Race Rules

REGULATION UMS20

REGULATION UMS20

ORGANIZATION

ASD Impossible Target, UISP Affiliate, organizes the Ultramarathon Running Event called UMS20

(here below summed as UMS), race valid for IUTA Grand Prix, listed in 2020 IUTA

Races Calendar.

THE EVENT

UMS is a foot Race, the longest non-stop Ultramarathon in Europe, proof valid for accreditation

to the major Ultra events in the world, the Spartathlon and the Badwater.

The race runs through 3 Italian Regions, 12 Provinces and 54 municipalities.

It starts from the city of Milan, then runs between rice fields, many historic centers. It goes up

on the Passo del Turchino then reaches the Italian Riviera before heading westwards (towards

the French Boarder) across the rugged coast and many beach towns. The Finish line is in the heart

of the beautiful City of Flowers, Sanremo.

RUNNING UMS

- SOLO RACE

The race starts on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Milano Canal “Naviglio” Dock in Porta

Ticinese.

The Finish line is in Sanremo, Corso Trento Trieste, 02/04, 18038 Sanremo (IM) on the beach.

There will be an arch although the Stopwatch will stop only when the athlete actually touches

the Mediterranean Sea water.

The race takes place in a single stage and every athlete must be semi-self- sufficient. Participants

are strongly recommended to have a Personal Assistance Team (Crew) along the whole course.

The Organization will not look after athletes along the route, except at the life points /

checkpoints provided by the event. The Event is labeled as non-competitive therefore all roads

are open to traffic, so it required and mandatory to fully respect the Rules of the Highway Code.

As well as common sense and maximum attention/ safety.

The Organization is not liable for any damage to persons or property resulting from failure to

observe the rules.

- THE RELAY RACE

The race starts on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Milano Canal “Naviglio” Dock in Porta

Ticinese.

The Finish line is in Sanremo, Corso Trento Trieste, 02/04, 18038 Sanremo (IM) on the beach.

There will be an arch although the Stopwatch will stop only when the athlete actually touches

the Mediterranean Sea water.

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The race takes place in a single stage and every athlete must be semi-self- sufficient. Participants

are strongly recommended to have a Personal Assistance Team (Crew) along the whole course.

A car assistance for each relay Team is mandatory in order to guarantee transportation for the

Crews and the other relay members, waiting for their fraction to run. The organization will not

take care of getting back relay members nor to the starting point of their fraction neither to other

places along the path.

The Event is labeled as non-competitive therefore all roads are open to traffic, so it required and

mandatory to fully respect the Rules of the Highway Code. As well as common sense and

maximum attention/ safety.

The Relay is open to Teams of 5 Runners and is divided in 5 stages. Each runner can run for a

maximum of two stages.

(1 x runner). The Checkpoints will work also as Baton Exchange Points at:

• Milan - Casteggio (54km)

• Casteggio - Ovada (69km)

• Ovada - Voltri (37km)

• Voltri - Loano (62km)

• Loano - Sanremo (63km)

The Organization is not liable for any damage to persons or property resulting from failure to

observe the rules.

EVENT DURATION

The maximum allowed time to finish the race is 48 hours.

Therefore, athletes must arrive in Sanremo by 10:00am on Sunday May 3rd 2020.

For organizational reasons, the Checkpoints will work as time gates as well:

- Casteggio Checkpoint: maximum time of 7h30m from the time of departure

- Ovada Checkpoint: maximum time of 18h from the time of departure

- Voltri Checkpoint: maximum time of 26h from the time of departure

- Loano Checkpoint: maximum time of 36h 30m from the time of departure

- Sanremo Checkpoint: maximum 48h time from the time of departure

These time gates are calculated to enable participants to reach the finish line in time (48hrs) in

order to be able to use the services and facilities provided by the organization: outside these time

limits the athlete can freely decide to keep on running towards Sanremo although marked as DNF

(Did Not Finish)

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PARTICIPATION

This race is open to selected runners, men and women, who are at least 18 years-old at the time

of enrollment. The race Organization reserves the right to reject subscription requests that do

not meet these criteria.

Athletes are required to upload a signed "health declaration" by their MHD,

(available on the registration platform) where they declare to be in compliance with the sanitary

norms in their country of residence, or to undergo a medical examination in Italy before

departure.

ALL ATHLETES must accept and comply to:

1. The Race Rules & Regulation;

2. The Privacy Statement (for both personal data for photos and / or film shoots that will be

produced during the duration of the whole Event)

3. The digital signature on the Liability Waiver (declaration of responsibility) available on the

registration platform.

Every athlete who asks to participate, even if compliant with all the requirements, will be officially

admitted to the event at the sole discretion of the Race Director.

SEMI SELF-SUFFICIENCY

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, for safety reasons, to organize a Personal Assistance Team

(Crew), able to follow and provide first aid and refreshments to the athlete along the course.

Solo runners can also participate without a Crew and are invited to leave their Drop Bags at the

Pre-Race Meeting (on April 30th, 2020 at 04:00 p.m.).

A maximum of 4 Drop Bags x Runner will be taken into custody and respectively delivered in the

following checkpoints:

• Drop-bag 1 - Casteggio

• Drop-bag 2 - Ovada

• Drop-bag 3 - Voltri

• Drop-bag 4 - Loano

Each participant must have the ability to be self-sufficient and self-equipped all along the course,

until the Finish in Sanremo, regardless of the refreshment checkpoints offered by the

Organization. Each participant and its Crew must organize their supplies in respect of safety,

allowing enough time to adapt to unexpected problems such as: power supply, adverse weather

conditions, physical fatigue, injury, wounds, ailments etc.

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In case of withdrawal, the organization will not take care of getting back participants nor to the

starting point neither to other places along the path.

All Crew vehicles must be parked, even for short stops, completely out of the road way, in full

respect of traffic rules. We invite Crews to comply with all the rules of the event, but also to

respect and observe the Highway Code. ASD Impossible target is not liable for any damage to

persons or property resulting from failure to observe Race regulation, Highway Code and Italian

regulation.

The Personal Assistance Team (Crew) is free to choose any mean of transportation: car, SUV,

minivan or full-size van, Camper.

Bicycles and motorbikes are strictly forbidden as well as any other means of transportation on

two wheels.

Along the way the Organization will set 4 checkpoint, they will be set as LIFE BASES as well as

Time Gates. These Checkpoints will offer:

• Refreshments: Food and Drinks

• Chairs / Cots

• Showers

• First Aid Service

Starting from 42km (onwards) it is also allowed for athletes (at the discretion of each competitor)

to have a direct support on the road by other runners (crew members, friends, family, etc…).

The number of Crew member is unlimited but the Organization strictly recommend that only one

runner "at the time" can accompany the athlete on the course.

MATERIAL

By registering to UMS2019 each runner is INVITED to bring along all the following mandatory

equipment. As the average seasonal temperatures are mild there are no specific requirements

on clothing. It is suggested, however, to have the proper equipment in order to pass the night

sections that might be cold, with quite low temperatures:

- Appropriate clothing

- Food Reserve

- Two (2) front lamps with spare batteries (MANDATORY to keep on from sunset to sunrise.

Penalty: Immediate Disqualification)

- Survival blanket

MATERIAL PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZATION

RACE PACKAGE UMS SOLO

• race bib

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• GPS device for real-time tracking of the athlete's path (available both for smartphone and pc).

Live monitoring 24/7

• Roadbook

• Trophy (Finishers)

• Medal (Finishers)

• Official T-Shirt

• 5 Checkpoints fully stocked as refreshments (as detailed above)

• Sponsor's gadgets

• Gala dinner (awards ceremony) on May 3rd, 2020 at 19:30 in Sanremo (in an exclusive location,

which will be communicated as soon as possible).

The Awards Ceremony for ALL Finishers will be held during this event.

MATERIAL PROVIDED ORGANIZATION

RACE PACKAGE UMS RELAY

• race bib RELAY

• Medal

• Official race T-Shirt RELAY

• Refreshments at the end of each fraction

• Sponsor's gadgets

BIBS

Each race number is given individually to each athlete who has successfully completed the online

Registration. It is required to wear it on the front side of the body and to keep it visible on

either chest, stomach, or shorts.

Before the START each runner must Check In with the Race Director.

At every checkpoint and at the finish line, each athlete must make sure that their name and

number are clearly registered by the Checkpoint volunteers.

The race number is the pass for access to the Checkpoints, locker rooms, restrooms, showers,

etc. upon arrival.

GPS DEVICE

The GPS tracking device is a MANDATORY item in each participant's kit, cannot be tampered and

the organization must be able to verify its functionality at its own discretion, even during the

event, subject to disqualification of the participant.

Losing, damaging without notifying the organization will result in disqualification of the

participant.

In case of withdrawal from the event the device will have to be returned to the organization

within 2 hours of the renunciation to participate or the interruption of the race. The delivery

methods will be a participant's charge.

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FINISH LINE

The Organization offers an ongoing food service at the Finish line in Sanremo with showers and

changing rooms

It strongly recommended to book a hotel both in Milan and in Sanremo. Options which are also

available on the registration platform. Please keep in consideration the date of the evening gala

dinner on Monday April 29th, 2019.

SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Rescue points at all checkpoints will be available and managed by a professional health care

doctors. The rescue points are appointed to give help to all those in need. The official doctors are

authorized to stop those athletes judged unfit to continue the race. Rescuers are allowed to

evacuate with any means the runners considered in danger.

A runner calling for a doctor or for a rescuer submits himself to their authority and must accept

to comply with their decisions.

WITHDRAWAL

In case of withdrawal from the Race, the Athlete must communicate their abandonment to the

nearest Checkpoint and returning the GPS device.

DISQUALIFICATION

The Race Directors and Course Commissioners will patrol all Runners and their Crews, verifying

the compliance with all the rules & regulation. The Race Directors are authorized to decide the

immediate disqualification and inform

the race jury about penalties and such.

COMPLAINTS

Only written complaints will be accepted and not anonymous ones.

ORGANIZATION

Race director Simone Leo

Co-race director Giacomo Lopopolo

Responsible for security Anna Cordero

Medical team leader Andrea Migone

Manager on the arrival location

all the volunteers, the organizations and associations that support us

MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TIME BARRIERS

CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

In urgent cases, and for safety reasons, the Organization reserves the right to modify at any

moment the course and the location of Checkpoints Stations without previous notice.

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INSURANCE / DISCLAIMER

The organization will subscribe an Insurance for civil liability for the duration of the race.

Participation is under the full responsibility of the competitors, which waive any recourse against

the organizers in case of damage or other consequences arising after the race.

The athlete who enrolls recognizes that participate in this event is potentially dangerous, and

they should not sign up and take part in it unless they are physically able and properly trained

for.

Upon Race Package pick up every runner must sign up on the registration portal, read, accept all

conditions and Regulations, and sign a Liability waiver.

ROAD BOOK

A description of the route will be available on the website www.umsultra.run.

GIFTS FOR FINISHERS

SINGLE STAGE

Every athlete who arrives in Sanremo will be given a medal, as they cross the Finish line.

During or before the Gala Dinner, at 19:30 – 3rd May 2020, the official UMS finisher trophy will

also be rewarded to those who will complete the challenge within the maximum time allowed by

the organization.

For statistical purposes, a general list will be issued for both men and women.

RELAY MODE

Every relay whose last runner arrives in Sanremo will be given a medal (one for each relay

member), as they cross the Finish line.

Before the Gala Dinner, at 19:30 – 3rd May 2020, the official UMS Relay finisher trophy will also

be rewarded to the relay which will complete the challenge within the maximum time allowed

by the organization.

An overall list will be drawn up, for statistical purposes, for all the relays which cross the finish

line within the maximum time allowed.

The gala dinner and the award ceremony is reserved for finishers in single-stage. There will be

available places for guests at special rates.

REGISTRATION FEES

The UMS Registration fee is

EURO 200 until 15/10/2019

EURO 300 from 16/10/2019 until 30/11/2019

EURO 350 from 1/12/2019 until 31/01/2020

EURO 400 from 01/02/2020 until 20/04/2020

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The Cost to Attend the UMS RELAY is set at

EURO 150 until 15/10/2019 (EURO 37,50 per fraction)

EURO 250 form 16/10/2019 until 20/04/2020 (EURO 50 per fraction)

Payment must be done via bank transfer

Bank Account details

Accountholder: Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Impossible Target

ABI: 05216

CAB: 01620

account number: 0000002438

IBAN: IT12O0521601620000000002438

Swift: BPCVIT2S

CIN: O

CIN Europeo: 21

In the the bank transfer description please specify "UMS 2020" jointly with the athlete's name

(use “UMS2020 Relay” jointly with the team name in case of relay)

Bank name:

Credito Valtellinese S.c.

Branch n° 15

Address: Via Ravizza 23 - 20149 Milano (MI)

Send payment receipt

To speed up the enrollment process, you can send the payment receipt to our email address

impossible.target.asd@gmail.com

In the above-mentioned costs it is also included the membership fee to ASD Impossible Target.

The athlete is aware that the registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and declares

even now to raise to Impossible Target and its representatives any liability, request for refund or

compensation if they need to renounce to attend the event.

IMAGE RIGHTS

By signing the registration form, the participants expressly authorize the use of free images of

their person, fixed and / or moving, taken during the participation of the event. The present

authorization for the use of one's own image must be intended for an indefinite period and

without territorial limits all over the world, for use in publications, photographic competitions,

various films, including, but not limited to, promotional materials and / or advertising and made

on all media. The organizers will be able to cede to third parties, their institutional and

commercial partners, the rights of use provided for in this agreement.

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