Filter Time Trial Runs 2019
Race series for recreational athletes
Race manual

1. Contents

1. Contents
2. Purpose
3. Objective
4. Race calendar
5. Race day schedule
6. Age groups
7. Race format, starting order and rules on the track
8. Registration and fees
9. The participation fee includes:
10. Race numbers and timing chips
11. Catering
12. Medical aid
13. Rankings
14. Results
15. Awards
15.1. Stage awards
15.2. Series awards
15.3. ''Kullapada'' awards programme
16. Other information
17. Additional information and feedback
18. Organisers

 

2. Purpose

2.1.      To introduce the format of time trial running.

2.2.      To expand the oldest cycling race series in Estonia to include running and to offer excellent organisation.

2.3.      To offer triathletes a chance to compete in both cycling and running on weekdays.

2.4.      To have the finest quality of organisation amongst midweek race series in the region.

 

3. Objective

3.1.     The series is aimed at runners of all levels.

 

4. Race calendar

4.1.      There are 7 events this season:

Stage
Date
Distance Discipline Location
Stage 1 01.05.2019 5 km road run Jüri, in front of Võsukese Kindergarten
Stage 2 15.05.2019 5 km road run Maardu, in front of Maardu Cultural Centre
Stage 3 29.05.2019 5 km road run Kiili, in front of Kiili School
Stage 4 12.06.2019 5 km road run Pirita, in front of Pirita Velodrome
Stage 5 19.06.2019 5 km road run Aruküla, at Aruküla train station
Stage 6 24.07.2019 5 km road run Kiili, in front of Kiili School
Final stage 25.08.2019 5 km road run

Ikla/Ainaži, in the centre of Ainaži

 

5. Race day schedule

5.1.      The schedule for the main stages of the Filter Time Trial Runs:

  • Registration in the race centre is open from 16:30 to 19:30 for cyclists and to 19:50 for runners.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 17:15 to 19:30 and to runners from 19:35 to 19:50.
  • The race centre closes at 20:30.

5.2.      The schedule for the final stage of the Filter Time Trial Runs:

  • Registration in the race centre is open from 11:30 to 14:30 for cyclists and to 15:00 for runners.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 12:00 to 14:15 and to runners from 14:20 to 14:35.
  • The race centre closes at 15:00.

 

6. Age groups

6.1.      Both the general classification and age group classification include individual classification.

6.2.      There is no team classification in the Filter Time Trial Runs.

6.3.      Age groups are determined by the year of birth. The following age groups are used in the Filter Time Trial Runs:

Men
Age group
Year of birth
  Women Age group
Year of birth
M M-U13 2007 - 2008   N N-U13 2007 - 2008
M M-U15 2005 - 2006   N N-U15 2005 - 2006
M M-U17 2003 - 2004   N N-U17 2003 - 2004
M M-U19 2001 - 2002   N N-U19 2001 - 2002
M M-U23 1997 - 2000   N N-U23 1997 - 2000
M M-U30 1990 - 1996   N N-U30 1990 - 1996
M M30 1985 - 1989   N N30 1985 - 1989
M M35 1980 - 1984   N N35 1980 - 1984
M M40 1975 - 1979   N N40 1975 - 1979
M M45 1970 - 1974   N N45 1970 - 1974
M M50 1965 - 1969   N N50 1965 - 1969
M M55 1960 - 1964   N N55 1960 - 1964
M M60 1955 - 1959   N N60 1955 - 1959
M M65 1950 - 1954   N N65 1950 - 1954
M M70 1945 - 1949   N N70 1945 - 1949
M M75 1940 - 1944   N N75 1940 - 1944
M M80 1935 - 1939   N N80 1935 - 1939

 

7. Race format, starting order, rules on the track

7.1.      All Filter Time Trial Run events use the individual time trial format. Runners will start the race one by one with 15 second intervals.

7.2.      The race takes place as follows:

  • The race starts on the starting ramp in the race centre, but timekeeping begins in front of the ramp when the runner passes by the chip readers.
  • The same chip readers are used to determine the finish time - the runners end the race at the same starting ramp.
  • Runners must run the whole race on the same side of the road - in the direction traffic until the turn and against the direction of traffic after the turn.

 

8. Registration and fees

8.1.  Registration is open online at www.aerobike.ee and at the registration desk on the day of the race (cash only).

8.2.   The registration fees for the 2019 season are:

Round
Price**
Discount
Round ends
Rattalaat/Cycling fair price* 60€  3 free races
03.11.2018
Round 1 (whole series) 75€  2 free races
31.12.2018
Round 2 (whole series) 90€  1 free race 29.04.2019
Pre-registration for single race 13,5€ -10% Monday of race week
Race day registration*** 15€  base price Race day at 19:50
*The cycling fair price only applies to registrations made at the fair. 
**There are no age based discounts and the same price applies to all age groups.
***Race day registrations only apply to the race taking place that day and only cash payments are accepted.

8.3.   Please note that a discounted price applies to pre-registrations and these registrations cannot be cancelled or transferred to a different event or a different person.

       The race day registration price is the base price. Registering on the day of the race eliminates the risk of not being able to participate in the race. With pre-registration there is always a possibility that plans change and a rider won’t be able to participate. 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 in the race - therefore the discount is also greater! 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. The participation fee includes:

    • A marked and guarded circuit.

    • Timekeeping and a place in the stage results.

    • Filter race numbers (valid for the entire season; additional or replacement numbers can be purchased in the race centre)

    • Medical aid in the race centre.

    • Awards for the overall fastest runners in the series.

    • Race commentary.

    • Photos of the race.

    • A bottle of water or sports drink at the finish.

    • Availability of additional services in the race centre, such as luggage hold.

    • A trampoline for children.

 

10. Race numbers and timing chips

     10.1.    Race numbers and timing chips are used in the Filter Time Trial Runs for timekeeping.

     10.2.    Participants will get the race numbers and timing chips from the registration desk. These are valid for the entire season and therefore are only given at the first race that the runner participates in during the current season.

     10.3.    The first race number is free. For the timing chip every runner must pay a deposit of 20€ - this sum is returned to the person when the chip is returned to the organisers of the race. If the participant has lost their number or left it home, a replacement can be purchased for 3€. If a runner has lost or forgotten their timing chip, a replacement chip can be rented for another deposit of 20€.

 10.4.    The race number must be attached to the runner's lower back so that it is clearly visible from behind. The chip should be placed around the right ankle just above the shoe. If the race number isn’t correctly attached or the chip is not worn and the runner is not identified, they are not guaranteed to have a place in the results.

     10.5.    It is mandatory to use the unique Filter race numbers. Using self-made or other competitions’ numbers is prohibited even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the rider.

11. Catering

11.1.    The organisers do not provide catering to the runners in the Filter Time Trial Runs.

12. Medical aid

12.1.    First aid can be provided by a paramedic in the race centre.

13. Rankings

13.1.    The stage results are based on how much time it takes the runners to finish the race. The overall results are determined by the points the runners earn from the stages.

    13.2.    In the overall classification, the five highest stage scores are taken into account,the two lowest scores are not taken into account. If a rider has not finished all races in the series, the missing scores will not be taken into account. The lowest score of every rider will not be taken into account after Stage 3 and the two lowest scores will not be taken into account after Stage 5.

    13.3.    Individual points are given to men based on the men’s overall results and to women based on the women’s overall results. Age group rankings are determined by separating all runners of a certain age group from the general classification results.

Point system
Rank
Points Rank
Points
I 300+100 11. 290
II 299+60 12. 289
 III 298+40 13. 288
4. 297+30 14. 287
5. 296+20 15. 286
6. 295+10 16. 285
7. 294+8 17. 284
8. 293+6 ... ...
9. 292+4 n≤300 300-(n-1)
10. 291+2 n>300 1
*n denotes the rank of the runner

14. Results

    14.1.    Preliminary results will be published no later than the day after the race on the official Aerobike website - www.aerobike.ee

    14.2.    Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, participants are allowed to file complaints up to 6 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 17 of the race manual.

    14.3.    Final results will be published online on www.aerobike.ee and other related sites no later than 7 days after the race.

    14.4.    No further complaints will be taken into account after the final results have been published and the results will not be changed.

15. Awards

15.1. Stage awards

    15.1.1. No awards will be given at separate stages of the Filter Time Trial Runs. Only the best in the whole series will be awarded.

15.2. Series awards

    15.2.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place as a separate event after the season has ended. The exact date and location of the ceremony will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance.

    15.2.2. Being present at the award ceremony is required in order to receive an award. In case the runner 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.

    15.2.3. In the general classification, 6 best men and 3 best women will receive a trophy and a prize item.

    15.2.4. The winner of every age group will receive a trophy.

15.3. "Kullapada" awards programme

    15.3.1. Kullapada is a bonus awards programme of the Filter Time Trial Cup. Every participant who has finished the same race (either cycling or running) at all 7 events will be part of Kullapada. At the end of the season, a variety of prizes will be given to the participants - every eligible participant is guaranteed a prize.

    15.3.2. There are no double entries - if a participant has finished both cycling and running races at all 7 events, their name will still only be entered once.

    15.3.3. All races need to be finished correctly and the rider must be included in the results. If a runner has abandoned a race or not shown up, it will not count.

    15.3.4. The award ceremony for the Kullapada will take place together with the series overall award ceremony. In order to receive an award, one must be present at the ceremony. In case the runner 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.

 

16. Other information

16.1.    The races are held in accordance with the Filter Time Trial Runs race manual and good practices.

    16.2.    The Filter Time Trial Runs are recreational sports events. Everyone is welcome to participate.

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

    16.4.    Even though the competitors have priority over other traffic on the race track, most of the track is also open to cars. Runners are also obliged to ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities and to run on the edge of the road at all times. Running in the middle of the road is strictly forbidden!

    16.5.    Warming up on the race track during the race is forbidden.

    16.6.    Runners who abandon the race can return to the race centre with the support vehicle checking the track after the races have ended.

    16.7.    Littering on the track is strictly forbidden. Any runner who leaves trash on the track is disqualified.

    16.8.    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/

    16.9.  The head commissaire is Kaja Remmelgas (tel. 5028980; email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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

    16.11.  The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the board of commissaires.

17. Additional information and feedback

    17.1.    The official info source and website of the Filter Time Trial Runs is www.aerobike.ee . If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website of the races is considered the most accurate.

17.2.    Contact information for feedback:

  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  – questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires and complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – mistakes or inaccuracies in the race results.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – general organisational questions and proposals.

18. Organisers

18.1. The Filter Time Trial Runs are organised by MTÜ Aerobike Cycling Agency in cooperation with OÜ Aerobike.

Information: Mihkel Reile (tel. 53422196; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )