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PROPOSITIONS

BASIC INFORMATION

  • 14th -16th August 2020
  • Osečná, Liberec Region
  • Circle Village consists of:
    • Race centre
    • CIRCLE campsite
    • Car park
  • All 3 running loops start and end in the race centre
  • Entry fee per team:
    • before 29th February 2020 – CZK 20,000
    • before 31st May 2020 - CZK 24,000
    • before 31st July 2020 - CZK 28,000

 

HOW IT WORKS

  • Team relay race
    • The team consists of max. 8 runners
      • Minimum number of runners in a team is 4
      • The line-up of the team (men/women) is up to you
    • Each team has a team captain who is the contact person for the organisers and is responsible for handing information over to the team
  • 3 running loops
    • There are 3 different loops varying in difficulty and length
    • The length of individual legs – 5 to 12 km
      • A, B, C
      • Total distance is 26 to 28 km
    • Elevation of individual loops – 100 to 300 m
    • Surface – mostly forest trail paths
    • The exact loops will be announced in accordance with the pre-race schedule
  • Non-stop relay – stage race
    • Each runner must successfully complete all 3 loops
    • The race consists of a total of 24 legs (8 runners in team x 3 loops)
    • If there are less than 8 runners in a team, some members need to run the legs for the missing team members
  • Runners take turns after each leg and run in a fixed running order. In an 8-member team, each runner runs every eighth trail.
  • The captain is obliged to submit the order of runners before a specific date stipulated in the pre-race schedule
    • There will be fees imposed on later changes
  • The time necessary to complete the race is 16 to 32 hours

 

SCHEDULE

  • Before the race
    • 14th November 2019 – Registration opens
    • 30th June 2020 – Announcement of individual loops
    • 31st July 2020 – Last registration day
    • 7th August 2020 – Submitting the final list of participants including the running order
  • During the race (approximate)
    • 14th August 2020 (4-9 pm) – Participants arrive, starting packages are handed out
    • 14th August 2020 (9 pm) – Meeting of the captains
    • 14th August 2020 (10 pm) – Opening ceremony
    • 15th August 2020 (8-10 am) – The race starts
    • 16th August 2020 (3 pm) – The time limit to finish the race
    • 16th August 2020 (6 pm) – Clearing the CIRCLE campsite and departure

 

PARTICIPANTS’ STAY

  • Parking
    • Parking for the participants in the race is right at the start of Circle Village
    • Restrictions related to parking will be defined in the rules
  • CIRCLE campsite
    • Race participants sleep in their own tents during the whole weekend at a specified place in the CIRCLE campsite which is right next to the race centre
    • You can use up to 100 sq m
    • Up to 4 small tents + a party tent 3x3 m
    • Accommodation in caravans/campervans is not allowed
    • Other conditions/rules for staying in the CIRCLE campsite will be specified in the rules
    • Only race participants can sleep in the CIRCLE campsite
    • If race participants want to book the night or two in the CIRCLE campsite for additional persons, they can get this as an extra service available through SportID
      • The number of additional persons will be limited
    • Sanitary facilities
      • Toilets, showers and washing troughs are in Circle Village and can be used throughout the race
    • Refreshments
      • Participants who are currently racing can, as part of the entry fee, use the refreshment station in the race centre where there is water, sports drink and fruit available
      • Food stalls will be available in the race centre
      • Participants can organise their own food, but you need to respect the rules of staying in the CIRCLE campsite

 

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

  • An inseparable part of the race is the accompanying programme based around a specific theme; this year’s theme will be announced soon
  • Main elements of the accompanying programme:
    • Fun activities in Circle Village
    • Sports activities, competitions
    • Games and contests
    • Activities organised by the event’s partners
  • A children’s run, the Mini CIRCLE, will take place on Saturday 15th August 2020 as part of the accompanying programme

 

RECOMMENDED GEAR

  • Clothing
    • 2 pairs of trail running shoes
    • 3 sets of running clothes
    • Normal shoes and clothes
    • Raincoat/waterproof jacket
  • Camping gear
    • Basic
      • Tent
      • Sleeping bag
      • Camping mat
      • Torch
    • Other options
      • Camping furniture
      • Party tent/parasol
      • Grill + other BBQ tools
    • Toiletries
    • Extras
      • For running
      • Sun protection
    • Electronic gadgets
      • Mobile phone with gpx. files of the loops
      • Power bank
    • Food, drinks
    • Sports nutrition
    • First aid kit
    • Obligatory equipment for the night legs
      • Headlamp
      • Clothing with reflective elements, or reflective vests etc.

 

EXTRA SERVICE

  • Other extra service items will be put on the web during the race preparation which participants can purchase individually from the SportID website