2021 Africa Triathlon Junior Cup Troutbeck

25 Sep, 2021 • Troutbeck, Zimbabwe • Event Website
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ALL participants - athletes and coaches who are coming to this event and entered through the triathlon.org Entries system must refer to https://www.triathlon.org/pre_event_covid_19_screening_guide and follow the necessary instruction to access your account and submit the required documentation.  All Junior entries must also complete, sign and submit the PARENTAL CONSENT FORM

** No Quarantine required on entry to Zimbabwe for this event.  Refer also to the CONCEPT PAPER under Documents
**  TRAVEL - Early arrivals in Harare on Wednesday 22nd September can be planned - overnight stay in Harare will be necessary - costs for Athlete account - contact LOC before making flight bookings

Water Temperature - expect 20 degrees
Laps - Sprint - 1 x 750m lap
Start Mechanism - Deep water
Conditions - Lake - clean, disease and animal free

Laps - Sprint - 3 x 6.6km laps - hilly and technical.  No requirement for gear/cassette changes.  16% gradient.  Road closures.

Laps - Sprint - 2 x 2.5km laps - hilly, 19% gradient, 90% pavement, 10% grass

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS - please refer to the Concept Paper Document for more information -
A PCR Test should be carried out 48 hours prior to travel - check with your airline for specific requirements
Pre-Event screening must by submitted via the WT system by each individual
PPE/Medical Certificate must be submitted by each individual
A PCR Test or antigen test must be done by every athlete on site at the race venue Friday 24th September (check schedule)
Daily screening will be carried out for every participant, coach and official
COMPULSORY - Every athlete/coach/official will have to have a PCR test before travelling back to their home countries (check Athlete Guide for schedule).  This will be done at the host hotel on Sunday 26th September - Budget cost USD 60 per person

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Athletes Briefing:

Online briefing -  FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER at 1200 - pre-recorded and available via link (TBC)
Live TD presentation via Zoom link for Q&A session (TBC)

Media notes:

Media Contact - Event Director RICK FULTON / LOC Administrator CAROL PAKENHAM

Media Credentials request - contact LOC Administrator

Location of Media Centre and hours of operation - RACE H/Q, Troutbeck Inn Resort, - hours of operation TBC

Press Conference Details - TO BE CONFIRMED

Event Schedule

ALL TIMES ARE TO BE CONFIRMED - Refer to ATHLETE GUIDE for comprehensive pre-event and Race Day Schedules to include Transition opening, warm up etc.

Arrivals at Robert Mugabe International Airport, Harare - transfer to event venue Troutbeck Inn Resort, Nyanga

from 0900 - Swim Familiarisation with water safety
from 1000 - Bike Familiarisation - staggered with road closure for individual riding.  Pre-recorded Bike and Run Familiarisation will be available via link TBC
from 1130 - Athlete Registration and Race Pack collection - in alphabetical order
from 1300 - Media Conference

1300 - Junior Women Start
1130 - Junior Men Start

Closest Airport

Robert Mugabe International Airport - Harare International

Update 21 August - **  TRAVEL - Early arrivals in Harare on Wednesday 22nd September can be planned - overnight stay in Harare will be necessary - costs for Athlete account contact LOC before making flight bookings

It is RECOMMENDED that all flights booked MUST arrive by 1300 on THURSDAY 23RD SEPTMBER and departures on MONDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER to coincide with PCR testing timetables.
A PCR test must be carried out 48 hours prior to travel - please check with your airline on specific requirements. 
COMPULSORY PRE-FLIGHT PCR tests will be done by every athlete/coach/manager at the venue PRIOR to departure back to Harare on Sunday 26th September - BUDGET USD 60 PER PERSON

OVERNIGHT STAY in Harare on SUNDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER WILL BE NECESSARY to coincide with PCR testing.  Overnight stay will be for athlete’s account - please contact LOC and Athlete Liaison to reserve room at partner African Sun Monomatapa Hotel (athletes kept in bio-bubble environment) - rates USD 75 single B&B / USD 90 twin (2 people sharing) B&B per night - hotel transfer to Harare International Airport USD 15 per person


Local Transportation

FREE bus transfers in sanitized and spacious vehicles from Harare airport to venue on Thursday 23rd September - Return from venue to Harare overnight accommodation on Sunday 26th September and to Harare International Airport on Monday 27th September

Expect a 3-4 hour journey by road to venue.  Bikes are transported in secure, closed trucks and travel in convoy with the transfer coach to venue

Return transfer will depart from venue on SUNDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 1000am following completion of compulsory PCR testing.  Athlete Liaison Catherine Jennings will confirm departure time. 

Transfer from overnight accommodation to Harare International Airport on Monday 27th September - Athlete Liaison Catherine Jennings will confirm arrangements

Host Hotel


BLUE SWALLOW TIMESHARE UNITS at Troutbeck Inn Resort, Nyanga, Zimbabwe

As a more cost effective option for NF’s all JUNIOR ATHLETES AND COACHES will be accommodated in the Blue Swallow Timeshare Units on a FULL BOARD BASIS.  Please refer to the Athletes Guide for comprehensive information on the units

The units are situated on site - junior athletes from different countries will be accommodated in shared separate units i.e. FEMALE units and MALE units.  Coaches/Managers from different countries will also share separate units (Male coaches and Female coaches)

Each unit sleeps 6 people (maximum 8 sleeping on mattresses.  There is 1 double-bed bedroom and 2 twin bedded rooms in each unit

All meals will be prepared and served by our dedicated caterers and includes breakfast, mid morning tea time snacks, lunch, afternoon teatime snacks, dinner.  All bottled water and juices are included.
Special dietary requirements are catered for i.e. lactose/gluten intolerance etc., - please advise LOC in advance

The package cost will cover 3 nights accommodation please all meals and snacks from Thursday night until departure from venue on Sunday morning

Contact LOC ADMINISTRATOR more information - refer to Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Junior Cup Troutbeck Budget in documents section.  Cost per person US$ 225 all inclusive for duration of event Thursday - Sunday accommodation, meals and transfers included - EXCLUDES PCR test and overnight accommodation in Harare on Sunday night

TRAVELLING PARENTS / GUESTS OF JUNIOR ATHLETES will be required to stay in the main hotel and all accommodation reservations to be made through LOC ADMINISTRATOR - CAROL PAKENHAM email triathlonzimbabwe@gmail.com -

RATES for the hotel - ROOMS ARE LIMITED -
USD 130 DOUBLE per night B&B - for 2 people sharing
USD 100 SINGLE per night B&B - single room occupancy

All hotel accommodation and room accounts are to be settled in foreign currency - Mastercard/Visa and cash are accepted
USD is most widely used currency (bring smaller denomination notes i.e. 20/10/5/1 - GBP/Euro/Rand accepted



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    Event Director RICK FULTON email fultonrickh@gmail.com - mobile +263 772 573 534

    LOC Administrator CAROL PAKENHAM email triathlonzimbabwe@gmail.com / info@zimtri.org - mobile +263 - 772 410 344

    Athlete Liaison CATHERINE JENNINGS email zudwa@yahoo.com - mobile +263 - 772 353 760