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Rules

State Forest Management Centre’s (RMK) Ski Marathon 2016

 

1. Organization
RMK Kõrvemaa Ski Marathon (hereinafter the Ski Marathon) takes place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in freestyle as a competition in the RMK Kõrvemaa Four Series Event. The Ski Marathon is organized by Sport Event Team.
The Ski Marathon is organized pursuant to the long-distance cross-country competition regulations of Estonian Ski Association and International Ski Federation, this Rules and Regulations of the management board of Sport Event Team.

 

2. Start and finish arrangement
The start and finish are located at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort (Anija vald, Harjumaa).
38 km: Pursuit start at 12.30 PM. Competitors must complete two 19 km laps.
19 km health track: Joint start at 12.45 PM. Competitors must complete one 19 km lap.

 

The finish line closes at 5 PM.
The time limit on the 19th kilometer of the 38 km race is 2:30 PM. The organizers have the right to remove a competitor from the track if the competitor’s time exceeds the time limit.
There are five service points on the 38 km track. The service points are located at 5 km, 14 km, 19 km, 24 km, and 33 km.
There are two service points on the 19 km track (5 km and 14 km).
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 instructions by traffic controllers.

 

Start groups
The 38 km race is a pursuit race where a new start group starts every five minutes. Timekeeping starts with the start signal of each start group.

Start groups: 38 km
Start group I BIB 1-150 at 12.30 PM
Start group II 151-300 at 12.35 PM
Start group III 301-... at 12.40 PM

 

Start groups for the 38 km race are compiled from pre-booked participants, taking into account results of the 2015 RMK Kõrvemaa Ski Marathon. Earlier results are taken into account for participants that register for the race no later than on January 26, 2016; however, the same race numbers will not be guaranteed. Elite competitors are individually placed in start group I. To ensure the start is safe and secure, the organizers may also place in start group I athletes in the Olympic team for cross-country skiing and biathlon as well as top skiers.
The winner of the RMK Kõrvemaa Ski Marathon can only come from start group I.
Each skier must start in their designated start zone; participants starting from a wrong start zone are disqualified.
Start groups are not formed for the 19 km race which has a joint start.
RMK kids’ ski races start at 12 noon at Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski Resort.

 

3. Participants
The races are open to all participants that love to ski and are sufficiently trained to cover the distance. By way of exception, minors are allowed on the 38 km and 19 km track as subject to consent by a parent and trainer. Skiers 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 can register 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 15 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 Friday, January 29.
Participants may also register on-site on the completion day starting from 10 AM. Registration closes 10 minutes before the start.
 

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

Group registration is open until January 26.
Editing of the amendable fields (name, e-mail, mobile phone, club, company) in the group registration system is free for group representatives though January 26. 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 January 26, 2016. Re-registration on competition day will not be possible. 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 (e.g.: instead of Mari Karu, the participant for 38 km is Mari Unt 4851212xxxx). Changing the distance, note the participant’s name and the applicable distance change (Mari Karu’s re-registration from 38 km to 19 km). The start protocol is amended after accrual of the relevant payment.

 

6. Entry fees:

 

 

38 km
19 km

Family ticket (2 adults and one child or more children of no more than 14 years of age)

until December 15 2015

20 EUR
15 EUR
35 EUR

December 16 - January 26, 2016

25 EUR
20 EUR
45 EUR

January 27-30, 2016

40 EUR
30 EUR
70 EUR

 

*20% discount:

 

38 km
19 km

Family ticket (2 adults and one child or more children of no more than 14 years of age)

until December 15 2015

16 EUR
12 EUR
28 EUR

December 16 - January 26, 2016

20 EUR
16 EUR
36 EUR

January 27-30, 2016

40 EUR
30 EUR
70 EUR

 

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

Registering on site 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.

10% discount:

 

38 km
19 km

until December 15 2015

18 EUR
13,50 EUR

December 16 - January 26, 2016

22,50 EUR
18 EUR

January 27-30, 2016

40 EUR
30 EUR

 

Kids’ races are FREE and participants can register online or on competition day in the competition center.

 

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. 01009
Swedbank EE342200221034126658, ref. No. 01009
Danske Pank EE783300332813950002, ref. No. 01009
Nordea Pank EE881700017002977263, ref. No. 01009
LHV EE567700771001163738, ref. No. 01009

The transfer purpose field should include the following: KSM2016 (acronym for Kõrvemaa Suusamaraton 2016 (Kõrvemaa Ski Marathon 2016)), forename and surname, personal ID code and distance (e.g. KSM2016, Kati Karu, 486051327xx, 38 km).

The participation fee is not refunded if the Ski 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, timekeeping chip, information leaflet, and sponsor materials.
Start materials are issued on competition day, January 30, 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 Ski 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
Time is kept in both the 38 km and the 19 km race with a timekeeping chip. The chip must be correctly fastened around the ankle of the right foot (not higher than 20 cm) throughout the competition from the start until crossing the finish line. Exiting the finish zone, the chip is to be returned to the organizers. The Secretariat is to be immediately informed of any lost chips. Participants are materially liable for their chips from receiving the chip with the start items until the chip is returned. If a participant fails to return their chip, they must pay a fine of EUR 30 based on an invoice submitted by Sport Event Team.
The finish protocol will list the ranking of each competitor 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, January 31 at 9 AM, and as official results on www.jooks.ee on Friday, February 5 at 5 PM.

 

10. Medical aid
Medical aid is provided throughout the track if necessary. 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, event organizers, 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 38 km is held at 3 PM at the finish line.
There is no award ceremony for 19 km, ranking is determined based on the finish protocols.
Three best men and three best women are awarded for the 38 km race.

There are also special prizes and prize draws (for both 38 km and 19 km). 38 km age group winners are awarded a trophy cup.

 

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 number, drink at service points, safekeeping of package at the start line, medical aid, electronic diploma including the participant’s name, time score and final ranking for participants that complete a race, and recorded results in the RMK Ski Marathon finish protocol.
Participants in the Kids’ Race receive an electronic diploma and souvenirs.
On grounds beyond the organizers’ control, the organizers may change, shorten or cancel a race. A decision to this effect is made no later than on Wednesday, January 15; the decision will be published on the ski marathon’s website. To ensure participation safety, by way of exception, the competition jury has the right to make changes up to three hours before the start.

RMK Kõrvemaa Ski Marathon takes place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in freestyle.

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