please note:

you cannot do it alone*

* a support team is required


BIKE 182.1 KM (2199M)

RUN 44.8 KM (1771M)

October 12th, 2024


extreme triathlon

When registering at the Cultural and Art Center – amphitheater (Kolochava village, Mizhhiria district, Zakarpattia region) all athletes are required to show identification documents and insurance for the day of the competition.

The participation fee is 7500 UAH.

Entry fee in case you cancel the slot is non-refundable.

KARPATYMAN's starting slot is individual and is not subject to transfer to another person.

The person who uses the number of another participant during the competition will be disqualified and will be refused participation for the next 2 years.

Athletes and their Support Teams must sign a Disclaimer before receiving the starting numbers (the Disclaimer must be submitted when registering at the amphitheater (Kolochava village).

Registration is open until August 01, 2024.

Swimming Stage

3.8 km in Tereblia-Ritske Reservoir (11-15°C) near Mereshor village (Mizhyhiria District, Zakarpattia Region).

Cycling Stage

182.1 km from Tereblia-Ritske Reservoir along Dragovo, Tereblia, Bushtyno, then along the road H09 along Tyachiv, Dilove, Rakhiv, Yasynia, Yablunytsya to Mykulychyn (Ivano-Frankivsk region).

Ends T2.

Total elevation 2199 m.

Running Stage

44.8 km from Mykulychyn on H09 to Tatariv, turn left on P24 to Sadyba Argylusha, via Zaroslyak to the top of Mount Hoverla.

Total elevation 1771 m.

Total Elevation 3970 m

During KARPATYMAN extreme triathlon drafting is prohibited.


The most important thing for us is your safety.

Staying on the top of Hoverla in the dark or if you are exhausted – very dangerous.

It is forbidden to continue the competition after disqualification.

Athletes who do not have time to finish at the top of Hoverla will be able to finish the iron distance and will be awarded a Flat T-shirt.

Marks 27.5 and 38 km are used due to weather conditions in the Carpathians.

Strong wind, rain, and possible snow make the last 4.2 km to the finish line to the top of the mountain very dangerous.


The Support Team consists of one or two participants, chosen by the athlete independently, and one car.

The athlete is responsible for compliance with Competition rules by the Support Team.


Support Team car must have stickers

KARPATYMAN extreme triathlon and the starting number of the athlete

on the hood and trunk (rear window) of the car.

It is prohibited to provide support through the car window, even if it is stopped.

The Wetsuit is mandatory at water temperature below 15°C. The thickness of the wetsuit should not exceed 5 mm. It is forbidden to use flippers, tubes, or blades during swimming.

The athlete's starting number is not to be worn during the swim and must be stored visible in T1 until the athlete exits the water.

The Start number should be visible behind the bike and in the front during the running stage.

A reflective vest is a must during the race, starting with T1.

The bike must comply with ITU regulations and have lights in front and behind, that should be turned on during the bike ride. Helmets are required.

No change of bike or wheels are allowed except due to mechanical failure. In this case, the KARPATYMAN Crew must be informed.

Backpack for an athlete and one person from the Support Team must contain:

warm clothes

windproof jacket and pants,

gloves, food and drinks,

mobile phone, flashlight.

A backpack from the 38th km of running stage is mandatory.

Please note if your Support Team

creates a dangerous situation by behaving inappropriately or violating the rules of competition, you can be fined or disqualified.

Support team (maximum 2 persons) must register along with the athlete and get a reflective vest and bracelet, as only one person is allowed to have active support, who is wearing a reflective vest.

The Support Team has the right
to join the running stage from 27.5th km while running ahead of the athlete is prohibited.

Running ahead of the athlete is prohibited.

Car maintenance is not allowed from 27.5th km.


Competitions are held in the Carpathians at an altitude of more than 2000 m, with Atlantic air, rain, or even snow. Difficult weather conditions or other causes may require us to make changes in the competition.

From the mark of 38th km of the running stage, the trail begins. Taking into account possible extreme weather conditions at the top of Hoverla at this point will be monitored for:

- physical capacity of the athlete and the Support Team

continue on the way to the top;

- availability in both backpacks of warm clothes, food,

water, a mobile phone, and a flashlight.

It is forbidden to finish on the top without a Support Team member.

Athlete, who will not be accompanied in the last segment by the Support Team member will be stopped and movement is allowed with the next athlete who arrives.

A Car Support Team is mandatory.

The Support Team provides their athlete with food and beverages during the cycling and running stages.

We will provide athletes with a hot dish at the finish line.

Doctors, Marshalls, General Manager, or Sports Instructor of the competition have the right to suspend an athlete from further participation at any time due to their health condition or risk of injury.


The Course Marshal and Sports Instructor may impose penalties on athletes and support teams for violating competition rules.

Engaging in any prohibited activities may result in time penalties or disqualification.

  • Road traffic regulations must be always observed by athletes.

  • During KARPATYMAN Extreme Triathlon you are not permitted to draft other competitors.

  • Traffic regulations have been violated.

  • Blocking or obstructing the movement of vehicles or pedestrians on a road or sidewalk.

  • Using headphones, headsets, or mobile phones while cycling and pacing on the bike leg are prohibited.

  • Drafting off another athlete or motor vehicle.

Yellow card (minor violation) – warning.

Blue card (second violation) – 15 minutes to your finishing time.

Red card (third violation, major violation, or dangerous behavior) – disqualification.

Officials will monitor athletes for dangerous or unacceptable behavior and issue penalties as needed from official race vehicles. Penalty Fines will be available for review in T2.