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RMK Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon 2016

Rules and Regulations


1. Organization
RMK Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 as a competition in the RMK Kõrvemaa Four Series Event.
The Bike Marathon is organized by Sport Event Team.


2. Start and finish arrangement
The start and finish are located at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort. The track mostly runs along ski tracks and forest roads of the Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve. The track is marked. For safety reasons, participants are to follow the markings as well as instructions by traffic controllers.

40 km i.e. competition track: Joint start at 12 noon. The track has two service points.
18km i.e. health track: Joint start at 12.45 PM. The track has one service point.

The 18 km track is not a competitive track and participants’ ranking is determined based on the finish protocol.

Kids’ Bike Races take place from 11:30 AM at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort.

Start groups
40 km
18 km
Start group I
Start group II
Start group III

Participants are individually placed in start groups – Estonian Cyclists' Union licensed elite athletes are placed in start group I, recreational athletes are placed in start groups II and III. In compiling the start groups, results of the 2015 Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon or if the latter are lacking results of the 2014 Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon are taken into account. Earlier results are taken into account for participants that register for the race no later than on September 18, 2015; however, the same race numbers will not be guaranteed.
Each participant must start in their designated start zone; participants starting from a wrong start zone are disqualified. RMK Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon finish line closes at 4 PM.

The bicycle type for both distances may be freely chosen. Bicycles must not be changed during the completion of a track. Participants using external assistance to make headway on the track will be disqualified.
Technical assistance is available at the start venue and in service points. The organizers do not provide spare parts or tires. Participants are advised to bring such spare parts and tires with them.
The organizers do not provide for bicycle wash.


3. Participants
The track is open to all participants that are sufficiently trained to cover the selected distance. By way of exception, younger participants are allowed on the 40 km track as subject to consent by a parent and trainer.
By way of exception, younger participants are allowed on the 18 km track accompanied by a parent and/or as subject to liability of a parent.

Helmets are obligatory for both distances; if a participant does not have a helmet, the participant will be disqualified!
Cyclists participate at their own risk (in the case of minors, at the risk of a parent or guardian). Potential participants are recommended to undergo a pre-registration health check to have a doctor confirm their capacity to cover the relevant distance.


4. Registration
Participants are registered at www.jooks.ee. To register, complete the registration form (in Estonian).
The participant’s name will be displayed in the start protocol after the participation fee has been paid. The participation fee can be paid through online banking after completing the registration form.   
A participant’s successful registration is confirmed by their name appearing in the start protocol. The start protocol is displayed on the competition website. The participant’s race number will be added to the protocol within 10 minutes after paying the participation fee (if using online banking). Paying by a separate wire transfer, the participant will receive their race number within five days after payment.
Online registration closes at 5 PM on September 23.
Participants may also register on-site on the completion day starting from 10 AM. Registration closes 15 minutes before the start.


Group registration

To register a group, the group registration form must be completed.

Group registration is open until September 20.
Editing of the amendable fields (name, e-mail, mobile phone, club, company) in the group registration system is free for group representatives though September 22. Changing of the selected distance is a paid service for all participants (EUR 10 plus the difference in participation fees). If changes are made at a later time, a re-registration fee of EUR 10 applies to each amendment.   
Upon registration, group participation fees may be paid directly through online banking or on the basis of an invoice sent to the group representative’s e-mail address. Group members are registered in the start protocol immediately after payment has been made through online banking or within five days from when the invoice is paid. Paying through online banking, a confirmation invoice may be ordered to a relevant e-mail address, confirming the payment of the participation fees.    

5. Re-registration

Re-registration is open until 5 PM on September 20, 2016. Re-registration is not possible on competition day. The applicable fee for all re-registrations (incl. changing a name) is EUR 10. Upon changing the distance, the difference in participation fees is added to the EUR 10. Upon re-registering, the re-registration fee must be transferred to the bank account of the organizer Sport Event Team (MTÜ Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi), with the transfer’s purpose noted as: earlier participant’s name, new participant’s name and new participant’s personal ID code or date of birth (e.g.: instead of Mari Karu, the participant for 40 km is Mari Unt 4851212xxxx). Changing the distance, note the participant’s name and the applicable distance change (e.g. Mari Karu’s re-registration from 40 km to 18 km). The start protocol is amended after accrual of the relevant payment.

6. Participation fees:
  40 km 18 km Family pass (2 adults and one child or more children of no more than 14 years of age)  
Until August 31, 2016 20€ 15€ 25€
September 1-20, 2016 25€ 20€ 35€
September 21-24, 2016 35€ 25€


 Participation fees with 20% discount *:

  40 km 18 km Family pass (2 adults and one child or more children of no more than 14 years of age)  
Until August 31, 2016 16€ 12€ 20€
September 1-20, 2016 20€ 16€ 28€
September 21-24, 2016 35€ 25€



*20% discount applies to seniors of at least 60 years of age, and youths of no more than 20 years of age. Starting from January, the discounted price also applies to Sportland customers. Discounted prices are not applicable in the last round!

Registering on competition day, full prices apply to everyone.


Groups are subject to a discount of 10% of any full price if at least 10 people are registered. Double discounts are not applicable (participants subject to the senior or youth discount are not subject to an additional group discount and vice versa). Discounted prices are not applicable in the last round.


Participation fees with 10% discount:

  40 km 18 km
Until August 31, 2016 18€ 13,50€
September 1-20, 2016 22,50€ 18€
September 21-24, 2016 35€ 25€
Kids’ Races are FREE and participants can register online or on competition center on competition day.

Participants that did not use online banking to pay the participation fee are to pay the participation fee to one of the below bank accounts of Sport Event Team (MTÜ Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi):

SEB EE221010220065252016, ref. No. 09205
Swedbank EE342200221034126658, ref. No. 09205
Danske Pank EE783300332813950002, ref. No. 09205
Nordea Pank EE881700017002977263, ref. No. 09205
LHV EE567700771001163738, ref. No. 09205


The transfer purpose field should include the following: KRM2016 (acronym for   Kõrvemaa Rattamaraton (Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon)), forename and surname, personal ID code (or date of birth) and distance (e.g. KRM 2016, Kati Karu, 486051327xx, 40 km).

The participation fee is not refunded if the Bike Marathon is cancelled due to reasons beyond the organizers’ control, or if a participant withdraws from the competition.


7. Start items

Start items include a race number with a timekeeping chip, safety pins to attach the race bib, and sponsor materials.
Start materials are issued on competition day, September 24, at the start line at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort from 10 AM until the start of the races.


Only competitors with an RMK Kõrvemaa Bike Marathon race number will be allowed to the start. The race number must be attached to the chest and must remain visible throughout the competition. The race number is a personal number. Only the participant registered under a particular race number may race under it. 


8. Timekeeping
In both the 40 km and the 18 km race time is kept by an electronic timekeeping chip. The chip is attached to the flip side of the race bib. The chip must remain attached to the flip side of the bib from entering your designated start zone until crossing the finish line. It is not necessary to return the chip; competitor may keep their race bibs with the chip.
The finish protocol will list the ranking of each runner in their age group.  


Age groups
P/T (born 1996 and later), M/N (1977-1995), M40/N40 (1972-1976), M45/N45 (1967-1971), M50/N50 (1962-1966), M55/N55 (1957-1961), M60/N60 (1952-1956), M65/N65 (1947-1951), M70/N70 (born 1946 and earlier).


9. Results
Results will be published continually as initial unconfirmed results on the finish site’s display board and website, as unofficial results on our website no later than on Sunday, September 25 at 9 AM, and as official results on www.jooks.ee   and www.ejl.ee on Friday, September 30 at 5 PM.


10. Medical aid
Medical aid is provided by a specialist team based on a devised plan. We kindly ask that participants noticing anyone in distress on the track notify the nearest service point, medics with special identification moving on the track, or the emergency number 112.


11. Discontinuation
The competition’s medical personnel and judges have the right to remove a competitor from the track if they consider it necessary.


12. Disqualification
The organizers have the right to disqualify any competitor that is not following the competition rules, is disturbing other competitors, or is in another way hindering the organization of the competition.  


13. Award ceremony
The award ceremony for 40 km is held at 2:15 PM at the finish line.
There is no award ceremony for participants completing the 18 km track as this is not a competitive track.
Three best men, three best women, and age group winners are awarded for the 40 km race. There are also special prizes and prize draws (for participants completing 40 km or 18 km).


14. Taking pictures
The organizers have the right to use pictures and videos taken by the organizers at the competition.


15. Complaints
All complaints concerning competition results, violations of rules etc. must be submitted within one hour after the 50th competitor finishes if such complaints pertain to the first 50 finished competitors, or within 30 minutes after the finish is closed if concerning any other competitors. The complaint fee is EUR 20, returned only if the complaint is satisfied.

All complaints related to the competition are solved by the following competition jury: Competition Director, Head Referee, Track Master, Head of Secretariat and a physician.

Any issues not regulated in the Guide are solved by the organizational committee and/or the jury as such issues arise.


16. General information
Participants will benefit from a racing position, race bib, timekeeping, recorded results in the finish protocol, service at service points, an award ceremony, electronic diploma including the participant’s name, time score and final ranking (40 km), first aid as required throughout the track, and transportation to the finish line of participants that discontinue the race.
Participants in the Kids’ Race receive an electronic diploma and souvenirs.

Ski Marathon - Saturday, January 30, 2016;

Spring Run - Sunday, April 24, 2016;

Triathlon - Saturday, July 16, 2016;

Bike Marathon - Saturday, September 24, 2016;


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