Ratschings Mountain Trail – Regulations

All athletes who have reached the age of 18 on the day of the race are eligible to participate. In addition, all athletes who have reached the age of 16 are eligible to take part in the Mountain Trail and Relay races (with statement of consent from a parent or guardian).

There are also the following requirements for participation:

Runners from Italy

  •  … must be submitted a sports medical certificate.

Runners from abroad

  • … must submit either a valid association card from a club recognised by the IAAF

or a medical certificate from their doctor.

All documents can be uploaded via the registration system. Registration is only complete and valid once the registration fees have been paid and all necessary documents (valid on the day of the event) have been provided.

Time limits Mountain Trail:

  • Control point and changeover zone Malga Klammalm 2:30 hours
  • Race closes after 4:30 hours

Time limits Sky Trail:

  • Control point Malga Klammalm 2:00 hours
  • Control point km 18 (Enzian Joch) 4:30 hours
  • Race closes after 6:30 hours

Anyone who does not reach the checkpoint or finish within the allotted time will no longer be classified and may not be entitled to any services (refreshment posts, marshals, timing, ranking, medals, etc.). The start numbers of affected runners who still want to continue running will be marked accordingly and organisation will be released from any responsibility. Run time measuring is done electronically by means of a chip on the disposable start number, which is provided free of charge. The organiser will use mountain rescue services to ensure that no injured participants are left behind along the route.

The organiser points out that the Racines Mountain Trails runs through Alpine terrain. It should be noted that the weather and ground conditions in the mountains can change rapidly. Non-slip trail running shoes and clothing adapted to the conditions prevailing on the day of the race are compulsory. Hiking poles are permitted

Compulsory equipment for the Ratschings Sky Trail:

  1. Mobile phone always switched on and charged.

    • Emergency number and safety number of the organiser must be saved.
    • Safety plan must be stored on the smartphone or carried in printed form.
  2. First aid blanket
  3. Waist bag or running backpack. (Or suitable clothing where the compulsory equipment can be carried).

Recommended equipment for the Ratschings Sky Trail:

  1. Waterproof rain jacket (can be added to the compulsory equipment if the weather forecast is uncertain).
  2. First aid kit
  3. Drinking bottles with liquid at your own discretion.

The compulsory equipment will be checked when entering the start area and must be carried during the entire run.

The following categories are planned:

Ratschings Mountain Trail
W/M U22 (born 2002 – 2006) *
W/M 23-35 (born 1989 – 2001)
W/M 36-45 (born 1979 – 1988)
W/M 46-55 (born 1969 – 1978)
W 56+ (born 1968 and older)*
M 56-65 (born 1959 – 1968)
M 66+ (born 1958 and older)*

Women’s relay (2 women)
Men’s relay (2 men)
Mixed relay (woman and man)

Ratschings Sky Trail
W/M U35 (born 1989 – 2006)
W/M 36-45 (born 1979 – 1988)
W/M 46-55 (born 1969 – 1978)
W/M 56+ (born 1968 and older)*

Attractive non-cash prizes are given to:

General class female: Top 5
General class male: Top 7

The first three category places
*(if less than 3 participants per category have reached the finish, the categories will be merged. Juniors are taken up in the next higher category, all others in the next lower).

Only athletes present at the awards ceremony will be given prizes. Prices will not be posted.

Clubs with several participants benefit from the following advantages:

From 10 finishers within a club, the club receives a free start number for the following year.
From 20 finishers -> 2 free start numbers for the following year.
From 30 finishers -> 3 free start numbers for the following year etc …

In addition, the club with the most finishers receives an ​original gift​. The runtime of the individual athletes is irrelevant. A finisher is every individual participant and every relay team who reach the finish within the permitted time. For finisher relays both participants count for the ranking.

Please note: When registering the individual club members, the name of the club must be identical.

In case of drop-out by the athlete or if the race is stopped for safety reasons by the organisation or by the mountain rescue service, each participant is obliged to report to the nearest marshal as soon as possible and to follow their instructions. In these cases (drop-out/cancellation) there is no claim to reimbursement of the entry fee nor to its transfer to the following year.

Unsportsmanlike and unfair behaviour (shortcuts, disregard of official instructions and regulations, doping, misrepresentation, passing on the start number …)  will be punished with disqualification. The decisions will be made by the race management. Any objections must be submitted in writing to the organiser no later than 30 minutes after publication of the results lists (deposit: €50.00). Dogs are not allowed.

The organisers are particularly concerned about protecting nature and the environment. It is strictly forbidden to throw away any rubbish outside the refreshment areas, where appropriate rubbish bins are provided. Any violation will be penalised with disqualification.

The organisation reserves the right to change the date of the event, the starting time, the route, the location of the refreshment points, etc. at any time and without prior notice in the event of special unforeseeable circumstances that endanger the proper and safe execution of the event.

In case of bad weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organisation reserves the right to suspend, postpone or permanently cancel the event at the sole discretion of the race director or the competent authorities. The suspension or cancellation of the race does not give any right to a refund of the entry fee.

The organisers do not accept liability for loss, injury or harm to any person or object. Each participant also acknowledges the disclaimer of liability of the sponsors, the neighbouring communities, and the owners of private ways for damages of any kind, which may arise from the participation in the race. No liability is accepted for lost or stolen items.

For regulations not explicitly mentioned in these rules the terms and conditions of the “CSEN – Centro Sportivo Educativo” regulations apply.

The organiser reserves the right to amend these regulations at any time as necessary. Any changes will be published here