EPICBLUE SWIMRUN

Izmir, Turkey

24 July 2021

LONG: 29 KM | SHORT: 8,5 KM

Inspired by the global movement around SWIMRUN, the second event that Meridian Adventure RACE will create will be held in Izmir, Turkey. Set against the backdrop of one of the most spectacular pieces of coastline, with rugged rock, undulating ascents and downhills, with exceptionally clear water making for the perfect setting.

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OPEN WATER
SWIMMING

RUGGED TERRAIN
TRAIL RUNNING

The global movement of SWIMRUN have added a new sense of adventure to multisport formats. This unique composition of swimming and running entails participants to interchange between the two without changing clothes, and carrying everything they need for the race with them.

The sport normally involves teams of two, however with our EPICBLUE SHORT EXPERIENCE you have the option to register as a solo participant as well.

In accordance to the SWIMRUN tradition, we have created this race on the three original pillars:

STRIVE

A race which will combine speed in some parts and technicality in others, all whilst you are immersed in breath-taking scenery.

SHARING

The pleasure of sharing those memorable moments with friends and partners.

PRESERVE

Limited plastic usage and supporting key conservation causes.

THE COURSES

SHORT EXPERIENCE

The shorter experience race for avid ocean and sporting enthusiasts.

8,5 km

START TIME: 10:00 FIRST ARRIVALS: 12:00

This unique course is especially formulated for those who are new to the sport and passionate about the cause. With shorter distances and only comprising of two swim sections, this format is ideal for those who are not quite ready to compete over bigger distances. It is the perfect experiential introduction to the beauty of SWIMRUN.

The longest run is 2,8 km and the longest swim is 449 m.

COURSE DETAILS

TOTAL RACE DISTANCE 8,5 km

TRAIL-RUNNING 7,6 km

SWIMMING 768 m

LONGEST RUN 2,8 km

LONGEST SWIM 449 m

RUN SECTIONS 3

SWIM SECTIONS 2


SHORT EXPERIENCE ENTRY FEES


TEAMS

  • 60€ “Early Bird” Fee
    • registration on or before 14 March 2021
  • 80€ “Standard” Fee
    • registration from 15 March 2021 to 14 June 2021
  • 100€ “Late” Fee
    • registration from 15 June 2021
  • Registration closes: 23 July 2021

SOLO PARTICIPANTS

  • 30€ “Early Bird” Fee
    • registration on or before 14 March 2021
  • 40€ “Standard” Fee
    • registration from 15 March 2021 to 14 June 2021
  • 50€ “Late” Fee
    • registration from 15 June 2021
  • Registration closes: 23 July 2021
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RACE INFORMATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry pre-requisite

  • To be able to participate in SWIMRUN IZMIR you must be at least 18 years of age and be able to swim.
  • The LONG ENDURANCE race can only be competed in as a TEAM which consists of two persons.
  • The SHORT EXPERIENCE is open to both TEAMS of two and SOLO competitors.

Categories

TEAM >> Men, Women and Mixed | The first 3 TEAMS in each category will be rewarded in both the SHORT EXPERIENCE and the LONG ENDURANCE.
SOLO >> The first 3 Men, first 3 Women and the first person in each age group will be rewarded.

Age Groups :

  • 18 – 30
  • 31 – 49
  • 50 and over

Entry Fee

LONG ENDURANCE - Team

  • 120€ "Early Bird" fee for registration on or before 14 March 2021
  • 140€ for registration from 15 March 2021 to 14 June 2021
  • 160€ for registration from 15 June 2021
  • Registration closes: 23 July 2021

SHORT EXPERIENCE - Solo

  • 30€ "Early Bird" fee for registration on or before 14 March 2021
  • 40€  for registration from 15 March 2021 to 14 June 2021
  • 50€ for registration after 15 June 2021
  • Registration closes: 23 July 2021

SHORT EXPERIENCE - Team

  • 60€ "Early Bird" fee for registration on or before 14 March 2021
  • 80€  for registration from 15 March 2021 to 14 June 2021
  • 100€ for registration from 15 June 2021
  • Registration closes: 23 July 2021
  • Your race entry is non-refundable and non-transferable (however you can change one of the athletes should it be required by sending email to mt@meridianadventures.com
  • Each team member needs to have a valid insurance for SWIMRUN or Triathlon.
    If a national licence is not provided, a daily insurance will be invoiced at the cost of 7€.

RULES

Racers Responsibility

  • The athletes must know the rules and follow them.
  • The athletes shall respect other athletes, the Organisation, spectators, tourists, the environment and the people living in the race area.
  • The athletes are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages.
  • Doping is forbidden.

During the race

  • The athletes are participating at their own risk and cannot hold the organization responsible for any accident during the race.
  • The teams / individuals athletes are obliged at their best ability to help another participant that have been injured or are sick.
  • A team / individual that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organization.
  • If, for any reason an athlete need to abandon the race, the other team member must also stop.
  • Garbage can only be left at the ECO areas. Littering will lead to automatic disqualification at first offence.
  • For safety reasons we will allow NO tow-line on the first running sections of any race.

Race jury

The Race Jury is comprised of 3 persons from the race organisation.

  • Enforces the rules;
  • Decides the outcome of a protest;
  • Rules on disqualifications;
  • Decides on course changes and any changes in the rules.
  • At least two members of the Jury are needed to be able to make a Race Jury decision.
  • The Race Jury has the right to use “common sense” to make a decision about a situation, if it is not clear in the rules.
  • The decision of the Race Jury is definitive.

Protests

A protest must be submitted in writing to the Race Organisation within an hour after finishing the race. A protest must include:

  • Time and location;
  • Competitors number and signatures of the athlete/team members;
  • Competitors number or team name of the team/athlete the protest is against;
  • The reason for the protest;
  • If possible, include witness(es) with name(s) or team number(s).

A protest that does not fit the criteria of the above points will be ignored.

A decision from the Race Jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.

Disqualification

Offence against the rules may lead to time penalty or if serious to a disqualification. Cause for disqualification:

  • Missing a piece of mandatory equipment;
  • No Lycra Bib Vest or Swim Cap;
  • 200m outside of the race zone;
  • Not providing assistance to a team member or an organiser in danger;
  • Pollution of any site;
  • Declining a medical exam;
  • Doping.

External Assistance

  • Athletes are not allowed to receive assistance from people other than those in the Race Organisation.
  • Each athlete has to make their own way from start to finish

REGISTRATION

The registration will take place:

Friday 23 July 2021 – 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday 24 July 2021 – 07:30 – 09:30

Location:

EPICBLUE Registration Tent

You are required to come prepared with the following:

  • Your photo ID
  • A medical certificate showing the practice of endurance in SWIMRUN or triathlon, dated within the last 3 months. If a national licence is not provided, a daily insurance will be invoiced at the cost of 7€.
  • All participants must provide their full name and details of any health problems or medication upon entry.
  • All registrations are definitive and will not be reimbursed. Withdrawal before the event for any impediment or medical issue, should be addressed to the participants personal insurance.
  • It is allowed to change one team member of the same gender.

RACE PACK

General information about the race equipment

  • All athletes must wear/carry all of their equipment from the race start to the finish.
  • Athletes picking-up or dropping-off equipment will be disqualified, unless designated pick-up and drop-off zones exist.
  • Before the race there will be spot checks of the mandatory kit.

Principal equipment per Athlete – not provided by the Organisation

  • A Neoprene wetsuit (shorty type) suitable for the current water temperatures – voluntary
  • Trainers/trail shoes – mandatory
  • Swim goggles – mandatory
  • Hand paddles – mandatory
  • Pull-buoy and/or Neoprene calf sleeves – mandatory
  • Tow-line (for team categories) – voluntary
  • Energy snacks to sustain the athletes for the race – 1500 kcal per team – voluntary

Technical equipment per Athlete - provided by the Organisation

  • Timing chip (lost or not returned timing chip will be charged 50 €) – mandatory
  • Restube water safety device (lost or not returned Restube will be charged 70 €) – mandatory
  • Lycra bib vest, must be visibly worn during the entire race, failure to do so will lead to disqualification – mandatory
  • Swim cap, must be worn in all swimming areas, failure to do so will lead to disqualification – mandatory
  • Swim fins are not allowed if the fin is longer than 15 cm (measurement is from the toe to the end of the fin).

THE PROGRAM

23 July 2021 – Friday

  • 14:00: ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN OF ATHLETES
  • 15:00 – 19:00: REGISTRATION EPICBLUE SWIMRUN - RACE PACK
  • 17:30: RACE BRIEFING FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THE EPICBLUE RACE + COCKTAIL
  • 20:00: PRIVATE GALA DINNER (LIMITED PARTICIPATION OF ELITE ATHLETES)

24 July 2021 – Saturday

  • 07:30 – 08:30: REGISTRATION EPICBLUE SWIMRUN - RACE PACK (for local athletes and for the short distance only)
  • 10:00: EPICBLUELONG ENDURANCESTART
  • 11:00: EPICBLUESHORT EXPERIENCESTART
  • 13:30: EPICBLUE SWIMRUN FIRST FINISHERS
  • 16:00: AWARD’S CEREMONY
  • 18:30: EPICBLUE IZMIR, TURKEY FINISHER PARTY

PRIZES

LONG ENDURANCE - TEAM >> First 3 TEAMS in each category - Men, Women and Mixed.

  • 1ST: 1000€ PER TEAM
  • 2ND: 600€ PER TEAM
  • 3RD: 400€ PER TEAM

SHORT EXPERIENCE TEAM >> First 3 TEAMS in each category - Men, Women and Mixed.

  • 1ST: GEAR FROM SPONSORS
  • 2ND: GEAR FROM SPONSORS
  • 3RD: GEAR FROM SPONSORS

SHORT EXPERIENCE SOLO >> First 3 Men, First 3 Women and the First of each Age Group.

  • 1ST: GEAR FROM SPONSORS
  • 2ND: GEAR FROM SPONSORS
  • 3RD: GEAR FROM SPONSORS

Age Groups:
  • 18 – 30
  • 31 – 49
  • 50 and over

RACE BRIEFING

Race Course

  • The race course is marked and sign posted.
  • The athletes must follow the race course shown on the map.
  • Athletes who do not follow the course , or stray further than 200m from it, will be disqualified.
  • Athletes shall not overtake other athletes and shall walk past tourists within marked “danger zones”.

Checkpoints / Energy Stations

  • There will be several water/food checkpoints throughout the course.
  • There may be additional un-announced checkpoints along course, not shown on map.
  • Athletes failing to pass a checkpoint will be disqualified.

Medical Stations

  • There will be several medical stations where participants can get help if needed.
  • There will be medical staff and equipment both on land and on the support boats.

Timing

  • Timing is by means of a timing chip provided by the Organisation and mandatorily worn by the athletes.
  • The time is from the start until the finish line.
  • Athletes must pass each timing checkpoint to record their time and stay in the race.
  • Each TEAM has to pass all timing checkpoints and the finish line together.

Cut-Off Times

  • Athletes will be required to pass the timing checkpoints within set cut-off times.
  • Failure to pass the timing checkpoint within the cut-off time will disqualify the SOLO athlete or TEAM from the race.
  • Information about the cut-off times will be given at the RACE BRIEFING prior to the start of the race.

SAFETY

General Safety Rules

  • Athletes shall never move further than 10 metres from the trail.
  • Athletes must enter water feet first. Diving into water head first is not allowed.
  • The two members of each TEAM have to stay together at all times and cannot be more than 20 metres apart on land or 10 metres during swimming.
  • The Race Organisation & the Medical Team can refuse an athlete or TEAM to continue if they:
    • are not equipped with specified mandatory equipment;
    • are deemed not capable to continue the race, due to fatigue or being in poor physical condition.

Health and Safety

  • A Medical Assistance Team will ensure the participants’ safety.
  • Medical personnel authorised by the event may examine any participant who appears in distress. Removal of a participant (and their TEAM) from the race is at the discretion of the authorised medical personnel if they deem it to be in the best interest of the participant’s health and welfare.
  • Participants must retire immediately from the race if ordered to do so by a member of the Race Organisation or Medical Assistance Team.

TRASH

  • Littering anywhere along the course is considered a disqualifiable offence and will not be tolerated.
  • Athletes must carry their litter with them or throw it in the bins provided.
  • Bins will be provided throughout the race course.

WEATHER

July in Sigacik, Turkey is one of the hottest months and normally sees dry, hot weather with little rainfall. The average maximum temperature lies around 32.0°C (89.6°F). With a water temperature of around 23.0°C (73.4°F), this is a great month to hit the water. Expect longer days and shorter nights with an average sunset time of 20:30.

In case of extreme weather such as high winds or big sea or in case of another unexpected situation, the race organization has the right to shorten, or change the course or in worst case cancel the race.

MEDIA

Sponsor Markings

  • Athletes are permitted to have sponsors marked on their race gear.

Race Swim Caps

  • Race swim caps cannot be modified in any way and must be worn and visible at all times when in the water.

Race Bibs

  • Race bibs cannot be modified in any way and must be worn at all times.

Pictures and Images Rights

  • Athletes give the race organisers the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race. These can be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and movies. Athletes also accept our video or film crew to use drones as part of filming on the course.
  • All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorised commercial use of images will be legally addressed.
  • EPICBLUE will have a dedicated and extensive media production team working during the event. It is also expected that photographers and press will be seen along the course.
  • We will share content online via our website and on social media using #EPICBLUETURKEY
  • Our images are free for personal use, but not commercial use or for promoting other events. Please contact us if you would like to access material for media: mt@meridianadventures.com

SPECTATORS

  • EPICBLUE strongly believe that each destination we get to experience has so much to offer, that we strongly suggest you take the time to enjoy it.
  • Bring your friends and family members to enjoy the week with you. 
  • If your friends and family would like to follow the race by boat, please contact Matteo Testa at enquiries@race.meridianadventures.com

ACCOMMODATION

Sigacik, Izmir and surrounding areas offer a variety of apartment rentals, hotels, and B&B accommodation, something to suit everyone’s taste.

From hotel rooms to local apartments and luxury villa rentals, you will be able to find something that suits your taste.

Download the list of accommodation options available

View available options on AirBnB

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TRAVEL

  • You can choose to travel to Sigacik, Turkey via bus or taxi from Izmir. The nearest airport is Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), a mere 40min taxi drive from Sigacik.

in partnership with

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Over fishing, climate change, pollution, and the lack of education have pushed our oceans to the brink of collapse. Meridian Adventure has deeply invested in bringing people who love the ocean together around ocean conservation at their own events:
using their energy in their sport, for good.

It’s not just a race.
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MERIDIAN ADVENTURE RACE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING AUTHORITIES:

IZMIR

GOVERNORSHIP OF IZMIR

FOUNTAIN PORT PRESIDENCY

AEGEAN REGION CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY

SEFERIHISAR DISTRICT GENDARMERIE COMMAND

URLA DISTRICT GENDARMERIE COMMAND

SEFERIHISAR DISTRICT SECURITY DIRECTORATE

SIGACIK COAST GUARD COMMAND

YOUTH SPORTS PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE

FEDERATION OF ATHELTICS

TRIATLON FEDERATION

REGIONAL DIRECTORATE OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF NATURE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS

CULTURE AND TOURISM MINISTRY

SEFERIHISAR HEADQUARTERS

URLA HEADQUARTERS

GUZELBAHCE HEADQUARTERS

URLA FOREST BUSINESS CHIEF

SEFERIHISAR FOREST BUSINESS CHEF

REGIONAL DIRECTORATE OF HIGHWAYS

IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

SEFERIHISAR DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

URLA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

TEOS MUSEUM DIRECTORATE

For more information contact Derya: +90 536 627 79 13
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