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- Art. 1 ORGANISATION
ZITOWAY Sport & Adventure, Modena, Italy – designer and owner of both race and brand, organises the 19th edition of the “100 Km del Sahara”. It will take place from 8th to 13th October 2019 in southern Tunisia. Technical and travel aspects are organised by Melville/Born 2 Run T.O from Reggio Emilia (Italy).
- Art. 2 RACE DEFINITION
The “100 Km del Sahara” is a multi-day running race. It takes place in the Sahara desert over a distance of 100km, divided into 3 legs respectively of Km 15 – 35 – 50. It’s an amatuer race with final rankings, it’s not connected to any official or professional circuit and it’s not recognized by any official sport federation.
- Art. 3 MANDATORY SAFETY KIT
Every runner must carry a safety kit through the entire race; this can be verified by the organization at any moment. Any item lacking in the kit will incur penalties by the race organisation. Compulsory equipment: 1 liter water bottle (minimum quantity), aluminium blanket, minerals, lighter, whistle, headlamp for night stage .
- Art. 4 REGULATIONS ACCEPTANCE
With the registration in the race the runners automatically accept the regulations and authorize the organizers to modify them at any moment during the race, as per art. 20.
- Art. 5 ADMISSION TO REGISTRATION
Participants in the Runners and Nordic Walking Sportivo Categories must be eighteen y.o., must provide a medical certificate with cardiac stress test issued by an authorized institute. This is required by law for Italian Runners. It is advisable for runners of other nations. Walkers must provide a medical certificate signed by Doctor that they are able and fit to participate in this type of event. This is obligatory for Italian participants and advisable for other nationals.
All the runners and walkers must sign a responsability waiver.
- Art. 6 CATEGORIES
There will be three categories: Runner’s, Nordic Walking Sportivo and Walkers. Runners Category will be divided into male and female.
- Art. 7 TECHNICAL CHECKS
Technical checks will take place in the afternoon of the second day, at the campsite and will concern: safety kit, medical certificates and fees. After that bib numbers will be distributed; these must be worn at all times during the entire race.
- Art. 8 RACE
A technical briefing will be held with technical information and start times.
Runners must run with 1 liter of water and the safety kit. Waterpoints providing water, tea and fruit are planned for every leg: 1 in the 15 km leg, 2 in the 35 km, 3 in the 50 km.
Littering along the race route will result in an immediate disqualification.
- Art. 9 WATER
Water will be distributed at certain hours only.
- Art. 10 ITINERARY
The entire itinerary will be way marked by the organisation with color ribbons, high visibility flags and various marks. It’s forbidden to take short cuts along the race course and doing so will incur in penalties. Race assistance is granted only along the official itinerary.
- Art. 11 WEATHER AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS
In October average temperatures are around 28°C during the day and 20°C in the night. The terrain has a variated nature, both rocky and sandy, the latter being very common in many stretches.
- Art. 12 RETIREMENT FROM RACE
In case of final retirement the runner must immediately inform a race commissioner and deliver him/her the bib number. The runner will be assisted until the end of the race, except for repatriation due to health reasons. In case of partial retirement (only one leg) the runner will receive a time penalty but will be allowed to start again the next leg.
- Art. 13 TIME LIMIT
Time limit will be 3 hours in the first 15 km leg, 6 hours in the second 35 km leg and 9 hours in the third 50 km leg, with a stop gate at the 40th km, max 7 hours after the start. These timings apply to all the categories. The organisation reserves the right, due to serious delay or other problems, to stop a runner, regardless of timings.
- Art. 14 RANKS
Timing will be registered in hours, minutes, seconds.
The sum of the legs’ timing will determine the final rank.
- Art. 15 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND INSURANCE
Foreign runners must arrange a compulsory personal insurance for medical/health assistance and repatriation and show it during the technical checks.
During the entire race professional medical assistance will be granted.
- Art. 16 RESPONSIBILITY WAIVER AND REFUNDS
All the participants, by signing these regulations, acknowledge to be fully informed of all possible problems/risks related to the race, also possibly originating from the hosting country, such as turmoils, uprising, etc. Participants acknowledge the safety measures adopted by the organizers, who are not to be in any way, held responsible for any accident that could possibly occur during the entire event.
Participants declare they take part in the programme under their own personal responsibility, totally relieving the organisation from any responsibility for possible accidents, falls, illnesses, injuries or death should it accidentally occur during the entire event. Participants won’t ascribe any responsibility to other runners, even in case of accidental contact or falls occurring during the race.
In case the event should be cancelled due to problems originating in the hosting country, with no responsibility relating to the organisation, refunds will be agreed upon with the organisation under terms of law.
- Art. 17 LOGISTIC ASSISTANCE
Will be arranged by a selected local organisation, included runners ‘ personal baggage transport. The baggage must be only one piece.
- Art. 18 IMAGE RIGHTS
All the rights related to “100 Km del Sahara” photo and video shootings are reserved to the organisation. With the registration participants allow the organisation to use their images. Any photo or video shot by the runners during the race can only be used for private purposes, except for special authorizations.
- Art. 19 AWARDS
Plaques and cups will be awarded to the first three runners in the rank in both male and female categories. Special prizes for Nordic Walking Sportivo. All the finishers will receive the official medal and the FINISHER T-shirt.
- Art. 20 ORGANISATION RIGHTS
The Race director reserves the right to intervene and modify, for special accounted for reasons, the points of these regulations regarding the race. The Race director furthermore reserves the right to modify the itinerary, distance or legs’ number due to exceptional weather conditions, safety or technical reasons.