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2024 – Races rules

This document has been translated from French by an electronic translator. Please do not hesitate to inform us of any terms or wording that may be inappropriate. Only the document in its original language is binding.

1/ THE ORGANISER AND THE EVENT

The charity MAJUSCHULE (Association loi 1901 registered on 14/01/08 at the Préfecture de Haute-Garonne under number W313008309), hereinafter referred to as the organiser, is organising the 2024 edition of the Grand Raid des Pyrénées (GRP), on  Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2024.

2/ REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

This year’s races are open to anyone, male or female, born before 31 December 2004, in the “Espoir, Senior, M0, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8” categories, with or without a licence.

Before registering, runners must keep in mind difficulties from the courses (length of routes, changes in altitude, remote mountain trails), from weather conditions (cold, extreme heat, rain, violent winds) and from sections of the race taking place at night. These difficulties require good physical condition and sufficient autonomy to ensure success in this type of individual adventure.

Registration for the three ULTRAs (160 solo, Tour des Cirques and Tour des Lacs) is subject to conditions. For each race, a number of effort points are required to reinforce the conditions for success in these events.

Registration for the Tour du Néouvielle is subject to a draw, which will open along with registrations. The draw will last for one week.

To cover the organisational costs of the draw, a pre-registration fee of €1 will be charged for each pre-registration.

If the rider is not selected in the draw, the fee will not be returned.

At the end of the period, the riders eliminated during the draw will be contacted by e-mail so that they can register.

The results of the draw will be communicated by e-mail and on the organisation’s website the day after the draw.

On receipt of the e-mail, the riders selected will have one week to confirm their entry through their registration payment.

After this date, riders who have not confirmed (i.e. paid for) their spot will have the spot put up for grabs in a second draw.

Details and timetable will be posted on the Grand Raid des Pyrénées website  :  https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/en/

3/ ACCEPTANCE

Participation in GRP events implies:

– Express and unreserved acceptance of these rules,

– Adherence to the ethics of the Charity: probity, runners’ safety, mutual assistance between runners, respect for nature and for volunteers,

– Respect for the instructions given to participants by the organiser.

Registration for a race is definitive and final. It must be understood as a personal commitment, therefore no transfer of registration is authorised for any reason whatsoever.

It is not possible to exchange a race number with a runner registered for another race. The transfer of a race number to a non-registered runner is forbidden.

Any person passing on or exchanging a race number to a third party will be held responsible in the event of an accident.

Any person with a race number acquired in breach of the present regulations will be disqualified.

The race number must remain clear and visible on the front of the runner for the entirety of the race.

The organiser will accept no responsibility if the rules are breached.

No animal will be allowed to join the runners.

The race is for individuals, including the relay race of the Ultra 160km which is run with a relay, at a free pace, in limited time. No individual without a race number will be allowed to join a runner on the course.

4/ THE EVENTS

The 2024 edition of the Grand Raid des Pyrénées is made up of 7 races:

  • The Ultra Tour, 160 km with an elevation gain of 10,000 m,
  • The Ultra Tour in relay of 4 runners, 160 km with an elevation gain of 10,000 m,
  • The Tour des Cirques, 120 km with an elevation gain of 7,500 m,
  • Le Tour des Lacs, 80 km with an elevation gain of 5,000 m,
  • The Tour du Moudang, 60 km with an elevation gain of 3,600 m,
  • The Tour de la Gela, 40 km with an elevation gain of 3,400 m,
  • Tour du Néouvielle, 40 km with an elevation gain of 2,400 m.

Values are given in round figures, as the finalisation of the routes may lead to slight variations.

5/ RACE CONDITIONS

The routes:

Most of the routes are on existing paths that must be followed in order to respect local flora and fauna. Some sections take traffic lanes on which the highway code must be strictly observed.

Routes are prepared many months before the event. Occasional changes may be made due to roadworks, ground movements or weather-related damage. In such cases, a modified route will be proposed. As a result, the distances and gradients communicated may be slightly altered.

Special case of the Ultra Tour 160 km relay:

This race uses the same route as the Ultra Tour 160 km, with the same starting point and starting time. Three relay points are set up: La Mongie, Pierrefitte and Luz Saint-Sauveur.

Teams are made up of 4 runners, men, women or mixed. If a relay is not completed and a runner drops out, the team may continue the race from the next relay if it recovers the relay number from the runner who dropped out. In this case, a penalty will be applied to the team.

Each team member must have a valid medical certificate for the team to be approved.

Self-sufficiency:

These races are run on the principle of self-sufficiency and require runners to be fairly self-sufficient.

Refreshment stations (liquid and/or solid) will be set up along the route.

These refreshment points will be indicated in the road book, which will be accessible via our website  :   https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/en/

Clenliness:

Under no circumstances should runners throw anything on the course. Especially as the races take place in protected areas. Runners caught deliberately throwing rubbish on the course will be penalised.

Living quarters:

A hot meal in addition to the standard refreshments and a rest area will be available at the life bases.

For the Ultra Tour: 2 life bases, at Pierrefitte and Luz Saint-Sauveur. For the Tour des Cirques: 1 life base at Luz Saint-Sauveur.

Personal assistance limited to one person may be provided. The assistance cannot access the refreshment area, but a personalised assistance zone of 50 metres around the refreshment post is available.

Showers:

The Pierrefitte and Luz Saint-Sauveur bases are equipped with cold showers.

A hot shower is available on arrival at Vielle Aure. These showers are available at the Rioumajou campsite and can be reached by shuttle bus from the bridge over the Neste d’Aure in Vielle Aure.

Safety:

For safety reasons, runners wishing to rest on the course must do so without deviating from the route, so as to be visible to the wardens.

Runners’ attention is drawn to the danger of swimming in rivers (Nestes in particular). Water can be released at any time from upstream dams, causing a sudden rise in the water level.

6/ MARKING:

Markings for the various races are put in place in the days leading up to the event.

Markings are checked by our openers before the first runner passes through.

Markings enable runners to follow the planned route without need for maps or descriptions.

These markings are the official source of truth regarding the course, regardless of the GPX tracks given beforehand on the organisers’ website.

Markings are removed by the wardens after the last runners have passed.

7/ REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

Submitting the application:

Applications can only be made via the Grand Raid des Pyrénées website:  https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/en/

Opening application dates for each race are communicated via the organisation’s website and social networks.  Individual entries by post, email or telephone will not be accepted.

Registration deadlines:

Races are closed when maximum capacity is reached. No waiting list is managed. However, in the event of too many withdrawals, the organisers reserve the right to make race numbers available again. For races where maximum capacity has not been reached, registration closes on Sunday 30 June at midnight.

Acceptance of registration:

Registrations are confirmed once payment has been received. Confirmation will occur through the sending of an email and the transmission of a proof of payment.

If you do not receive at least one of these two emails, please notify us as soon as possible at the following address:    contact@grandraidpyrenees.com 

Effort points:

Registration for the Ultra Trails (Ultra 160, Tour des Cirques and Tour des Lacs) is subject to completion as a finisher, after 1 January 2019 and BEFORE REGISTRATION, of an event whose characteristics translated into effort points are as follows:

– The Ultra 160 (excluding the relay): 130 effort points required,

– Tour des Cirques: 95 effort points required,

– Tour des Lacs: 60 effort points required.

Effort points are granted based on the following principle: 1 point per kilometre covered, 1 point per 100m of ascent (e.g. a race of 80km and 3,000m of ascent = 80 + 30 or 110 points).

A sworn statement will be requested via the registration platform. Random checks will be carried out by organisers. In the event of a false declaration, registration will be cancelled without refund.

Checking application status:

Each rider may at any time consult the status of his or her application on the website:  https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/en/

8/ MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

The French Athletics Federation reserves the right to re-examine this obligation during the year.

Pending such a decision, a medical certificate remains compulsory to confirm registration for the Grand Raid des Pyrénées events.

Consequently, registration cannot be confirmed without a valid medical certificate or an approved sports licence.

Each runner must submit it with his or her application form. No other means of communication (e-mail, post, etc.) may be used.

The deadline for submitting a medical certificate or approved sports licence on the registration website is:  Sunday 21 July 2024 at midnight

Incomplete applications received after this date will be cancelled and no claims will be accepted.

One or more reminder messages may be sent by the organisers to runners who have not uploaded their medical certificate.

In the event of failure to provide a valid medical certificate or an approved sports licence, registration will be cancelled without refund.

Conditions and validity of the medical certificate:

1/ It must be written in French.

Foreign riders must use the model medical certificate provided in four languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian), online on the website:  https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/fr/

2/ It must be less than one year old on the day of the start of the race for which the rider is registered.

3/ It must include the doctor’s complete and legible contact details.

The Répertoire Partagé des Professionnels de Santé (RPPS) number is mandatory.

For self-employed doctors, the RPPS number must be given in addition to the health insurance number.

For replacement doctors who do not yet have this number, the RPPS number must be the same as that of the regular doctor.

For doctors employed by an establishment, the RPPS number must be given in addition to the establishment number.

For military doctors, the RPPS number must be given in addition to the structure number.

(Extract from the Améli.fr website for doctors)

4/ It must bear the words “authorisation or absence of contraindication to competitive running” or “authorisation or absence of contraindication to the practice of any sport in competition”.

5/ Licence holders:

The licence must be valid at the time of the start of the race.

The licence must be of the “Athlé en compétition”, “Athlé Entreprises”, “Athlé running” type issued by the Fédération Française d’Athlétisme (FFA).

A valid “j’aime courir” pass issued by the FFA and completed by the doctor is accepted.

Valid FFD, FFSA, FSPN, ASPTT, FSGT, UFOLEP and FFtri licences are accepted if the words “in competition” are clearly written.

For all of them, the words “in competition” must be clearly marked.

Registration is not definitively confirmed until the medical certificate has been accepted. Each rider must check this by consulting his registration via the link on the website:

https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/en/

 

9/ NUMBER OF RACE NUMBERS PER RACE

The maximum capacity of the races in the 2024 edition is as follows:

– The Ultra Tour: 600 runners,

– The Utra Tour relay race in teams of 4 runners: 130 teams,

– The Tour des Cirques: 800 runners,

– Tour des Lacs: 1,600 runners,

– Tour du Moudang: 800 runners,

– Tour du Néouvielle: 1,600 runners,

– Tour de la Gela: 800 runners.

10/ ENTRY FEES

From the opening of registration until midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2024:

– Ultra Tour 160 km: €180

– Ultra Tour 160 relays: €58*4

– Tour des Cirques: €153

– Tour des Lacs: €110

– Tour du Moudang: €80

– Tour du Néouvielle: €58 + €1 pre-registration fee

– Tour de la Gela: €60

 

From Wednesday 1 May 2024:

– Ultra Tour 160 km: €223

– Ultra Tour 160 relays: €68*4

– Tour des Cirques: €180

– Tour des Lacs: €128

– Tour du Moudang: €96

– Tour of Néouvielle: €68

– Tour de la Gela: €70

 

11/ CANCELLATION OF A REGISTRATION

Participants who so wish may take out cancellation insurance at the time of registration.

This option can be taken out with the company suggested by organisers; the link to take out this insurance is on the registration platform.

The cancellation insurance offered at the time of registration is not compulsory; if they so wish, riders may take out other insurance.

This insurance allows the participant, under certain conditions established by the chosen insurer, to be reimbursed for the registration fees paid.

The terms of reimbursement are set out in the insurer’s contract.

Without cancellation insurance, the rider will not be entitled to any reimbursement of registration fees.

 

12/ CHANGING RACES

A change of race is possible depending on the number of places available on the requested race until

Sunday 30 June 2024 midnight.

Requests must be made by e-mail to: contact@grandraidpyrenees.com.

Any change requested for a race with a higher entry fee will only be taken into account after payment of the remainder of the higher entry fee.

Otherwise, for a race with a lower entry fee, no refund can be requested.

 

13/ RUNNER'S EQUIPMENT

13-1 Compulsory equipment

  • Ultra Tour solo and relay, Tour des Cirques, Tour des Lacs and Tour du Moudang:

– A personal cup to drink hot or cold liquids served at refreshment posts,

– A water supply of at least 1.5 litres,

– Food supplies,

– 2 lamps in good working order, each with spare batteries,

– A survival blanket measuring at least 2 m²,

– A whistle,

– An elastic adhesive bandage or strapping,

– A waterproof, breathable jacket with hood, membrane or coating type, minimum 10,000 schmerber (*),

– KWAY-type jackets or ponchos are not accepted,

– Long running trousers or tights, or capri pants with long socks. The latter option is acceptable if and only if the legs can be fully covered,

– A cap or equivalent,

– Gloves offering full cover of the hands (**),

– A warm, long-sleeved garment to act as a second layer between the T-shirt and the waterproof, breathable jacket (e.g. a fleece or a warm technical garment) (**),

– Closed shoes with rigid uppers. Sandals, crocs and bare feet are strictly forbidden.

 

(*) The Schmerber is a unit for measuring the impermeability of a textile. 1 Schmerber = 1 mm water column = 10 Pa = 0.1 mbar.

(**) Depending on the weather conditions, the organisers may make this equipment recommended rather than compulsory.

In this case, it will be announced at the pre-race briefing.

 

Tour du Néouvielle and Tour de la Gela:

– A personal cup to drink the hot or cold liquids served at the refreshment posts,

– A water supply of at least 1 litre,

– Food supplies,

– A survival blanket measuring at least 2 m²,

– A whistle,

– A waterproof, breathable jacket with hood, membrane or coating type, minimum 10,000 Schmerber,

– KWAY-type jackets or ponchos are not accepted,

– Closed shoes with rigid uppers. Sandals, crocs and bare feet are strictly forbidden.

 

13-2 Recommended and/or suggested equipment for all races (non-exhaustive list)

– A mobile phone,

– Gloves (except for the ultra 160 solo, Tour des Cirques, Tour des Lacs and Tour du Moudang, where gloves are compulsory), a hat and warm clothing, which are essential in bad weather conditions,

– Telescopic poles,

– Spare clothing,

– Suncream, Vaseline or anti-heating cream.

 

14/ COLLECTION OF RACE NUMBERS

During the collection of race numbers by runners, photo identification must be provided. No race numbers will be issued on the morning of the race start day.

The runner’s commitment:

Each runner signs a sworn statement to carry the equipment described above throughout the race.

This commitment includes an undertaking to respect the instructions for preserving nature, and more particularly the area of the Pyrenees National Park.

Unannounced checks for compulsory equipment will be carried out on the routes. Penalties (up to and including disqualification) will be applied for failure to comply with safety instructions (see paragraph below).

The race number must be worn on the rider’s chest, abdomen or leg, but always on the front, so that it can be checked and, in particular, recorded as the rider passes through the checkpoints. It must be visible at all times throughout the race.

It is not permitted to wear the number on the rider’s bag or back.

Bib belts are accepted provided that the runner's race number is clearly visible from the front.

A chip is glued to the back of the number for detection during timekeeping badgings.

A second chip is provided for attachment to the backpack.

 

For the Ultra 160R, the chip is attached to the relay race number. The relay race number must be passed on to the next relay runner once a relay leg is completed.

 

Proxy collection of race numbers:

Collection of a race number by a third party will necessitate a special paper mandate (template available on our website) with a copy of the identity documents of the runner and of the designated person.

In this case, the rider will need to show a copy of his or her identity document at the start of the race in order to gain access to the start lock. The compulsory equipment check may be carried out at the same time.

 

15/ THE “BASE VIE” BAGS:

On the Ultra Tour 160 (except the relay) and the Tour des Cirques, base camps are organised, 2 for the Ultra Tour, 1 for the Tour des Cirques.

When picking up their race number, runners will be given one bag per base, with a capacity of 30 litres and the necessary labels bearing the race number to identify each bag.

After depositing their personal belongings in the bag and sticking the identification labels on it, runners must leave their bag(s) perfectly closed between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the bag drop-off base in Vielle Aure, the day before the start of the race.

It is strictly forbidden to put sticks in a bag.

Runners must collect their bag(s) from each base camp.

After use, the bags are deposited in an area defined by the organisers.

The bags are transported by the organisers from Vielle Aure to the base camps and back.

The bags are returned to the bag collection point in Vielle Aure on Saturday 24 August from 6.00 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday 25 August from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

No bags may be handed in before this time.

After this time, the organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss.

The contents of the bags are personal, no inventory is taken at check-in and it is not possible to dispute the contents of the bags collected.

The organiser declines all responsibility in the event of loss.

Runners are asked not to leave any valuables in the bags.

Material damage:

The organiser declines all responsibility in the event of damage (theft, loss, breakage, etc.) to participants’ personal property, even if the organiser is responsible for its management during the pick-up period.

 

16/ BRIEFINGS

The day before each race, a briefing is organised to provide the riders with the latest information and advice on the weather, safety, general race conditions and the environment.

Only one briefing is held per day and no recordings or reports are made.

17/ CHECKPOINTS AND REFRESHMENT POSTS

Checkpoints and refreshment posts are located along the course. Only runners wearing a visible race number have access to the refreshment posts. Only one accompanying person per runner is authorised to enter the refreshment posts at the 2 base areas.

Outside the base areas, accompanying persons are not authorised to enter the refreshment posts.

Reminder: accompanying persons and animals are not permitted on the course.

 

18/ SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Riders must provide assistance to any participant in difficulty.

Assistance is coordinated by the race HQ or locally by posts along the routes.

The first-aid posts are intended to provide assistance to any person in danger, using the organisation’s own resources or those provided under an agreement.

Doctors or nurses accredited by the organisers are authorised to withdraw from the race any runner deemed unfit to continue. In this case, the control chips in the race number and race bag will be removed and Race HQ will be informed of the withdrawal by the station manager.

Doctors or nurses are authorised to evacuate a runner by any means deemed to be the most effective to ensure his safety.

If necessary, the mountain rescue organisation will be called in. This organisation will take charge of operations and will use all appropriate means, including helicopters.

A rider who calls on the services of a doctor or nurse submits to their authority and agrees to accept their decisions.

 

19/ MAXIMUM RACE TIMES AND TIME LIMITS

The maximum time for the various events, for the entire route, is:

– Ultra Tour 160: 49 hours

– Ultra Tour 160 relay: 43 hours

– Tour des Cirques: 41 hours

– Tour des Lacs: 25 hours

– Tour du Moudang: 18 hours

– Tour de la Gela: 12 hours 30 minutes

– Tour du Néouvielle: 12 hours

The time barriers or limit start times for the main checkpoints are calculated and published on the organisation’s website and can be accessed on:

https://www.grandraidpyrenees.com/fr/

These time barriers are calculated to enable participants to reach the finish line within the time limit, while making any necessary stops (rest, meal, etc.).

To be authorised to continue the race, riders must leave the checkpoint before the set time limit. At some checkpoints, a barrier is also set up at the entrance.

Any runner knocked out of the race will have their number invalidated (chip removed from number and bag). They will not be allowed to continue on the course.

 

20/ WITHDRAWALS

In the event of withdrawal, the rider must notify the nearest control post and return the chips from the race number and backpack.

The person in charge of the checkpoint will invalidate the number and collect the chips.

Riders who retire outside a checkpoint or feed station and whose state of health does not require emergency evacuation must make their own way to a repatriation point as soon as possible and at the latest before the time barrier of this repatriation point.

Repatriation from the designated points is collective; no individual repatriation (taxi, etc.) will be organised by the organisers.

In the event of pursuit on the course, the rider is liable to the organisers.

 

21/ PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

By entering one of the races in this year’s edition, runners swear to:

– Respect the environment,

– Follow the course without taking shortcuts,

– Not use any means of transport,

– Check in at all checkpoints,

– Wear the race number visibly on the front throughout the event,

– Carry compulsory equipment with you throughout the event,

– Assist any runner in difficulty,

– Allow themselves to be examined by a doctor and respect his decision,

– Submit to doping control,

– Be respectful towards any person, volunteer or not, present on the course.

 

In the event of non-compliance with any of these commitments, the following penalties will be applied, depending on the severity of the offence:

 

Failure to comply with the rules Disqualification/penalty
Absence of compulsory equipment Penalty
Assistance outside authorised areas Penalty
Accompanying a person or animal on the course Penalty
Deliberately leaving rubbish on the course Penalty
Abandonment of a relay runner in the ultra 160 relay race Penalty for the team
Repeated disrespect towards any volunteer, partner or professional hired by the organisers Disqualification
Failure to follow the marked route, cut bends, outside and within the National Park Disqualification
Failure to assist a rider in difficulty Disqualification
Refusal to obey an order from a station chief, doctor or race direction Disqualification
Use of a means of transport or failure to clock in Disqualification
Exchange of race number Disqualification
Refusal to submit to a doping control Disqualification

 

The duration of the penalties, of a minimum of 3 hours, will be set by the jury, depending on the seriousness of the offence and the race.

Penalties may go as far as disqualification.

 

22/ ANTI-DOPING TESTS

Any competitor may be subject to a doping control before, during or at the finish of the event.

In the event of refusal or abstention, the athlete will be penalised in the same way as if he or she were found guilty of doping.

 

23/ CANCELLATION OF THE RACE BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT

Before the start of the races:

In the event of a force majeure (exceptional bad weather, administrative ban or any unforeseeable event), the registration fee will be retained by the organisation.

Cancellation insurance will not be refunded.

In 2024, in view of major sporting events (Olympic Games), the CRS and PGHM police forces and the security personnel, including the SDIS (fire brigade), required to run the race, will be in great demand.

If they are not present, the race will not be able to take place, and this will be considered a case of force majeure.

During the race:

In the event of “force majeure”, the organiser may stop the race. In this case, runners arriving at a refreshment point or checkpoint must follow the instructions given by the volunteers and must respect them. No reimbursement will be made.

 

24/ THE EVENT JURY AND COMPLAINTS

The event jury is made up of:

– The organising committee,

– The medical team present at the race,

– Those in charge of the relevant checkpoints.

Complaints may be made in writing 30 minutes after the provisional classifications are posted and for 15 days after the end of the race.

 

25/ CHANGES TO THE COURSE OR TO TIME LIMITS

For safety reasons, particularly in the event of excessively adverse weather conditions, the organiser reserves the right to delay or bring forward the start of the races by a maximum of 4 hours, to stop the races or modify the routes and time limits, or even to cancel the races without prior notice, without the runners being entitled to claim any compensation or any reimbursement of the entry fees.

 

26/ LIABILITY INSURANCE

In accordance with current legislation, the organiser has taken out insurance covering the financial consequences of its civil liability vis-à-vis volunteers and participants.

With regard to the civil liability of the participants themselves, the aforementioned insurance policy will only cover accidents caused to third parties by participants during the event.

Licence holders are covered by the insurance linked to their licence and it is the responsibility of other runners to take out their own insurance.

Equipment is not insured; in the event of breakage or loss, the organisers cannot be held responsible.

Consequently, runners are strongly advised to take out personal accident insurance to cover their own risks. This type of insurance can be taken out with the Fédération Française d’Athlétisme.

In the event of withdrawal or disqualification, the organisers will not be held liable.

 

27/ RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

By entering one of the Grand Raid des Pyrénées races, participants undertake to respect and preserve the environment of the natural areas they cross.

In particular, runners:

– Must not stray from the path marked out by the organisers,

– Must not cut the switchbacks,

– Must respect the environment they cross,

– Must not throw rubbish on the ground,

– Must carry their rubbish to the next refreshment point located in a hall,

– Must not make any noise that might disturb wildlife.

No disposable, non-biodegradable crockery will be provided at the refreshment posts.

Ecocups are therefore compulsory for hot and cold liquids.

Ecocups are available for sale to runners who are not equipped.

 

28/ RANKINGS AND AWARDS

For the races, only riders crossing the finish line are ranked. For each race, a general ranking for men and women is established.

Age categories will be ranked separately in the different events (Espoir, Senior, M0, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7 and M8).

The first three men and women in each race will be rewarded.

The first in each age category, man and woman, will be rewarded.

For the Ultra 160 relay, the first men’s team, the first women’s team and the first mixed team will be awarded prizes.

 

Race results are available on the website and on live trail as soon as a race is completed and are sent to UTMB.index and ITRA.run as soon as the race is over.

 

29/ IMAGE RIGHTS

All riders expressly waive their right to use their image during the event, just as they waive any recourse against the organiser and its approved partners for the use made of their image.

He/she authorises the MAJUSCHULE organisation to take, reproduce and make available to the public the photographs taken during the Grand Raid des Pyrénées. The photographs and films may be exploited and used directly by the MAJUSCHULE organisation and by its approved partners, in all forms and on all known and unknown media, throughout the world, without any time limit, in full or in extracts.

MAJUSCHULE expressly undertakes not to use the photographs or films in such a way as to infringe privacy or reputation, or for any other prejudicial purpose.

 

30/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES – PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

In application of the French Data Protection Act of 6 August 1978 and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), every competitor has the right to access and rectify data concerning him or her.

Information is collected when registering for one of the Grand Raid des Pyrénées races for the purpose of identifying each competitor. This information is used to allocate clothing, to ensure that the competitor is physically fit and to take part in the race.

It is used to communicate, before, during and after the event, all information relating to the competitor’s participation, as well as to transmit information from certain partners.

For this last point, the rider will have the option of accepting or refusing at the time of registration.

The data is kept for 10 years from the year of registration.

This limit is set by the legal retention period for medical certificates.

After these 10 years, and unless explicitly authorised by the rider, all data will be deleted, with the exception of civil status data, which enables rankings to be kept.

On the registration platform, riders can request that their records be made anonymous. This operation will be carried out for those who request it, 60 days after the end of the event.

 

Any runner may access their personal data either on their personal space or by e-mail to the following address: contact@grandraidpyrenees.com

 

31/ ADDITIONAL SERVICES

A number of optional services, some of which are subject to a charge, are available on the registration platform for runners and those accompanying them:

– Cancellation insurance (already mentioned),

– A shuttle service for races that do not start from the Vielle Aure square,

– A pasta dinner on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,

– A country-style buffet at the end of the event on Sunday,

– A car-sharing service.

For reasons of logistical organisation and booking with service providers, the deadline for registration for paid services is:  Sunday 30 June 2024 at midnight.

 

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