The 16th edition of the Titan Desert will be held from the 10th to the 15th of October 2021. Due to the complex logistics involved, a compulsory scrutineering day will take place for all participants and technical assistance personnel on Saturday 09th of October. The six stages of the race will be held from Sunday to Friday and the return trip is planned for Saturday 16th of October.
The registration period for technical assistance personnel is already open.
Registration will be done using the form below.
Payment for registration must be made by bank transfer before the 6th of September.
“Registration in the race implies acceptance of the regulations proposed by the organization.”
SINGLE FEE: €1,575
*Excluding VAT. To issue the invoice, in accordance with current Spanish tax legislation (Act 37/1992. Art.69. Section One. 1º / Art.70. One. 7º c) VAT will be applied to registration for the race made by legal persons or independent professionals domiciled in the Spanish State. As a result, VAT at 21% will be added to the above sum and the invoiced entity will be obliged to pay it.
THE PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
• Accommodation: 7 nights in hotel and bivouacs, full board. From 9th of October to 16th of October. The breakfast of the 9th of October and the lunch and dinner of the 16th of October are not included.
• 6,25 square meters (m2) per mechanic/physiotherapist in shared haimas (tents) to work.
o The mechanics’ tent does not have a floor structure or electrical connections, although the physios’ tent does have a floor.
o The tent will be shared with 4 other mechanics/physiotherapists.
• Pressurized air for bicycle maintenance, provided by the organization and shared with the rest of the participants and workers.
• Lighting in the working area until 23:00.
• Transfer between bivouacs by bus or minibus.
• Transport of material from the organization’s warehouse in Barcelona to Morocco (and return).
• Medical and nursing service during the days of the event.
• Travel insurance.
• 12 water bottles (1.5 liters each).
• 1 exclusive T-shirt for the race.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Extras in hotel rooms.
• Extra drinks in hotels and bivouacs.
• Return flights booked through our travel agency Aventurismo ECI (for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Metal trunk for material, including box and transfers (€300, maximum weight 30 kg).
• Other extra packages/bags (€10/kg, maximum weight 20 kg).
• *Own vehicle technical assistance race number plate (€225).
• 5x5m exclusive work tent (€900).
• Rental car with driver during the 5 stages in Morocco (please contact us).
*VEHICLE BADGE for ASSISTANCE SERVICES:
• Allows the entry of the vehicle into the bivouac and the parking area.
• We recommend that the support vehicles should be 4x4 or high off the ground, to ensure access to the bivouacs.
• Articulated vehicles and those over 7 meters long will not be allowed into the bivouacs.
• The people travelling in the vehicle must be accredited/registered.
• Included: Track “maps me” of the route in digital format (outside the race) between bivouacs.
• After payment is made, attach the bank slip and send it to email@example.com.
• Full payment of the registration fee can be made.
• No registrations will be accepted without the corresponding bank transfer slip.
• It’s mandatory to proceed with the payment before the 6th of September.
BANK DATA FOR THE TRANSFER:
ACCOUNT: TITAN WORLD SERIES S.L.
• BANCO SANTANDER
• IBAN: ES61 0049 1852 7123 1093 5961
• BIC: BSCHESMMXXX
When you make the transfer, please identify the name of the person making the transfer, as follows:"[Name of person] – Asistencia 2021"
• Cancellations made before 13/07/2021 will be charged €100.
• Cancellations made between 14/07/2021 and 01/09/2021 will be charged 50% of the money paid until that time as a registration fee.
• Any cancellation made after the close of registration (from 02/09/2021) will not be entitled to any kind of reimbursement.
TRANSFER OF MATERIALS TO MOROCCO
The organization transfers necessary material (tools, spare parts, massage tables, etc.) from Barcelona to Morocco by road (truck).
Each mechanic is entitled to a metal trunk provided by the organization to carry his/her material (this is the only box that can be loaded on the organization’s truck, both to travel to Morocco and for transfers from bivouac to bivouac).
Physios can hand in their massage tables (correctly packaged), in which they can include other materials they need to work with in Morocco (this will be the only package that can be transferred to Morocco and between bivouacs).
The weight limit for the material of technical assistance personnel will be 30 kg/metal trunk or 20 kg/cardboard box. If this weight is exceeded another box will have to be contracted (see prices).
*In the case of transport of wheels and frames, these should be in rigid boxes. Loose components or those packaged in cardboard boxes will be not be accepted. The transfers are tricky due to the terrain crossed by the trucks, so the organization will not be liable for any damage that may occur.
In May, all technical assistance personnel, like the participants with their bikes, should make sure their material arrives at the warehouse of the Titan Desert in Barcelona. Mechanics should also come by beforehand to collect their metal trunk, or request the organization to send it to them (freight collect).
HOW TO TRAVEL TO MOROCCO?
Technical assistance personnel can travel to Morocco in one of two ways:
• By air, with a scheduled flight package provided by our travel agency Aventurismo (www.aventurismo.es) or on the charter flight with the participants (if there are seats free, priority is given to the participants)
• By land, with the option of travelling by sea to Morocco with the ferry company ARMAS (more information at www.aventurismo.es).
You can also arrive at the start by your own means if you wish, either by road or by scheduled flight. Several airlines fly from Europe to Morocco. On arrival you will have to travel to the start of the race by road.
For more information on travel options, visit Aventurismo (www.aventurismo.es)
For technical assistance personnel who wish to travel in their own car the organization recommends the use of 4x4 vehicles or vehicles that are high off the ground. The bivouacs are always far from main roads and it is necessary to remember that if it rains, it is likely that access to the bivouacs is impossible unless by 4x4 vehicles. You should also contract the race number plate (see rates), which will give you information on the location of the bivouacs and access to them in the area set aside for these vehicles. Vehicles with a race number plate will be given a vinyl cover treatment by the organization for identification purposes.
They will also be responsible for managing their own ATA workbook to declare the materials they are carrying at Customs on entry to Morocco. Access to the bivouacs by articulated vehicles or vehicles over 7 metres long is not permitted.
On arrival in Morocco, accredited vehicles can access the bivouac following authorisation from the organization. Once the vehicle is inside the bivouac it cannot be moved until the disassembly of the first bivouac.
TRANSFER BETWEEN CAMPS
The race organisers arrange the transfer of assistance service teams from camp to camp in a minibus, bus or 4x4. This means you can travel with your own luggage in the transfer (1 bag per person with personal effects, maximum weight 23 kg). These vehicles do not follow the route of the stage, they use the nearest tracks and roads that offer the most direct route from camp to camp.
Starting times from a camp are done once the logistics teams have collected all their material. That is when the convoy leaves for the next camp. Vehicles with a assistance service badge can leave and travel freely under their own responsibility, but in no circumstances may they set up in a camp without the prior authorization and location of personnel from the organization. The distribution of assistance service service vehicles is never done before the arrival of the transport vehicles that carry the assistance services to the camps.
TRANSPORT OF MATERIALS BY ROAD
The organization will transport one element per technical assistant (metal trunk in the case of mechanics and a box or casing with massage table for physios). Every night (around 23:00) or in the morning before the start of the race, the technical assistance person will deposit the trunk/box in the assigned truck located in the bivouac, and they will find it in the same area on arrival at the next bivouac. Access to the trunk/box is not allowed during the stages, only on arrival at the bivouacs. Nor is access allowed in the marathon stage. The organization will not be liable for material that the technical assistance personnel do not deposit in the truck during the night.
Technical assistance personnel will find two differentiated areas in the bivouac for mechanical assistance and physiotherapy. Each tent measures 5x5 m (25 m2) and is shared by 4 people, i.e. 6.25 m2 per person. These tents will be available from the arrival of the first participant until 23:00 hours.
All the tents are lit by 60W bulbs until 23:00 (the lighting is powered by generators and is not very powerful; we recommend the use of head torches to work in the darkness), with fabric walls that can be opened or closed depending on needs. The physiotherapy tents have carpets on the ground.
These tents do NOT have power plugs, so we provide technical assistance personnel and participants in general with an air compressor for bike cleaning.
IMPORTANT! Each 5x5 tent will be shared by different professionals and the allocation of space will be made by the organization, grouping people from the same company in the same tent and mixing those from different companies depending on the capacity of each tent.
WORKING AREA FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAMS WHO BRING THEIR OWN TENTS/MARQUEES.
They can occupy a front of a maximum of 6 metres long and must be aligned with the tents provided by the organization. At the back the space can be increased up to 10 metres, provided that the terrain allows, but never in front.
Vehicles will be located at the back of the tent and access to the bivouacs will not be allowed to articulated vehicles and those over 7 metres long. Before registration ends, the teams need to tell the organization the number of tents they will be taking and their measurements, to include them in the layout of the bivouacs.
Work may not be done outside the space occupied by your tent. The rules on advertising must also be observed. The measurements identifying the service may be exceeded, but without advertising other brands in the working area, only in clothing and materials (and never brands that are competitors of the race sponsors).
RULES FOR THE PLACING OF ADVERTISING
In general, the advertising of any commercial brand that is a direct competitor of the companies that sponsor the event is forbidden. Advertising any other sporting competition in any shared area of bivouacs or hotels is also forbidden.
The use of structures (tents, vehicles, advertising materials) that contain commercial brands must be consulted with the organization.
COMMON TENTS OF THE ORGANISATION FOR MECHANICS AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
The company offering a service may decorate the walls of the tent with its brand image (no commercial logos of other brands) and 2 banners. No other advertising material can be placed outside the tent.
When mechanics or physios from different companies are working together in a tent they should agree on the placing of advertising and banners. In the event of a dispute, the organization will not authorise the placing of any elements until agreement is reached.
TENT OR PRIVATE SPACE FOR MECHANICS AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
A company is allowed to decorate the walls of the tent with a brand image and logos, provided that the size of the logos of partner brands is not bigger than the one of the advertising company, as well as 2 banners. No advertising can be placed outside the private space.
Exhibiting products is totally prohibited.
The companies must notify the organization of the size of the tents, as well as of the vehicles it will use to provide assistance, before registration ends.
USE OF WATER IN CAMPS
It is totally forbidden to collect water in the bivouacs for washing bicycles, parts, jerseys, etc.
A bike washing service will be provided by the organization at the end of each stage (to be confirmed in each one). Each participant or technical support person should come with his/her bicycle, as no bike will be accepted unless it comes with a person who is responsible for it.
Connecting a hose to the water network is not permitted under any circumstances.
All technical assistance personnel who carry a washing system must ensure that the water they use is not allowed to stagnate and form puddles.
The organization recommends the use of cool, light clothing in the desert stages. It is also a good idea to take some warmer clothes for the nights in the desert. Don’t forget your bathing suit for the hotels. If sandstorms occur, motorbike or ski goggles are recommended.
In the first two stages, the nights and early mornings can be cold. The stages on these days take place at over 1,500 metres above sea level.
During the race schedule you will face temperatures between a minimum of 5-10ºC and a maximum of 45ºC.
Many areas where the bivouacs are located have mobile phone coverage because they are close to towns. Even so, it may be impossible to get a mobile signal in some areas or bivouacs.
The race has a specialised medical team and assistants to attend to all the groups during the race and in the bivouacs. A helicopter, four medical cars and two ambulances (one of them 4x4) will look out for our safety. The basic service timetable is 06:00 to 22:00, with a 24-hour emergency service.
Electricity in the bivouacs comes from generators provided by the organization. Next to the logistics truck there is an area for charging electronic devices. It is available to all participants and technical assistance personnel. This area will have surveillance, but we recommend marking or labelling your electronic devices to avoid confusion.
CURRENT DURING THE RACE
To buy extra drinks in the bar areas of the bivouac and hotels, a contactless payment system will be used via a personal wristband. The wristband can be topped up in the Participants’ Service tent. The topping up will be done in EUROS (€)
The bivouacs are the nerve centre of the Titan Desert. In them, participants and technical assistance personnel will find all the logistic infrastructure they need after each stage: a bicycle parking area, the restaurant-dining area, the bar areas, tents to sleep, washbasins and showers, and the mechanical assistance or physiotherapy areas.
On race days the technical assistance personnel can sleep in a hotel or in tents, depending on the location and the needs of the event.
The tents in the bivouac are for 3 people. They are equipped with a mattress, pillow and blankets, so it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag. A towel and a small bar of soap will also be provided.
During the night of the marathon stage all technical assistance personnel will be accommodated in a hotel.
MARATHON STAGE (a 'day of survival')
One of the race days is the so-called ‘MARATHON STAGE’, at the end of which the participants arrive at a bivouac that is different from the other days. In this peculiar bivouac the participants do NOT have any kind of external assistance.
In other words, mechanical assistance or physiotherapy services will not be available, each participant makes his/her own adjustments to his/her bicycle.
Therefore, during the night of the Marathon Stage technical assistance personnel will not have access to the bivouac and they will sleep in a nearby hotel. The next day they will go straight to the next bivouac.
*In the marathon stage the contactless wristband may not be used, so you need to plan ahead and stock up the water you need for your hotel stay.
FOOD AND DRINK
All meals during the six days of the race are included in the registration fee. There will be a meal tent in the bivouacs with a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner on race days. Breakfast is not included on the day of arrival and scrutineering, nor is lunch and dinner on the day of return.
Drinks in the hotels and bivouacs are not included in the registration fee. The organization will provide technical assistants with 14 water bottles. On race days these bottles will be handed out in the CIEL tent from 07:00 to 22:00. On the last stage of the race they will only be offered until the arrival of the last participant at the finish line.
The TITAN diet has been prepared by expert chefs. It consists of a variety of nutritious dishes that are rich in carbohydrates: vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice... everything that the riders need to get through the tough race days. Technical assistance personnel will have the same buffet as the participants, and also the same meals timetable.
*All support personnel must follow the same meals timetable as the participants, so mechanics and physios need to adapt to the set times.
Any store/workshop or freelancer can offer their services to the participants through the official website of the Titan Desert. In the “ASSISTANCE” section of the website there is a list with names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact websites. A logo or photograph may also be attached to the contact details.
Through it, participants can contact the service they require directly to ask for prices, a description of the service and the steps needed to contract it. Payment is also made directly between the participant and the service.
To publish these data on the official race website, send the organization your contact information (name, email address, phone number and website of the service) plus a logo or image to identify it. The fee to announce professional services on the website is €100 (if it is not an official store for the event).
All the information available will be updated on the official race website: www.titandesert.com. You can contact the organization by phone on +34 902 363 175 or send an email to technical assistance firstname.lastname@example.org