Rules & Regulations – MTB North Marathon 2018


Name: North Marathon

Date: 17th August 2019

Location: Pomârla/Botoșani


MTB North Marathon is a MTB biking competition, open to any professional or amateur biker, registered or unregistered in a biking club, who owns a bike in a suitable technical state, a protection helmet, has a minimum of equipment, experience and knowledge in this area and is in good health condition. A special biking helmet is mandatory for entering the competition.


MTB North Marathon is organized by Asociatia Club Sportiv Nord with the support of City Hall of Pomârla and Romanian Cycling Federation. It is part of the festival Zilele Nordului. Participation in this competition is made at your own risk and it is mandatory for you to read its Rules & Regulations. You must also complete a declaration before the competition, stating your health and physical condition, on the website

If you are a minor, the responsibility is both yours and one of your parents’ (or legal guardian’s), by signing the „Participation Agreement” by your parent (legal guardian).


Signing the agreement implies that you have read, understood and accepted these Rules & Regulations. Completing your registration by filling in the registration form means that you have read and understood the Rules & Regulations.


The race format is XCM (Cross Country Marathon). It complies with the rules and regulations of UCI and the Romanian Cycling Federation. Starting 2019, MN MTB is part of the circuit MTB Moldova Cup. (


Part I : Registration, entry fee and race package


Registration is made online, on the website until 31st July. After this date, we cannot guarantee you will receive a race package. Depending on the number of registered contestants, the organizer will decide if registrations will also be open on the day of the race.


Means of registration:

  • Online, on our website: , through bank transfer or online, by card. After filling in the registration form, you have 5 days to validate your registration by making the payment. Otherwise, your registration will not be taken into consideration.
  • On the day of the race, registrations can be made at the starting point of the race, by paying in cash.


  • The race package includes: competition number, technical biking t-shirt, CIP timing, gift package, hydration points, participation diploma, voucher for the competition raffle, invitation at the bikers’ dinner, after party in Poiana Teioasa and invitation for the Zilele Nordului festival, finisher’s medal. The organizers reserve the right to modify the content of the race package. All modifications will be announced. The technical t-shirt can only be guaranteed for registration validated before 15th



  • Prizes: medals, trophies, cash prizes worth 10540 lei, gifts from the partners of the competition.


  • Free accommodation for the participants in the official camping places from Pomarla and Darabani (a maximum of two persons tent and one car is accepted.)
  • Entry fees:


  1. Children (under 15): 50 lei (1st February – 17th August)
  2. Adults (including 15-18):

– 1st February – 15th March = 90 lei

– 16th March – 1st June = 110 lei

– 2nd June – 31st July = 130 lei

– Competition day = 150 lei


In order to validate your registration, you must check the options “I have read and agreed to the rules and regulations of the contest” and “I declare I am medically able to attend this competition”. Validation and assignment of your competition number will only be made after your payment of the entry fee.


Your payment can include the fees for more participants; in order to do so, please send an e-mail at, specifying the full name of the participants.

Information about picking up the race package, as well as the full schedule of the competition will be available shortly before the competition.

Those who registered and are not present at the start of the race will be disqualified by the organizers. Those who abandon the competition will not receive a refund of the entry fee.


The start/finish area is the center of Pomârla. (


Nutrition/ technical assistance points


Nutrition points: 5

Technical points: 2

Control points: 10

Task force cars: 3

Ambulance: 1

Teams area: an area dedicated for team tents next to Start/Finish

Contact for emergencies and derailing from the route: Adi Chelariu/0733088065

Contact for the camping place in Pomârla: Florin Ursuleanu/0753123915

Routes responsible: Valeriu Catargiu / 0721229365

Contact for registrations/ validations:, Bogdan/0748701717

General contact: Alex Teioșanu,,  0757-500316



Part II: Age categories and prizes


Starting 2019, MTB North Marathon complies with the new FRC rules and regulations, the first step towards international accreditation. Therefore, the contestants in performance categories must have a valid UCI license. For the amateur contestants it is not mandatory to be enrolled in a biking club.


You can register for one of the following categories:



Long track: 60km+ (marathon)

  • Elite M/F
  • U23 M
  • Certified by FRC:
  • Master 1 M – 30-39
  • Master 2 M – 40 – 49
  • Master 3 M – 50+
  • Master F – 30+


Short track: cca. 40 km

  • Juniors M/F
  • Cadets M/F
  • Certified by FRC:
  • Master 1 M – 30-39
  • Master 2 M – 40 – 49
  • Master 3 M – 50+
  • Master F – 30+



  • 1st place = 250 lei
  • 2nd place = 150 lei
  • 3rd place = 100 lei


For the elite category, the minimum number of participants for the competition to be validated is 3; for the rest of the categories, it is 7. If there are less participants, there will be no cash prizes.





1.1 Short track – male (cca. 40 km)


  • 15-18 years old
  • 19-29 years old
  • 30-39 years old
  • 40-49 years old
  • Over 50 years old


1.2 Short track – female – OPEN system


1.3 Long track – male


  • 15-18 years old
  • 19-29 years old
  • 30-39 years old
  • 40-49 years old
  • Over 50 years old


1.4 Long track – female – OPEN system



  • 1st place = 100 lei
  • 2nd place = 70 lei
  • 3rd place = 50 lei

A general short/long track cash prize will be awarded for both masculine and feminine competition (100 lei).



– cca. 1.5 km

  • 5-6 years old
  • 7-8 years old
  • 9-10 years old
  • 11-12 years old
  • 13-14 years old

The prizes will be offered by sponsors and partners (diplomas, medals etc.).


You should register in one of the mentioned categories according to your age at the start of the race (17th August 2019).

If the number of participants for an Amateur category is less than 7 (seven), the respective category will be merged with a proximate category. For the elite category, the minimum number of participants in order for it to be validated is 3 (three). The other professional categories must have a minimum of 7 contestants for the cash prizes to be awarded.


Contestants will start the competition depending on their category: firstly the professional categories and the amateur ones afterwards. Kids’ race will start at a different hour.



Part III: The schedule


The schedule of the competition will be announced via e-mail to all the validated participants, minimum one week in advance of the start.


Part IV: Participants’ obligations


  1. providing correct and complete information for the registration;
  2. paying the entry fee no later than picking up the race package;
  3. using a protection helmet throughout the entire race (MANDATORY);
  4. for the long track: using a MTB bike (no restrictions for the short track);
  5. putting up the competition number so that it is visible (on the handlebar of the bike, up front). The number should only be taken off after crossing the finish line or after the organizers validated your abandon;
  6. carefully following the trail and checking in at every control point of the trail (it is forbidden to use shortcuts);
  7. respecting the time limit mentioned in the part Trails. Participants that do not respect the time frame will automatically be registered as “abandon”;
  8. moving orderly behind the police car from the starting point to where the highway ends (if it will be the case);
  9. respecting the rules, advice and indications that the organizers or the police give throughout the competition and the special regulations in the frontier area;
  10. paying attention and respecting the traffic rules on the public roads;
  11. paying attention to the obstacles that may occur off the public roads: people, animals, branches etc.;
  12. adapting the speed and biking style in the areas marked as dangerous;
  13. paying attention to the direction changes in the trail;
  14. having a fair-play attitude;
  15. not creating dangerous situations for themselves or other participants;
  16. not using electrical bikes, motorcycles, towing from other vehicles (unless abandoning the competition);
  17. announcing the closest control point (or the organizers, by phone) of any serious issue encountered on the trail, including abandon. The abandon can only be announced by the participant (by phone or at the control/nutrition points, where he/she will wait for the organizers to validate the abandon);
  18. not throwing garbage/ non-biodegradable items on the trail (there will be special spots to do so at the control points);
  19. respecting the nature and the people they encounter throughout the trail;
  20. respecting the regulations and imposed behavior in the frontier area;
  21. being aware that their participation in this competition is made in full knowledge of their physical and mental ability to participate in the event;
  22. being responsible for their own security and safety.


The organizers, partners, sponsors and volunteers that are involved in organizing the event will not be made responsible for any injuries, deaths or damages that may occur during the event or as a result of the event.


Any accident that may occur during the competition because of the disregard of the rules & regulations and/or disregard of legal traffic rules by participants will be the responsibility of those involved in the accident.


By registering in this competition, contestants agree that the organizers manage their personal data and use their photos from the contest, only in promoting the event.


Part V Prizes


The cash prizes budget is 10.540 lei (their distribution has been thoroughly detailed in Chapter II). The money can be willingly donated to the MTB Bike Fund (by specifying so in the registration form). All the participants that finish the race in the specified time frame will be awarded participation diplomas and medals. Also, participants will receive gifts from our sponsors and partners (these will be announced on our Facebook page and in the newsletters).



Part VII Declarations


By accepting the rules & regulations and completing the registration form, the participant is self-declaring that:


  • he/she is physically, mentally and medically suitable to participate in the sports competition MTB North Marathon. He or she is, therefore, exonerating the organizers and those directly involved in the Marathon (sponsors, partners, volunteers, authorities) of any responsibility regarding demands that he/she or his/her successors might have in the potential events of injuries, sickness, death or other medical issues that may appear during the competition;


  • he/she is aware of all the aspects regarding the actual participation in the competition and the risks that may appear (according to the Rules & Regulations of the competition);


  • he/she agrees if the organizer (or its sponsors and partners) will use his/her name, photos, videos, quotes for marketing and advertising reasons or for promoting events co-organized by Asociatia Nord and Asociatia Fapte.


Therefore, the participants are taking upon themselves the full responsibility for any injury or damages that may result from their participation in the competition.



Part VII Others


Organizers reserve the right to use the image and name of the participants in advertising purposes of the event (present or future) and other marketing materials needed for the evaluation/presentation of the event that is representing MTB North Marathon.


In case of force majeure, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the competition. In this case, the registered participants will be refunded the entry fee. Any other potential expenses (such as transportation, accommodation – other than the Zilele Nordului camping, meals – other than the festive meal) are not the organizers’ responsibility.


Organizers reserve the right to modify the Rules & Regulations, but only if they announce the changes on the website of the competition no later than 16th August 2019, 23:59. In extreme cases, any changes will be notified at the race packages pick-up points.


The personal data mentioned in the registration form will not be used for any other purpose than verifying the competition category the participant has registered for.



There are 3 trails:

  1. Amateur kids (under 15): approx. 1,5 km
  2. Short track: approx. 40 km
  3. Marathon: approx. 60+ km


Technical details about the trails, maps and altimetry will be presented no later than 10th August 2019.


Time frame:

  1. AMATEURS: 4 (four) hours for all the short tracks and 6 (six) hours for the long tracks.
  2. PROFESSIONAL: 3 (three) and 50 (fifty) minutes for males and 4 (four) and 30 (thirty) minutes for females.
  3. AMATEUR KIDS: unlimited.




The 80 MTB North Marathon volunteers will be chosen from the local youth. They will make sure the contestants are safe and comfortable on the trails, the control and nutrition points and will take care of logistical issues in the start/finish areas.



Annex 1: Participation agreement for minors


MTB North Marathon

17th August 2019 – Pomârla, Jud. Botoșani




Full name and surname of the participant: …………………………………………………………………………..

Personal Identification Code  …………………………………………………….



I, the undersigned ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

residing in  …………………………………………………………………………………………

owner of Identity Card  …………………………, phone number ………………………………………

as parent/legal guardian of the participant, I self-declare that my son/daughter is medically able to participate in the competition



MTB North Marathon, 9th Edition, 2019



We take upon ourselves the responsibility for our son’s/daughter’s participation and we guarantee that the Rules & Regulations of the competition (from the website will be respected.



Parent’s/legal guardian’s signature:







Bike Fund is a charitable project.

MTB North Marathon wishes to encourage using the bike as an alternative mean of transportation to and from school, both in rural and crowded urban areas. This habit is important for the health of the youths, but also an act of respect for the environment.

The organizers, participants and sponsors of MTB North Marathon all contribute to the Bike Fund, through which kids from the local communities where the event takes place receive new bikes, as donations.

The Bike Fund gets its resources from private donations from sport lovers and from the prizes fund of MTB North Marathon. The participants have the option to donate their potential prizes in the registration form or at the event. Those who do not wish to donate their prizes will receive them in cash.

The money in the Bike Fund will be used to buy new bikes for the unprivileged kids and youths in the local community.

In 2018, 5 MTB bikes have been donated to the children in Pomârla.