What will change at Iznik Ultra in the Covid-19 pandemic?
1. Studies in accordance with TAF's COVID-19 measures (document link to come ) will be carried out. These will be reflected in Iznik Ultra as following:
2. Registration and Pre-Race:
2.1.Iznik Ultra registrations will only be taken from the internet, there will be no registration on race day.
2.2. During registration, each runner will be asked about his estimated speed for the course. The organizer will assign an exit time to each runner based on this statement (and historical results or the ITRA index if necessary).
2.3. Each runner will pay attention to the people he / she has contacted for 14 days before the race. By coming to race venue, the participant declares he7she is not covid-19 positive or have no complaints such as fever, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, muscle joint pain, inability to smell.
3. Kits and Kit Distribution
3.1. The organization will prepare the kits and other package contents at least 72 hours before the race and package them in the boxes.
3.2. The organization will establish a distance in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health in the field of kit distribution and minimize the runner-officer contact.
3.3 Kit distribution will be made on the basis of appointment based on the exit list. Each competitor will be asked to come to the venue within a 20-minute appointment.
3.4. The entry of each competitor to the field is possible only by wearing a mask, personal portable disinfectant, ballpoint pen (it will not be necessary if a legal arrangement is made by the relevant federation and GSGM for the race waiver) and arrives at the time allocated.
3.5. Prepare mandatory equipment in transperant bags to declare at equipment check.
4. Event Area, Race Day Services
4.1. Individuals with a contact environment in accordance with Article 2.3 and feeling healthy should come to the race area.
4.2. Everyone in the event area always wears a mask.
4.3. In the event area, common activities, warming and sports competitions will not be held in order to avoid crowded meetings.
4.4 Additional seating groups will not be brought and the use of existing picnic tables will be restricted. Those who have to wait for their runner are recommended to bring their own portable chairs and sit at a distance.
4.5. Kit distribution and expo areas to be confirmed.
4.6. Prestart shuttle measures to be announced, runners are encouraged to arrange personal drop by roommates . Also, runners should arrive start dressed ready to start. No change tents at starts.
5.1. Race timing is calculated in NET time according to the start time and the time to cross the finish line of each runner with disposable UHF chips mounted on the bib no.
5.2. The start order is made as an interval start, flowing with the exit times assigned to each runner. The exit corridor consists of 5 sections. Each competitor must come to the exit corridor entrance by wearing a mask 15 minutes before the appointed time. In this section, 5 minutes before the time assigned to him, he enters the -5 minutes field. In this area, maximum 15 runners wait at the marked places on the ground, get warm where they are. Then every minute, they walk to the next area by walking. In the last five seconds warning -1dk prepared by area and time starts to run out.
5.3. Late comer to the start time, the START Leader in the exit tunnel entrance introduces himself. The exit leader takes out the athlete at the most convenient free time, looking at the list he has. Delay penalty is applied so that the athlete's time starts not at the time of departure, but at the appointed time.
5.4. At the beginning of the course, he wears his mask, takes it out at 100 meters and stores it or throws the disposable mask in the recycle bin at 100 meters. Throwing a mask on the track is the reason for disqualification. (We recommend fabric mask and buff.)
5.5. Obeying the start order and timing is absolutely necessary for health safety.
6. On Course
6.1. On the course, the runners must run side by side, leaving the necessary distance with the back and forth, and the faster runners who come from behind must give way to responsible sportsmanship. Distance should be left considering the wind effect.
6.2. More details to come regarding setup and measures at checkpoints. Prepare for a more self sufficient style, esp if you want to move quickly in the tents. Runners prepare to fill your bottles yourself. Runners reusable cup for all cp drinks and for soup is mandatory, consider carring 2 pcs. Cutlery and portable plate for hot food also to be announced.
6.3. Each runner must carry water and food in accordance with the trail run, calculating the time he will stay on the track. With the running belt or bag, at least 400ml of water is recommended for the 8km course and at least 600ml for the 14km course.
6.4. Headlamp mandatory for all races. The batteries of the lantern should be fresh and also spares to be carried.
6.5. For safety reasons, it is forbidden to run with headphones during the single track sections. Hear both the call from the approaching runner and the chirp of the birds.
7. Arrival (Finish)
7.1. The finish line will be renewed so that it does not merge with the exit.
7.2. The runner crossing the finish line should breathe quickly and wear the mask.
7.3. After the arrival line, the medal will be extended for runners to wear.
7.4. After meal still designed, maybe will be a mealbox takeaway. There will be no waiting in the catering area.
7.5. At the exit of the catering, there will be a rare sitting area for the exhausted athletes to breathe. Those who do not comply with the physical distance rule in this area will be warned by the race staff.
7.6. The award ceremony will be held only between those who are entitled to the rostrum and the organization. to be streamed on the internet.
8.1. Each runner will pay attention to the people he / she has contacted for 14 days before the race. By coming to race venue, the participant declares he7she is not covid-19 positive or have no complaints such as fever, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, muscle joint pain, inability to smell.
8.2. Each runner has a spare mask, personal portable disinfectant liquid / spray / gel. It carries them on it. Organiser recommend fabric masks or bandages for runners who take care of the health condition in 8.1, rather than disposable masks. We do not recommend using disposable plastic gloves by runners in the expo, kit zone or course. WHO constantly indicates that these gloves increase contamination. We should clean our hands frequently.
8.3. Every runner should read the new rules, take the kit in accordance with the exit time and enter the exit tunnel.
8.4. Regardless of the degraded and uncategorized tracks of the Deer Runs, each trail runner acts as a responsible individual, taking care of the health of both his own and all other people in the area.
9. Organization Team
Covid-19 is informed to officials, referees, volunteers and all other personnel in the organization team. Some of the detailed measures are described here as well.
10. Final Word
We believe that by implementing the safety measures TOGETHER, we can achieve a safe race on Iznik Ultra trails: Our common passion.