An athlete must be at least aged 15 years or turn 15 years old in the year of the competition to compete in the senior 16th International RaceRunners Cup. Athletes must be in cerebral palsy class RR1, RR2 or RR3. Other disability groups or classes can attend the cup, but can only compete in the Open Event.
If the athlete is under 15 years old the athlete must participate with other junior RaceRunners
Bring own RaceRunner
Athletes must bring their own RaceRunner to compete in the Cup.
Athletes wishing to try the experience of a RaceRunner for the first time will be able to hire a RaceRunner during the week but they must contact organizers in due time to make necessary arrangements.
Size of teams
Every country has permission to bring one personal assistant per athlete, one coach, and one team manager.
The RaceRunners Cup is held in accordance with IAAF rules and the competition takes place in accordance with the international classification standards. When distributing the prizes, we will also observe the international standards.
The fact that the RaceRunners Cup is conducted in accordance with IAAF rules has the following implications:
All Athletes must wear helmets at all distances during a race.
All runners will be announced 15 minutes in advance of their start. After that each runner has 5 minutes to find his or her way to the call area, from which all athletes will be accompanied to the starting area for their activity 8 to 10 minutes before it begins.
During each race only athletes and officials are allowed on the track. Assistants, parents etc. must remain outside the track. Dispensation from this rule can be given by the Cup Management, if it is deemed absolutely necessary.
To optimize the races, the Cup Management retains the right to mix runners from different classes in each heat – as far as this is possible within IAAF rules.
Regardless of whether or not runners from different classes are mixed as specified above, the following rules for medal distribution apply:
Athletes are divided in races according to gender, age and disability level (international classifications).
In each contest a minimum of two runners must participate in order for a gold medal to be given. Three runners is the minimum for silver to be given, and four is the minimum for bronze to be given.
In this way it can seem unfair that one does not have the option of winning gold in a discipline on the sole basis that no others have chosen to participate in it. But this is, however, the international cup rules.
All athletes will receive a diploma stating his or her results, and any such results will be able to function officially as either personal or world records, regardless of whether or not the runner won a medal or not.
According to CPISRA regulations only people with cerebral palsy categorized in either class RR1, RR2 or RR3 (if you are not classified according to the RR-classes the classes T31-T34 will apply), are allowed to compete in 16th International RaceRunners Cup. These classes build on how many and which muscle groups the contestant is able to use. There will be classification rounds at the camp, in the case that you do not know which class you belong to
Apart from belonging to one of the above mentioned classes, there are some minimum time demands for athletes wishing to compete in the Cup. These are as follows:
Please note that these rules apply only for the 16th International RaceRunners Cup and we would like to stress that everyone can compete in the Open Event.
For more info on classes and categorization please visit www.cpisra.org
The RR-classification system is described at www.RaceRunning.org or see the first entry form.