Filter Road Runs 2018
Race series for recreational athletes
Race Manual

1. Contents

1. Contents
2. Purpose
3. Objective
4. Race calendar
5. Race day schedule
6. Age groups
7. Race format, starting order, rules on the track
8. Registration and fees
9. Re-registration
10. The participation fee includes
11. Race numbers and timing chips 
12. Catering
13. Medical aid
14. Rankings
15. Results
16. Awards
16.1. Stage awards
16.2. Series awards
16.3. "Kullapada" awards programme
17. Other information
18. Additional information and feedback
19. Organisers

 

 

2. Purpose

2.1.      To introduce the format of time trial running.

2.2.      To expand the oldest cycling race series in Estonia to include running and to offer excellent organisation.

2.3.      To offer triathletes a chance to compete in both cycling and running on weekdays.

2.4.      To have the finest quality of organisation amongst midweek race series in the region.

3. Objective

3.1.     The series is aimed at runners of all levels.

 

4. Race calendar

4.1.      There are 7 events this season:

Stage Date Distance Format Location
1. etapp 02.05.2018 5 km road run Jüri, in front of Võsukese Kindergarten
2. etapp 16.05.2018 5 km road run Kiili, in front of Kiili School
3. etapp 30.05.2018 5 km road run Pirita, in front of Pirita Velodrome
4. etapp 13.06.2018 5 km road run Jüri, in front of Võsukese Kindergarten
5. etapp 25.07.2018 5 km road run Kiili, in front of Kiili School
6. etapp 08.08.2018 5 km road run Maardu, in front of Maardu Cultural Centre
Finaal 26.08.2018 5 km road run Ikla/Ainaži, in the centre of Ainaži

 

5. Race day schedule

5.1.      The schedule for the main stages of the Filter Road Runs:

  • Registration in the race centre is open to runners from 16:30 to 20:10.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 17:15 to 19:45 and to runners from 19:50 to 20:10.
  • The race centre closes at 21:00.

5.2.      The schedule for the final stage of the Filter Road Runs:

  • Registration in the race centre is open to runners from 11:30 to 15:00.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 12:00 to 14:30 and to runners from 14:40 to 15:00.
  • The race centre closes at 15:30.

6. Age groups

6.1.      Both the general classification and age group classification include individual classification.

6.2.      There is no team classification in the Filter Road Runs.

6.3.      Age groups are determined by the year of birth. The following age groups are used in the Filter Road Runs:

 

Men 
Age group 
Year of birth
Women  Age group 
Year of birth
M M-U13 2006 - 2007 N N-U13 2006 - 2007
M M-U15 2004 - 2005 N N-U15 2004 - 2005
M M-U17 2002 - 2003 N N-U17 2002 - 2003
M M-U19 2000 - 2001 N N-U19 2000 - 2001
M M-U23 1996 - 1999 N N-U23 1996 - 1999
M M-U30 1989 - 1995 N N-U30 1989 - 1995
M M30 1984 - 1988 N N30 1984 - 1988
M M35 1979 - 1983 N35 1979 - 1983
M M40 1974 - 1978 N N40 1969 - 1978
M M45 1969 - 1973 N45 1969 - 1973
M M50 1964 - 1968 N N50 1964 - 1968
M M55 1959 - 1963 N55 1959 - 1963
M M60 1954 - 1958 N N60 1954 - 1958
M M65 1949 - 1953 N65 1949 - 1953
M M70 1944 - 1948 N N70 1944 - 1948
M M75 1939 - 1943 N75 1939 - 1943
M M80 1934 - 1938 N N80 1934 - 1938

 

7. Race format, starting order, rules on the track

7.1.      All Filter Road Run events use the individual time trial format. Runners will start the race one by one with 15 second intervals.

7.2.      The race takes place as follows:

  • The race starts on the starting ramp in the race centre, but timekeeping begins in front of the ramp when the runner passes by the chip readers.
  • The same chip readers are used to determine the finish time - the runners end the race at the same starting ramp.
  • Runners must run the whole race on the same side of the road - in the direction traffic until the turn and against the direction of traffic after the turn.
  • During pre-registration the participant can choose a suitable starting time. The commissaire has the right to make changes to the starting order if necessary.
  • Runners have a right to start at the exact starting time they chose or were assigned in registration. If a runner does not start at the assigned time, another runner may take their place in the starting order.
  • Runners who do not start at the assigned time can queue at the starting location and start at the next available time. If the number of runners waiting in line exceeds the number of available starting times and the track closes, a starting time cannot be guaranteed for runners who didn’t start at their assigned time.

 

8. Registration and fees

8.1.  Registration is open online at www.aerobike.ee and at the registration desk on the day of the race (cash only).

8.2.   The registration fees for the 2018 season are:

Round
Price Discount
Round ends
Cycling fair price 40€  3 free races
21.10.2017
Round 1 for whole series 50€  2 free races 31.12.2017
Round 2 for whole series 60€  1 free race 30.04.2018
Pre-registration for single stage 10€ -5€ Monday on race week
Registration on race day 15€  base price Race day at 20:10

8.3.    The same prices apply to all age groups, there are no age-based discounts.

8.4.   At the registration desk in the race centre only cash payments are accepted and participants can only register for the race that is taking place that day.

    8.5.    Registrations cannot be cancelled or replaced with another stage’s registrations; the participation fee will not be refunded or transferred to another stage of the series regardless of the reasons for not participating.

 

9. Re-registration

9.1.    There is no re-registration (participating instead of a friend or other person who has registered in advance) in the Filter Road Runs series. Every participant must register according to the prices listed in Section 8 of the Race Manual.

 

 

10. The participation fee includes

  • A marked and guarded circuit.

  • Timekeeping and a place in the stage results.

  • Filter race numbers (valid for the entire season; additional or replacement numbers can be purchased in the race centre)

  • Medical aid in the race centre.

  • Awards for the overall fastest runners in the series.

  • Race commentary.

  • Photos of the race.

  • A bottle of water or sports drink at the finish.

  • Availability of additional services in the race centre, such as luggage hold

  • A trampoline for children.

 

11. Race numbers and timing chips

11.1.    Race numbers and timing chips are used in the Filter Road Runs for timekeeping.

11.2.    Participants will get the race numbers and timing chips from the registration desk. These are valid for the entire season and therefore are only given at the first race that the runner participates in during the current season.

11.3.    The first race number is free. For the timing chip every runner must pay a deposit of 20€ - this sum is returned to the person when the chip is returned to the organisers of the race. If the participant has lost their number or left it home, a replacement can be purchased for 3€. If a runner has lost or forgotten their timing chip, a replacement chip can be rented for another deposit of 20€.

11.4.    The race number must be attached to the runner's lower back so that it is clearly visible from behind. The chip should be placed around the right ankle just above the shoe. If the race number isn’t correctly attached or the chip is not worn and the runner is not identified, they are not guaranteed to have a place in the results.

11.5.    It is mandatory to use the unique Filter race numbers. Using self-made or other competitions’ numbers is prohibited even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the rider.

 

12. Catering

12.1.    The organisers do not provide catering to the runners in the Filter Road Runs.

13. Medical aid

13.1.    First aid can be provided by a paramedic in the race centre.

14. Rankings

14.1.    The stage results are based on how much time it takes the runners to finish the race. The overall results are determined by the points the runners earn from the stages.

14.2.    In the overall classification, the five highest stage scores are taken into account.

14.3.    Individual points are given to men based on the men’s overall results and to women based on the women’s overall results. The age groups classification is determined by picking out all runners of a certain age group from the general classification results.

System of points
Rank
Points Rank
Points
I 300+100 11. 290
II 299+60 12. 289
 III 298+40 13. 288
4. 297+30 14. 287
5. 296+20 15. 286
6. 295+10 16. 285
7. 294+8 17. 284
8. 293+6 ... ...
9. 292+4 n≤300 300-(n-1)
10. 291+2 n>300 1
*n denotes the rank of the runner

15. Results

15.1.    Preliminary results will be published no later than the day after the race on the official Aerobike website - www.aerobike.ee

15.2.    Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, participants are allowed to file complaints up to 6 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 18 of the race manual.

15.3.    Final results will be published online on www.aerobike.ee and other related sites no later than 7 days after the race.

15.4.    No further complaints will be taken into account after the final results have been published and the results will not be changed.

16. Awards

16.1. Stage awards

16.1.1. No awards will be given at separate stages of the Filter Road Runs. Only the best in the whole series will be awarded.

16.2. Series awards

16.2.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place at Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race on September 2, 2018.

16.2.2. Being present at the award ceremony is required in order to receive an award. In case the runner cannot attend the award ceremony, the award may be given to their coach or other representative. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

16.2.3. In the general classification, 6 best men and 3 best women will receive a trophy and a prize item.

16.2.4. The winner of every age group will receive a trophy.

16.3. "Kullapada" awards programme

16.3.1. Kullapada is the joint awards programme of the Filter Time Trial Cup and the Filter Road Runs. Every participant who has finished the race (either cycling or running) at all 7 events will be part of Kullapada. At the end of the season, a variety of prizes will be given to the participants - every eligible participant is guaranteed a prize.

16.3.2. There are no double entries - if a participant has finished both cycling and running races at all 7 events, their name will still only be entered once.

16.3.3. All races need to be finished correctly and the rider must be included in the results. If a runner has abandoned a race or not shown up, it will not count.

16.3.4. The award ceremony for the Kullapada will take place together with the series overall award ceremony. In order to receive an award, one must be present at the ceremony. In case the runner cannot attend the award ceremony, the award may be given to their coach or other representative. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

 

17. Other information

17.1.    The races are held in accordance with the Filter Road Runs race manual and good practices.

17.2.    The Filter Road Runs are recreational sports events. Everyone is welcome to participate.

17.3.    Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the runner confirms that they have read and understood the race manual, is physically fit to participate and acknowledges the risks associated with running. In the case of an accident all costs and damages are covered by the participant without filing any damages claims against the organiser.

17.4.    Even though the competitors have priority over other traffic on the race track, most of the track is also open to cars. Runners are also obliged to ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities and to run on the edge of the road at all times. Running in the middle of the road is strictly forbidden!

17.5.    Warming up on the race track during the race is forbidden.

17.6.    Runners who abandon the race can return to the race centre with the support vehicle checking the track after the races have ended.

17.7.    Littering on the track is strictly forbidden. Any runner who leaves trash on the track is disqualified.

17.8.    All participants must respect clean and honest sport. Estonian anti-doping rules apply to the races and SA Eesti Antidoping has the right to carry out doping tests among all participants. More information can be found at http://www.antidoping.ee/en/

17.9.  The head commissaire is Kaja Remmelgas (tel. 5028980; email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

17.10.  All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires.

17.11.  The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the board of commissaires.

18. Additional information and feedback

18.1.    The official info source and website of the Filter Road Runs is www.aerobike.ee . If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website of the races is considered the most accurate.

18.2.    Contact information for feedback:

  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  – questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires and complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – mistakes or inaccuracies in the race results.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – general organisational questions and proposals.

 

19. Organisers

19.1.    Filter Maanteejooksude korraldaja on MTÜ Aerobike Cycling Agency koostöös OÜ Aerobikega.

Info: Mihkel Reile (tel. 53422196; e-post: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )