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The sporting event is called "Tuscany Crossing" will be competitive.

The organization of the competition is entrusted to ASD SIENARUNNERS, amateur sports association.

The "TC" takes place in the southern part of Tuscany, in the Parco Della Val d’Orcia (UNESCO Heritage).
 The race starts on April 17th (Friday) at 5.15 p.m. from Castiglione d’Orcia. Runners must arrive at the finish line within 34 hours in order to get the finisher prize. Every participant has to strictly stick to the rules and to the briefing before the race to be eligible for prizes.

The route will pass through typical Tuscan landscapes, will be mainly on white roads and paths through the most stunning Tuscan hamlets.

 

Requirements for the registration

Above 18 years old athletes can subscribe; they also must have a sports medical certificate for agonistic activity, expiring after April 19th 2020. Athletes diaqualified for doping are not accepted. There are no compulsory qualifying races to subscribe, but it's suggested to participate to long trail runs before.

The athlete must understand that length  and feature make this race significantly different from any other race and that the participation requires a high physical preparation that is necessary to face situations in which a great personal, physical and psycological autonomy capacity is needed, since Tuscan hills apparently gentle and surely beautiful  are merciless with bad prepared trailers. It's compulsory for every participant to have a current sports medical certificate for athletics, that has to be send by e-mail or given while picking up your bib number. Otherwise the subscription will be cancelled without any possible refund of the previously paid fee.

 

Registration

Registrations open on 1th July 2020 and close on 12th April 2020.

 

There is no limited number, but the race organisers have the right to close entries when 800 entrants are reache in all distances.

 

Registration fees

 

TC100M 160 km

Until 10/31/19 € 125.00 (Special prize)

Until 01/31/20 € 145.00

Until 03/31/20 € 155.00

Until 12/04/20 € 170.00

TC100K 103 km

Until 10/31/19 € 70.00 (Special prize)

Until 01/31/20 € 80.00

Until 03/31/20 € 90.00

Until 12/04/20 € 100.00

TC50K 53 km

Until 10/31/19 € 50.00 (Special prize)

Until 01/31/20 € 60.00

Until 03/31/20 € 70.00

Until 12/04/20 € 75.00


What's included in the entry fee?

Bib number

assistance and refreshments along the route and at the end of the race

goodie-bag

technical shirt

pasta party voucher

 

PRIZES

There are no cash prizes.

The first 10 men and 10 women of all distances will be awarded.

Prize-giving ceremony will be on 18 th April at 6.00 pm.

Under no circumstances prizes can be sent or given in advance.

 

Surrender to participation and partial refund

In case you're not able to participate, surrender must be sent to the following e-amil address: info@tuscanycrossing.com.

Refunds are as follows:

- cancellation by 11/31/2019: refund of 60% of the fee

- cancellation by 01/31/2020: refund of 50% of the fee

- cancellation by 01/03/2020: refund of 40% of the fee

- cancellation after 01/03/2020: no refund

- It will be possible to transfer the registration to another person upon payment of a supplement of € 10.00 for administrative fees, subject to communication dated 31 March 2020


The refund, net of bank expenses, will be made within 31st August 2020, as asked in the surrender mail. Should the race be cancelled due to force majeure, until 15 days prior to the race, organisers will pay 50% of the paid fee. Such a percentage is due to all the expenses the organisation has already afforded that can't be recovered. No refund can be given in case of race interruption or cancellation because of bad weather conditions, or due to any other circumstances outside the race organisers's control.

 

Registration

Online, following the instruction on www.tuscanycrossing.com
 

Responsibility

The athlete removes the organisation from any responsibility for medical problems that could occur before, during and after the race, since he/she is well informed about medical contraindications.

In case emergency medical service has to be called, helicopter included, all the expenses deriving from the intervention of any external organisations before, during and after the race, won't be paid by the organisation.

The athlete participates under his/her own responsibility, removing the organisation from any responsibility for damage done or suffered from people, animals, objects before, during and after the event.

Familiarity: knowing the route gives physical and mental advantages during the race, be sure of studying the difficulties. Give special attention to those parts that you expect to run in the dark, when your mental and physical energy could be less reactive.

Running overnight: a big part of the race will be run at night; apart from compulsory torch, it is advisable to have a spare one and some spare batteries. If your torches fail, wait for another runner with a torch.

Weather: since temperature during the race can vary from 0° to 30°, participants must be ready for both cases. Weather is unpredictable and can change very fast.

Fording: along the route runners must ford rivers and streams; it is dangerous and IT MUSTN'T BE DONE RUNNING. On the race day there will be a rope across the river to help fording, and some assissting people as well.

Signage: route signs are caution tape, arrows and other signs that will be communicated before the start. There will be reflective signs on the route during night hours. The staff is doing its best to make the route sufficiently flagged, but it is necessary that participants are always alert while running. Non-staff people could occasionally modify or remove signals: a good knowledge of the route, road-book and gps track are therefore really precious to the runner.

Bags for clothing change: the organisation will take care of the pransportation of bags with clothing change to the specified positions on the map. This is done to help runners without crew. We kindly ask those who have an adequate support not to overcharge our volounteers with needless bags. Bags must be safely tied up, clearly labelled with your race number and dropped off on Friday to the appropriate collection point for every checkpoint. Bags must pass through a 40cm opening. Only one bag can be accepted per checkpoint. We ask you not to use paper bags, shoe boxes or anything done with paper-similar material, since they can easily get wet. Runners can't leave perishable things in their bags. DO NOT put any glass bottles into the bag. Bags will be given back to the TUSCANY centre as soon as possible. It's up to every runner to collect his/her bag. If you can't do it by yourself, ask somebody else to do it for you. Bags must be collected before 10 o-clock on Sunday. Any left bag after the event will be disposed. DO NOT leave any valuable object in your bags. Organisation is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

Retreat: if you want to abond the race where medical support is not available, we'll do our best to bring you to the finish line or the nearest checkpoint still working, especially if you need medical assistance. In non emergency situations, it can happen that you'll have to wait some hours before being joined. Non-finishers will be taken to the finish line. Our mail responsibility is to organise a race and not a shuttle service for non-finishers, so please – should it be the case – be patient. Checkpoints will be closed when the broom wagon arrives.

Race ethics: we ask you to be nice to hikers, tourists and drivers. The route will be closed to traffic and runners must stick to traffic code. Volounteers on the route don't have to power to stop cars.

Volounteers: approxinately 300 volounteers help during this race. They are the real strength  of this race and will do their best to make your day a success. Most of them stay more hours than runners on their spots, so please be nice with them and don't forget to thank them.

Without volounteers there wouldn't be any TC like races.

Insurance, liability insurance: the organisation signs a liability insurance for the whole period of the event. Organisation suggests however every participant to get a personal insurance that covers such events like Tuscany Crossing 100 miles, with accident and journey cover and costs of evacuation. N.B.: evacuation by helicopter has to be paid in Italy.

  1. Image rights: with the registration to TC runners explicitly authorize the organisation – and its partners - to the free acquisition of the right to use any kind of images in which they may appear, taken during the participation to the event, on any kind of visual support, promotional and/or advertising materials produced and spread all over the world for the maximum of time consented by laws, regulations and treaties in force, included a possible extension that can be made on the planned period of time.

  2. Acceptance: with the registration and fee payment, participants fully accept this regulatio​n

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Rules of the TC

The goal of these rules is to grant regularity of the race and of individual performance, giving equal conditions to everyboby. Rules' guidelines of the event are easy, like running fairly, safely and respecting the environment.

Any violations to the rules or guidelines of TC can be a reason for disqualifying for one or more years, or for other punishments, such as time penalities, fines and/or disqualifications from prizes.

  1. Official bib number must be visibly pinned on the front part of the body and must be easily visible at any moment.

  2. Runners must follow the flagged route at any moment. Any runner who goes out of the official route must come back to the exit point before continuing.

  3. Every runner must complete the entire route without any external assistance. No physical or machanical help is permitted. Trekking poles are allowed.

  4. Apart from medical emergency, runners can't accept any kind help or assistance from anybody outside the checkpoints.

  5. Runners must respect race rules, regulations issued by the race director in the mails prior to the event and during the briefing on Friday afternoon, under penalty of disqualification.

  6. Every runner must be registered and checked at each and every checkpoint.

  7. Time limits will be strictly applied: runners must be OUTSIDE the checkpoint BEFORE the time limit. Runners who go back to the checkpoint after the time limit will be disqualified.

  8. At the discretion of medical staff, a further supervision of runners can be necessary. Refusal to complete collaboration may lead to immediate disqualification. Every runner must tell the medical staff at the pre-race check-in any modifications to existing medical conditions and prescribed medications.

  9. Medical staff can, at their own unfettered discretion, to suspend the participant from the race, invalidating the bib number. Rescuers are licensed to evacuate with any means available participants who are jugded to be in danger. The use of anty-inflammatory infiltrations by the medical staff is not permitted. In case it will be necessary, the participant will be stopped and tranposrted to the nearest medical station for further health checks.

  10. Runners must refrain from any act of bad athleticism.

  11. Smoking is not permitted at any checkpoint or along the route.

  12. Every runner who is not able to finish the race must personally inform the first-aid station or the nearest checkpoint about his/her decision to quit. The participant must give back his/her gps tracker and his/her bib number in that moment, as it works as an official notification of his/her quitting the race. Runners who abandon the route without giving back the tracker and the bib number will be classified as “lost”, potentially activating search and rescue operations. Time spent looking for a runner os this kind can be invoiced to the runner.

  13. Runners who get to the finish line after the time limit of 32 hours won't be losted as official finishers.

  14. TC adopts a “zero-tolerance-policy” regarding the use of drugs that can improve perfromances (PED). Any athlete who previously broke anti-doping rules and policies of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or any other national sports federation is not eligible for the registration to TC. Any athlete who refuses to cooperate in any anti-doping checks, if selected for the test, must be disqualified and gets a life-long ban to TC.

  15. In case of bad weather conditions and for safety reasons, organisation reserves the right to suspend the ongoing race, modify time limits or redirect the route on asphalted roads.

Compulsory material:

1.  1l water

2.  Backpack for water or two water bottles

3.  Energy bars or equivalent

4.  Water- and windproof jacket

5.  Emergency blanket

6.  Whistle

7.  Frontal torch with spare batteries

8.  Competitive medical certificate (compulsory)

9. Fully charged cellphone

The use of the following material is highly recommended:

1.  Cap, bandana and gloves

2.  Trail shoes

3. Spare frontal torch

 

Timing and gps tracking

  1.   Timing will be done by Cronorun

  2.  GPS tracking will be done by Sportracks

  3.    Every participant will get a GPS tracker that has to be given back at the end of the race.

N.B.:

-    GPS tracker will be given while collecting the bib number

-     The lack or incorrect use of chip and GPS will lead to non-inclusion in the rankinf and non-allocation of the time spent.

-   While collecting your bib number and GPS, please check their numbers match

-  Regarding the use of GPS, please strictly stick to manners and informations on the package.

-    GPS is strictly personal and can't be changed.

-  GPS has to be handed back in the arrival area to assigned staff, even for quitting athlets or non-starters. In caso of failure to retunr, €50 will be charged to the athlete.

 

Time limits

- There will be time limits and a shuttle service so that participants won't be on the route without assistance. Time limits will be disclosed as soon as possible and calculated to a pce of 5 km/h; after these times no assistance will be granted and participants will be coisidered excluded from the race.

 

COMPLAINTS

The violation of any of the rules or ofthe regulationf of TC is a highly serious matter. The supposed violation of a rule by another runner is therefore really critical. Complaints must be presented by a registered operator following this procedure:

Report the supposed violation to the runner while it's happening. Try to find a witness, if possible.

Report the supposed violation with the name and bib number of the runner to the judge at the following first-aid station.

Report the supposed violation at the finish line to the race director. All complaints must be presented before Sunday at 10:30, right after the race. The written protest must include the name of the person notifying the complaint.

Both parts will be invited to discuss with the committee on Sunday at noon, when it will be decided whether to refuse the prize to the supposed violator.

In case of oversight or various omission in the race regulation, the decision will be up to the race director, as well as the final decision on all parts involved.

A final resolution of the problem can be taken by the Territorial Committee UISP more or less two weeks after the race.

the competition director will be appointed by the organizing committee.

 
 
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