Rules & Regulations 100km of Namib Desert

  • ART. 1 ORGANIZATION
    ZITOWAY Sport & Adventure based in Modena, Italy, created, owns the brand, and takes care of the sport and logistic organization of the 13rd edition of the “100 Km of Namib Desert1”. The race will take place from the 8/16 December 2019 in Namibia. The technical and touristic organization and the distribution are taken care by Melville – Born 2 Run, based in Reggio Emilia.
  • ART. 2 DEFINITION OF THE RACE
    The “100 Km of Namib Desert” is a foot race in a desert environment over a distance of about 100 km divided into 4 stages.
  • ART. 3 SAFETY KIT
    Every runnner must always carry the compulsory safety kit. The kit can be subject to random checks by the race marshals during the race itslef; if a kit will be found incomplete, the runner will undergo a penalty. Complusory kit :
    • 1 liter of water (minimum amount),
    • salt tablets,
    • survival aluminium blanket,
    • lighter,
    • whistle.
  • ART. 4 ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATION
    The subscription to the race officially and automatically involves the acceptance of this reglement in every section. The acceptance itself allows the organization to modify the reglement in any moment of the race, as per the following art. 17.
  • ART. 5 ADMISSION CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION
    Competitors must be 18 years old, men or women and only Italians must show a compulsory medical certificate issued by a sport medicine specialized doctor; the certificate must report ECG and effort test results testifying the athlete fitness, for other nationalities is only highly recommended.
    All the runners must sign a declaration of self responsibility , relieving the organization of any responsibility in case of accident or damage during the race.
  • ART. 6 CATEGORIES
    Two categories in the race: Male and Female.
  • ART. 7 CHECKS
    Checks will take place on Tuesday 10 December and will regard the compulsory survival kit, the medical certificate and the administrative obligations. After that, race numbers will be released; these must be worn unmodified (must fully show the printed brands) during the whole event.
  • ART. 8 RACE START and TIME LIMIT
    The start of each stage will be given in a group at the agreed time during the technical briefing.
    The maximum time is relative only to the marathon race and is fixed at 8 hours with a gate at 12:00 at the second refreshment, 6 hours after departure.
    Competitors must start with at least 1 liter of water.
    During the 1st and 2nd stage there is only one refreshment with water at about half way, 2 refreshments in the marathon, and one again in the last stage.
    The abandonment of waste along the tracks by the competitors will cause their immediate exclusion from the race.
    The water station can also be a check point of the runners. At the same way ,other check points can be arranged random along the itinerary.
  • ART. 9 THE ROUTE
    The entire itinerary will be marked by the organization using high visibility orange arrows, ribbons and flags, always according to the rules of the protected area the race will enter. All runners can go directly from one marking to the next cutting some corners, but furthermore, runners must be advised that only on the main itinerary the assistance – and possible rescue – of the organization will be granted.
  • ART. 10 WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TERRAIN
    In the month of December in the area the average daily temperatures are around 20°/35° during the day with negligible humidity percentages.
    During the night the average temperature it lowers significantly.
    The terrain has different features: tracks with hard, rocky surface during the first three legs; only in the last leg the sand will prevail, with high dunes until the finish line. In case of sudden sandstorm, with no visibility, runners must stop on the marked track and wait for the organization.
  • ART. 11 WITHDRAW
    In the event of permanent withdraw, the competitor will immediately notify the organization and deliver the race number, but will remain the responsibility of the organization until the end of the race except in the case of medical repatriation.
    In case instead of partial abandonment, which concerns the withdrawal from a stage, or the getting over from the time limit, the competitor will be imposed the maximum stage time, plus the penalty in time provided by the race direction, but may restart the following stages.
  • ART. 12 CLASSIFICATIONS
    The times of each competitor will be timed in hours, minutes and seconds.
    The sum of the times for each stage will determine the final classification which will obviously reward the shortest time spent.
  • ART. 13 MEDICAL AND INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
    Only for the italian runners, is set an insurance linked to the travel package, covering health problems and possible travel back home. No personal insurance for accidents is set.
    During the race a full medical assistance will be provided; runners must be anyway aware that terrain conditions and distances may affect the speed of assistance.
    Runners take part in the race under their full responsibility , while the organization is relieved from any responsibility due to accidents, falls or diseases during the legs. Runners can’t hold as responsible for accidents any other runner , even in case of accidents or contact caused by them.
    No insurance for civil risks is compulsory for the organization, that is also relieved from any responsibility in case of accidents, death or damages suffered by the runners during the race.The organization holds a public liability policy RSA Sun Insurance Office ltd N. 1006.1000002256 ceiling of € 1.000.000,00.
    Foreign competitors will be able to take out insurance policies on their country of origin for any assistance and repatriation.
  • ART. 14 ACCOMMODATION
    The accommodation during the event is scheduled at the Sossusvlei Lodge, the participants will be accommodated in the air-conditioned 2-bed bungalows and the catering service for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by the staff of Sossusvlei Lodge.
  • ART. 15 IMAGE COVERAGE
    All rights for picutres and/or video regarding the “100 Km of Namib Desert” are reserved.
    Participants, with their subscription, give their authorization to the organization for the use of their name and pictures. All the pictures and videos realized during the event can be used by the runners only for personal, private use, unless special authorization released by the organizers.
  • ART. 16 AWARDS
    There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers in the men’s and women’s category.
    Special prizes will also be awarded at the discretion of the organization. To all the runners finishing the race, a medal will be offered.
  • ART. 17 ORGANIZATIONAL RIGHTS
    The race Director hold the right to modify, under his unquestionable decision, any point of this reglement.
    The race Director furthermore hold the right to modify, under his unquestionable decision, the itinerary , the distance or the total number of legs, if technical, weather or safety conditions should require.

The Organization