26th MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES-ENEL
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
(applicable only to foreign participants)
1 Date: Sunday, July 1st 2012
2 Assembly point and start: La Villa - Alta Badia - Dolomites (BZ) - from 5.30 a.m. to 6.20 a.m. (closing time of grids)
3 Starting order: (beware of the closing of roads) Division into groups as follows (times refer to the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 marathons):
1) Group A at 6.30 a.m.:
138km Women under 7h 30 mins / Men under 5h 25 mins
106km Women under 5h 15 mins / Men under 3h 45 mins
Platinum and Crystal registrations.
2) Group B following:
138km Men under 6h
106km Men under 4h30 mins
All Women not starting in the 1st group.
TeamCup Winner 2011.
3) Group C following:
138km Men under 8h
106km Men under 6h
All registrations not subject to the draw: packages, 2011 cancellations, fidelity-members (except those entitled to a previous grid).
4) Group D following
Those who do not come under the time limits shown above.
Cyclists who start before the assigned group will be disqualified.
4 Routes: There are 3 possible routes for the 2012 Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel. Participants are free to select the route best suited to their ability, also during the course of the event, entirely according to their own judgement.
5 Entry: Open to all adult male and female riders.Professionals and cyclists of the Elite category who have a Professional or a Continental contract in 2012 or in the last 4 years (2008 - 2011) are not admitted to the race. For females the same rule applies but it is limited to 2012 and the last 2 years (2010 - 2011). U23 and Elite without contract can participate to the Maratona, but not before the age of 25. Professionals can be admitted exclusively for promotional purposes and subject to invitation by the Organizing Committee and may not take part in any way in the ranking. Minors over 15 (fifteen) may also just enter for the short distance (55 km and 106 km) and can not run the 138 km long course. Cyclists older than 65 (sixty five) may just run the shortest courses (55km and 106 km). The 2012 Marathon is by invitation and the Organising Committee may decide at any time whether to accept or not the enrolment or to exclude at any time an enrolled contestant for the event that may damage the image of the event. No registrations from participants who have been disqualified for the use of drugs and from cyclists who are currently disqualified from one of the 5 events of the FiveStars League will be accepted. The 2012 Marathon has a closed number of registrations to be divided equally between Italian and International contestants. The cyclists who have not regularly registered for the race cannot join the groups, on pain of exclusion. In the event of an accident, they will be reported in accordance with the law.
6 Division of the applications for entry: The 2012 Marathon estimates a participation of approximately 9.000 competitors divided as follows: 4.800 entries by draw among all pre-registrations; 3.000 entries reserved for official tour-operators, registrations not subject to the draw, registrations whose surcharge will be assigned to charitable institutions and invitations.
Registrations not subject to the draw are the ones made by "fidelity members", members who participated and concluded more than 10 (ten) editions of the Maratona, and the cancellations in 2011 that have regularly sent the request for deferring the participation fee to 2012 edition.
Pre-registered participants not drawn in November 2011 and not drawn and not reported in the starting list in the last 3 (three) editions 2009, 2010 and 2011 will be readmitted to the race.
The 4.800 entries by draw will be divided in single requests, cumulative requests with 2 (two) to 4 (four) members or cumulative requests with 5 (five) or more members, in proportion to all requests sent to the organisation.
7 Opening date for entry: It will be possible to pre-enter for the 2012 Maratona from October 12th to November 2nd 2011. Pre-entries sent prior or after that date will not be taken into consideration.
Starting packages (hotel+registration) offered by our official Tour operator Holimites will be sold as from October 12th 2011 on the website www.holimites.com
165 registrations whose surcharge will be assigned to charitable institutions will be sold online on www.maratona.it departing 22nd November 2011 and other 165 registrations departing 22ndMarch 2012.
8 Pre-entry - who needs doing it and how to do it
8.1 Who needs to pre-enter: the pre-entry has to be sent by all participants who want to take part in the race including the "fidelity-members" who do not need to participate at the draw.
No pre-entry is required for participants that transferred their 2011 registration-fee to 2012 within the terms, for participants buying a package by our official tour operator or registrations whose surcharge will be assigned to charitable institutions.
Participants who transferred the registration to 2012's edition will be sent a personal form to fill out and send back to the organisation together with the payment copy of the difference of participation-fee by April 12th 2012 for confirming their participation to the race in July 2012.
8.2 How to pre-enter: The pre-entry can be made exclusively online by completing the pre-entry form on our site www.maratona.it indicating following data: surname, name, address, nationality, date of birth, gender, e-mail, mobile/phone number and jersey size, and paying the pre-entry fee of 2,00 € by credit card, bank transfer or other payment modalities depending on the country.
Pre-registrations on paper using pre-registration forms from previous editions/or any type will not be accepted. The Maratona dles Dolomites Committee reserves the possibility to accept pre-registrations/payments.
Only one entry request per person is admitted, participants who send a double entry will be disqualified for the next two years. The draw will be held on the second half of November 2011 and the participants admitted to the race can definitely register for the race from December 1st 2011 till April 12th 2012. The complete list of participants drawn will be published on our website a day after the draw.
Sports clubs can do a cumulative payment in order to be extracted as a group. For the draw they will be given a number (means one possibility) each 7 (seven) participants with a maximum of 5 numbers pro group.
The information on groups can be provided in two different ways:
- fill in the group pre-registration form online with the information on each member of the group and make a joint payment;
- download the Excel document for group pre-registration from the online pre-registration procedure, fill it in and upload it online and make the joint payment.
9 Participation fee: is 73,00 € + 10,00 € for the guarantee deposit of the chip (10,00 € will be reimbursed on arrival subject to return of the chip). The 2,00 € pre-entry fee is not part of the registration fee and will not be returned or considered as payment on account.
Please note that the chip costs 34,00 € and that if the chip is not returned, the difference of 24,00 € will be requested by invoice. In the event of failure to return the chip or to pay the invoice, no entry will be accepted for the following year. The chip must be returned together with the tag of the bike on which the chip is fixed.
Payment of the entry fee entitles participants of using the repair service (spare parts not included), assistance and refreshments along the route, pasta-party at the finish, maratona jersey, race number (the front tag with the chip must be returned), infos by e-mail and sms; free participation at all activities during the biker's week. The classification will be published on the Maratona website www.maratona.it where the participants can also download and print their diploma.
10 Confirmation of entry
The participants drawn as well as the registrations not subject to the draw can confirm their entry from December 1st 2011 till April 12th 2012 by using the individual code which will be communicated them by e-mail. All pre-entries not confirmed by that deadline will automatically be annulled.
Registration can be considered completed and regularly carried out, save sanctions by the FCI (Italian Cycling Federation) on arrival, only when the participation fee has been paid in full and a mobile phone number and e-mail address have been sent (these are compulsory for any notification from the Health Protection Commission and the modification of the participant's status to "ok, complete" in the official list of participants on the site. At any time it is possible to see if the entry has been accepted or not and to check the own enrolment status on our website www.maratona.it.
11 Enrolment procedure:
The confirmation of entry needs to be done exclusively online on the official website www.maratona.it with payment by credit card, bank transfer or other payment modalities depending on the country.
The payment fees are shown in the payment procedure and are at the expense of the participant.
Each participant registered individually will receive by 20.06.2012 by ordinary mail the voucher with the assigned number that is necessary together with an original valid ID (identity card, passport or driving license) and the hand over of a copy of the medical certificate (see point 28) to collect the material of the Maratona in the three days before the event. A pickup from third parties is not accepted.
For the registration of teams, a joint payment must be made indicating the booking codes of the individual participants to be registered.
The leader of teams with at least 15 (fifteen) participants registered as a group will get the complete list of participants for picking up the starting material for the whole team; at the starting numbers pick-up the team leader must hand over a copy of the medical certificate of all the participants in the group (see point 28).
12 Replacements and withdrawal:
Replacements are possible within the same team among participants who have already completed their registration. Replacements can be made until 4th June 2012 upon payment of a 10,00 € processing fee.
Fidelity members, participants who already transferred the registration from 2011 and participants admitted to the race because not drawn in 2009, 2010 and 2011' editions cannot be replaced. Any extensions of the closing date of the replacements will be notified on the website.
Those unable to participate are not entitled to any reimbursement of their fee. If a withdrawal is announced before 12th June 2012, the only participation fee (73,00 €) can be transferred to 2013. For 2013's participation a form will be sent in October 2012 to fill out and send back by paying the difference of participation-fee 2013.
13 Distribution of starting numbers:
In S.Leonardo/Badia, Alta Badia:
Thursday, 28.06.2012 from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Friday, 29.06.2012 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 30.06.2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For single registrations the starting number needs to be picked-up personally by showing the voucher and an original valid ID (identity card, passport or driving license) and on handing over a copy of the medical certificate (see point 28) or a copy of the cycling license 2012. No copies of ID's or other ID's allowed. A pickup from third parties is not accepted.
For teams only the team leader needs appear, with the list of the enrolled persons he received by post and must hand over a copy of the medical certificate of all the participants in the group (see point 28) or a copy of the cycling license 2012.
14 Time limit
Corvara direction Campolongo (55km) 11.10 a.m.
Cernadoi direction Passo Giau (76km) 11.40 a.m.
Finish: 55km 1 p.m. 106km and 138km 4.15 p.m.
15 Maximum limit for assistance:
Refreshments and mechanical and medical assistance will be guaranteed until the following time:
Passo Sella 11.15 a.m. Passo Giau 1.45 p.m.
Passo Campolongo 11.45 a.m. Passo Falzarego 3.45 p.m.
Passo Gardena/Colle S. Lucia 12.15 p.m.
16 Checkpoints: Observance of these is mandatory, both at the start and along the chosen route. Anyone starting before the official starting signal is given, or whose start is not registered by the officials, shall be considered a non-starter and their name will not appear in the finishing order.
17 Team and individual competition: All the competitive and amateur cyclists will take part in the individual classifications. These will be drawn up on the basis of the time taken to cover the distance and not according to the order of arrival.
For team classification all participants cumulatively registered by the same team (with at least 15 participants) and arrived within the time limit will be considered. The official awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the ice stadium. Following prizes will be handed over: the top 5 (five) teams of the team classification, the first 3 (three) in the overall individual classification and the first classified in each category for the medium and Maratona distances. The Sellaronda course does not foresee an official classification. Prizes will be handed over only to winners taking part at the ceremony.
18 Medical service: The medical backup service comprises ambulances manned by doctors and nursing staff with helicopter support.
19 Mobile and mechanical assistance: The assistance of private vehicles following the race is strictly prohibited, under penalty of disqualification of the athlete.
20 Definition of the event: The "Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel" is a large-scale event for touring cyclists.
21 Protests: Any protests must reach the jury before the specified deadline, together with the fee as laid down in the Italian Cycling Federation regulations.
22 Information: ASD Maratona dles Dolomites, Via Damez 34, I- 39036 Badia (BZ)
Phone +39-0471-839536, Fax +39-0471-839915
23 Cancellation of the event: If the event has to be cancelled due to exceptional circumstances there is no refund of the entry fee but the organisation reserve the right to start in 2013 after completing the registration procedure as requested for coming edition.
In the event of cancellation of the event before the chip is delivered, the amount of €10.00 will be credited for the next edition therefore in this case the participant will only have to pay €73.00 the following year on registration.
24 Alterations: The organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the conditions of entry. All official communications and any re-opening of registrations will be notified on the website www.maratona.it
25 Rights and duties of the cyclists:
25.1 Carry the number on the handlebar including the transponder and a number on the back provided by the organisation. The format of these numbers may not be changed.
25.2 Use the approved hard helmet fastened throughout the race.
25.3 All participants must obey the rules of the road. Please be aware that the cyclists who are overtaken by the car marked as "fine corsa" will continue the race just as amateurs and will keep the starting number on the back. In this case, the participant is warned that the stretch of road he is on is open to traffic.
25.4 The first three male and female winner in the Medium and Maratona routes in 2011 must, if registered, wear the "Smile" jersey provided by the organisation showing their place the previous year.
On the jersey which will be personalized at the discretion of the organisation, each athlete may put the name of their club and of their main sponsor with a maximum height and width of 20 cm. Failure to wear the jersey will lead to disqualification from the event. The jersey must be visible for the whole of the race, anything worn on top must be transparent and leave the jersey visible. The remainder of the clothing is that of the club.
25.5 The first absolute 3 (three) classified of the Maratona and Medium routes must take part in the official awards ceremony scheduled for 4.00 p.m., on pain of exclusion from the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel for the following year. By attending the awards ceremony, they will acquire the right to pre-register and take part in the 2013 Maratona without having to go through the draw, save cases of exclusion as per the regulations.
25.6 The road between Corvara and La Villa will be closed to traffic (including cyclists) at 6.10 a.m. The cyclists should therefore take due note. Anybody who has not entered the grid 10 minutes before the start will be automatically diverted to the last starting grid.
25.7 It is compulsory to carry a kit for puncture repairs during the race. Carry spare clothing and a waterproof garment in case of bad weather.
26.1 Participants wearing the number of another cyclist, giving the number to others, starting in a grid prior to the one assigned or any other grave fact which is detected by the organisation will be punished by disqualification from the event for one up to five years (in several cases the organisation reserves to give a lifelong disqualification). The above measures will be adopted by the organization.
26.2 Participants are asked not to throw litter on the roads, but to put it in the special containers at the refreshment points identified by a start and end of refreshments. Competitors who litter outside the marked areas will be excluded from participation the following year.
26.3 All the disqualifications under points 26.1 and 26.2 will be automatically extended to all the events in the "FiveStars League" for one year in the calendar year following the event.
26.4 The organisation also reserves the right to take measures where an unfair behaviour is noticed during the last 5 km (from the junction of La Villa) of the medium course (106 km) and of the Maratona course (138 km), tending to distort the order of arrival of the races.
26.5 The use of bicycles fitted with any type of support or aid of an electrical and/or electronic type is strictly prohibited, on pain of disqualification or exclusion.
27 Rules: For everything that is not contemplated by these regulations, the general rules issued by the National Amateur Cycling Commission of the F.C.I. (Italian Cycling Federation) apply.
28 Signature: With the online sending of the enrolment form, the participant declares having read and unconditionally accepted the above mentioned instructions and declares being in possession of private accident insurance, general third party liability insurance, a medical certificate (a copy of the medical certificate must be handed over at the pick up of the starting number) of physical eligibility according to the Italian D.M.V. 18/02/1982 and being in the psycho-physical conditions to take part in long distance cycling races. Each participant carries the complete responsibility for his state of health on the marathon occasion. For accidents during the race the organisation committee will not take upon the liability. The participant authorises the use of his images and data according to the Italian privacy law no. 196 of 2003.
IMPORTANT: Please observe enrolment deadlines.