FILTER INLINE CUP RACE MANUAL 2020

1. Contents

1. Contents
2. Introduction
3. Calendar and distances
4. Race day schedule
5. Age groups
6. Team classification
7. Rankings and results
8. Registation and fees
9. Re-registration
10. The participation fee includes
11. Race numbers, starting groups, race track
12. Catering and littering
13. Medical aid and safety
14. Awards
14.1. Stage awards
14.2. Series awards
14.3. Master's Medals
15. Other information
16. Additional information and feedback
17. Organisers

2. Introduction

Filter Inline Cup is the largest inline skating race series in Northern Europe that offers several different distance races for skaters of all ages and levels. The purpose is to promote inline skating as an enjoyable summer activity to children, amateurs and athletes, and to offer diverse skating opportunities in places around Estonia.

3. Calendar and distances

3.1.      The races in 2020 are:

StageDatePlace
Stage 1 05.07.2020 Elva
Stage 2 19.07.2020 Kuusalu
Stage 3 16.08.2020 Tallinna Rahvasõit

 

3.2.      The following races take place at every Filter Inline Cup event:

  • PISIRULL/TINY RACE (300 m) is waiting for skaters up to 6 years old. Winning is not important here, only participation. There are no rankings in this race. All participants will receive a gift bag.
  • VÄIKERULL/MINI RACE(1 km) is aimed at 7-9 year old kids, where the fastest will be awarded on stage and all participants will receive a gift bag.
  • LASTERULL/KIDS' RACE (2 km) is for 10-12 year old kids, where the fastest will be awarded on stage and all participants will receive a gift bag.
  • RAHVARULL/FOLK RACE (10 km) is meant for all skating enthusiasts who don't have much experience and who aren't interesting in competing, but would like to discover the excitement of skating with friends, family members or new skating buddies on a safe track.
  • HALF MARATHON (21 km) is a competition for younger age groups, but also a good challenge for hobbyists and amateurs. If you are fit enough, you are ready to tackle this race in only an hour, or even faster if you've had some practice!
  • FULL MARATHON (42 km) is sport, a competition, and a true challenge. Inline marathons require less effort than other endurance sports marathons. The marathon is an attainable goal for everyone. Pacesetters with finish times of 1:59 and 2:15 help set the tempo for everyone. If you can't do it alone, it's easier to go together!

4. Race day schedule

4.1.      The race schedule for the first 3 Filter Inline Cup events is:

  • 9:00-9:45 registration open, handing out race numbers
  • 10:00 start of men's marathon
  • 10:01 start of women's marathon
  • 10:02 start of half marathon
  • 10:03 start of folk race
  • 13:25 kids' races in the following order: kids' race, mini race and tiny race.
  • 14:15 awards

4.2.      The race schedule for the final event of Filter Inline Cup:

  • 9:00-9:45 registration open, handing out race numbers
  • 10:10 start of men's marathon
  • 10:11 start of women's marathon
  • 12:30 start of half marathon
  • 12:31 start of folk race
  • 14:25 kids' races in the following order: kids' race, mini race and tiny race.
  • 15:15 awards

5. Age groups

5.1.      Age groups are determined by the year of birth. The following age groups are used:

 DISTANCEYEAR OF BIRTHAWARDS
TINY RACE      
M/N U7 300 m 2014 and later  
MINI RACE      
M/N U10 1 km 2011-2013 M/N 1st-3rd place
KIDS' RACE      
M/N U13 2 km 2007-2010 M/N 1st-3rd place
HALF MARATHON      
M/N U15 21 km 2005-2006 M/N 1st-3rd place
M/N U17 21 km 2003-2004 M/N 1st-3rd place
M/N U19 21 km 2001-2002 M/N 1st-3rd place
Main group 21 km 2000 and earlier  
MARATHON      
M/N general 42 km 2005 and earlier M/N 1st-6th place
M/N 40 42 km 1971-1980 M/N 1st-3rd place
M 50 42 km 1961-1970 M 1st-3rd place
N50+ 42 km 1970 and earlier N 1st-3rd place
M60+ 42 km 1960 and earlier M 1st-3rd place
FOLK RACE 10 km 2011 and earlier  

*The exact distances will be announced in the event descriptions.

6. Team classification 

6.1.      In addition to individual classification, team classification is also available. To participate in this, a team must be registered using the corresponding field on the registration site.

6.2.      Important information:

1.    Team registration is free and can be done throughout the season on the registration page on the www.aerobike.ee website.

2.     Registered teams are valid until the end of the season and can not be changed during the season.

3.     Registering a team means establishing a group of skaters as a team, not registering team members. All team members must be registered to either a stage or the whole series by paying the participation fees.

6.3.      Forming a team:

1.     A team consists of 3 to 6 people.

2.       Team members do not have to be members of the same cycling club or company - a team can also be a group of friends, a randomly selected group of riders or members from multiple clubs or companies together. The team members also do not have of the same gender, in the same age group, or riding the same distance, but one person can only be part of one team.

7. Rankings and results

7.1.    The rankings will be determined based on the following principles:

  • PISIRULL/TINY RACE- no rankings. Participants will be added to the results in alphabetical order.
  • VÄIKERULL/MINI RACE- no timing, but the 3 fastest boys and 3 fastest girls will be ranked. All other participants will be added to the results in alphabetical order.
  • LASTERULL/KIDS' RACE- no timing, but the 3 fastest boys and 3 fastest girls will be ranked. All other participants will be added to the results in alphabetical order.
  • FOLK RACE -  results are based on the finish times of all participants.
  • HALF MARATHON - results are based on the finish times of all participants. The age groups rankings are determined by separating the skaters of a certain age group from the general results.
  • FULL MARATHON - there are separate results for men and women. Men's marathon results are based on the finish times of all male participants. Women's marathon results are based on the finish times of all female participants.

7.2. LAP COUNTER, THE LAP COUNTER RULE and the red flag!

  • Depending on the event, the marathon, the half marathon and the folk race might take place simultaneously or one after the other. Regardless of the race schedule, the lap counter will show the number of laps left for the leader of the longest ongoing race. Skaters who are taking part in the shorter races or have fallen behind by a whole lap or more will have to count their own laps.
  • LAP COUNTER RULE - if the lap counter shows 0 laps left, it means that the winner of the longest ongoing race has finished. Skaters who have fallen behind by a whole lap or more can choose whether they want to continue the race and finish the whole distance or finish with a negative lap. In the latter case, everyone who completed the whole distance will be added to the results first, and then the people who completed 1 lap less and so on. Participants who decide to stop the race before the leader of the longest ongoing race has finished will be marked as having abandoned the race.
  • THE RED FLAG - if a red flag is shown at the finish line, the competition has been stopped and all participants must leave the track immediately. Generally the red flag is not used and skaters with negative laps can choose when to finish their race, as stated above. However, if there is a safety risk, ending of road closure or other emergency, the commissaires have a right to use the red flag to ask all remaining skaters to stop the race. In this case, skaters who stopped due to the red flag will be ranked based on the last time they crossed the finish line and the amount of negative laps is taken into account.

7.3.      In the series individual classification the rankings are based on points earned from each event. Points are awarded according to the general classification results of each race (every age group separately). In the full marathon, men's points are based on the men's general classification results, women's points are based on the women's general classification results. The three highest point scores will be taken into account, the lowest score will be eliminated. If the skater hasn't finished all the races in the series, the missed or abandoned race will be considered the lowest point score and won't be taken into account. The lowest score won't be taken into account after the 3rd stage of the series has taken place. Point scores are based on the following table:

 Men's and women's marathonsHalf marathonFolk race
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
I 150+12 11. 140+2 I 100+12 11. 91+2 n 10
II 149+11 12. 139+1 II 99+11 12. 90+1
III 148+10 13. 138 III 98+10 13. 89
4. 147+9 14. 137 4. 97+9 14. 88
5. 146+8 15. 136 5. 96+8 15. 87
6. 145+7 16. 135 6. 55+7 16. 86
7. 144+6 17. 134 7. 95+6 17. 85
8. 143+5 ...... ...... 8. 94+5 ...... ......
9. 142+4 n≤140 150-(n-1) 9. 93+4 n≤90 100-(n-1)
10. 141+3 n>140 10 10. 92+3 n>90 10
*Points are awarded based on the separate men's and women's general classification results. *Points are awarded based on the general classification results. *Every finisher gets 10 points.

7.4.      In the team classification, the three highest scores earned by a team's members on a given stage will be counted regardless of the race distance or the skaters' age groups. If fewer than three team members finish the race, the points of all team members who finished the race will be taken into account.

7.5.      Preliminary results will be published no later than the day after the race on the official Rullituur website - www.rullituur.ee. Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, riders are allowed to file complaints up to 6 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 16.2 of the race manual. Final results will be published on www.rullituur.ee and other related sites no later than 7 days after the race. No further complaints will be taken into account after the final results have been published and the results will not be changed.

8. Registration and fees

8.1.     Participants can pre-register on the registration page of the www.rullituur.ee website or register in the race centre on the day of the race (cash only).

8.2.      The single event fees for the 2020 season are:

RaceRound 1*Round 2**Race day***
Pisirull/Tiny Race 0€ 5€ 10€
Väikerull/Mini Race 0€ 5€ 10€
Lasterull/Kids' Race 0€ 5€ 10€
Rahvarull/Folk Race 15€ 20€ 25€
Half Marathon 25€ 30€ 35€
Marathon 30€ 35€ 40€

*Round 1 of single event registration ends on the Wednesday prior to race week.

**Round 2 of single event registration ends on Wednesday of the race week.

*** Race day registration ends 15 minutes before the start of the corresponding race.

8.3.      Registration fees for the whole series in 2020 are:

RaceRound 1*Round 2**
Pisirull/Tiny Race 0€ 0€
Väikerull/Mini Race 0€ 0€
Lasterull/Kids' Race 0€ 0€
Rahvarull/Folk Race 45€ 54€
Half Marathon 75€ 90€
Marathon 90€ 108€

*Round 1 of series registration ends on 30.04.2020.

**Round 2 of series registration ends on 20.05.2020 together with the pre-registration for the first event.

8.4.      Other terms of pre-registration:

  • Race day registration only applies to the races taking place that day. Only cash payments are accepted.
  • Age has already been taken into account in the race prices - races more suitable for young participants are cheaper. There are no additional age-based discounts.
  • Please keep in mind that pre-registration prices are discounted and therefore pre-registrations cannot be cancelled or transferred to a different event. The price of race day registration is the base price. With this there is almost no risk of not being able to participate in the race. Unfortunately with pre-registering there is always a risk that plans change and someone might not be able to participate. To make up for this risk, we offer discounted prices. The earlier one registers = the greater the risk of changed plans = the greater the discount. Due to these reasons we ask participants to keep in mind that fees cannot be refunded and registrations cannot be transferred to future events regardless of the reasons for not participating.

9. Re-registration

9.1.    Re-registration can be done only on the race day and only in cash. Re-registration ends 30 minutes before the start of the race. Re-registration can be divided into two categories:

1) Re-registering one participant to a different race:

  • Re-registering from a more expensive race to a cheaper race is free, but the difference in participation fees will not be refunded.
  • Re-registering from a cheaper race to a more expensive race costs 15€ regardless of which round the participant originally registered in.

2) Starting instead of another skater who has pre-registered:

  • If the distance remains the same, participating instead of somebody else who pre-registered but didn’t show up to the race costs 15€. If there are any suspicions, the person who re-registers must be able to prove that they have an agreement with the skater whose place they are taking.
  • A combined re-registration in which both a participant's name and race distance are changed is not possible. This can only be done as a new registration. Usual registration prices apply.

10. The participation fee includes

  • A marked and guarded race track;
  • Timekeeping and a place in the results;
  • Filter race numbers (valid for the entire season, additional or replacement numbers can be purchased in the race centre);
  • Medical aid;
  • Catering in the race centre;
  • Awards for the fastest skaters;
  • Race commentary;
  • Photos of the event;
  • A refreshing drink at the finish;
  • Extra services in the race centre (bag hold, changing area, trampoline for children);

11. Race numbers, starting groups, race track

11.1.    Participants will enter the starting areas depending on the distance: men's marathon, women's marathon, half marathon and folk race. There are no separate groups within a single race, but the 12 current leaders of the full marathon distance can start in the first row (the 12 fastest skaters of the previous season will get this privilege at the first event of the season).

11.2.    All racers must wear the race numbers and a timing chip:

  • The race numbers are valid for all Filter Inline Cup events of the season. Every participant will receive their race numbers at the first event they participate in. If the race number is lost or forgotten, replacements can be purchased for 3€.
  • It is mandatory to use the original Filter race numbers. Using homemade numbers or numbers from other race series is forbidden, even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the skater.
  • The timing chips are handed out for every event separately and they must be returned to the registration tent after the race. The chip must be attached on the right side, either on the ankle above the skate or directly on the skate. Every skater who doesn't return their chip must pay 20€ to the organisers.

11.3.    The track is made up of laps, but the exact distance of one lap depends on the location of the race. The track is closed to general traffic during the duration of the race, but people living next to the road may still drive onto the race track. The chosen race tracks are safe for beginners and amateurs as well and there are no dangerous descents.

12. Catering and littering

12.1.    Food and drink is provided to racers in the race centre after the finish. There are no feed zones on the track, but personal supporters may give drinks to the skaters from the right side of the race track.

12.2.    There is a marked litter zone on the track where skaters are allowed to dispose of any trash. Littering outside of the designated zone is forbidden and anyone doing so will be disqualified.

13. Medical aid and safety

13.1.    First aid is provided by medics. At Filter Inline Cup events there is an ambulance crew based in the medical tent in the race centre who can go onto the track if necessary.

13.2.    The organisers do not provide spare parts or compensate any damages. Skaters who have abandoned the race can be transported back to the race centre by an organisational vehicle.

13.3.    Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the skater confirms that they have read and accepted the race manual, is physically fit to participate and acknowledges the risks associated with inline skating. In the case of an accident all costs and damages are covered by the skater without filing any damages claims against the organiser.

13.4.    Wearing a helmet is mandatory for all participants, including kids' races, no exceptions. Any skater without a helmet will not be allowed to start the race and anyone participating without a helmet will be disqualified. Wrist, knee and elbow protection is recommended, but not mandatory.

13.5.    Even though the race track is closed to general traffic, people living next to the race track may still drive onto the road. The organisers do their best at keeping traffic off the track, but all racers are still obliged to follow the traffic regulations and ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities. All skaters without a security escort are obliged to stay on the right side of the road.

13.6.    Pushing fellow skaters to gain an advantage is not allowed. The perpetrator and the one who gained an unfair advantage as a result may be given a time penalty or disqualified. The exact penalty will be determined on a case by case basis.

14. Awards 

14.1. Stage awards

14.1.1. The award ceremony takes place at the time specified in the race day schedule and is based on preliminary results. If the results are later changed, only the series overall points will be affected. Awards given at each event will not be changed or switched.

14.1.2. Skaters must be present at the ceremony in order to receive their award. They will not be able to receive the award at a later time. By not showing up at the ceremony the skater gives up their award.

14.1.3.  The winners specified in Section 5.1. of the race manual will receive a medal and a prize item. No team classification awards will be given at each event.

14.2. Series awards 

14.2.1. The series award ceremony will take place in September as a separate event together with other Filter sports series.The exact date and location of the event will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance.

14.2.2. In order to receive an award, the athlete must be present at the award ceremony. In case the athlete cannot attend the award ceremony, the award may be given to their coach or other representative. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

14.2.3. In individual classification, the winners specified in Section 5.1. of the race manual will receive a medal or trophy and a prize item. 

14.2.4. The three best teams in team classification will receive a trophy and a prize items.

14.3. Master's Medals

14.3.1. All skaters who have completed all 4 Filter Inline Cup races in the folk race, the half marathon or the full marathon will receive a Filter Inline Cup 2020 Master's Medal.

14.3.2. All races must be finished successfully in order to receive a Master's Medal. In addition, all the races must be the same distance to qualify - e.g 4 half marathons, but not 2 half marathons and 2 full marathons.

14.3.2. Master's Medals will be awarded at the series award ceremony, but they can also be picked up at the AeroBike office up to one month after the award ceremony.

15. Other information

15.1.    The Filter Inline Cup is a recreational sports event. Everyone who is healthy enough and wishes to participate is welcome to do so.

15.2.    To ensure accurate results it is forbidden to cross the finish line outside of the race. If the finish line is crossed a second time after finishing the race, the board of commissaires may enter the last finish time in the results as a penalty.

15.3.  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 doping tests among all participants. More information can be found at http://www.antidoping.ee/en/

15.4. Force majeure - forces of nature, viral epidemics and other circumstances beyond the control of the organiser may cause the event to be changed or cancelled. No registrations will be refunded if the event is cancelled due to force majeure.

15.5.   All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires.

15.6.   The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the head commissaire, main organiser and the head secretary.

16. Additional information and feedback

16.1.    The official information source and website of the Filter Inline Cup is www.rullituur.ee. If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website is considered to be the most accurate.

16.2.    Contact information for feedback:

  • Mistakes or inaccuracies in the race results - aivomaripuu@gmail.com
  • Any questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires as well as complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants should be forwarded to the head commissaire of the specific event:

1. Elva Inline Marathon - Kuldar Põder kuldar.poder@gmail.com
2. Kuusalu Inline Marathon - Mihkel Nanits, mihkel.nanits@gmail.com
3. Pärnu Inline Marathon - Rein Solnask, rein.solnask@gmail.com
4. Tallinn Folk Race - Mihkel Nanits, mihkel.nanits@gmail.com

17. Organisers

17.1.  The Filter Inline Cup is organised by MTÜ AeroBike Cycling Agency in cooperation with OÜ AeroBike.