Pre-race file – Update 08/02/2023 – FR / EN / NL *
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- CERTIFICATE OF NO CONTRAINDICATION
CERTIFICATE OF NO CONTRAINDICATION TO THE PRACTICE OF SPORT IN COMPETITION
For GT85 and GT160, a medical certificate is required.
It must include these obligations:
– The certificate must contain the words “fit for competition”.
– Date of the certificate: Validity of – 1 year from the date of the trail
- BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023
The licence is compulsory and is only available to athletes who are members of an athletics club affiliated to one of the two leagues (LBFA or VAL).
This licence MUST be notified in your registration (you can add it later, by modifying your registration via your management link received.)
There are 6 podiums (Men and Women) for each of the 2 races (GT42 and GT85)
Scratch (1-2-3) all categories
Category +35 (1-2-3)
Category +50 (1-2-3)
A misunderstanding is sometimes noted, so it is useful to clarify that the three best Belgian drivers are awarded first on the main podium regardless of their age (TC championship meaning all categories championship)
The age categories only start at 35 years old (there is no category under 35 years old). Therefore, a rider who is ranked in the top three under 35s but not in the top three overall will not be on the podium.
Riders over 35 years old who are on the scratch podium will participate in both podiums (scratch + their category)
- GTLC Summer 2023 registration: Waiting list, bib available, modification of registration, refund.
There is no waiting list.
Personalized bib if registration no later than 10/04/2023.
Change of distance possible until 10/04/2023, subject to bib availability. (+ amount of the difference in the price of the race on the day of the transfer (no refund if + short distance).
Once validated, the registration is no longer modifiable or refundable.
Claims for reimbursement due to non-chronic osteoarticular or muscular injury were closed on 10/04/2023 on the basis of our regulations, point 30.
The withdrawal of bibs can only be done by the athlete himself, by presenting an identity document as well as the bib number present on confirmation of registration, either at the times dedicated to this at Ovifat, or at the store. Trakks de Rocourt from April 28, 2023.
Registrations closed on 10/05/2023 midnight.
No changes will be allowed on D-Day.
The goodies (t-shirt, neckerchief, beer, etc.) will be distributed at Ovifat at a specific stand.
Everything you are entitled to will be noted on your bib.
Don’t forget to remove them!
- Collection of bibs
Each participant must pick up their bib IN PERSON with their identity card WITH their bib number. For duos, only one person per duo.
For runners who have already been with our partner TRAKKS, you must come back to us to check your bag as well as for your Legends Tracking GPS chip, bracelets for your personal bags, goodies…
The bibs are to be collected on the day of the race, in the time slots which will be given to you according to the distance of your race.
Attention: wearing the mask REQUEST only for the withdrawal of bibs!
To collect your bib:
Identity card or copy of identity card + bib number
Medical certificate in order for the GT160 and GT85. If no certificate = no start!
Each participant must present himself with his mandatory equipment, and agree to keep it with him for the duration of the race (see rules on our site)
Access to the site:
GT160: Friday May 12, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (strongly recommended) or Saturday May 13, 2023 from 3 a.m. to 3:45 a.m.
GT85: Friday, May 12, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (strongly recommended) or Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
GT42: Saturday May 13, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (strongly recommended) or Sunday May 13 2023 from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
GT20²: Saturday May 13, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
GT16: Sunday, May 13, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
GT1 and GT2: Sunday May 14, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Please respect your time slots.
There will be no deposit for your keys or valuables.
What will I receive at bib pick-up?
Your bracelets if you are part of the GT85 and GT160 distances
Your Legends Tracking chip: GT160 / GT85.
You MUST go to Tim’s booth at Legends Tracking to attach the chip to your bag!
Colored wristbands to label your drop bags (= personal bag for GT160 / GT85) Your free gifts:
The bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and be permanently and completely visible throughout the duration of the race. It must always be placed on all clothing and can in no case be positioned on a leg or a bag.
- DROP BAG
Capacity of 30l maximum per bag. Please provide a bag where you can hang the colored bracelet on your bag which you will have carefully prepared before your departure and which will be sent by our team to the right place.
GT160: 3 color bracelets (R2: 40km: Red / R4: 88km: Green / R6: 130km: Pink)
GT85: 1 color strap (R2: 40km: Mauve)
You will therefore deposit them yourself according to the color points on the day of your race. They will be placed by the organization at the aid stations described in the roadbooks (see GT page for each race).
- SUPPLIES AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
Aid stations will be placed at the points described on the road book:
Use our interactive maps and click on the links for Google directions!
The principle of an individual race in semi-autonomy is the rule. Semi-autonomy is defined as having the ability to be autonomous between 2 refueling stations, as much in terms of food as clothing and safety, making it possible to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseen (weather, problems physical, injuries, etc.). It is also for this reason that we obtained these ITRA or UTMB index qualifying points and that the GT160 also qualifies for the Western States draw.
Supplies are only accessible to participants.
You must have your own personal cup and cutlery!
A detailed table will be sent to you by email.
- GPX Track
Having the GPX track loaded on your watch/smartphone is an OBLIGATION for the GT160, GT85. The routes will be 100% marked BUT unmarking is unfortunately more and more frequent and is beyond our control. External batteries are therefore recommended for smartphone use! Each runner is warned and is responsible for the way in which he operates in the event of a problem.
These routes take many private passages that are not accessible outside the trail.
We are trusted by owners. Don’t break it by borrowing them outside of the GTLC weekend.
GPX file will send personnaly on Thursday by email.
No GPX for GT42, GT20², GT16…
All along the route, you will follow white arrows, with an orange tip. They all have a reflective tab. For the non-wooded parts, orange markings on the ground will show you the direction. The big circle corresponds to your position.
An example of a bifurcation dowload the roadbook !
- LIVE TRACKING (GPS tracking)
For 2 distances: GT160 / GT85, for security reasons, you will receive a Legends Tracking beacon on your departure to attach to your shopping bag and put back on arrival.
This GPS chip will be given when you collect your envelope (compulsory).
So we will know at all times where you are and your companions and your biggest fans too!
Just for you: POP UP!!!
From Saturday 13 May at 4 a.m., a “pop up” will be available on our website www.grandtrail.be.
This will allow you or your companions to choose one of the 2 links above for live streaming. By clicking on the cross, you will return to the basic website.
Live Tracking link:
Ultratiming link for real-time ranking:
- RESCUE - REPATRIATION - ABANDONMENT
!!! HELP Station:
If you get injured between 2 official aid stations: Stop at these markers.
What to do ? Call the race headquarters 0471 20 36 21
Give the name of your Help Station (example: H12)
Your bib number.
We will then organize your repatriation to the Ovifat base.
If you can, still prefer the help stations of the supplies.
For a less serious injury, call PC Course. Enter it into your phone. It is also written on your bib.
For serious injury: In case of emergency, call 112
First aid station: A first aid station provided by the non-profit organization OASIS, made up of certified persons, will be provided on the Ovifat site from Saturday 4.30 p.m. to Sunday 4.30 p.m.
In the event of abandonment or injury, your personal bags (drop bag) will be repatriated to the Ovifat site as soon as possible. The refueling staff will be responsible for transmitting the information to the race PC.
Flaggers and Highway Code
Although we have a great team of volunteers as signallers, each participant will have to comply with the rules of the road. Road crossings are made under the full responsibility of the runners, with waiver of any recourse against the organizers in the event of damage and subsequent consequences that may occur during your race. When you registered you checked the little box that says you have read and accepted the rules on our website.
You will be stopped if you exceed the hours. The hourly average is very very broad.
The barriers are calculated according to your specific departure times.
We know it can be difficult to accept failure with so much preparation ahead of time.
If we insist on time barriers, it is only for your safety.
Don’t blame our great team of volunteers who only follow our instructions and who are on site for your well-being and safety.
- 8. RULES FOR FOLLOWERS AND ACCOMPANIERS (FAN ZONE)
On our website www.grandtrail.be you will find interactive maps on your race page.
Clicking on the dot gives you the Google route!
It is forbidden to accompany or be accompanied (pacer, mountain bike, etc.) on any part of the race route by a person not registered for the race under penalty of penalty or disqualification (see rules).
Bats are allowed.
Your companions will be able to go to viewpoints, crossing points, and find supply points quite easily.
- 9. PETZL SUPPORT
Petzl will prepare a first aid kit available at Ovifat.
Be careful, do not plan to buy on site, we are talking about technical assistance ;)!
If necessary, call the PC Course…
3 PETZL balloons will overhang the site of the Ovifat GTLC ski slope during the weekend of May.
A partnership made possible thanks to Alpitec Petzl Benelux Agency.
- PARKING AND PARKING
2 car parks are available to runners ONLY for the duration of the race.
No parking possible before Friday 6 p.m.
These 2 car parks must be vacated on Sunday at 10 p.m.
CAR PARK 1:
For the GT160 and GT85
For GT20² and GT42
GT16: In the village of Ovifat. Please respect the police and one-way traffic orders.
Thank you also for respecting the residents and their private property…
PARKING of the departure site: ONLY reserved for volunteers who will ensure your supplies and your safety.
All unauthorized vehicles, entered without PASS on this car park, will be moved by the police.
We ask you not to monopolize these car parks for 48 hours and to try to find other solutions if you have a Van or a Motorhome.
See maybe with the campsite “Les Charmilles” in Ovifat.
You will find it on our website: https://grandtrail.be/programme/