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The Yrun is a challenge for those aged 14 and 15 (minimes) comprising of a prologue in Chamonix at the end of the afternoon on the Tuesday of the event week and an orienteering race in the afternoon of Wednesday August 30th .
Both events take place in Chamonix.
These events are organised in collaboration with UCPA.
The Trailers du Mont Blanc (association law 1901 registered officially on 29/11/ 2003 under n° 1627, Club FFA n° 074060) and Sarl Autour du Mont-Blanc co-organise the UTMB® with the assistance of the communes of Chamonix, Les Houches, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines, Hauteluce, Beaufort, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Seez, La Thuile, Pré Saint-Didier, Courmayeur, Morgex, Orsières (La Fouly, Champex-Lac), Trient and Vallorcine.
The Yrun is a sporting challenge without ranking organised within the framework of the UTMB® in collaboration with the Argentière UCPA.
It is for the young aged 14 and 15, corresponding to the minime category, comprising of a prologue and an orienteering race.
- The prologue : a rapid race of three circuits of 700 m in Chamonix, place du Triangle de l’Amitié, Tuesday August 29th 2017.
- The orienteering race : group departure at 14:30, duration approximately 1 hour.
Obligatory material :
• stock of water minimum ½ litre
• mobile phone with option enabling its use in France and Italia
Very strongly recommended :
• water-proof and warm clothing in relation to the climatic conditions
• cap, neck-warmer, gloves, sun-glasses...
• supply of food
Each race-bib is distributed individually to each runner upon presentation an original parental authorisation dated and signed by the legal representative.(Form available for filling in upon registration)
The race-bib must be collected in Chamonix at la place du triangle de l’Amitié between 14:00 and 16:30.
The race bib must be worn on the chest or the stomach and must be permanently and fully visible throughout the entire race. It must, therefore, always be positioned over any clothing and cannot for any reason be fixed onto the back or a leg. The name and logo of the sponsors must neither be modified, nor hidden. The race number is the pass necessary to get to the shuttles, buses, refreshment posts, nurses, rest areas, showers, areas for depositing or recuperating spares bags…Except in the case of refusal to comply with a decision taken by a race official, the race bib is never withdrawn, but in the case of retirement, it is deactivated.
RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
First aid posts are positioned at different points throughout the course. These posts are in radio or telephone liaison with Race Control. A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the events at the Chamonix Race Control. The rescue posts are aimed at bringing help to any person in danger with the means particular to the organisation or registered.
If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured to call for assistance :
• go in person to a first aid point • telephone the course controller
• ask another runner to alert the first aiders It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point.
Do not forgot, that due to the problems related to the environment and the type of event, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the materials that you have in your pack.
CONTROLLING AND ABANDONING
Each runner is equipped with 2 electronic chips: 1 fixed to the race-bib and 1 fixed to the back-pack.
Runners who are not in permanent possession of their chips will be penalised. The first automatic control is made when crossing the starting line. To avoid all unnecessary searching, all participants are obliged to notify their abandonment as soon as possible, at a control post or by telephone to the race HQ (PC course).
Following their abandonment, each runner whose state of health does not require an evacuation, must return as fast as possible, by their own means, to the finishing area.
The Yrun takes place in autonomy. No refreshments will be organised along the route.
Refreshments, food and drink, will be available at the arrival area in Chamonix on the the day of the Prologue (Tuesday) and on the Champs du Savoy (Wednesday).
MAXIMUM AUTHORISED TIME AND TIME BARRIERS
The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course, is fixed at:
• Prologue : 20 minutes
• Orienteering race Yrun : 3 hour time limit
Time penalties of 5 minutes (per beacon) in the case of missing beacons.
CANCELLATION OF THE RACE
In the case of poor meteorological conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.
The organiser has taken out civil responsibility insurance for the duration of the event. This civil responsibility insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its responsibility, of that of its officials and of the participants.
Each competitor must, obligatorily, have their own accident insurance which will cover any costs of search and rescue in France, Italy and Switzerland. Such insurance can be taken out with any organisation of the competitor’s choice in particular with the French Federation of Athletics via the subscription of the ‘Pass’ Running’ or membership
NB: you have to pay for helicopter evacuation. The choice of the evacuation depends exclusively on the organisation, which will systematically the prioritise the runners’ security
Each runner will receive a gift for participating in the race.
Participation of the prologue is highly recommended so as to avoid time penalties.
In the case of non-participation of the prologue, the time which appears at the end of the sporting challenge will include :
- the time of the slowest runner of the prologue in their category
- the runner's time for the YRun.
Every competitor relinquishes their claim to photographic copyright during the event, and he relinquishes any recourse against the organiser and against his approved partners for the use of his image. Only the organisation can pass on these rights for the image in any media, via an accreditation or an adapted license.