The “100 km Sahara” leg race is part of the “Trail Running Adventure”, and It could well be considered ideal contact with the world of extreme sports.
For some of the runners, it may be a final, definitive sporting accomplishment, while for others, it may become a launching pad for continued participation in highly demanding extreme running races.
Only after having participated will it be possible to understand in which of the two categories each runner is in.
The race boosts the spirit of each participant in search of his or her own personal feat, and in fact, all of the ingredients are present for those who want to pursue the fascinating world of extreme sports.
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Tuesday 8 october 2019
Flight to Djerba ( Tozeur) arrival and transfer in Hotel ****
Dinner and ovenright in hotel
Wedensday 9 otctober 2019
Breakfast at 7.30, transfer with 4x4 vehicles Zmela Labrissa camp (20 km south of Ksar Ghilane oasis)
1 PM lunch, technical check in the afternoon
5 PM 1st leg (15 km ) Time Limit 3 hours. Night leg for Runners, Nordic Walking e Walkers.
Dinner and overnight in tented camp.
Thursday 10 october 2019
Wake up and breakfast
8 AM start 2nd leg (km 35 – walkers km 20) Time Limit 6 hours. Finish line at Camp Bibane, open buffet, rest.
8 PM dinner and overnight in tented camp
Friday 11 october 2019
Wake up and breakfast
8 AM start 3rd leg (km 50 – Nordic Walking km 30 - walkers km 20 - ) Time Limit 9 hours, stopping gate at km 40 (waterpoint), 7 hours from start.
Finish line at tented camp, lunch a 8 PM final dinner, party and awards’ ceremony.
Overnight in tented camp.
Saturday 12 october 2019
Wake up and breakfast
10 PM start transfer 4x4 vehicle to Douz by Hotel Mouradi
12 PM Accommodation and lunch in hotel Afternoon at leisure
7 PM Slideshow with race photos
8 PM Gala dinner and farewell
Sunday 13 october 2019
8 AM transfer to airport in Tozeur and boarding to final destination
Zitoway reserves the rights to make any change considered as an improvement to the program, after the survey that will be done in september.
• Art. 1 ORGANISATION
-ZITOWAY Sport & Adventure of Modena, inventor of the race and depositary of the brand, looks after the sport and logistic organisation of the 18th edition of the “100 km del Sahara”.
-It will take place from the 10th to the 14th october 2018 in Tunisia.
-The technical and tourist organisation is taken care of by the travel agency Melville srl Reggio Emilia Italy .
-The distribution for the foreign agencies is taken care from the agency themselves
• Art. 2 DEFINITION OF THE RUN
-The “100 km del Sahara” is an outdoor foot race along the desert with a distance of approximately 100 km., divided into 3 stages: 8, 50 and 42 Km. (approx.).
• Art. 3 SURVIVAL KIT
-Each competitor is obliged to carry the equipment required (survival kit) for the entire duration of the trial. The aforementioned equipment may be verified by members of the commission at any moment and must be complete. Failure to comply will result in the penalty decided by the race management.
-1 litre of water (minimum quantity), mineral salts, survival blanket, lighter, whistle and chemical light.
• Art. 4 ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
-Enrolment in the race is seen as acceptance of the present regulations in any form on the part of the competitors. This includes any amendments and authorises the organisation to make any intervention or modification of the above during the event as per the following art. 19.
• Art. 5 CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
-The competitors must be above the age of majority, of either sex and must present a valid medical certificate from a sports medical centre, together with a cardiac stress certificate, attesting to the suitability of the participant to take part in the race.
-All participants must sign a consent form, absolving the organisation of any responsibility.
• Art. 6 CATEGORIES
-There will be 2 categories, Runners and Walkers. For the running race there will be 2 categories:
• Art. 7 VERIFICATION
-All certificates, documents and compulsory materials will be checked in Ksar Ghilane on thursday afternoon.
At the end of this verification, bib numbers will be consigned, which must be worn throughout the race and must not be cut or modified in any way, always showing their trademarks.
• Art. 8 THE RACE
-The start time of each leg will be announced during the daily technical briefing.
-Competitors must start with at least 1 litre of water and the survival kit.
-During each leg waterpoints will be set, with water, tea and fruits supply. 4 waterpoints will be set in the 50 km and 3 in the 42 km. stage.
-Dropping litter along the path will result in immediate exclusion from the race.
-The time of each competitor will be taken at rest stops by punching or not the tickets provided by the organisation. These passages may be verified even at check-points without refreshment.
• Art. 9 WATER
-Water will only be distributed at the times dictated by the organisation.
• Art. 10 THE ROUTE
-The entire route will be marked by the organisation using coloured ribbons, flags and groups of stones sprayed with the agreed colour. Competitors are obliged to follow this route. Is not possible to cut along the route, furthermore it’s necessary the punching of the tickets at the check points. Only along the route assistance and recovery for the competitors will be granted.
• Art. 11 CLIMATE AND TERRAIN
-In october the average temperature in the region is forecast at 28° degrees Celsius with negligible humidity.
-During the night, the average temperature is of 20° degrees Celsius.
-The track will not be uniform, with variated terrain, but mostly sandy and conducive to running.
-If sandstorms prevent visibility, the runners must stop by the side of the track and await the race commission.
• Art. 12 ABANDONING THE RACE
-In case of definitive abandonment, the competitor must immediately communicate his or her decision to the commission and hand in the bib number. He or she will then remain under the care of the race party until the end of the race except in case of medical problems.
-In case of partial abandonment, i.e., withdrawal from one leg, the competitor will be given the maximum time for the leg plus a previously agreed time penalty, but he/she may take part in all the other legs.
• Art. 13 TIME LIMIT
-The time limit will be applied only in the marathon stage and it is understood in 8 hours.
-In the remaining stages there is no time limit imposed
Is in the right of the race's director, is in case of serious delay or obvious problems, to stop the runner and force his/her withdrawal.
• Art. 14 CLASSIFICATION
-The time of each competitor shall be counted in hours, minutes and seconds.
-The total time for each stage will determine the final classification. The winner will obviously be the one who has the lowest time score.
• Art. 15 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND INSURANCE
-Only the italian competitors will be insured for repatriation due to health reasons. This policy will be undersigned by the organisation.
-A personal repatriation insurance is required to the non-italian runners/walker
-There will be medical assistance throughout the race.
-The competitors participate under their own responsibility and the organisation cannot in any way be held responsible for accidents, falls or illness during the run. Competitors cannot prevail over third-party even in case of contact or accident caused by a third-party.
-The organisation is not required to provide insurance for any civil risk and is relieved of any responsibility for accidents, death or damage faced by the athletes during the race
• Art. 16 RESPONSABILITY WAIVER
-By subscribing this rules and regulations sheet, the subscriber declare he/she has been clearly and completely informed about the risks involved not only in the race, but also in situations related to the hosting country (turmoils, etc).
The subscriber aknowledge furthermore the care and attention the organizers have taken as for the different aspects of the race; the organizers cannot in any way be held responsible for any accident shoudl occur during the entire event. The subscriber takes part in the race under his/her own entire responsability and at his/her own risk, the organizers not being responsible for any possible accident, illness or death should occur during the journey. The subscriber cannot hold responsible any other runner/walker for any accident or injury occuring during the race, not even in case of direct contact during the run. The reading and signing of this rules and regulation sheet, represent an official responsabilities' waiver for the organizers and all the companies involved in the organization. In case of cancellation of the event, due to hosting country political/safety reason and no responsability is due to the organization, refunds will be arranged by law terms.
• Art. 17 LOGISTIC ASSISTANCE
- Refreshments, breakfast, lunch and dinner are the responsibility of the organisation, as is the transport of competitors equipment, which must be contained in one bag only.
-The setting up and dismantling of the camp will be taken care of by a local organisation.
• Art. 17 COPYRIGHT
All the rights of use of the images of the “100 km del Sahara” are exclusive to the organisers.
-The competitors, on enrolment, consent to the use of their names and images by the organisation.
-All photographs or videos shot during the race, may not be used by the competitors except for private use, unless special permission has been granted.
• Art. 18 PRIZES
-Cups and plates will be awarded to the 3 winners in each category; a prize for the Walkers category and a prize to the winning team will be awarded.
-Special prizes will be awarded at organisation discretion.
-Each competitor to reach the finish line will be awarded with a souvenir medal and one finisher T-shirt.
• Art. 19 RIGHTS OF THE ORGANISATION
-The Director of the race has the right to intervene and modify, at his own will and for the reasons that he will explain during the technical briefing, the development of the race as per art. 22.214.171.124.10.11.12 of the present rules. The race direction also has the right to modify the route, the kilometres or the legs for reasons due to the climatic conditions, or for both security and technical reasons.
For all participants a valid (at least 6 months) passport is necessary; no vaccination required. For all the participants (runners and walkers) is COMPULSORY to show an official medical certificate released by a specialized sport doctor or structure, with cardiac stress proof. For the walkers a simple good health certificate is required. Without the certificate the racing bib number shall not be released.
During the flight the hand baggage must carry the necessary equipment for the race, runnig/walking shoes, shorts, t-shirt and survival kit. Some baggage loss or late delivery occasionally happened in the past; this could compromise the race. Having the necessary equipment for the race will solve the problem, while non-necessary stuff can be easily arranged. The hand baggage must be stuffed inside the single bag allowed during the race. Pay attention please: no exceeding baggage will be carried on the organization’s vehicles.
Baggage will be loaded on the bus from Djerba to Ksar Ghilane. The next morning will be loaded on the organizations' trucks and delivered to the 1st day camp. The next day it will be delivered directly to the hotel in Douz.
The trip will be wednesday to sunday. The flight will be Milan/Rome-Tunis, with a connection to Djerba and a transfer to the hotel on arrival.
The accommodation in Djerba will be in a **** hotel, half board. In Ksar Ghilane accomodation will be in a permanent tented camp, full board, while in Douz it will be in a **** hotel, full board.
THE TERRAIN The running terrain is typical of the desert areas: sand dunes and hard surface sections. The first leg is all on sand dunes; the 2nd leg has a first section of dunes, while the 3rd is mostly hard terrain with a final section of dunes.
Comfortable clothes to wear after the race are highly reccomended, some t-shirts, a sweater or a pile jacket, a light windproof shell, a wool hat, a tracksuit; towel, swimsuit and slippers. Socks for the race (4 pairs), needle and thread, safety pins; a tyvek overall can be very useful. Toilet kit, toilet paper and sanitary wipes, ear plugs, eyedrops, lipstick, bandaids, Compeed plasters, vaseline, sunscreen, personal medicines, headlamp, mineral salts, dried fruit, swiss knife, sunglasses, goggles to use in case of sandstorm.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE:
Temperatures in october can be pretty hot in the late morning hours. That's why is compulsory running with a water supply.
In any case you must be ready to face any condition: it’s part of the race, part of the challenge!
Shoes must be appropriate for running on rugged terrains, so must be pretty protective, at least a size bigger than usual since the feet tend to swell with the heat.
Special gaiters against the sand are highly reccomended, but you must check they are properly designed or they can be more a jam than a help. Socks with fingers proved to be pretty useful against blisters.
Running shirts should be made with technical fabrics, like dryfit or similar; if you don’t have dark complexion, avoid tank tops.
It’s a good idea to have the saharian long cotton scarf known as “shesh”; it can be very useful in case of wind and sandstorm as a protection for nose and mouth, together with the goggles for the eyes.
THE ITINERARY: The 100 km del Sahara is a 100 km run in 3 stages:
-1st stage: 8 km at night
-2nd stage: 50 km - 4 waterpoints (water, tea, coffee, fruits) at 10,20,30,40 km.
-3rd stage: 42 km (marathon) - 3 waterpoints (water, tea, coffee, fruits) at 15,25,35 km.
The walkers will follow a program reduced to a total of 45 km: 8 km for the night stage, 20 km for the 2nd and 17 km for the 3rd stage.
For safety reasons the race pack must imperatively contain:
-at least 1 liter of water – in the camelbak reservoir or in the hipbelt bottles;
-mineral salts, emergency aluminium blanket, whistle, lighter;
-hat, sunglases, hi-protection sunscreen, swiss knife and Compeed plasters are highly reccomended.
-The compulsory safety kit can be verified at any moment; the lack of any of the elements will cause an immediate penalty as per rules and regulation.
For those who have problems with thigh friction, wearing cyclist shorts is highly reccomended; vaseline is more suitable for the nipples if not using plasters. Best practice is to frequently inspect the feet, looking for early stage friction areas and treat them with Compeed plasters in time, before blisters form. A proper precautionary dressing of the sensible areas is also highly reccomended.
A small secret for those not stressed by rank problems and who want completely enjoy the experience: …. Start slowly and when you feel good…slow down !!!
The organization is offering to the participants customized photo and video shooting. Professional photographers and video-makers in charge will receive the participants’ booking and fee payment directly on the spot.