Rules

1. Conditions of participation
1.1 Minimum age of participation
  • LOUZANSKYRACE® – minimum age is 18*
  • LOUZANSKYRACE® mini – minimum age is 16*
  • LOUZAN1000® – minimum age is 14*;
  • Hiking – minimum age is 14*;

* completed until the day before of the event.

1.2. Registration Conditions

Each participant automatically accepts the LOUZANSKYRACE® regulation upon successfully registering for the race.

1.3 Physical and mental conditions

Participants must:

  • Be aware of the distance and of the particularities of the race in which they will participate and be sufficiently trained to conclude the race.
  • Be totally aware that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the runner's capacity to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseen.
  • Know how to confront, without outside help, climatic conditions which could be very difficult to deal with at altitude.
  • Know how to manage, including when one is isolated, physical or mental problems arising from a great fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or articular pains, small wounds, etc.
1.4 External Help

During the competition the external help to athletes is not allowed.

1.5 Race Bib Placement

The race bib of each participant is personal, not transferable and should be clearly visible during the entire race, which means it must be placed over the clothes, on the chest or abdomen area.In case of withdrawal or disqualification, the athlete must handing over the race bib.

1.6 Conduct Rules

An athlete will be punished in the case he reveal any signs of unsportsmanlike conduct. The punishments can be:

  • Verbal warning
  • Disqualification
  • Disqualification and eradication of future events (two years minimum)
  • Any kind of offensive language done on social networks, blogs and LOUZANSKYRACE® website will be punished with eradication of all future events organized by Montanha Clube Trail Running (two years minimum).

Anti-sporting behaviour will be penalized according to its seriousness, as stipulated in article 2.11.
For more information, please consult http://www.fcmportugal.com/files/regulamentos/Regulamento_Skyrunning.pdf (chapter 9)

1.7 Contacts
1.8 Contingency Plan

All athletes must comply with all local government and public health authorities’ guidance in vigour.
The organization will not be responsible for the non-participation of athletes due exposure to biological agents, namely SARS-CoV-2.

2. The event
2.1 Presentation of the event / Organization

The Montanha Clube, Trail Running section, is the organizer of the event named LOUZANSKYRACE®, which will run from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2022, in Lousã.
The Organization continuously monitors the weather conditions and can suspend or cancel the event for safety reasons.

2.2 Program / Timetable
September 2, 2022 – Friday

Local: Rua Prof. António Batista Almeida
20:00 - Opening of the Race Bib Collection (just for LOUZAN1000®)
22:00 – Race Bib Collection Closes

September 3, 2022 – Saturday

Local: Rua Prof. António Batista Almeida
06:30 - Opening of the Race Bib Collection
07:30 – Lining up for the race LOUZAN1000®
08:00 Race Bib Collection Closes
08:20 – Pre Start of the race LOUZAN1000®
08:30 - Start of the race LOUZAN1000®
11:00 – Finish line closed
11:15 – Last bus departure from finish line
12:30 – Awards presentation
18:00 - Opening of the Race Bib Collection
21:00 - Race Bib Collection Closes

September 4, 2022 – Sunday

Local: Rua Prof. António Batista Almeida
06:30 – Opening of the Race Bib Collection
07:30Lining up for the race LOUZANSKYRACE
08:00 Start of the race LOUZANSKYRACE
08:30Lining up for the race LOUZANSKYRACE Mini
08:50 - Race Bib Collection Closes
09:00 Start of the race LOUZANSKYRACE Mini
09:10 Start of the race Hiking
14:30 – Finish line closed
15:00 – Awards presentation
17:00 - Closing LOUZANSKYRACE® event

2.3 Distance / altimetry
2.4 Map/Profile/Route description

The courses of LOUZANSKYRACE® are composed by historical areas, pathways, trails, old irrigation systems, forest roads, roads, riversides, boulders, etc.
However, the trails aren’t completely closed, and in this sense the participants should have in consideration the fact that there might be vehicles, people and animals circulating in one or another direction of the trials’ courses.
Since there won´t be a blocking of road traffic, the participants must follow the traffic rules in localities and public roads, under the penalty of having to assume potential damage and compensations resulting from their infringement.
There will be defined alternative courses, to forearm the need of altering trails in the day of the event.

2.5 Cut-off times

The routes, times and check points may change until the day of the event, depending on the weather and ground conditions.

Louzanskyrace
Louzanskyrace Mini
Louzan1000

To be allowed to continue in the race, participants must leave each check point before its closure, otherwise they will be prevented from proceeding and, consequently, will be disqualified.
Any participant excluded from the race who wishes to continue, can do it on his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

2.6 Timing System

The race bib of each participant will have an electronic chip (tag), which will be used for the registration of the passage of the participants.

2.7 Checkpoints

The checkpoints are compulsory passage points and are located in areas outlined by the organization. Not passing in one or more checkpoints will lead to the disqualification of the participant.
There will be other points of control of the correct compliance of the tracing by the athletes of location not divulged by the organization. Failure to pass one or more control points will lead to disqualification of the participant.

The initial and final control will be done by electronic chip.

2.8 Aid Stations
Louzanskyrace
Louzanskyrace Mini
Louzan1000

Each race will have a sufficient number of refreshment points.
The refreshment points are the only places where competitors may dispose of waste. Disposing of waste on the route (littering) is a breach of LOUZANSKYRACE® and will result in the immediate disqualification of the athlete.
LOUZANSKYRACE® are an outdoor running event in which athletes will be entirely on their own, i.e. will be travelling autonomously, for long stretches of the trail. Competitors’ autonomy involves the ability of each athlete, despite the marked trail, the provision of some degree of safeguarding for the route by various services (Medical Crew, mountain rescue, etc.) and the Organiser’s individual refreshment points, to find his/her own way round the route, to make his/her own decisions regarding all objective mountain hazards (darkness, rain, storms, fog, snowfall, ice, risk of falling, etc.) and his/her subjective capacities during the competition, and to feed him/herself and give him/herself drinks between the Organiser’s refreshment points. Even darkness (during night hours), difficult weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain or snowfall), adverse route conditions (e.g. wet or soft ground) and changes in the competitor’s capacities (e.g. tiredness or injury) do not relieve the athlete of this autonomy.

2.9 Mandatory Material / Material Checks

Upon Check-In, participants will have to present their backpack, or similar equipment, which will be used in the race.
During the competition, all participants must have all the mandatory material. At any time during the race, the directors or heads of a control point can verify this.

* the organization will not supply cups
R – Recommended Material
X – Mandatory Material

The organization, according to the weather previsions, can alter the mandatory equipment. The athletes will be informed at least 48h prior the event.

2.10 Information about road traffic

Since road traffic will not be closed for the event, participants must comply with the traffic regulations in cities and public roads, as well as respecting the agricultural areas and private homes, under penalty of having to assume potential damages and damages resulting from their failure to comply with this rules.

2.11 Penalties/disqualification
2.12 Responsibilities to the Participant

Voluntary registration and participation in LOUZANSKYRACE® indicates full acceptance of these race rules and any changes made. By registering, athletes exempt the Organizers from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to them.
The organization will not be responsible for accidents caused by illness, negligence, or negligent ignorance of rules and regulations, as well as accidents that may occur during travel to reach the start of the race or after having finished the race.

2.13 Race Insurance

The organization subscribes a civil liability and personal injury insurance for the duration of the race.
This insurance guarantees the coverage of their responsibilities, to those of its employees and participants.
The organization will not assume expense claims of which it did not become aware in a timely manner to activate the insurance.

Hiking

Insurance company:

Policy no:

Insurance deductible:

Louzan1000

Seguradora: VICTORIA – Seguros, S.A

Apólice nº: Em Emissão

Franquia: 60€

Louzanskyrace & Louzanskyrace Mini

Seguradora: VICTORIA – Seguros, S.A

Apólice nº: Em Emissão

Franquia: 60€

2.14 Course Change/ Race Cancellation

In the case of changing the courses or cancellation of any of the races, either by weather conditions or other motives of such importance that it prevents the races from taking place, the value of the registration fees will not be reimbursed, namely if authorities prevent the race from taking place.

3. Registrations
3.1 Registration process

The web page http://louzanskyrace.com will have a link to the registrations platform. Only registrations done on this platform will be accepted.

Bibs and race kits can be lifted:

  • pelos atletas registados, mediante a apresentação de um documento de identificação válido (cartão de cidadão, carta de condução, passaporte, etc.);
  • by a responsible person identified by the athlete through the form available at https://forms.gle/fxkT1ene5qiGBP1c7. The form will be available until the 28th of August, and it is not possible to indicate the person responsible after this date. The person responsible must identify himself to the secretariat by presenting a valid identification document (citizen's card, driving license, passport, etc.).

Each participant must complete the registration form and pay the respective registration fee, the participant being responsible for the accuracy of their data. The organization does not accept any responsibility for any denial of responsibility by the insurance company as a result of incorrect entry of data in the registration form by the participant.

Athletes who makes false statements during the registration process will be automatically disqualified without refund.

The invoice must be requested during the registration process.

3.2 Fees and periods of registration

1º Período: de 1 de Abril 2022 a 30 de Junho 2022;
2º Período: de 1 de Julho 2022 a 31 de Julho 2022;
3º Period: from August 1st 2022 to August 15th 2022;

The organization reserves the right to reserve and/or exceed the limit number of places to meet its commitments to elite athletes (men with a score above 800 points and women with a score above 675 ITRA points), guests of the organization and also to the official sponsors of the event.
The organization reserves the right to accept extra registrations, if there are conditions indicated by the health authority to exceed the fixed number of registrations.

3.3 Race Change

After August 15th, 2022, changes are not permitted. Until this date, it is allowed to change to another race, if there are available places in that race. The change has an administrative fee of 15€.
All requests should be address to info@louzanskyrace.com.

3.4 Cancel Registration

In case the athlete wishes to cancel their registration due medical condition, they should contact the organization by the email info@louzanskyrace.com. All information referring to the registration, medical certificate and the IBAN must be provided.
The period of refunds is the following:

  • 75% of the amount will be refunded until July 31, 2022.
  • 50% of the amount will be refunded from the 1st of August until the 14th of August
3.5 Material included with the inscription

The registration fee includes:

  • - Custom race bib with integrated chip or similar;
  • - Finisher Medal only for those who finish the race in which they are registered;
3.6 Services provided
  • Solid and liquid supplies, while in competition, in the posts marked as aid stations.
  • Transport from an aid station to the finish line, only in case of retirement or being stopped by the organization from continuing on the race.
  • Civil liability insurance.
  • Search and rescue team.
  • Medical assistance.
4. Categories and Prizes
4.1 Categories and awards:

In LOUZANSKYRACE®, LOUZANSKYRACE® mini and LOUZAN1000® it will be awarded the top 3 teams (male/female) and general (top 3 male/female). Due to Covid-19, will be awarded in the categories described below.

For the three best teams (male and female) of each course to be awarded, it must have three classified members, the team result being the sum of the running times of the representative athletes.
All finishers completing the course will receive a finisher's medal. This will be presented at the finish.

Besides the general classification, the following categories will be considered, according to the age of the participant at 31st of December:

LOUZANSKYRACE

LOUZANSKYRACE MINI

LOUZAN1000

Cumulatively, there will be monetary prizes to be awarded according to the legal terms, for the first classified in the LOUZANSKYRACE® race, both for women and for men, according to the (maximum) values ​​​​of the following table:

LOUZANSKYRACE

5. Image Rights and Advertising
5.1 Image Rights

LOUZANSKYRACE® participants consent to the Organization using photographs and/or video recordings to promote the event. The images could be used in print and digital media formats including print publications, websites, e-marketing, posters banners, advertising, film and social media.

Participants also understand that imagens on websites can be viewed throughout the world and not just in Portugal and that some overseas countries may not provide the same level of protection to the rights of individuals as EU/Portuguese legislation provides.
According to article 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679 of The European Parliament and of the Council of the 27 April 2016), the participant have the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

5.2 Data protection

The data of the participants listed on the registration form shall be registered by the organization for the purposes of the event in particular processing of insurance, registration lists, news and standings. Therefore, the data will be shared with Insurance Companies, sports Federations, partners and sports organizations.
All participants may exercise their right of access, rectification or cancellation of their personal data.

6. Information
6.1 Eco-responsibility

Participants must respect the environment and avoid abandoning rubbish. Anyone caught dropping rubbish along the route will be disqualified from the race.
Everyone enrolled undertakes to follow the paths signposted by the organisation, without taking any short-cuts. In fact, short-cutting a path causes an irreversible erosion of the site and thus permanent damage. Non-respect for this direction will lead to disqualification.
The Organization will communicate through digital channels, reducing the paper use to is minimum.

6.2 Others

The organization shall decide on all matters related with the event which have not been subject to regulation or regarding misinterpretations of this regulation.
The Organiser reserves the right to make changes to the Regulations. The latest version can be viewed at any time on this website.

6.3 Complaint

Any complaint must be made in writing and delivered to the Race Director on the very day of the event. The complaint will be analysed and a decision made within 3 working days, from which it will not be subject to appeal.
Provisional classifications can also be the reason of complaint, 15 minutes after its publication.

Updated: 2022.03.30

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