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Article 1 - The Organization

"Swimrun Côte Vermeille" is organized by CHALLENGE 02

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Articles 2 - General conditions


2.1- All competitors agree to submit to this regulation by the mere fact of their registration. Participants participate at their own risk and can not hold the organization responsible for any accident during the race.

Articles 3 - Presentation of the race


3.1- We remind you that the Swimrun Côte Vermeille, is reserved for the trained people, presenting a good physical condition. The event takes place in one step at the pace of each one, taking into account the hourly barriers in the log book and available on the website.


3.2 - Competitors will no longer be classified beyond these deadlines and their bibs will be invalidated. They will not be able to benefit from the assistance set up by the Organization, which declines all responsibility for the consequences that may result from it.


​3.3- Competitors participate freely and at their own risk. The organization and the organizers decline all responsibility in case of accidents, theft or loss of material and / or personal objects.

Articles 4 - Terms of registration

Articles 5 - Proofs, tariffs and closing of registrations

Articles 6 - Disclaimer and Conditions of Refund


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Article 7 - Categories of competitors and rankings


7.1- All Swimrun Côte Vermeille participants are grouped into a pairing entity: Men, Women and Mixed. They must pass all checkpoints and the finish line together subject to disqualification.


7.2 - Timing is done from the starting line to the finish line of the second member of the team .


7.3 - By races, will be rewarded the first three scratch teams: Men, Women and Mixed, all categories combined. There will be no classifications by category.

Missing runners will not receive their trophies and awards.

Article 8 - Equipment provided by the Organization


8.1- Before departure :


- Provided by the competitor : 0 to 1 bag deposite. The organization does not provide the bag deposite !

Each pair can, if they wish, deposit their belongings in a single closed bag after signing in when collecting the bibs, at the arrival site or the departure site. A self-adhesive label (numbered, in the color of your race) will be given to you when you collect your bibs. You will have to place it on a handle of your bag, so that it is easily identifiable by the volunteers who will provide them to you after the event.

>>> On the arrival site, the deposit will be located on the arrival site, Esplanade Charles Trenet in Argeles sur Mer.

>>> At the departure sites, bag deposit areas will be provided. Your bags will be collected by the organization and drop at the deposit, located on the arrival site, Esplanade Charles Trenet in Argeles sur Mer.

WARNING : Whatever the race, no checking of the bags will be made before the start. Therefore, it will not be possible to dispute the contents of the recovered bags.

The Organizer disclaims all liability in the event of loss, theft or damage. It is recommended that runners do not leave any valuables in these bags.

- Provided to each team and to return to the organization, on arrival : 1 chip of timing. Lost or not returned, the chip will be charged € 20 to the timing company.

- Offered by the organization to each competitor : 1 lycra numbered of competition (bib), 1 shuttle bracelet, 1 swim hat,


8.2- On arrival :

- Offered by the organization to each competitor crossing the line : 1 personalized medal & 1 running tee-shirt for all Finishers, 1 trophy for each member of the team for the scratch winners, as well as various prizes.

Article 9 - Enhancement of partners

9.1- In the case of a sponsored competitor, the development of its sponsors must nevertheless be validated by the organization of Swimrun Côte Vermeille.


9.2 - On the occasion of the final registration of the rider, the Organization reserves the right to refuse the sponsor of the latter in the event that the latter is in competition with a partner of the Organization.

Article 10 - Equipment checkings at the departure and during the race


10.1 - Each competitor must keep all his equipment throughout the race. If a team fails to bring all their equipment to the finish line, they will be disqualified.


Mandatory equipment by team

- 1 racing Lycra per person, worn visibly throughout the race, under penalty of disqualification. (Provided by the organization)

- 1 swimming cap for the race per person, worn on the head on the swimming parts, (provided by the organization). - 1 Whistle per person always at hand.

- 1 isothermal suit per person, adapted for the water temperature according to the weather conditions (see the 3 options below)

- 1 team timing chip (provided by the organization). Lost or not returned, the chip will be charged € 20 to the timing company.

- 1 Pair of suitable shoes per person.

No one will be allowed to start unless he or she has the required equipment required by the organization 


To know : According to the weather conditions,

Option 1 : Below 18°C, the combination will be mandatory.

Be careful, you will not be able to start if you do not wear a suit.

Option 2 : Equal to or above 18°C, the combination will be non-mandatory.

Option 3 : Equal or above 24°C, the combination will be prohibited.

For information : temperatures over the period of June 2017

- Average outside temperature 22 ° - minimum 18 ° - maximum 26 °

- Mean seawater temperature 19.6 ° - minimum 16.8 ° - maximum 23.9 °.


Youngsters in the Mini Chicks category will not swim in a swimming section with a water temperature of <12 ° C.

Suggested material (non-exhaustive list)

- Pair of pads

- Pull buoy

- Anti-friction cream and organic sunscreen

- Roping is allowed but not mandatory, and should not be> 4m and must be releasable.

​Nevertheless, for safety reasons, it will be forbidden on the first section of swimming of la Courte, la Moyenne and la Longue.  


Equipment formally prohibited, under penalty of disqualification.

- Float or inflatable equipment greater than 100cm x 60cm,

- Tuba, Flippers. - Any motorized equipment.

10.2 - Control of the equipment : The competitor agrees to possess the safety equipment and to present it at the request of the organizer during the whole event.

Article 11 - Control Stations / Time Barriers


11.1 - Checkpoints are distributed along the race, and are mandatory scoring sites for competitors. The Organization reserves the right to place unannounced checkpoints. They will not be specified on the website.

11.2 - All along the course, there are time barriers that teams must cross in time to continue the race. Time barriers are communicated to competitors on the Road book of the website of the test concerned.

​11.3 - Electronic scoring is done using a scorecard provided by the organization. Anyone who has not respected the route planned by the Organization will be disqualified.

Article 12 - Abandonment


12.1 - Any competitor who gives up must make invalid his bib at the nearest assistance station and give him his lycra so that it is neutralized. Failing this, the Organization declines any responsibility as to the consequences which could result from it (triggering of the researches ...) and, on the other hand, the Organization reserves the right to refuse the registration of the competitor for the subsequent editions.

12.2 - The organization "repatriates" competitors who have abandoned or outside the time barrier only in the single repatriation zones notified in the road book of the event concerned. You must therefore join his points if you want to be repatriated on arrival.

12.3 - Never leave the race without invalidating the bib. Your absence on the trails would lead to research to find you.

Article 13 - Course / Road book


13.1 - The course of the race is marked and must be followed in its entirety. If not, the team will be disqualified (Article 11.2 and 19.12).

13.2 - Participants may explore the course before the race, but must respect the residents of the area and behave in accordance with local laws.


13.3 - The Organization reserves the right to change the course at any time without notice.

Article 14 - Medical Assistance


14.1 - A multidisciplinary medical team set up by the Organization will be present at positions on the course. It will provide medical assistance to competitors. It will immediately notify the Clerk of the Course of the competitor's inability to continue the race.

Article 15 - Insurance


15.1 - For the duration of the races events, the Organization has taken out third-party and competitor liability insurance, which implies that the damage suffered by the latter is caused by a fault on the part of the organizer.


15.2 - We remind you that it may be in the interest of each competitor to subscribe to an IA (Individual Accident).

To know . (not compulsory) ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Insurance is a Swimrun-Athletes insurance program with a recognized International Insurance Company. It is possible to purchase this cover for individual events only or for the entire Swimrun season; The season's cover protects you from all Swimrun events featured on the following link: Individual events € 12.60 - € 19.95, All the season € 37.80


15.3 - The responsibility of the Organization is released from the moment of abandonment, disqualification for pointing out of time, by medical decision or other decision of the Race Director.

Article 16 - Assistance provided by the organization during the event


16.1 - The competitor may benefit from refueling points provided by the Organization and mentioned on the website.

Drinks and Foods: The principle of this race is food self-sufficiency. Nevertheless, almost all positions (see the Road book), is supplied with food and food marathon type.

Article 17 - Personal Assistance


17.1 - Competitors will not be able to receive help from persons outside of the organization, which excludes any "flying" assistance of the "hare" type, accompanying persons, "water carriers".


17.2 - The points prohibited to the assistance vehicles of the competitors will be those mentioned in the prefectural order of authorization of race.


17.3 - Bags of spare clothing entrusted to the Organization as part of the race must be retrieved by their owner at the latest at 9:45 pm on the day of the event. Otherwise, they will be given to the Municipal Police of Argelès sur mer.

Article 18 - Grounds for disqualification


18 - First, the organization reserves the right to DEFINITIVELY INVALIDATE the bib of a pair at any time during the current year, in the event of insults, threats or denunciations made against of the organization and/or its members, orally and/or in writing. If necessary, the organization will have to prove the facts to make this radical & irreversible decision! ​


Regarding the day of the event, if the facts below are proven, the disqualification of one (or more) team will not be subject to any appeal and no discussion. It will be irreversible!

​18.1 - Absence of lycra (bib and / or timing chip during the competition).

18.2 - Competitors are not allowed to use unfair methods to obtain benefits, (unauthorized assistance (type "water carrier and / or equipment", "hare") Use of prohibited material (Article 10), any means of transport during the event ...)

18.3 - Scoring beyond the closing time of a checkpoint.

18.4 - Absence of an item of mandatory equipment during the entire race.

18.5 - Non-assistance to a competitor in difficulty.

18.6 - Pollution and degradation of sites by competitors or their assistance.

18.7 - Participants must respect all stakeholders. Any insult or threat made against the organization and / or its members, participants, spectators orally and / or in writing BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the sporting event with a defamatory or offensive connotation, may be sanctioned by the Organization by definitive invalidation of the bib (according to the conditions provided for in article 6.1, depending on the period of the facts) and/or a ban on participation in the event for an indefinite period depending on the seriousness of the comments made, regardless of any legal proceedings.

​18.8 - Refusal to be examined by the rescue services during the test.

18.9 - Physical or psychological state of the competitor deemed unfit for the pursuit of the event by the race director on the advice of the rescue services.

18.10 - Dangerous behaviour of a competitor, possession of a prohibited object in a state of recidivism.

18.11 - Participants who do not follow the marked course or who fail to pass through a checkpoint.

18.12 - Doping by the World Anti-Doping Organization is prohibited. Escape from mandatory anti-doping control. See the banned products list

In case of particular situations, the organization reserves the right to apply an hourly penalty.

Article 19 - Cancellation of the races


19.1 - In case of force majeure (exceptional weather, administrative ban or any unforeseeable event, irresistible, insurmountable), the organization reserves the right to completely cancel the competition.


19.2 - The amount of the inscriptions will remain acquired to the Organization and no claim, nor responsibility can be retained against it.

Article 20 - Race Jury


20.1 - The race jury is the race director and two people of the race organization.


20.2 - The jury:

- Application of rules

- Decides a disqualification

- Deal with complaints and disputes

- Decides changes to the course or regulation


20.3 - At least 2 jury members are required to make a decision on behalf of the jury.


20.4 - The jury reserves the right to make a "common sense" decision in the event that a specific situation is not described in the rules.


20.5 - A decision of the jury is final and without appeal.

Article 21 - Claims


21.1 - They will be admissible in writing within 30 minutes after the provisional display of the preliminary results by the Director of tthe race at the place of arrival and will be the subject of a decision by the jury.

​21.2 - A claim must contain the following:

- time and place

- Team number and signature of both members

- Number or name of the team against whom the protest is directed.

- The reason for the protest

- If possible the number or name of control teams.


21.3 - A claim that does not meet the criteria of point 21.2 will be ignored.


21.4 - Once the decision is made by the jury and taking into account the requirements of the race, it will be communicated as soon as possible to the teams concerned.

Article 22 - Cover Photo, Television, Video and Rights


22.1 - Any competitor expressly renounces to the right to the image during the event, as he waives all recourse against the organizer and his authorized partners for the use made of his image.


22.2 - Audiovisual professionals or photographers must obtain their accreditation from the Organization. It is further understood that no image, photograph or video may be marketed to private partners or television channels of any kind without the express agreement of the Swimrun Côte Vermeille Organization.

Article 23 - Security and Assistance


23.1 - It is provided by checkpoints (refueling, pointing) and sanitary (medical and para-medical), Rescuers (aquatic and pedestrian), controllers, signalers ... These positions can be specified on the website.


23.2 - Participants are required to help in an emergency if requested by the organization. Teams are held to their best ability to help another team injured or sick.

​23.3 - For safety reasons, we will not allow roping on the first swim section of la Courte, la Moyenne and la Longue.


23.4 - The two members constituting a team must at all times stay close to each other with a maximum distance allowed on land of 50m and 10m in water. It is useful to remember that this event is above all a team race, conveying the values ​​of mutual aid and sharing.


23.5 - A member of the race organization will be able to stop the first team member, so that he can wait for his team-mate, if the distance between the two is considered too important.

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