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EVENT PREP – AQUATHLON ORIGIN

It’s time to get excited about your upcoming Aquathlon ORIGIN event. We have put together some checklists to ensure you have all the information you need for a successful event.  

Checklists

Pre-race (week prior to event):

  • Sprint distance participants: You were required to book a time slot to start your race prior to 15 February. Athletes who did not chose a time slot have been allocated a wave start time by the Race Director.  
  • Discovery, Youth and Kids distance participants: Your start wave will be allocated by the Race Director. Your start wave will be communicated nearer to the event. Check the schedule for an indication of the wave start times. 
  • Parents must wait outside of the Race Venue while the kids are racing.
  • Check the venue map for the start and finish location.
  • Plan your travel to the venue to be on time. You should arrive 40 minutes before your wave start time.
  • Review the detailed course map to familiarise yourself with the route
  • Download “Trace Together” app (unless you have the token) for the compulsory safe entry scan at the venue entrance.
  • You do not require a Sentosa beach booking to gain access to Palawan Beach. Simply show your event confirmation email that shows the time slot you booked or were allocated
  • If you are a first timer and want some tips for your first race click here.
  • Monitor your health status from 14 days prior to event day.

Pre-race (before leaving home):

  • Double check your day and time slot booking on your confirmation email sent on 24 February to ensure you make it at the right time to the start venue. 
  • Wear a disposable face mask while you travel to the venue and as you prepare to start your race. Only remove and dispose of the mask when you are starting your race warm-up.
  • Double check that you have packed your race kit, timing chip, Decathlon transition bag, bag deposit tag, and all racing gear needed before leaving home.
  • Please do not bring any spectators with you.
  • Kids and Youth categories are allowed one accompanying parent.

Getting ready for Race start:

  • There are four entry gates for different waves. You must enter through the designated entry gate for your wave. Double check this on your confirmation email sent on 24 February.
  • Do not arrive before your allocated time. You should arrive 30 minutes before your wave start time.
  • Please remember to visit the toilet (if you need to) before you enter the race venue
  • Show your confirmation email that shows your time slot booking and wave number. Staff here will conduct a temperature check and check your TraceTogether check-in screen. 
  • The start flow for this event is different than previous years, follow these steps:
    • Enter Prep Area 15 minutes before your wave start time. Meet wave marshal, follow wave marshal who will hold a sign that matches your swim cap colour. 
    • Prepare your items for transition – put them in your Decathlon transition bag (please do not put any valuable in here). Leave your remaining belongings in your street gear bag.
    • Follow your Wave Marshal out of the Race Prep Area to begin your journey to the race start.
    • Drop your street gear bag at bag deposit (with your numbered baggage tag attached).
    • Drop your transition bag at your numbered spot in Transition. Do not unpack your bag.
    • Walk to the warm-up area and do your warm-up in your designated area.
    • Enter the start area and choose one of the four corrals. Stand 2m apart from other athletes at all times, do not rush or push to get to the start of the line!
    • Listen to the Start Manager as he calls you forward in a group of two to start the race. 
  • Always abide by the safety measures, including keeping a distance of 2 metres from other participants or pedestrians during the event.

For Relay Teams,

Swimmer will:

  • Proceed through Entry gates, Race Prep Area, Bag Deposit, Transition, Warm-up and Race Start along with other athletes starting in their wave.
  • Exit swim and run through transition to the “Team Relay” meeting point.
  • Pass timing chip to runner.
  • Exit transition and enter into finish area (aided by a volunteer) to collect medal, drinks and face mask.
  • Collect bag from bag deposit tent.
  • Wait in spectator area beside the finish line to watch runner cross finish line.
  • Exit venue immediately after runner has finished.

Runner will:

  • Wait in spectator area beside swim start to watch teammate begin the race.
  • Approach entry gates to race prep area and be chaperoned through to bag deposit to drop bag.
  • Be chaperoned to the transition area to wait for swimmer.
  • Collect timing chip from swimmer.
  • Complete run course.
  • Finish race and enter finish area along with other athletes to collect medal, drinks and face mask.
  • Collect bag from bag deposit tent and exit venue.
  • If you have a problem please contact us.
  • Accompanying parents of a Kids or Youth category participant must follow the dedicated volunteer at all time.

Post-race:

  • Clear the finish line area immediately so other participants can finish.
  • Please do not hug or high-five anyone (even if you do a personal best!).
  • Remove your timing chip and place in the tubs provided.
  • Walk to the recovery tables  after the finish line to self collect: face mask, medal, water, coconut water.
  • If you have chosen to opt-out from receiving a finisher medal, you can skip this table.
  • You will be funnelled by volunteers into one of two recovery areas. 
  • Put your face mask back on once you have caught your breath.
  • Head to the bag deposit tent to reclaim your belongings.
  • Leave the venue as soon as possible.
  • Keep a safe distance. Do not linger or gather in groups outside the venue.
  • Remember to scan out upon leaving using the Trace Together app or Trace Together token.
  • When you get home: 
  • Share your result socially and hashtag us #metasprintseries
  • Check out our live leader board with your result constantly updated.
  • Check final results after they have been published following the conclusion of the event.
  • Download your e-certificate.

Procedure & Safety Measures

Exclusive Partners Offers:

  • Check out our great partner offers just for the MetaSprint Series Aquathlon participants:

The essential gear for an Aquathlon is: Tri-suit or swimsuit, goggles, running shoes, running hat or visor. 

DECATHLON makes multi-sport accessible to many! Check out their best sports tips, and take a look at their affordable range of sportswear, shoes & gear for over 60 sports. 

Do some shopping when you collect your race kit at the Decathlon Experience Stores or shop online.

Prepare for your race with PURE Sports Nutrition, a premium natural sports drink using real fruit, with no added colours or preservatives, and it tastes great! 

From now until 30 April 2021, enjoy 20% discount on all PURE, EM’s, Runivoure, AlP, Prep and Teapigs range at Simply Active online store using code MSS2021.

Arena provides an extensive range of practical yet sophisticated swimwear and accessories that caters to everyone’s swimming needs. From competitive and training suits for the water racers to trendy costumes for the leisure swimmers, the product range extends to goggles, kickboards, swim caps, snorkeling and more.

Shop for your swim gear at Arena and enjoy an additional 5% discount on your total bill.   

Terms and conditions:

  • Valid for MetaSprint Aquathlon and Triathlon participants only 
  • No minimum purchase required.  
  •  Valid from 1st February 2021 to 30th April 2021.
  •  All MetaSprint participants must present their registration confirmation before payment.
  •  Participating outlets:
    •    Arena Tampines Mall, #02-11
    •    Arena NEX@Serangoon, #02-38
    •    Arena Clementi Mall, #04-38/39/40

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Shop the little fruits of wonder exclusively on www.allkurma.sg for a range of healthy essentials created and curated just for you!

MetaSprint participants can now enjoy a $3 discount when you spend a minimum of $20 on All Kurma online shop.  Use promo-code “AKxMETA3OFF” on check-out.

Terms and conditions apply.

UFC Refresh offers all participants a free can of coconut water at the finish line.  

With no added sugar, colours or flavours, it is a healthy choice for natural rehydration with a remarkable refreshing taste, recognised by Superior Taste Award with 2 golden stars.

Smith & Nephew provides every participant a reusable face mask holder to keep your masks.  You can either use it to store additional masks or keep your face mask temporarily to protect it from dirt and germs when not in use e.g. having a meal. 

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