Beskidy Ultra - Trail®
Beskidy Ultra - Trail®

RACE RULES

BESKIDY ULTRA - TRAIL® (BUT)
Update 1st January, 2019
 
1. THE MISSION
 
To promote the Beskidy region in Poland and in the world.
To promote the city and neighboring boroughs.
To promote mountain ultrarunning.
To promote active life outdoors.
 
2. RACE MANAGEMENT ORGANISER
 

FUNDACJA AKTYWNE BESKIDY

ul.Braci Gierymskich 7/2

43-300 Bielsko-Biała

NIP 5472157757   REGON 363316006  KRS0000594160

 
3. TIME AND PLACE 
Race Centre: City Szczyrk
Szczyrkowskie Centrum Kultury 
Amfiteatr SKALITE w Szczyrku
Ul. Beskidzka 106, SZCZYRK
 
The event takes place on  26-29 September 2019
All BUT distances START and FINISH at the same place, as above.
A full program of the competition will be given on the website: Info-Program.
The competition will take place regardless of weather conditions. 
Due to safety reasons organizer reserves the right to shorten the course, change starting time, stop or call off the race in case of extreme weather conditions or natural disasters with no refunds of the starting fee.
 
4. COURSES 
There are 7 courses at Beskidy Ultra Trail (BUT) :
BUT Trek 20 – distance 20km, elevation +1.280m/-1.280m
BUT 10 – distance 10km, elevation +690m/-690m
BUT 30 - distance 30km , elevation +1.693m/-1.693m
BUT 47 – distance 47km, elevation +3.048m/-3.048m
BUT 73 – distance 73km, elevation +4.953m/-4.953m
BUT 100 – distance 100km, elevation +6.261m/-6.261m
BUT Challenge – in verification
Maps, profiles and detailed descriptions of all courses available on the website.
 
5. TOTAL TIME LIMITS
BUT 10 = 3h
BUT 30 = 8h
BUT 47=  12h
BUT 73 = 20h
BUT 100 = 25h
BUT 305 = in verification
BUT Trek20 - without time limit. Start and finish beetwen 8:00a.m and 8.00p.m on Saturday
All on-course time limits will be available on the website.
NOTE: Aid stations close down 30 mins after cut off.
 
6. CONDITIONS OF ENROLLMENT
  • Participants must be 18 years old on the day of the race. Except for BUT Trek – 16 years old. We allowed participating children under the supervision of adult certifying care on the route
  • By enrolling competitors certify that they participate in the race at their own responsibility and that there are no medical contraindications for taking part in a mountain ultra race.
  • All competitors must be verified in Race Centre on the basis of their ID (passport, driver's license). Obligatory equipment will also be verified.
  • All competitors are required to follow Race Rules and public road regulations at all times. BUT Challenge participants are also required to follow Babiogorski National Park Rules.
  • Competitors applying for BUT 305 are required to have completed at least two mountain ultra races between 2017 and 2019, with a value of 6pts according to the ITRA classification or in special cases to the Organizer's decision. For verification purposes we require an email containing all details of the race:
    - Name of the participant,
    - Name of the race,
    - date of completion,
    - place and time (hh: mm) – not completed races will not be accepted
7. REGISTRATION
  • Registration is only electronic through a form available on the website.
  • Registration starts 1st Jan 2019 at 8:00 p.m
  • Registration ends on 15th September 2019. No entry nor payment will be accepted following this date.
  • Upon registration, competitors are required to pay the starting fee immediately. Date of payment is a decisive factor.
  • Registration without payment does not secure a place on the starting list.
  • Starting list with payment info will be updated regularly on the enrollment form on the website.
8. COMPETITOR LIMIT 
The number of participants is limited to:
BUT 10/20/30/47/73/100 - 900 participants altogether
BUT Challenge: 25 + 5 participants VIP
Organizer reserve the right to alter the limits.
 
9. STARTING FEE
 
Deadline BUT 10km BUT 30km BUT 47km BUT 73km BUT 100km
payment till 26th, May 2019      50 PLN        100 PLN    130 PLN    190 PLN      220 PLN
payment till 30th, Jun 2019      70 PLN        120 PLN    150 PLN    210 PLN      240 PLN
payment till  15th Sept 2019      90 PLN        140 PLN    170 PLN    230 PLN      260 PLN
payment after 15th, Sept 2019 *    100 PLN        160 PLN    190 PLN    250 PLN      280 PLN
* possible participation in competitions without a full start package warranty
 
BUT Challenge - in verification
 
Deadline   BUT Trek 20
Adults payment till 15th, Sept 2019          60 PLN
Adults payment after 15th, Sept 2019 *          60 PLN
Children till 14th years old - free  
* possible participation in competitions without a full start package warranty
 

Starting fee is payable via bank transfer to the following account:

ING Bank Śląski: 08 1050 1070 1000 0090 3082 0733

Kod BIC Swift: INGBPLPW

or via Blue Media integrated with our registration form

Payment description: name of the race, First Name, Surname

e.g. BUT 100  James Bond

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In case of resignation until 1st Jul 2019 - 50% of starting fee will be refunded. After that date the starting fee is non-refundable.

 

10. OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT
 
During the race, all competitors are required to have all obligatory equipment on them at all times. It will be verified during pre-race registration as well as on the course. Any shortcomings will result in immediate disqualification.
 
For all distances apart from BUT TREK20
  • Race number with a chip (worn in front, visible and easy to read at all times) - not for BUT Challenge
  • Mobile phone with a battery charged and operable for the duration of the race (roaming service recommended, with Organizers numbers (given at registration) recommended
  • Survival Blanket
  • headlamp with spare batteries (not for BUT10/30)
  • whistle
  • personal foldable cup (no disposable cups on the course)
  • running pack or belt able to store obligatory equipment
  • bottle or hydration pack of at least 1-liter capacity and at least one liter of water or liquid (checked on leaving aid stations)
  • enough food to last to the next aid station
  • waterproof and windproof jacket (regardless of expected weather conditions)
  • trail running shoes appropriate for the surface
  • cap or bandana
  • elastic bandage
Additionally for BUT 305:
  • ID or passport
  • running tights or 3/4 tights plus knee-high socks
  • waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (regardless of weather conditions)
  • long sleeve
  • gloves
Recommended Equipment
  • clothes appropriate for the weather conditions
  • water and windproof overtrousers (BUT 305)
  • waterproof gloves (BUT 305)
  • first aid kit
  • anti-chafing ointment (e.g. Vaseline, Sudocrem)
  • hand warmers
  • GPS,
  • trekking poles
  • change of clothes
  • GPS device with the route downloaded
  • some money
11. PROVISIONS
 
Starting kit includes:
  • map with the exact route (apart of BUT10/30 and Trek20)
  • digital route downloadable from the website
  • GPS transmitters for all BUT 305 participants to be followed online
  • Starting bib
  • Race gadget
  • Insurance for the duration of the race
  • Medical and mountain rescue service
  • clearly marked course (see point 12 COURSE MARKING)
  • referees on the course
  • digital time measurement
  • drinks and nutrition on the course
  • room to store your stuff
  • recovery meal after the race in Race Center
  • drop bags (BUT73 & BUT100),
  • finisher's medal
  • cups and prizes for winners
The kit's content depends on sponsors and may turn out richer.
 
12. COURSE MARKING
 
All distances will be completely and accurately marked. To avoid misunderstandings competitors will be given maps with exact route indicated and will be able to download a digital version of the route from the website.
BUT Challenge will not be marked. The same for BUT Trek30
Competitors will be equipped with accurate maps and will have a possibility of downloading the digital route from the website. Navigation is part of the challenge.
 
13. CLASSIFICATION
 
All courses will be classified for male and females OPEN. No ex aequo classification.
Competitors MUST visit ALL aid stations and submit the race number for the check.
Additionally, there will be random on-course control points where the participant will be obliged to present their race numbers. Competitors will be classified only on condition of checking in at ALL control points.
 
14. SAFETY
 
All participants are required to:
  • follow Fair Play
  • not to interfere with course markers
  • follow road rules on public roads and in the places where the roads will be crossed.
Failure to obey will result in immediate disqualification.
In case of injury/accident/health issues call the emergency number given at pre-race briefing, give your estimated location and await the arrival of the rescue team.
In case of resignation during the race competitors are required to inform the organizer about it immediately. Otherwise, they may be charged with the cost of possible search and rescue mission.
In case of resignation, organizer do not provide transportation to Race Centre.
 
15. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
 
All participants are required to:
  • take special care of Beskidy nature
  • not to leave the marked course
  • not to litter; all packaging (gels, bars, etc) need to be disposed of in the appropriate places on aid stations
  • not to destroy nature
  • obey the regulations of Babiogorski National Park (only BUT 305)
Failure to obey will result in immediate disqualification.
 
16. FINAL NOTES
 
Failure to obey Race Rules will result in immediate disqualification.
Organizer reserves the right to deny entry to any participant.
In case of disqualification, participants have no right to receive starting fee reimbursement.
Participant has the right to voice objection on paying a deposit of 200 PLN but not later than 2 hours of race completion. Objections will be reviewed by the Race Rules Commission chosen by the Organizer.
Every participant of the race hereby certifies that he/she understands the potential threat and danger for their health and life connected to participation in a mountain ultra race. At the same time, the participant assumes all responsibility for any damage on health and life resulting during the race and not caused by the negligence of the Organizer.
Participant agrees to have their image used for Race's promotional purposes and to have their personal data processed for organizational purposes.
Organizer reserves the right to change Race Rules.
Information regarding such changes will be available on the website and announced separately.
Organizer reserves the right to have final say in matters regarding the Rules.

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