FILTER INLINE CUP RACE REGULATIONS 2023

PRELIMINARY UNCONFIRMED VERSION

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

1. CONTENTS

1. CONTENTS
2. INTRODUCTION
3. CALENDAR AND DISTANCES
4. RACE DAY SCHEDULE
5. AGE GROUPS
6. TEAM CLASSIFICATION
7. REGISTRATION AND FEES
8. REGISTARTION FEE CONTAINS
9. RACE NUMBERS, TIMING CHIPS AND RACE TRACK
10. CATERING AND LITTERING
11. MEDICAL AID AND SAFETY
12. RANKINGS AND RESULTS
13. STAGE AWARDS
14. SERIES AWARDS
15. KULLAPADA
16. OTHER INFORMATION
17. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK
18. ORGANISER

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 2022 are below

Stage Date Type Place
Stage 1 6.05.2023 Group start Heimtali (Ridaelamu 4)
Stage 2 21.05.2023 Individual start Elva (Kirde 2)
Stage 3 11.06.2023 Group start Jõgeva (Sõpruse park)
Tempo stage 14.06.2023 Individual start Padise (Keskuse rd)
Stage 4 13.08.2023 Group start Tallinn

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 distance. All participants will receive a diploma and a a sweet surprise.
• VÄIKERULL/MINI RACE (1 km) is aimed at 7-9 year old kids, where all participants will receive a diploma and a sweet surprise. There are no rankings in this distance.
• 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. Kids in age of 10-12 years are also welcomed to participate in folk race.
• 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.
 

3.3. On Jõgeva and Padise stages, there is only one distance:

INDIVIDUAL START - starts will be give individually with 30 second gaps. In this race you can compete with yourself!

 

4. RACE DAY SCHEDULE

4.1. Usually the race schedule for group start stages is:

11:00-15:00 - registration open, race numbers can be picked up at the registration desk
15:00 - children starts in following order: mini race and tiny race
15:30 - start of marathon
15:32 - start of half marathon
15:34 - start of folk race
The award ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the winner of marathon has finished.
18:00 - finish closed
 

4.2. Usually the race schedule for individual start stages (Elva) is:

11:00-16:45 - registration open, race numbers can be picked up at the registration desk
15:00 - children starts in following order: mini race and tiny race
15:30-17:00 - starting at assigned times
The awarding ceremony for this stage will take place on next group start stage.
17:30 - finish closed
 

4.3. Usually the race schedule for tempo stages (Padise) is:

16:45-19:00 - registration open, race numbers can be picked up at the registration desk
18:45-19:15 - starting at assigned times
The awarding ceremony for this stage will take place on next group start stage.
20:30 - finish closed
 

5. AGE GROUPS

5.1. Results will be generated in absolute ordering and in age classes.

5.2. Team results are only absolute over distances, there are no separate age classes.

5.3. Age classes are determined by year of birth, but not all age classes are opened at all distances. In Filter Inline Cup results will be generated in following distances for different age groups:

Age group Year of birth Individual time trial Marathon Half marathon Folk race Mini race Tiny race
M-U7 2017-2022          
M-U10 2014-2016          
M-U13 2010-2013        
M-U15 2008-2009      
M-U17 2006-2007      
M-U19 2004-2005    
M-U30 1994-2003    
M30 1989-1993    
M35 1984-1988    
M40 1979-1983    
M45 1974-1978    
M50 1969-1973    
M55 1964-1968    
M60+ 1963 and earlier    
Age group Year of birth Tempo Marathon Half marathon Folk race Mini race Tiny race
N-U7 2016-2021          
N-U10 2013-2015          
N-U13 2009-2012        
N-U15 2007-2008      
N-U17 2005-2006      
N-U19 2003-2004    
N-U30 1993-2002    
N30 1988-1992    
N35 1983-1987    
N40 1978-1982    
N45 1973-1977    
N50+ 1972 and earlier    

6. TEAM CLASSIFICATION 

6.1. In addition to individual age groups, the Filter Inline Cup series also generates results of companies and teams. In order to participate in the registration of companies and teams, the name of the team must be entered in the team field when making an individual registration.

6.2. In order to participate as a team, the team members must agree on the exact name of the team. Uppercase and lowercase letters do not count, but otherwise the basis for determining team membership is identical spelling. For example, one competitor writes the name of their club AeroBike and the other aerobike, they are considered members of the same team, but if one writes AeroBike and the other AeroBike Team, they are considered different teams.

6.3. The team can consist of 3 to an infinite number of competitors. Team members do not have to be part of the same team - a team can also be formed by a group of friends, a group of randomly selected competitors or employees of several different companies together. Also, team members do not have to be of the same gender, belong to the same age group or compete for the same distance, but one person can only belong to one team.

6.4. The three highest points earned by team members from each stage except Ääsmäe will be taken into account for the team, regardless of the distance they are earned. If less than 3 team members finish, the team will earn 0 points from that stage.

6.5. One company or club may also exhibit more than one team. In this case, club members must agree on several different team names. For example, some club members write their club name AeroBike 1, others AeroBike 2.

7. REGISTRATION AND FEES

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

7.2. In Filter Inline 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 10:00).
  • 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 10:00). Fan ticket grants access to registration Priority line when bought online.

7.3. The registration fees for season 2023 are below.

Ticket type Prices Prices for Folk race and individual start stages  Opened until
Group ticket 30€ 20€ Thursday before race week, 23:59.
Padise stage: Monday before race week, 23:59
Eco ticket 40€ 22€ Thursday before race week, 23:59
Padise stage: Monday before race week, 23:59
Flexi ticket 50€ 30€ On online until thursday of race week, 23:59. In race site until closing of registration desk
Padise stage: On online until monday of race week, 23:59. In race site until closing of registration desk
Fan ticket 60€ 40€ On online until thursday of race week, 23:59. In race site until closing of registration desk
Padise stage: On online until monday of race week, 23:59. In race site until closing of registration desk
Children races 0€ - Thursday before race week, 23:59
Children races Flexi 5€ - On online until thursday of race week, 23:59. 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. REGISTRATION FEE CONTAINS

• A marked and guarded race track
• Timekeeping and a place in the stage results
• Season race numbers that are issued at every participant's first race. Additional or replacement numbers can be purchased for a fee
• Medical aid
• Catering in the race centre
• Awards for the fastest riders
• Race commentary
• Photos of the event
• A refreshing drink at the finish
• Extra services in the race centre, merch tents, etc
• A trampoline for children (in case of good weather)
• With Flexi ja Fan ticket types ticket changing or returning within the series season when ticket not used (change must be made before race day 10:00).
• With Fan ticket type choosing your starting number from the predefined numbers, if registration has been made before April 1.

9. RACE NUMBERS, TIMING CHIPS AND RACE TRACK

9.1. In Filter Inline Cup full-season-valid race numbers will be used.

9.2. On first participation time on current season, riders will get their race number from the registration desk.

9.3. When race materials lost, duplicate number can be purchased for 5€ deposit.

9.4. The competition numbers must be affixed to the competitor's left thigh and in left-top position of the back, turned so that it is horizontal when viewed from the side. If the race number isn't correctly attached and the rider is not identified, they are not guaranteed to have a place in the stage results.

9.5. Using authentic Filter Inline Cup race number is mandatory. Using DIY or other competitions' numbers is prohibited even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the rider.

9.6. A competitor who has a valid competition number from the previous stages and has paid the participation fee for the participating stage does not have to go through the secretariat on that day.

9.7. Each distance has only one start group - competitors of the same distance will not be further divided into start groups.

9.8. In case of going to the track with an earlier start, the judges have the right to discipline the competitor with either a time penalty or disqualification.

9.9. Access to the start corridors is only through the gate of the start corridor; it is also allowed to enter the rear corridor from behind the start group. It is forbidden to lift the wheel over the fence in front of half of the fellow competitors already standing in the group or to crawl under the tape in front of the group. The judges have the right to discipline a competitor who does not follow the procedure for entering the group, either by a time penalty or by disqualification.

9.10. 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.

10. CATERING AND LITTERING

10.1. 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.

10.2. Littering is forbidden and anyone doing so will be disqualified!

11. MEDICAL AID AND SAFETY

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

11.2. 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.

11.3. 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.

11.4. 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.

11.5. 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 are obliged to stay on the right side of the road.

11.6. 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.

12. RANKINGS AND RESULTS

12.1. 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 rankings. Participants will be added to the results in alphabetical order.
• FOLK RACE - 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.
• 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 - 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.
• TEMPO DISTANCE - in individual start stage all participants will get results based on track completition time. The age groups rankings are determined by separating the skaters of a certain age group from the general results.

12.2. LAP COUNTER, THE LAP COUNTER RULE  AND THE RED FLAG

• LAP COUNTER - 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.
• 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.

12.3. 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:

Place Points
Marathon / Individual time trial (excluding tempo) Half marathon Folk race
1 500 300 200
2 460 280 190
3 440 270 185
4 420 260 180
5 400 250 175
6 390 245 172
7 380 240 170
8 370 235 168
9 360 230 166
10 355 228 165
11 350 226 164
12 345 224 163
13 344 222 162
14 343 221 161
+1 place -1 point -1 point -1 point

12.4. Participation in Padise tempo stage will not give points.

12.5. Preliminary stage results will be published on the official website of the series rullituur.ee as soon as possible after the competition. In case of errors in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct of fellow competitors or the like, participants have the right to submit clarifications and protests within 3 days after the competition by sending them by e-mail to the addresses given in clause 17.2 of the instructions, depending on the type of complaint. Preliminary results are preliminary as they may be adjusted according to the observations of the competitors or the judging panel.

12.6. The observations of the competitors will be reviewed and the final minutes of the stage will be published on the competition website rullituur.ee and on other interested portals no later than on the 3rd day after the competition. Protests received after the publication of the final minutes will no longer be accepted and the results will not be changed, even if there are previously unnoticed errors in the minutes. If a competitor suspects that his / her result may not be correct, he / she has the right to request a review of the results only until the final results are published - the final results of the stage are final.

12.7. After the publication of the final results of the stage, the results of the aggregation after the stage 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 competition 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 which the general classification of the series will be awarded.

13. STAGE AWARDS 

13.1. The award ceremony starts approximately 30 minutes after the winner of the marathon has finished. Awarding ceremony for individual start stages will take place with the next group start stage awarding ceremony.

13.2. The awards are based on preliminary results. If any results are later corrected, it will only affect the series overall results and the awards given at each event will not be changed or switched.

13.3. Riders must be present at the ceremony to receive their award. They will not be able to receive the award at a later time. Not being present at the ceremony means giving up the prize.

13.4. Only the general classification winners will receive stage awards. The age group winners will not receive awards at every event because with the group ranks system the age group classification mainly counts in the series overall results.

13.5. Stage awards are given based on the following principles:

• In the marathon, the 12 fastest men and 6 fastest women will receive a medal and a symbolic award.
• In the half marathon, the 12 fastest men and 6 fastest women will receive a medal and a symbolic award
• In the folk race, the 12 fastest participants will receive a medal and a symbolic award.
• In individual time trial stage (not tempo stage), the 12 fastest men and 6 fastest women will receive a medal and a symbolic award.
• In tempo stage, the 3 fastest men and 3 fastest women will receive a medal and a symbolic award.

14. SERIES AWARDS 

14.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place on August 13 in event center. The exact time and location will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance.

14.2. 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.

14.3. In absolute terms, the trophy and prize money or in-kind prize will be awarded for top 6 men and top 6 women in rankings combined all distances.

14.4. In terms of age classes, the top three in all open age classes combined for all distances will be awarded with medal.

PS! The age group prize will only be awarded if the athlete has completed at least two stages of the series. While individual casual participation may provide a podium finish for some of the less competitive age groups, it must be understood that the Filter Road Cup seasonal medal is an achievement medal that is not awarded for a single random finish. In order to ensure the athletic value of the podium place, only those athletes who have completed at least two stages of the series to earn the medal will be awarded the overall medal.

14.5. In the team competition, the top three company and club accounting teams will be awarded prize memorabilia and a symbolic prize in the series.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

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

16.2. 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.

16.3. 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/

16.4 Force Majeure - In the event of natural disasters, viral epidemics or other failures beyond the control of the organiser, the program may be modified or the event may be canceled. In case of single event cancellation due to Force Majeure entry fee will not be refunded. However, in case of cancellation of the whole season due to force majeure, the registrations of participants will be transferred to next season.

16.5. Upon registration, the competitor's e-mail address will be entered into the AeroBike database and a participant's reminder will be sent to him before the competition. 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.

16.6. 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.

16.7. All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires. The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the head commissaire, main organizer and the secretary of the race.

17. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK

17.1. 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.

17.2. Contact information for feedback:

  • Mistakes or inaccuracies in race results - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • General organisational questions and proposals - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

17.3. Please send any questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires as well as complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants to the head commissaire of the specific event:

18. ORGANISER

Filter Road Cup is organised by MTÜ AeroBike Cycling Agency in cooperation with OÜ AeroBike.