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REGULATIONS

Sky Gran Canaria ® 2019 / REGULATIONS
Article I. ORGANISATION
1.1 INTRODUCTION

SKY GRAN CANARIATM is an event organized in Gran Canaria by GJA SPORT (GRUPO JUAN ARMAS SPORT) in April 13th, 2019. The format of the race is an individual mountain race where participants have to complete a fixed race route as set by the organizers of the race in a maximum time of 19hrs for the Ultratrail race of 72 kms, up to a maximum of 10hrs for the marathon Trail race of 36 kms, up to 5 hrs for the Minitrail, either walking or running (pedestrian race).

SKY GRAN CANARIATM is held with complete respect towards the environment. Race organizers will not cut off traffic at any time and therefore participants must respect the road rules of the local area, the race roads and public roads. Participating athletes who behave in a paramilitary way, who advocate terrorism, demonstrate violent or xenophobic attitudes or litter the local natural environment will be disqualified from the race. Crops, livestock and private property must be respected at all times. Race participants will be held liable for any damage occurred as a result of the aforementioned unsavoury behaviour.

Article II. RACE ENTRY AND PAYMENT. REFUNDS
2.1 RACE ENTRY AND PAYMENT

1. Race entry will only be accepted if done through the payment portal of the race website and upon completion of the required information and payment of the race entry fee by debit or credit card. Race entry information can be viewed in detail on the race website.
2. Race participants must complete their personal details accurately as this information will be checked and verified when the race number is collected.
3. Race entry is open from 01.00pm on the 1.07.2018 to 10.59pm on the 31.03.2019. Race entry for all of the race distances for the SKY GRAN CANARIA will be closed after this point. The race entry period will close early should the maximum number of race entries allowed for the race, be reached before the 31.03.2019 at 10.59pm.
4. Any spare race entries will be available in the week leading up to the race with an additional surcharge of €15 above the standard cost of the particular race.

2.2 RACE ENTRY REFUNDS

1. Completion of race entry reserves a place in the race. Refund options will be outlined depending on the chosen race (SKYPLUS, SKYFLEX, SKYPREMIUM or SKYGOLD).
2. Changes in the races in addition to changes between runners will also be outlined depending on the race chosen upon entry (SKYPLUS, SKYFLEX, SKYPREMIUM or SKYGOLD).

Simultaneously, the registered runners will rank according to the Canarian Athletics Federation (FCA) ruling. The ULTRA SKY AM72 and TRAIL SKY TM36 distances in the SKY GRAN CANARIA 2019 all score towards the International Trail Running Association – ITRA, towards the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – UTMB, and also towards the DUV (Deutsche UltraMarathon Vereinigung).

2.3 AGE GROUPS

2.3.1. The established age groups for ULTRASKY AM72, TRAILSKY TM36, MINISKY SM18 are as follow:
• Sky Bronze (18 to 39 inclusive of both ages), men
• Sky Bronze (18 to 39 inclusive of both ages), women
• Sky Silver (40 to 49 inclusive of both ages), men
• Sky Silver (40 to 49 inclusive of both ages), women
• Sky Gold (50 to 59 inclusive of both ages), men
• Sky Gold (50 to 59 inclusive of both ages), women
• Sky Platinum (60 and over), men
• Sky Platinum (60 and over), women

2.3.2. As well as the above races, the following trophies will be presented:
• Top three overall male: ULTRASKY AM72, TRAILSKY TM36, MINISKY SM18
• Top three overall female: ULTRASKY AM72, TRAILSKY TM36, MINISKY SM18

* Prizes are non-cumulative meaning that, for example, the 4th runner of an age group can be first, second or third of his/her group if the winner/s of the general race are from his/her same age group.

Article III. RACE PARTICIPATION REQUIERMENTS
3.1 GENERAL RULES

All SKY GRAN CANARIATM participants must:
1. Be over 18 years old.
2. Be aware of and accept the race rules and guidelines.
3. Correctly follow race entry procedures.

3.2 MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

No official medical certificate will be needed to participate in the SKY GRAN CANARIATM

3.3 MEDICAL FORM

All SKY GRAN CANARIATM participants must complete the medical form found online during their registration to the race.

3.4 DISCLAIMER

All SKY GRAN CANARIATM participants are aware that they voluntarily participate in the race and are under their own responsibility during the event. They therefore agree not to hold liable the organizing entity, collaborators, sponsors and other participants, for any liabilities involving runners and their families.

Race organizers will not in any case be held responsible for any accidents that occur as a result of an underlying sickness or health issue, imprudent behaviour, negligent disregard of the rules and regulations of the race, as well as incidents that may occur on the way to and from the race.

Runners must present the disclaimer along with the medical check.

3.5 PARTICIPANT RACE BEHAVIOUR

3.5.1. Each runner has a duty of care to assist another race participant that may be in danger or who may have been in an accident and must inform the nearest control point of the incident immediately. Failure to provide assistance will result in the immediate disqualification from the race.
3.5.2. Each runner must bring their rubbish such as packaging, paper, organic waste, etc. to the rubbish points as advised by race organizers.
3.5.3. Each runner must stay on the race circuit as marked and signalled by the race organizers. Failure to do so, or failure to pass by the established control points will result in a penalty that will be determined by the race referees and can, as determined by each individual case, result in a caution, to complete disqualification from the race.
3.5.4. Race participants must follow, at all times and throughout the race circuit, instructions given by race organizers.
3.5.5. Competitors should behave in a sporting manner at all times and be respectful to their fellow athletes, race referees and members of the race organizing team. Participants should also be respectful of the race facilities provided by the race organizers.
3.5.6. A race participant can retire from the race as they so desire but must do so in compliance with the following points.
• Abandoning the race must be done at a race control point and the race number must be handed in.
• The race participant will assume full responsibility for their actions and well being as soon as they voluntarily leave the race.
• Upon finalization of the control time-cut-off point, race organizers will facilitate the return to the finish line of those runners from the control point where they decide to retire from the race.
3.5.7. Each runner must bring their waste, tins, paper, etc. to the finish area or rubbish points as advised by race organizers. A broken walking stick can be handed in at a control point.
3.5.8. External help: Any runner accompanied by another person not in the race, be it a runner or not, will be considered to be receiving external help and will be penalized. It will also be considered as external help should any runners receive assistance or liquids or food outside of the official refreshment zones.

Article IV. IMAGE RIGHTS, ADVERTISING AND DATA PROTECTION
4.1 IMAGE RIGHTS

The organizing race entity reserve in full exclusivity the image rights of the SKY GRAN CANARIATM, as well as the audio-visual, photographic and journalistic rights of the race. Any media or advertising entity should have full expressed permission in writing from the race organizers before proceeding. Photographers, whether they be professionals or amateurs, may take and publish photos of the race, as long as they name the event [SKY GRAN CANARIATM] and do not commercially use the photos. Any behaviour to the contrary may result in legal action as deemed appropriate.

4.2 ADVERTISING

All runners must wear, and in the correct area as advised by race organizers, any advertising material that may appear on race numbers or tape, etc. The changing in any way, folding or hiding of the aforementioned advertising material will result in a PENALTY. Race participants are also responsible for the care and maintenance of any advertising material provided by the race organizers.

4.3 DATA PROTECTION

Upon entering any of the races of the SKY GRAN CANARIATM, participants give their consent for the race organizers to hold and use their personal data for purely sporting, promotional or commercial purposes.

Regarding Personal Data Protection, race participants have the right to access the race data banks to change or remove their own personal content fully or partially. To do so, please contact in writing the race organizers through the following address: Diego Vega Sarmiento, 7. 35014 – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain).

Race participants also expressly allow the race organizers to use their name and surname, their result, race, their time and their image in any media platform (Press, Ratio, TV, Social Networks, etc.).

Article V. RACE MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT

In order to participate in the race, each athlete must have with them at all times during the race, the obligatory race material and equipment as specified by race organizers.

5.1 MANDATORY RACE NUMBER AND CHIP

5.1.1. The timing chip and race number provided by the race organizers must be worn at all times during the race. The race number should be visibly worn on the front part of the body of the athlete. The race number cannot be placed on the thigh. The race number can only be placed on the chest or a race number belt and must always be visible from the front. It cannot be folded in any way, hidden or cut in any way. Any tampering with the race number or transferring of a race number to another athlete will result in immediate disqualification.
5.1.2. Not passing through any of the control points set up by race organizers will result in disqualification.
5.1.3. The timing chip will be provided to athletes without any previous payment of a deposit.
5.1.4. The timing chip must be placed on the running shoe of the athlete and never above the knee, unless the organization uses race numbers with chips in them.

5.2 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

The organization will describe in the general information the mandatory material in order to take part in the event. Mandatory equipment in each race is as follows:

Equipment SKY AM72
Backpack or belt Mandatory
Long-sleeved windbreaker without a hood Mandatory
Long-sleeved technical shirt or the combination of short sleeves and running sleeves Mandatory
Survival blanket measuring a minimum of 1,20×2.10 metres Mandatory
Charged mobile phone (number registered in the race entry) Mandatory
1,5 water container Mandatory
Cup or alternative container Mandatory
Whistle Mandatory
Running bib located in the front part of the body and always visible Mandatory
Head torch with batteries/ spare batteries Mandatory
Rear red light (to be on during the whole race) Mandatory
Cap or visor Mandatory
Bandana Mandatory
Rubbish bag Mandatory
Valid ID or passport, with picture Mandatory
Spare clothes Recommended
Sun cream/lip balm Recommended
Money for unforeseen expenses Recommended
Equipment SKY TM36
Backpack or belt Mandatory
Survival blanket measuring a minimum of 1,20×2.10 metres Mandatory
Charged mobile phone (number registered in the race entry) Mandatory
Container with 1 litre of water Mandatory
Cup or alternative recipient Mandatory
Whistle Mandatory
Running bib located in the front part of the body and always visible Mandatory
Cap or visor Recommended
Rubbish bag Mandatory
Valid ID or Passport with picture Mandatory
Spare clothes Recommended
Sun cream/lip balm Recommended
Money for unforeseen expenses Recommended
Equipment SKY SM18
Backpack or belt Mandatory
Survival blanket measuring a minimum of 1,20×2.10 metres Mandatory
Charged mobile phone (number registered in the race entry) Mandatory
Container with 0.5 litres of water Mandatory
Cup or alternative recipient Mandatory
Whistle Mandatory
Running bib located in the front part of the body and always visible Mandatory
Cap or visor Recommended
Rubbish bag Mandatory
Valid ID or Passport with picture Mandatory
Spare clothes Recommended
Sun cream/lip balm Recommended
Money for unforeseen expenses Recommended
5.3 RECCOMENDED RACE MATERIAL BY THE ORGANISERS

• Reflective bands
• Food and drink as appropriate to cover stretches between refreshment points
• Sun cream, hat or bandana
• Dressing for blisters

5.4 MATERIAL THAT IS LEFT BEHIND

Race organizers will not be responsible for personal items that may be left behind at the race or cloakroom once the race has finished.

Article VI. TECHNICAL VERIFICATIONS, REFRESHMENT POINTS AND CUT OFF TIMES

The inspection of the mandatory material will take place as per outlined in the following paragraph. Participants, who do not have the required race equipment, or have faulty or unusable equipment, will not be allowed to take part in the race.

6.1 RACE MATERIAL INSPECTION AND REFRESHMENT POINTS

6.1.1. The required race material can be checked at the start and finish lines. Checks will be carried out on the top finishers of the ULTRASKY AM72, TRAILSKY TM36, MINISKY SM18, as well as random check of runners throughout all the various race distances.
6.1.2. It is strictly forbidden to receive external help or refreshments from anyone (whether they are competing or not) during the race.
It is also forbidden to be accompanied during the race by another individual that is not part of the race. Failure to comply with this rule may result in the accompanied runner being disqualified from the race.

No plastic cups or other liquid holders will be provided at the refreshment zones. Each runner must have their own cup or liquid holder.

There will be 7 refreshment points available for the ULTRASKY AM72 runners throughout their race.

There will be 4 refreshment points available for the TRAILSKY TM36 runners throughout the race, the last 2 providing showers for the participants to cool down.

There will be 2 refreshment points available for the MINISKY SM18 runners throughout the race.

6.2 RACE START AND FINISH

The race clock will start as per the scheduled race starting time, with or without all runners being present. Race participants who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the race will be disqualified.

Article VII. PENALTIES
7.1 Any runner who breaks any of the aforementioned race rules in this race regulations document will be disqualified.
7.2 A runner or team may be penalised or disqualified should they break any of the following race rules:

7.2.1. Runners will be disqualified should they take a short cut by not following the designated race route.
7.2.2. Runners will be disqualified should they receive any external assistance or refreshments (except first aid) from any individual (competing in the race or not) outside the control and refreshments areas.
7.2.3. Runners will be disqualified if they do not wear their race number, cut it in any way, or give it to another individual.
7.2.4. Refusal to wear, change or modify the brands of any race material supplied by race organizers will also result in disqualification.
7.2.5 Littering during the race.
7.2.6 Blocking another runner and not allowing other runners to pass you.
7.2.7 Not having the required race material with you in each check point.
7.2.8 Ignoring instructions from race officials and race referees.
7.2.9 Not passing by any of the chip check points.

Article VIII. CAUSES FOR RACE DISQUALIFICATION AND POSSIBLE SANCTION
8.1 Being aggressive or insulting to a competitor, a member of the race organizing team or race referee team or a spectator. 8.2 Deliberately causing an accident. 8.3 The race committee will have the responsibility of establishing the severity of the penalties incurred. Penalties may range from time penalties to expulsion from the event, depending on the seriousness of the incident.
Article IX. CONTROL POINTS

The race Control Points can be found in locations as outlined in the race booklet. Each control point will have a race official from the race organization. Failure to pass through a control point will lead to a penalty incurred by the athlete and such penalty will be determined by the race officials. Penalties may range from time penalties to complete disqualification from the race.

IME CUT OFF POINTS
Each control point will have a Time Cut Off limit. Participants, who reach a control point after the time limit expires, will be eliminated from the race.

The Control Points with a Time Cut Off Limit are outlined in the 6.1.2 section.

Article X. NON-FINISHERS

Participants who abandon the race must do so at the Control Points. Should, because of an accident or injury, a participant be unable to move and get to a control point, they must begin the rescue procedure by telephoning race organizers on the Emergency Mobile Telephone number as written on the race number.

10.1 RACE DIRECTORS RIGHTS

Race Directors can remove a runner from the race should they believe that the runner is physically or technically unable to continue due to fatigue, if a runner does not have the obligatory material or if they feel a runner is not able to continue in the race.

10.2 RACE MANAGEMENT

Race Directors may suspend the race, shorten, neutralize or stop the race as required for security reasons or for causes beyond the control or caused by race organizers, (weather, flooding etc).

10.3 RACE MARSHALS

Race Marshals are responsible for the Race Control Points. Runners who do not obey instructions from Race Marshals will be disqualified. Participants can not appeal or query race rules, results, race timetables, etc. to Race Marshals.

10.4 MEANS OF PROGRESSION DURING THE RACE

The only way of progressing through the race course is on foot. Any external help is forbidden, or any device apart the human body or walking sticks, is also forbidden in terms of progressing through the race distance. Due to the non-stop nature of the competition, participants must be sufficiently prepared to be able to undergo physical activity during long time periods without stopping and should be able to recover appropriately to be able to continue in the race, (except of course should they suffer from blisters, tendinitis or similar injuries.)

10.5 SECURITY

Not wearing or having with you during the race any item of the obligatory race equipment as outlined by race organizers will result in disqualification from the race. The following items will also result in race disqualification:
• Not obeying instructions from race marshals and race assistants such as the Guardia Civil, Civil Defence, etc.
• Not helping a participant who needs first aid or medical assistance.
• Asking for help where none is needed.

For security reasons, walking sticks are not allowed during the first kilometre of the race in each of the different races. Participants must also cover the tips of their walking sticks, when they are not being used, with their safety covers to avoid harming other participants. Walking sticks should always be carried with their pointed ends towards the front.

Article XI. COMPLAINTS

11.1. Complaints must be made in writing with the following pieces of information:
• Name and surname of the person making the complaint.
• ID card or Passport
• Name and Surname of the Affected Athletes.
• Race Number
• Details regarding the complaint

Points of Note:
• €50 (Euros) cash must be deposited with the complaint and will be returned should the complaint be successful.
• Complaints can be made regarding the results of the race up to 30 minutes after the provisional race results have been published.

Article XII. RACE CANCELLATION
12.1 RACE CANCELLATION

GJA SPORT reserves the right to cancel the race for reasons beyond their control, as advised by the relevant authorities and/or as a result of adverse weather conditions. In such a case, race entry refunds will not be provided nor will any costs incurred by race participants be covered.

12.2 MODIFICATIONS

The current set of race regulations may be corrected, modified or improved at any moment by race organizers. Changes to any rule or part of the race may also be made to help ensure a successful race. Upon race entry, race participants give their consent to this rule.

12.3 AGREEMENT

Upon completion of race entry to the SKY GRAN CANARIATM, athletes agree that they accept the content of this Race Regulation charter.

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