The responsibility for the safety of the trailers rests not only on the Organizers but also on the trailer himself.
Therefore he MUST respect the Regulations and follow the instructions, namely those concerning abandonment, and clocking-in at the checkpoints.
Please note that an abandonment not reported, a clocking-in not done, causes an automatic and useless launching of researches (Gendarmerie, CRS Montagne, Helycopter, safety teams, etc)
Act responsibly, follow the Regulations
The security and medical assistance are entrusted to “SOCCORSO ALPINO” (Alpine and Caving Rescue) in Limone Piemonte for the italian section and to AMSAR (Association Mediterranéenne de Secour et Aide Radio) assisted by UNASS from Marseille for the french section .
The route of the run is covered by two radio networks and two mountain relays assured by AMSAR and by a network of Alpine Rescue. The rescuers, the controllers, the race directors, the refreshment points, the race openers (“ouvreur”) and the sweepers (“balai”) all have a portable transmitter so as to be continually in contact between themselves and with the race PC- the central coordination point at the arrival at Cap d’Ail.
To enroll the trailer must have completed a trail of longer than 50km and with more than 2,000 metres of positive climb (or 40km and 3,000metres positive climb) in 2010/11/12.
The trailer must also have a medical certificate dated less than a year before the date of the Cro-Magnon that affirms their ability to participate in long-lasting races in altitude.
The Regulations of Trail must have been read and accepted as a condition of enrolment.
The Regulations list the obligatory clothing and equipment that trailers must carry
The number of enrolments accepted in the Cro-Magnon is limited to 400; and for the Neander-Trail to 120.
The race route is divided into two sections; the Alpine section between Limone and Authion, and the Mediterranean section between Authion and Cap d’Ail
The start at Limone is at 05.00 so as all trailers will have left the Alpine section at Authion “Redoute” before 19.00 and dusk.
The run route is checked in the month before the race. In the week before the race the trail is marked according to well defined rules. See “beaconing” on the menu.
The race PC (PC Course) keeps a constant eye on the changing weather conditions on France Météo and keeps the Race Directors up to date with any developments
The Organising Committee reserves the right to call the race off at any moment if it considers that the security or weather conditions render this necessary.
A few hours before the start the race openers (“ouvreur”) go along the run route to check that the marking is all ok.
The trailers are strongly advised to have a GPS. The course track is available on this site.
Each runner will receive a chip together with their bib number. At the Start the runner must register with this chip and show the bib number, which must be clearly visible; placed above the waist to the front.
The last runner is accompanied by the sweeper (“balais”), an expert trailer who closes the race and carries a satellite position tracker that allows the PC to follow his position.
There are a total of 6 refreshment stations on the race route at each of which there is a time barrier beyond which the trailers will be considered out of the race and won’t be permitted to continue. The maximum time allowed to finish the race is 28 hours
Bags with a change of clothes will be transported to the half-way refreshment station at Camp d’Argent where trailers will leave the Alpine section and enter the Mediterranean section.
Along the race route there are 6 control points where registration is obligatory and important for the security of the runners. In fact, cross referencing the passage of the runners between successive control points means the organisers can verify that there are no missing runners.
iIf a trailer is found to be missing at a control point after the sweeper has passed, the service personnel at that station must immediately inform the PC and the race directors, and together with