66ºNorth Ultra Race 20.-22 February 2015
Please read the following information carefully.
Any racer who fails to comply with the rules will be disqualified.
Mandatory Pre-Race meeting on February 20. 2015.
Race starts on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 09:00 h.
Race finishes on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 03:00 h.
Racers must be a minimum of 18 years old.
Racers can choose to go by bike, tandem, ski or running.
Participation for disabled athletes is limited to 5 racers.
Registration open 15.11.2014 and closes on 10.02.2015.
For bikers, skiers and runners it is 100 euro.
For tandem it is 150 euro.
For disabled athletes it is free.
- 1st male and 1st female of each category* will receive a free entry fee for the next time he/she competes**.
- Trophy for the first, second and third of each category.
- All finishers will have a little souvenir.
- For all finishers 1 bottled water and a delicious chocolate bar.
* Tandem is included in bike category.
** Only for once and is valid for two years.
Maximum time allowed to complete the race is 18 hours* (by 03:00 h. February 22, 2015).
* Any participant who is unable to complete the race in this time will be disqualified.
All racers must physically sign-in and sign-out at the following checkpoints:
1. checkpoint: Porohovi-1 ... open untill Saturday at 11:30
2. checkpoint: Sinettäjärvi ... open untill Saturday at 14:00
3. checkpoint: Mellavaara ... open untill Saturday at 18:00
4. checkpoint: Sinettänlaavu ... open untill Saturday at 21:00
5. checkpoint: Porohovi-2 ... open untill Saturday at 24:00
6. checkpoint: Rovaniemi ... open untill Sunday at 03:00
MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING
Pre-race meeting is mandatory for all participants. Failure to attend means the participant will be disqualified from the race.
During the pre-race meeting the organization will supply the map and will do the Check-in mandatory gear* and the cash deposit** for rescue or evacuation will be charged.
* You must show the mandatory gear to the Race Director.
** This amount will be returned at the end of the race to those who have had no need of evacuation or rescue service.
RACE DAY CHECK-IN
Race check-in is mandatory for all racers. Sign-in between 08:00 to 08:45 at the starting point.
If a participant is late and does not check-in before 08:45, the participant must wait untill after the race has started to check-in.
- Headlamp with enough batteries (we recommend: Energizer Ultimate Lithium).
- Rear red flashing lamp with enough batteries.
Racers must carry all the mandatory gear throughout the entire race from beginning to end and finish it with it.
Participants must bring all mandatory gear for check-in to the pre-race meeting.
Any racer who does not have the appropiate mandatory gear will not be allowed to participate.
Any racer who does not finish with the mandatory gear will be disqualified.
Reflective gear is mandatory for all racers.
The rear red flashing light must be on during dark periods.
Any racer who doesn't have the red flashing light on during dark periods will result in immediate disqualification.
The race number is mandatory for all racers.
It must be attached as it show in the following picture:
FOLLOW THE TRACK
Racers must follow the marked route and they are not allowed to do short cuts. Some times during the race the track will cross a B-class double lane road. You may not ride, run or ski on any roads or tracks not marked by the organisation. Due to the characteristics of the terrain, the organisation can change the track without notice.
LITTER and USED or WET GEAR and OTHER STUFF
Do not litter the trail. Racers will be disqualified for littering. Leave no trace. You have to carry everything you start with until the end. You are not allowed to leave any wet or broken clothes or any gear at any checkpoint or on the track.
Do not defecate on the trail. Go as far as possible off the trail.
Respect Private Property. You are not allowed to pass through or use any Private Property.
NO OUTSIDE HELP
This is a human powered race, racers must be self sufficient. Any outside help by a support crew, outside assistance to advance up or down the trail such as snowmobiles or cars or motorbikes etc, is not allowed. Racers will be disqualified if, at any time during the race, they have any outside help.
Checkpoints are small so any non-racers or people who are following the racers, are not permitted. Checkpoints have a shelter but not big at all, so be prepared in case you don't find a place to rest inside the shelter.
All racers must adhere to the checkpoints and race cut-off time.
Any racer who misses or skips to physically sign-in and sign-out in any checkpoint will be disqualified.
COOCKING IN CHECKPOINTS
You will only find water in Porohovi (the first and last checkpoint).
If you need to cook or melt snow with your stove at checkpoints you have to do it outside the shelter.
You also can cook using the firewood outside the shelter.
RESCUE, EVACUATIONS, SCRATCHING and DISQUALIFIED
Rescue and evacuation are at racer's expense.
A fee in cash of 70 euros will be charged in advance from the participants, during the pre-race meeting, to cover the expenses of transport in case of Evacuation or Rescue to the rearest road or Ambulance and Hospital.
This amount will be returned at the end of the race to those who have not needed evacuation or rescue service. All racers must inform to any race official if they intend to scartch and return to the race start point.
A disqualified or scratched racer may require an evacuation or snowmobile back trip to the road system, but if a racer is able and willing to return to the start under his own power, or with the assistance of an external source, he or she may do so.
In case of evacuation the organisation will take you to some closer road with the possibility to call a taxi to pick you up.
Rescue will be only in case of accident. In case of rescue the organisation will take you to some closer road where an ambulance will pick you up and will do the appropriate service depending the situation.
Any participant with a dog on the race will be disqualified.
Do not damage any structures, Private Property. Be respectful.