Rules TIS


1. Organization

Organizer: Virgin Bay Multisport
Organization Number: 802471-2310

2. Basics

Contestants must be at least 18 and be able to swim in open water at race day. Exceptions to the age requirement only if accompanied by a guardian and by special permission from the Race Committee.

3. Registration

By paying the registration fee the contestant approves rules.

Entry fee for 10 Island Race will be paid as specified on the invoice. Missed payment of the invoice equals to a cancellation of the registration.

Data on the team and the athletes must be properly completed.

Registration is binding after payment and no refunds are given. See contest details for cancellation and accident insurance.

It is only allowed to replace half of the team members in each team, replacing both members automatically cancel the registration and the place will be given to the first team on the reserve list. Name changes must be notified to the Race Committee no later than one week before the race. Later changes can be conducted on the race day against an administrative fee of SEK 200.

4. Classes

As a contestant you have following classes to select among:

4.1 Team Classes

In the team classes the contestants compete in teams of two. The team needs to follow each other throughout the competition. The finishing time is taken from when both team members crosses the finish line.

  • Men’s: max time 4 hours
  • Women’s: max time 5 hours
  • Mixed: max time 5 hours

4.2 Single Classes

The course is demanding and the swimlegs’ are in open water. Therefore it is vital that contestants in the single classes possess the swimming abilities to swim in rough open water.

  • Men’s: max time 4 hours
  • Women’s: max time 5 hours

5. Security

Contestants compete in Ten Island Swimrun at their own risk.

For the team classes the team members should never be more than ten (10) meters apart.

If something were to happen during the competition, all contestants jointly and severally liable to help any teammate or fellow competitors in need.

For security reasons there will designated safety boats. If you need help is the signal for attracting attention to move the arm in a sweeping motion above the head.

Teams that quits are responsible to report this as soon as possible to the race organization.

In extreme weather conditions the Race Committee reserves the right to:
1. Change the design of the course in order to conduct the event.
2. Cancel the contest if the weather conditions is to severe to complete the competition in a secure manner for the contestants.

6. Jury

The jury consists of the race director and two members of the organizing staff. The jury decides on disqualification, time penalty, protests and any course or changes in the rules. The jury’s decision is definite.

7. The Race

Ten Island Swimrun is about running and swimming through a designated course.

Required safety equipment to be carried and worn correctly (see Equipment).

To deviate from the designated path in order to shorten the route is forbidden and will lead to immediate disqualification.

Any protest must be the jury in writing not more than one hour after the finish and contain:

  1. time and position
  2. Involved team’s number
  3. description of the situation
  4. Witnesses (if possible)Taking the help of conveyances or persons outside the organization are prohibited and will lead to immediate disqualification.The contestants must respect fellow competitors, the race organization, audience and residents in the area.Doping, according to Swedish RF, is in all forms is prohibited.

9. Equipment

During the race, it is a requirement that the teams carries the security equipment listed below. Random inspections will be performed and teams that do not have mandatory equipment will be disqualified. It is not allowed to leave equipment along the track and leads to disqualification.

9.1. Mandatory equipment to be worn by each participant throughout the race

  1. Whistle
  2. First aid kit
  3. Start No must be prominently displayed throughout the competition.
  4. Equipment for timing / tracking

9.2 . Mandatory Equipment

  1. Swim cap, must be worn for water passage.

9.3. Recommended equipment

  1. Goggles
  2. Water / Energy Drink
  3. Quick energy in the form of i.e. energy bar or gel

9.4 . Allowable equipment

  1. Wetsuit
  2. Fins
  3. mask/ snorkel
  4. Hand Paddle
  5. Buoyancy aids on max 60cmx100cm

In order to use equipment not mentioned above need an approval from the organization.Register special equipments in connection to the registration.

10. Maximum times / Stop Time

There will be two stop times along the path, which means that participants who had not passed the following locations at the specified time, we will be forced to stop from further competition. This is because of the safety of participants. Locations and times for these are presented in race-PM.

There are different maximum times, in order to be able to differentiate the starting times, dependant on your class. See section “Classes”

11. Media

The race organization has the right to photograph and film the participants throughout the competition day.

Ten Island Race and Virgin Bay Multisport has the right to publish the photo and film material freely through the internet, TV, radio, newspapers, during and after the competition.

12. Prices

There will be a draw of high end prices among the contestants and teams who passes the finish line. The draw is held in connection to the race. To receive the price it is necessary to participate in the draw.

13. Insurance/ Cancellation

Participation in Ten Island Swimrun is at your own risk. For Swedish contestants there is an insurance, “Startklar”. With “Startklar” it is possible to get the full entry fee back if you get injured or sick and are unable to start the race. Included in the “Startklar” is also an accident insurance, the insurance terms and information: