Regulation

Organisation

6D Marathon is organised by the Tourist Office with backing from the municipality of Aime la Plagne, la Plagne Tarentaise and the Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne.

 

The Event

The 6D Marathon is a “nature” event, following La Plagne’s network of trails and via the Olympic Bobsleigh track. The event is run in a single stage at your own pace, with last hourly barrier to Montchavin at 1.30 pm over 42km with 2000 m of elevation gain going from the basilica in Aime la Plagne.

Please note: The race starts in Aime la Plagne at 6.00am

 

A qualifying event 2021

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The 6D Marathon will be a qualifying race for The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
The 6000D will get you 2 registration points.
If you want to check the entire liste of qualifing races and the site of the UTMB, click here

Evaluation ITRA pour 2021

La 6D Marathon 2021 – La 6000D

Entry conditions

To take part, it is essential that:

  • you are fully aware of the distance and specific nature of the event and are fully trained for it
  • before starting the race you have achieved an effective level of autonomy enabling you to deal with the problems inherent to this type of event, notably:
  • the ability to tackle the potentially difficult weather conditions due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, rain or snow) without assistance
  • the ability to cope with the physical and mental problems resulting from extreme fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, small injuries, etc.
  • that you are fully aware that it is not the role of the organisers to help a runner to deal with these problems
  • that you are fully aware that in such “nature” events, safety depends on the runner’s ability to adapt to problems that they encounter or anticipate.

Dogs are not allowed with the runner

This race is open to anybody, male or female, born in or before 2001 (Hope to veteran 4 categories), licensed or not.

 

New category of FFA

Masters 8 : 1946 to 1942
Masters 7 : 1951 to 1947
Masters 6 : 1956 to 1952
Masters 5 : 1961 to 1957
Masters 4 : 1966 to 1962
Masters 3 : 1971 to 1967
Masters 2 : 1976 to 1972
Masters 1 : 1981 to 1977
Masters 0 : 1986 to 1982
Seniors : 1987 to 1998
Hope : 1999 to 2001

Information: The age limit for the 6000D is 20 years in the year (2001)

 

Classification and awards

In the 6D Marathon, only those runners who reach the finish in Aime la Plagne will be classified.

Scratch : 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th– Women and Men
Espoirs : 1st – Women and Men
Séniors : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 0 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 1 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 2 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 3 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 4 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 5 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 6 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 7 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 8 : 1st – Women and Men

 

Medical certificate or license

This year we are entrusting the management of supporting documents to Dokeop, a document management platform (medical certificates, sports licenses, …) designed to make your life easier when registering for competitions.

A medical certificate of no contraindication to ” running in competition ” or to ” sport in competition ” or ” athletics in competition ” which must be less than one year old on the day of the race is required to validate registration.

You will no longer be required to provide a medical certificate or a copy of the license when you register for the event online;

  • Once your registration for the race is finalized, you will receive an email from Dokeop inviting you to submit your document on its platform.
  • Once your document has been verified, Dokeop will inform us of the status (valid / refused / awaiting document / awaiting validation) so that we can update and if necessary finalize your registration.

Attached is a certificate to download to give to your doctor if you wish

Click here to download a medical certificate template

For any claim related to the verification of your supporting document, we invite you to contact the Dokeop teams directly at the following address: support@dokeop.com

Rules of the race
The Organizer entrusts DOKEOP SAS with the management of supporting documents via its application. Its missions to the organizer are :
– Collecting the supporting documents of the participants registered for the sporting event
– Verify that these supporting documents comply with the rules of the sporting
event and the legislation in force.
– Regularly follow up by email the participants who have not yet submitted their supporting documents.
– Communicate the status of each verified supporting document to the organizer of the sporting event: valid / invalid / missing
– Archive these supporting documents on a secure server
To finalize his registration for a sporting event, the participant receives an email from Dokeop inviting him to submit his application document within a time limit set by the organizer of the event. The use of the application implies the immediate and unconditional
acceptance of Dokeop’s terms and conditions.
It must then follow the link to the Application. He is free to create a member account or not.
The Application is independent of the Sports Event Registration Platform used by the organizer.
The Participant guarantees the accuracy of the data transmitted as well as the authenticity of the supporting document when it is submitted. In the absence of accuracy and/or authenticity of the Supporting Document, the Participant may not claim either against DOKEOP SAS or against the Organizer, particularly in the event of an accident occurring during his participation in a sporting event.
DOKEOP SAS reserves the right to refuse any document that it would consider suspicious and possibly falsified with regard to a bundle of clues. It is reminded in this respect that the production of a false medical certificate constitutes an offence of forgery and use of forgery: article 441-1 of the Penal Code punishes this offence with a sentence of up to three years
imprisonment and a fine of up to 45,000 euros 

Semi self-sufficiency

We expect competitors to compete as semi self-sufficient individuals.
In particular:
The feeding stations are stocked with food and drinks to be consumed on site. The organisers provide still water and sweetened drinks to refill water bottles or bags. Runners must ensure that when they leave a feeding station they have enough water and food to last until the next feeding station

Maximum number of runners

1000 runners

Cancelling your registration

We offer you at the end of your online registration to subscribe to cancellation insurance with Beticketing with MutuAide (11.53% of the amount of the registration), in case of unforeseen and / or accidental impossibility to participate in the event , just go back to your runner’s area (until July 21, 2021) and ask for a refund.

You will be refunded 80% of the registration amount in the days following the event and without having to provide proof. Attention, the cancellation insurance covers only the registration and not the paid options subscribed in the form.

More information here:  https://claimticketing.assur-connect.com/conditions/download/245

No bib numbers can be exchanged (between races or competitors). and no resale is allowed.
Piece of identity required for the withdrawal of the bib and individually.

Equipment

MANDATORY and will be checked at the start and during the race
Attention il peut faire très froid en altitude

  • Reusable cup or flask
  • 500ml of water
  • survival blanket
  • a waterproof and breathable jacket. It can be very cold at high altitude!

2 masks and a zipped bag will be compulsory as indicated in the health protocol.

Strongly recommended :

  • mobile phone (very recommended)
  • water supply and food
  • gloves
  • glasses
  • cap or other

Hiking poles are allowed.

Bibs

Bibs are handed out individually to each competitor, obligatory an identity document.
If you have registered before the end of June 2021, your name will be on your bib.
Bibs must be worn on the chest or stomach and must be fully visible at all times during the race. It must therefore be worn outside all clothing and must not be attached to a bag or a leg. The sponsors’ name and logo must not be altered or hidden.
You must bring your own safety pins to attach your number in accordance with the regulations.
Bibs will be distributed in Aime la Plagne (start of the race) from Thursday 22 to Sunnday morning 3.30am (ID card required)

Safety and medical assistance

There will be 5 first aid posts set up at various points along the course. These posts will be in radio or telephone contact with race HQ.  A regulation medical team will be at race HQ in Aime 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 in your bibs
  • by asking another competitor to alert the rescue service

It is each competitor’s responsibility to assist anyone in danger and to alert the rescue service.
Remember that all sorts of unexpected occurrences, related to the weather or the race, can result in you waiting for rescue longer than expected. Your safety will therefore depend on the quality of what you have in your bag.
A competitor 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 are in particular empowered to:

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

Checkpoints and feeding stations

All runners must pass through the 4 checkpoints and 3 feeding stations (food and water, see section on semi self-sufficiency) and 1 water stations (see course technical information table).

Only runners wearing a visible number and who have been duly checked will be allowed into the feeding stations.
The technical information table will show an exact list of the feeding and water stations andbariière first aid posts.

Maximum time allowed and time limits

No limit time but last hourly barrier to Montchavin at 1.30 pm.
The 3 time limits (6.00am start in Aime la Plagne, 10.00am at Plagne Centre, 11.45am at Bellecôte village, 1.30pm at Montchavin) are calculated to allow runners to reach the finish in good physical condition. To be allowed to continue the event, competitors must leave the checkpoint before the set time.
Any competitor withdrawn from the race who wishes to carry on can only do so after handing in his bib and on the understanding that he does so under his own responsibility
In case of bad weather and/or for safety reasons, the organisers reserve the right to stop the event, change the route or to change the time limits.

Showers (deleted for the 2021 edition)

It is possible to have a shower on finishing in the locker room of the Gymnase in Aime la Plagne (200m from the start).
Only competitors will have access to the showers.

Retirement and return to the start

Except in the case of injury, competitors can only withdraw at a checkpoint. They must notify the person in charge of the checkpoint who will cancel their number.
The person in charge of the checkpoint will decide how they will get back to the start, according to the following general rules:

  • buses are available from Plagne Bellecôte and Montchavin to take competitors who have retired or who have not complied with the time limits (10.00am at Plagne Centre, 11.45am at Bellecôte and 1.30 at Montchavin)
  • runners who retire at other first aid posts or feeding stations but who do not require evacuation must get to the nearest return point by their own means and as quickly as possible.
  • In the case of feeding stations and first aid posts that can be reached by car or 4-wheel drive vehicles, , the organisers may, when the post closes and depending on the means available, take runners who have withdrawn and are still at the post back to the start
  • if  unfavourable weather conditions justify the partial or total stopping of the race, the organisers will ensure that runners who have been stopped are taken back to the start as quickly as possible.

The sweeper can cancel the bib of any competitor he meets that wants to withdraw. The competitor 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:

  • If you are out of time at a time barrier you will also need to return your bib to the postmaster or race director
  • Refusal to pass through the start to activate the electronic chip
  • Cutting a corner to make a significant shortcut
  • Dropping litter (deliberately) by a competitor or a member of his entourage
  • Lack of consideration for individuals (officials or competitors)
  • Not assisting someone in difficulty
  • Cheating (example: using means of transport, sharing a bib …)
  • 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
  • Starting from a checkpoint outside the time limit
  • Any other infringement of the rules will incur a sanction to be decided by the race jury

Drug testing

Any competitor may be subjected to a drug test during the event or at the finish. In the event of refusal or non-compliance, the athlete will be sanctioned as though he had been convicted of drug-use.

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 time and without notice.
Should the weather be too bad (heavy rain or snow at altitude, high risk of storm, etc.) 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.
In case of cancellation of the event for all causes, no refund will be possible (a possible postponement of part of the registration fee may be considered for the following year)

Insurance

Civil liability:

The organisers takes out civil liability insurance for the duration of the event. This insurance covers the financial consequences for which they, their officials and the participants are responsible.

Individual accident:

Each competitor must have personal accident insurance covering possible search and rescue costs in France.

Road book: technical information table

The table can be downloaded from the www.la6000d.com web site. It includes plans of the course and useful information such as time limits and location of feeding stations, first aid posts, and treatment stations. Supporters can go and watch the runners at the places indicated

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 Tpirisme 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.