FILTER INLINE CUP RACE MANUAL 2021

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. REGISTARTION 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. STAGE AWARDS
15. SERIES AWARDS
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 2021 are below

Stage Date Place
Stage 1 13.06.2021 Kuusalu Inline Marathon
Stage 2 1.08.2021 Pärnu Inline Marathon
Stage 3 15.08.2021 Tallinn Folk Race
Stage 4 29.08.2021 ElvaInline Marathon

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 diploma and a Saare curd snack.
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 diploma and a Saare curd snack.
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 diploma and a Saare curd snack.
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. Usually the race schedule for all stages 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
12:15 - awarding
13:25 - kids' races in the following order: kids' race, mini race and tiny race.
 
4.2.  On Kuusalu Inline Marathon, kids' races begin at 11:45 and awarding 12:15.
 

5. AGE GROUPS

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

  DISTANCE YEAR OF BIRTH AWARDS
TINY RACE      
M/N U7 300 m 2015 and later  
MINI RACE      
M/N U10 1 km 2012-2014 M/N 1st-3rd place
KIDS' RACE      
M/N U13 2 km 2008-2011 M/N 1st-3rd place
HALF MARATHON      
M/N U13 21 km 2008-2011  
M/N U15 21 km 2006-2007 M/N 1st-3rd place
M/N U17 21 km 2004-2005 M/N 1st-3rd place
M/N U19 21 km 2002-2003 M/N 1st-3rd place
Main group 21 km 2001 and earlier M/N 1st-3rd place
MARATHON      
M/N general 42 km 2006 and earlier M/N 1st-6th place
M/N 40 42 km 1972-1981 M/N 1st-3rd place
M 50 42 km 1962-1971 M 1st-3rd place
N50+ 42 km 1971 and earlier N 1st-3rd place
M60+ 42 km 1961 and earlier M 1st-3rd place
FOLK RACE 10 km 2012 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 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. 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 1 fastest boy and 1 fastest girl will be ranked. All other participants will be added to the results in alphabetical order.
LASTERULL/KIDS' RACE - no timing, but the 1 fastest boys and 1 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!

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.
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 marathons Half marathon Folk race
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1. 150+12 11. 140+2 1. 100+12 11. 91+2 n 10
2. 149+11 12. 139+1 2. 99+11 12. 90+1
3. 148+10 13. 138 3. 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. 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.

7.5. 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.

7.6. 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.

8. REGISTARTION 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. Registration fees in 2021 are below.

Round Marathon Half marathon Folk race Children's races End of round
Christmas price for whole season 90€ 90€ 60€ 0€ 15.01.2021
Spring price for whole season 108€ 108€ 72€ 0€ 19.05.2021
Round 1 for single event 30€ 30€ 20€ 0€ Wednesday prior to race week
Round 2 for single event 35€ 35€ 25€ 5€ Wednesday of race week
Race day price 40€ 40€ 30€ 10€ When registration desk closes

8.3. Race day registration applies only to the event taking place that day and only cash payments are accepted.

8.4. 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.

8.5. Pre-registrations (discounted registrations) cannot be cancelled or transferred to a different event regardless of the reasons for not being able to participate in the race. 

8.6. The race day registration fee is the base price. Registering on the day of the race eliminates the risk of not being able to participate. With pre-registration there is always a possibility that plans change and someone won't be able to participate in the race. Due to this we offer a discounted price for those who register in advance. The earlier the registration, the higher the risk of not being able to participate - the greater the discount! Because of the aforementioned reasons, pre-registrations cannot be refunded or transferred to a different event regardless of why someone was unable to participate.

9. RE-REGISTRATION

9.1. Re-registering from one distance to another is free if the price of both races is the same. Re-registering from a more expensive race to a cheaper one is free, but the difference in fees will not be refunded. If re-registering to a more expensive race, the participant must pay the difference in fees according to the price list.

9.2. Starting instead of another rider who has pre-registered:

• If the distance remains the same, starting instead of another rider who has registered in advance costs 15€. If there are any suspicions, the person re-registering must be able to prove that they have an agreement with the rider whose place they are taking. 
• A combined re-registration where both a rider's name and race distance are changed will be looked as two changes. First the name will be changed and at second the distance. 
 

9.3. Re-registration can only be done on the day of the race while the registration desk is open; only cash payments are accepted.

10. THE PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES

• 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 skaters
• 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)
 

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 5€. 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.

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. STAGE AWARDS 

14.1. 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.

14.2. 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.

14.3. 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.

15. SERIES AWARDS 

15.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place as a separate event after the season has ended. The exact time and location will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. The 2021 seasonal award ceremony will take place on October 15 in Ülemiste CityStock container warehouse!

15.2. 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.

15.3. In individual classification, the winners specified in Section 5.1. of the race manual will receive a medal or trophy and a prize item.  There will be no season results nor season awarding for Mini and Kids' race.

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

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 the 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. 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.
 

18. ORGANISER

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