FILTER INLINE CUP RACE REGULATIONS FOR RUNNERS 2023

In case of mistranslation the Estonian version of rules will be used. All times are local.

This is regulating season 2023. Season 2024 regulations are not yet published.

1. CONTENTS

1. CONTENTS
2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
3. RACE CALENDAR AND DISTANCES
4. SCHEDULE
5. AGE GROUPS
6. RACE FORMAT, STARTING ORDER, RULES ON THE TRACK
7. REGISTRATION AND FEES
8. THE PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES 
9. RACE NUMBERS AND TIMING CHIPS
10. CATERING AND LITTERING
11. MEDICAL AID
12. RANKINGS
13. RESULTS
14. KULLAPADA
15. SERIES AWARDS
16. OTHER INFORMATION
17. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK
18. ORGANISER

2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE

• To introduce the format of time trial running.
• To expand the oldest cycling race series in Estonia to include running and to offer excellent organisation.
• To offer triathletes a chance to compete in both cycling and running on weekdays.
• To have the finest quality of organisation amongst midweek race series in the region.
• The series is aimed at runners of all levels.
 
3. RACE CALENDAR AND DISTANCES
Stage Date Distance Discipline Location
Stage 1 26.04.2023 3 km Time trial run Saku (Üksnurme road)
Stage 2 10.05.2023 4 km Time trial run Kiili (Kooli 1)
Stage 3 24.05.2023 5 km Time trial run Viimsi (Hundi 31)
Stage 4 07.06.2023 6 km Time trial run Ääsmäe (Aasamäe str)
Stage 5 14.06.2023 7 km Time trial run Padise (Keskuse road)

4. SCHEDULE

4.1. The schedule for all Filter Time Trial Cup stages is below.

16:45 - race centre opened
16:45-19:15 - issuing race numbers
19:30-19:45 - starting
20:30 - race centre closed
 

5. AGE GROUPS

5.1. Individual classification is included in both the general and age groups classification.

5.2. There is no team classification in Filter Time Trial Cup.

5.3. Age groups are based on the year of birth. The following age groups are used in Filter Time Trial Cup.

Men's age groups Men's year of birth   Women's age groups Women's year of birth
M-U13 2011 - 2012   N-U13 2011 - 2012
M-U15 2009 - 2010   N-U15 2009 - 2010
M-U17 2007 - 2008   N-U17 2007 - 2008
M-U19 2005 - 2006   N-U19 2005 - 2006
M-U23 2001 - 2004   N-U23 2001 - 2004
M-U30 1994 - 2000   N-U30 1994 - 2000
M30 1989 - 1993   N30 1989 - 1993
M35 1984 - 1988   N35 1984 - 1988
M40 1979 - 1983   N40 1979 - 1983
M45 1974 - 1978   N45 1974 - 1978
M50 1969 - 1973   N50 1969 - 1973
M55 1964 - 1968   N55 1964 - 1968
M60 1959 - 1963   N60 1959 - 1963
M65 1954 - 1958   N65 1954 - 1958
M70 1949 - 1953   N70 1949 - 1953
M75 1944 - 1948   N75 1944 - 1948
M80 1939 - 1943   N80 1939 - 1943

6. RACE FORMAT, STARTING ORDER, RULES ON THE TRACK

6.1. All Filter Time Trial runs use the individual time trial format. Runners will start the race one by one with 15 second intervals.

6.2. The rules on the track are:

• The race starts on the starting ramp in the race centre. Starting order will be based on current overall results (on the first stage on the live queue). On stages with even number (2.,4.) the order is from fastest to slower participants, on stages with odd number (3.,5.) from slowest to faster participants. Participants without overall result will start always after the participants with overall result.
• Timekeeping begins in front of the ramp when the runner passes by the chip readers.
• Finish time will be taken on finish line.
• Runners must stay on the same side of the road for the whole race - in the direction of traffic for the first part of the race and against the direction of traffic after the turning point.
 

7. REGISTRATION AND FEES

7.1. Registration is open online at spordisarjad.ee and at the registration desk on the day of the race (cash only).

7.2. In Filter Time Trial Cup, following ticket types are in use:

  • Group ticket - discounted ticket for web registration which applies when at least two participants are signed up at the same time. Ticket is not-refundable and not-changable.
  • Eco ticket - discounted ticket for web registration. Ticket is not-refundable and not-changable.
  • Flexi ticket - flexible ticket for web and on-site registration. When not used, ticket can be refunded or changed within same season series (change or refund message must be sent before race day 12:00).
  • Fan ticket - ticket for fans, to support road races continuing. When ticket is not used, it can be refunded or changed withing same season series (change or refund message must be sent before race day 12:00). Fan ticket grants access to registration Priority line when bought online.

7.3. The registration fees for season 2022 are below.

Ticket type Price Opened until
Group ticket 15€ Monday before race week, 23:59
Eco ticket 16€ Monday before race week, 23:59
Flexi ticket 20€ On online until monday of race week, 23:59.
Fan ticket 30€ On online until monday of race week, 23:59. In race site until closing of registration desk
Registrating on race site 25€ In race site until closing of registration desk

7.4. Race day registrations are cash only and apply only to the race taking place that day.

8. THE PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES

• A marked and guarded race track
• Timekeeping and results
• Race numbers that are valid for the entire season (replacements can be purchased in the race centre)
• Medical aid in the race centre
• Awards for the fastest runners in the series
• Race commentary
• Photos of the event
• A refreshing drink at the finish
• Bag hold for storing your valuables
• A trampoline for children (not in bad weather)
 

9. RACE NUMBERS AND TIMING CHIPS

9.1. Race numbers and timing chips are used in the Filter Time Trial Cup for timekeeping.

9.2. When participating for the first time in a season, every runner will get a race number and a timing chip from the registration desk. These are valid throughout the season. 

9.3. The first race number is free. A 20€ deposit must be paid for the timing chip - this deposit is returned to the person when the chip is returned to the organisers. If the race number has been lost or forgotten, a replacement can be purchased for 5€. If the timing chip has been lost or forgotten, a replacement can be rented for a 20€ deposit.

9.4.  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 runner cannot be identified due to an incorrectly attached number or chip, a place in the results cannot be guaranteed.

9.5. It is mandatory to use the unique Filter race numbers. Using DIY numbers or ones from other competitions is prohibited even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the runner.

10. CATERING AND LITTERING

10.1. The organisers of Filter Time Trial Cup do not provide catering to the participants.

10.2. There are no litter zones on the track. Anyone littering on the race track will be disqualified.

10.4. There are labeled recycling and trash bags in the race centre, located around the warm-up tent.

11. MEDICAL AID

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

12. RANKINGS

12.1. Stage results are based on finish times. Series overall results are based on points earned from stages.

12.2. In the overall classification, the four highest stage scores are taken into account, the lowest score is not taken into account. If a runner has not finished all races in the series, the missing score won't be taken into account. The lowest score of every runner will not be taken into account after Stage 3.

12.3. Individual points are given to men based on the men's overall results and to women based on the women's overall results. Age group rankings are determined by separating all runners of a certain age group from the general classification results.

12.4. Points are based on the general classification results. The points system is below.

Stage point scores
Rank Points Rank Points
1. 300+100 11. 290
2. 299+60 12. 289
3. 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 runner's rank

13. RESULTS

13.1. Preliminary results will be published as soon as possible, but no later than the day after the race on the official website of the race - spordisarjad.ee.

13.2. Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, riders are allowed to file complaints up tp 3 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 24 of the race manual. Preliminary results are preliminary, as they may be updated due to notices by riders or judges.

13.3. Final results will be published online at spordisarjad.ee and other related sites no later than 4 days after the race. After publishing the final results protests and complaints won't be accepted anymore, even if there are mistakes not noticed before. Final stage results are final.

13.4. After the publication of the final results of the stage, the results of the whole series will be published immediately. Regarding the errors that may occur in the summary protocol, the competitors can submit clarifications during the whole season, but not later than 7 days after the last stage of the series. The results of the general classification of the series will be declared final 7 days after the last competition of the series, and on the basis of them the general classification of the series will be awarded.

14. KULLAPADA

14.1. Kullapada is a bonus awards programme of Filter Time Trial Cup where every participant who has finished every race in the series - either cycling or running - will receive an award. At the end of the season, a variety of prizes will be given to the participants and all eligible participants are guaranteed a prize.

14.2. There are no double entries - if a participant has finished all races in both cycling and running, they will still only get one Kullapada entry. 

14.3.  All races need to be finished correctly and the runner must be included in the results. If a runner has failed to finish or participate in a race, they are not eligible for Kullapada awards.

14.4. The award ceremony for Kullapada will take place together with the series overall award ceremony. In order to receive an award, one must be present at the ceremony. If someone is unable to attend, their coach or representative may receive the award. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

15. SERIES AWARDS

15.1. There are no stage awards in Filter Time Trial Cup. Only the best of the whole series will be awarded.

15.2. The series overall award ceremony will take place as a separate event after the season has ended. The exact time and location will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance.

15.3. Being present at the ceremony is required in order to receive an award. If someone is unable to attend, their coach or representative may receive the award. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

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

15.5. In the age groups classification, the winner of every age group will receive a trophy.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

16.1. The races are held in accordance with the race manual at hand and general good practices.

16.2. Filter Time Trial Runs are recreational sports events. Everyone is welcome to participate.

16.3. Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the runner confirms that they have read and understood the race manual, are physically fit to participate and acknowledge 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.

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

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

16.6. Littering on the track is strictly forbidden. Any runner who leaves trash on the track will be disqualified.

16.7. 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 tests among all participants. More information can be found at www.antidoping.ee/en/ 

16.8. Force majeure - in the case of forces of nature, viral epidemics and other circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, the event may be changed or cancelled. If an event is cancelled due to force majeure, no registration fees can be refunded. If all six stages are cancelled, registrations will be transferred to next season.

16.9. Upon registration, the competitor's e-mail address will be entered into the AeroBike database and to newsletter list. It is not possible to unsubscribe from the participant's reminder letter. However, if you wish, you can remove yourself from the list of future newsletter recipients.

16.10. The participant in the competition must consider that he / she participates in a public event. The participant's name will be entered in the start and finish minutes and he / she may also be included in the gallery made by the competition photographer. The competitor cannot remove himself from these public databases.

16.11. All issues not specified in the instructions will be resolved by the panel of judges, and if the head commisaire, the main organiser and the head secretary decide by consensus, the organizers have the right to supplement or amend the series guide during the season.

17. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK

17.1. The official website and source of information of Filter Time Trial Cup is www.spordisarjad.ee. If other online sources provide slightly different information, the official website is considered the most accurate.

17.2. Contact information for feedback:

18. ORGANISER

Filter Time Trial Cup is organised by MTÜ Aerobike.