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 MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® 2021

20th of November 2021

Provisional Regulation (v.01.01 – 2021-03-02)

The present Regulation is an adaptation of the MIUT® 2020 Regulation, an event that was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic but whose majority of participants deferred their registration for 2021.

The official set of rules of the event is the Portuguese set of rules. This translation, although as precise as possible, should be considered only as indicative.

1. Participation Conditions

2. Event

3. Registrations

4. Categories and Prizes

5. QUARTZ Event Program

6. Image Rights and Advertising

7. Data Protection

8. Covid-19

9. Information

1. Conditions of participation

- MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® is a trail-running event organized by Clube de Montanha do Funchal, that takes place on the Island of Madeira, and is made up of four races: MIUT 115, MIUT 85, MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16, all of them in a linear, non-stop format.

1.1. Minimum age for participation in the different races

- To participate in the event participants must be at least 18 years old in the MIUT 16 race and 20 years old to run the remaining races, on the date of 31st of December 2021.

1.2. Participants commitments

By registering in MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®, each participant personally agrees to engage in the following:

- I declare that I have read and understood the regulations and ethics of the race (available at www.miutmadeira.com);
- I understand and approve of the conditions of participation which figure in the regulations;
- I agree to respect all items of the regulations;
- I agree to scrupulously respect and promote the ethic;
- I agree to be aware of any medical condition which could concern me and, consequently relieve the organisation of any responsibility for any medical problem which may arise during the event due to any negligence on my part;
- I have read and understood that in the case of a false declaration of qualifying races for MIUT 115, MIUT 85 and MIUT 60, not conforming or untrue, the organisation reserves the right to cancel my registration without refunding the rights of engagement;
- After being registered, at no time will I contest the regulation.

1.3. Registration Requirements

- Correctly complete the registration process, on the website indicated by the organization.

- To register in the races MIUT 115, MIUT 85 and MIUT 60 the participant must have finished a trail-running race between 01-01-2017 and participant's registration day. 

- For the race MIUT 115, the participant must have finished a trail-running race with a minimum of 4 ITRA points (International Trail-Running Association).
- For the race MIUT 85, the participant must have finished a trail-running race with a minimum of 2 ITRA points (International Trail-Running Association).
- For the race MIUT 60, the participant must have finished a trail-running race with a minimum of 1 ITRA point (International Trail-Running Association).

- In the registration process for the races MIUT 115, MIUT 85 and MIUT 60 it is mandatory to choose the race which accomplishes with the requirements.

- The Medical Questionnaire is mandatory and will be answered online through an appropriate form after your registration is registered on the system. The form will be available for filling in the participant's personal area. As long as the Medical Questionnaire is not answered the participant's registration will appear as "Pending" or "Pendente". After 20th September 2021, if you need to update the Medical Questionnaire please send an email to the Medical team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) mentioning what you want to update.

- For MIUT's 2021 edition to be held on 20th November 2021, participants taking part in MIUT 115, MIUT 85 and MIUT 60 races need to upload a new Medical Certificate.

- Participants must download the Medical Certificate from the official event website (available for download from 01st of May 2021). After being filled and signed by your doctor this document must be uploaded in participants private registration until the 15th of September 2021. Without uploading the Medical Certificate, the participant will not be able to participate in the event.

- The participants from the races MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 do not need to present the Medical Certificate.

- The Liability Term is mandatory for all runners and must be accepted by signaling it in the registartions personal area. Without acceptance of the Term, the participant will not be able to check-in and consequently will not be able to participate in the event.

- It is mandatory to answer the MIUT® Economical Impact Questionnaire that will be sent to all participants during november 2021. The questionnaire should be answered before 15th of November 2021.

1.4. Physical conditions

Participants must:

- Be aware of the distance and of the particularities of the race in which they will participate and be sufficiently trained to conclude the race.

- Have acquired, before the race, a real capacity for self-reliance in the mountain, allowing the management of the problems induced by this type of race, particularly in terms of changes in the weather conditions (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow), as well as the ability to be autonomous between two check points, not only in food but also in terms of clothing and safety.

-Participants will have to face physical and mental problems resulting from extreme fatigue, digestive problems, joint and muscle pain, etc.

- Be aware that it is not the organization’s role to help an participant to overcome these problems and that this depends mainly on his ability to adapt to problems arising out of this type of event.

1.5. External Aid/Personal Assistance

- Participants in the races MIUT 115 and MIUT 85 are allowed to receive external aid, only given by the person who presents the ticket to access the Personal Assistance zone. This ticket will be provided to the participant at the check-in.

- It is expressly forbidden to benefit from services such as, massage, medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition, etc... provided by people which are external to the organization.

- There is no personal assistance for participants in the MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 races.

- All other external aid is strictly forbidden, out of the locations designated by the organization.

- Personal assistance areas will be located before or after mandatory aid stations/control points. These zones will only be signaled and except for one or the other exception they will not have any kind of protection against adverse weather conditions that may occur during the event. Only potable water will be available in these areas.

1.6. Race Bib Placement

- The race bib must be permanently visible throughout the race, i.e. it must be positioned over the clothes, in the area of the chest, abdomen or leg, and cannot be, for any reason, fixed on the back. The name and logo of the sponsors cannot be modified or hidden.

- Only participants with visible race bibs will have access to aid stations/control points.

Failure to observe these rules entails the penalty provided for in article 2.11.

1.7. Rules of Sport Conduct

- MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®, is an event that promotes and privileges, above all, fair play.

- It is fundamental that participants help any person in distress and alert the nearest control post or contact the organization.

- The organization reserves itself the right to exclude from the race, even before its start, any participant who through his behaviour conditions the management and/or the proper functioning of the event. If this happens, the participant will not be reimbursed.

- Anti sporting behaviour will be penalized according to its seriousness, as stipulated in article 2.11.

2. Event

2.1. Presentation of the Races/Organization

- Clube de Montanha do Funchal is the organizer of the event named MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®, 12th edition, which will be held from the 15th to the 21st of November, 2020 in Madeira Island, with absolute respect for the environment. The 1st edition happened in 2008, and was the first trail running event in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

- MIUT® is a registered trademark belonging to the organizer club.

- MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® is limited to around 3000 participants, for the total of the 5 races.

- Number of registrations per race:

MIUT 115 km - around 1050 | MIUT 85 km - around 500 | MIUT 60 km - around 300 | MIUT 42 km - around 700 | MIUT 16 km - around 450

MIUT 115 is part of the 2021 calendar of the UTWT - ULTRA-TRAIL® WORLD TOUR as UTWT 1500 race.

- The organizing reserves the right to exceed the limit of places to meet its commitments to elite participants (men with scores above 780 ITRA points and women with scores superior to 650 ITRA points), solidarity/health/travel/MIUT® Trail Camp bib's, organization invitations and also with the official sponsors of the event.

- The organization reserves also the right to reduce the number of slots in each race for security reasons or for any other reason that may affect the proper functioning of the event. All changes will be announced in advance on the official website and through social networks.

- The course of the 5 races of MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® will cross zones belonging to the municipalities of: Porto Moniz, Calheta, Ponta do Sol, Ribeira Brava, São Vicente, Santana, Câmara de Lobos, Funchal, Santa Cruz and Machico.

- The following description is intended to give a general guideline of the courses, but does not specify in detail the routes, as well as, sometimes, makes use of the popular toponymy, and therefore the organization rejects any liability that may arise from reading this.

- The departure of the race MIUT 115 will be given at 00:00 on the 20th of November, in the center of Porto Moniz, traveling, in a first nocturnal phase, by winding footpaths and levadas on the North Coast, towards the plateau of Paúl da Serra – on the Western mountain massif. The first major ascent has a reference point in Fanal. The technical descent to Chão da Ribeira is next and, then, a new long ascent to Estanquinhos. São Vicente is the next passage, before the arrival at Encumeada, where the route enters the Central mountainous massif, but not before making an incursion to Curral das Freiras, before facing the mythical peaks, Ruivo and Areeiro. From there, the route is mostly downwards, with passages at Chão da Lagoa, Poiso and Portela, after which the Funduras mountain offers endless single tracks towards the technical descent that will take participants to the Larano foothpath, towards the levada of Caniçal, with a previous passage at Boca do Risco. The final phase, along a levada, will have the backdrop of the Machico valley, with the finish line at the Forum Machico.

- The departure of the race MIUT 85 will be given at 07:00 on the 20th of November, in the area of São Vicente, towards Lombo da Achada dos Judeus, down to Ribeira Grande followed by the climb to Encumeada, then running through the remaining itinerary of MIUT 115 course.

- The departure of the race MIUT 60 will be given at 08:00 on the 20th of November, in the center of Boaventura, towards Lombo do Urzal, followed by the climb to Boca das Torrinhas, then running through the remaining itinerary of MIUT 115 course.

- The departure of the race MIUT 42 will be given at 11:00 of the 20th of November, in Monte - Funchal, departing towards Chão da Lagoa, passing on the way in Terreiro da Luta, Pico Alto then entering in Parque Ecológico do Funchal till Casa do Burro, then running through the remaining itinerary of MIUT 115 course.

- The departure of the race MIUT 16 will be given at 09:00 on the 20th of November, in the village of Porto da Cruz, towards the Larano foothpath, stepping through the remaining itinerary of MIUT 115 course.

- MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 races may be anticipated to November 19th, if there is a need to comply with restrictions regarding the spread of Covid-19, issued by the health authorities of Madeira.

- For reasons of force majeure, the routes and timetables are susceptible of being changed.

2.2. Program/timetable

2.3. Distance (categorization by distance)/altimetry (positive and negative cumulative ascent/descent)/categorization of difficulty following the Portuguese Trail Running Association (ATRP) norm.

Race

Distance

Positive slop

Negative slop

Maximum time

Categorization

Difficulty degree

MIUT 115

115 km

7100 m

7100 m

32 h

Trail Ultra Endurance

4

MIUT 85

85 km

4700 m

4800 m

25 h

Trail Ultra Long

3

MIUT 60 60 km 3100 m 3400 m 16 h Trail Ultra Medium 3

MIUT 42

42 km

1700 m

2300 m

11 h

Trail Ultra Medium

2

MIUT 16

16 km

390 m

400 m

4 h

Trail Short

1

 

2.4. Map/Profile/Route description

- The routes of MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® are mostly composed of paths, trails, footpaths, levadas (irrigation channels), paved forest roads and small stretches of asphalt. The routes use public roads either on-road or off-road, across farms and villages and use service roads that pass through private properties. Therefore the routes will not be closed to the race and participants must take into account the fact that there may be cars, people and animals moving in both directions on the trails.

- The routes sometimes follow some roads and sometimes cross them perpendicularly. The crossing must deserve the utmost care on the part of the participants.

- There will be locations on the paths that will have gates that participants will have to open and close. Whenever a participant encounters a closed gate he should leave it the way he found it, meaning closed.

- The organization will make GPS tracks of the routes of the race. However, signalling placed on the ground will always prevail.

- The organization will mark the route with signalling ribbons (red and white with the inscription MIUT®) with a reflective band and will also use vertical signs. It is imperative to follow the marked paths without taking shortcuts. If a participant doesn’t see any signs for approximately 500 metres, he should go back to find again the respective sign. Common sense should prevail.

2.5. Time Limit

- MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® is an event that integrates four single stage races, with a maximum time limit.

- Time barriers are calculated to allow participants to reach the finish line within the time limit imposed, already accounting for the possible stops (rest, supplies, etc.). All the aid stations will have time barriers.

- To be allowed to continue in the race, participants must leave each check point before its closure, otherwise they will be prevented from proceeding and, consequently, will be disqualified.

- Any participant excluded from the race who wishes to continue, can only do so by delivering a portion of the race bib, detachable for this effect, pursuing on his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

- For reasons of force majeure (weather and/or security), the organization reserves the right to change the time barriers.

2.6. Timing System

- An electronic timing system will be used to control the passage of the participants on the check points. In each check point there will be an electronic station which shall record the passage of the participants.

- The race bib of each participant will have an electronic chip (tag), which will be used for the registration of the passage of the participants. There will also be another tag on the backpack or similar equipment of the participant.

- In addition to the electronic control at the aid stations, there will also be an electronic / manual check-in control at security stations that will be placed at some strategic points along the course.

- The starting area will delimited with metal barriers. The participants are obliged to enter in this area using the indicated entrance for chip checking. No participant can enter the start zone without his chip being checked.

- In the area of departure a clock begins counting at the established time, with or without the presence of the participants. Participants who are not present until 15 minutes after the departure time or that are beyond this period, will be prevented from starting and, as such, will not be classified.

2.7. Checkpoints

- The checkpoints are compulsory passage points and are located in areas outlined by the organization. In each of these controls there will be a responsible person from the organization.

- Not passing in one or more checkpoints will lead to the disqualification of the participant.

- During the race there may be "surprise" checkpoints to ensure full compliance to the route. Their position, obviously, will not be previously posted by the organization.

- Retirements must be done only and exclusively on checkpoints. In the event of an accident or injury by which the participant is immobilized and unable to reach a checkpoint, he must activate the rescue operation, by contacting the organization.

- The contact number of the organization, for emergency purposes, will be printed on the race bib of the participant and should also be recorded in advance in the participant's mobile phone.

- The organization reserves the right to modify at any time the route and position of the check/supply points, without notice. In the event of adverse weather conditions at the start, the start may be delayed by up to two hours, after which period, the race is cancelled. There will be no right to reimbursement.

- During the race, in case of bad weather, and for security reasons, the organization reserves the right to modify the time barriers, or to suspend, reduce, neutralize or stop the race. There will be no right to reimbursement.

2.8. Aid Stations

- The aid stations will provide participants with food and drink to be consumed on the premises. Although other drinks will be available on site, only water will be provided to fill the tanks and other containers of the participants.

- There will be first aid positioned in all aid stations. It is crucial that participants help any person in distress, alert the nearest control post and/or contact the organization.

- Participants must abide by the decisions of specialized medical personnel.

2.9. Mandatory Material / Material Checks

- Upon Check-In, participants will have to present their backpack, or similar equipment, which will be used in the race. This equipment will be tagged with a label required for registration at the finishing time.

- During the competition, all participants must have all of the mandatory material. At any time during the race, the directors or heads of a control point can verify this. The participant will have to accept these inspections peacefully, without question, under penalty of being excluded from the race, according to the list of penalties in article 2.11.

- The first 5 (five) participants overall, male and female, of all the races may be inspected just after crossing the finish line.

 

Mandatory Material

MIUT 115

MIUT 85

MIUT 60

MIUT 42

MIUT 16

Race bib (provided by the organization) – to be placed in the chest abdomen or leg of the participant and visible during the entire race

X

X

X

X

X

Backpack or similar equipment

X

X

X

X

X

Water tank or equivalent of 1 litre capacity, minimum

X

X

X

X

X

Thermal blanket (minimum 100 x 200 cm)

X

X

X

X

X

Elastic band or bandage (minimum 100 x 6 cm)

X

X

X

X

X

Waterproof jacket

X

X

X

X

X

Phone operational to receive and make calls

X

X

X

X

X

Food reserve

X

X

X

X

X

Whistle

X

X

X

X

X

Drinking cup (the organization will not supply cups)

X

X

X

X

X

Bowl and cutlery (the organization will not supply bowls neither cutlery)

X

X

X

X

 

2 Flashlights/Headlamps, with replacement batteries for each one. In the case one works with rechargeable battery, you must take a powerbank. If both equipments are rechargeable one powerbank is enough.

X

X

 

   

1 Flashlight/Headlamp, with replacement batteries or powebank

   

X

X

 

Red tail light (flasher) – to be placed on the back of the participant, lit during the night.

X

X

 

   
Identifying document with name and photo X X X X X
Surgical mask or type FFP2 or tissue that meets European standards X X X X X

 

Strongly Recommended Material (optional)
Walking poles
Long trousers, that at least cover the knee
Waste holder, integrated or not in the bag
Gloves
Cap
Change of clothes
Sunscreen
Cash amount (to deal with any complications)

 

- Any participant who starts the competition with poles, will have to transport them to the finish line. It is expressly forbidden to have access to or abandon the poles anywhere on the course.

- For safety reasons, it is recommended that participants make a verification of their equipment, in order to make sure it is in perfect conditions for the race.

2.10. Information about road traffic

- Since road traffic will not be closed for the event, participants must comply with the traffic regulations in cities and public roads, as well as respecting the agricultural areas and private homes, under penalty of having to assume potential damages and damages resulting from their failure to comply with this rules.

2.11. Penalties/disqualification

- The directors of the race and the heads of each control point are responsible for the application of the rules and regulations governing the event, and are permitted to apply the penalties and disqualifications set out in the table below.

INFRACTION (from the most for the least serious) SANCTION TO BE APPLIED
Not assisting a participant that is in need of help Disqualification and eradication of future events
Abandoning the race without notifying the organization Disqualification and eradication of future events
Sharing the race bib with someone else during part or all of the route Disqualification and eradication of future events
Using paths other than those indicated for the race, intentionally cutting the route Disqualification and eradication of future events
Using unauthorized transportation (ride) Disqualification and eradication of future events
Serious miss respect towards the organization or other participant (assault or insult) Disqualification and eradication of future events
Removal of signs marking the route Disqualification and eradication of future events
Doping Disqualification and eradication of future events
Disobeying safety measures indicated by the organization and associated entities Disqualification
Refusal to submit to medical examinations/evaluations Disqualification
Refuse the submission of required material when requested by the organization. Disqualification
Not having the following mandatory material: bib number; backpack or similar equipment; Water tank or equivalent of at least 1 liter capacity; Thermal blanket (minimum 100x200 cm); whistle; raincoat; Operating phone, 2 flashlights / headlamp with replacement batteries/powerbank (MIUT 115 and MIUT 85) / 1 flashlight / front with replacement batteries/powerbank (MIUT 60 and MIUT 42) and; ID Card and Surgical mask or type FFP2 or tissue that meets European standards.  Disqualification
Exceeding the time limit at check points with a time barrier Disqualification
Fail to pass at one or more check points Disqualification
Loss of the control chip and/or of the tag on the backpack or similar Disqualification
Asking for help without substantiated need Disqualification
Making animals accompany a participant Disqualification
Littering the ground and/or damage to the surroundings Disqualification
Have access or abandon the poles in any part of the course between departure and arrival. Disqualification
Do not have the following mandatory material: have only 1 flashlight / front; Elastic band or ligature (minimum 100x6 cm); Reserve power; Cup and red tail light (flasher). 1 hour penalty for each missing item
Use of paths other than those indicated for the race as long as they do not represent intentional shortcuts 1 hour penalty
Receiving external aid outside the areas defined by the organization 30 minutes penalty
Be accompanied by persons not accredited by the organization, except in the areas defined by the organization 1 hour penalty
Modify, bend or hide the advertising materials 1 hour penalty
Flashlight/Headlight and/or rear light shut off overnight 1 hour penalty
Race bib not visible Penalty of 15 minutes

 

- The race Director based on his own judgment is empowered to disqualify or disallow the permanence in the race of those competitors that at any point configure any of the following cases:

* Physical or mental health problems.

* Abuse or wilful violation of this regulations.

* Unsportsmanlike conduct.

* Excessive Ingestion of alcohol.

* Participation in the race under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.

* Gross disregard for laws, religions and customs.

* Gross disrespect for the environment (includes purposely throwing down energy bar wrappers or other materials).

* Gross disregard for traffic rules.

2.12. Responsibilities to the Participant

- Registered participants in MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® accept to participate voluntarily and under their own responsibility in the competition. Therefore they exempt, renounce, agree not to claim or require the organization, employees, officials, sponsors and other participants of any responsibility to them and their heirs, in everything that exceeds the coverage of their, the employees and participants, responsibilities.

- The organization will not be responsible for accidents caused by sudden illness, negligence, or negligent ignorance of rules and regulations, as well as accidents that may occur during travel to reach the start of the race or after having finished the race.

2.13. Race Insurance

- The organization contracts a civil liability and personal injury insurance for the duration of the race. This insurance guarantees the coverage of their responsibilities, to those of its employees and participants, only on the duration of the race.

- In case of accident, the participant must, firstly, contact the organization, which will provide his transportation to the most appropriate medical institution for his state of health, along with the insurance claim form with the respective policy number, stamped and signed by the organization (insurance holder). Sometimes, in view of the urgency/severity of some accidents, it becomes impossible to arrange the insurance claim form. In those circumstances, the participation of the sinister can be made after first aid is completed.

- The claim must be done to the insurer for up to eight business days after the date of the accident. After this date, the insurer reserves the right not to accept such participation.

- Any document related to an expense claim whose insurance claim was already participated, will be paid in advance by the respective victim and its originals sent to the insurer for later reimbursement.

- The organization will not assume expense claims of which it did not become aware in a timely manner to activate the insurance.

- All expenses are paid by the victim and then reimbursed by the insurer in accordance with the insurance coverage, that is, if the insurance participation is duly made and accepted by the insurer.

- Coverages, Franchise and Personal Accident Insurance: (conditions available only in November 2021)

  • Death by Accident: €
  • Permanent Disability by Accident: €  (Allowance )
  • Accident Treatment Expenses: € 4. (Allowance: € / person)
  • Funeral expenses: €
  • Expenses concernerd with rescue, search, victim transportation: €
  • Age Limit:
  • Franchise: 

NOTE: Expenses whose amounts exceed the amounts indicated above, the difference is only and exclusively supported by the victim. The organization declines any liability in this regard. The franchise is assumed by the victim (injured participant).

- Although the organization provides insurance for all participants, it is advisable that runners should have a personal insurance that covers the practice of trail running.

2.14. Course Change

- The Event Organiser may change the advertised course without notice if the Event Organisers deem this necessary.

2.15. Race Cancellation or Suspension

- At any time, the Event Organizer may have to cancel or suspend the event, due to bad weather or unsafe conditions, landslides, fire, earthquake, natural disaster, water shortages, power outages, closure of local parks, roads or parts of the route, protests or blockages along the route, riot, strikes, outbreak or escalation of diseases or epidemics or pandemics (including Covid-19), imposing quarantine or banning travel, acts or threats of terrorism, blockages or disorder, other industrial action, civil commotion and any legislation, regulation, decision or omission (including failure to grant any necessary permission) from any government, court, competent national authority or Administrative Body.

- In case of cancellation or suspension of the race, the organisation will not make any refund.

2.16. The Following is not Allowed

- Defer registration for future editions, unless proposed by the organization as a way to minimize the impact of a race cancellation or suspension;

- To participate in a race other than the one in which the participant is registered;

- Exchange of bib number or use of it by someone other than the registered participant;

- Any person found with the bib number of another participant during the course of the event, both, this and the actual holder of the chest, will both be disqualified and prohibited from participating in future MIUT® editions.

3. Registrations

In this edition, it will only be accepted new registrations from, elite athletes, people invited by organization and to those people, to whom the registration was granted by an athlete deferred from the 2020 edition to the 2021 edition.

3.1. Registration Process

- The will send the link to the registrations platform. Only registrations done on this platform will be accepted.

- Each participant must correctly fill the registration form and pay the corresponding value, being the participant responsible for the accuracy of his data.

- The organization is not responsible for eventual liability refusals by the insurance company(ies) due to incorrect information introduced on the registration form by the participant.

- Entries from participants who are punished by their respective federations due to sanctions imposed in the wake of anti-doping controls will not be accepted.

- It is mandatory to answer the Medical Questionnaire. As long as the Medical Questionnaire is not answered the participant's registration will appear as "Pending" or "Pendente".

- Any further clarification should be requested by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3.2. Fees of Registration

Race Fee
MIUT 115 135,00 €
MIUT 85 110,00 €
MIUT 60 85,00 €
MIUT 42 60,00 €
MIUT 16 35,00 €

 

3.3. Race Change, Cancel Registration, Transfer Registration and Race Permutation

- No requests will be accepted over the phone. All requests must be sent by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- The organization may “freeze” the registration for the 2022 or 2023 edition to the participants who have accepted to defer their registration for the 2020 to 2021 edition and who manifest this desire until the 31st of August 2021, marking this option in the private area of their registration.

3.3.1. Race Change

- It is allowed to change to another race, if there are available places in that race. The change has an administrative fee of € 10.00.

- After 20th of September 2021, changes are not permitted.

- If the runner wants to change for a race with a higher registration fee, the change will be subject to the payment of the difference with the value presented in 3.2. If the change is to a race with a lower registration fee, there will be no refund of the difference, but the participant must pay the administrative fee of € 10,00.

3.3.2. Cancel Registration

- The participant may at any time request the cancellation of his registration.

- Given that the registrations were deferred from April 2020 to April 2021, then postponed to November 2021, and taking in consideration the costs already incurred by the organization, there will be no refund.

- When canceling the registration, the participant is no longer entitled to receive the participation kit.

3.3.3. Transfer Registration

- The participant can transfer his registration to another person, as long as that person complies with the requirements described in article 1.3 of the present regulation. The transfer of registration has an administrative cost of € 15.00. The deadline for transferring the registration is August 31, 2021.

- The entire transfer process is coordinated by the organization. The registration holder starts the process by sending an email to the organization (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), expressing the intention to transfer their registration. Within 5 days the organization will contact the participant to proceed with the transfer process.

3.3.4. Race Permutation

It's not allowed any race permutation between two registered participants in different races.

3.4. Material included with the inscription

- Custom race bib with integrated chip or similar;

- Tag label (chip) to be placed on the backpack or similar;

- Drop bag;

- Race gift;

- Participants Guide - A guide of the event will be made available in digital format. The guide includes practical information, such as: route, slopes, time barriers, check and supply points, etc.

- Finisher Medal only for those who finish the race in which they are registered.

- Certificate of participation (digital, to be downloaded later on the event’s official website).

3.5. Check-In

3.5.1. Check-in Time and Location

- Check-in can be done in Funchal on the 15th and 16th of November or at Forum Machico in Machico on the 17th,18th or 19th of November during following hours.

- In due time, the participants will be contacted by the organization to indicate the day and place where they intend to lift the chest. In case of no feedback of a runner, the check-in by default for this runner will be only in Machico from 17th to 19th of November.

Monday, 15th of November
Funchal
14h to 20h (2 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
tuesday, 16 of November
Funchal
10h to 20h (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Wednesday, 17th of November
Machico
15h to 20h (3 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Thursday, 18th of November
Machico
10h to 20h (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Friday, 19th of November
Machico
10h to 20h (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)


3.5.2. For Check-In, participants must present the following documents/material:

- Identification card or passport used at the registration process.

- Backpack or similar equipment that will be used in the race (participants are not allowed to change backpack or similar equipment during the race). On this equipment will be placed a chip.

3.5.3. Face-to-face check-in

- The check-in must be done only by the participant.

- Participants who are unable to check in within the scheduled time on November 19th for the reason of late arrival to Madeira, may check-in after the closing time just by simply sending an email to the organization requesting for late check-in due to late arrival in Madeira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

3.5.4. Participant Kit Collected by Third Parties

- In the case the participant cannot participate in the event and without canceling the registration, the participant may authorize someone else to pick up the participation kit. To do this the participante needs to download the form from the official website, fill it in and sign. This document must be presented at check-in along with a copy of the identification document used to register in the race.

3.6. Services provided

3.6.1. – Services included in the registration fee

- Solid and liquid supplies, while in competition, in the posts marked as aid stations.

- Medical Assistance in all aid stations and at the finish.

- Transport from Machico to the start of your race (At the check-in you will be asked if you need transport to the start).

- Transport from an aid station to the finish line in Machico, only in case of retirement or being stopped by the organization from continuing on the race.

- Meal at the end of the race (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

- Massage at the end of the race (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

- Shower (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

3.6.2. Other services (optional)

- Party Pasta - Dinner on Thursday, November 18th (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

3.7. Solidarity, Health, Travel and MIUT® Trail Camp Bib's

3.7.1. Solidarity Bib

- Not applicable.

3.7.2. Health Bib

- Not applicable.

3.7.3. Travel Bib

- Not applicable.

3.7.4. MIUT® Trail Camp Bib

- Not applicable.

4. Categories and Prizes

4.1. Place, date and time of the delivery of prizes

- Prize giving cerimony will take place in Forum Machico on Sunday, 21st of November, at 11:00 a.m. for the races MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 and 12:30 p.m. for the races MIUT 115 and MIUT 85. (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow)

Categories and awards:

- The four different races will be won by the competitors who earn the lowest time at the end of the race, added that they are the appropriate penalties, if any.

- For the five races, only those participants who pass through all check points (manual or electronic time registration) and have cutted the finish line within the stipulated time shall be classified.

- The team classification will be taken by adding the scores of the three best participants of each team.

- There will be no prize money.

- The presence of the winners is mandatory at the awards ceremony.

- The organization can facilitate the sending of trophies, prizes, or other elements by postal mail or other means of distribution, upon request by the participant until December 15th, 2021 and after paying all the expenses inherent with shipment (postage box and postage) plus an administrative fee of € 10.00. Packages will be sent only after Christmas time.

- For each race there will be an individual female and male classification, a classification by category and a team classification, as follows:

MIUT 115 Male Female
General Trophies for the first 10 Trophies for the first 10
All categories Medals for the first 3 Medals for the first 3
Teams Trophies for the first 3 teams Trophies for the first 3 teams

 


MIUT 85 / MIUT 60
Male Female
General Trophies for the first 3 Trophies for the first 3
All categories Medals for the first 3 Medals for the first 3
Teams Trophy for the first team Trophy for the first team

 


MIUT 42 / MIUT 16
Male Female
General and categories Medals for the first 3 Medals for the first 3
Teams Trophy for the first team Trophy for the first team

 

4.2. Definition of age/sex categories, individual and teams

- The categories will be set automatically according to the data provided by the participants at the time of registration, and with reference to their age on the 31st of December 2021 (without prejudice to Article 1.1).

- For the team classification, a team must be composed of 3 members of the same sex. In order to determine the collective results it is important that the team name is uniform among all participants of that team! No changes will be made after the start of the race.

Categories:

- Juniors M/F – 18 to 19 years old (only for the MIUT 16 race)

- Sub-23 M/F – between 20 and 22 years old

- Seniors M/F – between 23 and 39 years old

- Vet. M40/F40 – between 40 and 44 years old

- Vet. M45/F45 – between 45 and 49 years old

- Vet. M50/F50 – between 50 and 54 years old

- Vet. M55/F55 – between 55 and 59 years old

- Vet. M60/F60 – over 60 years old

4.3. Deadline for complaints about the classifications

- Any and all claims must be placed in writing and forwarded to the Director of the event, accompanied by a deposit of € 50,00 (non-refundable if the complaint is rejected) until two hours after the arrival of the participant in question. The complaint must include the name of the complainant, their Identification card or Passport number, name(s) of participant(s) affected, race bib number(s) and alleged motives. Provisional classifications can also be the target of a complaint, up to 30 minutes after their publication.

- The jury, which will consider the complaint, is composed of the Director of the event, presiding, by the President or Vice-President of the organizing club and by a person of recognized merit in the area of Trail Running. The list of the members of the Jury will be posted at the secretariat before the start of the competition.

- The jury shall decide on the complaints before posting the official results.

5. QUARTZ Event Program

The Organization of MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® has decided to set up the QUARTZ Event Program to protect participant’s health and to contribute to doping-free sport.

The QUARTZ Event Program has neither the vocation nor the competence to replace anti-doping rules but aims to strengthen the medical supervision before, during and after the competition.

The QUARTZ Event program is carried out in collaboration with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), Athletes For Transparency association (AFT) and Ultra Sports Science Foundation (USS).

The QUARTZ Event program is managed by a Medical Commission solely composed of doctors. This Medical Commission can take advice from experts of its choice and specifically give a consultative advice to the race direction on the medical condition of participants.

This Medical Commission can go as far as to suggest to the race direction that a participant should be excluded from competition for health reasons before competition (« no start ») or not ranked after the competition for non-compliance withthe procedures.

The QUARTZ Event Program is for each participant who agrees to:
1. Declare to the Medical Commission the following medical information:

  • Any medical history and/or pathology, in particular those which may increase risks during competition.
  • The use of regular treatments or medication or dietary supplements at least during the 30 days prior to the start of the competition.
  • Request or use of a substance or method subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

The declaration of medical information to the Medical Commission is done through the ITRA health space for which each participant has access after having created a free runner account on the ITRA website: http://www.itra.run. The declared medical information is only accessible by the doctors of the Medical Commission, the designated experts as well as to the medical team during an eventual care during the competition.

2. Provide all urinary and/or blood and/or hair and/or salivary samples required from 30 days before the competition and up to 15 days after the competition
and also consent to the associated analysis of these samples, on the understanding that the costs for sampling and analyses are covered directly by the Organization.

3. Do not participate in the competition when using:
Within 60 days before the start of the competition and during the competition

  • Intravenous iron infusion

Within 7 days before the start of the competition and during competition

  • Intravenous infusion
  • Gas inhalation
  • Substance subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) according to the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Prohibited List published annually
  • Glucocorticoids regardless of the mode of administration Thyroid synthesis hormones except in case of partial or total removal of the thyroid or hypothyroidism of medical origin.

Within 24 hours before the start of the competition and during competition

  • Beta-2-agonist regardless of the mode of administration
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) regardless
    of the mode of administration

The possible use of these different substances may be identified in the context of the analysis carried out before and/or after the competition or any other means of investigation.

4. Accept to answer any meeting request on site or remotely (phone or videoconference) that the Medical Commission may ask for in order to discuss their ability or not to participate in the competition or not to be rank after the competition.

5. Submit any doping control form legible completed within 30 days before the start of the competition and up to 15 days after the competition.

6. Accept the use, for the only purpose of research and in a strictly anonymous way, of data concerning him. Each participant has a right of access, rectification and opposition to data concerning him. The Medical Commission is the authority with which the participant can exercise this right.

Any unreasonable breach, refusal, or transmission of erroneous information in connection with the QUARTZ Event Program can result in the exclusion of the participant from the competition before the competition or not to be rank after the competition.

6. Image Rights and Advertising

- The participant renounces his image rights during the course of the event, and also waives the right to complain about the use of his image by both the organization and the official partners of the event. Only the organization can pass this image right to the Media via an accredited or licensed license.

- MIUT® is a registered trademark. The organizer reserves the exclusive right to exploit the image of MIUT® - Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® and photographic and journalistic audiovisuals of the event. Any advertising project or media produced for publication must obtain the prior authorization of the organization.

- There will be accreditation of journalists, photographers and audiovisuals, which grants them access to restricted places. This accreditation must be carried out on the official website of the event on the "MEDIA" tab until 08th of November, 2021.

- The use of publicity material provided by the organization (bib, stickers, etc.) is compulsory. Modifying, folding or hiding advertising material will be penalized.

7. Data Protection

- The data of the participants listed on the registration form shall be registered by the organization for the purposes of the event in particular processing of insurance, registration lists, news and standings. All participants may exercise their right of access, rectification or cancellation of their personal data by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- In the case of a participant being associated with ATRP – Trail Running Association of Portugal, the registration process requires the permission (conceed when inserting ATRP number) that his data be transmitted for the purpose of drawing up the standings, statistics and event evaluation, procedures which will be carried out by that Association.

8. Covid-19

This section will be adjusted over time, according to the evolution of the pandemic Covid-19.

- Depending on the pandemic situation at the date of the event, the organization may demand a negative test to Covid-19 or the certification that the athlete is already vaccinated for Covid-19, in order to be able to access the check-in and consequently participate in one of the events of the event.

- Mandatory use the use of a mask in the following situations:

  • Throughout the check-in process, from the access area to the check-out area;
  • From the moment the athlete enters the starting zone and up to 200 m after the starting line;
  • In all aid stations;
  • After crossing the finish line and even leaving the reserved area on arrival.

- MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 races may be anticipated to November 19th, if there is a need to comply with restrictions regarding the spread of Covid-19, issued by the health authorities of Madeira.

- Meal at the end of the race (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

- Massage at the end of the race (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

- Shower (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow).

- Prize giving cerimony will take place in Forum Machico on Sunday, 21st of November, at 11:00 a.m. for the races MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 and 12:30 p.m. for the races MIUT 115 and MIUT 85. (possible, as long as the Restrictive Measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic that may exist on the date of the event so allow)

9. Information

Notes and changes

Drop Bag

- A drop bag for changing clothes and / or other items will be provided to the participants in the MIUT 115 and MIUT 85 races, which can be used to send to Curral das Freiras then it will transfered to the finish line. For the MIUT 60, MIUT 42 and MIUT 16 races, this bag will be sent directly from the start of your race to the finish line (arrival). Participants will deliver the bag at the start of the race.

- The organization only guarantees the delivery of the drop bag on sunday morning, at the time set in the event program. However it may be picked before if it has already arrived in the bag collection area.

- It is not permitted to put poles inside the bag.

- The organization does not accept any liability over the content of the bag.

- The organization does not transport any other bag beyond the one which will be provided by the organization.

- After the race, the drop bag must be picked maximum until 10:30 a.m. on 21st of November at the event center. If you do not pick up the bag, the organization can facilitate its sending by post or other means of distribution, upon request by the participant and after paying all the expenses related to be said postage: (postage pack + postage) plus one administrative fee of € 15,00. This submission will have a deadline of December 15th, 2021. After this date, equipment which is in good conditions will be donated, otherwise it will be throwed away. Packages will be sent only after Christmas time.

Modifications

- These rules may be edited, changed or improved at any time by the organizer, without prior notice until 01st of September 2021. Each time this Regulation is modified, it will be indicated in the line reserved for the version of the document and its date, eg: (Regulation (v.01.01 - 2021-03-02)).

Other

- The Jury shall decide on all matters related to the event that have not been subject to regulation or on misinterpretations of these regulations.

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