Article 1. ORGANISATION. The Santa Cruz Extreme Sport competition is organised by the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council through Sustainable Santa Cruz Foundation, the Department of Sport of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council and the Department of Public Safety and the Environment.
Article 2. COMPETITION AND CATEGORIES. This will be a mountain race that takes place entirely within the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Fred.Olsen Santa Cruz Extreme will be held on the 10th of October, 2020 and includes the following categories and distances:
|ANAGA XTRM 60K||60,20 km||+ 4182 m|
|ANAGA XTRM 33K||32,61 km||+ 2137 m|
|ANAGA XTRM 18K||18,39 km||+ 995 m|
|ANAGA XTRM 11K||11,23 Km||+ 267 m|
|III International Joëlette Mountain Race Championship (Separate Rules)||10,41 km||– 725 m + 125 m|
Article 3. ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND APPLICATION OF THE GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICE. The Santa Cruz Extreme competitions will cross through the Anaga Rural Park which is a Biosphere Reserve. One of the organiser´s objectives is environmental conservation and keeping the environmental impact to a minimum by making use of the network of established paths and tracks which shall not be deviated from, selective collection of waste and refuse, as well as complete cleansing of the course and respect for the flora y fauna.
The organiser has accepted all of the principles of the “Guide to Best Practice for the Management of Mountain Races in Protected Natural Spaces” published by FEDME. Likewise, a governing principle of the Santa Cruz Extreme is gender equality and avoiding any situation that may be construed as direct or indirect discrimination.
Article 4. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. The competitions will be started in series.
4.1 Runners shall have the general right to participate in any category provided they have duly formalised their competition registration application and accepted and declared their understanding of the terms of these rules.
4.2. The age of the participants in each of the categories shall be that attained by the 31st of December in the year of the competition.
4.3. All participants must have an adequate level of physical condition for competitions of this description. In this respect, each participant at the time of registration accepts with informed consent that they declare their understanding of the rules, the technical difficulties of the itinerary and the necessary physical condition of the participant.
Article 5. ROUTES. The routes designed for each category follow mountain paths, forest tracks and the public highway, and share a common finishing line in the centre of the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The route for each category is published on the official page of the competition: www.santacruzextreme.com. Any change or modification of them shall be published using the same channel and be announced on the competition´s social networks.
5.1. This is a mountain race, requiring self-sufficiency, where, as a primary requisite, the competitor must be able to orientate themselves and follow the signs that the organisation will place throughout the course. There will also be organisational staff on hand as well as members of the security corps. The taking of short-cuts and deviation from the marked route is prohibited, especially with respect to cutting corners outside the limits of path or track.
Article 6. ROUTE CONTROLS. The organisation will set up a series of route control stations located at points known to the participants and published on the official website for each category, without prejudice to the manual controls which shall be established to guarantee security.
6.1. In order to qualify for classification, participants must follow the complete marked route and have passed all the control points. It is the responsibility of each participant to follow the marked route. Not doing so will be subject to penalisation or disqualification.
All of the control points will be subject to official closing times which shall be published on the official competition website: www.santacruzextreme.com. Participants reaching a control point after its official closing time will be automatically excluded from the race and required to give up their race number if requested, not permitted to continue the race, and if they should choose to do so, this shall be strictly upon their own responsibility and outside the terms of the competition.
For objective reasons (adverse conditions or bad weather, etc.), the organization may extend the opening times of the control points, and this being the case, it shall be announced as widely as possible, and absolute equality criteria shall be documented and applied so as not to benefit or prejudice any competitor.
Article 7. REFRESHMENT POINTS. The organization shall provide refreshment points throughout the length of the course. Solid and liquid food will be available to participants at these points. Their location and the distance between them shall be available to all participants on the official competition website.
7.1. It is strictly prohibited to receive assistance or refreshments during the competition except at the points set up by the organisation and only refreshments which are the same as the official refreshments within a radius of approximately 100 metres (before or after) the refreshment points installed.
Article 8. MEANS OF PROGRESSION IN THE COMPETITION. Running on foot is the only means of progression permitted in the race, and the use of trekking poles is permitted with the following restrictions:
8.1. their use may be prohibited when starting, and they should be used with caution when overtaking or in areas where running becomes crowded.
Article 9. COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT. Participants in the Anaga XTRM 60 and 32K must carry the following compulsory equipment throughout the race:
9.1. The use of mountain running shoes is compulsory, although runners may participate in races with minimalist footwear or any substitute, strictly under their own responsibility.
Where minimalist or alternative footwear leaves part of the foot uncovered (e.g. sandals), it must be supplemented with suitable foot protection if the weather forecast on the day of the event, in the opinion of the Race Committee, better foot protection is required owing to low temperatures and adverse conditions (neoprene boots, thermal socks or a spare pair of trail running shoes, that must be carried in the runner´s backpack for safety reasons, which may be checked by the competition referees at any equipment control point).
9.2. The following equipment shall be compulsory for the ANAGA XTRM 18K and 11K categories:
9.3. Separate rules of participation shall apply to the Joëlette category.
9.4. Equipment Checks and Monitoring. Before entering the starting area, there will be an equipment and race number check. Any participants not meeting the equipment requirements set out in this article may be excluded from participation in the competition or given a time penalty.
The organisers may check for authorised equipment at any control point.
Article 10. CATEGORIES AND PRIZES. Apart from the overall winners (male and female), three first prizes shall be awarded in each category as follows:
10.1 The age to be taken into account for the whole season shall be the participant´s age on the 31st of December in the year of the competition.
The official award ceremony is integral to the sporting event is the only moment at which the trophies and prizes may be accepted by the deemed winners.
10.2. The organisers shall establish a TEAMS category separately to individual participation in the competition (provided that at least three teams apply to enter the competition). In this category, all of the competitors shall participate in the name of the same club, regardless of category, and the times of the three fastest runners in each team shall be aggregated. To opt for this classification, uniformity is compulsory in terms of the competitors in each team. The minimum number of members in each team shall be three. Prizes shall be awarded to the first three teams classified in each category.
Article 11. RACE MANAGEMENT AND COMPETITION JUDGES. The Race Committee shall be the ultimate authority in the taking of any decisions that may affect the holding of the competition, such as the modification of time limits, or the authority to cancel, cut short, suspend or postpone the competition for security reasons or any other unforeseen circumstances.
The Race Committee shall be responsible for making sure the rules of the competition are applied in terms of safety and equity for all participants. Disregarding instructions given by a sports juror or referee shall result in the disqualification of the participant. It shall also be responsible for the resolution of any complaints arising from the holding of the competition, as well as any other matter not covered in these rules. The Race Committee shall consist of the race director, a representative from the competition organiser and the director of timekeeping.
Any complaint shall be presented to the organisers in writing no later than half an hour before the award ceremony.
In the absence of any appropriate sports penalties in these rules, the sports penalties to be applied shall be those contained in the FEDME Regulations.
Article 12. RACE NUMBERS AND TIMING MANAGEMENT. The use of a chip and race number provided by the organisers to runners shall be compulsory during the whole competition. Participants must wear the race number visibly at all times so that organisation staff may carry out their duties. Race numbers may not be trimmed, folded or modified. Interference with or removal of the race number shall be grounds for immediate disqualification. The race number shall be printed with the event emergency number.
Race numbers are to be collected at times and places to be designated by the organisers upon presentation of required official documents. Timing and race passing controls shall be recorded electronically by means of a device worn by each participant.
Article 13. GENERAL BEHAVIOUR OF COMPETITORS. All runners are required to provide first aid to any other runner who is in danger or has had an accident and obliged to communicate this immediately to the nearest control point.
13.1. Every runner is required to respect the environment in which the competition is held and must take all refuse, cans and litter, etc. with them to the finishing line or places indicated by the organisers. Broken trekking poles may be handed in at any control point. Any runner not handing them in or dropping them in an inappropriate place will be disqualified.
13.2. All runners must follow the route marked by the organisers, not doing so or not passing one of the control points shall be grounds for a penalty or disqualification.
13.3. On the route, participants must follow instructions from control point staff at all times.
13.4. Participants must submit to anti-doping tests if requested to do so.
13.5. Competitors must behave in a sporting manner at all times and show respect towards other participants, referees, supervisors, control point staff and organisation members.
13.6. All participants must be aware of these rules and the additional application of the FEDME Competition Rules and accept any modifications that may be adopted by the Race Committee for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, before and/or during the competition.
13.7. A runner may withdraw from the race if they so wish, but they shall do so in accordance with the following requirements: they must withdraw at a control point and hand in their race number. The competitor accepts full liability from the moment that they voluntarily withdraw from the race and the rules established by the organisers.
13.8. Runners shall accept in its entirety the “Guide to Best Practice for the Planning of Mountain Races in Protected Natural Spaces” published by the FEDME which, for the sake of completeness, shall be compulsory in competition as well as in training sessions:
Article 14. PENALTIES. Penalties and disqualification of a runner or a team.
14.1. Penalties or disqualification for a runner or team will be incurred upon the occurrence of one of the following events:
14.2 The Race Committee shall be responsible for establishing any penalties and their degree of severity.
14.3. Disqualification and Possible Sanctions
Any runner committing any of the following events shall be immediately disqualified and may be subject to further disciplinary sanctions:
14.4. The Race Committee shall be responsible for establishing any penalties and their degree of severity.
Article 15. SPORTING BEHAVIOUR AND RIGHTS. Competitors must demonstrate sporting behaviour with other competitors at all times and respect voluntary staff, security personnel, the organisers, the public at large and in general everyone participating in the event. They shall exercise care with the facilities provided for the event.
15.1. All participants shall be treated with maximum respect and consideration. A duly validated registration confers the right of participation in the event.
15.2. Accident insurance is compulsory. The Santa Cruz Extreme shall contract a fully comprehensive insurance policy established by the public authorities which shall guarantee the health protection of each participant and cover all the inherent risks of the competition in accordance with Law 7/2011, of the 5th of April, for certain activities and public events in the Canary Islands.
Article 16. SECURITY. The organisers shall arrange all necessary means to provide for the required safety of the participants, taking into account that the event shall be held on mountain paths and tracks, on uneven terrain, rock, etc., and that the participants shall be aware of the inherent risks assumed. The organisers shall present a detailed security plan to the relevant authorities guaranteeing the protocols of rescue, road safety, ambulances and available medical posts, etc.
It should be borne in mind that the routes cross streets and roads with traffic, open to the public, and participants shall respect road safety rules in villages and on the public highway.
Control staff shall be provided at all times to warn participants of danger, route variations, accidents, or event cancellation.
Article 17. INTERRUPTION OR SUSPENSION OF THE RACE. In the event of bad weather, for safety reasons or any circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, the race may be postponed, interrupted, the route modified, or the official timetable varied. Should the event be terminated at any particular point, classification shall be determined according to the time of arrival at that point, or at the previous time control effected.
Accordingly, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race at any time prior to the start for any reasons beyond their control or under instructions from the relevant authorities following a severe weather alert.
If at the time of cancellation any runners have passed a control and the conditions are sufficiently good to continue competing, the race for them shall be deemed to finish at the next control in their order of arrival at that final control point, and subsequent runners shall finish at the previous control or point of cancellation.
17.1 – In the event that the race is cancelled owing to adverse weather conditions and duly warranted by a public adverse weather alert, a another suitable date shall be sought to hold the event during the same calendar year as the original race, and if this is not possible, funds shall be refunded less an amount for the compulsory costs incurred by the organisers.
Article 18. DOPING. The use of substances, pharmacological groups, and means destined to artificially increase the physical capacity of athletes is strictly prohibited, under the Organic Law 3/2013, of the 20th of June for the Protection of Health of Athletes and the Fight Against Doping in Sporting Activities, and the Regulations and other measures of the FEDME. In terms of doping, the FEDME Anti-Doping Committee follows the provisions of the Organic Law 3/2013, of the 20th of June for the Protection of Health of Athletes and the Fight Against Doping in Sporting Activities. The Committee adheres to the Directives of the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sport (AEPSAD) and will take charge of referring any matters arising to the AEPSAD.
The governing authority in terms of doping according to the Organic Law 3/2013, of the 20th June for the Protection of Health of Athletes and the Fight Against Doping in Sporting Activities, is defined as the AEPSAD except when dealing with athletes officially classified as being of international level or who participate in international competitions when the Governing authority shall be the Spanish Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing. In this case, and when a sample proves positive, the FEDME Anti-Doping Committee shall inform the FEDME Discipline Committee of its findings so that they may take the final decision concerning any relevant sanctions.
Article 19. IMAGE RIGHTS. Registration in any of the categories of the race implies a participant´s express consent to the use and reproduction by any means of their personal image, in the sports attire that they were wearing at the event, that the organisers may own. The only purpose for use of such personal images shall be the promotion of the Santa Cruz Extreme and disseminating information about it on social networks, communications media, publicity posters or by any other means. This consent shall be given expressly at the moment of registration through acceptance of this regulation.
It should be borne in mind that the races cross into public spaces and images could be captured by members of the general public or communications media, in both cases, beyond the control of the organisers.
Article 20. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA. 1. Personal information (name, DNI, address, date of birth, telephone number and email address) shall be incorporated into the database of the organiser, Canarian Sustainable Santa Cruz Foundation, whose objective is to manage the commercial relationship with the participant (on a contractual basis), who, in each case, shall have to give their express consent freely, spontaneously and on an informed basis as part of the registration process, at which time information regarding all rights concerning personal data protection under European regulations shall be available to them.
|Basic information about Data Protection|
|Accountability||Canarian Sustainable Santa Cruz Foundation|
|Use||Management of the sporting event in terms of the commercial relationship with the athlete and publicity of the event.|
|Authentication||By consent of the interested party/Contractual Relationship.|
|Recipients||Release of data is not planned, except the communication of the identity of each participant for accident and civil liability insurance purposes that shall cover all registered participants.|
|Rights||To access, correct, rectify and eliminate data, as well as the exercise of all rights established in European and national regulations which are set out in the additional information.|
|Additional Information||Additional information about Data Protection may be consulted here: www.santacruzextreme/datospersonales|
Article 21. COMPLAINTS. Complaints shall be made in writing and in order to be valid shall conform to the following minimum format, including the following: Name of the person raising the complaint; DNI number; Name(s) of the athlete(s) concerned; Race number; Alleged circumstances.
21.1. Complaints shall be delivered to the Race Committee, who shall resolve the matter accordingly.
21.2. Complaints concerning provisional classifications shall be presented up until 10 minutes after their publication.
21.3. Complainants shall be able to exercise their legal rights with respect to any decision concerning the resolution of their complaints.
Article 22. FEES. The event participation fee shall be published on the event website and on the registration platform.
Article 23. MODIFICATIONS. These rules may be corrected, amplified or improved at any time by the organisers. The act of registration demonstrates a participant´s agreement with these rules.
Sole Additional Provision. – With respect to any unforeseen circumstances, these rules shall be supplemented by the FEDME Rules for Mountain Race Competitions and the Guide to Best Practice in the Management of Mountain Races in Protected Naturales Spaces.