Rules and Regulations

ART. 1: ORGANIZATION

The 7th ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL is organized by TEAM AXARSPORT s.l. and will take place on October 21, 2017 in the surrounding area of Loja, Spain.

ART. 2: DEFINITION OF THE COMPETITION

The 7th ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL is a single-stage ultra-marathon of 2 different race distances: 55km +- 1,900m / 83km +-2,760m. There are tough climbs, challenging trails, and picturesque views as you run through the Poniente Granadino in Andalusia.

The race is self-supported. Competitors carry obligatory items ( see complete Equipment List, ART. 18 ). This includes food/energy bars, gels, and water (provided).

TEAM AXARSPORT s.l. reserves the right to modify:

  • the regulations of the 7th ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL.
  • the aspect of the course in case of forces beyond our control: weather, construction, etc.

ART. 3: REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES, AND ADMINISTRATIVE OBLIGATIONS

ENTRY FEE:

  • 55km – € 55
  • 83km – € 75

BANK TRANSFER INFORMATION:

La Caixa
Carretera de Loja
18120 Alhama de Granada, España

Acct. Nº:     2100 5631 37 02 00027812
IBAN :        ES77 2100 5631 3702 0002 7812
Swift:         CAIXESBB661

Registration Fee includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation (floor-space) in Loja Municipal Sports Hall.
  • Bottled water at checkpoints throughout the race.
  • Simple food service at 55km/83km finish.
  • Medical staff, support staff, and checkpoint/route monitor teams throughout races.
  • Gift bag, technical shirt.
  • Finisher medal.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • IVA and related tax included.
  • 3-point qualifier for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) upon completion of 55km race.
  • 4-point qualifier for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) upon completion of 83km race.

The following information is necessary for complete registration :

  • Complete registration form.
  • Proof of payment for the race.

Cancellation Policy:

Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

ART. 4: GENERAL CONDITIONS & PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

The 7th ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL will be administered according to the general race regulations and their amendments, to which all participants agree when they register. The organization is not responsible for any damage caused by the participant or caused to themselves by their imprudence or negligence. Similarly the participants declare they are in perfect physical condition to perform this race, exempting the organizers of the race from said responsibility. Enrollment in the race assumes the acceptance of these rules and regulations.

ART. 5: CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION FOR PARTICIPANTS

Anyone meeting the following conditions will be accepted: over 18, any citizenship, good health, and complete payment of fees.

ART. 6: CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS

Category A: INDIVIDUAL

Every entrant will be ranked. In addition to the general ranking, there will be placing for first, second and third female and male.

ART. 7: PROGRAM OF THE RACE

Friday, 20th October:

  • Registration at Medina Lauxa Municipal Sports Hall: 16:00 to 20:00
  • Sports Hall available for free overnight accommodation (showers, toilets, restaurant available)

Saturday, 21st October:

  • Registration: 07:30 to 09:00
  • Bag Deposit for 83km participants: 08:00 to 09:00
  • Official Race Start from Medina Lauxa Municipal Stadium: 09:15
  • 55KM circuit completed: 14:00 to 18:15 ( Maximum 9 hours )
  • 83KM circuit completed: 15:30 to 00:15 ( Maximum 15 hours )
  • Awards after first three finishers
  • Simple food service: 15:30 – 18:30 (Sports Hall)
  • Simple food service for 83km: 20:00 – 00:30 (Sports Hall)
  • Bag collection
  • Boiling water available for dehydrated meal preparation (Sports Hall & Montefrio: 48km)

ART. 8: TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE VERIFICATIONS

Participants must present themselves to the race administrators during registration ( see Art. 7 ). Participants must meet the administrative and technical requirements. Each competitor is responsible for his/her own equipment, and each element referring to the participant equipment list is strictly personal.

ART. 9: IDENTIFICATION MARKS/RACE NUMBERS

During the administrative registration, the organization will provide each participant with one dorsal. Each participant must ensure his / her ID marking is clear, entirely visible, in good condition, and in the proper place throughout the race. The organization will make spare ID markings available in the event of loss or damage and for the identification of bags being brought forward for the 83km participants.

ART. 10: SPACE RESERVED FOR INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

In addition to official ID markings, participants may use other available clothing space for individual sponsors ( apart from areas exclusively reserved for race number ) e.g. T-shirts, shorts, socks, caps, backpacks, etc. However, the organization reserves the right to prohibit sponsorship considered to be oversized or in direct competition with the organization’s partners or for any other reasons in which the organization does not have to justify.

ART. 11: CHECKPOINTS AND RANKING

Each checkpoint is compulsory. Checkpoints are located throughout the course of each stage of the race approximately 10– 15km apart. There are 3 – 5 checkpoints depending on the length of the event entered and each competitor must pass through them. This allows the race officials to record times and distribute water. 1.5 litres of water will be available at every checkpoint and also at the start and finish of each stage.

ART. 12: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

A medical team will be present throughout the race with the use of assistance vehicles. They will ensure that any participant suffering from physical or mental exhaustion is brought back to the base camp, taken to hospital, or removed from the race at the discretion of the Race Doctor. The Race Doctor may remove ID plates to dismiss any participant they feel physically unfit to continue the race and/or to receive vital medical care. Competitors are required to carry their own personal remedy materials including blister kits, Paracetamol, and anti-diarrhea medication, personal hygiene, allergy medication etc.

ART. 13: DROPPING OUT / ELIMINATION

In no circumstance ( and at the risk of having to pay the search costs involved ) may any competitor leave the race without informing the organization and signing an official discharge provided by TEAM AXARSPORT s.l. If a competitor abandons the race, he / she must notify the organization as soon as possible and give his / her identification marks to one of the course commissaries and must be escorted to the stage finish by vehicle of qualified Race Staff or Race Director. A runner is only qualified to rank in the race they registered. A runner entered in the 83km may drop to the 55km, but is not qualified to rank in that race.

ART. 14: INSURANCE

All competitors take part in the full knowledge of the risks that may be incurred in this kind of competition. Since competitors participate of their own free will, the organization is not responsible for any collapse or accident. In accordance with the 1984 law on sport, the organizer is obliged to advise participants to take out their own accident, travel and death insurance. Team Axarsport s.l. provides accident insurance for a fee of €20.

ART. 15: WEATHER AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS

Average temperatures in October:

  • daytime 15°- 25° C,
  • nighttime 10°- 20° C.

The routes cover a wide variety of terrain. The organizers reserve the right to modify the route as a result of unfavorable weather conditions or unforeseen changes in certain areas.

ART. 16: MARKINGS

The participants in the 7th ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL must follow the route as marked by the organizers. The course will be marked approximately every 200 – 500 meters. Race administration strongly advises participants to study the route map and download the Garmin route from the website prior to 20 October, 2017. The organization takes care to use marking materials that are not harmful to the environment and that are removed after the race.

ART. 17: ROUTE MAP

A route map is issued at registration. You are required to have your map during the race. It is advisable to bring a plastic ziploc bag or comparable to protect the map on route.

ART. 18: OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS

Food:

Each entrant must provide his/her own special supplements /dehydrated food / gels / bars that can be stored at the Sports Hall and/or carried forward in the race bag to the Montefrio checkpoint. He/she must select the type of food best suited to his/her personal needs. Boiling water will be provided at the Sports Hall and Montefrio checkpoint. Complimentary pasta (or equivalent) services at designated times ( see Race Itinerary ). Check points will have sliced bananas, oranges, chips, water, and cups of cola, but should not be considered the only source of nourishment depending on each runner’s personal needs.

Obligatory Race Kit:

  • Backpack or equivalent ( best suited to each participant )
  • Energy snacks / Gels / Bars
  • Head torch for 83km
  • Reflective clothes, vest, or tape for 83km participants

Strongly recommended:

  • Mobile phone, make sure it is charged up and that you have added in the race security numbers as indicated at the race HQ.
  • Sleeping mat for the Sports Hall.
  • Gloves, hat, and warm clothes ( weather can be changeable in October and cold at night, rain is possible ).
  • Compass / Whistle
  • Personal First Aid Kit ( blister kit, Paracetamol, anti-diarrhea, personal hygiene, etc. )
  • Trekking Poles ( optional, but are not allowed in drop bag ).
  • Additional spare socks, waterproof leggings, and vest can be kept in drop bag.
  • 20 euros minimum ( to buy extra food / beverages at the checkpoint establishments or to cover the unexpected ).
  • 10 Safety Pins
  • Wash kit
  • Towel

ART. 19: RACE BEHAVIOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT

We rely heavily on the support of the towns, villages, various tourist information departments and Regional Government and ask that all competitors treat the local people and the environment with respect. Interaction between the village inhabitants and competitors is important for the race and is a good example of how sports tourism can benefit a region. Smoking of any kind and the throwing away of any food/water packaging or other items on the race route is strictly forbidden.

ART. 20: COMPLAINTS

All complaints from competitors must be addressed with discretion to the Race Director in writing, and after the race to the Race Organizers at [email protected] Replies issued within 24 hours.

ART. 21: PHOTO AND VIDEO COVERAGE

TEAM AXARSPORT s.l. reserves all exclusive rights for photo and video coverage of the ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL. Participants must agree that TEAM AXARSPORT s.l. may have exclusive use of their identity and individual or collective pictures for anything related directly or indirectly to their participation in the ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL. Any still camera, video or movie coverage done during the ULTIMA FRONTERA TRAIL cannot be used by participants, their entourage or trainers for any use other than personal, unless by prior authorization or accreditation from TEAM AXARSPORT s.l. As a result, any book or film (short, feature) project must obtain TEAM AXARSPORT s.l.’s prior authorization.

ART. 22: LIST OF PRIZES (SPECIFIC PRIZES/GIFTS TO BE DETERMINED):

GENERAL RANKING

Awards will be made within reasonable time of each event finish.

55km and 83km: Trophies and prizes for top 3 male / 3 female

Completion of the 55km = Race Certificate, Finisher Medal, 3-point qualifier Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

Completion of the 83km = Race Certificate, Finisher Medal, 4-point qualifier Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

1ST PLACE: TROPHY, SPONSORED PRIZES

2ND PLACE: TROPHY, SPONSORED PRIZES

3RD PLACE: TROPHY, SPONSORED PRIZE