Regulation


1. Date and place: The Zegama-Aizkorri Mendi Maratoia will be held on the 3th Sunday of the month of May, in the town of Zegama (Gipuzkoa). This 16th edition will be held on the 28th of May, 2017 with the start at 9:00 a.m.

2. Course: The event roams over the 2 sides of the Sierra of Aizkorri, it is 42.195 km in length, with an accumulated height gain of 5,472m. The measurements have been officially confirmed by technicians of the Basque Mountain Federation.

3. Point scoring: The 16th edition of this event, is the 2017 Skyrunner World Series.

4. Participation: All athletes, mountaineers and sportsmen and women over the age of 18 will be able to participate, with a maximum of 500 runners, assuming that the instructions in these regulations are followed and that the requirements detailed here are fulfilled.

5. Categories: (Age on the day of the event)

Male category:

Master: more than18 years old
Veterans: 40 and over

Female category:

Master: more than18 years old
Veterans: 40 and over

6. Enrolement: The period of pre-inscription will be open between the January 16 and February 3. The pre-inscription can be obtained in the page www.kirolprobak.com

7. Price: The cost of inscription is 68€ for those who have the “Yellow Chip” and 70€ for those who don’t. The cost of enrolment includes the right to participate in the event, civil responsibility and accident insurance, the use of all services provided by the Organisation for the participants, and includes various gifts.

8. Singposting: The course will be properly marked out with signpost indicators and pathway tapes clearly visible. There will be kilometre references throughout the course.

9. Check points: Throughout the course the Organisation has located 13 checkpoints through which it is obligatory to pass, and where the regulation checks will be effected.

10. Food and drink: There will be 13 refreshment points available, plus one at the finishing line. At these points, the participants will be offered energy products and refreshments (water, fruit, energy bars and drinks, etc.) (See the profile graphic).

11. Check points times: The maximum time allowed for reaching the finish line will be 8 hours, those that exceed the established time limit will lose all possibility of a final classification. In all respects, those responsible for the Organisation will have the authority to retire from the event those runners that do not achieve the expectations of the established times for the time check points. The same applies to all those who have infringed the rules of the event, have not completed the marked course, do not wear the regulation number in a clearly visible way, disregard the instructions of the organisers or maintain an unsporting attitude toward the other runners. To this end, the Organisation has planned for the participation of two runners who will act as the closure of the race. All those participants effected by a disqualification decision should hand in their number at the nearest checkpoint and leave the event following the instructions of the members of the Organisation.

12. Prizes:

Senior male:

1st Basque Beret, Trophy and cash prize of € 1200.
2nd Trophy, cash prize of € 600.
3rd Trophy, cash prize of € 300.
4th Cash prize of € 150.
5th Cash prize of € 100.

Veterans male:

1st Basque Beret and trophy.
2nd Trophy.
3rd Trophy.

Basque male

1st Trophy and lunch for 2 persons.

Senior female:

1st Basque Beret, trophy and a cash prize of € 1200.
2nd Trophy and prize valued at € 600.
3rd Trophy and a cash prize of € 300.
4th Cash prize of € 150.
5th Cash prize of € 100.

Veterans female:

1st Basque Beret and trophy.
2nd Trophy.
3rd Trophy.

Basque female

1st Trophy and lunch for 2 persons.

Older runner

Trophy.

Furthermore, all the participants who complete the event in the established time will receive a selection of products typical of the area.

13. Clasification:All classifieds will gain points towards the classification of the 2017 Skyrunner Worls Series.

14. Information meeting: The Organisation will provide topographic information of the places through which the event passes, as well as the most important organisational details in a presentation which will be held in the town school of Zegama, on the eve of the race, 27th of May, 2017, at 6.00 p.m.. It is important that participants attend this meeting.

15. Number allocation: The allocation of the numbers that are to be worn will be carried out in the gymnasium of the town school, on the 27th of May 2017, between the hours of 5 and 8 in the evening. And in the same day of the event from 7 to 8 o´clock in the morning at the portico of the church.

16. Environment: The majority of the race passes through landscapes of exceptional natural beauty, therefore it will be obligatory for all to preserve the environment by not dropping litter outside the checkpoint areas. To this end, rubbish bins will be located up to a maximum distance of 100 metres from the checkpoint. The non-fulfilment of this elementary rule on the part of runners will because for disqualification.

17. First daid: The Organisation will make available Help and Rescue Services in the most strategic points of the course. It will also provide massage services, showers, toilets and first aid medical attention for those sportsmen and women who have a particular need.

18. Safety: The Organisation reserves the right to divert the race over an alternative route and to effect the modifications that it considers necessary in function of changing conditions. This includes the suspension of the event if the meteorological conditions make it necessary or in the case of an act of god, always with the prior agreement of the Race Committee.

19. Accident rescue: The participants are obliged to help those suffering accidents that are in need of help, as well as to inform the checkpoints of any mishap.

20. Responsibility: The Organisation accepts no responsibility in the case of accident or negligence, or for the personal possessions of each participant, although it will provide cloakroom facilities at the start-finish line. The participants will be responsible for all damage or injury that they may cause to themselves or to third parties.

21. Compulsory material: The International Sky Federation, ISF forces to wear windproof coat during the whole race. Sticks are allowed.