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Rules

Article 1 – Organization

The 2nd edition of Run Mate will take place on 26 and 27 September 2020 and is organized by the Association Léman Sports, in partnership with OC Sport.

The event is open to the general public and offers participants a unique race experience over 2 days and 1 night around Lake Geneva. It consists of a relay run in teams with a maximum of 9 runners over a distance of approximately 210km.

Article 2 – Course

Run Mate will take place on a course of 210km around Lake Geneva with a start and finish in Pully.

A map of the course is available on the website: http://www.runmate.org.


It shows:

  • a detailed route map,
  • the position of the different relay points,
  • the timing for the different relay points,
  • the water points,
  • the alternative route for vehicles

The time of departure will be personalized based on the time mentioned by the Captain on the registration form. Each team will have a different time departure. Each team must be at the start at the time indicated on the call-up document.

The organizers have the right to modify start times and/or the course until the day before the event.

Article 3 – Registration

Run Mate is open to all participants born before 28 September 2002.

All persons entering the race must be well-trained and in good health. It is strongly recommended for all participants to have a medical check-up and to seek the approval of a doctor before starting the race.

Anyone wishing to participate in the race must be registered on the Njuko registration platform. If a runner is not registered, he or she will not be covered by the organization in case of an accident.

Participants are registered in the order that payments are received. However, a maximum number of runners may be set by the organizers. Once this number is reached, no further
registrations will be accepted.

If a team wishes to be accompanied by a third party (for example, a driver), this person is not considered as a participant under the terms of these regulations. However, for safety purposes, the team captain must declare any persons accompanying the team.

Registration is done on-line on the site: http://www.runmate.org.

Participants can register for the different formats via the dedicated platform, as from 10 February 2020 and until all registrations are sold.

Race formats:

  • TEAM: from 6 to 9 people
  • ULTRA: from 2 to 5 people

Students can benefit from a 10% discount. Beware, the majority of runners, must show their student cards. If not, the difference in price must be paid to validate the registration.

Article 4 – Entry

Registration is firm and final, and no reimbursement can be made in case of double registration, withdrawal for health reasons, unavailability, or any other matters.

Participants can subscribe to the cancellation insurance at the time of registration. This insurance cannot be taken out retrospectively.

No transfer of registration will be allowed under any circumstances.

Any person who passes their race bib to a third party will be held responsible in case of an accident incurred or caused by the latter in the course of the event. The organizers decline any responsibility in the event of an accident of this nature.

The race bib must be fully visible and worn on the front during the race.

Article 5 – Collection of race bibs

Race bibs can be collected as follows:

  • Saturday 26 September 2020 from 9 am to 6 pm on the Race Village (start place) in Pully.

Bibs can only be collected on presentation of an identity card or passport and the bib coupon provided by the organizers. The bib coupon will be sent one week before the race, by email only, to the email address given by the team captain at registration.

Article 6 – Race time

Your official race time will be the time between your team crossing the starting line and crossing the finish line. You are reminded that checks will be carried out during the race at each relay point, to ensure that the race is run correctly and fairly. Some sections may be neutralized, ie, these portions won’t be timed.

Runners who are caught up by the sweeper car will have their race bib withdrawn and will no longer be part of the race. Once the sweeper car has passed, the feeding stations and medical assistance will no longer be available.

Participants can find details of the stage cutoff times on the internet site: http://www.runmate.org.

Article 7 Race timing

Race timing will be conducted by a timekeeper using an electronic timing system.

Any complaints must be brought within 3 days of the event finish. Beyond this date, no changes will be made.

Article 8 - Withdrawal

Apart from an injury requiring prompt medical intervention, if a team wishes to withdraw, it must indicate this on a relay zone to any member of the organization and call the organization’s emergency number given in the riders’ guide.

Article 9 – Safety

Run Mate is a race on open roads. For this reason, each team must strictly respect the road code and carry the necessary equipment. If any team is unable to present all of the equipment listed, it will not be allowed to start the race.

Any breach of this rule will mean disqualification of the team.

Mandatory equipment Rules to be respected
Runners
  • 1 high-visibility vest
  • 1 head lamp
  • 1 mobile phone
  • Identity card for relay stages 6 and 16

  • Respect of the road code
  • Respect for the environment
  • Follow the course signage

Vehicles
  • 2 high-visibility vests per vehicle
  • 2 head lamps
  • 2 driving licence holders
  • 1 mobile phone
  • Identity card for each person

    • Respect of the road code
    • Do not follow the runner
    • Follow the alternative routes


  • Article 10 – Feeding Stations

    The team can feed and encourage the runner by stopping at various points on the course, as shown in the race guide.

    Drinks stations will be provided at various relay points, as shown in the race guide.
    Each team will receive a feeding pack when collecting the race bibs.

    Article 11 – Doping

    Regarding doping, the rules of the Swiss Olympic Association shall apply to the event. Doping controls may be carried out. Participants can read doping information on the internet website: www.antidoping.ch

    Article 12 – Insurance

    Individual accident: The organizers strongly recommend that all participants who do not have personal accident insurance, and particularly those who are not affiliated to any sporting federation, take out personal accident insurance to cover them for this event.

    Equipment damage: The organizers decline all responsibility for any damage (theft, breakage, or loss) caused to the personal equipment of the participants, including vehicles, whether owned or borrowed. Participants will not be able to claim to the organizers for any damage caused to their equipment. Individuals are responsible for taking out insurance to cover these risks.

    CIRCLES GROUP cancellation insurance

    • The participant may take out cancellation insurance, which will cover cancellation for any reason up until the day before race bib collection.
    • To activate the insurance cover, the participant can use the QR code on the registration confirmation emailed on the day of registration, or use the button on the registration form itself.

    Any cancellation effected via the CIRCLES GROUP insurance will result in immediate cancellation of the registration and all services offered by the Run Mate organizers.

    Article 13 – Respect for the environment

    Participants are expected to show respect to the environment before, during, and after the event. Facilities are provided at the relay points for waste recycling. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any team which fails to do so.

    Article 14 – Right of publicity

    When entering the race, each competitor expressly authorizes Run Mate (or its beneficiaries) to use or reproduce their name, image, voice, and sporting performance concerning the race for any purpose, direct or indirect, and via any media anywhere in the world. By any means currently known or unknown, and for the duration of the protection currently granted for these direct or indirect purposes by legislative or regulatory dispositions, legal or arbitration decisions in any country as well as by any current or future international conventions, including any extensions that may be applied to this duration.

    Article 15 – Data protection

    Following the federal data protection law of 19 June 1992, you have the right to access and rectify your personal data.

    Article 16 – Cancellation and event modifications

    The organizers reserve the right to change the race program up until the day of the race.

    If the race should be canceled due to force majeure (including poor weather conditions) or for a reason independent of the wishes of the organizers, no reimbursement of entry fees will be made, nor allowances paid.

    Article 17 – Aerial photography

    Each event participant certifies that he or she has been informed that on the day of the event, drones will be used for filming purposes and that for all or part of the event, they may be less than 30 meters from the drone mentioned above. Each participant also certifies that they have been informed that special zones will be put in place by the operator to permit the drone to land in case of an incident during flight. These zones will be previously defined, marked out by colored cones and access strictly forbidden both to the public and to the participants.

    Article 18 – Communications from the organizers

    The participant authorizes the organizers to send him or her newsletters and general communications in connection with other sporting events planned by the organizers.

    Article 19 – Acceptance of race Regulations

    Participation in Run Mate implies the express acceptance by each competitor of the race regulations above.

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