REGULATION

ART. 1 GENERAL INFORMATION

The Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Formazza Event (Formazza Event Amateur Sports Association), in collaboration with the Municipality of Formazza, organises the second edition of BETTELMATT TRAIL (BT) and the twelfth edition of BETTELATT SKY RACE (BSR); BETTELMATT RACE (BR) and Bettelmatt Mini Trail La Stampa on Saturday 14 July 2018

ART. 2 EVENTS

The event, to be held in one day, on 13 July 2019 in the natural environment in the area overlooking the Lepontine Alps, in the municipality of Formazza, is composed of 4 competitions.

BT 52 km

single stage

BSR 35 km

single stage

BR 22 km

single stage

BMT 8 km

single stage

Each race is partly self-sufficient , takes place in a single stage, free speed, and is limited in time 

Program:

Saturday 13 July 2019

1) BETTELMATT TRAIL (BT)
52 KM; 3.296 m D+; 3.296 m D-

3) BETTELMATT SKY RACE (BSR)
35 KM; 1.940 m. D+; 1940 m. D-;

4) BETTELMATT RACE (BR)
22 KM; 750 m D+; 750 m D-

5) BETTELMATT MINI TRAIL La Stampa
8 KM (approximately); 250m D+-

ART. 3 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to participate in the 83km race, it is highly recommended to have completed at least one race longer than 50km.

Previous participation in similar events is not required, but you need to:

  1. be aware of the length and specificity of the race and have suitable athletic preparation.
  2. have acquired, before the race, a real capacity of personal autonomy in the mountains in order to better manage the problems associated with this type of test, in particular:
    a. be able to face alone, without help, climatic conditions which can become difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow)
    b. be able to manage, even if isolated, physical or psychological problems due to a great fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, muscle or joint pain, small wounds …
    c. be aware that the Organization’s role is not to help a runner handle these problems
  3. For mountain running, the security depends on the ability of the rider to adapt to the problems encountered or anticipated.
    Participation in one of the events involves the unconditional acceptance of this Regulation.

FROM ART. 4-6-8 IS EXCLUDED BETTELMATT MINI TRAIL

ART. 4 SELF SUFFICIENCY

The partly self-sufficiency is understood as the ability to be autonomous between two aid points, with respect to security, food and equipment, allowing the athlete to adapt to the problems encountered or anticipated such as bad weather, physical pain, injuries etc.
This principle implies the following rules:

  1. Each runner must carry with him for the duration of the run all the equipment required.
    This must be presented at the race number collection and at all times the race officials can check to ensure that competitors have with them all the equipment required. The competitor has the obligation to submit to these checks, or will be disqualified.
  2. Aid stations are supplied with drinks and food to consume on the spot. The organization provides only plain water for filling water bottles or camel bags. When leaving each aid station, runners must have the amount of water and food needed to get to the next aid point (to reduce the environmental impact glasses will not be provided).
  3. Personal Trainers, mentors or coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official Race Number

ART. 5 REGISTRATION

BT (52 km) – BSR (35 km) – BR (22 km): entry is open to athletes aged 18 and over who are in possession of a valid medical certificate specifically for competitive sports, which does not expire before 14/07/2019. For the 22 km race 16 years old athletes are accepted prior written permission of parents.

Registration takes place via internet through online service WEDOSPORT filling out the form in its entirety

Payment must be made through the online service by credit card, Paypal or MyBank bank transfer. The registration fee will be increased by commission fees.
It’s also possible to enrol at the following registration point:

The registration to the BT 52 km can be made until July, 07 online (before 23:30).
Maximum number of participants: 300 athletes.

The registration to the BSR 35 km can be made until July, 07  online (before 23:30).
Maximum number of participants: 400 athletes.

The registration to the BR 22 km can be made until July, 11 online (before 23:30). Registration to the BR 22 km can be made also in the morning of July, 13 at the Race Office in Riale Formazza, but an higher fee.
Maximum number of participants: 500 athletes.

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You may not transfer your application to another competition or another competitor.

BETTELMATT MINI TRAIL La Stampa (8 KM): Enrolment will take place from 8:30 to 9:15  on Saturday, 13 July 2019

ART. 5 (b) FEES

To 31/12/2018 From 01/01 to 31/03/2019 From 01/04 to 07/07/2019
BT 52 km € 45,00 € 55,00 € 65,00
To 31/12/2018 From 01/01 to 31/03/2019 From 01/04 to 07/07/2019
BSR 35 km € 30,00 € 35,00 € 40,00
To 31/12/2018 From 01/01 to 31/12/2019 From 01/04 to 11/07/2019 13/07/2019
BR 22 km € 20,00 € 25,00 € 30,00 € 40,00

MINI BUT 8 km € 10,00 from 8:30 till 9.30 of 13/07/2019

ART 6. RACE NUMBER AND RACE PACKET DISTRIBUTION

Race number and race packet will be handed out individually to each runner on the presentation of a photo ID.

You are required to wear an official race number on the front of your singlet/shirt and keep it visible in its entirety throughout the race. It must therefore be positioned above any clothing and can in no case be fixed onto the backpack or  legs (this is to facilitate checks on the trail without being stopped).

The sponsors must neither be modified, nor hidden.

You can pick up your bib number and race packet at the following times:

  • BT 50 km
    Friday 12 July from 17.00 to 20.00 at the Race Office in Hamlet Riale
    Saturday 13 July from 04.30 AM to 05.30 AM at the Race Office in Hamlet Riale
  • BSR 35 km
    Friday 12 July from 17.00 to 20.00 at the Race Office in Hamlet Riale
    Saturday 13 July from 06.30 AM to 07.30 AM at the Race Office in Hamlet Riale
  • BR 22 km
    Friday 12 July from 17.00 to 20.00 at the Race Office in Hamlet Riale
    Saturday 13 July from 06.30 AM to 09.00 AM at the Race Office in Hamlet Riale
  • MINI BUT 8 km
    Saturday 13 July from 08.30 AM alle 9.30 AM at Hamlet Riale

ART. 7 EQUIPMENT

Participation in the competition implies the commitment to keep the obligatory equipment with them at all times throughout the race.
The material listed below is a strict minimum, but must be integrated according to the individual needs.
During the opening hours of the race office it will be possible to submit the backpack with the obligatory equipment for inspection.
All mandatory equipment will be checked when athletes pick up their race numbers. The race number will not be given to those who fail to show all the required material. Furthermore, spot checks will be carried out during the race and athletes will be disqualified if found without the required equipment.

Required Equipment BT 52 km

Backpack
Cell phone: register the emergency phone numbers of the Organization, keep the phone always on, do not hide/mask the number and have the battery fully charge at the beginning of the competition.
Glass of minimum 15 cl
Bottles or Camel Bag with water reserve of at least 1 liter
Headlamp with spare batteries
Thermal blanket
Whistle
Elastic bandage adhesive suitable for making a bandage or a strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
Food reserve
Hooded waterproof jacket to face extreme conditions and cold weather in the mountains
Hat, cap or bandana
Warm clothing to face extreme conditions and cold weather in the mountains

Recommended Equipment BT 52 km

Hiking poles
Pocket Knife
A change of Warm clothes is necessary in case of bad weather or stops due to an injury
Gloves
Pocket money (20 €)

Required Equipment BSR 35 km – BR 22 km

Cell phone: register the emergency phone numbers of the Organization, keep the phone always on, do not hide/mask the number and have the battery fully charge at the beginning of the competition.
Glass of minimum 15 cl
Food reserve
Hat, cap or bandana
Warm clothes to face extreme conditions and very cold weather in the mountains.

Recommended Equipment BSR 35 km – BR 22 km

Backpack or belt pack that can hold the material
Hiking poles
Pocket Knife
A change of Warm clothes indispensable in case of bad weather or stops due to an injury
Gloves
Pocket money (20 €)
Bottles or Camel Bag with water reserve of at least 0.5 liters

 The mandatory equipment might be checked BEFORE DEPARTURE, DURING THE RACE, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ARRIVAL 

ART. 8 BRIEFING AND START

Schedules are subject to change and participants can be notified up to 30′ before the start.

BT 52 km START

Saturday 13 July – 6.00 AM
Hamlet Riale, Formazza (VB)

Official Briefing BT:
Friday 12 July 2019 h 20.30, at Cinema Hall, hamlet Ponte, Formazza (VB)

BT 52 km START:
Saturday 13 July 2019 h 06:00 AM at hamlet Riale, Formazza (VB)

The required equipment can be checked before start.
Pre-Race Briefing at 5.30 AM at the start location.

BSR 35 km START

Saturday 13 July – h 8.00 AM
Hamlet Riale, Formazza (VB)

Official Briefing BSR and BR:
Friday 12 July 2019 at 20.30, at Cinema Hall, hamlet Ponte, Formazza (VB)

BSR 35 km START:
Saturday 13 July 2019 h 08:00 AM in hamlet Riale, Formazza (VB)

The required equipment can be checked before start.

BR 22 km START

Saturday 13 July – h 9.30 AM
Hamlet Riale, Formazza (VB)

Official Briefing BSR and BR:
Friday 12 July 2019 at 20.30, at Cinema Hall, hamlet Ponte, Formazza (VB)

BR 22 km START:
Saturday 13 July 2019 h 09:30 AM in hamlet Riale, Formazza (VB)

The required equipment can be checked before start.

BETTELMATT MINI TRAIL La Stampa 8 km – Start in Saturday 13 July 2019 h 10.00 AM, hamlet Riale, Formazza

ART. 9 COURSE

The course runs primarily on dirt paths and gravel roads.
Competitors must comply strictly with the race route, marked with signs, tape, flags that will be shown during the briefing. Athletes should strictly adhere to the marked race route and avoid taking shortcuts or cutting out sections of the route. Any departures from the official route, apart from entailing disqualification, shall be at the sole risk of athletes.

ART. 10 ENVIRONMENT

The race shall take place in a protected natural environment. Participants are therefore required to fully respect the Alpine environment, in particular by not throwing away rubbish, picking flowers or disturbing the wildlife.
Anyone found littering along the way shall be disqualified from the race and incur the sanctions foreseen by the municipal regulations.

ART. 11 WEATHER

The race will take place in all weather conditions. In case of adverse weather conditions (dense fog, snow, thunder storms etc.), the organisers reserve the right to postpone the departure time, make last-minute changes, even during the race, to the race route in order to eliminate potential hazards or conditions that could cause distress for the participants.

The staff shall inform the participants of any changes.

The organisers also reserve the right to suspend or cancel the race if the weather conditions are such that they put athletes, staff or medical teams at risk.

ART. 12 SAFETY, HEALTHCARE AND CONTROLS

Representatives of the organization will be present along the route and aid points connected by radio or telephone with the race direction will be set up along the way.
In Riale and along the route there will be ambulances, healthworkers, security and means of rescue.

All athletes injured or in trouble, can call for help:

showing up at a rescue station or aid point
calling emergency numbers imprinted on the bib (except points without coverage of the telephone network)
asking another runner to alert the rescue

Each runner must provide assistance to all those in need and inform the rescue.

Do not forget that the environmental conditions and the race can make you wait for assistance for longer than expected. Your safety will then depend on the material that you put in your backpack.
All competitors must stay on marked trails.
The competitor who moves away voluntarily from marked trails, no longer under the responsibility of the Organization.

ART. 13 CONTROL POINTS AND REFRESHMENT POINTS

Checkpoints will be set up along the route, where members of the organization will monitor the passage of athletes and perform random checks to verify that the athletes are in possession of the required race material. Refusal to undergo the check will result in an immediate disqualification.
The passage of the athletes will also be verified at the refreshment points.
The races are in semi self-sufficiency, but 6 refreshment points will be set up along the 52 km race 4 along the 35 km race and 2 refreshment points along the 22 km.
No refreshment point will be set up for the 8 km race.

Refreshments will be available also after the competition.

There will be two different types of refreshment points:
Those with only beverages: mineral water, carbonated, energy drinks, Coca Cola
Full ones: drinks (as above), sweet and salty food.

REFRESHMENTS

50 km: Passo S. Giacomo – Alpe Bettelmatt – Rifugio Busto Arsizio – Rifugio 3 A – Rifugio Bimsee – Rifugio Vannino – Canza
35 km: Passo S. Giacomo – Alpe Bettelmatt – Rifugio Città di Busto – Rifugio 3 A
22 km: Passo S. Giacomo – Alpe Bettelmatt

ART 14. TIME LIMIT

The maximum time to finish the race is set at:

BT (52 KM)
13 hours from the start

(Saturday 13 July – h 19.00)

BSR (35 KM)
7 hours from the start

(Saturday 13 July – h 15.30)

BR (22 KM)
6 hours from the start

(Saturday 13 July – h 15.30)

MINI BUT (8 km) 3 hours and 30′ from the start (Saturday 13 July – h 13.30)

Gates

the following time limits/cut off points will be established:

TIME GATES 50 KM

  • Km 33 (about) Rifugio Bimsee h 14.00 (8.00 h)

TIME GATES 35 KM

  • Km 18 (about) Alpe Bettelmatt h 11.30 (3.30 h)

TIME GATES 22 KM

  • none

Athletes that do not reach these points within the established time limits will not be allowed to continue the race.
In order to protect the health of the participants, health workers at the check points have the authority to stop runners who are judged unfit to continue the race. In this case, the participant must follow the indications of the medical staff. Anyone failing to do so will be immediately disqualified.
Participants who reach the check points after the maximum time, those who are injured and those who are judged by the medical staff to be unfit to continue the race, and any other athletes who decide to drop out, shall be taken to the finish line. For logistical reasons, athletes who have dropped out may have to wait before being accompanied to the finish area.

ART. 15 MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TIME BARRIERS – CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

The organization reserves the right to modify at any time and without notice the path or location of the aid and refreshment points.
In case of bad weather (heavy rain, strong risk of storms, poor visibility) the start may be delayed or canceled.

ART. 16 RETREATS

Except in cases of force majeure, participants who drops out of the race must interrupt the race at one of the checkpoints: Rif. Vannino – Alpe Devero- Riale-Alpe Bettelmatt, and immediately inform the race organisers, who invalidates the bib.
The athlete should keep his bib.
The return is determined by the responsible of the checkpoint with the following rules:

  • runners who drop out at another aid or refreshment point, but whose state of health does not necessitate being evacuated must get back as quickly as possible, the nearest checkpoint.
  • if, as he is coming back, the runner meets -service scopa-, this invalidates the bib. At this point, the rider is no more under the responsibility of the Organization.
  • in case of failure to notify a withdrawal and the subsequent initiation of research, the athlete will be charged for the costs arising from the research.

ART. 17 PRIZES

BT (50 km) will be awarded first 10 men and first 10 women
BSR (35 km) will be awarded first 10 men and first 10 women
BR (22 km) will be awarded first 10 men and first 10 women
BETTELMATT MINI TRAIL La Stampa will be awarded first 3 men and first 3 women

ART. 18 PRIZE CEREMONY

Price ceremony for all the distances will be held on Saturday 13 at 17.30 in Riale Formazza (VB)

ART. 19 COMPLAINTS

Any complaints may be submitted to the Organization of the race by 15.30 Saturday 13 07 2019 with a deposit of € 50 (non-returnable if the protest is not accepted). In keeping with the spirit trail, however it is hoped a full fairness by athletes.

ART 20. RACE ROUTES

To be visible at night, the signs in the first and last section of the path will be equipped with reflective material that reflects the light of the headlamp.
In order to protect the Environment signals will be done with removable tape, arrows and ecological paint that disappears within a few days.
It is mandatory to use only the marked trails, no short cuts to avoid erosion of the sites.

WARNING: If you no longer see the signal for 300 meters, go back!

ART. 21 RISTOBUT

There will be a Catering Service at the end of the competition that will be guaranteed until the arrival of the last competitor. The cost is included in the registration of BT 52 km, BSR 35 km, BR 22 km. A paying catering service will be available for everybody else.

ART. 22 WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY

The voluntary enrollment and the subsequent participation in the race implies the full acceptance of these rules and any eventual changes or modifications. By registering, the participant exempts the organizers from any liability, civil or criminal, for damages to persons and / or property caused by him.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to familiarise themselves with the event rules and any directions as may be published in the organisation’s website and check for any change made to the Regulation in the days before the competition.

ART. 23 RIGHTS OF IMAGE

By registering, participants authorize the organization to freely use any images depicting athletes during their participation in the event, whether still or in movement, with no territorial or time limits.

A.S.D Formazza Event – P. IVA 02156300036 – C.F. 92015790030 – formazzaevent@gmail.com – Ufficio Turistico: +39 0324 63059.