Regulation

ETHICS

The world of trail running brings together different sorts of people who do not only practise sport, but who also believe in and respect a number of important values that form the ethics of sport.

  • Respect for People 
    Self-respect: no cheating, either before or during the run;
    Respect for the other runners: always help another runner in difficulty;
    Respect for the volunteers: they take part in the race simply for the pleasure of helping out.
  • Respect for Nature 
    Respect plants and wildlife: don’t leave rubbish behind.
    Stick to the paths marked, without taking shortcuts, in order to prevent soil erosion.
  • No money prizes 
    Just a prize to reward each runner who finishes the trail.
  • Sharing and solidarity 
    Everyone, be they runners or volunteers, should take action to ensure support is provided in all situations.

 

Organization

Valle d’Aosta Trailers s.s.d.r.l (a limited-responsibility non-profit amateur sports association) organizes Gran Trail Courmayeur with the patronage of the municipality of Courmayeur, Pré Saint Didier and La Thuile and the partnership of ASD Courmayeur Trailers.

Races

Three trail runs through a natural landscape, along Val Veny and Val Ferret with the start and finishing line in the municipality of Courmayeur and going through the municipalities of Pré Saint Didier and La Thuile.

This is a single – stage race with complete freedom in speed that must be completed within a set time. 

 

Gran Trail Courmayeur 105 KM: Race of about 105km with an altitude range of 7000 mt; it must be completed in 30 hours. 

Gran Trail Courmayeur 55 KM: Race of about 55km with an altitude range of 4700 mt; it must be completed in 18 hours. 

Gran Trail Courmayeur 30 KM: Race of about 30km with an altitude range of 2000 mt; it must be completed in 8 hours. 

 

Difficulty level
HARD: difficult track racing, expert trailers, rugged, exposed and steep terrain, with short stretches equipped but without mountaineering difficulties, prolonged passages an important quote

 

PARTICIPATION 

The race is open to all men and women aged 18 or over on the date of entry whether or not they are members of a running association.  

 

SEMI-SELF- SUFFICIENCY

A number of supply points will be set up along the route, with food and drink that must be consumed on the spot. Plastic cups will not be provided at any of the refreshment points; runners must have their own cup or other personal container suitable for the purpose. Only still water will be provided for filling up water bottles or camel bags. Each runner must ensure that upon leaving each re-supply point s/he has the regulation amount of food and water necessary to make it to the following refreshment point. Personal assistance along the route is forbidden.

It is forbidden to have any people not regularly inscribed at the race accompanying runners.

 

Condition for the inscription 

This race includes several stretches at high altitude,  and the conditions can be very difficult (running in the dark, wind, cold, rain or snow). Proper training and a real ability to be self-sufficient are essential for successfully completing this individual adventure.There are no particular requirement in order to run Gran Trail Courmayeur but it is strongly suggested to have taken part in long trails (more than 50km) before this one.

Mode of inscription

Inscriptions are managed by 100x100trail.com website, owned by VDA Trailers.
To enter the inscription it is necessary to the register on the website. Runners of races held during 2014 are already registered. We suggest you to register on the website before the opening day of inscriptions.
Inscription to GTC is to be made online only, filling every part of the form related to the race you have chosen, before and not after 30th June 2018.
Payment has to be made along with the inscription through an on-line service which accepts VISA and MASTERCARD credit cards. Once the payment is completed and confirmed by the bankpass service, the inscription will be recorded as done in the organization database.

Registration fees:

GTC 105: € 110,00 

GTC 55:  60,00   

GTC 30:  40,00  

Registration fee is comprehensive of all the services described in the rules of the race.

 

Medical certificate and disclaimer

In order to register to GTC, a valid medical certificate declaring fitness for competitive sports is required along with a disclaimer of liability.
Each runner has to update on his personal inscription page (www.100x100trail.com) the requested documents before and not after 30th June 2018.
If the runner does not provide to give the organization his medical certificate and disclaimer before the given date, he would not be able to take part in the race.
Medical certificates and disclaimers will not be accepted at the starting line.

 

ACCEPTATION OF THE REGULATION AND OF THE RACE ETHICS

By entering the Gran Trail Courmayeur, athletes undertake to fully and unreservedly abide by the regulations and the race ethics published by the organisers.

 

REFUND OF ENTRY FEES

50% of the entry fee will be refunded only if  the race is cancelled due to last minute force majeure.

If an athlete is forced to withdraw before the start of the race as a result of a certified accident or illness the race direction will consider a 50% refund.

 

MATERIAL 

By entering the race, each runner undertakes to take with him/her all the compulsory material listed below throughout the race. Failure to do so will result in application of the established penalties. 

Compulsory (checks carried out along the route):

  • rucksack or waist bag 
  • Identity card
  • water bottle or camel bag mimumin 1 liter
  • cup or other container suitable for drinking at the refreshment points
  • food supplies 
  • two working headlamps with spare batteries 
  • survival blanket 
  • technical waterproof jacket designed to withstand bad weather conditions at high altitude
  • running trousers or leggings (at least to below the knee)
  • hat or bandana 
  • mobile phone (add the safety numbers of the organisation to the phone book, do not conceal the number, and make sure the battery is fully charged before setting out)

 

Higly recomended:

  • gloves
  • warm clothing ( essential in cold weather)

 

Recommended:

  • change of clothes
  • knife
  • cord
  • road book
  • altimeter
  • sun protector cream, vaseline or antirubbing cream

 

Along the route, surprises checks of the compulsory materials by volunteer and race officials will be arranged. If they should consider the runners’ materials not sufficient or suitable to the race, they have fully power to disqualify runners by taking its bib and bracelet and communicatingtheir decision to the direction of the race.

 

Bibs and CHIP

Each bib is given individually to each runner, upon presentation of photo ID. The bib must be worn and clearly visible on the chest or stomach and it has to be visible for the whole race. The bib has to be put upon all clothes and never on the rucksack or on legs.  The chip is provided together with the bib, and must be worn on the wrist. Before the start of the race, it is compulsory for each runner to pass through the entrance gates to the reserved starting area, so the chip can be registered.  When passing through a checkpoint, and on arrival, runners must ensure the chip is read by the timing antenna and that it is registered correctly

 

GPS 

A GPS tracker will be provided to every runner and it’ll be fixed outside the runner backpack and drop off at the arrival. The security is € 20,00 and it’ll be not send back in case the tracker will be not delivered. 

 

SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE 

Rescue points will be set up along the route, at refreshment points and in high points, each of them with a phone or radio link to the race headquarters. Ambulances, civil protection service personnel and doctors will be present in the area.  The rescue points are designed to provide assistance to anyone in difficulty, using the organisation’s own means or through services with which the organisation has an agreement. The official race doctors are authorised to withdraw from the competition any entrants they consider are not fit to continue. Members of the rescue services are authorised to remove from the race, by any means available to them, any runners they believe are in danger.  If necessary, and in the interests of the person being rescued, at the exclusive discretion of the organisers, the official mountain rescue services may be called upon to take over operations, using any means they consider appropriate, including a helicopter. Any costs deriving from such exceptional transport will be charged to the person who has been rescued, as per the regulations in force.  Any runners who request the services of a doctor or rescuer implicitly submit to their authority and undertake to accept any decisions taken. 

 

WITHDRAWAL AND RETURN TO COURMAYEUR 

Runners who decide to pull out of the race along the route must proceed to the nearest checkpoint and inform the organisers of their decision so that transport back to the base in Courmayeur can be organised.  Runners who fail to notify the organisers immediately, thereby setting in motion search operations by the rescue staff, will be liable to pay any costs deriving therefrom.  

 

DISQUALIFATION AND PENALTIES

Along the route, race officials will be present and will be authorised to check on compliance with the regulations on the part of runners and on the respect of compulsory material.

Disqualification means the runner must abandon the race immediately.
Penalties will be applied by adding 4 hours to the final race time, allowing the runner to complete the course.
Irregularities demonstrated by video images sent to the organisers, even after the race, may result in disqualification or penalties.
  
  

Breach

penalty

Absence of compulsory safety material: a Goretex® jacket, trousers to at least below the knee, gloves, survival blanket, 2 headlamps, rucksack or waist bag, mobile phone

Disqualification

Absence of other compulsory material: hat or bandana, whistle, food supplies, cup,

1 hour penalty

Refusal to undergo a check, refuse to be checked by an organization doctor

Disqualification

Runner or runner’s assistants leaving litter behind

Disqualification

Use of a means of transport, sharing or exchanging of bib numbers, failure to pass through a checkpoint, doping or refusal to take doping tests, failure to assist a runner in difficulty, insulting language, bad manners and threats towards an organiser or volunteer

Disqualification

Refusal to obey an order from the race managers, race officials, doctors or rescuers

Disqualification

Departure from a checkpoint beyond the deadline set

 Disqualification

 

COMPLAINTS 
All complaints must be submitted in writing maximum 30 minutes after the posting of temporary results of the race. A deposit of € 50.00 is required.

JURY

The jury is made up of: 

  • the race manager 
  • the head of safety 
  • the head of the officials on the routes
  • persons deemed competent for the purpose by the race manager

 
The jury will take the time it considers necessary in consideration of the race in order to examine fights and disqualifications happened during the race. Its decisions are final.

CHANGES TO THE ROUTE OR TO THE TIME DEADLINES – CANCELLATION OF THE RACE 

In the event of adverse weather conditions (a strong depression with heavy rain and snow at altitude, a high risk of storms), the start of the race may be postponed for 2 hours at most, after which time the race will be cancelled.

 

INSURANCE 

The organisers will take out civil liability insurance for the duration of the race.

The organisation shall ensure that each participant is registered as a member of the UISP (Italian Union of Sport for All)to guarantee insurance for each runners. UISP fee is included in the registration fee.Entrants take part in the race under their own responsibility, thereby relieving the organisers of any and all responsibility in the event of damage or other consequences that may derive from the race.
Before the online entry procedure can be completed, runners must sign a liability release.

 

RANKINGS AND PRIZES

In order to enter the final standings, runner must arrive at the finishing line in Courmayeur.

No money prizes will be given.  Each runner who completes the race will be given a “finisher” prize. An overall ranking will be drawn up of all entrants, as well as separate rankings for men and women. Prizes will be awarded to the first three men and women in the overall rankings, and to the first  runners to finish in each category.:

 

  • V4 over 70
  • V3  60 to 69 years old
  • V2  50 to 59 years old
  • V1  40 to 49 years old
  • SEN2  30 to 39 years old
  • SEN1 18 to 29 years old

 

IMAGE RIGHTS 

Each participant expressly foregoes his/her image rights for the duration of the race, and undertakes not to take any action against the organisers and their authorised partners for the use of his/her image