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RACE RULES

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GENERAL RACE INFORMATION AND RULES

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS: Uludaş Ultra Trail is open to anyone aged 18 (eighteen) and over who are in possession of either a valid medical certificate, which does not expire before July 20, 2019 (A medical certificate not older than 6 months is accepted.) and indicates that the person can participate to long distance runs, or a valid license issued by a sports federation. These documents will be checked by the organization before the race. 

REGISTRATION: Only registered runners can participate to the race. Registrations are made via uludagultra.com website. The deadline for registration is 12nd July, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Transfer of the registration or replacement is not allowed.

REGISTRATION FEES:

RACE01.02.2019 - 28.02.201901.03.2019 - 15.05.201916.05.2019 - 12.07.2019
UU100K
200 TL
250 TL300 TL
UA66K
150 TL
200 TL250 TL
U30K
130 TL
170 TL200 TL
U13K
90 TL
110 TL130 TL

Registration fee must be paid by Visa or MasterCard credit card. Participants who have paid the registration fee will constitute the final registration list.

Registration fee includes:
    - Bib number
    - Time keeping
    - Race T-shirt
    - Food and drink at check  points along the track
    - Finisher medal for the participants who have successfully completed the race

RACE STARTS:

RACEDATE / HOUR
START POINT
UU100K
20.07.2019 - 07:00 am
HOTELS ZONE
UA66K
20.07.2019 - 07:00 amHOTELS ZONE
U30K
20.07.2019 - 09:00 amHOTELS ZONE
U13K
20.07.2019 - 09:00 amHOTELS ZONE

Participants must be at the startpoint in the hotel area at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.

RACE ROUTES

ULUDAG ULTRA 100K:
Race will start from hotels zone and will follow Cennet Tepe, Kirazlı Yayla, Sarıalan, Tonoz Yayla, Zeyniler Village, Cumalıkızık Village, Kürekli Waterfall, Saitabat Waterfall, Osmaniye, Alaçam, Sayfiye, Kıran, Ice Lakes, Uludag Summit, Küçük Summit, Cennet Tepe and will finish again at hotels zone.
Land Structure: It is a high technical course with a land structure above 2000 m, consisting of paths and single tracks.

ULUDAĞ ADVANCED 66K: Race will start from hotels zone and will follow Cennet Tepe, Kirazlı Yayla, Sarıalan, Tonoz Yayla, Zeyniler Village, Cumalıkızık Village, Kürekli Waterfall, Saitabat Waterfall, Ice Lakes, Uludağ Summit, Cennet Tepe and will finish again at hotels zone.
Land Structure: It is a high technical course with a land structure above 2000 m, consisting of single tracks.

ULUDAĞ 30K: Race will start from hotels zone and will follow Volfram Mine, Cennet Tepe, Kirazlı Yayla, Sarıalan, Kurbağakaya ve Softaboğan Waterfall and will finish again at hotels zone.
Land Structure: It is a high technical course consisting of paths and single tracks.

ULUDAĞ 13K: Race will start from hotels zone and will follow Volfram Mine and Cennet Tepe, and will finish at hotels zone.
Land Structure: The course consists of asphalt and stabilized road above 2000 m.

BIB NUMBER: Bib numbers are given to each competitor individually if the required conditions are met. ID or passport and mandatory equipment should be presented. Runner’s bib must be clearly visible on the front of the torso, unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle or iron), pinned in all four corners, not covered with shirts, jackets, winter wear, runner belts, water bottles, etc. It cannot be placed on the leg or back. The bib number will be controlled at all check points. Runners without a bib number are disqualified.

DROP BAG: Each participant will be provided with a 30 lt bag for the spare items they want to use during the race. Bags must be delivered at the place and time determined by the organization before the race. Bags will be given back to the runners after the race.

CHECKPOINTS: Organization supplies solid and liquid foods during the race. Liquid, hot and solid foods will vary according to distance and need, and these differences will certainly be kept at the level to meet the needs of all runners. Only runners with bib number can benefit from foods and drinks during the race.

TRACK SIGNS: All signs at the tracks will be visible. Critical points will always have direction marks. Reflective marking will be made in places that will be passed in the dark after a certain part of the track. If you do not see the marking even for a short period of time, turn back and check that you are on the right track.

MAXIMUM FINISHING TIMES AND CUT OFFS
Maximum finishing times;
UUT : 25 hours
UA : 17 hours
U30 : 6 hours
Cut offs are very important at the checkpoints. Each checkpoint has a passing time. No matter what time the runners arrives, he/she has to leave the checkpoint before the passing time. Otherwise he/she will be disqualified.

SECURITY AND MECICAL ASSISTANCE: Organization will mobilize all its facilities for the safety and health of all runners. Beside the organization, there are rules that the runners have to comply for their own health and safety and also for others. Every runner should help any person in danger and warn the health and security services. Remember, any danger related to the environment and the race may require you to wait longer than expected. For this reason, your safety depends on the quality of the equipment you put in your bag.
All staff, medics, rescue team and official guides, as well as any person appointed by the organization may:
Any runner who is considered to be unable to continue the race may be excluded from the race.
He/she can ask any competitor to use his mandatory equipment.
He/she can guide patients to a better treatment according to their needs.
Runner, who calls medical assistance or rescue team, accepts the decisions taken by authorised persons.
Small treatments will be carried out at the discretion and availability of the staff.

LEAVING THE RACE: Except in the case of injury, the runner must not leave the checkpoints. If the runner decides to leave the race between check points, the runner must reach to the nearest checkpoint. Organization will ensure that runners are picked up as quickly as possible from the track if bad weather conditions cause the race to stop partially or completely, 

PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION
1. Shortening of the race track / The penalty is determined according to the decision of the organization.
2. Absence of mandatory equipment  (personal beaker, jacket, headlamp, survival blanket, mobile phone) / disqualification
3. Absence of other mandatory equipment / 1 hour penalty
4. Rejection of checking mandatory equipment / disqualification
5. For any reason to pollute nature / 1 hour penalty
6. To threaten or disturb other runners or organization during the race / disqualification
7. Not helping other runners in danger / disqualification
8. Being assisted by non-authorised person / 1 hour penalty
9. Cheating (eg. using a vehicle and etc) / disqualification
10. Absence of bib number and timing chip / The penalty is determined according to the decision of the organization.
11. Absence of a check point / The penalty is determined according to the decision of the organization.
12. Refuse to comply with directions or directives from race officers, medical staff or rescue personnel / disqualification
13. Leaving checkpoints after passing time / disqualification

EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS: Organizer reserves the right to cancel the race at any time,  stop the continuing race, change the route, start times, checkpoints and to make any other necessary modification if needed, in order to ensure that the organization is in good condition.

RESPECT FOR NATURE: Respect for nature, other people and for ourselves...
Mutual cooperation and solidarity, every move made with love, makes great all moments and organizations we participate in. It is our greatest desire to share all the beauties that will be experienced with runners, volunteers, audiences, local people. From this point of view, we have to take care to fragile nature while competing or working in it. Organizing a race with preserving nature should be our main priority. While the number of activities in nature increases day by day, the number of people participating in such organizations increases at the same rate. Thanks to organizations, athletes from different countries witness natural beauties of Turkey and keep coming over again. For this reason, it is the duty of all of us to preserve nature in any region or country.

RESPECT FOR PEOPLE: The races bring together people from various cultures, personalities and different motivations. It is very important to respect others, to understand that every person can be different and to accept it, not to prevent them, not to disturb them and to be empathetic. At the same time, it is necessary to remember that the region where the race takes place has its own culture and traditions, so to respect it. In fact, every runner commits himself to respect the local population and all people in the region while registering to the race.

SELF RESPECT: Ultra marathons have some risks beacuse they contain long-term physical and mental struggles. Runners should takse small risks (if necessary) and know very well where to stop in order to protect their health. Strong bodies that prepared themselves properly for the race will be ready to make ultra distances.  For this reason, we advise the athletes to be trained properly, to have a good rest, to choose the most suitable races for their experience and not to use any drugs. You can finish the race successfully and healthy when the right conditions that you create for yourself meet with the right conditions we create for you.

RESPONSIBILITES AND EQUALITY: Races are open to everyone. Rules apply to everyone in the same way. All athletes have the same conditions, responsibilities and rights. It is our responsibility to guarantee the principle of equality, to make the necessary checks and to provide all participants with the best possible race conditions.

RESULTS AND CATEGORIZATION: Final results or partial results during the race will be announced on uludagultra.com website. The results will be evaluated according to categories below:
    - Male / Female Overall
    - Male / Female 40- (1980 - Born 20th July, 2001)
    - Male / Female 40+ (1970 - 1979)
    - Male / Female 50+ (Born in 1969 and earlier)

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