Regulation – GALATZÓ TRAIL

1. Course

The Galatzó Trail starts and finish (both races) at the Plaça de Sa Vinya (Es Capdellà). the route runs through the mountain trails and forest tracks of the Finca de Galatzó.

Any changes or amendments will be made public on this website and too in the other associated media of the race.

The route will be properly signposted throughout.

 

2.Mandatory equipment.

All the races (LEGEND & HALF)

Cup, flask or camelback  (cups won’t be available at the aids stations)

Thermal blanket

Mobile phone

In case of adverse weather conditions will be mandatory: windbreaker

 

3.Recommended equipment

Bottle belt or camel back backpack.

Mobile phone with the phone number given at registration.

Windbreaker jacket, which may be obligatory in bad weather.

Cap or Buff.

The use of running poles with rubber points is permitted

 

4.Aid stations

GALATZÓ LEGEND Aid stations: 6 aid stations on the following points:

AS1: km 10, AS2: km 22, AS3 km 31, AS4 km 34,5, AS 5 km 39, AS6 finish line

 

GALATZÓ HALF Aid stations: 5 aid stations on the following points:

AS1: km 7,2, AS2: km 10,5 , AS3 km 15, AS4 km 18,5, AS 5 finish line .

 

Food and drinks will be available for participants at these aid stations.

It is strictly forbidden to receive external help or refreshments during the event, except for those provided at the refreshment points arranged by the organisers. It is also prohibited to be accompanied by anyone who is not a registered participant in the event

 

5. GALATZÓ LEGEND CUT OFF TIMES

The maximum time to complete the Galatzó trail is 8 hours 30 minutes.

Cut-off times have been established as follows:

Cut off time 1: 1.20 p.m. Coma d’en Vidal before begin the climb up the mountain (S’Esclop).

Cut off time 2: 2.05 p.m. Junction of Sa Coma d’en Vidal after descending.

Cut off time 3: Junction of Ses Planes before the climb up.

 

These time limits are calculated so that runners are able to complete the race within the maximum time set. Runners who exceed these limits won’t be allowed to continue in the race.

 

6.Drop out

If a runner drops out of the race, he or she MUST notify the Organisers at the closest checkpoint available or call the Organisation Centre using the telephone number printed on the bibs. The competitor assumes all responsibility for having dropped out of the race voluntarily, or for being disqualified. The competitor must return to the finish line by their own means, which is why it is recommended to take a mobile phone in order to call family or friends.

 

7.Emergency and security

The event organisers guarantee the safety of the participants by deploying the necessary measures and staff. This includes the presence of official, marked vehicles, both the organisers’ and security vehicles. Medical staff and ambulances will be available at strategic points along the route in order to be able to intervene as necessary.

There will be staff at the checkpoints to ensure the safety of the runners. The checkpoint staff have the authority to give participants instructions at any time, in the event of danger, a change in the route, an accident or in the event of a participant dropping out.

 

8.Environment

Participants must respect the environment in which the event takes place and keep it scrupulously clean. For this reason all food and drink packaging and containers MUST BE PLACED IN THE BINS provided. Failure to comply with this point will result in instant disqualification. For the same reason the organisers do not provide cups at the refreshment points. Participants must use their own cup, flask or hydration pack. Runners using Walking Sticks can only do so with rubber tips.

 

9.Checkpoints

In order to qualify, participants must complete the entire route and pass through all the checkpoints established by the organisers. It is the responsibility of each runner to follow the route marked. Failure to do so will result in penalty or disqualification. During the race, participants must follow the instructions of the checkpoint staff at all times.

 

10.Bibs and time chips

Bibs will be collected on March 17th at the Casal de Peguera.

Hour: TBA

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO COLLECT BIBS ON THE DAY OF THE RACE.

Participants must wear the bib provided by the organisers at all times and it must be visible AT THE FRONT, to facilitate the job of the checkpoint staff. Bibs must not be trimmed, folded or altered. Telephone numbers for the Organisation Centre and the event Emergency services are printed on the bibs.

The event will be monitored electronically. The organisers will use the monitors to ensure that all runners complete the route and to record checkpoint times.

 

11.Security reasons or bad weather conditions.

For security reasons or for other cause of major forces (weather conditions…), the event may be interrupted, the route may be altered or the time limits may be changed. If the event is brought to a halt, it will be classified according to the order and arrival times at that moment or, if that’s not possible, at the last completed checkpoint.

 

12.Responsibilities

Participants take part at their own risk. It is their decision to start and complete the race. It is the responsibility of each participant to be physically prepared to take part in the event. Medical staff will have the authority to remove bibs from any runners whose health they consider to be at risk. Participants indemnify the organisers from any claims or lawsuits based on alleged actions or non-actions of participants or others acting on their behalf. As well as from claims arising from any damages that may be caused to them or their kit.

 

13.Fitness

The participant certifies that he / she is in good physical condition, that he / she has trained enough to pass this physical test and that there is no medical prescription advising not to participate in the event.

 

14.Amendments

These regulations may be amended, extended or improved at any time by the organisers. By registering for the event participants agree to comply with these regulations.

 

15.Image rights

Galatzó trail event uses the images, videos and other communication supports to inform, promote and communicate the race, the place where is the race and the Calvià municipality. All the racers  accept that the Galatzó Trail organisation takes photos and videos during the event (parallel activities and races) for the use to promote the race and the place in their media and too to distribute to other medias in order to promote or inform about the race or the place.

The organisers reserve the exclusive rights to any images, photographs, videos or event information in which the participants may appear, as well as the right to use that material for advertising, public relations or for any other journalistic or promotional purpose. 

 

16.Entry conditions

Entry is open to all runners who have formally registered. Participants must be at least 18-years old on the date of the race and must have an adequate level of fitness to take part in this kind of physical challenge.

 

18.Organisation.

Galatzó Trail is organised by the Ajuntament de Calvià and the Fundación Calvià 2004, with the support of the Agencia de turisme de les Illes Balears (Govern Balear).