1. 42. TARTU MARATON (TM) belongs to the 2013 calendar of international long distance ski race series Worldloppet (WL), International Ski Federation (FIS) and Estonian long distance ski race series Estoloppet (EL).
2. 42. TM is organized by Club Tartu Maraton in co-operation with the sponsors and supporters.
3. 42. TM will be organized according to the cross-country long distance skiing race rules of the Estonian Ski Association and FIS, current Race Regulations, FMC 2012/2013 rules, the official program of the competition and according to the decisions made by the Council and Board of Club Tartu Maraton.
4. 42. TARTU MARATON takes place on February 17th, 2013. The race date can not be changed.
63 km mass start at 9:00 at Ski Stadium of Tehvandi Sports Center, in Otepää.
31 km mass start at 12:30 at Arula crossroad (8th km of Otepää-Puka road)
31 km race belongs to the WL short race calendar (stamp for the short race), but is not a competition. The results will be published without ranking.
Finish is 2 km from Elva towards Hellenurme, in Tartumaa Tervisespordikeskus.
5. There are 7 service points (SP) on the 63 km course: 1. Matu 12 km, 2. Ande 23 km, 3. Kuutse 32 km, 4. Peebu 39 km, 5. Palu 46,6 km, 6. Hellenurme 53,5 km and 7. Coffee point 59,2 km.
There are 3 intermediate sprints on the 63 km race: Matu 12 km, Kuutse 32 km ja Palu 46,6 km
6. There are 4 service points on the 31 km course: 1.Peebu 7 km, 2.Palu 14,6km, 3. Hellenurme 21,5 km and 4. Coffee point 27,2km.
7. Time limits of passing SP’s:
|Service point||Closing time|
|Matu 12 km||11:00|
|Ande 23 km||12:30|
|Kuutse 33 km||14:00|
|Peebu 39 km||15:00|
|Palu 46,6 km||16:15|
|Hellenurme 53,5 km||17:15|
|Finish 63 km||19:00|
Not passing the service points before time limit, leads to disqualification. These skiers will be taken to the finish area by bus.
8. Only classical technique is permitted, which is checked along the whole course. Using wrong technique leads to disqualification. This base upon the protocols and video recordings done by technique control which will be looked through before publishing the official results on February 22nd 2013.
9. Participation is on your own responsibility.
10. Age limit: all skiers born in 1998 or earlier (in 2000 or earlier on the 31 km race) who have trained enough for the race are allowed to participate.
With trainer’s permission, younger skiers can also participate on the 63 km race.
Younger skiers can participate in the 31 km race with parents, on their responsibility.
Age groups: Women: N17 (birth years 1998-96), N20 (95-93), N21 (92-79), N35 (78-74), N40 (73-69), N45 (68-64), N50 (63-59), N55 (58-54), N60 (53-49), N65 (48 and earlier);
Men: M17 (98-96), M20 (95-93), M21 (92-79), M35 (78-74), M40 (73-69), M45 (68-64), M50 (63-59), M55 (58-54), M60 (53-49), M65 (48-44), M70 (43-39), M75 (38 and earlier).
11. Start groups:
|Group||Start number of 63 km||Start numbers of 31 km|
The personal results will be taken into consideration for disposing the start numbers (not guaranteeing the same start numbers) of 63 km only during registration up to 27.01.2013 and only if the according data is presented to the race office. Please send seeding requests to Race Office by e-mail: email@example.com before 27.01.2013.
* The first priority is the result of Tartu Maraton 2012 (coef 1) and then Tartu Maraton 2011 (coef 1,2).
* On the request of the participant the results of the last three seasons of other Worldloppet races will be considered if Tartu Maraton result is missing.
* On the request of the participant the results of the Estoloppet 2012 and 2013 will be considered if Tartu Maraton result is missing.
* Skiers not participated in 2012 or 2011, will get start numbers to the last start groups in the order of the registration.
* Elite group is made of FIS Marathon Cup competitors (skiers with FIS CC License only) + top 30 in 2012 Tartu Maraton.
The start list by start groups will be issued on the website on December 21th 2012, the start list by start numbers will be issued on website on February 12th 2013.
Every skier must enter the start gate according to his start number. NB! Starting from the wrong passage will lead to disqualification!
12. Registration takes place:
* over the internet on Club Tartu Maraton’s web site www.tartumaraton.ee up to February 15th, 2013 at 17:00;
* in the Club Tartu Maraton office (up to February 14th at 17:00) Tartu, Laulupeo Ave 25 (phone +372 7 421 644, fax +372 7 422 536);
* in the race centre in the Sport Hall of Eesti Maaülikool (address: Kreutzwaldi Str 3, Tartu) on February 15th from 09:00 to 19:00 and on February 16th from 09:00 to 17:00.;
* in the shops of Hawaii Express all over Estonia.
FIS Marathon Cup skiers must send additionally registration on FMC Entry form (available on www.worldloppet.com ). FMC team Managers’ Meeting takes place on 16.02.2013 at 18:00 in Tehvandi Ski Centre conference room.
13. Entry fees:
|Entry wave||63 km||31 km|
|before 07.12.2012||40 €||25 €|
|08.12.12-27.01.2013||50 €||30 €|
|28.01.2013-16.02.2013||80 €||50 €|
NO registration in the morning of the race day (17.02.2013)!
14. In case of giving up the participation, entry fee will not be refunded.
15. If the race is cancelled due to force majeure (circumstances not depending on the organizers), the entry fees will not be refunded.
16. Re-registration takes place in the race centre or by written application to firstname.lastname@example.org sent before 17:00 on February 16th. There will be no re-registration on the day of the race. Re- registration costs 10 EUR + difference of the participation fees of distances.
17. The handout of start materials takes place on February 15th and 16th at 9:00-19:00 in the race centre in the Sport Hall of Eesti Maaülikool (address: Kreutzwaldi Str 3, Tartu) and on February 17th in start area: for 63 km in Otepää at 7:00-8:30 and for 31km in Arula at 10:30-12:20.
18. Start fee includes: prepared ski track; starting bib; time keeping (only in case of correctly attached time keeping chip during all the race); result in the results list (on short race in alphabetical order); service and catering in the SP-s and finish; awarding; diploma with name, time (31 km) and placing (63km); medal; luggage transport from start to finish; medical service if necessary; transport of abandoned skiers; and silver and gold pins according to the statute.
Starting package consists of number bib, information booklet, marking stickers for the skis, luggage card, medical service card, plastic bag for clothes, food stamp, souvenir pin, and time keeping chip.
19. Marking of skis on 63 km is obligatory! Marking stickers must be attached to dry skis. Exchange of only one ski is permitted during the race. Exchange of both skis will lead to disqualification.
20. To get a result, your 42.TM bib must be visible from your front and back during the entire race and the time keeping chip must be correctly attached to your right ankle (up to 20 cm from the ground) from start to finish. After exiting the finish corridor, hand the chip to the organizer. The participant is responsible for the chip from the moment start number is handed out until it is handed over in the finish. In case of losing or not returning the chip, penalty 30 EUR will follow.
21. Unofficial results will be constantly updated on the information board in the finish area and on the Internet website www.tartumaraton.ee. The Official results will be issued by February 22nd at 17:00 on the Internet website www.tartumaraton.ee, and the results magazine will be issued in one month.
22. Transportation. There are shuttle buses to the start areas from Tartu and Elva (finish car park) and after the race from finish car park to start areas and Tartu. All bus rides are paid. Bus tickets to the start buses must be purchased from the Race Centre prior to the race day. The day ticket price in Race Centre 4 €, from the bus 5 €.
23. Parking in Otepää and Arula is free; cars are directed to the parking lots in the order of fulfill. Parking in Elva costs 5 €, for buses with more that 10 seats it is free.
24. Traffic restrictions. Parking and stopping areas at the service stations are marked with temporary traffic signs, ignoring of which will lead to traffic fines. Stopping in restricted areas and feeding FMC athletes is only allowed with special permits.
25. Medical aid is organized by Estonian Disaster Relief Team. The medical workers on skis and by snow-scooters with medical equipment will follow the race all the way. The medical staff is wearing Red Cross on their backs. There are ambulances in the start, in the finish and in all SP-s. If you see someone in trouble on the track, please try to help and let the organizers know immediately or call 112!
26. Awarding. 12 first men, 6 women and sprints’ winners will be awarded with Tartu Maraton medals, cups and awards at the prize-giving ceremony at 14.00 in the finish area. 6 best men and 6 best women of FMC competition will be awarded with monetary prizes as follows: 1. place 5 000 €; 2. place 3 000 €; 3. place 1 000 €; 4. place 500 €; 5. place 400 €; 6. place 300 €. The sprint winners will receive 300 €. There will be aslo raffle prizes and cups for age group winners of 63 km.
Cash prizes will be transferred to the winners` bank accounts after the official result lists have been validated and the results of any doping tests have been received. The income tax (21% of the award sum) is withheld from all of the cash awards, in accordance with the Estonian legislation.
An athlete who is not present in the official award ceremony loses one’s right to an award.
27. Things lost and found must be given to Service Point chiefs, who transport the things to the secretariat. Owners can get their lost things from Club Tartu Maraton during one month after the race.
28. Due to force majeure the organizer could be forced to change or shorten the course, or cancel the race. The Organizing Committee will make the final decision at least on Monday, 11.02.2013, which will be forwarded to mass media. In exceptional circumstances the Jury has a right to make changes concerning the race until 3 hours before the start (FIS Article 388.1.3) to secure safety of the participants.
29. All protests concerning race results and breaking the Rules etc must be brought up to Jury as follows:
• Concerning first 100 finishers during 1 hour after first 100 participants have finished
• Concerning all the others, up to closing time of the finish
The cost of a protest (except of these concerning race results) is 40 EUR, which will be refunded only when the protest has been met. The protests concerning unofficial results can be brought up until 20.02.2013 by 17:00 to the office of Club Tartu Maraton by e-mail email@example.com.
30. With making the entry a participant gives a permission to use the photos and films of him/her made during the whole event for promotion and advertising purposes.
31. All protests concerning the organization will be solved by the Jury: 1. FIS Technical Delegate (chairman), 2. Estonian Ski Association Technical Delegate, 3. Race Director.
32. Other unforeseen cases will be solved by the Organizing Committee.