Terms and Conditions

1. Goals and objectives

Competitions are held for development and promotion of cycling, forming true values among the young generation and motivation for cycling itself. Competition helps athletes to stay in good shape, promotes environmentally friendly transport and a healthy lifestyle, reveals the winners of cycling in different age groups.

2. Event management

The marathon is hosted by the Mountain Bicycling Federation with the assistance of Ivanovo cycling club Veloshturm.

3. Dates and place of the event  

The event is hosted in Plios on July 17, 2016. Athletes arrive on July 15, 16.

4. Conditions of participation

4.1. Participants categories

Men:

  • 60 km
    • M19 (1994-1997) 19 – 22 years old
    • M23 (1987-1993) 23 – 29 years old
    • M30 (1977-1986) 30 – 39 years old
    • M40 (1967-1976) 40 – 49 years old
    • M50 (1962-1966) 50 – 54 years old
    • M55+ (1961 and older) 55 years old and older
  • 40 km
    • M fitness 14 (1996-2002) 14 – 18 years old
    • M fitness 19 (1977-1997) 19 – 39 years old
    • M fitness 40 (1976 and older) 40 years old and older
  • 20 km
    • M fitness light (2002 and older) 14 years old and older

Women:

  • 60 km
    • W19 (1994-1997) 19 – 22 years old
    • W23 (1987-1993) 23 – 29 years old
    • W30 (1977-1986) 30 – 39 years old
    • W40 (1976 and older) 40 years old and older
  • 40 km
    • W fitness 14 (1996-2002) 14 – 18 years old
    • W fitness 19 (1977-1997) 19 – 39 years old
    • W fitness 40 (1976 and older) 40 years old and older
  • 20 km
    • W fitness light (2002 and older) 14 years old and older

Participant’s age will be determined as of 31st of December 2016.

In case a category has less than 4 participants, it will be combined with the younger category.

4.2. Registration

Preliminary registration: from March 17, 2016 till July 10, 2016.

Then the registration will be temporarily closed until 16th of July. 16th and 17th of July Registration of participants will take place at the starting point.

Registration and delivery of starting packages on July 16 will be held from 12pm till 3pm. Registration and delivery of starting packages on July 17 will be held before the start of the race from 9am till 11am.

Participants who miss the registration and don’t have their own starter pack will not be allowed to start the race.

4.3. Resistration Requirements

4.3. Registration Requirements

Each participant must have the following documents at registration and starter pack delivery:

  • ID (civil passport or international passport)
  • a valid insurance policy
  • a medical certificate

Minor participants are required to show permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

Participants are allowed to join the race after signing the participant application, confirming the accuracy of personal data provided and personal responsibility for their health.

Participants who have category C of Russian Cycling Federation license are not allowed to participate in categories Light Fitness and Fitness.

Use of Electric Bikes are not allowed in the race. Use of tandem is not allowed in the race except only for fun riding.

4.4. Team Participation

Teams participating in the race must submit a team application. Teams must consist of 4 or more members with at least one woman. A participant is only allowed to be a member of  one team.

Being part of a team, each member is also taking part the individual racing in his/her category. Each team member pays his entry fee according to the distance. There is no additional fee for team participation.

4.5. Other rules of participation

To provide proper scoring each racer must attach to his/her bike their starting number with a chip so that it is visible throughout the race.

Use of headphones during the race is prohibited.

The hosts of the event and/or their authorized representatives have the right to use video and photo materials, names and other information about participants of the Plios marathon for advertising and informational purposes only and interview participants about the event. These materials are intended for radio and television, and can be used for advertisement without obtaining additional permits for video/photography. By accepting the terms and conditions participants agree that their pictures, names can be used in public without additional compensation and consent. Photos obtained at the event, are the property of the organizers. Participants taking part in a photo or video shoot, at the same time give their permission to the organizers free of charge (without remuneration) to use their images in all resulting materials specified in part. 2, art. 1270 of the Civil Code. The permit is valid from the moment of the creation of works for the entire duration of the copyright, and without limitation by territory.

5. Event Program

Terms and Conditions section includes only the program of the marathon itself. For information about other bike festival activities please go to the web-site.

July 16, 2016 Ivanovo Region, Plios
  • 12am – 15pm participants registration
  • 13pm getting to know the trail
  • 16pm uphill race start
July 17, 2016 Ivanovo Region, Plios
  • 9am – 11am participants registration
  • 12pm mass start
  • 15pm finish, 60 km
  • 15pm – 18pm rewarding of the winners
  • 18pm last participant finish, closing of the race

6. Winners Determination

Personal standings

In each category, the winner is determined by the shortest travel time of the race distance.

Team standings

The winning team is determined by the lowest average travel time of all team members.

7. Rewarding

Winners of the race in the standings in each group will be awarded with diplomas and prizes from the sponsors of the event.

8. Entry Fee

Entry fee if registration and payment are done in the period March 17, 2016 – March 30, 2016

  • 60 km – ₽700
  • 40 km – ₽550
  • 20 km – ₽400

Entry fee if registration and payment are done in the period May 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016

  • 60 km – ₽1000
  • 40 km – ₽800
  • 20 km – ₽600

Entry fee if registration and payment are done in the period June 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016

  • 60 km – ₽1700
  • 40 km – ₽1400
  • 20 km – ₽1100

In case of refusal to participate in the competition the entry fee will not be refunded. If the hosting of the competition becomes impossible due to reasons beyond the organizers, the entry fee is not refundable.

The organizing committee reserves the right to change the program, time and venue of the marathon in case of force majeure.

9. Expenses

The costs associated with the preparation and hosting of the Plios Marathon, organizational issues, payment for judgment and awarding the winners of the race in the individual competition are performed by the organizational committee and sponsors.

Travel, accommodation and meals for nonresident athletes are to be provided by the sending organizations or parties.

This Regulation is an official invitation for the competition.