Challenge Vieux Boucau

Registration for the Challenge Family Vieux Boucau 2024 events implies tacit acceptance of the following rules:

1 – Race

Challenge Family Vieux Boucau is a timed event, which largely uses paved roads and trails. The distance of the Challenge Family Vieux Boucau events varies between the distance L, the distance M and S, as well as the Kids and the Pink Run. The events will take place in a single stage, at a free pace, in a limited time and coupled with strict time barriers.

Date Saturday 10-05 Sunday 10-06 SUNDAY 10-06

2 – Registration

Challenge Family Vieux Boucau is open to anyone, licensed or not, whose minimum age depends on the chosen event.

3 – Triathlon in Semi Self-Sufficient

The principle of individual semi-self-sufficiency racing is the rule for the Challenge Family Vieux Boucau events. On the course, refreshment areas are supplied with drinks and food.

Each runner must ensure that, at the start of each feeding zone, he has the amount of water and food he needs to reach the next feeding point.

No assistance is allowed on the course by a person other than a competitor regularly registered on the race.

4 – Registration Requirements

A very good training and a real capacity for personal autonomy are essential to the success of such an individual adventure. To register for Challenge Family Vieux Boucau, it is strongly advised to have already completed at least:

For the Middle distance: A Triathlon L without Elevation.
For the Triathlon Olympic distance: A Triathlon M without Elevation.
5 – Acceptance of the Rules and Ethics

Participation in Challenge Family Vieux Boucau implies de facto the unreserved acceptance of these rules and the ethical charter of the race available before the completion of your registration.

Each runner must have a container dedicated exclusively to waste collection throughout his race.

Any runner caught knowingly throwing his waste on the course will be disqualified.

Every registered person undertakes to follow in their entirety the paths marked by the organization without cutting. Indeed, cutting a road can cause an accident. Failure to comply with this directive will result in disqualification of the rider.

Garbage cans are placed in large numbers in each feeding zone and must be used for selective waste sorting by the organization.


Participants must strictly respect the rules of visit of the sites that the Challenge Family Vieux Boucau courses borrow.

6 – Maximum number of participants per race

Maximum number of runners: 1000 on each distance.7 – Registrations

7.1 – Registration fees to participate in the Challenge Family Vieux Boucau events.

Registrations are only made online from the website:

Payments are also made online from a secure banking platform. Registration closes for the Triathlons on Sunday 6 October at 8pm.


FIS Questionnaire

Within the framework of the Sport law of March 2, 2022, the French Triathlon Federation, on favorable opinion of its National Medical Commission issued on February 9, 2023, decided to remove the presentation of a medical certificate of absence of contraindicationindication for sports practice in competition for adults


At the time of registration you must fill in the health info questionnaire online if you are not licensed.

In addition, riders not licensed with the FFTRI will have to buy their PASS COMPETITION from the federation

8 – Challenge Vieux Boucau Registration Cancellation Guarantee

Any commitment is firm and final and cannot be refunded or transferred registration for any reason whatsoever. Any person returning his bib to a third party will be recognized as sole responsible in case of accident occurred or caused by the latter during the event, the organization declining any responsibility in this type of situation.

If a runner wishes to cancel his registration an amount of:

25€ will be retained for the MIDDLE Distance
15€ will be retained for the OLYMPIC Distance
10€ will be retained for the SPRINT Distance
Cancellation is possible until Sunday, October 6, 2023

9 – Equipment for Challenge Family Vieux Boucau

The use of MP3 players and other media to listen to music is strictly prohibited by the organization.

The neoprene suit may be prohibited depending on the water temperature.10 – Bibs

Each runner must present a photo ID at the time of collection of the bib envelope in return for which he will be given his bib with a tattoo and labels for the helmet, bike and bag for the deposit.

The bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and must be permanently visible in running and in the back on the bike part. It must therefore always be positioned above any garment and can in no case be fixed elsewhere. The name and logo of the partners must not be changed or hidden.

The timing bracelet must be worn at the ankle at all times throughout the event. The bracelet is the pass necessary to access the shuttles, buses, refueling area, sanitary and drop-off areas and bag collection.

11 – Timing

Timing will be done through a system of chips to put on the left ankle. All participants will be given a bib with a saddle post and a tattoo. Timing mats will be installed on the different points of the course. A competitor who does not cover the entire distance cannot be ranked at the finish. The rider agrees on honor not to anticipate the start and to cover the full distance before crossing the finish line.The runner cannot be timed in the following cases:

• not wearing the chip

chip loss
chip degradation
chip port not compliant
For the follow-up of «elite» runners, the Organizer reserves the right to provide a geolocation tag. This tag must be worn by the runner for the duration of the event (bike + running) according to the instructions of the Organization. The use of these tags can be used to locate the runner in real time and authenticate the result, notably by checking that the runner has completed the course in its entirety.

12 – Security and Medical Assistance

On the parts of the route taking the public road, each participant must comply with the rules of the road and will be solely responsible for any breach of these rules.

The signallers are present at strategic points of the course to ensure the safety of the runners. Each participant must comply with the instructions given by the signalers.

An emergency station is set up at each refuelling station. These stations are in telephone contact with the race PC. A medical control team is present throughout the duration of the event at the race PC.

Emergency stations are intended to provide assistance to any person in danger with the means specific to the organization or agreed. The official first-aid attendants (chief of post) are authorized to put out of race (by invalidating the bib) any competitor unable to continue the event. The rescuers are authorized to evacuate by any means at their convenience the runners they deem in danger.

In case of necessity, for reasons always in the interest of the rescued person, the fire brigade will be called upon, at which time, the direction of operations will implement all appropriate means.The costs resulting from the use of these exceptional means will be borne by the rescued person who will also have to ensure his return from the point where he was evacuated. She can then submit a file to her personal accident insurance.

Any runner calling on a doctor or a first-aid attendant submits to his authority and undertakes to accept his decisions.

13 – Maximum Allowable Time and Time Barriers

Is considered «finisher» the runner performing the entire course in the maximum time allowed.

The time barrier is as follows:

– Distance L: 8:00 am

Park exit at T1: 1H30 of race
Park exit at T2: 5:30 am of race it will be necessary to leave for the last lap in running before 17:15.
Distance M: 4H00 of race
It will be necessary to leave for the last lap in running before 13:15.

Distance S: You will have to start running before 16:30 (exit T2).
The departure cut-off times (hourly barriers) of the feeding areas will be defined and communicated in the journey log.

These time barriers are calculated to allow participants to reach the finish in the maximum time imposed, while making possible stops (rest, care, etc.). To be allowed to continue the race, competitors must leave the feeding zone before the set deadline (regardless of the arrival time at the feeding zone).

Any competitor who is out of the race and wants to continue his course can only do so after returning his bib, under his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

It can then under no circumstances be considered as «Finisher».

In case of bad weather and/ or for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to cancel and/ or stop the current event, or even change the time barriers in connection with the prefectures concerned.

14 – Supply Areas

Only runners with a visible bib have access to the refreshment areas. The logbook will identify the precise list of refuelling points. The refreshment points are stocked with drinks and/or foods to consume on site and still water to fill your pocket or gourd.

15 – Abandonment and Repatriation

Except injury, a runner must not give up elsewhere than in a feeding zone. He must then notify the person in charge of the area who collects the bib and the chip of the runner abandoning. The runner keeps his bracelet because it is his pass to access shuttles, buses, refueling, treatment rooms…

A runner who has abandoned will systematically and obligatorily warn the race PC (by phone or by SMS at the special number indicated on the road book and on the bib).

Repatriation will be decided with the Post Manager based on the following general rules:

• Buses are available from the municipalities indicated on the road book to bring back to the finish area runners who have abandoned.

• Runners who abandon at another rescue station but whose state of health does not require evacuation must return as soon as possible and by their own means to the nearest repatriation point. In case of adverse weather conditions justifying the partial or total stop of the race, the organization ensures the repatriation as soon as possible of the stopped riders.

• In case of abandonment before a refreshment point and return back, during the meeting with the clamps, they will recover the bib and the chip. The rider will no longer be under the control of the organization. He will then have to inform the race PC by any means of his return (by tel or SMS at the special number indicated on the road book).16 – Penalization and Disqualification


Controllers on the course are authorized to check compliance with the rules (identity of runners, respect for sites, ethics, illegal assistance or accompaniments, bib not visible on the front permanently…).

Time penalties will be awarded by the controllers to runners whose mandatory equipment is missing, according to the summary table below:

Referees will be able to give cards to athletes who do not respect the rules of the FFTRI.

YELLOW CARD stop and go

BLUE CARD time penalty


The organization may disqualify a competitor for any serious breach of the rules, particularly in the event of:

• wearing a non-compliant bib

• not wearing the bracelet• non-compliance with the route marked by the Organization

• failure to follow the instructions given by the signallers

• Failure to comply with traffic regulations on parts of the route using public roads

• failure to comply with control post instructions

• use of means of transport

• departure from a refuelling area after the cut-off time

• non-assistance to a competitor in difficulty

• Personal assistance outside official feeding areas

• failure to comply with the prohibition to be accompanied on the course

• pollution or degradation of the sites by the competitor or a member of his entourage,

• insults, rudeness or threats made against any member of the organization or volunteer,

• refusal to be examined by a physician of the organization at any time during the test,

doping or refusal to submit to doping control.
17 – Claims

They are admissible in writing within 72 hours after the provisional results are posted on the event website.

18 – Anti-Doping Control

Any competitor can be subject to doping control during or at the arrival of the trails. Refusal to submit to it results in immediate disqualification. Any positive control will result in the lifetime exclusion of the events organized by the company T2S and the association Sports Natures des Landes.19 – Course or Time Barrier Changes / Race Cancellation

The organization reserves the right to change at any time the route and locations of the rescue and refueling stations, without notice.

In case of too bad weather conditions (strong depression with large amounts of rain and snow, high risk of thunderstorms, etc.), the start can be postponed by up to two hours, beyond which the race is cancelled.

For the Swimming part: If the organizers deem the water temperature too cold, the 1900m of Swimming will be replaced by a start Running.

In case of bad weather, and for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to cancel and/ or stop the current event, or even change the time barriers. Cancellation, postponement or modification of the race do not entitle to any refund of registration.

Any decision will be taken by a jury comprising at least the race director, the organizer and the coordinator responsible for safety and any competent person at the discretion of the President of the Organizing Committee.

20 – Insurance

Civil liability: in accordance with the law, the organizers have taken out insurance covering the consequences of their civil liability, that of their agents and all participants in Challenge Family Vieux Boucau. Proof may be provided to any participant who so requests. (Art. L331-9 et seq. of the Sports Code, Art. A331-24 and A. 331-25 of the Sports Code). The organization declines all responsibility in case of injury in public monuments, private and technical parts of the course.

Participants are strongly advised to take out individual accident insurance, guaranteeing the payment of a capital in case of bodily injury (death or permanent disability) due to an accident occurring on the course of the race.Participants are strongly advised to take out individual accident insurance, guaranteeing the payment of a capital in case of bodily injury (death or permanent disability) due to an accident occurring on the course of the race.

The organizer declines all responsibility in case of damage (theft, breakage, loss, etc.) suffered by the personal property of the participants, even if he has custody of it. Participants will not be able to turn against the organizer for any damage caused to their equipment.

The purchase of insurance guaranteeing these risks is the responsibility of each.

21 – Journey Log

A detailed description of the course will be displayed at the time of the bib delivery. The runner booklet will be sent to the participants at the latest one week before. It includes practical information such as cut-off times, refreshment points, emergency stations, treatment stations, as well as access points for accompanying persons.

22 – Ranking and Rewards

Only runners crossing the finish line will be ranked. All runners «Finisher» will receive a specific endowment according to their arrival time. «Finisher» means all participants who reach the finish line before the final time barrier.

A general classification for men and women and a classification for each category for men and women will be established.

Based on the official time, the ceremonial ceremony will reward the first 5 men and the first 5 women in the provisional general classification.

Runners wishing to be rewarded at the ceremony must be present.

An athlete, or relay, who does not start will be disqualified from the race, those who do not finish the race or who are outside the time barriers will be designated:

– “DNS” – DO NOT START (those who withdraw their bib without starting)

– “DSQ” – DISQUALIFIED (those are disqualified by a referee)

– “DNF” – DO NOT FINISH (those who do not finish in race times)

23 – Prize Money

Only pro/elite runners can qualify

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26- The right to the image

By participating in Challenge Family Vieux Boucau each competitor expressly authorizes the organization (or its successors) to use, use, reproduce or reproduce its name, its image, voice and sports performance for any direct or derivative exploitation of the event on any medium, worldwide, by any means known or unknown to date, and for the entire period of protection currently granted to such holdings, whether direct or derived by law or regulation, judicial and/or arbitral decisions of any country and by current or future international conventions, including any extensions that may be made to that period.

27- The CNIL

In accordance with the Data Processing and Freedom Act of 6 January 1978, as amended by Law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, on data processing, registrants have the right to access and rectify their personal data. Through the organizer, they may receive proposals from other companies or associations. Any refusal must be notified to us by mail at the headquarters of the Association indicating name, surname, address.