Where does Ocean Lava Montenegro take place?

In Southeastern Europe, on Adriatic Sea in the secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor, old town of Kotor is located.

What is the withdraw/refund policy?

In case the athlete cancels his/her registration, for any purpose 2 months before the race start, the athlete will be refunded 50% of the amount of the registration fee. After this date there will be no refund, no exceptions will be accepted.

What are the rules for penalty enforcement?

The rules that must be followed in order to have a fair competition are:

  • The “drafting zone” is 10 meters, counting from the front wheel of the competitors bicycle
  • It is prohibited to cycle beside one another and the distance enforced is 1.5 meters from each other.
  • 20 seconds is the amount of time an athlete has to pass another.
  • Once penalized, the athlete must stop for 5 minutes in the Penalty Box.
  • In case the athlete does not accomplish the Penalty received, he/she will be automatically disqualified.

What categories are offered?

There are 18 age groups categories.

Male Age Groups

  • 18 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60+

Female Age Groups

  • 18 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60+

I didn’t turn in my chip after the race. Where do I return it so I won’t be charged the “lost chip” fee?

If the athlete does not return the chip during the bike check out, he must name the chip and return it to the Information Center.

Who do I contact regarding official race photos?

Official race photos will be available at our facebook page soon after the race.

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Will spectators be able to take their cars on course to follow athletes?

The organization does not allow that the spectator follows the athletes in his/her car at any time during the race since traffic will be closed.

What is the EXPO, where is it located and who will be participating?

The EXPO is where the sponsors and brands will have their stands set-up to sell equipment, apparel. Also, where the pre-race mechanical service will be located. Localized near the transition zone.

Will Ocean Lava Montenegro have a Pasta Dinner before the race?

Yes there will be a opening ceremony with welcome dinner on Friday and the address will be published at the athlete check-in. If the athlete wishes to bring along friends/family he must purchase the Pasta Dinner ticket ahead of time or during the dinner.

What is Ocean Lava Montenegro award ceremony?

Award ceremony will be held on Sunday after the race and we will announce all the winners and give them medals, trophies and gifts from sponsors. Award ceremony will be held at the finish line and is open for everyone and no ticket purchase is necessary.

How is the swim start?

There will be one swim start from the beach.

What are the wetsuit restrictions?

The wetsuit will be allowed in the following situations:

  • In case the water temperature is not above 27C

The water temperature will be taken in the race meeting day and once again one hour before the start, to define if wetsuits will be allowed or not.

What is the weather typically like on race day?

May is the middle of the spring season. Expect warm and dry weather. Winds blow normally from the north and its strengths ranges from weak to moderate. Sea temperature is between 17C and 20C.

Where can I find a map of the race course?

The race course map and all the other maps are at our website www.oceanlava.me

What are the course cut-off times?

The race will be at the following CUT-off times:
SWIM cut-off time will be at 01h10min.
CYCLING maximum time will be 5h including the swim start time
The race limit time is 8h.
The athlete that does not complete these times will be automatically disqualified and will have to leave the race course or take the pick-up van.

What nutrition will be available throughout the course?

During the bike course, the athlete will be provided water and electrolytes. On the run course, the athlete will be given water, cola, electrolytes, energy gel and fruit. After the finish line there will be a complete catering with many different refuel options for the finisher athletes.

Are disc wheels allowed?

Yes, competition wheels of any kind are allowed, but we do not take responsibility of any issue regarding its usage.

Can family members and/or friends check-in for me and pick-up my race packet?

In order to check-in and pick-up your race packet the athlete must be present a document with photo, such as a driver’s license or passport and sign the medical records. The athlete must also agree with the race rules and sign the Terms of Responsibility.
In case the athlete is not able to pick-up his/her race kit personally, he must inform the organization through email, in order to indicate someone that will be responsible for picking up his/her kit. This person must present a notarized document. Remembering that and he/she will not be able to do the bike check-in for this athlete.

Will friends/family members be allowed to cross the finish line with the athlete?

Yes, this is an epic finish line photo shot and we would not miss this moment for anything.

Are friends/family members allowed in the Medical Tent?

No, family members and friends can only cross the finish line for the photo shot, once this is done they will have to exit the area where the athlete is headed to.