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RULES AND REGULATIONS

§ 1. ORGANIZER

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The organizer of the Tatra Running Festival – Tatra SkyMarathon (hereinafter referred to as the “Festival” or “Event”) is the Mountaineering Club in Zakopane with its registered office in Zakopane (ul. Droga na Wierch 4, 34-500 Zakopane), NIP: 7361470825, REGON: 001062701. 2. The contact details of the organizer regarding the Competition can be found on the website: https://tatraskymarathon.pl/kontakt.

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The contact details of the organizer regarding the Competition can be found on the website: https://tatraskymarathon.pl/kontakt.

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During the Event, contact with the organizer is possible through the Competition Office, which will be located on August 16-17, 2023 at the address: Siwa Polana – Witów, 34-512 in Witów.

§ 2. FESTIVAL

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The Festival will take place on 16-17.08.2024. A detailed schedule of the Event can be found on the website https://tatraskymarathon.pl

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The goals of the event are:

  1. promotion of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale, and the Kościelisko Municipality;
  2. promotion of a healthy lifestyle, prevention of addictions among youth and adults;
  3. promotion of long-distance running and active tourism;
  4. promotion of ecological and safe behaviors in the mountains.

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As part of the festival, three mountain races will be held:

  1. Tatra SkyMarathon (see route details in § 3 below);
  2. Tatra Trail (see route details in § 4 below);
  3. Orava Trail (see route details in § 5 below).

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The routes and their distances and elevations are based on measurements submitted to the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). However, they may differ in reality. The GPX track can be downloaded below.

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The provisions of these regulations apply to all races, unless otherwise explicitly stated in the following provisions.

§ 3. TATRA SKYMARATHON – ROUTE

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The Tatra SkyMarathon course is approximately 28 km long, with a total elevation gain of 1,700 m+.

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The race start and finish are located at: Siwa Polana – Witów, 34-512, Witów.

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The detailed course is marked on a topographic map and a profile visualization, which are attachments no. 1, point 1 of these Regulations.

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The Tatra SkyMarathon course follows the tourist trails of the Polish Western Tatras and is very technically demanding. Participants will encounter significant exposure, technically challenging terrain with steep, rocky sections. Additional difficulties include the accumulated elevation gain and variable weather conditions typical of the Tatra microclimate. Runners may face gusty winds, thunderstorms, and hail during the race.

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There will be 3 aid stations along the route, located at:

  1. Cudakowa Polana in the Kościeliska Valley (approx. 8 km from the start);
  2. Ornak Mountain Hut in the Kościeliska Valley (approx. 11.5 km from the start);
  3. Trzydniówka Clearing in the Chochołowska Valley (approx. 24 km from the start). Competitors cannot leave their deposits at the aid stations.

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The following time limits are established for completing the course:

  • 1 hour 40 minutes to reach the aid station at Cudakowa Polana in the Kościeliska Valley;
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to reach the aid station at Ornak Mountain Hut in the Kościeliska Valley;
  • 5 hours 10 minutes to reach the aid station at Trzydniówka Clearing in the Chochołowska Valley;
  • 6 hours to reach the finish line.

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Exceeding the time limit at any of the points mentioned in point 6 above results in the disqualification of the competitor. In such a case, the competitor must hand over their race number to the judge at that point and cease further participation in the race.

§ 4. TATRA TRAIL – ROUTE

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The Tatra Trail course is approximately 15 km long, with a total elevation gain of 650 m+.

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The race start and finish are located at: Siwa Polana – Witów, 34-512, Witów.

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The detailed course is marked on a topographic map and a profile visualization, which are attachments no. 1, point 2 of these Regulations.

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The Tatra Trail course follows forest trails, with additional sections on tourist trails at the beginning and end.

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There will be 2 aid stations on the route: at Magura Witowska (5.5 km and 9 km from the start). Competitors cannot leave their deposits at the aid stations.

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The following time limits are established for completing the course:

  • 1 hour to reach Magura Witowska (5.5 km).
  • 3 hours to reach the finish line.

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Exceeding the time limit at any of the points mentioned in point 6 above results in the disqualification of the competitor. In such a case, the competitor must hand over their race number to the judge at that point and cease further participation in the race.

§ 5. ORAVA TRAIL – ROUTE

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The Orava Trail course is approximately 36 km long, with a total elevation gain of 1500 m+.

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The race starts in the town of Twardoszyn, Slovakia. The finish line is located at: Siwa Polana – Witów, 34-512, Witów.

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The detailed course is marked on a topographic map and a profile visualization, which are attachments no. 1, point 3 of these Regulations.

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The Orava Trail course follows tourist trails of the Orava region and Podhale, with additional sections, especially at the beginning, on public roads.

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There will be 2 aid stations on the route:

  • In Czarny Potok at the forestry lodge (approximately 22 km from the start).
  • At Magura Witowska (approximately 29 km from the start). Competitors cannot leave their deposits at the aid stations.

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The following time limits are established for completing the course:

  • 4 hours 00 minutes to reach the aid station at Czarny Potok.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes to reach the finish line.

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Exceeding the time limit at any of the points mentioned in point 6 above results in the disqualification of the competitor. In such a case, the competitor must hand over their race number to the judge at that point and cease further participation in the race.

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The organizer does not provide transportation to the start as part of the registration package. Detailed information can be found in the “Runner’s Zone – Transportation and Parking” section.

§ 6. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

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Tatra SkyMarathon – Mandatory Equipment

Detailed mandatory equipment will be provided at the main briefing the day before the race (mandatory equipment briefing). The list of required gear includes:

  • Backpack or running waist pack capable of carrying all required equipment,
  • Minimum 0.5 liters of fluids at the start – in a backpack, hydration pack, or bottles (it’s recommended to refill fluids at each aid station with no less than 1 liter),
  • Emergency blanket (foil) measuring at least 140 x 200 cm,
  • Fully charged mobile phone with activated roaming and installed emergency apps like Ratunek and Google Maps (or another map application such as Mapy.cz),
  • Waterproof jacket with hood,
  • Cash (at least 50 PLN and 10 EUR),
  • Whistle,
  • Elastic bandage, minimum 100 x 6 cm,
  • Race bib provided by the organizer (worn on the front of the body in a visible location),
  • Cup or flask,
  • Valid ID (national ID card or passport, due to the border zone or crossing requirements),
  • Confirmation of payment for personal accident insurance (NNW) covering extreme sports, including rescue operations in Slovakia on August 17, 2024.,

Additionally, it is recommended to supplement the equipment with:

  • Watch with uploaded GPX track,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Hat or UV protection buff for head protection,
  • Emergency food supply of at least 600 kcal (energy bars or gels)

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Tatra Trail
Detailed mandatory equipment may change and will ultimately be provided at the main briefing the day before the race.
List of required gear:
– Backpack or running waist pack capable of carrying all required equipment,
– Minimum 0.25 liters of fluids at the start – in a backpack, hydration pack, or bottles (it’s recommended to refill fluids at each aid station with no less than 0.25 liters),
– Emergency blanket (foil) measuring at least 140 x 200 cm,
– Fully charged mobile phone with activated roaming and installed emergency apps like Ratunek and Google Maps (or another map application such as Mapy.cz),
– Windproof jacket,
– Cash (at least 50 PLN and 10 EUR),
– Whistle,
– Elastic bandage, minimum 100 x 6 cm,
– Race bib provided by the organizer (worn on the front of the body in a visible location),
– Cup or flask,
– Valid ID (national ID card or passport, due to the border zone or crossing requirements),
– Confirmation of payment for personal accident insurance (NNW) covering extreme sports, including rescue operations in Slovakia on August 17, 2024.

Additionally, it is recommended to supplement the equipment with:

  • Waterproof jacket with hood,
  • Watch with uploaded GPX track,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Hat or UV protection buff for head protection,
  • Emergency food supply of at least 200 kcal (energy bars or gels).

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Orava Trail

Detailed mandatory equipment may change and will ultimately be provided at the main briefing the day before the race.
List of required gear:

  • Backpack or running waist pack capable of carrying all required equipment,
  • Minimum 0.5 liters of fluids at the start – in a backpack, hydration pack, or bottles (it’s recommended to refill fluids at each aid station with no less than 1 liter),
  • Emergency blanket (foil) measuring at least 140 x 200 cm,
  • Fully charged mobile phone with activated roaming and installed emergency apps like Ratunek and Google Maps (or another map application such as Mapy.cz),
  • Waterproof jacket with hood,
  • Cash (at least 50 PLN and 10 EUR),
  • Whistle,
  • Elastic bandage, minimum 100 x 6 cm,
  • Race bib provided by the organizer (worn on the front of the body in a visible location),
  • Cup or flask,
  • Valid ID (national ID card or passport, due to the border zone or crossing requirements),
  • Confirmation of payment for personal accident insurance (NNW) covering extreme sports, including rescue operations in Slovakia on August 17, 2024.
    Additionally, it is recommended to supplement the equipment with:
  • Watch with uploaded GPX track,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Hat or UV protection buff for head protection,
  • Emergency food supply of at least 600 kcal (energy bars or gels).

§ 7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL

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Participation in the Festival is open to any individual who holds a valid ID card or passport and meets the following age requirements on the day of the race:

  1. 18 years old for Tatra SkyMarathon;
  2. 16 years old for Tatra Trail;
  3. 18 years old for Orava Trail.

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Qualification for Tatra SkyMarathon:
Participants must have completed at least two mountain races of at least 29 kilometers each within the period from January 1, 2018, to November 30, 2023, within the time limit and on the full course (classified in the results). Meeting this criterion qualifies the individual for entry into the start list or, if there are more participants than available slots, participation in a lottery conducted by the organizer.

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Participation in the races requires submitting a written declaration stating familiarity with these Regulations, participation at one’s own risk, and confirmation of health conditions suitable for participating in the races. Participants are also required to have a detailed knowledge of the terrain over which they will compete.

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Additionally, participants must have a valid personal accident insurance policy covering:

  1. Extreme sports and participation in sports events such as mountain running and mountain rescue operations in Slovakia for Tatra SkyMarathon;
  2. Participation in sports events for Tatra Trail;
  3. Extreme sports and participation in sports events such as mountain running and mountain rescue operations in Slovakia for Orava Trail.

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The declaration mentioned in point 3 above must be submitted by the legal representative or guardian for individuals under 18 years of age.

§ 8. REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION FEE

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Participant registration is exclusively electronic via the website: https://tatraskymarathon.pl/zapisy.

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Registration involves selecting a race and correctly completing and submitting the registration form to the organizer. Each individual may register for only one race. The registration form requires the following information:

  1. First and last name;
  2. Gender;
  3. Date of birth;
  4. Club affiliation;
  5. Country;
  6. City/town;
  7. Contact phone number;
  8. Email address;
  9. Name, date, distance, and elevation gain of three qualifying races of at least 29 kilometers each completed within the time limit and on the full course from January 1, 2017, to November 30, 2023 (“qualifying races”), along with a link to the results of each qualifying race – applicable to registration for Tatra SkyMarathon.

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The following participant limits apply:

a. Tatra SkyMarathon: 350 spots (including 50 spots at the discretion of the organizer) – qualification criteria described in point 4 below;

b. Tatra Trail: 350 spots (including 50 spots at the discretion of the organizer) – first come, first served basis;

c. Orava Trail: 300 spots (including 50 spots at the discretion of the organizer) – first come, first served basis.

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The organizer individually qualifies participants for Tatra SkyMarathon based on completed races, with participation in qualifying races verified through the provided links to results in the registration form. The organizer considers the participant’s ranking and finishing time for qualification.

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The organizer communicates the qualification status of each individual (applicable to both races) to the email address provided in the registration.

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Qualified individuals will receive notification at the email address provided in the registration. Upon:

a. Confirmation of the event date – participants must pay the registration fee within 7 days from the date of the notification. Failure to make the payment results in forfeiture of the spot, and the organizer will qualify individuals sequentially from the waiting list;

b. Event cancellation – the organizer will inform qualified individuals of an alternative event date and further procedures. In such a case, qualified individuals may opt out within 7 days from the date of the notification, and the organizer will qualify individuals sequentially from the waiting list.

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The registration fee is as follows:

a. 450 PLN – for participation in Tatra SkyMarathon until January 31, 2024, and 465 PLN from February 1, 2024;

b. 175 PLN – for participation in Tatra Trail until January 31, 2024, and 195 PLN from February 1, 2024;

c. 235 PLN – for participation in Orava Trail until January 31, 2024, and 255 PLN from February 1, 2024.

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Registration fees:

a. For Tatra SkyMarathon, payment must be made by January 30, 2024, to the bank account provided via email.

b. For Orava Trail, payment must be made online within 24 hours of registration.

c.For Tatra Trail, payment must be made online within 24 hours of registration.

An online payment processing fee of 2.5% is included in the registration fee.

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Members of the High Mountain Club in Zakopane and Tatra Volunteer Mountain Rescue are exempt from the registration fee and qualification requirements (as specified in point 4 above). For these individuals, registration is based on the order of submission.

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Registration is not valid if not completed electronically, if the participant is not qualified by the organizer, or if payment is made after the deadline. In such cases, the organizer refunds the registration fee.

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Upon registration and receipt of the registration fee, the participant’s details (name and surname) will be published on the registration list on the website: https://tatraskymarathon.pl, confirming the participant’s final qualification for the race. Only registered and paid participants listed on the start list are eligible to participate in the event.

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In case a participant decides to withdraw from the race, their spot cannot be transferred to another individual.

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The registration fee includes:

  1. A deposit bag at the finish line;
  2. Participant safety along the route through the presence of rescuers;
  3. Beverages (non-carbonated water, isotonic drinks, cola);
  4. Trophies and awards (financial and material) for the top participants;
  5. Prize draws among all participants.

The organizer does not cover the cost of:

  1. Regeneration buffet at the finish line (additional fee of 20 PLN);
  2. Transport to Twardoszyn (additional fee of 20 PLN).

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Refunds:

  • For withdrawals by May 17, 100% of the fee is refunded;
  • For withdrawals by June 17, 50% of the fee is refunded;
  • No refunds are provided for withdrawals after June 17.

§ 9. Distribution of Race Packs

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Race packs will be issued at the address: Siwa Polana – Witów, 34-514, Witów:

  1. August 16, 2024 (Friday) from 13:00 to 21:30 – Tatra SkyMarathon, Orava Trail, and Tatra Trail,
  2. August 17, 2024 (Saturday) from 6:30 to 7:30 – Orava Trail, and from 8:00 to 10:00 – Tatra Trail.

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Participants are required to attend the main briefing, which will take place 15 minutes before the start.

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Each race pack will include:

a. Race number,

b. Sponsor’s gadget,

c. Route security measures,

d. Drinks and fruits at feeding stations.

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Race packs will be issued upon:

  • Presentation of a valid ID card or passport confirming the participant’s identity,
  • Presentation of proof of insurance as referred to in § 6 par. 4 lit. a or b of the Regulations (depending on the race),
  • Signing the declaration referred to in § 6 par. 3 of the Regulations, the template of which is attached as Annex No. 6 to these Regulations.

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For participants under 18 years of age, the race pack may only be issued in the presence of a legal representative or guardian who signs the declaration referred to in point 2 lit. c above.

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To collect a race pack on behalf of another person, an authorization signed or sent by the Authorizing Person is required. It should include: place, date, who authorizes whom to collect the race pack, and signature.

§ 10. Briefing

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Participants are required to attend the main briefing, which will take place 15 minutes before the start.

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During the main briefing, the organizer will:

  • Discuss the race course, with particular emphasis on hazardous locations, understood as areas with high exposure, technical difficulty, and topographical challenges (e.g., trail intersections).
  • Present the forecasted weather conditions for the race day.
  • Finally determine the mandatory equipment requirements.
  • Remind participants of the Festival’s schedule and the rules for safe movement in mountain terrain, as well as the rules for conducting the race.

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In case of unforeseen changes in weather conditions, the organizer may conduct a technical briefing immediately before the race start. During this briefing, updated weather forecasts will be provided or participants will be informed about changes in the race course or its possible shortening.

§ 11. Race Course

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Participants are required to appear at the race start 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow the organizer to conduct mandatory equipment checks and possibly a technical briefing.

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The race start times are as follows:

August 17, 2024:

  • 9:00 AM start for Orava Trail (Twardoszyn, Slovakia)
  • 10:00 AM start for Tatra SkyMarathon (Siwa Polana – Witów)
  • 11:00 AM start for Tatra Trail (Siwa Polana – Witów)

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The races will commence with a countdown and the following commands:

  • 3 minutes to start!
  • 1 minute to start!
  • Countdown from 10 seconds down,

The race begins with a gunshot or the starting judge’s command “START!”

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The race courses will be marked only at trail crossings or intersections. It is the participant’s responsibility to be familiar with the course, including its topography.

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Participants must stay on designated hiking trails (except for sections of the course that lead through public or forest roads). Deviating from the trail for any reason will result in disqualification.

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During the race:

  • Hiking trails in the Tatra Mountains will not be closed; therefore, participants must exercise caution when passing or overtaking tourists.
  • Public roads will not be closed; therefore, participants must follow the rules of normal road users, keeping to the left side of the road (where possible, on the left shoulder) in accordance with the general traffic regulations, including the Road Traffic Law. Participants will have priority in traffic only at points supervised by the police, with a list of such points provided during the main briefing. Participants must also obey the instructions of police officers and event security personnel, particularly regarding movement on public roads.

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Participants must wear their race number visibly throughout the race. Removing the race number for any reason will result in disqualification.

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Participants are required to comply with instructions given by course marshals. Decisions made by marshals are final and not subject to appeal.

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Marshals wearing reflective shirts will be stationed at designated checkpoints and directional points along the race course.

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In addition to marshals mentioned in point 9, there will also be undercover judges monitoring the conduct of the race. During interventions, an undercover judge must present their judge’s accreditation to the participant.

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Participants may not receive any assistance from third parties except in life-threatening situations. Unauthorized assistance will result in disqualification.

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In the event of an accident, each participant is obliged to call for help and provide immediate assistance to the injured runner. Failure to call for help and provide assistance will result in disqualification of the participant.

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For environmental reasons, disposable cups will not be available at refreshment points. Participants must pour drinks into their own containers or into a race cup, which is mandatory equipment.

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At aid stations, for ecological reasons, there will be no disposable cups. Beverages can be poured into personal containers or into the mandatory running cup provided.

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Apart from the incidents listed in these Regulations, a participant will be disqualified for littering or deviating from the race course.

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A participant may withdraw from the race at any time. In such a case, the participant must return their race number to the nearest marshal and make their way independently to the entry of Dolina Kościeliska, Chochołowska, or to the finish line. In such cases, the provisions of § 3 para. 7, § 4 para. 7, or § 5 para. 7 of the Regulations apply.

§ 12. Classifications and Awards

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The winner of the race will be the person who completes the course in the fastest time, while also staying within the established time limits.

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Official race results, in the form of participant rankings with their finishing times (exclusively in the Open category), will be posted at the Race Office after the completion of each race, either after the last participant finishes or after the expiration of the race time limit, whichever comes sooner.

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Each participant has the right to lodge a protest within 15 minutes of the announcement of the official race results. Protests must be submitted verbally at the Race Office.

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Protests will be reviewed by the organizer in the presence of the starting judge within 15 minutes of receipt. The organizer’s decision on the protest will be announced verbally and is final.

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During the Festival, there will be rankings in the following categories, divided into women and men:

  • Open (overall without age categories);
  • Senior (18-39 years – applies to Tatra SkyMarathon and 16-39 years – applies to Tatra Trail and Orava Trail);
  • Masters (40-59 years);
  • Veteran (60+ years).

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In the Open category for Men and Women, the top three participants will receive the following financial prizes:

  • Tatra SkyMarathon:
    • 1st place – €3,000;
    • 2nd place – €2,000;
    • 3rd place – €1,000.
  • Tatra Trail:
    • 1st place – 3000 PLN;
    • 2nd place – 800 PLN;
    • 3rd place – 600 PLN.
  • Orava Trail:
    • 1st place – 3000 PLN;
    • 2nd place – 800 PLN;
    • 3rd place – 600 PLN.

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In the other age categories, the organizer has allocated a prize of 300 PLN for 1st place.

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Financial prizes will be paid out by the organizer within 4 weeks of the announcement of results to the bank accounts provided by the participants. However, payments will not be made until all necessary tax information has been provided by the participants.

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All participants who complete the races within the time limit will receive a commemorative medal from the organizer

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After the races, there will also be drawings and contests among the Festival participants. The organizer has prepared tangible prizes for these events.

§ 13. Personal data

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Klub Wysokogórski w Zakopanem, located at ul. Droga na Wierch 4, 34-500 Zakopane, NIP: 7361470825, REGON: 001062701, is the Administrator of personal data of the participants of the Event, i.e., the organizer.

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Providing personal data by the participant during registration, as referred to in § 7(2) of these Regulations, as well as other personal data based on the Regulations, is voluntary but necessary for the registration of the participant, the participation of the participant in the competition. Failure to provide this data will prevent the registration of the participant as a competitor and, consequently, will prevent the participant from participating in the Festival, classifying the participant, and awarding any prizes.

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The Organizer obtains personal data of participants directly from the individuals concerned.

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Processed personal data include at most: first name, last name, gender, date of birth, PESEL or NIP, address, email address, phone number, age category, club affiliation, country of origin, sports results and achievements, payment status of the entry fee, image, payment details (e.g., bank account number, payer’s details), health status data. The Organizer may disclose to the public, especially via the website, press, or industry information guides, part of the aforementioned data, including: first names, last names, sports results, participant images, for the purpose of publishing starting lists in competitions, race results, event coverage, and for promoting the Event and its sponsors.

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Personal data of participants will be processed for the following purposes:

a) To fulfill obligations arising from these Regulations, in particular for the registration of participants, organization and conduct of the competitions, i.e., to perform the contract concluded (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR);

b) To comply with legal obligations incumbent on the organizer in terms of accounting and tax regulations, regarding registration of payments, tax settlement of prizes, etc. (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR);

c) To maintain a public list of participants and a public classification of sports results, which constitutes the legitimate interest of the organizer (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR);

d) To establish, assert, or defend against legal claims between the person whose data is concerned and the organizer, which constitutes the legitimate interest of the organizer (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR);

e) To promote sport and physical culture by reporting on the course of sports competitions, including promoting the Festival by the organizer and its sponsors in the future, which constitutes the legitimate interest of the organizer (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR);

f) To protect the safety, including health and life, of participants in competitions, i.e., in the interest necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject (Article 6(1)(d) GDPR).

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The Organizer may disclose personal data to entities providing legal services, IT services, administrative services, services related to sports classification, including time measurement, Festival sponsors, rescue services including TOPR, and organizer’s employees.

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Personal data will be processed for the period necessary to achieve the purposes set out in point 5 above.

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Within the limits prescribed by law, the person whose personal data is processed by the organizer has the right to request:

a) Access to their data;

b) Rectification of their data;

c) erasure of their data;

d) restriction of processing;

e) data portability, in cases where processing is based on consent or for the performance of a contract;

f) objection to the processing of personal data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the organizer.

In the case of personal data processed based on consent, the individual whose data is processed on this basis may withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

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The Organizer does not transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area.

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Personal data will not be subject to automated decision-making or profiling.

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The person whose data is processed by the organizer also has the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection if this person considers that the processing of their data violates the provisions of the GDPR.

§ 14. REINFORCEMENT AND PUBLICATION OF IMAGE

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Participants acknowledge that photographs and recordings will be taken during the event, which may include their presence.

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Photographs and recordings taken during the event will be used by the organizer and its sponsors (the list of sponsors is available on the website: https://tatraskymarathon.pl) solely for the purpose of:

a) reporting the course of the event;

b) promoting the Festival and its sponsors in the future.

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Participants may voluntarily consent to the publication of their image for the purposes stated in point 2 above during registration, as referred to in § 7(1) and (2) of the Regulations. Participants are aware that failure to give such consent will prevent the registration of the participant as a competitor and, consequently, will prevent the participant from participating in the Festival, classifying the participant, and awarding any prizes. This is driven by the legitimate interest of the organizer and sponsors of the Event. The organizer must have the ability to publish images of at least the participants who have reached the podium. At present, this circle of participants cannot be determined.

This clause ensures that participants understand the implications of consenting or withholding consent for the use of their images during the event for reporting and promotional purposes.

§ 15. FINAL PROVISIONS

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For safety reasons, the organizer, in agreement with TOPR, may change or shorten the course or interrupt the competition.

2

In a crisis situation (especially storms over a large area, hail, snowfall), the competition may be postponed to another date. Participants are not entitled to a refund of the registration fee. Registered participants automatically receive a place on the start list for the competition on the new date. If a participant resigns from the competition on the new date, the organizer will qualify the next person on the waiting list.

3

Due to the proximity of the state border, participants must have a valid passport or ID card with them at all times.

4

Participants are required to comply with the regulations applicable in the Tatra National Park, including the Act of 16 April 2004 on the protection of nature and orders of the Director of the Tatra National Park.

5

The organizer does not provide accommodations.

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Each participant competes at their own risk, considering their experience and the conditions of the competition.

7

Most of the competition route runs through mountainous, difficult-to-access, exposed terrain, where the provision of specialized rescue services may involve long waiting times. In the event of an accident, each participant is obligated to call for help and provide immediate assistance to the injured runner. Failure to call for help and provide assistance results in the disqualification of the participant.

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The organizer does not provide participants with insurance, including personal accident insurance (NNW) in Poland and Slovakia.

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Participants are prohibited from using prohibited substances and methods during the competition.

10

After the competition, female and male competitors may be subject to anti-doping tests. The tests will be conducted by the Polish Anti-Doping Agency (POLADA) or a representative of the Polish Athletics Association (PZLA) or the competition jury. Each competitor selected by the representative of the Polish Athletics Association (PZLA) or the race director is obliged, under penalty of disqualification, to undergo doping tests. In the event that prohibited substances are detected in sample A, the athlete has the right to request testing of sample B at their own expense. If sample B does not confirm the presence of prohibited substances, the athlete’s result remains on the list. If sample B confirms the result of sample A, the Race Director will disqualify the athlete. The decision on disqualification is final, and the provisions of the Polish Athletics Association regarding the possibility of appeal do not apply.

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The final interpretation of the provisions of the Regulations belongs to the Organizer.

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Package transfer is possible until July 1, 2024, at a cost of 50 PLN.

REGULATIONS FOR SEGMENT CHALLENGE

CLASSIFICATION RULES AND AWARDS

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Segments are classified based on the Strava application, where the best achieved time determines the ranking. In case of ties, the position at the next checkpoint will decide, namely at Hala Ornak, Polana Trzydniówka, and the finish line.

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If there are issues with the application, such as sharing results on a segment, participants can file a protest (with a deposit of 100 PLN payable at the race office). The organizer and the Jury will then review the result manually. The deposit will be refunded only if the protestor wins the segment.

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Segments are conducted in three sections: vertical, downhill, and sprint, in two categories: open men and open women.

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A financial reward of 500 PLN is provided for the winner of each individual segment.

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Awards accumulate, so participants can potentially win across all three segments.

ROUTE OF SEGMENTS

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Vertical:

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Downhill:

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Sprint:

The course

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Competition on segments concerns only participants of the Tatra SkyMarathon registered and verified on the start list.

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Fair play rules and regulations applicable to the entire Festival apply. (https://tatraskymarathon.pl/regulamin/)

Shortening the route, modifying the GPS signal, throwing the clock, forcing priority, creating danger will result in disqualification from the segment, entire competition or time penalty.

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Segment paths will also be marked at the start and end with colors: red – vertical, blue – downhill, green – sprint.

4

Participants are required to move along the tourist route. Coming down for any reason will result in the disqualification of the participant.

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During the competition, tourist trails in the Tatra will not be closed, so participants are required to exercise particular caution when avoiding or overtaking tourists. Special attention should be paid to participants. People running the segment have no priority over others.

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During the event, participants are required to use an updated GPS locator (phone, watch) that will record the segment. Measurement errors may result in disqualification.

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Participants are obliged to strictly follow the instructions given by rescuers and judges present on the event route. Decisions made by them are final and cannot be appealed. The ultimate interpretation of times on segments belongs to the Jury and the organizer.

Participation Conditions

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Qualification for Tatra SkyMarathon, registration, and verification on the start list.

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Having a GPS tracking device (watch, phone) with Strava app during the competition.

3

Uploading and syncing the race data by 5:00 PM on August 17, 2024, and sharing it.

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ATTACHMENT NO. 1 TO THE TATRA SKYMARATHON 2024 REGULATIONS

Route and Profile of Tatra SkyMarathon

1, 2, 3 – refreshment points.