PDF file – Rules-UltraKotlina.pdf

Declaration – Deklaracja-UltraKotlina2021.pdf (needs to be printed, signed, and given to the Organizer when collecting the race pack)

Przejście Kotliny Foundation
Słoneczna 2
58-573 Piechowice

biuro@ultrakotlina.pl

Race Manager: Marta Lipnicka
Referee: Paweł Wiśniewski
Race office Manager: Maciej Koziński

UK180:

  • start 09.10.2021, at 1.00, Szkolna 6, elementary school nr 1, 58-573 Piechowice
  • time limit: 44 h

UK140:

  • start 09.10.2021, at 6:00, Szklarska Poręba (Ski Arena Szrenica)
  • time limit: 30 h

UK80:

  • start 09.10.2021, at 3:00, Janowice Wielkie, Zielona Dolina Park
  • time limit: 15 h

UK50:

  • start 09.10.2021, at 9:00, Galeria Sudecka (shopping center), Al. Jana Pawła II 51, 58-506 Jelenia Góra
  • time limit: 10 h

UK30:

  • start 10.10.2021, at 10.00, Szkolna 6, elementary school nr 1, 58-573 Piechowice
  • time limit: 6 h

UK Relay:

  • start 09.10.2021, at 6:00, Szklarska Poręba (Ski Arena Szrenica)
  • time limit: 23 h

Finish for all distances is in Szkalrka Poręba (Ski Arena Szrenica).

Szałas Żywiecki, ul. Urocza 4A, 58-580 Szklarska Poręba:

  • 08.10.2021 from 16:00 to 20:00 (all distances)
  • 09.10.2021 from 05:00 to 05:45 (UK140 and UK Realy)
  • 09.10.2021 from 18:00 to 20:00 (UK30)

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1, ul. Szkolna 6, 58-573 Piechowice:

  • 09.10.2021 from 00:00 to 00:45 (UK180)
  • 10.10.2021 from 08:00 to 9:45 (UK30)

Park Zielona Dolina, ul. 1 Maja, 58-520 Janowice Wielkie:

  • 09.10.2021 from 02:00 to 02:45 (UK80)

Galeria Sudecka, Al. Jana Pawła II 51, 58-506 Jelenia Góra:

  • 09.10.2021 from 08:00 to 08:45 (UK50)

Participants will receive a technical communication approximately a week before the race.

  • Akceptując regulamin i biorąc udział w wydarzeniu UltraKotlina uczestnik oświadcza, że na dzień rejestracji w biurze zawodów:
    • Nie miał/miała kontaktu z osobą zakażoną wirusem COVID-19 oraz nikt z członków najbliższej rodziny lub otoczenia nie przebywa na kwarantannie i nie przejawia widocznych oznak choroby.
    • Jego/jej stan zdrowia nie przejawia żadnych oznak chorobowych np. podwyższona temperatura, kaszel, utrata smaku czy węchu.
  • A participant will follow all safety rules applied by the Organizer.
  • A participant is aware that the event takes place during the higher epidemiological risk.
  • A participant will cover the mouth and the nose in the race area (race pack collection, start area, aid stations, finish area, drop off bags area, transport, post-race meals area, etc.). and sanitize hands before entering mentioned areas.

Start and finish:

  • The race staff and the organizers are in charge of the areas and will take care about following current sanitary rules. The organizer is not in charge of the groups outside the event's area, which are not following sanitary rules. Nevertheless, the organizer will make every effort to avoid that.
  • Participants must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or a bandana.
  • Participants must follow the rules pointed by the organizer and the race staff.
  • Only participants and the race staff can enter the start and finish area.

The trail: 

  • The rail will be marked with a white tape with UltraKotlina logo and a reflective element.
  • The trail is a mountain ultramarathon which goes through the main mountain ranges surrounding Jeleniogórska Basin.
  • The trail is marked on the race map, which will be included in a race pack. The GPX file will be available on the race website www.ultrakotlina.pl 2 weeks before the event.

Distance and elevation gain:

  • UK180 - distance 181 km, elevation gain 6923 m
  • UK140 - distance 140 km, elevation gain 5484 m
  • UK80 - distance 79 km, elevation 2889 m
  • UK50 - distance 56 km, elevation gain 2118 m
  • UK30 - distance 34 km, elevation gain 1309 m
  • UK Relay- 140 km (leg 1. - 43 km, leg 2. - 18 km, leg 3. - 40 km, leg 4. - 39 km), elevation gain 5484 m

Checkpoints:

  • A participant must show their race bib to the race staff at the checkpoints.
  • Before entering the checkpoint area a participant has to cover the mouth and nose and sanitize hands (hand sanitizers will be provided by the organizer).
  • Fans cannot enter the checkpoints area.
  • Route’s correctness verification is carried out by confirming presence at the subsequent checkpoints. Verification is carried out by the race staff. If the participant does not confirm their appearance on the checkpoint they will result in the disqualification.
  • In case of the resignation from continuing the race a participant must inform the organizer by SMS or a call at 690 980 855.
  • Support is possible only in the checkpoints area (approx. 50 m from it). Support (including running partner) on the track is forbidden.

    Drop bags:

    The participants of the UK180 and UK140 can drop bags off in the race office during its opening hours. They will be available to the participants at the below checkpoints:

    • UK180 - PK3 Huta (42 km) and PK9 Góra Szybowcowa (129 km)
    • UK140 - PK7 Janowice Wielkie (61 km)

    A bag cannot be bigger than 40 liters per participant. The bags will be provided by the organizer in the race office.

    Deposit:

    Deposit is available to all participants. It can be dropped off and collected in the race office during its opening hours.

    UK180:

    Time limit for the whole race is 44 hours. At 21.00 on Sunday 10.10.2021 the race will be closed. There is 12 checkpoints with the time control, food, and drinks (approx. every 20 km).

    Checkpoints - date and cut-off limit - distance:

    • PK3 Huta - 09.10.2021 / 10:00 (9h) - 42 km
    • PK6 Przełęcz Kowarska - 09.10.2021 / 20:00 (19h) - 84 km
    • PK7 Janowice Wielkie - 10.10.2021 / 01:00 (24h) - 102 km
    • PK10 Goduszyn- 10.10.2021 / 12:00 (35h) - 142 km

    UK140:

    Time limit for the whole race is 30 hours. At 12.00 on Sunday 10.10.2021 the race will be closed. There are 9 checkpoints with the time control, food, and drinks (approx. every 20 km).

    Checkpoints - date and cut-off limit - distance:

    • PK6 Przełęcz Kowarska - 09.10.2021 / 14.00 (8h) - 43 km
    • PK7 Janowice Wielkie - 09.10.2021 / 18.00 (12h)  - 61 km
    • PK10 Goduszyn - 10.10.2021 / 3.00 (21h) - 101 km

    UK80:

    Time limit for the whole race is 15 hours. At 18.00 on Saturday 09.10.2021 the race will be closed. There are 5 checkpoints with the time control, food, and drinks (approx. every 20 km).

    Checkpoints - date and cut-off limit - distance:

    • PK10 Goduszyn – 9.10.2021 / 11:00 (8h) - 40 km

    UK50:

    Time limit for the whole race is 10 hours. At 19.00 on Saturday 09.10.2021 the race will be closed. There are 3 checkpoints with the time control, food, and drinks (approx. every 15 km).

    Checkpoints - date and cut-off limit - distance:

    • PK11 Górzyniec - 9.10.2021 / 14:00 - 31 km

    UK30:

    Time limit for the whole race is 6 hours. At 16.00 on Sunday 10.10.2021 the race will be closed. There are 2 checkpoints with the time control, food, and drinks (approx. every 12 km).

    Checkpoints - date and cut-off limit - distance:

    • PK A Zakręt Śmierci - 10.10.2021 / 12.00 (2h) - 12km
    • PK B Jakuszyce  - 10.10.2021 / 15.00 (5h) - 24km

    UK Relay:

    Time limit for the whole race is 23 hours. At 05.00 on Sunday 10.10.2021 the race will be closed. Every leg will have from 1 to 2 checkpoints with the time control, food, and drinks.

    Leg - Checkpoints - date and cut-off limit - distance:

    • Leg 1. - PK6 Przełęcz Kowarska - 09.10.2021 / 13.00 (7h) - 43km
    • Leg 2. - PK7 Janowice Wielkie - 09.10.2021 / 16.00 (3h) - 18 km
    • Leg 3. - PK10 Goduszyn - 09.10.2021 / 22.00 (6h) - 40 km
    • Leg 4. - Finish - 10.10.2021 / 05.00 (6h) - 39 km

    If a participant comes to the checkpoint after cut-off time, a participant is no longer UltraKotlina participant, will not be classified, and the Organizer is no longer responsible for the participant.

    Exact location and checkpoints’ facilities will be announced in a technical communication approximately a week before the race.

    Hidden checkpoints are set up along the route. Their location is kept a secret. Only the participant's appearance is controlled on those checkpoints (no food and drinks provided).

    There is an electronic time measurement. Time chips provided to the participants by the organizer must be placed by the participants on their shoes. Race staff will use mobile applications on the checkpoints to register participant’s appearance. The race-bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and must remain permanently and completely visible during the whole race.

    Only a person, who meet the following criteria can participate in the competition:

    • is at least 18 years old on the day of the competition
    • has registered via the online form and pay the entry fee
    • has signed the acceptance of the rules during registration in the race office. That means that the participant has considered and assessed the nature, scope, and risk related to the participation in the event and has voluntarily decided to take this risk. The participant acknowledges that participation in the race is associated with physical exertion and entails natural risks and hazards of accidents, the possibility of personal injury and physical injuries, including death
    • on the start date, will provide a written declaration, that there are no contraindications to participate in this type of sports event (we recommend a medical certificate)
    • will have mandatory equipment during the whole race (equipment may be randomly checked in the start area and during the race).

    Registration is available via online form at www.ultrakotlina.pl from 31.01.2021 at 12:00. Registration will be closed when registered and paid participants number will reach the limit.

    Entry fee paid from 24.01.2021 to 31.05.2021:

    • UK180 - 375 PLN
    • UK140 - 270 PLN
    • UK80 - 180 PLN
    • UK50 - 150 PLN
    • UK30 - 120 PLN
    • UK Relay - 350 PLN per Team

    Entry fee paid from 01.06.2021 to 30.09.2021:

    • UK180 - 400 PLN
    • UK140 - 290 PLN
    • UK80 - 230 PLN
    • UK50 - 180 PLN
    • UK30 - 140 PLN
    • UK Relay - 400 PLN per Team

    Entry fee paid after or the day before the race (at the race office - cash only):

    • UK180 - 425 PLN
    • UK140 - 310 PLN
    • UK80 - 270 PLN
    • UK50 - 200 PLN
    • UK30 - 160 PLN
    • UK Relay - 500 PLN per Team

    Participants limit:

    • UK180 - 170
    • UK140 - 300
    • UK80 - 300
    • UK50 - 400
    • UK30 - 400
    • UK Relay - 30 Teams

    Transfers from Polish bank accounts will be accepted via Blue Media service during the online registration process or in the race office before the race.

    For foreign bank transfers:

    Santander Bank Polska
    IBAN: PL 59 1090 1984 0000 0001 3222 2481
    kod SWIFT/ BIC: WBKPPLPP
    Fundacja Przejście Kotliny, ul. Słoneczna 2, 58-573 Piechowice
    Title: UltraKotlina (corresponding distance) + participant’s name and surname

    Cancellation and refund of the entry fee:

    • resignation from participation in the race by 31.05.2021 - 50% refund
    • resignation after 01.06.2021 - no refund
    • it is allowed to transfer the package to another person by 15.09.2021 (no guarantee of the possibility to change the t-shirt size)
    • if the competition is cancelled for reasons beyond the control of the organizer (e.g. current regulations related to COVID-19), the participant will receive a voucher in the amount of 60% of the entry fee for the next year (the same distance) or a refund the 50% of the entry fee.

    Entry fee includes:

    • warm post-race meal,
    • race t-shirt,
    • race bib,
    • timing device,
    • map of the race,
    • medal
    • Karkonoski National Park entry fee (for UK180, UK140 and UK Relay)
    • accident insurance,
    • izotonic and meals which will be served on the checkpoints and at the finish line,
    • medical cover,
    • possible additional benefits depending on the sponsors.

    The Organizer cannot guarantee full race packs for participants registered after 15.09.2021. Race packs can be collected during the working hours in the race office. Uncollected race packs will not be sent.

    Distance Classification Prizes
    UK180, UK140, UK80, UK50 and UK30 WOMEN and MEN places 1. to 3. - cups and finance prizes 

    places 1. to 6. - small material prizes

    UK Relay WOMEN, MEN and MIXED places 1. to 3. - cups, finance and/or small material prizes

    • No help from third parties during the race is allowed (except the support on checkpoints).
    • The participant must carry an active and charged mobile phone, the number of which was provided to the organizers during registration, during the whole race.
    • In case of an injury or fainting, each participant is obliged to help the injured person.
    • During the race, a participant must pay special attention to hiking tourists.
    • During the race, a participant must pay special attention to sections near public roads. When crossing the roads, participants are required to follow a road traffic law. In those places, races are held in open traffic.
    • It is forbidden to move across private and cultivated agricultural areas outside the marked trail.
    • Fires are forbidden.
    • Vehicles of the Mountain Rescue Service running lights and sirens have absolute priority, regardless of the driving direction.
    • Participation with dogs is forbidden.

    UK180:

    • Mobile phone (with the organizer's security numbers: 985 and 690 980 855 and fully charged battery)
    • ID card
    • minimum water supply: 1000 ml
    • NRC blanket
    • torch or a headlamp with additional batteries
    • red light and reflective mark (of any colour) at the participant’s back
    • race map (from the race pack)
    • race-bib (worn on the chest or stomach)
    • mask or bandana to cover mouth and nose in the particular areas
    • water- and windproof jacket
    • snack (eg. gel or energy bar)

    UK140:

    • Mobile phone (with the organizer's security numbers: 985 and 690 980 855 and fully charged battery)
    • ID card
    • minimum water supply: 1000 ml
    • NRC blanket
    • torch or a headlamp with additional batteries
    • red light and reflective mark (of any colour) at the participant’s back
    • race map (from the race pack)
    • race-bib (worn on the chest or stomach)
    • mask or bandana to cover mouth and nose in the particular areas
    • water- and windproof jacket
    • snack (eg. gel or energy bar)

    UK80:

    • Mobile phone (with the organizer's security numbers: 985 and 690 980 855 and fully charged battery)
    • ID card
    • minimum water supply: 500 ml
    • NRC blanket
    • torch or a headlamp with additional batteries
    • red light and reflective mark (of any colour) at the participant’s back
    • race map (from the race pack)
    • race-bib (worn on the chest or stomach)
    • mask or bandana to cover mouth and nose in the particular areas

    UK50:

    • Mobile phone (with the organizer's security numbers: 985 and 690 980 855 and fully charged battery)
    • ID card
    • minimum water supply: 500 ml
    • NRC blanket
    • red light and reflective mark (of any colour) at the participant’s back
    • race map (from the race pack)
    • race-bib (worn on the chest or stomach)
    • mask or bandana to cover mouth and nose in the particular areas

    UK30:

    • Mobile phone (with the organizer's security numbers: 985 and 690 980 855 and fully charged battery)
    • ID card
    • minimum water supply: 500 ml
    • NRC blanket
    • race map (from the race pack)
    • race-bib (worn on the chest or stomach)
    • mask or bandana to cover mouth and nose in the particular areas

    UK Relay:

    • Mobile phone (with the organizer's security numbers: 985 and 690 980 855 and fully charged battery)
    • ID card
    • minimum water supply: 500 ml
    • NRC blanket
    • torch or a headlamp with additional batteries (except leg 2.)
    • red light and reflective mark (of any colour) at the participant’s back
    • race map (from the race pack)
    • race-bib (worn on the chest or stomach)
    • mask or bandana to cover mouth and nose in the particular areas

    Other recommended equipment:

    • powerbank
    • reusable cup or water bottle (no disposable cups will be distributed at any checkpoint)
    • water- and windproof jacket (for all distances) 
    • hiking poles (participants have to carry them for the duration of the whole race. It is forbidden to take the start without poles and get them during the race. In the start area poles has to be strapped to the backpack/waist bag)
    • for smartphones: RATUNEK application installed

    When registering for one of the UltraKotlina races, participants agree to respect the environment and the natural areas they pass through. They agree to obey the rules of Karkonoski National Park, National Forest Holding "The State Forests" and the landscape parks. In particular:

    • Littering is strictly forbidden (gel tubes, paper, organic detritus, plastic wrappers, etc.). Trash/rubbish bins are available at each checkpoint and they must be used.
    • A participant must follow the paths as they are way-marked, without short-cutting them. Short-cutting a path causes erosion thus damaging the site.
    • A participant must not cause noise nuisance.

    Breach of the regulations will result in disqualification from the race.

    Every competitor expressly foregoes the right for any images during the event, just as they renounce any right of appeal to the organizers and their partners for the use of their image. They agree to the publication of their image on the race’s official website, in social media and in promotion materials.

    Every participant is obligated to fill in and sign a declaration and pass it along (printed) to the Organizer when collecting the race pack. The declaration is available on https://ultrakotlina.pl/en/regulamin/.

    • Participants, who have submitted the application, will be informed about any changes in the Regulations (on the website, on Facebook or via e-mail).
    • Participants have the right to make an official protest regarding the correctness of the competition. A protest can be made after paying a deposit of PLN 200, payable only in cash at the race office. After considering the protest in favor of the participant, the deposit will be returned.
    • Only UltraKotlina Organizers are entitled to a final interpretation of the regulations.
    • Each participant is obliged to follow the regulations and rules of the event. A participant who does not follow the organizer's recommendations and requests may be disqualified and asked to leave the venues of the event.
    • The organizer, in consultation with the medics, has the right to prevent or remove participants, who show symptoms of disease or are in poor physical condition.
    • In the venues of the event, the organizer can check participants’ body temperature.
    • The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the regulations during the event, if it is required by the situation and the safety of participants and organizers.