SWIMRUN eDreams by HEAD 2020
The SWIMRUN eDreams by HEAD events are part of the new line of MARNATON Experiences. The events take place over one single day. The objective of the challenge is to combine the disciplines of running and swimming consecutively.
All of the events take place in natural environments and in some cases in a Natural Park, so we kindly ask participants to respect the importance of the surrounding environment at all times and to cooperate in protecting 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 and runner you must respect and protect the environment.
You can only register via MARNATON website at www.marnaton.com Individually or in pairs.
We strongly recommend attending the briefing.
Each participant must use only one bag, identified by their team number, which the organization 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 organizers near to the finish, the team or participant must show their cap and their bib number.
The bags in the cloakroom will be watched over at all times. The organization 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.
The transfer to the start will be made by bus. The schedule will be published on the web.
All participants must have the following equipment with them. Random controls will be made before the start to verify the equipment. If participants do not have this equipment, they may not take part in the competition.
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.
The running route will be marked with tape every few meters. The whole course will be on roads marked by the organization, leaving these roads is completely forbidden and doing so will result in the team being disqualified.
Pairs may not be more than 10 m apart either in the swimming or running sections of the race. Leave the couple separated more than the maximum distance allowed will be disqualified for two participants.
Teams must be together during the whole course, including the swimming and running stages. If one of the teams crosses a control point separated, they will be penalized, or even be disqualified.
The areas where the participants enter the water will be open so that several competitors will be able to enter the water in the same place.
The swimming section will only be marked by buoys on the long sections or in areas where the course is complicated. Swimmers must always swim between the buoys and the coast, in order to ensure their safety.
The place where the swimmers leave the water will be marked by pennants, balloons, volunteers, a flag or a large banner.
So that the event runs smoothly, the organization reserves the right to fully and/or partially change where it places the buoys, in the event of currents and/or the wind making it necessary to change the original route. You will be informed of these changes beforehand, in the briefing.
The participants will be monitored by jet skis and support boats in the sea and by volunteers in the running section.
The motorized support vessels, marked with a BLUE flag, will supervise the event, but always from a safe distance. There will be general-purpose support vessels to cover safety during the crossing, and vessels which have medically-trained crews.
Will be located at intervals along the running route and at the exits from the water, their purpose is to help the participants, to show the way and, in the case of injury, to be able to advise or guide the team to the closest medical point.
The organization will provide the refreshments, which will consist of water, isotonic drinks, bananas and gels, during the crossing and at the finish line. The refreshment stations, located on boats which are designated by the organization and which are anchored along the route.
The organization will give each participant a reusable cup. This cup must be used in the refreshment stations. Without it, you won’t be able to get any beverage at the refreshment stations or at the finish line.
Teams will decide freely if they want to stop or keep going until the next refreshment stop. It is not compulsory to stop, but it is recommended.
In each stop there is a first aids point and a staff member with a radio.
Under no circumstances the participant may throw the rapping or containers from drinks and food provided into the sea. Such behavior will result in disqualification.
If a Participant or a Team decides to withdraw, we recommend:
The organization reserves the right to force the participants to withdraw from the event:
In the case of adverse conditions and/or force majeure, the organization will be forced to cancel the vent and evacuate all participants.
If a participants needs to be evacuated, the organization will establish one or more evacuation points with medical assistance.
|TYPE OF FAULT||PENALTIES|
|Disposing of rubbish in unauthorized 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)
|Not following the route marked out by the organization||Disqualification
Time penalties will be decided depending on the seriousness of the infringement.
|Failure to assist another person||Expulsion and ban on participating in future events|
|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|
|Only teams, separated more than the maximum distance allowed or leave your team mate||Disqualification|
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.
There will be two classification, one for the teams category and the other for the individuals.
Each participant will be ranked according to the time it took them to reach the finish line.
The first 3 classified of each category will get a medal. The categories by distance are:
The medal will be delivered only during the award ceremony of the event.
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.marnaton.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 email@example.com.
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