NOMAD 2022

NOMAD 2022

Lapland – FINLAND

24 – 28 January 2022

NOMAD 2022

An unique adventure

The NOMAD 2022 is limited at 20 participants.

Country

Finland

Distance

270 km

Duration

4 days

REGISTRATION

The registrations are open for the NOMAD 2022

To register for the NOMAD event, you must complete and send us the Registration form. Your participation is confirmed when we receive your deposit. The balance of the registration fees is due 100 days before the event. You will also need to send us a copy of your passport as well as a repatriation insurance certificate. A medical file including the Organization’s Official Medical Certificate and an electrocardiogram less than 30 days old must be sent to us before departure or presented at the latest on the day of the administrative checks. Only the originals must be presented to us. If the documents could not be presented to the controls, exclusion may be decided without reimbursement of the costs incurred.

ENTRY FEES

2 600 Euros – Registration before the 24/07/2021

2 900 Euros – Registration starting the 24/07/2021

A first payment of 1 500 Euros at the registration – Balance due no later 100 days than 100 days before the event.

THE REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDES:
  • An international technical and medical support team,
  • The pre-race transfer from Rovaniemi to the Arctic Circle (Santa Claus village),
  • 4 nights of hotel accommodation: 2 nights pre-race (2 people per room) and 2 nights post-race (4 people per chalet),
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner pre-race,
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner post-race,
  • Water supply during the race,
  • A GPS tracker,
  • Medal, Finishers t-shirt and the race number.
PAYMENT OPTIONS

You may pay via Euro check (1) or bank wire transfer (2).

(1) Payments by check must be made payable to The Track Organization and sent to the following address: The Track Organization – 21 Rue du Contrat Social – 76 000 Rouen – FRANCE

(2) To make a bank wire transfer, please send us an email to: contact@canal-aventure.com in order to receive our bank details.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For any cancellation confirmed 100 days or more before the start of the race, you will receive a refund of the registration fee paid less 600 Euros. No fees will be refunded for any cancellation received less than 100 days before an event.

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NOMAD

RACE RULES

ARTICLE 1: THE ORGANIZER

The NOMAD 2022 is a sporting event organized by The Track Organisation (T.T.O). In conformity with the French legislation, T.T.O. is registered like Travel agency in the Atout France Organization. T.T.O. has a legal professional insurance and a legal financial security deposit.

ARTICLE 2: CONCEPT

The NOMAD 2022 is a 270 km foot race non-stop and in Self-Supported. Each competitors must carry a backpack containing their compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments. Participants will have before departure the GPS track of the route that they must follow. The NOMAD 2022 takes place from 24 to 28 January 2022, in Lapland, Finlande.

ARTICLE 3: PROGRAM

The NOMAD 2022 takes place from 24 to 28 January 2022, in Finnish Lapland.
22 January: Welcoming of participants at 3pm at the Sokos hotel in Rovaniemi.
23 January: Competitor Check-In, including administrative, medical and equipment review.
From 24 to 28 January: The race, Self-Supported.
28 January: Awards ceremony at 7pm and dinner all together.
29 January: Departure from Rovaniemi airport.

ARTICLE 4: ENTRY CONDITIONS FOR COMPETITORS

The NOMAD 2022 is open to any person over 18 years of age, of any nationality who accepts the rules and the conditions of the race. An Official Medical Certificate and a resting ECG report are obligatory and must be dated no more than 30 days before the start or the race, i.e. after 24 December 2021. The registration fees must be paid by the participant before the event.

ARTICLE 5: Pre-Race CHECK-IN

The administrative, technical and medical check will take place on 23 January 2022. Participants must meet all the administrative and technical requirements (ART.16 and 17). Any participant not meeting all required conditions may be excluded from the race without refund of any fees paid.

ARTICLE 6: LIMIT TIME

Departures for the NOMAD 2022 will be grouped. Participants must start at the time indicated by the organization. The time limit for running the 270 km itinerary is 96 hours. Intermediate limit times at checkpoints will be specified to participants before departure. Anyone who has not cleared these posts on time will be excluded from the race. At the end of the competition, a timekeeper will take the time of each competitor.

ARTICLE 7: MARKING

Participants must follow the route marked by the organization, failing to do so may incur penalties. The itinerary follows primary and secondary snowmobile trails. Participants will have before departure the GPS track of the NOMAD 2022 route as well as a map. This map will show you the approximate distances, the nature of the terrain, the direction as well as the particularities of the route. You will be penalized if you do not have your card during the race.

ARTICLE 8: CHECKPOINT

Checkpoints will be spaced approximately every 18 km. They will be used for water supply and for checking the control card. These are compulsory passage points for each competitor under penalty of a penalty. At some of them, a medical assistance will be present at these posts and will have the task of assisting, treating and stopping a runner if it’s necessary.

ARTICLE 9: WATER SUPPLY

The organization takes charge of supplying water to each competitor: 2 liters at each checkpoint. Each participant must manage his/her own daily water intake based on the programmed water distribution times/places. Water will not be supplied at any other times.

ARTICLE 10: PENALTIES

Reason for penality – Elimination:
• Missing document at administrative checks prior the event,
• Missing compulsory equipments,
• Use of a transportation during the competition,
• Failure to respect security instruction from the organizer,
• Behavior judged by the organization to be disrespectful and/or dangerous to the group or the environment,
• Failure to follow the markings,
• Failure to control at a checkpoint,
• Exceeding out of time at a checkpoint,
• Competitor who received a perfusion.

Reason for penality – Penality of 3 hours:
• Failure to respect the weight of the backpack,
• No map of the itinerary,
• Failure to respect of the environment.

Reason for penality – Penality of 1 hour:
• Failure to respect ID markings and/or their positioning (ID and/or patches),
• Receiving of extra food or extra water.

ARTICLE 11: ABANDONED

In the event of a competitor dropping out of the race, he/she must inform a representative of the organization and give him/her their race number. Any competitor cannot leave the race without informing the organization and signing an official discharge form as provided by The Track Organisation.

Several options are available to participants who wish to withdraw from the race:

  • In the case of a serious physical condition, repatriation may be arranged immediately,
  • A participant who is in an adequate physical condition but wishes to withdraw may elect to be driven to the final finish line, having signed an official The Track Organisation discharge form. This option is dependent on the feasibility at the time. Lodging and meals are at the competitor’s own expense. Or the competitor can be manage by the organization until the finish line.
ARTICLE 12: RANKING

Each competitor’s time is indicated in hours, minutes and seconds. The ranking will be established according to the timed times at the finish and taking into account any penalties received.

ARTICLE 13: REWARDS

The three first competitors at the final result will receive an award. 

ARTICLE 14: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

A medical team specializing in sports medicine will be present throughout the race. They will ensure that participants no suffer from physical or mental exhaustion. The medical team is allowed to stop a competitor and to disqualify any participant they feel physically unfit to continue the race or for receiving vital medical care.

ARTICLE 15: NEUTRALIZATION, MODIFICATION & CANCELLATION

The NOMAD 2022 may be neutralized by the organization at any time for reasons beyond its control or if it deems it necessary for the safety of the group. The organization reserves the right to modify the competition regulations, to change the time or day of the start of the race and also to modify the route of the event for reasons beyond its control or for the safety of the group. In these different situations, the organization cannot be held responsible and no refund will be made to participants.

ARTICLE 16: COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT

The compulsory equipment and the personal belongings of each participant (food, survival equipment and kit, etc.) must weigh between 6 to 15kg. This maximum weight does not include your daily water supply.

FOOD

Each entrant must provide his/her own food for 4 days. Each competitor must have 2 000k/calories per day, that is to say a minimum of 8 000k/calories, otherwise he/she will be penalized. Gas stoves are strictly forbidden.

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT

    • Suitable rucksack x1
    • Sleeping bag (minimum comfort -20 °) x1
    • Winter sleeping mat x1
    • Blizzard Survival Blanket x1
    • Waterproof matches x10 
    • Knife (minimum blade of 3,5 cm) x1
    • Lighter x1 
    • Compass x1 
    • Whistle
    • Headlamp x2
    • Utensils to cook, x1 
    • Solid fuel tablets, x5 
    • Medical pocket for the first aid x1
    • Insulated water bidons each of 1 liter or equivalent x2
    • Mobile phone + additional battery x1
    • Reflector bracelet x2
    • GPS x1
    • Spare batteries x4

COMPULSORY CLOTHING

The list of mandatory clothing will be available soon.

EQUIPMENT GIVEN BY ORGANIZATION

    • A map and the GPS track of the route
    • A GPS tracker
    • Patches
    • ID number
ARTICLE 17: ENROLMENT

Entry fees are 2 600 Euros if registering before the July 24th, 2021 (Without air transport).
A deposit of 1 500 Euros is required to secure a place with the balance due 100 days before the start of the race.
Entry fees are 2 900 Euros starting July 24th, 2021 (Without air transport).
A deposit of 1 500 Euros is required to secure a place with the balance due 100 days before the start of the race.

Entry fees included:

  • An international technical and medical support team,
  • The pre-race transfer from Rovaniemi to the Arctic Circle (Santa Claus village),
  • 4 nights of hotel accommodation: 2 nights pre-race (2 people per room) and 2 nights post-race (4 people per chalet),
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner pre-race,
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner post-race,
  • Water supply during the race,
  • A GPS tracker,
  • Medal, Finishers t-shirt and the race number.

To register for this event, please complete our Registration Form. You should then pay the deposit to confirm your place. The balance of the entry fee is due 100 days before the event. You must send also a copy of your passport and a copy of your insurance repatriation. An Official Medical Certificate must be downloaded and an ECG performed less than 30 days prior to the race must be signed by a GP confirming that you are cleared to take part in this event. These original documents, dated and signed, will be presented during the administrative and technical checks on 23 January 2022. If either of these documents is not provided, the competitor may be withdrawn from the race and will forfeit the entire race Entry fees.

You may pay via € check (1) or bank wire transfer (2).
(1) Payments by check must be made payable to “The Track Organisation” and send to the following address: The Track Organisation – 21 Rue du Contrat Social – 76 000 Rouen – FRANCE
(2) To make a bank wire transfer, please send us an email to: contact@canal-aventure.com in order to receive our bank details.

ARTICLE 18: CANCELLATION

If notice of cancellation is received 100 days or more before event, you will receive a refund of the total fees you gave paid less 600 Euros. No fees will be refunded for any cancellations received less 100 days before an event.

ARTICLE 19: INSURANCES

Each competitor will have to take an Assistance and Repatriation Insurance. The certificate of this insurance will have to be provided in the administrative file before the departure. Each competitor takes part in full knowledge of the risks which the course of this competition may cause him and releases the organization from any responsibility in the case of accident or physical problems. The organization strongly recommends also that participants take out Cancellation Insurance.

ARTICLE 20: COMMUNICATION

Patches will be given to participants before the start of the event. They must imperatively be placed on the racing clothes of the competitors. The patches as well as the bibs must be correctly visible throughout the duration of the competition. No outfit, equipment or communication medium mentioning the name of another event may be worn for the duration of the event.

ARTICLE 21: IMAGE RIGHTS

The Track Organisation reserves all exclusive rights for photo coverage of the NOMAD 2022. Participants must agree that The Track Organisation has exclusive use their individual or collective images for anything related directly or indirectly to their participation in the NOMAD 2022. Any still camera, video or movie coverage done during the race cannot used by participants, their entourage or trainers for any use other than personal, unless by prior authorization or accreditation from The Track Organisation. As a result, any book or film project must obtain The Track Organisation prior authorization.

ARTICLE 22: DISCHARGE OF RESPONSIBILITY

During the administrative control, participants must sign a document entitled “Disclaimer and acceptance of the regulation” in order to take the start. This document relieves the technical and medical team of The Track Organisation of any responsibility for any medical, accidental or other problem that may arise during the event.

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The first edition of the NOMAD event takes place in Finnish Lapland. The start will be at the level of the Arctic Circle, in the village of Santa Claus. Itinerary

Race information

The NOMAD event takes place in January. At this period of year, the event conditions are extreme with temperatures going down to -30 ° and very short days. Participants must be in excellent physical condition and have efficient equipments.  Equipements

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NOMAD 2022

We look forward to seeing you from January 24 to 28, 2022 in Finnish Lapland for the first edition of NOMAD.

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