1.1 Race organisation
Solvalla Swimrun is organised by Folkhälsan Sport AB
Folkhälsan Sport Ab, Nuuksiontie 82, 02820 Espoo, Finland
Race director: Mats Almqvist, Solvalla.Swimrun@folkhalsan.fi, +358-40-5713422
Jury: Mats Almqvist (Race Director) , Heikki Kiili (Track), Håkan Johansson (Office)
2.1 To be able to participate in SOLVALLA SWIMRUN you have to race in a team consisting of two persons that are at least 18 years old and able to swim.
2.2 Each team member needs to have a valid Swimrun insurance.
2.3 Your application is final. No entry fee will be reimbursed by the Race Organisation. In case of pre-race injury entry fee can be reimbursed, by jury, against a medical certificate. The certificate must be presented prior to the race.
2.4 It is allowed to change one team member of the same gender.
2.5 No external sales of your entry is allowed
3. Race course
3.1 Race course
3.1.1 The race course is marked
3.1.2 The participants must follow the marked course
3.1.3 The participants that do not follow the marked course will be disqualified
3.2 Water checkpoints
3.2.1 There will be several water / food checkpoints throughout the course
3.3 Medical points
3.3.1 There will be several medical points where participants can get help if needed
3.3.2 There will be medical staff and equipment on boats and on land.
4.1 General about Equipment
4.1.1 All teams need to bring all their equipment from start to finish, if a team fail to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified. All equipment, including snacks and likes, has to be labelled with participant, team name or number.
4.2 Mandatory equipment
- 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
- 2 Wetsuits, 1 per person, suitable for water temperature of 10 degrees Celsius
- 1 Compass/Watch Compass
- 2 Whistles, 1 per person
- 1 Emergency blanket / team
4.3 Mandatory equipment that the organisation will supply
Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race Maps and route information. Timing chip (lost or not returned timing chip will be charged 100 Euros or equivalent). Lost timing chip, during the race will result in immediate disqualification. Swim caps, must be worn visible during all the swims
4.4 Recommended equipment
4.5 Equipment check
Before and after the race there will be a random gear check – NOTE! teams that do not show the mandatory equipment at the gear check may face disqualification.
4.6 Equipment that is NOT allowed
4.6.1 Floatation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.
4.6.2 No wetsuits can be modified with paint or colour that washes off in the water. This will result in immediate disqualification.
5.1.1 The time is from the start until the finish line
5.1.2 The team has to pass all timing checkpoints and the finish line together
5.2 Cut offs
5.2.1 Throughout the course there will be cut offs where the teams need to pass by a certain time to be able to continue racing.
5.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given the day before the start
6 Racers responsibility
6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these
6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, organisation, spectators and the people living in the race area.
6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages
6.1.4 All kind of doping is forbidden. Solvalla Swimrun follows the guidelines set by FINADA, The Finnish Antidoping Agency. We require all contestants to acquaint them with, and follow, these rules and guidelines.
6.1.5 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organisation is asking for it.
6.2 Before the race
6.2.1 The participants can train and scout the course prior to the race but have to respect the residents in the area and behave according to the Finnish “Jokamiehenoikeus”. Training recommendations for the area will be communicated via news letter to the racers as some areas are sensitive from an environmental perspective. These recommendations must be respected.
6.3 During the race
6.3.1 The participants are participating at their own risk and cannot hold the organisation responsible for any accident during the race.
6.3.2 The teams are obliged at their best ability to help another team that have been injured or being sick.
6.3.3 A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organisation.
6.3.4 The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If a team is doing so they will get disqualified.
7.1 Race jury
7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organisation.
7.1.2 The race jury is:
– Enforcing the rules
– Decide the outcome of a protest
– Decide about disqualification
– Decide 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.
7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race organisation within an hour after finishing the race.
7.2.2 A protest must include:
– Time and location
– Team number and signatures of the team members
– Team number or team name of the team that the protest is against
– The reason for the protest
– If possible include witness with name or team number
7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point
7.2.2 will be ignored.
7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.
Offence against the rules leads to disqualification.
7.4 External assistance
It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race organisation. Each team has to make their own way from start to finish.
8.1 General safety rules
8.1.1 The two members of each team has to stay together at all time and cannot be more than 10 metres apart.
8.1.2 The race organisation can refuse a team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.
9. Media and sponsor exposure
9.1 Sponsor markings
The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.
9.2 Race bibs
The race bibs cannot be modified in any way and must be worn all the time.
9.3 Pictures and film free rights
The participants give 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 films etc.
9.3.1 All teams will be photographed before race due to safety and marketing use.
10. Accepting the rules
By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full. All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally addressed.