Romanos - 18/10/2020

Navarino Challenge 2020

 

 

The annual sports celebration, Navarino Challenge, returns in Messinia and Costa Navarino for its 8th edition this fall on October 16-18!

Aiming to unite people of all ages and abilities once again, the renowned as the second “Best in Wellness” event in the world will promote the benefits of exercise and raise awareness on the Mediterranean diet, towards the fight against childhood obesity.

Navarino Challenge will encourage the youth to engage in kids’ activities through the Active Kids initiative.

Runners may choose between the Greek Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km, and 5km (running & power walking) routes. Starting from the Navarino Dunes of Costa Navarino, professional and amateur athletes will run along the picturesque coast to Pylos, crossing the beautiful Voidokilia beach, tracing history beneath their feet in King Nestor’s land. They will follow the trail mapped out in the Homeric era by Telemachus, Ulysses’ son, trying to find his missing father. It is the only trail run that combines soil, sand and asphalt.

On the same day, the two 1km courses, for kids up to 9 years old and kids between 10-14 years old respectively, will take place. The routes have been planned by the former marathon runner, current classic marathon course national record holder, running coach and director of All About Running, Nikos Polias. The event includes race timing for all runners.

Schedule:

Friday, October 16

09:00-21:00 Receive participation kit from Symbol Room at House of Events (for those staying at the resort)

Saturday, October 17

09:00-21:00 Receive participation kit from Symbol Room at House of Events (for those staying at the resort)

Sunday, October 18

07:15 Receive participation kit from Navarino Outdoors

08:15 Start of Greek Half-marathon route (21.1km)

08:15 Start of 10km route

08:30 Start of 5km route

10:45 Start of kids’ 1km route (kids between 10-14 years old)

11:00 Start of kids’ 1km route (kids up to 9 years old)

12:30 End of Activities

General Terms & Conditions:

• The age limit to participate in the Half-Marathon 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 5km Trail Race is 12+ years old (born at least in 2008 or earlier) and it concerns only able-bodied runners.

• In case of underage participants in the Kids’ Run or the 5km & 10km Trail Races, the registration must be submitted by the person/parent exercising parental responsibility. By submitting the relevant entry form, the consent of the person/parent exercising parental responsibility for the participation of the child in the event is assumed.

• Participants in “NAVARINO CHALLENGE” 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 participates in the event at his/her own free will.

• Every runner 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 NAVARINO CHALLENGE 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 that have officially and in time registered for the event can participate in the «NAVARINO CHALLENGE» races.

• Participants 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.

• All participants must respect and follow the regulations of the event, before, during, and after the race.

• The “NAVARINO CHALLENGE” 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 major incident, NAVARINO CHALLENGE 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.

• NAVARINO CHALLENGE 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 NAVARINO CHALLENGE.

• 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 NAVARINO CHALLENGE and the “NAVARINO CHALLENGE” Organizing Committee have the right to suspend, or close registrations without prior notice.

• Registration to any of the “NAVARINO CHALLENGE” 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’ 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 is possible (in case of confirmed registration in the Advanced or Full Registration Level).

• Post confirmation of the registration, no further change regarding the selected t-shirt size of the runner is possible (in case of confirmed registration in the Advanced or Full Registration Level).

• Post confirmation of the registration, no further change regarding the selected t-shirt size of the runner 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 themselves and only from the event’s Registration Centre during the days and hours announced. The registered runner needs to present a valid identification document (ID card, passport etc.). A registered runner 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 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, to also present a copy of the “bib number notification e-mail” that states the runner’s race bib, and is sent to all registered runners.

• Runner 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, 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 NAVARINO CHALLENGE 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 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.

• 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, 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 Half-Marathon Trail Race is set to one hundred and ninety (190) minutes from the start time of the race.

• The time limit to finish the 10km Trail Race is set to one hundred and thirty (130) minutes from the start time of the race.

• The time limit to finish the 5km Trail Race is set to sixty (60) 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.

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