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La Corsa della Bora 2025 regulations

Article 1 – DEFINITION OF RACE and ORGANIZATION.

ASD SentieroUNO is a non-profit organization that organizes the races in cooperation with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the municipalities involved. The events are organized on a non-profit basis, but with the intent to promote the area, the sport and the values of trail running. These principles form the foundation of competitions, and the decisions of the race management are always guided by them. The competitions offer qualifying points for the ITRA and UTMB circuits and are under the auspices of CONI and AICS. This regulation was drafted on March 21, 2024.


Article 2 – PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.

To participate in an S1 Competitive event you must:

  1. Be fully aware of the length and specificity of the race and possess adequate training.
  2. To have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy in the mountains to handle any problems related to this type of race and, in particular:
    • Be able to cope independently, without outside help, with weather conditions that can be very difficult due to altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow);
    • Be able to independently manage physical or mental complications caused by extreme fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, muscle or joint pain, minor injuries, etc.
    • Be fully aware that the role of the organization is not to assist runners in dealing with their problems and that, in a mountain activity, safety depends primarily on the ability of the runner to adapt to encountered or foreseeable problems.
    • Inform and make their companions aware of respect for places, people and the rules of the race.
    • Have a valid competitive medical certificate for athletics, cross-country skiing, triathlon, cycling or swimming, for Italian citizens only and for non-Italian citizens registered in Italy with a CONI-recognized sports promotion federation or body.


Article 3 – REGISTRATION FEES.

SentieroUNO events are nonprofit and aim to promote the area and the spirit of trail running. For this reason, the organization has decided to offer maximum flexibility in registration, with a basic fee that includes essential race services and allows additional services and options to be added at the participant’s discretion and according to his or her economic possibilities. The base fee sets the cost of the race at the 2016 price of 1 euro per km. This fee includes 5 price increase bands of 10%, defined as follows: Band 1, from 01/04 to 01/06; Band 2, from 01/06 to 31/08; Band 3, from 31/08 to 31/10; Band 4, from 01/11 to 15/12; Band 5, from 01/12 to the day before the race. Price ranges will be applied until all available seats for each race are filled. The number of available seats is indicated on the competition page.


Article 4 – SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE BASIC REGISTRATION FEE.

WHAT IS INCLUDED.

  • Bib
  • Access to refreshment facilities
  • Medical care
  • Finisher medal

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Insurance for cancellation, with or without reasons, by the contestant. Available in your own runner’s area.
  • Personal insurance for post-hospitalization accident treatment.
  • Transportation by shuttle to the starting line or after the race. Available in your own runner’s area.
  • Ancillary services that can be booked upon request: photos, shipment of materials, race pack, technical clothing, pre- and post-race lodging and meals, bag delivery to the start line, personal cab service.


Article 5 – TRANSFER AND CANCELLATION BY THE COMPETITOR.

It is allowed, free of charge, to transfer the basic fee to other S1 events or to the following year, no later than 30 days after the start of the event. There are no cash refunds, but transfer of the fee is possible according to the conditions stipulated during registration. Other forms of transfer and insurance are available by subscribing to extra options.


Article 6 – SEMI SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

It is essential to adhere to the principle of individual competition in semiautonomy. Semi-self-sufficiency is defined as the ability to be self-sufficient between two refreshment points, both in terms of food and material and safety, and to be able to adapt to any unforeseen or foreseeable problems (adverse weather conditions, physical problems, injuries…). This principle is based on the following rules:

  • The competitor must carry all mandatory equipment for the entire duration of the competition (see EQUIPMENT section). This material should be carried in the backpack, which should remain the same throughout the course. At any time, stewards may conduct checks of the backpack and its contents. The contestant is required to submit to these checks cordially, otherwise he/she will be subject to exclusion from the competition.
  • Food stations offer drinks and food to be consumed on site. Organizers provide only water or energy drinks to fill water bottles or camelbaks. Leaving a refreshment point, the runner must ensure that he or she has the necessary amount of food and drink to reach the next refreshment point.
  • Personal assistance is allowed only at refreshment stations.
  • Medical assistance by a member of the runner’s team is strictly prohibited. Only minor treatments, such as massage or blister treatments, are allowed, provided the rider remains seated in a chair and not lying down.
  • It is prohibited to be accompanied or escorted along any part of the course by a person not registered for the race, except in the areas near the aid stations. A participant who is accompanied during the race violates the principle of semiautonomy. Stewards or staff members who witness this violation are authorized to sanction the participant to ensure compliance.

Runners are not allowed to participate with a dog or any other animal, including service animals, without prior permission obtained after a case-by-case evaluation.


Article 7 – EQUIPMENT

For safety reasons, each participant must carry all items listed in the mandatory equipment section listed on the web page for their distance. You must have all materials with you for the entire duration of the competition, even if they are not used. During the competition, both organized and random inspections of the material will be conducted. Runners who do not have all mandatory equipment will be subject to penalties, which can go as far as disqualification (see PENALTIES). It is important to note that the list of mandatory equipment includes essential items that every runner must bring. One should not opt for the lightest possible clothing; instead, it is recommended to have clothing that offers adequate protection in the mountains and along the trail against adverse weather conditions (cold, wind, heavy rain and snow), thus ensuring greater safety and better performance. If the competitor decides to use poles, they must carry them with them for the duration of the race. Starting without poles and retrieving them along the way is prohibited. You cannot deposit sticks in your personal effects bag for reasons of safety and integrity of both your own bag and those of others. If you have any questions about the mandatory material, please contact the organization. The use of headphones to listen to music is tolerated as long as it is done safely. However, it is mandatory to remove earphones when crossing roads, as well as near any checkpoints and security team members.


Article 8 – BIB

It is possible to pick up the bib of other competitors upon completion by the delegate of the pick-up delegation fields in the competitor area. The breastplate should be worn, if possible, on the front of the body (chest or belly) and remain visible at all times throughout the race. Therefore, it should always be placed on top of clothing and can be attached to the backpack or a leg to ensure perfect visibility. Sponsor names and logos should not be changed or hidden. The bib is essential to access the organization’s shuttles, refreshment stations, medical stations, rest rooms, showers, bag storage and retrieval areas, etc.


Article 9 – PERSONAL BAGS.

Personal bags and pouches are kept in a video-monitored area, but managed independently by the competitors, who personally store and collect their own bags. Bags must be collected no later than 2 hours after the conclusion of the race. The organization agrees to ensure that bags are returned to the finish area, provided they have been deposited according to the directions provided. Poles cannot be carried by the organization. No disputes regarding the contents of the bags are allowed, as they are not verified, consequently, the organization does not take responsibility for them. Depositing valuables in bags is not recommended, and it is recommended that you keep toiletries and changes of clothes at your accommodation. For some distances, a bag drop-off option may be available at the start line; this service can be booked for an additional fee from your runner area. Detailed information on the times, methods and locations of bag drop-off is available on the race page.


Article 10 – SHOWERS

A shower service is available at the end of the race. The organization assumes no responsibility for items left in the locker rooms or checkrooms; for hygienic and safety reasons, at the end of the competition, items left behind will be removed.


Article 11 – SHUTTLES

Shuttles can be reserved at the time of registration, by the deadline specified on the registration form. The day before the start of the race, the number and reference of the assigned shuttle will be emailed. It is not possible to purchase shuttle tickets on the day of departure. Reservations are personal and guarantee an assigned seat.


Article 12 – RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

By registering for an S1 event, participants agree to respect the environment and natural spaces traversed. Specifically:

  • It is strictly forbidden to litter along the route (gel tubes, papers, organic waste, plastic packaging, etc.). Dustbins are available at the refreshment stations where competitors can dispose of waste. Race marshals conduct spot checks on the course.
  • Participants should keep their waste and packaging until they reach the appropriate garbage cans at the refreshment stations. The organization urges competitors to bring a bag to carry waste.
  • It is mandatory to follow marked trails, avoiding taking shortcuts. Cutting a trail causes erosion and environmental damage.
  • No disposable utensils (cutlery, cups, plates) will be distributed in the aid stations and refreshment areas to reduce plastic use by both runners and volunteers. Therefore, people are urged to bring their own utensils to consume hot food at the food stations.


Articolo 13 – AID STATIONS

Food stations offer drinks and food to be consumed on site. Organizers provide only water or energy drinks to fill water bottles or water bags. Leaving a refreshment point, the runner must ensure that he or she has the necessary amount of food and drink with him or her to reach the next refreshment point. Only competitors with clearly visible bibs have access to refreshments. The list of refreshment stations and available products is posted on the event website and in the runner’s guide.


Article 14 – CHECKPOINTS/CHECK POINTS.

Checks will be made at all refreshment stations and some aid stations. There are also surprise checkpoints along the route, as well as refreshment and aid stations. Their location is not disclosed.


Article 15 – SIGNAGE AND MARKTING.

To facilitate visibility at night, the marker flags have reflective elements that reflect light from headlamps. WARNING: If the markings are no longer visible, you need to retrace your steps! In respect of the environment, colored chalk markings are used along the trails. Routes are marked, for those races that involve it, with ribbons, arrows, paint marks or signs. It is still the responsibility of the contestant:

  • Be aware that much of the trail is on trails and forest tracks where sudden detours are possible. Therefore, it is imperative to pay attention to the signs and, if there are no visible markings, backtrack to the last visible trail marker to verify that you have not missed a junction.
  • Intersections are marked, where possible, with signs and arrows: one sign before the intersection, one immediately after and an additional sign for confirmation.
  • It is recommended to always download GPX tracks, even for races with signage, study the route and use only the file provided via automatic email before the race. This version includes any minor last-minute changes.
  • In bad weather and fog, extra care is required, as rain, snow, or fog can significantly reduce the visibility of beacons. This principle applies similarly to driving.


Article 16 – RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

There are several aid stations along the course, connected by radio or telephone with the race headquarters (race PC). A medical control team will be active at the race PC or along the course throughout the event. These stations are intended to assist anyone in need of medical help. It is the responsibility of any runner in trouble or injured to call for assistance:

  • Going to an aid station
  • By calling the service number on the bib
  • Asking another runner to alert for help
  • By sending a WhatsApp message to the number listed on the bib. Each runner is required to assist people in distress and report the need for rescue. If you are unable to contact the race control center and only in absolute emergency situations, you can call the emergency services directly, using the state-specific emergency numbers listed in the runner’s guide. Various factors related to the environment and the race can prolong the wait for help; therefore, safety depends on the quality of the equipment in one’s race pack.

Medical personnel, paramedics, rescuers, and guides, as well as any individual designated by race management, have the authority to:

  • Force the withdrawal of any competitor deemed unfit to continue the race
  • Require the use of the mandatory material
  • Evacuate by any means runners believed to be in danger
  • Directing patients to the most appropriate medical care By accepting care, the rider submits to the authority of the medical staff and accepts their decisions. Treatment by drip will result in an obligation to withdraw from the competition. An infirmary will be available at the finish for runners with health problems, with care based on the discretion of the medical staff. It is mandatory to stay on the marked route, even to sleep, and voluntarily straying from the route excludes the responsibility of the organization.

Article 17 – MAXIMUM TIME AND TIME BARRIERS

Time barriers (maximum times) for leaving refreshment stations are available on the event website. Any changes will be communicated via SMS and WhatsApp. With staggered departures, the maximum allowable times and time barriers are the same for all and calculated to allow you to reach the finish line within the maximum time, including any stops. In order to continue the race, it is necessary to leave the checkpoint before the time limit, regardless of the finish time. Runners who retire, are stopped or pass the time barriers cannot continue, their bibs will be cut off, and they will be transported to the main area by the organization. Time barriers and time limits are specified on the event website.


Article 18 – WITHDRAWAL AND TRANSPORT TO BORA VILLAGE.

A competitor may withdraw from the race only at a checkpoint, except in cases of injury occurring along the course. It is necessary to inform the checkpoint supervisor or signal the intention to withdraw via WhatsApp, as well as notifying the service number. In case of withdrawal in a section between two checkpoints, the competitor must reach the nearest one and notify the person in charge of his withdrawal. It is essential to keep the bib, which serves as a pass for access to shuttles, meals, infirmary, etc. Return can be made in the following ways:

  • Return buses are available from some refreshment points, identified with the “bus” symbol on maps and passage tables, to take withdrawn competitors to the finish area.
  • Competitors who withdraw to an aid station or refreshment point not served by the shuttle, but in a medical condition that does not require emergency transport, must reach the nearest return point as quickly as possible and independently.
  • As for refreshment or rescue points accessible by car or 4×4:
    • When the checkpoint closes, the organization may make arrangements for the return of withdrawn competitors, depending on the availability of vehicles.
    • In the event of adverse weather conditions that require total or partial interruption of the race, the organization will make arrangements for the competitors to return as quickly as possible.


Article 19 – REST

During the race, runners will have rest areas available at a number of refreshment stations, as indicated on the event page. Those who have completed the race and wish to extend their stay will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.


Article 20 – CLASSIFICATIONS AND AWARDS.

An overall ranking is drawn up for each race for the men’s and women’s categories. The categories or positions receiving awards are detailed on the web page dedicated to the specific distance.


Article 21 – PENALTY AND DISQUALIFICATION.

In case of rule violations, race directors, stewards and refreshment/checkpoint managers have the right to immediately apply a penalty following this table:

  • Cutting of the course: at the discretion of the Race Direction
  • Absence of mandatory safety equipment (minimum amount of water, waterproof jacket with hood, headlamp, thermal blanket, smartphone): Disqualification
  • Refusal to submit to mandatory material inspection: Disqualification
  • Smartphone off or in airplane mode: 15 min penalty
  • Abandonment of waste or failure to use organized toilets (voluntary act) by a competitor or his/her staff/assistant: 60 min penalty
  • Failure to respect people (organization or other competitors). Note: A participant whose supporters/assistants behave in an uncivil manner or refuse to respect the decisions of the organization will also be penalized: Disqualification
  • Failure to assist a person in distress (needing care): Disqualification
  • Assistance outside authorized areas: 60 min penalty
  • Accompaniment on the course outside the designated tolerance zones near the refreshment stations: 15 min penalty
  • Misconduct (e.g., use of transportation, bib sharing, etc.): Immediate and lifetime disqualification
  • Non-visible breastplate: 15 min penalty
  • Bib worn improperly: 15 min penalty (during which the competitor must adjust the bib correctly)
  • Dangerous behavior (e.g., sticks with unprotected tips facing other competitors or spectators): 15 min penalty
  • Absence of microchip for timing: At the discretion of the Race Director.
  • Failure to pass a checkpoint: At the discretion of the Race Direction
  • Refusal to obey an order or disrespect toward Race Direction, a Race Marshal, checkpoint marshal, doctor, EMT, or race personnel: Disqualification
  • Refusal of a doping control: Competitor is treated as if he/she had tested positive for doping
  • Starting from a checkpoint beyond the time limit: Disqualification
  • Use of poles not brought from the start of the race: 60 min penalty


Article 22 – FRAUDULENT PARTICIPATION IN THE RACE.

Anyone found to be participating in the race without a proper bib and registration, in addition to being held responsible for damage to persons or property, including himself, will be subject to sports sanctions by the federal bodies and may incur in criminal penalties for the crime of “theft” (Article 624 of the Criminal Code). Similarly, those who participate with a false bib or one assigned to another person, in addition to being held liable for any damages, will incur sports sanctions and may be subject to criminal penalties for the crimes of “theft” (Art. 624 of the Criminal Code) and/or “fraud” (Art. 640 of the Criminal Code). The same applies to the duly registered athlete who surrenders his or her bib to another person. Those who are guilty of fraudulent participation will also be subject to penalties for the crime of “failure to comply with the measures of the Authorities” (Article 650 of the Criminal Code).


Article 23 – COMPLAINTS

Any complaints regarding the rankings must be sent to the organization via e-mail within two hours of the competitor’s arrival, accompanied by a deposit of 100 euros, which will be returned at the end of the procedure. Other types of complaints should be submitted to the organization via email within 3 days after the event has ended.


Article 24 – EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS.

If circumstances require it, the Organization reserves the right to change, at any time, the routes, starting times, time barriers, location of checkpoints and refreshments, as well as all aspects aimed at the proper conduct of the races. In case of force majeure, particularly unfavorable weather conditions or any other circumstances that may compromise the safety of participants, the organization reserves the right to:

  • Change the departure time
  • Modify time barriers
  • Postpone the start date
  • Adjusting the route of the races
  • Canceling a race before or after the start of the event
  • Stopping a race that has already started


Article 25 – IMAGE RIGHTS.

All participants expressly waive any claim to their image rights during the event, as well as waive any form of recourse against the Organization and its partners for the use of their image. Only the Organization can grant image rights to the media, only through appropriate documentation. S1 TRAIL, the Bora Race and S1 are registered trademarks. Any communication related to the event or use of images of the event must respect the event name, trademarks and must be officially authorized by the organization.


Article 26 – PERSONAL SPONSORS.

Runners sponsored by or using third-party branding for promotional purposes must limit the use of such branding to their own clothing and equipment during competition. No other objects, such as flags, banners or posters, may be brought along the race course without specific written permission from the race management. Violations of this rule may result in penalties set at the discretion of the race directors.


Article 27 – POLITICAL EXPRESSION.

Proclaiming, displaying or exhibiting political or religious messages, as well as images related to them, is prohibited during the event.


Article 28 – INSURANCE.

The organizer has taken out liability insurance for the duration of the event. This insurance covers the financial consequences of the liability of the organizer, its employees and participants. In addition, an additional policy was taken out for first aid for competitors, covering medical expenses up to hospitalization and first aid.


Article 29 – PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA.

In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR EU 2016/679), all participants have the right to access and correct data about themselves. Data are collected during registration for one of ASD SentieroUNO’s races for organizational purposes, in particular to identify each individual participant in order to provide him/her with information related to his/her participation before, during or after the event. All runners’ data are kept for a period of 10 years, renewable with each registration, in line with the legal retention period of the medical certificate of fitness for athletics or sports license. After this period of 10 years, and without the explicit consent of the participant, all data will be deleted except last name, first name, date of birth, gender and nationality to maintain the rankings. Participants can access their personal information through their reserved space, which can be accessed through the registration link or by e-mail at: [email protected]. Any request for access or modification of personal data will be processed as quickly as possible, within a maximum of 1 month after receipt of the request.


Article 30 – COMPLAINTS

Any complaints arising from a participant’s entry in one of ASD SentieroUNO’s races should be sent to [email protected].



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