Regulations

Article 1 : “Les Belles Combes” is a popular cross-country ski race. The races are included in the National and Regional long distance race calendar and comply with FFS regulations .  

 

Article 2 - Participation

The races are open to everyone (FFS licensee and non-FFS licensee).

 

Article 3 - Number of participants

For the protection of nature, the number of participants is limited to 500 / day (passages in sensitive areas).

 

Article 4 - Medical certificate

FFS " competitor " type snow card licensee : no medical certificate to provide.

Licensee (s) FFS carte neige "leisure" or "leader": a medical certificate.

Not licensed FFS : provide a medical certificate

 

NB: To participate in the hike there is no medical certificate to provide.

*: The medical certificate must be less than one year old at the time of the competition and authorize sport or Nordic skiing in competition . See model .

Article 5 - Age categories & authorized distances :

 

Article 6 - Start times  

FT: 11km - 30km: departure at 11am

CT: 11km - 21 km - 42km: departure at 10am

 

Attention: Paranordic skiers: For the start of paranordic skiers there is an early start of 20 ' before the official starting time: departure Saturday at 10:40 am - Sunday at 9:40 am!

Any possible change of site / starting time will be communicated on our website. It is under the responsibility of registrants to follow the news in the " News " section.

 

Article 7 - Ranking and rewards :

A classification will be established according to the categories of ages and maximum authorized distances.

Podiums (men / women) with awards are provided for the longest distance allowed in each category:

U17 => 11km

U20 => 21km

Seniors => 30km FT / 42km CT

Combined ranking on Sunday for runners who took part in the 2 long distance races (Saturday 30km FT + Sunday marathon CT)

Article 8 - Podiums & Prize giving

The podiums will take place immediately after the arrival of the first 3 riders.

The organization will adapt the mode of the prize giving according to the circumstances of the race.

Article 9 - souvenir prize

A souvenir prize is guaranteed for each participant on Saturday and Sunday.

Article 10 - Registration reimbursement

In the event of total cancellation of the event (for any reason), the organization will reimburse the registration, excluding bank charges.

If you have registered for an event but you cannot participate for medical reasons, the organization will reimburse the registration , excluding bank charges AND ON PRESENTATION of a MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

Article 11 - Course

The organizer reserves the right to modify the initial route according to environmental, meteorological and safety constraints.

Article 12 - Organizers responsibility

The organizers cannot be held responsible for the loss / theft of the belongings / equipment of the participants during the race, even if the organization sets up a dedicated space (not supervised).

Article 13 - SIZE of CLASSIC rods .

The size of the CL rods must not exceed 83% of the runner's height (classic ski boots on the feet).

This size is calculated:

- According to the size of the skier WITH ski boots

- Size of the rods measured from the tip to the insertion of the straps on the rod

 

 

 

 

Article 14 - Starting lines :

14.1 -FFS
Elite line: points <100;

2019-2020 ranking: 42 km: first 5 and first 5; 21 km 5 first and 3 first

First line: points <170;

2019-2020 ranking: 42 km 60 first and 10 first; 21 km 25 first and 15 first

D rd line: All participants who do not meet the criteria of the other 2 lines.

The first lines are strictly reserved for FFS or FIS licensees.

14.2 - MST

The runners classified from 1 to 30 in the provisional general classification of the Marathon Ski Tour for men and from 1 to 8 for Women will be on the front line (off Line Elite) or assimilated.

Runners ranked 31 to 60 in the provisional general classification of the Marathon Ski Tour for men and 8 to 15 for Women will be in the second row or assimilated.

The ranking of the previous year will be taken into account in the absence of a provisional general ranking.

14.3 - VISMA Ski Classics

Ski Classic Pro Team athletes are obliged to start in the elite startblock ahead of the amateurs. The Top 10 competitors men and women ranked in the national challenger events, are also obliged to start from the elite Startblock.

Article 15 - Eco event

Each participant must behave respectfully with the environment (traveling, sorting waste at the venue, preserving the natural spaces crossed, etc.)

The event crosses sensitive environments. For the protection of nature, it is forbidden for any competitor to leave the course of the race. The intentional non-respect of this article will automatically evoke the disqualification of the competitor.

Article 16 - Image rights

Any competitor waives any right to the image on the photos and videos taken during "Les Belles Combes" and these can be used for the promotion of Belles Combes.

 

Article 17 - Registration

Registrations are ONLY online

  • until Thursday February 18 at midnight for Saturday races

  • until Friday February 19 at midnight for Sunday races

!!!! NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION POSSIBLE !!!

 

Article 18 - Collection of bibs

Bibs collection possible only on the day of the race:

For Saturday races: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

For Sunday races: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Bibs will be collected near the start / finish stadium.  

Article 19 - Meals

For all distances a meal is included in the registration price.

For health security reasons, this year the "classic" meal will be replaced by a take-away meal.

Thanks for your understanding.

 

Article 20 - Prices

 

For all events a meal is included in the registration fee.

For the competitors (women and men) in possession of a federal title of the FFS, a reduction of 15 euros is applied to the prices. competition snow card license, FFS or FIS, race ticket (15 €), as well as Swiss licenses with confirmation of license with medical visa dating less than one year, authorizing the practice of cross-country skiing in competition.

 

Following reciprocity with the Swiss and Spanish ski federations, the license holders of these federation pay the FFS license fee . On the other hand, they must provide a medical certificate dated less than one year at the time of the competition and which authorizes the sport or Nordic skiing in competition . See model .

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For Hiking: free registration for children under 12, but the accompaniment of an adult (paying) compulsory!

Article 21 - Computer Rights and Freedoms

In accordance with the Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978 (and RGPD), each runner has the right to access, rectify and delete personal data concerning him. The runner is also informed that, by accepting these rules, certain personal information (email address) may be communicated to third parties for the smooth running of the race or for the promotion of cross-country ski races. However, he can refuse the communication of his information on simple request to the organization.

Article 22 - Acceptance of the event regulations

By paying their registration, each competitor confirms having perfect knowledge of the race regulations and accepts them without reservation.

Article 23 - COVID-19

Find all the information about COVID-19 in our dedicated section. These specific measures take priority over the articles of the general regulation and replace them if they are in contradiction. Click here to view specific measures.