Basically, the general Austrian Corona rules apply. These are currently 2m distance + FFP2 mask wearing obligation. Except during the exercise of the competition.
As a starter at the Challenge St. Pölten all Non-Austrians can enter Austria without quarantine. Athletes from countries with entry restrictions to Austria need in any case an invitation from us. With the corresponding form you are officially a participant of our “top sport event” and can enter Austria without quarantine and also stay overnight in hotels. Additionally you have to register your entry to Austria online. We recommend to arrive alone, if this is not possible, each athlete is allowed to register an accompanying person. Very important: The respective entry regulations for the return from Austria to the country of residence are to be inquired by each athlete himself and of course to be observed. You should have got an e-mail with the important forms and your individual invitation. The actual rules you can find here! There are a lot of countries without entry restrictions.
As already announced at the beginning of March, the event area will be a bit different this year and will be closed off. Access to this “bubble” will only be possible with if you are tested, recovered from covid or vaccinated. The test result can be 48h (antigen test) or 72h (PCR test old). In this area you can do the registration, bike check-in/out, start and finish. Each athlete is allowed to bring another person into this bubble. This person must be registered in advance and also be tested, recovered or vaccinated You must register this person here).
Registration: For registration, each athlete must select a time slot. 30min before the registration time you have to go to the test control at the Info Point to be able to enter the area. This allows us to run smoothly and avoid big crowds.
Time slot for on site registration: Please pick a time slot to pick up your starter bag here. friday 11-6 or saturday 10-7
If you do not pick a slot the organizer will do that for you and you have to follow that. Please come 30min in advance of your booked registration slot to the check-in at the expo on site – without a checked test you will not get access to event site & registration.
The tests should be made at home or teststations near your accomodation. If that is not possible you can book a test for an onsite test for 10€. Please know that you need to book that in advance here. Available times: friday & saturday 10-5 , monday 9-12 (for athletes who need a test for the return travel). Please plan enough time for your test to get to registration on time.
What I need to bring to the registration on site (= pick up of starting bag)
After your check-in is done you can pick up your starting bag/papers. Only you are allowed to do that (no accompanying person allowed there):
- Photo ID
- Annual Austrian triathlon license – all others need to purchase a day license for 16€ (individual and relay) please bring exact cash!
- You must know your BIB (startnumber). List will be sent out 2 weeks before the race and available on the website.
- You must fill in the ÖTRV document „athletes waiver Covid 19 Events Austria 2021 St.Pölten“ and bring it with you.
- You must fill in the ÖTRV document: „pre event questionnaire Covid 19 Events Austria 2021 St.Pölten“ and bring it with you.
- FFP2 Mask
The EXPO will be located outside the bubble and so it will be accessible to spectators and everyone outside the bubble. The same rules apply as in shops (currently 2m distance + FFP2 mask + 20m² per customer).
Catering and Side-Events
Unfortunately there will be no side-events like Pasta Party and Award Ceremony this year. But we have thought about something for you. Every athlete will get a culinary goodie bag from SPAR. The after-finish area will be moved to the soccer stadium and can be enlarged appropriately. There you will get your post-race food as usual. Also our delicious apricot pancakes will be available again. When the gastronomy is open at the end of May, there will be catering inside and outside the bubble, where you and your fans can buy food and drinks. Inside the bubble there will be the possibility to reserve lunch and dinner. You can make your reservation and have a look at the menu here!