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RULES

Ciucas X3 is organized by Ciucas Rock-Climbing and Tourism Club Ploiesti, a non-profit, non -governmental, non-remunerative organization, which has no commercial goal and no employees.

Ciucas X3 is a sporting event dedicated to amateurs, professionals and children, which aims to promote outdoor movement.

Each contestant accepts the participation rules and confirms that he/ she has read and understood them, by registering online or onsite

1st of APRIL – 1st of MAY 2017 – Marathon and Half-Marathon 50LEI, Ultramarathon 90 LEI

 

2nd of MAY – 1st of JULY 2017 – Marathon and Half-Marathon 70LEI, Ultramarathon 120LEI

 

2nd of JULY – 25 of AUGUST 2016 – Marathon and Half-Marathon 90LEI Ultramarathon 140LEI

 

Basic KIT DOES NOT include: Technical shirt with long sleeve 14 EUR, Buff Gravity 3.5 EUR, Compression Calf Sleeve 23.5 EUR, Number belt 4.5 EUR, Sponser Magnesium 0,70 EUR, Sponser Energy gel 1 EUR, Sponser Activator 1 EUR

The registration is done by filling in the form on the marathon’s page, at the address http://ciucasx3.ro/register.

After the registration, the name, race, category, club, team and the validation status are automatically recorded in the participation list.

The validation (payment confirmation) is done manually and, depending on the payment method, it may take between 1 and 20 days. If you wish to speed up the validation (payment confirmation), please send us a copy of the payment order at contact@ciucasx3.ro.

Each contestant has to pay the participation fee that includes:

  1. Start package which includes the race number
  2. Personalized socks
  3. Fridge magnet with motivational message
  4. Reusable eco glass
  5. Timing – active timing system (without the timing chip)
  6. “Pasta Party” after the contest
  7. Medal depending on the race, offered to all the participants who pass the finish line in the indicated time interval
  8. Hydration and support points, along the track
  9. Isotonic beverages offered along the track and at the Start/ Finish points
  10. Ranking and electronic diploma
  11. Photo albums
  12. Videos and audio/ video editing – Remember 2016
  13. Track marking, additional to the touristic markings
  14. Medical assistance in case of need, in specific points designated by the organizers
  15. Raffle with surprise prizes for participants and volunteers

At the registration validation (when picking up the participation kit) each contestant will sign the statement of responsibility.

If, for a good reason, you wish to cancel the registration, we kindly ask you to notify us, by sending an email at the following address: contact@ciucasx3.com.

UNTIL 01.08.2017, YOU WILL RECEIVE BACK 50% OF THE REGISTRATION FEE. AFTER THIS DATE, THE FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED AND THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE:

  1. Receiving the participation kit, the transportation costs will be paid by the contestant (The kit is to be send after the 1st of October 2017)
  2. Transferring the registration to another contestant (the transfer is possible ONLY until the 25th of August 2017 and is implies a fee of 20 lei. The registration can be transferred to another person by sending an e-mail. Only after receiving a written confirmation from the organizers can you consider the registration valid.

ATTENTION! ANY MODIFICATION (TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE OR CONTESTANT, ADDITION/ REMOVAL OF PRODUCTS IN/ FROM THE KIT, CATEGORY MODIFICATION) IMPLIES A FEE OF 20 LEI AND IS POSSIBLE ONLY UNTIL THE 25TH OF AUGUST 2017. NO SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION IS POSSIBLE AFTER THAT DATE.

In case of withdrawal from the race, the participation fee will not be refunded.

In case of withdrawal from the race, the participation fee will not be refunded.

For Ultramarathon we don’t accept registration on the race day.

In order to participate in the ultramarathon it is required that the participant has finished at least three national or international mountain marathons between Sept 2016 – August 2017 and that he/ she is able to prove that performance. The assessment of the participants will be made on the 1st of September 2017, based on the information received at the registration and throughout the year.  This information will be verified by an organizing committee. The final list of participants will be published online on September the 3rd.

In case a person registers in the Ultramarathon, pays the fee but does not fulfil the participation criteria on the 3rd of September 2017, the person will be automatically transferred to the marathon competition.

There is also the option of participating as a team for the half marathon and marathon competitions.

The teams consist of 4 members who take part in the same competition, it is mandatory that a member is of the opposite gender; ex: 2 girls + 2 boys; 1 boy + 3 girls; 3 boys + 1 girl.

A separate ranking will be made for the team competition; the team’s time is the cumulated time of each contestant. We will include in the ranking all the teams whose members observe the time limit for the entire track. In case one of the team’s members quits, the rest of the team will not be included in the ranking. Participation cups are offered in this trial, not money, nor products.

BASIC KIT

 

 

Reusable eco glass

Fridge magnet with motivational message

Personalized socks

Cast medal

Pasta party H12

Additional marking of the track

Supply points

Electronic diploma

Prizes in products for categories

Money prizes for open

 

 

PERSONALIZED KIT

 

 

Technical t-shirt with long sleeves +14,00 €

Compression leggings Compressport +23,5 €

Personalized buff Ciucas X3 +3,5 €

Number belt 4.5 EUR

Energizers: Sponser Energy gel +1,00 €, Sponser Activator +1,00 €, Sponser Magnesium +0,70 €

All the participants shall receive race numbers and take part in the Pasta Party H12 at the end.

MEN

14-29 years

30-39 years

40-49 years

+ 50 years

 

WOMEN

14-29 years

30-39 years

40-49  years

+50 years

* *The age at the time of the contest is taken into consideration.

The awards go to categories with at least 5 competitors. If there is a category for which less than 5 competitors enrolled, that category will be merged with the previous one. Exception – OPEN categories, regardless of the race.

Timing is done per second; the winner is the one who passes the finish line in the shortest time, after fully completing the track, observing the rules of the present Regulation.

 

MARATHON

 

MEN: MEN’s OPEN with the following age categories: 14-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49  years, +50 years

WOMEN: WOMEN’s OPEN with the following age categories:: 14-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, +50 years

 

MEN AND WOMEN OPEN PRIZES

 

Ist place – 1000 RON

IInd place – 600 RON

IIIrd place – 400 RON

 

AGE CATEGORY PRIZES

Mountaineering/ running related products. No money prizes.

 

HALF-MARATHON

 

MEN

 

MEN’s OPEN with the following age categories: 14-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, +50 years

WOMEN: WOMEN’s OPEN with the following age categories: 14-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, +50 years

 

MEN AND WOMEN OPEN PRIZES

 

I place – 1000 RON

IInd place – 600 RON

IIIrd place – 400 RON

 

AGE CATEGORY PRIZES

Mountaineering/ running related products. No money prizes.

 

TEAMS

 

MARATHON TEAMS (the teams have four members who participate in the same trial, it is required to have at least a member of the opposite gender; e.g.: 2 girls + 2 boys, 1 boy + 3 girls, 3 boys + 1 girl)

HALF-MARATHON TEAMS (the teams have four members who participate in the same trial, it is required to have a member of the opposite gender; e.g.: 2 girls + 2 boys, 1 boy + 3 girls, 3 boys + 1 girl)

The winning teams do not receive product/ money prizes.

 

ULTRAMARAHTON

 

WOMEN’s OPEN (the first 3 places)

MEN’s OPEN (the first 7 places)

 

MEN AND WOMEN OPEN PRIZES

Ist place – 1000 RON

IInd place – 800 RON

IIIrd place – 600 RON

IVth place – 500 RON

Vth place – 400 RON

 

The organizers reserve the right to offer additional prizes which will be announced before the competitionsʹ start.

 

ATTENTION! The payment of the cash prizes is made exclusively online, via payment order, from the club’s account into the holder’s account, until the date of October 10th, 2017.

KIT PICK UP – Cheia sports hall as it follows:

 

Friday 8 September 2017/  16:00 – 24:00

Saturday 9 September 2017 / 6:30 – 9:40

 

TECHNICAL MEETING ULTRAMARATHON- Friday 8 September 2017, 18:00, Cheia sports hall

 

TEHNICAL MEETING HALF-MARATHON AND Marathon- Friday  8 September 2017,19:00, Cheia sports hall

 

START ULTRAMARATHON- Saturday 9 September 2017, 6:00 a.m

 

START MARATHON AND HALF-MARATON- Saturday 9 September 2017,10:00 a.m

 

AWARD CEREMONY HALF-MARATHON AND MARATHON – Saturday 9 September 2017, 18:00

 

AWARD CEREMONY ULTRAMARATHON- Sunday 10 September 2017, 12:00

 

KIDS RACE Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:00. Every child will receive a medal after the race; no ranking will be done.

 

Depending on the weather conditions or unpredicted events, changes may occur, which will be announced by the organizers.

 

Changing weather or trail conditions can also determine the modification of time limits for the arrival at the checkpoints. On the competition’s map the displayed time limits correspond to normal weather conditions. Participants who are unable to complete the track in due time will be stopped for their own safety and will have to return to the finish line accompanied by the organizers.

 

In case this schedule suffers modifications, the changes will be announced by the organizers in due time via e-mail, Facebook and website.

The organizers reserve the right to change the route at any time, route changes will be announced in advance

The organizers reserve the right to cancel/ postpone the race in exceptional cases, provided all participants are informed in advance.

In case of inclement weather conditions and/ or other special conditions, the organizers reserve the right to stop the race or to modify the schedule.

In case of force majeure (any event that could affect the smooth running of the marathon such as major floods, natural disasters or major political events that may determine the organizers to cancel the competition), the registration fee will be refunded. A different date for the competition shall be chosen.

The contest is opened only for those who turned 18 and are medically fit to sustain this kind of effort, based on an affidavit signed when validating the registration.

People who turned 14 are allowed to participate only after presenting a notary deposition from both parents/ legal guard and a medical certificate stating they are able to participate to a mountain half marathon or marathon, depending on the situation.

MANDATORY equipment for marathon and half-marathon

 

  1. Race number (given by the organizer), should be worn in front, so it could be easily seen
  2. Running shoes with mountain profile sole
  3. Map (given by the organizers)
  4. We recommend the following equipment

– a 0.5 l bottle of water

– energy bars or energy gels

– raincoat/ wind coat

– mobile phone (fully charged)

Attention! The mandatory equipment may change, depending on the weather condition.

 

MANDATORY equipment for ultramarathon

 

  1. backpack/ small backpack/ fanny pack
  2. mobile phone
  3. water bottle/ camelback bag
  4. waterproof coat
  5. hat/ headband/ buff
  6. trousers / long tights
  7. frontal flashlight
  8. survival foil
  9. route map

The equipment will be checked at the starting point and randomly during the race and at finish. If one or more objects from the mandatory equipment misses, the participant will be disqualified.

Checkpoints and supply points will be available along the track. Energy drinks, water, fruits, sugar and other food can be found there.

The checkpoints and supply points will be marked accordingly and will be visible. There will also be mobile, unannounced checkpoints.

The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant that does not observe this regulation or in one of the following situations:

– loosing or changing the competition number

– deviating from the route

– using means of transport during the race

– leaving equipment on the route

– throwing garbage on the track; used wrapper can be left at checkpoints or at the supply points;

– refusing to help another runner in difficulty within the limits of the rule – ”Primum non nocere” – First of all we should not to do more harm

– lack of respect for other competitors, organizers, volunteers

– exceeding the time limit previously announced by the organizers

During the contest, the traffic will not be restricted on the open-road areas. During the contest  vehicles, tourists and animals can be encountered on the track. This means that participants have to respect the traffic rules imposed by law. Any accident that involves participants at the Ciucas X3 contest, accident that occurs because the contest rules or traffic rules imposed by law were violated, will be the responsibility of those involved in the accident.

Runners are responsible for participating in this race, the organizers do not assume any liability in the event that a competitor is hurt or injured or other consequences occur due to the participation in this contest. There will be a first aid point where medical service will be provided in case of need.

The organizers are not responsible for lost or forgotten things on the track, during the contest. These will be collected by volunteers and brought to the Lost Objects.

It is forbidden that supporters and spectators accompany participants in the race. It is also prohibited for any outside help except supply points where participants can receive food and energy drinks from supporters and spectators. This specific space will be delimited and marked by the organizers.

During the contest, each participant has to carry his own equipment and he is not allowed to receive outside help.

Organizers may penalize/ disqualify participants whose supporters do not observe these rules.

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