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Article 1. Organisers

The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls is organised by Elitechip SL., with the consent of the Balearic Island Athletics Federation, Consell Insular de Menorca and the 8 town halls of the island of Menorca.The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls is organized by Elitechip SL., with the consent of the Balearic Island Athletics Federation, Consell Insular de Menorca and the 8 town halls of the island of Menorca, along the technical coordination of Club Penya Esportiva son Marçal Menorca Atletisme.

Article 2. Races

The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls is an event that combines both a tourist and a sporting event. On the one hand, it is a nonstop sporting competition, and on the other, it is a recreational event; it is also a personal challenge open to any person with the sole aim of taking part and finishing the race either by running or walking.

This event contains a total of six self-supported distances that take place along the GR-223 trail. They will be staged on 20, 21 and 22 May 2022.

The six races are the 185-kilometre Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC, the 100-kilometre Trail Menorca Costa Nord TMCN, the 85-kilometre Trail Menorca Costa Sud TMCS, the 58-kilometre Petit Trail Costa Nord PTCN, the 44-kilometre Petit Trail Costa Sud PTCS and a 27-kilometre Mini race, the Short Trail STCN race.

Article 2.1.

TMCdC – Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM and D+ 3500 metres: This is the most important and the longest race. It is the primary program of the whole event. Its route covers the whole island, with the 186 km of the GR-223 trail. The TMCdC will begin in “Plaça des Pins” in Ciutadella on Friday 19 May 2023 and will finish at “Plaça des Born”, also in Ciutadella. This race can be performed individually or in a 4-member relay.

IMPORTANT: The race will have two different start times.

• The first will be at 8:30 a.m. for beginners with less experience and a slower pace. They will have 40 hours to complete the course.

• The second will be at 2:30 p.m. and will have a total time of 34 hours.

The departure time will determine which cut-off point each runner must follow. Cut-off points may not be changed during the race. Not meeting these times will lead to disqualification.

It is required for the participants of the relay race to start at 2:30 p.m.

TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM and D+ 2300 metres: This race covers the entire North stretch of the GR-223, starting in the municipality of Mahon and ending in “Plaça des Born”. It will start in the early hours of the morning between Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 2023 at 01:00 a.m. from the park Rochina of the Port of Mahon.

TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM and D+ 1200 metres: This race covers the entire South stretch of the GR-223 trail, starting in the municipality of Es Castell and ending in “Plaça des Born”. It will start on Saturday 20 May 2023 at 6:30 a.m. from the Es Castell local football ground.

PTCN Petit Trail Costa Nord – 58KM: This race covers approximately 1/2 of the northern section of the GR-223 trail. It will start in the coastal municipality of Fornells and end in “Plaça des Born”, in Ciutadella. It will start on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 09:30 a.m. in the surroundings of the tower of Fornells. The departure will start directly climbing the tower, and then go through the promenade and finally linking with the Camí de Cavalls.

PTCS Petit Trail costa Sud – 44KM: This race covers approximately 1/4 of the southern section of the GR-223 trail. It will start in the town of Es Migjorn Gran and end in “Plaça des Born”, in Ciutadella. The first start will be on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 08:00 a.m. in the Poliesportiu d’Es Migjorn Gran. There will be two departure times: at 08:00 a.m. and at 08:45 a.m. It can be chosen at the registration time.

STCN Short Trail Costa Nord- 27KM: This race covers a reduced distance of the northern section which is ideal for beginners or runners who feel more comfortable with short distances. It has a very low level of difficulty and includes a stretch of several kilometers in an area of outstanding beauty. It will start in the car park of Playa de Algaierens (La Vall) and end in “Plaça des Born” in Ciutadella. The first departure will be on Saturday May 2023 at 04:30 p.m. from the car park of Playa de Algaierens. There will be two departure times: at 04:30 p.m. and at 05:15 p.m. It can be chosen at the registration time.

Scheduled time

TMCdC Otso Trail Menorca CdC — 185 KM / Ciutadella — Ciutadella

Friday 19 May

• 1st start 08:30 a.m. (obligatory start for the participants with a slower pace. They have 40 hours to complete the course.)

• 2nd start 02:30 p.m. (start for the professional participants. They have a total time of 34 hours.)

• 3rd start 02:30 p.m. (start for the relay race participants)


TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM / Maó – Ciutadella

Saturday 20 May

  • 1st start 01:00 a.m. (joint departure from El Parque Rochina in the port of Maó)


TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sur – 85KM / Es Castell – Ciutadella

Saturday 20 May

• 1st start 06:30 a.m. (joint departure from the Campo de Futbol de Es Castell)

• Start for the participants of Trail Menorca Costa Sur – 85 km

• Start for the participants of TMCdC Trail Menorca CdC – 185 KM of the relay race

*See relay regulations


PTCN Short Trail Costa Nord – 58km / Fornells – Ciutadella

Saturday 20 May

• 1st start 08:00 a.m. (Joint start from the Carrer Tramuntana in direction of Torre de Vigia de Fornells)


PTCS Petit Trail Costa Sur – 44KM / Es Mitjorn Gran – Ciutadella

Saturday 20 May

• 1st start 08:00 a.m. (obligatory start for athletes who wish to compete for the first 3 places in the final classification)

• 2nd start 08:45 a.m.

*In case there are many more requests than the 750 provided for (350 + 350 participants in each start), a 3rd start will be made available.


STCN Short Trail Costa Nord – 27KM / La Vall – Ciutadella

Friday 19 May

1st start 04:30 p.m. (obligatory start for athletes who wish to compete for the first 3 places in the final classification)

2nd start 05:15 p.m.

  • *In case there are many more requests than the 800 provided for (400 + 400 participants in each start), a 3rd start will be made available.


Article 2.2. Transfer to starting points.

Each race, except for the 185 km race, will have a shuttle service to take the runner from the finish to the starting point. The price is €6 (it can be booked at the time of registration or when collecting the race number).

Check the shuttle times here .

In the 27-kilometer STCN race, it is obligatory to book the bus service at the start line during the online registration. Because it’s done in a protected nature space, the access will be restricted to personal vehicles at the scheduled start times.

Article 2.3. Collecting race numbers.

The race numbers, included in the runners’ bags, can be collected from the determined place. Each runner must collect their race number and sign the LIABILITY DISCLAIMER which can only be handed in on collecting the race numbers. The times for collecting the race numbers are:

Thursday 18 May 2022: From 4:00 PM to 09:00 PM. Preferably for participants of TMCdC 185 km and TMCN 100 km.

Friday 19 May 2022: From 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM and from 4:00 PM to 09:00 PM. For all participants.

In the event of not being able to collect the race number for justified reasons, there are two options:

1.-Sending another person who is authorized to collect it. This person must present:

  • A photocopy or photograph of the original Identification Document of the runner who the race number belongs to.
  • Proof of registration that can only be downloaded by the athlete who owns the race number through the Elitechip APP.
  • In the event of collecting race numbers for runners, who are members of a federation, they must also present a photocopy or photo of the corresponding membership license. In the event of not presenting the corresponding membership license accreditation, the competition insurance must be paid (€7 for 185 km, 100 km and 85 km or €4 for 58 km, 45 km and 27 km).



2.- You can send an email giving any reasons to coordination@trailmenorca.com. If the reasons are deemed valid, the race number can be picked up on the day of the race before departure.


Article 3. Acceptance of regulations

Registration implies complete acceptance of the content of these regulations. These regulations must be strictly adhered to by all those participating in any of the six races of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls.

The organizers reserve the right to modify, interpret and change these regulations to aid the successful running of the event. The race manager, general coordinator and event judges are authorized to definitively rule on any disagreement or dispute relating to the regulations.

To check that you have the latest version, you should consult the review section of these regulations which indicates the date of the latest version.


Article 4. The race and the trail.

The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls is run almost entirely on the trail of the Great Route, the GR-223, a route which has more than 2,200 wooden milestones that mark the trail. The organizers will add to the signage at the points where they consider it necessary with barrier tapes and signage specifically designed for the race. Runners will be predominantly directed by the wooden milestones, while the presence of onlookers will be merely circumstantial. Orienteering also plays an important role within the competition.

Since is a race in the environment of Menorca Biosphere Reserve, the onlookers or additional signage will be made with reusable and environmentally compatible items.

– The route planner for any of the six races can be found on the official race website ( www.trailmenorca.com ). Any changes or modifications to the route will be published on the website, as well as on the social media profiles of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls on Facebook , Instagram and on Twitter . The route may be changed due to issues with administrative permits.

– The route will not be closed to the traffic so runners must take extreme precautions and respect other road users in the areas where they may meet.

– During the course of any of the six races of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls, including the relay race, the runners must always follow the instructions of the organizers. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification.

– The race will be controlled electronically through the Elitechip timing chip. The runners must carry the chip throughout the race, placing it on their shoe next to the ankle. Also, for some distances, a tracking tag can be attached to the backpack. Placing it elsewhere may lead to incorrect readings. With this system it is possible to do an online monitoring through electronic devices in real time.

– The organizers will place control points along the route to ensure that the runners complete the route, as well as recording the times of each runner.

– The organizers will place two/three undisclosed checkpoints along the Camí de Cavalls to avoid any cheating, such as shortcuts. Any runner who does not pass by these checkpoints will incur time penalties which if they are accumulative and repetitive, can lead to disqualification.

– Taking shortcuts is strictly prohibited and is grounds for disqualification. Any complaint on this matter should be supported by a photograph or video in which the runner is identified as well as the exact point on the route. If the claim is found to be true, it can lead to the disqualification of the runner.

Article 5. Participation.

Participation is open to all those people who correctly complete the registration process and make the necessary payments depending on the race they choose. In addition, each runner must complete and sign a specific liability disclaimer which will only be issued at the time the race number is collected from the location detailed in point 2.3 of these regulations. If a participant is having their race number collected by a third party, the disclaimer document will have to be carried by the person making the pick-up.

When registration is being formalized, the runner must also acknowledge, accept and fulfil the following recommendations:

– The runners must respect the environment where they race and keep the area clean. Therefore, it is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification and fines, to leave any rubbish outside of the containers supplied for this purpose. The judges may take this measure based on the witness statement of any member of the organization body of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls.

– The minimum age for taking part is 18 on the day of the race and it is not allowed for underage athletes to take part in any circumstances.

– The organizers recommend that runners undergo a medical check-up prior to taking part in this competition and ensure that they are in an optimal physical condition for taking part in this ultra-resistance discipline. The organizers reserve the right to prohibit or cancel a registration, or withdraw a runner, if they have serious reason to believe that the runner does not meet the minimum medical requirements or has not suitably trained for the various Trails; in the case of the 185 km distance, a more comprehensive medical examination will be performed.

– It is strictly forbidden to receive any external help or provisioning outside of the points the organizers have established for this purpose. This may be grounds for disqualification. This measure will be applied absolutely in the case of athletes who finish in the top 10 places of their category. This measure will not apply in situations of vital necessity.

– It is strictly forbidden to run any stage of the race or run large sections of more than 500 m or 1,000 m, with people who are not registered in the race, and this may be grounds for disqualification.

– All runners, regardless of the distance they are running, must wear the race numbers always provided by the organizers of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls in a visible place such as on the chest, and it may not be trimmed, folded or modified. They should also have a means of communication (mobile, spotlight, etc.) and their personal ID throughout the race.

– The various races of the Trail Menorca Cami de Cavalls are self-supported distances, i.e., you are required to carry liquid and solid foods during the race, in addition to other safety essentials, as indicated in the corresponding section, due to the simple fact that the gaps between provision stations varies between 10 and 20 km.

– There is a zero-tolerance policy towards improper conduct, the misuse of materials issued by the provision stations or the misuse of the fixtures of the GR-223, such as the barriers, stone walls, etc. Any unjustified inappropriate behavior shall result in immediate disqualification.

– The GR-223 has numerous milestones (approximately 2,200 throughout the course). It is very important to have a good sense of direction as direction also plays an important part in the competition. Tape will only be placed at specific points and the race will be marked out predominantly by the GR-223 milestones. However, the organizers will mark out or add to existing markers in the most difficult areas, especially urban areas, where marking can leave a lot to be desired.

Article 6. Cut-off times

The runners will have a time limit for each of the six routes which form part of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls. All runners who reach a checkpoint outside of this time limit will be eliminated from the race. They will not be allowed to continue, not even under their own responsibility; they will be required to hand in their race number and chip (in the event of a hired chip) and sign a document, available at each provision station, which explicitly confirms their withdrawal from the race. You can have a look at the cut-off times here.

IMPORTANT: Runners may only withdraw from or abandon the race at the checkpoints. In the event of a medical emergency or a similar situation, the appropriate protocols will be activated. For any other athletes who may be thinking about withdrawing from the race, they must calculate the distance between provision stations if they are in any doubt, to avoid borderline situations and take part in the appropriate control at the authorized checkpoint.

– These are the time limits for each route:

TMCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM

TMCdC 185 km Departure at 8:30 a.m.: 40 hours.

IMPORTANT: Runners who depart at this time may not pass the 100-km control point in Es Castell before 00:30 a.m. on Saturday 20 May 2023. In the women’s race, the time for this control point is 01:30 a.m. The stop time at the provision station of Es Castell counts in the final time of the runner.

TMCdC 185 km Departure at 2:30 p.m.: 34 hours.

IMPORTANT: The runners who start at a certain time must reach the time limits which correspond to that time, otherwise they will be eliminated.

MCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM Relay

IMPORTANT: The runners who participate in the relay race must know that the time limit is 34 hours. (Participants with departure on Friday 19 May at 02:30 p.m.). Once arrived at the provision station of Es Castell (km 100), when ending the north stretch, the relay teams must have a mandatory break until the departure at 06:30 a.m. coinciding with the departure of TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85 km.

TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM: 22 hours

TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM: 18 hours

PTCN Petit Trail Costa Nord- 58KM: 12:30 hours

PTCS Petit Trail Costa Sur – 44KM: 9:30 hours

STCN Short Trail Costa Nord 27 km: 6:30 hours

IMPORTANT: Before the race, the information about cut-off times at each provision station will be published on the website www.trailmenorca.com .

Article 7. Registration, prices and deadlines.

Registration for the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls will open on 1 December 2022 at 06:00 p.m. The participants with a reservation place for 2023, the registration will be open 48 hours before for all athletes with a guaranteed place for 2023. The rest of places will open on the determined day and they will be closed Monday 1 April 2023 or when they reach 2000 registrations. Registration can be made through the website www.trailmenorca.com or http://www.elitechip.net/es/cdc2023

In the 2023 edition, a rappel of registration prices linked to the number of registered participants will be enabled, proposing a first period at the starting price of 600 places in the global computation of all the races. Once the first 600 places are filled, a second period will be opened with 1200 more places, up to 1800 places in total. And once this section has been completed, the third section of prices will be opened until the 2000 registrations foreseen for the 2023 edition have been completed. If the second section is not completed by 1 March 2023, the remaining registrations will automatically be converted to the price of the third and final section.

These are the registration deadlines which offer some type of discount:

Article 7.1. Prices and registration deadlines.

o TMCdCTrail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM

From 1st December 2022 up to 600 total places: 163 euros

From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 178 euros

From 1800 total seats or from 1 March 2023: 193 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

o TMCdCTrail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC- Relay – 185KM

– From 1 December 2022 up to 600 total places: 218 euros

– From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 243 euros

– From 1800 total seats or from 1 March 2023: 268 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

o TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM

– From 1 December 2022 up to 600 total places: 113 euros

– From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 123 euros

– From 1800 total places or from 1 March 2023: 133 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

o TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM

– From 1 December 2022 up to 600 total places: 103 euros

– From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 113 euros

– From 1800 total places or from 1 March 2023: 123 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

o PTCN Petit Trail Costa Nord- 58KM

– From 1 December 2022 up to 600 total places: 68 euros

– From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 78 euros

– From 1800 total seats or from 1 March 2023: 88 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

o PTCS Petit Trail Costa Sud – 44KM

– From 1 December 2022 up to 600 total places: 63 euros

– From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 73 euros

– From 1800 total places or from 1 March 2023: 83 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

o STCN Short Trail Costa Nord – 27KM

– From 1 December 2022 up to 600 total places: 48 euros

– From 601 to 1800 total places, or until 28th February: 58 euros

– From 1800 total places or from 1 March 2023: 68 euros

From 1 April 2023, a surcharge of 15 euros will be applied to the final price for late registrations for any available places.

Article 7.2. What is included in the price?

Participation in the event.

Official race digital magazine

Digital briefing

Runner’s bag with local products.

Race Video and Photo Service

Online monitoring via Elitechip App

Download for free in:

APPLE STORE: ( downloading link ) GOOGLE PLAY ( downloading link )

Finishing line services: large screen, photo finisher, photocall, etc.

Medical attention

Provisions at designated points.

Article 7.3. What is not included in the price?

o If the runner is not a member of a federation, they must take out a day’s medical insurance at €8 for the 185KM, 100KM or 85KM races, and at €5 for the 58 km, 45 km and 27 km.

o The race will be timed using the Championchip / MyLaps systems, so any runners who do not have a yellow chip will have two hire one at a cost of €3. At the end of the race, they will have to be returned to the orange-coloured Elitechip tents.

o Bus transfer to go from the finish line to the start line before the start of the race, €6. You can check the timetables for each race HERE .


Article 7.4 How to proceed with the preferential preregistration

Due to various reasons, all the participants that own a place in the 2023 edition, you only have to formalize the registration on-line again, basically to upgrade the data to the new future race. And, an important thing is they need new data, such as which start time will be chosen. Besides, there are also athletes that will have renovated or not the federative licenses. Because of that, we have believed necessary this new registration to upgrade the data.

The preferential registration process will be made through a code. To avoid confusion, the code will be the ID card of each participant. We all know that is a unique and personal code (we will give a specific code for the foreign participants as there are countries with no ID card).

This preferential code will be valid from 28 November 2022 to 1 March 2022. When entering the web to formalize the registration, in the «bonification» step, the code will have the value of the amount paid at the time.

In case that the amount of the 2021-2022 inscription may not be enough, because you have chosen a superior distance, or the bus transfer, etc., you will only be charged the difference to establish the price of the 2023 registration.

Preferential registrations will be only held until 1 March 2022. At which time registrations remain open to the public, and a reservation cannot be guaranteed. In these cases, it will be possible to carry over 2023, or to choose the departures or races available at that time.

Article 8. Categories

– Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls (TMCdC)

Absolute (male and female)

Under-23 (male and female)

Senior (male and female)

Veterans 40 (male and female)

Veterans 50 (male and female)

– Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls Relay (TMCdC)

Male

Female

joint team (minimum two female participants)

– Trail Menorca Costa Nord (TMCN) and Trail Menorca Costa Sud (TMCS)

Absolute (male and female)

Under-23 (male and female)

Senior (male and female)

Veterans 40 (male and female)

Veterans 50 (male and female)

– Petit Trail Costa Nord (PTCN), Petit Trail Costa Sud (PTCS) and Short Trail Costa Nord (STCN)

Absolute (male and female)

IMPORTANT: The awards are not cumulative.

Article 9. Cash prizes

The organizers, together with the sponsors, are offering significant cash prizes for the first three finishers of the 185-kilometre Trail Menorca Cami de Cavalls (TMCdC), in the 2023 edition, new cash prizes are added to other distances to motivate the competition to a good level. Both in the men’s and women’s event.

The prizes are:

o TMCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM

– 1st Classified Grand Prize 1.000 euros

– 2nd Classified Grand Prize 500 euros

– 3rd Classified Grand Prize 300 euros

– 4th Classified Grand Prize 200 euros

– 5th Grand Prize Winner 100 euros


o TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100 KM

– 1st Prize 700 euros

– 2nd Classified Prize 400 euros

– 3rd Classified Prize 200 euros


o TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85 KM

– 1st Prize 500 euros

– 2nd Prize 300 euros

– 3rd Prize 150 euros


Article 10. Claims and penalties

Any runner can make a complaint, submitting it in writing with a €100 deposit for the complaint to be processed. This payment will be returned should the claim be resolved in their favor.

If one runner would like to make a complaint about another runner due to some form of cheating, such as taking a shortcut, they must issue as evidence a photograph or video in which the runner is identified, their race number and the location where the incident took place.

In case of doubt, the runner in question must submit the track they will have run, with proof that they are the owner and author.


Article 10.1 Penalties.

A series of penalties are established for race time, which will be applied according to the following scale:

1 penalty: 15 minutes penalty.

2nd penalty: 30 minutes penalty.

3rd penalty: 45 minutes penalty.

4th penalty: disqualification from the race and the impossibility to participate in the race again for a period of 2 years.

The different penalties that may be subject to penalty shall be as follows:


INFRINGEMENT

1.- Doing any kind of cheating

2.- Not attending to a runner in distress

3.- Unsportsmanlike conduct towards other runners or organizers

4.- Ignoring stewards, responsible people of provision stations, doctors or nurses.

5.- Not wearing obligatory material during the race

6.- Receiving external assistance outside of the designated areas

7.- Going off-track to shorten distances

8.- Throwing any type of rubbish, finding any waste associated to the race number or not having race number written on wrapping/packaging

9.- Shouting, emitting loud sounds or noises in areas marked as fragile.

10.- To emit, within the Red Natura 2000, light greater than 50 lumens or with a range greater than 50m.

Infringements 7 and 8 (going off-track or throwing rubbish) if done within protected areas, will have double penalty.

Article 11. Obligatory material

All runners in the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls must wear the obligatory clothing which may be complemented by other material recommended by the organizers. Before each departure and in some provision stations, the judges will perform a safety check on some athletes chosen randomly to ensure that they are carrying all necessary material. If this is not the case, they will not be able to start or continue in the race and they will be disqualified.

TMCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls – 185KM and TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM

Camelback or belt type hydration systems with minimum capacity of 1 L.

White front facing light and red rear light. In Xarxa Natura areas, front facing lights of more than 50 lumens or with a reach of more than 50 meters are not allowed. These areas will be appropriately marked out by organizers.

Waterproof jacket with breathable membrane (Gore-Tex or similar)

National identification document or passport or Federation membership card.

Thermal blanket

Mobile with battery and enough credit, with the telephone number of the organizers recorded.

Whistle.

The race number written on all packaging of gels, bars and so on.

Glass or container for drinking at the provision stations (no glasses will be provided at provision stations to reduce waste).

Race number and chip

Obligatory insurance


–          TMCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls – 185KM Relay teams

Hydration system with a minimum capacity of 1 litre.

Windbreaker or mackintosh.

National Identity Card, passport or federative card.

Thermal blanket.

Mobile phone with battery and credit with the organisation’s number engraved on it.

Whistle.

The race number written on all packs of gels, bars…

Cup or container for drinking at the provision stations (no cups will be served at the provision stations in order to reduce waste).

Race number and chip.

Compulsory insurance.


– TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM

Camelback or belt type hydration systems with minimum capacity of 1 L.

White front facing light and red rear light. In Xarxa Natura areas, front facing lights of more than 50 lumens or with a reach of more than 50 metres are not allowed. These areas will be appropriately marked out by the organizers. (It will be only necessary at the start, and for the stragglers who pass the last provision station after 09:00 p.m.)

National identification document or passport or Federation membership card.

Thermal blanket

Mobile with battery and enough credit, with the telephone number of the organizers recorded.

Whistle.

The race number written on all packaging of gels, bars and so on.

Glass or container for drinking at the provision stations (no glasses will be provided at provision stations to reduce waste).

Race number and chip

Obligatory insurance

Petit Trail Costa Nord – 58KM, Petit Trail Costa Sud – 44KM and STCN Short Trail costa Nord 27 km

Camelback or belt type hydration systems with minimum capacity of 0.5 L.

National identification document or passport or Federation membership card.

Thermal blanket

Mobile with battery and enough credit, with the telephone number of the organizers recorded.

Whistle.

The race number written on all packaging of gels, bars and so on.

Glass or container for drinking at the provision stations (no glasses will be provided at provision stations to reduce waste).

Race number and chip

Obligatory insurance

* These races are in daytime format. There is not a prevision to need a front facing light. Although, at the last provision station, no athlete will be allowed to follow without a front facing light once the sun has set (09:00 p.m.).

Equipment recommended by the organizers (provided that it is not deemed to be compulsory due to adverse conditions such as the weather):

Food supplies.

Wind breaker or raincoat.

Waterproof jacket with breathable membrane (Gore-Tex or similar) It is COMPULSORY for 185KM and 100KM.

Sun cream.

Cloth.

Bandage.

Vaseline.

Money.

Handkerchiefs.

Mountain footwear.

Technical apparel.

Cap or hat.

Watch or heart rate monitor.

Extra equipment or dubious use material, many times the organization receives inquiries for the use of headphones for music or radio. In this case its use is not prohibited, but restricted to a single headphone, due to security measures. The participants cannot be strangers of deaf to situations such as a cry for help from another participant, or simply that a faster runner asks you to pass, and you do not attend to him because you cannot hear him.

Article 12. Abandoning the race

For suitable control of the runners who are in the race and their safety, anybody who wishes to retire from the race may do so at a provision station. At these locations, there will also be a free bus service offering transfer to the finish line exclusively for runners.

In the event of not being able to abandon the race at a provision station, the runner must notify the organizers of their decision by the telephone numbers that will appear in the back of the race number. If the retirement cannot be justified as exceptional, the organisation reserves the right of admission of this participant for future editions.

In any event, the runner must sign a document to state their decision to retire from the race.

Article 13. External help

The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls in any of its distances is held as a semi-self-sufficiency race, so each runner must be aware of the amount of water and food needed to get from one provision station to another. External assistance will only be available at the official provision stations of the race.

IMPORTANT: Runners of the 185KM Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls can hand in the ‘bag of life’ at the start, which they will find at the refreshment posts at Playas de Fornells (km 50 approx), Es Castell (km 100 approx) and finally at the Sant Tomas refreshment post (km 150 approx). Afterwards they will be handed out at the finish line.

In the case of participants in the Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100 kilometres, the external aid station is Platges de Fornells (kilometre 50) while for participants in the Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85 kilometres, the external aid station is Cala Santo Tomás (kilometre 44).

In the Petits Trail and Short Trail no external help is allowed.

Nor is it permitted in any of the races to run accompanied by people from outside the competition as pacers, either on foot or by bicycle.

The only exception is to receive help in the event of an emergency medical condition.


Article 14. Provision stations

For the suitable running of the race, the organizers of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls will set up various provision stations on each of the routes which make up the event.

Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185 kilometers: 14 provision stations and finish line.

Trail Menorca Costa Nord TMCN – 100 kilometers: 8 provision stations and finish line.

Trail Menorca Costa Sud TMCS – 85 kilometers: 6 provision stations and finish line.

Petit Trail Costa Nord – 58 kilometers: 3 provision stations and finish line.

Petit Trail Costa Sud – 44 kilometers: 3 provision stations and finish line.

Short Trail Costa Nord 27 km: 2 provision stations and finish line.

Article 14.1. Type of provisions.

There will be three types of provisions along the route:

o Liquid: There will be water, soft drinks and isotonic sports drinks.

o Solid: Apart from liquids, there will be fruit, nuts, crisps, sweets, cakes, bread and cold meats among other things.

o Complete with dishes: Apart from liquids and those mentioned above, there will be hot food such as pasta in sauce, boiled potatoes, soup and chicken, among other things.


You will find the full information of what is provided in each provision station on the website www.trailmenorca.com and the race magazine.

– Article 14.2 Gluten-free food or intolerances

The organizers will offer gluten-free food or intolerances for those who require it. It will mostly be found in the provision stations offering complete dishes. For any other special food or gluten-free requirements, please notify us by email at contacto@elitechip.net.

Article 15. Image rights

The organizers may use images, videos and sound from the runners during the race, including the build-up and aftermath, from the moment the race numbers are collected to the awards ceremony and transfer of the runners. In accepting these regulations, which is implied by participation, the organizers are allowed to use the related images with no time limit. The purpose of these images is the use of different supports that are published, such as the Finish Line video, photos or albums published on www.trailmenorca.com and www.elitechip.net , as well as all the images that will be published and shown in the different media and social networks of Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls.


Article 16. Cancellations and registration modifications

Cancellations will only be admitted from registered participants who notify the organizers before 1 April 2023 by email at info@trailmenorca.com. 75% of the registration fee will be returned. No refunds are given after that date.


In case that the race must be suspended, canceled or cannot be held due to external factors inherent to the organization, such as orange or red alert for weather reasons, or that emergency services cannot cover the race due to other serious emergencies, like a fire or a landslide. If the route of the Camí de Cavalls cannot be used due to a forest fire, or is impassable due to falling trees, or any other incident for which the organization is not directly responsible, the organization reserves the right to modify routes, or simply cancel the race, without the right to any compensation or refund of registration fees by the organization to those registered. However, the organization will try to offer the best alternatives in extreme and very unlikely cases such as the above.


Art 16.1 Transfer of race numbers, Transfers of race numbers will be allowed until 1 May 2023. The cost of the transfer will be 15 €, regardless of whether there is a change of distance.

If the new participant wishes to participate in a longer distance, apart from the cost of the bib transfer, he/she will have to pay the difference in price of the distance.

If the new participant wishes to participate in a shorter distance, he/she must pay the cost of the bib transfer, and only the difference of the amounts will be refunded in the case of applications made before 1st April 2023.

Art 16.1 Changes of distance. Changes of distance will be allowed for all races until 1st May 2023, the cost of the management will be 10 €.

If the participant wishes to participate in a longer distance, apart from the cost of the management fees for the change of distance, he/she will have to pay the difference in price of the distance.

If the participant wishes to participate in a shorter distance, he/she will have to pay the cost of the administration fees, and the difference of the amounts will only be refunded in the case of applications received before 1 April 2023.


Article 17. ENVIRONMENTAL Issues

Participation in any of the Trail Menorca Cami de Cavalls races involves awareness and acceptance of these rules which affect the environment:

– Part of the races will take place in protected areas which are home to flora and fauna which are very delicate and vulnerable. Therefore, all runners must act with care and responsibility.

– It is only allowed to use poles with rubber tips or the corresponding rubber plugs.

– These areas will be duly signposted with a sign: Fragile Natural Area. These are:

• The dunes of Cavalleria and Cala Mica.

• The dunes of Binimel·là and Cala Pregondó

• The dunes of Cala Pilaristema dunar de Cala Pilar

• The woodland area between the Macar de Alforinet and Cala Ses Fontanelles

• The stretch between Ses Ancolles and the airfield of Son Angladó (Cala Morell)

– In these areas IT IS PROHIBITED TO:

o Use any type of device which may make loud noises.

o Leave the designated route.

o Shout or make loud noises.

o Throw away containers, packaging and any type of litter or waste in these areas or any other in the race. Special containers will be made available at each provision station. Each runner must mark their gels, bars, and so forth, with their race number. If any packaging is found with this race number on, the runner may face penalties.

It is only allowed to use poles with rubber tips.


Article 18. Legal rules

All the provisions of this regulation shall be applied directly in the first instance. Being unappealable is the criterion of the organizers as stated in article 3 of this regulation. In case of discrepancy, and once a claim has been presented according to the article 10 of this regulation, the race director, organizers and federative judges will proceed to a resolution within a maximum period of 24 hours. In the last instance, the judges and courts of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands.


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