Qualification is necessary. The minimum age for registration is 15.
Two types of team races will be organized:
National Team Race – The registration for the National Team Race is managed by the National Federation of each Country. Please contact your National Governing Body for more information. Each National Federation can indicate one team for each category to represent the country. It means that altogether 3 national teams may be set up by a country: 1 Female team, 1 Male team, 1 Mixed team. The Athletes competing in the National Team Race can only start with the official technical equipment of the National Federation. Only athletes with ELITE qualification will be allowed to sign up for the National Team Race (note: ELITE qualification is necessary to become a member of a national team. However, the athlete may race individually in ELITE or Age Group category in short or standard course at OCREC).
Competitive Team Race – Any qualified athletes (qualified in Age Group or Elite category) may form a team.
The Team Race is a relay race event. The Team Race consists of 4 x 3 km circle, the 1-2-3. circle shall be completed by 1-2-3. racers respectively, while circle 4 shall be completed by all the three racers cooperatively.
There are three types of teams:
- Female team – 3 women
- Male team – 3 men
- Mixed team – 1 man and 2 women OR 2 men and 1 woman
The National Team Race will start in different waves than the Competitive Team Race. First, the waves of National Team Race (female male and mix) will start, and then the waves of the Competitive Team Race (female, male and mix) will follow.
For the Competitive Team Race, the racers are completely free on how they form a Female / Male / Mixed team (whether they are Elite or Age Group racers, or from the same or different countries, etc.)
Two different podiums will be facilitated for the National Team Race and for the Competitive Team Race.
No open category team race will be organized.