1 Organisation

1.1 Race organisation

Åre Extreme Challenge is organised by Let Nature Challenge You AB

The adress to the race organisation is:

  • Let Nature Challenge You AB
    c/o Henrik Weile
  • Katrinelundsvägen 5
  • 830 17 Duved
  • Telefon +46 70 3803623
    Email: henrik@areextremechallenge.se

 

2 Entry pre-requisite

2.1 Entry pre-requisite

To be able to participate in Haglöfs Åre Extreme Challenge Solo category:

  • You have to be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to swim
  • Be able to do self rescue with your kayak/surfski
  • Have basic knowledge of white water kayaking and be able to certifie this in one of theese the ways. 1 Participated in ÅEC previous year (2012 and 2015 are exceptions), 2 Certificate that you have taken a whitewater course, 3 Certificate that you have taken a whitewater safety course. Certificate needs to be presented when you get your bib.
  • Be able to read a map and be aware the the race is held in rugged mountain terrain.
  • Have read, understood and follow the rules.
  • By entering the race you accept these rules.
  • Have an insurance that covers you during the race.
  • Your application is final and will only be reimbursed to 75% against a doctors certficate. Final date of providing a doctors certificate is June 3rd 2017.
  • You can not race in another persons name
  • You can not sell your entry

2.2 Entry pre-requisite Duo and Relay team

To be able to participate in Haglöfs Åre Extreme Challenge Duo and Relay team category:

  • You have to be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to swim
  • Have basic knowledge of kayaking and be able to do self rescue
  • Be able to read a map and be aware the the race is held in rugged mountain terrain.
  • Have read, understood and follow the rules.
  • By entering the race you accept these rules.
  • Have an insurance that covers you during the race.
  • Your application is final and will only be reimbursed to 75% against a doctors certficate. Final date of providing a doctors certificate is June 3rd 2017.
  • It is not allowed to race in another persons name
  • You can not sell your entry

3 Race course

3.1 Race course

3.1.1 The race course is marked

3.1.2 The racers must follow the marked course

3.1.3 The racers that do not follow the course will be disqualified

3.2 Medical care

3.2.1 On several places there will be medical staff that can take care of the racers if needed

4 Equipment

4.1 General about equipment

4.1.1 All racers need to bring their equipment from the start to the finish of each section. Except the kayaking where you can leave your kayak and paddel at the end of the kayaing, the rest of the equipment should be brought to the transition in Åre.

4.1.2 The organisation take no responsability for any equipment

4.2 Mandatory equipment per person and stage

Kayaking

  • Kayak with watertight bulkheads or floating devices in the front and/or rear of the kayak and equipped with towing eyes in the front and rear of the kayak
  • Spray skirt except surfskis that are self draining
  • White water helmet approved CE standard (ice-hockey helmet is approved) this is only for Solo category
  • Life jacket appoved CE standard EN393 50N for kayaking
  • First aid (pressure bandage) packed waterproof
  • Whistle
  • phone in waterproof bag (** New in 2017**)

Running

  • First aid (pressure bandage)
  • Compass
  • Windproof jacket
  • Whistle
  • Racer’s map (provided by race organization, only required for run section)
  • phone in waterproof bag (** New in 2017**)

Mountain bike

  • First aid (pressure bandage)
  • Bike helmet approved CE standard
  • Bike
  • phone in waterproof bag (** New in 2017**)

4.3 Mandatory equipment the the organisation will supply

  • Race bibs
  • Map (only mandatory during the running)

4.4 Recommended equipment

  • Water bladder
  • Energy bars
  • Poles for the running leg
  • Equipment to repair the bike

4.5 Equipment check prior to the race

Before the race there will be a mandatory check of the paddle equipment

4.6 Equipment that is NOT allowed

  • K2 kayaks
  • Motor driven means of assistance

5 Timing

5.1 Timing

5.1.1 The time is from the start until you cross the finish line and for those who race in the category duo from the start until the last of the 2 team members cross the finish line

5.2 ososing of the course

5.2.1 At 3 pm the course closes at the transition in Huså

6 Racers responsibility

6.1 General

6.1.1 The racers must know the rules and follow these

6.1.2 The racers shall respect other racers, organisation, spectators and the people livning in the race area

6.1.3 The racers are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages

6.1.4 Dopning according to Swedish RF rules chapter 13 are forbidden

6.1.5 The racers are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organistation is asking for it

6.2 Prior to the race

6.2.1 The racers can train and scout the course prior to the race but have to behave according to the Swedish “Allemansrätten”

6.3 During the race

6.3.1 All racers participate at their own risk and are self sufficient during the sections

6.3.2 The racers are obliged at their best ability to help another racer that have been injured or being sick

6.3.3 A racer that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organisation
6.3.4 The racers are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If a racer is doing so he/she will be disqualified
6.3.5 The racers shall cover toiletpaper and other visible traces

7 Rules

7.1 Race jury

7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the organisation

7.1.2 The race jury is:

  • enforcing the rules
  • deciding the outcome of a protest
  • deciding about disqualification
  • deciding 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 Protests

7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race organisation wtihin an hour after finishing the race

7.2.2 A protest must include

  • Time and location
  • Name and signature of the racer
  • Number or name of the racer that the protest is against
  • The reason for the protest
  • If possible include witness with name or number

7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 7.2.2 is being ignored

7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated with those involved as soon as possible

7.3 Disqualifications

Offence against the rules leads to disqualifications

7.4 Assistance

7.4.1 It is allowed to have assistance in the transition areas.

7.4.2 It is not allowed to receive assitance from anyone except the criteria of point 7.4.1

8 Safety

8.1 General safety rules

8.1.1 In the category duo the team members has to stay together at all time and can not be more than 100 metres apart

8.1.2 The race organisation can refuse a participant to continue if they judge he/she not capable caused by fatigue or being in such bad physical condition

9 Media and sponsor exposure

9.1 Sponsor markings

The racers are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear

9.2 Race bibs

The race bibs and stickers can not be modified in any way and need to be carried according to instructions

9.3 Pictures and film free rights

The racers gives the race organisation 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 movie