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REGULATIONS

Jahorina Ultra Trail 2022 is a competition that will take place on tracks of different lengths and in which both recreational and professional runners can participate. The race is devised as a two-day event so that its tracks connect Jahorina with other parts of BiH, to promote natural, cultural, historical and Olympic heritage. 

Race Organization

Olympic Center Jahorina, in cooperation with partners, is organizing the eight edition of the Jahorina Ultra Trail competition, which will be held on July 2022.

General Information

Jahorina Ultra Trail 2022 is a competition that will take place on tracks of different lengths and in which both recreational and professional runners can participate. The race is devised as a two-day event so that its tracks connect Jahorina with other parts of BiH, to promote natural, cultural, historical and Olympic heritage. 

  • ULTRA:

130 km and 5,000 m cumulative ascent. The race starts on Iver Mount in Serbia, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, 05:00 AM. The time limit for the end of the race is 35 hours. The track carries 5 ITRA qualifying points.

  • MAXI:

70 km and 2200 m cumulative altitude difference. The race starts at Rogatica City, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, 08:00 AM. The time limit for the end of the race is 16 hours. The track carries 3 ITRA qualifying points.

  • MIDI:

27 km and 1200 m cumulative altitude difference. The race starts on Jahorina, on Sunday, July 24, 2022. at 9:00 AM. The time limit for the end of the race is 8 hours. The track carries 1 ITRA qualifying point.

  • MINI:

10 km and 200 m cumulative altitude difference. The race starts on Jahorina, Olimp Bar on Sunday, July 24, 2022. at 11:00 AM. The time limit for the end of the race is 5 hours.

Regulation and Race Ethics Acceptance

Participation in the JUT 2022 events implies the express acceptance, without reserve, of the present regulations, the ethics of the event and any instructions sent by the organizer to the participants.

Participation Requirements

The races are open to any person, male or female, licensed, or not. To participate in the races, competitors must have experience in movement in a mountain environment, depending on the track they choose, they must have solid or excellent physical condition and suitable footwear and clothing for movement on forest, dirt roads or hiking trails as well as accessories in races on which the organizer prescribed it as mandatory. A declaration of liability has to be signed by the parents from participants born in 2003 or younger. 

Registration

Registration has to be made online at the registration portal of the event www.jahorinaultratrail.com. The indemnity provision and the Conditions for participation have to be accepted during online registration. A participant only becomes entitled to a starting slot after a successful payment provided that slots are still available. Each participant has to pick up his/her starting pack in person. Athletes who have been found guilty of doping will not be admitted. Moreover, the organizer is entitled to disqualify athletes for reasons important to the organizer.

Registration Fees

Registration is available online at www.jahorinaultratrail.com. All registrations and management of all entrants data are handled by our timekeeping service. By registering to the JUT, competitors automatically accept the competition regulations. Registration is final. The fee must be paid online by credit card via a secure payment system.

  • ULTRA - Early Bird 60 EUR, Regular 75 EUR

  • MAXI - Early Bird 40 EUR, Regular 50 EUR

  • MIDI - Early Bird 25 EUR, Regular 35 EUR

  • MINI - Early Bird 20 EUR, Regular 30 EUR

The fee covers the following:

  • Personalized bib number including RFID time keeping-tag

  • Starter pack with gifts

  • Drop bags for ULTRA

  • Rich aid stations, approximately every 15 km with drinks and food

  • Showers and changing room facilities next to the finish area

  • A hot meal on Jahorina

  • Massage service next to the finish area

  • Finisher’s medal for all finisher at each course

  • Medical first aid in the finish area

The fee doesn’t cover:

  • Bus transfer to the start of each course (can be reserved during the online registration)

  • A route change to a shorter distance is possible and will incur a surcharge of 5 €. The entry fee difference will not be refunded.

Maximum number of participants

Maximum number of participants is limited to 950:
• 100 for ULTRA Trail,
• 150 for for MAXI Trail,

• 200 for for MIDI Trail,
• 500 for MINI Trail.

Runner's Commitment

To participate in the Jahorina Ultra Trail  events, in particular, on the ULTRA and MAXI course, it is essential :
• To be completely aware of the length and specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it
• To have acquired, previous to the race, real capacity of personal autonomy in the mountains allowing for
the management of problems induced by this type of event
• Know how to confront, without outside help, climatic conditions which could be very difficult to deal with at altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow) ;
• Know how to manage, including when one is isolated, physical or mental problems arising from great fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or articular pains, small wounds…
• To be totally conscious that the organization’s role is not to help a runner manage these problems
• To be totally aware that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the runner’s capacity to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseen
• To inform and to sensitize the members of the runner’s entourage towards the respect of nature, people and the regulations of the race
• To accept to receive newsletters providing information about the event.

Cancellation

Any cancellation of a registration must be made by email. No withdrawal is registered by telephone.
The reimbursement of fees paid at registration will be made by partial re-credit to the bank account associated with the credit card used at the time of registering, under the following conditions :

  • The organizer will refund the entry fee in the amount of 50% of the amount paid if the cancellation is registered by July 10, 2022

  • No refund will be made if the application is canceled after July 10, 2022.

  • The organizer will refund no later than October 1st 2022

  • If desired, the participant may, instead of a refund, ask the organizer to transfer the entry fee in full for the next edition of the race.

Participation Requirements

The races are open to any person, male or female, licensed, or not. A declaration of liability has to be signed by the parents from participants born in 2003 or younger. 

RACE BIBs

Each race bib is distributed individually to each runner upon presentation of :
• An ID card or passport (document with the photo),


The race bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and be permanently and completely visible throughout
the race. It must always be placed on top of all clothing and should in no case be positioned on a leg or pack. The race-bib is the pass necessary for accessing the shuttle buses, buses, refreshment posts, infirmary, rest areas, showers, drop-off or pick-up areas for drop sacks.

Respect for the Environment

By registering for the JUT event, participants agree to respect the environment and the natural areas they pass through. In particular :

  • The race takes place mainly in the forest estates of Romanija, Jahorina, Mokra Gora, Zvijezda. Competitors are obliged to adhere to the principles of environmental protection and rules that strictly prohibit and sanction illegal human activities against forests..

  • It is strictly forbidden to abandon your rubbish (gel tubes, paper, organic detritus, plastic wrappers…)  
    along the race route. Trash/rubbish bins are available at each aid station and it is imperative that they are used. The race officials conduct random checks all along the race route.

  • All participants must keep any rubbish and wrappers with them until they can throw them in the bins 
    which are provided for them at each aid stations. The organization encourages runners to equip themselves with a bag or pouch in which to transport their waste to the next bin

  • It is imperative that you follow the paths as they are way-marked, without short-cutting them.

  • No disposable plastic dishes (cutlery, cups, bowls) will be distributed at the aid stations. This is to reduce the plastic usage by runners, as well as by the volunteers of the JUT. Instead of the plastic utensils, the organizer will provide wooden or paper ones

  • Any competitor who is proven to have intentionally left rubbish and unscrupulous behavior towards nature during the race will be disqualified

Lightning Protection/Snake Bites

Lightning protection

 

If you are in a group, please separate, and seek shelter near bushes or smaller trees. Avoid exposed points, especially solitary trees and objects and the edge of the forest. In case you feel that the hair on your head is rising or the skin is stinging you, it is advisable to squat as low as possible, shifting your body weight to your toes, to minimize your body's contact with the ground. Protect your ears with your palms.

 

First aid due to lightning strike

 

Lightning strikes can cause: burns, damage to the nervous system, broken bones and loss of sight or hearing. In case of shock, call an ambulance immediately. If the storm is ongoing and the victim is at a high risk of lightning, the rescuer must assess, taking into account personal safety, whether it is possible to move the victim to a safe place, because the basic rule is "do not increase the number of victims".

 

If he assesses on his responsibility that it is safe, the victim should be checked for consciousness, breathing and other signs of blood circulation and, if necessary, resuscitation measures should be started immediately, if the person is trained to do so, taking care not to injure the spine, until medical assistance arrives.

 

Prevention in case of snake bites

 

Snake bites only happen if you step on them and they bite out of fear. In case of a bite, please contact an ambulance immediately to receive an antidote serum as soon as possible. Above the site of the bite, the bitten limb should be tied with medium to high pressure, in order to slow down the venous circulation in order to slow down the spread of toxins in the body. It is important not to tie too tightly, not to stop the arterial circulation. Absolute rest is necessary, avoiding the slightest movements.

Waiver of Responsibility

By registering for the race, the competitor releases the organizer from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damage to persons and / or their property caused by the actions of competitors.