Entry Rules Mountain Bike

 

1. GENERAL
In the rules listed below, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 1) ATHLETES shall mean the participants, i.e. the persons who have legally entered and who take part in the race; 2) ORGANIZERS shall mean the Organizing Committee of Tihiorace and Wolf’s Race; 3) RACE COMMITTEE shall mean the Organizing Committee that is responsible for carrying out the race and for all relevant decision-making.

1.1 Entering a race shall imply full acceptance of the terms & conditions thereof.

1.2 Athletes competing in the races must understand that they will be running in a mountainous and inaccessible area, with everything that entails. They will also be exposed to the weather conditions prevailing on the day of the race.

2. PARTICIPATION

2.1. Participants must be aged 18 or over.

2.2. Entries shall be considered valid once the registration fee has been paid.

2.3. The participation fee is:
10 euro for short race 16 km
15 euro for full race 42 km

2.3.1. This includes:
• participation in the full race weekend, according to the regulations;
• post-race meal;
• supplies at the Aid Stations;
• commemorative medal;
• entry in a lottery with generous prizes;
• bicycle washing station;
• showers - changing rooms;
• service point by Shimano
• electronic timing.
2.3.1. This includes:
• participation in the full race weekend, according to the regulations;
• attendance of the Pasta Party;
• a post-race meal;
• supplies at the Aid Stations;
• a T-shirt bearing the race logo;
• a commemorative medal;
• entry in a lottery with generous prizes.

2.3.2 To validate your entry, you must deposit the relevant amount in the following bank account:

ΠΕΙΡΑΙΩΣ: IBAN - GR2901715580006558140343261
ΕUROBANK: IBAN - GR1302607600000670200255029
ALPHA: IBAN - GR7301401530153002320007655

Account beneficiary: TEVACOM ANTΙΠΡΟΣΩΠΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΙΟΝΤΩΝ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ ΣΥΜΒΟΥΛΟΙ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΕΩΝ
To pay by credit card, please click on the following link: https://tihiorace.gr/register/index.php/payment.html


2.3.3 Please remember to mention the FULL NAME of each participating athlete, in the COMMENTS field of the payment slip.
2.3.4. The relevant sums must be deposited by 31/03/2023 for entries to be considered valid.
2.3.5 Any bank charges shall be paid exclusively by the payee.
2.4. There shall be electronic timing for all races.
2.5 Any runner that enters the race and fails to take part in the race, shall not be entitled to a refund.

3. CATEGORIES
The men’s and women’s categories in the 42km race are as follows:
Men’s categories:
M1. 18-29
M2. 30-39
M3. 40-49
M4. 50-59
M5. 60+

Women’s categories:
W1. 18-35
W2. 36+

There are 2 awards categories in the 16-km race: MEN & WOMEN

The categories apply provided there are at least 6 cyclists in each category. Otherwise, any category that does not include 6+ participants shall be ranked with the previous age category.

The first 6 entrants in each category will be awarded.

4. EVENT DATES
4.1. 08-09/04/2023

RACE ROUTE
5.1. Each race is described in detail on the event website, under the heading RACES.

6. COMPLIANCE

6.1. All athletes are obligated to adhere fully to all of the rules described below. All athletes are also obligated to comply with any instructions given by the race marshals. Non-compliance with such rules and instructions shall entail exclusion from the race. Should the race marshals observe any violation, they shall record it and notify the violators. Any other person authorized by the organizers may also record any violations observed, and submit them to the Race Committee for evaluation.

7. ROUTE SIGNPOSTING

7.1. The routes will be adequately signposted with RIBBON, SPRAY PAINT & SIGNS. There will be mileage markers and arrow and exclamation mark signs, warning of technical sections requiring additional attention. Inside villages, the route shall be marked with biodegradable fluorescent spray, which fades away in a few days.

7.2. The route markings positioned by the organizers are temporary, and intended to be used by runners on the race date; they shall be removed after the race. The markings include signs indicating mileage or direction, as well as signs preventing runners from proceeding in the wrong direction.

7.3. Volunteers shall also guide runners at critical points of the route, in the event that the above markings are deemed inadequate.

8. SAFETY

8.1. Athletes take part in the race at their own responsibility, and the organizers shall not be liable in the event of any injury, as expressly stated in the relevant statutory declaration. However, there shall be a Volunteer Rescue Team in attendance throughout the race. There shall also be specialized medical staff and fully equipped ambulances in attendance at strategic locations.

8.2. Athletes shall have been previously examined by a doctor, who must rule that they are capable of taking part in the race.

BIB NUMBER

9.1. Every athlete must wear their race bib on a visible location on the front of their torso. The bib must remain in place throughout the race, and must not be folded in such a way as to hide any of the information printed on the bib (sponsors, logos, etc.). Any alteration to the bib that is thought to confuse the marshals at the aid stations shall be punishable by exclusion. Loss of the race bib shall also lead to exclusion from the race.

10. ASSISTANCE

10.1. The use of hiking poles is permitted. It is also permitted to carry and use a map, compass, GPS, mobile phone or radio (VHF).

11. GARBAGE

11.1. The race takes place in mountainous territory, and therefore in a fragile ecosystem. As a consequence, it is prohibited to dispose of any objects whatsoever along the route, including plastic bottles or any other packaging materials from solid or liquid foods consumed by athletes during the race. There shall be plastic garbage sacks at all aid stations. All athletes are obligated to dispose of any garbage in these sacks.

12. MOVEMENT ON THE TRAIL

12.1. Athletes must avoid forming groups on the trail that prevent other athletes from overtaking if they wish to do so. When an athlete is notified that someone wishes to overtake them, they must move to the uphill (inside) part of the trail.

13. AID STATIONS

13.1. The organizers shall provide the athletes with sustenance during the race.

14. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT, BACKPACKS

14.1. The use of a special cycling HELMET that complies with all necessary specifications is mandatory. The race committee also considers the use of cycling gloves to be necessary.

15. CHECKPOINTS

15.1. The race checkpoints are located at the aid stations, as well as at selected parts of the route, where there shall be an electronic timing mat over which athletes will be required to step. Athletes must have their race bibs pinned at the visible location, allowing race marshals to record them. If wearing a windbreaker over their bib, they must make sure to demonstrate their number when arriving at each Checkpoint. Refusal to demonstrate a bib number shall entail exclusion from the race. Any athlete missing even a single Checkpoint shall be excluded from the race.

16. OBJECTIONS

16.1. Any objections must be submitted by the athlete involved, at the latest within 3 days after completion of the race.

17. SAFETY

17.1. The Committee shall ensure that the race route is patrolled by specialized security, rescue and medical staff able to provide assistance to any athletes in need. Should the security staff and marshals indicate that the athletes are required to change direction for security reasons, all athletes must obey. Refusal to comply shall entail exclusion from the race.

18.ROUTE CHANGES / POSTPONEMENT

18.1. If necessary (exceptionally dangerous weather conditions), the Organizers reserve the right to change the race route or postpone the race for a short period of time, in order to protect athletes from any bodily harm.

19. RESULTS

19.1. The official (final) race results shall be published several days after the race, to ensure that the data has been cross-checked and referenced.
19.2. The final race results are as provided by the relevant timing company and may not be disputedIt is hereby clarified that the “net time” given by the timing company shall not constitute the classification criterion. Crossing the finish line shall be the sole classification criterion.

20. PENALTIES

20.1. The only penalty applicable to all offences & rule violations shall be exclusion from the race.

20.2. This is applicable to:
• Route polluting;
• Taking shortcuts

21. DISCLAIMER

21.1. The organizers shall not be liable for the death, injury or any damage to the health of the athletes; by submitting an application to enter the race, athletes are considered to declare that they are aware of the risks of trail running, and to confirm that they are in good health and capable of racing, having recently been examined by a doctor for this purpose. However, athletes will not be required to submit a medical certificate. Athletes are expected to undergo regular medical check-ups to ensure that they are in good health. The organizers hereby waive any liability with respect to the athletes’ physical integrity, and athletes are expected to behave responsibly in parts of the race where there is an increased risk of falls, with unpleasant or even fatal consequences. The organizers hereby waive any financial liability in the event that any athlete requires external assistance.

22. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Organizers and their partners reserve the intellectual property rights to the photographs and video footage taken during the race by authorized professionals. Any athlete whose entry is accepted automatically accepts this term, in awareness that their face may appear in photographs or video footage. Specific permission shall not be requested, and athletes may not claim compensation for the publication of such material.

23. AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES

23.1. The organizers reserve the right to amend the race rules without prior warning.