ALICANTE · APRIL 20, 2024
The IG’360 is not a competition, it can’t even be classified as a cycle tour. It is a journey, an adventure that we propose for you to enjoy a gravel route through the south and centre of the province of Alicante. In self-sufficiency mode, you will have to complete the route autonomously, following a GPS track and complying with all the rules of the Highway Code. Three distance options, 360 kms with an accumulated distance of 4,500+, a second option of 226 kms and 2,500+ and the new distance capable of concentrating all its essence in just 100 kms and 1,600+. Let yourself be surprised by a route that links all types of terrain and surfaces with a diversity of native and unique landscapes.
Don’t be in a hurry, the success of completing the challenge is yours alone and you have 36 hours to do it. Enjoy the passage through natural areas of exceptional beauty and protection such as the Natural Park of Salines de Santa Pola, P.N. de las Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja, the Sierra Escalona in Orihuela, the greenways of the Segura and Xixarra rivers. The mouth of the Segura, the Monte Coto de Pinoso, the Algezares of the reservoir of Elx…
P.N SALINAS SANTA POLA
VÍAS VERDES DEL RÍO SEGURA
COTO DE PINOSO MOUNT
SIERRA DEL MAIGMÓ
REGULATIONS IG360 2024
Learn more about the spirit of IG360 and our regulations to enjoy a unique experience in the first edition.
These regulations explain and develop the conditions of participation and characteristics of the IG360 event that will take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of April 2024, in the city of Alicante.
Registration implies acceptance of these regulations and authorisation of the event’s cancellation and modification policy.
Apart from the information in these regulations, all technical aspects can be found on the official website of the event and in the RUNNER’S GUIDE that will be sent to all registered runners.
The proposed format is NON COMPETITIVE. It is not a race, nor a walk. It is a personal challenge, where each participant is obliged to respect at all times the Road Safety Law and the General Traffic Regulations in force in Spain, as well as any other regulations in force along the route planned by the Organization and at no time has special priority over other road users along the route. The road safety to be carried out during the race is described in article 7 of these regulations.
There are no BADGES, but it will be compulsory to wear the participants’ identification elements for their safety and for the smooth running of the event. Stickers for the bicycle and the race bib, personal and non-transferable identification for the participant and his/her bicycle. Each participant will also carry a tracker or geo-locator delivered in the runner’s bag with a deposit of 50 euros, refundable at the end of the event and after the return of the same.
There is a timing system and cut-off times. These cut-off times, placed at the control points, PC, by the Organization, will be more than enough so that all participants, regardless of their level, can enjoy the race with the minimum physical condition necessary to face these distances with a significant slope.
The cut-off times must be respected by the participants for their own safety and for the safety of the race. In the event of not complying with this timetable, the participant may either continue on their own without the support or responsibility of the Organiser, or they may choose the shortest or easiest route back to Alicante. The cut-off times will be published in the Runner’s Dossier published and announced on the official website.
In the case of abandonment due to a breakdown that makes it impossible for the participant to run, the Organization cannot be held responsible for the collection of the participant.
In the case of abandonment or withdrawal, the participant will do so as a priority at one of the control points and informing the organisation of his withdrawal.
Type of BIKE. This event has been designed for Gravel type bicycles due to its route and format. However, the use of any type of bicycle capable of off-road riding is permitted.
The presence of e-bike versions is not contemplated in these regulations. If there is a considerable demand for e-bikes, the organisers will assess and manage their presence.
The itinerary covers mountain terrain, on roads, paths, tracks and some trails; each participant must be fully aware of the length and difficulty of the event, which may take place partly at night, under possible weather conditions of cold, rain, wind. Therefore, he/she must make sure that his/her clothing and physical conditions are the most appropriate for the event.
There is no signposting of the route. The race will be carried out by GPS following a track provided by the organisers. It will be compulsory to follow the itinerary marked by the track. The official and definitive Track will be sent to each participant in the weeks prior to the date of the event. GPS, mobile phone and auxiliary battery are compulsory.
You can and should consult the technical specifications of the event in its three distances, 360,226 and 100 kms as well as the different options of participation in the distance of 360 kms as INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES or TEAM.
For the development of the COUPLES modality, both participants must complete the course together, crossing the checkpoints and the finish line together. If one of the components abandons and the other continues, he/she will not be classified as an individual in any case.
The development of the modality of TEAMS, each of the 3 members of the team runs 1 of the 3 segments in which the track is divided, coinciding with the control points of Orihuela, Pinoso. The relay will be done handing over the tracker to the next participant. The 3 participants will be able to do the last 5 kms of the route together to reach the finish line.
The start will be at 5:00 am for the IG 360, with the possibility of another start at 00:00 am on the same day. At 6 am for the IG 226 and at 8:00 for the IG100. The maximum finishing time for the 360K distance is 14:00 the following Sunday and 22:00 the same day on Saturday for the 226 and 100K.
After the start, the group will run at a neutralised pace and will be escorted by members of the organisation and the Local Police for the first few kilometres, until they reach the point indicated on the technical sheet, where the time trials will start.
Compulsory lights. Due to the start times and the need to ride safely, it will be compulsory to carry lights, front and rear.
In the event of abandonment, the organisation’s staff must be informed as soon as possible, either at one of the check points or by calling the telephone number provided by the organisation.
The organisers may suspend the race if weather conditions make it advisable or for other reasons of force majeure. In this case, registration fees will not be refunded.
The race will take place in a maximum time, in a single stage and on a semi-self-sufficient basis. For this reason, each participant must be able to organise and guide their own survival between the different control points, both from a nutritional point of view and in terms of clothing and safety.
As support, the organisation will have several checkpoints, which will have drinks and food in the quantities that are considered reasonable given the registration of the event in semi-self-sufficiency. There will be three for the 360K, two for the 226K and one for the 100 kilometre distance. Their locations and details will be specified in the participant’s guide.
It is the obligation of each participant to take the waste to these points indicated by the organisation or to the finish line.
The race is open to all athletes over 18 years of age on the day of the race. The registered participants confirm that they are fully informed of the format and characteristics of the IG 360 and are aware of the length, difficulty and physical demands of the race. They confirm that they have the knowledge, experience, material, physical and psychological level necessary to face and overcome possible problems related to the demands of a long distance non-stop race.
The participants take part in the event on a voluntary basis and under their own responsibility. For this reason, the entity and the organizing company, the municipality, the collaborators and workers, the sponsors and the other participants are released from any civil liability.
Participants automatically accept upon registration the “disclaimer and certificate of fitness” which informs of the risks involved in participation and excludes the organization in case of any incident, accident arising from their participation.
Participants must prioritize ethics, companionship, respect for the environment and the environment above the event.
In case of emergency, participants must call one of the telephone numbers indicated in the technical data sheet, exclusively for emergency purposes.
The overall number of participants is limited to a number that will be determined and displayed at the time of the opening of registration. For obvious safety reasons and due to the natural environment in which the race takes place, the number of participants is limited.
To collect the runner’s bag with the race bib, it will be essential that the participant identifies himself/herself by means of an identification document, ID card, passport or federal license.
The registration period opens on November 1, 2023 and will end on April 14, 2024 or otherwise when the maximum number of registered participants is reached. Registration can be made through the official website of the site (www.irongravel.com) redirected to the web registration platform, Rockthesport.
No refunds will be made. Each participant can contract a Cancellation Insurance, in the same registration process, being able to make use of it up to 30 days before the event, making possible the refund of 100% of the amount paid.
The registration is not transferable from one year to another, nor will changes be made for other events of the IRON GRAVEL calendar.
You can change the name and distance of the registration, as well as other data, through “Your registration” with the locator and e-mail. To make the change, you have to go to the registration section of the website: Home – My registration.
One week before the event, it will not be possible to make changes of name or distance. Only in justified cases, it will be possible to request a change of name or distance of the participant by sending an e-mail to the organization: email@example.com
The organization reserves the right to cancel the event until the day of the start if the physical integrity of the participants is in danger due to weather conditions or other force majeure factors.
All participants must wear the bib cap and the bib sticker on their bicycle. Both mandatory items are essential for the safety of runners and Organization and for the correct development of the race. Identification at refreshment posts, check points and at the various services offered, which cannot be attended without the proper identification.
The tracker, geolocator, will be delivered in the runner’s bag under a deposit of 50 €, which will be returned at the finish line upon delivery of the same in perfect condition.
Given the self-sufficiency nature of the race and despite the fact that it will have several refreshment points, each participant must provide the amount of food and drink to complete the route.
Rigid and homologated helmet
Auxiliary battery for both devices
Front and rear light
Waterproof rain jacket.
Thermal blanket and whistle
Basic kit of tools and spare parts.
Identification elements and obligatory safety material may be checked by members of the Organization at the start and finish and randomly during the race.
All participants must carefully observe the provisions of the Road Safety Law and its regulations. The route runs almost entirely on tracks and roads, but in some sections cross or use roads open to vehicular traffic, where we must exercise extreme caution and strictly comply with traffic regulations.
All persons registered in the race will be covered during their participation, within the route and established schedules, at least by an accident insurance according to the R. D. 849/1993, of June 4, which establishes the minimum capital for accidents of athletes, with the guarantee of health care. The organization will also have its own civil liability insurance. Although the organization is not responsible for any accident that could be the cause or victim of the participant caused by a reckless or irresponsible action on his part, nor is it responsible for the expenses or debts that may be incurred by participants during the event, nor for the loss or damage that could suffer the bicycles or other equipment of the participants. The participant exempts the organization from liability for loss or damage of personal belongings for any reason.
THE BIB NUMBER ASSIGNED TO EACH PARTICIPANT IS NON-TRANSFERABLE, AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PERSON WITHOUT THE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND AUTHORIZATION OF THE RACE ORGANIZATION. THE INSURANCES PROCESSED ONLY COVER THE BIB HOLDER, WHO WILL BE THE ONE WHO APPEARS IN THE LIST OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS.
The participant knows that it is required a previous adequate training and not suffer any injury that may be aggravated as a result of the realization of the test, so the registration implies the express recognition by the person who performs it to meet both conditions, exempting the organization of any liability for failure to comply with all of the above. In any case, each participant in the race assumes the consequences on their health that may arise from their participation in the race, exempting the Organization of the same from any liability that may arise for this reason. Likewise, he/she is responsible for the state of his/her physical condition, for knowing the route and the physical demands it entails, for the medical verification of his/her health, for the damages that could be caused by his/her participation, assuming personally the inherent risk for the health that the physical effort required for the participation supposes.
One of the objectives and desires of IG 360 is to show the richness in terms of landscape and nature that the province of Alicante has. To demonstrate that the enjoyment of the same can be compatible with sports tourism activities is one of our objectives.
The route takes place mostly through natural landscapes of exceptional beauty, so it will be everyone’s obligation to preserve the environment, being strictly forbidden to throw waste outside the control areas. In order to contribute to a minimum environmental impact of the race, participants will use the containers located at the refreshment posts and strategic points to dispose of containers, wrappers or leftover food.
All participants waive their image rights during the event. The organization may use the images of the event for its own interest. The right to one’s own image is a right recognized in Article 18.1 of the Constitution and regulated in Law 5/1982, of May 5, 1982, on the right to honor, personal and family privacy and one’s own image, as well as in the application of Organic Law 15/1999 of December 13, 1999 on the Protection of Personal Data.
The acceptance of these rules implies that the participant authorizes the organizer of the event IRON GRAVEL to take photographs and filming of his participation and gives his consent to the dissemination and commercial and advertising exploitation of all images taken during the event without being entitled to receive any financial compensation.
In no case will they be used for purposes other than those indicated.
In accordance with the provisions of Law 15/1999, of December 13, Protection of Personal Data, all data of participants collected in the registration form will be included in a private file of the organization of the race, for the exclusive purpose of management and commercial character for the collaborating brands. All interested parties may exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition to the use of data by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mere fact of registering for this event implies acceptance of these Regulations and the waiver of all rights against the Organization, waiving any legal action that may arise from their participation in the event.
The Organization reserves the right to make the appropriate modifications, when for any reason it deems necessary, communicating such changes in the usual means of dissemination of the event. Likewise, it reserves the right of admission.