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Settlement

 By registering for the Geneva EcoTrail 2019 trail run or walk you are tacitly accepting the following rules :

 

1) THE EVENT

Timed trail races and untimed walking race, for the most part on dirt pathways. There are 5 different formats offered ranging from approximately 80 km, 42 km, 30 km down to 18 km.  The races will take place on the same day, at the racer’s own pace, keeping in mind the finishing time limit as well as any strict time limits set for cutoff points along the race course.

 

2) PARTICIPATION  

The Geneva EcoTrail is open to any individual, whether a licensed athlete or not, who meets the minimum age requirement for the distance chosen.  Parental authorisation is required for minors to participate.

 

TRAIL 80 KM 

TRAIL 42 KM 

TRAIL 30 KM 

TRAIL 18 KM 

MARCHE 18 KM 

Born before:

02/06/2000

02/06/2000

02/06/2000

31/12/ 2001

31/12/2001

Category

Veterans

Veterans

Veterans

Juniors and Veterans

Juniors à vétérans

 

3) SEMI AUTO-SUFFICIENT RACES

The EcoTrail Geneva races are based on the principle of semi auto-sufficiency.  Along the race course refreshment areas will be supplied with food and water to be eaten on the spot.

 

Upon leaving the refreshment area, each runner must ensure that she/he has the quantity of food and water needed before reaching the next refreshment area. 

It is strictly forbidden to be accompanied along the race course by anyone other than another registered participant in the course.

 

4) REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

During the race, weather conditions could be difficult (wind, unseasonable low or high temperatures, rain). In order to succeed in such an adventure, a good training program and a capacity of self-reliance will be very important.  Before registering for one of the EcoTrail Geneva races, it is strongly advised that you have already completed at least :

-          a 45 km trail in order to participate in the 80 km Trail
-          a 30 km trail in order to participate in the 45 km Trail.
-          a 15 km running race (trail or road) in order to participate in the 30 km Trail


5) ACCEPTANCE OF THE RACE RULES AND ETHICAL CHAR
TER  
Participation in any of the EcoTrail Geneva e
vents implies unreserved acceptance of the Race Rules and Ethical Charter; these can be consulted before you finalize your registration.

 

Any participant caught knowingly throwing trash on the course will be disqualified.

Each participant agrees to race only on the the marked course in its entirety and without course cutting.  Cutting a trail causes irreversible erosion and thereby degrades its sustainability.   Failure to comply this rule will result in the disqualification of participant. 

At each food and water station a sufficient number of trash bins have been placed and must be used for proper recycling of waste.

 

6) CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

All registrations are final and there will beno refund of registration fees.  Anyone transferring their bid to a third party without following the transfer procedure set out below will be held solely responsible in the event of an accident befalling or caused by that third party during the event.  The race organizers cannot be held responsible in this type of situation.

Bib transfer to a third party or to another distance is possible by sending an email request to: info@genevatrail.ch.  No refund will be taken into account for this exchange.

 

7) MANDATORY EQUIPMENT FOR EACH EVENT

 

 

 

 

80 KM Trail

42 KM Trail

30 KM Trail

18 KM Trail

18 KM Walk

REQUIRED (subject to control at any moment during the race)

Water reserve of at least 1.5 liters

Water reserve of at least 1.5 liters

Water reserve of at least 1.0 liters

 

 

Food reserve

Food reserve

Food reserve

 

 

Small cup (to contain at least 15 cl)

Small cup (to contain at least 15 cl)

Small cup (to contain at least 15 cl)

Small cup (to contain at least 15 cl)

Small cup (to contain at least 15 cl)

Head lamp in working condition and extra batteries

 

 

 

 

Reflective armband

 

 

 

 

Survival blanket

Survival blanket

Survival blanket

Survival blanket

Survival blanket

Mobile telephone (with the race organizer’s phone number in the contact list, battery fully charged and outgoing phone number visible)

Mobile telephone (with the race organizer’s phone number in the contact list, battery fully charged and outgoing phone number visible)

Mobile telephone (with the race organizer’s phone number in the contact list, battery fully charged and outgoing phone number visible)

Mobile telephone (with the race organizer’s phone number in the contact list, battery fully charged and outgoing phone number visible)

Mobile telephone (with the race organizer’s phone number in the contact list, battery fully charged and outgoing phone number visible)

ID card

ID card

ID card

ID card

ID card

Container or bag for holding trash

Container or bag for holding trash

Container or bag for holding trash

Container or bag for holding trash

Container or bag for holding trash

Highly recommended

Cap or bandanna or beanie

Cap or bandanna or beanie

Cap or bandanna or beanie

Cap or bandanna or beanie

Cap or bandanna or beanie

Pants, tights, or at least other legging covering at least the knees

Pants, tights, or at least other legging covering at least the knees

Pants, tights, or at least other legging covering at least the knees

Pants, tights, or at least other legging covering at least the knees

Pants, tights, or at least other legging covering at least the knees

Warm clothes and waterproof jacket in case of bad weather conditions

Warm clothes and waterproof jacket in case of bad weather conditions

Warm clothes and waterproof jacket in case of bad weather conditions

Warm clothes and waterproof jacket in case of bad weather conditions

Warm clothes and waterproof jacket in case of bad weather conditions

20 CHF to cover any unforeseeable expenses

20 CHF to cover any unforeseeable expenses

20 CHF to cover any unforeseeable expenses

20 CHF to cover any unforeseeable expenses

20 CHF to cover any unforeseeable expenses

Recommended (Non-exhaustive list)

 

 

 

Water reserve of .5 litres

Water reserve of .5 litres

Gloves

Gloves

Gloves

Gloves

Gloves

Whistle

Whistle

Whistle

Whistle

Whistle

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Change of clothes

Change of clothes

Change of clothes

 

 

Vaseline or other cream against friction burns

Vaseline or other cream against friction burns

Vaseline or other cream against friction burns

 

 

Adhesive band for bandaging or strapping (minimum 80 cm x 3 cm)

Adhesive band for bandaging or strapping (minimum 80 cm x 3 cm)

Adhesive band for bandaging or strapping (minimum 80 cm x 3 cm)

 

 

     

 

Use of MP3 or other devices for listening to music is tolerated by the race organizers.  Nevertheless, for obvious security reasons, the race organizers strongly discourage the use of earbuds which may interfere with your ability to hear external sounds and warnings on the race course.  Use of such devices is at the sole responsibility of the participant.

 

 8) BIBS 

Each participant must present a photo ID in order to receive the race bib. 

The bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and be fully and permanently visible during the race.  It must be attached to the outer layer of clothing and may not be attached to a bag, backpack or leg.  The name and logo of race partners should not be modified or hidden.

9) TIMEKEEPING CHIPS

Timekeeping will be carried out via chips affixed to the race bib.  Each participant will receive a bib with this chip already affixed that will be used to measure the participant’s time over the entire distance.  Timing mats will be placed at different points on the race course.   A participant who does not cover the entire distance will not be ranked upon arrival.  Each participant agrees not to anticipate the start time and to cover the full race course before crossing the finish line.

Each participant is responsible for the proper use of the chip.  Timing chip failures will arise if the chip is:

       

not worn

       

lost

       

damaged

       

improperly worn

 

In such cases, the finisher’s time will not be available.

 

10) RUNNER’S BAG AT THE FINISH LINE

Each participant may bring a bag of no more than 20 litres containing personal belongings (change of clothes, toiletries).  Please use the sticker provided in the same envelope as the race bib for your runner’s bag.

Practical information:

Each participant will be able to leave their bag of personal belongings at the departure zone at the times specified on the site. 

The bags are then transported by the race organizers near the arrival area of Genève Plage. 

The bags will be returned to the participant upon presentation of the bib at the times specified on the site. 

Outside of those hours, the participant must retrieve their their bag - at their own cost - from the race organizers in Geneva. 

Only those bags respecting the conditions imposed by the race organizers will be transported.  As the contents of the bags will not be checked, any dispute about the contents upon arrival is inadmissible.  It is strongly recommended to refrain from putting valuables in the runner’s bag. 

All bags must be claimed from the race organization within 30 days after the event.  After this period, the contents of any remaining bags will be donated to charity.

 

11) SECURITY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

 

On the parts of the race that use public roads, each participant must comply with road usage codes and will be solely responsible for any breach of  these rules.

A medical team will be present throughout the event on the course and at the arrival zone.

Rescue stations are intended to provide assistance to any person in danger.  The medical personnel are entitled to disqualify (by invalidating the bib) any participant they find unfit to continue the race.  Rescuers are authorized to evacuate by any means at their disposition any participant that they deem in danger. 

If necessary, in the interest of the person needing rescue, the local fire department may be called upon to implement any and all appropriate means of rescue. 

Any participant asking for the assistance of a medical doctor or rescue personnel, agrees to accept their decisions.

 

12) MASSAGES

Massage therapists will be at or near the arrival zone to help runners after their arrival.  Access will be available only to runners wearing a bib.  

13) CONTROL ZONES AND FOOD AND WATER STATIONS  

Mobile control zones will be set up at various locations along the race course.  Their location will not be disclosed by the race organizers.

Only those participants with a visible bib will have access to the food and water stations.  The published race route will identify the exact location of the food and water stations.  These stations will have food and drinks to be consumed on the spot and will also have enough water for the participant to refill their water bottle or sac.

IMPORTANT:  There will be no cups available at the water stations.  

 

14) MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED TIME AND TIME BARRIERS

The maximum time for each event, for the entire course is on the race website.  In case the times indicated in these rules contradict the times indicated on the race website, the race website prevails. 

Maximum departure time limits (time barriers) from the food and water stations will be defined and communicated in the race guide. 

These time barriers are calculated to allow participants to arrive at the finish line within the maximum time limit set out for each race, while making any possible stops (such as for rest, first aid).  In order to continue in the event, participants must depart from the food and water station before the set time barrier, regardless of their time of arrival at that station.

Any participant who has been removed from the race and who wishes to continue the course may do so only after returning their bib.  From this point forward they will be under their own responsibility and completely autonomous from the event.   He or she cannot, under any circumstances,  be considered as a “Finisher”.

In case of severe or bad weather conditions and/or for security reasons, the race organizers reserve the right to cancel and/or stop the race in progress, or even to modify the time barriers, the race course, or both, in consultation with local authorities.

 

15) PENALIZATION - DISQUALIFICATION

Race course controllers are authorized to check the mandatory equipment of the participants and, more generally, ensure that the race rules are being respected (identity of the participants, respect for the course environment and ethics, assistance or illicit pacers, non-visibility of the bib, etc).

Any participant, during a race course control, not in possession of all the mandatory equipment will be immediately disqualified.  There will be no appealing this decision.

The race organizers may disqualify a competitor for any serious breach of the rules, and in particular for:

       

non-compliant placement of the bib;

       

failing to provide an acceptable ID document or providing an ID document that does not correspond to the bib being worn;

       

non-compliance with traffic laws on the areas of the route using public roads;

       

non-compliance with the instructions given at a checkpoint;

       

using a means of transport for any part of the race;

       

non-assistance to a competitor in difficulty;

       

non-compliance with the prohibition to be accompanied on the race course;

       

polluting or degrading the race site by either the participant or a member of his/her entourage;

       

insulting, exhibiting rude behaviour or making threats against a member of the race organization team or any volunteer;

       

refusing to be examined by a race doctor at any time during the event;

       

doping or refusing to submit to an anti-doping test.

 

 

16) COMPLAINTS

To be admissible, complaints must be received in writing within 72 hours after the provisional results are posted on the event website.

17 ) ANTI-DOPING CONTROL  

Any participant may be subject to a doping test during or at the end of the race.  Refusal to submit to this test will result in immediate disqualification.  Any positive result will result in a life-time ban from any events organized by the race organizers.   

 

18 ) RACE COURSE OR TIME BARRIER CHANGES; RACE CANCELLATION

The race organizers reserve the right to change at any time the race course, the location of the first aid stations and the food and water stations without notice.  In case of bad weather conditions (significant amounts of rain or snow, high risk of storms) the start of the race can be postponed for a maximum of two hours; after that time the race will be cancelled. 

In case of bad weather and for reasons of security, the race organizers reserve the right to cancel or prematurely end the race in progress, or even to change the time barriers. 

Cancellation, postponement or modification of the event does not give rise to any refund.

Any decision will be taken by a group made up of the race director, the race safety coordinator as well as any other person named by the Chairman of the Race Organizing Committee.


19 )
INSURANCE  

The race organizer has taken out a liability insurance policy for the duration of the event for the actions of the race organizers and that of its employees. 

 

20 ) RACE GUIDE

A detailed description of the course will be provided at the same time as the bib. It will include practical information such as intermediate time limits (time barriers), location of water and food stations, first aid stations, as well as access points for accompanying persons.  Only one race guide will be distributed per participant.  

21) RANKING AND AWARDS  
Only participants who cross the finish line will be ranked.  There is no cash prize; all “Finisher” participants will receive the same prize. “Finisher” means all participants who have crossed the finish line within the time limits set for each race. 

 

An overall ranking for men and women and a ranking for each category of men and women will be established based on the official time.  The first 5 men and the first 5 women of the overall ranking will receive a trophy and/or a prize.

 


22)
IMAGE RIGHTS 

By participating in the event, each participant expressly authorizes EcoTrail Organisation (or its partners) to use or  to reproduce the participant’s name, image or voice and/or sports performance results for the purposes of the event, directly or indirectly, in any medium, worldwide, by all means known or unknown to date, and for the entire terms of protection currently granted to such direct or derived legislative or regulatory provisions, judicial and/or arbitral decisions of any country as well as current or future international conventions, including any extensions that may be made to this duration.