10 December 2015

 

ARTICLE 1 : ORGANISATION

 

The association GRC organises the Grand Raid des Cathares on 19th, 20th, 21th of Octobre

The participants agree to the race rules and régulations

Race open to all above the age of 18yo, run as a team or individually within a limited timeframe.

Runners must follow normal road rules

ARTICLE 2 : RACES

 

The Trail des Colombes is a trail race in the department of Aude (11), consists of a loop that starts from the medieval city of Carcassonne. The distance is of 40km and the positive elevation is 1300m.

Article 2-1  Start

Saturday 21 October 2016 at 9:00 am

Article 2-2 Time limits

The time limit to complete the race is of 8h30.

If a runner cannot meet the cut off times in place, he will be disqualified. Any disqualified competitor must give up their race number to the official and get to the closest checkpoint Under their own power.

Article 2-3 Shortcuts

Not Shortcuts to the trail des Colombes 

Article 2-4 Race change

- To a race with a higher distance – the difference in price between the 2 races will be payable

Article 2-5  Race numbers

Race numbers will be given to races on 20th October to 3:00pm and 21th October to 7:00pm  in the main hall of the Dome of Carcassonnes (please refer race briefing for more info)

Compulsory equipment check will take place when racers pick up they race number (WARNING – racers must provide their own pins for the race bib)

ARTICLE 4 : Rules and conditions

 

 when signing up to the race, runners agree to the following

♦ RESPECT TO OTHERS

No cheating

Be respectful and courteous to volounteers

Respect the local people

Respect the organisors and its sponsors.

Respect the normal road rules

Respect the instructions by the race staff when crossing roads

♦ BE RESPECTFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Do not litter

Do not run outside of marked trails

Try to car share to get to the race

♦ SHARE & help other runners

Help any other competitor that seem to be in trouble

Team work is of utmost importance for all our team competitors

♦ PUSHING YOUR OWN LIMITS

Be respectful to the race doctors and the deicision they may impose on you

Be aware of your own limits

ARTICLE 5 : MAIN RULES

 

Article 5-1 SELF SUFFICIENT

This is a semi self sufficient race. No pacer allowed

Article 5-2 CHECKPOINTS

There will be checkpoints along the way (food and drink will be available at the CPS)

Please refer to the race booklet for more information

checkpoints will have the following

hot & cold food, sweet and savoury

beds

doctors, podiatrists, physios

Showers are available at the finish

Support crews will be allowed in some of the checkpoints (as described in the racer booklet)

All racers will be allowed to have drop bags (containing change of clothes) at the main checkpoint in Arques (please refer to the competitor’s booklet)

Organisors of the race take no responsibility for any lost property

Article 5-3 DNF

Except for cause of injury, runners cannot withdraw from the race outside of a checkpoint. They must ensure a race official is being alerted of their decision to withdraw

Racers withdrawing will have the option of being driven back to the race HQ (only available at specific checkpoints as per the competitor race booklet)

Article 5-4 DRUG TESTING

Random drug test will take place during or after the race

Drug testing is compulsory and refusal from a competitor will mean instant disqualification

Article 5-5 RACE MODIFICATION AND CANCELLATION

Race organisors may modify at any time and without warning any of the race and/or checkpoints

In case of sévère thunderstorm or heavy rain, the race start may be delayed or the race cancelled by the race organisors.

Race organisors may also change the cut off times

Article 5-6 INSURANCE

Public liability

The organisation is covered for public liability for the duration of the event

Personal insurance

Each participant must be covered for search and rescue

Such insurance can be purchased from the organisors.

The organisors will not be liable for any incident or theft of personal belongings during the event.

Article 5-7 IMAGE RIGHTS

Tous concurrents renoncent expressément à se prévaloir du droit à l'image durant et après l'épreuve, comme ils renoncent à tout recours à l'encontre de l'organisateur pour l'utilisation faite de son image.

Article 5-8 REWARDS

A bag with goodies will be offered to each participant. Also a tap beer will be offered when showing your race bib

Article 5-9 DISQUALIFICATIONS

 disqualification may occur if any of the following takes place

- missing some compulsory equipment

- wild Assistance

- Removing or moving course markings during the race

- Not willing to undertake compulsory equipment check

- No race bag

- Not wearing your race bib

- Not meeting the several race cut off times

- Using another mode of transportation than your feet

- Not assisting another racer in distress

- littering

- being agressive towards race organisors or members of the event team

- Not allowing a physical examination by a race doctor

- Physically of mentally not able to continue

- positive drug testing

ARTICLE 6 : RACE RULES

 

Entries open 9 January 2017

Maximum of 500 participants. Once reached, the entries will be closed and there won’t be a waiting list

To have a valid entry, a racer will have to give the orgnisation a certified copy of a médical certificate stating that they are in good enough health to take on this endeavour.

The certificate must be less than 1 year old from the date of the race

The certificate will have to be sent whilst entering the race online

Medical certificates sent via post (i.e. not online) will not be looked at. They MUST be sent online via the race website. 

ARTICLE 7 : COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT

 

The organisation has the right to check that each competitor carries the listed compulsory equipment at all times.

▪ 2 head lamps with spare batteries

▪ A survival blanket

▪ A whistle

▪ 1.5l of water

▪ food

▪ 2nd layer (long sleeve)

▪ A waterproof jacket with hood

▪ A mobile phone in working order

• Cap or equivalent

▪ Cups staff

▪ Adhesive elastic band

▪ Pair of gloves

▪ ID

▪ A reflective armband

FOR HYGIENE REASONS, NO GLASS WILL BE OFFERERS IN THE CHEKPOINTS

HENCE IT BEING IN THE COMPUSSORY EQUIPMENT LIST

If you chose to carry walking sticks, they must be carried for the entire duration of the race

ARTICLE 8 : RACE RULES

 

Entering the race means acceptance of the race rules

The aim of this event is to promote the region’s treasures and its history

We would like athletes to respect our environment and not litter.

It is compulsory to keep to the marked trails

Each participant must be aware of the difficultis of this event (elevation, distance, darkness…)

A good physical condition and proper préparation is paramount

ARTICLE 9 : DROITS D’ENGAGEMENT

 

Depending on when you enter

♦ From 9th January to 6th February 2017

Solo 33 euros

Team 33 euros per member (only 1 timing recorded)

♦ From 7 February 2016 to 6 June 2017

Solo 39 euros

Team 39 euros per member (only 1 timing recorded)

♦ From 7 June 2016 to 7 September 2017

Solo 44 euros

Team 44 euros per member (only 1 timing recorded)

 

If you sign up during thèse dates, you won’t be allowed to Switch events.

If a team member cannot race up to 15 days prior to race day, the other member can Switch to a solo race

Price difference at time of Switch will be payable

 A race bib cannot be given away or sold

 

ARTICLE 10 : CANCELLATION OF AN ENTRY

 

You have the option to take on a cancellation insurance option for 4 euros at the time entry

Cancellation application will only be valid for the following reasons :

- An accident, a serious illness or the death of the participant

- A serious illness needing time in hopsital or the death of the participant’s relatives

For a serious illness of an accident, a medical certificate will be required

Refund will work as follows

- Prior to 15th May, 90% of the total price (less administration fee) without any specific reason

- Prior to 15th September, 60% of the entry price (less administration fee) if any of the above reasons has occured

- After 15th September, no refund will be allowed

Any refund request must be sent to us by registered mail with the original medical certificate or else by the 18th of October 2016

All participant agrees with the terms and conditions

 

ASSOCIATION GRC

 

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