REGULATION

REGULATION ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA

 

 

 

 

This Regulation can be corrected, modified or improved at any time by the Organization, as well as any data, rule or apart for optimal race performance. To be registered shows the conformity of the participant with this Regulation.

This Regulation will be strictly complied for all participants of the event denominated ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020 in all its categories: ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA, TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA and MARATON SIERRA NEVADA.  Any incident not reflected in the regulation, will be resolved by the jury of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020, composed by the Sports Director of the race, a Member of the Organization, a Representative of the Runners and a Referee.

  • Art. 1 ORGANIZATION 

 

The mountain race Ultra Sierra Nevada is organized by TerraIncognita Sport S.L. 

 

  • Art.2  RACE 

 

ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA is a mountain race of 103 km of distance. The Start line is in Granada. Participants will run through the environment of Sierra Nevada Natural Park, reach to the Veleta Peack (3100m) to finalize at the ski resort of Pradollano.

 

ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA has a positive accumulated altitude of 5.800 meters and a negative accumulated altitude of 4.300 meters. With semi-autonomy character, the participants have a maximum time of 25 hours to complete the race..

The route, checkpoints and aid stations of TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA are the same as the 62 kilometers of the Ultra Sierra Nevada from Beas de Granada to Pradollano, where the finish line is installed, (henceforth all regulations developed here for ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA is applicable to all participants of the TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA).

 

The route, checkpoints and aid stations of MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA are the same as the 40 kilometers of the Ultra Sierra Nevada from Quéntar to Pradollano, where the finish line is installed, (henceforth all regulations developed here for ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA is applicable to all participants of the MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA).

ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA will be held on Saturday, July 11th of 2020. The Start time will be at 23:00 hours on Friday 10 July at the Paseo del Salón, Granada.

TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA will be held on Saturday, July 11th of 2020. The Start time will be at 5:00 hours in Town Hall Square of Beas de Granada.

 

MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA will be held on Saturday, July 11th of 2020. The Start time will be at 7:00 hours in Town Hall Square. of Quéntar.

 

The closing time of Finish line for ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA participants will be at 01:00 a.m hours on Saturday, July 11th 2020.

The closing time of Finish line for TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA participants will be at 20:00 hours on Saturday, July 11th 2020.

The closing time of Finish line for MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA participants will be at 17:00 hours on Saturday, July 11th 202.

  • Art.3 SPORTS BEHAVIOR AND RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 

The ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA is held with absolute respect for the environment.

Participants should respect the environment in which the race is realized and keep clean the environment. For these reasons the runners should eat and drink WITHOUT LEAVING ANY PACKAGE OUT OF CONTAINERS enabled for such use.

THE BREACH OF THIS ITEM will lead to the IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANT. This disqualification can be disabled by a simple testimony of any member of the organizing team of the race.

The Organization will not cut traffic, and participants will respect the road rules in towns and highways use and public domain.

 

The participants will be disqualified from the competition if showing violent aptitudes or littering in nature. To respect the crops, livestock and private property in general are obligatory.

 

Participants are responsible for any damages incurred as a result of this type of behavior.

It is strictly forbidden to receive outside assistance or supplies during the development of the race out of the points set forth by the organization: these points will coincide with the official refreshments. 

 

  • Art.4  REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION 

Participation is open to all those persons who formalize correctly both REGISTRATIONS as the payment stipulated for the races.

 

The registration fee for the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA will be based according to the following terms of payment: 

 

-  (1/11/2019 to 14/3/2020)

- (15/3/2020 to 31/5/2020)

- (1/6/2020 to 30/6/2020)

The registration fee for the TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA will be based according to the following terms of payment: 

-  (1/11/2019 to 14/3/2020)

- (15/3/2020 to 31/5/2020)

- (1/6/2020 to 30/6/2020)

The registration fee for the MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA will be based according to the following terms of payment: 

-  (1/11/2019 to 14/3/2020)

- (15/3/2020 to 31/5/2020)

- (1/6/2020 to 30/6/2020)

The act of registering for the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020 entails the acceptance of its terms and conditions by all participants.  It also implies that the participant has the adequate preparation and that he/she is aware of the hard geographical and weather conditions one may encounter throughout its course.  Therefore, the participant exempts the Organizer from any liability regarding any health problems resulting from his/her participation in the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020.

Registered participants understand that they participate in the event voluntarily and under their own responsibility.  Thus, they exempt the Organizer from any liability and will not press any charges or file any liability claims against the Organizer, its collaborators, sponsors or other participants.

To this end, when collecting their race bib in Granada, participants must submit the document “Disclaimer and certificate of physical fitness” duly printed and signed.  This document will be read and accepted during the registration process, and each participant must print it, fill in and sign it. 

  • Art. 5 REFUND OF REGISTRATION 

Participants may cancel their registration and get the corresponding  fee refund.

 

75%  (1/11/2019 to 14/3/2020)

50% (15/3/2020 to 31/5/2020)

0% (1/6/2020 to 30/6/202)

Requests for fee refunds  will only be accepted BEFORE May 31, 2020

Reimbursements will be made before 30 days from the date of acceptance of the application.

Once a cancellation request is accepted, the Organizer will transfer the corresponding vacant place to the candidate at the top of the waiting list on that moment. 

  • Art.6 BIB NUMBER 

Race bibs and gift bags will be collected in Pradollano on July 9 and 10.

Each participant must wear the race bib on the front of the body, on top of the clothing, and it must be easily visible all time. 

Race bibs are personal and non-transferable. By default, race bibs (and gift bags) will only be given to participants who have registered for the event.  Participants must show an IDENTITY CARD, PASSPORT or NIE (Foreign Identification Number) to prove their identity in order to collect their race bib. The identity document must be the same used for registration.

After the identity check, the personnel handing out the race bib will put a control wristband on the wrist of the participant.  The participant must wear this wristband during the entire event.  Together with the race bib, the wristband entitles access to all services available for participants: start area, aid stations, transport for dropouts, medical services, drop bag transport and collection… etc.

Not wearing the wristband during the event entails disqualification. 

Each participant will be assigned a number, which will be determined randomly in all cases, except for the first numbers to be determined by the Organization.

Participants will get race bibs of different colors according to their race, ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA, TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA OR MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA.

  • Art.7 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT 

All runners without exceptions must carry the following equipment to be able to perform the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA, TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA and MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA.

  • Mobile phone: With fully charged battery, active roaming, and turned on during the entire event.

  • Front light and red light back: With charged batteries and functioning properly. (Except MARATON)

  • Spare batteries: or a second front light with charged batteries and functioning properly. (Except MARATON)

  • Thermal blanket: Minimal surface (1,4 x 2 m).

  • Whistle: those included on backpacks are accepted if they function properly.

  • Cup for liquids: no cups/glasses will be provided at aid stations.

  • Windproof jacket: covering the whole trunk, including the arms.

  • Trouser or 3/4 meshes below the knee. (Only ULTRA)(It is not compulsory to run with them.) Combination of short mesh and compressive stockings is NOT valid) 

  • Cap or headwear: to totally protect the head.

  • Drinking container and/or hydration pack: total minimal capacity 1L.

 

There will be inspections of mandatory clothing and equipment at any point throughout the course.  These inspections may be general or random.

Not carrying one or more of the mandatory items, refusing to cooperate in a control or being disrespectful to the controller entails the immediate invalidation of the race bib number.

 

Recommended Equipment

 

  • Sunglasses: with plastic lenses

  • Poles: Strongly recommended in case of rain or snow.

  • Sunscreen cream or lotion: Total protection.

  • Electrolytes and/or mineral salts

  • Energy food: Energy bars, gels, fruits…

  • Mini first-aid kit: With supplies for the treatment of minor wounds or scratches.

  • Backpack: Appropriate to the volume of the material and pace of the participant. 

  • Art.8 CHECKPOINTS, AID STATIONS AND ASSISTANCE 

 

The route of the race will be marked with tape and specific signage created for race. The track of the Trail shall be published in the official website of the race. Any changes or modifications to the same will be announced in the official website and social networks. 

 

Participants must follow the marked course without disobeying any signs and must stop at all checkpoints.

 

Besides the official checkpoints announced on the web www.ultrasierranevada.com, the Organization may set up “mobile” checkpoints to control the race or material at any point of the course. 

Participants must respond to the requests and questions posed by a course steward, physician, nurse or aid station supervisor at checkpoints or at any other point throughout the race.

It is strictly forbidden receive outside assistance or supplies during the development of the race out of the points set forth by the organization: these coincide with the official refreshments. Likewise, it is prohibited to be accompanied by others who are not participants registered in the race. 

Participants of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA  may have personal assistance only in the areas enabled for it.  ASSISTANCE AREAS comprise an area set by the organization.  The limits of these areas will be clearly marked throughout the course, marking the start and the end of each ASSISTANCE AREA. Access to aid stations will be restricted to runners and authorized crews (RESTRICTED AREA without public access). Only one crew member can enter and assist each runner in the RESTRICTED AREA in aid stations. 

When collecting the race bib, each runner can apply for a maximum of 2 authorizations for assistance crew members, so they can distribute among the different aid stations.

 

Each aid station has a designated closing time. Participants must reach all aid stations before their closing time to be able to continue on the race.

 

Aid stations will provide liquids and solid food, which will vary according to their location on the course.  The items available in each aid station may be checked at the web.

 

Food and drinks must be ingested at the aid station, in sufficient amount to meet the energy requirements to reach the next aid station.  Water can be loaded in the containers or hydration packs carried by the participants.

Having a race bib and a wristband is required to get access to the aid stations.

 

An area with warm food, medical assistance, massages, etc… will be enabled in Pradollano for all participants of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA and Güejar Sierra for all participants of USN TRAIL.

 

  

  • Art.9 BAG TRANSPORT AND WARDROBE SERVICE 

 

Every participant of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA and TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA could deliver 2 bags drop-off to be collected at the aid station CP6 in Güejar Sierra and at the Finsih Line in Pradollano.

 

The Bag drop-off, to be collected at Güejar Sierra by participants of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA and TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA will be returned to ski resort of Pradollano (Finish line) on Saturday 11th from 16:00 hours.

 

The bag drop-off must be identified with the labels provided by the organizer and must be delivered on Friday, July 13th at the same place where the Start Line is collected.

 

The organization is not responsible for any items left inside the backpack.

Runners wishing to drop out of the race should take into account that all bags are available in the space provided at the checkpoint and aid station of Güejar Sierra until the closing time of this checkpoint.

 

The Organizer will not check the contents of the bags or whether they are properly closed.  Therefore, the Organizer will not respond to any complaints about loss or damage of bags or their contents.  It is recommended to not leave valuables or fragile material in the bags.  Runners should ensure the bag remains closed at all times by reinforcing its closing (for example with a string or bridle).

 

  

  • Art.10 SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE 

 

There will be several medical and safety teams coordinated with the national 112 emergency services by the central direction of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA, located in Pradollano.

 

By default, these teams will be distributed among the different aid stations so runners may ask for assistance or help in case of need.

 

There will be mandatory medical examinations at some points along the route, which may be random or general.

 

Refusal by the runner to cooperate fully or being disrespectful with the medical personnel may result in immediate disqualification.

 

All participants will accept the medical decisions of the physicians and medical team, whose decision will prevail over all others. The physicians and caregivers may:

 

  • Remove from the event any runner that they consider incapable of continuing, by invalidating their race bib number.

  • Order the evacuation of any participant who they consider being in danger.

  • If necessary, order the hospitalization of a runner. 

 

  • Art.11 DROP OUT AND EVACUATION 

 

Withdrawals must be made in the Control Points. If by accident or injury, the runner cannot reach a checkpoint they must follow the rescue procedure by contacting the organization through the Emergency Mobile Phone.

The runner wishing to drop out must inform the aid station. The supervisor will identify the runner as dropout.

 

Only the aid stations indicated as CONTROL RECALL points, there will be transportation to evacuate dropout runners.

 

Even if the dropout opts to get back to Pradollano by own means, he/she must inform about his/her intention to drop out to the supervisor will identify the runner as dropout.  Otherwise the Organizers will consider the runner missing and activate the rescue alarm.

 

  • Art.12 MODIFICATIONS THE ROUTE, CUT-OFF TIMES OR CANCELLATION OF THE RACE 

 

In case of bad weather conditions or force majeure, the organizers reserve the right to suspend, neutralize or modify the time and / route of the race.

 

If the event is cancelled due to force majeure more than 7 days before the start date, the registration fees will be partially refunded.  The amount refunded will depend on the date of the suspension and the amount that the Organizer has already spent on non-refundable costs.

 

If the event is cancelled for reasons beyond the Organizer’s control within 7 days before the start of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2019, or if the event is suspended after having started, no registration fees will be refunded

 

  • Art.13 PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS 

 

Race Referees present in the race as well as any member of the organization shall monitor the implementation of the Regulation and are authorized to immediately apply the following penalties or disqualifications:

 

                                  DESCRIPTION OF THE FAULT                                                   PENALTY

 

  • Not following the race course, although NOT shortening its distance or even increasing it. Penalty of 5 min.

 

  • Not following the race course, shortening its distance. Penalty of 30min. 1st warning.  Disqualification: 2nd warning.

 

  • Run accompanied by someone without a race bib who displays a clear intention to help the runner. Penalty of 30min. 1st warning.  Disqualification: 2nd warning.

 

  • Receiving personal assistance outside the area of aid stations. Penalty of 15min. 1st warning. Disqualification: 2nd warning.

 

  • Littering or any behavior that may harm the natural environment. Disqualification.

 

  • No assistance to a person in danger (injury, great exhaustion, hypothermia . Disqualification and ban from entering any future events.

 

  • Skipping a checkpoint. Disqualification.

 

  • Not having the mandatory equipment or refusal to cooperate during an inspection of equipment or refusal to undergo a medical examination.  Disqualification.

 

  • Remove or change the marks set by the organization.  Disqualification and ban from entering any future events.

 

  • Using a means of transport.  Disqualification and ban from entering any future events.

 

  • Transferring the race bib or chip to another person to run in place of the registered runner during part or the totality of the event; and/or providing false information to the Organizers. Disqualification and ban from entering any future events.

 

  • Dropping out without immediately notifying the Organizer. Disqualification and ban from entering any future events.

 

  • Not carry the bib number in front of the clothing and visibly. Warning+ Disqualification.

 

  • Invest more time than the organization establishes to complete the race as well as exceed the maximum split times established by stretch. Disqualification.

 

 

  • Art.14 CATEGORIES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND TROPHIES.

The established categories of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA are the following:

 

•             ABSOLUTE MALE (21 years and older)

•             ABSOLUTE FEMALE (21 years and older)

•             PROMISE MALE (21 to 23 years reached during the reference year)

•             PROMISE FEMALE (21 to 23 years reached during the reference year)

•             SENIOR MALE (24 to 39 years reached during the reference year)

•             SENIOR FEMALE (24 to 39 years reached during the reference year)

•             VETERANS MALE (40 to 50 years reached during the reference year)

•             VETERANS FEMALE (40 to 50 years reached during the reference year)

•             MÁSTER MALE (51 years and older)

•             MÁSTER FEMALE (51 years and older)

•             CLUBS

The established categories of the TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA are the following:

 

•             ABSOLUTE MALE (21 years and older)

•             ABSOLUTE FEMALE (21 years and older)

•             PROMISE MALE (21 to 23 years reached during the reference year)

•             PROMISE FEMALE (21 to 23 years reached during the reference year)

•             SENIOR MALE (24 to 39 years reached during the reference year)

•             SENIOR FEMALE (24 to 39 years reached during the reference year)

•             VETERANS MALE (40 to 50 years reached during the reference year)

•             VETERANS FEMALE (40 to 50 years reached during the reference year)

•             MÁSTER MALE (51 years and older)

•             MÁSTER FEMALE (51 years and older)

•             CLUBS

 

The established categories of the MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA are the following:

 

•             ABSOLUTE MALE (18 years and older)

•             ABSOLUTE FEMALE (18 years and older)

•             PROMISE MALE (18 to 23 years reached during the reference year)

•             PROMISE FEMALE (18 to 23 years reached during the reference year)

•             SENIOR MALE (24 to 39 years reached during the reference year)

•             SENIOR FEMALE (24 to 39 years reached during the reference year)

•             VETERANS MALE (40 to 50 years reached during the reference year)

•             VETERANS FEMALE (40 to 50 years reached during the reference year)

•             MÁSTER MALE (51 years and older)

•             MÁSTER FEMALE (51 years and older)

•             CLUBS

 

The top three finishers of each category will receive a trophy. Is necessary the participation of at least five athletes in each category to opt for trophy. If this requirement is not met, only the winner of the category will have trophy.

The first federated club qualified will be awarded a trophy.  The time for the top 3 runners from each club will be added to obtain the total time. In case of a tie between several clubs, the time of the first 4 runners will be added and so on until break the tie.

Lack of attendance to the awards ceremony entails renouncing to the corresponding trophy and cash prize. Any delegation to another person for the collection of trophies and awards shall be known and authorized by the Organization at least 3 hours before delivery.

  • Art.15 COMPLAINTS 

 

Runners may file complaints while the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020 is taking place. A 50€ deposit (in cash) must be paid to file a complaint.  This deposit will be refunded if the complaint is accepted and resolved in favor of the runner.

 

These complaints may be filed until the closing time of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2019. Their resolution may affect the provisional ranking and awarded runners.

 

All complaints will be studied and resolved by the jury of the competition, composed by:

 

  • Referee of the race.

  • The race director

  • The sports director

  • The Chrono manager (if needed)

  • A runner randomly chosen and accepted by the parties

No appeal may be filed against a resolution taken by the jury of the competition.

 

 

  • Art.16 IMAGE RIGHTS 

Accepting the present regulations mandatorily involves that the participant authorizes TerraIncognita Sport SL to take photographs and filming their participation in ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020.

In addition, the participant consents the publication, commercial and advertising exploitation of the images taken during ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA 2020 -including those images in which the participant is clearly identifiable- without any right of economical compensation for the participant.  Images will not be used for any other purposes than those stated before.

 

TerraIncognita Sport SL owns all image rights of the event in exclusive. Any media or advertising projects must have the consent of TerraIncognica Sport SL.      

  • Art.17   DATA PROTECTION 

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Organic Law 15/1999 of December 13th on Personal Data Protection, the participant’s personal data will be included in a folder named “Sport Events” owned by TerraIncognita Sport SL. The data will be used for the management, organization, realization and communication of sport events, publication of results and ensuring the safety of participants.  The data will be used by the organizing entity TerraIncognita Sport SL.

 

Participants are responsible of the veracity and accuracy of the data provided and they may exercise their rights to access, rectify, cancel or oppose their personal data in accordance with the Organic Law 15/1999 December 13th. 

 

To do so, participants may contact TerraIncognita Sport SL by writing at TerraIncognita Sport SL sending an email to the address info@terraincognita.group

 

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