REGULATION AND RULES

100 k Portugal – Regulation an rules

1 – General scope

100 k Portugal 2018, is a 100 km running event that will take place at Lousada (NW Portugal), on the 25th of March 2018. Besides the main run (raced solo or in teams of 4 athletes) it will also take place  a Marathon and a 10 km run.

1.1 – Organization

This event is organized by the 100 k Portugal  brand and co-organized by Lousada Town Council and the running club Grupo Dramático e Recreativo da Retorta.

1.2 – Event characterization and run description

The first edition of the event 100 k Portugal will take place at Lousada Sports Centre, and shall consist of three competitive races:

100 k Portugal – 100 km running

The course will have exactly 100km and the route will be outlined in a closed circuit with an approximate extension of 1600m, situated inside and around the Lousada Sports Centre, being mostly flat tarmac, except for some soil sections as well as a tartan track.

100 k Portugal – 100 km relay running

The course will have exactly 100km and the circuit will be exactly the same as the one of the 100 k Portugal – 100 km running. Every team will have a maximum of 4 athletes.

It is not compulsory for all athlets to run the same distance, not even for each athlete to run a certain distance. The team or the team captain will organize the run the best way, so the management of the run is the sole responsibility of their own athletes.

In the event of one or more athletes are not available to run, the team may compet with a shorter number of athletes.

“10km of Lousada 

The course will have exactly 10km and the circuit will be exactly the same as the one of the 100 k Portugal – 100 km running.

The athletes competing in teams can enter the track and go out as many times as they want, but each team cannot have more than one athlete in track at the same time.

2 – Conditions of participation

2.1 – Mental and physical condition

The minimum age for participation in any of the races is 18 years old at the dy of the run.

Each athlete must be perfectly aware of its necessary health conditions, especially regarding the 100 km race, which will be held under unknown and unpredictable weather conditions (exposition to sun, rain, cold, wind, fog), that may be adverse and variable during the course of the race.

On must be able to evaluate its own real capacities to adequately react in face of some kind of problems specific of this time of adventures, such as extreme fatigue, digestions problems, muscular and articular pain and al sort of injuries.

The Organization strongly advice every participant to realize a full medical exam to assure its perfect health conditions for this kind of activity.

At any time, before or during the race, the Organization may decide to force any participant to end the race, in case he or she shows any sign of pathology that may put into question the health or well-being of the athlete.

2.2 – Participants and teams

The participation in the course 100 k Portugal – 100 km running is only possible as a solitary runner.

The participation in the course 100 k Portugal – 100 km relay running is only possible as a team of 4 athletes (maximum), according to the following list:

  • Masculine;
  • Feminine;
  • Mixed (a team is considered mixed if it has at least one male and one female athlete, being indifferent to rank effects the number of athletes from each gender).

The participation in the courses Lousada Marathon – 42,195m and 10km of Lousada is only possible as a solitary runner.

2.3 – Registration

When signing in, the athlete is fully agreeing with this regulation. Each registration is individual and not transmissible. The team registrations are responsibility of the team captain, according to what is referred further on in this regulation.

The registration are to be distributed over three periods, between December 2016 and 15th March 2017. The registration period can be shortened if the limit number of spaces is reached.

  • 1st period: until December 31, 2017;
  • 2nd period: from January 1 until February 28, 2018;
  • 3rd period: from March 1 until March 12, 2018.

Any doubts or questions shall be emailed to geral@100kportugal.com.

2.3.1 – Registration Process

The registrations shall be made through the Lap2go website, by filling in the form. You can access it from the official 100 k Portugal website (www.100kportugal.com). Forms of payment available are: ATM or paypal service. For other options, manly for foreign runners, it is possible to make a bank transfer (contact us at geral@100kportugal.com).

The accuracy of the data provided is the responsibility of the participant, which it is very important regarding the insurance.

In the 100 km Relay, there must be a team captain which is in charge of all the aspects of the registration process. He or she will be the official channel of communication between the team and the 100 k Portugal staff, from the registration time till the end of the event.

At the registration moment, if the members of the team are still not set, entirely or in part, the team captain may register “athlete 1”, “athlete 2”; etc. In those cases, the team captain is obliged to decide the constitution of the entire team until 10th March 2018 (two weeks before de run), and to communicate it to the 100 k Portugal staff, through the email geral@100kportugal.com.

If a team captain is not able to find the requested team members he can opt to run with a deficient number of elements – only two elements. In this case none of the athletes may run two consecutive legs. In any case there will be no registration rate devolution.

2.3.2 – Registration Rates

There will be 3 registration periods. See registration fees table.

In any of the four runs (100 k Portugal, 100 k Portugal Relay, Lousada Marathon and Relay Marathon), the registration rate includes:

  • Sports insurance;
  • Bib[1];
  • T-shirt;
  • Food and beverage supplies during the run (by the finish line area);
  • Finisher medal;
  • Showers and facilities;
  • Contribution of € 1 in favour of the Volunteer Fire Department of Lousada.

 [1] The bib is personal and non-transmissible and shall be placed in a visible way.

It is possible to buy an entire meal for 6€ (for athletes and/or staff).

2.4 – Ranks and prizes

In both 100 k Portugal run and Lousada Marathon and 10k, in addition to the individual general classification, ranks will be considered, regarding gender and age of the participant on the date of completion of the run; as follows:

  • Male singles – M;
  • Female singles – F;
  • Male Senior – SenM (18 to 39 years old);
  • Male Veterans I – M40 (40 to 49 years old);
  • Male Veterans II – M50 (50 or more years old);
  • Female Senior – SenF (18 to 39 years old);
  • Female Veterans I – F40 (40 to 49 years old);
  • Female Veterans II – F50 (50 or more years old).

Regarding the 100 km Relay, the ranks are as follows:

  • Masculine – M3;
  • Feminine – F3;
  • Mixed – Mst3.

Trophies will be awarded to the first three classified of each rank.

3 – Program

3.1 – 100 k Portugal – 100 km running

The run will start at 25th March 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and will have a maximum of 15 hours duration.

The temporary stop (to rest, going to the toilet or for any other reason) will have to be done always in the paddock, in a local specified for it, and the staff should always be informed. Under no circumstances an athlete may abandon the track in another point or place, and if this occurs will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

There will be control areas along the track.

The use of walking/hiking sticks it is not authorized.

3.2 – 100 k Portugal – 100 km relay running

The run will start at 25th March 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and will have a maximum of 15 hours duration.

Every team will have a maximum of 4 athletes. It is not compulsory for all athlets to run the same distance, not even for each athlete to run a certain distance. The team or the team captain will organize the run the best way, so the management of the run is the sole responsibility of their own athletes.

In the event of one or more athletes are not available to run, the team may compet with a shorter number of athletes.

Each athlete will have his own chip. There will also be a portable team-chip.

The athletes exchange must occur in a specified spot (by the start/finish line). For the exchange to occur, the athlete going out must give the team-chip to the substituting athlete. Under no circumstances the exchange may take place in another point or place, and if this occurs will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

The temporary stop (to rest, going to the toilet or for any other reason) will have to be done always in the paddock, in a local specified for it, and the staff should always be informed. Under no circumstances an athlete may abandon the track in another point or place, and if this occurs will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

There will be control areas along the track.

The use of walking/hiking sticks it is not authorized.

3.3 – Lousada Marathon

The run will start at 25th March 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and will have a maximum of 6 hours duration.

The temporary stop (to rest, going to the toilet or for any other reason) will have to be done always in the paddock, in a local specified for it, and the staff should always be informed. Under no circumstances an athlete may abandon the track in another point or place, and if this occurs will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

There will be control areas along the track.

The use of walking/hiking sticks it is not authorized.

3.4 – 10km of Lousada

The run will start at 25th March 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and will have a maximum of 2 hours duration.

The temporary stop (to rest, going to the toilet or for any other reason) will have to be done always in the paddock, in a local specified for it, and the staff should always be informed. Under no circumstances an athlete may abandon the track in another point or place, and if this occurs will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

There will be control areas along the track.

The use of walking/hiking sticks it is not authorized.

4 – Conduct

An athlete will be punished with disqualification in case of any of the following conduct (the same is valid for teams):

  • Does not comply with this regulation;
  • Do not pass on the starting control;
  • Do not pass on the control points;
  • Do not complete the entire route;
  • Refuse to present the bib;
  • Lose or change the bib;
  • Lose the electronic control device of passage;
  • Ignore the indications of the staff;
  • Reveal any signs of unsportsmanlike conduct.

In the specific case of the teams, in addition to the points mentioned above, will be cause for disqualification in the event of falls within any of the following behaviours:

  • Exchange of athletes outside the place intended for this purpose;
  • having more than one athlete simultaneously in the track.

Omissions to this Regulation shall be solved by the staff/race director, always informing the athletes or team captains about any decisions that may interest them.

5 – General information

Athletes are not required to use the food and beverage supplies provided by the staff. They can consume their own.

In the event of a change of courses or cancellation of any of the runs, whether for reasons of adverse weather or other important reasons, preventing the carrying out of the run(s), the staff has the right not to return the entire value of the subscription fees.

The privileged vehicles of transmission of information are the official website (www.100kportugal.com), as well as the event page at facebook(https://www.facebook.com/100kportugal).

Any updates to this document will always be communicated in the website as well as in the event page at facebook, safeguarding always the conditions established with registered athletes.

Any doubts or questions shall be emailed to geral@100kportugal.com.

By registering in any of the runs, the athlete assumes that he/she participates voluntarily and at his/her own risk, and that accepts the rules defined in this Regulation.