Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any qualification criteria for the evergreen events?
The Evergreen 118 and 228 relay is open entry to all, as for the Evergreen 228 however as a general rule; athletes should be a comfortable to finish a standard Iron-distance triathlon in less than 14Hr, as well as one of the below:
- Have a history of endurance sports participation extending beyond 3 years.
- And/or, have finished 2 half Iron-distance events each in less than 6Hr15.
- And/or, have finished a long distance triathlon in 170% of the overall winners time.
- And/or, have completed another extreme Iron-distance triathlon event (Norseman, Altriman, Embrunman, Celtman,Swissman, Inferno triathlon or similar).
What is included in the entry fee?
The entry fee includes the organisation of a fantastic race including; timing, adjudication, medical support, result processing, aid station and basic entertainment provision, around 150 volunteers, a finisher medal and t-shirt.
Can I get a group discount?
If you have 5 or more team entries you can obtain a 10% discount. Please contact us for more information.
Is it possible to give my bib to another person?
The registration process including qualification and fundraising is very personalised. Therefore should you wish to exchange places with another individual it is necessary to contact us.
Do I need a licence?
Not necessarily, although it’s a good idea. Non-licensed athletes can participate by purchasing a day-license at an extra cost of €60 payable at point of entry.
Do I need a medical license to participate in the event?
Yes, a medical certificate is required from a GP stating you are allowed to participate in a long distance triathlon competition. This certificate must have been issued no earlier than 6 months before the race date. Important: this document must be uploaded to your athlete registration at least by 1st September. You may login here to access your athlete details.
Note that licenced athletes (FFTri or ITU) do not need to provide a medical certificate, but need to upload a copy of their licence to their athlete details on our website.
Weather forecast for race day?
Average temperature 23°C, but temperatures can rise up to 30°C on very hot days. We suggest you check out the weather forecast local to Chamonix: http://chamonix-meteo.com/.
What is the expected water temperature?
16 - 20°C
Is there any compulsory equipment for the race?
As well as the standard equipment for competition in triathlon, the following mandatory equipment is required for all three Evergreen Endurance races (individual and relay):
Running rucksack – to be collected at T2 for the run section of the course to include:
- Mobile phone in working condition with a subscription for making or receiving calls (must have enough power to last until the end of the competition).
- Contact numbers in the case of an emergency : HQ : +33633289205 or +33651891972 or Medical PC : +33633945955 or +33685503240
- A lamp in good working condition and spare batteries or a second lamp in working order
- Survival blanket 1,40m x 2m minimum
- Emergency whistle.
- Waterproof jacket with waterproof hood to withstand the bas weather in the mountains
- Pants or trousers or running tights with the long legs or combination of tights and socks covering the entire leg.
- Telescopic walking sticks or not, in case of rain or snow for your safety on wett and slippery grounds.
- Warm spare clothes in case of cold and rainy weather or in case of injury
- Sun cream, Vaseline and anti warming cream
All through the run section of the race, the organization or the referees can proceed to check the obligatory material. In the case where an element would be missing, you could risk disqualification.
Are wetsuits compulsory?
No, (expected water temperature 16 - 20°C) but highly recommended. Furthermore should expected water temperature drop below 16°C the use of a wetsuit will become compulsory.
Are disc wheels and bar end shifters allowed?
Yes, but not recommended. The Evergreen triathlon bike sections take place on mountain roads and therefore are more suited to a climbing style set-up. Therefore we recommend the following gear ratios: Good performance level: 39x23 - Average performance level: 38x25.
What are the cut off times?
In order to complete the Evergreen 228 a maximum time of 24 hours is allocated. If an athlete fails to finish after this time the sweeper volunteers will assist the athlete to the finish line via the most direct route and a DNF (did not finish) will regrettably be issued. Within the course there are also some strict cut off times that will be enforced:
- Swim: 2h00 (SOFT -> +/- 15 mins)
- Swim + Bike : 12h00 (SOFT -> +/- 30mins)
- Swim + Bike + 1st loop Run: 18h00 (SOFT -> +/- 30 mins). Note: if time > 18h and < 20h - athlete re-routed on 2nd loop shorter by 12km - the Evergreen 58 loop.
- Swim + Bike + 1st loop Run: 20h00 (SOFT -> +/- 30 mins). Note: if time > 20h athlete stopped.
- Swim + Bike + Run: 24h00 (HARD)
How do supporters track my progress?
To view your athlete through GPS go to our Live Tracking page, enter the athletes name or input the race bib No.
What is the recommended gear ratio for the bike section?
Recommended gear ratios: Good performance level: 39x23 - Average performance level: 38x25.
What is the process if I decide to withdraw?
In principle, no refunds will be given. However if you need to withdraw from the race please contact us as a 75% credit will be offered until the 1st August to be used on the following years event.
If you must withdraw from the race for health or injury related reason, your registration will be transferred and guaranteed for the following edition of the same race. In this case, a doctor's certificate must be presented.
The entry is not transferable, and may not be sold or given to another person. Anyone who starts the Evergreen events using the registration of another person will be disqualified.
We suggest you refer to our updated Conditions of Registration available on our website.
What accommodation options are available in Chamonix?
We have arranged discounts with our accommodation partners, visit the Accommodation In Chamonix page for further information.
We also suggest you visit the website of the Chamonix Tourist Office for more information.
What will be distributed at the aid stations?
At each aid station athletes will be offered liquid replenishment (water, Coca-Cola, hypotonic drink), and solids (Almondgy e-Cubes, fruits, mix of savory and sweet food, soup on some aid stations from about 7pm).
How does the transitions bags drop work? And what about special needs bags for Evergreen 228?
Only the T2 bag (transition bike / run) is dropped of during the registration and bike drop, the day before the race at T2 in Chamonix (Place de l'Aiguille du Midi, Hotel Héliopic). The other two bags (T1 - transition swim / bike, and dry clothes bag) must be dropped off at T1 on the morning of the race.
The Evergreen 228 athletes will be able to drop off during registration (at T2 in Chamonix, the day before the race) a special needs bag for the bike and run parts of the race. We remind you that the bag for special needs is not provided by us, athletes will need to bring their own bag, clearly labelled with the bib number clearly visible.
Where can I find the registration conditions?