Rules & Guides

Runner's Guide 

V.03 – November 2021


RULES PATAGONIA RUN MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR 2022 

Article 1 - General Information

Date: Thursday, April 7th; Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2022.
Distances: 10k, 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k, 100Mi (miles) and PRVertical race.
Location: San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquén, Argentina.
Start Line:
Thursday 7th: 10k, 21k and PRVertical race, start and finish line at the Chapelco Ski Resort base.
Friday 8th: 100Mi: Start Line Lacar lake coastline, downtown San Martín de los Andes.
110k: start from Sports Centre Chacra 2 - Municipal Stadium..
Saturday 9th: 42k and 70k, start from Sports Centre Chacra 2 - Municipal Stadium.
Finish Line: 42k, 70k, 110k and 100Mi at the Civic Center of San Martín de los Andes. 

Article 2 - General Considerations

a) Patagonia Run Mountain Hardwear 2022 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 via email to info@patagoniarun.com.
c) This is a trail run event, where courses in the mountain may be frequently modified for different reasons. Therefore, distances for each category are approximate and not exact.
d) The Race Directors may cancel and/or delay the competition due to public safety concerns, public acts, vandalism, weather conditions, pandemic and/or health reasons, and/or force majeure.
If, for any reason unrelated to the Organization, including the reasons mentioned in the paragraph above, the race should be cancelled, all paid registration fees will be transferred at 100% to the next edition of the race, with no difference in cost for the participant. No fee reimbursements will be made.
e) 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.
f) 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.
g) 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, including social media and those belonging to Spartan circuit, without having to provide any type of financial compensation. All runners should interpret registration to the event as their consent to these terms.
h) 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.
i) Underage runners who have turned 12 years of age before the date of the race may participate in the 10k race. Those who have turned 14 years of age before the date of the race may participate in the  21k or PRVertical race. With 16 years of age on the day of the race, they will be able to participate in 42k.
In such case, a parent or legal guardian should sign both the registration form and the participant's waiver form. If the parent or legal guardian should not be present at accreditation, their signature will have to be notarized by a Public Notary.
Under no circumstance, those athletes under 18 years of age will be allowed to participate in the 70k, 110k and 100Mi, given the degree of difficulty.
j) 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 2019 – 2022. At least one of these races must be of 110k or more non-stop.
 2. Having finished during any of the following races:
- Patagonia Run 110k 2019 finished in a 26 hour or less
- Patagonia Run 100Mi 2019
- Patagonia Run 110k 2021 finished in a 26 hour or less

- Patagonia Run 100Mi 2021

 3. Any other race to the above mentioned in 2), similar in length and altimetry, during the two years before application. 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.
k) 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.
l) The Organization reserves its right of admission and stay in the race.
m) 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, and/or are part of Spartan Trail circuit.
n) Runners who tamper with their race number will be disqualified.
o) 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.
p) Outside support by family and friends is not allowed at the Aid Stations. Race Directors will place their own support staff. There will be 3 Full Aid Stations for 100Mi, 2 for 110k and 1 for 42k 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 or their content.
q) 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.
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.
c) Registration includes:
- Access to the chosen race (10k, 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k, 100Mi, PRVertical race)
- Patagonia Run 2022 technical race t-shirt
- Tyvek race number
- Chip
- Snacks and beverages delivered at the Aid Stations
- Medical assistance in case of emergency in the trail. If necessary, participants will be taken to the nearest hospital to continue with the first aids.
- Personal accident insurance for the runner during the race.
- Finisher medal for all runners who cross the Finish Line.
- Trophy for winners: first 3 places in each category of 10k, 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k and 100Mi.
d) Should a runner be found to have given his or her place to another runner, the runner will be disqualified and both participants will be banned from any future events organized by TMX Team and NQN Eventos, or which are part of Spartan Train circuit.
g) Distance change
Distance changes may be applied for after registration, subject to availability in the new distance, and as long as fees are fully paid. There is an extra administration fee of $1000 for Argentine runners, or U$S 10 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 – Registration Fee Refund Policy 

a) According to Art. 34 of Consumer Protection Act 24.240, refund of registration fee may be applied for within 10 calendar days of the conclusion of the contract. Refunds should be applied for via email to info@patagoniarun.com
b) After the period specified in point a) above, registration fee is not refundable or transferrable, regardless of the reason.
c) In those cases where the participant can justify their wish to cancel registration, regardless of the reason, and the 10-day period specified in point a) of this article, the Organization may grant them a discount in Patagonia Run 2023 registration fees exclusively, according to the following deadlines:
100% of the amount paid if cancellation is applied for before February 8th 2022
50% of the amount paid between February 9th and March 8th 2022
25% of the amount paid between March 9th and March 31st 2022
No percentage will be acknowledged after April 1st 2022.
Cancellation should be applied for via email to info@patagoniarun.com   

Article 5 - Accreditation

a) Accreditation will take place on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th, April 2022, in the town of San Martín de los Andes, at a place to be confirmed, and with a previous appointment obtained at www.patagoniarun.com
b) Accreditation for residents of San Martin de los Andes will be on April 6th 2022.
c) For accreditation and pick- up of 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.
Note: Download Certificate Model at here No other type of certificate will be accepted 

Article 6 - Mandatory Equipment 

a) Medical Certificate, for all distances, 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 of the chosen race. 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.
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 for all distances. If Protocol Regulations for Hygiene, safety and attention of sanitary emergency coronavirus (COVID 19) should still hold during the edition of the race, Face mask use will be compulsory in all common spaces (accreditation, start line, Aid stations, finishing line). The use during the race will be subject to provincial an municipal regulations at the time of the race.
d) Runner bracelet for all distances.
e) Emergency or signal whistle, mandatory for 21k, 42k, 70k, 110k, 100Mi races and PRVertical races.
f) 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 8th or Saturday 9th) 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.
g) Survival blanket for 110k and 100Mi.
h) Two 750 ml (25 oz) water bottles or soft flasks for 100Mi, and one for 110k and PRVertical race.
NOTE: We recommend runners of all distances should take their own cup/ glass. These will, in any case, be provided by the Organization.
i) 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 7 - 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. Any controversy over classification of a participant or compliance with the regulations will be decided on irrevocably by the Race Director.
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.
h) Runners must inform the Organization of any medical treatment they are under, and show certificates or prescriptions if taking any medication. Such situations must be informed via email to info@patagoniarun.com
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 8 - 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
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

21k
Young male from 14 to 19 years of age - Young female from 14 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
Young male from 12 to 19 years of age - Young female from 12 to 19 years of age
Male from 20 to 39 years of age - Female from 20 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 

PRVertical race
Male – Female 

Note 1: All ages shall be considered as of 12-31-2022.
Note 2: Runners who have turned 12 before April 7th, 2022 may participate in the 10k race.
Note 3: Runners who have turned 14 before April 7th, 2022 may participate in the 21k an PRVertical race.
Note 4: Runners who have turned 16 before April 9th, 2022 may participate in the 42k race.
Note 5: Runners who have turned 18 before April 9th, 2022 may participate in the 70k race.
Note 6: Runners who have turned 18 before April 8th, 2022 may participate in the 110k and 100Mi races. 

Article 9 - 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.

100Mi  Age Categories
- Medals for the first three places of each Age Category by Male and Female. 

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. 

42k Age Categories
- Medals for the first three places of each Age Category by Male and Female. 

110k - 70k - 21k - 10k  General Category
- Trophies for the first three places in the 110k, 70k, 21k and 10k Male and Female ranking.

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

PRVertical race
- Prize for the best time in Male and Female category 

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, only Elite and Age categories will be available.
To apply for admission to the Elite Category, an online form will be made available when the second season of the Spartan Trail World Championship, scheduled for September / October 2021, launches. 

Article 10 - Inquiries

Patagonia Run Mountain Hardwear 2022
info@patagoniarun.com
Phone +54 2972 420949

Patagonia Run website and social media are considered official means of communication:
www.patagoniarun.com
www.instagram.com/patagonia_run
https://www.facebook.com/PatagoniaRunMHW
twitter.com/patagoniarun
Participants can check on our news regularly at www.patagoniarun.com, for updates on Registration, schedules, runner guides, etc. 

Article 11 - Tourist Packages

Lodging and Airport transport reservations: turismo@patagoniarun.com