1.) The participation is possible only for persons with minimal age of 18 years (age 18 years reached at least 1 day before the date of the start).
A person with age 15-17 years can participate only in case his/her parent/legal representative will be present at the presentation (check-in) place, where an written approval of participation of an underage person in Ponitrianska stovka will be signed and subsequently confirmed with organizer’s signature.
2.) Enrollment has been completed only via the Ponitrianska stovka enrollment form (it is not possible to enroll at start place or during the check-in), the full start fee was paid based on the instruction sent by Ponitrianska stovka organizers to the e-mail address provided during the enrollment and the person is listed in the start list on the Ponitrianska stovka website with status of completed registration.
3.) Participants take part in the Ponitrianska stovka race at their own risk. The organizers take no responsibility for the possible harm or damage should any happen to the participants or should be any caused by them.
4.) Maximal number of participants is 300.
5.) The enrollment fee for Ponitrianska stovka is 30 € for one person.
6.) Participation cancellation: Information about participation cancellation must be announced via e-mail to (participation cancellation announced verbally or via phone call or via social network is not accepted). If the start fee was already paid, this will be returned to you excluding the cancellation fee of 10 € (cancellation fee will be subtracted from the start fee) only in case, that the information about participation cancellation was announced via e-mail to before 30. August 2019 24:00 CET (bank account number information is required).
7.) Participant has to check-in in Handlová before start (either on Friday evening or on Saturday morning), pick up the control sheet, the race bib and the chip (eventually receive instruction). The condition of participation is to submit an filled-in and signed Informed consent (Participiant’s declaration) document during the presence (check-in) in Handlová:
8.) The penalty for chip loss or non-return is 10 €.
II. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
1.) Each participant of Ponitrianska stovka must have all items of mandatory equipment with him/her during the race duration (from start to finish or participation withdrawal in other course place). In case of missing mandatory equipment the participant will be not allowed to start. In case of missing mandatory equipment items found during the race (see the pt. IV. 7.) the participant will be disqualified.
2.) The mandatory equipment contains:
- Isothermic blanket
- Forehead lamp with new batteries
- Mobile phone (turned on) with the SIM card which phone number was in the enrollment form
- Map (maps) containing the whole course od Ponitrianska stovka, or a GPS device with recorded GPX/other file displaying the course
- Streak reflective vest/streak reflex
- Bottle(s) or a hydration pack with resorvoir with capacity at least 1 L
- Own cup, tumbler or flask with wide mouth 1,5 dl minimum (flasks with narrow mouth or bottle lid are not accepted)
- Identity card
- Race bib placed visibly on the front body side during the whole race duration (it will be provided by the race organizers)
3.) The mandatory equipment check can be done either before start or at any place of the course by organizer or authorized volunteer.
III. DURING THE EVENT
1.) The check-in (presence) takes place on Friday 13. September 2019 evening in Handlová in the conference room of Asterion n.o. building at Námestie baníkov 5 square (18.00 – 22.30 CET) and on Saturday 14. September 2019 morning in the conference room of Asterion n.o. building at Námestie baníkov 5 square (05.00 – 06.45 CET).
2.) Before the start we will collect the baggage for transport to finish (for those participants, who have ordered this service in the enrollment form). The baggage must be marked with a label with the name and start number of the baggage owner.
3.) The participants start together on Saturday 14. September 2019 at 07.00 CET.
4.) The Ponitrianska stovka course is exactly set, participant has to keep the defined course.
5.) Carrying of participant’s equipment by any other person is strictly prohibited.
6.) Support or assistance for the participant (e.g. by family members, friends…) can be provided only at the staffed checkpoints.
7.) In the interest of protection of participant’s health – in case of health problem which could cause danger to participant’s safety, health or life the present medics are authorized to take a decision on participation withdrawal due to health reasons (or on discontinuance for necessary time). In such case the participant is obliged to conform to this decision.
8.) Should the participant decide to quit before he can get to the nearest checkpoint, he is obliged to call and inform the organizers, or to send a SMS message (in case of missing signal as soon as possible). Organizer’s phone number(s) will be available in the control sheet.
9.) Ponitrianska stovka participant is obliged to help to other participant in emergency case.
10.) In case the participant would discover any situation, which could cause danger to Ponitrianska stovka participants safety, health or life during the course, the participant is obliged to inform the race organizers immediately.
11.) The organizers reserve the right to change the course, time limits of the checkpoints and event programme or to cancel the event (especially for participants safety reason).
IV. CHECKPOINTS, COURSE KEEPING SUPERVISION, PENALISATION, DISQUALIFICATION, PROTEST
1.) There are staffed (“live”) checkpoints (staffed with Ponitrianska stovka organizers or authorized volunteers), which position is announced to the participants in the Course section on this website and in the control sheets, which will be provided to the participants during check-in. On top of this there are staffed (“live”) checkpoints (staffed with Ponitrianska stovka organizers or authorized volunteers), which position will be not announced to the participants prior to the race.
2.) At each staffed (“live”) checkpoint the participant will receive a punches control mark to the control sheet and the arrival time will be recorded to the electronic timekeeping system (chip) and also manually. Therefore the participant goes to the checkpoint staff desk (control) immediately after he/she came to the checkpoint (not when leaving the checkpoint or after taking refreshment break). The organizers or authorized voluntees have also right to check the punches control marks from the previous checkpoints.
3.) The total time limit for completing the Ponitrianska stovka course is 25 hours. Further there are time limits for the staffed checkpoints (see the section Course for more information). In case the participant will arrive after the time limit for the checkpoint, he will be not allowed to continue in the race (but he will be allowed to continue out of the event).
4.) Participant, who will go through all the checkpoints with keeping it’s time limits and will arrive to the finish place within the overall time limit, will receive a certificate of Ponitrianska stovka completion.
5.) One missing live checkpoint record results in disqualification (DSQ). GPX file (course track recorded) will not be accepted instead of missing checkpoint(s).
6.) Intended shortening of the course, using an vehicle and any other kind of cheating will result in disqualification (DSQ) and banishment from all future Ponitrianska stovka editions.
7.) Refusing help to other participant in case of emergency, verbal insulting or menacing action to the organizers or volunteers, refusing the mandatory equipment check, missing mandatory equipment items (forehead lamp, mobile phone, isothermic blanket, bottle(s) or a hydration pack with resorvoir with capacity at least 1 L) result in disqualification (DSQ).
8.) Missing own cup, tumbler or flask with wide mouth 1,5 dl minimum, missing identity card, missing map or GPS, missing streak reflective vest/streak reflex will be penalised with 1 hour added to the total time.
9.) Incorrectly placed race bib (back side of the body, race bib not visible) will be penalised with 15 minutes added to the total time.
10.) The participants are not allowed to throw their rubbish away outside the staffed checkpoints or public waste bins. Throwing away rubbish outside the staffed checkpoints or public waste bins (voluntary act) will be penalised with 1 hour added to the total time.
11.) Penalisation or disqualification will be applied at the place where the violance of a rule(s) was found, or at the next staffed checkpoint in case the participant, who has violated the rule(s), left the checkpoint before applying the penalisation or disqualification. Penalisation or disqualification will be applied by organizer or by authorized volunteer at the checkpoint after telephone consultation with organizer.
12.) Protest against possible problems in organization or event flow and similar can be applied at finish place 1 hour after the total time limit’s end (until 15. September 2019 09.00 CET latest). Entering a protest is being done direct to the organizers (face-to-face). The condition of entering a protest is a 20 € advance deposit paid. In case the protest will be accepted, the deposit of 20 € will be returned to the participant, in case the protest will be not accepted, the caution forfeitures in organizer’s behoof.
V. NATURE PROTECTION
1.) The participants must take into account, that they going through the preserved natural area CHKO Ponitrie. They are obligated to keep the respective legislative, especially the Nature and landscape protection act nr. 543/2002.
2.) The participants must behave considerate in the nature, they are not allowed to leave the marked tourist paths needlessly.
3.) The participants are not allowed to throw their rubbish away outside the staffed checkpoints or public waste bins.
VI. ACCEPTANCE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION PROCESSING
In terms of the personal protection act nr. 122/2013 the participant agrees through his registration with administration, processing and storage of the personal information required in the registration form by the SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL association located in Bratislava, Nejedlého 41, 841 02 Bratislava, IČO 42364582, for the purpose of registration for the event Ponitrianska stovka, limited by 1 year. After this period the personal information of the participant will be deleted.