TriSA has a hot weather policy to assist the Race Director make decisions when it comes to extreme conditions.The Race Director and the Triathlon Australia official would only cancel the event under the most extreme conditions using the hot weather policy guidelines.
Victor Harbor is normally up to 5 degrees or more cooler than Adelaide but has had one event with an extremely high temperature. It has been the only one in 15 years and the event still went ahead. Extra precautions are taken by the Race Director to ensure the event goes ahead but also keeping in mind the safety of competitors and volunteers. In the event of hot weather extra of everything including, water sprays, extra drinking water, extra sport drinks and extra shade will be provided as well as the consideration to shortening the event or events to ensure the event is not a total failure for all.
Competitors & parents must also be responsible to make their own decision on whether to compete or not. If they choose to compete they must extra hydrate leading up to, during and after the event.
Competitors must also consider their own health on whether to race or just finish. Slowing down the pace, keeping cool and drinking plenty of fluids during the day may also help their bodies handle the heat stress in extreme weather.
Under NO circumstances will refunds be given if the event is cancelled for any reason.