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L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO - CASTELLANETA

(LAST MAN STANDING)

RULES

 

 

THE “ASSOCIAZIONE SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTICA TRI4NOMA”, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CASTELLANETA, IUTA AND PRO LOCO “RODOLFO VALENTINO” ORGANISES THE THIRD EDITION OF “L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO - CASTELLANETA” TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER ON SATURDAY 15TH 2022 AT 2:00 PM.

THERE WILL BE A PRIZE MONEY OF:

€ 1000

IF THE WORLD RECORD ON THE DAY OF THE RACE WILL BE BEATEN.

 

L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO IS PART OF A SMALL GROUP OF RACES IN THE WORLD CREATED BY LAZARUS LAKE (CREATOR OF THE FAMOUS BARKLEY MARATHON).

 

L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO IS A NON COMPETITIVE” RACE, BUT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART THE ATHLETE MUST PROVIDE A MEDICAL HEALTH DECLARATION, PROVIDED BY THE ORGANISER UPON REGISTRATION. THE DURATION VARIES AND WILL BE HELD ON A CIRCUIT OF 6,706 KM OR 4,167 MILES

THE START WILL BE GIVEN ON SATURDAY 15TH OF OCTOBER, 2022 AT 2:00 PM IN FRONT OF “STELLA MARIS” CHRUCH IN CASTELLANETA MARINA (TA).

 

THE FORMAT OF THE RACE IS VERY SIMPLE.

ON SATURDAY 15TH OF OCTOBER, 2022 AT 2:00 PM, WILL BE GIVEN THE START OF THE RACE THAT WILL BE HELD ON A CIRCUIT OF 6,607 KM (OR 4,167 MILES) TO BE COMPLETED IN 60 MINUTES.

 

AT 3:00 PM ALL THE PARTICIPANTS THAT WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE LAP IN 60 MINUTES, WILL START FOR THE NEXT LAP, TO BE COMPLETED IN 60 MINUTES.

 

THE SAME WILL HAPPEN AT 4:00 PM, THEN AT 5:00, THEN AT 6:00 AND SO ON UNTIL ONLY ONE ATHLETE WILL BE LEFT ON THE COURSE, TO BE COMPLETED IN 60 MINUTES.

 

THREE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH LAP A THREE WHISTLE BLOW WILL BE GIVEN. SAME WITH TWO MINUTES BEFORE THE START (TWO WHISTLE BLOWS) AND FINALLY 1 FINAL WHISTLE BLOW WITH ONE MINUTES BEFORE THA STRAT OF THE NEW LAP. WITH TEN SECONDS A COUNTDOWN WILL BE CALLED AND ON THE HOUR A COWBELL WILL PLAYED TO SIGNAL THE START OF THE NEW LAP.

 

ALL THE ATHLETES THAT WILL NOT BE INSIDE THE STARTING AREA (ALSO CALLED “CORRAL”) AT THE START OF THE NEW LAP, WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART TO THE RACE AND WILL BE DSQ.

 

IF THERE WILL BE NO ATHLETE ABLE TO FINISH THE LAST LAP, THE RACE WILL END WITHOUT A WINNER (IN NO CASE THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS).

 

GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE RACE, THERE IS NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE PARTICIPANTS AND THEREFORE ONLY ONE PERSON (IF ANY) WILL BE DECLARED WINNER.

 

THE RACE WILL BE HELD UNDER ANY WEATHER CONDITION AND WILL FINISH WHEN THE LAST ATHLETE LEFT ON THE COURSE WILL HAVE COMPLETED, IN THE GIVEN TIME, THE FULL LAP (DON’T BOOK YOUR FLIGHT BEFOREHAND).

 

HE/SHE WILL BE THE SOLE WINNER AND WILL BE AWARED WITH A TROPHY A UNIQUE COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT.

 

ALL THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A T-SHIRT (NOT WORTHY TO BE WORN IN PUBLIC) WITH THE WRITING “DNF” (DID NOT FINISH) TO BE COLLECTED DURING THE “WALK OF SHAME” IN THE STARTING AREA.

 

THE COURSE, A MIX OF TARMAC AND DIRT ROAD, IS DIVIDED AS FOLLOW: 5700m TARMAC AND 1100M DIRT TRACK AND IS MAINLY A FLAT COURSE. IT IS NOT ILLUMINATED THEREFORE IT IS MANDATORY THE USE OF A FRONT LIGHT DURING NIGHT TIME. IF AN ATHLETE IS FOUND NOT WEARING A HEADLAMP HE/SHE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 

THE RACE IS RUN IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY MODE AND ALL ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE BY THEMSELVES FOR FOOD AND DRINKS. THE ORGANIZATION WILL PROVIDE, AS BY THE INTERNATIONAL RULES, FOR THE DURATION OF THE RACE WATER (STILL AND SPARKLING).

 

CREW IS ALLOWED, BUT ONLY IN THE START/ARRIVAL AREA. IN NO WAY THE CREW (OR A DISQUALIFIED OR ELIMINATED RUNNER) CAN MEET OR SUPPORT HIS OR HER ATHLETE ON THE COURSE. FAILING TO MEET THE RULE WILL AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY THE ATHLETE. SAME WILL HAPPEN IF A PARTICIPANT LEAVES THE COURSE.

 

DISQUALIFICATION WILL APPLY IF AN ATHLETE WILL BE FOUND TO ACT IN AN UNFAIR WAY SUCH AS TAKING SHORTCUTS, USING OTHER MEANS TO MOVE ALONG THE COURSE APART FROM THEIR OWN LEGS OR OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS OTHER ATHLETES OR ORGANISERS. NO ARTIFICAL AIDS ARE ALLOWED (INCLUDING TREKKING POLES)

 

EACH ATHLETE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER HEALTH, PHISYCAL OR MENTAL CONDITIONS. THE ORGANISER HAS THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW AN ATHLETE FROM THE COMPTITION IF it DEEMS THAT HE OR SHE IS IN DANGER.

 

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

 

NEW QUALIFICATION CRITERIA HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO BE PART OF “TEAM ITALIA” (OR NATIONAL TEAMS) OR TO TAKE PART TO THE WORLD SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN TENNESSEE.

THE NATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER DURING EVEN YEARS (2022-2024-2026 ETC), INSTEAD THE WORLD SOLO CHAMPIOSHIP WILL BE HELD ON ODD YEARS (2023-2025-2027 ETC) IN TENNESSEE. THE QUALIFICATION PERIOD WILL BE BI-ANNUAL AND THE NEXT PERIOD STARTS ON AUGUST 16TH, 2022 AND ENDS ON AUGUST 15TH 2024. DURING THIS PERIOD, EACH ATHLETE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN RACES AROUND THE WORLD AND TRY TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE PART OF HIS/HER NATIONAL TEAM AND TO GET INTO THE WORLD’S “AT-LARGE” LIST SO BE AMONG THE BEST 25 THAT WILL BE INVITED IN TENNESSEE (THE OTHER 50 PLACES ARE GIVEN TO THE BEST 50 WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP).

 

TO HELP NEWCOMERS TO FAMILIARIZE WITH THIS UNIQUE FORMAT, IT HAS BEEN THOUGHT TO HAVE DIFFERENT LEVES OF REGISTRATION COSTS BASED ON THE LAPS AN ATHLETE DECIDES TO DO. ONCE MADE THE DECISION, IT WON’T BE POSSIBLE TO CHANGE IT DURING THE RACE.

 

THE COST TO TAKE PART TO THE THIRD EDITION OF THE “L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO – CASTELLANETA” IS THE FOLLOWING:

 

€35 FOR THOSE THAT INTEND TO RUN NOT MORE THAN 7 LAPS (46.9 KM)

 

€50 FOR THOSE THAT INTEND TO RUN NOT MORE THAN 15 LAPS (100.5 KM);

 

€60 FOR THOSE THAT INTEND TO WIN THE RACE;

 

FOR DISABLED OR BLIND ATHLETES THE COST IS €25. NO FEE IS DUE BY THEIR PARTNERS. ONCE THE ATHLETE FINISHES HIS/HER RACE, SO DOES HIS/HER PARTNER.

 

ENTRIES WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 9TH, 2022 OR ONCE 100 ATHLETES WILL HAVE ENTERED THE RACE. WILD CARDS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY IF THE ORGANIZATION THINKS THERE IS ENOUGH SPACE TO ACCOMODATE MORE ATHLETES AND THE COST WILL BE €100.

 

THE REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE FORM ON THE WEBSITE: L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO CHOOSING THE NUMBER OF LAPS THAT HE/SHE INTENDS TO RUN AND ENTERING THE CORRECT COST IN THE PAYMENT PAGE.

THE PAYMENT CAN BE MADE VIA WIRE TRANSFER TO:

ASD TRI4NOMA

PAYMENT REASON: NAME/LAST NAME – L’ULTIMO SOPRAVVISSUTO

IBAN: IT49H0335967684510700243503

OR VIA PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD ON THE WEBPAGE.

 

AS USUAL, APART FROM RECEIVING A TECHNICAL T-SHIRT AND A TROPHY, EVERY ATHLETE WILL RECEIVE A GOODIE BAG CONTAINING VARIOUS LOCAL PRODUCTS AND GADGETS FROM THE SPONSORS.

 

ENTRY FEES WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

IN CASE THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION IS GOING TO PERSIST AND THE RACE SHALL BE CACELLED, THE ORGANIZATION WILL

 

REIMBURSE THE FULL ENTRY FEE O LET THE ATHLETE TRANSFER THE REGISTRATION TO THE NEXT YEAR EDITION.

GIVEN THE UNSTABLE AND UNPREDICTABLE SITUATION GIVEN BY THE PANDEMIC, THERE WILL BE PUT IN PLACE MEASURES AND RULES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE LAWS THAT ARE IN FORCE AT THE TIME OF THE RACE, ABOVE ALL THOSE REGARDING THE REGISTRATION DAY, THE USE OF PROTECTIVE MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IF NECESSARY THE PROOF OF A (NEGATIVE) VIRUS SWAB OR A QUARANTINE PERIOD, IF IMPOSED.