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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.

  1. Requirements for participants
  • Individuals of any nationality may take part, federated or not, who are in good health and who have undertaken the appropriate training to take part in the challenge.
  • The inscription can be in pairs or individually.
  • Individual events for people over the age of 18.
  • Event authorized for people over the age of 16, born from the year 2004 in the Half distance Couples
  • Event authorized for people over the age of 12, born from the year 2008 in the Sprint distance Couples.
  • You must know and accept the conditions of these rules.
  • You must have successfully completed all of the steps and met all of the requirements for signing up.
  • Accept the disclaimer and declaration of physical fitness which appear on the registration form.
  • Upload to the registration platform the medical certificate, in case that is required by the organization during the registration process.
  • Registration for the event is personal and non-transferable and implies the acceptance of these rules.
  1. Registration

You can only register via MARNATON website at www.marnaton.com Individually or in pairs.

  • Closing date for registration: up to 10 days to the date of the event or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.
  • It includes:
  • Registration.
  • Medical assistance during the route (vessels with Rescue staff) and upon arrival (Field hospital with Medical Staff).
  • Provisioning (every 3000m approx.).
  • Transfer from the Finish point to the starting point, only for the long distance one.
  • Swimming cap
  • Event gift
  • Bag drop
  • Chip ranking and timing.
  • Physiotherapy service at the finish
  • Bib number.
  • Medals for winners of each category.

 

  • Management of withdrawals: The organization offers the participant the possibility of hiring guarantee devolution during the registration process. In case of not contracting this insurance there won’t be any devolution in any case, including injuries, accidents, trips…etc.
  • Changing of name: The organization offers a service for changing the name of a registration for a 10€ fee to cover the paperwork until 12 days before the event.
  • Change to distance: will be made as long as there are places left in the requested distance and only up to 12 days prior to the event. If the amount is lower, the difference will not be refunded. But in the case that the amount is higher if the corresponding deposit of the resulting amount will be requested.
  • Change to challenge: Under no circumstance will we allow changes from one challenge to another, nor from this year or the following edition.
  • Cancellation of the challenge: if the organization has to cancel the challenge or change the course or timings due to adverse conditions or force majeure beyond its control, in no event will the registration fee be refunded. The event will not be postponed to another date nor will participants be refunded their registration fee.
  • Maximum number of places: the organization keeps 25 places for its commitments to sponsors and partners. The organization reserves the right to increase or reduce the number of places for safety reasons or other reasons which may affect the smooth running of the race.   In any event, any changes which be announced well in advance on the website and social networks.
  1. Chip
  • It is compulsory to use the chip to participate in the event. You can use your own yellow chip or rent one for 3€ during the registration process.
  • If the chip is lost, the participant or team will not appear in the rankings even if they submit testimonies and/or graphic material showing their position and/or time. Nor will they have the right to prizes. No claims will be accepted in this respect.
  1. Participant’s bag Collection
  • To collect their bag, the participant will need to show their ID CARD, PASSPORT or TAX ID CARD (original or photocopy) and the medical certificate.
  • When collecting bib numbers you must collect: Cap, Chip, Event T-shirt, Wet Bag for the Cloakroom, a whistle and the bib number.
  1. Briefing

We strongly recommend attending the briefing.

  1. Cloakroom

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.

  1. Transfer to the start

The transfer to the start will be made by bus. The schedule will be published on the web.

  1. Compulsory technical kit

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.

Compulsory kit:

  • Swimming wetsuit. This may be short or long-sleeved or may have the legs and arms cut off. For the sprint the swimming wetsuit will be optional.
  • Swimming goggles.
  • Cap provided by the organization with your bib number.
  • Chip provided by the organization, worn correctly (ankle).
  • Bib number provided by the organization with the number of each team. Must return ate the end of the event.
  • Whistle, one per person (NOT given by the organization).
  • Trail trainers.
  • Reusable cup.

Additionally, the organization advises that you also bring the following items:

  • Vaseline or oil to avoid abrasion.
  • Sun-cream, preferably anti-jellyfish.
  • Swim paddles
  • Pull buoy
  • Hydration rucksack

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.

  1. Starting Point 
  • The organization can make different start depending on how many participants are. The criteria for this starts will be the level chosen by the participant in moment of the registration. You can find this information in the website.
  • There will be a chip control at the start and at the finish line. Not stepping on the carpet in one of the control point means being disqualified and not appearing in the classification.
  1. Route

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.

  1. Participants support

The participants will be monitored by jet skis and support boats in the sea and by volunteers in the running section.

Support Vessels

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.

Land staff 

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.

  1. Refreshments

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.

  1. Withdrawal

If a Participant or a Team decides to withdraw, we recommend:

At sea:

  1. Requesting help by lifting one or both arms.
  2. The jet ski or vessel will assist you while you wait to be picked up.

On land:

  1. Indicate to a volunteer that you need help or approach a volunteer.
  2. Go to the entrance or exit of the closest swimming stage.
  3. Go to the nearest feed station.

The organization reserves the right to force the participants to withdraw from the event:

  1. Whenever a participant shows signs of extreme tiredness, dehydration, hypothermia, is swimming at an extremely slow pace or has any abnormal symptoms which prevent them from swimming normally.
  2. If the participant fails to comply with any of the regulations which govern these rules (see section on Disqualifications)
  3. When the obligatory cut-off time at the start of each event has passed.

 

  1. Evacuation

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.

  1. Penalties
TYPE OF FAULT PENALTIES
Disposing of rubbish in unauthorized areas or any kind of behaviour which does not respect the natural environment  

Disqualification

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)

Disqualification

 

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.

  1. Change to the route(s) and/or suspension of the crossing.

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:

  1. Wave of a significant height of more than 0.8 meters.
  2. Winds of more than 14 knots. Whenever the direction of the wind affects the route.
  3. Visibility less than half a nautical mile.
  4. Jellyfish plague.
  5. Electrical storm.
  6. Any other reason that the organization believes that does not guarantee the safety of the participants or the security measures.

 

  1. Ranking System 

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.

  • Event 

Each participant will be ranked according to the time it took them to reach the finish line.

  • 2020 categories

The first 3 classified of each category will get a medal. The categories by distance are:

  • Individual female
  • Individual male
  • Couples female
  • Couples mix
  • Couples male

The medal will be delivered only during the award ceremony of the event.

  1. Disclaimer and Declaration of Physical Fitness
  • Registering for the event implies the participant’s acceptance of the rules and that they are properly prepared for the crossing, being aware of the severe weather conditions which can be found in the area where the race is being held. Consequently, the participant holds harmless the organization for any possible health problems which may arise as a result of their participation in the race.
  • Participants registered in the event understand that they are taking part in the competition voluntarily and at their own risk and, therefore, they release the Organizers of the event of all liabilities and agree not to bring any cases against the organizers, partners, sponsors and other participants, or to make any claim of civil liability against the foregoing parties. For this purpose, when registering, the participant must tick the box to accept the disclaimer to complete their registration.
  • The organization recommends that all swimmers do a 3000m test in a swimming pool. Ideally this will be completed in less than 60 minutes, and no more than 70, to be able to successfully complete the crossing.
  • The organization does not recommend participating in the event if the result of the 3000m test in the swimming pool is a time over 70 minutes.
  • The organization recommends that all the participants have an annual medical stress test/review.
  • In recent years, with the popularity of outdoor and long-distance sports, sadly, the number of deaths among the participants is rising; this is why the organization insists on taking the strictest precautions.
  • Please remember that the challenge insurance does not cover conditions such as heart attacks.
  1. Medical questionnaire

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.

  • The certificate must be completed by a qualified doctor, with signature and number of collegiate.
  • It will specify the tests that the doctor has estimated that by age or risk have been carried out.
  • The participant declares that all the information presented in the medical certificate is true.
  1. Changes of regulation

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.

  1. Image rights

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.

  1. Data protection

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 eventos@marnaton.com.

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