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Any entry for the 2018 Eiffel tower Vertical® implies the tacit acceptance of the following rules:

 

1/ EVENT

The Eiffel tower Vertical® is a timed race whose goal is the complete ascent of the Eiffel tower, or 1,665 steps to climb to an elevation gain of 279 meters.

Each participant will start individually as a timed trial minute by minute following a order established by the organization.

The departure of the first rider will be given on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 8:20pm (local time) South Pillar of the Eiffel tower. The arrival of the last rider is set for 10pm at the top of the Eiffel tower.

2/ PARTICIPATION 

The 2018 Eiffel tower Vertical® gather 129 participants as follow :

- 40 elites runners coming from the running community( climbing races, « vertical Km" in trail running races, trail running, road races, track races, …) => designated in the Division Regulation A

- 79 runners selected by lottery at the close of pre-registration for the race => designated in the Division Regulation B

- 10 runners selected by the organization with wildcards  => designated in the Division Regulation C

40 elites (Division A) will be selected by a committee of experts, following their pre-registration. The date of appointment of runners Division A  is fixed for December  08th, 2017.

Pre-registration for Eiffel tower Vertical® for the 79 runners selected by lottery (Division B) is open under certain conditions (see Eiffel tower Vertical® entry in terms - Division B) to any person, male or female born in 1998 or before (hopefuls to veterans categories), licensed or not.

3.1/ REGISTRATION CONDITIONS FOR THE EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL® - DIVISION A

 For the 40 elite runners Division A, two conditions must be met in order to participate in the selection of the expert panel:

- Be pre-registered to the Eiffel tower Vertical®
- Fill certain performance conditions / past races (see Chapter 4)

The runners of Division A not selected by the committee of experts will be automatically transfered in the Division B.

3.2/ ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL® - DIVISION B

For 79 runners from the Division B, 2 steps are necessary and inseparable for validation of registration in the Eiffel tower Vertical®

- Pre-registration followed by a lottery draw

- The final entry

3.2.1/ PRE-REGISTRATION AND LOTTERY DRAW

2 conditions must be brought together in order to take part in the Eiffel tower Vertical®

- Be pre-registered for the Eiffel tower Vertical®

- Fill in certain conditions of past performances/races (see chapter 4)

3.2.2/ DEFINITIVE REGISTATION FOLLOWING A FAVOURABLE LOTTERY DRAW

The draw of the 79 Division B pre-registered runners will take place December 11th, 2016 following the validation of pre-registrations.

Participants drawn after the pre-registration have a period of 20 days, between December 11th (following the official announcement of the lottery) and December 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm, to confirm their registration for the Eiffel tower Vertical®  on their on-line members account (http://verticaletoureiffel.runforyou.fr/)

A copy of a french license (FFA FFTRI, FSCF, FSGT, UFOLEP) 2017-2018 or medical certificate with "Presents no contraindication to competing in sport" or "Presents no contraindication to competing in running races", dated within one year (ie subsequent to March 15th, 2017) is required for final confirmation of registration (see chapter 7).

3.3/ ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL® - DIVISION C

For the 10 runners selected by the organization,  2 steps are necessary and inseparable for validation of registration in the Vertical Eiffel tower® :

- Be pre-registered to the Eiffel tower Vertical®

- Fill certain performance conditions / past races (see Chapter 4)

4/ CONDITIONS OF PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE /RACES

To be able to participate in the Eiffel tower Vertical®, one must complete at least the timing performance on one race official within 2 years before November 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm as below:

Stair races

Any Finisher in a stair race  of at least 700 steps has the opportunity to pre-register

Ascent races:

- Km Vertical: Finisher

Road races:

- 10 km: Time strictly less than 50 min (12.0 km / h)

- 20 km: Time strictly less than 1h49min (11.0 km / h)

- 21.1 km: Time strictly less than 1h54min (11.0 km / h)

- 42.2 km: Time strictly less than 4h13min (10.0 km / h)

Trails

Any Trail Finisher for a minimum distance of 45 km has the possibility to pre-register.

Any performance must be justified through a diploma or official result of the event performed as issued by the competent organization.

The runner must ensure that he features clearly in the document provided during pre-registration and that his NAME and First name are spelled correctly.

In case of misrepresentation, non-compliant with regulation or deceptive, the organization reserves the right to cancel the pre-registration of the rider without refund of entry fees.

5/ ACCEPTANACE OF THE REGULATIONS

Taking part the Eiffel tower Vertical® implies de facto unconditional acceptance of these Regulations.

6/ MAXIMUM NUMBER DE PARTICIPANTS IN THE EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL®

129 participants

 7/ REGISTRATION 

Definitive pre-registrations and registration take place uniquely on line on the website of the Eiffel tower Vertical®  www.verticaletourleiffel.fr

Commitment Period: June, 21st,  2017 to November 10, 2017 - 11:59pm

Entry Fees: Pre-registration: 10 € (1) / person

Online pre-registrationsHere

(1) In case of favourable draw, entrants will be notified by email and will definitely validate their registration no later than December 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm by paying an additional € 50.

In case of unfavourable draw, all entry fees deducted from the registration fee (1 euro) will be donated to a charity (Les Bonnes Fées) and will in no event be entitled to a refund.

Payments are made online using a secure banking platform.

To complete your registration, each participant MUST join online (at the time of final registration) or place on his member account (possible until December 31st, 2017)

• Either their medical certificate dated less than a year on the day of the race (ie subsequent to March 15th, 2017)

• Or a copy of their license (FFA) 2017-2018

• Or a copy of their license (FFTRI, FSCF, FSGT, UFOLEP) 2017-2018

To make your job easier and to avoid litigation at its validation, we suggest you download a template for a medical certificate (which you can also reuse in other races) :

Click here to download the medical certiciate template  

Deposit my medical certificate on my member’s account by clicking here .

MANDATORY

No other license or certificate of license will be accepted after December 31st, 2017. Once this document is approved by the organization, a confirmation email will be sent to confirm the final registration.

Once past december 31st, 2017 or no acknowledgment of the document, the registration will be canceled and will entitle to a refund of entry fees.

To be valid, the medical certificate must include a reference to"Presents no contraindication to competing in sport" or "Presents no contraindication to competing in running races"

Any file incomplete registration will be rejected. The entry fees include all services described in this regulation. An acknowledgment is sent by mail and the confirmation of registration will be done at the website of the race.

8/ CANCELLING A REGISTRATION FOR THE EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL®

Cancellation does not imply reimbursement. 

9/ EQUIPMENT FOR THE EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL®

Mandatory equipment provided by the organization:

- Chasuble with integrated race number,

- Bib

- Chip for timing,

- Bracelet.

Equipment to be provided by the runner:

- T-shirt for running,

- Shorts or sticky,

- A pair of running shoes

To avoid falling objects during the ascent of the Eiffel tower, the organization prohibits any object or equipment other than those mentioned above (phone, camera, camera are strictly prohibited)

10/ CHASUBLES WITH NUMBERS AND BRACELETS

A chasuble and a bib and a bracelet will be given to participants upon presentation of proper identification.

The withdrawal of jumpers with integrated bib will be under the tent located inside the Emile Anthoine Sports Centre on Thursday March 15th, 2018 between 6:00pm and 7:45pm.

Chasubles with integrated bib and strap shall be kept for the duration of the race. It serves to pass the entrance to the South Pillar of the Eiffel tower and the post-race refreshment and snack buffet, located in the Gustave Eiffel room on the first level of the Eiffel tower.

The race number must be visible at all times throughout the race. The chasuble with integrated race number must be positioned in the place with bib chest competitor side to be visible at all times and all throughout the race. It must always be positioned over all clothing. The name and logo of the partners should be modified or hidden.

11/ TIMING CHIPS

During handing out of race bibs, an integrated microchip is given individually to each runner to allow timekeeping. This should be set as specified in the Technical Instructions. Each runner is responsible for the proper use of the chip. The rider cannot be timed in the following cases:

• Failure to wear the chip,

• Loss of the chip,

• Degradation of the chip,

• Incorrect wearing of the chip.

 

12/ BAGS FOR RIDERS AT THE FINISH

 Each participant brings their own bag of up to 30 litres intended for personal belongings (clothes, toiletries ...). A sticker provided in an envelope in the race bib must be affixed to the bag.

• After filling it with the belongings of your choice and closing it, they deposit it between 6:00pm and 7:45 pm. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Emile Anthoine Sports Center in the zone for this purpose. No runner’s bag will be accepted by the organization outside of these hours.

• Recovery of the bags is the same location as they were deposited. The bags are delivered either to the competitor or someone close to them only on presentation of the chasuble with bib and bracelet or ID card. The bags are given back until midnight on the same day. Beyond this time, the runner must come himself to recover his bag, at his own expense, from the organization, 33, rue du Général Leclerc, Issy-les-Moulineaux (92130).

• All bags must be taken back from the organization within a maximum period of 15 days after the event, beyond this period, the content of these bags will be donated to charities.

13/ SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical teams will present the following four areas on the ascent: platform of the 1st level, deck on the 2nd level, intermediate level and top of the Eiffel tower. 4 aid stations are intended to provide assistance to any person in danger with the means of the organization or contracted.

Rescuers will also be present at intermediate levels throughout the ascent.

A rescue team (pair) will be set Thursday, March 15th, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm in the Gustave Eiffel room.

Doctors are allowed to put anyone off tested unfit to continue the event. Rescuers are empowered to evacuate by any means anyone they consider at risk.

In case of necessity, for reasons still in the best interest of the person rescued, the fire brigade will be called. At this time, the operations director will use all appropriate means. The resulting costs of the use of these exceptional measures shall be borne by the rescued person who must take out an insurance for their return from the point whence they has been evacuated. They will then present an application to the individual accident insurance policy.

Any participant using a doctor or rescuer submit themselves to their authority, and agrees to accept his/her decisions.

14/ PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, OSTEOPATHS 

Physiotherapists and osteopaths will be present in Paris at the Emile Anthoine Sports Centre to provide assistance to the runners after their arrival. Access to care is possible only for holders of a runners’ bracelet. Care Centre opens at 6:00pm on thursday and closes at midnight the same day. Access to health and their nature are left to the discretion of the nursing staff, especially depending on the crowding.

15/ TIMEKEEPING POSTS AND REFRSEHMENT ZONES

 Timing positions are in place in several places on the ASCENT: South pillar platform 1st floor, platform 2nd floor, intermediate platform and top of the Eiffel tower.

Only holders of a runner’s chasuble with visible bib have integrated access to areas of drinking points.  Drinking points are located at the following platforms: intermediate platform and top. Refreshment and snacks after the race in the form of a buffet are served at the Salon Gustave Eiffel on the first floor of the Eiffel tower to all participants of the Eiffel tower Vertical®.

16/ MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED / REFRESHMENTS

The maximum time for arrival is set to 10:00pm Any runner put out event cannot continue his course and must go back down to the first level of the Eiffel tower by following the instructions of the organization.

Only runners wearing a visible bib will have access to the drinking area during the competition and refreshment after the race.

17/ BARRIER SCHEDULE

For the security during the competition we have barrier schedule :

Level 1 (330 steps) : 8 minutes

Level 2 (670 steps) : 15 minutes

Midle level 2-3 (1140 steps) : 25 minutes

18/ SHOWERS

It is possible for participants in the Eiffel tower Vertical® to take a shower at the Emile Anthoine Sports Centre

19/ RETIREMENTS AND REPATRIATION

A participant who wishes to give up may retain his chasuble with integrated race number, which will allow him to enter the Salon Gustave Eiffel in order to gain access to the buffet.

Repatriation The Gustave Eiffel Salon will be done by the elevators and will be in compliance with the other participants still in the race by following the instructions of the organization.

20/ PROCEDURES IN CASE OF RACE CANCELLATION

In the case of an incident that might occur during the ascent of the Eiffel tower, Race HQ will take the decision to stop the race and inform all members of the organization present located throughout the course.

The runners going up the stairs will be stopped by members of the organization and will walk down to the lower platform at the timing mat, and then they will wait for instructions from the PC Course.

When the incident is over, the race will be restarted simultaneously at the timing mats located on each of the platforms.

The maximum cumulative time of various judgments cannot exceed 1 hour. From this combination of time is reached, the organization will make the decision to stop the race and to inform the riders. The latter will then join the room Gustave Eiffel following the instructions of the organization.

21/ PENALTY – DISQUALIFICATION

Each participant will start individually as a timed trial minute by minute following a order established by the organization.

Controllers on the course are entitled to check the required equipment, the good performance of the race and, more generally, compliance with Regulations (chasuble with integrated race number not visible, etc. ...).

It is strictly forbidden to make physical contact, in any way, with any other competitor during the entire race. Overtaking any competitor must be done only from the outside. Failure to follow these rules will be reported to the Race Control which will be the sole judge of the penalty to be imposed on therunner (penalty time: 5 minutes / illegal overshoot disqualification).

Any rider not being in possession during a control on the course of all of his mandatory equipment will be immediately disqualified with no chance of appealing against the decision.

As the display or display of brands, sponsors or partners outside the race is strictly prohibited within the confines of the Eiffel tower, the organizer is responsible for enforcing this rule. Therefore, non-compliance will result in immediate and irreparable disqualification. In addition, the competitor concerned will not be entitled to register for future editions of the Eiffel tower Vertical® or those of EcoTrail Paris®

The event jury may order the disqualification of a competitor for any serious breach of the rules, especially in case of:

• Incorrect wearing of the race bib

• Failure to wear the bracelet,

• Non-compliance with the instructions given by the checkpoint

• Failure to assist another competitor in difficulty,

• Display and exhibition, in any form, of brands, sponsors or partners, in the grounds of the Eiffel tower,

• Wearing of forbidden material: eg: camera, phone, camera, ...

22/ CLAIMS

These are admissible in writing within 15 minutes after the posting of provisional results.

23/ DOPING CONTROL

Any competitor may be subject to doping control at the Finish of Eiffel tower Vertical®. Refusal to submit to this will result in immediate disqualification. Any positive test will result in lifetime exclusion from events organized by the SAS Eco-Trail Organisation.

24/ COMPETITION JURY

This consists of:

• the Organizer,

• the race director,

• coordinator responsible for safety,

• the head of the medical team,

• managers of the control areas concerned

• and any competent person at the discretion of the Chairman of the Organising Committee. The jury is empowered to act in time consistent with the requirements of the race over all disputes or disqualifications occurring during the event. Decisions are final.

25/ COURSE CHANGES / CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT

The organization reserves the right to modify at any time the course without notice. In case of unfavourable weather too (major depression with significant amounts of snow and rain, strong thunderstorms ...) Starts can be deferred up to two hours beyond which they will be cancelled.

In case of bad weather, and for safety reasons, the organizers reserve the right to cancel and / or stop the race or to change the schedule of the event. Starts may be postponed for up to two hours after which, they will be canceled.

Cancellation, postponement or modification of the race does not imply a refund of registration fees.

Any decision will be made by a jury comprising at least responsible for the race organizer and the coordinator responsible for safety as well as any competent person at the discretion of the Chairman of the Organising Committee.

26/ INSURANCE

Liability: The organizer has taken out a civil liability insurance for the duration of the events. This liability insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its responsibility, that of its employees and participants.

Personal accident: Each participant must be in possession of a personal accident insurance. Such insurance can be purchased from any organization the participant's choice, especially with the French Athletics Federation: http://www.athle.fr/

27/ RANKINGS AND AWARDS

An awards ceremony recognizing the best time (ranking man and woman ranking) will be held in the Gustave Eiffel lounge. A Finisher’s gift will be given to each participant arriving at the top of the Eiffel tower and a snack buffet will be served to all participants at the end of the ceremony.

28/ IMAGE RIGHTS

Through their participation in the Eiffel tower Vertical®, each entrant expressly consents to the SAS EcoTrail Organization (or its heirs) to use or use or reproduce or have reproduced their name, image, voice and sports performance in as part of the Eiffel tower Vertical® for a direct or derived form of the event and in all media, worldwide, by any means known or unknown to this day, and for all the term of protection currently given to these direct operations or by legislative or regulatory provisions, judicial decisions and / or arbitration of any country as well as the current or future international agreements, including any extensions that could be made to this duration.

29/ SUPPORT 

The Eiffel tower Vertical® is an incentive to sporting practise initiated within the values of solidarity of the EcoTrail Paris®, it has seemed natural for the organization to involve militant associations for the same reasons.

Therefore, it was decided that the organization would repay the full amount of the pre-registration (people selected and not selected) to a charity (minus administration fee: 1 euro).

30/ CNIL

The information provided by the runner is required for participation in the Eiffel tower Vertical® (registration). This is subject to a i/c treatment and is intended for the secretariat of the Organization EcoTrail SAS. Pursuant to Article 34 of Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to computers, files and freedoms, you have a right of access and rectification of personal data. If you wish to exercise this right and obtain information about you, please contact the SAS EcoTrail Organisation - 33, rue du Général Leclerc, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux.