1 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
2 RACES AND WALK
4 AGE GROUPS AND TROPHIES /PRIZES
5 USEFUL INFORMATION
6 FINAL NOTES
1 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
1.1 MINIMUM AGE TO RACE DURATRAIL: 18 years old for DURATRAIL 18 km and 32 km; 16 years old for DURATRAIL 12 Km. Minors under 16 can participate in the the walk, if accompannied by adults.
1.2 ENTRIES / REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS. In order to participate in the event, athletes need to comply with all the registration rules in terms of payment, deadlines, correct personal data and ID documents.
1.3 PHISICAL REQUIREMENTS. The Ultra DURATRAIL 32 km race is characterized by a difficult rugged terrain and high levels of ascent and descent, which demand trail run experience and proper physical preparation. The DURATRAIL 18 km and 12 km are less demanding. Nonetheless, it still requires minimal physical and psychological conditions.
1.4 BIB NUMBER. Every participant will receive a bib number that must be used during the activities. The bib number should be placed on visible areas of the body (e.g. back or belly) and, if required, must be displayed to race officials, before or during the race.
1.5 MANDATORY GEAR. All participants will have to carry with them the mandatory gear required for each distance. The gear will be checked at the starting line (see programme).
1.6 EXTERNAL SUPPORT. External support is not allowed outside aid stations /check points. Between aid stations /check points, athletes must be self-sufficient.
1.7 CODE OF CONDUCT / SPORTSMANSHIP. At any time or circumstance, the participants should maintain a sportsmanlike conduct, based on the Trail Running values and rules defined by DURATRAIL rules and the ASSOCIATION TRAIL RUNNING PORTUGAL, namely: authenticity, humility, fair-play, equality, respect (for other, for one’s self, and for the environment), and solidarity. All athletes must follow the instructions given by race officials. The violation of the code of conduct / sportsmanship may be subject to penalties, including disqualification.
2 RACES AND WALK
2.1 ORGANISING ENTITY. DURATRAIL is a trail running event organised by Outdoor Clube de Setúbal (OCS) and has the support of the Setubal City Council.
2.2 GOAL. The main goal of this event is to promote the Arrabida Natural Park, the practice of physical activity in Setubal, and Setubal region as a national and international nature and sports destination.
2.3 ACTIVITIES. The event includes three trail run races (DURATRAIL 32km, DURATRAIL 18KM, DURATRAIL 12KM ) and a WALK (12KM). The DURATRAIL 32KM makes part of the Portuguese National Trail Running Tour.
2.4 TYPE OF ROUTES. Mainly wood trails and dirt roads on hills.
2.5 ROUTE AREAS WITH AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC. When the DURATRAIL route crosses or passes through roads with automobile traffic, athletes will be responsible for complying with road safety rules. When running on the roadside, athletes must follow in line and as close as possible to the left edge of the road.
2.6 ROAD CROSSING. Before crossing a road with automobile traffic, athletes need to double the attention and follow the instructions of race officials and police officers.
2.7 EVENT LOCATION. The DURATRAIL races and walk start and end at Albarquel Park, in Setubal. The registration desk is also located in this park.
2.8 TIMING. Chip timing system is provided by LAP2GO (starting line, check points and finishing line).
2.9 CHECK POINTS. DURATRAIL Races will have check points to avoid violations of the official routes.
2.10 PENALTIES / DISQUALIFICATION. In order to avoid penalties and disqualification, participants need to comply with the rules mentioned in this document, the rules of the Association Trail Running Portugal (ATRP) the rules of the Arrabida Natural Park, the Code of Conduct for the protected areas and the Portuguese Law.
2.11 SPORTS PENALTIES. For each item missing from the mandatory gear list, the DURATRAIL organization will impose a 30-minute penalty. Missing a checkpoint will entail immediate disqualification.
2.12 ENVIRONMENTAL PENALTIES. Participants must respect the rules of the Arrabida Natural Park and the Code of Conduct for the protected areas (https://goo.gl/soeq7Z): do not run off trails; do not pick up plants; do not leave garbage behind; do not disturb the animal life. Non-compliance with these rules will entail disqualification.
2.13 DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS TOWARDS PARTICIPANTS: the DURATRAIL organisation will be responsible for providing all the necessary help to athletes, namely in-race medical coverage, transportation to the hospital or to the finishing line.
2.14 RESPONSABILITY OF PARTICIPANTS. All participants will be held responsible for actions (misconduct) resulting in moral or physical damage to themselves or to third parties.
2.15 DISCLAIMER. The DURATRAIL TEAM WILL NOT be held responsible for the loss of personal items due to negligence or theft.
2.16 ABANDONING THE RACE. Athelets can only abandon the the races at check points. In case of injury or accident which make it impossible que reach a check point, athletes should call the emergency number mentined on the bib number, in order to activate the rescue procedure.
2.17 CHANGES / CANCELLING THE RACE. At any moment, the DURATRAIL organisation reserves the right to change the route, the position of check points and aid stations, and time limits. In case of severe weather conditions, or due to Civil Protection indication, the activities may the delayed up to 3 hours. After that period, the races will be cancelled. During the race, due to Civil Protection Authorities indication or for security reasons, the races may be changed or stoped. In all cases, there will be no right to reinbursement.
2.18 SPORTS INSURANCE. In accordance to the Portuguese legislation (decreto-lei nº10/2009, de 12 de Janeiro), all participants will be covered by a sports insurance.
2.19 DETAILED INFORMATION ON DURA RACES AND DURAWALK: see info below.