Rules & Guides

Runner's Guide 

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RULES PATAGONIA RUN COLUMBIA MONTRAIL 2021

Article 1 - General Information

Date: Friday, April 09 and Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Distances: 10k, 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k, and 100Mi (miles).
Location: San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquén, Argentina.
Start Line:
100Mi: downtown San Martín de los Andes.
10k, 21k, 42k, 70k and 110k:Chacra (district) 2 Sports Complex - Municipal Stadium.
Finish Line: Civic Center of San Martin de los Andes for all distances.

Article 2 - General Considerations and Liability

a) Patagonia Run Columbia Montrail 2021 is organized by TMX Team and NQN Eventos.
b) The Race Directors will ensure compliance of these rules by all runners and decide on any issues related to the competition. All inquiries regarding course characteristics, competition, official times, etc. should be submitted to Patagonia Run Directors or emailed to info@patagoniarun.com.
c) The Race Directors may cancel and/or delay the competition due to public safety concerns, public acts, vandalism, weather conditions, pandemia and/or health reasons, and/or force majeure.
If, for any reason unrelated to the Organization, the race could not be carried out on April 9th and 10th 2021, it will be postponed for a new date during the last trimester of 2021. In this case, all fully paid registration fees will be transferred at 100% to the new date. 
Whichever the reason, if the Organization decides to cancel the event 15 days in advance, participants will recieve a partiar reimbursment of the registration fee, the percentage of which will be calculated so thet the Organization can face irrecoverable expenditure. No reimbursment will be made if cancellation was decided less than 15 days before the race.
d) Abnormal weather conditions or other unexpected event may force the Race Directors to modify the course, modify start times or cut-off times at the different points of the race for safety reasons, in which case, participants will be notified and informed of the new course. In the event of last minute changes, the modified course will be announced during the Pre-Race Briefing before the race. The race markings could also be modified during the competition for safety reasons. All changes will be clearly marked.
e) The Race Directors and Sponsors reserve the right to use, reproduce, distribute and/or publish pictures, movies, videos and/or any other form of recording of the participants without having to provide any type of financial compensation. All runners should interpret registration to the event as their consent to these terms.
f) Regardless of the reason, registration fees will not be reimbursed to participants who decide to drop out of the race.
g) Participation in the race implies that the runner takes responsibility for the information provided in the registration form, full acceptance to abide by the rules and the terms and conditions of the competition, as well as to comply with the registration fees. The Organization may prevent a participant from continuing to participate in the competition, if advised by the medical staff. The Organization can also make changes in distances, routes and schedules due to weather factors. Such decision will not give the participant the right to any claim to the Organization, sponsors and/or medical staff.
h) Underage runners who have turned 14 years of age before the date of the race may participate in the 10k race.
Those who have turned 16 years of age before the date of the race may participate in the 21k race. In such case, a parent or legal guardian should sign both the registration form and the participant's waiver form. Their signature will have to be notarized by a Public Notary, a Justice of the Peace or at a bank.
Under no circumstance, those athletes under 18 years of age will be allowed to participate in the 42k, 70k, 110k and 100Mi, given the degree of difficulty.
i) Registration conditions for 100Mi: These include mandatory Organization admittance for each athlete, according to his/her sports curriculum and at least one the following requirements:
1. 12 ITRA points obtained in no more than 3 races during 2018 – 2021. At least one of these races must be of 110k or more (non-stop)
2. Having finished during 2018-2021 any UTWT race of over 120k (non-stop)
3. Having finished any of the following races:
- Patagonia Run 100k 2018 finished in a 21 hour or less
- Patagonia Run 100Mi 2018
- Patagonia Run 110k 2019 finished in a 26 hour or less
- Patagonia Run 100Mi 2019
- Any other race to the above mentioned, similar in length and altimetry, during 2018-2021. In this case, runners need to include race finishing timing (race results internet links) as proof in the pre-registration form when applying for admittance to the Organization Committee.
j) Runners who have been suspended, or who have been found to have used forbidden substances, or who are serving a disqualification period imposed by any Confederation or Federation may not participate in the race.
k) The Organizatior reserves its right of admission and stay in the race.
l) The Race Directors reserve the right to refuse admission to participants who have been penalized in previous editions of this race or in any race organized by TMX Team and/or NQN Eventos.
ll) Runners who tamper with their race number will be disqualified.
m) The Race Directors will time all runners with either chips or manually. In order to classify as a finisher, all runners will have to pass through the rubber mats at the starting line, at all Check Points and Aid Stations (PAS) and at the Finish Line.
n) Outside support by family and friends is not allowed at the Aid Stations. Race Directors will place their own support staff. There will be  Full Aid Stations for 100Mi, 110k and  70k races. Runners can take their personal items to these stations. Participants are limited to one drop bag per full aid station. Drop bags will be provided by the Race Directors and should weight no more than 3 kg (6.6 pounds). Bags will not be refrigerated. The Organization Team is not to be held responsible for the loss of any bags.
o) The race will take place in Lanín National Park. One of the key factors for success is clearly the magnificent scenery embracing the race. Therefore, local people and tourists are responsible for preserving this place. For this reason, we ask that you do not litter during the race and that instead you carry it to the Aid Stations or to the Finish Line. There will be garbage containers at the Aid Stations as well as 100 meters down the trail. Any runner who is caught by the Organization throwing garbage outside the places authorized for this purpose, will be disqualified. This decision is final

Article 3 - Registration

a) Registration is subject to availability and should be done online at www.patagoniarun.com, or at the centers listed in the section “Registration” of the race website.
b) Registration procedures, deadlines, fees, and forms of payment are detailed at www.patagoniarun.com.
c) In the event that the participant decides not to participate in the race, regardless of the reasons, registration fees shall be non-refundable and non-transferable, regardless of the reason. If the runner wishes to cancel their registration, the Organization may grant them a discount in Patagonia Run 2022 registration fees exclusively, according to the following deadlines: 100% refund of the payment made if cancellation is applied for before February 9th 2021, 50% refund between February 10th and March 9th 2021, 25% refund if cancellation is applied for between March 10th and March 31st 2021. Cancellation should be applied for via email to info@patagoniarun.com
d) No registration will be accepted on the day before the race or the day of the competition.
e) Should a runner be found to have given his or her place to another runner, both participants will be disqualified and banned from any future events organized by TMX Team and NQN Eventos.
f) In order to register and pick up the race packet, it is compulsory to provide the following documentation:
1. Original Photo ID or passport
2. Medical Certificate, stating: Name, surname and ID of the runner and text including that the runner is medically and physically fit to participate in the Patagonia Run, clarifying the distance. It must have the date, which must not be older than 60 days before the race date, signature and stamp of the doctor who issued it.
3. Affidavit, signed at accreditation, stating that they have not contracted COVID-19 after the medical check-up.
Note: Download Certificate Model. No other type of certificate will be accepted.
g) Distance changes may be applied for after registration, subject to availability in the new distance, with an extra administration fee of $800 for Argentine runners, or U$S 10, or its equivalent in R$ for foreign runners. If the new distance chosen is shorter, no refunds will be made for differences in fees. If the new distance is longer, the runner will have to pay the difference in fees, besides the administrative fee.Distance changes must be applied to via mail to info@patagoniarun.com.

Article 4 – Mandatory Equipment

a) Medical Certificate, stating: Name, surname and ID of the runner and text including that the runner is medically and physically fit to participate in the Patagonia Run, clarifying the distance. It must have the date, signature and stamp of the doctor who issued it. Only certificates dated within the last 60 days prior to the race date will be accepted, for all distances.
Download Certificate Model.
They will also have to sign an affidavit at accreditation, stating that they have not contracted COVID-19 after the medical check-up. 
b) It is mandatory that participants of all distances wear the assigned Bib number; which must be fastened to the front of the race t-shirt and which should be fully visible for all distances.
c) Face Mask (chinstrap). It must be used in all common spaces (Registration, Start Lime, Assistance Stations, Finish Line, etc). The use during the race will be subject to the provincial and municipal health regulations at the time of the race. For all distances.
d) Emergency or signal whistles are mandatory for 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k, and 100Mi races.
e) Mandatory Headlamps or handheld flashlight 100 lumens or more for 42k 1 headlamp; 70k, 110k and 100Mi races 2 headlamps, taking the following into consideration:
100Mi: 2 Headlamps or handheld flashlight. Participants must wear at least one from the start line. The second one might be in the Drop Bag sent to the Full Aid Station. It must be worn as from 5:00 pm (either on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th) and turned on between 6:45 pm and 8:00 am.
70k and 110k runners must start the race with headlamps or handheld flashlight ON, and keep them on until 8:00 am. As from 5:00 pm they must wear their headlamps again, and turn them on after 6:45 pm.
42k runners must wear their headlamps or handheld flashlight after 5:00pm and turn them on after 6:45 pm.
f) Compulsory survival blanket for 110k and 100 Mi.
g) Two 750 ml (25 oz) water bottles or soft flasks for 100Mi, and one for 110k.
NOTE: We recommend runners of all distances should take their own cup/ glass, to avoid handling disposable cups in the context of Covid-19. These will, in any case, be provided by the Organization.
h) If temperatures below 10 degrees centigrade were forecasted in any part of the course, the Organization might require the following MANDATORY items in the runners` backpacks, for all distances:
- Long leggins or overpants
- Windproof outer layer
- Gloves
- Fleece or like sweatshirt
- Fleece or like shelter hat
This requirement will be confirmed during the technical brief the day before the race. 

Article 5 - Penalties

a) No participant should be accompanied by any motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or any other type of vehicle. Neither should they be accompanied by a person for assistance throughout the course. If this occurs, such runner will be disqualified.
b) Runners may aid each other without incurring in any penalties.
c) Only those competitors who have successfully completed the race distance they have registered for will appear in the official race results.
d) Runners who fail to complete the full race distance they have registered for will be classified as DNF (Did Not Finish). No intermediate distance certificates will be issued (e.g., if a runner participates in the 110k and does not reach the finish line -completing the first 70k- he/she will not receive a certificate for the distance covered).
Those participants completing the race distance after the official finish time (11:59 p.m.) or who have taken shortcuts for failing to reach the PAS (Aid Station) before the cut-off time will be considered as DNF (Did Not Finish), despite having crossed the finish line.
e) If a runner notices a fellow runner is in trouble, they are obliged to warn the Race Directors.
f) Runners who incur in any unsporting behavior, or who fail to comply with the instructions given by the Race Directors and/or breach these rules shall be disqualified.
g) Runners who drop out of the race have the obligation to inform the Race Directors. Drop-outs should only be notified at the Aid Stations, the start line or the finish line. Marshals or any other staff member outside these stations are not authorized to put on record any drop out notice.i) Detection of any substances included in WADA's list will lead to immediate disqualification and banning from future editions of the race.
j) Forbidden Substances: The Prohibited List (list of prohibited substances and methods) is based on WADA's list (World Anti-Doping Agency). Such list can be found https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/resources/files/2021list_en.pdf

Article 6 - Registration Fees

Fees are available at www.patagoniarun.com and can vary according to the payment date.
Each registered participant will receive:
- Access to the race of their choice (10k, 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k and 100Mi)
- Patagonia Run Columbia Montrail 2021 Tech T-shirt
- Tyvek number
- Chip
- Snacks and beverages delivered at the Aid Stations
- Finisher medal for all runners who cross the Finish Line.
Note: Failure to pay within the set due dates, could lead the Race Directors to void the pre-registration request without warning. Submission of the online registration form does not entail its confirmation. The only way to secure a place in the race is by payment of the full registration fee, which is always subject to availability.

Article 7 - Categories

100Mi
Elite Male - Elite Female
Male from 18 to 29 years of age - Female from 18 to 29 years of age
Male from 30 to 39 years of age - Female from 30 to 39 years of age
Male from 40 to 49 years of age - Female from 40 to 49 years of age
Male from 50 to 59 years of age - Female from 50 to 59 years of age
Male from 60 years of age onwards - Female from 60 years of age onwards

110k
Male from 18 to 29 years of age - Female from 18 to 29 years of age
Male from 30 to 39 years of age - Female from 30 to 39 years of age
Male from 40 to 49 years of age - Female from 40 to 49 years of age
Male from 50 to 59 years of age - Female from 50 to 59 years of age
Male from 60 years of age onwards - Female from 60 years of age onwards

70k
Male from 18 to 29 years of age - Female from 18 to 29 years of age
Male from 30 to 39 years of age - Female from 30 to 39 years of age
Male from 40 to 49 years of age - Female from 40 to 49 years of age
Male from 50 to 59 years of age - Female from 50 to 59 years of age
Male from 60 years of age onwards - Female from 60 years of age onwards

42k
Elite Male - Elite Female
Male from 18 to 29 years of age - Female from 18 to 29 years of age
Male from 30 to 39 years of age - Female from 30 to 39 years of age
Male from 40 to 49 years of age - Female from 40 to 49 years of age
Male from 50 to 59 years of age - Female from 50 to 59 years of age
Male from 60 years of age onwards - Female from 60 years of age onwards

21k
Young male from 16 to 19 years of age - Young female from 16 to 19 years of age
Male from 20 to 29 years of age - Female from 20 to 29 years of age
Male from 30 to 39 years of age - Female from 30 to 39 years of age
Male from 40 to 49 years of age - Female from 40 to 49 years of age
Male from 50 to 59 years of age - Female from 50 to 59 years of age
Male from 60 years of age onwards - Female from 60 years of age onwards

10k
Juvenil Masculino de 14 a 19 anos - Juvenil Feminina de 14 a 19 anos
Masculina de 20 a 39 anos - Feminina de 20 a 39 anos
Masculina de 40 a 49 anos - Feminina de 40 a 49 anos
Masculina de 50 a 59 anos - Feminina de 50 a 59 anos
Masculina de 60 anos e mais - Feminina de 60 anos e mais 

Note 1: All ages shall be considered as of 12-31-2021.
Note 2: Runners who have turned 14 before April 10th, 2021 may participate in the 10k race.
Note 3: Runners who have turned 16 before April 10th, 2021 may participate in the 21k race.
Note 4: Runners who have turned 18 before April 10th, 2021 may participate in the 42k and 70k.
Note 5: Runners who have turned 18 before April 09th, 2021 may participate in the 110k and 100Mi races.

Article 8 - Awards

100Mi Elite Category
-Prize Money:
  1st Place Elite 100Mi Male and Female - U$D 2.500.-
  2nd Place Elite 100Mi Male and Female - U$D 2.000.-
  3rd Place Elite 100Mi Male and Female - U$D 1.000.-
  4th Place Elite 100Mi Male and Female - U$D 800.-
  5th Place Elite 100Mi Male and Female - U$D 600.-
-Trophies for the first three places in the 100Mi Elite Male and Female ranking.

42k Elite Category
-Prize Money:
1st Place Elite 42k Male and Female - U$D 2.300.-
2nd Place Elite 42k Male and Female - U$D 1.500.-
3rd Place Elite 42k Male and Female - U$D 800.-
4th Place Elite 42k Male and Female - U$D 600.-
5th Place Elite 42k Male and Female - U$D 400.-
-Trophies for the first three places in the 42k Elite Male and Female ranking. 

110k – 70k – 21k – 10k General Category
-Trophies for the first three places in the 110k, 70k, 21k and 10k Male and Female ranking.
Age Categories:
-Trophies for the first three places in each age Category, Male and Female.

-Sponsors gifts for the first three places in each category (10k, 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k and 100Mi), Male and Female.

Important: For the award ceremony, runners already awarded prizes in General or Elite categories will not be considered in the age category Awards, so the more runners can access podiums.
For 100Mi and 42k there will not be a general category. You will be able to apply for Elite Category here.

Article 9 - Inquiries

Patagonia Run Columbia Montrail 2021
www.patagoniarun.com
info@patagoniarun.com

Article 10 - Tourist Packages

Hotel, cabin, and transport reservations: turismo@patagoniarun.com