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29.01.2023

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Race Rules

The rules to take part in the Marcialonga skiing race

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

Marcialonga Light Moena - Predazzo 45 k Classic Technique
Marcialonga Moena - Cavalese 70 k 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. The short race 45 km is open also to competitors from 16 years of age with written permission of their parents.


3) Entries which are incomplete or without the entry-fee paid will not be accepted.
The Organizing Committee could anticipate the entries deadline 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 the entry fees will be refunded. The entry gives the right to compete in the race and to use all the services provided by the Organizing Committee: shuttle buses (only on request on the route Cavalese-Moena), food stations, technical assistance, waxing service along the course, transport of clothes from start to finish (max weight 3 kg and value not higher than the entry-fee) and the service at the finish. Any other expenses are charged to the competitor.


4) The entry-fee is € 99,00 until August 31st, €110,00 from September 1st.

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 must be submitted before 23rd January by the registered person, and it must contain all personal details of the new competitor. The fee for the change is 20,00 € until 13th January and 30,00 € from 14th until 23rd January and it will be paid at the race office when collecting the bib. 
The request for the distance change is accepted only in case of availability of start-numbers until 23rd January 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 together with a fine and the ban to enter the race for both the persons (the registered skier and the skier who race).
Entry-fees will neither be returned for any reason nor considered valid for next editions.


5)The starting numbers are decided by the Organising Committee with unquestionable sentence according to the best percentage of the athlete. Percentage is the ratio between the placing in 2020, 2021, 2022 and the number of competitors in the same year that is RANK x 100 ÷ STARTERS.  When first time entry or in case of older results in Marcialonga, also Worldloppet and Ski Classics races 2020-2021-2022 could be considered if communicated on the entry-form. In this case, the seeding is based on a different criterion settled by the OC (see the SEEDING TABLE).
The races of the season 2022-2023 will be taken into consideration until 31st December 2022.
The OC can evaluate older results (2019) by adding one or more groups to the percentage.
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. 

The seeding request after the registration date will be taken into consideration only in case of availability of bibs in the group.

No seeding request will be considered the week before the race neither at the race office.

If the group fills up, the skier will move to next lower available.

(If you want to know your percentage in Marcialonga write your name on the FOLLOWING LINK >)

  70 km
BIBS from/to
45 km light
BIBS from/to
% Marcialonga
START 8.00 - SET TIME
ELITE 1-200 ELITE MAN    
START 8.05
ELITE 211-280 ELITE WOMAN   1% - 7% DONNE WOMEN
START 8.08
281 - 350  10001-10300 1% - 2,30%
START 8.08
351-500  10301-10500 2,31% - 5,00%
7,01% - 15,00% DONNE WOMEN
START 8.10
501-1100 10501-11100 5,01% - 15,00%
15,01% - 21,00% DONNE WOMEN
START 8.15
1101-1700 11101-11700 15,01% - 25,00%
21,01% - 26,00% DONNE WOMEN
START 8.20
1701-2300 11701-12300 25,01% - 35,00%
START 8.25
2301-2900 12301-12900 35,01% - 45,00%
START 8.30
2901-3500 12901-13500 45,01% - 55,00%
START 8.35
3501-4100 13501-14100 55,01% - 65,00%
START 8.40
4101-4700 14101-14700 65,01% - 76,00%
START 8.45
10° 4701-5300 14701-15300 76,01% - 88,00%
START 8.50
11° 5301-5900 15301-15900 88,01% - 99,00%
START 8.55
12° 5901-6500 15901-16500 99,01% - 99,99%
START 9.00
13° 6501- 7000 16501-17000 99,01% - 99,99%
START 9.05
14° 7001- 7500 17001-17500 99,01% - 99,99%

 


6) Start-numbers must be collected at the Race Office in Cavalese (Palafiemme Congress Centre).
> Thursday 26th           3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
> Friday 27th                  9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
> Saturday 28th             9.00 a.m. –  7.00 p.m.

In order to collect the bib it is necessary to show the ID document.


7) Real time race. Applied inside the bib there is a chip timing device that will register the start and the finish time and the intermediate times at the checkpoints. It is mandatory to take care of it and to wear it during the whole race (chip on the back). Wear any backpack under the bib for proper functioning.


8) 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 have a penalty of time, decided by the Organising Committee, applied on the race time.
In the starting area it is possible to deliver the clothes bag.


9) The start in Moena will be given at 8.00 am for the elite category. The following waves will start every 5 minutes. The opening of the boxes could be postponed in case of queues in the first part of the course.


10) 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 penalize or disqualify the competitors who break these rules. Competitors who deliberately linger on the track or are not able to continue anymore, will be disqualified.


11) Time gates: competitors who do not pass Canazei at 12.30 p.m. – Pozza di Fassa at 1.45 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 Organizing Committee. 


12) There will be feeding stations pointed out on the profile map. Dumping of waste outside the dedicated containers is forbidden. The OC is authorised to disqualify (or penalize) the competitors who do not respect this rule.


13) After passing the finish line the competitor receives the medal. The following services are available: first-aid station, clothes bag claim, ski depot, toilet, bus (until 7 p.m.), pasta party.


14) 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 43,5 km must stop at the short-race finish and are not allowed to go ahead along the course.


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


16) 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.


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


18) The Organizing Committee is authorized to apply penalties or disqualify competitors with unsportsmanlike conduct during the event, dumping of waste outside the containers included. The Organizing 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.


19) By sending the entry-form Competitors confirms the willingness to accept and abide by the current Race Regulation and any necessary change in order to the current legislation, exempting the Organizing 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.


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