Marathon 7500 Rules and regulations!

By participating in the 2018 Marathon 7500 race, a competition organized by the Nature Protection and Tourism Club (CPNT) Brasov, participants agree to comply with all of the following Rules:
1.    Competition description:
It is an outdoor mountain competition; The trail is set in the Bucegi mountains.
The routes are irregular and coarse, they use public roads and dirt tracks, marked and unmarked trails with steep slopes and rough areas and pass through towns, meadows, lakes, rivers, woodlands and clearings, alpine grounds (ridges, narrow passages, steep slopes, valleys, screes, alpine meadows, areas covered with juniper trees, etc.). When deciding to compete:

Any participant must be medically fit for sustained physical effort.

Any participant must have a general mountain experience. Any participant must have the ability to trek safely an alpine route. Any participant should be experienced enough to complete a difficult alpine route Each participant should have a good sense of direction in a mountainous terrain, even in difficult weather conditions and poor visibility. This means that each participant should be able to use a map and the information about the routes to get to safety. Any participant should have basic knowledge regarding dangerous and urgency situations, which might appear in the mountains. Any participant should have fair play and friendship and should act accordingly when the situation requires. Any participant should know and keep in mind that no matter how many safety measures the organizers take, all the risks that might appear along the routes due to the nature of the competition, the environment and the weather, cannot be covered. Any participant should know and keep in mind that no prize is above his or/and other participant’s health and life, therefore to act accordingly when he feels or sees a dangerous situation. The minimum age requirement for racing is set at 18 years of age. Younger persons can register only if they have important sports results and are teaming an adult person. Participating teams must consist of two people. The team must trek together all the way. The maximum distance allowed between teammates is up to 50 meters. The distance between teammates can be measured at any time of the race.
2.    Categories & Sections:
The marathon has 2 sections, each with 3 categories:
Sections: Elite / Hobby
Categories: Women / Men / Mixed
The teams in the Elite section that has members whose cumulative age is over 80, are automatically registered in the Masters honorifical Category.
3.    Mandatory equipment:
Backpack or fanny pack (individual)
Headband/ hat (individual)
Raincoat (individual)
Long sleeve blouse (individual) – it is accepted to have shorter sleeved shirt and separate sleeves as long as the entire surface of the arms is covered by the combination of the two.
Long trekking trousers (individual) – it is accepted to have shorter trousers and calf sleeves as long as the entire surface of the legs is covered by the combination of the two.
Gloves (individual)
Survival Blanket (individual)
Functional mobile phone (individual)
Functional headlamp (individual)
First aid kit: elastic bandage, sterile bandage, adhesive bandage tape (team)
Water container with or without cap, of minimum 200 ml to use in the refreshments posts – the organizers will not provide disposable cups (individual)
Map, contest sheet and race number (will be distributed by the organizers)
Mandatory equipment in case of bad weather (this equipment is to be available in the base camp as the mandatory equipment list can be updated in the morning of the race start):
– Warm long sleeve blouse/fleece, warm jacket (individual)
– Over pants (individual)
4.    The race BIB
must be attached to the equipment and must be visible all the time during the competition
5.    Timekeeping:
times will be converted and recorded to the next whole second (e.g. 15:38:22.4 will be recorded as 15:38:23)
6.    The technical meeting
will take place on July 12th, 2018 at 20:00 for the Elite Section and on July 13th, 2018 at 20:00 for the Hobby Section.
7.    Each participant is required to fill the entry form including a declaration that he / she will run entirely at his /her own risk. Signing the form, onsite registration and picking-up the start kits will take place on July 12th, 2018 between 15:00 – 20:00 for the participants in the Elite section and on July 13th, 2018 between 15:00 – 20:00, for the participants in the Hobby section.

  1.  Equipment checking
    Will be done in two ways: Before the start, the teams will present their equipment in order to have their start validated. This gear check is mandatory, it begins 30 minutes before the start and ends 15 minutes after the start. The second method the organizers can check the teams’ equipment is randomly, in any point of the race or in any checkpoint. If any piece of equipment is missing, the team is disqualified or has its start not validated.
    9.    The race will start:
    – on July 13th, 2018 at 6:00 AM for the Elite Class
    – on July 14th, 2018 at 6:00 AM for the Hobby Class.
    10.    The time limit to complete the race is:
    – 35 hours for Elite Class (July 14th, 2018 – 17:00 PM)
    – 14 hours for Hobby (July 14th, 2018 – 20:00 PM)
    11.    The intermediary eliminatory time
    The intermediary eliminatory time for the Elite section:
    – P1 Valea Dorului Cabin :1h45′ (7:45)
    – P3 Piatra Arsă Cabin: 4h30′ (10:30)
    – P6 Salvamont Peștera: 9h00′ (15:00)
    – P7 Omu Peak: 13h00′ (19:00)
    – P9 La Prepeleag: 18h00′ (00:00)
    – P10 Omu Peak: 24h00′ (6:00)
    – P13 Omu Peak: 33h00′ (15:00)
    The intermediary eliminatory time for the Hobby section:
    – P1 Omu Peak: 2h00′ (08:00)
    – P4 Omu Peak: 9h00′ (15:00).
    12.    The checkpoints must be visited in ascending order of their numbers.
    13.    Supporters / External assistance:
    Supporters can encourage any competitor as long as they respect the race officials’ guidelines and they don’t hinder the race development.
    During the race any external assistance (from supporters, spectators, etc) is strictly forbidden, except in check points where competitors can receive food and water. All competitors must carry their own equipment during the race.
    The external assistance is strictly forbidden. The competitors whose supporters don’t comply with these rules can be penalized or disqualified.
    14.    Food and water points:
    Checkpoint 1, Cabana Vf. Valea Dorului: water
    Checkpoint 2, Cabana Poiana Stânii: water (300 ml/competitor)
    Checkpoint 3, Cabana Piatra Arsă: water
    Checkpoint 4, Cabana Salvamont Jepi: water, isotonic drink (Sponser Competition), food (bread, cheese, bananas, lemons, apples, halva)
    Checkpoint 5, Cabana Babele: water (300ml/competitor)
    Checkpoint 6, Salvamont Peștera: water, isotonic drink (Sponser)
    Checkpoint 7, 10 and 13, Vf. Omu: water (200ml/participant/climb), isotonic drink (Sponser), food (lemons, halva, bread, cheese, apples, bananas)
    Checkpoint 8, Gura Diham: water, food (salo, bread). Poiana Izvoarelor: water
    Checkpoint 11, Ciubotea-Bran: water, food (soup, pasta, bread, cheese)
    Checkpoint 12, Valea Gaura: water
    Checkpoint 14, Poiana Guțanu: water – spring
    Checkpoint 15, Șaua Strunga: water, food (halva)
    Finish: water, food (pasta, soup, fruits)
    15.    Race stop / retirement:
    The organizers reserve the right to stop a participant in the following cases: – Was injured after the start and his condition no longer allows him to continue the race;
    – Exceeding the time limit;
    – Exceeding the intermediate time limit;
    – In exceptional cases;
    Any participant who cannot or does not want to continue the race, no matter the reason, must inform the organizers immediately, at the start, at the check points, at the finish line or by calling the emergency numbers marked on the contest sheet. Retirement from the race will be confirmed by competitors by signing the contest sheet and submitting it at the nearest checkpoint from the place of the abandonment.
    16.    Camping:
    Every contestant will bring the necessary camping equipment. The organizers will not provide tents, sleeping bags, etc.
    17.    Choosing the places of rest/sleep
    during the race is up to the teams entered in the competition.
    18.    Penalties:
    – Missing a checkpoint will result in disqualification
    – Breaking the race rules will result in disqualification
    – Lack of conduct toward other participants, officials, public, other people will result in disqualification – Modifying or changing contest numbers will result in disqualification
    – Losing the contest sheet will result in disqualification
    – Failure to maintain the distance between teammates will result in disqualification
    ⦁  Littering during the race will result in disqualification
    In case of disqualification, retirement from the race, failure to start the race, trail modification no refund of the registration fee will be made.
    Any deviation from the recommended route by the organizers is made at one’s own responsibility.
    The organizers are not liable for poor meteorological conditions, as the competitors should choose for themselves if the conditions are proper for them to race.
    The trail is coarse and unprotected that’s why there is a risk of injury and/or death. The contestants must take into account possible hazards that may appear during outdoor competitions. These include and are not limited to: collisions with, stones, rocks, trees, people, motor vehicles, other vehicles and other objects; falls, slips, injuries caused by cold and / or heat, hypothermia, heatstroke, dehydration, frostbite, burns, altitude sickness, falling stones, hail, snow, rock and /or soil avalanches, floods, storms, lightning, animals, reptiles, insects, fires, drowning, exhaustion.
    Competing teams will certify by their signature that they have accepted the competition rules. Through their valid registration the teams automatically accept the rules and the consequences of their violation.
    Not knowing the rules does not exempt from liability the affected teams or any of their members.
    The organizers may update, clarify or even change these rules and regulations, for good reason and will notify any of these on the event website, on the facebook page or by email. Also, for safety reasons, the rules and regulations can change even during the race. In this case, the competitors will be notified in the checkpoints.