The Club Marató i Mitja, with the sponsorship of the Castellón County and the collaboration of the province’s clubs and the municipalities of: Castelló, Borriol, Vilafamés, Les Useres, Llucena, Atzeneta del Maestrat, Benafigos, Culla, Xodos, Villahermosa del Rio y Vistabella del Maestrat are ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® organizers.
ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® 2022 is a sports event composed of three long-distance, semi self-sufficient races. Departing from Castelló de la Plana, runners will finish at the Sanctuary of Sant Joan de Penyagolosa in the heart of the Penyagolosa Natural Park.
- XXIV ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® MiM® [Marató i Mitja]: 60K 3300d+ 2000d-. Departure at 06:00 on April 22rd. Maximum race time: 15 h. With 3 ITRA points. UTMB 50K Qualifier
- XI ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® CSP® [Castelló-Penyagolosa]: 106K 5600d+ 4400d-. Departure at 00:00 on April 22rd. Maximum race time: 25 hours and 45 minutes. With 5 ITRA points. UTMB 100K Qualifier
To participate, you must:
- Obtain prior to the race, a capacity to be self-sufficient, which would allow you to solve unassisted the challenges that can occur in this type of race, especially:
- Weather conditions that can be very difficult due to heat, wind, cold or rain.
- Know how to manage, even if isolated, physical or mental challenges resulting from fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, minor injuries, etc.
- Be fully aware that for this activity in the nature, safety depends on the runner’s ability to solve foreseeable problems that may be encountered.
- Be of legal age on the day of the race and accept race regulations.
Participants registered in this race participate voluntarily, take responsibility for themselves and meet the necessary physical and health requirements to participate in a race of this nature.
These races are governed by the singular race principle of semi self-sufficiency. That is, the ability of a runner to manage his/her own survival between two aid stations, including food, clothing and security.
This principle implies the following rules:
- Each runner must carry all mandatory equipment throughout the race (see article 9 EQUIPMENT). At any time, commissioners may request a check of this equipment. All runners are obliged to submit to such requests, under penalty of elimination from the race.
- Except in case of accident or emergency, personal assistance is authorized only at certain aid stations (*), in areas reserved for that purpose, or within 100 meters before or after designated areas.
- It is forbidden to be accompanied during all or part of the race by an unregistered person, outside of designated aid stations.
(*) Personal assistance is allowed in the following places:
- ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® MiM®: Borriol, Les Useres, Torrosselles and Xodos.
- ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® CSP®: Borriol, Les Useres, Atzeneta del Maestrat, Culla, Vistabella and Xodos.
It is forbidden in all other aid stations or in any other point on the route.
It is the obligation of each participant to carry their own waste until the finish or until places designated by organizers.
The race organization will implement its own preventative medical measures. These measures have neither the aim nor the competence to substitute national and international regulations in force in the antidoping fight, but they are intended to strengthen medical assistance put in place by organizers.
Each runner commits to:
- Inform organizers in case of use of a prescription subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Allergy and/or any other type of medication that could qualify for a TUE.
- Comply with the collection of urine, blood or capillary samples and their corresponding analyses as requested by the organization’s Medical Council, understanding that the expenses inherent to both extraction and analysis will be responsability of the organization.
- Accept any appointment made by the race doctor, based on the information collected to assess the runner’s ability to participate in any of the races. After that appointment, organizers may determine the runner’s participation in the race.
To validate registration for any ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® race, each runner must:
- Provide a disclaimer (*).
He/she must, in addition to the previous document, for ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® CSP®:
- Provide a non-contraindication medical report for ultra-endurance sport (*).
These documents must be uploaded to the corresponding space, next to the list of registered runners, before the 1st of March. Organizers will not accept any documents sent by e-mail or any other means other than the one indicated. In case of non-receipt of either document before the date indicated, the registration will be canceled.
(*) Documents will be available for download during the month of December.
The following registration fees have been established:
- ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® MiM®: 80 €.
- ASICSPenyagolosa Trails® CSP®: 120 €.
The registration fee includes:
- Accident insurance.
- Access to all aid stations established by the organization.
- Medical care throughout the race and upon arrival at the finish.
- Possibility of obtaining trophies, cash prizes and a gift bag.
- Bus transportation for all participants from the finish back to the start.
- Cloakroom storage at the finish line.
Once registration is completed and paid for, any runner can request fee refund in case he/she decides not to participate. For this purpose, the following deadlines have been established:
- Until February 15: 80% of registration.
- From February 15 to 28: 50% of registration.
- As of March 1st, no amount of the registration fee will be refunded.
All requests for registration refund must be made in writing to email@example.com and include relevant personal information, and a bank account number into which the amount of the corresponding registration reimbursement will be transferred according to the conditions established above.
For safety reasons, respect for the environment and respect for runners, it is necessary to limit the number of bibs. All pre-registrations and registrations will be done exclusively by completing the form via Internet.
IMPORTANT: If you opt for MiM® lottery, it is not possible to simultaneously sign up for CSP® lottery, or vice versa.
The pre-registration period will be from 12:00 on November 24th of 2022 until 19:00 on December 12th of 2022.
Since 2015, there has been no waiting list. Given the experience of previous years, most cancellations occur as late as possible and it is not reasonable to consider participating in a long-distance race without adequate preparation.
Therefore, registrations will be managed through overbooking, that is to say, when registration closes, more runners than slots available will be registered because cancellations are anticipated. Thus, all runners will have the same time to properly prepare.
If the number of pre-registrants is higher than the maximum allowable number of slots, a lottery will be organized. Otherwise, if the maximum number is not exceeded, all pre-registered runners will be automatically registered without having to enter the lottery. In addition, the process of pre-registration would become immediate registration and would remain open until the remaining slots are filled.
Direct registration, without entering the lottery, will comply with any of the following requirements:
- MiM®: It is necessary to have completed at least 12 race editions between MiM® and CSP®.
- CSP®: It is necessary to have completed at least 5 editions of the CSP®.
- Results: Runners who have scored any of the following results in any of the last two editions (2019-2021).
- 2021-20222: men < 07h30′, women < 09h00′
- 2021-2022: men < 15h30′, women < 19h30′
- Podium: Absolute podium in one of the previous editions.
- ITRA General Ranking – UTMB [limited quota]: Check your score on run/Runners/FindARunner and utmb.world/es/search-runner you must state your score and link to your personal profile at time of pre-registration, at least 770 will be necessary for men and 620 for women.
1,500 places for the MiM® and 600 places for the CSP® will be raffled among all runners who have pre-registered during the established period, excluding from the lottery, those who have obtained a slot for fulfilling any of the previous requirements.
Then, organizers will then reserve an amount of slots for:
- Clubs and Sponsors: for the teams of our partner clubs and official sponsors.
- International participants: this consideration will be strictly applied and limited to a minimal representation of each country from the list of pre-registrants.
The lottery will be held, in front of notary, on December, 16 2022 at the presentation of ASICS Penyagolosa Trails®.
Once participants who have obtained a slot for some of the reasons detailed in the rules, have been removed from the lottery, remaining lottery entrants will be assigned raffle numbers according to the order of pre-registration.
The list of lottery numbers will be published after pre-registration closes and before the lottery takes place.
A number (one for each race) will be randomly drawn from all the numbers assigned to that lottery. Each one of these numbers will be granted a slot, as well as will the 1,499 sequential numbers for that number in the case of the MiM®, and the sequential 599 in the case of the CSP®. That is to say, if the number happens to be 120 for the MiM®, those pre-registrants from number 120 to number 1,619 will have assigned slots.
In case the number drawn is such that the remaining sequential numbers will exceed the final number in the list, the sequence would continue with the first number, number 1, and sequentially include successive numbers until all slots have been assigned. That is to say, if there are 2,000 numbers in the MiM® and the number drawn is 1,950, slots would be assigned from 1,950 to 2,000, and then from 1 to 1,449 included.
After lottery, the spot will be notified by e-mail. All those who have obtained a bib number by the lottery and those wo have obtained a bib number for any of the reasons set out above, will have until December 30th of 2022, from the notice dispatch, to complete its final registration. Those who do not proceed with the payment in the determined time period, will lose their right to register. Any time a slot becomes free during this period, organizers will contact the following runners on the provisional list for the lottery. In the case of the MiM®: starting with those who have been rejected in lotteries from the previous two editions, and who have not had the option to run in either race, following the order of the provisional list by lottery number, will be contacted. These newly selected winners must complete their registration in 72 hours. Otherwise, they will definitely lose their slot.
The Asociación Protectora de Animales – Huellas Callejeras, thanks to the donation of ASICS Penyagolosa Trails, offers solidarity bibs for the MiM. Thus, it will help to finance the activities of this association and subsequently promote its dissemination. The solidarity bib guarantees a bib, even if the registrations are sold out. The management of these bibs is exclusive to the association. Those runners interested in any of these bibs can make their donation through:
Subsequently, the Foundation will send ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® the personal information of the runner who makes the donation. After receiving the data, an email will be sent to the person with the procedures to register for the race. These bibs are not subject to the return option.
ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® subscribes to a philosophy that combines outdoor sport with respect for nature. For this reason, we invite all runners to share our philosophy and to contribute – through their eco-friendly behavior – to maintaining the natural environment in the places where the race is held.
Part of the route runs along paths and trails of the Penyagolosa Natural Park. Participants in these races know very well that the mountain is a fragile ecosystem that must be preserved. Therefore, organizers have as their aim an eco-friendly race that shows maximum respect to the mountain environment. The race’s objective is to have zero impact on the natural environment, and to increase the awareness of all participants and fans for protecting this exceptional environment. For this reason, organizers, in addition to strictly complying with the norms of the Penyagolosa Natural Park, propose:
- Preventing soil erosion. It is forbidden to use shortcuts off of marked roads and paths – with special attention to the section of the route from Les Useres to Sant Joan de Penyagolosa, which runs through Camí dels Pelegrins de Les Useres.
- Limiting waste. Organizers encourage runners to bring their own beverage containers to be used in aid stations.
- Waste management:
In addition, the use of paths and dirt roads located on privately-owned land is regulated by decrees 49/2006 and 98/1996, which state that:
“People passing through the property for any purpose can only do so with the express consent of the land owners and that equally, sports activities that run through said forest lands are prohibited except for those that are part of events authorized by the appointed general management”.
Organizers recommend proper planning of race equipment based on competitors’ abilities, the weather, estimated race time and other variables that may compromise competitors’ safety. Each participant must be fully aware of the race’s length and difficulty, which can increase at night, under possible climatic conditions: heat, cold, rain and wind. Therefore, competitors should make sure that clothing, footwear, as well as physical health, are appropriate to complete the race. All participants are obliged to carry the following equipment, which will be checked at the start and can be checked again at any other point during the race.
Organizers may add some type of mandatory equipment not included in this section. In such case, such equipment requirement will be properly communicated in advance to race participants via the website or by e-mail.
Runners can pick up their race bibs on April 21st from 11:00h to 21:00h, under no circumstances this can be done on Saturday. In order to obtain your race bib, you must provide your DNI (ID) or its equivalent for non-Spanish/foreign citizens. We remind you that changing or transferring your race bib or chip is not allowed. In this circumstance immediate disqualification and race bib annulment would occur.
Race bibs will be worn on the front and must be continuously and fully visible at all times. Race bib will always be worn on outer clothing and cannot be attached under any circumstances to a backpack or to the leg. Race bibs cannot be modified, hidden or folded. Race bib will allow the access to buses, aid stations, first aid, showers and rest areas or drop bag transfer areas. Except in case of disobeying a decision by course commissioner, race bibs should never be removed. In case of abandoning the race, the race bib will be deactivated.
Along with the race bib, participants will receive a bag (2 in the case of CSP®) in which to place their race equipment, which can be delivered to staff, securely closed and clearly marked with the identification method provided. The bag will be transported to the finish line at Sant Joan de Penyagolosa. For CSP®, a second bag will be transported to Culla. If possible, this second bag will be transferred to the finish in time for the runner’s arrival; this cannot however, be guaranteed.
Will not be accepted claims for the loss or breakage of the bags’ contents; they will not be checked by organizers upon delivery. It is recommended to leave valuables at home. Once securely closed and the contents contained therein, bags will be delivered to race staff at the Runner’s Fair before it closes.
Once the race is over, the lost and found items will be available on weekdays from 17:00h to
21:00h for 2 weeks at the headquarters of the club Marató and Mitja to be collected by the owner o by a messaging company (paid by the runner). After that period the items will be donated to an NGO. Sanahuja 55 bajo 12004. Castellón.
There will be several roving medical teams distributed among different points along the course, depending on immediate medical priorities. These teams will be in radio contact with race directors and will have the capacity to assist at any point throughout the course. This fact does not exempt runners from the obligation to offer assistance to any other participant who is in need.
All runners are subject to the doctor’s evaluation and will acknowledge that the doctor’s decision is final with the authority to:
- Remove from the race (annulling his/her race number) any runner not fit to continue.
- Order the evacuation of any runner considered being in danger.
- Order the hospitalization of any runner for whom it is deemed necessary.
All runners will have a chip and a race bib. There will be a check upon arrival at all checkpoints and there will also be random checkpoints whose location will not be revealed by organizers.
To avoid excessive use of plastic cups, each runner must carry his/her own cup. There will be trash bins at the exit of each aid station, any runner who throws trash on the race course will be disqualified.
To be allowed to continue the race, runners must leave the checkpoint before set time limits, regardless of arrival times to the checkpoint. If runner exceeds cutoff time, he/she must withdraw from the race and follow the instructions of those in charge of the checkpoint.
Except in case of serious injury, a runner should never abandon outside of a checkpoint. Runners must notify his/her decision to withdraw to the person in charge of the checkpoint, who can definitively invalidate race bibs. Runners should retain race bibs, as this is the pass for buses, food and rest rooms. Evacuation will be decided by person in charge, according to the following general rules:
- Bus in: Les Useres, Torrosselles, Atzeneta, Culla, Vistabella. The transfers will be made to the finish line, except for the night schedule of CSP of Les Useres (6:30h) and Atzeneta (7:00h) that will go directly to the start line.
- Runners who drop out in an aid station or checkpoint where there is no bus, and who are not injured, must reach the nearest evacuation bus stop as soon as possible, and by their own means.
- Aid stations that are only accessible by 4×4 vehicles:
- Upon closure of the checkpoint, organizers may evacuate retired runners who are still present.
- In case of unfavorable weather, which may force a total or partial stop to the race, organizers guarantee evacuation in the shortest time possible.
In the case of withdrawing after leaving a checkpoint, it will be necessary to return to that checkpoint and report the race withdrawal to the checkpoint’s manager. If upon return to the checkpoint you find the runners who close the race, they will invalidate your race bib and, from this point onward, runner will not be any longer under the control of the race organization.
There will be a exclusive bus service to transfer runners for free from the finish line to start. This service will be free for all runners. The bus schedules will be published later along with an access guide for the public to access different areas along the racecourse, as well as the finish.
The route will be marked by organizers with bright colored plastic tape, banners, flags and other course markings located at regular intervals depending on type of terrain and roads, it being the responsibility of each participant to locate marks and follow it. ATTENTION: If you do not see the course markings, go back and look for the signs again. It is obligatory to follow the race course and not to take shortcuts. Shortcuts do not save much time, are dangerous and erode the terrain.
Sections of the route that run along urban roads or streets will not be blocked off to traffic; participants must comply with general traffic norms or with the indications put in place by organizers. It will be obligatory to cross roads via pedestrian crossings or places enabled for the occasion and properly marked. It will be obligatory to follow the marked itinerary, as well as go through all the established checkpoints. For greater visibility at night during ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® CSP®, signs that mark the route will be equipped with refracting elements that will stand out in the light from the runner’s front light.
The Referee Judge of the RFEA is the only one authorized to apply the following penalties or disqualifications, by own knowledge of the action or by report of other judges, commissioners of the organization or other means.
Any runner may be subject to doping control before, during, or at the end of the race. In case of refusal to undergo testing, the athlete will be sanctioned in the same way as if he/she were found positive. See ANNEX I, on page 11.
What is not reflected in these rules will be governed by the RFEA or World Athletics rules (in this order) and will be decided by the Arbitrator Judge.
Complaints concerning the outcome or conduct of the race shall be made within 30 minutes of the publication of official results. Any complaint shall be made orally to the Arbitrator Judge.
An Appeal Jury will be appointed consisting of two judges appointed in the race, and a person from the Organization, who will examine all appeals to the decisions of the Arbitrator Judge filed in writing and a deposit of €60 will be mandatory.
Organizers will make modifications to the race that it considers necessary, or even suspend the race, if weather conditions or other causes become a threat. In this case, registration fees will not be refunded.
Modification to the race and/or its suspension. In the case of bad weather or other major threat, organizers reserve the right to suspend, neutralize or modify time allowances and/or the race and aid stations. In this case, registration fees will not be refunded.
In case of event cancellation due to a major threat and more than 7 days before the start date, a partial registration fee refund will be made. The amount shall be determined on the basis of the organization’s capacity for reimbursement after covering fixed, non-recoverable costs.
If the race is interrupted and suspended at a point on the course, classifications will be determined according to the order and arrival time at the stopping point or at the last checkpoint.
Organizers will provide accident insurance.
Current regulations establish the following categories and subcategories:
In the Master category, they are governed from the day they reach the age that defines their category.
Sum of times of the first four athletes, always with representation of both sexes. It will be scored only for the club that appears on the registration, in addition it must be legally constituted.
Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 ranked in each subcategory. In addition to the trophy, the top 3 finishers overall, both male and female, will receive the following cash prizes:
- All cash prizes will be subject to withholding tax (foreigners included).
- Trophies and cash prizes will be cumulative.
Lack of attendance the awards ceremony will be considered as a waiver of trophies or cash prizes.
The absolute categories will be joint at 17:00h on Saturday 23/04/2022
The Master trophies will be delivered in a space enabled for it from 15:00h
All runners expressly waive their image rights during the race, and they waive any right to appeal to organizers for the use of that image. Organizers may authorize the media to use that image through an accreditation or license. All communication about the event or the use of images from the event must respect the name of the event and the event’s trademarks with organizers’ authorization. The organizing entity reserves exclusives rights to event images, as well as rights to the audiovisual and journalistic exploitation of the event. Any media or publicity project must have the consent of the organizers.
In accordance with what is established in the Organic Law 15/1999 of December 13th regarding the Protection of Personal Data, all personal data provided by participants and the images obtained in the course of the event will be stored in the files of the organizers of ASICS Penyagolosa Trails®, in order to manage event participation, as well as the promotion, distribution and dissemination of the event. This article grants the ability at any moment to exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by sending a document accompanied by national ID to the registered office of Club Esportiu Marató i Mitja Castello – Penyagolosa in Sanahuja 55, 12004 – Castelló de la Plana.
This regulation is subject to the restrictions and modifications necessary for its adaptation to the sanitary situation. In the near future, an annex will be published with all the measures of required compliance.
Registering for the race implies recognition and compliance with these rules.
Any circumstances not provided for in these Rules shall be decided by the Race Committee and/or, where appropriate, by the competent bodies of the RFEA.
The events in nature have an environmental, economic and social impact in the geographical area in which they are realized. Therefore, the introduction sustainability criteria in the whole life cycle of an event, from the stage of the organization up to the legacy that leaves the proper event in the community that holds it from the social and economic point of view, becomes especially important.
In ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® we are sure of the need to do our activity in a more responsible and sustainable way, as well as to assure the co-responsibility and the good practices of all the involved agents and, certainly, of the need to protect and preserve the surrounding environment.
In 2017 ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® was certified by UNE-EN ISO 20121:2013 that specifies the requirements of a sustainability management system to host all kinds of events or activities related to the same. Thus, it offers criteria for the different stages and activities: design, planning, implementation, review and post sustainable event activities.
This standard does not take the certification of the event as an aim, but the certification of the management system of the organizations that deals with the events with the purpose of assuring that, those limitations included in the scope, are managed in conformity with the sustainability criteria.
Benefits of organizing sustainable events:
- Collaboration in the strengthening of the local economy.
- Reduction of the carbon footprint of the event.
- Cost reduction, as consequence of the reduction in the consumption of resources (water, energy, etc.) and of the optimization of the processes to make them more efficient.
- Improvement of the control on the chain of supply, as consequence of the actions carried out by suppliers and contractors.
- Demonstration towards third parties of the public and ethical commitment with the society, the environment, and the sustainability.
- Increase of the competitiveness and the access to new markets that are becoming ever challenging and specialized that look for an added value, such as those related to environmental respect, religious sensibilities or ethical values.
- Improvement of the reputation and coherence with Social Responsibility and Sustainability policy, for the organizations that promote it as well as those who manage and organize the event.
With this certification, ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® was the first international trail event with this recognition, becoming an example to follow in terms of efficient management and quality, and responsibility towards society and the environment.
ASICS Penyagolosa Trails® joined the few sport events around the world, such as the London Olympic Games®, the Barcelona World Race® or Roland Garros®, with the standard certification for sustainable event management.