Rules

TRAIL DEL MARGANAI® 2020 – REGULATIONS
58 KM 3000M D+ – 36 KM 1900M D+ – 22 KM 1050M D+

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Trail del Marganai is organized by “A.S.D. Marganai K24”.

 

AWARDS

For each of the three races (58 km, 36 km, 22 km) the first 3 men and the first 3 women will be awarded. There will be no money prizes.
A general classification will be drafted at the end of the race, including arrival times, which is going to be published on www.traildelmarganai.org.

The only categories are “men” and “women”.

 

REGISTRATIONS

All athletes over 18 years, in possession of a relevant medical certificate for participation in athletic competitive events, expiring after 31st October 2020, will be allowed to sign up; every participant has to submit a copy of the medical certificate in order to register on the website krono.run.net. Registrations will open on December 18th, 2019 and will be closed either when reaching a total number of 500 participants or on October 24th, 2020.

In order to register for the 58 km trail you need to:

  • be aware of the length and the characteristics of the race;
  • be perfectly trained for it; have acquired a real personal autonomy in the mountains in order to better face issues arising from adverse weather conditions (wind, fog, rain, cold, snow);
  • be able to face physical or mental problems caused by the great fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joints pain, small wounds etc.;
  • be aware that helping a runner manage the above mentioned problems is not an Organisation’s responsibility

Registration will be possible only on the website of krono.run. To successfully sign-up you need a digital format (image, scanning) of the medical certificate for competitive running.

REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fees are:

  • 58 km: € 45;
  • 36 km: € 35;
  • 22 km: € 27.

Deadline for registrations is 24th October 2020 at midnight. The registration fee can be payed with credit card or bank transfer. The fee includes all the services described in this document, as well as the race pack with a technical t-shirt and an invitation to the post-race pasta party.
If the registered athlete is not able to attend, the registration fee will not be refunded.

 

BIB AND RACE PACK DELIVERY

Bibs will be delivered in Buggerru, on:

  • Friday, October 30th, 2020 , 04.00 pm to 07.30 pm;
  • Saturday, October 31st, 2020, from 05.00 to 06.00 am (58 Km), from 06.30 to 7.30 am (36 Km) and from 07.30 to 8.30 am (22 Km).

Before bib number taking will be the obligatory equipment control.

 

START

In order to have their bibs numbered, participants will have to go to the timekeepers’ stand next to the starting line within:

  • 6:10 am for the 58 km trail (starting at 06.30)
  • 7:40 for the 36 Km trail (starting at 08.00);
  • 40 for the 22 Km (starting at 09.00).

 

SAFETY AND CONTROL

 

For the passage through the Henry Gallery wearing the protective helmets, which are going to be provided at the entrance, is mandatory.

Organisation staff, Rescue forces, first aid personnel and qualified physicians will be on site and on the itineraries, in constant contact with the base. An ambulance and a doctor will also be present  in the finish line area. Random checkpoints will be set up along the trail and members of the organization will monitor the passage of athletes and control the mandatory material: those found without such equipment will be penalised. Runners are required to be able to orient themselves and know how to behave in the mountains, even in bad weather conditions.

Should an athlete be injured or in trouble, he/she shall ask for help:

  • by reaching an official checkpoint
  • by calling the organisation’s numbers;
  • by asking another athlete to call for assistance.

Every participant is obliged to assist people in trouble and, if necessary, call for help. In case an athlete spend some time helping another participant who is injured or in trouble, he/she may ask the Jury to deduct the time from the official classification.
All costs arising from the use of emergency vehicles will be paid by the rescued person, as well as the money spent for his/her return from the place where he/she was hospitalized. The organisation recommends that all participants subscribe appropriate insurance policies, especially to cover the rescue costs and the costs related to helicopter rescue.

 

PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

The Organisation’s staff on site is authorised to check that the runners respect the regulations and inform the Board about any violation. The Board will apply penalties on the basis of the following table. Time penalties will be applied immediately after the race or in the following days by increasing the time reported in the official classification.

RULES VIOLATIONS PENALTY – DISQUALIFICATION
Voluntary waste unloading Disqualification
Starting from a checkpoint after the time limit Disqualification
Cutting across a track portion longer than 1 km Disqualification
Failure to pass a checkpoint Disqualification
Refusal to undergo inspections Disqualification
Absence of mandatory safety equipment: windproof jacket, thermal blanket Disqualification
Cheating: use of a means of transport, bib sharing or exchange Disqualification and ban for life
Insults and threats to the Organisation’s volunteers or personnel Disqualification and ban for life
Failure to assist a runner in trouble Penalty: 1 hour
Helpers’ support (authorized only at food and drink stands) Penalty: 1 hour
Cutting across a track portion shorter than 1 km Penalty: 1 hour
Using chopsticks not carried by the runner since the beginning of the race Penalty: 1 hour
Absence of other mandatory material Penalty: 15 minutes
Race bib without visible number Penalty: 15 minutes

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

Participants will have to respect the natural environment and, in particular, avoid unloading waste, picking flowers or disturbing the animals. Whoever will be caught unloading waste along the itinerary will be disqualified from the race and subject to the sanctions provided for by the municipal regulations.

 

WEATHER

The competition will take place regardless of weather conditions. In case of major weather phenomena (storms, snow), the organisation reserves the right to make last-minute itinerary changes in order to eliminate any possible dangers or discomfort conditions for the participants. Any changes will be communicated to the participants and reported by the staff.

 

OBLIGATIONS AND TIPS (MANDATORY MATERIAL)

All athletes (58 km, 36 km and 22 km) will have to mandatorily carry the following material with them:

  • camel bag or bottle holder with at least 1/2 litre of liquids for the 22 km and 1 litre for the 58 km and 36 km
  • race bib with visible number on the front;
  • windproof jacket;
  • survival blanket;
  • whistle;
  • food supply (58 km and 36 km);
  • mobile phone containing the organisation’s number (+39 3518538129);
  • headlamp for the 58 km, headlamp or other type of torches for the 36 km and 22 km.

In case of bad weather, the participants in the 58 km and 36 km trail will have to carry the following equipment:

  • Goretex jacket;
  • pants below the knee.

In case of any change of mandatory material, the organization will inform the athletes at the bib delivery or  by notice posted at the starting point.
It is allowed to use sticks, which will have to be kept throughout the race.
Random checks of the mandatory material will be performed before the start and upon arrival.
Food and drink stands will not provide glasses, only camelbags & water bottles will be filled; in case you prefer to drink from a glass / mug, at the refreshment points, you will need to bring a personal one.

 

REFRESHMENTS

The race takes place in semi-autonomy of water-food supply.

The following refreshment points are planned for the 58 km:

  • Km 11 (liquids) fork nearby the Grugua mine
  • Km 18 (food&liquids) Temple of Antas
  • Km 26 (liquids and fruit) abandoned village of Malacalzetta
  • Km 34 (food&liquids) Tinny
  • Km 43 (liquids and fruit) Su Mannau, Roman Road
  • Km 52 (food&liquids) area Annixedda

The following refreshment points are planned for the 36 km:

  • Km 11 (liquids) fork nearby the Grugua mine
  • Km 18 (food&liquids) Temple of Antas
  • Km 21 (liquids and fruit) Su Mannau, Roman Road
  • Km 29 (food&liquids Area Annixedda

The following refreshment points are planned for the 22 km:

  • Km 11 (liquids) fork nearby the Grugua mine
  • Km 15 (food&liquids) Area Annixedda

 

Athletes will have to throw waste, gel, bars etc. in the containers provided at the refreshment stations. Whoever will be caught throwing waste elsewhere will be disqualified.
All stands can be reached by car and, therefore,  are points where athletes may quit the competion if necessary.

 

MAXIMUM TIME

The maximum time to reach the finish line is

  • 11:00 hours for the 58 km trail
  • 08:00 hours for the 36 km trail
  • 05:00 hours for the 22 km trail.

A “helping” service will travel along the trail by following the last participant and will be able to support anyone who quits, avoiding that any injured people might remain without assistance.

For the 58 km the following “time gates” have been set up:

  • Km 34 Tinny after 6:20 hours from departure
  • Km 43 Su Mannau, Roman Road after 8:00 hours from the start
  • Km 52 Annixedda after 9:40 from the start

 Athletes who will not pass the check-points within the time limit will be allowed to continue by delivering the bib, but without assistance.

 

INSURANCE

The organisation takes out an insurance policy to cover all risks related to civil liability and for participants’ protection valid throughout the competition period.

 

IMAGE RIGHTS

By registering, participants authorise the organisation to freely use, without territorial and time limits, still and moving images showing them during participation in Trail del Marganai.

 

DECLARATION OF LIABILITY

The voluntary registration and the subsequent participation in the competition means the full acceptance of the present document and any further modification made. By registering, the participant exempts the organisers from any liability, both civil as well as penal, for damages to people and/or things caused by him/her or traced to him/her.

TIMING

An official timing service will be provided.