Filter Time Trial Cup 2020
Road run series for recreational athletes
Race Manual

1. Contents

1. Contents
2. Purpose
3. Objective
4. Race calendar
5. Schedule
6. Age groups
7. Race format, starting order, 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
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 6 events this season:

StageDateDistanceDisciplineLocation
Stage 1 29.04.2020 3 km Time trial run Jüri, in front of Võsukese kindergarten
Stage 2 13.05.2020 4 km Time trial run Maardu, in front of Maardu Cultural Centre
Stage 3 27.05.2020 5 km Time trial run Kose-Risti, on the new 2+2 Tartu highway
Stage 4 10.06.2020 6 km Time trial run Viimsi, at the foot of Lubja hill
Stage 5 01.07.2020 7 km Time trial run Aruküla, at Aruküla train station
Stage 6 26.08.2020 8 km Time trial run Kiili, in front of Kiili School

 

5. Schedule

5.1.      The schedule for Filter Time Trial Cup races is:

  • Registration in the race centre is open from 17:00 to 19:30 for cyclists and to 19:50 for runners.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 17:30 to 19:30 and to runners from 19:35 to 19:50.
  • The race centre closes at 20:30.

 

 

6. Age groups

6.1.     Individual classification is included in both the general and age groups classification.

6.2.      There is no team classification.

6.3.      The age groups are based on the year of birth. The following age groups are used in Filter Time Trial Cup:

MenAge groupYear of birth WomenAge groupYear of birth
M M-U13 2008 - 2009   N N-U13 2008 - 2009
M M-U15 2006 - 2007   N N-U15 2006 - 2007
M M-U17 2004 - 2005   N N-U17 2004 - 2005
M M-U19 2002 - 2003   N N-U19 2002 - 2003
M M-U23 1998 - 2001   N N-U23 1998 - 2001
M M-U30 1991 - 1997   N N-U30 1991 - 1997
M M30 1986 - 1990   N N30 1986 - 1990
M M35 1981 - 1985   N N35 1981 - 1985
M M40 1976 - 1980   N N40 1976 - 1980
M M45 1971 - 1975   N N45 1971 - 1975
M M50 1966 - 1970   N N50 1966 - 1970
M M55 1961 - 1965   N N55 1961 - 1965
M M60 1956 - 1960   N N60 1956 - 1960
M M65 1951 - 1955   N N65 1951 - 1955
M M70 1946 - 1950   N N70 1946 - 1950
M M75 1941 - 1945   N N75 1941 - 1945
M M80 1936 - 1940   N N80 1936 - 1940

 

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 of 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 2020 season are:

RoundPrice**DiscountRound ends
Rattalaat/Cycling fair price* 55€  -3 single stages 19.10.2019
Round 1 for whole series 60€  -2 single stages 31.12.2019
Round 2 for whole series 75€  -1 stage 15.04.2020
Pre-registration for single stage 13,5€ -10% Monday of race week
Race day registration*** 15€  base price 19:50 on race day
*The cycling fair price only applies to registrations made at the fair.
**The prices are the same for all age groups. There are no age-based discounts.
***Race day registrations are cash only and apply only to the race taking place that day.

 

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 runner 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.

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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 bag 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 Cup 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 of Filter Time Trial Cup do not provide catering to the participants.

 

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 lowest score is 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.

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.

Points system
RankPointsRankPoints
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 runner's rank

 

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

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 runner 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: kaja.remmelgas@gmail.com).

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:

  • kaja.remmelgas@gmail.com – questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires and complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants.
  • indrek@tolknet.ee – mistakes or inaccuracies in the race results.
  • karikasari@aerobike.ee – general organisational questions and proposals.

 

18. Organisers

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

Information: Mihkel Reile (tel. 53422196; email: aerobike@aerobike.ee)