Race information

Barcelona Triathlon by Santander

Basic Info

Here is a summary of the basic information of Barcelona Triathlon by Santander. You have more information in the FAQ.

Date

October 4, 2020

Time

Sunday, October 4 from 8:10 a.m.

Place

Nova Mar Bella beach

Bib number collection

Bib numbers and the racepack will be collected the previous day at the Tri Expo.

Check-in

Recommended to check-in the previous day. Check schedules and restrictions.

Starting waves

Waves scheduled with a limited quota of triathletes to ensure the safety and comfort of swimming.

Check-out

Available from 11:00 a.m. for the Olympic distance and from 2:15 p.m. for Sprint and Supersprint.

Cash prizes

€ 4,000 prizes for the first three men and women of the individual Olympic distance.

Trophies

Medals for the first three men and women classified by distances and categories.

Distances and formats

Three distances and three formats. Nine options to choose your own challenge.
You decide how to reach the finish line!

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Individual

A participant completes the triathlon individually.

Relay

A team of 2 or 3 participants performs the triathlon by relay, each participant completes a segment. If the team is composed by 2, one of them will complete two segments.

Pairs

Two participants perform the triathlon together from the start to the finish line.

Relay on demand

Do you want participate by relays but you don't have a team? Choose the segment you want to complete and contact us to find a team of your level.

Routes

The city of Barcelona opens its streets so you can enjoy this sport visiting the most emblematic places of the city.

*The circuits are not definitive and may have changes that will be communicated well in advance.

Recorrido natación Supersprint Barcelona Triathlon
Swimming

Triathlon begins swimming in the waters of the Nova Marbella Beach. You will complete 350 meters in a circuit of 1-lap route.

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Recorrido ciclismo Supersprint Barcelona Triathlon
Cycling

Roll along the coastline from the Forum to Marina Street, with the Sagrada Family in the Background. 1 lap of 10 km.

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Recorrido carrera a pie Supersprint Barcelona Triathlon
Run

Run along Barcelonas’ seafront to the ramp of the Nova Icaria beach. There is the turning point to face the 2,5 km circuit that ends at the Bogatell’s esplanade.

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Transición Supersprint Barcelona Triathlon
Transition

Next to the CEM of Marbella, the transition area is located on a wide esplanade. This is a box shared by sprint and supersprint participants.

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*The circuits are not definitive and may have changes that will be communicated well in advance.

Recorrido natación Sprint Barcelona Triathlon
Swimming

Triathlon begins swimming in the waters of the Nova Marbella Beach. You will complete 750 meters in a circuit of 1-lap route.

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Recorrido ciclismo Sprint Barcelona Triathlon
Cycling

Cycle along the coastline from the Forum to Marina Street, with the Sagrada Family in the background. 2 laps of 10 km.

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Recorrido carrera a pie Sprint Barcelona Triathlon
Run

Run along Barcelonas’ seafront to the Plaza de los Voluntarios. There is the turning point to face the 5 km circuit that ends at the Bogatell’s esplanade.

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Transición Sprint Barcelona Triathlon
Transition

Next to the CEM of Marbella, the transition area is located on a wide esplanade. This is a box shared by sprint and supersprint participants.

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*The circuits are not definitive and may have changes that will be communicated well in advance.

Recorrido natación Olimpico Barcelona Triathlon
Swimming

Triathlon begins swimming in the waters of the Nova Marbella Beach. You will complete 1,500 meters in a circuit of 1-lap.

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Recorrido ciclismo Olimpico Barcelona Triathlon
Cycling

Cycle along the coastline from the Forum to Marina Street, with the Sagrada Family in the Background. 4 laps of 10 km.

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Recorrido carrera a pie Olimpico Barcelona Triathlon
Run

Run along Barcelonas’ seafront to the Plaza de los Voluntarios. Leaving the France Station aside and the Citadel Park on the other side, you will reach the Arc de Triumph to face the 10 km circuit.

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Transicion Olimpico Barcelona Triathlon
Transition

Next to the CEM of Marbella, the transition area is located in the Agapito Fernández Field. It is a unique box for Olympic distance.

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Schedule

Saturday 3rd October
Timetable Activity Location
10:00 – 19:00 Triexpo Moll de la Marina
10:00 – 19:00 Race Pack collection Triexpo
10:00 – 19:00 Check-in all distances Transition area
Sunday 4th October
Timetable Activity Location
6:00 Bag storage area opens. Transition area
6:00 – 8:00 Check-In Olympic distance race. Olympic transition area
7:45 Road closure of the cycle route. No more vehicle access to parking area. -
9:30 – 11:30 Check-In Sprint & Supersprint distance races. Sprint/Supersprint transition area
10:30 Olympics distance race awards ceremony Finish line
8:10 – 9:55 Wave Starts Olympic distance race. Nova Mar Bella beach
12:00 – 13:10 Wave Starts Sprint & Supersprint distance races. Nova Mar Bella beach
14:00 Sprint & Super Sprint distance races awards ceremony Finish line

FAQ

Ordered by topics, you will find the answers to the most frequently questions about Barcelona Triathlon by Santander.

It's very easy, just go to the race entry section and click on the entry form. Follow the indicated steps, just in 2 minutes you will have completed your entry form and will be redirected to the card payment platform.

To participate in the Olympic distance race you must be 18 years old (you must turn 18 during 2020)
For the Sprint and Super Sprint races you must be 15 years old (you must turn 15 during 2020). If you are under 18 at the time of the race you must submit a parental permission form that you can find in the race entry section.

Yes you can. There are different modalities of competition: individual, pairs and relay. For the individual modality you will have to register and indicate the same estimated time and club.
If participating as a pair and relay, you will be together at the same wave start just by entering the race in this modality.

When your registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the organization with your registration data. You can also check your data at any moment at the “check entry” section at the registration menu.
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation please check your spam folder just in case the confirmation e-mail got delivered there instead of your inbox, and/or check your e-mail address entered in the Race Entry / Check Entry at the registration section.
The payment charge on your credit card will appear on your bank statement as "Win Sports Factory".

The Barcelona Triathlon by Santander registration considers the refund of the fee only if you have purchased the cancellation guarantee when registering, and taking into account the following:

  1. The cancellation guarantee entitles you the reimbursement of 100% of the registration fee (does not include administrative expenses) and is valid for cancellations until 6th September 2020. The refund will be made to the credit or debit card with the one that has made the payment.
  2. Cancellations notified as of September 6th WILL NOT HAVE A REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEE under no circumstances, including injuries, accidents, trips, changes of work shift, etc.
  3. The participant who cannot attend the event may NOT transfer their registration to another participant under no circumstances, including those of the previous point.
  4. The participant who has not purchased the cancellation guarantee will not be refunded in any case, including those of the previous points.

No. All registered entries are non-transferrable under no circumstances, including injuries, accidents, trips, changes of work shift, etc..
Any new participant must complete a new registration. In the team relay and pairs race modalities it is possible to change one of the team members keeping the entry. Remember that swapping registrations between applicants is forbidden, as it invalidates insurance coverage at your own risk. It is considered illegal and can be reported to the local authorities.

Changes in the triathlon modalities and/or distance will NOT be possible within the 30 days or less to the event.
If you request the change before the 30 days prior to the competition:

  1. The change is subject to the availability of places in the new distance or modality.
  2. If there is a fee increase, the difference will be charged.
  3. If the change is from a higher fee race to a lower fee race, the difference will not be refunded.

No, requests for changes relating race distance, modality or wave start will not be attended at the race pack collection desk the day before the race.

Race pack collection will take place at the Triexpo on Saturday 3th October. The timetable will be from 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. In the section TriExpo you will find the location where it takes place.

No. On race day it is NOT possible to collect your race pack without exceptions. If you are unable to collect your race pack personally at the Triexpo, you can authorize a friend or family to collect it on your behalf providing a photocopy of your ID or passport.

  • 1x Bib number: You cannot swim with it, you must leave it on your bicycle. It must be worn on the back for the cycle segment and on the front for the run segment. You can use a number belt and turn it from your back to the chest. If you do not have one you will be able to buy it at the Triexpo.
  • 1x Timing chip: It is mandatory to wear with you the timing chip during the entire race and return it when crossing the finish line. We will give you an ankle band with it so no need to bring your own. Remember that timing chips belongs to Catalan Federation and other timing chips are not valid for this race.
  • A set of numbered stickers: one stick for the bicycle, one stick for the helmet and another one for the bag in case you need keep it at the bag storage area.
  • 1x Swim cap: The colour indicates you swim wave start.
  • 1 x Wrist band: It is mandatory to use it during the entire race and it will identify you as a participant.
  • 1x Gift t-shirt: Of the size you have chosen during the registration process.
  • 1x bag: Containing gifts and promotional and informative material.

You can view the maps of the routes in this section: ROUTES

Conventional road bicycles and MTBs are allowed.
Road bikes should not have couplings on the handlebarMTB should not have extensions on the handlebars. City bikes are allowed without accessories (rear rack or front basket)
No other kind of bicycles are allowed; long distance triathlon bicycles, time trial bicycles, folding bicycles, electric bicycles and public transport service bicycles (Bicing or similar).

The start waves depend on the estimated time indicated during the registration. You will receive the last minute information during the week before the event.

We recommend you check-in on Saturday, from 10:00 to 19:00 h. In this way, you will avoid queues and waiting times on Sunday. If you go directly on Sunday, the check-in will be available at this time:

  • Olympic. From 06:00 to 08:00h.
  • Sprint and Super Sprint. From 09:30 to 11:30h.

¡Recuerda!

  • Solo puedes acceder al box con una mochila tipo gymsack, acude primero al guardarropa a dejar tus cosas.
  • Para entrar al box debes llevar puesto el casco, la pulsera y el dorsal (también en bici y casco).

The check-out of the Olympic distance will be available from 11: 00 h through the “Swim Finish” box gate, and will be carried out in a controlled manner so as not to hinder the rest of the participants.

The check out of the Sprint and Supersprint distance will be available from 14:15 h. through the same door where you have checked in, and will be carry out once the last participant has left T2.

Yes. The prize for individual Olympic distance, both male and female, will be as follows:

  • 1st man and woman: 1.000 €
  • 2nd man and woman: 700 €
  • 3rd man and woman: 300 €

In Barcelona Triathlon by Santander there are medals for the first three classified:

  • OLYMPIC MALE RELAYS
  • OLYMPIC FEMALE RELAYS
  • OLYMPIC MIXED RELAYS
  • OLYMPIC MALE COUPLES
  • OLYMPIC FEMALE COUPLES
  • OLYMPIC MIXED COUPLES

  • SPRINT MALE
  • SPRINT FEMALE
  • SPRINT MALE RELAYS
  • SPRINT FEMALE RELAYS
  • SPRINT MIXED RELAYS
  • SPRINT MALE COUPLES
  • SPRINT FEMALE PAIRS
  • SPRINT MIXED COUPLES

  • SUPER SPRINT MALE
  • SUPER SPRINT FEMALE
  • SUPER SPRINT MALE COUPLES
  • SUPER SPRINT FEMALE COUPLES
  • SUPER SPRINT MIXED COUPLES

We recommend you to get to the swim start area 30 minutes before your wave starts.
The swim start for all distances will be at Nova Mar Bella beach (the second beach from the Forum).

You will be called 10 minutes before your wave start time to go to the swim pre-start area. You will know the swim pre-start area by the colour of your swimming cap.
From there you will be able to access the swim start area 3 or 4 minutes before your wave starts.
This means that there will be two areas, a pre-start area and a start area from where you will start swimming.

Water temperature is expected to be around 21ºC (69.8 F), so we strongly recommend using a wetsuit.

In this edition, we will reduce the number of participants per wave start in half than in previous editions.We will do this by reducing the number of participants from 400 to just 200 to give you plenty of space to swim and enter transition smoothly.

In Olympic distance you will have to do four laps, in Sprint two laps and in Super Sprint a single lap.
Remember that you are responsible for counting your laps.

Nothing at all. It is a flat fast course on city roads closed to traffic. There are 12 well signed curves but you must take best caution, especially if you are riding in a big group.
Remember to ride always on the right to allow faster riders to pass you.

Yes, there will be last minute bike technical support. It will be opened from 6:00 a.m. at boxes entrance.

Yes, it is a popular race and drafting will be allowed, including those of the opposite gender.
If you don’t feel comfortable riding in a bunch (group), just maintain a safety distance between your and the rider in front of you.

If you are close enough from boxes you can walk the distance to the boxes. Otherwise, if you are far from boxes the organization staff will detect your position and will take you and your bicycle back to the transition area.

No, it is not safe to do so. You will be unable to hear other competitors or the marshals when you are wearing one and consequently pose a threat to others.

Yes, just remember you must have your chest covered and the bib number on the front.

In Sprint distance you will have two aid stations at Km 2 and 3 with water and Powerade.

First of all, you are going to be really happy for your achievement.
Moreover, you will get a finisher medal, a drink and fruit to recover from your effort.
You will also be able to rest enjoying a great musical entertainment.

You can do it but we do not recommend it due to the complexity of the finish line area and access difficulties back to the public area, especially if you go with children. It is preferable that your family wait for you outside the finish line area.

If you are not an expert triathlete, take your time. It is not important to lose a few seconds. The first thing you should do is to find your bicycle. Use the numbered signs and visual references to get to your racking area.
The stopwatch does not stop in the transition. No one can help you at any time during the race.
Put your helmet on and buckle it. If you touch the bicycle without a helmet you will be sanctioned.
Put on the bib number. In the cycle segment it must be visible on the back.
The chest must be covered during the cycle and run. If you have swum only with short or a men’s bather you’ll have to wear a top or T-shirt.
You cannot jump on your bicycle until you leave the transition zone and pass the mount line.

Slow down a bit in the last meters of the cycle segment, and look ahead for the dismount line.
Dismount before entering the transition area following the official’s directions.
Do not unbuckle the helmet until racking you bicycle in your spot.
Your race bib number will have to be at the front before you leave the transition area for the run.
Leave your belongings well placed to avoid their loss.

The relay teams can be made up of 2 or 3 members of single or mixed gender. No need to have three members, one of them can complete two disciplines, regardless of the order.
Each team can be made up by male, female or mixed.
It is NOT required that all the team members are present at the time of collecting the race packs. A single member is enough, although the organization recommends going all team members.

  • The team swimmer wears the timing chip on his/her ankle for the swim segments.
  • Upon completed the swim, the team swimmer runs to the rack in the transition area where the team’s bicycle is. There the team cyclist will be ready waiting with the helmet and bib number on. The team swimmer will hand off the timing chip to him/her to start the cycle.
  • Once returned to transition, the team cyclist must rack his/her bicycle before he/she can pass the race belt and timing chip before the team runner can leave on the run segment. Team runners must wait in their rack position in the transition area.
  • Once the runner has the bib number and the chip will start running

Yes. 100 metres from the finish line you will find an access point. Then you can run together as a team across the finish line!

Anybody can participate at the triathlon with a companion during the entire race. They must perform the triathlon together from the start to the finish line. At each time control we will verify that the 2 of you go together. You can participate with your partner, a friend, a family member or who you want to share this experience.

Yes, as long as you go always together.

Yes, there will be a separate results table for the pair’s race.

At any of the three distance races: Olympic, Sprint or Super Sprint. The only requirement is that the two of you go always together.

Rules

1. The event

The BARCELONA TRIATHLON BY SANTANDER is a truly spectacular triathlon event open to participants of all ages and abilities taking place on Sunday 4th October 2020 and organized by the Barcelona City Council and under the executive direction of Win Sports Factory. The event is fundamentally popular with a variety of distances and modalities available for all kind of triathletes and will be held in the coast area of Barcelona’s Nova Mar Bella beach.

 

2. Distances & formats

DISTANCES FORMATS
SUPERSPRINT
  • 350m swim (1 lap)
  • 10Km bike (1 lap)
  • 2,5Km run (1 lap)

Individual
Pairs
SPRINT
  • 750m swim (1 lap)
  • 20Km bike (2 laps)
  • 5Km run (1 lap)

Individual
Relay
Pairs
OLYMPIC
  • 1500m swim (1 lap)
  • 40Km bike (4 laps)
  • 10Km run (1 lap)

Individual
Relay
Pairs
Individual:
A single participant completes the triathlon individually.
Pairs:
Two participants complete the triathlon together from start to finish. At each time control will verify that the 2 of you go together. You can participate with your partner, a friend, a family member, or who you want to share this experience.
Relay:
A team of 2 or 3 participants complete the triathlon. If the team is made up of 3 members one swims + one cycles + one runs = the 3 members cross the finish line together. Likewise, if the team is made up of 2 members, one of them will complete two of the segments (chosen by the team).

The organizer, regarding safety reasons, viability or advertising, reserves the right to modify the circuit and reorganize the starting waves in different turns which will be published in the corresponding section on the web www.barcelona-triathlon.com, days before the celebration of the event. This composition will take place, as a general rule, depending on the final estimated time that each participant indicates at the registration form.

3. Participation and insurance

Participation in the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander is open to anybody from 15 years old, of any nationality, member of a triathlon federation or not. Participants of 15, 16 or 17 years old may only participate in the sprint or super sprint triathlon modalities and must submit a "parental permission" at the time of collecting the race pack.

Furthermore, each participant commits to keeps his own race material in perfect conditions.
Each participant takes part in the triathlon under their responsibility and declares that has sufficient level of physical condition and technical mastery to face it. The organisers will not be held responsible for any injury or illness as a result of their participation.

Participation is allowed individually, in pairs or by relays of 2-3 components (one swims, another makes the cycling section and another the one on foot, or a component makes two segments) in the sprint and olympic distance. In supersprint distance the participation of individuals and pairs is allowed.

The Event Organiser will have public liability insurance under current legislation. Non triathlon federation members are covered by an accident insurance contracted by the organization. Participants who register as members of a recognised triathlon federation MUST provide their race licence at registration. If they don’t, they will be asked to pay the difference of the entry fee to cover the cost of insurance.

4. Race entry

The entry to the race is not transferable to another individual and implies acceptance of the terms and conditions, as well as the conditions of purchase. In all three distances (Sprint, Supersprint and Olympic) it is possible to register individually or in pairs. The relay mode is available for sprint and Olympic distance.

All entry fees are listed in the Race entry / Entry fees section and may be processed through an online payment system by credit card or debit card: Visa or Master Card.

All data is entered through a secure ecommerce platform, whose beneficiary is Win Sports Factory SL (CIF B65189896 Calle Diputación 238, 4º 4ª - 08007 Barcelona, Spain) and transferred via a SSL Security Protocol.

5. Race pack collection

All necessary materials required to participate in the triathlon will be collected in the area designated to that purpose (Tri Expo) and within the schedule established in the programme.

The event organiser will provide a race bib number, stickers for the bicycle and the helmet, a swimming cap, a wrist band and a timing chip to ALL participants.

The timing chip will have to be returned when finishing the race. Participants who do not return must pay the cost. The competitor’s own timing chips and race bib number will not be allowed to use in Barcelona Triathlon.

The event organizer will not provide any material, merchandising, or any other once past the established schedule. Thus, participants who do not collect their material in the indicated period will lose their right over them.

6. Withdrawal and refunds

The Barcelona Triathlon by Santander registration considers the refund of the fee only if you have purchased the cancellation guarantee when registering, and taking into account the following:

  1. The cancellation guarantee entitles you the reimbursement of 100% of the registration fee (does not include administrative expenses) and is valid for cancellations until 6th September 2020. The refund will be made to the credit or debit card with the one that has made the payment.
  2. Cancellations notified as of September 6th will not have a refund of the registration fee under no circumstances, including injuries, accidents, trips, changes of work shift, etc.
  3. The participant who cannot attend the event may NOT transfer their registration to another participant under no circumstances, including those of the previous point.
  4. The participant who has not purchased the cancellation guarantee will not be refunded in any case, including those of the previous points.
  5. The purchase of the merchandising do not admit refund.

In the event of extraordinary weather incidents or causes of force majeure not attributable to the event organization and which make it impossible to hold the triathlons, the organization will not assume any responsibility and will not make any refund of the registration fee. In this case the organization will carry out another alternative race as far as possible.

Examples:

  1. Cancellation of the swim leg by bad sea conditions: duathlon.
  2. Cancellation of the cycling by extreme rain: aquathlon.
  3. Cancellation of the swim and cycling: running race.

7. Safety and medical assistance

Safety on public roads and traffic control will be the responsibility of the local authorities. A private security company will control the transition area and the access of all people to it.

In each of the three segments of the triathlon there will be medical assistance according to current regulations, to the number of participants and to the high percentage of non-experienced triathletes present in the Barcelona’s Triathlon. The event’s medical staff will have the authority to remove any competitor from the race due to medical reasons.

8. Personal data

According to Law 15/1999, of December 13, Protection of Personal Data, we inform you that your personal data included in this form will be incorporated into the file "Usuarios de Servicios Deportivos" (Sports Services users), ownership of the City of Barcelona, for the purpose of "Managing Sports Services, promoted, developed or offered directly or indirectly by the City". Your data will be processed by Win Sports Factory as "data processor" in connection with the organisation, staging and administration of the event and always under the guidelines of the data controller: the Barcelona City Council. You expressly consent to the processing of data for the stated purpose; you authorize us to publish your data in the start list and to send you advertisements and other sports services promoted by the City of Barcelona.

Additionally, and according to the sportive interests and promotional uses of Barcelona Triathlon world wide (reproduction of circuit’s photographs, broadcast videos, publication of classifications, etc.) by means of any device (television, Internet, graphic advertising, etc.) and without a time limit, registered participants expressly give up to the organizers the rights to reproduce their names and surnames, classification results and their photographs and videos.

For the purpose of managing the event, the Barcelona City Council, will manage and process information of your participation in the Barcelona Triathlon, in particular you race results, photographs and/or videos of the you as well as to carry out surveys, for statistics and market analysis and for drawing up profiles of participants in order to personalize and improve the organization of the event. You can exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by writing to the General Register of the City: Pl. Santo Jaume 2 08002 Barcelona.

9. Authorised vehicles

Motor vehicles, bicycles or skaters who do not belong to the organization will not be allowed to drive along the race roads. Authorized vehicles of the event will display visible identification at all times. Receiving external assistance different form that provided by the organization or being accompanied by a vehicle or skater will result in disqualification of the participant.

10. Timing

Partial times will be taken in the three sections of the triathlon by chip timing. The loss or wrong placement of the chip will result in the disqualification of the participant (must be worn on the ankle during the 3 segments).

Each participant or team will appear exclusively in the classification of its modality.

11. Ethical conduct and practice

The participants agree to abide by all applicable rules and regulations and agree to participate in a sporty and honest manner according to the rules of the competition and to complete the full distance of the race before crossing the finish line. Likewise, participants declare to be respectful with all the people involved in the organization of the event, judges and other participants. They also commit themselves to treat their own and others' sports material with respect. In order to contribute to minimal environmental impact of the event, participants shall use the litter points at the aid stations to throw the empty bottles after drinking and shall not throw any gel or energy bars wrappers during the race.

Solidarity cause

Fundación Irene Villa (Irene Villa ‘s Foundation) carries out its work with the aim of supporting, especially, people with disabilities or risks of social exclusion. It is a foundation under continuous construction, committed and sensitive to the needs of society whose mission is to offer the same job, social and professional opportunities for all people.

From Barcelona Triathlon by Santander we support their work and support their solid intention to include and make visible these extraordinary people through training, employment, sports or cooperation, guaranteeing equal opportunities and showing that they are capable of being an active part of the society.

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