Thank you for registering for the Dune Race! For a pleasant day, the organising team kindly asks you to read the instruction below. The organisers reserve the right to make changes in the event program!
TAKING OUT START MATERIALS AND REGISTRATION:
* Pärnu Keskus competition center 15.04 at 11.00–15.00
* Competition Center in Rannametsa 16.04 at 09.00–12.45
NB! Race materials are handed out based on bib number, i.e. start materials are sorted by the numbers, not by names. Therefore, please check your number from the start protocol in advance! Start protocols with start numbers will be published on the website of the Two Bridges Club latest on April 14th at 10.00. We recommend that you pick up your number already on Saturday to save time on Sunday.
In case of a lost, damaged or forgotten race bib, a new bib must be bought from the secretariat to start the race. NB! Fee for the new race bib is 5€.
LOCATION AND COMPETITION CENTER: The event will take place in the village of Rannametsa in Häädemeeste, Pärnu County. Check out the map of the competition center here. The competition center is open from 9 to 15.00.
CHILDREN’S RACES: take place in the race center area in Rannametsa. Registration and start materials are given out at 10.30-11.15. Starts are given from 11.30.
PARKING (free of charge):
* Parking lot in the competition center;
* On the left side of the road along Vana-Riia highways towards Häädemeeste.
Please follow the road signs and signs of the organisers. Parking is prohibited on the international Via-Baltica highway.
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS: Upon arrival at the venue, please carefully check the road signs and signs of traffic controllers. Those coming from Pärnu need to enter the competition center by turning right at the Luite bus stop, where there is a directional sign “Dune Race”. At the beginning of Vana-Riia highway, next to the competition center, temporary traffic regulation applies, with which the right direction of the road is closed. An open flow of traffic passes through the competition center.
WC, CHANGEROOM, LUGGAGE ROOM: Services are provided in the competition centre area.
CATERING: provided on presenting bib number. Menu: soup, bread, tea.
WASHING FACILITIES: service is provided on presenting of bib number in Häädemeeste Spordikeskus (Kooli 10, Häädemeeste) between 11.00-15.30.
11.30 Children’s race
13.00 (Nordic) Walking
13.05 Dog walking
Based on the bib number, each participant is required to start from the corresponding start group, otherwise the participant will be disqualified. The start groups are based on the results of the Dune Race 2022 but do not guarantee the same start number. However, only the first 300 places are taken into account during formation of the start groups. If the final result in 2022 was greater than 300, the participant gets the first free start number from group 301. In exceptional cases, the results of earlier races are taken into account when placing in the starting groups. To do this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12.04.2023.
I group 1-20;
II group 21-100;
III group 101-300;
IV group 301-…;
V group (Nordic) walking (timed);
VI group (Nordic) walking (not-timed);
VII group dog walkers.
ENTERING START CORRIDORS: Entry to the gate is only from an intended location. Starting gates are marked. Climbing over fences or other attempts to improperly enter are forbidden.
ROUTE: The track is on a varied surface. The first 3km pass through asphalt and gravel roads, the other part of the route passes a unique dune landscape. See the route map here.
SERVICE ON TRACK: On the route there is 1 service point where sports drink and water are offered.
TIMING: An electronic timekeeping chip is attached to the back side of the bib. Please check it before the start! Only the contestants with valid personal start numbers are allowed to participate. The number must be worn on the chest and be visible throughout the whole race. Please do not fold the number nor remove the chip. The chip deactivates automatically after finishing the race; no need to return it. Timing service is provided by ChampionChip Eesti OÜ.
AWARD CEREMONY: starts at 14.15 Prizes are awarded to top three in general ranking (both in men’s and women’s ranking) as well as winners in each age group. Raffle prizes for runners and (Nordic) walkers.
FINISH: Each participant gets a bottle of water and a sweet bite by Farmi. Finish is closed at 15.00.
MEDAL: is given to each participant.
RESULTS, PHOTOS AND DIPLOMAS: The results can be checked by using the scanner in the competition centre and will be published as informal results on the website of the Two Bridges Club latest on April 21st at 17.00. The real-time results will appear on the webpage www.championchip.ee. The final results (with a diploma) will be published latest on April 26th at 17.00 on the organiser’s web page. Finish protocol is a public document. The organiser has the right to use and publish all the photos and videos made by the organiser for marketing purposes.
AFTER THE RACE: Upon request, prizes that are not picked up will be delivered at the expense of the recipient after the race. During the period of 19.04.-03.05. the prizes can also be picked up from the market (Taluturg) in Pärnu Keskus (NB! ID document must be presented).
INFO: for information prior and after the event send an email to email@example.com. In case of questions during the race day turn to the organisers.
PRIOR TO START:
- Relax and do not start when tired;
- Drink enough water and choose appropriate meals;
- Check the weather conditions and get dressed accordingly;
- Choose suitable pace to avoid hypertension;
- Drink enough liquids in the service points.
- Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition and ensures he/she is physically fit to complete the chosen distance.
- In case of health problems, contestants must cancel the race and turn to the service point or organisers or medical workers or call 112.
MEDICAL CHECK: We recommend having a health check prior to the race. Health check can be done at a family doctor or sports physician.