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Regulation

Regulation for holding competitions.

 
1. Goals and objectives of Ultramarathon
    

Ultramarathon (below mentioned as "Competition") is held with the aim:

- attracting the population to regular physical training and sports;

- popularization of long distance running;

- identify the strongest athletes;

- acquaintance with the nature of Volgograd region.

2 Time and place of the competition 

The competitions are held May 30-31, 2020 in Pallasovskiy district of Volgograd area.

Coordinates of the start of the competition: ELTON TERRA (49 ° 8'35.86 "C 46 ° 50'37.24" B)

Local time is  UTC+4:00.

The date of the opening of the competition: May 30, 2020 at 18.40. The date of the completion of the competition: May 31, 2020 at 23:00.

There are 5  confirmed distances:  «Elton Salt Ultra 201km», «Elton Salt Relay 172 km» (relay race), «Moonlight Ultra 90km»,  «Gagarin Race 21 km» and AR race «Cyber Virtual Race 11 km».

 The place of  start and finish for all the distances: ELTON TERRA (49° 8'35.86"С 46°50'37.24"В)

Start of :

« Elton Salt Ultra» at 19.00, 30 May
« Elton Salt Relay» (relay race) at 21.30, 30 May
«Moonlight Ultra» at 21.30, 30 May
«Gagarin Race» at 18.00, 31 May
«Cyber Virtual Race» at 19.20, 30 May

ELTON ULTRA 2020 event schedule in the Starting town (will be published later on the official website of elton-ultra-trail.com)

3 Management of the competitions 

The organizer of the competition is the company LLC "ULTRA 100". The direct hosting and judging of the competition is entrusted to the Organising Committee and chief referee of the competition.. The director of the competition - Vyacheslav Glukhov - has the highest authority in relation to all of the rules, their interpretation, and also control over their observance. 

4 Requirements for participants and conditions for their admission

       The competitions are of a personal and team character. All race participants and their support teams agree with the terms and conditions of this provision and undertake to obey them strictly. All participants in the competition must be presented with receiving the start package the following documents:

- original passport;
- original medical certificate with the admission to participate in the competitions, signature and seal of the doctor and the stamp of the medical institution, with the date of issue not earlier than 6 months before the beginning of the competition. The reference remains in the organizing committee for the time of the race. Participants wishing to keep the certificate must present the original and a copy of the certificate. The text of the certificate can be "Name, date of birth, according to the results of the medical survey is allowed to participate in cross-country racing at a distance of up to __ km. "
- life and health insurance of an athlete from accidents during the days of the competition.

Participants who do not show a certificate and insurance are not allowed to compete.

Getting a start package for another person is possible only upon presentation a handwritten power of attorney, an original medical certificate, an insurance and a copy of the ID of the person for whom the starting package is obtained.

The following sportsmen are allowed to compete:

Distance name

Age limitations   

Experience confirmation of official competition

«Elton Salt Ultra»

21+

100km + within last 18 months

«Elton Salt Relay»

18+

-

«Moonlight Ultra»

18+

-

«Gagarin Race»

18+

«Cyber Virtual Race»

12+ (up to 18 years old - accompanied by one of the parents)

-


The age of the competitor is determined at the time of the opening of the competition – 30 May, 2020.
Attention! organizers reserve the right to refuse any candidate registration for the distance "Elton Salt Ultra", if they do not consider 
the experience sufficient preparation of the candidate or his willingness to complete this race.
All participants must adhere to high standards of sport behavior, and also the principles of mutual assistance. This includes compliance with 
this Regulation, respectful attitude to other participants of the competition, volunteers, organizers, local people and the environment. 
Safety during the race is of paramount importance.

5 Compulsory and recommended equipment required for admission to competitions

While on the track, all participants must have the following compulsory equipment. Organizers recommend that all participants also have additional equipment.

Required equipment for the distance "Elton Salt Ultra 201 km":

- backpack or equivalent (running vest, belt bag);
- a container for water (hydrator, drinking bottles)
- at least 1.5 liters of personal water (at the start);
- headdress;
- mobile phone with a charged battery (NOT mobile operator MTS);
- organizers phone number (will be issued at registration);
 - sunglasses; 
- headlamp with a set of spare batteries that provide work not less than 9 hours. The recommended luminous flux is at least 150 lumens;
 - rear flashing light;
 - extra socks; 
- isothermal rescue cover;
- whistle or signal feeder;
 - breastplate, attached in front in a prominent place.

Recommended additional equipment for the distance "Ellton Salt Ultra 201 km":

- device that supports receiving a GPS signal, for navigation in case of deviations from the marked route;
- a reflective waistcoat;
- sunscreen (lotion) with a protective factor (SPF) of at least 40;
- personal first-aid kit: elastic bandage, diarrhea tablets, painkillers (such as ketones or analogues thereof), electrolytes, plaster, bandage;
- long sleeves  T-shirt ;
- waterproof cape (jacket);
- a mug (not a glass);
- energy bars or other solid foods;
- spare battery for mobile phone.

Required equipment for the distance "Moonlight Ultra":

- backpack or equivalent (running vest, belt bag);
- a container for water (hydrator, drinking bottles)
- at least 1 liter of personal water reserve (at the start);
- the mobile phone with the charged battery is on (NOT mobile operator MTS);
- phone number of the organizers (will be issued at registration);
- headlamp with a set of spare batteries that provide work not less than 9 hours. The recommended luminous flux is at least 150 lumens;
- rear flashing light;
- isothermal rescue cover;
- whistle or signal feeder;
- breastplate, attached in front in a prominent place.

Recommended equipment for the distance "Moonlight Ultra 90 km":

- device that supports receiving a GPS signal, for navigation in case of deviations from the marked route;
- a reflective waistcoat;
- headdress;
- personal first-aid kit: elastic bandage, diarrhea tablets, painkillers (such as ketones or analogues thereof), electrolytes, plaster, bandage;
- long sleeves  T-shirt ;
- waterproof cape (jacket);
- energy bars or other solid foods;
- spare battery for mobile phone;
- breastplate, attached in front in a prominent place.

Required and recommended equipment for 1st and 3d stages of "Elton Salt Relay 172km" is the same as for Moonlight Ultra 90 km (for 1st stage) and Gagarin Race 21 km (for the 3d stage).

Required equipment for the 2d stage of "Elton Salt Relay 172km":

- backpack or equivalent (running vest, belt bag);
- a container for water (hydrator, drinking bottles)
- at least 0.5 liters of personal water (at the start);
- headdress;
- the mobile phone with the charged battery is included ;
- organizers phone number (will be issued at registration);
- sunglasses;
- whistle or signal feeder;

Recommended equipment for the 2d stage of "Elton Salt Relay 172km":

- sunscreen (lotion) with a protective factor (SPF) of at least 40;
- personal first-aid kit: elastic bandage, diarrhea tablets, painkillers (such as ketones or analogues thereof), electrolytes, plaster, bandage;
- long sleeves T-shirt;
- energy bars or other solid foods;
- spare battery for mobile phone.

Recommended equipment for the distance "Gagarin Race":

- at least 0.5 liters of personal water;

 Attention! Elton Ultra will check all the compulsory equipment before the start for all participants: for the distance "Elton Salt Ultra", "Moonlight Ultra "," 1st stage of Elton Salt Relay "and before going to the" 2d stage of the relay race "Elton Salt Relay". Any participant of any distance can be checked for availability of compulsory equipment directly on the track. Organizers reserve the right not to admit the competitor to the start, or to withdraw from the race, or to fine additional minutes in the absence of compulsory personal equipment.

At the time of the start, the participants of the "Moonlight Ultra" and 1 stage of "Elton Salt Relay" relay races should switch on a headlamp and a flashing rear light.
The breastplate number should be placed in a conspicuous place. To remove the breastplate number is not allowed until the moment of completion of participation in competitions. When passing the support / nutrition point at night, you need to inform volunteers their starting number.


       6 General information about the sport competition

Competitions are held over rough terrain in the semi-desert zone on the the territory of Pallasovsky district of Volgograd region, most of the distances is laid along the Eltonsky Nature Park. 

Description of the distances:

Moonlight Ultra 90 km:

The length of the distance is 90 km. The route of the race passes in a circle around the marked route: from the base camp "Starting town”  (start), Elton, around the lake Elton, to the base camp "Starting Town" (the start and finish points coincide). The food points will be located at an interval of 7 km +. The exact distance will be determined depending on the terrain and will be announced on the route maps.

On the route in the camp "Krasnaya Derevnya", a camping for stationary reception of food: with hot drinks and hot food, massage, toilet, sockets for charging a mobile phone or a clock and with the possibility short-term rest athletes. Here, the brigade is on duty with qualified medical care.

The control time and intermediate points, see item 6 in Table 1

Gagarin Race 21 km: 
The length of the distance is 21 km. The route of the distance runs through a rough terrain from the base camp "Starting town (start)" of Elton through Ulagan mountain, then to Forty Beam and back to the base camp "Starting town" (finish). The terrain is hilly.

The control time and intermediate points, see item 6 in Table 1

Elton Salt Ultra 201 km:

The length of the distance is 201 km. The distance route covers 2 laps around lake Elton (the route of Moolight Ultra 90km) and route of Gagarin race 21 km. See the detailed description of all distances above. (Food points are the same. Time limits is not the same (see table 1).

In addition to the large stationary camps "Krasnaya Derevnya" in the base camp "Starting town" will also be organized a food station with hot drinks and hot meals, massage, toilet, shower, sockets for charging mobile phone or watch and with the possibility of a short-term rest athletes. Here the brigade of the qualified medical care is on duty.

Elton Salt Relay 172 km:

The total length of the distance is 172 km. Length of stages: 1 stage ("Moonlight Ultra") - 90 km, stage 2  - 61 km, 3 stage ("Gagarin Race") - 21 km. Control time and  intermediate points, see point 6 in Table 1.
Each member of the relay race must pass the baton to another member of the team not later than the set time limits. If one of the participants in the relay race is disqualified or out of range - the team result will be canceled from team the competition, but other participants can complete the race in an individual standings. The team should consist of 3 people and can be completely male, female or mixed. It is allowed to participate only 2 people: then one and the same athlete runs two of 3 stages of the relay race. In each team there should be a team captain, who directs the actions of the team and transmits the necessary information to organizers.

Before going on the 1st and 2d stages the participant of the relay race must pass the compulsory equipment check.

«Cyber Virtual Race»:
The total length of the distance is 11 km. Surface is trail and road. Route is reversible: from Starting town to man-made peninsula of Lake Elton and back. Competitive distance with augmented reality  (AR) game elements. All participants through the screens of their mobile phones will be able to see various CYBER ANIMAL images that arise as the distance passes. There us an additional visual information, superimposed on the objects of the virtual world in real time: speed, distance, time, direction of movement, etc.

To participate in the race, you must have a smartphone of the following models https://library.vuforia.com/articles/Solution/vuforia-fusion-supported-devices.html

The control time and intermediate points, see item 6 in Table 1

Table 1

Distance name

Start time

Intermediate limits on the distance and general control time

Elton Salt Ultra

30 May, at 19.00

Total limit is 28 hours

54,5th km (Krasnaya Derevnya)- to be left before 02.30 (7h 30 min)

90th km (Starting Town)- to be left before 07.30 (5h from the last check point)

144,5th km (Krasnaya Derevnya)- to be left before 15.00 (7h 30 min from the last check point)

201th km – to be finished before 23.00, 31 May  (8h from the last check point)

Elton Salt Relay

30 May, at 21.30

Total limit is 24 hours

Stage 1

54,5th km (Krasnaya Derevnya)- to be left before 05.00 (7h30 min from Starting town)

90th km (Starting Town)- to pass the baton before 10.00 (5h from the last check point)

Stage 2

151th km (Starting Town)- to pass the baton before 18.30 (08h 30 min)

Stage 3

172 km -to be finished before 21.30, 31 May (3 h)

Moonlight Ultra

30 May, at 21.30

54,5 km (Krasnaya Derevnya) - to be left before 05.30, 31 May (8h)

90 km to be finished before 10.30 , 31 May (5h from the last check point)

Gagarin Race

31 May, at 18.00

21 km  – to be finished before 21.00, 31 May (3h)

Cyber Virtual Race

30 May, at 19.20

11 km  – to be finished before 21.00, 30 May (1h 40 min)

A participant who does not meet the specified time limits is removed from the race. If one of the participants of the relay race does not fit into the limit - the result of the team is canceled, and the participant's result falls into the individual standings. If a competitor withdraws from the race, he must notify one of the responsible persons of the race, before leaving the route. Under no circumstances the participant can leave the race without prior notice to the Organizer.

If a participant das not inform the Organizer before leaving the race, and they are lost, the Organizer can take any action to search and rescue the missing participant, including the involvement of special services. Participant is responsible for paying for the search costs in such circumstances.

Each team member must wear decals or an item of clothing, Determining that they are members of the same team with a clearly  indicated name of the team.

Individual result of all participants in the relay race, regardless of the general time of the team, falls into the ITRA protocol with the assignment of ITRA points.

7 Feeding points, outfields, features of the route.

The nutrition points will be located at an interval of 7 km +. The exact distance will be It will be determined depending on the terrain and will be announced later. Location: and the intervals between them can be changed depending on the weather conditions. In the event of a change in the location of feeding points, participants will informed about this before the start.

On the track of Elton Ultra athletes have to overcome several prolonged ascents and turns in the middle of a desert landscape.

The marathon route will be marked with light-reflecting flags and LED lights and / or glow plugs (at night) at intervals about 200 meters depending on the terrain and visibility conditions. Pointers kilometers will be located on the highway every 10 km. Places with inconvenient (controversial) orientation on the terrain (on forks, crossroads, etc.) will be marked with additional direction indicators. If the markup is not visible at a distance of 500 meters on an obvious course, it is necessary to return to the last known mark and get on the right route.

Actual distance may vary by +/- 2 km.

Attention! Each participant of the "Elton Salt Ultra", "Moonlight Ultra", 1 stage of "Elton Salt Relay" should maximize responsibly approach the selection of the headlamp for the race and have an alternate a set of batteries that provide work for at least 9 hours. Recommended power the luminous flux is 150 lumens.

In case of occurrence of circumstances of an irresistible force (natural phenomena: dust and sand storms, fog, rain, hurricane, etc., theft of 
marking elements third parties), not dependent on the organizers, which caused the deterioration of visibility and quality of markup, each 
participant is responsible for making solutions for orientation on the ground. However, the organizers for their part, will make every possible 
effort to restore safe navigation on the track.

For participants of the distances "Elton Salt Ultra", "Moonlight Ultra", and 1st  stage of "Elton Salt Relay" there will be a possibility to make "transfers" from personal things to the track. For the distance "Elton Salt Ultra" is a village "Krasnaya Derevnya "(54,5 km and 144,5  km), the Starting Town (90km and 180 km), for "Moonlight Ultra" and 1st stage of "Elton Salt Relay"- 1 point -" Krasnaya Derevnia "(54,5 km). Acceptance of "casting" will be carried out in the zone of issue of starting packages. The time for receiving the passes will be announced additionally.
The organizers reserve the right to change the route of the trip (with mandatory informing the participants of the competition), if such changes are caused external factors or reasons beyond the control of the organizers.
Attention! In case if a health professional sees any obvious physical damages of the participant, at the first request given participant must leave the race, proceed to the specified transport for further transfer to the settlement of Elton.

8 Support for participants at a distance

Throughout all distances, participants will be supported through food points and support points provided by the organizers.
In the territory of the Natural Park, any forms of external support are prohibited. When the establishment of unauthorized escorts (bicycle, auto, motorcycle, family members, fans) in the territory related to the Natural Park, the race participant will disqualified, and his result is canceled.
All family members and fans should stay in the starting town and within the village of Elton.

Unauthorized placement of the camp at a distance will entail disqualification of the participant.

Attention! Participants must overcome the distance themselves. Any personal accompaniment of participants  is permissible only within the Elton village from the "Yuzhny" railway crossing  to the  "Severny" railway crossing   (asphalt road coverage). Third-party assistance, in the form of pushing, supporting, etc., is prohibited throughout the entire distance. When the establishment of unauthorized escorts (bicycle, auto, motorcycle, family members, fans, except official volunteers of the Competition) the race participant will be disqualified, and his result is canceled.

Every volunteer, regardless of whether his friend, relative, etc. participates at competition, must assist and serve all participants of the race in the spirit of "Fair play" (fair play), on equal terms;

Athletes over 65 years of age, on an exceptional basis, may accompany individual support (by bicycle or jogging) throughout the race by prior agreement with the organizers. 

 Participants in the competition are prohibited from using illegal stimulants and narcotic substances, as well as alcohol of any kind during the race. During the period there is a doping control, which is carried out with compliance with the requirements of the international standard for participant testing sports competition, which is fighting against doping and recognized by the International Olympic committee.

9 Determination of winners and rewarding

Winners are determined for the best time according to the rules competitions of the All-Russian Athletics Federation: at each distance in categories "men" and "women."
Prizewinners in absolute superiority at distances in the categories "Men" and "Women" are awarded certificates, money prizes and gifts from sponsors and organizers of the competition.
Participants in the distances are divided into the following age groups: 18-29 years (for Elton Salt Ultra - 21-29 years), 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50 years and older.
If in one of the age groups less than three athletes participate, this group can be combined with a younger one.
All participants of the competition, who have completed the race, are awarded a commemorative medal and electronic certificate of competitions with indication of distance and place in age group. 

Rewarding in the relay race “Elton Salt Relay” is held among women's teams, men's teams and mixed teams.

The procedure for determining the winners of the “Cyber Virtual Race” will be published later.

Prizes in special nominations:

Prize for the most beautiful finish;

Prize for the lost kilograms. Everyone can take part. Upon receipt of the starter pack, everyone will be able to weigh and register. After the finish, the weight will be measured again. The participant who has lost the most kilograms during the entire event will receive the “Slimest on Elton Ultra” prize.

10 Requests for participation 

The maximum number of participants is 1500 people. Registration, applications for participation, acceptance of the offer are made from September 8, 2019 with 08:00 to 19 May, 2020 through the site of the organizer http://elton-ultra-trail.com/ or through the site agent https://russiarunning.com/.
When the limit is reached in the number of participants, the organizers reserve right to close registration. A participant who has canceled his application has the right to transfer his slot to another participant by prior agreement with the organizers by e-mail elton@ultra-100.com Starting packages with breastplates will be issued to registered and who paid the registration fee to participants in the starting town from 27 to 30 May, 2020.
In case of illness or refusal to participate in the competition, 80% of the registration fee can be returned at the written request to the e-mail elton@ultra-100.com, but no later than April 30, 2020. After April 30, 2020 the registration fee is not refundable.


11 Entry fee

The size of the entry fee: 

 Elton Salt Ultra

 10 000 rub.

 Elton Salt Relay

 12 000 rub.

 Moonlight Ultra

 6 000 rub.

 Gagarin Race

 3 700 rub.

Cyber Virtual Race

 2 000 rub.


Veterans of military actions, mothers with many children / fathers pay 25% of the application fee. (In order to receive this benefit, you must first contact organizers by e-mail and present a corresponding certificate). Participants who paid the entry fee are guaranteed to receive the starting number and full package of the participant. The organizers reserve the right to change the size of the entry fee, associated with a sharp change in the exchange rate, the economic situation, etc.

12 Participants' safety

All participants of the race are personally responsible for their safety and health.
All participants should have a full understanding of the risks associated with participation in the Elton Volgabus Ultra, and take these risks on yourself.
By submitting an application for participation in Elton Volgabus Ultra, the participants guarantee that aware of their health, their own physical opportunities and the level of their technical skills.
The competition will be provided by qualified medical personnel with necessary equipment for first aid.
All participants should understand that the competition takes place in remote areas and Transportation to the nearest hospital may take several hours. By submitting an application for participation in the Elton Volgabus Ultra, the participants confirm that remove from the organizers of the marathon any criminal and / or civil liability in the event of bodily injury or property damage, received by them during the race.
The race is held in the border zone with the Republic of Kazakhstan. Availability of documents, identity cards. For foreign participants it is compulsory obtaining an individual pass to the border area. For more information write elton@ultra-100.com

 Mobile communication from "MTS" in the settlement of Elton is absent. We recommend to use communication services from operators "Bee Line", "Megafon", "Tele2", "Yota".

13 Environmental protection

Elton Ultra is partially held in a specially protected area in the Eltonsky Nature Park; Since July 2019, the territory of the Elton region has been a Biosphere Reserve and is under the protection of UNESCO.
On the marathon route it is forbidden to throw out garbage and cause harm to the surrounding environment. All garbage is left at food points or in specially designated for this place. 
The organizing committee Elton Ultra decided not to use plastic cups and polyethylene bottles on the competition track. All polymer dishes will be replaced by paper. Fresh drinking water will be stored in special container tanks at each support point and in camps "Krasnaya derevnya" and "Starting Town". Each participant there will be an opportunity to fill with water their own drinking tanks and hydrators.

14. Penalty and disqualification:


Disrespectful attitude to the preservation of nature


Time Penalty or disqualification


Disrespectful attitude to other participants of the race, volunteers or organizers

Time Penalty or disqualification

Rubbish

Time Penalty or disqualification

Deviation from the specified route

Time Penalty or disqualification

Absence of cut-off time on assigned control

points.

Disqualification


Not reaching the control points in the allotted time

Disqualification

Losing a breastplate or participating in a race without

a breastplate number, participation in a distance with the number of another

rights.

Disqualification

Unauthorized third party help in the form of

food, drink, change clothes, help with movement and

support. Third party is not an official volunteers Competitions and organizers.

Disqualification


Escort outside the permitted areas.

Disqualification


Ignoring the decision of the Organizer to withdraw from the distance (gross violation of rules, non-compliance time limits, a threat to life and health)

Disqualification


Use of an improvised means of transportation (bicycle, scooter, car vehicle, etc.)

Disqualification


Absence of obligatory equipment at the start

Not allowed to the race


Absence of compulsory equipment at a distance

Time Penalty or disqualification

The final decision on fines and disqualification are up to the Organizer competition. At the descent from the distance the participant must pass the breastplate number. 

A large number of volunteers from different cities of Russia is involved in the organization of "Elton Ultra". Please, treat their work carefully. They also need support.

15. Force Majeure

The organizer and the participant are not responsible for the failure or partial failure to fulfill their obligations under this Regulation and the Offer, if such failure was the result of force majeure circumstances that directly impede the fulfillment of the Offer conditions and the Regulation, and the onset of which they could not neither to anticipate nor to prevent by means available to them.

The Organizer and the Participant agreed to attribute to such circumstances such natural phenomena as fires, floods, earthquakes, a hurricane, air temperature from +50 degrees Celsius and above and other events that are recognized by the Emergencies Ministry General Directorate for Volgograd Region as well as public unrest, wars, prohibitions of state authorities and local self-government, epidemics and other similar circumstances. At the same time, force majeure circumstances are recognized as such if they arise regardless of the actions and / or inaction of the Organizer or the Participant.

The organizer will notify the participants as soon as possible by a letter to the email address specified by the participant during registration for the competition, about the beginning and termination of force majeure.

In case of differences between different versions of these Regulations, the Russian version published on the official website http://elton-ultra-trail.com/regulation/ is of paramount importance.

Organizers of the competition.