Ultra Corsica 2020 Rules
All applicants must be a minimum of 21 years in age when submitting an application to race.
All runners must follow and complete the entire application and entry process, filling out all forms and paying all necessary fees.
All runners take part in the race totally on their own responsibility and at their own risk and must be aware that medical assistance is not available from the Organizer of the Ultra Corsica 2020 during all the course of the event.
The race is self-navigating, self-supported and self-supplied. The Organizer provides only drink and food at the start of each stage. There is no specified cut-off time for the runners.
All runners exempt Ultra Corsica organization from all responsibility for personal injury/damage and material damage caused in any way whatsoever during the event including for damage, loss or theft of their personal valuables and money.
The runners must attend in person the pre-race check-in meeting on September 2, 2020.
During the 17 days of the event the participants will follow the route designed by the race director which will take them on calm narrow winding roads around Corsica Island. Each stage of the Ultra Corsica is completely unique from the other due to the amazing geological diversity of the island. The race will be run on public roads; all runners must respect the French Traffic Laws (“Code de la Route”) in effect and yield to motor-vehicles with right-of-way at all times. The Organizer reserves the right to penalize or disqualify participants who systematically disregard the traffic rules.
The route has no marking signs except for the start and finish lines and for special refreshment point (if any). Runner has to strictly follow the route pre-loaded on the smart phone with GPS tracker furnished by the Organizer at the course briefing meeting prior each stage and/or the road book supplied by the race director. Runner must also follow the instructions sent by the race director via text message. The race director may have to alter, shorten, or cancel the itinerary of a stage in case of adverse weather conditions (over flooding streams, thunder storms, fog) or for any other security reasons (strait dogs, landslide, collapsed bridges...). His decisions to adjust the itinerary are final and do not have to be documented.
Any runner departing from the official route must retrace his steps before resuming his running on the proper itinerary. No short cut is authorized and might result in disqualification. There will be no allowance made for lost time or kilometres run in the wrong direction.
The race BIB must be worn by the racer on the front of the body, unmodified, unfolded, and visible at all times during the race.
Each runner must complete the entire course under his own power without drafting, helping, pushing, supporting, or any other type of physical assistance. No mechanical aids are allowed, including but not limited to walking sticks, ski poles, hiking sticks. Runners are not authorised to enter or mount any type of vehicle, even parked, between the start and the finish lines of each stage.
Runner support: Mandatory equipment, Self reliance, crew and pacer
Runner has to be self-sufficient and carry his own food and water supplied by the Organiser for each stage.
The Organizer provides tents, diner and refreshments at the end of each stage. Individual tents are pitched every night at a beautiful camping site. Copious homemade meals cooked by a professional chef are served for dinner at the end of each stage. Personal belongings are moved from camping grounds to the next by the organiser. Breakfast is served in the morning before the start of the stage. The organizer will carry from camping site to camping site runner’s personal belongings including the runner’s mandatory camping gears consisting of: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, lamp and camping accessories as plate, cup and cutlery.
The runner must prepare his materiel for the use during each stage, including food, personal medicine and all the personal running mandatory equipment.
Running Mandatory equipment: Rucksack, hydra belt, hi-viz vest, quick draw bottle holster, water bottles, GPS/Phone pre-loaded with route and contacts list, road book, €20 cash, ID.
Runner must carry his mandatory running equipment at all times while on the race route. Mandatory equipment check shall be conducted before the start of each stage. Runners are authorised to make unscheduled stops get fresh supplies of food or beverage at public fountains, bars, grocery or from local habitants.
The race director may setup refreshment points along the route in case of adverse weather conditions or for any other security reasons.
Support Crew member are not authorized to assist the runner along the race route. Crew member are only assist the runner at the race camp at start/finish line of the stage. Crew member must fill up an entry form at the time of the registration of the runner and pay the entire necessary fee. At the time of the registration, crew members must be acquainted with the race rules and information about supporting a racer, and be aware of all email correspondence sent by the race director.
All racers and all crew members must sign and submit the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability/ Release.
Crew members must follow all the rules and regulations of the event, including any supplementary instructions issued in pre-race meeting and attend all the briefings. All crew members must be willingly to comply with all instructions from Ultra Corsica staff at all moments at the campsite.
For safety reasons no crew members and no followers are authorised to follow and or assist the runner on the route are not allowed to run, ride cars, bicycles, motorcycles, or use roller-skate to assist or pace the runner.
Crew member may meet runners or assist them only at the start/finish line of the race. Crew member must wait to assist their runners until after the official check-in on the finish line.
Crew members may not drive next to the runners, follow them on bicycle or bring them water, food, shoes, clothing or other supplies on the race route. “Muling” is expressly forbidden. No mechanical or physical assistance may be given to the runner by the crew member at any time.
Pace running is not allowed.
“Family & friends cheering squads” may only be present start/finish line; they may not follow the runners on the road and must not stop or park along the race course.
Racers, crews members must not litter, mar, or pollute the landscape or environment. All racers, crew must display courtesy, good taste and sportsmanship at all times. No pets will be allowed at the start/finish line, along the route. No smoking, no BBQ will be allowed during the race.
Remember, at all times and in all situations, safety is the most important issue. This means safety for racers, crew, staff, and the general public. The roads are not closed for this event. Remember that drivers will not expect to encounter a racer or parked vehicle out on the course. Remember the event is held on public roads.
For safety purposes, participants are asked to carry with him following items: ID card, money, Road Book, GPS mobile phone with race contact numbers added to favourites, any sufficient supply of water and food to reach the finish line.
Bright colour clothing with reflective stripes is strongly recommended. Headlamps and reflective jackets are mandatory at night and during periods of poor weather conditions as instructed by the race director.
The race director will decide during the daily briefing of starting times for each of the stages of the Ultra Corsica 2020 (typically between 6:00am, 8:00am). The starting times will depend on weather conditions or any other reasons deemed to be beneficial to the safety of the runners. Racers are informed by the race director at the evening briefing of their starting time for the next stage. Starting group assigned by the race director are non-transferable. Racers have to move towards the starting line 15 minutes prior to their start time, and assemble under the start sign exactly five minutes prior to their wave starts.
At the finish line of each stage, the runner must check in with the Timing team who will record the time in hour, minute of his crossing of the finish line.
There is no time limit, each participant must run or walk the entire distance of every stage to qualify for a Finisher medal. There are only two divisions: men’s and women’s.
Participants who cannot continue the race must inform the race director of their decision by contacting the race director immediately using their GPS mobile phone. DNS runners have to inform the race director of their decision to withdraw at the daily briefing.
The runner who withdraws from the race is not entitled to receive any partial refund or credit on his entry fee. Any drop-out runner may be authorized by the race director to run as “electron” any stages of his choice as long as the race director finds him deemed fit to resume running.
Photo / Video
The participants grant the organiser of the Ultra Corsica 2020 the right during the event
-to record their image, picture, voice by any technology or means,
-to copy, use, perform, display and distribute such recordings for any legitimate
-to combine such recordings with other images, recordings, or printed matter,
- to assign, transfer, or license the above rights to third parties.
- to use image and voice in connection with the marketing of Ultra Corsica, and others Capital-ID and Sky Run events.
The participants understand and agree that they will not receive compensation, now nor in the future, in connection with the Ultra Corsica 2019 organiser’s exercise of the rights granted hereunder
Photo / video for personal use, posting to runners’ and crew members’ social media accounts, websites, including photos/video shot to provide to sponsors of runners to be used by the sponsors in a promotional purpose is not regulated, so long as it is conducted in a safe manner and according to the rules of the race.
No TV, film, or video crew, person, producer, director or other broadcast media representative may accompany or cover any racer or the race itself without the specific written permission of the race director.
All racers who begin the event will receive an Ultra Corsica 2020 a goodie bag with items and products from the race sponsors, as well an invitation to the pre-race diner and the post-race party (and for up to 2 crew members). All runners who officially complete the event will receive a commemorative Ultra Corsica 2020 medal.
Rule Enforcement and Penalties
Race rules are designed to provide a safe and fair experience for everyone involved and to help ensure our ability to produce the race again next year.
Major rule infractions by racers and their crew members, especially those regarding sportsmanship, safety, and littering will result in immediate disqualification of the racer.
The Race Director has the authority, at any time, to overrule any rule or create a new rule based on unforeseen, and/or unusual circumstances and/or to maintain the integrity and fair play necessary for the successful completion, and continuation, of the race. The Race Director has ultimate authority in regards to all rules, their interpretation, and their enforcement. There is neither “appeals committee” nor an “appeals process.” All entrants in the race and crew members willingly acknowledge this fact, as well as all other race rules, by attending the race in any capacity.
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