Regulations TransUral 2014 (first stage)

The following rules and regulations shall apply to theTransUral 2014. By registering for the event, each participant confirms that (a) he / she has read and understood the race rules and regulations, and that (b) he / she meets the requirements for participation in the event. By signing the registration form, the participant accepts the terms and conditions that apply to participation in the event and the regulations of the race.

1. Requirements to the participants of the race

 

 

  • Participants have to read carefully and understand the race rules. Participants confirm their complete and unconditional acceptance of the rules by registering for any legs of TransUral.

  • Participants release the organizers from any penal or civil liability in case of bodily harm or material damage incurred during the race.

  • Participants must have a medical certificate issued by a physician that allows them to participate in the marathon distance.

  • Participants must have an accident insurance. Participants can purchase insurance in the race center at registration.

  • The participants are aware that the race course go through mountain terrain with a maximum height 1582 m and is not safe potentially.

  • By registering, participants ensure that they are aware of their health status, own physical capabilities and level of their technical skills.

  • It is forbidden to cut and damage green areas and making fire at undesignated places.

  • Participants and their support groups who placed in the base camp have to use gas stoves for cooking. Making fire is allowed on special designated places only.

  • The organizers reserve the right to disqualify participants who are seen to harm or damage the nature. All garbage must be taken to marked collection points (e.g. in the towns, villages or in the base camp).

  • Number tags must always be on top of clothes during the race.

  • Participants who decide to withdraw from the race must inform the race organizers as soon as possible of their decision by calling and come to the finish line.

  • Participants are solely responsible for obtaining and complying with all immigration requirements associated with traveling to and entering Russia and competing in TransUral 2014. The organizers do not accept any responsibility for, and will under no circumstances be liable (including providing a refund of the entry fee) if you cannot travel to Russia for any reason, including failure to obtain a visa, or if you are otherwise unable compete in the TransUral race because of your non-compliance with any passport-, visa- or other immigration-related requirements.

2. Race format

 

The race is the several-days running marathon on mountain terrain. All routes are marked. Routes go along mountain paths; roads can vary in terrain. Maps of routes with locations of food stops and elevation profiles for each day will be given to participants.

 

You must be at least 18 years old on the date of the start of the race.

 

RANKING GROUPS

 

MЕN – Men over 18 years old (1996 and older)

WOMEN –Women over 18 years old (1996 and older)

 

MASTER MEN – Men over 35 years old (1979 and older)

MASTER WOMEN – Women over 35 years old (1979 and older)

 

SENIOR MASTER MEN – Men over 50 years old (1964 and older)

SENIOR MASTER WOMEN – Women over 50 years old (1964 and older)

 

*Minimum number of participants in a group is 15. The organizers reserve the right to combine groups with a small number of participants (e.g. to combine SENIOR MASTER with MASTER).

 

In addition to listing results by group, team results will be also provided. Team can consist of any number of athletes. Result of the team is calculated as sum of three best times of the team's representatives. You should mention the exactly name of the team you are participating in when registering.

 

It is possible to take part in particular days of the race. Results of participants, who register for particular days, will be not considered in the final protocol of the first stage of the TransUral race.

 

The leader of the group will be determined by the sum of the results of each leg. The leader should run in the yellow number tag, provided by the organizers.

 

The winner of the first stage is the leader of the TransUral race till the start of the second stage.

3. Equipment

 

Mandatory individual equipment:

 

  • Mobile phone with full battery charge in a hermetic package with the number of the organizers saved in the phone's address book for emergency calls.

  • First aid kit (iodine, medical elastic band minimum 100 cm x 3 cm, bandage, adhesive plaster, painkillers)

  • Whistle

  • Compass

  • Lighter / Matches

  • Map with race route, passport of the TransUral participant, number tag (provided by organizers during the registration on the race)

  • Backpack big enough to contain the obligatory equipment, food and drink

  • Waterproof jacket with hood

  • Protective and warming thin gloves

  • Headgear – cap or bandana

  • Warm clothes (T-shirt with long sleeves and running long trousers) that can be worn under the waterproof jacket and help to keep the heat in bad weather conditions. Obligation of this equipment will be announced at a briefing before the start.

  • Trail running shoes, suitable for running on mountain terrain

  • Stock of water or refreshment drink, minimum 1 liter

  • Food for the whole distance with energy value not less than 1000 kcal

  • Russian rubles to pay for transport to the base camp in case of withdrawal the race (1000 Rubles / 20 euro)

 

Recommended equipment:

  

  • Device that can receive GPS-signal for navigation in case of withdrawal from the marked route (it can be a smartphone with GPS)

  • Telescopic trekking poles

  • Sunglasses

  • Personal cup, tumbler or water bottle to collect water during the race

  • Waterproof headlamp and spare batteries sufficient for at least 18 hours of discontinued function

  • Cream to prevent abrasion

  • Rescue blanket min size 140?200 cm

4. Applications

 

Registration for TransUral should be done through our on-line system by the following link http://www.uralraces.ru/english/online-registration/

online-registration TransUral

5. Results

 

Participants who finish all 4 legs of the race and meet the time limits are considered 'official finishers' (having finished the race officially). They will be awarded a medal and T-shirt with the race logo.

 

Winners of each group of each leg will be awarded diplomas and small gifts.

 

Winners of the first stage of TransUral in each group will be determined by sum of time of all legs and will be awarded prizes.

 

Team-winner will be awarded prizes also.

 

6. Time limits and control points

 

Racers can expect from 1 to 4 control points along the route the location of which will be unknown to participants before the race. Racers must register at each control point. Participants who miss one of the control points (i.e. losing the track or taking a shortcut) will receive a time penalty of at least 60 minutes for every control point they missed. The jury reserves the right to impose more significant time penalties depending on the specific circumstances.

 

The total time limit for each leg is about 10 hours, but cut-off times will be set in some parts of the route. These cut-off times are set to provide participants with some level of guidance allowing them to finish within the total time limit of the leg. To be able to continue the race participants should leave check points before the cut-off time.

 

Participants who do not meet cut-off times will be disqualified from the leg. Participants who disqualified from the leg because of not meeting cut-off times have the right to continue the route independently if they want to, on their own responsibility. They are allowed to start next legs.

 

The organizers reserve the right to stop the race or change time limits depending on weather condition and/or mountain conditions for safety.

 

Total time limit of each leg and cut-off times will be published in race materials and announced during the briefing. Materials will be given together with number tags in the event center.

 

Participants who do not meet the total time limit of the course will not be considered 'official finishers' of TransUral.

7. General safety rules

 

  • Participants must follow by marked route.

  • Every participant must have a mobile phone to call to the race jury in case of emergency. Phone number for emergency call will be printed on maps of the course. Cell network is working on the tops of ranges and at the event center (mobile operator - Megafon).

  • Participants should be friendly toward each other.

  • Participants should provide first aid to a person in danger or someone in dire need of help and immediately to inform the organizers about the case irrespective of the current position in race. According to the rules, helping one another is appreciated above athletic performance.

  • The organizers reserve the right to refuse to continue the race if the organizers’ representative observes health problems or extreme fatigue. Justification of the decision is not required.

8. Penalties and disqualifications

 

The organizers reserve the right to give the penalties from 5 to 120 min of disqualify participant in next cases:

 

  • Not following the marked route

  • Missing mandatory equipment (can be checked in any time of the race)

  • Failure to comply the directives of the race jury and the organizers

  • External assistance

  • Using of transportation during the race

  • Flagrant violation of the race rules and safety rules

  • Flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct (failure to provide assistance to casualties, impeding other participants to reach the finish line so as removing marking line and/or signs and others)

  • Littering/polluting the environment

 

Participants must stop the race in case of disqualification. Organizers are not responsible for disqualified participants.

 

The race director resolves all issues relating the finish protocol and all matters of dispute. In case of disagreement with the decision of the race director participants can appeal to the race organizers board. Protest should be submitted to the race director in written form in English or Russian language with a fee of 1000 Rubles/20 Euros. This fee will not be refunded if the appeal fails.

9. Changing and cancellation of the race

 

The organizers reserve the right to change the race course and the locations of check points any time without prior notification.

 

Start of the race can be postponed or the legs can be cancelled in case of inclement weather (a lot of rain, a lot of snow in parts of route located at high, high risk of storm, etc).

 

The organizers reserve the right to stop the race or change the total time limit in case of poor weather conditions or poor conditions in the mountains for safety reasons.

 

10. Copyrigths

 

Each participant of the TransUral 2014 refuse expressly his/her claims to the organizer, the organizers’ partners and event broadcasters about the publication of photographic and other audiovisual materials that are compiled during / after the event without any restrictions in time, type of medium or quantity or means of distribution.

 

11. Languages of TransUral

 

The official languages of the event are English and Russian.

 

12. Volunteers

 

Volunteers, journalists and photographers are warmly welcome to help in race organization. If you want to help, please, send us an email to info@uralraces.ru or register through the web-site uralraces.ru

 

13. Organizers

 

Anton Zhiganov – Race director, Ekaterinburg

Andrey Evtyukhov – technical sponsor, Ekaterinburg

Damir Rakhmankulov – course director, Chelyabinsk

RAY is partner of the race

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