RULES

  1. Organisation

1.1 RACE ORGANISATION

The Långholmen SwimRun is organised by CPRS Enterprises AB

in close collaboration with Långholmen SwimRunKlubb

 

CPRS Enterprises AB

Alstaviksvägen 5

117 33 Stockholm

SWEDEN

 

Email: info@langholmenswimrun.se

 

  1. Entry pre-requisite

2.1 To be able to participate in Långholmen SwimRun you have to race in a team consisting of two persons that are at least 18 years old and able to swim. In the sprint race one of the team members can be under 18 years old as long as the older member vouches for that the younger teammate's swimming skills is good enough to participate in the race. All participants in the sprint race must be able to swim at least 200 meters.

2.2 Each team member needs to have a valid Swimrun insurance.

2.3 Your application is final. No external sales allowed. No entry fee will be reimbursed by the Race Organisation, with the Långholmen Swimrun Insurance you will get your entry fee back against a medical certificate.

2.4 It is allowed to change one team member of the same gender.

2.5 No external sales of your entry is allowed

  1. Race course

3.1 RACE COURSE

3.1.1 The race course is marked. The fastest route between the swimming distances and the other control points will be marked with tape. The organizer can not guarantee that the tape are not removed during the race day. Participants are therefore equipped with a map where this road is plotted. 

 

 

3.1.2 The participants must NOT follow the marked course but need to scan the electronic control card at all control points. Therefore, we strongly recommend all participants to follow the marked road. All the control points will be clearly marked, by red dots on the map.

 

 

3.1.3 The participants that do not follow the marked course will be disqualified

3.2 AID STATIONS

3.2.1 There will be several water / food checkpoints throughout the course

3.3 MEDICAL POINTS

3.3.1 There will be several medical points where participants can get help if needed

3.3.2 There will be medical staff and equipment on boats and on land.

4 Equipment

4.1 GENERAL ABOUT EQUIPMENT

4.1.1 All teams need to bring all their equipment from start to finish, if a team fail to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.

4.2 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT (THESE ARE NOT MANDATORY FOR THE SPRINT RACE BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof

2 Wetsuits suitable for water temperature of 10 degrees Celsius

1 Compass

1 Waterproof map 

2 Whistles

4.3 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT THAT THE ORGANISATION WILL SUPPLY

- Waterproof map 

- Electronic control card (lost or not returned timing chip will be charged 500 SEK)

Swimcaps must be worn visible during all the swims

4.4 RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

- Paddles

- Fins

- Pullbuoys

- Swimming goggles

- Shoes with low wet weight

4.5 EQUIPMENT CHECK BEFORE THE RACE

Before the race there will be a mandatory gear check.

4.6 EQUIPMENT THAT IS NOT ALLOWED

4.6.1 Floatation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.

4.6.2 No wetsuits can be modified with paint or color that washes off in the water. This will result in immediate disqualification.

5.1 TIMING

5.1.1 The time is from the start until the finish line

5.1.2 The team has to pass all timing checkpoints and the finish line together.

5.1.3 The timing system we use are the same that are used for Orienteering. At the beginning and end of each swim section, and at some other spots along the course there are control points. At the control points there is readers located that reads the electronic control card. The reader gives off a sound when finished reading. It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that all of these checkpoints are scanned along the course. All the control points will be clearly marked, by red dots on the map.

5.1.4 If not all control points are properly scanned and in the correct sequence this may lead to disqualification. 

5.1.5 The course passes two bridges. Before and after these bridges there is Control Points. If any team is forced to wait because of a open bridge, the team will be compensated with the time it took them to pass between the control right before and after the bridge.

5.2 CUT OFFS

5.2.1 Throughout the course there will be cut offs where the teams need to pass by a certain time to be able to continue racing.

5.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given on the race meeting.

6 Racers responsibility

6.1 GENERAL

6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these

6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, organisation, spectators and the people living in the race area.

6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages

6.1.4 Doping according to Swedish RF rules chapter 13 are forbidden.

6.1.5 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organisation is asking for it.

6.2 BEFORE THE RACE

6.2.1 The participants can train and scout the running parts of the course prior to the race but have to respect the residents in the area and behave according to the Swedish “Allemansrätten”. Training recommendations for the area will be communicated via news letter to the racers as some areas are sensitive from an environmental perspective. These recommendations must be respected.

6.3 DURING THE RACE

6.3.1 The participants are participating at their own risk and can not hold the organisation responsible for any accident during the race.

6.3.2 The teams are obliged at their best ability to help another team that have been injured or being sick.

6.3.3 A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organisation.

6.3.4 The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If a team is doing so they will get disqualified.

7 RULES

7.1 RACE JURY

7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organisation.

7.1.2 The race jury is:

– Enforcing the rules

– Decide the outcome of a protest

– Decide about disqualification

– Decide about course changes and changes in the rules

7.1.3 At least two members of the jury is needed to be able to take a race jury decision.

7.1.4 The race jury has the right to use “common sense” to take a decision about arisen situation if it is not clear in the rules

7.1.5 The decision of the race jury is definitive.

7.2 PROTESTS

7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race organisation within an hour after finishing the race.

7.2.2 A protest must include:

– Time and location

– Team number and signatures of the team members

– Team number or team name of the team that the protest is against

– The reason for the protest

– If possible include witness with name or team number

7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 7.2.2 will be ignored.

7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.

7.3 DISQUALIFICATIONS

Offence against the rules leads to disqualification.

7.4 EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE

It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race organisation. Each team has to make their own way from start to finish.

8 Safety

8.1 GENERAL SAFETY RULES

8.1.1 The two members of each team has to stay together at all time and can not be more than 10 metres apart.

8.1.2 The race organisation can refuse a team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.

9 Media and sponsor exposure

9.1 SPONSOR MARKINGS

The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.

9.2 RACE BIBS

The race bibs can not be modified in any way and must be worn all the time

9.3 PICTURES AND FILM FREE RIGHTS

The participants gives the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and films etc

10 ACCEPTING THE RULES

By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.

All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally adressed.