Santorini - 03/10/2020

Santorini Experience 2020

 

 

Santorini Experience returns for the 6th consecutive year on October 2-4, 2020 in the breathtaking island of Santorini, that will be the epicenter of sports tourism.

The co-organization of the Municipality of Santorini, the Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) and Active Media Group will attract professional and amateur runners and swimmers from all over the world.

Runners will have the opportunity to enjoy the established routes on the Caldera, overlooking the enchanting images of the volcano and the background scenery of Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia. Specifically, the 10km is addressed to the most experienced in distances and the 15km route “Aristides Alafouzos” to those who love strength, endurance and adrenaline. All routes start from the desalination plant in Oia, including parts of trail track, and finish in Oia. The running routes are designed by the former marathon runner, Greek classic route record holder, running trainer and director of All About Running, Nikos Polias.

Open water swimming will have an honorable position in this year’s schedule as well. Specifically, the participants will have the opportunity to swim from the volcano to the old port of Fira, having the imposing view of the island in front of them, in the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) race. Organization will provide amateur athletes with a high-quality safety lifeguard buoy, giving them extra motive to choose “Santorini Experience”. Swimming route will take place with the upmost safety in the enchanting sea of Santorini (average water temperature of 20-22 degrees Celsius), under the technical direction of federal coach with Olympic and World Championship distinctions, Nikos Gemelos, who has designed this unique route. Once again, specialized lifeguards will contribute in safety measures, providing staff as well as lifeboats. Distinguished age categories will be formed depending on the final participation entries, while a separate classification for those wearing wetsuits will be added.

Schedule:

Thursday, October 1: 09:00-21:00 Receive participation kit from Alafouzos Sport store, Fira

Friday, October 2: 09:00-21:00 Receive participation kit from Alafouzos Sport store, Fira

Saturday, October 3: 09:00-21:00 Receive participation kit from Alafouzos Sport store, Fira

Running routes in Oia-Fira path. Start and finish points at the Desalination Plant, Oia.

07:15-10:00 Event registration at the Desalination Plant in Oia

08:15 Start of the 15 km “Aristides Alafouzos” route, Oia – Fira – Oia, from the Desalination Plant, Oia

08:15 Start of the 10 km route, Oia – (towards) Fira – Oia, from the Desalination Plant, Oia

12:00 End of Events

Sunday, October 4

08:30-09:30 Event registration at the Old Port in Fira

09:30 Transportation of athletes from the Old Port in Fira to the Volcano

10:00 Start of 1.5 miles (2.4km) swimming route from the Volcano to the Old Port in Fira

12:00 End of Events

General Terms & Conditions

  • The age limit to participate in the 15km Trail Race is 18+ years old (born at least in 2002 or earlier) and it concerns only able-bodied runners.
  • The age limit to participate in the 10km Trail Race is 12+ years old (born at least in 2008 or earlier) and it concerns only able-bodied runners.
  • The age limit to participate in the 1.5 miles Swimming Race is 14+ years old (born at least in 2006 or earlier) and it concerns only able-bodied swimmers. For the swimming race, athletes must be at least 14 years old or turning 14 within the calendar year. A relevant parental consent for any non-adult competitor is requested.
  • Participants in the “SANTORINI EXPERIENCE" are fully aware of and understand the full risks involved in their participation in the race, in regard to possible damages, or harm to their health.
  • Every runner/swimmer participates in the event at his/her own free will.
  • Every runner/swimmer participates in the event on his/her own responsibility, bears full responsibility for his/her fitness condition & ability to participate, and waives any claim on the Organizing Committee for any kind of injury and/or damage by any cause.
  • The SANTORINI EXPERIENCE and the Organizing Committee of the event carry no responsibility in case of injury, damage, or any other harm that may be caused by participating or spectating the event.
  • Only runners/swimmers that have dully, officially and in time registered for the event can participate in the «SANTORINI EXPERIENCE» races.
  • Runners are obligated to bear the race bib that they were given by the Organizing Committee of the event, on the front of their chest. In any other case, it is possible that they are disqualified from the race.
  • Swimmers are obligated to bear the race number that they were given by the Organizing Committee of the event, on an obvious spot of their hands and the timing chip on their foot. In any other case, it is possible that they are disqualified from the race.
  • All participants must respect and follow the regulations of the event, before, during, and after the race.
  • The “SANTORINI EXPERIENCE” event takes place the day and time that has been announced as such, regardless of weather conditions. Only in cases of exceptional circumstances or other force majeure incident, SANTORINI EXPERIENCE and the Organizing Committee of the event have the right to decide on the postponement of the start time or the cancellation of the event, depending on the current conditions. In such cases, the registration fee is NOT refunded to the registered runners/swimmers.
  • SANTORINI EXPERIENCE and the Organizing Committee of the event have the right to change the event’s schedule, the terms and conditions regarding participation and staging of the event, without prior notice, by posting such a decision on the website of SANTORINI EXPERIENCE.
  • Participants agree that their personal data may be given to third parties for reasons related to timing, results' ranking and announcement on the internet. Personal data of the participants required during the registration procedure are stored and will be used for purposes only related to the staging of the event. By submitting an entry form, each participant consents to the storing of his/her personal data and its use for the purposes of the event.
  • Participants consent to the use of their image during the race by the organizers, sponsors, or other partners of the event for promotional purposes, with no right to claim full or partial compensation for that reason.

Registration Terms & Conditions:

  • The SANTORINI EXPERIENCE and the “SANTORINI EXPERIENCE” Organizing Committee have the right to suspend, or close registrations without prior notice.
  • Registration to any of the “SANTORINI EXPERIENCE” races is possible only through the online registration platform available in the official event’s website, or by any alternative way indicated by the Organizing Committee.
  • A registration is considered valid on the condition that it has been successfully submitted as stated above and that the registration fee, as determined on the date of registration, is successfully paid, while the amount of the registration fee has been credited to the organizers’ accounts.
  • Changes on confirmed registrations (runners/swimmers’ replacement, change of race etc.) are not possible under any circumstances after the closure of registration period, for any of the event’s races, or after a certain date determined by the Organizing Committee.
  • Cancellations of confirmed registrations are only possible in accordance to the cancellation policy of the event, as indicated in this term. Refund of the total amount is approved in case of non-participation notice latest by 31/08/2020. Organization has the right to proceed to any changes (dates, routes) in case of extreme weather conditions or force majeure in order to facilitate and ensure the safety of the athletes. In the unlikely case of a race or the event in total being cancelled there are no refunds given and the next appropriate event will be offered as compensation. In the case of a race or the event in total being cancelled, the organization has no responsibility for any costs incurred as a result of cancellation including any travel or accommodation costs, including your transfer to the event location.
  • Participants should make the payment until 31/08/2020, in order to receive the full participation kit. Participants who complete their registration after 31/08/2020, might not get an official timing or receive the full participation kit (t-shirt, bag etc.)
  • Post confirmation of the registration, no further change regarding the selected t-shirt size of the runner/swimmer is possible (in case of confirmed registration in the Advanced or Full Registration Level).

Race Bibs & Kits Collection Terms & Conditions:

  • Race bibs and kits are personally collected by the registered runners/swimmers themselves and only from the event’s Registration Centre during the days and hours announced. The registered runner/swimmer needs to present a valid identification document (ID card, passport etc.). A registered runner/swimmer may authorize another person to collect his/her race bib on his/her behalf from the event’s Registration Centre, as mentioned above, presenting an authorization by the registered runner/swimmer on the responsibility, of the latter, as well as a copy of the ID card or other legal identification document (for example passport, driving license) of the registered runner.
  • In order to collect race bibs and race kits, it is required, in addition to presenting ID card or other legal identification document (eg passport, driving license) of the registered runner/swimmer, to also present a copy of the “bib number notification e-mail” that states the runner’s/swimmer’s race bib, and is sent to all registered runners/swimmers.
  • Runner/swimmer replacement(s), and/or change in the selected race, are not possible under any circumstances during collection of race bib and kits at the event’s Registration Centre. Only validation of the runner’s data and update of his/her personal information is possible at that stage.
  • Race bibs and kits are not sent anywhere, under any circumstances, either by regular mail or any other way to their rightful runner/swimmer, before, during, or after the operating days and hours of the event’s Registration Centre.
  • Race bibs and kits that are not properly collected during the operating days and hours of the event’s Registration Centre, may not be collected under no circumstances thereafter.

Participation (Race Day) Terms & Conditions:

  • Participants are obliged to strictly follow the instructions of the organizers, volunteers, and event’s staff, including calls to abandon the course and stop the race.
  • Any breach or non-compliance with the race regulations announced by the SANTORINI EXPERIENCE result in the disqualification of the participant from the event and erasure from the race results without any kind of compensation.
  • The race bib is personal and may not be conveyed, transferred, or be given to another runner/swimmer under any circumstances.
  • Participants are obliged to read and respect the instructions provided by the Organizing Committee of the event, either electronically, or in printed format (such as Medical & Technical Instructions, Race Manual) and which have been announced in the official website of the event.
  • Access to the race course, and the areas at the start/finish of the event is not permitted under any circumstances, to non-registered runners/swimmers.
  • Every participant is obliged to fill in, on his/her own responsibility, the data required at the back side of his/her race bib, whether it is relevant to contact information, or personal medical data.
  • Use of bicycle or other wheeled mean is not allowed on the race course, whether it is about a runner/swimmer, or another accompanying person. In such case, the directly involved participant is excluded from the race and is called upon to withdraw from the event.
  • The time limit to finish the 15km Trail Race is set to one hundred and ninety five (195) minutes from the start time of the race.
  • The time limit to finish the 10km Road Race is set to one hundred and thirty (130) minutes from the start time of the race.
  • The time limit to finish the 1.5mile swimming route is set to one hundred and twenty (120) minutes from the start time of the race.
  • The official time is the time from the starting signal. The net time is the time from the moment the participant passes the mat at the start line, until he/she crosses the relevant mat at the finish line.
  • The race classification results from the official finish time. The net and split time is announced only for the information of the runner/swimmer.

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