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Any enrolment for the Trail 80km of EcoTrail Stockholm 2017 implies the tacit acceptance of the following regulations:

 1.1 EVENT

A timed running race through the heart of the countryside, following for the most part un unmade-up paths (about 90%). The distance of the EcoTrail Stockholm is 80km with a total of approx. 1254 meters of ascent/descent. The start is at Stora Skuggan in Stockholm and the finish is in the middle of Kungsträdgården, Stockholm City. The route is one single leg, to be run at a free pace. There is a limited time available, coupled with strict enforced cut off at the check points/service points. The start of the race is on Saturday 17th of June at 07.00 AM.

1.2 PARTICIPATION

The race is open for anyone who is turning 17 years of age within 2017, accordning to Swedish Athletic Association.

1.3 TRAIL IN SEMI SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The race is intended to be completed in a semi self-sufficiency manner. On the course will there be  service areas where refreshments will be served. Drinks and food are to be consumed on the spot. Only water (excluding other drinks) can be filled up in flasks and containers.

Each runner must make sure to have sufficient food and water to reach to the next service point.

No personal assistance is authorized on the course outside the refreshment areas set out for this purpose.

Any personal medical or paramedical care is strictly forbidden. It is officially forbidden to be supported along the course by any person other than a regularly enrolled competitor.

1.4 ENROLMENT CONDITIONS

To enroll for the Ecotrail Stockholm 2017, you are advised to have participated in and completed minimum a 42.2 km marathon trail race.

All runners are participating in the race at their own risk.

1.5 ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS AND OF THE ETHICS

Taking part in the Ecotrail Stockholm 80 km, implies a de facto acceptance without reservations of the current regulations and the ethics of the race published by the organisation. This can be consulted in the section «ethical charter» on the website.

A little bag specifically for collection the participants' rubbish will be handed out to each runner together with their race number. The use of this bag is mandatory, and carrying it will be checked out at the control points. Any runner caught throwing down rubbish on the course will be disqualified.

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.

A large number of dustbins will be placed at each service point and it is obligatory to use these with an approach to a selective sorting of rubbish.

1.6 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Trail 80km: 500 people

1.12 ELECTRONIC CHIPS FOR TIMEKEEPING PURPOSES

During the issuing of race numbers, an electronic chip is individually handed over to each runner for timekeeping purposes. This must be placed as stipulated in the technical description. Each runner is responsible for the good care of the chip. The runner cannot be timed in the following cases:

  • not carrying the chip.
  • losing the chip.
  • damaging the chip.
  • unorthodox carrying of the chip.

1.13 RUNNERS BAGS FOR THE FINISH

Each competitor brings their own personal effects bag of maximum 20 litres' capacity (change of clothing, toiletries,...). A sticky label supplied with the race bib must be stuck onto this bag.

The bag can be deposited at a designeted area at the start in Stora Skuggan, between 05.00 AM and 06.45 AM on Saturday 17th of June. No runner's bag will be accepted when picking up your bib.

Bag recovery: At Kungsträdgården (Finish area). The bags are handed back either to the competitor. Bags will be handed back until 23.00 PM. Beyond this time limit, the runner will have to come and recover his bag, at his own cost, from our office at Stora Skuggan.

Only the bags handed out by the organisation will be taken. As the contents of the bags were not checked, there can be no protest about the contents at the Finish. It is recommended not to put valuable objects in them.

All the bags must be taken back from the association within 15 days after the event, beyond which date they given to charitable organisations.

1.14 SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

As the route will be on public roads and paths accesible to the general public it is imperative that the runners behave in a good manner, respect trafic rules and show respect for everybody you meet during the race!

A First Aid station has been set up at each refreshment post. These stations are in telephonic liaison with the Race director. A medical control team is present throughout the entire duration of the event.

The First Aid stations are there to bring aid to any person in danger using the organisation's own or approved means. The official doctors are authorised to take any competitor unsuited to continue the event out of the race (by invalidating his race number). The first-aid workers are authorised to transport those runners whom they consider in danger by any means at their disposal.

Any runner not willing to comply with race- and /or public regulations and instructions from race officials will have to cover themselves all cost in case of damage or recovery patrols.

Any runner contacting or calling a doctor or a first-aid worker submits themselves to their authority and undertakes to accept their decisions.

1.15 PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND MEDICAL STAFF AT FINISH

Physiotherapists and other medical personell will be present at Kungsträdgården at the finish area to assist runners at their arrival. The first-aid area is open 13.00 PM on Saturday until 22.30 PM. Access to first aid and the nature of the care required are left to the assessment of the first-aid personnel, notably based how busy they are.

1.16 CONTROL POSTS AND REFRESHMENT AREAS

Only runners carrying a visible race number have access to the refreshment areas. The road map will identify a precise list of refreshment points. The refreshment points are supplied with drinks and food to eat on the spot and with still water for refilling your bottle or flask. A post-race meal in the form of a buffet will be served close to the finish to all the participants of the race who have asked for it during their registration.

1.17 MAXIMUM TIME AUTHORISED AND TIME GATES

The maximum time for the event, for the whole of the course, is fixed at 15 hours. The hour limits from the Start (time gates) of the refreshment zones will be defined and communicated in the road map.

These time gates have been calculated to enable the participants to get to the Finish in the maximum time laid down, while still making possible stops (rest, care...) To be authorised to continue the event, competitors must set off again from the refreshment zone before the fixed time limit (whatever their arrival time in the refreshment area).

Any competitor put out of the race and wishing to continue his course can only do so having returned his race number, and must then continue at his own responsibility and in complete autonomy. From then on he can no longer be considered as a finisher. In this case the runner will have to sign a waiver taking back full responsability for his behavior.

In the case of poor weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organisation reserves the right to cancel and/or to stop the race underway, even to modify the time gates in liaison with the prefectures concerned.

1.19 PENALISATION - DISQUALIFICATION

Controllers on the course are authorised to check the obligatory material and, more generally, the respect for all the regulations (runners identity, respect for the site and the ethic, illicit help and accompanying, race number not permanently visible to the front... )

Any runner not in possession, during a control along the course, of the totality of his obligatory material will be immediately disqualified, without any possibility of making an appeal against this sanction.

The displaying or exhibition of brands, sponsors, or partners being strictly forbidden in the start / finish area. The organiser is in charge of respecting this regulation. Because of this, non-respect will lead to an immediate and irrevocable disqualification. In addition, the competitor concerned will no longer be able to enrol in future runnings organised by Team Nordic Trail AB.

A minimum penalisation of half an hour is applied for any other breach in regulations. The controller tells his post director and/or Race Control and can ask, depending on the seriousness of the act and the behaviour of the runner, for the disqualification of the competitor. The race jury can declare the disqualification of a competitor for any serious breach in the regulations, in particular in the case of:

  • not wearing the race number correctly,
  • not respecting the regulations and laws regulating the use of public roads/paths
  • not respecting the instructions given by the control post
  • using any means of transport,
  • starting off from a refreshment area after the time limit,
  • not helping another competitor in difficulty,
  • accepting personal assistance outside the official refreshment areas,
  • not respecting the rule not to be accompanied along the course,
  • display or exhibition, in no matter what form, of brands, sponsors, or partners at the start/finish area,
  • pollution or damage to the sites by the competitor or by a member of his team,
  • insults, rudeness or threats made during a meeting with any member of the organisation or any volunteer,
  • refusal to be examined by a member of the medical staff at any moment in the event,
  • drug-taking or refusal to allow a drugs test,
  • not carrying the rubbish bag.

1.20 PROTESTS

They can be made by letter in the 60 minutes after the posting of the provisional results.

1.22 THE RACE JURY

This is made up of:

  • the organiser, Team Nordic Trail AB
  • the race director, David Sundvall
  • the coordinator responsible for safety,
  • the director of the medical team,
  • the directors of the control areas concerned,
  • as well as anyone considered competant by the President of the Organisation Committee. The jury is authorised to take decisions within a time limit compatible with the rules of the course on all the disputes or disqualifications which occur during the event. The decisions are without appeal.

1.23 MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TIME GATES; CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

The organisation reserves the right to modify the course and the locations of the First Aid and refreshment posts, at any moment and without warning. In the case of really bad weather (strong wind with serious amounts of rain and snow, strong risk of a storm...) the start can be delayed by maximum of two hours, beyond which, the race is cancelled.

In the case of bad weather conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to cancel and/or to stop the event underway, even to modify the time gates.

Cancellation, postponement or modification to the race opens no right to enrolment reimbursement.

Any decision will be taken by a jury bringing together at least the race director, the organiser and the coordinator responsible for safety as well as any person competent in the eye of the President of the Organisation Committee.

1.24 INSURANCE

Personal liability: The organiser has taken out a personal liability for the duration of the event. This personal liability insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its responsibility, of that of its officials and its participants.

Personal accident: Each competitor must be in possession of an individual accident insurance. Such an insurance can be taken out with any organisation chosen by the competitor.

1.25 ROAD BOOK

A detailed description of the course will be supplied at the same time as the distribution of the race numbers. It includes practical information such as the cut offs for the check points, locations of the refreshment areas, the rescue posts, the care posts, as well as the access points for the accompanying members. A single copy of this book will be given exclusively to those who have enrolled.

1.26 RANKINGS AND REWARDS

Only those runners crossing the finish line will be ranked. No monetary prize will be awarded; all the finishers will receive the same specific gifts

A general male and female ranking and a ranking for each male and female category will be established: the first 5 men and the first 5 women in the general ranking, as well as the first 3 in each category will receive a trophy or a gift. General classifications and those by category cannot be accumulated. In the hypothesis where less than 10 runners in the same category will be at the Start of the event, then only the 1st in the category will be rewarded.

The detail of the awards can be given on request at the time of race bib distribution.

By “Finisher” one means all the participants reaching the Finishing Line before 21.59.59 on Saturday June 17th 2017.

1.27 SUPPORT

In the context of the values of solidarity and for the protection of the environment of the EcoTrail Stockholm it has seemed natural for the organisation to associate itself with a project for the environment.

1.28 PICTURE RIGHTS

In taking part in the race, each competitor expressly authorises the EcoTrail Stockholm organisation (or its assignees) to use and allow to use or to reproduce or allow reproduction of their name, their image, their voice and their sports performance in the context of the race with regard to any direct exploitation or in the form derived from the event and this, in any support, in the whole world, through all known and unknown means to-date, and for the entire direction at present granted to these direct or derived exploitations by the legislative or regulatory dispositions, legal or arbitrary decisions of the whole country as well by international agreements, current or future, allowing for possible extensions which might be made to this duration.