Jüri Jaanson’s Two Bridges Race 2018
2nd event of Pärnu Two Bridges Club Triple Event
6th event of Selver Estonian City Runs

1. Objective
*  To offer the joy of movement for everyone – irrespective of age or athletic form.
*  To promote sportive lifestyle.

2. Organizer
NGO Pärnu Two Bridges Sports Club in cooperation with the sponsors.

3. Date and place
September 2nd 2018, Pärnu city, in front of Endla theatre.

4. Competition center, start, finish, track and service on track
4.1. Competition center is in front of Endla theatre and in Vaasa park
4.2. Start and finish: Start is given at 12.00. Start and finish is in the same place.
4.3. Track: The track is mainly on asphalt roads, the distance is 10 km. Every kilometer is marked.
4.3.1.  Track Certification: meets international requirements of IAAF, AIMS.
4.3.2. Service on track: Two service points (water, sports drink):
* Niidu meadow on 3,35 km (in cooperation with Pärnu Rowing Club);
* SP of Pärnu Rowingcenter Kalev on 6,34 km (in cooperation with Pärnu Rowingcenter Kalev).
4.3.3. First aid is available on the whole track. When seeing someone injured, please inform the service point, medical aid workers, the organizers or call on 112. First aid is provided by medical volunteers and Pärnu Ambulance.

5. Distances

Race 10 km Timed
(Nordic) Walking 10 km Timed
(Nordic) Walking 10 km Timed

6. Timekeeping
An electronic timekeeping chip is attached to the back side of the bib. Please check it before the start! Only the contestants with the personal start number are allowed to participate. The number must be worn on 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 and it is no need to return it. Please do not cover the bib with your hand while finishing (e.g. for stopping running watch), otherwise the time might not get fixed.

7. Age groups (Classification of Estonian Athletic Association)

Age group Birth year Age group Birth year
Boys C Born in 2005 and younger Girls C Born in 2005 and younger
Boys B 2003-2004 Girls B 2003-2004
Boys A 2001-2002 Girls A 2001-2002
MJ 1999-2000 NJ 1999-2000
Men 1979-1998 Women 1984-1998
MV40 1969-1978 NV35 1974-1983
MV50 1959-1968 NV45 1964-1973
MV60 Born in 1958 and older NV55 Born in 1963 and older


8. Registration and Entry Fees

8.1. Registration Alternatives
8.1.1. Pre-registration on the website www.2silda.ee until 28.08.2018 at 23.59.
8.1.2. Pre-registration in information center in Pärnu Keskus until 28.08.2018 at 20.00.
8.1.3. Pre-registration in competition center of Pärnu Keskus and Endla theatre 29.08.-01.09.2018
8.1.4. On the race day on site (in Endla theatre) at 10.00-11.45

8.2. Collectives, sports clubs / schools
8.2.1.  Counting from ten members there is a discount of -20%. Discount applies when all members of the team / sports club register at the same time. No double discounts (e.g. senior / youth discount plus group discount).

8.3. When registering groups from 10 people, please use the general registration form – in the beginning of registration one can choose the number of persons one would like to register. After that you can add the data of the participants. When pressing the button “apply data of participant nr 1 on all participants”, the same address, club / company will be applied on all. To pay with the invoice, please choose the relevant option and fill all the required fields. Invoice will be sent via email and after the payment all participants will be registered.

8.4. Entry fees

Timed race and (Nordic) walking I round
II round
III round
in the race center
Adults 14 EUR 19 EUR 24 EUR 40 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young below 20 y/o 11,2 EUR 15,2 EUR 19,2 EUR 40 EUR
Non-timed (Nordic) Walking I round
II round
III round
29.08.- 2.09.2018
in the race center
Adults 10 EUR 14 EUR 18 EUR 30 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young below 20 y/o 8 EUR 11,2 EUR 14,4 EUR 30 EUR

All prices include 20% VAT. Start fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation the registration.
No senior/youth/group discound during the period of 29.08 – 2.09.2018.

9. Entry fee includes:
*  Race number (nominal race bib for the elite);
*  A chip (except for non-timed distance);
*  An electronic diploma with name, personal time and place / participation diploma for non-timed distance;
*  A participant medal;
*  A sports drink;
*  A meal;
*  Washing facilities;
*  Service on track;
*  First aid;
*  Luggage storage (in Endla theatre);
*  A running shirt with Jüri Jaanson’s autograph for top 100 runners;
*  Discount offers from sponsors.

10. Start groups
I group 1 – 20 the elite
II group 21 – 100
III group 101 – 300
IV group 301 – 600
V group 601 – 1000
VI group 1001 – 1500
VII group 1501 – …
VIII timed (Nordic) walkers
IX group – non-timed (Nordic) Walkers

10.1. The runners will be divided into start groups on August 15th 2018. For the runners who have registered by that time the distribution bases on the previous year result of Two Bridges Race but won’t be guaranteed with the same race number. First 1000 places are checked only. If the earlier placing was more than 1000, the participant will get the first free place from VI group. The runners who register after August 15th will be placed at the end on the starting list.

11. Re-registration
Re-registration is allowed only until August 28th at 23.59. Until July 31st re-registration is free of cost, after that the fee is 5 EUR. Additional costs for price difference will come when changing between timed / non-timed race; price difference won’t be compensated in the opposite case.

12. Giving out the start materials
12.1. In the race center in Pärnu Keskus 29-30.08.2018 at 12.00-20.00 & 31.08.2018 at 12.00-18.00.
12.2. In the race center in Endla theatre 01.09.2018 at 16.00-20.45 & on the race day at 10.00-11.45

13. Results
The (non-official) results can be checked with a scanner in the race center and will be published on the website of the Two Bridges Club on www.2silda.ee not later than on 2nd of September at 19.00. The final results confirmed by the judges will be published on the website www.2silda.ee not later than 7th September at 17.00. Real time results are published on the website of www.championchip.ee (timekeeping service provider ChampionChip Eesti OÜ).

14. Washing facilities
On presentation of the bib: numbers 1-1000 in sports club MyFitness (Aida 5) and numbers 1001-…, as well as all (Nordic) Walkers in the Sports hall of Pärnu City Schools (Kuninga 29).

15. Award ceremony
Prizes are awarded to top six in general ranking (both in men’s and women’s ranking) as well as to top three in each age group. Raffle prizes for runners and walkers.

15.1 Monetary Prices
Monetary prizes will be given for the top three men and women as stated below. Income tax of 20% is covered by the Organizer.

Top three in men’s ranking:
I place 800 EUR
II place 500 EUR
III place 300 EUR
Top three in women’s ranking:
I place 800 EUR
II place 500 EUR
III place 300 EUR

16. (Nordic) Walking
There is a possibility to choose between timed and non-timed distance.

For the timed distance the time is registered based on the personal bib. Start after the runners. Contestants on non-timed distance start after the contestants on timed distance.

17. Photographing / snapshots
The organizer has the right to use and publish all the photos and videos made by the organizer for marketing purposes.

18. Appeals
All appeals against results, violations etc. must be filed in two hours after the finish is closed at 14.00. Appeal fee is 50 EUR which is refunded only if the appeal is satisfied. Appeals are handled by the jury that consists of the chief organizer, the head judge, and the head of secretariat. Other unforeseen cases are resolved by the Organizing Committee. Organizers reserve the right to change the terms listed in the guide, if the situation requires it.

19. General
19.1. Pärnu Two Bridges Club Triple Event: collected results of Dune Race, Jüri Jaanson’s Two Bridges Race and Pärnu Beach Race. For more information see Two Bridges Club Triple Event Guide.
19.2. Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition. Children under 10 years of age are allowed to participate on parental permission.
19.3. Please follow the reminder for the participants that will be published on the website www.2silda.ee latest two weeks before the event.
19.4. Jüri Jaanson’s Two Bridges Race is 6th event of Selver Estonian City Runs. For more information check www.linnajooksud.ee

20. Rights of the organizer
20.1. The organizer has the rights to disqualify the participant in case he/she doesn’t follow the regulations of the event, disturbs other participants or prevents the event in any other way.
20.2. All protocols of the events organized by Two Bridges Sports Club are public documents. Start protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer and timekeeping service provider. Finishing protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer, timekeeping service provider and protocols of running distances in the newspaper Pärnu Postimees. The organizer is only responsible for the information on its official channels (webpage, Facebook, YouTube).
20.3. The organizer has the right to send to all registered participants a reminder before the event and, after the event, the follow-up letter with the feedback questionnaire. Corresponding newsletters are sent to the e-mail entered by the participant to the registration form. Unsubscribing is not possible.
20.4. Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for which you have entrusted these data to us. Furthermore, no personal data will be passed on to third parties.
20.5. Force Majeure (FM) – force of nature and other reasons beyond the control of the organizers may cause changes in the program. If the race is cancelled due to FM, the registration fee is not refunded!
20.6. By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant agrees with the terms in this guide and confirms good health.

In case of questions please contact:
Kadri Riitsaar 

Head of Secretariat