ARTICLE 1: ORGANIZATION

Transgrancanaria HG is an event organized by Arista Eventos SLU in collaboration with Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the town halls of Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands.

 

ARTICLE 2: DATES AND RACES

Transgrancanaria HG 2021 will host the following races:

  • 360º: 24-28 February (pending confirmation)
  • Classic: 26-28 February
  • Advanced: 27 February
  • Maratón: 27 February
  • Starter: 27 February
  • Promo, Youth, Family Trail: 27 February
  • Kids: 26 February

 

ARTICLE 3: SPORTIVE ATTITUDE AND RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Transgrancanaria race is held with absolute respect for the 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 behaviour, 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 4: REGISTRATION, REFUND INSURANCE AND CHANGES OF RACES OR NAMES

4.1 REGISTRATION

4.1.1 Only entries made through LINK will be accepted. The necessary forms must be completed and the registration fee needs to be paid with a credit/debit card.

4.1.2 Each participant must complete his/her personal data successfully, as it will be used by the organization during the collection of the race numbers.

4.1.3 Check the payment and discounts periods here.

4.1.4 The extra services hired will not be reimbursed under any circumstance.

4.2 CANCELLING A RACE ENTRY.

The participants will have two options of cancelling their race entry for Transgrancanaria HG 2021:

4.2.1 HIRING THE REFUND INSURANCE. Every race will have a refund insurance service (check the prices here) which will allow the registered runners to have a reimbursement of the race entry’s fee (except the insurance’s cost and the extra services hired). In case of the event being cancelled due to a health crisis or a participant having restrictions in their own country or in Spain, the organization will reimburse the full amount of the race entry (except the insurance’s cost and the extra services hired) until the date of the event.

The reimbursement of the race entry will also be effective until 30 days prior to the event when hiring the refund insurance (except the insurance’s cost and the extra services hired) if the following cases are justified through email to info@transgrancanaria.net:

    • A serious illness or injury, an accident or the death of the runner or his/her spouse/partner or blood related first degree relatives.
    • A serious disease that requires hospitalization or death of the spouse/partner or blood related first degree relatives up to 30 days prior to the event.

The refund insurance can only be hired during the registration process. It will not be available after having paid the race entry.

4.2.2 WITHOUT HIRING THE REFUND INSURANCE. Registered runners who have not hired the refund insurance during the registration process may have the chance of a partial reimbursement (except the insurance’s cost and the extra services hired) in the following periods:

    • Until September 24th 2020: Reimbursement of 60% of the race entry
    • Until November 24th 2020: Reimbursement of 50% of the race entry
    • Until January 24th 2021: Reimbursement of 40% of the race entry

After this day, the organization will not reimburse in any case a race entry for those participants who did not hire the refund insurance during the registration.

4.3 CHANGING A RACE DISTANCE OR A RACE ENTRY’S HOLDER.

4.3.1 CHANGING A RACE DISTANCE. This will be allowed until 30 days prior to the event. Participants wanting to change to a larger race will have to pay the difference of the race entry’s fee. Participants wanting to change to a shorter race will not receive the reimbursement of the difference of the race entry.

4.3.2 CHANGING A RACE ENTRY’S HOLDER. This will be allowed until 30 days prior to the event. Participants who want to assign their race entry to another person will have to inform it by email to info@transgrancanaria.net. This service will have an extra cost of 5€.

 

ARTICLE 5: REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

5.1 GENERAL RULES

As general rules, all participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old, except those participating in the YOUTH race or those running with their mother / father / legal guardian in the Family Trans.
  • Know and accept the regulations of the event.
  • Complete the race entry correctly.

 

5.2 DISCLAIMER

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 for 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.

 

5.3 MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Registered participants in the 360º, Classic and Advanced races must upload a medical certificate document filled and signed by a doctor. This form is valid for one year before the race unless it is necessary to modify it because of disease or injury. It must be uploaded to the registration site, since 15th of July 2020 until 24th of January 2021. You can download the form here.

Registration will not be ended or validated until the runner encloses the medical certificate and the organization confirms it. A paid race entry without a medical certificate will not be valid. The certificate will validate the participant’s capacity for the race. The medical form of another race will not be valid: only the Transgrancanaria form or the Spain Ultra Cup form.

 

5.4 ACCIDENTS INSURANCE

Every registered runner in Transgrancanaria must be covered by an accidents insurance according to the R.D. 849/1993.

For those who do not have an accidents insurance when registering to the race, the organization will hire an insurance policy. Participants will be able to check the conditions of this insurance during the registration form.

 

ARTICLE 6: IMAGE RIGHTS, PUBLICITY AND DATA PROTECTION

6.1 IMAGE RIGHTS

The organization has the exclusive rights on the image of Transgrancanaria and may use it for audio-visual, photographic, journalistic or possible investigation projects purposes. Any media or advertising project requires the prior consent of the organization. Otherwise, legal action will take place.

6.2 PUBLICITY

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…).

6.3 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 3/2018, de 5 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos Personales y garantía de los derechos digitales (the Data and Digital Guarantee 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 info@transgrancanaria.net.

Participants give the organization their consent to reproduce their name and surname, classification, category, finishing time and image.

 

ARTICLE 7: BIB COLLECTION

7.1 BIBS AND TIMING CHIP

The use of the chip and race bib provided by the organization must be used throughout the race. The race bib 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.

7.2 EL GARAÑÓN DROB-PAG SERVICE

Participants of the CLASSIC 129 km race may use drop-bag service to collect new equipment in El Garañón. They must take the equipment they want to receive to the bib collection in Expomeloneras at the bib collection time, and this material must fit in one of the bags supplied by the organization (35 x 50 cm size). If the runner leaves a bag in El Garañón, the organization will take it to the bib collection area in the finish line after the race. The timetable for the recollection of these bags at Expomeloneras will be stated in the race’s schedule.

7.3 FINISH LINE BAG

During the bib collection, the organization will handle a bag (size 35 x 50 cm) for the runners of every race in case they want to collect some personal items when arriving to Expomeloneras. The runners must deliver their personal items at the moment of the bib collection. The timetable for the recollection of these bags at Expomeloneras will be stated in the race’s schedule.

7.4 BAG FOR THE RACE START

Those participants who’d like to use this service will have to hire it during the registration process. They will receive a plastic bag (size 35 x 50 cm) which they can handle to the organization until 30 minutes before of the start of the race in an indicated area for it. The timetable for the recollection of these bags at Expomeloneras will be stated in the race’s schedule

Runners participating in the Promo, Youth, Family Trans and 360º races will not have this service.

 

ARTICLE 8: MANDATORY EQUIPMENT, EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE AND USE OF POLES

8.1 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

The organization determines the mandatory equipment needed to complete the race. To participate in the race every athlete must carry along the entire route the compulsory material according to their chosen race:

 

  CLASSIC ADVANCED MARATHON STARTER PROMO / YOUTH / FAMILY TRAIL
Race number, worn in the front so that it is easily visible YES YES YES YES YES
ID, passport or driving license (with photo) YES YES YES YES YES
Emergency blanket (minimum 100 cm x 200 cm) YES YES YES YES YES
Mobile phone (must be operative in Spain) with enough credit and properly charged battery YES YES YES YES YES
Water containers (you can add up several containers) 1,5 L 1,5 L 1,5 L 1 L 1 L
Headlamp, flashlight or front light with spare batteries required (minimum 200 lumens) YES YES NO NO NO
Red tail light (runners shall lighten it during the night hours) YES YES NO NO NO
Plenty of food to eat throughout the race YES YES YES Recommended Recommended
Breathable waterproof jacket YES YES YES Recommended Recommended
Cap, bandana, or similar YES YES YES Recommended Recommended
Cash (€ euros) YES YES YES Recommended Recommended

 

8.2 EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE

Receiving external assistance, food, drinks or any personal items from other runners or people outside the competition is strictly forbidden and it will only be allowed in the areas that the organization provides beside the aid station. Only the runners of the CLASSIC, ADVANCED and MARATHON races are allowed to receive external assistance in the aid station areas except for Presa de los Pérez and Ayagaures.

The areas where the external assistances are enabled will cover up to 100 meters before and after the race’s aid station. It may never be provided inside the area used by the organization.

8.3 USE OF POLES

The only means of progression allowed during the competition is the foot race, being forbidden any external means besides the physical means and the trekking poles. The conditions of this event require that the participants are well prepared to take part in the races.

For security reasons, the trekking poles are forbidden for the first 2 kilometres of every race. Participants using poles will be required to carry them safely during the entire race.

As the poles are not mandatory equipment they can be released and collected by the assistance crew in the areas where the external assistances are allowed.

 

ARTICLE 9: CHECKPOINTS

Checkpoints are placed in a determined area stated by the organization, and they will not necessarily be located at the aid station spots. A race steward will be in command of the checkpoint. Skipping one or more checkpoints may be a cause for a penalty or disqualification. This sanction will be determined by the race stewards.

Not abiding the commands of a race steward may also be a cause for disqualification. The runners shall not inquire the race stewards about the regulations, standings, itineraries, etc.

The runners must certify that their chips are correctly verified by the race stewards in every checkpoint.

 

ARTICLE 10: AID STATIONS

The aid stations are refreshment points established by the organization to provide liquid and/or food supplies to the runners. There won’t be plastic cups in any aid station, therefore the runners must carry their own container (mandatory equipment)

The aid station of El Garañón will have a hot meal service.

 

ARTICLE 11: WITHDRAWALS

Withdrawals must take place in an aid station. In case there is an accident or injury and the runner cannot arrive to an aid station, they will activate the rescue operation by calling the Emergency Phone Number which will be available at the race bib.

A runner who would like to withdraw must follow these steps:

  • They must do so at an aid station and deliver their race bib.
  • The runner shall assume all liability and responsibility for voluntarily abandoning the race and may abandon the place by their own means.
  • In case the runner wishes to, the organization will provide an evacuation service to the finish area once the aid station is closed.

 

ARTICLE 12: SAFETY STANDARDS AND GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

12.1. 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.

12.2. It is the duty of every runner to carry any litter they generate: packaging, paper, organic waste, etc., to the places designated and authorized by the organization. A broken pole can be left at an aid station. Participants who don’t leave them in an appropriate place will be penalized.

12.3. All the food packaging carried by the runner must be labelled with the runner’s bib number.

12.4. Every runner must follow the route marked and signposted by the organization. Not following the route or not going through the checkpoints will lead to a sanction, which will be determined by the stewards, and may result in a penalty or a disqualification.

12.5. Participants must follow, at any time during the race, the instructions of the members of the organization.

12.6. 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.

12.7. External aid: The accompaniment to the participant by another person, whether or not participant, will be considered external aid and will be penalized.

ARTICLE 13: PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS LEADING TO AN ADDITIONAL SANCTION

13.1 PENALTIES

  • Runners will receive a penalty if they meet any of the following offences. A race steward may have the chance to warn the runner before determining a penalty.
  • Tampering with route markings or avoiding them.
  • Accepting help or supplies (except assistance) from any competitor or individual outside the specific areas for it.
  • Refusing to wear the race number, cutting it or giving it to another person involves the disqualification.
  • Refusing to use, changing or modifying the marks (logos, advertisements etc.) of the material given to them by the organization.
  • Throwing rubbish during the trip.
  • Obstructing another competitor.
  • Not having the mandatory equipment at any checkpoint or at any moment of the race.
  • Ignoring the signs of the organization stewards and referees.
  • Not going through a checkpoint.
  • Requesting medical assistance without needing it.

13.1 DISQUALIFICATIONS LEADING TO AN ADDITIONAL SANCTION

The race direction may establish the severity of these penalties, which may end up in an ejection of the event according to the situation:

  • Causing an incident (assault or insult) with a competitor, a member of the organization, the race officials or spectators.
  •  Causing an accident on a voluntary basis.

 

ARTICLE 13: CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

 

    360º CLASSIC ADVANCED MARATÓN STARTER PROMO YOUTH FAMILY TRAIL
Trophy delivered in the awards ceremony
GENERAL MALE / FEM 5 first male / female 10 first male / female 5 first male / female 5 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
RESIDENT IN THE CANARY ISLANDS 1st male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
CADET(15-17 years) 3 first male / female
JUNIOR (18-20 years) 3 first male / female
Virtual diploma
ELITE (18-29 years) 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
MÁSTER 30 (30-39 years) 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
MÁSTER 40 (40-49 years) 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
MÁSTER 50 (50-59 years) 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
VETERAN (+60 years) 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female
TRANSCAPACIDAD 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female 3 first male / female

IMPORTANT: trophies and gifts will only be delivered at the awards ceremony and pick up. The runners who don’t assist will not have the right to demand them after the event is ended.

 

ARTICLE 15: 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 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 can be made up to 30 minutes after the specific race has ended.

 

ARTICLE 16: SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION 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.

The race direction may also change any part of the race’s course, shorten or stop the race in any moment due to force majeure.

 

ARTICLE 17: ACCEPTANCE

Completing the registration 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 REGULATIONS

ARTICLE 1: THE CHALLENGE

1.1 Transgrancanaria 360º is an individual, self-sufficiency challenge, with a high difficulty course and the 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, the 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 basecamps where they may be fed and have the chance to rest.

The organisation has a limited number of beds and mattresses in each aid station, the availability of sleeping bedsit, is limited by the order of arrivals. Depending on the demand for rest by the runners, we will establish a maximum time to ensure the rest for everyone.

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 basecamps stated by the organization in the race’s manual. Any external assistance the runners receive during the course will be penalized.

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)
  • Whistle
  • 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
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • 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 windproof 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)

Recommended equipment:

  • 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 basecamps 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 basecamp 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 determinations. 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 the challenge is ended.

ARTICLE 6: TRACKING

A GPS device will be delivered to the participant, who will have to give a deposit before collecting it. This device will send a signal every certain time (depending on the signal 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 an 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.