Race Rules

The rules to take part in the Marcialonga skiing race

1) Marcialonga di Fiemme e Fassa, International F.I.S. Popular cross-country ski race, will take place the last Sunday of January over two distances:

  • Marcialonga Light Moena - Predazzo 45 km classic technique
  • Marcialonga Moena - Cavalese 70 km classic technique

2) All male and female skiers from 18 years old and members of the National Associations belonging to F.I.S. may enter the race 70 km long race.
The short race 45 km is open also to competitors from 16 years of age with written permission of their parents.

3) On the entry-form all personal details must be clearly written and the selection of the distance done; the Organising Committee will choose the long one when not indicated. Entries which are incomplete or without the fee paid via credit card, will not be accepted.
The Organising Committee could anticipate the closing date for entries when reaching the final number of 7.000 competitors for the 70 km race and 500 competitors for the 45 km race: only in this case fees will be refunded.
The entry gives the right to compete in the race and to use all the services provided by the Organising Committee: transport, food stations, technical assistance, waxing service along the course, transport of clothes from the start to the finish (max weight 3 kg and value not higher than the entry-fee) and the subscription to the magazine Marcialonga. Every other expense is in charge of the competitor.

4) The entry-fee is 95,00 €.
In case of impossibility of participation there is the opportunity to ask for the passage of the money-fee, not of the start-number, from a participant to another of the same nationality.
The written request (SEE THE FORM) must be submitted by the registered person before 11thJanuary 2019 or before 21st January (only for those who registered on-line) mailing  and it must contain all personal details of the new competitor.
The fee for the name change is 20,00 € until 11th January and 30,00 € until 21st January 2019 and it will be requested at the race office when collecting the bib. 
The request for distance change is accepted only in case of availability of start-numbers until 21st January 2018 and charged of 20,00 € to be paid at the race office.
The exchange of bibs among competitors is forbidden and can lead to disqualification.
Entry-fees will neither be returned for any reason nor considered valid for next editions.

5) Start-numbers must be collected at the race office in Cavalese (Congress Centre) presenting a document during the following hours:

Thursday 24th 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 25th 9:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
Saturday 26th 9:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.

The starting numbers are decided by the Organising Committee with unquestionable sentence as follows:

  70 km
bibs from / to
45 km light
bibs from / to
start 8.00 - set time
1-200 10001-10200 1% - 2,30%
201-400 10201-10400 2,31% - 5,00%
start 8.05
401-1000 10401-11000 5,01% - 15,00%
start 8.10
1001-1600 11001-11600 15,01% - 25,00%
start 8.15
1601-2200 11601-12200 25,01% - 35,00%
start 8.20
2201-2800 12201-12800 35,01% - 45,00%
start 8.25
2801-3400 12801-13400 45,01% - 55,00%
start 8.30
3401-4000 13401-14000 55,01% - 65,00%
start 8.35
4001-4600 14001-14600 65,01% - 76,00%
start 8.40
10° 4601-5200 14601-15200 76,01% - 88,00%
start 8.45
11° 5201-5800 15201-15800 88,01% - 99,00%
start 8.50
12° 5801-6400 15801-16400 99,01% - 99,99%
start 8.55
13° 6401- 7000 16401-17000 99,01% - 99,99%
start 9.00
14° 7001- 7500 17001-17500 99,01% - 99,99%

Percentage is the ratio between the placing in 2017 or 2018 and the number of competitors at the finish in the same year, that is rank x 100 ÷ finishers.

For the seeding the lower percentage is considered. In case of first time entry also Worldloppet and Ski Classics races 2017-2018 could be taken into account if communicated on the entry-form. In this case seeding is based on a different criterion settled by the Organising Committee.
The percentage in the short race Marcialonga Light will be taken into consideration for those competitors who want to register for the first time in the 70 km, by adding two groups.
No seeding request will be considered the week before the race.
If the group fills up, the skier will move to next lower available one.

6) The start in Moena will be given in different waves according to the timetable above. The opening of the boxes could be postponed in case of queues in the first part of the course.

7) The check-in at the gate is obligatory and it is from 7:00 a.m. In case of start in a prior gate, the competitor could be disqualified or or given a penalty of time, decided by the Organising Committee, applied on the race time.

8) The race is in classic technique: the free technique is forbidden and leads to disqualification. This will be strictly supervised all along the course by the officials in charge. During the race there is no right to ask for "free track" for those who want to overtake another competitor. Replacement of both skis and removal of skis during the race are forbidden.
The Jury has the right to penalise or disqualify the competitors who break these rules. Competitors who deliberately linger on the track or are not to continue anymore, will be disqualified.

9) Time gates: competitors who do not pass canazei at 12.30 p.m.- Predazzo at 3.30 p.m. - Molina at 5.30 p.m., must break off the race. the closing time of gates might change for safety reasons. other gates may be set up by the organising committee.

10) Competitors registered in Marcialonga 70 km who decide to stop in Predazzo at the short-race finish or do not pass the time-gate will not be classified either in one or the other ranking list. Competitors registered in Marcialonga light 45 km must stop at the short-race finish and are not allowed to go ahead along the course.

11) For circumstances beyond one's control, the Organising Committee can decide to make changes of the course or cancel the races. In case of cancellation the organising committee will guarantee to all the registered people the 50% discount on next year fee.

12) Protests must be delivered to the Jury within 10 minutes after the end of the race, accompanied by 50,00 €. The fee will be refunded if the protest is accepted.

13) It must be clear that to take part in Marcialonga it is necessary to be physically and technically well-prepared: for this reason every competitor, when entering the race, must be personally responsible for declaring to be properly trained.

14) The Organising Committee is authorised to apply penalties or disqualify competitors with unsportsmanlike conduct during the event, dumping of waste outside the containers included. The Organising Committee hold also the right to carry out random controls on the competitors to check that they have not used any forbidden stimulant or drug.

14) By sending the entry-form Competitors confirms the willingness to accept and abide by the current Race Regulation, exempting the Organising Committee from any liability in case of damage done or suffered. For any other matter not in the present rules, it is to be considered the F.I.S. Guidelines for Popular Cross-Country Competitions.

As established in the Law D.Lgs. 196/03 Art.13, the personal details of competitors will be used for the database, the archives, the start and result lists, the photo-service, the different information and magazines, only by the people in charge of this job inside the Marcialonga Organising Committee, which is the named responsible as establish in the same law Art. 11. It is possible at any time to require the Privacy Rights of the D.Lgs. 196/03 Art. 7.



I agree to the storage of my data. The data will be handled according to the substitutive decreed article 13 no. 196/2003.

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