RULES

1 RACE ORGANIZATION

Mountaineering Association “Javorina” in cooperation with partners organizes the third edition of the Jahorina Ultra-Trail® ulti-race event which will take place on 28-29 July, 2018.

2 GENERAL INFORMATION

Jahorina Ultra-Trail® is a multi-race competition that will take place on courses of various lengths. Both recreation enthusiasts and professional runners who achieve remarkable results in the field of trail running can participate. It is a two-day event designed to connect Jahorina with other parts of the country, to promote natural, cultural, historical and Olympic heritage. The races and their starting positions are as follows:
The races and their starting positions are as follows:

Race title Length Start
ULTRA 104 km Jahorina
MAXI 69 km Jahorina
MIDI 34 km Sarajevo
MINI 14 km Jahorina

ULTRA:

104 km, with a variation in altitude of 4100 meters. The race starts on Jahorina mt, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 00:00. Time limit: 29 hours. Awarded with 5 ITRA points.

MAXI:

69 km, with a variation in altitude of 2800 meters. The race starts on Jahorina mt, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 06:00. Time limit: 20 hours. Awarded with 4 ITRA points.

MIDI:

34 km, with a variation in altitude of 2100 meters. The race starts in Sarajevo, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 08:00. Time limit: 9 hours. Awarded with 2 ITRA points.

MINI Trail:

14 km, with a variation in altitude of 770 meters. The race starts on Jahorina mt, in front of the Bistrica Hotel, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 09:00. Time limit: 3 hours.

The organizers will publish information on respective qualifiers for each race, as well as a full description of all courses with time limits at control points.

3 PARTICIPATON REQUIREMENTS

To participate in races, competitors should havehad previous experience in the mountains. Depending on the course they choose, they must possess solid/excellent physical condition and suitable footwear and clothing in order to move along forest roads or dirt hiking trails, as well as special equipment for the racesfor which the organizer prescribes as mandatory.

4 REGISTRATIONS

Pre-registration starts on October 20, 2017 and closes on March, 31st 2018. Should the maximum number of participants not be reached during the pre-registration, registration shall be opened on April,1st and shall close on July 13, 2018 or before, in case the maximum number of competitors is reached. Applications should be made online. They are completed after the participant transfers the defined amount of the entry fee at the bank account of the organizers.
Registration fees

Registration fees

Promotional registration fees from October 2017 – March 31, 2018:
ULTRA > 104 km > 100 BAM or 52 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
MAXI > 69 km > 80 BAM or 41 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
MIDI > 34 km > 60 BAM or 31 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
MINI > 14 km > 30 BAM or 13 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
Registration fees from April 1 – July 13, 2018:
ULTRA > 104 km > 120 BAM or 62 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
MAXI > 69 km > 100 BAM or 52 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
MIDI > 34 km > 80 KM or 41 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
MINI > 14 km > 35 BAM or 18 EUR > payment to account of the organizer
For PayPal payments, please include additional 4 EUR for transaction costs.

Categories

Participants will compete in the male and female competition. The MIDI Trail will also have an additional “Military/police” as a distinctive category. To register and participate in the “Military/police” group, contestants will have to state it in their online registration form, section “Team/Club” and prove their status with their official identification card.

The registration fees include the following:

• A race number,
• Assistance and refreshments along the race route,
• Race pack,
• Electronic timing,
• Transfer (only for the Midi Trail, from Jahorina to the start line),
• Hot meal after the race,
• A finisher`s medal.

Registration for the MINI Trail does not include hot meal.

Payment procedure

Registration fees shall be paid to the account of the organizer.

For payment from BiH:
Bank account: 562 012 0000 1415 27 NLB Razvojna banka Banja Luka
Recipient: Mountaineering Association Javorina, Stjepana Lučića bb, Pale
Purpose of payment: Registration fee – name/surname

PayPal service:
mladenstar@gmail.com

Please, make sure you have entered the race name as well as a participant`s name while making a payment.

Maximum number of participants

Maximum number of participants is limited to 600:
• 100 for ULTRA Trail,
• 100 for MAXI Trail,
• 200 for MIDI Trail,
• 200 for MINI Trail.

Cancellation

If the competitor wishes to cancel their registration, any cancellation must be notified by e-mail to info@jahorinatrail.com.
50% of the entry fee will be refunded if a cancellation is reported up to and including July 13, 2018. Refunds will not be made if the application is canceled after July 13, 2018. The organizer will provide a reimbursement refund no later than September, 30th, 2018. Registration fees can be used for the following race year instead of being refunded, if the competitor wishes to do so.

In the case of extraordinary events, weather conditions, earthquakes, floods and extreme climatic phenomena in the period up to 15 days before the scheduled date of the race, the organizer reserves the right to refund 50% of the entry fee. This percentage is calculated to enable the organizer to cover part of the expenses incurred.
Should the race be cancelled or interrupted for inclement weather reasons, or for any other reason beyond our control, no refund of the admission fee will be made.

5 COLLECTION OF THE RACE BIB AND RACE PACK

Once the race bibs are picked up, participants may not exchange them with any others. The race number and race packet distribution will take place in Sarajevo on Thursday, July 26, and on Jahorina on Friday, July 28, 2018. The organizers will in timely manner inform participants about precise info center locations and times for race number and packet pick up via publication on the website, social network and e-mail. Both race numbers and packets will be given only on presentation of an identity document (or official identification card in the case of participants competing in the Military/Police category). It will not be possible to collect race numbers or race packets on Jahorina, on Saturday, July 28, 2018 or in the start zone EXCEPT for the MINI Trail race, which starts and finishes on Jahorina (Bistrica Hotel), but only prior to 08:00 on Sunday.

6 START OF RACE

Participants are required to arrive to the following locations according to the designated schedule:

ULTRA Trail participants shall gather at the start location on July 27, 2018, no later than 23:30 where they will be given wristbands for electronic timing. There will be organized area for equipment that competitors may want to leave. The equipment will be waiting for them at the finish line after the end of the race. The organizer is responsible only for the equipment to be handed over to an accredited person, which should be packed in a bag with a matching race number. Just before the race, the organizer will hold a technical meeting with participants.
The race starts at 00:00.

MAXI Trail participants shall gather at the start location on July 27, 2018, no later than 05:30 where they will be given wristbands for electronic timing. There will be organized area for equipment that competitors may want to leave. The equipment will be waiting for them at the finish line after the end of the race. The organizer is responsible only for the equipment to be handed over to an accredited person, which should be packed in a bag with a matching race number. Just before the race, the organizer will hold a technical meeting with participants.
The race starts at 06:00.

MIDI Trail participants who stated in their registration that they will need transfer to the start line shall gather in front of hotel Bistrica, on July 28, 2018, no later than 06:00. From that point, organizers will transfer competitors to the start line in Sarajevo, Baščaršija where they will be given a wristband for electronic timing. There will be organized area for the equipment that competitors may want to leave. The equipment will be waiting for them at the finish line after the end of the race. The organizer is responsible only for equipment to be handed over to an accredited person, which should be packed in a bag with a matching race number. Just before the race, the organizer will hold a technical meeting with participants.
The race starts at 08:00.

MINI Trail participants shall gather in front of the hotel Bistrica on Jahorina, the start and finish zone of the shortest race, on July 29, 2018, no later than 08:30 where they will be given wristbands for electronic timing. There will be organized area for the equipment that competitors may want to leave. The equipment will be waiting for them at the finish line after the end of the race. The organizer is responsible only for equipment to be handed over to an accredited person, which should be packed in a bag with matching race number. Just before the race, the organizer will hold a technical meeting with participants.
The race starts at 09:00.

7 RACE ROUTES

ULTRA Trail: Jahorina, Ogorjelica Summit, Ravna mt, Majnex, narrow-gauge railway Sarajevo-Višegrad, Podgrab, Šip, Majdani, Novak`s cave, Novak`s fields, Jelovci, Pale, narrow-gauge railway Sarajevo-Višegrad, Močila, Jarčedoli, Apel`s Road, Bobsleigh track, Prvi šumar, Trebević Summit, Puhova ravan, Stupanj, Dvorišta biathlon track, Jahorina.

MAXI Trail: Jahorina, Ogorjelica, Ravna planina, Majnex, spring of Miljacka river, Goli Koran, narrow-gauge railway Sarajevo-Višegrad, Močila, Jarčedoli, Apel`s Road, Bobsleigh track, Prvi šumar, Trebević Summit, Puho`s plane, Stupanj, Dvorišta biathlon track, Jahorina.

MIDI Trail: Baščaršija, Dariva, Goat’s bridge (Kozja ćuprija), Jarčedoli, Apel`s Road, Bobsleigh track, Prvi šumar, Trebević Summit, Puhova ravan, Stupanj, Dvorišta biathlon track, Jahorina.

MINI Trail: hotel Bistrica, Ogorjelica Summit, Prača ski slope, Kalaidža`s Rocks, Viewpoint, hotel Bistrica.

On Friday, July 27, 2018, at 19:00, the organizer will hold a technical briefing with the participants of MIDI, MAXI and ULTRA Trail in the hotel Bistrica.

In the case of extraordinary events, weather conditions, earthquakes, floods and extreme climate phenomena, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the race or change the route. If there are any obstacles in which the trail can become impassable, alternative routes will be used as described at the technical meeting before the start of the race.

Competitors HAVE TO adhere strictly to the marked race route. In line with the rules of the race, with respect to the personal safety and the safety of other riders and race personnel, it is strictly forbidden to take shortcuts or cut out sections of the route. Any departure from the official route, apart from entailing disqualification, shall be at the sole risk of the competitor.

8 SAFETY AND CHECK POINTS

Each trail (MINI, MIDI, MAXI, ULTRA) will have its race coordinator. Members of the organizing team and the members of the Mountain Rescue Team will be positioned along the race route and will be in direct contact with the race coordinator. Medical personnel will also be placed on certain points along the course as well as at the start and finish line. Check points shall be set up along the route, where members of the staff shall monitor the competitors as they pass and also apply random checks to verify that the competitors are in possession of the obligatory race equipment. Should anyone refuse to undergo the check on the obligatory race supplies, they shall be disqualified immediately.

9 ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION

The race shall takes place mainly in the woods governed by forestry companies Romanija and Jahorina, all managed by the public company „Forests of Srpska“. Competitors are required to abide by the principle of the environmental protection and regulations which strictly prohibits and sanctions the unlawful action of man towards forests. As a reminder, the organizer notes that it is forbidden to throw away rubbish, to pick flowers or to disturb the wildlife in order to protect forests.In order to minimize the adverse impact of man on the environment, the organizer decided to perform the following measures to help preserve the natural environment where the race takes place:
• Each competitor shall be disqualified from the race if proven to deliberately leave garbage and behaving negligently towards nature.
• The competitors shall NOT be given water in plastic cups at the refreshment points. Each competitor shall be required to carry his/her own drinking cup or water bottle, which can be filled at the refreshment points.
• Any illegal activity against the woods noticed by a participant or staff shall be reported to the organizer or to the competent service using a free phone number 080 05 01 02.

10 WEATHER

The weather for this time of year is generally favorable. According to data from the Republic Hydro Meteorological Service, the average number of days with precipitation in July is 10 days, and in August 6-9. In most cases, there is the emergence of local showers, which are accompanied by thunder, heavy,short rainfall, and sometimes hail. The greatest risk and potential danger for this is in the summer months, especially in hilly and mountainous regions where local showers and thunder are intense due to the influence of orography. The minimum temperature in the early morning hours can be slightly below zero with altitude increasing.
In the case of extraordinary events, weather conditions, earthquakes, floods and extreme climate phenomena, the organizer reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race, even during the race, if the real circumstances present a potential hazards for competitors. For the foregoing reasons, the organizer may change the route of the race, in which case, all competitors shall be informed in timely manner.

11 EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

It is obligatory for competitors to have the following equipment with them, for the full duration of the race on ULTRA and MAXI trails:
• camel bag or bottles that contain at least one liter of liquid;
• visible race number;
• space blanket;
• whistle;
• head lamp with spare batteries;
• roadmap (provided by the organizer);
• mobile phone with reliable battery;
• first aid kit with an elastic bandage, pain killers, plasters
• suitable shoes (trail running shoes or any other alternative minimalist shoe for trail running).

The compulsory equipment may be worn or kept inside the backpack.
The obligatory material shall be checked when the athlete collects the race bib. Random checks shall be made along the race route. MINI Trail race participants are not compelled to have space blankets or head lamps, but other equipment listed as mandatory also applies to them.

The organizer recommends the following equipment as well:
• cap, hat or bandana
• cream for sun and wind protection
• long sleeve shirt / jacket in case of bad weather conditions in the higher areas
• a small amount of money for the possible purchase of food in the mountain shelters;
• protection against mosquito bites

The use of poles is permitted. If the competitor decides to use them, he/she has to take care of them from the start to the finish line. The organizer will not take any equipment left by competitors at refreshment points or at any other location during the race.

12 DISQUALIFICATIONS

The competitor will be disqualified with withdrawal of their race number if:
• fails to pass a check point;
• takes shortcuts;
• throws garbage away during the race;
• fails to aid a participant in difficulty;
• insults or threatens the staff or volunteers;
• uses transport during the race;
• refuses to undergo checks by the medical staff along the race route;
• refuses to allow checks of the obligatory material;
• does not have a head lamp, a wind cheater (anorak), a survival blanket, camel bag or bottles.

The penalty will be applied immediately.

13 MAXIMUM TIME OF RACE COMPLETION

ULTRA: The time limit for the completion of the race is 29 hours, until 05:00 on Sunday, July 29. There shall be four time limit check points. There will be organized transport to the finish line for participants who withdraw due to injury or pass with a delay at these points.

MAXI: The time limit for the completion of the race is 20 hours, until 02:00 on Sunday, July 29. There shall be two time limit check points. There will be organized transport to the finish line for participants who withdraw due to injury or pass with a delay at these points.

MIDI: The time limit for the completion of the race is 9 hours, until 17:00 on Saturday, July 28. There shall be two time limit check points. There will be organized transport to the finish line for participants who withdraw due to injury or pass with a delay at the point.

MINI: The time limit for the completion of the race is 4 hours, until 13:00 on Sunday, July 29. A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to help these who injure or withdraw.

The organizer will provide each segment with published information on respective qualifying check points as well as a full description of the trail with time limits.

Competitors that do not reach these check points within the time limits shall be stopped and will not be allowed to continue the race. In order to protect the health of the participants, medical staff at the check points has the authority to stop those runners who are judged unfit to continue the race. In this case, the participant must follow the indications of the member of the medical staff. Competitors who fail to do so will be immediately disqualified.

The organizer will secure the transport for those who decide to quit because of injury, for those who are judged by the medical staff to be unfit to continue the race, and those who reach the check points after the time limit. Transport to the finish area will be done according to the plan the race coordinator creates after enough people drop out from the race to fill the vehicle, unless the situation requires emergency transport. Any participant who drops out from the race at any point other than the established check points should make their own way to the following aid station/check point and from there will be transported.

14 REFRESHMENT POINTS

The competitors are required to run partially self-sufficiently and must carry at least one liter of liquid and some food. Because of the high temperatures characteristic for this time of year, it is recommended that you have some salt on hand or something for rehydration to reduce the risk of loss of fluid. Only the runners carrying a visible race number have access to the refreshment stations.
WATER on Refreshment stands will ONLY be dispensed in the cups / bottles / containers that competitors carry with them. Other refreshments will be available in the original packaging. There will be drinking water at other places along the trail.
Food is consumed within Refreshment points. There are shops on MIDI, MAXI and UlLTRA trails where it will be possible to buy food and water, so it is recommended to bring some money.
Competitors are required to dispose of any GARBAGE that remains after the consumption of food and drink at the designated places within Refreshment points.
When leaving each refreshment station, athletes must have sufficient liquid and food to reach the next station. The final refreshment point for everybody is at the finish line and then the hot meal will be served near the finish area for Midi, Maxi, and Ultra participants.

15 PRIZES AND CATEGORIES

There are no cash prizes.Non monetary prizes are planned for the top three participants in the following categories:
• Women (all races)
• Men (all races)
• Military/Police (only for Midi race)

16 RIGHT OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT USE

Upon registration, the competitors authorize the organization to freely use digital records showing the competitor (photos, videos, etc.).

17 WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY

By registering, the participant exempts the organizers from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to him/her.