Dalmacija ultra trail 2016

Regulations

1. ORGANIZATION
The association Udruga Dalmacija Trail is organizing the first edition of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® ultra trail race, a partially self-sufficiency mountain trail running race in an low-mountain environment.

2. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® race is a running race that takes place along paths in Dalmatia with four different courses:

• 165 km Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : The race starts on Friday, October 21th at 13 PM from Omiš. Maximum time: 48 hours. Each finisher will be awarded with 6 ITRA qualification points (4 old points).

• 110 km Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : The race starts on Friday, October 21th at 21 PM from Klis. Maximum time: 35 hours. Each finisher will be awarded with 5 ITRA qualification points (3 old points).

• 60 km Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : The race starts on Saturday, October 22th at 9 AM from Baška Voda. Maximum time: 15 hours. Each finisher will be awarded with 3 ITRA qualification point (1 old points).

• 20 km Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : The race starts on Saturday, October 22th at 13 PM from Dugi Rat. Maximum time: 6 hours. Each finisher will be awarded with 1 ITRA qualification point (0 old points).

 

3. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
To be completely aware of the length and the specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it.

To have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for self-sufficiency in the mountains which permits the management of problems induced by this type of course, and notably:

• To know how to face, without outside help, climatic conditions which can become very difficult due to the micro climate conditions (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow)
• To know how to manage, even if one finds oneself isolated, physical or mental problems arising from high fatigue, digestive problems, muscular or joint pain, minor ailments…

To be fully aware, that it is not the role of the organization to help a runner to overcome these problems and that for such an activity in the nature, security depends upon the capacity of the runner to adapt to the problems encountered, or envisaged.

These races are open to anyone, man or women, born in 1996 or before (categories hopefuls to veterans), club member or not.

The participants born between 1996 and 1998 may only participate upon presenting a parental consent, and they may only apply for the following races: 20 km or 60 km.

Each runner declares their knowledge of and accepts the present regulations and agrees to accept them without reserve and to promote the event’s ethical charter available at www.dalmacijaultratrail.com.

4. SEMI AUTONOMY
The individual principle of racing in semi autonomy is the rule.

Semi autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment points, not only on the food front but also that of clothing and security, being able to adapt oneself in particular to problems encountered or envisaged (bad weather, physical problems, injuries…).

This principle is implicated in the following rules:

1. Each runner must have all of his/hers obligatory equipment with him/her at all times during the race (see paragraph EQUIPMENT). He/She carries this equipment in a pack presented at the race-bib distribution and it must not be changed during the course. At any time during the race, the marshals can verify the bag and its contents. The runner is obliged to accept these controls in a friendly manner, at the risk of exclusion from the race.

2. Refreshment points have been supplied with food and beverages to consume on the spot. Only plain water (excluding other drinks) is destined for water bottle or bag replenishment. Each runner must make sure to have, upon leaving each refreshment point, the quantity of water and food necessary for them to reach the next refreshment point.

3. Personal assistance is only tolerated at refreshment points, in the zone specifically reserved for this purpose and with agreement of the head of post. This assistance can only be assured by one single person, without specific equipment other one than one bag of a volume of 30 litres maximum. The remainder of the refreshment point is strictly reserved for the runners.

4. It is forbidden, to be accompanied or agree to be accompanied during all or any part of the race by a person not enrolled, outside the tolerance zones indicated close to the refreshment posts.

5. ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS AND ETHICS OF THE RACE
Participation in the Dalmacija Ultra Trail race assumes the acceptance of the present regulations and ethics of the race which are available at www.dalmacijaultratrail.com

6. ENROLMENT
Registration procedures
The pre-registration starts on March15th 2016 and closes on August 21st 2016. Should the maximum number of participants not be reached during the pre-registration, registration shall be opened again on August 22nd (with an increase in registration fees) and shall close September 21st 2016, unless the number of 600 participants in total has already been reached.

Registration fees
From March 15th  2016 till August 21st 2016
• 165 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 78 € (560 HRK) | bank transfer 81 €
• 110 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 63 € (450 HRK) | bank transfer 66 €
• 67 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 42 € (300 HRK) | bank transfer 46 €
• 20 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 21 € (150 HRK) | bank transfer 26 €

From August 22nd 2016 till September 21st 2016
• 165 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 99 € (710 HRK) | bank transfer 101 €
• 110 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 83 € (600 HRK) | bank transfer 86 €
• 67 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 63 € (450 HRK) | bank transfer 66 €
• 20 km of Dalmacija Ultra-Trail® : PayPal 21 € (150 HRK) | bank transfer 26 €

The registration fees includes the following:

• a race bib
• assistance and refreshments along the race route
• race pack
• transfer to the start (from Omiš)
• a food voucher on arrival
• a finisher’s medal

Payment procedures
Registration fees can be paid by PayPal or by bank transfer.

Fixed number
The maximum number is 600 registered athletes.

Cancellation
If the competitor wishes to cancel his registration, cancellation must be notified by e-mail to info@dalmacijaultratrail.com.

Procedure of reimbursement:
• cancellation within September 21st 2016: 50% of reimbursement
• cancellation after September 21st 2016: no reimbursement

Reimbursements will be made before the November15th 2016.

Race bib exchange is not allowed. Registration fee can NOT be used for the following race year (2017), and it’s not transferable to another person.

Should the race be cancelled because of circumstances beyond our control up to 15 days before the race, the Organization reserves the right to refund 50% of the admission fee. This percentage is calculated to enable the Organization to cover part of the expenses incurred.

Should the race be cancelled or interrupted for atmospheric reasons, or for any other reason beyond our control, no refund of the registration fee will be made.

Cancellation of a registration in the case of injury
In the case of a non chronicosteo-articular or muscular injury to the runner, and uniquely in this situation, suffered after registration and not completely curable by the day of the race, the organization recommends that the injured runner does not take an unnecessary risk, and cancels his registration for the current year at the same time making a request to participate in a future race.

Any request for postponement must reach us, accompanied with a complete medical report (detailed medical report and x-ray results confirming the diagnosis) by October 28th at the latest. Any incomplete report will be rejected.

Requests will be processed by December 1st at latest. The only medical counsel will judge the case and their decision is final.

If the Medial Counsel’s opinion is favorable, the runner will benefit from priority registration for the same race in the future.

7. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
It is obligatory for the athletes to have the following equipment with them, for the full duration of the race:
 basic first aid kit (plasters, few sterile gauze, dressings, bandage)
camel bag or bottles that contain at least one liter of liquid;
• race bib visible for the full duration of the race;
• survival blanket/heat sheet;
• whistle;
• head lamp with spare batteries;
• drinking cup or water bottle (no drinking cups shall be available at the refreshment areas);
• road-book (given by the organizer);
• mobile phone turned ON but kept in silent mode;
• suitable shoes

The obligatory material may be worn or placed inside the backpack.

The obligatory material shall be checked when the athlete collects the race bibs. Random checks shall be made along the race route.

It is strongly recommended to carry the following material:
• wind cheater (anorak) suitable for bad weather in high mountain areas;
• long sleeved top
• cap, hat or bandanna
• gloves
• energy bars or solid food;
• a small amount of money for the possible purchase of food in the mountain shelters and/or at the shops in the villages;
• elastic bandages.

The use of poles is permitted but if competitor choose to use it, it must be worn throughout the entire race.

8. RACE BIBS
Every bib is individually handed to each runner on production of:
• a photographic identity,
• your race pack and all your obligatory equipment

The race bib must be worn on the chest or the stomach and must be permanently and fully visible throughout the entire race. It must, therefore, always be positioned over any clothing. The name and logo of the sponsors must neither be modified, nor hidden.

The race number is the pass necessary to get to the shuttles, buses, refreshment posts, nurses, rest areas, showers, areas for depositing or recuperating spares bags…Except in the case of refusal to comply with a decision taken by a race official, the race bib is never withdrawn, but in the case of retirement, it is deactivated.

The race number and race pack distribution shall take place at the Sports hall in Omiš at following times:
• Thursday, October 20th 2 PM – 8 PM
• Friday, October 21st 8 AM – 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM – 7 PM
• Saturday, October22nd 6 AM – 10 AM

9. SPARES BAGS
Each competitor on 165 km and 110 km race receives with his/her race bib, two bags, a big one for the equipment point, and a small one for personal stuff/gear (60 km and 20 km competitors will receive only one – small bag). Once filled with his/her stuff and closed, the big bag can be deposited at the designated tent at the race HQ in the working hours. The small bag can be deposited right before the start at the designated place.

The big bag will be transported by the organization to aid station Gata (165 km) and Zadvarje (110 km). When reaching Gata/Zadvarje, each runner will have his/her bag.

Before leaving Gata/Zadvarje aid station again, the drop bags can be left to the organization crew in the area set aside for this purpose in order to be taken back to Omiš.

The bags are handed back either to the competitor or to their entourage, uniquely on presentation of the race number. They must have been collected after 12 AM of Saturday October 22nd and before 5 PM of Sunday October 23rd at the race HQ in Omiš.

The small bag will be transported by the organizer back to the race HQ in Omiš where it will be handed back to the competitor upon arrival at the finish area.

The Organization will definitely not send any bag to participants’ houses. Bags not collected after this deadline will be immediately destroyed for reasons of hygiene.
Only the bags supplied by the organization will be transported. Sticks are not transportable within these bags.

The organization assures the repatriation, to the race HQ in Omiš, of sacks belonging to runners who have abandoned, on the condition that their abandonment has been registered. The delay of the return of bags is based on the logistical constraints and the organization cannot guarantee a complete return of the bags before the end of the race.

Any complaint about the contents on arrival is not acceptable. It is recommended not putting valuable objects in it.

10. START OF RACE

165km: before 12:00 AM on Friday October 21st athletes are required to be at the town square Trg. Sv. Mihovila in front of old Church in Omiš. The race will start at 01:00 PM.

• 110 kilometers: before 19:00 PM on Friday, October 21st. Athletes are required to be at the parking zone in front of the race HQ in Omiš. From that point, organizer will transport competitors to the start by bus (free of charge). There will be a designated area at the start location (Klis) with a bag deposit. The organization cannot be held responsible for any items left unattended in the bag deposit area. The race will start at 9:00 PM

• 60 kilometers: before 7 AM on Saturday, October 22nd . Athletes are required to be at the parking zone in front of the race HQ in Omiš. From that point, organizer will transport competitors to the start by bus (free of charge). There will be a designated area at the start location (Baška Voda) with a bag deposit. The organization cannot be held responsible for any items left unattended in the bag deposit area. The race will start at 9 AM.

• 20 kilometers: before 11 AM on Saturday October 22nd . Athletes are required to be at the parking zone in front of the race HQ in Omiš. From that point, organizer will transport competitors to the start by bus (free of charge). There will be a designated area at the start location (Dugi Rat) with a bag deposit. The organization cannot be held responsible for any items left unattended in the bag deposit area. The race will start at 01:00 PM.

11. RACE ROUTES
The race kilometers are not marked. Competitors should therefore adhere strictly to the marked race route and avoid taking shortcuts or cutting out sections of the route. Any departures from the official route, apart from entailing disqualification, shall be at the sole risk of the competitor.

12. SAFETY AND CHECK POINTS
First aid posts are positioned at different points throughout the course. These posts are in radio or telephone liaison with race HQ. A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the events at the Omiš race HQ.

The rescue posts are aimed at bringing help to any person in danger with the means particular to the organization or registered.

If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured to call for assistance:
• go in person to a first aid point
• telephone the course controller
• ask another runner to alert the first aiders

It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point.

Do not forget, that due to the problems related to the environment and the type of event, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the materials that you have in your pack.

A runner calling on a doctor or a rescuer submits himself to their authority and undertakes to accept their decisions. From the moment where the health of a runner necessitates treatment via an intravenous drip, the runner will be, obligatorily, excluded from the race.

The first-aiders and doctors have the right to :
• exclude from a race (by invalidating the race-bib) all competitors deemed unfit to continue the event.
• to evacuate by any means a runner judged to be in danger
• to hospitalize any runners whose state of health necessitates doing so

The choice of the means of evacuation and of hospital is the decision of the official first-aiders and doctors.

Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued. The only resort is for the runner to constitute and present a dossier to his personal insurance within the deadline given.

If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course HQ you can call the rescue services direct at 112 (especially if you find yourselves in a zone « urgenciesseulement/sos only »).

An infirmary will be open in Omiš for the duration of the event. Runners who have a severe medical problem may make use of it.

Each runner must stay on the way-marked paths, even to sleep. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organization.

13. CONTROL AND REFRESHMENT STATIONS

A control is carried out on the arrival of any rescue or refreshment post.

Unexpected control posts are set up in places other than the rescue and refreshment posts. Their position is not communicated by the organization.

Only the runners carrying a visible and duly controlled race number have access to the refreshment posts.

The race guide and the relevant pages on the internet give a precise list of the refreshment points and the offer in it.

Furthermore, a hot dish is offered in Gata (for 165 and 110 km). A ration without gluten will be available upon request.

An end of race meal is served in Omiš.

To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with a tumbler with a minimum volume of 15cl. Attention, water-bottles and flasks are not beakers!

Due to the large numbers, disposable beakers will be on every refreshment station.
A small pouch for collecting their rubbish is handed to every runner with their race bib. Every runner seen throwing down their litter along the route will be penalized.
Trash cans are provided in large numbers at every refreshment post and must be used.

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

165kilometers:

  1. Jesenice 12,75km
  2. Solin 31,26 km
  3. Putalj 41,19km
  4. Klis 51.50km
  5. S. Gornje 68,25km
  6. Gata  83,81 km – tranzition
  7. Kostanje 102,25 km
  8. Slime 109,90 km
  9. Zadvarje 121,35km
  10. Brela 133,70km
  11. Pisak 142,40 km
  12. Lokva 150,90 km

110 kilometers:

  1. Gornje 16,70 km
  2. Gata 32,30 km
  3. Kostanje 49,55km
  4. Slime 58,30 km
  5. Zadvarje 69,80 km — tranzition
  6. Brela 82,10 km
  7. Pisak 90,70 km
  8. Lokva 99,40 km

60 kilometers:

  1. Brela 9,10km
  2. Pisak 17,70km
  3. Lokva 26,30km
  4. Omiš 35,60km
  5. Tugare 42,40km
  6. Gata 51,50km

20 kilometers:

  1. Tugare 13 km (Village hall)
  2. Gata (Village hall)

Camel bags or water bottles can only be filled with natural water. We suggest that athletes should bring mineral salts during the race.

When leaving each refreshment station, athletes must have sufficient liquid and food to reach the next station. During daytime, it will also be possible to make use of the mountain shelters and shops along the route, where it will be possible for the athletes to purchase food and drink.

14. MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS AND CUT OFF TIMES; DROP OUT

The maximum time to reach the finish line is:
1. 165kilometers: 48 hours (before 1 PM on Sunday, October 23rd). A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to help the athletes who withdraw and to be sure that anyone with injuries is assisted.

There shall be four time limit/cut off points, where a shuttle bus shall be present to pick up the athletes that withdraw or are injured and take them back to the arrival zone.

 

2. 110 kilometers: 33 hours (before 6 AM on Sunday, October 23rd). A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to help the athletes who withdraw and to be sure that anyone with injuries is assisted.

There shall be four time limit/cut off points, where a shuttle bus shall be present to pick up the athletes that withdraw or are injured and take them back to the arrival zone.



3. 57 kilometers: 15 hours (before 00:00 AM on Sunday, October 23th).
A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to help the athletes who withdraw and to be sure that anyone with injuries is assisted.

There shall be two time limit/cut off points, where a shuttle bus shall be present to pick up the athletes that withdraw or are injured and take them back to the arrival zone.


4. 20 kilometers: 6 hours (before 7 PM on Saturday, October 22th).
A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to help the athletes who withdraw and to be sure that anyone with injuries is assisted.

There shall be only one time limit point, at the finish line:

Omiš /20 km/: before 7 PM on Saturday, October 22nd (6 hours into the race)

Competitors that do not reach these points within the established time limits shall be stopped and will not be allowed to continue the race.

In order to protect the health of the participants, medical staff at the check points have the authority to stop those runners who are judged unfit to continue the race. In this case, the participant must follow the indications of the member of the medical staff. Anyone failing to do so will incur immediate disqualification.

Participants who reach the check points after the maximum time, those who are injured and those who are judged by the medical staff to be unfit to continue the race, and any other athletes who decide to drop out, shall be taken to the finish line by shuttle bus. For logistical reasons, competitors who have dropped out may have to wait before being returned to the finish area. Any participant who drops out from the race at any point other than the established check points should make their own way to the following aid station/check point and from there will be transported to Omiš by car.

In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.

15. REST AND SHOWERS
Uniquely for 165kilometers and 110 km race: in Gata each competitor can benefit from a rest area (with camp beds and blankets).

Those runners who wish to stay on in Omiš after the race, must make their own accommodation arrangements.

It is possible to take a hot shower, only at the arrival.

Access to the rest area and to the showers at the arrival is strictly limited to runners in bare feet.

16. ABANDONMENT AND REPATRIATION
Except for injury, a runner must only abandon at a control post. They must alert the head of post, who will invalidate their race-bib.

The runner keeps his invalidated race bib because it is still his pass for shuttles, buses, meals, care rooms…

Repatriation will be decided on by the post leader, based on the following general rules:
• Buses are available from certain refreshment posts indicated by a pictogram “bus” on the event route maps to repatriate runners, who abandon, back to Omiš.
• Runners who abandon at another rescue or refreshment post but whose state of health does not necessitate being evacuated must get back as quickly as possible and by their own means to the closest repatriation point.
• Concerning the refreshment or rescue posts accessible to cars or four-wheel drive
• During the closure of the post, the organization can, in the measure of means available, repatriate the runners having retired and still present at the post
• ln the case of unfavorable weather conditions justifying partial or total closure of the race, the organization ensures the repatriation as soon as possible of those runners having retired.

In case of abandonment before a control point, it is imperative to return to the previous control point and inform the post leader of one’s abandonment.

If, during this return, the runner meets the end of race sweepers, it is them who invalidate the race bib. The runner is then no longer under the organization’s control.

17. WAY MARKERS
For better night vision, the way markers include a section of white reflective material which will be easily visible with a head torch.

ATTENTION: if you cannot see any more markers, retrace your steps!
With respect for the environment no paint will be used on the paths, only on the paved roads.

It is imperative that you follow the paths with the markers without taking short cuts.

18. FINISH
When you finish the race, you will receive a finisher’s medal.

19. DISQUALIFICATION
The following infringements will lead to immediate disqualification with withdrawal of the race bib:
• failing to pass a check point;
• taking shortcuts;
• abandoning rubbish along the race route;
• failing to aid a participant in difficulty;
• insulting or threatening the staff or volunteers;
• using transport during the race;
• refusing to undergo checks by the medical staff along the race route;
• refusing to allow checks of the obligatory material;
• failing to have a head lamp, a wind cheater (anorak), a survival blanket/heat sheet, camel bag or bottles
The penalty will be applied immediately, where the infringement has been established.

20. COMPLAINTS
All objections must be made in writing and lodged with the course director, with a caution of 100 (one hundred) euro’s (non-returnable if the objection is not valid), within two hours of the arrival of the runner concerned.

21. EVENT JURY
This is made up of:
• Relevant people chosen for their competences by the president and course director

The jury is authorized to give a ruling in the time compatible within the imperatives of the race on all the objections lodged during the event. The decisions will be without appeal.

22. MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TO THE TIME BARRIERS; CANCELLATION OF THE RACE
The organization reserves the right to modify at any moment the route and the positioning of the rescue and refreshment points, without warning.

In the case of unfavorable weather conditions (important quantities of rain or snow at altitude, strong risk of storms….) the start may only be postponed by a maximum several hours, after that time the race is cancelled.

In the case of poor meteorological conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organization reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.

23. RACE GUIDE (will be released 3 weeks before race)

A guide is downloadable from www.dalmacijaultratrail.com and it is sent during the exclusively to the runners by e-mail (free of charge). It includes in particular practical information such as the cut off times, refreshment posts, rescue posts, care posts, as well as access points for accompanying persons.

24. PRIZES AND CATEGORIES
There are no cash prizes. Non monetary prizes shall be awarded to the first 3 men and the first 3 women (On all 4 courses). Winners in each age category will be rewarded too. Each competitor who completes the race within the maximum time limit will be given a Finisher’s medal.

Categories:
• Seniors Men/Women SEM / SEW 1998-1977
• Veterans Men/Women 1 VM1 / VW1 1976-1957
• Veterans Men/Women 2 VM2 / VW2 1956 and older

25. ENVIRONMENT
The race shall partly take place in a protected natural park area with a natural eco system. Participants are therefore required to fully respect the environment, in particular by not throwing away rubbish, picking flowers or disturbing the wildlife. Anyone found leaving rubbish along the way shall be disqualified from the race. In order to reduce the impact on the environment, the athletes shall NOT be given plastic cups at the refreshment points. Each athlete shall be required to carry his/her own drinking cup or water bottle, which can be filled at the refreshment points.

26. PHOTO COPYRIGHT
Every competitor relinquishes their claim to photographic copyright during the event, and he relinquishes any recourse against the organizer and against his approved partners for the use of his image. Only the organization can pass on these rights for the image in any media, via an accreditation or an adapted license.

27. WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY
Voluntary registration and subsequent participation in the race indicates full acceptance of the race rules and any changes they may have to undergo. By registering, the participant exempts the organizers from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to him/her.

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