Race Rules

The rules to take part in the Marcialonga skiing race

1) The international F.I.S. popular cross-country ski race Marcialonga di Fiemme e Fassa will take place the last Sunday of January over two distances:

Marcialonga Light Moena - Predazzo 45 k Classic Technique
Marcialonga Moena - Cavalese 70 k Classic Technique

2) All male and female skiers from 18 years old and members of the National Associations belonging to F.I.S. may enter the race 70 km long. The short race 45 km is open also to competitors from 16 years of age with written permission of their parents.

3) Entries must be submitted on-line and all personal details must be clearly written, and the selection of the distance done. Entries which are incomplete or without the entry-fee paid will not be accepted.
The Organizing Committee could anticipate the entries deadline when reaching the final number of 7.000 competitors for the 70 km race and 500 competitors for the 45 km race: only in this case the entry fee will be refunded.
The entry gives the right to compete in the race and to use all the services provided by the Organizing Committee: shuttle buses, feeding stations, technical assistance, waxing service along the course, transport of clothes from start to finish (max weight 3 kg and value not higher than the entry-fee) and the service at the finish. Any other expenses are charged to the competitor.

4) The entry-fee is € 99,00 from June 1st (registration opening) until August 31st and €110,00 from September 1st.

In case of impossibility of participation there is the opportunity to ask for the passage of the money-fee, not of the start-number, from a participant to another of the same nationality SEE THE FORM. The written request must be submitted before 24th January to the secretary office by the registered person and it must contain all personal details of the new competitor. The fee for the change is 20,00 € until 14th January and 30,00 € from 15th until 24th January and it will be requested at the race office when collecting the bib. 
The request for distance change is accepted only in case of availability of start-numbers until 24th January and charged of 20,00 € to be paid at the race office.
The exchange of bibs among competitors is forbidden and can lead to disqualification.
Entry-fees will neither be returned for any reason nor considered valid for next editions.

5) The starting numbers are decided by the Organising Committee with unquestionable sentence according to the best percentage of the athlete in the years 2019 - 2020 - 2021. Percentage is the ratio between the placing and the number of competitors RANK x 100 ÷ COMPETITORS.

When first time entry, also Worldloppet and Ski Classics races 2019-2020-2021 could be considered if communicated on the entry-form. In this case, the seeding is based on a different criterion settled by the OC (SEE THE SEEDING TABLE >>).
The percentage in the short race Marcialonga Light will be taken into consideration for those competitors who want to register for the first time in the 70 km, by adding two groups. 

No seeding request will be considered the week before the race.
If the group fills up, the skier will move to next lower available one.

(If you want to know your percentage in Marcialonga write your name on the FOLLOWING LINK >)

  70 km
bibs from / to
45 km light
bibs from / to
Marcialonga %
start 8.00 - set time
1-300 10001-10300 1% - 2,30%
1% - 5,00% WOMEN
301-500 10301-10500 2,31% - 5,00%
5,01% - 12,00% WOMEN
start 8.05
501-1100 10501-11100 5,01% - 15,00%
12,01% - 20,00% WOMEN
start 8.10
1101-1700 11101-11700 15,01% - 25,00%
20,01% - 25,00% WOMEN
start 8.15
1701-2300 11701-12300 25,01% - 35,00%
start 8.20
2301-2900 12301-12900 35,01% - 45,00%
start 8.25
2901-3500 12901-13500 45,01% - 55,00%
start 8.30
3501-4100 13501-14100 55,01% - 65,00%
start 8.35
4101-4700 14101-14700 65,01% - 76,00%
start 8.40
10° 4701-5300 14701-15300 76,01% - 88,00%
start 8.45
11° 5301-5900 15301-15900 88,01% - 99,00%
start 8.50
12° 5901-6500 15901-16500 99,01% - 99,99%
start 8.55
13° 6501- 7100 16501-17100 99,01% - 99,99%
start 9.00
14° 7101- 7500 17101-17500 99,01% - 99,99%


6) Start-numbers must be collected at the Race Office in Cavalese (Palafiemme Congress Centre) presenting a document during the following times:
Thursday 27th         3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Friday 28th              9.00 a.m. – 12.00 / 2.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 29th          9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

7) Real time race. Applied inside the bib there is a chip timing device that will register the start and the finish time and the intermediate times at the checkpoints. It is mandatory to take care of it and to wear it during the whole race (chip on the back). Wear any backpack under the bib for proper functioning.

8) The check-in at the gate is obligatory and it is from 7.00 a.m. In case of start in a prior gate, the competitor could be disqualified or have a penalty of time, decided by the Organising Committee, applied on the race time.
In the starting area it is possible to deliver the clothes bag.

9) The start in Moena will be given at 8:00 am for the elite category (any change will be quickly communicated). The following waves will start every 5 minutes. The opening of the boxes could be postponed in case of queues in the first part of the course.

10) The race is in classic technique: the free technique is forbidden and leads to disqualification. This will be strictly supervised all along the course by the officials in charge. During the race there is no right to ask for "free track" for those who want to overtake another competitor. Replacement of both skis and removal of skis during the race are forbidden. The Jury has the right to penalize or disqualify the competitors who break these rules. Competitors who deliberately linger on the track or are not able to continue anymore, will be disqualified.

11) Time gates: competitors who do not pass Canazei at 12.30 p.m. – Pozza di Fassa at 1.45 p.m. - Predazzo at 3.30 p.m. - Molina at 5.30 p.m., must break off the race. The closing time of gates might change for safety reasons. Other gates may be set up by the Organizing Committee.

12) There will be the feeding stations pointed out ion the profile map.
Dumping of waste outside the dedicated containers is forbidden. The OC is authorised to disqualify the competitors who do not respect this rule.

13) After passing the finish line all finishers will receive a special medal. In the finish area, the following services are available: clothes sack collection, dressing-room, showers, food station, ski depot and free buses (until 7 pm). 
Pasta Party is organised at the Congress Centre Palafiemme.
The same services are available at the finish in Predazzo for the participants of the Marcialonga Light 45 Km (dressing room and showers at the sports ground, Pasta Party in tend in the main square).

14) Competitors registered in Marcialonga 70 km who decide to stop in Predazzo at the short-race finish or do not pass the time-gate will not be classified either in one or the other ranking list. Competitors registered in Marcialonga Light 45 km must stop at the short-race finish and are not allowed to go ahead along the course.

15) For circumstances beyond one's control, the Organizing Committee can decide to make changes of the course or cancel the races. In case of cancellation, the Organizing Committee will guarantee to all the registered people the 50% discount on next year fee.

16) Protests must be delivered to the Jury within 10 minutes after the end of the race, accompanied by 50,00 €. The fee will be refunded if the protest is accepted.

17) It must be clear that to take part in Marcialonga it is necessary to be physically and technically well prepared: for this reason, each competitor, when entering the race, must be personally responsible for declaring to be properly trained.

18) The Organizing Committee is authorized to apply penalties or disqualify competitors with unsportsmanlike conduct during the event, dumping of waste outside the containers included. The Organizing Committee hold also the right to carry out random controls on the competitors to check that they have not used any forbidden stimulant or drug.

19) By sending the entry-form Competitors confirms the willingness to accept and abide by the current Race Regulation, exempting the Organizing Committee from any liability in case of damage done or suffered. For any other matter not in the present rules, it is to be considered the F.I.S. Guidelines for Popular Cross-Country Competitions.



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