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REGULATIONS FOR CMP TRAIL BASSANO


ART.1 – ORGANISATION
CMP 4SPORT A.S.D. Tel. (+39) 0424 515405
Email address for general information: info@cmptrail.it
Website: www.cmptrail.it
On Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 October 2018, the “CMP 4SPORT A.S.D.” association is holding the third edition of “CMP Trail Bassano”, a race event for semi self-sufficient Trail running with routes largely going through hilly areas. The organising committee is assisted by local associations and volunteers.


ART.2 – GUIDELINES
Participation in “CMP Trail Bassano” means accepting these regulations fully and unreservedly. By registering, every competitor agrees to respect these regulations and releases the organisers from all civil or criminal liability for any incident, accident, or damages to people or objects resulting to or caused by him/her which may occur during the “CMP Trail Bassano” event, which will be held in accordance with these regulations as well as any future amendments and the notices which shall be published on the website. These regulations can be consulted on the website www.cmptrail.it. The world of TRAIL brings together not only sports lovers, but above all people who respect nature and other people. By registering for “CMP Trail Bassano”, you are required to respect the ethical code of trail runners worldwide when running. This includes: not throwing rubbish of any kind on the ground, which could be extremely harmful to the environment; respect for yourselves; no dishonesty of any kind, either before or after the race; respect for other trail runners, providing assistance to any who may be in difficulty; and respect for the volunteers, whose aim is the same as yours: participation for the pleasure of being there.


ART.3 – GENERAL INFORMATION
This sporting event encompasses 5 different types of trail, designed and structured for different athlete categories:
• A 43 km-long trail called CMP TRAIL - LONG, which combines all the characteristics of a genuine self-sufficiency Trail and has an elevation gain of approximately 2,106 m. This is a personal challenge first and foremost, as it involves running along hilly paths and mule tracks - parts of which are rarely used - surrounded by the thick woodlands of Bassano and Marostica and passing through the vineyards and olive groves typical of the area. Rugged, rocky and earthy terrain, steep ups and downs between pools of spring water, and forbidding flights of steps will create memories to last for a long time to come. This opportunity to discover the local territory needs to be tackled with suitable physical preparation and an excellent capacity for managing stamina and available resources, to qualify as a CMP Trail finisher!
• A short Trail of 18 km called CMP TRAIL - SHORT for newcomers, beginners, amateurs and all those who wish to put themselves to the test in a competition which requires a fair level of physical preparation and, above all, the desire to immerse yourself in the challenge and in nature. This is a fascinating route in terms of history, landscape and scenery, as kilometre after kilometre unfolds across pathways and dirt roads, along the western bank of the river Brenta and passing by the San Bovo hermitage, where you will hear the welcoming notes of the bell ringing out. With an elevation gain of 653 m, the short trail is an ideal route for anyone with an interest in the world of Trail running who wants to enjoy the delights offered by the countryside - and more - of Bassano and the surrounding area. CMP TRAIL - SHORT is open both as a competitive event (upon presentation of a medical certificate) and as a non-competitive event in this third edition. It is also possible to register and participate in the Short Trail using Nordic Walking methods.
• A very short trail of 7 km, called the YOUTH TRAIL, is reserved for all Under-19s who are in Middle School, High School, or members of sporting associations in any part of Italy. It is designed to promote Trail Running among young people, and the organisation has put up 80 individual study grants as prizes for the winners of the race (first 10 m/f) in each of the following categories: KIDS, CADETS, MINORS, JUNIORS. Another study grant is offered as a prize for the educational institution which brings the largest number of students to the race and for the most represented sporting association.
• The 7 km route used for the Youth Trail is also open to all those who wish to tackle it as a FREE WALK using NORDIC WALKING methods.
• A short 2 km trail among the vineyards of Villa Angarano is specially provided for all children between 4 and 10 years old, giving them the chance to be introduced to racing and trail running.
The trails:
• LONG TRAIL: Sunday 07 October 2018. 43 km long and 2,106 metres of elevation gain. The trail unfolds across the various types of countryside which are to be found in the districts of Bassano del Grappa (VI) and Marostica (VI). Starting time: 8.30. Start/finish point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI). Meeting point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Contrà corte Sant'Eusebio 15, 36061, Bassano del Grappa (VI).
• SHORT TRAIL: Sunday 07 October 2018. 18 km long and 653 metres of elevation gain. The trail unfolds along woodland paths, mule tracks, and dirt or asphalt farm roads crossing the districts of Bassano del Grappa (VI) and Pove del Grappa (VI). Starting time (competitive and non-competitive): 9.00. Start/finish point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI). Meeting point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Contrà corte Sant'Eusebio 15, 36061, Bassano del Grappa (VI).
• YOUTH TRAIL: Saturday 06 October 2018. 7 km long and 200 metres of elevation gain. The trail extends throughout the hillside vineyards and olive groves of Bassano del Grappa (VI). Starting time: 16.00. Start/finish point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI). Meeting point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Contrà corte Sant'Eusebio 15, 36061, Bassano del Grappa (VI).
• NORDIC WALKING FREE WALK: Sunday 07 October 2018. 7 km long and 200 metres of elevation gain. The trail extends throughout the hillside vineyards and olive groves of Bassano del Grappa (VI). Starting time: 9.15. Start/finish point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI). Meeting point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Contrà corte Sant'Eusebio 15, 36061, Bassano del Grappa (VI).
• MINI TRAIL: Sunday 07 October 2018. 2 km in length, across the vineyards of Villa Angarano. Start/finish point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI). Supporting this trail is a babysitting service managed by childcare workers, offering creative workshops with sporting and cultural themes. Places are limited for both the mini trail and the babysitting service. Register by following the link. Meeting point: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Contrà corte Sant'Eusebio 15, 36061, Bassano del Grappa (VI). N.B. The times given may be altered to ensure that the event runs smoothly


ART. 4 – ROUTES
Detailed routes are available to all participants. All documents can be checked on the website at www.cmptrail.it.


ART. 5 - HOW TO REGISTER
Registrations are taken on-line only, using the tds portal Enternow. All foreign athletes who take part in a competitive race (long or short) must upload the medical certificate, available for download here, to enternow or produce it on the day of the race.
a) Requirements for registration
Participation in the CMP TRAIL LONG (500 RACE NUMBERS AVAILABLE) is open to all athletes, men and women, who are 18 years of age or over, hold a sports medical certificate valid until at least 07 October 2018, and have signed the release form. It is a COMPETITIVE RACE.
Participation in the CMP TRAIL SHORT (900 RACE NUMBERS AVAILABLE): COMPETITIVE VERSION is open to all athletes, men and women, who are 18 years of age or over, hold a sports medical certificate valid until at least 07 October 2018, and have signed the release form.
Participation in the CMP TRAIL SHORT: NON-COMPETITIVE VERSION is open to all athletes, men and women, who are 18 years of age or over. IT IS NOT NECESSARY to produce a valid sports medical certificate, but the release form must be signed.
Participation in the YOUTH TRAIL race (500 RACE NUMBERS AVAILABLE) is open to all athletes, boys and girls, born in the years 1999/2000/2001/2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007, who can show authorisation for participation from the sporting body to which they belong, a registration form from their school, or a release form signed by a parent. It is a PROMOTIONAL RACE.
b) How to register
Registration opens on THURSDAY 05 April 2018 AT 12:00 and closes on FRIDAY 05 October 2018 AT 12:00 OR WHEN NO FURTHER RACE NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE. Registrations take place ON-LINE ONLY and are managed by the portal enternow.it. Registration carries an additional cost of 2 euro in Enternow service charges.
Every athlete intending to take part in a competitive race must ensure that the organisation receives a copy of their valid sports medical certificate when registering or by the day before the race. A scan of the front of the original certificate, which must be validated, is sufficient.
Unless there are no more places available, registration will still be possible on Saturday 06 October at Villa Angarano and Sunday 07, the day of the race, from 7.00 until 40 minutes before the starting time for each race. On-site registrations will carry a surcharge of 10.00 euro. Debit cards will be accepted for payment (no credit cards).
Registration for the YOUTH TRAIL will be open until the day of the race. The following information will be required upon registration: - Name - Surname - Date and place of birth - Mobile phone number - Emergency contact numbers (mobile and landlines) - Email address - Address - Nationality - Sporting group - Release form for participation
c) Registration fees
The organisation has set the following registration fees for the third edition of the CMP Trail:
LONG (including race pack):
FROM 05/04/2018 TO 30/04/2018: 39.00 EURO
FROM 01/05/2018 TO 31/07/2018: 42 EURO
FROM 01/08/2018 TO 05/10/2018: 45 EURO
SHORT: COMPETITIVE AND NON-COMPETITIVE (including race pack):
FROM 05/04/2018 TO 30/04/2018: 18.00 EURO
FROM 01/05/2018 TO 31/07/2018: 21.00 EURO
FROM 01/08/2018 TO 05/10/2018: 25 EURO
YOUTH TRAIL (without race pack):
5 EURO for individuals under 19 and parents and 2.50 EURO for schools and sporting associations.
NORDIC WALKING powered by MASTERS (including race pack):
FROM 05/04/2018 TO 05/10/2018: 10.00 euro
NORDIC WALKING AS A FREE WALK (without race pack):
FROM 05/04/2018 TO 05/10/2018: 5.00 euro
Updates will be posted on the website, on the facebook page and in the newsletter regarding special discounts and limited-time offers, which will be available for short periods of time. Subscribe to the newspaper on our website, www.cmptrail.it, or follow our facebook page to receive all the updates.
Payment must be made within the given deadlines. Until the organisation has received the registration fee and the medical certificate for competitive races, the athlete cannot be registered in the list of participants. The registration fee for the SHORT TRAIL, LONG TRAIL and the NORDIC WALKING powered by MASTERS includes the following: race pack, numbered race bib, refreshments along the trail, endpoint refreshments, post-race meal ticket (PASTA PARTY), post-race massage, shower/changing room service, insurance.
The organisation can offer special prices agreed upon with hotels, which you will find by following this link
d) Cancellation
This year, the organising committee has decided to reimburse registration fees for those who have registered for the CMP Trail Long before 30 July, but cannot participate in the race. Anyone who wishes to be reimbursed must make their non-participation known by sending an email to the address info@cmptrail.it no later than Sunday 23 September, giving their name, surname, date of birth and order code. There is no need to explain the reason for the cancellation. Reimbursement will take place within two months of the event.
Registration costs and commission fees for the payment method are not reimbursed.
For the other trails (Short, Youth and Nordic Walking), no provision is made for the deferral of registration fees for use in the following year. In the case that the race is cancelled due to force majeure, or if it is interrupted or cancelled due to weather conditions or any other cause outside of the Organisation’s control, participants shall not be entitled to any reimbursement.


ART. 6 – CONDITIONS FOR THE ADMISSION OF COMPETITORS
Competitors must be of legal age on the day of the competition, and those registering for a competitive race (Short - competitive version - and Long) must hold a valid medical certificate for competitive sports. Moreover, by registering, the competitors accept that it is their responsibility to be in an adequate physical and mental condition to take on the Trail and acknowledge that they have been informed of the risks and the difficulty of the trail. Every competitor runs at his or her own risk. Registrations are not accepted from athletes who are currently disqualified for doping in any type of sporting discipline. To complete their registration, the runner must sign a release form freeing the organisers from responsibility and fully accept these regulations in all aspects. Throughout the trail, athletes are required to respect the Traffic Code. Athletes are asked to pay the utmost attention when on unpaved roads, particularly at intersections and crossing points, even where roads shall be closed to traffic.


ART. 7 – CLASSIFICATIONS AND PRIZES
A final ranking list shall be drawn up for the LONG and SHORT (competitive version) races, including only those competitors who reach the finishing line and who are recorded upon arrival. Cash prizes are offered (See the prize list). Prizes shall go to the first 5 athletes in each category (men/women) for the CMP Trail Long and the first 3 (men/women) for the CMP Trail Short. Prizes shall only be awarded to athletes who are present during the prize-giving ceremony.


ART. 8 – BIB COLLECTION
Collection of numbered race bibs and race packs shall take place as follows: Saturday 06/10/2018 at: Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI) - Via Contrà Corte S. Eusebio, 15. Sunday 07/10/2018 at: Villa Angarano Michiel, Bassano del Grappa (VI) – Via Contrà Corte S. Eusebio, 15. The numbered race bib shall only be released upon showing identification. Those who have not registered their medical certificate on the ENTERNOW portal must present it at the time of collection. For participants in the NON-COMPETITIVE SHORT trail, a sports medical certificate is not necessary. N.B. THE TIMES GIVEN MAY BE ALTERED TO ENSURE THAT THE EVENT RUNS SMOOTHLY
ART. 9 – TAG-IN AND STARTING-POINT CHECKS
Each bib is individually assigned to the competitor, and must always be worn above all other clothing on the chest, stomach or thigh, where it must remain easily visible throughout the entire race. Tag-in shall commence from 07.00. The bibs are fitted with chips which must be returned upon completion. Competitors who withdraw during the course of the competition are asked to return their bib fitted with its chip to the volunteers who are stationed along the trail. Athletes shall be charged for the cost of chips which they fail to return at the end of the race.

ART.10 – CHECKPOINTS
The checkpoints along the route, where the competitors’ progress is recorded, shall be located at the refreshment points (and the timing gates) as well as other points chosen by the organisation, which may carry out checks at any point of the route without prior notice. Only those competitors who have been recorded at every check shall be included in the rankings and awarded prizes. We therefore remind all athletes to give their race number promptly and clearly when requested to do so by the staff stationed along the route. Tagging in upon completion allows the timekeeper to ascertain the rankings.


ART. 11 – REFRESHMENTS
One basic criteria of this competition is food-related self-sufficiency. Four fully equipped refreshment points (including the final point at the Villa) shall be positioned along the trail, and their locations shall be communicated during the pre-race briefing as well as being available on-line. The four refreshment points shall be supplied with drinks and certain types of foodstuff. Athletes must therefore independently ensure that they have as much as they believe they will need to go from one refreshment point to another. All rubbish, cups, gels, bars etc. must be thrown away in the specially provided bins available at the refreshment points. Anyone found to be throwing rubbish away outside of the designated containers shall be disqualified.


ART. 12 - EQUIPMENT
OBLIGATORY ITEMS FOR THE 43 km TRAIL: • 1/2 litre water, enough to suffice between refreshment points • Energy gels or bars • Suitable shoes for the trail • Thermal survival blanket • Mobile phone: on which we ask that you store the following numbers for the organisation: emergency number (+39) 348 9691549 - 348 2730508 / organisation number (+39) 366 7773361 • Windproof jacket in case of bad weather • Whistle The deadline to reach the finishing line has been set at 30 minutes before sundown. For athletes who aim to meet timing gate targets, we recommend bringing a head torch.
OBLIGATORY ITEMS FOR THE 18 km TRAIL: • 1/2 litre water, enough to suffice between refreshment points • Suitable shoes for the trail • Energy gels or bars • Thermal survival blanket (optional) • Mobile phone: on which we ask that you store the following numbers for the organisation: emergency number (+39) 348 9691549 - 348 2730508 / organisation number (+39) 366 7773361 • Windproof jacket in case of bad weather Complete lack of the obligatory safety items entails disqualification. Partial lack of the items entails a penalty. The organisation reserves the right to carry out spot checks for the obligatory items at the start of or during the race.


ART. 13 – COMPETITORS’ BAGS
Bags may be deposited in the start/finish area in a location specifically provided for the purpose. It is the responsibility of every athlete to mark his/her own bag so that he/she recognises it upon arrival. The organisation does not accept any responsibility for the safeguarding of the bags. No complaints in this regard will be accepted. We strongly recommend that no valuable objects should be left inside the bags. A sticker to use for identifying bags can be found inside the athletes’ race packs.


ART. 14 – WITHDRAWAL
Withdrawal is possible at the refreshment points or, alternatively, anywhere the organisation’s staff are present so that the athlete can return the race bib and chip. Every withdrawal must be communicated promptly to race Management. Notification is vital to prevent emergency services from being alerted needlessly.


ART. 14 b – DROPPING OUT
Competitors who drop out of the race along the route are OBLIGED to make their way to the closest refreshment point as soon as possible to notify them of their dropping out.


ART.15 – SECURITY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Security and medical assistance shall be provided by the organisation’s volunteers stationed along the route and by authorised personnel. Moreover, emergency services shall be present on the trail in the areas accessible to the organisation’s vehicles. Support is also provided by teams on trials bikes qualified to perform BLS-D first aid. Their presence is a vital safeguard for all athletes in the race. They move along the route without hindering the smooth progress of the race and we ask that their presence be considered as a vital support for safety. The operators have arranged to bring assistance to those who need it, with their own resources or through appointed organisations. The doctors on duty have the incontestable power to stop competitors judged unfit to continue the race, with subsequent disqualification. The race bib shall be removed. Emergency responders are authorised to use their resources to remove competitors judged to be in danger. On pain of disqualification, every athlete is obliged to assist others who may be in difficulty, and to bring the attention of organisation personnel to situations which require emergency intervention or assistance. Competitors who request help from a doctor or emergency responder agree de facto to accept the latter’s authority and to respect his/her decision. Access to and the nature of treatment shall be at the discretion of the medical staff. Calling the emergency number provided to the athletes entails an automatic acceptance of the doctor’s and/or the emergency responder’s authority and the obligation to accept their decisions.


ART. 16 – PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
Competitors may avail of any personal assistance stationed along the route.


ART. 17 – PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION
Throughout the trail, the organisation’s staff have the right to carry out checks on the obligatory items, and to verify that the regulations are being respected in general. Violations encountered by the organisation’s staff or reported by athletes may lead to incontestable disqualification after consideration by the race jury (though in the latter case proof in the form of a photo or video is required). The race jury may declare a competitor disqualified in the case of a serious violation of the regulations, particularly: - exchanging race bibs - failure to pass through a checkpoint - deviating from the route - lack of some or all of the obligatory items for survival - use of a means of transport - failure to assist another competitor in difficulty - abandoning material along the route - polluting or damaging the area by abandoning rubbish along the route - insults, bad behaviour or threats towards members of the organisation or volunteers - refusal to be examined by a doctor from the organisation at any point of the race - physical and/or mental state judged unsuitable to continue the competition


ART. 18 - DISPUTES
Disputes will be accepted and taken into consideration if presented in writing within thirty minutes of the posting of the provisional rankings by the organisation, with a payment of 50.00 euro which will be reimbursed only if the dispute is upheld. It will be the responsibility of the jury to provide a response upholding or rejecting the dispute in question.


ART. 19 - ROUTE ALTERATIONS
The organisation reserves the right to alter, at any time, the route (shortening or even lengthening it) or the positioning of refreshment points, using the dedicated on-site area at the race or the web (in the area reserved for news and/or the trail) to give timely notice of any alterations made in the interests of the well-being of competitors and volunteers and the safety of the race. In the case of adverse weather conditions (thick fog, heavy storms, strong winds) which may put competitors’ safety at risk, the starting time may be postponed or cancelled, the route may be altered or reduced, or the race may terminate at any point along the trail. If an ongoing race is interrupted, the final rankings shall be issued on the basis of the last check conducted during the race. Suspension of a race does not entitle competitors to any reimbursement of their registration fees. Every decision shall be taken by the jury and by all the competent people appointed by the managers of the organising Committee itself.


ART. 20 – INSURANCE
The organisation shall take out civil liability insurance for the entire duration of the competition. Participation in the competition is therefore at the sole responsibility of the competitors, who, upon registering, waive all claims against the organisers in the case of damages and any further consequences which they may incur after the race.


ART. 21 – IMAGE RIGHTS
All contestants expressly renounce the exercise of their image rights during the competition, just as they renounce any claims against the organisation and its authorised partners regarding the use made of their image. By registering, competitors authorise the organisation to use photographs, film footage and records of their participation in “CMP Trail Bassano”, freely and without restrictions on territory or time, for all legitimate purposes, including those of publicity. Additionally, by registering, competitors authorise the organisation to process their data in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, the “Personal Data Protection Code”.


ART. 22 - PRIVACY
Upon registering, every competitor grants their consent to the sharing of their personal data with third parties such as sponsors, who will process their data for marketing purposes, to send them commercial communications and advertisements for their products and services, in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679 regarding the protection of natural persons in terms of the processing of their personal data.


ART. 23 - DECLARATION OF LIABILITY
Voluntary registration for and subsequent participation in the competition indicate full acceptance of these regulations and any amendments which may be made to them. By registering for and subsequently participating in the race the participants declare: that they are aware of and accept these regulations and any amendments which may be made to them, and that they release the organisers from any and all liability, civil or criminal, for damages to people and/or objects resulting to or caused by the competitor before, during and after the event. Check the website www.cmptrail.it for any updates.

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