11th International Extreme Walking Marathon KIERAT 2014
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Regulations of 11th International Extreme Walking Marathon
KIERAT 2014

  1. Organizers
  2. "LimaTur" tourist agency
    address: 34-600 Limanowa, ul. M. Mordarskiego 6,
    tel./fax 18-33-74-999, tel. 18-33-73-999,
    e-mail: biuro@limatur.pl, URL: http://www.limatur.pl

    Urząd Miasta Limanowa,
    address: 34-600 Limanowa, ul. Jana Pawła II 9,
    tel. 18-33-72-054,
    e-mail: sekretariat@miasto.limanowa.pl , URL: http://www.miasto.limanowa.pl

    Urząd Gminy w Słopnicach,
    address: 34-615 Słopnice 911,
    tel. 18-33-26-200,
    e-mail: gmina@slopnice.pl , URL: http://www.slopnice.pl

    Górskie Ochotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe
    Operational Section Limanowa
    address: 34-600 Limanowa, ul. M. Mordarskiego 6,
    tel. 18-33-71-999,

    Zespół Szkół Samorządowych nr 1 in Limanowa
    address: 34-600 Limanowa, ul. M. Konopnickiej 4
    e-mail: zss1.limanowa@vp.pl , URL: http://zss1limanowa.edupage.org
    tel. 183371201; 183371023; 183371171,

    in cooperation with Jednostka Strzelecka Nr 2007 ZS "Strzelec" OSW in Tymbark,
    Limanowski Dom Kultury and Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących i Zawodowych
    in Limanowa im. ks. prof. Józefa Tischnera.
    Malopolska Region is a Partner Projects

  3. The Marathon Held under the Auspices of:
  4. The Prefect of Limanowa district - Jan Puchała,
    The Mayor of Limanowa - Władysław Bieda.

  5. Organizing Committee
  6. Marathon Manager - Andrzej Pilawski,
    Marathon Base Manager - LDK director Magdalena Szczygieł - Smaga,
          ZSS director Kazimiera Zięba,
    Itinerary Designer, Head Juror - Andrzej Sochoń,
    Head of Competition Office, Assisting Juror - Tomasz Baranowski,
    Head of the Medical Team - lek. med. Zygmunt Chaja,
          lek. med. Robert Żmuda,
    Head of GOPR Operational Section - Adam Matras.

  7. Marathon Goals
  8. Checking the limits of one's own physical and mental strength;
    presenting and appreciating the landscape of Limanowa district;
    promoting active forms of relaxation.

  9. Dates
  10. The marathon shall be held on 23th-25th May 2014.

  11. Marathon Base
  12. Limanowski Dom Kultury (LDK)
    address: 34-600 Limanowa, ul. B. Czecha 4,
    tel. 18 33-71-623,
    e-mail: ldk@cit-ldk.pl
    Accommodation for the participants:
    "Siwy Brzeg" hotel,
    "Jaworz" hotel (ca. 400 m from the base)
    and Zespół Szkół Samorządowych nr 1 (ZSS),
    address: ul. M. Konopnickiej 4 (ca. 200 m from the base).

  13. Programme
  14. 23th May (Friday)
    12.00am - 5pm - registration and check-in,
    5.30pm - 5.45pm - technical briefing,
    5.45pm - official opening of the marathon,
    6.00pm - start of the marathon,
    24th May (Saturday)

    from 6.00am - waiting for the fastest participants on the finishing line,
    12.00pm - closing of the finishing line,
    25th May (Sunday)
    9.00am - official closing of the marathon (cinema hall LDK),
    till 11.00am - leaving the marathon base.

  15. Itinerary
  16. Length: ca. 100 km,
    Ascends in total: ca. 3500 m,
    Number of check points: 12,
    Time limit: 30 hours,

    The starting and the finishing line of the marathon is located in Limanowa. The itinerary of the marathon runs across the picturesque area of Beskid Wyspowy and Gorce mountains as well as the mountain ranges surrounding Limanowa. The itinerary includes check points (marked as PK) located in characteristic spots. The route between the checkpoints is chosen by the participants themselves.
    Features of the landscape: hills of max. 800m above ground level, numerous forests - mainly mixed forests, meadows, fields, many buildings in the valleys, dense network of roads, forest and field paths in the whole region, driveways usually paved, some field paths muddy, in the upper parts of mountains - stony, high grass on meadows. Abundant dew in the morning. The time limit for the itinerary is 30 hours, after which the finishing line shall be closed. The contestants reaching Limanowa after the finishing line has been closed are obliged to contact the marathon base immediately and return their start cards until Sunday 7.00am at the latest.
    Note!
    Due to security reasons, after finishing the marathon, every participant is obliged to arrive at the marathon base. In case of resigning from continuing the marathon, the participants should inform about the resignation the juror at any check point or call the juror in the competition office. It will be considered equivalent to resignation from the further participation in the marathon. Those who are not able to reach the marathon base before closing of the finishing line, are obliged to inform by phone the juror in the competition office about this fact.

  17. Check points
  18. Check points are located in characteristic spots and marked with colourful lanterns with the marathon symbol and the checkpoint number. Presence at the checkpoint is confirmed by SPORTident system and writing down the time in the juror's card.
    Passing the checkpoints in the correct order is compulsory. Skipping a checkpoint shall be considered equivalent to resignation from the participation in the marathon. Reaching every check point shall be achieved within a set time limit adjusted to the marching speed of an average tourist.

  19. Participation
  20. The marathon is aimed at interval training and walking tourism lovers who are well fit, mentally resistant and endowed with a good sense of direction. The participants must fulfil the following requirements: min. 18 years of age, providing the organizers with a written statement concerning the participation in the marathon on their own responsibility as well as the medical certificate allowing the participation in the marathon, or the medical certificate issued by a sports doctor (recommended). Minors are allowed to participate exclusively under constant supervision of one of the parents or another carer responsible for the minor in question. During the marathon, the carer mustn't leave the minor unattended. Neglecting this duty may result in disqualification.

  21. Equipment
  22. Compulsory equipment of every participant: a compass, a torch with spare batteries, a first-aid kit, a watch, a reflective item or a red signal lamp placed on the back of the rucksack (must be turned on from dusk till dawn while on the roads with car traffic), comfortable shoes, clothing protecting from rainy and cold weather, a mobile phone, a pen, an ID, a space blanket, 50 PLN or SI card. The participants shall also bring food and beverages, especially for the night (it is possible to buy the necessities in the shops located on the itinerary; on selected check points beverages shall be provided). Recommended contents of the first-aid kit: bandages, painkillers, elastic bandage.

  23. Map
  24. Special colour tourist map, scale 1:50 000, published by "Compass".
    Participants are allowed to use their own maps.

  25. Start card and start number
  26. Every participant will be given a start number. The participant should have his start number with himself during all the time the competition. The presence at the check points is confirmed by SPORTident system. It is possible for the participants to start with their own SI-Card6 or newer, tCard, pCard. The participants without their own SI card can lease it in the competition office. The SI card leasing is charged 50 PLN (in cash) refundable deposit. The participants are obligated to clear their SI card in the competition office before starting and to read their SI card directly after coming to the competition office. In case the SI card is lost, the participant shall immediately inform one of the jurors about this incident.

  27. Classification
  28. Individual classification (general, females and males). It is allowed to form groups during the marathon, and in case of the less experienced participants, it is even advisable. The position achieved in a given classification is determined by the number of check points reached within the time limit, which is specified in the start card, and in the case of equal numbers - by the time taken to reach the finishing line or the last check point, which is specified in the juror's card.
    The distance achieved in subsequent KIERAT marathons is classified as "For endurance".
    All the participants who reach the finishing line within the set time limit will be given points for classification in the Polish Walking Orientation Marathons Cup.

  29. Participation fee
  30. Participation fee is 80 PLN per person (accommodation in tourist conditions - you need to have your own sleeping bag and a roll mat) or 166 PLN (accommodation in a hotel - limited number of places) and should be paid on the following bank account:
    B.T. LIMATUR, 34-600 Limanowa, ul. M. Mordarskiego 6,
    BS Limanowa 24 8804 0000 0070 0002 2552 0006,
    The grid "payment title" should contain the name KIERAT 2014 as well as the name and surname of the participant the payment is made for. If one transfer is made for several participants (max. 3), their names and surnames should be specified. The participation fee for the participants havening their own tCard, pCard, SI-Card6 or newer is decreased by 5 PLN and is 75 PLN or 161 PLN. The participation fee shall be paid till 9th May current year.
    After this date the participation fee will increase by 30 PLN.
    The confirmation of payment should be presented at registration in the competition office. .
    To pay the participation fee while registration, the participants are obligated to get the organizers approval (e-mail: kierat2004@wp.pl).

  31. Applications
  32. You may apply using the online application form or by post at the following address:
    Biuro Turystyczne "LimaTur",
    34-600 Limanowa, ul. M. Mordarskiego 6,
    with the note KIERAT 2014.
    The applications will be accepted till 19th May current year.
    Any applications received after that date do not guarantee obtaining full services and may be accepted only after individual arrangements with the organizers.
    The application becomes valid as from the moment of paying the participation fee. Note:
    In case of resigning from the participation in the marathon you must immediately inform the organizers about it by filling in the resignation form, by phone or by email. In case of resigning before the 19th May, the participation fee will be refunded minus a 15 PLN handling fee. The participation fee for those who will resign after start list closing is not refunded.

  33. Services
  34. The organizers provide every participant with:

    • start materials set (map, card-start number, reflective armband, badge, grip seal bag),
    • the possibility to lease the SI card,
    • the possibility to use the facilities in the marathon base (luggage deposit, bathroom, toilet, optionally accommodation for 23/24th May for those who may not be able to face the challenge of walking at night),
    • a meal in the marathon base,
    • water at selected check points,
    • accommodation for 24/25th May in "Siwy Brzeg" hotel (limited number of places; the date of paying the fee is the determining factor), "Jaworz" or in the school sports hall (you need to have your own roll mat and sleeping bag),
    • assistance of GOPR (local mountain rescue) in case of an accident,
    • medical care in the marathon base,
    • group accident insurance for the participants of extreme sports events.

  35. Prizes
  36. Satisfaction derived from overcoming your weaknesses is your main prize.
    Every participant who reaches at least one check point will be given a souvenir in the form of a diploma and a medal.
    There will also be some gifts for the best participants.

  37. Transport
  38. The participants organize the transport to the marathon base on their own.
    There are bus and minibus services from Krakow approximately every half an hour, the journey takes 2,0 - 2,5 hours.

  39. General Terms and Conditions

  1. The marathon is of a walking nature. The participants are allowed to walk or run using only their legs. It is forbidden to use any means of transport, bicycles, roller blades, etc. Walking poles are allowed.
  2. The marathon shall take place regardless of the weather conditions. In case of the occurrence of the weather conditions temporarily threatening the safety of the participants, the organizer may prolong the time limits for reaching the check points and the finishing line.
  3. The participants walk the marathon on their own responsibility and shall not demand from the organizers any compensation in case of any health damages or material losses.
  4. The organizers do not provide the participants with the transport to the marathon base if the participants resign from continuing the marathon while it is in progress.
  5. The GOPR emergency number shall be used only in case of an accident, a serious injury or other circumstances justifying the emergency call.
  6. Any organized form of assistance provided by a third party during the marathon is prohibited. The participants must carry all the necessary equipment except for food and beverages that can be acquired during the marathon.
  7. Using GPS is allowed, however a compass and a map should be sufficient for a participant with an average sense of direction to reach the check points. The participants can use their own maps.
  8. It is forbidden to dump any rubbish on the itinerary apart from places especially designated for this purpose. Rubbish bags will be provided at the check points.
  9. It is forbidden to destroy any crops or forest plantations.
  10. It is forbidden to start campfires and to use open fire in the forest or in fire-prone areas.
  11. While in natural reserves or national parks the participants can use only signposted tourist routes.
  12. Violation of public order during the marathon, in the base and throughout the whole event is strictly forbidden.
  13. Any dangers noticed by the participants must be immediately reported to the organizers directly at the nearest checkpoint, by phone or by other means of communication available.
  14. The organizers are not responsible for any consequences of the participants' trespassing.
  15. During the marathon fair play rules apply. Disturbing or misleading other participants, destroying or hiding the signs of check points and stealing the tools necessary for confirming presence is prohibited and may result in expelling the dishonest participant from the marathon.
  16. Participants are obliged to respect the road traffic law.
  17. Any infraction of the hereby regulations may lead to the particiant being disqualified.
  18. The organizers reserve the right to decide on the ultimate interpretation of the hereby regulations.

Marathon Manager - Andrzej Pilawski
Head Juror - Andrzej Sochoń


Regulations (pdf)