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REGULATION
VIBRAM® TRAIL MOTTARONE
08-09 May 2021

 

Some parts of this regulation may be subject to changes due to essential organizational needs; in case this event should be arise, prompt notice will be given.

 

COVID PREVENTION RULES

In the weeks before the event, the “Protocol of Covid-19 prevention", developed by the organization staff, will be published and it will contain precise indications regarding the preventive measures and, behaviours to be adopted, carried out both on the basis of the needs imposed by the event itself and by national and / or regional regulations, as well as the regulations of the Federation to which they belong.

 

Art. 1 Organization

The “Motty Green Trail Team” sport association, affiliated with CSEN, organizes the following Trail Running races:

  • Vibram® Trail Mottarone 20 Km 2100 D+
  • Mottyno Run 12 Km 300 D+
  • Nordic Walking

 

Art. 2 The Race

The competition consists of a running race in a natural environment starting from the Palazzo dei Congressi in Stresa (Vb) and develops between the paths that connect it with the Vetta del Mottarone (Vb), point of arrival.
The race takes place in a single stage, at free speed, in a limited and controlled time.

Brief description of the route:

  • Vibram® Trail Mottarone: 10% asphalt, 30% dirt road, 60% paths.
  • Mottyno Run: 15% asphalt, 50% dirt road, 35% paths.


Art. 3 Participation

The race is open to all those aged 18, women and men, (16 years old only with parental delegation / authorization) at the registration date, who are in possession of a sports medical certificate valid for athletics that allows to take part in competitive activities.
To participate in the event, it is necessary to be registered with a sports club recognized by Coni; if the athlete does not have one, the organization will register him through Csen.
No registrations will be accepted from athletes who are serving suspensions for doping in any discipline.

The limit of subscribers is set at 800 athletes for the Vibram® Trail Mottarone.

The limit of subscribers is set at 500 athletes for the Mottyno Run.

NOTE

Regarding the NON-COMPETITIVE Mottyno Run test and Nordic Walking, which are a part of the event of our priority attention, we reserve the right to give news in the next weeks, when we will have clarity about the anti-covid provisions.

 

Art. 4 Semi-Autonomy

The Vibram® Trail Mottarone is a semi-self-autonomy race; the runner has the capacity to manage, with his own food and water reserves, the autonomy of running on the route between one refreshment point and another.

The athlete must also be informed of the length and particularity of the race and be aware that his participation requires adequate physical preparation necessary to overcome situations that require a good capacity for physical and psychological personal autonomy.

To support the athletes and to ensure their autonomy, there will be 2 water points and 2 refreshment points.

The Vibram® Trail Mottarone adheres to the "I don't throw my waste" campaign; plastic cups will not be present at any refreshment point, athletes must have a glass, eco-cup or personal container suitable for use.

Each runner must make sure to have, at the start from each refreshment point, the minimum amount of water required as mandatory material and that will be needed to get to the next refreshment point. Individual assistance to athletes in private form is absolutely prohibited along the route. Any form of accompaniment, supporting the athletes on the course is also prohibited.

 

Art. 5 Conditions of registration and path

Accurate training and a real capacity for personal autonomy are essential to face the race of the Vibram® Trail Mottarone, although there are no specific limitations for participation.
The Vibram® Trail Mottarone 2021 kicks off a few steps from the Stresa lakeside, precisely at the Palazzo dei Congressi; first km of asphalt slightly uphill to leave the town and take the Cai path L6 “la Pissarotta”.
Climbing more steeply in this panoramic stretch on the hill of Stresa to the area of the Someraro hamlet; the attention will focus on the panorama that will present to you, in addition to the beauty of the small characteristic alleys.
At the height of the majestic church, take the uphill path of the old farm that will take you to the first water point at the "Il l'Ordin" farmhouse, a beautiful balcony overlooking the lake.
In a short asphalted stretch you reach location 13 Betulle, from here on a wide, slightly flat road you reach the downhill stretch of the Cai M5 path, sometimes steep (pay attention especially in case of rain), up to Loita di Baveno.
From here, an old CAI VM2 path will take you to Tranquilla, where there will be one refreshment point, as well as checkpoint and rescue point. Once you have taken the Tranquilla private road up to the aqueduct, you will go up on path M3; passing through the Museum of the stonecutters with a view of the majestic pink granite quarry, the real muscular effort will begin, the path climbs rapidly in hairpin bends to Alpe Camoscio (890 meters), where you will find the second water point at the Capanna degli Alpini refuge in Baveno and you will be about 13 km and point of the time gate (3h30').
The path from here continues on the panoramic ridge, sometimes steep, to then descend to Alpe Vedabia (799 m), where after a short plateau and a wide road you will take the Cai M2 path at the top of the hill you will find the cross of the mountain Zughero (1230 m) and the Cai Baveno refuge. Last stretch of the race to get to the second refreshment point and rescue point at the Cai Alpe Nuovo hut and you will be around 18.5 km away; from here, you will take the dorsal path that climbs along the gullies that overlook Omegna.
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Our patron Max Valsesia advises you not to underestimate this final part, a little for the tiredness in the legs and in good part for the awareness of being able to enjoy the final ring on the slopes, which will first take you to the summit of Mottarone (1491 mt), and then swoops down to the arrival area located near the square on the baby slope. Each athlete has the opportunity to return to the starting area with their own means of transport or by cable car made available by the organization.

The time limit is set at 7h, scheduled for 4pm, last return by cable car at 5pm.

Ultimately a race with strong Sky Trail components, where there will be steep sections, fast descents and runnable sections; we consider it an excellent training for the rest of the season. Athletes are reminded that this is a race in a mountain environment and that the weather conditions could be very difficult with sudden changes (wind, cold, rain, fog or excessive spring heat in the final).


Art. 5 Bis Rescue plan and Covid 19 prevention protocol

Please note that the race takes place in a mountain environment and is always potentially dangerous and that despite all the commitment from an organizational point of view, with men and means, it will never be possible to guarantee the safety of timely rescue in case of danger.
There will be adequate rescue coverage and assistance provided by: CRI of Stresa, CRI of Baveno, Soccorso delle piste Mottarone, Mountain Rescue, CAI Baveno, CAI Stresa, CAI Omegna, AIB Someraro, AIB Granerolo and A-Team. The organizers prepare an appropriate Health Plan that contains the methods of management and organization of the Aid. This document is subject to verification and shared with the bodies in charge of both health and technical emergency emergencies, each with their own competence. All rescue bodies will be provided with traces of the race, as well as the service of ambulances.

Runners are reminded that, in addition to being in tune with the ethics of Trail Running, they have a legal and moral obligation to assist another athlete in difficulty.

The organizers prepare the Covid 19 anti-contagion Protocol taking into account in particular the anti-contagion prevention referred to the structures (conference center, refreshment points, cable car, finish area, etc.) and to people (athletes and volunteers) who are interested in the event itself.

The document will give precise indications on the preventive measures and behaviors to be adopted and is made based on the needs imposed by the event itself, as well as by national and / or regional regulations, as well as the regulations of the federation to which it belongs. This document will be drawn up close to the date of the event.


Art. 6 Methods and registration fees

Registration takes place via internet by completing the appropriate form in its entirety, no later than the dates established and highlighted in the registration form. Payment is made upon registration through an online service with Credit Card, Paypal, Satispay. Once the payment has been made and confirmed by the Bankpass service, and the medical certificate has been sent, the registration will be registered as having occurred in the organization's database. When registering, you will be asked to read the competition rules and mark its understanding and approval. Each member can consult his / her registration form at any time on the website www.wedosport.net


Registration fees

Registrations will open on Monday 01 March 2021 and will close on Wednesday 05 May 2021 or upon reaching 800 athletes (Vibram® Trail Mottarone) and 500 athletes (Mottyno Run).

The registration fee is:

  • 30,00 euros for the Vibram® Trail Mottarone
  • 10,00 euros for the Mottyno Run

The registration fee for the Vibram® Trail Mottarone includes:

  • Race pack with technical gadget
  • Refreshments along the way and refreshment bag on arrival
  • Full color bib with chip
  • Personalized bib until 01/05
  • Finisher medal (for those who complete the course)
  • Finisher diploma
  • Return to the departure area by cable car

The registration fee does not include what is expressly not declared.

The registration fee for the Mottyno Run includes:

  • Race pack with technical gadget

The registration fee does not include what is expressly not declared.


Art. 7 Acceptance of the rules and ethics of the race

Participation in the "Vibram® Trail Mottarone" event leads to the unreserved acceptance of these regulations and the ethics of the race, published by the organization staff and available on the website www.trailmottarone.com

Having read the regulation that is carried out at the time of registration, the relationship between the subscriber athlete and the organizers of the race itself is signed.


Art. 8 Reimbursement of registration fees

In case of cancellation of the event for reasons attributable to the health crisis connected to the Covid 19, a full refund of the fee paid upon registration will be made, with a deduction of 5,00 euros due to the management cost of the reimbursement procedure.
The organization provides alternative routes in case of adverse weather.


Art. 9 Mandatory equipment

With the registration, each runner signs the commitment to bring with them throughout the race all the mandatory equipment listed below, under penalty of disqualification or time penalty.
Random checks can be carried out before or during the race and immediately after crossing the finish line.

Vibram® Trail Mottarone compulsory equipment:

  • Backpack or pouch that can contain the material listed below
  • Survival blanket / heat-sheet
  • Whistle
  • Glass / eco-cup or container for drinking at refreshment points
  • Windproof jacket
  • Water reserve (minimum 500 ml)
  • Food reserve
  • Telephone with saved emergency number

Attention: the organization reserves the right to request additional material in case of adverse weather, and this notice will be given unambiguously the day before the race.


Art. 10 Bibs and chips

The bib is required to have the access to all services of the event. Each bib is given individually to each athlete upon presentation of an identity document with photo. The bib must be worn on the chest or on the belly and always be visible in its entirety throughout the race. It must therefore be positioned over all clothing and in no case fixed on the backpack.
The Chip is an integral part of the bib and is positioned on the back of the bib. Before the start, each runner must pass through the entrance gates to be registered. When passing through a checkpoint and on arrival, the runner must make sure that he has duly registered. The hallmark is essential since the comparison between the two checks makes it possible to ascertain that there are no missing competitors. In the event of failure to register the passage and the consequent start of the runner's searches, any resulting expenses will be charged to the runner himself.


Art. 11 Safety and medical assistance

An emergency call station is established at each water or refreshment point. These places are connected via radio or telephone with the responsible for the rescue, in close contact with the race direction, doctor and specialized operators. There will be ambulances, vehicles and personnel from CRI Stresa, CRI Baveno, Soccorso delle piste Mottarone, Soccorso Alpino, CAI Baveno, CAI Stresa, CAI Omegna, AIB Someraro, AIB Granerolo and A-Team. The rescue posts are intended to provide assistance to all people in danger with the organization's own means or through affiliated bodies. Official doctors are authorized to suspend competitors deemed unsuitable to continue the race. Rescuers are authorized to evacuate runners judged to be in danger by all means of their convenience. If necessary, for reasons that are in the interest of the person rescued, only and exclusively in the opinion of the organization, an official mountain rescue will be called, which will take over in the direction of the operations and put in place all appropriate means, including the helicopter. Any costs arising from the use of these exceptional means will be borne by the rescued person according to the regulations in force and for this reason we recommend that every runner protect himself with his own private insurance. A runner who appeals to a doctor or a rescuer, submits himself to his authority and undertakes to respect his decisions.


Art. 12 Checkpoint and refreshment points

The detection of competitors is carried out at all checkpoints or at the water points. Only runners with clearly visible bibs have access to the refreshment points. The Road Book will indicate the precise list of refreshment points and water points to fill the camel bag or water bottle. "Flying" checkpoints may be located in other places outside the checkpoints or refreshments, their location will not be communicated by the organization.


Art. 13 Time limit and time gate

The limit time is set at 7 hours. The deadline for restarting from the checkpoint located at the Capanna degli Alpini refuge in Baveno (time gate) is set at 12.30 (3h30 'from departure). This barrier is calculated to allow participants to reach the finish line within the maximum time required, while making any stops at the refreshment points. To be authorized to continue the run, the competitors must leave from the checkpoint before the set limit time, otherwise they will be disqualified and the bib withdrawn. The competitor he wanted continue without a bib out of the race, he will do so assuming all responsibility for the consequences that may occur. In case of bad weather conditions and / or for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend the race in progress, delay the start, vary the route or change the time gate.

Please note: “La Scopa”, who is a full member of the race direction, has the full right to stop an athlete at any time, even not at the time gate.

Water points and refreshment points:

  • Water point L'Ordin - about 5 km
  • Refreshment point Tranquilla - about 10.5 km
  • Water point and time gate Camoscio - about 13 km
  • Refreshment point Alpe Nuovo - about 18.5 km


Art. 13 Bis Start of the race

The starting time of the event is set at 8.30 am for women and 9.00 am for men, in order to try to create less crowds.
Any decision of modification will be made based on the Covid 19 regulations that will be in force at that time. (See Art.5 bis)

 

Art. 14 Drop out

In case of need, the athlete must call the assistance number shown on his bib.
In case of abandonment of the race along the route, the athlete is obliged, as soon as he has the possibility, to go to the nearest checkpoint, communicate his abandonment by being registered and the organization will take care of his return to Stresa.
In case of failure to communicate a withdrawal and the consequent start of research, any resulting expenses will be charged to the runner himself.

 

Art. 15 Penalties and disqualifications

Inspectors on the route are authorized to check the mandatory material and in general the compliance with the entire regulation. All competitors who will not found in possession, at the time of the control over the course, even of a single element of the compulsory material, will be penalized or immediately disqualified, without the possibility of appeal of this sanction.
The ascertained irregularities, even by means of photo and / or video images received by the organization after the race, may cause penalties or disqualifications.
The jury of the competition can pronounce the disqualification of the athlete, in case of serious failure to the regulation:

  • Bib worn incorrectly
  • Bib exchange
  • Failure to pass through a checkpoint
  • Lack of part or all of the mandatory material
  • Use of a means of transport
  • Doping or refusal to submit to a doping control
  • Failure to assist another competitor in case of need
  • Use of personal assistance or failure to comply with the prohibition of being accompanied along the path • Abandonment of own material or waste along the way
  • Insults, rudeness or threats against members of the organization or volunteers
  • Refusal to be examined by a doctor delegated by the organization
  • Route cuts

Art. 16 Complaint

Only written complaints are accepted within 30 minutes following the posting of the rankings, with the deposit of 100.00 euros.

 

Art. 17 Jury

The jury of the Vibram® Trail Mottarone race will be composed of:

  • The race director Max Valsesia
  • The coordinator responsible for safety
  • The chief of the medical team
  • The heads of checkpoints
  • All competent persons designated by the President of the organizing committee

The jury is authorized to deliberate in a time compatible with the obligations of the race on all disputes or disqualifications occurred during the race. The decisions made are without appeal.

 

Art. 18 Road Book

The road book is available on the website www.trailmottarone.com
Competitors are invited to read it carefully and eventually download and print it.
No copy of the Road book will be delivered with the bibs to the competitors.

 

Art. 19 Assurance

The organization subscribes a civil liability insurance for the entire period of the event.
The participation takes place under the entire responsibility of the competitors, who renounce any recourse against the organizers in the event of damage and further consequences that occur following the race.
The athlete must know that, despite all the prevention measures adopted by the organization, he is taking part in a Trail running event, which is a competition in nature and must be responsible for all his actions as a good rule for every mountain runner.
At the time of registration, the athlete must sign the release of liability discharge and acceptance of the regulation.

 

Art. 20 Ranking and Prizing

Only competitors who will reach the finish line near the Mottarone peak and who will be registered upon arrival within the time limit will be included in the ranking.
No cash prizes will be distributed. Each runner will be awarded the "Finisher Medal".
A general classification for women and one for men will be drawn up and the first 10 women competitors and the first 10 absolute men competitors of the race will be awarded.
The awards will be held at the times set by the official program of the event; if one or more competitors does not reach the finish line in time to be present at the awards ceremony, he will be awarded a prize later.

 

Art. 21 Image rights

About that, we are pleased to inform you our partnership with one of the market leaders, Phototoday, that will be present at "Vibram® Trail Mottarone".

With the Pica service, all partecipants will be able to receive their photos directly on the smartphone,  immediately after the race and in full respect of the privacy.
The photos will be available during and immediately after the race; once you have logged into the app (or in the website getpica.com) and entered the code shown on the bib, they can be viewed and purchased.

Purchased photos will initially be in a lower resolution in order to have the opportunity to share them online with your friends immediately (anyway in a good and clearly visible resolution); the next day the photos will be available in high resolution (obviously at no additional cost).

During the event, Phototoday's staff will photograph several times all runners along the route and upon arrival.

REGULATION
VIBRAM® Max...i Trail Mottarone
May 04th 2024

 

Some parts of the regulation may be modified due to essential organizational needs; should this need arise, prompt notice will be given.

COVID RULES

In the weeks preceding the event, the "Covid-19 prevention protocol" developed by the organizers will be published and will contain precise indications regarding the preventive measures and behaviors to be adopted, created both on the basis of the needs imposed by the event itself and by national and/or regional regulations, as well as the regulations of the Federation to which they belong. 

 

Art. 1 Organization

The “Motty Green Trail Team” Amateur Sports Association, affiliated with UISP, organizes the following Trail Running races:

  • Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone 60 Km 2.700 d+
  • Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone Relay 28 Km 1.850 d+ / 32 Km 850 d+
  • Vibram® 2 Comuni Trail Mottarone 25 Km 1.600 d+
  • Vibram® Mottyno Run Mottarone 15 Km 500 d+

 

Art. 2 Race

The race consists of a walking race in a natural environment starting on Sunday 4 May 2024 at 08.00 from Piazza Marinai d'Italia in Baveno (VB) and develops along the paths that climb towards the Mottarone peak, reaching it, then touching all the municipalities that overlook its slopes and then descend towards the town of Stresa (Vb) arriving on the lakefront. The race takes place in a single stage, at free speed, in a limited and controlled time.

 

Art. 3 Partecipation

The race is open to all people, men and women, who are 18 years old (16 years old with parental authorization) at the time of registration, with a medical certificate of competitive sporting fitness valid for athletics.

To participate in the test it is necessary to be registered with a sports club recognized by CONI; if the athlete does not have one, the organization will arrange for his registration via Uisp for the sum of 10 euros. Registrations will not be accepted from athletes who are serving disqualifications for doping in any discipline.

The limit of members is set at 500 athletes for the Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone.

 

Art. 4 Semi Self-sufficiency

The Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone is a semi-self-sufficiency race, a principle according to which the athlete must be able to manage the autonomy of travel on the track between start and finish with his own food and water reserves.

The athlete must also be aware of the length and particularity of the race and be aware that their participation requires adequate physical preparation necessary to overcome situations that require good physical and psychological personal autonomy.

Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone joins the "I don't throw away my waste" campaign; There will be no plastic cups at any refreshment point; athletes must provide themselves with a glass, eco-cup or personal container suitable for use. Each runner must ensure that, upon departure from each refueling point, they have the minimum quantity of water they will need to reach the next refreshment point.

Private individual assistance to athletes is absolutely prohibited along the route outside of the refreshment points. Furthermore, any form of accompaniment or shadowing of the athletes on the course is prohibited.

 

Art. 5 Registration conditions and route

Departure from Piazza Marinai d'Italia in the municipality of Baveno (VB) pier area, short panoramic ring between the hamlets of Romanico and Roncaro, until reaching the walkway in Tranquilla where you can top up your liquids before tackling the climb on the CAI path towards Monte Camoscio (km 8.5). From here you continue along the CAI path on the ridge which partly overlooks Cusio and partly onto Lake Maggiore, passing through Monte Crocino, the Vedabia alp (11km) and moving onto the mountain farm road at the foot of Monte Zughero (a short climb but which requires intense physical effort), once you reach the top of the hill the Alpe Nuovo CAI Baveno refuge will appear before your attention (13 km) refreshment and last part of the farewell to reach the Mottarone summit and refreshment at the Parco Mottarone ski area 15 km (time gate 4h - 12.00)

Continue along the downhill ridge overlooking Lake Orta and its majesty the giant Monte Rosa, a technical downhill stretch and on mountain pasture meadows where you can enjoy a unique panorama. Once you reach Alpe Film you will turn left to enter the pine forest of the Mottarone Park, a downhill section which is entirely practicable to reach the Volpe mountain pastures and reach the three mountains (km 25) where a balcony ring will take you on a dirt road to the base life and relay transition area in the town of Coiromonte (time gate 6 at 2.00 pm): hot meal, liquid and solid refreshment.

We set off again towards Gignese along CAI paths and a manageable stretch to reach the area called "La Miniera". You will face the passage over an ancient bridge to cross the Erno river, go up and reach the central streets of Gignese (km 35 for the long race and km 7 for the relay), in the village you will find liquid refreshment before climbing steeply to the giant Troll bench and tackling the troll path downhill. From here there is a small asphalt stretch to go down to the local aqueduct, crossing the river and on the wild path go up for a couple of km to Alpe Marta, still going up the CAI path in the beech forest you will pass by Alpe Taie and reach the point called 'the term' border area between the province of Novara and Verbania. The race now returns to the Mottarone park, descending into the valley, among grazing meadows and birch trees, surrounded by greenery. Short climb to reach the Bar Stazione where you will find liquid refreshment (km 43 for the long race and km 15 for the relay). Stresa is no longer very far away: the route is sometimes single track and sometimes passable where you can let your legs go, furthermore Lake Maggiore will sometimes offer you unique balconies not to mention what you will see when tackling the ring inside the Gardens Botanici Alpinia a real gem to taste... you will start descending again until you reach the town of Levo (km 50 km for the long race and km 22 for the relay) liquid refreshment and off you go for a sprint downhill towards Someraro and then Stresa which will be there ready to welcome you for the last km through the streets of the centre.

Art. 5 bis Covid 19 rescue plan and prevention protocol

Please remember that the race takes place in a mountain environment and is always potentially dangerous and that despite all the commitment from an organizational point of view, with men and means, it will never be possible to guarantee the safety of timely rescue in case of danger. There will be adequate rescue and assistance coverage carried out by: Stresa CRI, Baveno CRI, Mottarone slope rescue, Alpine Rescue, CAI Baveno, CAI Stresa, CAI Omegna, AIB Someraro, AIB Granerolo CIPS and A-Team. The organizers prepare an appropriate Health Plan which contains the methods of management and organization of the Relief. This document is subject to verification and shared with the bodies responsible for both health and technical emergency emergencies, each with their own competence. All rescue bodies will be provided with race tracks, as well as ambulance services.

Competitors are reminded that, in addition to being in tune with the ethics of Trail Running, they have the legal and moral obligation to provide assistance to another athlete in difficulty.

The organizers prepare the Covid 19 anti-contagion protocol, taking into account in particular the anti-contagion prevention referring both to the structures (convention center, refreshment points, arrival area, etc.) and to the people (athletes and volunteers) involved in the event same.

The document will give precise indications regarding the preventive measures and behaviors to be adopted and is created on the basis of the needs imposed by the event itself, as well as by national and/or regional regulations, as well as the regulations of the federation to which it belongs. This document will be drawn up closer to the date of the event.

 

Art. 6 Registration method and fee

Registration takes place via the internet by completing the appropriate form in its entirety, no later than the dates established and highlighted in the registration form. Payment is made upon registration via an online service with credit card, Paypal, Satispay. Once payment has been made and confirmed by the Bankpass service, and the medical certificate has been sent, the registration will be recorded as having taken place in the organisation's database. When registering you will be asked to read the competition regulations and mark your understanding and approval. Each runner must sign a release in which he states that he is aware of the difficulties of the test that he will face and the commitment to bring with him all the material necessary to face the race safely.

Each member will be able to consult their registration form at any time on the site www.wedosport.net

Registration fee:

Registrations will open on Monday 17 January 2023 and will close on Wednesday 01 May 2024 or when 500 athletes are reached.

Registration fee is 70,00 euro for  Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone and includes:

  • race pack
  • refreshments during the route
  • four-color bib with chip
  • Finisher medal (for those who complete the course)
  • Finisher gadget (for those who complete the course
  • Finisher diploma
  • final pasta party
  • shower service

The registration fee does not include anything not expressly declared. 

Anyone wishing to use the shuttle service from Stresa to Baveno via motorboats of the private service of the Lago Maggiore consortium can book during registration at the agreed cost of 4.00 Euros per runner, in addition to the cost of the bib.

The registration fee does not include anything not expressly declared.

 

Art. 7 Acceptance of the rules and ethics of the race

Participation in the " Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone" event leads to the unreserved acceptance of these regulations and the ethics of the race, published by the organization and available for consultation on the website www.trailmottarone.com

Having read the regulations at the time of registration seals the relationship between the signing athlete and the organizers of the race itself. 

Art. 8 Refund of registration fees

In the event of cancellation of the event for reasons attributable to the health crisis linked to Covid 19, a full refund will be made of the fee paid upon registration, with a deduction of 5 euros due to the cost of managing the refund procedure.

The organization provides alternative routes to be implemented in case of adverse weather.

 

Art. 9 Mandatory material

By registering, each runner undertakes to carry with him all the mandatory material listed below throughout the race, under penalty of disqualification or chronometric penalty. Random checks may be carried out before or during the race and immediately after crossing the finish line.

Materiale obbligatorio Vibram® Max...i Trail Mottarone Relay:

  • backpack or pouch that can contain the material listed below
  • thermal sheet
  • whistle
  • glass/ecocup or container for drinking at the refreshment points
  • waterproof jacket suitable to withstand bad weather conditions in the mountains
  • water reserve (minimum 1000 ml)
  • food reserve
  • phone with saved emergency number
  • Working front battery with spare batteries
  • elastic adhesive bandage suitable for bandaging or strapping (min 80x5cm) 

 

Art. 10 Race Bibs and chips

The bib is necessary to access all the event services. Each bib is issued individually to each athlete upon presentation of an identity document with photo. The bib must be worn on the chest or belly and must always be visible in its entirety throughout the race. It must therefore be placed over all clothing and under no circumstances fixed to the backpack. The Chip is an integral part of the bib and is positioned on the back of the same. Before the start, each runner must pass through the entrance gates to be registered. When passing through a control point and upon arrival, the runner must ensure that he has been properly registered. Punching is essential because the comparison between the two checks allows you to ensure that there are no missing competitors. In case of failure to register the passage and the consequent start of the search for the runner, any resulting expense will be charged to the runner himself. 

 

Art. 11 Safety and medical assistance

An emergency call station is established at each water or refreshment point. These places are connected via radio or telephone with the rescue bodies, in close contact with the race management, doctor and specialized operators. Ambulances, vehicles and staff from CRI Stresa, CRI Baveno, Mottarone slope rescue, Alpine rescue, CAI Baveno, CAI Stresa, CAI Omegna, AIB Someraro, AIB Granerolo and A-Team will be present in the area. The rescue stations are intended to provide assistance to all people in danger with the organization's own means or through affiliated bodies. The official doctors are authorized to suspend competitors deemed unfit to continue the race. Rescuers are authorized to evacuate runners judged to be in danger using all means at their convenience. In case of necessity, for reasons that are in the interest of the person rescued, solely and exclusively at the discretion of the organization, official mountain rescue will be called upon, who will take over the management of the operations and will implement all appropriate means, including the helicopter. Any expenses resulting from the use of these exceptional means will be borne by the person rescued in accordance with current regulations and for this reason we advise each runner to protect themselves with their own private insurance. A runner who appeals to a doctor or a rescuer effectively submits to his authority and undertakes to respect his decisions. 

 

Art. 12 Control post and refueling stations

The detection of competitors is carried out at all control posts or water points. Only runners wearing a clearly visible bib have access to the refueling stations. The Road Book will indicate the precise list of refueling places and water points to be able to fill the camel bag or water bottle. "Flying" checkpoints could be positioned in other places outside of the checkpoints or refreshment points, their location will not be communicated by the organization.

 

Art. 13 Maximum time and time gates

The maximum test time is set at 10 hours. The deadline for restarting from the checkpoint in Mottarone Vetta is set for 12.00 (4 hours from departure); while in Coiromonte (VB) it is set for 2.00 pm (6 hours from departure). These time gates are calculated to allow participants to reach the finish line within the maximum set time, while still making any stops at the refreshment points. To be authorized to continue the test, competitors must restart from the control point before the set deadline, otherwise they will be disqualified and their bib will be withdrawn. The competitor who wishes to continue without a bib out of the race will do so assuming all responsibility for the consequences that may occur. In case of bad weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend the race in progress, delay the departure, change the route or modify the time barrier.

N.b. “La Scopa”, a full member of the race management, has the full right to stop an athlete at any time, even not at a time gate.

Water points and refreshment points:

  • Water point Attachment to the Monte Camoscio path
  • Alpe Nuovo CAI water point Baveno (VB)
  • Mottarone Vetta refreshment point (gate time 12.00)
  • Coiromonte refreshment point (No) (gate time 2.00 pm)
  • Gignese water point (VB)
  • Refreshment point Borromea Station (VB)
  • Levo water point (VB)

 

Art. 14 Dropouts and returns

In case of need, the competitor must call the assistance number shown on their bib number. In case of abandoning the race along the route, the competitor is obliged, as soon as he has the opportunity, to go to the nearest checkpoint, communicate his abandonment by registering and the organization will take care of his return to Stresa. In case of failure to communicate a withdrawal and the consequent start of searches, any resulting expense will be charged to the runner himself.

 

Art. 15 Penalties and disqualifications

Controllers on the route are authorized to check the mandatory material and in general compliance with the entire regulation. All competitors not found in possession, at the time of checking on the route, of even just one element of the mandatory material will be penalized or immediately disqualified, without the possibility of appealing this sanction. Irregularities ascertained, including through photo and/or video images received by the organization after the race, may cause penalties or disqualifications. The competition jury can disqualify a competitor in the event of a serious breach of the rules:

  • Bib worn incorrectly
  • Bib exchange
  • Failure to pass through a checkpoint
  • Lack of part or all of the mandatory material
  • Use of a means of transport
  • Doping or refusal to undergo a doping test
  • Failure to assist another competitor in case of need
  • Use of personal assistance or failure to respect the ban on being accompanied along the route
  • Abandonment of own material or waste along the route
  • Insults, rudeness or threats against members of the organization or volunteers
  • I refuse to be examined by a doctor delegated by the organization
  • Route cuts 

 

Art. 16 Complaints 

Only written complaints are accepted within 30 minutes following the posting of the rankings, with the delivery of a deposit of 100.00 euros. 

 

Art. 17 Jury

The jury of the Vibram® Trail Mottarone race will be composed of:

  • From the race director Massimo Valsesia
  • From the coordinator responsible for safety
  • By the head of the medical team
  • From the managers of the checkpoints
  • All competent persons designated by the President of the organizing committee

The jury is authorized to decide in a time compatible with the obligations of the race on all arguments or disqualifications that occur during the race. The decisions taken are without appeal. 

 

Art. 18 Road book

Il Road book it’s available on the web site www.trailmottarone.com

Competitors are invited to carefully read it and, if necessary, download and print it. No copy of the Road book will be delivered with the bibs to the competitors.

 

Art. 19 Insurance

The organization takes out civil liability insurance for the entire period of the event. Participation takes place under the entire responsibility of the competitors, who renounce any appeal against the organizers in the event of damage and further consequences that arise following the race. The competitor must know that, despite all the prevention measures adopted by the organization, he is taking part in a Trail running event which is a competition in nature and must be responsible for all his actions as good practice for every mountain visitor. At the time of registration, the athlete must sign the liability release and acceptance of the regulations.

 

Art. 20 Rankings and prizes

Only competitors who reach the finish line near the arrival area and who register within the time limit will be included in the ranking. No cash prize will be distributed. Each runner who crosses the finish line will be awarded the "Finisher Medal" and the "Finisher Technical Gadget". A general women's and a men's ranking will be drawn up and prizes will be awarded to the first 3 women and the first 3 men in the competition. The awards will be held at the times established in the official program of the event; if one or more competitors do not reach the finish line in time to be present at the awards ceremony, they will be rewarded later.

 

Art. 21 Image rights

Each competitor expressly renounces the right to make use of image rights during the test, as well as renounces any appeal against the organization and its authorized partners, for the use of their image.

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