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Oreakastro Downhill 2018 – English version

CYCLIST CLUB OF OREOKASTRO
Notice of race & open downhill

4th downhill race Oreokastro – 4th round Greek DH Cup 2018 – Greek national championship  2018

Cyclist club of Oreokastro in association with municipality of Oreokastro organize National championship & open downhill race. As for the open race it is part of the  Hellenic open cup of 2018.

DATE:
Saturday 20 October – Sunday 21 October 2018

Secretarial participation

The entries regarding association members of Hellenic cycling will be done in written form by their associations where their name, the athlete number, the date of birth and the category will be stated
(one of the above mentioned that falls the participant, according to the athlete’s racing bulletin).

All organizations that have the right to participate with unlimited number of athletes by Thursday 18/10/2018 and time 18:00 in fax number +30 2310 809668 or e-mail po.si.oraio@gmail.com in the included document of participation. Statements after the above date and time will not accepted.

All athletes of the open race despite of where they want to take part in, are obliged to fill in a signed affirmation at the secretary, stating that they participate in the race on their own responsibility, and that they are over 18 years old and accepting all regulations of the present notice.

Minor under 18 years of age, are obliged to have a signed affirmation of their guardian regarding their participation authenticated for counter signature at a public authority such as police and their presence.

The secretary will be open at 19-20/10/2017 from 18:00 till 21:00 at the cyclist association of Oreokastro (Kontaxopoulio stadium of Oreokastro, Lord Byron and Thessaloniki, entry of gate 3) for the last entries.

In case of no participation as the free trials at Saturday, the athlete has the right to take part of the Sunday race, as long as he/she has performed 2 reconnoitering downhill in official form.

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

In order to take part in the race one should fill in online the particulars at the link

The registration form has been closed…

Valid participation is the one that is financially taken care of until Thursday 19/10/2018 account number 741/480005-29 and IBAN GR3201107410000074148000529 National bank of Greece, Cycling association of Oreokastro.

The participation fee of €30,00  includes:

– Participating in the race
– Provision
– First aid, presence of a doctor throughout the race
– Transportation of the athletes and their bikes at the beginning of the race
– Technical support of the athletes’ bikes
– Sandwich
– Water

* There is a possibility of paying the fee at the weekend of the race with an extra charge of
€10,00, strictly at the period that the secretary is open.

TIMING AND RESULTS

The timing of the race will be done with individual sensors that athletes will get from the secretary when showing their identity. All sensors will be given after showing their official identity or passport to secretary. If a sensor is lost, athletes are obliged to get a new one on their own. Official results will be announced at the cyclist association after the race, will be send by e-mail to the groups while they will be announced in relevant web sites the next day of the race.

RACE SCHEDULE

Saturday 21/10/2017
Trials, recognition of the route, briefing
Sunday 22/10/2017
Trails coaching, preliminary race, finals

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

08:30-09:30 Course walk-opening the secretary at the finishing line
10:00-16:00 Closing of secretary, opening of the route, trials coaching
16:00-18:00 Secretary opening at the finishing line

19:00-20:00 Briefing at our offices (Kontaxopoulio stadium of Oreokastro, Lord Byron and Thessaloniki, entry of gate 3)
21:00-23:00 Party

* In order to take part in the Saturday trials one should have participation number of their bike and
be financially sorted out

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

08:30-10:00 Opening of secretary
09:30-11:30 Route opening for trials before race
12:00-13:30 Preliminary race
14:30-16:00 Finals
16:30 Awarding prices

THE ROUTE

The starting point at the top of the forest of Oreokastro, Pirovileio position, and the Finnish point is at the Olympiados square with 400m difference of height, the route is of moderated difficulty with almost full reach throughout the route, with many jumps (25) most of them earthen covering all the ranges of difficulty, rock garden, very fast pieces and pumps overall is 1,7 km and the width of the route is approximately 1,5 m, there will be marking throughout the route and judges, volunteers and rescue team will be set at regular intervals as well as Doctor, ambulance, simple and 4×4.

At the challenging point there will be an alternative route (chicken run) for the lesser experienced.
The participants that will not considerate the regulations of the race, will not have the right to take part in the race.
* Technical details of the map

PARTICIPATION LIMITS (Open)
The limit to participant is up to 150. Order of priority will be strictly kept.

ATHLETE CATEGORIES

Men-Women-Hellenic Cyclist Association
Open

  • JUNIOR  (2000-2006)
  • ELITE      (1989-1999)
  • MASTERS   (1979-1988)
  • VETERANS (1978 and before)
  • WOMENS   (1 category)
  • SINGLE CROWN BIKES (1 category)

RACE:

DH with the following structure
– Ranking race of timing (The starting order will be determined by the organizer)
– Final race of timing (The starting order will be determined by the classification of athletes at the
preliminary race)
– For the cyclist clubs participation in the both runs (preliminary and final) is mandatory

PARTICIPATION REGULATIONS (Clubs and open)

The right to participate (open) has everyone in good health and physical condition and their experience will help them respond to the Damond of downhill race.

All the athletes (open and clubs) are obliged to have the appropriate equipment, which it will be worn throughout the free trials (Saturday and Sunday) as also in the race (Sunday), otherwise they
will be excluded from the race.

Use of necessary and appropriate equipment:

  • Full face helmet,
  • breast plate,
  • knee protection,
  • gloves,
  • mask,
  • elbow protection.

If the athlete does not have the right equipment for his/her safety, he/she will not take part in the
race.

The use of neck brace is considerate optional. Use of personal athlete number on the bike’s steering wheel, takes from the secretary, both in training as well as in preliminary and final race.

The athlete has to inform the secretary in case of voluntarily abandonment of the race. Throughout the race, all athletes will be checked for the appropriate equipment and if found with inappropriately or non existing equipment the organizer is not obliged to refund the participation fee (about open).
* Athletes without protective breast plate will not take part in the race

DISCLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY (Organizer)

All open athletes are responsible for their physical condition and they have to be examined by a doctor before the race in case of doubt.

The participants are fully aware of the possibility of physical damage of equipment damage from taking part in a mountain cycling race as well as the consequences.

The organizer is not responsible for body injury or any damage of the health of the athlete, since in the participation form the athletes have stated that they know the dangers involving racing in mountain route, that they have experience, are secured in case of an accident during the participation, and that they have good health and are allowed to race.

Participating in the race, they state that in no case they will go against or demand against organizers or representatives or sponsors or the secure using authority if there is material, physical or moral damage by themselves, their guardians, or any third party because of taking part in the race.

The organizer has the right of not allowing a participant to complete the race if there is relevant pronouncement of the race Doctor.

ROUTE NOTIFICATION

The organizer can change or modify the route if for any reason he/she considers there is a danger for the safety of the athletes. Plus he/she can delay the start or cancel or postpone the race due to bad weather or any other cause.

OBJECTIONS-PENALTIES

Objections for any reason should only be done by the athlete 30 minutes after finishing the race at the most. The ruling of the objection committee is final.

All the below violations result in the penalty of exclusion of the race.
– Not appearance or alteration of participation number
– Acceptance of external help
– Use of mechanical mean
– Throwing out garbage
– Obstruction of other athlete or unsporting behavior
– Not compliance to judge’s direction
– Not presence to technical check
– Denial of the examination of the race Doctor if this is necessary throughout the race
– Use of the route when it’s closed (Saturday)

ADVERTISEMENT

The participant with his/her participation form gives the right to the organizer of the filming, taking pictures during the race and the price award ceremony for promotion and advertising reasons.
Placing advertisements in the race is prohibited without the consent of the organizer, as well as misplacing current advertisements placed solely by the organizer. Any arbitrary advertisement placement is prohibited and the organizer reserves the right to bring any lawful charges.

RACES REGULATIONS

Hellenic Cyclist Association regulations are in full order during mountain cycling race. The organizer has the right to alter the present regulations conducting the race without prior announcement if that is necessary. In no case, any changes will alter the race.

UNFORESEEN CONTROLLING

For anything that is not foreseen in the declaration of he race, the racing committee makes a decision on the subject at time and it is final, reserving the right to alter it.

PRICES & AWARDS

Open

1st winner in every category – Trophy
2nd winner in every category – Trophy
3rd winner in every category – Trophy
4th, 5th, 6th – Medal

Extra benefits

At the open area where the secretary will operate there will be an exhibition place (for stores, companies and groups). Free use will be given to sponsors of the race and also there will be tends for the groups and athletes’ guardians as well as electricity and bathroom facilities. For those that they are interested in spending Friday, Saturday or other relevant night, there will be announcement referring to hotel offers in the area of the race.

Open camping is prohibited in the area of the race and the route as well as in the forest, seating and finishing line. Anyone who is interested in open camping should get in contact with the organizer for indicating proper space.

With honor and athletic cycling regards

CYCLIST CLUB OF OREOKASTRO