COMPETITION RULES

La Podistica Valdipesa organizes June 7th 2020 the CHIANTI CLASSICO MARATHON.
THE RACE IS RECOGNIZED BY THE ITRA INTERNATIONAL TRAILRUNNING 2020
There are three distances:
Ultratrail – Km 45.6 Trail – Km 21 Nordic Walking / Free pass – Km 11

A MinRun for Primary School children is scheduled to take place the day before the competition.
THE CHIANTI CLASSICO MARATHON IS PLASTIC FREE.

RACE TYPE
Trail in the natural environment of the Municipalities of S. Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Barberino Val d’Elsa and Greve in Chianti, through dirt roads, forest and country paths, vineyards and olive groves and partly asphalt.
Start and finish for all competitions from piazza Vittorio Veneto in Mercatale Val di Pesa, part of the Municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence).

RULES AND OBLIGATIONS TO BE RESPECTED FOR PARTICIPATION
FOR THE ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN THE ULTRATRAIL AND TRAIL THE READING OF THIS REGULATION IS REQUIRED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE RULES BELOW, ANY COMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNALS IN ELECTRONIC MAIL-WEB-SOCIAL FORMAT) AND DURING THE BRIEFING, MAY CAUSE THE EXCLUSION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE ABOVE SPORTS COMPETITION.

  • To participate it is essential:
  • to be 18 years old at the time of registration;
  • to be in good standing with the membership with their own sports club;
  • non-members must be in possession and exhibit the medical sports certificate for a valid competitive activity;
  • athletes who are serving disqualifications for doping substances will not be accepted;
  • to be fully aware of the length, technical difficulties, specificity of the test and be physically ready to face it;
  • to be perfectly prepared physically and mentally;
  • being able to manage on your own the physical or mental problems arising from fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, small wounds etc;
  • to be fully aware that the role of the organization is not to help a runner manage these problems; however, during the competition the recovery of the athlete and the first aid are foreseen, in case of need;
  • to be fully aware that for this activity in the natural environment safety depends above all on the rider’s ability to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseeable.

MATERIAL COMPULSORY RACE

  • EVERY ATHLETIC PARTICIPATING IN ULTRATRAIL AND TRAIL IS OBLIGED TO GET BORRACCIA AND WATER POCKETS (CAMELBAG)
  • BRING A MOBILE PHONE WITH A CHARGED BATTERY TO BE USED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

SUPPLIES

Along the way there are “refreshment points” with liquids and food to be consumed on the spot. Only natural water will be used to fill water bottles or water pockets (camelbags). It is in any case a rule that every runner must always have the quantity of water and food they need to reach the next refueling point; it is forbidden to be accompanied for part or all the duration of the race by an unregistered person.
It is strictly forbidden to leave any kind of material along the route, the non-observance of this rule provides for immediate disqualification from the competition, in the refreshment areas there are special containers to throw away any waste.

ELECTRONIC TIMING
The timing of the “Ultratrail Chianti Classico Marathon” and “Trail Chianti Classico Marathon” races is entrusted to Toscana Timing, Official Timer MySDAM for Tuscany with technology based on the use of “chips”.

Each participant will receive a chip that must be returned at the end of the event.
When the chip is withdrawn the instructions on how to wear it on the shoe are well indicated and the incorrect use may lead to exclusion from the rankings. Information and conditions on the use of the chips are published on the MySDAM website at http://www.mysdam.it/common/1100/montaggio-chip.do

Please note
The chip must be returned to the assigned personnel in the arrival area, even for athletes withdrawn or not departed (only for ULTRATRAIL and TRAIL).
Failure or incorrect use of the chip will result in the non-inclusion in the ranking and the non-attribution of the time taken. NO CHIP NO TIME;
When collecting the race number and chip, check that both match as a number;
Regarding the use of the chip, it is recommended to strictly follow the procedures and information included in the package;
The chip is strictly personal and cannot be exchanged.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATION
Participation in each of the three events of the “Chianti Classico Marathon” event involves the acceptance without reservation of this regulation. All competitors are invited to avoid throwing their waste on the course. It is mandatory to follow the marked routes without shortcuts. Besides being an anti-sporting behavior it represents a deplorable environmental behavior as it causes phenomena of alteration of flora and fauna.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATION

For Italian and foreign athletes it is mandatory to present a copy of the valid medical certificate*.

Accepted medical certificates are those that meet the B1 model: athletics or similar. Participation in the race will not be allowed to those who present only the UISP or FIDAL or Runcard membership card or other sports promotion body, not accompanied by a medical certificate at the time of collecting the bib.

REGISTRATION
Registration on the MySdam website:
– Ultratrail: € 25.00 until 31 December 2019, from 1 January 2020 to 28 February € 35.00, from 1 March until 01 June € 40.00, from 02 June until half an hour before departure € 50.00.

– Trail: € 15.00 until 31 December 2019, from 1 January 2020 to 28 February € 20.00, from 1 March until 01 June € 25.00, from 02 June until half an hour before departure € 30 , 00.

– Nordic walking and free pass: € 10.00 always up to half an hour before departure.

 

PROMOTIONS:
Before the event there will be promotional spaces called “Chianti Classico Marathon” set up in some sporting events and indicated below:
March 2020 – Marathon of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
 March 2020 – 34th Corri a Romola (Loc. La Romola – San Casciano Val di Pesa)

Athletes are given the opportunity to register for the special price
           Ultratrail 45.6 km> 25.00 € – Trail 21 km> € 15.00
It reserves the right to communicate via social media and website other events where the space mentioned in the introduction will be set up

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for Sports Clubs valid for ULTRA TRAIL (45.6 km) and TRAIL (21 km) for entries made by 01.06.2020:
FROM 05 to 09 ATHLETES> 10% DISCOUNT
FROM 10 to 20 ATHLETES> 15% DISCOUNT
FROM 21 ATHLETES UP> 25% DISCOUNT
The discount is to be considered cumulative between the Ultratrail and Trail participants. For team registrations, send the list of athletes on company headed paper with name and surname, date of birth and n. card attaching the transfer for the number of subscribers minus the amount of any promotions.

 

RACE PACKAGE FOR THE FIRST 600 total MEMBERS totaling ultratrail and trail

– ULTRATRAIL: technical t-shirt of the event + bottle of Chianti Classico wine + lunch + steak + finisher medal

– TRAIL: Technical t-shirt of the event + bottle of Chianti Classico wine + lunch + finisher medal.

– NORDIC WALKING / FREE PASS: bottle of Chianti Classico wine + food and wine stop

PRIZES and CATEGORIES
For the CHIANTI CLASSICO MARATHON Ultratrail and Trail the first five men and women of each category will be awarded.
MALE categories: SENIORES 2002 -1971 / VETERANS from 1970 and prev. *
FEMALE categories: SENIORES 2002-1971 / VETERANS 1970 and prev. *
The first 5 companies with the highest number of ultratrail and trail members will be awarded by June 1, 2020 (meaning a sports club with at least 5 athletes).
RECOGNITION to the first 3 groups of Nordic Walking and Walk with the greatest number of members
*: having turned 18 until the date of 07/06/2020 male and female categories.

BIB COLLECTION AND RACE PACKAGE
The bib collection operations will take place at the sports hall of Mercatale Val di Pesa in Via dei Cofferi from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Saturday 6 June and from 7.00 am until half an hour before departure on Sunday 7 June.
The race number will be delivered exclusively upon presentation of an identity document and upon delivery of a copy of the medical certificate.
The bib must be worn and made visible, always in its entirety, throughout the race. When passing through each control point and on arrival, the rider must ensure that he has been properly registered.

DEPARTURE

ULTRATRAIL: Competitors must present themselves in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Mercatale Val di Pesa, S. Casciano V.P. (FI) by 7.30 am on Sunday 7 June. Departure at 8.00.

TRAIL: Competitors must present themselves in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Mercatale Val di Pesa, S. Casciano V.P. (FI) by 8.00 on Sunday 7 June. Departure at 8.30am.

NORDIC WALKING / FREE PASS: Competitors must present themselves in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Mercatale Val di Pesa by 8.45 am on Sunday 7th June. Departure at 9.15 am

Inside the sports hall of Mercatale Val di Pesa, there will be rooms used as dressing rooms and hot showers and storage bags kept. The organization is not responsible for items left unattended inside the bag deposit.

A free baby parking service is available on request upon reservation
at the number + 39 349 8025107.

Free parking for cars in the competition area. Consult the map published on the site.

PATH
The paths of the CHIANTI CLASSICO MARATHON (Ultratrail, Trail and Nordic Walking / free pass), although quite demanding, do not require special equipment. However, suitable trail shoes are recommended. It is also advisable for ULTRATRAIL and TRAIL participants to bring their mobile with them to be tracked.
In case of bad weather or impracticality of one or more paths, alternative routes are foreseen that will be communicated on the site of the race or, at the latest, immediately before departure.
The kilometers are marked every 5 km. Competitors must strictly comply with the marked race course avoiding taking shortcuts or cutting sections of the track. The departure from the official route, in addition to entailing disqualification from the order of arrival, will take place at the exclusive risk and danger of the competitor.
The type of distances are marked by arrows with the following colors:
ULTRATRAIL RED
YELLOW TRAIL
NORDIC WALKING BLUE

 

ALONG THE COURSE, THE “FLYING” SIGNS ARE INTENDED OR THE STRIPS OF RIBBONS / COLORED CLOTHES TO INDICATE THE LINE TO TRAVEL
Each intersection and crossing on the Provincial and Municipal asphalt road will be manned by staff in charge of the race to protect the participants of the event at the time of their passage.

SAFETY AND CONTROL
On the way there will be employees of the organization and rescue personnel in constant contact with the start / finish area. Rescue vehicles will be stationed at different points along the route, as well as at the start and finish, where there will also be a resuscitator and a PMA (advanced medical post).
Any runner in case of need will be able to appeal to the rescue:
– presenting themselves to the personnel on the path that will alert the rescue teams
– asking for help from another runner to call for help

Every runner must provide minimal assistance to those who need it during the race but without moving people with suspected fractures and calling for help. Don’t forget that:
– depending on the conditions of the race and the point of the route where you are, rescue operations may arrive later than you expect. Your safety will also depend on the material that you have brought in your backpack.
– the various assistance points will be indicated during the briefing and at the start. The intervention of vehicles and people outside of these points necessarily involves movement from the principals and temporary changes in the security arrangements. The request for assistance must be justifiably justified by a specific danger.
Otherwise, that is in the cases in which it is possible to reach the garrison autonomously, it is necessary to continue up to that point.
– a runner who appeals to the rescue or a doctor submits himself to his authority and must accept the decisions.

Rescuers and official doctors are authorized in particular to stop the race (deactivating the race number) of any runner who they deem unfit to continue the race and to evacuate the riders they deem in danger by any means deemed suitable. In case of need, for reasons that are in the interest of the rescued person, the first aid operations will be taken over by the rescuers’ will and if necessary the activation of all the appropriate means will be necessary.
The costs arising from the use of these exceptional means will be borne by the rescued person. It will be the responsibility of the runner to prepare and present to his personal insurance the file necessary for a possible refund. In case of impossibility to contact the coordinator of the route (on the bib number the emergency number to be activated is engraved) it is possible to call the health assistance directly (in particular if you are in the area without telephone coverage) by contacting the telephone number 118 for ‘Italy.
Along the route control points will be set up, where the organization’s staff will monitor the passage of the athletes.

IMPORTANT: In case of emergency on your bib number is engraved the telephone number to call.

MAXIMUM TIME AND TIME BARRIERS
Participants in all 3 distances must reach the finish line in Mercatale Val di Pesa by 4.00 pm in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Mercatale V.Pesa
Furthermore, for the Ultratrail there is still an intermediate barrier located in the square of Greve in Chianti around 30 km, scheduled for 1.00 pm.
The athlete who will not be able to respect the aforementioned closing time of the gate located in the square of Greve in Chianti will be obliged to stop and stop his run. The CO. will provide the appropriate means to bring the athlete back to the starting / finishing point of the race. Finally the CO. declines any civil or criminal liability in the event that the altar decides to continue the race despite the non-respect of the closing time mentioned above.

In the event of bad weather conditions and / or for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend the test in progress, delay the start, vary the route or change the time barriers. In the event that the tender was canceled, the CO. reserves the right to reimburse the registration fee by deducting the administrative costs or consider the registration fee valid for the participation of the 2021 edition.

IMPORTANT
All the athletes who will not be able to respect the closing times of the provided gates, are OBLIGED TO STOP AND STOP THE OWN RACE. They will then be conducted with service vehicles directly on arrival.
The organization reserves the right to change the date of the event or cancel it for any unforeseen event that makes it impossible for the event to take place on the scheduled date

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE RACE
Except in the case of serious injuries, a competitor must withdraw only at the fixed points that will be communicated before the start and during the briefing. In any case, the competitor must immediately return the race number to the organization. For those who wish, a means of organization will be made available to bring the competitor withdrawn to destination. In the event of failure to notify a withdrawal and the consequent start of the runner’s searches, any resulting expenses will be charged to the runner himself.

ENVIRONMENT
Competitors must behave in an environmentally friendly manner, avoiding in particular to disperse waste, collect flowers or harass wildlife. Anyone surprised to leave litter along the way will be disqualified from the race and will incur any penalties provided for by municipal regulations.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
In the event of significant weather phenomena (fog, heavy thunderstorms and adverse weather conditions), the organization reserves the right to make changes, even at the last minute or during the course of the race, in order to eliminate potential dangers or strong conditions inconvenience for the participants. Any changes will be communicated to the participants and reported by the staff during the briefing or before departure. The organization also reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race in the event that weather conditions put the safety of the participants, volunteers or rescuers at risk.

DISQUALIFICATIONS AND PENALTIES
The immediate disqualification is foreseen, with withdrawal of the race number, for the following infractions:
– failure to pass from a control point
– cutting of the race course
– abandonment of waste on the route
– failure to help a competitor in difficulty
– insults or threats to organizers or volunteers
– use of means of transport in the race
– refusal to submit to the supervision of health personnel on the course

 

DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
Along the way participants are required to comply with the Highway Code. By signing the registration form the competitor declares to know and accept the rules of the CHIANTI CLASSICO MARATHON. He also expressly declares under his own responsibility, not only to have declared the truth (art. 2 law 04/01/868 v. 15 as modified by art. 3 comma 10 law 15/05/97 n. 127), but of exempt the organizers of any responsibility, both civil and criminal, for damages to persons and / or things caused by him and derived from him. Pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30/06/2003 (“Consolidated Law on Privacy), we inform you that the personal data collected will be used only to prepare the list of participants, the historical archive, the awarded competitors , to provide the declared services of the regulation, and the sending of informative or advertising material of the CHIANTI CLASSICO MARATHON or its partners.

IMAGE RIGHTS
By registering, the competitors authorize the organization to use, without territorial limits or time limits, still and moving images that portray them on the occasion of participation.

 

*In Italy it is mandatory to bring an official note from the doctor assessing that the person is capable of a competitive sports activity.