Article 1: SPORTIVE ATTITUDE AND RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Transgrancanaria race is held with absolute respect for environment. Traffic circulation won’t be stopped and participants must respect the rules of the road in towns and on roads for public use. Participants will be disqualified from the competition if they display paramilitary behavior, advocate terrorism, show signs of violent or xenophobic behaviour or leave rubbish behind. It is compulsory to respect crops, livestock and private property. Participants will be responsible for all damages they cause.
Article 2: REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
2.1 REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Only entries made through www.aristaeventos.chronorace.es will be accepted. The necessary forms must to be completed and the registration fee needs to be paid with paypal or a credit/debit card.
Each participant must complete his/her personal data successfully, as it will be used by the organization during the collection of the race numbers.
Payment periods and registration fees are set in:
- 1st period: May 16th – October 9th (23:59 h).
- 2nd period: October 10th - February 1st. After this date it is not possible to enter any of the Transgrancanaria races.
If all the available places are covered, these periods will be invalidated.
2.2 CONDITIONS OF REFUND
When you are registered you have a place reserved. In case the registration is cancelled, the organization will only return the registration fee to participants that have hired the refund insurance (with a price of 20 € which it is to cover the organization expenses). It is still necessary for participants to prove their reasons for withdrawal supplying an official certified document. Such refunds can only be made up until 15 days before the start of the race. After this date there will be no refunds for any registration. Any changes to an entry (race or name) must be made at most 2 months before the race. After this date no changes can be made.
Article 3: REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
3.1 GENERAL RULES
All participants must:
- Be at least 18 years old, except those participating with their mother / fother / legal guardian in the Family Trans.
- Know and accept the rules of competition.
- Complete the forms of pre-registration and registration correctly.
3.2 MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Registered participants in the 360º, Transgrancanaria and Advanced , must present the document medical certificate filled and signed by a licensed physician and it must be 3 months old maximum before the race, unless it is necessary to modify it because of disease or injury. The certificate will validate the participant’s capacity for the race.
Participants entered in the Transgrancanaria understand that they participate voluntarily and under their own responsibility during the competition. Therefore, they disclaim any complaint to the organizers, collaborators, sponsors and other participants. The organization won’t be responsible of any accident produced because of imprudence, negligence or ignorance of these regulations. When carrying out the registration, participants agree and accept the document of disclaim.
Article 4: IMAGE RIGHTS, PUBLICITY AND DATA PROTECTION
4. 1 IMAGE RIGHTS
The organization has the exclusive rights on the image of Transgrancanaria and use of audio-visual, photographic and journalistic material. Any media or advertising project requires the prior consent of the organization. Otherwise, legal action will take place.
It is compulsory for participants to use the equipment and advertising material supplied by the organization (numbers, stickers, etc..). The modification, bending or hiding of the advertising material will be penalized. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of participants to maintain the advertising material supplied by the organization (race number, bracelet, sticks…).
4.3 DATA PROTECTION
When carrying out the registration in any category of Transgrancanaria, participants give their consent to the organization for use their personal data for sporting and commercial purposes.
As established in Ley Orgánica 15/1995, de 13 de diciembre, de la Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (the Data Protection Act), participants have the right to access to the data in case they want to correct or delete information. In that case, you should request it sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants give the organization their consent to reproduce their name and surname, classification, category of the race, finishing time and image.
Article 5: EQUIPMENT CONTROLS
5.1. BIBS AND TIMING CHIP
The use of the chip and race number provided by the organization must be used throughout the race. The number must be placed visibly in the frontal part of the runner’s body. It may not be bent or cut. Tampering or modifying the number are grounds for immediate disqualification from the race.
5.2. EQUIPMENT CONTROLS
In all controls the compulsory material can be monitored by the organisation. The leading runners in Transgrancanaria 125km and Transgrancanaria Advanced will be monitored as well as an undetermined number of runners from the rest of races.
5.3. EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE
It is strictly forbidden to accept outside assistance or supplies by individuals (competitors or otherwise) during the race. External assistance is only allowed for competitors of TRANSGRANCANARIA, ADVANCED and MARATHON races, in the areas designed for that purpose within the provisioning points except in Arucas (Santidad Alta) and Presa de los Pérez.
5.4. STARTING AND FINISHING
The race timer will start the race at the set time with or without the presence of the participants. Participants who are not present within 15 minutes of the start will be disqualified.
Article 6: CHECKPOINTS
These are mentioned in the route description with a race’s commissioner. Skipping one or more Checkpoints will lead to penalty, wich can result in a sanction or even disqualification from the competition. This penalty will be established by the commissioners. The participant must be sure his/her times are registered in every checkpoint.
6.1 AID STATIONS
The organization has several aid stations for dispensing of liquid, solid or both.
6.2 AID STATIONS’ CLOSING TIMES
Every aid stations has a particular closing time. Participants who finish a section after the closing time will be automatically taken out of the race.
6.3. PASSING THROUGH CHECKPOINTS
Failure to pass the timing chip control stations is grounds for penalty or even disqualification.
Article 7: ABANDONING THE RACE
Withdrawals must be made in the Aid Stations. If by accident or injury, the runner cannot reach an aid station, they must follow the rescue procedure by contacting the organization through the Emergency Mobile Phone.
7.1 RESPONSIBILITY OF RACE DIRECTORS
The Race Directors may withdraw any participant from the competition if they are considered to have a diminished physical or technical ability, do not have the required material or their material is not in the appropriate condition to continue.
ARTICLE 8: MEANS OF PROGRESSION AND REQUIRED MATERIAL
Participants are prohibited from using any assistance or implement other than their own physical ability and hiking sticks. The non-stop nature of the competition means that participants are sufficiently trained to perform physical activity continuously over several hours and they are able to recover without problems to continue with the test (avoiding blisters, tendinitis and other similar injuries).
8.1 REQUIRED MATERIAL
The organization determines the required material needed to complete the race. To participate in the race every athlete must bring the compulsory material required by the organization along the entire route description:
- ID, passport or driving license (with photo)
- Plastic cup.
- Emergency blanket. Minimum measures 100 cm x 200 cm.
- Front light with extra batteries. (Except for Starter and Promo)
- Red tail light. It must be placed in the runner’s back and it must be on during the race. (Except for Starter and Promo).
- Mobile phone with enough credit and charge.
- Useful Water carrier with a capacity of at least 1,5-litres.
- Enough food to face the race.
- Race number placed in the frontal part of the runner’s body and in a visible place.
- Raincoat made with a waterproof and breathable membrane (membrane not necessary for Starter and Promo).
- Hat, scarf or similar.
- Cash (euros)
8.2 BAG DROP-OFF (EL GARAÑÓN AND FINISH LINE)
Participants of the race Transgrancanaria (125 km) may use the bag drop-off service for a bag change in El Garañón. They must take the equipment they want to receive to the bib collection in Expomeloneras, which will be taken to El Garañón. If the runner leaves a bag in El Garañón, the organization will take it to the bib collection area in the finish line.
There is also a wardrabe service available for the runners of every race, who must take to the bib collection the equipment they want to receive when reaching to the finish line.
The organization is not responsible for any items left inside the bags.The bags will be taken at the time established in the race’s planning and they won’t be taken out of time. Bags which are not taken will be given to a NGO.
8.3 TREKKING POLES
For security reasons, it is prohibited to use trekking poles for the first 2 kilometers of Starter, Advanced and Transgrancanaria, except in the Promo and Marathon where the restriction is for 3 kilometers. In addition, participants will be required to cover the tips of the poles with their security protection to prevent damage to other participants, throughout the time that they are not being used.
Article 9: SAFETY STANDARDS AND GENERAL BEHAVIOUR
9.1. Every runner has the duty to provide relief to another participant who is in danger or injured and is obliged to inform the nearest control right away. The denial of relief will be penalized with immediate disqualification.
9.2. It is the duty of each runner carrying any rubbish they generate: packaging, paper, organic waste, etc., to the places designated and authorized by the organization. The hiking sticks which are broken can be left at the control points. Participants who don’t left them in an appropriate place will be penalized.
9.3. All the food packaging carried by the runner must be labelled with the runner’s bib number.
9.4. Every runner must follow the route marked and signposted by the organization. Not following the route or not going through the controls will lead to a sanction, which will be determined by the commissioners, and may result in a penalty or even in disqualification.
9.5. Participants must follow, at any time during the race, the instructions of the members of the organization.
9.6. Participants must display sportsmanship at all times and must respect the other athletes, collaborators and other members of the organization. They must be careful with all facilities provided for the race.
9.7. A runner may withdraw from the race whenever he/she wants, but must do so according to the following:
- Must do so at an aid station and deliver the race number.
- The runner shall assume all liability and responsibility for voluntarily abandoning the race.
- The organization will facilitate the evacuation to the finish area of the runners who have decided to leave race at the time of closure of the aid station in which they may be.
9.8. External assistance: The accompaniment to the participant by another person, whether or not participant, will be considered external assistance and will be penalized.
ARTICLE 10: PENALTIES
Runners will be disqualified for any of the offenses listed above.
There will be a penalty or disqualification of a runner or a team for the following:
10.1. Tampering with route markings or avoiding them.
10.2. Accepting help or supplies (except assistance) from any competitor or individual.
10.3. Refusing to wear the race number, cutting it or giving it to other person involves the disqualification.
10.4. Refusing to use, changing or modifying the marks (logos, advertisements etc.) of the material given to them by the organization.
10.5. Throwing rubbish during the trip.
10.6. Obstructing another competitor.
10.7. Not having the compulsory material at every checkpoint.
10.8. Ignoring the signs of the organization and referees.
10.9. Not passing through the timing chip check points.
10.11. Not carrying all the compulsory material
10.11 Requesting medical assistance without needing it.
Article 11: DISQUALIFICATION WITH POSSIBLE PENALTY
11.1. Causing an incident (assault or insult) with a competitor, a member of the organization, the race officials or spectators.
11.2. Causing an accident on a voluntary basis.
11.3. It is the responsibility of the race committee to provide penalties and the amount of these.
Article 12: CATEGORIES:
- Elite male (18-29 years).
- Elite female (18-29 years).
- Master 30 male (30-39 years).
- Master 30 female (30-39 years).
- Master 40 male (40-49 years).
- Master 40 female (40-49 years).
- Master 50 male (50-59 years).
- Master 50 female (50-59 years).
- Veteran male (60+).
- Veteran female (60+).
- Transcapacidad (for disabled people)
Only General Male, General Female, Transcapacidad Male and Transcapcidad Female sub-categories will be available for the Starter and Promo races as these are non-competitive courses.
For the classification by categories the age of the runner at December,31 of the year of the race will be taken into account.
Article 13: RACE DIRECTORS
The Race Directors may suspend, shorten, neutralize or stop the race for safety reasons beyond their control (weather, changes in hydrological flow, etc.).
They are responsible for the compulsory check points. Failure to obey the instructions of a Steward will result in disqualification. Participants may not request or question the rules, classifications, schedules, etc., from the stewards.
Article 14: COMPLAINTS
All claims will be accepted upon payment of a € 50 deposit. This deposit will be refunded only if the organization considers the complaint is justified. Complaints shall be in writing and must follow at least one type format, which consist of the following:
- Name and surname of the person who files the claim
- DNI (or passport number)
- Name and surname of affected athletes
- Race Number
- The alleged facts.
Complaints concerning provisional rankings can be made up to 30 minutes after their publication.
Article 15: SUSPENSION OF THE RACE
Arista Eventos reserves the right to suspend the race for reasons out of their control, such as an alert from the authorities and/ or because of adverse weather conditions. In such a case no refund will be able to cover entries or the expense of the participants.
Artículo 16: UTWT Health Policy
The 125 km Transgrancanaria race is included in the international circuit Ultra-Trail World Tour. The runners taking part in this race must read and accept the preventive and research actions established by UTWT, ITRA and the Athletes for Transparency Association. More information here.
Article 17: Acceptance
Completing the registrarion of Transgrancanaria implies the acceptance of these regulations
These rules may be corrected, modified or improved at any time by the organization; also any data, rule or section of the route may be changed to ensure the best race possible. When registering, participants are showing their compliance with these rules.
APPENDIX: TRANSGRANCANARIA 360º
ARTICLE 1: THE CHALLENGE
1.1 Transgrancanaria 360º is an individual, self-sufficiency challenge, with 265 km and 16.500 meters of positive elevation. It is a high difficulty course with start and finish line in Maspalomas.
1.2 It is intended to be completed before the time limit the organization will state.
1.3 Participation in this challenge will be strictly individual.
1.4 Participants must dominate some necessary techniques to be accepted in the race: orientation, capability of supporting drastic changes of weather conditions, ability to assist other runners in case of emergency, tolerance to fatigue and lack of sleep and food.
1.5 The course will not be marked. The runners must follow the track that the organization will handle before the race.
1.6 The challenge will be completed in self-sufficiency. Runners must plan their own resting periods and feeding hours. Along the course, they will have full aid stations where they will be fed and have the chance to rest.
1.7 Runners can purchase food and beverage in any other stores they have along the course.
1.8 External assistance will only be allowed in the three aid stations. Any external assistance the runners receive during the track will be punished.
1.9 The first five runners in the male and female classification will be rewarded in the awards ceremony.
ARTICLE 2: REGISTRATION CONDITIONS
Registration for Transgrancanaria 360º will include a specific form where the organization will ask for the previous experience of each participant, including technical experience in the mountains, the runner’s track record and his motivation. The organization will decide, according to the order of application, if the runner is accepted or denied for the challenge. This decision will be unappealable.
ARTICLE 3: REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
- Water cans/bags/tanks with a minimum capacity of 3 litres.
- Supply of emergency energising food.
- 2 flashlights with enough spare batteries for the duration of the challenge.
- Survival blanket (minimum size 140×210 cm)
- Cell phone with international roaming option (without hidden number)
- 1 charger (sun-powered, extra battery…) which will guarantee the autonomy of the cell phone and gps for the duration of the challenge.
- 1 long-sleeved unbreathable underwear
- 1 jacket and 1 pair of breathable, waterproof trousers
- 1 waterproof cape
- 1 pair of long sport trousers or leggins
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 1 pair of gloves
- 1 hat
- 1 rubbish bag
- 1 multi-use beaker
- 1 GPS in which all the tracks supplied by the organisation have been downloaded. This apparatus must be able to accept at least 20 tracks of at least 5000 points each.
- The Roadbook and the route maps supplied by the organisation
- A lightweight tent or survival shelter (100% rain and wind proof and large enough to shelter)
- A first-aid kit to allow the treatment of small injuries and minor infections
- Cash (euros €)
- ID, passport or driving license (with photo)
- Trekking poles
- Extra clothes
- Micropur tablets
- String, vaseline, sun-cream or anti chaffing cream.
ARTICLE 4: TIME BARRIERS
Time barriers will be settled in the aid stations and every other spot considered useful by the organisation for security matters. They will be calculated in order to allow the runners to arrive to the finish line in the maximum time settled by the organisation.
To be authorised to continue with the challenge, participants must leave the checkpoint before the hour limit.
Every disqualified participant who wants to continue the challenge will do it under their own responsibility after delivering their bib and their chip.
ARTICLE 5: WITHDRAWALS
The organisation will evacuate the runners (who quit the race or are disqualified) from the aid stations, depending on the availability of the transport in every moment, without a commitment of timing determintations. In case the aid station is in a place with a lack of public transport, the organization will drive the runner to the nearest point where they can hire a transport service.
In case of withdrawing in another spot of the course, except in emergency cases, the runners will be responsible of the logistics of their withdrawal.
If the participant abandons the race, the organisation can’t guarantee the return of their bags in Maspalomas before challenge is ended.
ARTICLE 6: TRACKING
A GPS device will be delivered to the participant, who will have to give a deposit beofre collecting it. This device will send a signal every certain time (depending on the singal availability of the area). This information will be received by the Security Department of the race, who will permanently follow the race’s progress, making sure that the participants follow the correct track. This information will be available online.
The device must be returned to the organisation at the end of the race.
ARTÍCULO 7: SEGURIDAD Y CONDUCTA EN CASO DE ACCIDENTE O INCIDENTE
The Security Department of the race and the stewards of the aid stations will be the only interlocutors for the runners, who will ask them any questions if they have any doubt. If necessary, they will be the people in charge of declaring an alert or mobilising the emergency protocol.
In case of accident:
- Runners must use their own kit for first aids.
- In case of an emergency or the impossibility of movement, they will get in touch with the Security service of the race.