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TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

SKIATHOS TRAIL RUN 2020 REGULATIONS

You are kindly asked to carefully read and accept the following terms and conditions and their subcategories, in order to participate in Skiathos Trail Run 2020.

Athletes participating in the Skiathos Trail Run 2020 races must be aware that they are running on a rough mountain ground with all that it entails. Also, they are exposed to any weather conditions on the day of the race. Please notice that the race will take place under any weather conditions unless there are exceptional circumstances or extreme weather conditions that require the delay, the postponement or the cancellation of the race.

PARTICIPATION

1. Men and women athletes are accepted regardless of age.

2. Each participant must have reached the age of 18 years old, with the exception of participation in the Urban Trail Run 10 km where persons under the age of 18 (dd. later than 23/05/2002) and more than 15 years old (date prior to 23/05/2005) are allowed to participate in, provided that they obtain the consent of his/ her custodian. In order to prove the required consensus, a responsible declaration of the parent/ guardian must be e-mailed at ecozinskiathos@gmail.com before the run or delivered on the 24th of May 2020. You can find it online on the event’s official website (Parental Consent Form). To sum up, children up to the 3rd Grade of Secondary School can participate only in the kids running races. Older children (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of High School) can participate in the Urban Trail Run 10 km, with a written parental permission.

3. Participation becomes valid upon payment.

4. Participation for kids running races and for Urban Trail Run 10 km, only for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of High School, is free of charge.

5. Participation fees for adults (over 18 years old) are:

  • 10 euros for Urban Trail Run 10 km
  • 15 euros for Urban Trail Run 10 km + free entrance at four of Skiathos Museums
  • 10 euros for Skiathos Trail Run 21 km
  • 15 euros for Skiathos Trail Run 21 km + free entrance at four of Skiathos Museums

The participation fees above refer to early online registrations, submitted from 24/2 – 23/4/2020. Any online registrations submitted from 24/2 -8/5/2020, will be at a slightly increased entry fee, as presented below.

  • 15 euros for Urban Trail Run 10 km
  • 20 euros for Urban Trail Run 10 km + free entrance at four of Skiathos Museums
  • 15 euros for Skiathos Trail Run 21 km
  • 20 euros for Skiathos Trail Run 21 km + free entrance at four of Skiathos Museums

6. This includes:

– Participation in the running event, on 24 May 2020, according to the regulations

– Participation in an organized guided walking tour in Skiathos town on 23/5 (optional)

– Participation at the pasta party on 23/5 (optional)

– Commemorative T-shirt

– Race number

– Commemorative participation medal

– 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies (Men, Boys| Women, Girls) at the Awards ceremony

– Water, light snacks offered by our sponsors at supply stations

– Medical aid during and after the race

– Free entrance at four Skiathos Museums (provided the respective entry fee is paid)

– 20% discount for ferry tickets (upon request, emailed at ecozinskiathos@gmail.com latest until 14/5/2020)

– Discounts offered by our sponsors, that will be presented on the event’s website soon

7. Online registrations close on Friday, 8 May 2020.

8. From then on, participants will still have the opportunity to register on site for 10 more days (10/5 – 20/5/2020), at Olive Tree shop (28 A, Papadiamantis str., between 6-8 p.m.), paying the entry fees mentioned for the period 24/4 – 8/5/2020. On site registrations for kids running races can be submitted a. from 24/4-8/5/2020 at their schools b. from 10/5-20/5/2020, at Olive Tree (28 A, Papadiamantis str., between 6-8 p.m.)

9. Last minute registrations will be also available. They can be submitted on Saturday, 23 May 2020, at Bourtzi peninsula, 30 minutes before the guided tour, as well as on Sunday, 24 May 2020. Please pay attention that athletes who will decide to register the very last minute, on 24/5 just before the run, should arrive at Bourtzi, between 8 – 8.30 a.m. Registrations will close latest at 8.30 a.m. Children should arrive at Bourtzi, between 9-9.30 a.m. Registrations for kids running races will close latest at 10 a.m.

10. Group registrations: it concerns at least 10 runners, either in 10 km or 21 km. In such a case, a 10% discount is offered. If you are interested in a group registration, you should send your request at ecozinskiathos@gmail.com, latest until 14/5/2020. All requests are satisfied upon availability.

11. Local participants:the entry fee for runners born in Skiathos will be at 10 euros, either for an early or a last minute registration (10 km or 21 km). If you would like to take advantage of free entrance at four of Skiathos Museums, the entry fee will adjust to 15 euros.

12. In order for your participation to be valid, each participant should proceed with the settlement of the respective entry fee, according to his/ hers preferences and date of submission, within two (2) working days of its online registration and agree on the content of the Consent Form (linked).

13. The payment methods include either a bank wire or a PayPal transfer, along with the participant’s surname and/ or the registration number. For more info, please visit our website’s Payment Methods and Cancellation Policies.

Bank Account Details

Bank Name: Alpha Bank

Bank Account Holder: EcoΖην Σκιάθου

IBAN: GR17 0140 6240 6240 0200 2013 094

SWIFT – BIC: CRBAGRAAXXX

Paypal Account Details

EcoZin Skiathos | e-mail: ecozinskiathos@gmail.com

14. In case of a bank wire, you need to make sure that your full surname| name is mentioned in the comment section on the transaction receipt. A copy of the transaction receipt should be e-mailed shortly afterwards to ecozinskiathos@gmail.comSame if choosing a PayPal payment method.

15. Please pay attention that any bank or PayPal fees are covered by the depositor. Deposits of any amount less than the required participation fee will not be considered valid and the amount deposited will be given to the organization.

16. After you have settled your registration fee as above, a registration confirmation email will be sent to you within seven (7) working days.

17. For any cancellation requested prior to May 8th, 2020, no fee will be charged and the entry fee will be fully refunded. We apologize but unfortunately, after 8/5, we won’t be able to offer any refund due to operational handling reasons. In case of non-show or last minute cancellation, athletes will not be entitled to a refund and they will be charged with the 100% of the entry fee.

18. Cancellations may be accepted only after written notification and only in case such a written notification is e-mailed to ecozinskiathos@gmail.combefore May 8, 2020, as mentioned above. In case of confirmed cancellation, the entry fee will be fully refunded to the applicant. All refund requests will be processed about a week after the event.

19. For a valid participation in the events, it is necessary for the participants to wear the timing chip -please note that there will be no electronic timing for the kids running races-, the official T-shirt and the participation numbers provided by the event organizers, distributed on Sunday, 24 May 2020, between 9 – 10.00 a.m., at Bourtzi.

20. There will be electronic timing (except for the kids running races)

CATEGORIES | DATES | AWARDS

21. About Skiathos Trail Run 2020 categories and races:

Skiathos Trail Run 21 km: Men and Women

24/5/2020 | 9.30 a.m. |Start-Finish: Bourtzi 

Urban Trail Run 10 km: Men and Women

24/5/2020 | 9.45 a.m. | Start-Finish: Bourtzi

Kids Running Races (500 -1500 m): Boys and Girls

My first Skiathos Run 500 m (0 – 5 years old)

24/5/2020 |11.00 a.m. |Start-Finish: Bourtzi

Kids Running 500 m (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of Elementary School)

24/5/2020 |11.15 a.m. | Start-Finish: Bourtzi

Kids Running 1000 m (4th, 5th, 6th Grade of Elementary School)

24/5/2020 |11.30 a.m. | Start-Finish: Bourtzi

Kids Running 1500 m (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of Secondary School)

24/5/2020 |11.45 a.m. | Start-Finish: Bourtzi

Urban Trail Run 10 km (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of High School -for free-)

24/5/2020 | 9.45 a.m. |Start-Finish: Bourtzi

22. A commemorative medal and award will be given to the three (3) first men and three (3) first women of each category, not only for the Skiathos Trail Run 21 km and Urban Trail Run 10 km races but for the Kids Running Races, too. Each child participating in the race will receive a commemorative medal and winners’ prizes will be awarded to the first three children in each group (boys and girls separately). It is important however to stress to all children that what really counts is the joy of participation and not winning. A winners’ prize will be given to the first man and first woman of 1O km and 21 km.

23. The awards ceremony will be held right after the conclusion of the runs at the Bourtzi peninsula.

24. A category is formed after the registration of at least 6 athletes

TIME LIMITS

25. There is a time limit of six hours only for the longest race Skiathos Trail Run 21 km There will be two (2) in-between check points where elimination can occur and they will be announced by the end of March.

26. The elimination check point has been set for the athletes’ safety and for the race’s smooth conduct. Athletes, who do not manage to cross that point in time, are considered eliminated and can continue the race only on their own responsibility, but they must turn their number to the finishing line. The elimination time is the same for all categories, regardless of gender or age. After completing the time mentioned, the station volunteering supervisors continue recording the athletes but as overdue, and athletes who pass from there are obligated to turn in their number. Finally, for a race completion to be considered valid, it must be within six hours exactly, for men and women of all categories. Any athletes, who complete the race in overtime, are considered valid until the last check point and will be presented on the final results as “overdue finalists”.

ATHLETES NUMBER

27. Each athlete holds the race number (bib) on him/her and is obligated to have it at a clear place on the front side of his/her shirt. The number must remain on their shirt at all times without covering anything written on it (sponsors, logos etc). If the number is corrupted and may cause confusion to the station supervisors, the athlete will be disqualified. Losing the number is also punished with elimination.

ROUTES

28. The routes are described in detail in the category “ROUTES” which is published online on the Skiathos Trail Run website. The exact updated km and maps will be announced by the end of March 2020. Skiathos Trail Run 21 km starts at 9.30 a.m. and Urban Trail Run 10 km starts at 9.45 a.m.

29. The children’s races will be held at Skiathos old port (Starting |Finishing point: Bourtzi, running till the fishermen’s area and back), they will have four different starting times (11.00 -11.15 – 11.30 – 11.45 a.m.) and they are for children from 0 – 12 years old (Elementary School). Actually, this year we decided to introduce My Frist Skiathos Run for 0-5 years old children, a fun walk without timing or classification, in order to introduce kids to the joy of sports. Run with your kids or with your babies in trolleys and enjoy the cutest race of the day. Young athletes (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of Elementary School) will race first (500 m), the young athletes from 4th, 5th, 6th Grade of Elementary School will follow (1000 m) and then the older young athletes (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of Secondary School) will end the kids running races (1500 m)

30. Older children (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of High School) can participate in the Urban Trail Run 10 km, but they will have to submit a written parental consent form.

31. It is recommended that one parent accompany the child to the starting/ finishing point. A supervisor of Skiathos Trail Run is going to run with them giving the race rhythm so that children can see familiar faces during the whole race.

32. For 2020, the minimum participation limits are the following:

– for Skiathos Trail Run 21 km: 50 participants

– for Urban Trail Run 10 km: 25 participants

– Kids Running Races: 100 participants

CHANGING ROUTES/ POSTPONEMENT

33. If an emergency occurs (extremely dangerous weather conditions), the organization has the right to change the route or to postpone (for a short time) the starting time, in order to avoid risking the athletes’ physical integrity. The race will, for no reason, be cancelled, regardless the weather conditions in the area.

ROUTES MARKING

34. The route marking is abundant. There is stripped tape (red and white) throughout the 21 km run and painted marking throughout the 10 km Urban Trail Run to ensure the athlete’s correct course, both in the mountains and in Skiathos town. It is absolutely temporary and aims to assist the athletes and is removed after the races. It consists mainly of signs with kilometer indications or guiding signs and even deterrent signs when necessary. At certain key points of the route, there will also be volunteers to help guide the athletes.

CHECK POINTS

35. The check points are six (6) in total. All six (6) supply stations are also check points. Athletes are obligated to have their numbers at a visible place so that the volunteers judges can record them. If in any case an athlete is wearing a windbreaker jacket, he/she should make sure to show his/her number. Not showing the race number leads to elimination. Any athlete, who fails to pass by even one station, is considered disqualified.

SAFETY

36. Athletes participate at their own risk and the organizational authorities are not responsible for any possible injuries, as stated on the submission form. However, there will be present the Hellenic Rescue Team of Skiathos covering the race. Furthermore, there will be a specialized medical staff at certain strategical points as well as fully equipped ambulance.

37. Skiathos Trail Run organization is responsible for overlooking the routes with specialized staffs in safety, rescue and medical treatment. Athletes, who are signaled to alter their direction for safety reasons by the safety staff and the judges, are obligated to do so. Not complying will lead to elimination.

OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE

38. Any outside assistance for the athletes, by anyone, is allowed. Athletes’ escorts are also allowed, by people not wearing a race number. Finally, it’s also allowed for friends and/or family to escort the athlete towards the finish line.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE

39.Only Nordic walking sticks are allowed. You may also use and/or have a map, compass, GPS, mobile phone or VHF.

 MEDICAL CARE

40. Hellenic Rescue Team of Skiathos and a doctor will be covering the race. Furthermore, there will be a specialized medical staff at certain strategical points as well as fully equipped ambulance.

RUBBISH

41. The race is on mountain grounds and so, in a sensitive ecosystem. Consequently, it is forbidden to throw any kind of object along the routes, such as plastic bottles or any other packaging material for solid or liquid foods, consumed by the athletes during the race. At each supply station there will be a special plastic rubbish bag. All athletes are obligated to dispose of their rubbish in that bag that will be collected by the volunteers. Disposing rubbish at any other area of the route that is not predefined, leads to elimination.

 MOVING ON PATHS

42. Athletes are obligated to move on paths without forming groups that will prevent other athletes from passing by. When an athlete is signaled to move aside so that another can pass, he or she should stay on the inside part of the slope.

 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT, BACKPACKS

43. There is no mandatory equipment for the athletes. It is, however, recommended that they carry a small backpack with some supplies such as sunglasses, hat, wide mouth water bottle, solid food of their choosing, to use in-between supply stations. Each athlete is responsible for his/her choice of utensil (cup, container, utricle, bottle etc.), in order to be provided with the proper amount of liquids. The liquids offered by the station volunteering staff will be in a practical dispenser. To save time, athletes should carry utensils with wide mouths that fill up faster. Athletes are responsible for carrying one or two containers for water and isotonic drinks. Each athlete may receive one gel at the stations where it is offered. Carrying a water pack or backpack or waist bag is allowed. Leaving a bag at a station is the athlete’s responsibility.

Attention: The organization will not provide cups or bottles for environmental purposes.

 OBJECTIONS

44. Any objections are made only by the athlete himself/herself, no longer than 30 minutes after crossing the finishing line.

 RESULTS

45. The official (final) race results are disclosed within a week or two after the race, in order to verify and update the data.

 PENALTIES

46. The only penalty enforced on all regulation offenses & infringements, is elimination/ expulsion and it is enforced on shortcuts, losing the race number, route littering or inappropriate behavior towards organization staff or volunteers. Lifelong elimination is foreseen in serious cases, such as violence towards organization members, and deliberate large shortcuts.

REGULATIONS ALTERATIONS

47. The organization of Skiathos Trail Run maintains the right to alter the race conduction regulations, without prior notice. In case of regulations alteration, it will pe posted online both on the event’s official website and on social media (facebook)

COMPLIANCE

48. Athletes are obligated to respect the following regulations. They are also obligated to comply with the event judge’s suggestions. Noncompliance to the regulations or suggestions always leads to elimination. When the judges become aware of a violation, they make note and inform the violator. Any other authorized member of the organization can make a note of the violation and submit it to the Racing Committee.

DISCLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY

49. All athletes are responsible for their fitness and must be examined by a physician prior to the event to determine their ability to participate in the running event. In addition, they should be aware that there will be no insurance by the organizers, in the event of an accident during their participation in Skiathos Trail Run. They also certify that they are in proper health condition to compete and have recently been checked by a doctor. Athletes will not be asked to submit a doctor’s consent. Participants are aware of the potential risk of bodily harm or damage to their equipment from their participation in the running event and the consequences thereof.

50. The organization of Skiathos Trail Run 2020 is not responsible for the death, injury or any other health issue caused to the participants who, by submitting the application, declare that they are aware of the risks involved in the running event, have the relevant experience, are individually and privately insured in the event of an accident during the duration of their participation and that their state of health is good and allows them to run. With their application to the race, they declare that they will not, in any case, turn to or demand a claim against the organizers or their representatives or sponsors or supervisor if they suffer material, physical or moral harm themselves or their escorts or any third party their registration or participation in the running event. In his / her application, the participant confirms that he/ she has been informed and checked the safety measures and declared compliance with the relevant safety rules of the running event that have been demonstrated to him/ her. By submitting the application, the participant waives the right to pursue any legal action or any other remedy concerning possible disputes or issues with regard to his/her participation and the conduct of the race.

The above regulations apply to all races, Skiathos Trail Run 21 km, Urban Trail Run 10 km and Kids Running Races (500 – 1500 m)

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