Regulations

Participation in the Grächen Berglauf implies acceptance of our regulations plus any additional precautionary measures that may be necessary to protect against Covid-19. 

PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19

Please note these precautions are subject change according to the latest advice from the Federal and Cantonal regulations. Disregard of the protocols in place will invalidate your registration and result in disqualification.

  • Participants must be free of symptoms.
  • Participants must accept that they may be at risk of close contact with others – defined as occasions where protective measures cannot always be observed & distance may fall below 2m.
  • Contact tracing is mandatory. Information will be held for a minimum of 14 days and may be submitted to the cantonal medical authorities if required. Participants may be subject to quarantine if close contact with COVID-19 sufferers is established during the event.
  • Participants & volunteers/staff must observe the 2m distance where possible. Where not possible the use of facemasks is mandatory – including during race registration and in the start/finish area.
  • Frequent handwashing/hand sanitisation at designated points. 
  • No handshaking or physical contact (hugging), unless of same household.
  • Any supporters / spectators must register their contact details pre-race with the race organisers.

1. COMPETITION

  • Anyone who has reached the age of 18 is eligible to enter.
  • The race bib is personal and must be worn unfolded and clearly visible from the front. Any changes made to the race bib will lead to disqualification.
  • Time measurement is carried out using a chip. The chip is attached directly to the race bib or wrist and is removed at the finish line. Personal chips cannot be used.
  • Runners are only allowed to start from the starting wave allocated to them by the organisation committee.
  • The instructions of route officials are to be strictly obeyed. Private escort of runners by persons or vehicles of any sort, especially bikes, is not allowed. It is forbidden to take short cuts. Wheelchair participation is not possible for safety reasons.
  • The finish line closes at 4 p.m. (Grächen Dorfplatz)
  • The decision of the technical manager of the organisation committee is final on the subject of any disqualifications.
 

2. REGISTRATION

  • Registration is online only. Bib numbers must be collected in person on completion of a mandatory health and equipment check.
  • The event organiser reserves the right to disqualify participants at any time and without refunding the entry fee if they provide false information concerning their personal data.
  • The event organiser has limited the number of participants to 200 runners. If this limit is reached before the closing date for registrations, any registrations received afterwards can no longer be taken into account. Registrations are recorded in the order in which payments are received.
 

3. REFUNDS

  • If anyone who has registered for the Grächen Berglauf is unable to take part on the day, they are not entitled to a refund of the entry fee.
  • If the race cannot take place or can only partially take place due to force majeure, there is no entitlement to a refund of the entry fee.
  • If the race is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic exceptionally a 97% refund will be offered.  
 

4. INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY/HEALTH

  • Participation in the Grächen Berglauf takes place at the runners’ own risk and on their own responsibility.
  • The mandatory equipment must be carried at all times. 
  • Regular endurance training and good health are requirements to start the run.
  • It can be life-threatening to start the run while suffering from or directly after having had an infectious illness (e.g. the flu).
  • It is recommended that runners drink sufficient fluids during and after the run.
  • If runners experience breathing difficulties, dizziness, exhaustion, severe pains or similar, they should take a rest or withdraw.
  • Event doctors and paramedics can remove participants from the race if health problems are diagnosed.
 

5. LIABILITY

  • The organiser and any partners do not accept liability for any kind of participant-related risk, especially health-related risks. Each participant is responsible for appearing at the start line in a well-trained and physically fit condition.
  • Participants should arrange their own accident, theft and liability insurance.
  • The event organiser shall accept no liability towards spectators and third parties.
  • The organiser shall accept no liability for any objects accepted for safekeeping free of charge.
 

6. ACCIDENTS

  • In the case of any incident or debility of participants or accidents, assistance is to be requested immediately from the nearest checkpoint.
  • The Grächen Berglauf is covered by a team of paramedics in contact by a radio network.
 

7. DOPING TESTS

  • The Swiss Olympic Association’s “Doping Regulations” apply to this competition. Random drug testing may be carried out. The athletes shall accept the anti-doping rules of Swiss Olympic and acknowledge the exclusive authority of the Swiss Olympic disciplinary committee in any case of doping and the judgements of the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland) with no recourse to a court of law.
  • See also www.dopinginfo.ch.
 

8. DATA PROTECTION

  • When registering, participants agree that their personal data may be passed on to the sponsors listed in the programme guide and on the Internet, to the official photo service and any possible partner events for services.
  • Anybody who wishes to object to their data being passed on should write to the Grächen Berglauf office via email at info@graechenberglauf.ch
  • The participants agree that photos from the run can be used to illustrate programme guides, ranking lists, webpages, advertisements and can also be used for other PR purposes of the organiser and any partners.
  • When registering, the participants agree to the publication of their name, place of residence and especially their year of birth in official starting lists and rankings in printed or electronic form by the organiser or any partners. Agreeing to this is a condition for participating in the competition.
  • For additional information on the subject of data protection, we refer to our detailed data protection provisions.
  • See also our Privacy Policy
 

9. ORGANISATION

  • The organiser of the Grächen Berglauf is: KORA Explore GmbH, Gliserallee 1, Brig-Glis 3902, Switzerland.
  • The court of jurisdiction is 3900 Brig, Switzerland.
  • The competition rules are subject to change by the event organiser.