Regulations

The second Mulinaccio Trail is organized by ASD Il Ponte Scandicci and Pro Loco San Vincenzo a Torri.

Mulinaccio Trail foresees two kinds of distances: the long one and the short one. Each distance has a set of rules in common with the other as well as a set of rules of its own.

The rules of the walking trail are written at the bottom of this paper.

The competition is part of the UISP Tuscany Trail Running.

UISP rules apply for any rule not utterly specified.

 

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES

The registration and participation to the race involves the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.

 

  1. CAMPAIGN “I DO NOT WASTE MY WASTE”

The organizers of the Mulinaccio Trail join the campaign “I do not waste my waste”. It is strictly forbidden to drop any waste along the trail. Failure to observe this rule involves the immediate disqualification from the competition. You will find dustbins at every refreshment point. The last available dustbin will be properly  maeked.

No plastic glass will be available at refreshment points.

 

  1. PARTECIPATION REQUIREMENTS

Every participant is required to:

  • be 18 years old at the time of registration and have a valid medical certificate for competitive sports such as athletics
  • be fully aware of the length, technical difficulties and the specificity of the race and be physically ready to deal with it
  • read this regulation and accept it as a whole
  • be autonomous in managing any trouble that could arise in this kind of trail running and in particular:
    • how to face hard climatic conditions such as wind, rain, humidity, intense heat
    • how to deal with any physical or mind trouble caused by fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, small wounds
    • be fully aware that the organization’s role is not to help a runner to deal with these troubles
    • be fully aware that for this kind of sport practiced in a natural environment one own’s safety depends first of all on the runner’s skills to adapt to any trouble that could arise or be foreseen by taking into account the weather conditions at the start time of the competition.
    • Every athlete coming from foreign countries must hand in a copy of the medical certification requires for praticing agonist sports in their own country.

 

 

 

  1. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RUNNERS

In the competition we expect a maximum number of 500 athletes. Any increase or decrease in the maximum number of participants is at the discretion of the organization.

  1. BIBS

Each bib is individually issued to each participant.

The bib must be totally visible throughout the race. The name and logo of the sponsors must neither be modified, nor hidden under penalty of disqualification.

  1. SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Along the way there will be safety assistants located mostly near the refreshment points and the most dangerous places. The assistence team is connected by telephone with the members of the  race coordination. Civil Protection and Medical Assistance will be present on the course. Rescue places will provide assistance to all people in real danger by using their instruments and vehicle. Any athlete in case of need may appeal to the rescue team by:

  • showing up at a rescue point
  • calling directly the race coordination
  • asking another runner to call the rescue coordination.

Each runner must assist those in need during the race and call the rescue coordination. Do not forget that:

  • depending on the race conditions and the path where you are, the rescue team might arrive later than you expect. Your security will also depend on the material that you bring with you
  • Safety assistance places will be indicated in the road book. The intervention of resources and people outside those places means that there will be a temporary absence of the rescue team from sfety assitance places and temporary changes of security arrangements. Request for assistance must be caused by real danger.
  • A runner calling a doctor submits him/herself to the doctor’s authority and must accept his/her decisions, including stopping from continuing the race.

Rescuers and official doctors are authorized to stop the race (by turning off the bib) for  any runner who will be judged unable to continue the race and to bring back with any way appropriate the runners who the will judge to be in danger. Any cost arising from the use of these exceptional safety means will be borne by the person rescued. Should it be not possible to contact the coordinator of the course, you can call directly for help (especially if you are in no telephone coverage area). Tel. 118.

  1. MAXIMUM AUTHORISED TIME AND TIME BARRIERS

Latest check-out times will be defined and communicated in the guide of the race. These barriers are calculated to enable participants to reach the Finish in the maximum time allowed, keeping into account stops. To be authorized to continue the race, participants must start from any checkpoint before the time limit whatever their arrival time at the checkpoint. Any withdrawn or disqualified athlete who wishes to continue the path may do so only after having returned his/her race number, under their own responsibility and in complete autonomy. In case of bad weather and / or for safety reasons, the organization can suspend and / or terminate the  race, modify the path, or the hour barriers or the maximum finishing time.

 

  1. ABANDONMENTS

Athletes must withdraw only at the points set for assistance. You will find a list of service places in the race guide. Any participant who withdraws from the competition must immediately return the bib. Transfer time could be longer than you expect depending on the race conditions. Withdrawn runners are not under the control of the organization. Any cost of research of a withdrawn runner will be at his/her own expense.

 

  1. COMPLAINTS

Any complaint must written and handed in to the jury with a deposit of € 100,00. In case the complaint is not accepted the deposit will not be returned.

  1. JURY

The jury is composed by the president of the organizing company, the race director and all the people chosen by the chairman and UISP judges. The jury is authorized to establish rules compatible with the race regulation. The decisions will be without appeal.

 

  1. MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TIME BARRIERS. CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

At any given time the organization can modify the course and the location of the rescue and refreshment points. In case of bad weather (heavy rain and/or snow, risk of storms, etc.) the starting of the competition may be delayed.

In case of bad weather, or for security reasons, the organization can suspend, terminate, cancel or change the route of the race or modify the time barriers at any given moments. Any decision will be taken by the jury.

  1. INSURANCE

The organization subscribes to a civil liability insurance for the entire duration of the race. Participation is under the full responsibility of the competitors, which renounce to any recourse against the organizers in case of damage or other consequences arising after the race.

 

  1. RESULTS AND PRIZES

Only runners who have completed the race will be classified. No prize money will be distributed.

  1. INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

Participants with individual sponsors may show only the logos of sponsors on clothes material used during the race. It’s not allowed to show other advertising material (flags, banners, etc.).

 

  1. IMAGE AND MEDIA RIGHTS

Each athlete expressly renounces to make use of image rights during the race and to any recourse against the organizer and its accredited partners for the use made of his/her image in photos or videos. Any communication about the event or the event images will be used in accordance with the event name, the trademarks and with the official agreement of the organization.

 

  1. DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES

Race commissioners on the path as well as the jury can enforce the regulation and should they deem it necessary apply  immediately  a penalty or disqualification according to the following list:

  • voluntary or significant reduction of the trail: Disqualification
  • Reduce unintentional and not significant path: Penalty 30 ‘
  • Voluntary leaving any waste along the path: Disqualification
  • Involuntary leaving any waste on the path: Penalty 60 ‘
  • Lack of assistance to a person in need of assistance: Disqualification
  • Fraud (eg use of a vehicle, bib sharing): Disqualification
  • Bib significantly modified or not visible: Disqualification
  • Dangerous behavior: Disqualification
  • Failure to pass a control point: Disqualification
  • Refusal to comply with an order by a race commissioner or a doctor or a rescuer: Disqualification
  • Lacking of material required: Disqualification
  • Refusal to submit to mandatory equipment check: Disqualification
  • Being accompanied by a person not registered regularly in the race: Penalty 30 ‘

 

  1. SPECIFIC RULES FOR LONG DISTANCE

The following specifications are valid only for participants in the long distance in addition to the common rules indicated at the beginning of this regulation.

This event is a trail running race in a natural environment. Departure 15th May 2016 at 8:30 AM near the sports area in San Vincenzo a Torri. The route is on trails and country roads in the hills of Scandicci. Arrival will be at the starting place.

  1. SEMI SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Although along the way there will be a refreshment point and two water supply point, semi self-sufficiency is the rule. In particular:

  • Every runner must carry throughout the race all the mandatory equipment
  • Refreshments points will be supplied with drinks and food. Only plain water can be taken away.

 

  1. CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION

The organization has not established a curriculum to participate in the long distance, but it is highly recommended to have successfully completed a race trail of at least 20 km and 500 m of positive elevation gain or equivalent.

 

  1. PLACE OF CONTROL AND PLACES OF SUPPLY

Along the way there will be three water points or liquid-solid (the kind will be indicated in the road book).

You should expect:

  • material check before departure
  • control at the start
  • control of passage at an intermediate location

Some “flying” checkpoints can be located at refreshment points or other places outside of rescue and refreshment points. Their position is not communicated by the coordinating organization during the course of the race .

Runners are required to stop the time necessary for the control before continuing. Only the runners carrying a visible race number will have access to the refreshment posts.

In addition to the organization controls it should be noted that the organization is AUTHORIZED TO STOP those not considered able to start or continue if found without suitable material.

 

  1. TIME BARRIERS

The maximum time of the race, for the totality of the course, is set at 5 hours and 30 minutes. It will be scheduled and announced a time barrier to an intermediate position of the path.

 

  1. CHECK OF MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Should you not have the mandatory equipment upon a check control, your bib will be withdrawn.

The mandatory equipment includes

  1. Mobile phone with charged battery, with the numbers stored for the assistance provided by the organization and handed together with the roadbook
  2. Water bottle or other container with 50cl of water or other liquid. Please note that there are no glasses at the refreshment points.

 

 

 

  1. PASTA PARTY, SHOWERS AND FINAL REFRESHMENT

 

The registration fee includes Pasta Party upon arrival as well as access to refreshments on the course and use of showers / changing rooms and a gadget / participation prize.

 

  1. SPECIFIC RULES FOR SHORT DISTANCE

The following specifications are only valid for the participants in the short distance in addition to the common rules indicated at the beginning of this regulation.

The event is a trail running race in a natural environment. The race starts on 15th May 2016 at 9.00 AM near the sports area in San Vincenzo a Torri. The route runs on the trails and country roads in the hills of Scandicci. Arrival at the starting point.

 

  1. CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION

The organization has not  established a curriculum to attend the short distance but it is recommended to have even a small practice of running in natural environment and on trails.

 

  1. TIME BARRIERS

The maximum time of the race is set in 5 hours

 

  1. CHECKS AND REFRESHMENT POINTS

Along the way there will be one single point of supply

There will be:

  • Control at the start

Some “flying” checkpoints can be located at refreshment points or other places outside rescue and refreshment points.

The runners are required to stop the time necessary for the control before continuing. Only the runners carrying a visible race number will have access to the refreshment posts.

In addition to the organization controls it should be noted that the organization is AUTHORIZED TO STOP those not considered able to start or continue if found without suitable material.

 

  1. CONTROL MATERIAL REQUIRED.

For the short distance it is not foreseen mandatory equipment. If you wish to drink at refreshment points, it will be necessary to have a glass or other container with you. A charged mobile phone is strongly recommended.

 

  1. SHOWERS AND RESTAURANT FINAL

The registration fee includes access to refreshments on the path and at arrival, use of showers / changing rooms and a gadget / participation prize

 

 

Required and recommended material – Long Distance

Mandatory

  1. Mobile phone with charged battery, with the numbers stored for the assistance provided by the organization and handed together with the roadbook
  2. Water bottle or other container with 50cl of water or other liquid. Please note that there are no glasses at the refreshment points.

 

Recommended

  • trail running shoes
  • Survival blanket
  • In case of bad weather: windproof jacket and/or appropriate clothes
  • Whistle
  • adhesive elastic band suitable for making a bandage or a strapping
  • sugar gels or similar foods
  • Vaseline or similar

 

Required and recommended material – Short Distance

Strongly recommended

  • Glass or bottle, as at the refreshment will not be provided glasses
  • Mobile phone with charged battery, with the numbers stored for the assistance provided by the organization and handed together with the roadbook

Recommended

  • trail running shoes (Category A5)
  • In case of bad weather windproof jacket and/or appropriate clothes