RACE ACROSS APULIA RACE RULES

ORGANIZATION

A.S.D. TRI4NOMA ORGANIZES AN ULTRAMARATHON CALLED RACE ACROSS APULIA (FROM NOW ON RAA).

THE EVENT

RAA IS A SINGLE STAGE FOOT RACE THAT AIMS TO MAKE KNOW THORUGH A SPORT EVENT THE BEAUTY, HISTORY AND CULTURE OF APULIA CROSSING, DURING THE RACE, CITIES OF PARTICULAR ARTISTIC AND TURISTIC IMPORTANCE.

THE RACE

THE STARTING DATE OF RAA IS SET ON SATURDAY JUNE 1st 2019 AT 08AM FROM LECCE, IN THE BEAUTIFUL PIAZZA DUOMO AND WILL END IN CASTELLANETA AT 12AM ON MONDAY JUNE 3rd 2019.

THE RACE WILL UNDERGO UNDER ANY WEATHER CONDITION AND UNLESS EXCEPTIONAL REASONS THE ORGANIZERS CAN CHANGE DATE, START TIME OR CHANGE THE COURSE IF DEEMED NECESSARY FOR SECURITY REASONS. IN CASE OF EXCEPTIONAL REASONS, OUTSIDE OF THE ORGANIZERS CONTROL OR IMPUTABLE TO THEM, THAT WILL NOT ALLOW THE REGULAR CONTINUATION OF THE RACE, NO REIMBURSMENT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE ATHLETES.

THE RACE IS HELD ON OPEN ROADS THEREFORE EVERY ATHLETE MUST OBEY TO THE ITALIAN ROAD REGULATIONS AND PAY THE HIGHEST ATTENTION WHILE ON THE ROAD.

RAA IS AN EXTREME RACE, 287KM LONG, WITH A VERY DIFFICULT ELEVETION PROFILE AND WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES GIVEN THE PERIOD IT IS HELD. THE EXPERIENCE AFTER THE FIRST EDITION HAS SHOWN ALL THE DIFFICULTIES THAT A RACE SUCH RAA CAN PRESENT THEREFORE GIVEN THAT THE RACE IS UNDERTAKEN UNDER  ATHLETES MOTOR SKILLS IN SELF SUFFICIENCY IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THE USE OF A SUPPORT TEAM (CREW) SO TO BE ASSISTED ALONG THE COURSE AND FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT. FOR THOSE OF WHO DON'T WANT TO BE ASSISTED, THEY MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER THAT WILL RELIEVE THE ORGANIZERS FROM ANY RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE ATHLETE. IN THIS CASE IT IS MANDATORY TO HAVE ON A WORKING MOBILE PHONE WITH BATTERY/IES SUFFICIENT FOR THE WHOLE EVENT.

NO ATHELETE PICK UP SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER CP2 (ALBEROBELLO 105KM) AND EVERY ATHLETE MUST BE ABLE TO RETURN TO ITS CAR OR HOTEL BY HIMSELF. THERE WILL BE 4 DROP BAG POINT ALONG THE COURSE AND IN PARTICULAR IN: MESAGNE (42nd KM), ALBEROBELLO (105th KM), BARI (170th KM) AND ALTAMURA (228th KM). THE ATHLETE WITHOUT A CREW WHO DECIDES TO STOP RACING AFTER CP2, MUST INFORM, AS PER RACE RULE, THE ORGANIZATION AND IF NEEDED CAN ASK FOR  HELP TO REACH THE CLOSEST CP, BUT THIS WILL BE DONE  UNDER THE AVAILABILTY OF THE ORGANIZATION GIVEN THE PRIORITIES OF THE RACE.

THE DURATION OF THE RACE IS SET IN 52 HOURS. THERE WILL BE 23 AID STATIONS. THERE WILL BE FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE TO ALL THE ATHLETES. MOREOVER THERE WILL BE 4 CUT-OFF POINTS. IF AN ATHLETE SOULD ARRIVE AT ANY OF THE CHECKPOINTS OUTSIDE THE TIME LIMITS SET BY THE ORGANIZATION HE/SHE WILL BE PULLED OUT OF THE RACE. IF THE RUNNER DECIDES TO CONTINUE HE WILL DO SO UNDER HIS RESPONSIBILITY AND WILL NOT APPEAR IN ANY FINAL CLASSIFICATION.

THE 4 CUT-OFF POINTS ARE:

  1. OSTUNI (KM 70.6), MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED IS 9 HOURS (5PM ON SATURDAY JUNE 1st)
  2. ALBEROBELLO (KM 105), MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWD IS 17 HOURS (01.00AM ON SUNDAY JUNE 2nd)
  3. BARI (KM 170.2), MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED IS 27 HOURS (11.00 ON SUNDAY JUNE 2nd)
  4. ALTAMURA (KM 228), MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED 38 HOURS (10.00PM ON SUNDAY JUNE 2nd)

THE RACE WILL END IN CASTELLANETA (KM 287) IN THE MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED OF 52 HOURS (12AM ON MONDAY JUNE 3rd)

GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE RACE RUN ON ROADS OPEN TO TRAFFIC, IT IS MANDATORY TO RUN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE TRAFFIC, OBSERVE A RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR AND MAKE SURE TO BE VISIBLE TO ONCOMING CARS AT ANY TIME.

SELF SUFFICIENCY AND SUPPORT (CREW)

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, FOR SAFETY REASON AND RACE DIFFICULTY, TO HAVE A SUPPORT TEAM (CREW) THAT WILL FOLLOW AND ASSIST THE ATHLETE IN CASE OF NEED. EVERY ATHLETE MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT ALONG THE WHOLE RACE COURSE FROM LECCE TO CASTELLANETA. EVERY ATHLETE AND CREW MUST ORGANIZE THEMSELVES WITH REGARDS TO SAFETY, FOOD NECESSITY AND EQUIPMENT SO TO BE PREPARED FOR EVERY PROBLEM IT MAY OCCUR SUCH AS NUTRITION, ADVERSE METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL PROBLEMS, WOUNDS ETC, ETC.

THE SUPPORT CREW CAN PROVVIDE ASSISTANCE AT ANY MOMENT DURING THE RACE PAYING ATTENTION TO PARK THE CAR OUTSIDE THE ROAD SO THAT IT WILL NOT CAUSE ANY PROBLEM FOR THE ONCOMING CARS AND IN ANY CASE RESPECTING THE ROAD RULES. IT IS FORBIDDEN, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, TO BE CARRIED EVEN FOR A SHORT DISTANCE BY THE SUPPORT CAR (OR ANY VEHICLE) AND THE RUNNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. THE SUPPRT TEAM CAN USE AS TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE A CAR, SUV, MINIVAN OR CAMPER. ON THE OTHER SIDE IT IS FORBIDDEN TO USE BIKES, MOTORBIKES, MOPEDS OR ANY TWO WHEELED TRANSPORTATION.

PACERS ARE ALLOWED TO RUN TOGETHER WITH THE ATHLETE FROM CP1 (OSTUNI KM 70.6). FOR SECURITY REASON ONLY ONE PACER AT THE TIME IS ALLOWED AND ONLY ON FOOT.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

EVERY PERSON OF THE AGE OF 20 CAN TAKE PART IN THE RACE. MUST HOLD A VALID MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. FOR FOREIGN ATHLETES IT IS MANDATORY TO COMPLETE, SIGN AND SEND THE “MEDICAL HEALTH DECLARATION” WITH WHICH THE ATHLETE DECLARES TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE HEALTH REGULATIONS IN FORCE IN THE COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.

IN ANY CASE DURING THE PRE RACE BRIEFING THE DAY BEFORE THE RACE, IT WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A DECLARATION OF LIABILITY OR LIABILITY WAIVER.

GIVEN THE EXTREME NATURE OF THE RACE (LENGTH AND DIFFICULTY), THE PARTICIPATION TO THE RACE IS EVALUATED BY THE RACE ORGANIZATION THAT CAN ACCEPT OR DENY THE PERMISSION TO TAKE PART IN THE RACE. FOR THIS REASON TOGHETER WITH THE ENTRY FORM IT IS MANDATORY TO SEND A BRIEF CURRICULUM WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT RACE RESULTS OBTAINED IN THE PAST YEARS, WITH LINKS TO RESULTS SO TO BE VERIFIED.

ONCE VERIFIED THAT THE PARTICIPATION CRITERIA HAVE BEEN FULLFILLED, THE ORGANIZATION WILL IMMEDIATELY INFORM THE ATHLETE OF ITS DECISION TO HAVE ACCEPTED OR NOT THE APPLICATION.

IF ACCEPTED TO BE PART OF THE RACE, THE ATHLETE WILL HAVE TIME UNTIL THE DEADLINE AS SHOWN BELOW, OTHERWISE HE/SHE WILL BE CANCELLED FROM THE PARTICIPANT'S LIST. IN CASE THE RUNNER STILL WANTS TO BE PART OF THE RACE HE/SHE WILL NEED TO APPLY ONCE AGAIN THROUGH THE WEBSITE (OR INFORM THE ORGANIZATION) AND PAY THE NEW FEE.

THE ATHELTES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ENTRY FEE IS NOT REIMBURSABLE OR TRANSFERABLE. IT IS HOWEVER POSSIBLE TO TRANFER THE FEE TO THE 2020 EDITION (IN CASE IT IS ORGANISED, OTHERWISE NOTHING IS DUE) ONLY IF THE ATHLETE SHOWS A VALID MEDICAL CERTIFICATE STATING THE NATURE OF THE INJURY OR ILLNESS THAT IS PREVENTING THE ATHLETE TO BE AT THE STARTING LINE ON JUNE 1st.

MOREOVER THE ATHLETE RELIEVES THE ORGANIZERS FROM ANY RESPONSIBILITY, REIMBURSMENT OR COMPENSATION IN CASE HE/SHE MISSES TO PARTICIPATE TO THE EVENT.

THE RACE FEE CAN BE ONLY BE PAID VIA WIRE TRANSFER AT THE FOLLOWING BANK DETAILS:

A.S.D. TRI4NOMA

IBAN: IT49H0335967684510700243503 (BANCA PROSSIMA)

SWIFT CODE: BCITITMX

IN THE PAYMENT DETAILS SECTION PLEASE WRITE: "RAA2019 - NAME AND LAST NAME"

ENTRY FEE

THE ENTRY FEE TO TAKE PART IN THE 2019 RAA IS:

€125 UNTIL 16/09/2018

€250 UNTIL 31/12/2018

€300 UNTIL 31/03/2019

€350 UNTIL 15/05/2019

THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

  1. ENTRY TO THE RACE
  2. WELCOME PACK
  3. GPS LIVE TRACKING SYSTEM
  4. OFFICIAL T-SHIRT
  5. MEDAL
  6. ROADBOOK
  7. AID STATION WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGES
  8. PARTICIPATION TO THE AWARD PRICE GIVING BANQUET ON JUNE 3RD.

RESULTS AND AWARDS

AT THE END OF THE RACE IT WILL BE ISSUED A LIST OF ALL THE ATHLETES REGULARLY ARRIVED (INSIDE 48 HOURS) AT THE FINISH LINE ON ORDER OF ARRIVAL. THE ATHLETE WHO ARRIVES WITH THE FASTEST TIME WINS THE RACE.

THE AWARDS WILL GO TO THE TOP THREE MALE AND FEMALE OF THE OVERALL RANKING. THERE IS NO CASH PRIZE, BUT ALL ATHLETES WILL BE AWARDED WITH A TROPHY AND/OR OTHER KIND OF PRICE (CLOTHING/FOOD).

REQUIRED MATERIAL

THE ATHLETE MUST HAVE WITH HIMSELF OR IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE (VIA SUPPORT CREW) THE FOLLOWING ACCESSORIES:

  • ADEGUATE CLOTHING, BOTH FOR DAY AND NIGHT
  • FOOD
  • TWO WORKING HEADLAMPS WITH SPARE BATTIERIES TO BE WORN (MANDATORY, OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED) FROM DUSK TILL DAWN MANDATORY, OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED)
  • RED BLINKING LIGHT TO BE WORN ON THE BACK (MANDATORY, OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED).
  • HIGH VISIBILITY VEST (MANDATORY, OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED).
  • MOBILE PHONE (MANDATORY, OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED).
  • SUFFICIENT MONEY SO TO BE ABLE TO REACH THE CLOSEST CP OR HOTEL (MANDATORY, OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED).

SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

THE ORGANIZATION WILL PROVVIDE EACH ATHLETE WITH AN INSURANCE THAT WILL COVER CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WHOLE DURATION OF THE EVENT. THE PARTICIPATION IS UNDER THE FULL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATHLETE AND SUPPORT CREW THAT RENOUNCE ANY DISPUTE AND LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE ORGANIZATION AND ORGANISERS FOR DAMAGES AND/OR CONSEQUENCES THAT CAN OCCUR DURING OR AFTER THE RACE.

MOREOVER, DURING THE RACE, THERE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CERTAIN AID STATION/CHECKPOINTS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. THE DOCTORS IF THOUGHT SO CAN STOP AT ANY TIME A RUNNER IF THEY BELIEVE THE ATHLETE IS IN DANGER OR NOT CAPABLE OF CONTINUING THE RACE. THIS WILL NOT MEAN ANY KIND OF REIMBURSEMENT OF THE ENTRY FEE OR OTHER COSTS TO THE WITHDRAWN ATHLETE.

WITHDRAWALS

IN CASE OF WITHDRAWAL FRON THE RACE, THE COMPETITOR MUST IMMEDIATELY INFORM THE RACE DIRECTOR BY CALLING THE PROVIDED TELEPHONE NUMBER AND GO TO THE NEAREST AID STATION/CHECKPOINT AND HAND IN THE BIB.

DISQUALIFICATION

ON THE RACE COURSE THERE WILL BE RACE MARSHALLS IDENTIFIED BY THE ORGANIZATION THAT WILL VERIFY THE COMPLIANCE TO THE RULES AND ARE AUTHORIZED TO DISQUALIFY ANY ATHLETE WHO WILL NOT COMPLY WITH THE RULES SET IN THE RACE AND REGULATION RULES.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAND IN WRITTEN COMPLAINTS NO LATER THAN 2 HOURS OF THE FINISHING OF THE RACE. THE VERDICT OF THE RACE COMMITTEE IS FINAL AND CANNOT BE FURTHERMORE DISCUSSED.

IMAGE RIGHTS

EACH COMPETITOR EXPRESSELY WAIVES THE RIGHT OF IMAGES AND VIDEOS TAKEN DURING THE RACE, INCLUDING THOSE TAKEN DURING THE PRE RACE BRIEFING OR PRICE AWARD CEREMONY AS WELL AS WAIVES ANY RECOURSE AGAINST THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS PARTNERS FOR THE USE OF THEM.