the athlete

will receive a time penalty to be served in Transition Area for Age Groupers and

at the run penalty box for everyone else.

General run rules:

a.) The athletes will:

(i) Run or walk;

(ii) Wear the bib number;

(iii) Not crawl;

(iv) Not run with a bare torso;

(v) Not run without shoes or run barefoot on any part of the course;

(vi) Not run with a bike helmet on;

(vii) Not use posts, trees or other fixed elements to assist manouvering curves;

(viii) Not be accompanied by team members, team managers or other pacemakers

on the course.

General transition rules:

a.) All athletes must have their helmet securely fastened from the time they remove their

bike from the rack at the start of the bike leg, until after they have placed their bike on

the rack at the finish of the bike leg;

b.) Athletes must use only their designated bike rack and must rack their bike;

c.) Only equipment to be used during the competition can be left in

transition. All other belongings and equipment are to be removed before race start.

d.) Bike shoes, glasses, helmet, and other bike equipment can be placed on the bike.

e.) Athletes must not impede the progress of other athletes in the Transition Area;

f.) Athletes must not interfere with another athlete’s equipment in the Transition Area;

g.) Cycling is not permitted inside the Transition Area: Athletes must mount their

bicycles after the mount line by having one complete foot contact with the ground

after the mount line. Athletes must dismount their bicycles before the dismount line

by having one complete foot contact with the ground before the dismount line.

While in the transition area (before the mount line and after the dismount line) the

bike can be pushed only by the athlete’s hands. Mount and dismount lines are part

of the transition area.

h.) Nudity or indecent exposure is forbidden;

i.) Athetes can not stop in the flow zones of the Transition Area;

j.) Marking positions in the Transition Area is not allowed. Marks will be removed and

the athletes will not be notified.

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes. Team sizes range from 2 - 3 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
Full Tri 30 km R 950.00
Full Tri Team 30 km R 350.00
Sprint Tri 20 km R 840.00
Sprint Tri Team 20 km R 300.00
Lite Tri 10 km R 650.00
Kiddies Tri SOLD OUT 5 km R 250.00

Event location
Berg River Dam, Franschhoek

Coordinates -33.9256936, 19.0601808
Address Berg River Dam
City Franschhoek
Province Western Cape

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