Distance: 4.5km Anti-Clockwise direction.
Date: Friday 3lst May, 2019.
Start time: 10,30 h.
Start place: Starting and finishing at the small Marques beach to the left of the Hotel Marques. Please arrive at the small Marques beach no later than 10.00 h.
Entry fee: 35 euros.
This is a CHIP TIMED event.
Health & Safety
Start & finish
Description: We’ll be starting at the small beach to the right of the Marques Hotel and heading out & round the small island just off the beach, turning left and following the coast around past some small islands towards the iconic Colonia lighthouse. We take a turn around the island off Cala Galiota and head back towards the start, eventually landing back on the start beach.
Important info: Please meet at the small beach to the left of the Marques Hotel a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the event start. Bags can be left in our secure storage area; please do not leave valuables in your bags, ensure bags are labelled with your name and accommodation.
Depending on the number of entrants and for reasons of safety, this event may be swum in separate ‘speed groups’ comprising swimmers of similar speed/ability. For this reason you will be asked during the entry process to indicate a preferred group should this approach be used. The options available are not necessarily representative of the speed at which the group will swim, but will be used to determine groups of similar ability. Speed group selection will be reconfirmed on the beach by the entry team immediately prior to the swim.
This is a CHIP TIMED event. You need to make sure you have your chip with you. If you have already taken part in the Colonia Classics you’ll have a chip already – if not, you will receive your chip with your goody bag when you register, or when you enter the event as a late entrant.
Tow floats are recommended but not compulsory for this event.
Prizes: To be drawn by beach-side raffle immediately following the conclusion of the event; further details to be confirmed. See full information.
Feeding stations: There are no feeding stations for this event however safety kayakers and boats will have water & energy supplements available if required.
Registration: Registration and goody bag collection takes place from Saturday 25th of May at the BEST Centre. Late arrivals may register their arrival, collect their goody bag etc on the morning of the event at the start beach.
Late entries for this event will be accepted at the BEST Centre between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Thursday 30th May. No entries will be accepted after this time except at the discretion of the entry team.
Entrants must reconfirm their entry on the beach, immediately prior to each event.
Declaration: All swimmers are required to complete and sign a declaration confirming their ability to complete a 4.5 km swim. Existing medical conditions and medicines being taken at the time of the swim must also be declared for safety & insurance reasons.
Health & Safety: There will be a swimmers safety brief immediately prior to the event. Unless otherwise stated this will take place at the start point. Entrants must attend.
Water depth on this event will be between 2m and 15m.
Water temperature will be around 18º C but is variable based on weather patterns and water depth.
Medical Cover: Fully qualified medical cover is available during the event via safety boats and also at the start/finish points. Any illnesses or injuries occurring as a consequence of participation must be reported as soon as possible to the event medical team.
Start & finish: This will be a mixed beach start and an ‘on the beach’ finish.
Refreshments: There will be a selection of free refreshments available at the finish point. Please take rehydration and nutrition seriously to ensure rapid and full recovery.