Hannibal’s Crossing 2020 – Obstacle Course Race

    HANNIBAL’S RULES

    • RULES – HANNIBAL’S CROSSING – VALID FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. 

    The competition is open to everyone, men, women and kids with a regular medical certificate or self-certification stating that they are in good health.

    In addition to dexterity, ability in climbing, jumping, swimming, running speed will be essential to complete the competition. The trail may also include the crossing of ditches, woods, rough terrain, with wood – trunks or roots, wires or ropes, rubble or surface rocks. The risk of stumbling and falling is constant. The organisation highlights that during the overcoming of obstacles, as well as along the entire race route, incidents and/or accidents may occur. Furthermore, hazards may be caused by participants falling and involving other competitors. We therefore recommend adapting your pace to the terrain, to visibility conditions, to the types of obstacles to be addressed and to overcrowding on stretches of the trail.

    More detailed information on the route and the relative obstacles will be available on the official website of the event.

    RULES – SOSF OCR SWISS CHAMPIONSHIP – N.B. ONLY FOR ATHLETES REGISTERED AT THE SWISS CHAMPIONSHIP 

    All competitors must have a valid SOSF (SWISS OBSTACLE SPORT FEDERATION) license and they must show it at the BIB collection.  All competitors must have a swiss passport or resident permit B or C. 

    Athletes without a valid SOSF license will be moved to a non-competitive wave.

    RACE, RULES and DISQUALIFICATION – VALID FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. 
    Obstacles are present on the course to test the participants. The race is divided into four main categories: Elite, Age Group, Team and Kids.

    CATEGORIES

    ELITE
    Participants in the ELITE category will be the first to start in one or more groups (batteries) reserved for them, they will have a particular race number and will be equipped with one or more chips for detecting the running time. The race organisers reserve the right to divide or move the participants (for example men and women or the composition of the batteries) if it should be considered an organisational necessity. The organisers also reserve the right to vary the time and the battery selected during registration if this should be considered functional to the running of the race.

    ELITE QUALIFY

    – The first 10 athletes men and women will be qualified for the OCR European Championship. (FOR ALL THE NATIONALITIES)

    – For the OCRWORLDCHAMPIONSHIP qualification, please visit the official website: https://ocrworldchampionships.com/how-to-qualify/

    – The first 3 swiss athletes men and women will be qualified for the FISO OCR World Championship.

    AGE GROUP
    The participants in the AGE GROUP category will start IMMEDIATELY after the ELITE batteries, divided into categories for men and women.
    The race organisers reserve the right to divide or move the participants (for example men and women or the composition of the batteries) if it should be considered an organisational necessity. The organisers also reserve the right to vary the time and the battery selected during registration if this should be considered functional to the running of the race.

    QUALIFICATION CHART FOR AGE GROUPS FOR ALL NATIONALITIES. ( THESE CATEGORIES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR PODIUM) 

    14-15 / 16-17 / 18-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50+

    -The first 5 athletes men and women for each age group will be qualified for the OCR European Championship.  

    Please visit for details and updates: https://ocr-ec.com/qualification  and https://worldocr.org/ocr-world-championships

    PODIUM AGE GROUPS HANNIBAL’S BATTLE OF TREBBIA  AND SWISS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Categories for Age Groups podiums: Junior (U20), Senior (20-34), Master (35-49), Veteran (50+)                                                    (N.B.  ONLY THE FIRST 3 ATHLETES WOMAN AND MAN FOR ABOVE CATEGORIES WILL BE AWARDED)

    OPEN – NON COMPETITIVE
    The OPEN category is indicated for athletes at their first experience in obstacle races or simply for anyone who would like to participate without necessarily being competitive.
    The obstacles will remain the same as for the other three categories.
    In this category it is possible to help each other during the race.
    The OPEN category will be ranked, each athlete will receive a finisher medal and T-shirt, no podium is foreseen.

    TEAM – COMPETITIVE
    TEAM FORMAT: 3 women / 3 men / 2 women, 1 man / 2 men, 1 woman. 

    Each team member will be equipped with one chip for tracking the running time. Only the Team captain will have the 3 bracelets. 

    Participants in the TEAM category will start in the afternoon as the last batteries. 

    KIDS

    The KIDS category has two different trails based on age.
    For participants from 7 to 10 years old the race is 1.6Km, from 11 to 13 years old the race is 3.2Km. 

    In this categorie all the obstacles will be suitable for children. 

    REGULATIONS
    For all participants in the race, all the obstacles must be overcome and not bypassed. If an obstacle is not overcome, if it is not passed correctly or is bypassed, the obstacle cannot be considered as passed.

    Athletes running in the Elite and Age Group and Team (team members can assist each other where foreseen) categories must overcome obstacles without receiving any outside help.

    Each Elite, Age Group and Team Athlete will be given three bracelets (also called bands). These must all be worn and will be necessary to enter the starting area, they are personal, they show the bib number, they cannot be sold.
    Each obstacle can be attempted an infinite number of times, some obstacles are considered and indicated as OBLIGATORY, if these obstacles are not overcome all three bracelets will be cut and removed.
    For any obstacle which is not indicated as OBLIGATORY, failing to complete such obstacle will result in the cut and removal of a single bracelet and will be kept by the judge as evidence for a possible final check.
    Each bracelet cut corresponds to an additional 5 or 10 minutes added to the time of race completion depending on the type of obstacle not completed.
    The obstacles numbers and corresponding rules will be published on the website.
    The final ranking will be based on the time of arrival and the remaining number of bracelets.
    The priority will be given based on the time of arrival to those who still have all three bracelets, then to those who kept two, then to those who kept at least one.

    Before the start of the race, the race director will communicate the time limit beyond which participants will not be classified.
    THE OPEN-NON COMPETITIVE CATEGORY will not have bracelets, only the bib with the chip to register time. Each competitor is allowed to attempt the obstacles multiple times and have the opportunity to learn the rules of this sport.

    All participants in the race will be equipped with chronometric detection chips.
    All Athletes are prohibited from trying obstacles before the race, penalty disqualification.

    EACH ATHLETE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN CONTROL DEVICES (BRACELETS AND CHIPS), THE LACK OF ONE OR MORE OF THESE CANNOT, IN ANY WAY, BE DISPUTED!

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ARRIVAL LINE, EACH COMPETITOR MUST RECORD THE NUMBER OF BRACELETS WITH WHICH THEY HAVE FINISHED THE RACE, REMOVE THE CHIP FROM THEIR ARM AND DEPOSIT THE CHIP IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTION POINT!

    For anything not provided for within these rules, reference is made to the Swiss Championship OCR 2019/2020 regulations.

    The course cannot be shortened and any Athletes who benefit from a shortcut will be disqualified. An intermediate electronic time platform will be used to carry out real time detection.
    The number attributed to the Athlete must be visible at all times.

    If the display of an Athlete’s number is not visible, the competitor may be stopped by a judge.

    Every judge will have a marker to be able to write the bib-number again directly on the body of the Athlete.
    Along the competition path, it is not permitted for Athletes to abandon anything they have brought with them including gels, food or other items.
    Any items or rubbish abandoned along the way will lead to disqualification.

    PENALTY

    The Obstacles will be divided into two types:

    OBLIGATORY, obstacles which are mandatory and must be completed even with several attempts, failure to do so will result in cutting and removal of all bracelets;

    NON OBLIGATORY, obstacles which may be completed with several attempts, failure to complete will result in cutting and removal of one bracelet.

    Obligatory Obstacles which are not completed within the categories Elite, Age Group and Team, will result in disqualification.

    In the Open category there will be no penalties, participants can decide which obstacles to try.

    Non Obligatory Obstacles:

    Each obstacle can be attempted an infinite number of times.
    Athletes who attempt an obstacle more than once should not hinder other Athletes on their first attempt.
    The left lane, where present, is reserved for Athletes at their first attempt.
    In the event of failure to pass on the first attempt, the competitor must try again by positioning himself on the right-hand lane, where present.
    The fastest Athletes can ask for space to overtake by shouting “make way” or “move aside” or something similar.

    Rules valid for all Elite, Age Group and Team Athletes without exception:

    • immediately use the lanes for the first attempt and second attempt if the latter are free;
    • in case of a second attempt, use only the second attempt lanes;
    • in case of multiple attempts, use only the second attempt lanes;
    • if there is a queue, go to the end of the line and wait for your turn;
    • it is forbidden to touch the supports of the structure;
    • unlimited number of attempts;
    • in case of forfeit on a no mandatory obstacle go to the marshall and have the bracelet cut;
    • in case of forfeit on a mandatory obstacle go to the marshall and have the bracelet cut of all your bracelets;
    • all the TEAM members must run together with a max distance from each other of 2 meters.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

    Participation in the event for categories Elite, Age Group, Team and Open is available to all those who, on the day of the race, have reached the age of 14 and older, women, men, all nationalities.
    Participants under the age of 18 must have written authorisation, together with a copy of the identity document, from one of their parents.

    MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
    To participate in the competitive race, a valid medical sports certificate is required on the date of the race, i.e. dated no more than 12 months prior to the competition date. Any Athletes without this certificate may complete a self-certification document and a disclaimer of responsibility.

    DISCLAIMER
    When registering, on www.ocrhannibalrace.com all those who wish to participate in the HANNIBAL RACE will sign the knowledge and acceptance of this regulation and the related declarations, as per the following texts and available as an attachment to this regulation.

    DECLARATION: I, the undersigned, with the signature at the bottom of this letter, aware of the penalties provided for untruthful declarations and false statements, declare: that I have read and consequently understand, accept and respect the regulation of the “OCR HANNIBAL RACE ”; am aware that participation in this type of sporting event is potentially an activity with risk if not adequately prepared and in suitable physical condition; to be trained and in good physical shape, aware that in order to enroll it is necessary to be in possession of a medical certificate of good health (for non-competitive sports and/or recreational-motor activities) valid and to be 14 years old or older at the date of the event; to register voluntarily and to assume all the risks deriving from my participation in the event: falls, contact with vehicles, with other participants, spectators or other, weather conditions, including scorching heat, extreme cold and/or damp, traffic and road conditions, natural and artificial obstacles placed on the course, every type of risk well-known and evaluated by me.
    Being aware of the above, considering the acceptance of my registration, I, on my behalf and in the interest of no other, release and discharge the HANNIBAL RACE and AAB, the local Municipal Administrations concerned by the passage of the event, the sponsors and partners of the event, the respective representatives, successors, officers, directors, members, agents and employees of the aforementioned companies, all technical partners, from all present and future claims and responsibilities of any kind, known or unknown, derived from my participation in the event.
    Once the registration has been accepted for “HANNIBAL RACE” 2019, the participation fee is non-refundable, even in the event of cancellation. I grant my authorisation to all the above listed entities to use photographs, tapes, videos, images within websites and anything related to my participation in the event for any legitimate use without remuneration “.

    PRIVACY POLICY
    We inform you:
    1) that the data contained in the registration form is required for registration, to prepare the list of participants, the preparation of the order of arrival, the historical archive, to carry out the services declared in the regulation and to send informative material about the “HANNIBAL RACE” and that the data contained in this model is required for registration to the “HANNIBAL RACE”;
    2) that the consequences of not providing the aforementioned data or information will result in the non-admission to the event.
    3) With your consent, your personal data reported in the framework of personal data may be communicated to other companies and used to contact you and send you commercial and / or promotional information on products and services and carry out statistical analysis, studies and market research. The updated list of companies to which your data may be disclosed is available to you c/o the Data Controller. In this case these companies will be able to contact you as owners of autonomous initiatives, for market research or to send you commercial information and/or promotional offers of products and services. Your data will be kept and processed in compliance with the security measures required by law, with or without the use of electronic means.

    IMAGE COPYRIGHT
    By registering for the “HANNIBAL RACE”, the Athlete expressly authorises HANNIBAL RACE AND AAB to film the image of the undersigned in the course of their participation in the “HANNIBAL RACE” with television, film, photographic or other means, confirming with this declaration, such authorisation, recognising the HANNIBAL’S CROSSING  AND AAB SA with the broadest right, but not the obligation, to register, reproduce, print, publish, project and disseminate such image and, in any case, utilise such image with any means currently known or to be invented in the future, without limitation of time or of any kind, all over the world and to also assign such image to third parties for promotional and/or advertising purposes. The Athlete furthermore declares to have nothing to claim from the HANNIBAL’S CROSSING AND AAB SA and/or assignees and, in general, from anyone who may use and exploit such image, since every claim of the Athlete is satisfied by the opportunity of taking part in the sporting events. 

     

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