3. KOŠICE - Miskolc Ultramarathon 2020.04.18 – Competition Invitation

 

                 

 

Goal of the race:

 

• Continuation of the international ultramarathon running race, which was first organised by the Miskolc Marathon Club in 1999 and was restarted in 2019

• To provide amateur and professional sportsmen and sports women the opportunity to compete both in individual and relay categories.

• To join the race to the Visegrad 4 sport events

• Extending the number of events that reach across the Hungarian-Slovak border

• To deepen the sports friendship between the Slovakian and Hungarian runners

• The development of Košice and Miskolc sister city relationship. Joining Katowice and Ostrava, which are also sister cities, to the events.

To popularize the sights of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county and Košice county as well as Kosice and Miskolc

 

Organizer of the race: Marathon Club Miskolc (www.maratonclubmiskolc.hu)

Partner: Košice Marathon Club

Marathon Club Kosice
 

 

Date of race: 18 April 2020 (Saturday)

 

Start: Miskolc (Hungary), Városház square, relys at 08.00 o’clock, individuals at 06.00 o’clock

Finish: Košice (Slovakia), Košický kraj (by The Dóm)

 

The route of the race:
 

Miskolc-Sajóvámos-Szikszó-Hernádkércs-Abaújszántó-Vizsoly-Gönc-Kéked-Nyizna Mysla-Sidlisko Krasna- Košice

The route of the race goes along cycle paths and mainly public road of low traffic, including one dirt road on both Hungarian and Slovakian sides.

 

Distance of the race: 115 km

See route at:

https://www.termeszetjaro.hu/hu/tour/gyalogtura/miskolc-kassa-ultramaraton-2020/44527420/?share=%7Ezm9ybgaz%244osspsta

 

Start: Miskolc (Hungary), Városház Square

Individual: 06.00 AM.

 

Settlement

Distance

Total distance

1

Start: Miskolc, Városház square

0 km

0 km

2

Finish: Košice, Košický kraj,

115 km

115 km

 

 

5-person relay: 8.00 AM.

 

Settlement

Distance

Total distance

 

Miskolc, Városház square

0 km

0 km

1

Szikszó, Szentháromság church

22,6 km

22,6 km

2

Abaújszántó, Mayor’s office

25,9km

48,5km

3

Gönc, inland

26 km

74,5 km

4

Nyizna Mysla, Siroka,

24,3km

98,8 km

5

Finish: Košice, Košický kraj,

16,2km

115,2 km

 

10-person relay: 08.00 AM.

 

Settlement

Distance

Total distance

 

Miskolc, Városház square

0 km

0 km

1

Sajóvámos, Ady E. street, corner

16,2 km

16,2 km

2

Szikszó, Szentháromság church

9,8 km

22,7 km

3

Hernádkércs, Village Hall

13 km

35,7 km

4

Abaújszántó, Mayor’s office

12,5 km

48,2 km

5

Vizsoly, Bible Museum

13,2 km

61,4 km

6

Gönc, inland

11,2 km

72,6 km

7

Kéked, Main road, turn over

14,8 km

87,4 km

8

Nyizna Mysla, Siroka

11,6 km

99 km

9

Košice, Sídlisko Krasna,Golianova

8 km

107 km

10

Finish: Košice, Košický kraj

8,2 km

115,2 km

 

 

Categories

• individual (women and men absolute 1-6 place winner)

• 5-person relay

– mix (3 men, 2 women), absolute 1-3 place winner

- men, absolute 1-3 place winner

• 10-person relay

– mix ( 6 men, 4 women), absolute 1-3 place winner

- men, absolute 1-3 place winner

 

Registration deadlines and fees:

 

Individual:

Till: 25 February, 2020: 62 EUR

Till: 31 March, 2020: 70 EUR

 

5 person relay:

Till: 25 February, 2020: 170 EUR/relay

Till: 31 March, 2020: 205 EUR/relay

 

10 person relay:

Till: 25 February, 2020: 305 EUR/relay

Till: 31 March, 2020: 340 EUR/relay

 

No on-spot registration!

 

 

Registration:

Online, by filling registration form on www.maratonclubmiskolc.hu website.

By registering online and by filling out the registration form the participants accept the terms and conditions of the rules and regulation and contest invitation.

Cancellation and assigning the registration can be accepted prior to the race until 15 March 2020, midnight, only in written form on mate@hegyimaraton.hu e-mail address. In this case we pay back 75% of the fee paid.

 

Payment of registration fee:

The registration fee must be paid along with the registration, by transferring it to the following account of the Miskolc Marathon Club: OTP 11734073-20009070. The racer’s name or the name of the relay and the category must be listed in the statement. The amounts are to be considered as gross amounts and in Hungarian Forint.

Information necessary for the transfer.

Account at: OTP Bank

Owner of account: Marathon Club

Account number: 11734073-20009070-00000000

IBAN: HU06117340732000907000000000

Swift Code of OTP Bank: OTPVHUHB

 

The registration will only be valid if the registration fee has been paid within 5 days!

On 15 March, 2020 we will delete all registrations that has not been paid!

 

 

The registration fee contains:

• Unique technical t-shirt with logo

• Unique finish medal

• Chip timing

• Number

• Program with section map

• Refreshment at all relay point

• Pasta-party at the Kosice Finish area

• Massage for the individual competitors at the Kosice finish

• Medical aid throughout the race

• 50% discount from the entrance fee to Miskolc Tapolca Cave Bath, at the race wekend (ons Saturday and Sunday), 50% discount from the entrance fee to The Castle of Diósgyőr

• Route insurance

• Free photos to download

 

Reception of start-pack

Start-packs can be received on condition that the Liability Statement is filled in and handed in at the race office. The Liability Statement can be downloaded at www.maratonclubmiskolc.hu website.

 

Time and place of reception of start-packs:

On the premise stated at registration.

- 17 April 2020, Friday, from 14.00 to 18.00 o’clock (Hungarian Time), Miskolc Start, Race centre ( Városház square)

- 17 April 2020, Friday, from 14.00 to 18.00 o’clock Košice, Košický kraj Finish, Race centre

 

Not recepted startpacks can be received before the start:

- 18 April 2020, Saturday, from 05.00 to 07.30 (Hungarian Time), Miskolc Start, Race centre (Városház square)

 

 

Timing

With Electronic (chip) system

 

Level Time

Runners (Both individual and relay) have 15 hours from the start to get to the finish

 

Traffic on the route

The route of the race will be appointed on the bank of the River Hernád, on cycle routes and public road of low traffic as well as on dirt road. Driving by the runners by car is strictly forbidden due to safety reasons! The official biker escorts wearing special vest can only go behind the racers temporarily and next to them for a short period of time. Securing the route is done by the police of Miskolc, Košice and Borsod-Abaúj-County together in corporation with the organisers, civilian patrols and public wardens.

 

Refreshment

On the route on 9 relay points, there will be 9 refreshment points, and we provide supplements (glucose, water) on further settlements involved. Of course it will be possible to refill liquid and calories at the finish.

 

Supply at the refreshment points:

  • Water

  • isotonic sports drink

  • Cola

  • Banana

  • Apple

  • Orange

  • Lemon

  • Local pastry

  • Local Cakes

  • Salty cakes

  • Sweet cakes

  • Glucose

  • Jellybeans

  • Dried fruit

 

 

Handing in individual refreshment

On 18 April, 2020 on Saturday, from 05.00 to 7.30 at the Miskolc race centre

by highlighting the number and the refreshment point number (1 to 9).

 

Open time of the Finish area

On 18 April 2020, from 13.00 to 21.30, Košice, Košický kraj

 

Awarding:

Woman individual, absolute 1-6. place: medal+trophy+1-3. places: 70.000-50.000-30.000 HUF voucher, 4-6. places: prize

Man individual, absolute 1-6. place: medal+trophy+1-3. places: 70.000-50.000-30.000 HUF voucher, 4-6. places: prize

5 person relay:

- mix category (3 men, 2 women) absolute 1-3. place: medal+trophy+prize

- men category, absolute 1-3. place: medal+trophy+prize

 

10 person relay:

- mix category (6 men, 4 women) absolute 1-3. place: medal+trophy+prize

- men category, absolute 1-3. place: medal+trophy+prize

 

/Winners of the individual and relay categories will have the right to register to the 2021 Kosice-Miskolc Ultramarathon free of charge /

 

Dream Team: the fastest runner of each stage will receive an extra award. Due to this fact, in the end of the race the „Dream Team” can team up.

 

 

Medical Aid

The field will be followed by medical crew by ambulance and motorbikes. Their phone number can be found on the number and in the program. In case the medical crew finds a racer not to be able to continue the race, they can take off his or her number and exclude him or her from the race.

 

Transport of racers

The transport of each racer to and from the relay points by escort cars is the task of the given team. The escort cars cannot accompany the runners on the stages!

The runners will be followed by closing cars, the relay points will be closed when the level time of the stage is over, securing the road to that point will end. (exact times in the Programme)

Relay can happen only at the appointed relay points. Relay at the relay points happens by handing over the chip according to the rules.

 

Rules and regulations

Participant of the III. Košice-Miskolc Ultramarathon hereby compulsorily accepts the rules and regulations to himself or herself and commit himself or herself to keep them. They take note that by registering himself or herself to the race he or she is subject to the rules and regulations hereby.

Participant declares that he or she takes part in the III. Košice-Miskolc Ultramarathon healthy, under his or her responsibility, prepared for the chosen distance and category both physically and mentally. Organizers cannot be made responsible for the degradation of participant’s state of health

Participant acknowledges that throughout the event photos and footages are made of him or her. He or she contributes to photos and footages being made and used. He or she acknowledges that Organizers can use the photos and footages of him or her in commercials and in other media for promotional reasons.

A crucial condition of Receiving the start-packs is to sign the Liability Statement and to hand it over in the race office, in case of both teams and individual runners. It is important to note that in case of teams, following the signature of the Liability Statement, it is not possible to change members. To receive the start-pack one needs to have identification card or authorization signed by two witnesses.

The route of the race will be marked with arrows, boards, ribbons and wall paints. Following the route is the responsibility of the runners of the stage in all cases. Organizer, police, public wardens and civilian patrols will help the progress on the route, runners have to follow their orders in any case.

Those runners who are in front can be followed by motorbikes – within visibility- because of the punctual time credits. In case of any failure of the timing system, the escort motorists will record crossing the points manually as well as the time lost at the railroad crossings.

Throughout the race participant wears the number in front. Those who fold or cover their numbers, or wear them not clearly visibly throughout the race will be excluded.

Those who do not complete the full distance appointed by the Organizers are to be excluded, as well as those who do not fill in the Liability Statement and the registration form punctually or fill it incomplete or incorrectly.

Participant follow the orders of traffic crew at the railroad crossings. When the lights are red, crossing is forbidden and life threatening, those who break this rule will be immediately excluded.

Participant acknowledges that Organizers ensure refreshment at all relay points. Waste can be thrown away at refreshment and relay points, from where it is transported by Organizers. It is forbidden to throw away waste on the route, breaking this rule will lead to immediate exclusion.

Participant accepts that Organizers ensure the possibility to relay at the relay points, where timing happens as well.

It is forbidden to use roller-skate during the race as well as to run with dog and to run without a number. Participant acknowledges that he or she can immediately be excluded in case of breaking these rules.

Advertising and marketing activity can be done on the total route of the race and at the points only with written prior permission from the Organizers

 

Age limit:

a.) individual category: 18 years of age or over

b.) 5 and 10 person relay: 16 years of age, with written parental agreement

Organizers are not accountable for values left in escort cars and at the accommodations.

Participant acknowledges that the registration fee does not include insurance, participants have to take care of it themselves.

One racer can only be member of one team. Individual racers cannot be member of a team at the same time.

Organizers reserve the rights to change the venue and time of the race, as well as to modify the route.

 

Force majeure
Participant takes note that in case the race cannot be organised due to accidental causes (force majeure), especially but not limited to weather conditions, natural catastrophes, strike, blockade, lack of route license, or any other not expected, extreme, not predictable and inevitable causes, Organizer will appoint new date for him/her (informs him/her officially) and will not refund registration fee. Organizer reverse the right of changing the venue, date and the route of the race.
In case of cancellation of the race
Participant takes note that in case the race fails to take place at the appointed new date, Organizer declares the cancellation of the race, makes out a reverse invoice to the registration fee, and refunds the registration fee as follows:
I.) 78% of the registration fee within 5 days following the making out of the reverse invoice
II.) whereas the further 22% within 120 days following the making out of the reverse invoice
As long as Organizers fails to meet the deadlines above, they are required to pay default interest according to Act V/2013 (Civil Code)
In case of stormy weather organizer can temporarily or permanently suspend the race any time, and later can start it again. Organizer informs competitors throughout the race via social media or on the www.maratonclubmiskolc.hu site.