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Trail Running in the Dolomites

Regulations Dolomites Saslong Half Marathon

Learn all the rules and regulations of the Saslong Half Marathon, such as registration and entry conditions, catering, liability or nature conservation

ORGANISATION

ASV Gherdeina Runners, Via Trebinger 15, I-39047 Ortisei
www.sasslong.run, info@saslong.run, tel. +39 339 700 4045

ENTRY CONDITIONS

Anyone above the age of 18 from the date of the race can enter.

The race will take place over an alpine route, which is very challenging in parts. It is requested therefor that participants have: sure footing over mountain trails, are in excellent physical and mental condition and are adequately athletically prepared. Each participant at the moment of entry declares to compete at their own risk, to be responsible for their own safety and to be in possession of the present required participation conditions.

All participants of Italian nationality must be in possession of a valid medical certificate of fitness for light athletic‘ issued by a recognised sports doctor. In addition they have to be a member of UISP or FIDAL or be in possession of a runcard. Participants from outside of Italy who are members of an IAAF affiliated club must present their membership card. Any others who are not members of a club must present a valid medical certificate stating fitness to participate in amateur sport, issued by their GP/family doctor.

ROUTE

The race is around 21 km long with an altitude difference of 900m, and will start and finish at MontePana/St. Christina going in a clockwise direction around the Sassolungo massif, accompanied by a breathtaking panorama. A more inspiring location for a mountain run would be hard to find.

The competitors must respect the route markings at all times, and also any instructions given by the race attendants and the race doctor.

Disrespect of the rules will result in disqualification without any right to a refund of the entry fees.

In case of adverse weather conditions, natural disaster or for other reasons outwith the control of the race organisers, the route my be varied or the race may be canceled, without any refund of the entry fee to the participants.

TIME LIMITS

The time limit allowed to complete the Saslong Half Marathon is a maximum of 4 hours.
Time limit to reach the Sella pass (~8 km): 2 hours
Time limit to reach the Sasso Piatto hut (~15 km): 3 hours

After which times the competitors will not be given a classification and will not be guaranteed the use of services such as refreshment stations, medical assistance, control points, chronometer, classification, medal etc.

As a result of exceeding the maximum time limits race bibs with be clearly marked and participants with assume complete responsibility for any consequence thereof.

GARMENTS – GEAR

The Saslong Half Marathon takes place on alpine routes, including rough paths, trails and gravel.

It should be noted that the weather in the mountains can change rapidly. Trail shoes and clothing adapted to the conditions prevailing on the day of the race are highly recommended.

The organisers reserve the right to obligate participants to the use of trail shoes if the conditions should demand it. Any athlete who does not conform to this request will be excluded from the race without exception, without refund of entry fees.

ENTRY FEES

Subscription must be completed online at www.salong.run. The form must be completed in all its parts and is only valid after the payment of the entry fee and receipt by the organisation of a relevant valid medical certificate. Incomplete subscriptions will not be accepted.
For the first edition of the run 2018, there is a limit of 400 participants.

The entry fee is fixed at:

Euro 40,00 up to 30.04.2019
Euro 45,00 from 01.05. until 31.05.2019
Euro 50,00 from 01.06.2019

Subscription entitles participation in the race and includes the following services:

  • Special race pack
  • Race medal for all classified athletes
  • 1 drink and 1 meal in the finish area
  • Refreshment stations along the race route
  • Free car-parking
  • Showers in the finish area

The subscription fee should be sent by bank transfer to:

ASV Gherdeina Runners
Cassa Raiffeisen Castelrotto-Ortisei
IBAN: IT12Z 08056 23120 0003 0225 7068
BIC: RSZBIT21211

Transfer details should include: ‚Subscription Saslong Half Marathon 2018‘, plus the full name and date of birth of the athlete competing.

A copy of the completed payment transfer should be sent to the organisers.

Athletes who are members of the FIDAL or UISP should also indicate the number of the membership card.

The closure date for receipt of entries is fixed at Thursday 07 June 2018 at 18:00 hours.

Late entries will be accepted at the race office up until one hour before the start of the race.

The entry fee is, for whatever reason, non refundable, and is not valid for successive race entries.

Swapping of race bibs is not permitted and risks disqualification.

On subscription the competitor declares to be aware of, and to accept, the present regulations in all their parts, and to certify the details given as true, and to exonerate the organisers from any responsibility whether civil or penal, for personal damage and/or damage to belongings caused by him/her or subjected to him/her. The competitor declares furthermore to participate in the race at their own risk and under their own responsibility, to be adequately prepared and to be in excellent physical condition.

The athlete also expressly authorises the organisation, along with its legal subjects with which it maintains a professional and commercial relationship, to the taking of photographs or film of the event, and of the organisations free right to use any moving or fixed images in which the athlete may appear, taken during their participation of the Saslong Half Marathon, on any visual device, publicity material or product, broadcast in any part of the world and without a time limit.

Registered office- Bolzano

REFUND OF SUBSCRIPTION FEES

The subscription fees will NOT BE REFUNDED FOR ANY REASON, even in the event of cancellation of the race, or for any other motives or circumstances outwith our control.

The substitution of a competitor already subscribed in the race will only be possible through the internet site www.saslong.run at the addition cost of Euro 10,00, up until 31.05.2018. After this date no other substitutions will be possible.

Race bibs are not transferable.

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

  • Comico Hut ( ~ 5,5 km) – drinks
  • Hotel Passo Sella Resort (~ 8 km) – drinks & snacks
  • Sanrdo Pertini Hut (~ 11,5 km) – drinks
  • Sasso Piatto Hut (~14,5 km) drinks & snacks
  • Fork of the trail no. 30A (~18,5 km) drinks
  • Finish area

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

The intended categories are as listed:

  • Junior F/M (2000/2001)
  • Senior F/M (1983-1999)
  • F/M 35 (1980-1984)
  • F/M 40 (1975-79)
  • F/M 45 (1970-74)
  • F/M 50 (1965-69)
  • F/M 55 (1960-64)
  • M 60 (1955-59)
  • M 65 (1950 & older)

Prizes will be given in the following nature:

  • The first 5 of the general classification male and female
  • The first 3 classified of each category (where less than 3 athletes for each category pass the finish-line, the categories will be regrouped: junior with senior, all others in the next youngest category).
  • The first male and female athlete of Alto Adige/South-Tyrol.
  • The participant who comes closest to the middle time
  • Every athlete who crosses the finish-line inside the maximum time allowed will receive a celebration medal for the 1st edition of the Saslong Half Marathon.

Prices: two nights for two people in different hotels in Val Gardena and many others.

Only the athletes present will be awarded, the prizes will not be sent.

RETIREMENT/SUSPENSION OF THE RACE

In case of retirement from the race along the race route, the competitor is obligated, at the first available opportunity, to present themselves at the closest check point to let a race marshal know of their intention, to register themselves and hand over their race bib (which can be recollected in the finish area at the end of the race). If the participant fails to communicate their intention to retire from the race, with a resulting search along the route for them, the competitor or their team will be billed for all costs appertaining thereof.

The subscription fee will not be refunded in either case.

DISQUALIFICATION

All unsporting, illegal behavior which does not respect the present regulations (for example, not keeping to the marked route, taking shortcuts, insults, bad behavior or threats towards members of the organisation or the voluntary assistants, doping, swapping or transferring of race bibs, false declarations on subscription…) will as a consequence result in disqualification.

Eventual complaints must be presented to the director of the race within 30 minutes of the publication of the classifications, accompanied by a deposit of Euro 50,00.

CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT

The Saslong Half Marathon crosses a protected nature reserve of great environmental and cultural value. The leaving of rubbish along the route, outwith the provided containers placed near each refreshment station is forbidden and will result in disqualification.

DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

With subscription, online, to the Saslong Half Marathon, the participant declares to be aware, and to accept, the regulations of the event which are to be found on the internet site www.saslong.run under the section ‚Regulations‘. The participant also declares to be 18 years old or older on the day of the race and to ensure compliance of all health-care regulations concerning the relevant sports in Italy and to accept the responsibility declaration below in all its parts.

I hereby declare to be aware and to understand that to participate in the event scheduled for the 09 June 2018 could be dangerous for my health. I understand the I should not subscribe to participate if I am not medically fit to do so and am not athletically prepared for a course such as this which will take part over 2000 metres above sea level. I completely exonerate the organisers, the sponsors and the various voluntary groups and any other public or private subject who has an organisational role in the event, from any responsibility, and I am aware that any occurrence or complaint caused by the negligence of the various parties cannot be attributed to the organisers.

In reference to the Italian Legislation no. 196 of 30/06/2003 (Singular Text of Privacy) and GDPR 2016/679 the organisation hereby declares that all personal details collected will be used exclusively to provide a list of participants, the various classifications and the archive. They may also be used for the sending of informative material from the organisation and their partners.


For whichever has not been considered in the present regulations, the regulations of the UISP are valid.

The organisational committee reserves the right to modify the present regulations at any moment for any reason deemed necessary for better organisation of the race. Eventual changes will be announced on the internet site www.saslong.run

Through subscription the participant authorises the organisation to use the images for the promotion of the event on any nation and international media.

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Sassolungo