4 may 2019
 
Ecomarathon

Rules

ECOMARATHON MOIECIU DE SUS
05 May 2018

Regulation:

1. ORGANIZATION

Ecomarathon is organized by Centrul de Ecologie Montana.

2. THE RACE

Marathon: approximately 42km, 2300m positive/ negative gain, 9h time limit
Cross: approximately 14km, 600m positive/ negative gain, the same as the first loop of the marathon, 3h 15 minutes time limit
EcoKids: running competitions for kids

The course is made out of 3 loops forming the EcoMarathon clover, the Start and the Finish are in Moieciu de Sus.
1st Loop. START – Moieciu de Sus – La Mandru – Fundata – Moieciu de Sus: Total Distance around 14 km
2nd Loop. Moieciu de Sus – Culmea Lunga – Valea Lunga – Cheile Gradistei – Fundata – Moieciu de Sus: around Total Distance 15 km
3rd Loop. Moieciu de Sus – La Bisericuta – Valea Bangaleasa – Poiana Gutanu – Poiana Plesii – Moieciu de Sus; FINISH, Total distance around 13 km

Ecomarathon is a mountain running race, the course is made out of 90% country-roads and mountain trails and 10% asphalt. The Start and The Finish will be in Moieciu de Sus. The route takes place on national roads, county roads, communal roads, forest roads and mostly on private properties.
The course will be marked before the event. You can find the map here: www.ecomarathon.ro

3. PARTICIPATION

The race is open to every person over 18 years old, and physically fit from a medical point of view to participate in long distance running.

4. REGISTRATION

The registration is done by filling in the form that can be found on the EcoMarathon page: http://www.ecomarathon.ro/, starting with the 22 January, according to the available places: 750 for Cross, 750 for Marathon.
The name of participant can be change till 15 March and need to pay an extra contribution in amount of 10Eur. There are no reimbursements in case of cancellation requested by the participant.

Registration Fee

Registration Contribution
Cross30 Eur
Marathon35 Eur

The payment of the registration contribution can be made by bank transfer.(Lei currency):
Fundatia Centrul de Ecologie Montana
Payment details will be sent on email after the registration will be validated by the organizer.
Payment details: Contribution number (contribution “number” will be sent on email after the registration will be validated by the organizer)

If you need any other information please contact us.

Every participant must pay the entry contribution, which is announced when registration starts. The contribution is mandatory and offers to each participant a Race Start Bag which includes:

1. Start package which include the race number, official participant t-shirt, the size is indicated on the registration form
2. Timing is made using a profesional timing system, chip timing.
3. “Pasta Party” offered after the race.
4. Medal offered to all participants who finish the race in the given time.
5. Refreshments areas and Supply for the running race along the route and at the Start/ Finish area.
6. Sport drinks during the competition offered along the route and at the Start/ Finish area.
7. Electronic Ranking and finisher diploma – electronic format.
8. Providing medical assistance if necessary, at the points indicated by the organizers.
9. Award ceremony by age groups for Marathon and Cross race.
10.Award lottery for the participants.
11. Presents for the participants, offered from Sponsors (for the first 1300 runners who will register)
12. Free use of EcoMarathon official photos on social media and personal web-sites.

When validation is made, every participant must sign a participation agreement
If for a certain reason you intend to cancel your registration, please inform us by email to info@ecomarathon.ro.
There are no reimbursements in case of cancellation requested by the participant.

5. EQUIPMENT

Mandatory equipment:
trail running shoes
It is forbidden to use trekking/ ski poles during the first Loop for both the Cross and the Marathon race.
Participants of the Marathon race can use trekking/ ski poles during the second and third Loops. The trekking/ ski poles can be left in the space arranged by the organizers in the start/ finish area. Those who use the trekking/ ski poles are required to wear them during the race and to cross the finish line with them as they should not be abandoned on the route.Those who abandon their trekking/ ski poles or other running equipment on the route will be disqualified.
The following equipment is recommended :
– official number (provided by the organizers)
– a minimum of 0.5 l water recipient
– energizer bars and gels
– windproof/ waterproof jacket
– mobile phone

6. CHECK POINTS/ REFRESHMENT POSTS

There will be 4 check points and 5 refreshments posts over the course of the race, offering sports drinks, water, fruits and sugar.
The check points and refreshments posts are very well marked, and are clearly visible.

7. DISQUALIFICATION

The organizers have the right to disqualify the participants that doesn’t follow the one of the following situations:
– losing or modify the official race number ( by “race number” is understood the ensemble composed of the actual number, the partners and sponsors logo/ signs, chip etc).
– using shortcuts – bikes or motorized transport is forbidden
– leaving trash on the course, trash can be left only on check points and refreshments posts
– not helping other competitors in trouble
– lack of respect for the other competitors, organizers and volunteers
– passing the time restriction imposed by the organizer
– accompanying the race outside the hydrating / feeding / finishing areas delimited by the organizers

8. SAFETY

Over the duration of the race the traffic is not restricted on the roads crossed, and cars, tourist and animals can be met on the way.
The participants must follow the traffic regulation and law. Any accident in which EcoMarathon participants are involved, occurring during the course by not following the traffic rules and regulation imposed by the law will be the responsibility of the participant.
The racers are responsible for participating in the race, the organizers don’t assume responsibility and any obligation in case of an accident or injuries or any other unpleasant events during the race.
A permanent first aid point during the route will be installed in Moieciu de Sus and another temporary one in Fundata, medical assistance can be provided if necessary.
The organizer doesn’t assume responsibility for the lost or forgotten objects during the event.

9. SUPPORTERS

Bikes or motorized transport of any kind are forbidden on the race route. Any individual assistance outside the official posts is also forbidden, as is following the racer on foot over the race course. Exception for food points from where participants can receive food and energy drinks from supporters and spectators or additional equipment in the case of bade weather condition or necessity.
Each participant must carry his own equipment.
The organizers can add penalties or disqualify the racers whose supporters don’t follow the rules and regulation.

10. COURSE and LIMIT TIME

The course is made out of 3 loops forming the EcoMarathon clover, the Start and the Finish are in Moieciu de Sus.
1st Loop. START – Moieciu de Sus – La Mandru – Fundata – Moieciu de Sus: Total Distance around 14 km. Time Limit: 3 hours and 15 minutes from the start
2nd Loop. Moieciu de Sus – Culmea Lunga – Valea Lunga – Cheile Gradistei – Fundata – Moieciu de Sus: Total Distance around 15 km. Time Limit: 6 hours from the start
3rd Loop. Moieciu de Sus – La Bisericuta – Valea Bangaleasa ( Time Limit – 8 hours from the start) – uphill to Poiana Gutanu – Poiana Plesii – Moieciu de Sus; FINISH Total Distance around 13 km. The Limit Time to cross the Finish Line is 9 hours from the Start.
Details of the course, the map and profile can be found on the EcoMarathon webpage: www.ecomarathon.ro

11. RESULTS and AWARDS

The timing will be done at the second, and the first participant that will reach the FINISH line, after covering the whole course will be the winner.
The prize awards will be given according to the following age categories:
Marathon: open, men and women; and the following age categories, both men and women: 18-22 years, 23-39 Years, 40-49 Years, 50-59 Years +60 years.
Cross: open, men and women; and the following age categories, both men and women: 18-22 years, 23-39 Years, 40-49 Years, 50-59 Years +60 years.
The organizers have the right to award other competitors, and give other prizes. Each participant who will finish the race in the given time by the organizers will be awarded with the EcoMarathon medal.

12. AGE CATEGORIES

CategoryM/FCodeAge
YouthMasculinTM18-22 years
YouthFemininTF18-22 years
SeniorsMasculinSM23-39 years
SeniorsFemininSF23-39 years
VeteransMasculin 1VM140-49 years
VeteransFeminin 1VF140-49 years
VeteransMasculin 2VM250-59 years
VeteransFeminin 2VF250-59 years
VeteransMasculin 3VM3+60 years
VeteransFeminin 3VF3+60 years

* Age is considered as of the date of the event day

13. CHANGING/ CANCELING THE COURSE

The organizer can change the route anytime or during the event if they consider necessary and will announce the route changing.
In cases of major force: weather (red or orange alerts) preventing competition running, natural disasters, or major political events forcing the organization to cancel the event, the contribution will ne be reimbursed in this cases.
The organizers can cancel/ reschedule the competition after all competitors have been informed in advance.
In case of bad weather or any other special conditions, the organizers can stop the race or change the time restriction.

14. RETRIEVING/  PROCESSING OF DATA, IMAGE AND INFORMATION

It is forbidden to takeover, process and use in any way the data, pictures, information and documents from the EcoMarathon Moieciu de Sus event. Without the organizers agreement- Centrul de Ecologie Montana, you can not retrieve and use any information, documents, images.
Exception from this rule: art. 4, section 12 from this Rules

15. ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURAL PROTECTION

Principles

As a foundation that is involved in studying and monitoring the mountain and alpine environment and as the organizer of EcoMarathon, “Centrul de Ecologie Montana” has the main objective to protect and preserve the alpine environment. We wish that the negative impact over the natural and cultural environment resulted from the organization of the EcoMarathon to be null.

This objectives must be taken into consideration not only by the organizers, but also by the participants, supporters, partners spectators and volunteers and applied using the following guidelines:

a. Fighting against terrain erosion over the course of the race!
The competitors must use only the marked trails during the race, and never use shortcuts that can deteriorate the soil and the meadows and trespass private property

b. Respect private property of the local people!
Most of the EcoMarathon course passes trough private properties. The meadows and the forests are the assets of families from Moieciu de Sus and Fundata villages. These assets represent the base of traditional life in this region, and every participant must respect and preserve the nature as much as possible.

c. Don’t leave trash on the course!
This is the easiest thing you can do as a participant, and we are requesting you to do this.
If possible, unpack every item that you will use, before the race.
If you still have any packages from your food, please leave them only on the check points and refreshments posts.

d. Minimize the number of plastic cups at EcoMarathon!
The organizers will reduce the usage of plastic cups as much as possible, and we recommend that you bring your own plastic bottle and refill it on the course on the hydration and refreshment areas.

e. Reduce your carbon print as much as possible!
When coming in the Moieciu de Sus Area try to use the public transportation if possible, otherwise just bring other competitors or supporters to reduce the number of cars in the area and the pollution.

On behalf of the local community in Moieciu de Sus we would like to thank you for applying to these principles, and you understand the reason why you have to follow the rules and regulation of the EcoMarathon!

Thank you,
EcoMarathon Team

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