Amber race swimrun Salacgriva 2018
1.1. Organizer: “Zvejnieku parks” Sporta iela 6, Salacgrīva, Salacgriva region, Latvia.
Tel. No. +371 28372195;
1.2. Place and time: Salacgriva, 5/27/2018.
1.3. The prize giving ceremony will be held immediately after race and 3 best teams in men, women and the team team will be awarded in all 3 distances – super sprint, short and long distances.
2. Entry pre-requisite
2.1. To be able to participate in the Amber race short and long distances you have to race in a team of two people who are 18 years old and able to swim. Individual who is at least 16 years old and able to swim can participate alone in Super Sprint distance.
2.2. Registration fee:
2.2.1. EUR 75 per team for long distance; 30 EUR per minute for short distance and 20 EUR per person for Super Sprint distance if you are registering and paying the registration fee from 01/12/2017 to 03/01/2018;
2.2.2. EUR 95 per team for long distance; 45 EUR per minute for short distance and 30 EUR per person for Super Sprint distance if you are registering and paying the registration fee from 04/01/2018 to 30/04/2018;
2.2.3. EUR 115 per team for long distance; 60 EUR per minute for short distance and 40 EUR per person for Super Sprint distance if you register and pay registration fee from 01/05/2018 to 05/17/2018;
2.2.4. The registration fee is intended to cover the costs of the Amber race swimrun. Information on the procedure how to pay in website amberrace.lv in section Registration;
2.2.5. Race organization has the right to give discounts on registration fees, such as sponsors and cooperation teams, to promote the race.
2.3. Registration of participants in amberrace.lv webpage.
3. Race course
3.1. There will be 3 distances: full distance for more experienced athletes, short distance and super sprint distance for sport enthusiasts. Course details will be published on the website amberrace.lv
3.2. The participants must follow the marked course. The participants who do not follow the marked course will be discominated.
3.3. There will be a number of checkpoints throughout the course. There may be additional un-announced checkpoints along the course, not shown on the map. Teams failing to pass a checkpoint will be disqualified.
3.4. In the event of extreme weather such as high winds or poor visibility or in the event of another unexpected situation, the race organization has the right to shorten or cancel the race.
3.5. There will be medical points in the course where participants can get help if necessary and protect boats along the water course.
4.1. 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
4.2.1 One first aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
4.2.2 Wetsuits suitable for water temperature of +12 degrees Celsius for each participant (for long and short distances)
4.2.3. Whistles for each participant
4.3. Mandatory equipment provided by the race organization
4.3.1. Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race.
4.3.2. Swim caps must be worn visible during all the swims. In case that one of the team members has lost the issued swim cap, the team can continue the race. If both team members lose their swim caps, the team is disqualified.
4.4. Recommended equipment
4.4.1. Water bottle easy to fill-up from creeks
4.4.2. Elastic string between team members
4.4.3. Wetsuits suitable for water temperature of +12 degrees Celsius for each and single participant
4.5 Equipment not allowed
4.5.1. Floatation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm
4.5.2. Any motorized equipment.
5.1. The time is from the start until the last of the two team members have passed the finish line.
5.2. Time limit for the race is 7 hours.
6. Racers responsibility
6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow them.
6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, the race organization, 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 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the race organization is asking for it.
6.2 During the race
6.2.1. The participants are participating at their own risk and cannot hold the race organization responsible for any accident during the race.
6.2.2. A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the race organization.
6.2.3. The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If a team is doing so they will be disqualified.
7.1. Race jury
7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organization.
7.1.2. The race jury:
– Decides the outcome of a protest,
– Decides about disqualification,
– Decides 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.
7.2.1. A protest must be given in written to the race organization 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.
7.3.1. Offence against the rules leads to disqualification.
7.4. External assistance
7.4.1. It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race organization.
8. General safety rules
8.1. The two members of each team have to stay together at all time and cannot be more than 10 meters apart.
8.2 The race organization 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 The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.
9.2 The race bibs cannot be modified in any way and must be worn all the time.
9.3 The participants give the race organization 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.
If there is a conflict between the rules, rules in Latvian is binding.
In case of changes in rules, the race organization informs about it in amberrace.lv webpage.
11 Other rules
If for some reason Amber race is canceled, registered participants will receive back paid registration fee.