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race regulation

Tuscany Crossing regulation

The sporting event is called "Tuscany Crossing" and will have a competitive form.
The organization of the race is entrusted to the amateur sports association ASD SIENARUNNERS. The "TC" takes place in southern Tuscany, in the Val d'Orcia Park (UNESCO World Heritage).
 

Bind:
•    The race of100 miles starts at 17:15 on Friday 19 April 2024 with departure from Castiglione d'Orcia. Runners must reach the finish line no later than 32 hours to be eligible for a finisher award.
•    The race of103km starts at 05:15 on Saturday 20 April with departure from Castiglione d'Orcia. Runners must reach the finish line no later than 22 hours to be eligible for a finisher award.
•   The 53 km race starts at 06:00 on Saturday 20 April from Castiglione d'Orcia. THE
runners must reach the finish line no later than 10 hours to be eligible for a finisher award.
All entrants must strictly adhere to the rules and pre-race briefing to remain eligible for the prize.
The race route will mostly be on typical Tuscan landscapes, with most of white roads, paths and asphalt with a percentage of less than 20%, crossing the most beautiful villages of the
Tuscany.

Membership requirements
Adult athletes in possession of a sports medical certificate for competitive activity, valid at least until 24 April 2023, can register. Athletes who are serving disqualifications for doping will not be accepted. Qualifying races are not required for registration, but it is still recommended to have participated in other long Trails.
The athlete must take note of the length and particularities of the test which differs substantially from other races and be aware that their participation requires a high physical preparation necessary to overcome situations that require great autonomy
physical and psychological person, because the Tuscan hills, although apparently sweet, are beautiful
relentless in their defiance and relentless to the ill-prepared
It is mandatory that each participant is in possession of a valid competitive medical certificate for athletics, which must be sent by mail or delivered directly when collecting the bib. Otherwise you will have the unsubscribe without any
right to reimbursement of the amount paid.

Registration
Registration will open on 1 July 2023 and will close on 7 April 2024
There will be a limited number of 300 members for each distance but the organization reserves the right to increase the number of entries for each distance upon reaching a maximum of 900 total members.

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GARA                       Fino al 01/09/23  *al 01/01/24 **al 15/03/24***al 07/04/24
TC100M  160 km          € 145,00     
        *€ 150,00             **€ 160,00      ***€ 170,00
TC100K    103 km         €   90,00              *€    95,00           **€  105,00      ***€ 115,00
TC50K       53 km         €    50,00             *€    60,00           **€    65,00      ***€   75,00

 cammino    15 km         €    15,00             *€    15,00           **€    15,00      ***€   20,00
cammino      53 km        €    45,00             *€    50,00           **€     55,00     ***€    65,00

cammino    160 km        €  120,00             *€  130,00            **€  140,00     ***€  150,00

 

The registration fee for competitive competitions includes:

race bib
assistance and refreshments along the way and at the end of the race

race pack
Souvenir technical shirt
Finisher prize

meal voucher  

The registration fee for the 53 km non-competitive race includes:

race bib

assistance and refreshments along the way and at the end of the race

race pack

Souvenir technical jersey

Finisher prize

The registration fee for the 13 km non-competitive race includes:

race bib

assistance and refreshments along the way and at the end of the race

Souvenir technical shirt


PRESS
There are no cash prizes.
The first 10 men and the first 10 women will be awarded. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 22 April at 18:00.
For no reason will the prizes be shipped or delivered in advance.

 

Renunciation of participation and partial refunds
In case of impossibility to participate, the renunciation must be communicated by e-mail to info@tuscanycrossing.com.
The following refund methods are envisaged:

- renunciation by 31/12/2023: refund of 60% of the fee
- Cancellation by 10/03/2024: refund of 50% of the fee
- Cancellation by 01/04/2023: refund of 40% of the fee
- renunciation beyond 02/04/2023: no refund
 

The refund of the fee, net of bank charges, will be made by 31 August 2024 in the manner indicated at the time of cancellation.
It will be possible to transfer the registration to another person upon payment of a supplement of € 10.00 for secretarial fees upon notification of 31 March 2024

In case of cancellation of the race due to force majeure, up to 10 days before the event, the Organization reserves the right to refund a percentage equal to 50% of the registration fee paid or transfer the registration to the next date established by the Organizing Committee.  This percentage is justified by the many expenses that the Organization has already made and which it cannot recover. In case of interruption or cancellation of the race for atmospheric reasons, or for any other reason independent of the Organization, no refund will be due to the participants.

How to register
Online by following the instructions on the website www.tuscanycrossing.com

Responsibility
The athlete relieves the organization of any kind of responsibility for medical problems that could happen to him before, during and after the race, as he is informed of the medical contraindications concerning him.
In the event that the activation of 118 becomes necessary, including the possible use of a helicopter, the
expenses deriving from the intervention of structures external to those of the organization, both before, during and after, cannot be charged to the organization itself.
The athlete participates in the event under his own responsibility, relieving the organizing company of any liability for damages done or suffered by/or people, animals or things, before, during and after the
conduct of the event.
Familiarity: knowledge of the course offers physical and mental advantages during the race, take care to study the difficulties well. Particular attention should be given to those sections you expect to run in the dark, when your mental and physical energy may be low.
Running at night: in races where a good part of the race will be done at night, in addition to the obligatory light, it is advisable to have a second one and spare batteries. If the lights fail, wait for another runner with a light.
Weather: As temperatures during the ride can range from 0° to 30° degrees, participants must be prepared for both extremes. Weather conditions are unpredictable and can change rapidly.
River crossing: along the way the runners will have to ford rivers and streams, the ford is dangerous and MUST NOT BE ATTEMPT WHILE RUNNING. On the day of the ride, a guide rope will be stretched across the river, with staff available to assist.
Signage: The course markings will consist of signal tape, arrows and other signs which will be communicated prior to departure, In addition, reflectors will be placed on the course for the dark hours. The Staff do their best to provide a properly marked course, but it is necessary for the runners to remain constantly alert while competing. Occasionally, people not associated with the event may alter or remove the signs. A working knowledge of the route, the road book and the GPS track will be of infinite help to the runner.
Staches for the change:Ride management will provide transportation for change bags to the locations specified on the Map. This service is provided to help unmanned runners. Those with adequate support are asked not to overload our volunteers with useless pouches. Bags must be securely tied, clearly labeled with number and
deposited at the appropriate collection station established for each checkpoint prior to departure. Change bags  must pass through a 40 cm opening. You are limited to one bag per aid station. Please do not use paper bags, shoe boxes or anything made of paper-like products. These can get wet easily. It is imperative that runners do not leave perishable items in their bags.  DO NOT put glass bottles in change bags.
The bags will be returned to the TUSCANY center as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of each runner to claim their bags. If you can't get your bags back, ask someone else to do it for you. Collection bags must be claimed by 10am on Sundays.  Any bags left after the event can be disposed of.  DO NOT leave valuables in your bags. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for lost or damaged collection bags and their contents.
Withdrawal: If you have to abandon the race at a point where relief is not available, we will make every reasonable effort to get you to the finish line or the nearest main checkpoint still in operation, especially if you require medical attention. In non-emergency situations, it may be necessary to wait several hours before being evacuated. Runners who have to leave the race will be carried to the finish line. Our primary responsibility is to put on a run, not to shuttle non-finishers; so in case please be patient. Aid stations will close when broom service arrives.
Ethics of the race: please be courteous to hikers, tourists, motorists, the route will not be closed to traffic and the runners will have to respect the highway code, the volunteers on the route will not have the power to stop cars.
Volunteers:over 300 dedicated volunteers help with this run. They truly are the lifeblood of running and will do whatever they can to make your day a success. Many spend more hours on the trail than the runners themselves. Please be polite and remember to thank them. Without the volunteers there would be no competitions like TUSCANY CROSSING.
Insurance;Civil liability: The organization subscribes to civil liability insurance for the entire period of the event. The organization advises each participant to have their own personal insurance which covers participation in events such as Tuscany Crossing with accident coverage, travel and evacuation costs.
NB: helicopter evacuation in Italy is subject to charges.
Image rights; By subscribing to the TC  the athlete expressly authorizes the organization to acquire the free right, together with its partners, to use the still or moving images on which he may appear, taken on the occasion of his participation in the event, above all
visual supports as well as promotional and/or advertising materials, produced and distributed throughout the world e
for the entire maximum time foreseen by the laws, regulations and treaties in force, including any extension that may be made to the foreseen period.
Acceptance; By registering and paying the fee, the participant accepts these regulations without reservation.

CT rules
The purpose of these rules is to ensure the regularity of the race and individual performance by providing equal conditions for all. The guiding principles of the running rules are as simple as: racing fairly, racing safe and being environmentally friendly.
Violations of any TC rule or directive may be grounds for disqualification for one or more years, or other sanctions such as time penalties, fines and/or disqualification from prizes.
Each rider's official race number must be worn conspicuously on the front of the body and must be easily visible at all times. 
Runners must follow the marked trail at all times. Any runner who exits the official course must walk back to the exit point before continuing.
Each runner must complete the entire course without external assistance. No physical or mechanical aids are allowed, the use of trekking poles is permitted.
Any assistance cannot be provided outside the pre-established points (refreshment area) except in the case of
any medical assistance
Runners must comply with the race regulations, regulations issued by the Clerk of the Course in the per-race emails and at the per-race briefing on Friday afternoon or otherwise be disqualified. Every runner must be registered or checked by all checkpoints.
All time limits will be strictly enforced. Riders must be OUT of the checkpoint BEFORE the time limit. Riders returning to the checkpoint after the time limit will be eliminated from the race.
Additional monitoring of individual runners may be required at the discretion of medical personnel.
Refusal by the rider to fully cooperate may result in immediate disqualification. Each rider must fully disclose to medical personnel at the per-race check-in any changes in existing medical conditions and all prescribed medications.
The medical/health personnel may, at their sole discretion, suspend the participant from the race by invalidating the bib number. The rescuers are authorized to evacuate the participants judged in danger by all the means of their convenience. The use of anti-inflammatory infiltrations by the medical personnel on duty is not permitted. In case the use of anti-inflammatories in injection is necessary, the
competitor will be stopped and transported to the medical station for health checks. Runners must refrain from any act of bad sportsmanship.
Smoking is not permitted at any of the checkpoints or along the route.
Any runner who is unable to complete the race must   personally inform the aid station or nearest control point of his decision to retire. The runner must hand over the GPS tracker and bib at that moment. All of this serves as official notification of a runner's withdrawal from the race. Runners who leave the course without handing over their tracker and bib will be classified as 'lost', therefore potentially activating the search and rescue unit. Time spent looking for such a runner can be billed to the runner.
Runners who cross the finish line after the time limit will not be listed as official finishers. CT has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Any athlete who has been determined to have violated the anti-doping rules or policies, invoked by the International Association of Athletics Federations  
by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or any other national sports federation is not eligible for TC entry.  Any athlete who refuses to submit to doping control, if selected for testing, must be disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban from the TC.
In the event of bad weather conditions, weather alerts and for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend the race in progress, to modify the time barriers or to divert the transit of the race onto asphalt sections.

Mandatory material:
1.  Water reserve 1 litre.
2.  Water backpack or double water bottle.
3.  Energy bars or equivalent food.
4.  Waterproof Windproof Jacket
5.  Emergency Sheet
6.  Whistle
7.  Headlamp with backup battery
8.  Compulsory competitive medical certificate
9. Charged mobile phone
The use of the following material is strongly recommended:
1.  Hat or bandana and gloves
2.  Trail shoes
3. Spare headlamp
GPS Tracking and Timing 
Timing by Cronorun
GPS tracking by Setetracks
Each participant in the 160 km and 100 km will be given a GPS tracker to be returned at the end of the event.
Note well
-    The GPS tracker will be delivered when collecting the bib
-     Failure or incorrect use of the chip and GPS will result in non-inclusion in the ranking and non-attribution of the time taken.
-   When picking up the bib and the GPS, check that both match the Number
-  As regards the use of the GPS, it is recommended to scrupulously follow the methods and information included in the package.
-    The GPS is strictly personal and cannot be exchanged
-  The GPS must be returned to the pits in the finish area to the assigned personnel, even for athletes withdrawn or who have not started. In case of non-return, the athlete will be charged €100.

Time gates
- Time gates will be set up to allow competitors and a shuttle service so that competitors do not remain on the course without assistance. The time gates will be announced as soon as possible and are calculated at 5 km per hour, after these times no assistance will be guaranteed and the competitors will be out of the race. (meaning exit times)
ENVIRONMENT
The race takes place in a natural park and fully protected ecosystems. Competitors must behave in an environmentally friendly manner, in particular by avoiding littering, picking flowers or disturbing wildlife. Anyone caught abandoning waste along the way will be disqualified from the race and will incur any penalties provided for by municipal regulations.
Each competitor must bring a glass or water bottle with them to fill up at the refreshment points. The event adheres to the campaign promoted by Spirito Trail "I don't throw my waste". RESTAURANTS
It runs in semi-self-sufficiency with the requirement of a one-litre water supply.
The food and drinks of the refreshment points must be consumed only on the spot; water bottles or Camel bags can only be filled with natural water. At the start of each refreshment point, the runners must have the quantity of water and food necessary to reach the next refreshment point.
Upon arrival there will be a further refreshment.
Along the way there are several rivers, fountains and inhabited centers where it is possible to stock up on water.
Any purchase of food or drinks in unauthorized places is the responsibility of the competitor.

 


COMPLAINTS
Violation of any of the TC rules or regulations is an extremely serious matter. Consequently, the alleged violation of a rule by another runner is very serious. Protests must be filed by a registered operator and must be filed using the following procedure:
Report the alleged violation to the racer as the incident occurs. Find a witness to the alleged violation, if possible.
Report the alleged violation with the runner's name and number to the next available aid station judge.
Report the alleged written violation at the finish line to the Clerk of the Course.
All protests must be submitted by 10.30am on the Sunday following the race. The written protest must include the name of the person who filed the complaint.
Both parties will be invited to discuss the complaint with the Committee at noon on Sunday, when a decision will be made on whether to withhold the award from the alleged infringer.
In the event of various oversights or omissions in the race regulations, the decision rests with the race director as well as the final judgment on all parties.
A final resolution of the problem can be taken by the UISP Territorial Committee around two
weeks after the run. 
In the event of various oversights or omissions in the race regulations, the decision rests with the race director as well as the final judgment on all parties.
The director of the race called "TUSCANY CROSSING" will be appointed by the Organizing Committee and assisted by the UISP judges.
 

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