MARNATON BIG SWIM (+ 20km) Regulation
The MARNATON eDreams events are held in exceptional, natural coastal environments, with some sections being part of a Natural Park and/or Nature Reserve. We must remind all participants of the importance of respecting the environment around us at all times, and therefore helping to protect it.
MARNATON requests everyone’s cooperation in leaving no trace of our presence behind and, after the event, to leave the area in a better condition than we found it.
As an open water swimmer you respect and protect the environment.
You can only register via the Marnaton website at (www.marnaton.com)
The swimmer must use the Wet Bag, identified with their bib number, which the organisation will provide for them to keep their personal belongings. The Wet Bag must be left at the designated point before the start of the race.
To retrieve their bag, which is looked after by the event organisers near to the finish, the swimmer must show their cap and their bib number.
The bags in the cloakroom will be watched over at all times. The organisation will not be held responsible for the misplacement or loss of the swimmers’ personal belongings. To prevent this from happening, please do not place any valuable items in the cloakroom bags which the swimmers have to leave on the beach.
Swimmers will travel between the finish line and the starting point on buses and/or boats. The transport timetables will be published and reported well in advance on the website.
All participants are obliged to wear the following items, which may be checked at the starting point and/or any point of the race.
Additionally, the organization advises that you also bring the following items:
The organization may add more compulsory items which are not included in this section. In that event, participants will be given plenty of warning via the website or an email.
There will be only one start. All swimmer that arrives late to the start won’t be able to participate. He or she will automatically be disqualified.
The organization will NOT mark the course being the guide kayak that guides the swimmer. Swimmers will have to swim as a general rule not more than 100m from the coast, in order to ensure their safety.
For the good development of the race, the organization reserves the right to modify the course of a swimmer if it considers that it is endangering its integrity or that of other members of the course, or if it considers that it is not complying with the regulatory distance. The decision of the judges on the boats will be indisputable and can generate a claim once the test is over.
Swimmers will be guarded by rescue boats in order to ensure the safety of swimmers.
The organization will facilitate the provisioning, which will consist of water, isotonic drinks, bananas and gels.
Each guide kayak will be in charge of supplying said refreshment to the swimmer or swimmers whenever they request it or through an agreed guideline before starting.
If the swimmer has special needs at the nutrition level, he can load the product he considers as long as it does not exceed 2kg in total.
Swimmers may not get on the kayak or be towed by it, but they will be able to lean on it to stretch, adjust their glasses or refresh themselves.
In no case may the participant throw the packaging or packaging of the supplies into the sea. Said act will be penalized with disqualification.
If a Participant decides to withdraw, we recommend:
The organization reserves the right to force the swimmer to withdraw from the event:
In the event of adverse conditions and/or force majeure, the organisation will be forced to cancel the event and evacuate all participants.
In the case that a participant has to be evacuated, the organization will establish one or more points of evacuations with medical assistance depending on the course.
|TYPE OF FAULT||PENALTIES|
|Disposing of rubbish in unauthorised areas or any kind of behaviour which does not respect the natural environment|| |
|Unsporting behaviour towards other athletes or the organization||Disqualification|
|Lack of compulsory equipment||Disqualification|
|Participating in the event without having signed up|
|Expulsion and a ban on participating in future events|
|Participating with someone else’s bib number||Disqualification|
|Not passing the obligatory chip control points|
(starting point, end point, mid-point if any)
Time penalties will be decided depending on the seriousness of the infringement.
|Not following the route marked out by the organization||Disqualification|
|Failure to assist another person||Disqualification|
|Withdrawal without informing the organization of your withdrawal||Ban on participating in future events|
|Not following orders from stewards or medical staff||Disqualification|
|Climbing into a support vessel, kayak or refreshment boat||Disqualification|
|Exceeding the maximum permitted swimming time||Disqualification and should give up the event in a boat of the organization|
The organization reserves the right to penalize any form of behaviour not contained on the above list of faults which violates the provisions of these rules.
For reasons of force majeure beyond its control, the organization reserves the right to suspend, divert, neutralize or change the event’s time slots and/or courses and refreshments. (See PDF of alternative plans).
This decision will be taken by a technical committee, agreeing with maritime authorities taking into account safety. As well as respecting the conditions to which the permits are subject.
They can be reason for plan B or cancellation:
When the event is over, the swimmer will have half an hour for possible changes to and/or disputes over the ranking before prizes are awarded.
Each participant will be ranked according to the time it took them to reach the finish line.
This event is not part of the Marnaton Cup
The first couple of each category will receive a trophy.
All participants must complete a questionnaire about Medical information. In the case of answering affirmatively any of the questions, to be able to participate it will be indispensable to upload the required medical certificate to the platform.
If the organization considers it to be necessary, it may change these rules. Due notice of the changes will be given to the participants. Registration implies acknowledgement and acceptance of these rules.
The organizing body reserves the right to use any type of photograph, film or recording that it takes, as long as it is related to participation in the event. The organizing body exclusively reserves the right over the image of the MARNATON challenges, as well as of the audio-visual, photographic and journalistic exploitation of the competition.
In accordance with the provisions of article 21 of Law 34/2002 on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información y el Comercio Electrónico), we request your consent to carry out marketing communications which we consider may be of interest to you, by email or by any any other method of equivalent electronic communication.
Any media or marketing project will have to have the organization’s prior express consent in writing. Otherwise, all legal actions will be taken that are considered to be relevant.
Data protection. In compliance with the provisions of the General Ruling of Data Protection 976/2016, MM MARNATON 2008 S.L. (hereinafter referred to as MARNATON) with Tax Identification Code: B64835390, informs you that the personal data that you provided on the registration form on the website: www.marnatonedreams.com is incorporated into an automated file which MARNATON is responsible for; the purpose of this file is to administer and manage your participation in the event.
In any case, you may withdraw your consent at any given time and exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and objection, by writing for this purpose to MARNATON using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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À l’exception de Cadaqués, Swimrun Cap de Creus et Big Swim, toutes nos courses ont été reportées à cause de la crise sanitaire de la COVID-19. Les nouvelles dates, celles indiquées sur la page web MARNATON sont actualisées.
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