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THE 46TH EDITION OF LA CIASPOLADA WILL BE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Rules 2019


• There will be no classification for the FUN RACE
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Race bibs are strictly personal given that they are numerically attributed to competitors. No names can be changed. All competitors must stay in the area reserved for them. 
• The abusers will be put in a position to NOT continue on the path of the event. Coaches and spectators must remain in the viewing area and off the trail.
• Possibility of purchasing a diploma of participation at € 2.00 (to be requested at the Società Podistica Novella).
Bags will be distributed automatically to all competitors (others will have to request them at the start line) with the possibility to transport clothing for free from the start to the finish line. Bags must be used exclusively to hold post-race clothing and must be given to the organizers at least 30 minutes before the start. The organization, while ensuring the utmost care when collecting, transporting and delivering bags does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage and will not give reimbursements.
• Snowshoes must be returned within three dates from the race day.



1. NON COMPETITVE-FUN RACE

Event approved by C.T. FIASP in Trento with note n.01/19 del 12/09/2018
Event approved with the sole aim of recognition.
Event supported by the Patronage of the Fiasp Federazione Italiana Amatori Sport for all. La Ciaspolada event will take place in VAL DI NON on a route of around 7/10 km both for the competitive race and for the non-competitive race (the reduced path for Junior competitive will be activated upon reaching 5 Junior enrolled and it will be about 5 km).
Registration forms must be sent to the Organizing Committee with the relative fee; registration requests by telephone will not be taken into consideration. No entry fees will be returned if competitors do not take part in the race for whatever reason.
Registration gives participants the right to take part in the event, refreshments, and individual and Group recognitions supplied by the Organizing Committee. Every other service must be paid for by participants. The maximum time to complete the course is set at two hours. Fixed and mobile checkpoints will validate the correct execution of the route by all participants. The Organizing Committee has a right to bring forward the deadline for registrations regardless of the date the same were sent in relation to the number of registrations received. Late registrations will not be accepted, and the fees will be returned. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to vary the route and duration of the event in any way in relation to the snowfall and weather conditions by organising a cross country race in the event there is no snow at all. In any case however fees and costs related to snowshoe hire will not be returned.
 

2. COMPETITIVE RACE

a) For the competitive race both male and female athletes are admitted provided they are members of a sports federation or in possession of a Sports Medical Certificate that allows them to take part in light competitive sports that must be valid on the date of the event which must be attached to the registration request or submitted when race number are collected.

b) The course will have to be covered with both snowshoes on and the competitor must cross the finish line with both snowshoes firmly attached to his/her feet.
Should the competitor loose a shoe during the race, he/she must step off the track and re-attach the snowshoe in order to finish the race. An athlete who covers more than 3 meters of the race course without both snowshoes attached to their feet may be disqualified.

c) Should any competitor who is hindered, cut off, or touched by another competitor decide their finish time was altered, that person may submit a description of the offense in writing to the race director within 30 minutes of the offense. The Race Director or Jury of Appeals may later the hindered athletes time and/or place of finish.

d) An athlete must retire from competition at once if ordered to do so by a member of the appointed medical staff, any certified and duly recognized course official and/or or the race director.

e) Disqualifications or Sanctions
The disqualification or sanctioning of a competitor is fixed by the race jury in case of:
-material not in compliance;
-anticipated departure (False Start);
-run without snowshoes outside the areas set out by the race director;
-run outside the passageway marked;
-check-point Non-passage;
-unsporting behaviour and obstructionism;
-arrival at the finishing line without snowshoes on.
-if the untied or unfastened snowshoe interferes with another athlete competing in the same race.
-if, in the officials estimation, he/she purposefully jostles, obstructs, bumps or steps on another competitor’s snowshoe.
-If an athlete is disqualified in any WSSF sanctioned event, reference shall be made in the official results to the WSSF, and the rule which was broken shall be stated.
-in an event of the WSSF, you must refer to the official documents of the WSSF and you must declare the rule that has been broken

f) Snowshoe Requirements
Snowshoes may be commercial or prototype models. Snowshoes may be modified but must respect the following minimum measurements:
-length:  53.34 cm (21 inches)
-width:  17.78 cm (7 inches)
-the snowshoe has to be provided with at least 4 crampons.
-participants are free to choose the shoe styles they prefer.
-direct mounting of shoes to snowshoes is permitted.
-those who come with snowshoes that do not comply with the size requirements will be automatically disqualified

g) doping, as well as the denial of submitting yourself to the control, are severely forbidden as per the running National Association and World Federation rules.

h) the use of walking sticks is forbidden

i) at the start of the race the snowshoes of the competitors must be behind the starting line

l) if a competitor falls he/she may stand and finish the race

m) No established record can formally be considered broken or set unless the event is a WSSF sanctioned  race with a certified race director and technical delegate, and the competitor holds a current WSSF Sporting License, if available


The competitive race is divided into the following categories:
JUNIOR up to 19 years - man and female
SENIOR from 20 to 29 years - man and female
SENIOR from 30 to 39 years - man and female
MASTER from 40 to 49 years - man and female
MASTER from 50 to 59 years - man and female
MASTER from 60 to 69 years - man and female
MASTER over 70 years - man and female
 

3. COMPLAINTS/APPEALS

Possible claims will have to be given in written to the race jury within the 20 m following the results publication. The jury will provide to release a written decision within an hour.

The competitor will have the right to make an appeal to the decision as per the procedures of the discipline rules, of the internal rules of Federations or National Associations in charge with the discipline.

Upon claim notice a tax of €uro 100,00 will have to be paid in to be returned in case the appeal is approved.


4. IMAGE COPYRIGHT

By entering this event participants expressly authorize the organizer together with their media partners, the free acquisition of the right to use fixed or moving images they could appear in during their participation in this event on all visual supports as well as promotional and/or advertising materials.


 
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