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FLANDERS FIELDS ULTRA TRIATHLON

Flanders Fields Ultra Triathlon (FFUT) is a 3 day multisportive contest. 3 Days of fighting against yourself and the elements of nature in the notorious landscape of Flanders. In the stage of World War I where our ancestors fought for our freedom.

This first edition off FFUT will take place on 30-31-01/09/2019.

You can compete as an individual athlete or in team relay.

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The FFUT consist off 4 disciplines in 3 days.

Day 1: 9km swim, followed by 136km mountainbike.
Day 2: 301km Roadcycling.
Day 3: 84km run.

The swim takes place in the canal Duinkerke-Nieuwpoort, this canal emerge in the famous Ijzer. This same Ijzer played a significant role in the history of WWI. During the mountainbike section we discover the surroundings of the Flemish Ardens. At day 2 competitors will conquer the most famous slopes from Flanders. Riders will tackle on the Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Paterberg, Muur van Geraardsbergen and the rest of the slopes professional cyclists must conquer during “De Ronde van Vlaanderen”, (Tour of Flanders) our most famous cyclingrace.

On day 3, while running 84km, they will pass some significant monuments from WWI, as there are the trenches around Diksmuide and the statue Ijzertoren.

 

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1 How to get there

The epicenter for this event is “Wave Health Club”  Oostduinkerke Village. (WHC)

Hazebeekstraat 13, 8670 Oostduinkerke.

 

Competiton HQ: Wave Health Club

Competitors briefing: Wave Health Club

Start and finish different stages: Wave Health Club

Podiumceremony: Wave Health Club

Overnight stay: Vakantiehuis “La Peniche”, Albert I Laan 4, 8670 Oostduinkerke Bad.

2. Program and Race Manual

Thursday 29.08

  • 14h – 17h: welcoming athletes at vakantiehuis “La Peniche”
  • 15h – 16h: Registration of athletes @ Wave Health Club (WHC)
  • 16h: Briefing Dutch speaking athletes + team members (WHC)
  • 17h: Briefing French speaking athletes + team members (WHC)
  • 18h: Briefing English speaking athletes + team members (WHC)
  • 19: Diner @ WHC

 

Friday 30.08

  • Breakfast vakantiehuis “La Peniche”
  • 7h00: Start Swim, Wulpenbrug
  • 9h45: departure first mountainbiker
  • 19h30: arrival last competitor
  • 20h00: Diner @ WHC + Podium ceremony

 

Saturday 31.08

  • Breakfast vakantiehuis “La Peniche”
  • 7h00: start roadcycling contest, WHC
  • 20h30: arrival last competitor
  • 21h00: Diner @ WHC + podium ceremony

 

Sunday 01.09

  • Breakfast vakantiehuis “La Peniche”
  • 7h00: Start double marathon, WHC
  • 20h30: arrival last competitor
  • 21h00: Diner @ WHC + podium ceremony

 

Race Manual Flanders Fields Ultra Triathlon 2019

 

3. Registration package

  •    Every competitor receives at registration:
    • Event T-shirt
    • Detailed GPX – files from the different courses
    • An official FFUT sticker to put on the teamcar
    • At the finish off every race day an extensive aid station
    • At the finish off every stage the possibility to have a sportsmassage
    • For those with fullboard package: every morning an extensive breakfast
    • Every evening a very nice pasta-buffet
    • The winner of the stage receives a victory shirt
    • The winner overall receives a fantastic souvenir
    • The leader off the general classification receives a leader armband, he has to wear it the next stage.
    • Athletes who complete all 4 stages receives a very nice souvenir

     

4. Spectators information

Spectators can follow there athletes at all times during the different stretches of the race. Never can a spectator give support to an athlete, only a crew-member can do this.

Spectators are always welcome at the Wave Health Centrum for a drink or a snack.

5. Changing rooms, douches

It is possible, for the athletes, to take a shower every night at WHC. Crew members are friendly asked to take a shower at there accommodation.

6. Time Cut-Offs

Day 1: athlete has 12h30 time to finish both the swim and mountainbike stretch. If an athlete can’t complete the swim in 4 hours time he can’t start the mountainbike section. The next day however he can start the road cycling stretch but out of competition.

Day 2 and 3: athlete has 13h30 to finish the race

This should be enough time.

7. Aid stations

FFUT is a self supported race. No support will be provided from the organisation during the swim, mountainbike or road race bike leg. Every athlete must have a support team of 2 crew-members.

During the swim leg the athlete can be provided on two different places. The support team provides food and drinks, the organisation will give it to the athlete. During the run leg there will be two aid stations, the first after 27km and the second at 65km. Water, coke, cake and some sweets will be provided.

8. Prizemoney

Every night there will be a small award-ceremony. Athletes should be present to receive there award. The stage winner receives a victory shirt. The leader in the general classification receives an arm collar that he should wear the next stage.

Every participant receives a very nice souvenir of the race.

There will be no prizemoney.

9. Flanders Fields Utra Triathlon on Facebook

Check our facebookpage to stay up to date.

2019

Link RESULT 2019

Registrations

Online registrations are open from 01/07/2018 until 31/07/2019 or until all places are taken.
NO DAY-REGISTRATIONS POSSIBLE. The complete administration of the registrations and payments runs via Sandman Events via the registration platform of Webscorer. No extra administration costs are charged for this.

If you register, you automatically agree with our Terms and Conditions en Cancellation policy.
FFUT
Start 30/8/2019 at 7u00
9000m swim
136km MTB
301km Cycling
84km Run
100 startspots
750 euro Individual with overnight stay, from 1 jan 2019 + 100€
800 euro Realy Team with overnight stay, from 1 jan 2019 + 100€
350 euro Individueel without overnight stay, from 1 jan 2019 + 100€
400 euro Realy Team without overnight stay, from 1 jan 2019 +100€

 

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