Rules and Regulations of the 1st edition of the European Running Festival
3rd  – 5th September 2021 Krynica – Zdrój

 

  1. EVENT’S OBJECTIVE
  • Promotion of the Małopolska Region;
  • Promotion of the 3rd European Games in  Cracow – Małopolska 2023;
  • Popularization of mountain and trail running;
  • Promotion of the town and municipality of Krynica – Zdrój;
  • Promotion of Krynica – Żegiestów Spa Resort;
  • Promotion of tourist values of Beskid Sądecki and Beskid Niski regions;
  • Promotion of the true treasure of the  Sądecczyzna region – mineral waters;
  • Promotion of natural and cultural assets of Beskids;
  • Popularization of running as a generally accessible and the simplest form of sport and recreation;
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle and active recreation.
  1. ORGANIZER

Fundacja Na Ratunek (To the Rescue Foundation)
Świniarsko 512, 33 – 395 Chełmiec;

National Court Registry: 0000518401
Tax number: 734-352-77-10
National Business Registry Number: 123213396

MAIN PARTNER

  • Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Region

PARTNERS:

  • Town and Municipality Office of Krynica – Zdrój;
  • Krynica-Zegiestów Health Resort S.A;
  • Forest Inspectorate Nawojowa;
  • Piwniczna Forest Inspectorate;
  • Łosie Forest Inspectorate;
  • Forest Experimental Station Krynica;
  • Słotwiny Arena;
  • Gondola Railway Jaworzyna Krynicka S.A;
  • Henryk-Ski Ski Centre;
  • Master – Ski Tylicz;
  • Ski station Tylicz Ski;
  • Holiday House “Endorfina”
  1. DATE AND PLACE:

3rd  – 5th September 2021 Friday – Sunday;

Competition’s base (office):  Krynica – Zdrój  – Promenade

  1. THE ROUTES

The following runs will be held as part of the 1st edition of the European Running Festival (ERF) 2021 competition:

  • The Promenade Challenge – run for health;
  • Promenade runs for children and the youth:

    • Kindergarten Run;
    • Classes I – III;
    • Classes IV – VI;
    • Classes VII – VIII;
  • ERF 10 km – Małopolska Record-breaking Race – start “the Huta Pass” (Krzyżówka), finish line Promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • ERF 20  kmSłotwiny Arena – start / finish line Promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • ERF 43  kmNikifor’s Return – start / finish line Promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • ERF 60  kmAria Kiepury – start / finish line Promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • ERF 100  kmKrynicka Setka – start / finish line Promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  1. COMPETITION’S  PROGRAM

3rd September 2021 FRIDAY:

  • 3:00 p.m. – opening of the Krynica Zdrój’s competition office, registration of participants, handing out of starting packets
  • 05:00 p.m. – Start of the Competition on the promenade for children and the youth;
  • 07:00 p.m. – Start of The Promenade Challenge – run for health;
  • 08:00 p.m. – On-line technical briefing;
  • 11:00 p.m. – Closing of the Competition’s Office;
  • Attention! Starting packets for the distances: Krynicka Setka and Aria Kiepury will be given out only on Friday 3rd September 2021 till 10:00 p.m.;

4th September 2021 SATURDAY:

  • 04:00 am – start of the ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka competition – promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • 06:00 a.m. Opening of the Competition’s Office;
  • 06:00 a.m. – start of the 60 km ERF race – Aria Kiepury – promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • 07:00 a.m. – start of the 20 km ERF race – Słotwiny Arena 20 km – promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • 08:00 a.m. – start of the 43 km ERF race  – Nikifor’s Return – promenade  Krynica Zdroj;
  • 10:30 a.m. – opening of the family festival on the promenade;
  • 10:00 a.m. – opening of the buffet;
  • 11:00 a.m. – closing of the finish line: ERF 20 km – Słotwiny Arena;
  • 12:00 o’clock – start of accompanying events;
  • 04:00 p.m. – closing of the finish line: ERF 43 km – Nikifor’s Return – promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • 06:00 p.m. – closing of the finish line: ERF 60 km – Aria Kiepury – promenade Krynica – Zdrój;
  • 12:00 p.m.(midnight) – closing of the finish line: ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka – promenade Krynica – Zdrój;

5th September 2021 SUNDAY:

  • 07:00 a.m. – Opening of the Competition’s Office, registration of participants, handing out of starting packets;
  • 08:30 a.m. – departure of the buses with participants of the ERF 10 km Małopolska Record-breaking race to the starting point in Huta Pass (Krzyżówka);
  • 09:00 a.m. – start of the ERF 10 km Małopolska Record-breaking race;
  • 10:30 a.m. – closing of the finish line: ERF 10 km – Małopolska Record-breaking race – Krynica – Zdrój promenade;
  • 01:00 p.m. – official closing ceremony, decoration of winners, prize draw – promenade  Krynica Zdrój;

CONTACT

For matters related to participation in the competition, you can contact:

  1. PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
  • Participants take part in races individually;
  • A participant of the competition can be a person who on 3rd September 2021 is at least 18 years old except for children and youth runs;
  • By signing up for the race the participants declare that they take part in the race at their own responsibility and that there are no medical contraindications to take part in a long-distance mountain run;
  • All the competitors must be verified at the race office, where they will collect their starting packets;
  • Each of the competitors must pay an entry fee according to the valid price list and come to the start of the race with obligatory equipment;
  • All competitors are obliged to follow the Rules and Regulations of the Competition;
  • The Organizer reserves the right to withdraw a competitor from the race course (and thus disqualify him or her) if the competitor’s presence is not recorded or if no time is measured at the control or timing point;
  • Persons who will not follow the conditions of participation will be held financially responsible for violating them.
  1. ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION

Enrolment can be made electronically through the application form;
The organizer sets the limit of applications amounting to:

  • The Promenade Challenge – run for health – 300 people;
  •  Promenade Run for Children and Youth – 150 persons;
  • ERF 10 km – Małopolska Record-breaking Race – 500 persons;
  • ERF 20 km – Słotwiny Arena – 500 persons;
  • ERF 43 km – Nikifor’s Return – 500 persons;
  • ERF 60 km – Aria Kiepury – 500 persons;
  • ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka – 500 persons;

Further regulations:

  • Registration ends on 29th August 2021 or as soon as the limits are reached;
  • For those who register after 29th August 2021  the organizer does not guarantee a full starting packet on the day of the competition (we will try to provide it, but due to technical and logistic reasons there may be a situation when we will send the missing items).
  • By taking part in the competition, all participants agree to have their personal data processed for purposes related to the organization and conduct of the competition;
  1. ENTRY FEE
Route

’’Open day’’
21st May 2021

Open Day limits Deadline I – until
15th June 2021
Deadline  II – until
15th July 2021
Deadline III – until
22nd August2021
Total limit
Payment on the Day of the competition
(if available)
Promenade Challenge  – run for health 10 zł 150 25 zł 30 zł 40 zł 300 50 zł
Promenade runs for children and the youth free 150 limit max free free free 150 free
ERF 10 km – Małopolska Record-breaking Race 25 zł 250 50 zł 60 zł 70 zł 500 80 zł
ERF 20  km –
Słotwiny Arena
35 zł 250 70 zł 80 zł 100 zł 500 120 zł
ERF 42  km –
Nikifor’s Return
50 zł 250 100 zł 120 zł 140 zł 500 160 zł
ERF 60  km –
Aria Kiepury
60 zł 250 120 zł 140 zł 160 zł 500 180 zł
ERF 100  km –
Krynicka Setka
70 zł 300 140 zł 160 zł 180 zł 500 200 zł

zł = PLN (Polish money)

Entry Fee:

Konto: Łącki Bank Spółdzielczy 17 8805 0009 0047 9314 2000 0090
Tytuł wpłaty: ERF 2021 + name;

For payments from abroad:

Bank SWIFT code: POLUPLPR

IBAN: PL 17 8805 0009 0047 9314 2000 0090

In case of payment for several (three or more) participants, please send the list of paid participants by e-mail to: biuro@europejskifestiwalbiegowy.pl

  • In case the event is cancelled by the organizer due to his/her fault, 100% of the entry fee will be returned;
  • In case the competition is cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of the organizer (order of the legislator, pandemic, natural disasters) the organizer shall return 70% of the entry fee;
  • In case of resignation of a participant registered till 30th June 2021, the organizer will return 70% of the entry fee;
  • After 30th June 2021, the organizer does not return entry fees;
  • Until 30th June 2021 the organizer  allows transferring the entry fee and place on the starting list to another person, after paying an administration fee of 20 PLN;
  • Invoices for participation in the race will be issued no later than the 15th of the following month from the date of payment! – after this date it is not possible to issue an invoice – in order to receive an invoice it is necessary to send data to the following e-mail address: biuro@europejskifestiwalbiegowy.pl
  • Organizer forbids reselling of starting packets to other people under threat of life disqualification in all competitions organized by the ’’Fundacja Na Ratunek’’ (To the Rescue Foundation)
  • The organizer does not refund the entry fee to people who did not finish the competition or did not take part in it;
  • The organizer is not responsible for losing the bank transfer due to the fault of the post office or bank;
  1. OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

During the whole race each competitor must have obligatory equipment, which will be checked in the competition’s office and during the race. Lack of required equipment may result in disqualification of the competitor.

Promenade Challenge / Słotwinka – promenade runs for children and youth:

  • start number (attached to the front on the chest or waist, visible throughout the competition);

ERF 10 km – Małopolska Record-breaking Race

  • starting number (attached to the front on the chest or belt, visible throughout the competition);
  • chip (provided by the organizer of the race)

ERF 20 km – Słotwiny Arena:

  • Phone (turned on and charged);
  • a cup/water bottle for drinks;
  • first aid blanket;
  • shoes designed for mountain running;
  • clothing appropriate for the current-day weather conditions;
  • starting number (attached to the front on the chest or waist, visible for the entire duration of the race);

ERF 43 km – Nikifor’s Return / ERF 60 km – Aria Kiepury:

  • Phone (turned on and charged);
  • Running backpack or running belt for all obligatory equipment;
  • Water bottle or bottles with a capacity of min 1 liter;
  • a cup/water bottle for drinks;
  • first aid blanket;
  • Hat/cap or a buff type scarf;
  • shoes designed for mountain running;
  • clothing appropriate for the current-day weather conditions;
  • starting number (attached to the front on the chest or waist, visible for the entire duration of the competition);
  • a map of the race route – provided by the organizer in the starting packet;

ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka:

  • Phone (turned on and charged);
  • Running backpack or running belt for all obligatoryequipment;
  • Container or water bottles with a capacity of at least 1 liter;
  • Water bottle or bottles with capacity of min. 1 litre;
  • a cup/water bottle for drinks;
  • Headlamp flashlight;
  • Red pulse light placed on the back, e.g. on the running backpack switched on at sunset (8:30 p.m.)
  • first aid blanket;
  • Hat or buff type scarf;
  • Windproof jacket;
  • Shoes designed for mountain running;
  • Whistle;
  • elastic bandage and barren dressing;
  • starting number (attached to the front on the chest or waist, visible for the entire duration of the competition);
  • a map of the race route provided by the organizer in the starting packet;
  1. STARTING PACKETS AND OTHER BENEFITS

Each registered competitor will receive the following starting packet and other benefits as part of the entry fee:

  • starting number with a chip for time measurement;
  • medical care during the race;
  • a competition devoted technical T-shirt;
  • professional time measurement;
  • marked route;
  • light meals, sweets, fruit, water, isotonic drinks, coca-cola type drinks served according to the list of nutrition points;
  • refreshment/repack point for the participants of the ERF 100 km race – Krynicka Setka – PK Krynica – Zdrój;
  • Refreshment/repack bag;
  • a bag for the deposit;
  • hot meal after the race;
  • health insurance for the duration of the race;
  • commemorative medal;
  • route map
  • cups and prizes for the winners;
  • deposit in the Competition’s Base;
  • technical service;
  • fatigue and satisfaction;
  • participation in the prize draw (for those who finish within the time limit and will be present at the closing ceremony in person);
  • additional benefits depending on the sponsors (information will be published on the competition’s website and facebook);

The organizer does not guarantee a full starting packet to those who register after 22nd August 2021 (we will try to provide them, but due to the earlier ordering of individual services there may be a situation of missing items);

  1. CLASSIFICATION

The Promenade Challenge – run for health:

Classification will be done in 2 categories:

  • Open Women;
  • Open Men;

Promenade runs for children and the youth:

Classification will be in 2 categories:

  • Open Girls;
  • Open Boys;

 ERF 10 km – Małopolska Record-breaking Race/ERF 20 km – Słotwiny Arena/ERF 43 km – Nikifor’s Return/ERF 60 km – Aria Kiepura/ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka

Classification will be conducted in 2 main categories individual women and men.

  • Open Women;
  • Open Men;
  • Age categories:
    • Senior Women / Men (18-35 years);
    • Master Women / Men (36-45 years);
    • Veteran Senior Women / Men (46-60 years);
    • Veteran Senior Women / Men (60+ years);

Competitors ranked 1 – 3 in the Open category of women and men are not classified in their age categories;

To be awarded in each age category (Senior / Master / Veteran), there must be at least 100 participants in a given distance.

Prizes for winners:

LP route 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place
1. EFB biegi dla dzieci material prize material prize material prize x x x
2. EFB Deptak Challenge material prize material prize material prize x x x
3. EFB 10 km Rekordowa Dycha 1500 1000 750 x x x
4. EFB 20 km Słotwiny Arena 2000 1500 1000 x x x
5. EFB 42 km Powrót Nikifora 3000 2000 1500 x x x
6. EFB 60 km Aria Kiepury 5000 3000 2000 x x x
7. EFB 100 km Krynicka Setka 100000 10000 5000 4000 3000 2000

To be classified, the runner must complete the race within the designated time limit as listed for each run. The final place will be determined by the time of crossing the finish line as measured by the Organizer. All disputes should be immediately reported to the Main Referee, whose decisions are final. Persons who will shorten the race route or violate the regulations, will be immediately disqualified. Cheering on the race route is possible as a mean of support.

See the table on this page for checkpoints and nutrition points

  1. CHECKPOINTS AND NUTRITION POINTS
CHECKPOINT

Drinks
water / iso /cola

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

CANDIES

HOT MEAL

DISTANCE
Jaworzyna Krynicka

EFB 20 km
EFB  60km
EFB 100km

Łabowska Hala

EFB  60km
EFB 100km

Bacówka Nad Wierchomlą

EFB  60km
EFB 100km

Pensjonat “Endorfina” – Szczawnik

EFB 60km
EFB 100km

Krynica – Zdrój Deptak

EFB 10 km
EFB 100km

Przełęcz Beskid

EFB  42km
EFB 100km

Tylicz SKI

EFB  42km
EFB  100km

Krynica – Rondo Prymasa Tysiąclecia

EFB 10 km

REPACKS:

The organizer will secure and prepare a refreshment/repack point for the runners: ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka only in bags included in the starting packets.

REPACK organized at the control point Krynica – Zdrój Promenade;

TIME LIMITS:

Races

Start

Finish

Time limit

Control point time limit

Promenade runs for children and the youth 3rd  September 2021

5:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

No time limit

No stage limits

Promenade Challenge – run for health 3rd September 2021

7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

No time limit

No stage limits

ERF 100 km – Krynicka Setka 4th September 2021

4:00 a.m.

Midnight

20 hours

4:00 p.m.
Krynica – Zdrój Promenade – 12 hours from the start

ERF 60 km – Aria Kiepury 4th September 2021

06:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

12 hours

No stage limits

ERF 20 km – Słotwiny Arena 4th September 2021

07:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

4 hours

No stage limits

ERF 42 km – Nikifor’s Return 4th September 2021

08:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

8 godz.

No stage limits

Małopolska Record-breaking Race 5th September 2021

09:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

1.5 hour

No stage limits

  1. SECURING AND MARKING THE ROUTE

Security of the competitors on the route is ensured by the Organizer in cooperation with local government units, rescue workers of the “Na Ratunek” Foundation and volunteers supporting the security of the route. Each competitor will have a list of emergency phone numbers on their starting number. The route will be marked using tape with the logo of the run and directional arrows painted on the roads.

  1. RESIGNATION FROM CONTINUING THE COMPETITION
  • If a competitor has to quit the competition due to injury or damage, he/she must immediately inform the organizer by calling the phone number given during the briefing and placed on the start number. Those who fail to report their getting off the race route may be charged with costs of unjustified search/rescue operation;
  • Participants should quit from the race at the checkpoints if possible;
  • The organizer provides transport for participants to the base of the competition according to available vehicles – it is very likely that the waiting time for such a vehicle may be long, therefore the competitor’s task is to get to the nearest checkpoint on his/her own and/or with the help of other runners where he/she will be provided with a warm place, first aid, meal and rest while waiting to be taken to the base;
  1. FINAL REGULATIONS
  • Failure to respect  the Competition’s Rules and Regulations may result in disqualification of the Participant;
  • The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the Competition Regulations. Information about changes to the Competition Regulations will appear on the website of the event and will be announced in a separate announcement;
  • The final interpretation of these Regulations belongs exclusively to the Organizer of the Competition;
  • All competitors are obliged to follow the rules of fair-play and it is absolutely forbidden to interfere with the marking of the route or devastate the nature;
  • All competitors shall pay attention to injuries of other participants of the competition and are obliged to provide help to those in need and inform by phone about the incident, type of injury, place and number of the injured competitor;
  • The organizer reserves the right to change the route, shorten or cancel the competition in the event of bad weather conditions or other external factors that may jeopardize the safety of participants without the right to refund the entry fee;
  • During the run, the competitors are obliged to comply with nature protection and fire safety regulations;
  • It is forbidden to litter and throw away energy gel and bar wrappers in places not designated for this purpose. Contestants who do not comply with this regulation and are caught deliberately littering on the race course will be charged 500 PLN net. In case of repeated offences, they will be disqualified from all the running events organized by “Na Ratunek” Foundation;
  • It is forbidden to leave the marked route, make noise during the race, especially disturbing the silence and animals;
  • During the race participants are obliged to follow only the designated race route. Shortening or leaving the route may result in disqualification or time penalty. Decision in this matter will be taken by Main Referee of the competition.
  • All disputes arising out of the sports competition shall be settled by the Main Referee of the competition.
  • Competitors have the right to lodge a protest regarding the results or classification within 1 hour from the closing of the finish line. The protest shall be considered by the Main Referee of the competition. Results announced during the closing ceremony are final.
  • Participants of the competition allow to publish their image in materials related to the competition, in particular in reports from the competition and promotional materials of the competition;
  • Participants of the competition agree to have their personal data processed within the scope necessary for the proper conduct of the competition;
  • Final interpretation of these Rules and Regulations  exclusively belongs to the organizer of the European Running Festival;
  • Any changes to these Rules and Regulations shall be published on the competition website: www.europejskifestiwalbiegowy.pl.  Participants shall be obliged to familiarize themselves with the changes;
  • using  running poles on the race route is allowed. Competitors using poles should use them in a way that does not endanger other participants. Poles can be left only at the repack point.
  • support is allowed only at refreshment points and checkpoints in specially designated areas. Any kind of competitors’ support outside the special areas will be punished with disqualification or time penalty, which will be decided by the competition’s referee.  Each participant can be supported by only one person. Supporters can be in area only at the time of support, after that time they are required to leave the area in order to make place for other supporters
  • competitors are obliged to arrive at the starting area 30 minutes before the race in order to check their obligatory equipment.order of setting the competitors at the starting line will be decided by the organizer
  • the organizer will inform about the time left to the start in the starting area (every 5 minutes), last 10 minutes every minute, last minute every 15 seconds, last 10 seconds countdown!
  • the start takes place after the “START” command or after the starter’s shot
  • the competitors are obliged to be cautious and get pass tourists, pedestrians and other people on their race routes
  • the 100 / 60 / 43 / 20 km races will be held on forest routes and mountain areas. During the competition the participants will cross public roads. The competition’s organizer is not expected to organize places excluded from public traffic. It (the traffic) will take place as usual, so there will be no restrictions on the movement of emergency vehicles and other users of public roads.  Participants should follow the traffic rules.
  • anti-doping control will be carried out during the competition. Competitors appointed by the organizer and competitors from places 1-3 after crossing the finish line shall be obliged to go to the anti-doping control point indicated by the organizer. Moreover, the organizer can carry out additional control among randomly chosen participants. Competitors who fail to report for the control point will be disqualified.
  • if a competitor gets a positive result of the anti-doping test, he/she will be disqualified.
  • the organizer will hand over the prizes after receiving the results of anti-doping control from the laboratory.
  • each competitor is obliged to become familiar with the race map provided by the organizer
  • in case of any doubts concerning the route, the competitor should first follow the organizer’s markings (tape or directional arrows) and second follow the map provided in the starting packet. The GPX file is an addition to the above two, and its course may differ slightly from the actual route in the field,
  • the organizer is not responsible for any changes to the race route resulting from transferring the route markings by unfamiliar people. At the same time, the organizer ensures that all efforts will be made to avoid such situations.
  • on the 20km, 60km and 100km routes while walking on the „Ścieżka w Koronach Drzew – Słotwiny Arena” (“Paths in the Crown of Trees – Słotwiny Arena”) it is forbidden to use shoes with spikes.
  • during climbing up the stairway to “The Path in the Crowns of Trees – Słotwiny Arena”, each competitor is obliged to be cautious, especially while passing by other competitors. He/She may do it only on the left side after warning the other runner.