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ANNOUNCEMENT                             Status: 08/12/2020

 

NORIS Nordic Walking 2020 in Nuremberg on September 12th and 13th, 2020

European championship in Nordic Walking over 21.2 km

Nordic walking runs for beginners and ambitious people over 2.6 and 5.2 km

Bavarian Nordic Walking Championship over 5.2 km and 10.0 km

German Nordic Walking Championship over 16.4 km

 

at Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V. on September 12th, 2020, from 9 a.m. to approx. 6 p.m.

and on 13.09.2020, from 8:30 a.m. to approx. 7:00 p.m.

(in cooperation with GNFA - German Nordic Fitness Association and according to the rules of ENWO - European New Walking Organization)

 

Organizers reserve the right to make changes!

 

 

General information about the event:

 

For the runs of the Bavarian and German championships, as well as for the run of the European championship, the competition regulations of the "GNFA and ENWO" will be valid in cooperation with the organizer "Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V."

 

The Nordic Walking runs for beginners and ambitious people will take place without the usage of the Nordic Walking technique rules described above.

 

The registrations for the individual runs are only activated by the confirmation of the recognition of the competition regulations (A1 - B12)!

 

Organizer:

Never Walk Alone Nuremberg e.V.

in cooperation with "GNFA".

 

Events:

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to approx. 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 13th, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Start times of the individual runs at Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V .:

12.09.20:

EM 21.2 km: start at 9:00 a.m., cut-off time at 12:30 p.m.

E 2.6 km: start at 1:00 p.m., cut-off time at 2:30 p.m.

A 5.2 km: start at 2:45 p.m., cut-off time at 5:00 p.m.

13.09.20:

BM 5.2 km: start at 8:30 a.m., cut-off time at 9:45 a.m.

BM 10.0 km: start at 10:00 a.m., cut-off time at 12:00 p.m.

DM 16.4 km: start at 12:15 p.m., cut-off time at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Route / route length:

The routes lead on forest paths in the area of ​​the Nordic Walking Park Nuremberg, Am Schmausenbuck (east of the Nuremberg zoo),

on cordoned-off and signposted laps (depending on the run, Basic Route 2,610 m, Extended Route A 2,661 m and Extended Route B 3,277, with different numbers of laps) to the total route lengths of 2.6 km, 5.2 km, 10.0 km, 16.4 km, and 21.2 km.

About 670 m after the start, on a steep section of the route, a terrain-related step system with different incline ratios is integrated into the route, which is excluded from the technique rating, as are catering and trainer zones.

 

 

Start authorization:

Every athlete can participate in the Nordic Walking championships (Bay. M, DM, EM)!

Only requirement is that the athlete has mastered the Nordic walking technique and can implement it.

The Nordic Walker must also correspond to the respective classification (according to DLO), be confident in the respective distances of the individual runs and be in possession of the official start number for the respective run at Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V.

The start numbers are not transferable and must be worn unchanged on the front and back of the running jersey.

Requirement for the evaluation, for the places in the championships, as well as for the places in the age group evaluations, is that the athlete, depending on the run (Bay. M, DM, EM), has a separate club membership or can prove his residence since at least one year in the country where the championship is held (Bavaria, Germany) or in a country of the European Union.

Otherwise the athlete can participate, but is excluded from the evaluation / placement.

For the Nordic Walking runs for beginners and ambitious people there will be no ranking and the use of technology, club membership and residence will not be relevant.

 

 

Participation conditions / disclaimer:

In the event of participation in one or more runs of the

European Championship in Nordic Walking over 21.2 km, on September 12th, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

Nordic walking run for beginners over 2.6 km, on September 12, 2020, at 1 p.m.

Nordic walking run for ambitious people over 5.2 km, on September 12th, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.

Bavarian Championship in Nordic Walking above 5.2 km, on 13.09.2020, at 8:30 a.m.

Bavarian Championship in Nordic Walking above 10.0 km, on 13.09.20, at 10:00 a.m.

German championship in Nordic Walking over 16.4 km, on September 13th, 2020 at 12:15 pm

in Nuremberg, under the GNFA, according to ENWO rules, hereinafter referred to as BM, DM EM, EA for short, I accept the organizers' disclaimer of liability for damage of any kind.

I will therefore not assert claims against the organizers and sponsors of the run, nor against the city of Nuremberg and the Bavarian State Forests or their representatives, for damage and injuries of any kind that I have suffered through participation in the afore mentioned events (BM, DM, EM EA) can arise.

 

I declare that I have trained sufficiently and that I am physically healthy and fit to participate in this event.

I agree to observe the currently applicable legal requirements and generally recognized hygiene rules (corona pandemic) and, if necessary, to implement necessary protective measures on my own responsibility and without being asked.

I declare that my participation in the Nordic Walking runs that I have registered in, is at my own risk.

Furthermore, I declare that I have trained adequately for the participation in the individual competitions / runs (possibly also participation in several runs) and that I am physically healthy and fit, and that I will answer the health questions truthfully.

I agree that the data mentioned in my registration, the photos, film recordings and interviews made by me in association with my participation in the event on radio, television, social networks, advertising, books, photomechanical reproductions without compensation claims and without my consent may be used on my part.

I confirm that the date of birth I have given is correct and that I will not give my start numbers to anyone else.

Passing on start numbers (exchange or re-registration) is not permitted.

I am aware that I will be disqualified if I change the official start numbers in any way, in particular if I make the advertising print invisible or unrecognizable. I also know that I have no right to a refund of the organization fee if I do not take part in the competition or the event is cancelled due to force majeure, including a politically recommended or legally prescribed cancellation of the event, resulting from the threat of the corona pandemic. I am also aware that the routes for the competition run on nature and forest paths through the Nuremberg Reichswald.

As a participant in the competition, I shall follow the instructions of the police, the rescue workers and the designated supervisory staff (competition judges, marshals, organization team, ...) on the route and on the entire event site.

Accompanying the participants on the routes by other people on sports equipment (e.g. bicycles ...) will result in disqualification. For safety reasons it is not permitted to wear earplugs or headphones during this competition!

I agree to observe the required hygiene measures (corona pandemic) and to implement them on my own responsibility.

Failure to observe the listed and legally prescribed, as well as labelled hygiene measures for the corona pandemic, automatically leads to disqualification and, if necessary, to a subsequent withdrawal of the placement.

The signs posted at the competition site, with the safety measures listed on them, must be observed and the instructions of the competition judges, marshals and those responsible for the organizer, as well as separately involved personnel, must be followed.

This applies to all runs of the event on September 12th and 13th, 2020!

I declare that I have read and taken note of the competition regulations and the specifications for the championship runs in Nordic Walking (Bay. M, DM, EM) but also for the races for beginners and ambitious people, and that I have given my consent to register actively to this event.

 

Registration:

Up to and including 09.09.2020

The starting field is limited to 99 participants per run. In addition, it is generally possible to register for another run or for several runs that are not yet fully booked at the time of registration. With the online registration you are obliged to pay the organization fee for all runs you registered, regardless of the participation in the competition. The organizational fee must be transferred to the bank details listed below within 4 working days at the latest (calculated from the day of registration). However, the organization fee must be credited to the organiser's account by September 11th, 2020 at the latest, i.e. before the start of the competition, as otherwise no start permit can be granted.

 

Late registration:

Due to the current corona pandemic, no late registration can be opened.

 

Collection of the starting documents:

Saturday, September 12th, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (only for this day's runs)

Sunday, September 13th, 2020, from 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (only for this day’s runs) at the Nordic Walking Park Nuremberg (east of the Nuremberg zoo), at the Schmausenbuck, registration pavilion in the access area to the competition area, not far from the start / finish of the competition course, up to max. 45 minutes before the start of the individual runs. After that, it is no longer possible to issue the starting documents!

 

Organizational contribution:

Nordic Walking runs at Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V .:

12.09.20:

EM 21.2 km: € 20 organization fee

E 2.6 km: € 20 organization fee

A 5.2 km: € 20 organization fee

13.09.20:

BM 5.2 km: 20, - € organization fee

BM 10.0 km: 20, - € organization fee

DM 16.4 km: € 20 organization fee

 

The organization fee is therefore 20, - € for each individually booked run. If a second run is booked, the graduated price applies, which is then calculated at € 10. That means you have to pay € 30 for 2 runs. When booking a third or even fourth run, no further organizational fees will be charged. Thus, for the booking of three or max. four runs 30, - € organization fee are due.

A participant can book a maximum of four runs.

Bank details:

Never Walk Alone Nuremberg e.V.

Commerzbank NürnbergIBAN: DE08 7608 0040 0117 2311 00BIC: DRESDEFF760

 

In the intended use, the abbreviations of the individual run/runs, the length of the route and the date, together with the first and last name of the participant, must be listed. All booked runs must be listed separately, as shown in the examples below.

 

Usage:

Examples:

 

A 5.2 km 09/12/20

John Doe

 

BM 10.0 km 09/13/20

Xenia model woman

 

EM 21.2 km 12.09.20

John Doey

 

Withdrawal:

There is generally no entitlement for repayment of the organization fee. This applies in particular to non-participation due to illness or injury, as well as if the event is canceled due to force majeure, which also includes a politically recommended or legally prescribed cancellation of the event, resulting for example from the threat of the corona pandemic.

 

Timing:

Chip timing; The chip is integrated in the start number; Gross / net timing; The time measurement is done by runningConcepts.

 

Instruction for NW technology:

Shortly before the individual competitions, the participants are briefed on the applicable technical NW rules and the implementation of the required hygiene measures (corona pandemic) by the competition judges and the organization team. Participation in these instructions is mandatory for all participating athletes in the next upcoming run.

(Stage near the start / finish of the competition course).

 

Warm up:

Before the competition there is a light, musically highlighted warm-up training for all participants

(Stage near the start / finish of the competition course).

 

 

Classification / Schedule:

 

12.09.20:

8:30 a.m. warm-up program

8:40 a.m. briefing

8.45 a.m. welcome

8:50 a.m. Classification and sorting list (groups of 2)

EM 21.2 km: start time at 9:00 a.m., finish time at 12:30 p.m.

 

12:30 p.m. warm-up program

12:40 p.m. briefing

12.45 pm welcome

12:50 p.m. Classification and sorting list (groups of 2)

Beginners 2.6 km: start time at 1:00 p.m., finish time at 2:30 p.m.

 

2:15 p.m. warm-up program

2:25 p.m. briefing

2.30 p.m. welcome

2:35 p.m. Classification and sorting list (groups of 2)

Ambitious 5.2 km: start time at 2:45 p.m., finish time at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

13.09.20:

8:00 a.m. warm-up program

8:10 a.m. briefing

8.15 a.m. welcome

8:20 a.m. Classification and sorting setup (groups of 2)

BM 5.2 km: start time at 8:30 a.m., finish time at 9:45 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. warm-up program

9:40 a.m. briefing

9.45 a.m. welcome

9:50 a.m. Classification and sorting setup (groups of 2)

BM 10.0 km: start time at 10:00 a.m., finish time at 12:00 p.m.

 

11:45 a.m. warm-up program

11:55 a.m. briefing

12.00 noon welcome

12:05 p.m. Classification and sorting list (groups of 2)

DM 16.4 km: start time at 12:15 p.m., finish time at 3:00 p.m.

 

Age group rating according to DLO, born 2004 or later

 

No route safety after the cut off times of the individual runs!

The time between the individual runs is also used to make changes and adaptations to the individual laps for the total length of the route.

 

 

 

Award ceremonies take place for the individual runs on the open stage in the outdoor area (near the track, while observing the rules of social distancing) as follows:

12.09.2020:

EM 21.2 km: 5:00 p.m. (award ceremony EM places and age groups)

Beginners 2.6 km: 5:30 p.m. (trophy handover)

Ambitious 5.2 km: 5:30 p.m. (trophy handover)

 

13.09.2020:

BM 5.2 km: 5:45 p.m. (award ceremony BM places and age groups)

BM 10.0 km: 5:45 p.m. (award ceremony for BM places and age groups)

DM 16.4 km: 6:30 p.m. (award ceremony DM places and age groups)

 

Directions:

Follow the signs to the Nuremberg Zoo

(Am Tiergarten 30, 90480 Nuremberg).

From the main entrance to the east, (Am Schmausenbuck / parking lot at the Löwensaal) and if possible, park in specially locked parking lots (only for participating Nordic Walkers) and follow the signs for information and registration and then to the signposted route (start / finish area).

 

Changing facilities / sanitary facilities:

Changing facilities are not kept separately due to the corona pandemic.

Sanitary areas (WC) and disinfection facilities will be set up on the event site.

 

Catering and trainer zones:

There are two refreshment zones on the route (you can store your own beverage options). Only closed beverage containers are allowed to be taken independently. There are also two trainer zones (receiving your own drinks, exchanging sticks and repairing or communicating with the trainer).

 

Not far from the start and finish area, drinks and food supplies (finger food) can be purchased from external providers before and after the competition.

 

Prices for all championship races (BM, DM, EM):

All finishers of the championship runs receive a confirmation of participation

and a medal.

 

All placed overall winners (1st - 3rd) of all championship races receive women: places 1 - 3, cup and present; men: places 1 - 3, cup and present

 

All age group winners (1st - 3rd), according to DLO, received

Women: Places 1 - 3, Cup Men: Places 1 - 3, Cup

 

The athletes of the Nordic Walking runs for beginners and ambitious people receive a confirmation of participation and a participant gift.

Prizes can only be received in person!

 

Result list:

The result lists of the individual championship races will be available for download shortly after the end of the competition at www.raceresult.de.

 

Certificates:

After the completion of the individual competitions, each finisher receives a confirmation of participation.

Every finisher of the championship races has the opportunity to print out his personalized certificate, with time and position, after the end of the entire event, on the following day, approx. 8:00 p.m., at www.raceresult.de.

A separate certificate will not be sent!

 

Photos:

Pictures are available on the Internet (link will be announced separately).

 

 

Processing status: 08/12/2020

 

 

COMPETITION RULES:

 

NORIS Nordic Walking 2020 in Nuremberg on September 12th and 13th, 2020

European championship in Nordic Walking over 21.2 km

Nordic walking runs for beginners and ambitious people over 2.6 a. 5.2 km

Bavarian Nordic Walking Championship over 5.2 km and 10.0 km

German Nordic Walking Championship over 16.4 km

 

at Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V. on September 12th, 2020, from 9 a.m. to approx. 6 p.m.

and on 13.09.2020, from 8:30 a.m. to approx. 7:00 p.m.

(in cooperation with GNFA - German Nordic Fitness Association and according to the rules of ENWO - European New Walking Organization)

 

 

For the runs of the Bavarian and German championships, as well as for the run of the European championship, the competition regulations of the "GNFA and ENWO" in cooperation with the organizer "Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V."

 

The Nordic Walking runs for beginners and ambitious people will take place without the application of the Nordic Walking technique rules described above.

 

Organizers reserve the right to make changes!

 

 

Contents:

 

A. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT:

A.1 Description of the competition and the technique

A.2 Organizer

A.3 Reports / Liability

A.4 First aid

A.5 Clothing and starting numbers

A.6 Corona pandemic hygiene measures

 

 

B. TO THE COMPETITION:

B.1 Start

B.2 Scoring

B.3 Rule violations and disqualifications

B.4 Competition management and judges

B.5 Timing

B.6 Catering and coaching

B.7 Broken stick

B.8 material

B.9 route

B.10 conduct

B.11 Results

B.12 Appeals

 

 

 

 

A. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT:

 

A.1 Description of the competitions and the technique

Nordic walking, also known as "NW" for short, was used as a training method for cross-country skiers and hikers. The use of special Nordic walking sticks resulted in a full body workout in which the entire muscles of the upper and lower body are used. A constant step cycle is achieved through the permanent use of the sticks. It is important that the sticks are used clearly and actively. The foot must always feel the contact with the ground. (e.g. the right stick always touches the ground when the left heel touches down, the left stick when the right heel touches down), whereby at least one foot must always be in contact with the ground. Loss of ground contact with both feet at the same time is not permitted. The sticks are brought close to the body. The pole should always be used below the body's centre of gravity, i.e. in the step position on the vertical body axis. The locomotion can be done diagonally or in the double-deck technique. It is crucial that at the end of the step the push-off leg and arms are straight. The arm must be used behind the hip or beyond when pushing off.

 

No walking step with hip tilting or creeping step is permitted! Every athlete can take part in the Bavarian, German and European championships!

The prerequisite is that he has mastered the Nordic walking technique and can implement it.

Requirement for the evaluation, for the places in the championships, as well as for the places in the age group evaluations, is that the athlete, depending on the run (Bay. M, DM, EM), is holding a separate club membership or can prove official residency in the country of the championship (Bavaria, Germany) or in a country of the European Union.

Otherwise the athlete can participate but will be excluded from the evaluation / placement.

For the Nordic Walking runs for beginners and ambitious people there will be no ranking and the use of technology, club membership and residence will not be relevant.

 

When using the Nordic Walking technique, the following must be observed:

a) Put down and push off the sticks in accordance with the walking rhythm.

b) Extensive arm movement when passing the trunk, while the grip of the stick decreases at the end of the swinging movement.

c) Special Nordic walking sticks are to be used while walking.

 

A.2 Organizer / Organizer

Never Walk Alone Nürnberg e.V. in cooperation with the "GNFA".

 

A.3 Reports / Liability

You can register online at: http://www.nwa-nuernberg.de/

In the event of participation in one or more runs of the

 

European Championship in Nordic Walking over 21.2 km, on September 12th, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

Nordic walking run for beginners over 2.6 km, on September 12, 2020, at 1 p.m.

Nordic walking run for ambitious people over 5.2 km, on September 12th, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.

Bavarian Championship in Nordic Walking above 5.2 km, on 13.09.2020, at 8:30 a.m.

Bavarian Championship in Nordic Walking above 10.0 km, on 13.09.20, at 10:00 a.m.

German championship in Nordic Walking over 16.4 km, on September 13th, 2020 at 12:15 pm

 

in Nuremberg, under the GNFA, according to ENWO rules, hereinafter referred to as BM, DM EM, EA for short, I accept the organizers' disclaimer of liability for damage of any kind.

I will therefore not assert claims against the organizers and sponsors of the run, nor against the city of Nuremberg and the Bavarian State Forests or their representatives, for damage and injuries of any kind that I have suffered through participation in the afore mentioned events (BM, DM, EM EA).

I declare that I have trained sufficiently and that I am physically healthy and fit to participate in this event.

I agree to observe the currently applicable legal requirements and generally recognized hygiene rules (corona pandemic) and, if necessary, to implement necessary protective measures on my own responsibility and without being asked.

I agree that the data mentioned in my registration, the photos, film recordings and interviews made by me in accordance to my participation in the event on radio, television, social networks, advertising, books, photomechanical reproductions without compensation claims and without my consent may be used on my part.

I confirm that the date of birth I have given is correct and that I will not give my start numbers to anyone else.

The start list / registrations can be viewed on the my race result registration page at www.raceresult.de.

There will be no reimbursement of the participation fee in the event of no-show.

Passing on start numbers (exchange or re-registration) is not permitted.

 

A.4 First aid

A participant must immediately terminate his participation in the competition if he is instructed to do so by a member of the medical care team appointed by the organizer.

This also applies to non-compliance with and violation of the currently applicable legal requirements and generally recognized hygiene rules (corona pandemic).

 

A.5 Clothing and starting numbers

a) During the competition, each participant must have their start numbers visible

the chest and back.

b) The start numbers on the participant's clothing must match the numbers on the start list.

c) It is recommended that participants do not wear wide jogging suits to ensure a fair assessment by the judges. The sportswear of the participants should be as close to the body as possible.

 

A.6 Corona pandemic hygiene measures

Due to the current corona pandemic, it is necessary on the part of the organizer, as well as other companies involved in the event, to create a hygiene concept in accordance with the currently valid legal requirements for such sporting competitions and to apply this at the event.

The entire event takes place in the open air, in the middle of nature, whereby the integration of spatially closed structures is deliberately avoided.

The event is planned for 2 days, with different times and runs, all of which were limited by the maximum number of participants to 99.

The large-scale event area, with a circular route of around 3.3 km, will be developed via the existing streets and around 300 parking spaces, which will be blocked off separately.

This means that there is always spatial separation, access, parking spaces, competition routes, spectator areas, supplies, and competition-related infrastructure.

In addition to the health survey on the day of the competition, the body temperature measurements and the provision of face masks (which you should always take with you and apply when necessary). Protective devices are created at all contact areas (information, issue of documents, registration, food ...). In the back area at the start there will be a setup room for all athletes in a run, which will specify the minimum distances to other athletes and, after a run-time-oriented setup of the participants, will lead them to a distance-based two-person start with a time lapse of at least 5 seconds.

Thus, the required distance situation is already initiated at the start, which will result in a further equalization of the field of participants due to the time-shifted start and the route profile.

Overtaking maneuvers must always be carried out on the left, in the direction of travel and in compliance with the minimum distances, which will also be observed at the refreshment stations and trainer zones.

Only closed beverage containers can be accepted at the refreshment station, which is why it is also possible to provide your own drinks.

Opening speeches, instructions and award ceremonies will take place in large, open areas and still allow the option of wearing mouth and nose protection.

There will be suitable sanitation and disinfection facilities on the event site.

Spectators can use designated and suitable areas along the max. 3.3 km long circuit at a sufficient distance from the athletes and from each other.

For all of the measures listed, all participants and visitors are requested to observe the hygiene requirements and the legal regulations applicable at the time of the event, including the necessary personal sensitivity for the specified corona-related protective measures, or to implement them independently.

The implementation of and compliance with the protective measures is monitored on and along the routes depending on the situation and, if not observed, can lead to disqualification and eviction from the event site.

 

B. TO THE COMPETITION:

 

B.1 Start

Due to the current corona pandemic, the start will not be carried out in divided starting blocks in a mass start system!

After the athletes have been set up in a separate area in front of the start, taking into account the minimum distances, only two athletes will always start together and then at least 5 seconds apart the next two, again taking the minimum distance into account, will go onto the track.

Therefore, the athletes have to sort themselves into the designated display areas in advance, based on their own running results.

The evaluation of every athlete is done by a chip time measurement (start number) by the company runningConcepts.

The start takes place in groups of two by a start signal.

The individual runs of the championships (Bay. M, DM, EM) in Nordic Walking provide for license-free participation.

Every athlete can take part in the Bavarian, German and European championships!

The prerequisite is that he has mastered the Nordic walking technique and can implement it.

Requirement for the evaluation, for the places in the championships, as well as for the places in the age group evaluations, is that the athlete, depending on the run (Bay. M, DM, EM), is holding a separate club membership or can prove official residency in the country of the championship (Bavaria, Germany) or in a country of the European Union.

Otherwise the athlete can participate but will be excluded from the evaluation / placement.

For the Nordic Walking runs for beginners and ambitious people there will be no ranking and the use of technology, club membership and residence will not be relevant.

 

The maximum walking times are

12.09.20:

EM 21.2 km: start at 9:00 a.m., cut-off time at 12:30 p.m.

E 2.6 km: start at 1:00 p.m., cut-off time at 2:30 p.m.

A 5.2 km: start at 2:45 p.m., cut-off time at 5:00 p.m.

13.09.20:

BM 5.2 km: start at 8:30 a.m., cut-off time at 9:45 a.m.

BM 10.0 km: start at 10:00 a.m., cut-off time at 12:00 p.m.

DM 16.4 km: start at 12:15 p.m., cut-off time at 3:00 p.m.

 

B.2 Scoring

The time evaluation is done by a chip built into the start numbers. This is activated at the start and finish. In addition, each round is counted. In the end, the net time counts.

As a result, it is not the first to cross the finish line that wins, but the Nordic Walker who sets the net best time.

According to the DLO, the classes are based on the age group 2004. The evaluation is carried out in the runs (Bay. M, DM, EM) from 3 walkers per age group at the finish. If less than 3 walkers participate in the age group, they can be rated in the next younger age group. It can be downgraded once. If there are still no 3 walkers in the rating, everyone will be rated separately in their age group.

Exception: youth evaluation can be evaluated in general class.

 

The ranking for the listed championship runs is as follows:

5 years (young people, girls and boys, women and men 16-20 years, women and men 21-30 years, then women and men, 31 to 90 years, again every 5 years).

 

B.3 Rule violations and disqualifications

Violations of legal and hygiene requirements (corona pandemic):

Due to the current corona pandemic, the sensitivity and sense of responsibility of each individual athlete and participant are particularly important when dealing with safety measures, taking into account the hygiene requirements and the legal regulations applicable at the time of the event.

This includes always carrying a mouth and nose protection with you, which must also be used if necessary (non-compliance with the minimum distance), observing the minimum distances, collecting in groups outside the household and in larger groups, disposing of beverage containers outside the refreshment zone, participants at the time of the competition must be absolutely healthy and without a high temperature and must not have had any contact with corona-infected persons at least two weeks before the start.

Failure to observe the points listed automatically leads to disqualification and, if necessary, to subsequent disqualification of the placement.

The signs posted at the competition site, with the safety measures listed on them, must be observed and the instructions of the competition judges, marshals and those responsible for the organizer, as well as separately involved personnel, must be followed.

This applies to all runs of the event on September 12th and 13th, 2020!

 

Technological violations are:

a. Incorrect use of Nordic walking technique (see attached pictures)

b. Race in competition (lost ground contact!)

c. No stick insert visible, or stick insert behind the kick leg

d. Obstructing or harassing other athletes

e. Use of walking step or creeping step /

    Skiing gear for getting down on your knees (skiing gear)

G. Leaving the competition course

H. short cuts

i. Assistance from third parties that affect the athlete's result

j. Resist, non-compliance or insults against the

   Referee

k. only Nordic walking sticks should be used

l. below & above arm angle 90 degrees (+/- 10 degrees) not visible

m. Pole insert should be between the heel (front foot) and toe (rear

    Foot) be visible! Active usage

n. Pole use must be made as a diagonal or double pole use!

O. Stick push backwards, not left or right

p. Switching to rubber pads must be interrupted and NW technology

    Competitor must stop

q. Steps must be carried out in a way that one foot is always recognizably on the ground.   Foot and the tip of the stick of the opposite site must touch the ground at the same time

 

In the event of misconduct (rule violation), there will be a warning (line on the start number), a second warning (cross = 1:30 minute time penalty) or disqualification.

The athlete can be warned twice (cross) in the competition. This will be marked on the start numbers. In the end, he will be given a time penalty of 1:30 minutes per warning.

A maximum of 3 minutes' time penalty can be given.

If the athlete receives more than two warnings, he or she will be disqualified immediately or after the race and taken out of the race. Marking on the start numbers apply.

In the event of a disqualification, the start numbers must be removed with the built-in transponder. Crossing the finish line is no longer valid.

Immediate disqualification will occur if the instructions are not followed or if the judges are insulted.

 

In addition, applicable cards are hold up to show the walker his/her mistakes!

 

PICTURE SET

 

The rule-compliant sequence of movements in Nordic Walking!

 

PICTURE SET

 

B.4 Competition management and judges

Organization / competition management:

Never Walk Alone Nuremberg e.V.

For this purpose, a main referee and further referees are appointed as required.

Main competition judge:

a) The main competition referee is entitled to disqualify any participant if his mode of movement is clearly inconsistent with the provisions in paragraph A.1, regardless of whether and how often the participant has already been warned.

b) The main competition judge is entitled to disqualify a participant and / or his companion if one or both persons act contrary to the provisions in paragraphs B.3, B.6 and B.7.

Referee / marshals:

Course marshals are provided by the organizer / host. These are used in large numbers to secure the route. Instructions are always to be followed. They pay attention to compliance with the Nordic Walking rules and techniques and can warn or disqualify the athlete at any time. They are subordinate to the main referee in every decision.

 

B.5 Timing

The time measurement is ensured by the companies runningConcepts and my race result. They provide the necessary timekeepers and recorders to carry out the events. The individual lap times are recorded. This is necessary for a correct measurement of the net times and results.

 

 

B.6 Catering and coaching

On the route there is a refreshment station not far from the finish area and another, about halfway, at the highest point of the route. The running route will pass at a sufficient distance to the refreshment points and the trainer zones.

The catering and coaching areas are marked by zones that extend over 30/15 meters in front of and behind the catering / coaching station.

In these zones, the use of poles and the technology are suspended.

The arm movements of the participants are not controlled by the competition judges. No running - only walking is allowed!

In this zone the athlete can:

a. Pick up drinks (only in closed containers, which must be disposed of in the containers provided in the refreshment area)

b. Exchange sticks if they break

c. communicate with trainers

d. Drink your own drinks or have them handed to the participant directly by authorized persons (which is then only possible in the trainer zone)

Furthermore, in addition to the refreshment zones, 2 trainer zones with a length of 15 m will be set up. In these zones it is possible to exchange defective equipment, communicate with the trainer and take up food.

You are free to move around in the catering and trainer areas.

No running - only walking is allowed!

 

 

 

B.7 Broken stick

If a stick breaks, the walker can walk in the walking direction to the next trainer station / refreshment station! The walking technique must not be changed or disregarded! All information about the movement as in point A.1. described (with a stick at this point). At these stations the walker / athlete is allowed to exchange or repair the sticks.

 

B.8 material

a) Sticks:

Nordic walking sticks are used to optimally perform the technique. The forearm and upper arm should be approximately at right angles (100 degrees - tolerance +/- 5 cm)

b) Electronic equipment:

In principle, devices of all kinds can be used, provided that they do not disturb other participants (exception: headphones and earplugs!)

c) Drinking container:

Personal drinking containers may be used. Participants can also drop off their own drinks at the refreshment stands. Disregard for technology when drinking.

 

B.9 route

The routes lead on nature and forest paths in the area of ​​the Nordic Walking Park Nuremberg, Am Schmausenbuck (east of the Nuremberg zoo),

on cordoned-off and signposted laps (depending on the run, Basic Route 2,610 m, Extended Route A 2,661 m and Extended Route B 3,277, with different numbers of laps) to the total route lengths of 2.6 km, 5.2 km, 10.0 km, 16.4 km, and 21.2 km.

About 670 m after the start, a terrain-related step system with different gradient ratios is integrated into the course of a steep section of the route. Here, too, the technique rating will be suspended, as in the catering and trainer zones.

 

Before the competition, the routes were measured with a measuring wheel (guided in the middle of the route), which can lead to deviations (GPS).

The measurement protocol and the route are published separately.

 

 

B.10 conduct

Any unsportsmanlike conduct leads to immediate disqualification. A participant who overtakes another participant must neither restrict his freedom of movement nor hinder him in any other way.

With the consent and under the supervision of a competition judge, a participant may leave the course, provided that the distance to be covered by the participant is not shortened.

If the main competition referee of the event is informed by a competition referee that a participant has left the marked route in a shortened manner and if he considers a disqualification to be justified, he can pronounce this disqualification.

It is expected that all persons who actively or passively participate in the Nordic Walking event behave ethically, morally and socially appropriately and in accordance with the applicable legal requirements and hygiene regulations with regard to the corona pandemic and everyone should behave responsibly.

 

 

B.11 Results

Results will be posted after the respective competition.

a.) Preliminary result - the first result prepared by the organizer,

after the last competitor has crossed the finish line. The preliminary result is always subject to any objections.

It will be posted near the finish line after the last competitor has crossed the finish line. The result times will be announced in the form of a list.

b) Official result - the official result is no longer contestable.

It will be published immediately after the objection period has expired.

 

Results will be announced on the results list by my race result at www.racersult.de.

 

B.12 Appeals

After the unofficial results have been announced, there is a 30-minute objection period. This is to be applied for in writing with a contribution of 50, - € with name and start number to the competition management (main judge).

The objection can be lodged by the athlete, coach or team. If the objection is granted and the result is changed (if correct), the applicant will receive the cost contribution of € 50 back.

If this is not the case, the € 50 remains with the organizer.

The competition committee consists of the main competition leader, representatives of the GNFA association and representatives of the competition organizer.

The decision of the competition committee is final.

There are no further options for objection.