HIGHLANDER VELEBIT 2018
RULES AND REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION

Every participants carries obliged equipment.
Obliged equipment:
- tent, bivuaking bag, hammock or a waterproof wing*
- sleeping bag
- cutlery
- camp cooker that uses gas, gasoline or alcohol*
- bellows or water bottles with minimal volume of 3L
- warm clothes and footwear that is suitable for the terrain and the weather conditions
- compass*
- trash bag
- First aid kit (bandage, adhesive tape, band-aids, elastic bandage, sterilised gauzes, antiseptic, repellent, pain killers, rescue blanket)*
* can be shared between max. of 4 people that will go through the Finish line in a time span shorter then 30 minutes
All obligatory equipment will be checked at the Start before the race begins.
Participant with the missing equipment at the Start will be punished with arrear of 12 hours for every piece of missing equipment

ORGANISER PROVIDES:
- transportation for participants from Senj to Zavižan*
- transportation of one travelling bag (60 L/20 kg) from Zavižan to Paklenica
- 3 meals a day (dehydrated foods, cold cuts, cheese, bread, prepared meals)
- passes for NP Northern Velebit and Paklenica
- Highlander Passport – detailed instructions with a place for a stamp from ever Checkpoint
- Highlander's map – detailed maps of Velebit with plastic cover
- Highlander Velebit medal

* At the Start in Zavižan participants can come in their private arrangement.

ORGANIZER DOES NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FROM PAKLENICA TO SENJ.

BREAKING THE RULES
Contestant will be punished with arrear of 12 hours if he/she breaks any of the following rules:
- More than 30 minutes difference in arriving to the Finish or Checkpoints between contestants sharing equipment
-Missing equipment
Contestant will be punished by disqualification in case of:
-leaving trash on the mountains,
-starting a fire,
-using mountaineers' lodges for sleeping, cooking or borrowing equipment
-bivuaking in national parks Northern Velebit and Paklenica
-not wanting to show staff the obligatory equipment

In case of disqualification the contestant will not get the Highlander Velebit medal and the Highlander Velebit certificate. In case a participant comes to the Checkpoint or the Finish line after the set deadline he won't be on the official list, but he/she will still be able to get the certificate and the medal.

ACCOMMODATION AND BIVUAKING
The participant picks a spot for bivuaking on the trail on his/her own.
Organizer will prepare spots for optional bivuaking at Skropovac shelter, on the meadow b the Baške Oštarije hostel, meadow at Jelova Ruja and at Veliko Rujno.
Lighting a fire is not allowed anywhere on mountain Velebit.
Sleeping on the race is allowed only in equipment that is a part of participant's obligatory equipment - tent, bivuaking bag, hammock or a waterproof wing.
Housing in, cooking or borrowing equipment from the mountaineers' lodges is NOT ALLOWED.

CHECKPOINTS
There are 5 mandatory checkpoints and one optional on the 104 km long route.
On all 5 of the mandatory checkpoint it is necessary to affix stamp of the place to Highlander's Passport.
Mountain house Skorpovac – mandatory stamp in Highlander's Passport, closes 9/2 at 6pm
Baške Oštarije – mandatory stamp in Highlander's Passport, closes 9/3 at 12pm
Jelova Ruja – mandatory stamp in Highlander's Passport, closes 9/4 at 8pm
Veliko Rujno – mandatory stamp in Highlander's Passport, closes 9/5 at 8pm
FINISH – Paklenica, entering the NP Paklenica
Every participant takes care that he/she has the mandatory stamp in their personal Highlander's Passport. In case there's no staff at the Checkpoint when the participant is passing there, he/she has to stamp their own Highlander's Passport.

TIME LIMITS AT THE EVENT
Participant will get the Medal and the Certificate no matter at what time they arrive at the Finish, but the staff have their own working hours after which they won't be present at the locations.
You can get water during the working hours of the Checkpoints, in case a participant hasn't inscribed onto control list, he/she is automatically disqualified.
Medal and the Certificate will be in the tourist agency Starigrad – Paklenica, weakdays from 9am – 3pm.

FOOD
Organizer provides total of 15 meals which will be shared at Checkpoints.
Meals will contain enough food for all daily needs of an adult: hot meal, dehydrated prepared meals, spreads, cheeses, cold cuts and bread.
Participant provides snack foods and extra amounts of food for his/her own needs if the find it necessarily.

Detail information about handing out meals, organizer will provide in time to all participants.

TRASH
Garbage cans will be placed at the rest stop for luch in Baške Oštarije.
It is very important to say that pollution of the environment ,littering on the mountains, trails, checkpoints and in the mountain cabins is absolutely prohibited and is penalized by disqualification of the participant.
Participants can use toilets when there's the opportunity (Checkpoints, hostel, shelters).
In case you need to go to the bathroom in nature where there aren't any toilets human waste needs to be buried and the toilet paper burned. Please go to the bathroom in nature as it is customed and not near the camps, living spaces or on the hiking trails.
If contestant breaches these rules he/she will be immediately disqualified from Highlander competition and at the Finish won't get his/hers Medal.

TRANSPORTATION
Transportation from Senj to Zavižan 9/1 will be organized for all participants that decide to set off from Senj.
Buses will set off at 7am in front of Hotel Art in Senj.

TRANSPORTATION OF LUGGAGE TO STARIGRAD
Organizer will provide transportation of one travelling bag per participant (60 L/20 kg) from Senj or Zavižan to Starigrad.
During the registration participant will recieve a not with his/hers name and start number which he/she has to put on personal luggage. At the Finish in Starigrad service for picking up the luggage works every day to 9/6 at 12pm.

PETS ON THE EVENT
You can bring a dog with you, but it needs to be on a leash at all times.

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EVENT
In case of injuries, being unable to move in the conditions without any possibility of communication via cellphone it is necessary to provide the information via other participants or supervisor to the nearest Checkpoint so that they can forward a call for help.
In cases when communication via cellphone is possible it is required to call the organizer's number provided in the Highlander's Passport who will then alarm the services.
If you're not injured you have to come to one of the roads, back to Zavižan, to the Mountaineer's lodge Alan, to Baške Oštarije, Jelova Ruja, Veliko Rujno or to Starigrad.
The organizer has no obligations towards any participants that withdrawn from the competition and they have to organize further transportation.

ENTRIES
Entries at the event open up 11/2/2017 and close on 8/27/2018.
Entries are accepted only online, via application forms on the event's web page.
Payment of the entry fee is possible onl via bank transaction to the organizer's bank account.
Once the payment of the entr fee is complete, the application for the event is complete.
Entries at the day of the event are not possible.

ENTRY FEE PRICES
To 3/21/2018 >> 129 EUR
To 6/21/2018 >> 159 EUR
To 8/27/2018 >> 199 EUR

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
Organization of the event, HGSS's duty, 15 meals, 3 cans of beer, 3 cans of Red Bull, transportation of the participant to the Start from Senj to Zavižan, passes for NP Northern Velebit and Paklenica, transportation of one travelling bag (60 L/20 kg) from Zavižan to Paklenica, Highlander Velebit Medal 2018, organization of the party at Baške Oštarije and Starigrad, 50 KN donation to the Mountaineering club Paklenica from Zadar for the purpose of marking of the hiking trails in between Baške Oštarije and Paklenica

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Recipient: Planinarski klub Gorstak Osijek
Address: Paska 5, 31000 Osijek, Hrvatska, EU
Bank: Zagrebačka Banka d.d.
Account number: IBAN: HR3323600001102566378
SWIFT code: ZABAHR2X
Purpose of the payment: Highlander Velebit 2018 – participant's name and surname

REFUND OF THE ENTRY FEE
In case of cancellation of the event by the organizer due to unforessen reasons, all the participants will get 50% refund of the paid entry fee. Entry fee can be redirected towards the following year.
In case of cancellation by the participant, he/she will get 50% refund of the paid entry fee, but he/she has to notify the organizer via e-mail no later than 8/10/2018 at 3pm about the cancellation.
After this date it will no longer be possible to be refunded.

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