REGULATIONS MARATHON DES SABLES 2017 PERU

ART. 1 : ORGANIZATION

ART. 2 : DEFINITION OF THE COMPETITION

ART. 3 : GENERAL CONDITIONS

ART. 4 : CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION FOR PARTICIPANTS

ART. 5 : CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS

ART. 6 : RACE PROGRAMME

ART. 7 : TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL VERIFICATIONS

ART. 8 : IDENTIFICATION MARKS RESERVED BY THE ORGANIZATION

ART. 9 : SPACE RESERVED FOR INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

ART. 10 : STAGE START

ART. 11 : LIAISON STAGE

ART. 12 : NON-STOP STAGE

ART. 13 : CHECK POINTS

ART. 14 : AT EACH ARRIVAL POST/BIVOUAC

ART. 15 : RANKING

ART. 16 : WATER SUPPLY

ART. 17 : MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

ART. 18 : DROPPING OUT / ELIMINATION

ART. 19 : GROUND ASSISTANCE

ART. 20 : INSURANCE

ART. 21 : WEATHER AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS

ART. 22 : MARKINGS

ART. 23 : ROAD BOOK

ART. 24 : COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS

ART. 25 : REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE OBLIGATIONS

ART. 26 : FORFEITURE CANCELLATIONS

ART. 27 : MISCONDUCT AND PENALTIES

ART. 28 : SUMMARY OF PENALITIES

ART. 29 : PHOTO COVERAGE

ART. 30 : LIST OF PRIZES

 

 

ART. 1: ORGANIZATION

MARATHON DES SABLES PERU 2017 is organized by ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale and will take place from 26 November to 06 December in the Ica Desert in Peru. This event will take place under the aegis of the PERUVIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM and will bring together around 500 participants.

 

ART. 2: DEFINITION OF THE COMPETITION

MARATHON DES SABLES  PERU 2017 is a foot race, open to runners and walkers, with several stages, free style, and with food self-sufficiency over a distance of about 250 Km. Each participant must carry his/her own backpack containing food, sleeping gear and other material.

 

ART. 3: GENERAL CONDITIONS

MARATHON DES SABLES PERU 2017 will be administered according to the general race regulations and their amendments (road book, etc.) to which all participants agree when they register.

 

ART. 4: CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION FOR PARTICIPANTS

Anyone meeting the following conditions will be accepted: over 18, any citizenship. Competitors must hold a medical certificate issued by the organization stating their ability to participate and a resting ECG report.
Teenagers over 16 may participate in MARATHON DES SABLES PERU 2017 subject to prior consent from ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale and written permission from a parent or guardian. They will have to meet the same requirements as adults.

 

ART. 5: CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS

 

CATEGORY A: INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT

CATEGORY B: TEAM PARTICIPANT

 

CATEGORY A: INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT

Every entrant will be ranked with no distinction of age or professional level. In addition to the general ranking, there will be placing for:

• females,
• veteran M1 (aged 40 to 49),
• veteran M2 (aged 50 to 59),
• veteran M3 (aged 60 to 69),
• veteran M4 (aged 70 to 79),
• veteran W1 (aged 40 to 49),
• veteran W2 (aged 50 to 59),
• veteran W3 (aged 60 to 69),
• veteran W4 (aged 70 to 79).

Classification is based on year of birth.

 

CATEGORY B: TEAM PARTICIPANT
A team is made up of at least three runners. To remain in the race, all three members of the team must complete the race. However each member is recorded as an individual in the general ranking.

 

ART. 6: RACE PROGRAMME

26 November: Morning, meeting at Lima Airport, transfer to 1st bivouac.
27 November: Technical, administrative and medical formalities.
28 November to 04 December: Timed stages with food self-sufficiency.
05 December: Free day
06 December: Transfer to Lima Airport.

 

ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale reserves the right to modify:

• the regulations of MARATHON DES SABLES PERU 2017,
• the aspect of the course (see ART. 21),
• the place and destination in case of forces beyond our control: weather, cataclysm, armed conflict, invasion in any form, lock-out, etc.

 

ART. 7: TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL VERIFICATIONS

These will take place on 27 November 2017.
Participants must present themselves to the race administrators and medical team responsible for carrying out these verifications. He or she must imperatively have fulfilled his or her technical, administrative and medical obligations (see ART. 24, 25, 27 & 28) before departure. At the control point, an exact list of each participant's equipment must be established (i.e., compulsory items, personal belongings, food and caloric value, etc.).

The race stewards are authorized at any time to check and supervise the participants' backpacks. Individual items of the participant's equipment as referred to in the above list is strictly personal. Any items missing from the list, whether thrown away, lost or stolen, shall be penalized. All competitors are responsible for their own equipment and they must therefore inform the organization of any missing item, failing which penalties could be levied (see ART. 27 and 28). Any found objects that remain unclaimed after 24 hours shall be disposed of, except for telephones, cameras and batteries.

Each competitor is responsible for his/her own equipment.
During the race, none of the items in your backpack will be looked after by the organization.

 

ART. 8: IDENTIFICATION MARKS RESERVED BY THE ORGANIZATION

During the administrative and technical registration, the organisation will provide each participant with:

• 2 breast plates bearing a number, approx. 18 cm x 16 cm

- one for upper part of the chest

- one for the back, to be attached to the backpack,

• WAA ChronoTag (3)

• a SPOT personal tracker

These ID marks must be worn by the participants throughout the race and positioned according to the organization's indications, failing which penalties will be issued. The race stewards may carry out checks at any time. It is formally forbidden to cover the organization's race numbers with any other lettering. Each participant must ensure his/her ID marking is clear, entirely visible, in good condition and in the proper place, under pain of penalty (see ART. 27 and 28).The organization will provide competitors with spare tags in case of damage or loss. The distress beacon must be handed in at the end of the race. The loss of the personal tracker will incur a fine of 100 euro (see ART. 27 and 28).
Each participant agrees to adhere strictly to this rule, subject to serious penalty in the case of violation (see ART. 27 and 28).

 

ART. 9: SPACE RESERVED FOR INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

In addition to official ID markings, participants may use other available clothing space for individual sponsors e.g. T-shirts (apart from the chest area exclusively reserved for race number) shorts, socks, caps, backpacks, etc. However, the organization reserves the right to prohibit sponsorship considered to be oversized or in direct competition with the organization's partners or for any other reasons and which the organization does not have to justify.
The upper part of the chest area is reserved exclusively by the organisation for positioning your race number. The race organizers will be very strict about where your ID is placed. Therefore, think carefully about where to position your advertising and publicity on your tee-shirts and backpacks.

 

ART. 10: STAGE START

Stage starts are grouped.  Each competitor must attend a briefing session with the race Director before the stage starts. Participants must imperatively start at the time indicated by the organization, subject to penalties (see ART. 28).

Before the start of each stage, the water distribution point is a compulsory check-point. (see ART. 13 and 16).

 

ART. 11: LIAISON STAGE

Stage to be covered in a maximum authorized time of 10 hours. The marathon stage must take a maximum of 12 hours.
CP closing times are indicated in the road book. Anyone who has not reached a checkpoint before the deadline will be disqualified (see ART. 27 & 28).
The Solidarity Stage is obligatory and counts as part of MDS. Any competitor who does not participate or gives up this stage will be disqualified from MDS. Any penalties received shall be included in the general race ranking. A finisher medal is awarded at the end of the marathon stage.

 

ART. 12: NON-STOP STAGE

Approx. 80 km stage to be held partly during the night and within a maximum authorized time of 32 hours.
CP closing times are indicated in the road book. Anyone who has not reached a checkpoint before the deadline will be disqualified (see ART. 27 & 28).
From CP4 onwards, competitors may set up bivouac where they like as long as they are on the route axis and clearly visible. Participants will be informed of the latest departure time from CP4.
Headlamp turned on from 7 p.m.

 

ART. 13: CHECK POINTS

The water distribution points at both the start and the finish line of each day's stage are compulsory check-points. Check-points are located throughout the course of each stage of the race. There are two to six check points depending on the length of the race and each competitor must go through them, if not penalties will be applied (see Art 27 and 28). This allows the race officials to record times and distribute water (see ART.16).
Medical assistance will be available at each check-point.
The closing times for each checkpoint will be indicated in the road book.

 

ART. 14: AT EACH ARRIVAL POST/BIVOUAC

An official time-keeper will take down the daily order of arrival for each competitor.
Obligatory checkpoints: water distribution and card punching.
The bivouacs will be pitched each day on previously chosen sites transformed into camping grounds for the competitors: tents numbered with compartments and bib numbers. All competitors must pitch their tents at the location indicated by the organization. Failure to respect the compartment and/or tent number or to pitch and dismantle the tent shall be subject to penalties (see ART. 27 and 28). Competitors may spend their spare time preparing their sleeping areas and treating any medical issues.

 

ART. 15: RANKING

Each competitor's time is recorded in hours, minutes and seconds.

 

CATEGORY A: INDIVIDUAL

The daily race ranking is calculated by adding the time taken to run that stage of the race plus penalties, if applicable.

CATEGORY B: TEAM
Each team's time will correspond to the average time taken by its members, including penalties.

 

CATEGORY A and B: 
General ranking is calculated by adding together times for each stage of the race. Any claims must be made in writing at the race and handed over to the ranking marshals (see Art. 27).

 

 

ART. 16: WATER SUPPLY

he organization takes charge of supplying water to each competitor.
Water is typically distributed as follows:

Liaison and marathon stages:

• Between 10.5 and 12 litres per person per day, divided between the check points, including the stage start and finish lines.

Non-stop stage:

• Between 22.5 and 26 litres for the two days, per person and divided between the number of check points, including the stage start and finish lines.

Water will be distributed on the competitor's bivouac each morning before the start of the race. Distribution times will be posted up on the bivouac the night before (see Art. 13, 27 and 28). Stamping of the water card is obligatory and the competitor's sole responsibility. Each participant must manage his/her daily water intake as and when water is distributed and cannot obtain further supplies at any other time.
Penalties will be given to competitors who abandon empty water containers along the route. Facilities for handing in empty containers will be available at check points (see ART. 27 and 28).

Never leave without water. Should you get lost in the desert, water reserves could be vital.

 

ART. 17: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

A specially chosen medical team, specializing in sports and tropical medicine will be present throughout the race with the use of assistance vehicles. It will be posted at check points and at the finish line each day and will ensure that any participants who are suffering from physical or mental exhaustion are brought back to the base camp. The medical team is allowed to remove ID plates and to eliminate any participant they feel physically unfit to continue the race and/or having received vital medical care. (See ART.27 and 28).

 

ART. 18: DROPPING OUT / ELIMINATION

In no circumstances (and at the risk of having to pay the search costs involved) must any competitor leave the race without informing the organization and signing an official discharge provided by AOI. If a competitor abandons the race, he/she must notify the organization as soon as possible and give his/her identification marks to one of the course stewards.
A team which has more than 3 members and where one member drops out or is disqualified will result in the team receiving a one-hour penalty (see Articles 27 and 28).
In the case of a serious physical condition, repatriation may be arranged immediately.
If the competitor's physical condition is satisfactory, he or she shall be taken to Paracas within 48 hours maximum, after signing an official disclaimer supplied by AOI. While awaiting transferral to Paracas , the competitor shall automatically be taken care of and must hand over his or her food to the organization.
In Paracas,, the organization will give the competitor his or her personal bag and provide assistance to reserve a hotel if necessary. Accommodation and food shall be paid for by the competitor.
A doctor will be available for consultations and referral to a hospital or a nurse for treatment.

 

ART. 19: GROUND ASSISTANCE

The organisation reminds all participants that the MARATHON DES SABLES PERU 2017 is a race through the desert with food self-sufficiency. Any outside assistance is strictly prohibited. Replenishment during the race shall incur a minimum penalty of 3 hours and possibly exclusion. If a competitor goes far off the race route, necessitating a lengthy search, he or she will be excluded from the race and pay a fixed fine (see ART. 27 and 28).

 

ART. 20: INSURANCE

An insurance policy covering medical evacuation is arranged by the organization for all entrants.
The insurance coverage shall be sent to individual competitors by email. :

All competitors take part in the full knowledge of the risks that may be incurred in this kind of competition. Since competitors participate of their own free will, the organization is not responsible for any incident or accident.

In accordance with the 1984 law on sport, the organizer is obliged to advise participants to take out their own accident and death insurance.

 

ART. 21: WEATHER AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS

Average temperature in November / December :

• daytime 30° C,

• night time 11° C.

The route (approx. 250 kms) covers a wide variety of terrain. In the event of sand storm lowering visibility to zero, competitors must stop in their tracks and wait for instructions by the organizers.

 

ART. 22: MARKINGS

The participants in MARATHON DES SABLES PERU 2017 must follow the route as marked by the organizers, failing which penalties may be applied according to the particular stage. For liaison stages, the course will be marked approximately every 500 metres. There are several natural landmarks that will serve as additional points of reference.
Special NON-STOP stage and MARATHON: light beacons from CP3 to the finish line.

 

ART. 23: ROAD BOOK

A road book will be compiled from the survey reconnaissance missions. The exact course will remain secret and will only be revealed at the time of distributing the road books on 24 November. It will include various items of interest on the stages, support, etc. Competitors shall be penalized if they do not have their roadbook during the race. (see ART. 28).
Each morning a briefing will be held relating to that day's stage by the organizers in French, English and Spanish.

 

ART. 24: COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS

All of the obligatory equipment and personal belongings for each competitor (food, survival equipment and Marathon kit, waist pouch...) should weigh between 6.5 kg and 15 kg. This minimum/maximum weight does not include your daily water supply. Each participant will have to fulfil the above obligations during the administrative and technical checks in Peru (see ART. 27 and 28).

 

Food:
Each entrant must provide his/her own food from 28 November to 04 December inclusive.
He/she must select the type of food best suited to his/her personal needs, health, weather conditions, weight and backpack conditions. We remind you that airlines strictly forbid the carrying of gas (for cooking) on board either as hand luggage or otherwise. Each competitor must have 14,000 k/calories, that is to say a minimum of 2,000 k/calories per day, otherwise he/she will be penalised (see ART. 27 and 28). Any food out of its original packaging must be equipped, legibly, of the nutrition label shown on the product concerned. 
Gas stoves are strictly forbidden.


Mandatory equipment:
• backpack MDS or equivalent
• sleeping bag,
• head torch and a complete set of spare batteries,
• 10 safety pins,
• compass, with 1° precision,
• lighter,
• a whistle,
• knife with metal blade,
• tropical disinfectant,
• a signalling mirror,
• one aluminium survival sheet,
• one tube of sun cream,
• 200 euro or equivalent in US dollars
• passport or for Peruvian residents, identity card

original medical certificate provided by AOI, filled in and signed by the doctor
original ECG and its tracing at rest

 

Marathon Kit:
It is supplied by the organisation and will include the following:

• a road-book issued on 26 November,
• Identification marks (see ART.8),
• salt tablets,
• sachets for the toilets
This Marathon kit will be issued during the technical and administrative checks in Peru.

A luminous stick will be issued at CP3 of the non-stop stage. The distress beacon must be given back to the organization at the finish line.

 

 

 

 

ART. 25: REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE OBLIGATIONS

CATEGORIES A & B: INDIVIDUAL / TEAM

EUROPE AND INTERNATIONAL (per person)

15 MAY TO 30 JUNE        € 1,890

After this date and depending on available places the entry fees shall be:

1JULY TO 15 AUGUST     € 1,990

AFTER 15 AUGUST           € 2,090

SOUTH AMERICA with support from Peru (per person)

15 MAY TO 30 JUNE        € 1,490

After this date and depending on available places the entry fees shall be:

1JULY TO 15 AUGUST     € 1,590

AFTER 15 AUGUST           € 1,690

 

The total cost of the entry fee includes:

• bus transfers in Peru from Lima airport to bivouac and return,
• catering,
• bivouac,
• 2 nights accommodation in Paracas,
• water throughout the race,
• repatriation insurance (see Art.20)
• technical support,
• medical assistance,
• air and ground support,
• marathon kit,
• medal for finishers,
• tee-shirt,
• certificate for finishers (downloadable 3 months after the race)
• official film of the race (downloadable 3 months after the race)

 

CATEGORY B: TEAM

Competitors who wish to set up an official team must indicate this when they apply online, and by 30 August 2017 at the latest: provide name of team and team members. Competitors registered as a team shall be ranked in the following categories:

  Official “team” ranking
• Official “individual” ranking.
• Any other ranking that the competitor can claim according to category (see ART. 5).

ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

Given that the total number of participants is limited, the organization will only accept applications when paper work is in good order and depending on places available.

 

1. PAYMENT SCHEDULE

1.1 UNTIL 15 JUNE 2017:

- Payment of minimum €300 of the registration fee by bank card

- Competitor's general details to be filled in online

- The balance must be paid in 4 instalments according to the following timetable: 25% on 15/07/17, 15/08/17, 15/09/17 and 15/10/17

- On 15 September 2017, the competitor's online administrative record must be complete. The non-receipt of this information will incur penalties (see ART. 27 & 28)

1.2 IF PLACES AVAILABLE UP TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2017:

- Payment of minimum €1,400 of the registration fee

- Competitor's general details to be filled in online

- The balance must be paid by 15/10/17 at the latest.

- On 15 September 2017,, the competitor's online administrative record must be complete. The non-receipt of this information will incur penalties (see ART. 27 & 28)

 

2. WAITING LIST
If the number of places for the 2017 edition is reached, the organization will establish a waiting list.
Competitors featuring on this list have two possible options:

1. If a place on the 2017 edition becomes free, his or her participation shall be validated, provided the conditions for definitive registration are complied with (see ART. 25 of the race regulations)

2. If no places become free on the 2017 edition, the application will transferred with a priority for another MDS race in line with the conditions of the next edition. Competitors who do not wish to take part in another MDS edition may cancel their application within a maximum of 2 months after they appear on the waiting list. In this case, AOI will retain 10% of the application fee.

In order to feature on this waiting list, competitors must:

- Create an account on the online applications page

- Validate and make the first instalment: payment by bank card.
No other instalments shall be due as long as competitors remain on the waiting list.

 

3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING APPLICATIONS
All late payments shall be subject to a surcharge of €100.
All payments should be made to ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale. For bank transfers, any bank charges shall be at the payer's expense.
The organization reserves the right to refuse a competitor's application without giving any reason.
In case of cancellation, competitors partially or fully registered on the current edition may not be replaced by another individual. Applications are name-specific.

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FILE
Mandatory documents to transfer to the organisation via the MDS PERU online applications system:

• all information regarding the competitor's identity, contact details, etc.
• photocopy of current valid passport (delivery date), in .jpeg or .png format.
• 1 ID photo (3,5 cm wide and 4 cm high) in .jpeg or png format
• in case of long-term treatment for chronic illness, a letter addressed to the Medical Manager, sent by post to: AOI - BP 20098 - 10002 TROYES Cedex - FRANCE
• press form.

 

MEDICAL FILE

The organization's medical certificate (downloadable fro 15 October 2017), the resting electrocardiogram (ECG) report plus graph, dated less than 30 days before the start of the race, i.e. after 26 October 2017, are to be presented during the administrative, technical and medical checks on 27 November 2017. Only the original documents, dated and signed, will be accepted (photocopies not valid). Failure to present these documents will incur penalties (see ART.27 et 28).

 

PREVENTIVE AND RESEARCH ACTIONS CONCERNING HEALTH POLICY

The organisation has decided to set up preventive and research actions concerning health policy during the MARATHON DES SABLES. These actions have neither the vocation nor the competence to be substitutes for national and international regulations concerning anti- doping, but aim to strengthen the medical supervision that the organisation wishes for. They are managed jointly by the ITRA (International Trail Running Association), the Ultra Trail World Tour (UTWT) and the association Athletes For Transparency (AFT). These actions are led by a Medical Commission consisting of doctors who can take advice from the experts of their choice and are, in particular, asked to give consultative advice to the race jury on the medical state of participants.
Each runner is free to:

1. Declare the following information to the medical commission :
    - any medical history and/or pathology in particular those which may increase risk during the sport
    - the regular use of treatments and medicines during the 15 days prior to the start of the race
    - all requests for or use of medicines subject to a Therapeutic Usage Exemption (TUE).
The declaration of this information to the medical commission must be made through each runner's ITRA health page which each runner can create free of charge on the ITRA website: www.itra.run (To open an account is free of charge and is necessary in order to access the health page).
The medical information declared on the pages is accessible only to the Medical Commission and the organisation's own medical team.


Each runner agrees to:

2. Accept to submit any urine, and/or blood, and/or capillary, and/or saliva samples and the associated analyses requested by the Organisation's Medical Commission, on the understanding that the costs for the sampling and analyses are covered, directly, by the Organisation.
3. To accept to answer any request that the Medical commission may make based on information that they have collected, in order to discuss their ability or not to participate in the race for which they are registered. As a result of the meeting, the Medical Counsel may suggest that the race Jury exclude the runner from the race.
4. Accept the use of data concerning the results of research, while knowing that the data used will be strictly anonymous. According to the data protection act, the runner will have a right of access, rectification and opposition to the data concerning them. The Organisation's Medical Commission will be the entity through whom the runner can exercise this right.

 

 

ART. 26: FORFEITURE CANCELLATIONS

Enrolment cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing by registered post or email with receipt confirmation in order to avoid any misunderstanding.
Cancellation refunds will be made on the following basis:

• Deposit of 150 euro will be retained for processing fee in the event of cancellation until 30/06/17.
• 25% of the full enrolment fee will be retained by the organisation in the event of cancellation between 01/07/17 and 31/08/17.
• 50% of the full enrolment fee will be retained by the organisation in the event of cancellation between 01/09/17 and 30/09/17.
• 75% of the full enrolment fee will be retained by the organisation in the event of cancellation between 01/10/17 and 31/10/17.
Beyond 31/10/17 midnight no request for reimbursement will be honoured.
In the event of cancellation, AOI undertakes to reimburse amounts received by bank transfer, according to the above-mentioned schedule.

Important: AOI strongly recommends that each competitor take out personal cancellation insurance. This is the competitor's choice.

 

 

ART. 27: MISCONDUCT AND PENALTIES

 

Administrative process
Any competitor whose information is incomplete in the online applications process on 15/09/2017 will incur a 30-minute penalty (ser ART. 28). AOI allows a maximum of 30 days to complete the online administration details. After 15/10/2017, the application of competitors who have still not provided complete information will be cancelled (see ART.26, ART.28)

 

Technical and administrative checks
If a participant is more than 30 minutes late for these checks on 27 November he/she will be penalised by the length of time of his/her lateness.
If a participant does not submit proof of having all his/her mandatory equipment, he/she will be disqualified.
Failure to respect the minimum or maximum weight of equipment will also result in a penalty (see ART. 28).

 

Medical file
At the medical check-ups in Peru on 27 November 2017, competitors must present the organization's medical certificate and his or her resting electrocardiogram with tracing. These 2 documents must be signed and dated at least 30 days before the start of the race, i.e. after 26 October 2017. Competitors who do not fulfil this obligation shall not be able to start the race. However, such competitors shall be able to participate after an examination by the organization's doctors and subject to their approval. Each of these documents can be produced in the bivouac for a fixed fine of 200 euro to be paid in cash on the spot. A penalty of one hour per missing document shall be applied (see ART. 28).

 

List of personal belongings
Competitors abandoning one or several elements of his or her personal equipment should inform a bivouac official.
Competitors who cannot justify at any check point the absence of any personal item will be severely penalized (see ART. 28).

Food
14 000 k/calories compulsory . When spot-checks are made, any competitor unable to present and justify the minimum 2000 k/calories per day during the race will receive a 2 hour penalty (see ART. 28).

ID markings
In the event of loss or damage to ID markings, race officials must be informed immediately, or a penalty will be applied.
Competitors failing to wear their ID marking may risk disqualification from the race (see ART. 8, 9 and 28).
The loss of the distress beacon will incur a fine of 100 euro (see ART. 28).
Tampering with ID markings will result in the participant's immediate disqualification (see ART. 28).

 

Start of race
Competitors who fail to be present at the starting line when each stage begins will be penalized by the time equivalent to the delay.
Exceeding 30 minutes, the competitor will be disqualified and his/her ID markings will be handed over to the steward (see ART. 28).
At the non-stop stage, if the start order is not respected, a three-hour penalty will be given.

 

Check posts / Time-checking
At each stage start line, finish line, and on the route, time-checking is obligatory at the check posts and is the responsibility of the competitor.
If a competitor arrives up to 30 minutes late at the check-point before the start he/she will receive a 30 minute penalty. If more than 30 minutes late, the competitor will no longer be registered and will be penalized for failure to check-in. The first infraction will result in a one hour penalty, the second infraction a two hour penalty and the third time elimination from the race (see ART. 28).

 

Maximum authorized time
Any competitor who exceeds the maximum authorized time for each stage shall be disqualified and must return their bib to the steward. Any competitor who arrives at a CP after the deadline shall be disqualified (see ART. 28).

Personal tracker / Torch / Luminous signal sticks / Number bibs
The following penalties apply during the stages (see ART. 28):

• 1 hour for the use of a distress beacon without a valid reason,
• 30 minutes for a headlamp not turned on after 7 pm,
• 30 minutes for lack of luminous signal sticks after 7 pm.
• 30 minutes for number bibs not visible.

 

Withdrawal / Elimination
Any participant withdrawing from the race must notify an organization official as soon as possible.
Withdrawal by one team member in a team of more than 3 members will result in a one hour penalty for that team, provided of course that at least 3 people remain in the race (see ART. 28).

Doping
Any use of illicit drugs by a participant noted by the medical team will result in the elimination of that person from the race (see ART. 28).

Land and medical assistance
Any form of outside assistance is strictly forbidden.
Fraudulent outside assistance supplying food or drink to a competitor shall incur a penalty ranging from three hours to expulsion from the race. Any long searches brought about by excessive deviation from the route will lead to exclusion from the race and a € 200 fine (see ART. 28).
The use of transportation, either with 2 or 4 wheels will result in elimination from the race. The receiving of extra water in particular instances (due to lack, loss or leaking bottle), and with the agreement of the race stewards or on the advice of the medical team, will result in a 30 minute penalty the first time, one hour the second time and disqualification from the race on the third occasion.
Vital medical assistance (i.e. rehydration, plaster cast etc.) will result in a two hour penalty the first time, and elimination from the race on the second occasion.

 

Behaviour
Any inappropriate or harmful behaviour may incur serious penalties (see ART. 28).
Mobile phones must not be used in the bivouac or at the CPs (see ART. 28).

Water and environment
Any water container found on the race route will incur a penalty (see ART. 28).
The throwing away of any food packaging or other items on the race route is strictly forbidden and will be penalized (see ART. 28).

Bivouac
Competitors who do not pitch, dismantle or pack their tent or who fail to respect the designated pitching zone (numbered compartment) will incur a penalty (see ART. 28).

 

Complaints
All complaints from competitors must be addressed to the Race Director in writing.

  • During the race
    • - It should be handed over to the head of the competitors' bivouac. Replies issued within 48 hours.

    • After the race

      • - on 05 December, at the competitors’ information point (see road-book)

      • - after 05 December and until 25 December, by post to AOI - BP 20098 - 10002

 

 

ART. 28: SUMMARY OF PENALTIES:

REASON FOR PENALTY

ELIMINATION

TYPE PENALTY

Online applications process incomplete on 15/09/2017

 

30 MINUTES

Online applications process incomplete on 15/10/2017

X

 

More than 30 minutes delay at admin/tech check in

 

EQUAL TO LATENESS

Non submission of AOI medical certificate and/or ecg report at rest

X - IF MEDICAL REFUSAL

€ 200 FINE + 1H PER DOCUMENT

No MDS backpack or equivalent

X

 

No sleeping bag, compass with 1° precision

 

3 H

Non submission distress flare, road book, salt tablet 2,000 calories/day, aluminium survival sheet

 

2 H

Non submission 10 safety pins, knife with metal blade, whistle, antiseptic, mirror, headlamp + batteries, check-in card, lighter, sun cream, €200

 

1 H

Bag weight not respected

 

1 H

Piece of personal equipment missing

 

30 MINUTES

No bib

2nd / X

1st / WARNING

Failure to respect ID markings and their positioning

3rd/X

1st / WARNING
2nd / 30 MINUTES

Tampering with bib

X

 

Lateness at start of stage not exceeding 30 minutes

 

EQUAL TO LATENESS

Lateness of more than 30 minutes at departure of stage

X

 

Exceeding maximum allowed time

X

 

Out of time CP

 

 

 

 

 

No check in at check point

3rd / X

1st/ 1 H
2nd / 2 H

Out of time departure check point (water distribution point)

 

30 MINUTES

Failure to follow the markings , non-respect of starting procedure

 

3 H MINIMUM

Unjustified use of distress beacon

 

1 H

Headlamp turned off, lack of luminous signal sticks, number bibs not visible

 

30 MINUTES

Withdrawal

X

 

Abandon of team member for team of 3+ members

 

1 H

Abandon of team member leaving team short (less than 3)

 

DISQUALIFICATION
OF TEAM

Doping / use of transportation

X

 

Ground assistance

X MAXIMUM

3 H MINIMUM

Receiving of extra water

3rd / X

1st/ 30 MINUTES
2nd / 1 H

Vital medical assistance

2nd / X

1st / 2 H

Wandering far off course

 

€ 200

Water and environment

3rd / X

1st / 30 MINUTES
2nd/ 1 H

Non-respect of tent compartment/number

3rd / X

1st / 30 MINUTES
2nd / 1 H

Failure to pitch, dismantle and pack individual tent

3rd / X

1st / 30 MINUTES
2nd / 1 H

Loss of personal tracker

 

€ 100

Inappropriate or harmful behaviour

2nd / X

1st / 1 H

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
ART. 29: PHOTO COVERAGE

ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale reserves all exclusive rights for photo coverage of the MARATHON DES SABLES PERU. Participants must agree that ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale may have exclusive use their identity and individual or collective pictures for anything related directly or indirectly to their participation in the MARATHON DES SABLES PERU. Any still camera, video or movie coverage done during the race cannot be used by participants, their entourage or trainers for any use other than personal, unless by prior authorization or accreditation from ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale. As a result, any book or film (short, feature) project must obtain ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale's prior authorization. Email: news@marathondessables.com

 

 

ART. 30: LIST OF PRIZES

 


GENERAL RANKING :


Individual

1st prize:
2nd prize:
3rd prize:
4th to 10th prize:

Trophy / € 3,000
Trophy / € 2,000
Trophy / € 1,000
Trophy, € 500 credit for a future application.


Team

1st team:
2nd team:
3rd team:

Trophy / € 3,000
Trophy / € 2,000
Trophy / € 1,000


SPECIAL CATEGORIES:


Women's ranking

1st woman:
2nd woman:
3rd woman:

Trophy / € 3,000
Trophy / € 2,000
Trophy / € 1,000


Men's Veteran ranking

1st veteran M1:
1st veteran M2:
1st veteran M3:
1st veteran M4:

Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*
Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*
Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*
Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*


Women's Veteran ranking

1st veteran W1:
1st veteran W2:
1st veteran W3:
1st veteran W4:

Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*
Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*
Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*
Trophy / € 500 credit for a future application*

Daily race challenge: male and female categories: a credit of 400 euro per stage for the next enrolment in MARATHON DES SABLES. These reductions can be accumulated to a maximum of one complete entry fee.
*May not be added to prize-money won in individual and women's rankings.