COPA MARNATON eDREAMS 2020
MARNATON eDreams events are held in exceptional, natural coastal environments, with some sections being part of a Natural Park and / or Integral Reserve. We 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 to leave no trace and leave a better space condition after the event than we have found.
As an open water swimmer, you respect and protect the environment. We count on your collaboration.
The swimmer must use the swimbag, identified with his bib number, provided by the organization to keep and store his personal belongings. The swimbag will have to be left at the designated point before the start of the race.
To retrieve their bag, which is looked after by the organization near to the finish area, the swimmer will have to show his participant number.
Cloakroom bags will be watched over at all times. But in case of loss of personal objects of swimmers, the organization will not be responsible. To avoid this, please do not place valuables in the cloakroom bags.
Swimmers travel from the finish to the starting point, will be made before the competition by buses and / or boats and / or walking. The timetables of the transfers will be published and well reported in advance on the website.
All participants are required to carry the following material, which can be checked at the start and / or at any point of the race:
The organization also recommends bring the following material:
The organization may add some type of compulsory material not included in this section. In this case, this material will be notified well in advance to the participants through the website or by email.
Starts will take place according on the level group chosen.
There will be a chip and timing control point at the start and another at the finish. Failure to pass control at any of the points will imply disqualification and therefore not appear in the rankings.
Swimmers will be guarded by kayaks and support boats in order to ensure their safety.
Swimmers must always follow the line of kayaks that will guide them throughout the crossing.
All kayaks will be marked with brightly coloured lifejackets to facilitate the orientation of the swimmer.
Motor support boats, marked with a BLUE flag, will govern at all times respecting a certain safety distance. There will be general support boats to cover the crossing, as well as boats that will have medically- trained crews specialized in rescue and first aid.
The organization will supply food and drinks, which will consist of water, isotonic drinks, bananas and gels during the crossing and in the finish area.
The refreshment points will be located in boats designated by the organization, and anchored along the route, they will be duly marked with a yellow flag and helium balloon.
Swimmers will not be able to get on the refreshment boats but they will be able to rely on them.
The swimmer will decide freely in each case if he stops or continues with the race until the next stop.
It is not compulsory to stop for refreshments, although it is highly recommended.
Under no circumstances may the participant throw the wrapping or packaging from drinks and food into the sea. Such behaviour will be penalized with disqualification.
If a participant decides to withdraw, we recommend:
The organization reserves the right to force a swimmer to withdraw the race:
|TYPE OF FAULT||PENALTIES
Disposing of waste in non-authorised areas or any kind of behaviour not respectful of the natural environment
Unsporting behaviour towards other athletes or the organization
Lack of compulsory equipment
|Participating in the event without having signed up||
Expulsion and a ban on participating in future events
Participating with someone else’s bib number
|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 or 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
Ban on participating in future events
Not following orders from organizers or medical staff
|Get on a support boat, kayak or
|Exceeding the maximum permitted swimming time||
Disqualification and should give up the event in a boat of the organization
The organization reserves the power to penalize the behaviours not typified on the above list of faults that contravene the provisions of this regulation.
For reasons of force majeure beyond its control, the organization reserves the right to suspend, divert, neutralize or modify the event’s time slots and / or the routes and refreshments. (See PDF Alternative plans).
This decision will be taken in a technical committee, agreeing with maritime authorities and safety device, taking into account safety. As well as respecting the conditions to which the permits are subject.
They can be a reason for plan B or cancellation:
In case of being below 16ºC the maximum distance will be 5000 meters
In case of being below 15ºC the maximum distance will be 3000 meters
When the event is over, the swimmer will have half an hour before the awards ceremony for possible modifications and / or claims about the classification.
Each participant will be ranked according to the time taken to reach the finish line.
Scoring event for the Cup, using the following formula:
XL distances (+ 10km): (Winning time / swimming time) * 1200 = nº of points
L distances (between 10km and 5km): (Winning time / swimming time) * 1000 = nº of points
M distances (between 5km and 3km): (Winning time / swimming time) * 800 = nº of points
S distances (less than 3km): (Winning time / swimming time) * 600 = nº of points
The result of the Cup classification will be the sum of the points of the different races of the MARNATON circuit, adding up to a maximum of the four best scores obtained. Therefore, if you participate in all the races, the worst score will be dismissed.
Trophies will be given to the first three overall finishers, both male and female.
The first three overall finishers (male and female) will be excluded from the awards in their age category.
The top three classified, both male and female, of each age category will receive a medal.
The category trophies and medals will only be collected during the event’s awards ceremony.
All participants must complete a medical questionnaire. In the case of answering affirmatively any of the questions, it will be essential to participate, upload the required medical certificate to the platform.
In case the organization considers it necessary, it may change these regulations. 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 photography, filming 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 events, as well as of the audio-visual, photographic and journalistic exploitation of the competition.
In accordance with the provisions of Law 34/2002, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce in its article 21, we request your consent to be able to carry out marketing communications that we consider may be of interest to you, by email or by any other equivalent method of electronic communication.
Any media or marketing project will have to have the express written consent of the organization. Otherwise, all legal actions will be taken are considered to be relevant.
Data Protection. In compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation 976/2016, MM MARNATON 2008, S.L. (hereinafter MARNATON) with CIF: B64835390, we inform you that your personal data provided through the registration form on the website: www.marnaton.com are incorporated into an automated file for which MARNATON is responsible for; the purpose of this file is to administer and manage your participation in the event.
In any case, you can withdraw the consent given at any time and exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, by writing for this purpose to MARNATON through the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org