Rules and regulations Aquathlon

  • General
    • Competitors, clubs, and all companions must follow all instructions of the officials.
    • It is the responsibility of competitors/clubs/parents/adult companions to be prepared for the event and to ensure that they have appropriate sports equipment and clothing.
    • Aquathlon events are individual. Any teamwork that gives an advantage over other competitors is prohibited.
    • The medical staff has the absolute authority to remove a competitor from the race who they deem physically unable to continue.
  • Clubs / Parents / guardians / accompanying adults
    • Clubs / Parents/guardians/adult companions must follow all instructions from officials.
    • Parents/Guardians/Accompanying Adults must behave in an appropriate manner and not disparage the sports event, competitors, and organizers.
    • Violation of the following will result in disqualification of the competitor:
      • bad or offensive language
      • treating officials with disrespect
      • disobedience of judges
      • external assistance
      • manipulation of the equipment
    • Clubs/Parents/Guardians/Adult Companions may not hand over water bottles or any other items to competitors during the event.
  • Swimming
    • Competitors must swim and pay attention to other competitors at all times. Physical contact, other than accidental, will be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and will result in disqualification.
    • Diving is not allowed.
    • No competitor will be allowed to continue the race if the race officials deem it unfit to do so.
  • Electronic bracelet for measuring time
    • Competitors will receive an electronic bracelet that is placed around their ankle and must be returned after the race. A lost electronic bracelet means no time and no ranking. The compensation for the lost electronic bracelet is MKD 1,500. In addition to the bracelet, 1 hour before the start, all participants will be marked (with a marker) on their legs and/or arms.
  • Finishing the swim
    • To complete the race, each competitor must complete the marked course as directed by the race officials.
  • Running
    • No form of movement other than running or walking is allowed.
    • Individual help, whether walking or cycling is not permitted except where provided by the organizer.
    • All competitors must wear triathlon suits or swimwear, appropriate footwear, and a running T-shirt.
    • Competitors must follow instructions from all the members of the event organization.
  • Transition area
    • In order to avoid accidents, protect equipment and protect personal possessions, competitors may not bring helpers, friends, or family members into any transition area when the race is in progress.
    • No assistance other than that provided by the organizers is permitted.
    • Competitors’ equipment must be placed in a basket with a marked start number in the change zone.
    • Competitors may not interfere with another competitor’s equipment in the transition area.
    • The clothes must be placed in the basket, leaving nothing outside. Any object that is accidentally or intentionally outside the marked basket is penalized with 10 seconds of time in the Penalty Box.
  • Race referees
    • The referees, with the race organizer, will have full jurisdiction over the event. If necessary, and with the advice of security/safety experts, the referee will have the power to cancel or shorten an event for security/safety reasons.
  • Penalties
    • Competitors may only be penalized by the race referees.
    • Penalties or disqualifications may be imposed at any time until the final results are announced.
    • The following penalties will be imposed for violations.
      • Disqualification:
        • Offensive language
        • Diving
        • Disrespecting the referees
        • Nudity
        • External assistance (except that provided by the organizer)
        • Unsportsmanlike conduct
      • Formal warning – If the fault is not removed after a warning, the ultimate sanction is Disqualification:
        • Illegal equipment (swimming or running)
        • Illegal progress (while swimming or running)
        • Topless
      • The time penalty is 10 seconds. Time penalties will be issued (which cannot be corrected after a formal warning) in the Penalty box section of the run. If a competitor sees their starting number on the board, they have to stop for the duration of the penalty (10 seconds). If they do not respect the 10-second penalty, they will be disqualified.
      • Course irregularities result in disqualification unless the competitor returns to the point at which she left the course, or a point on the course before her, and then completes the course.
  • Complaints
    • Complaints can be filed against fellow competitors, other parties involved, and the race organization.
    • An appeal is a request to review a decision made by a referee.
    • Appeals cannot be made against “judgment calls” by officials. Referee decisions include but are not limited to unsportsmanlike conduct.
    • Appeals must be made in writing within one hour of notification of the penalty.
    • The race jury consists of the race referee, the race organizer, and another responsible member of the organization appointed by the referee.

Rules and regulations standard races

  • All citizens of the Republic of N. Macedonia and foreign citizens of both sexes have the right to participate in the 21km, 5km, team building, and half marathon relay races under the following conditions:
    • 21km – on the day of the race to be older than 18 years
    • 5km – all ages (for children under 10 years of age presence of one adult is mandatory)
    • Team Building 5к – all ages (for children under 10 years of age presence of one adult is mandatory)
    • Team Building 21к – on the day of the race to be older than 18 years
    • Half marathon relay – on the day of the race to be older than 18 years
  • The races will take place in accordance with the rules for road and marathon running of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) and the Athletic Federation of N. Macedonia (AFNM).
  • I authorize the Event Organizer to have the exclusive right to the photos and videos in which I am shown personally, and which were created during the event, and to use them exclusively for the needs of the promotion of the event, for which I will not receive financial compensation in return.
  • The processing of personal data will be used exclusively for the needs of the Ohrid Running Weekend event.
  • It is strictly forbidden to change the starting number and participate in the race without prior registration in the Ohrid Running Weekend system.
  • There will be no refund option but only a transfer for future editions of Ohrid Running Weekend if the event is postponed or canceled.
  • The deadline for group applications is 30 April 2022, 23:59.
  • For any corrections and changes of individual or group applications after April 30, 2022, 23:59 until the closing of the applications on May 14, 2022, 23:59 will be charged an amount of 5 Eur. After the payment, the changes will be made. For instructions on how to pay the fee, please contact us on e-mail: ohridtrcat@gmail.com
  • The participants of the races are responsible for their own health and psycho-physical condition.
  • It is forbidden to use roller skateboards, bicycles, and other means of transport.
  • The organizer is not responsible for the loss or lack of precious objects and jewelry.
  • The application becomes valid after the payment of the participation fee.
  • The registration can be closed before the scheduled deadline if the number of planned participants is completed.
  • The organizer reserves the right to change the contents of the starting package.
  • Registration and online payment can be made through our site. After the online payment, on the email address that is left in your application, within a few minutes you will receive a message for a successful application that will also indicate your starting number. For payment through a payment card, you will receive confirmation of payment within a few days (depending on when we receive the payment in our bank account).
  • Registration closes on May 14, 2022, at 23:59. For registration after closing, the fee is 12 Eur for 5km, 30 Eur for 21km, and 40 Eur for half marathon relay. In this case, the applicant receives only a starting number with a chip, no T-shirt, and additional things. This would be possible if there are numbers left.

COVID-19 rules

According to the latest decision of the Government of the Republic of N. Macedonia, at this moment domestic and foreign citizens are prohibited from entering/leaving the territory of the Republic of N. Macedonia, unless they present one of the following documents at the border crossing and thus to participate in Ohrid Running Weekend event:

  •  certificate/confirmation for immunization (vaccination) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. administration of at least two doses of vaccine against the infectious disease COVID-19;
  • certificate/confirmation for having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 45 days, counting from the day of recovery;
  • medical certificate with a negative result from RT PCR SARS-CoV-2 test, made 72 hours before entry/exit to/from the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia or
  • negative result of a rapid antigen test made 48 hours before entry/exit to/from the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia.

The certificate/attestation referred to in paragraph 1 lines 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this item does not apply to persons under 18 years of age.
You can get more information on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of N. Macedonia (Link to the official website)

The adopted rules are obligatory for us as organizers, and it is our obligation to respect and implement them. If these rules change, we will inform you through our website and our social media. Also, before the race weekend, all competitors will receive an e-mail with instructions, in accordance with the latest decisions, about all the rules and measures that will apply during the event.


Team Building 5K / 21K

  • When completing the online application for each participant in the “Club / Team Building” field, write your team’s name or select from the teams already offered (check if someone in your team has already added the team’s name).
  • IMPORTANT! The team’s name must be written in Latin (because of the data processing system) and must be the same for each member because the system will not be able to recognize that you are from the same team. For example, if your team’s name is Ohrid trcaT, then you should select Ohrid trcaT for all members of the team when registering.
  • If you want your team to participate in the 5 and the 21 km race, then your team should have at least 4 competitors. The maximum number of competitors in the team is not limited, for example, if you have registered 8 competitors in the ranking for your team, only the best 4 competitors times will be taken into account.
  • The ranking of the race will be performed in two categories (men/women).
  • A contestant must not be registered for two teams, if that happens, the competitor will be disqualified from the team’s ranking.

Half marathon relay

  • The number of participants in the half marathon relay is limited to 100 participants, i.e. 50 pairs.
  • Participants must be of the same sex, i.e. two men or two girls.
  • Exchange of the relay is done in one place indicated on the map.
  • Each relay team must have its own unique name.
  • The members of the relay must not be registered in another race, otherwise, disqualification follows.
  • There will be two separate rankings in the list of results, men’s and women’s relay.
  • The participant must not be registered for two teams. If this happens the participant will be disqualified from the team ranking.