regulation

 

RUNNER RULES

 
1– Your bib must be worn in front and visible at all times ;

2– All runners should have the required minimum of water and food according to their distance ;

3 -If you’re wearing headsets, you should be able to hear the runner behind you. If someone asks you to yield, you must yield without hesitation ;

4 – It’s prohibited to run barefoot during the race ;

5 – We will not tolerate any waste throwing on the ground, at risk of disqualification ;

6 – You must have the mandatory material in your possession at all times ;

7 – During a material control, each missing element will incur a 15 minutes penalty to your total time ;

8 – More than two missing elements of the mandatory material will incur an immediate disqualification;

9 – Using outside help anywhere else than at the designated aid stations will lead to disqualification ;

10 – To avoid disqualification if you’re lost, get back to the point where you got lost and take the trail from there ;

11 – If you meet a runner who needs immediate assistance you should be helping him at the best of your capacities ;

12 –  hiking poles are allowed but should not harm the other runners ;

13 – If you’re choosing to use poles, it has to be for the whole race. It’s prohibited to leave without poles and eventually grab poles during the race ;

14 – You should respect the cut-off-times and stop your race if you’re arriving at a aid station after the time limit. Carrying on over the limit without a bib number won’t be allowed ;

15 – If you are dropping out the race, you must inform a race official ;

16 – You must start the race on time : you can’t start before or after the beginning of the race ;

17 – You should be polite with the other path users ;

18 – The race director may withdraw any runner of the track if it’s judged appropriated and / or necessary ;

19 – The race director have the right to modify the race path at any time, even during the race ;

20 – The race director have the right to cancel the race for safety matters or in case of force majeure.


 

ANTI-DOPING POLITICS

The Quebec Mega Trail (QMT) has a tolerance zero politic regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED). Any athlete who would have been recognized as violating the rules or the anti-doping politics, no matter if the rule is applied by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WAA), the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sports (CCES) or any other national sportive federation is not eligible to participate at the QMT.

The QMT retains the right to proceed at competition posterior tests for any drug that enhance performance and appears on the actual list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WAA). Any selected athlete for the drug testing who refuses to submit to a test could be disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban to take part to the QMT.


 

MANDATORY EQUIPEMENT

NO CUP/GLASS AVAILABLE AT ANY AID STATION 

QMT :

  • Capacity to haul a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Energetic supplement and food
  • Survival blanket 4 m x 2 m (4.6 ft. x 6.6 ft.)
  • Mobile phone
  • Cap or scarf to protect from the sun
  • Headlamp (from the Sainte-Tite-des-Caps aid station 4)
  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)

 

QMT 50 mile :

  • Capacity to haul a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Energetic supplement and food
  • Survival blanket 1.4 m x 2 m (4.6 ft. x 6.6 ft.)
  • Cap or scarf to protect from the sun
  • Mobile phone
  • Headlamp (from the Sainte-Tite-des-Caps aid station 4)
  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)

 

QMT 50 :

  • Capacity to haul a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Energetic supplement and food
  • Survival blanket 1.4 m x 2 m (4.6 ft. x 6.6 ft.)
  • Cap or scarf to protect from the sun
  • Mobile phone
  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)

 

QMT 25 :

  • Capacity to haul a minimum of 500 ml of water
  • Energetic supplement and food
  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)
  • Cap or scarf to protect from the sun

 

QMT 15 :

  • Capacity to haul a minimum of 250 ml of water
  • Energetic supplement and food
  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)

 

QMT 10 :

  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)

 

QMT 6 :

  • EpiPen (for all runners having wasp sting or food allergies)

 

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED MATERIAL FOR ALL DISTANCES

  • Insect repellent
  • Sun Cream

 

RUNNERS SUPPORT

Support to a runner is described as anyone that is providing a material, food or medical support to a runner during the race ;

  • The supporters can meet up with the runners or assist them solely at the designated aid stations by the organisation : Le Massif, Saint-Tite des Caps, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Chalet du Sommet Mont-Sainte-Anne (no vehicle access), Auberge du Fondeur ;
  • Team tents are accepted only at the Auberge du Fondeur aid station ; 
  • The supporters must wait that the runners signed up at the Feed Zone to confirm their passage before to assist their runners and also wait after the medical checks (if need be) ;
  • The supporters must comply to the instructions coming from all staff at the Feed Zone, such as clearing out the runners control zone  ;
  • The supporters must stay within a 200 meters radius from the Feed Zone to help their runners ;
  • Supporters are NOT allowed at the following aid stations : Cap du Salut, Cap Gribane, Mestachibo ;
  • Pet animal or dog won’t be allowed to none of the control points, neither at the finish line or along the race track ;
  • It’s prohibited to smoke at the control points or along the race track ;
  • It’s strictly forbidden to throw garbage at any of the control points, neither along the track or at the finish line.

 

PACER

Only the runners registered to the QMT (110 k) distance can have a pacer. The segment that will be authorized is the 29,5 last kilometers of the race (Mont-Sainte-Anne sector). It’s mandatory to officially register the pacer. In order to do this, you have to give the pacer’s name when you’ll go grab your bib number. A special accredited pacer bib will be issued at the pacer’s name for the cost of 10$ (hard cash only accepted). The pacer should wear it visible upfront at all time. This person will be waiting the venue of the runner at the Transition Zone at the base of Mont-Sainte-Anne where he can also offer him care, material and food.

  • It is strictly prohibited to help physically a runner, except in case of emergency ;
  • The pacer should stay at all times with his runner, except in case of emergency ;
  • In case of quitting, the pacer can’t continue the race ;
  • Only one pacer is allowed and should remain the same all along the segment ;
  • The pacer can assist his runner at the Feed Zones, but he can’t arrive before him at the station to begin with his supplying ;
  • Under no circumstances, the pacer can’t carry equipment, food and liquid.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR THE QMT (110 km)

The participant must have completed a Trail Running Race* with a minimum of 65 points, according to the following** :

1 km = 1 point and 100 meters of D + = 1 point, for example : 50 km with 1500m D + = 50 + 15 = 65 points.

*Must be a linear path or including only one loop.

**At the most 2 years prior to the current Quebec Mega Trail edition.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR THE QMT 50 mile (80 km)

The participant must have completed a Trail Running Race* with a minimum of 50 points, according to the following** :

1 km = 1 point et and 100 meters of D + = 1 point, for example : 40 km with 1000m D + = 40 + 10 = 50 points.

*Must be a linear path or including only one loop.

**At the most 2 years prior to the current Quebec Mega Trail edition.

 


TICKET BLUE LABEL TRAIL

The Blue Label Trail is a privileged “ticket” that will be given to those who get the opportunity to register to the QMT without the required qualification. To obtain this ticket, the runner must complete a certified Blue Label Trail under the time determined by the QMT. The QMT chooses these runners because the organizers place the safety of the runners on top of their priorities.

The races that wish to obtain a Blue Label Trail certification should submit their application before April 1st 2019 for the 2019 QMT edition; and before April 1st 2020 for the 2020 QMT edition.

Send your request to : qc@megatrail.info

 

2019 RACES CERTIFIED BLUE LABEL TRAIL :

La Clinique du Coureur Trail – June 8th – 30 KM | Time Required  = less than 04 :00 :00 (valid for 2019)

Le Coureur des bois Trail – May 20th – 34 KM | Time Required = less than 03 :45 :00 (valid for 2019)


 

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

All participants who have the Canadian Citizenship are eligible to compete at both Canadian Championships (Ultra Trail (110k) | Mountain running (10 K)).


 

ELITE INVITATIONS

From 2020, the organisation will offer to elite runners :

  • Free admission* for the performances (1st, 2nd and 3rd positions)** for International Trail races (out of Canada) (ITRA member or non-member) ;
  • Free admission* for the first positions** (women and men) for a Canadian Trail race (ITRA member or non-member) ;
  • Free admission* to men that have an ITRA performance rating equal or superior to 750 ;
  • Free admission* to women that have an ITRA performance rating equal or superior to 600 ;
  • 50% discount* to men that have an ITRA performance rating between 700 and 749 ;
  • 50% discount* to women that have an ITRA performance rating between 550 and 599 ;

 

Send your application to : qc@megatrail.info

 

*Limited quantity available, valid for all distances.

**The international performances or the first canadian positions granted for the QMT and the QMT 50 mile must have been obtained during a race that respects the minimal eligibility prerequisites.

 

 

 

 

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