Great questions. This race is an individual challenge, and self-supported. There can be neutral support from the event itself, but any form of outside support is grounds for disqualification.
You can NOT have your own support vehicle, or accept assistance from a spectator, fan, or family member at any point during the race.
There will be a neutral support vehicle on the bike course, but each athlete should carry supplies and be prepared to fix common bike issues like flat tires. If you have an issue on the course, let the volunteers at the next aid station know and they will get word to the on-course bike support team.
There will be the option for a special needs drop off for the bike that will be available at the bike turn-around at 90k. You can include special drink or nutrition mix, clothes or bike spares.
We haven't yet discussed a spare wheel drop off, but should be easy to accommodate. The only caveat being even with this option, your spare wheel may be in a very different part of the course than you are should you need it, so you should have spare tubes and co2 inflation set with you on your bike .
There can be no pacers on the run. Any form of pacing is considered outside assistance. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that friends and family cheering do not inadvertently 'pace' them on the run course.
Like the bike, there will be a special needs section in the stadium area where special drink mixes, or clothing items can be accessed. Drink mixes can only be accessed in the special needs area, or from the on-course nutrition stations. Anything else would be considered outside assistance.