Organisation

The 6D BOB is organised by the Tourist Office backed by the municipality of la Plagne Tarentaise and the Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne.

Event

The 6D Kid’s is a animation organised so that children can take part in the 6000D weekend.
They run around the 500m OR 1000m circuit in Plagne Centre once or several times according to their age group.

Entry conditions

To take part, it is essential
– that you are fully aware of the length and specific nature of the event and are fully trained for it
– that you are fully aware that it is not the organisers’ role to help competitors deal with these problems

Dates of birth that qualify for the race: 2006 – 2015

Categories and distance to run

  • EA Eveil 1 :  2014 and 2015 – 500 meters
  • EA Eveil 2 :  2012 and 2013 – 500 meters
  • Poussins :    2010 and 2011 – 1000 meters
  • Benjamins : 2008 and 2009 – 2000 meters
  • Minimes :     2006 and 2007 – 3000 meters

PLEASE NOTE : Minimum age for the 6D Kid’s is 6 years old / Maximum age is 15 years old

Classifications and prizes

EA Eveil 1: 1st – 2nd – 3rd – Women and men
EA Eveil 2: 1st – 2nd – 3rd – Women and men
Poussins: 1st – 2nd – 3rd – Women and men
Benjamins: 1st – 2nd – 3rd – Women and men
Minimes: 1st – 2nd – 3rd – Women and men

Maximum number of runners

Limit to 400 Kids

Cancellations

No refund will be made for this animation.

Equipment

Compulsory equipment: the mask is compulsory from 11 years old and strongly recommended from 6 years old as indicated in the health protocol.

N.B. It can be very cold at high altitude!

Bibs

All children will have a bib at the start of the animation. The bibs will be distributed at the start of the animation at Plagne Center from 12.00pm to 1.00pm.
The bib must be worn on the chest and must be visible permanently and in full during the whole animation. It must therefore always be positioned above all clothing.

Safety and medical assistance

There will be 1 first aid posts set up at various points along the animation. These posts will be in radio or telephone contact with race HQ.  A regulation medical team will be at race HQ in Aime or Plagne Centre throughout the whole event.
The first aid posts are there to assist anybody in danger, using the organisers’ own means or those of the public health service.
It is up to a runner who is in difficulty or seriously injured to call the rescue service:

  • by going to a first aid post
  • by calling race HQ. The phone number will be registered on the bib’s number
  • by asking another runner to alert the rescue service

It is up to each runner to assist anyone in danger and to alert the rescue service.
Remember that all sorts of unexpected weather or race related occurrences may result in you waiting for rescue longer than expected. Your safety will therefore depend on the quality of what you have with you.
A runner calling a doctor or a member of the rescue service subjects himself de facto to their authority and undertakes to accept his decisions.
Members of the rescue service following medical advice and the official doctors in particular can:

  • retire any runner incapable of continuing in the event (by cancelling the number)
  • evacuate by any means at their disposal competitors they consider to be in danger.

Check points and food stations

All runners must pass through the check points.1 food station (food and water)
Only runners wearing a visible number and who have been duly checked will be allowed into the food stations.

Retirement and getting back to the start

Except in case of injury, a competitor may not retire other than at a check point. He must notify the person in charge of the check point who will cancel his number.
The return trip will be decided with the person in charge of the checkpoint according to the following general rules:

  • Runners who retire at a first aid post or food station, but whose state of health does not require them to be evacuated must get themselves to the nearest return point by their own means and as quickly as possible.
  • In the case of food stations or first aid posts that can be reached by car or 4-wheel drive:

– when the post closes, the organisers may take runners who have retired and are still at the post back to the start, if they have the means to do so,
– when unfavourable weather conditions justify the partial or total stopping of the race, the organisers will ensure that competitors who have been stopped are taken back to the start as quickly as possible.

If a competitor abandons and meets the sweeper, he will cancel the bib. The runner is then no longer under the organisers’ control.

Disqualification

Race stewards on the course and people in charge of checkpoints and feeding stations are authorised to enforce the regulations and to impose immediate disqualification in case of infringement, subject to the following rules:
Automatic disqualification will be applied in the following cases:

  • Refusal to pass through the start to activate the electronic chip
  • Cutting a corner to make a major shortcut
  • Dropping litter (deliberately) by a competitor or a member of his entourage
  • Lack of consideration for individuals (officials or runners)
  • Not assisting someone in difficulty
  • Cheating (example: using means of transport, sharing a number …)
  • Failure to carry an electronic chip
  • Failure to pass through a checkpoint
  • Refusal to comply with an instruction from race management, a race steward, the person in charge of a checkpoint or feeding station, a doctor or a member of the rescue service
  • Refusing a drug test
  • Leaving a checkpoint outside the time limit
  • Any other infringement of the rules will incur a sanction to be decided by the race jury

Alteration to the course or the time limits / cancellation of the race

The organisers reserve the right to alter the course and location of the first aid posts and feeding stations at any moment and without notice.
Should the weather be too bad (heavy rain or snow at altitude, high risk of storm …) the start may be delayed.
In case of bad weather and for safety reasons, the organisers reserve the right to stop the event, change the route or alter the time limits.

Insurance

Public liability:

The organisers hold public liability insurance for the duration of the event. This public liability insurance covers financial loss for which they, their officials and the participants are responsible.

Individual accident:

Each competitor must hold personal accident insurance that covers possible search and rescue costs in France.

Image rights

According to Article L333-2 of the Sports Code, “the organizers of sports events […] are the owners of the right to use the events or competitions they organize.”

The participants are informed that the association of the Tourist Office of the Big Plagne, holder of the rights of exploitation of the different races 6000, can be led to photograph and / or film the event in order to promote the future competitions . This shooting can be done by flying over the Phantom2 studioSport remote-controlled aircraft on the courses of the different races.
The image of the participants captured during the event can be freely distributed by the Office du Tourisme de la Grande Plagne, subject to
• there is a link between the image and what it illustrates
• the image does not affect the dignity of the person
• this distribution is not made for commercial purposes.

The 6000D is a legally registered trademark. Any communication about the event or the use of images of the event must be done in accordance with the name of the event, registered trademarks and with the official agreement of the organization.

No photo sale of the event of the 6000D can be made without the approval of the Clerk of the Course.

Acceptance of the race regulations and charter

Taking part in the 6000D implies unreserved acceptance of these race regulations and charter below :

The competitors, volunteers, organisers and their sponsors are all taking part in the same adventure and share the same values:

Fairness

The rules are designed for everyone and apply to everyone in exactly the same way.
No cash endowments and all entrants receive the same prize and  all finishers get a gift Finisher.

Respecting people

Respecting yourself and others by not allowing cheating of any sort
Respecting the volunteers who are also taking part for pleasure
Respecting the local population who are hosting the race
Respecting the organizers and their sponsors

Sharing and solidarity

Making it a priority to help anyone in danger or difficulty.

Testing your limits

Learning to know yourself and becoming independent so that you can go to the limit while respecting your physical and moral integrity.

Respect for our planet

Never throwing anything on the ground.
Respecting the flora and fauna.
Not cutting corners and causing erosion.
Favouring public transport and car sharing for yourself and your supporters.

You will need to provide your reusable foldable cup because there will no longer be a disposable cup on the supplies to limit waste.
Sorting bins are placed in large numbers on each refueling station and must be used.