RULES

Article 1. Organization

The Menorca Camí de Cavalls Trail is organized by the company Elitechip SL. and with the consent of the Federation of Athletics of the Balearic Islands, Consell Insular de Menorca and the 8 municipalities of the island of Menorca.

Article 2. The race.

The Menorca Trail Camí de Cavalls is an event that brings together the two sides being at the same time a tourist and sporting event. On the one hand, it is a “non-stop” competition, and on the other hand it has its playful part, as well as a personal challenge open to anyone with the sole aim of participating and finishing the race running or walking.

It is an event that has six distances with a self-sufficiency character through the GR-223 trail and will be held on May 20, 21 and 22, 2022.

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

With the reason of Covid-19, and given the uncertainty of whether the test will be carried out in May 2022 as it was done in 2019, we have adapted the test with some measures that will facilitate the development of the test, and at the same time help avoid large agglomerations in the first supplies, collected from ridges, just as we maintain the same space of the target area of the 2020 edition, as this way the activity will not be located in the city centre as usual,

With these measures we will try to return to the format as close as possible to the 2019 edition, although we understand that these measures will also help us grow as a test, to be able to absorb the demand of participants and that this is compatible with the environmental and health measures that we will apply in this renewed edition of 2022.

Article 2.1. 

· TMCdC – Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM and D+ 3500 meters: It is the main race, the longest distance and the one that marks the main program of the whole event. It contemplates the entire return to the island, with its 185 km of GR-223. The TMCdC will depart in the “Port Zone of the Cami de Sa Farola”, in Ciutadella on Friday, May 20, 2022. This test can be carried out individually and by relays of 4 members

 IMPORTANT: The test will have 2 outputs. The first will be at 8.30 a.m. for less experienced and slower-paced participants, who will have 40 hours to cover the journey. The second will be at 2.30 p.m. for a total time of 34 hours. The departure time will determine which cut-off time each runner should follow. Cutting times cannot be changed during the race.  Failure to do so shall result in disqualification. Participants in the relay test must leave at 14:30 h.

· TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM and D+ 2300 meters: This race corresponds to the complete Northern route of the GR-223 from the town of Maó, to the finish located in the port area of the Cami de Sa Farola, in Ciutadella. The departure will be in the early morning of Friday 20th to Saturday 21st May 2022 at 01:00 am, from the Rochina Park of the port of Maó. (HI has the possibility to leave the Camp de l’Unio)

· TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM and D+ 1200 meters: This race corresponds to the complete Southern route of the GR-223 from the town of Es Castell to the finish located in the “Zona puerto del Cami de Sa Farola”, in Ciutadella. The start will be Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6.30 am from the municipal soccer field of Es Castell.

· PTCN Petit Trail Costa Nord – 58KM: This race corresponds approximately to 1/2 of the GR-223 on its north side, will start in the coastal town of Fornells the finish located in the “Port Zone of the Cami de Sa Farola”, in Ciutadella. The departure will be on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 9:30 am in the vicinity of the Fornells Defense Tower. There will be an exit with the ascent directly to the Tower of Fornells, to then pass by the promenade, to finish connecting with the cam of Cavalls

· PTCS Petit Trail Costa Sud – 44KM: This race corresponds to approximately 1/4 of the GR-223 on its south side, will start in the town of Es Migjorn Gran and finish located in the “Port Zone of the Cami de Sa Farola”, in Ciutadella. The first departure will be on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 08:00h at the Poliesportiu d’Es Migjorn Gran. There will be three starting shifts, at 08:00, 08:40 and 09:20, which can be chosen at the time of registration.

· STCN Short Trail Costa Nord- 27KM: This race corresponds to a reduced distance from the North Face, and with a very affordable distance for beginners or runners who are more comfortable on short distances. It is a route almost without difficulty, but with a few kilometers in an area of special beauty. The start will be located at the parking lot of Algaiarens Beach (La Vall) and the finish will be located in the “Port Zone of Cami de Sa Farola”, in Ciutadella. The first departure will be on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 17:00 h in the parking lot of Algaiarens Beach. There will be three starting shifts, at 17:00, at 17:40 and at 18:20, which can be chosen at the time of registration.

Timetable 

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

Friday, 20 May

• 1st departure 08:30 (mandatory departure for athletes, who have a lower pace and have a running time of 40 h.)

• 2nd departure 14:30 h (exit for professional or well-trained participants with an estimated cutting time of – 34 hours)

• 3rd departure 14:30 h (exit for participants in the relay mode)


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

Friday, 20 May

• 1st start 17:00 h (compulsory start for athletes who want to compete in the first 3 places of the final classification)

• 2nd departure 17:40 h (maximum 250 participants)

• 3rd departure 18:20 h (maximum 250 participants)

* in case of many more requests of the 750 places provided a 4th exit would be enabled.


TMCN Trail Menorca North Coast – 100KM / Maó – Ciutadella

Saturday, 21 May

• 1st departure 01:00 h (joint departure from the Rochina Park from the port of Maó)


TMCS Trail Menorca South Coast – 85KM / Es Castell – Ciutadella

Saturday, 21 May

• 1st departure 06:30 h (joint departure from the Es Castell Football Field)


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

Saturday, 21 May

• 1st start 08:00 h (compulsory start for athletes who want to compete in the first 3 places of the final classification)

• 2nd departure 08:40 h (maximum 250 participants)

• 3rd departure 09:20 h (maximum 250 participants)

* in case of many more requests of the 750 places provided a 4th exit would be enabled.


PTCN Short Trail North Coast – 58km / Fornells – Ciutadella

Saturday, 21 May

• 1st start 09:30 h (compulsory start for athletes who want to compete in the first 3 places of the final classification)


Article 2.2. Transfer to departures. 

Each race, with the exception of the 185-kilometre race, will have a service to transfer the runner from the finish area to the start. The cost is 5 euros (can be hired at the time of registration or at the collection of dorsals).

Check the timetables of the transfers here

Article 2.3. Collection of dorsals. 

The ridges, contained within the broker’s bag, shall be collected at the designated location. Each runner is obliged to pick up their ridge and sign with it the document of EXONERATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES that will be delivered only at the collection of ridges. The time of collection of dorsals will be:

• Thursday 20 May 2021: From 4 to 9 pm. Preferably for participants in the TMCdC 185 km, TMCN 100 km and STCN 26 km tests.

• Friday 21 May 2021: From 10 to 12h and from 16 to 21h. For all participants

If it is not possible to collect the dorsal for justified reasons, there are two ways to do so:

1- Send an accredited representative. This person must carry:

• Photocopy or photo of the original ID of the rider who owns the ridge.

• Proof of registration that can only be downloaded by the athlete who owns the ridge through the Elitechip APP.

• In the case of collecting riders of federated runners, a photocopy or a photo of the licence must be presented. If you do not present the corresponding accreditation license, you will have to pay the competition insurance (7 euros for 185KM, 100KM or 85KM and 4 euros for 58km, 45km and 27km).

2- Send an e-mail explaining the reasons to coordination@trailmenorca.com. If the reasons are accepted, the dorsal can be picked up the same day of the race before the start.

Article 3. Acceptance of rules of procedure

Registration in the test implies full acceptance of these regulations. These rules will be strictly observed by all participants in any of the six events of the Menorca Camí de Cavalls Trail.

 The organisation reserves the right to modify, interpret and change these rules for the proper conduct of the test, being the responsibility of the race director, the general coordinator and the federal judges who will issue a final decision in case of doubt or interpretation of the rules.

To check if you are reading the latest version you should consult the revision section of the same where the date of the last revision will appear.

Article 4. The race and the track.

The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls runs almost entirely along the GR-223 long distance footpath, an itinerary that has more than 2,200 wooden milestones that will be used to mark the route, and the organisation will reinforce the signposting at the points it considers necessary with marking tape and specific signposting created for the event. The main orientation elements will be the wooden markers, the presence of tape will be circumstantial. The orientation factor also plays an important role in the competition itself.

As it is a race in the surroundings of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve, the tapes or additional markings will be made with reusable and environmentally compatible elements.

– The route plan for any of the six distances can be found on the official race website (www.trailmenorca.es). Any change or modification will be made public through the website, as well as in the profiles of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The route may be modified due to administrative permissions.

– The route will not be closed to traffic, so participants must take extreme caution and respect the road traffic code in areas where there is shared use with motor vehicles.

– During the course of any of the six distances of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls, including the relays, participants must follow the indications of the members of the organisation at all times. Failure to comply with this point will result in immediate disqualification.

– The race will be controlled electronically by means of the Elitechip chip system. Participants must wear the chip throughout the entire course by placing it in the runner’s shoe or at ankle level, and in some distances they may also wear a tracking tag that must be placed in their rucksack. If these systems are not used correctly, the readings may be erroneous. With this system, on-line tracking can be done through electronic devices in real time.

– The organisers will place controls throughout the race to ensure that the runners complete the course, as well as registering the times of each runner.

– The organisers will place two/three surprise checkpoints along the Camí de Cavalls to avoid traps such as route cuts. Failure to pass through these checkpoints will result in time penalties which, if cumulative and repeated, may lead to disqualification.

– Cutting the route is forbidden and is grounds for disqualification. Any complaint in this regard must be accompanied by a photograph or video identifying the runner and the point where he/she is. If the complaint is successful it may even lead to the disqualification of the runner.

Article 5. Participation.

Participation will be open to all those who correctly formalise both the registration and the payment related to the type of race they choose. In addition, each runner must fill in and sign the specific liability waiver document which will only be handed out at the time of the race-bib distribution at the place specified in point 2.3 of these regulations. In the event that an athlete needs the option of having the bibs collected by third parties, the exoneration document will have to be carried by the person who collects the bibs.

Likewise, at the time of registration, the participant must be aware of, accept and comply with the following recommendations:

– Participants must respect the environment in which the event takes place and keep the environment clean. It is therefore forbidden and is grounds for penalty and disqualification to leave any kind of waste or residue outside the containers suitable for such use. The judges may take this measure on the basis of a testimony from any member of the organisation of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls.

– The minimum age to participate is 18 years old on the day of the race and underage athletes are not allowed to participate under any circumstances.

– The organisers recommend a medical check-up prior to taking part in this competition and optimal physical preparation for this ultra-endurance event. The organisation reserves the right to prohibit, or cancel a registration, or withdraw a participant, if it has sufficiently founded suspicions that the participant does not meet the minimum medical requirements, or sufficient training to face the different Trails, being the distance of 185 km, which will ensure a more exhaustive medical control.

– It is strictly forbidden to receive external assistance or supplies outside the points designated for this purpose by the organisers. This may be grounds for disqualification. This measure will be inflexible for athletes whose final position is in the top 10 of their category. This measure will not be applied in situations of vital necessity.

– It is strictly forbidden to run accompanied throughout the entire course, or to run long stretches of more than 500m or 1000m accompanied by people who are not registered for the race and will be grounds for direct disqualification.

– All runners, regardless of the distance they run, must wear the bibs provided by the organisation of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls at all times in a visible place such as the front part of the chest, and may not be cut, folded or modified. They must also have a communication element (mobile phone, spot, etc.), and above all their personal identification during the course of the race.

– The different events of the Trail Menorca Cami de Cavalls, are semi self-sufficiency, that is, it is compulsory to carry liquid and solid food during the route, apart from other security elements, which are indicated in the corresponding section, the reason is simply that the separation between refreshment posts varies between 10 and 20 km.

– Indecorous behaviour, misuse of the material at the refreshment posts, or misuse of the fixed elements of the GR-223, such as barriers or stone walls, or other elements, is strictly forbidden. Unjustified inappropriate behaviour will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

– The GR-223 has a large number of markers (about 2,200 along the entire route), it is very important to have a good sense of direction, as orientation also plays an important role in the competition itself. Extra marking tapes will only be placed at specific points, the main marking of the race will be the milestones of the GR-223. However, the organisation will mark or reinforce the more complex areas, and especially urban areas, where the marking is more deficient.



Article 6. Cut-off times

Runners will have a time limit for each of the six distances that make up the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls. Any participant who arrives out of time at a control point will be disqualified. It will not be allowed to continue on the route even under his responsibility, he must hand in his bib and chip (in case it is a rental chip) and sign an explicit document of withdrawal that exists in each refreshment post.

IMPORTANT: The withdrawal or abandonment of the race is only allowed at the Control points, in case of medical emergency or similar, the appropriate protocols will be activated. For the rest of the athletes who opt for withdrawal, they should calculate the distance between refreshment posts in case of doubt, so as not to force unnecessary limit situations, and have a control of those who have withdrawn at the control centre set up for the event.

– These are the maximum times for each distance:

– TMCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM

– TMCdC 185 km Start at 8.30 a.m.: 40 hours.

IMPORTANT: Runners who start at this time will not be able to pass the KM 100 checkpoint in Es Castell before 00.30 hours on Saturday 22 May 2021. In the women’s category, the passing time at this point will be 01:30 hours.

o TMCdC 185 km Start at 14.30 hours: 34 hours. 

IMPORTANT: Runners who start at this time must comply with the cut-off times corresponding to this time, otherwise they will be disqualified.

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

IMPORTANT: Runners taking part in relays should be aware that the maximum time cut-off of 34 h. will be applied. (athletes starting on Friday 20th May at 14:30 h). Once the relay teams have reached the Es Castell refreshment station (km 100) at the end of the north side of the race, they will have an obligatory break until the start at 6:30 am, coinciding with the start of the TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85 km.

– TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM: 22 h.

– TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM: 18:18 hours

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

– PTCS Petit Trail Costa Sud – 45KM: 9:30 hours

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

   

IMPORTANT: The cut-off times will be published on the website www.trailmenorca.es with a document with the cut-off times for each refreshment point.

Article 7. Registration, prices and deadlines.

Registration for the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls 2021 will open on 30 November 2021 at 18:00. Participants with a place reservation for 2022 will open 48 hours before for a preferential period for all registered athletes or with a guaranteed place for 2022, the remaining places will open on the day determined and will close on Monday 2 May 2022 or on reaching 2,000 registrations.

Registrations can be made through the website www.trailmenorca.es or http://www.elitechip.net/es/cdc2022.

These are the deadlines with some kind of bonus:

Article 7.1. Prices and registration periods

o TMCdCTrail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185KM

– From November 30, 2021 to December 19, 2021: 160 euros

– From December 20, 2021 to March 31, 2022: 175 euros

– From 1 April 2022 to 2 May 2022: 190 Euros

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

– From November 30, 2021 to December 19, 2021: 215 euros

– From 20 December 2021 to 31 March 2022: 240 euros

– From 1st April 2022 to 2nd May 2022: 265 euros

o TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100KM

– From 30th November 2021 to 19th December 2021: 110 Euros

– From 20 December 2021 to 31 March 2022: 120 Euros

– From April 1, 2022 to May 2, 2022: 130 Euros

o TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM

– From 30 November 2021 to 19 December 2021: 100 euros

– From 20 December 2021 to 31 March 2022: 110 Euros

– From April 1, 2022 to May 2, 2022: 120 Euros

o PTCN Petit Trail Costa Nord- 58KM

– From November 30, 2021 to December 19, 2021: 65 Euros

– From 20 December 2021 to 31 March 2022: 75 Euros

– From April 1st, 2022 to May 2nd, 2022: 85 euros

o PTCS Petit Trail Costa Sud – 44KM

– From November 30, 2021 to December 19, 2021: 60 Euros

– From December 20, 2021 to March 31, 2022: 70 euros

– From April 1st, 2022 to May 2nd, 2022: 80 euros

o STCN Short Trail Costa Nord – 27KM

– From November 30, 2021 to December 19, 2021: 45 Euros

– From 20 December 2021 to 31 March 2022: 55 Euros

– From April 1, 2022 to May 2, 2022: 65 Euros


Article 7.2. What is included in the price

– Participation fee.

– Digital race magazine

– Digital briefing

– Runner’s bag with local products.

– Photo and video service during the race

– Online tracking with the Elitechip App


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– Finish line services: Giant screen, finisher photo, Photocall photo…

– Medical service

– Refreshments at the points provided.


Article 7.3. What the price does not include

– If the participant is not federated, he/she will have to take out a compulsory medical insurance for one day for 7 euros for the 185KM, 100KM or 85KM races, and 4 euros for 58KM, 45KM and 27KM.

– The race will be timed with the Championchip / MyLaps system, so if you do not have the yellow chip you will have to rent one at a cost of 3 euros. At the end of the race you will have to return it to the orange Elitechip tents.

– Bus transfer to go from the finish line to the start line before the start of the race, 5 euros. You can check the timetable for each race HERE

Article 7.4. How to proceed with preferential pre-registration

On the occasion of the Covid-19, all the athletes who have a place in the 2022 edition, simply have to formalize the on-line registration again, basically to update the data to the new future race. The reason for this change is due to the fact that we have received many requests for distance changes, and also very important new information is needed, such as which starting line is requested. There are also athletes who have renewed or not their federation licences, so we thought it was necessary to update the data.

The preferential registration system will be by means of a code, and this code will be the DNI of each participant to avoid confusion, we all know that it is a unique and personal code, (for foreign athletes, they will be provided with a specific code, as there are countries that do not have a DNI).


This preferential code will be valid from 30 November 2021 to 1 March, when entering the web to formalize the registration, in the “bonus” step, the same code will have the value of the amount paid at the time.

– In the event that the registration fee for 2020-2021 is not sufficient, because you have chosen a longer distance, or the bus transfer, etc., you will only be charged the difference in order to establish the registration fee for 2021.

Preferential registrations will only be maintained until 1 March 2022, at which point registration remains open to the general public, and a place cannot be guaranteed. In these cases, it will be possible to carry over to 2023, or to choose the outings or events 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)

– Men’s

– Female

– Mixed (At least two athletes in the women’s category)

– 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: Prizes are not cumulative.

Article 9. Cash prizes

The organisation, together with the sponsors, has a significant cash prize for the first three finishers of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls (TMCdC) – 185 kilometres for both men and women. The prizes are:

– 1st classified Grand Prize 1.000 euros

– 2nd classified Grand Prize 500 euros

– 3rd classified Grand Prize 300 euros

Article 10. Claims and penalties

Any participant may lodge a complaint and may do so in writing and by paying a deposit of 60 euros for the complaint to be admitted for processing, which will be returned to him/her if the complaint is in his/her favour.

If any participant wishes to denounce another runner for having cheated in some way, such as cutting the route, he/she must provide as proof a photograph or video identifying the runner, the bib number and the place where he/she is.

In case of doubt, the runner concerned must present the track that he/she has run, proving that he/she is the owner and the author.

– Article 10.1 Penalties.

INFRACTION

1.- To cheat in any way

2.- Failure to assist a rider in distress.

3.- Unsportsmanlike conduct towards other riders or the organisation.


4.- Disobeying the marshals, refreshment stations, doctors, nurses or nurses.

or nurses.


5.- Not wearing the obligatory equipment during the race.


6.- Receiving external assistance outside the permitted points.


7.- To leave the course in order to shorten distances.


8.- Throwing any kind of rubbish, finding remains with the race bib number or not wearing the race bib number.

Not having the race bib number written on the wrappings.


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


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


Infringements 7 and 8 (Leaving the route and littering) if done within protected areas, will have double the penalty. 

Article 11. Compulsory equipment

All runners of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls must carry obligatory material that may be complemented with material recommended by the organisation. Before each start and at some refreshment points, the judges will carry out a security check on some athletes at random to check that they are carrying all the material. If this is not the case, they will not be allowed to start or they will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be disqualified.

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

– Camelback or fanny pack hydration system with a minimum capacity of one litre.

– White front light and red rear light. In the Xarxa Natura areas, headlamps of more than 50 lumens or that reach more than 50 metres may not be used. These areas will be properly marked with signs from the organisation.

– Waterproof jacket with breathable membrane (Goretex or similar).

– National Identity Card or passport or federation card.

– Thermal blanket

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

– Whistle.

– The bib number written on all packs of gels, bars, etc….

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

– Race bib and chip

– Compulsory insurance

– TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sud – 85KM

– Camelback or fanny pack hydration system with a minimum capacity of one litre.

– White front light and red rear light. In the Xarxa Natura areas, headlamps of more than 50 lumens or that reach more than 50 metres may not be used. These areas will be duly marked with signs from the organisation (only necessary at the start, and for the latecomers who pass the last refreshment point after 21:00 h).

– National Identity Card or passport or federative card.

– Thermal blanket

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

– Whistle.

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

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

– Race bib and chip

– Compulsory insurance


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


– Camelback or fanny pack hydration system with a minimum capacity of 0.5 litres.

– National Identity Card or passport or federative card.

– Thermal blanket

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

– Whistle.

– The bib number written on all packs of gels, bars, etc.

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

– Race bib and chip

– Compulsory insurance


*These races are in daytime format, it is not foreseen that the use of a headlamp will be necessary, although at the last refreshment point before the finish line, no athlete will be allowed to follow without a headlamp once the sun has set (21:00 h).


– Material recommended by the organisers (unless specified as compulsory due to adverse weather conditions):

– Food reserve.

– Windbreaker or mackintosh.

– Waterproof jacket with breathable membrane (Goretex or similar). In the 185KM and 100KM it is MANDATORY.

– Sun cream.

– Band-aid.

– Bandage.

– Vaseline.

– Money.

– Handkerchiefs.

– Mountain footwear.

– Technical clothing.

– Cap.

– Walking sticks (always with rubber tips)

– Watch or heart rate monitor.


– Extra material or doubtful use, many times the organisation receives enquiries for the use of headphones for music or radio, in this case its use is not forbidden, but its use is restricted to only one headphone, due to security measures. Participants cannot be strangers or 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/her because you cannot hear him/her.

Article 12. Drop-outs and withdrawals

For the correct control of the runners who are in the race and thus their safety, those who wish to withdraw must do so at a refreshment point. There you will also find a free shuttle bus service to the finish line exclusively for runners.

In the event of not being able to withdraw at a refreshment point, due to a medical emergency or similar, the runner must notify the organisation of his/her withdrawal by calling the telephone numbers on the back of the race bib. If the withdrawal outside the refreshment points cannot be justified as exceptional, the organisation reserves the right of admission of this participant for future editions.

In any case, the athlete must sign a document stating that he/she has decided to withdraw.

Article 13. External assistance

The Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls in any of its distances is held on a semi-self-sufficiency basis, so each runner must be aware of the amount of water and food needed to get from one refreshment point to another.

No external assistance is allowed except for the assistance that runners of the TMCdC Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls – 185 km, the TMCN Trail Menorca Costa Nord – 100 km and the TMCS Trail Menorca Costa Sur – 85 km may receive at the refreshment posts at Platges de Fornells (kilometre 50), Es Castell (kilometre 100) and Cala Sant Tomàs (kilometre 144).

IMPORTANT: Runners of the 185KM Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls can hand in their ‘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.

It is also not permitted in any of the races to run accompanied by people outside the competition as pacers, either on foot or on the bike.

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

Article 14. Provisioning

For the correct development of the race the organization of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls will install different refreshment points for each of the distances that make up the event.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current exceptional circumstances, the refreshment points will be reduced to a minimum and will be adapted to the measures established by the health authorities.

– Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls CdC – 185 kilometres: 14 refreshment posts + finish line.

– Trail Menorca Costa Nord TMCN – 100 kilometres: 8 refreshment posts + finish line.

– Trail Menorca Costa Sud TMCS – 85 kilometres: 6 refreshment posts + finish line.

– Petit Trail Costa Nord – 58 kilometres: 3 refreshment posts + finish line.

– Petit Trail Costa Sud – 44 kilometres: 3 refreshment posts + finish.

– Short Trail Costa Nord 27 km: 2 refreshment posts + finish line.

– Article 14.1. Types of refreshment posts. 

There will be three types of refreshment posts throughout the race:

– Liquid: You will find water, soft drinks and isotonic drinks.

– Solid: In addition to liquids you will find fruit, dried fruit, chips, sweets, bread and cold meats among other things.

– Complete: In addition to what you will find in the solid food there is hot food such as pasta with sauce, boiled potato, broth, chicken among other things.

Full information on what you will find at each refreshment post will be available on the website www.trailmenorca.es, and in the race magazine.

– Article 14.2 Gluten-free food.

The organisation has gluten-free food available for those who require it. Most of the food is available at the refreshment points, complete with dishes. For any kind of problem with the food or in case of needing gluten-free food, please send an email to contacto@elitechip.net.

 Article 15. Image rights

The organisers may use images, videos and sound of the participants during the race, including moments before and after the race, from the collection of bibs, prize-giving and transfer of participants. With the acceptance of these regulations, implicit in the participation, the organisation is allowed to use the images without time limit. The purpose of these images is the use in the different supports that are published, such as the video of arrival at the finish line, the photos or albums published on the web www.trailmenorca.es and www.elitechip.net as well as all the images that will be published and shown in the different media and social networks of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls.

Article 16. Cancellations

Cancellations to the race will only be admitted to registered athletes who communicate it before the 15th of April 2022 to the e-mail info@trailmenorca.com. The refund will be 75% of the amount paid for the registration. From that moment on, there will be no refunds.

In the event that the race has to be suspended, cancelled or cannot be held due to external factors inherent to the organisation, such as an orange or red alert for meteorological reasons, or that the emergency services are unable to cover the race due to other serious emergencies, such as 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 organisation is not directly responsible, the organisation reserves the right to modify routes, cancel sections, or simply cancel the race, without the right to any compensation, or refund of the registration fees by the organisation to those registered, however, the organisation will try to offer the best alternatives in extreme and very unlikely cases such as those mentioned above.

Exceptional measure COVID-19. In the event of the definitive suspension of the 2022 edition due to the health crisis, all those registered in any of the Trail Menorca Camí de Cavalls races will automatically be registered in the 2023 edition without the need to do anything.

VOUCHERS can also be purchased for the full amount of the registration fee in races organised by the company Elitechip. In this case, participants should contact us at: info@trailmenorca.com

As a last option, it will be possible to ask for a full refund, which will be provided in the form of a 75% refund of the total amount of the bib number in the same bank card number with which the payment was made and the remaining 25% in VOUCHERS to participate in competitions organised by the company Elitechip S.L.. After a deep reflection in which the centre of our thoughts has been to offer the maximum facilities to our participants in a fair and equitable way, we have adopted this formula in order to alleviate the irrecoverable and duly justified expenses that the organisation of the event requires from us, both at a material and human level.

In this case, participants should contact us by writing to: info@trailmenorca.com

Article 17. ENVIRONMENTAL rules

Participation in any of the races of the Trail Menorca Cami de Cavalls implies knowledge and acceptance of these special environmental rules:

– Part of the event takes place within protected areas that are home to sensitive and vulnerable flora and fauna and in which participants must act with care and responsibility.

– The use of walking sticks is only permitted with rubber tips or the corresponding rubber stoppers.

– These spaces will be duly identified with a sign: Fragile Natural Area. And they are:

– Cavalleria and Cala Mica dune system.

– Binimel-là and Cala Pregondó dune system.

– Cala Pilar dune system

– Wooded area between the macar de Alforinet and Cala Ses Fontanelles.

– Section between Ses Ancollès and the Son Angladó aerodrome (Cala Morell).

– In these areas it is NOT PERMITTED:

– Use any type of sonorous element that may produce strident noises.

– Leave the marked route.

– Shout or make loud sounds or noises.

– Throw containers, wrappers and any kind of rubbish or waste, neither in these areas nor in any other part of the race. There will be special containers at each refreshment post. Each participant must mark their gels and bars with their bib number. If a wrapper is found, the runner may be penalised.

Article 18. Legal rules

All the provisions of these regulations shall be applied directly in the first instance. The judgement of the organisers as stated in article 3 of these rules shall be final. In case of discrepancy, and once a complaint has been lodged in accordance with article 10 of these regulations, the race director, organisers 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 shall be the final authority.