REGULATIONS HALF MARATHON DES SABLES 2020

 

ART. 1: ORGANISATION

ART. 2: DEFINITION OF THE COMPETITION

ART. 3: GENERAL CONDITIONS

ART. 4: CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION FOR PARTICIPANTS

ART. 5: CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS

ART. 6: PROGRAMME OF THE RACE

ART. 7: TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL VERIFICATIONS

ART. 8: IDENTIFICATION MARKS RESERVED BY THE ORGANIZATION

ART. 9: SPACE RESERVED FOR PERSONAL SPONSORS

ART. 10: STAGE START

ART. 11: STAGES

ART. 12: CHECKPOINTS

ART. 13: STAGE FINISH LINE/BIVOUAC

ART. 14: RANKING

ART. 15: WATER SUPPLY

ART. 16: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

ART. 17: DROPPING OUT / ELIMINATION

ART. 18: GROUND ASSISTANCE

ART. 19: INSURANCE

ART. 20: WEATHER AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS

ART. 21: MARKINGS

ART. 22: ROAD BOOK

ART. 23: COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT FOR COMPETITORS

ART. 24: REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL OBLIGATIONS

ART. 25: FORFEITURE CANCELLATIONS

ART. 26: MISCONDUCT AND PENALTIES

ART. 27: OVERVIEW OF PENALTIES

ART. 28: PHOTO COVERAGE

ART. 29: LIST OF PRIZES - RANKING

 

 

 


ART. 1: ORGANIZATION

The HALF MARATHON DES SABLES 2020 is organized by WHAT AN ADVENTURE (WAA) and will take place from 20th to 27th September 2020 in FUERTEVENTURA (Canaries) in Spain.

 

ART. 2: DEFINITION OF THE COMPETITION

The HALF MARATHON DES SABLES is a running race, open to walkers, in 3 stages, free pace, and in food self-sufficiency in several distance formats, going up to 125 kilometers. Each participant must carry his/her own material (food and mandatory equipment).

 

ART. 3: GENERAL CONDITIONS

The HALF MARATHON DES SABLES will be administered according to the general race regulations and their amendments (road book, etc.), to which all participants agree when they register.

 

ART. 4: CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION FOR PARTICIPANTS

Anyone meeting the following conditions will be accepted as a competitor: any adult (over 18) of any nationality who meets the requirements of these regulations and holds a medical certificate attesting his aptitude for the competition.

 

Teenagers aged 16 and over may participate in the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES subject to prior consent from WAA, as well as the authorization signed by parents, guardians or official organisms in charge of them. They will have to meet the same requirements as adults, set out in these regulations.

 

Due to the specificity of this race (food self-sufficiency, race regulations) no accompanying person will be accepted on the event.

 

ART. 5: CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS

CATEGORY A: INDIVIDUAL
All entrants, male and female, will be ranked without distinction of age or professional level. However, in addition to the general ranking, there will be rankings for:

Men

Women

CATEGORY B: TEAM
A team is made up of at least 3 runners. To remain in the race, the 3 members of the team must complete the event. However, each member is recorded as an individual in the general ranking.

 

ART. 6: PROGRAMME OF THE RACE

September 20:

Technical, administrative and medical checks, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

September 21:

Transfer from the Playitas Hotel to the start line

Step 1, beginning of food self-sufficiency.

Night at the bivouac

September 22 and 23:

Step 2 in food self-sufficiency

Nights at the bivouac

September 24:

Last step in food self-sufficiency until lunch (included)

 

WAA reserves the right to modify:

The regulations of the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES

The physical features of the course

The place and destination in case of forces beyond our control: weather, cataclysm, armed conflict, invasion in any form, lock-out, etc.)

 

ART. 7: TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL VERIFICATIONS

These checks will take place on Sunday, before the race, at PLAYITAS RESORT.
Each participants must present themselves to the race stewards and medical team responsible for carrying out these verifications. Each participant must imperatively have fulfilled his or her technical, administrative and medical obligations (see ART. 23, 24, 26 & 27) before departure.
The race stewards are authorized to check participants' backpacks at any time. Individual items of participants’ equipment as set out in the list below are strictly personal. All competitors are responsible for their own equipment. Any found objects that remain unclaimed after 24 hours shall be disposed of, except for telephones, cameras and batteries.
During the race, it’s forbidden to let any belongings in the tent, the organization will not look after any items from competitor’s backpacks (see ART. 26 & 27).

 

 

ART. 8: IDENTIFICATION MARKS RESERVED BY THE ORGANIZATION

At the administrative and technical checks, the organization will provide each participant with:

2 numbered bibs measuring approx. 18 cm x 16 cm,

one for the upper chest

 

one for the back (attached to the backpack)

a Chronotag (small timing card to hook on the backpack)

The ID marks provided must be worn by the participants throughout the race and positioned according to the organization's indications, failing which penalties will be applied. The race stewards may carry out checks at any time. It is formally forbidden to cover the organization's race numbers with any other lettering. Each participant must ensure that his/her ID marking is clear, entirely visible, in good condition and in the proper place, at the risk of penalty (see ART. 26 and 27).

 

ART. 9: SPACE RESERVED FOR PERSONAL SPONSORS

In addition to official ID markings, participants may use other available clothing space for personal sponsors e.g. T-shirts (apart from the chest area exclusively reserved for bib number) shorts, socks, caps, backpacks, etc. However, the organization reserves the right to prohibit sponsorship considered to be oversized or in direct competition with the organization's partners or for any other reasons that the organization does not have to justify.

The upper part of the chest area is reserved exclusively by the organization for positioning your bib. The race organizers will be very strict about the placement of this bib. Therefore, participants should think carefully about where to position advertising and publicity on T-shirts and backpacks.

 

ART. 10: STAGE START

Stage starts are grouped, all competitors must attend a briefing session with the race director before the stage starts. Participants must imperatively start at the time indicated by the organization, subject to penalties (see ART. 27).

 

ART. 11: STAGES AND DISTANCES

The mileage, the maximum times allowed and the closing times of each CP will be indicated on the road-book distributed during the technical checks.

Two distance formats are proposed:

125 kilometers format (maximum)

95 kilometers format (maximum)

These distances are approximate and depend on the course of the race. The exact distances will be revealed in the road book distributed the day before the start of the race during the administrative checks.

Step 2 - NON STOP: The headlamp must be on at nightfall

Step 3: The "FINISHER" medal will be awarded at the end of the final stage.

 

ART. 12: CHECKPOINTS

The water distribution points at both the start and the finish line of each day's stage are compulsory check points.

They are located along the course of each stage of the race. There are two to five checkpoints depending on the length of the stage, and each competitor must go through them, if not penalties will be applied (see Art 26 and 27). The race stewards record times and distribute water at these checkpoints (see ART.15). The closing times for each checkpoint will be indicated in the road book.

 

ART. 13: STAGE FINISH LINE/BIVOUAC

A stopwatch will record the daily time of each competitor.

Mandatory checkpoint: water supply.

Daily bivouac on a previously chosen site where the competitors benefit from a camp site under tent. Competitors will be able to spend their free time preparing for their overnight installation and medical care if necessary.

 

ART. 14: RANKING

Each competitor's time is recorded in hours, minutes and seconds.

CATEGORY A: INDIVIDUAL
The daily race ranking is calculated by adding the time taken to run that stage of the race plus penalties, if applicable.

CATEGORY B: TEAM
Each team's time will correspond to the total time taken by its members, including penalties.

CATEGORIES A & B:
General ranking is calculated by adding together times for each stage of the race.

 

ART. 15: WATER SUPPLY

The organization takes care of the water supply for each competitor.
On each CP, competitors can reload their cans or water bags to the tanks provided. At the finish of the stage, each competitor is awarded 5 liters of water for the night and the first 10 km of the next day’s stage. The next water supply will be on the first CP of the next day's stage.
Each competitor will have to manage his daily water needs according to the distribution of the water supply as indicated on the road-book and at no time will he be able to supply himself by his own means.

 

ART. 16: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

A medical team, specialized in emergency and sports medicine, will be present throughout the race. It will intervene on the course, at checkpoints and at the finish of the stage. It will ensure that any participants suffering from physical or mental exhaustion are brought back to the bivouac.

Vehicles with doctors and / or nurses cover the entire route to ensure responsive and efficient assistance. Complementary vehicles are also present to ensure the safety of competitors and of the event in its entirety. On all 3 stages, no care will be provided concerning small injuries. Obviously, the ‘urgent’ care will be taken into consideration with the greatest attention. The medical teams will be the only decisions makers to let a runner continue the race, or not.

The care on the bivouac requiring an intervention will be taken care of. Concerning the small injuries, particularly for podiatric care, self-care education sessions will be set up with a medical supervision.

These developments allow you to become more involved in the HMDS adventure and inform you about the right gestures to make

The medical team is authorized to remove bibs and eliminate any participant they deem physically unfit to continue the race and/or who has received vital medical care. (See ART.26 and 27).

 

ART. 17: DROPPING OUT / ELIMINATION

In no circumstances, under pain of having to pay the expenses of search caused to find it, the competitor will be able to leave the race without notifying the organization and to sign an official discharge provided by the organization. In case of abandonment of a competitor, it is imperative that he warns the organization as soon as possible and gives his identification marks to one of the race commissioners or commissaries bivouac.

The competitor whose physical condition is satisfactory will be returned to PLAYITAS RESORT within a maximum of 24 hours after signing an official release provided by the organization. Waiting for his transfer, the competitor will be automatically supported and he will necessarily give his food to the organization.

Abandonment or disqualification of a member of a team of more than 3 persons results in one hour of penalty for the team (see Articles 26 and 27).

In the event of a serious medical condition, medical repatriation is immediately organized.

If the competitor has opted for an accommodation package at PLAYITAS Resort his room will be available. If not, the organization will give him his personal bag. Costs of accommodation and food at the expense of the competitor.

 

ART. 18: GROUND ASSISTANCE

The organization reminds all participants that the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES is a race that must be completed with food self-sufficiency and any outside assistance is strictly prohibited. Replenishment during the race shall incur a minimum penalty of 3 hours and possibly elimination. Any competitor who wanders far from the race route, necessitating a lengthy search, will be eliminated from the race and pay a fixed fine (see ART. 26 and 27).

 

ART. 19: INSURANCE

An insurance policy covering medical evacuation is arranged by the organization for all participants.
The policy covers the following:

Medical repatriation and repatriation of the body in case of death: real costs for all competitors in the direction of the European Union countries and Switzerland. Competitors residing in countries not included in the above list, will bear the full costs of returning to home countries from the place of repatriation. They are therefore strongly advised to take out personal insurance.

Necessary fees required for transport in case of death: 1,525 euros,

Payment of medical expenses in Spain for non-residents only: 15,000 euros.

 

All competitors take part in the full knowledge of the risks that may be incurred in this kind of competition. Since competitors participate of their own free will, the organization is not responsible for any incident or accident.
In accordance with the French Act of 1984 on sport, the organizer is obliged to advise participants to take out their own accident and death insurance.

 

ART. 20: WEATHER AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS

Average temperature in September:

Daytime: 27°C

Night time: 14° C

The route covers a wide variety of terrains. In the event of sand storm lowering visibility to zero, competitors must stop in their tracks and wait for instructions from the race stewards.

 

ART. 21: MARKINGS

Participants in the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES must imperatively follow the route as marked by the organizers, failing which penalties may be applied according to the particular stage. For liaison stages, the course will be marked approximately every 100 meters, with retro reflective markings at night.

 

ART. 22: ROAD BOOK

A road map is established during the various reconnaissance missions. The exact course will remain secret and will not be revealed until the handing-over of the road-book and the course map during the technical check. This road book will include different sections, the details of the stages, the supervision, etc...

The absence of the road book during the event will result in a penalty (see ART 27). Indications will be given each morning before the start of the day's stage on the most delicate points, during the briefing.

 

ART. 23: COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS

All competitors must bring their personal equipment for the race (food, survival equipment and marathon kit, etc.). All participants must present their obligatory equipment at the administrative and technical checks (see ART. 26 and 27).

 

Food:

Each participant must provide his own food, from September 21st to 24th, as follows:

September, 21st: lunch, dinner - FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY

September 22nd & 23rd: breakfast, lunch, dinner - FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY

September 24th: breakfast, lunch - FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY

He will have to select the foods which seem to him the most adapted to the efforts, the climatic conditions, the transport and the weight. It is strongly recommended to have a minimum of 2,000 k / calories per race day. Gas stoves are strictly prohibited. Competitors will not be able to purchase food and water on their own during the race, on pain of penalty (see Articles 26 and 27).

 

Meal provided by the organization:

September 24th: Gala dinner

Competitors who have chosen accommodation at the Playitas Resort are accommodated with half board (breakfast and dinner buffet included).


Compulsory equipment:

a WAA UltraBag 20L backpack or equivalent

a capacity of 1.5 liters of water (water bottle, water bag, ...)

a sleeping bag,

a headlamp + 1 complete set of spare batteries,

10 safety pins,

a lighter,

a whistle,

a metal blade knife,

a skin antiseptic,

a signal mirror,

a survival blanket,

8 cubes type « Knorr » (2 per day). The use of those cubes will replace efficiently the use of salt tabs, which won't be given to runners.

a tube of sunscreen

100 euros in cash

the passport or identity card for Europeans

the official medical certificate provided by the organization, duly completed and signed by the doctor less than 90 days before the race.

 

Race kit:

Provided by the organization, it will include:

a road-book

the identification marks

the chronotag

the GPS beacon

This kit will be handed over during technical and administrative checks.

 

ART. 24: REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL OBLIGATIONS

The total amount of entry fees includes :

3 nights in the bivouac,

4 nights half board at the Playitas Resort (according to the package chosen)

Water for the duration of the event,

Repatriation assistance (see Article 19)

Technical and medical supervision of the organization during the race,

Race kit

Medal for the "Finishers" and t-shirt,

Gala dinner

 

Price table

 

Price per person Price for the 100 registered Price until October 31st, 2019 Price until November 30th, 2019 From December 1st, 2019

Appart-hotel offer

1,250 €

1,350 €

1,400 €

1,490 €

Hotel offer

1,550 €

1,650 €

1,700 €

1,790 €

Hotel companion offer

600 €

600 €

600 €

600 €

Villa offer

1,650 €

1,750 €

1,800 €

1,890 €


The organization reserves the right to offer preferential rates.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Since the total number of participants is limited, the organization will select applications in order of registration and according to the available places.

PAYMENT IN 1 TIME:

During registration, payment of the total amount by credit card or bank transfer.

PAYMENT IN 3 TIMES:

During registration, selection of the 3x method without charge by credit card, the amount is calculated automatically, it is then deducted automatically each month on a fixed date for 3 months. Bank transfer can also be selected, payment schedule will be sent by email following registration.

PAYMENT IN 10 TIMES:

During registration, the 10x method is selected free of charge by bank transfer, the instructions are then sent by email:

Schedule (dates and amounts)

Bank account details for bank transfers

For any questions, contact: contact@halfmarathondessables.com

 

WAITING LIST:

If the number of places for the edition is reached, the organization will set up a waiting list.

 

Attention:

Registration is validated only once the full payment has been received.

Any late payment will be increased by 90 euros.

In the context of transfer, the bank charges are borne by the payer. All transfers must be identified with the registration number and the name of the competitor.

Precision: The organization reserves the right to refuse the registration of a competitor without having to give the reasons.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

Information and mandatory documents have to be provided to the organization during registration on the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES website:

All competitor's identity information, contact details, etc.

As part of a long-term treatment for a chronic illness attach a letter to the attention of the Medical Director, by email to contact@halfmarathondessables.com

The official medical certificate is available for download via the race’s Regulations, or from the runner’s online registration space. It must be filled out and signed by your doctor no earlier than 90 days before the beginning of the race and is must be presented during technical, administrative and medical checks the day before the race. Only the original medical certificate, dated and signed, will be accepted (photocopy not valid). Failure to submit this document will result in penalties (see Articles 26 and 27).

 

Each runner is free to declare the following information to the medical commission:

any medical history and/or pathology in particular those which may increase risk during sport

the regular use of treatments and medicines during the 15 days prior to the start of the race

all requests for or use of medicines subject to a Therapeutic Usage Exemption (TU)

The declaration of this information to the medical commission must be made through each runner's ITRA health page which each runner can create free of charge on the ITRA website: www.itra.run (To open an account is free of charge and is necessary in order to access the health page).
The medical information declared on the pages is accessible only to the Medical Commission and the organization’s own medical team.

 

QUARTZ Event program

The Organization of the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES has decided to set up the QUARTZ Event Program to protect participant’s health and to contribute to doping-free sport.

The QUARTZ Event Program has neither the vocation nor the competence to replace anti-doping rules but aims to strengthen the medical supervision before, during and after the competition.

The QUARTZ Event program is carried out in collaboration with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), Athletes For Transparency association (AFT) and Ultra Sports Science Foundation (USS).

The QUARTZ Event program is managed by a Medical Commission solely composed of doctors. This Medical Commission can take advice from experts of its choice and specifically give a consultative advice to the race direction on the medical condition of participants.

This Medical Commission can go as far as to suggest to the race direction that a participant should be excluded from competition for health reasons before competition (« no start ») or not ranked after the competition for non-compliance with the procedures.

The QUARTZ Event Program is for each participant who agrees to:

Declare to the Medical Commission the following medical information:

 

Any medical history and/or pathology, in particular those which may increase risks during competition.

 

The use of regular treatments or medication or dietary supplements at least during the 30 days prior to the start of the competition.

 

Request or use of a substance or method subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

The declaration of medical information to the Medical Commission is done through the ITRA health space for which each participant has access after having created a free runner account on the ITRA website: http://www.itra.run. The declared medical information is only accessible by the doctors of the Medical Commission, the designated experts as well as to the medical team during an eventual care during the competition.

 

Provide all urinary and/or blood and/or hair and/or salivary samples required from 30 days before the competition and up to 15 days after the competition and also consent to the associated analysis of these samples, on the understanding that the costs for sampling and analyses are covered directly by the Organization.

 

Do not participate in the competition when using:

 

Within 60 days before the start of the competition and during the competition

Intravenous iron infusion

Within 7 days before the start of the competition and during compétition

Intravenous infusion

 

Substance subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) according to the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Prohibited List published annually

 

Glucocorticoïds regardless of the mode of administration

 

Thyroid synthesis hormones except in case of partial or total removal of the thyroid

Within 24 hours before the start of the competition and during compétition

Beta-2-agonist regardless of the mode of administration

 

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) regardless of the mode of administration

The possible use of these different substances may be identified in the context of the analysis carried out before and/or after the competition or any other means of investigation.

 

Accept to answer any meeting request on site or remotely (phone or videoconference) that the Medical Commission may ask for in order to discuss their ability or not to participate in the competition or not to be rank after the competition.

 

Submit any doping control form legible completed within 30 days before the start of the competition and up to 15 days after the competition.

 

Accept the use, for the only purpose of research and in a strictly anonymous way, of data concerning him. Each participant has a right of access, rectification and opposition to data concerning him. The Medical Commission is the authority with which the participant can exercise this right.

 

Any unreasonable breach, refusal, or transmission of erroneous information in connection with the QUARTZ Event Program can result in the exclusion of the participant from the competition before the competition or not to be rank after the competition.

 

ART. 25: WITHDRAWAL, CANCELLATIONS, POSTPONEMENT OF REGISTRATION

 

ART. 25.1: Terms and conditions

Cancellations of booking requests, withdrawal declarations and requests for refunds must be sent by e-mail to contact@halfmarathondessables.com.
In case of instalments already made or total application fees paid, refunds will be made on the following basis:

150 euros will be retained for processing fee in the event of cancellation until 20/04/20.

25% of the full enrolment fee will be retained by the organization in the event of cancellation between 21/04/20 and 20/06/20.

50% of the full enrolment fee will be retained by the organization in the event of cancellation between 21/06/20 and 20/08/20.

Beyond 20/08/20 at midnight, no request for reimbursement will be honoured.
Important : The organization strongly recommends that each competitor take out personal cancellation insurance. In case of cancellation, the organization undertakes to reimburse amounts received according to the above schedule.

 

CONDITIONS FOR POSTPONING REGISTRATION

It is possible to postpone of transfer the registration to a subsequent HMDS edition in the current year or the following year:

Postpone to the same destination (example: HMDS Fuerteventura 2020 to 2021)

Transfer to another destination (example: HMDS Fuerteventura 2020 to HMDS Peru 2020 or 2021)

Requests for postponements must be sent by e-mail to contact@halfmarathondessables.com

For valid registration (with confirmed payment) before the 31/01/2020:

The competitor may postpone or transfer his registration until 20/08/20 at midnight without any fees

After 20/08/2020, a 150 € fee will be retained

After 15/09/2020 no further postponement or transfer will be possible

For valid registration (with confirmed payment) from 01/02/2020:

The competitor may postpone or transfer his registration on a future edition until 15/09/20, a 150 € fee will be retained

After 15/09/2020, no further postponement or transfer will be possible

 

If the registration is postponed or transferred to a more expensive offer, the competitor will have to pay the fare difference. In the contrary case, the organization will refund the difference.

It is possible to postpone or transfer only once his registration.

 

ART. 25.2: Special conditions

In the case of a cancellation of a postponed or transferred registration, the applicable cancellation schedule is that of the regulation of the initial registration, the date of the receipt of the cancellation being taking as proof.

 

ART. 26: MISCONDUCT AND PENALTIES

Administrative process
Any competitor whose information is incomplete in the online applications process on 30/07/2020 will incur a 30-minute penalty (see ART. 27).

Technical and administrative checks
During the control checks before the race, participants who do not submit proof of having all of their mandatory equipment shall be disqualified (see ART 28).

Medical file
At the medical checks, competitors must present the organization's medical certificate. This document must be signed and dated at least 90 days before the start of the race. Competitors who do not fulfil this obligation shall not be able to start the race. However, such competitors shall be able to participate after an examination by the organization's doctors and subject to their approval. A penalty will be applied (see ART. 27).

List of personal belongings
Competitors who abandon one or more items of their personal belongings should inform a bivouac steward. Competitors who cannot justify at any check point the absence of any personal item will be severely penalized (see ART. 27).

Food

During a test, the competitor who cannot present his meals for September 21st: lunch, dinner, September 22nd and 23rd: breakfast, lunch, dinner, September 24th: breakfast, lunch, will be punished by a penalty of 2 hours (see ART 27).

ID markings
In the event of loss or damage to ID markings, race officials must be informed immediately, or a penalty will be applied.
Competitors failing to wear their ID bibs or not wearing them in the correct back and front positions risk disqualification from the race (see ART. 8, 9 and 27).
Tampering with ID markings will result in the participant's immediate disqualification (see ART. 27).

Start of stage
Competitors who fail to be present at the starting line when each stage begins will be penalized by the time equivalent to the delay.
Exceeding 30 minutes, the competitor will be disqualified and his/her ID markings will be handed over to the steward (see ART. 27).

Checkpoints / Time-checking
At each stage start line, finish line, and on the route, time-checking is obligatory at the checkpoints and is the responsibility of the competitor.
If a competitor arrives up to 30 minutes late at the checkpoint before the start he/she will receive a 30 minute penalty. If more than 30 minutes late, the competitor will no longer be registered and will be penalized for failure to check-in. The first infraction will result in a one-hour penalty, the second infraction a two-hour penalty and the third time elimination from the race (see ART. 27).

Maximum authorized time
Any competitor who exceeds the maximum authorized time for each stage shall be disqualified and must return their bib to the steward. Any competitor who arrives at a CP after the deadline shall be disqualified (see ART. 27).

Torch / Number bibs
The following penalties apply during the stages (see ART. 27):

30 minutes for a headlamp not turned on at nightfall,

30 minutes for number bibs not visible.

Withdrawal / Elimination
Any participant withdrawing from the race must notify an organization official as soon as possible.
Withdrawal by one team member in a team of more than 3 members will result in a one-hour penalty for that team, provided of course that at least 3 people remain in the race (see ART. 27).

Doping
Any use of illicit drugs by a participant noted by the medical team will result in the elimination of that person from the race (see ART. 27).

Behaviour
Any inappropriate or harmful behaviour may incur serious penalties, and even exclusion.

Ground and medical assistance
Note that any form of external assistance is formally forbidden.
External assistance in the form of food or water for competitors will be subject to a penalty ranging from three hours to elimination from the race. The use of any means of two- or four-wheel transport by a competitor will result in elimination from the race.

In case of abandonment not reported to the organization, the long resulting research will result in a 200 euros fine for the competitor (see ART 27).
Exceptional water assistance with the agreement of the race marshals or following medical advice (lack, loss or leakage of water) will result in a 30-minute penalty the first time, a one-hour penalty the second time, and elimination from the race the third time.
Vital medical assistance (drip, plaster cast, etc.) will lead to a disqualification, at the discretion of the chief doctor.

Environment
It is absolutely forbidden to throw away any food packaging or other detritus outside the spaces provided for this purpose. From the withdrawal of the bib until the crossing of the final finish line (on the course, camp in the tents…) any abandoned waste will give rise to a penalty (see ART. 27).

Complaints
Any competitor complaints must be addressed to the Race Director in writing:

During the race, they should be handed over to the head of the competitors' bivouac. Replies issued within 24 hours.

After the race, at the final finish line, at the competitors’ information point (see road book)

After the race and until the 15 October, by email: contact@halfmarathondessables.com

 

ART. 27: OVERVIEW OF PENALTIES

 

REASON FOR PENALTY

ELIMINATION

PENALTY

Online applications process incomplete on 30/07/2020

 

30 minutes

Non submission of the official medical certificate

X
if medical refusal


15 minutes

No backpack presented

X

 

1.5 liters water reserve not presented

X

 

No sleeping bag

 

From 2 minutes to 2 hours

No presentation of 10 safety pins, knife with metal blade, whistle, antiseptic, mirror, headlamp + batteries, check-in card, lighter, sun cream, 100 euro

 

From 2 minutes to 1 hour

Equipment or waste left in the tent after the stage departure

 

From 2 to 30 minutes

No bib

2nd / X

1st / warning

Failure to respect ID markings and their positioning

3rd / X

1st / warning
2nd / 30 minutes

Tampering with ID markings

X

 

Lateness at start of stage not exceeding 30 minutes

 

equal to lateness

Lateness of more than 30 minutes at departure of stage

X

 

Exceeding maximum allowed time

X

 

Out of time CP

X

 

Leaving a piece of the mandatory equipment in the tent

X

 

No check in at check point

2nd / X

1st / 1 hour

Failure to follow race markings

 

3 hours minimum

Headlamp turned off after nightfall

 

30 minutes

Bib not visible

 

30 minutes

Withdrawal

X

 

Withdrawal of team member for team of more than 3 members

 

1 H

Withdrawal of team member leaving team short (less than 3 people)

 

Unclassified team

Doping / use of transportation

X

 

Ground assistance

X maximum

3 hours minimum

Receiving of extra water

3rd / X

1st / 30 minutes
2nd / 1 hour

Vital medical assistance

At the discretion of the medical officer / X

 

Wandering far off course

 

200 euros

Non-respect of the environment

X maximum

2 minutes minimum

Inappropriate behaviour

X maximum

2 minutes minimum

 

 

ART. 28: PHOTO COVERAGE

WAA reserves all exclusive rights for photo coverage of the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES. Participants agree that WAA may have exclusive use their identity and individual or collective pictures for anything related directly or indirectly to their participation in the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES, including commercial usage. Any still camera, video or movie coverage done during the event cannot be used by participants, their entourage or trainers for any use other than personal, unless by prior authorization or accreditation from WAA. As a result, any book or film (short, feature) project must obtain WAA prior authorization.

Email:contact@halfmarathondessables.com

 

ART. 29: PRIZE LIST – RANKING:

 

GENERAL RANKING:

Individual men and women

1st prize :
2nd prize:
3rd prize:

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Team

1st team:
2nd team:
3rd team:

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