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Rules of Swim In Morocco

1. Organisation 
  1.1 Race organisation
◦    HB Sport Consulting
◦    Registered in Morocco no: 25768243
◦    Email: contact@swiminmorocco.com


2. Races

Two races will be offered during the Swim in Morocco-Marchica.
Women and Men categories will be defined.
Aid Stations will be provided by the organization.

3. General Rules

The participants accept the clauses of the regulation defined by the organization without restriction.
Each participant must be at least 14 years old and provide a medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of swimming in open water, dating less than 3 months.

Minors will only be able to compete in the 3km race and we'll need parental consent.

Every swimmer must have health insurance.

Article 4: Entry requirements and entry fee

The rates will be of 400 MAD for Moroccan Resident and 60 euros for no resident (These rates will be valid until 31-08-2017 and for the first 50 registrants).

From this date the rates increase as follows:

For the pack of the resident in Morocco.

From 01-09-2017 to 15-09-2017 and from the 51 th swimmer 550 MAD
From 16-09-2017 700 MAD

Pack for foreigners resident.
From 01-09-2017 to 15-09-2017 and from the 51 th swimmer 75 Euros.
From the 16-09-2017 90 Euros.

(Registration does not include meals, airport transfers and accommodation)

Entry fee is final and will only be reimbursed to 75% against a doctors certificate 2 months prior to the race and reimbursed to 50% against a doctors certificate 1 months prior to the race.

Registration fees will be reimbursed up to 75% in exchange of a medical certificate, 2 months before the race and 50% at least one month before the race.

In both cases 20% of the registration amount is considered a management fee and can not be refunded.

Article 5: Program

Friday, September 22, 2017
9 am - 6 pm: Arrival of the swimmers during the day.
               Collect of race bags and the timing chip.
6 pm: Briefing meeting and explanation of the rules with the race director Mr. Hassan Baraka.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9h: Departure of the 10km.
14h: Departure of the 3km.
6 pm: Awards ceremony.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
       9 am - 6 pm: Departure of participants throughout the day.

Article 6: Categories and prices

Rewards will be offered to the first 3 of the 3kms and 10kms:

All competitors  that will finish the 3km or 10m race, will reiceve a medal and a finisher t-shirt.

Article 7: Race procedure

The swimmers must wear the Swimcap of the race at all times in a visible manner.
Buoys will be located along the water course.
For the 10kms the departure and the arrival will take place in the same place on the outskirts of the city of Nador.
For the 3kms, participants will be routed to the starting point by shuttles, numbered bags will be provided for each swimmer for personal effects, so that they can be picked up on arrival.

Article 8: Race sequence / Race time

The departures of each of the two distances are in the form of a group departure. The elites will be in the front row of the start.
Time allowed: 10kms / 5h; 3 kms / 2h.
Exceeding these time limits will lead to the repatriation of the competitors to the finish line by the organization.

Article 9: Aid Stations

The organization will provide two aid stations points (consisting of water and dried fruit) one on the water and the other on arrival during the 10km event. There will be no aid station on the water for the 3kms other than at the finish line.

Article 10: Assistance

Only the organization's assistance will be allowed on the event.
No medical decision can be challenged by competitors.

Kayaks and zodiacs will be on the watercourse for the safety of the swimmers

Article 11: Abandonment

Voluntary Abandonment: Any swimmer wishing to abandon must notify the organizers rising their hand (on dry land, kayaks and zodiacs). A boat will pick them up and bring them back to dry land.

Medical Abandonment: If the organization deems it's appropriate, a swimmer who has difficulty in finalizing the event will be able to leave the water for the good of his / her health.

Article 12: Insurance

Civil liability: In accordance with the law, the organizers have taken out civil liability insurance for the day of the race.
Participants may, if they wish, take an additional individual insurance for their stay in Morocco.

Article 13: Route

The courses will be marked with buoys and will be placed every 500 m for safety reasons.

Article 14: Obligatory Materials

Required materials:

-Swimming goggles
-Swimcap (provided by the organizer), it must be visible at all times
Recommended materials (Non-exhaustive list):
-Neoprene suit (mandatory if water is below 16 degrees)
-Anti-friction cream
-Solar cream

Article 15: Penalties

Any anti-sporting behavior will be sanctioned by the disqualification of the swimmer
Respect for the organization, competitors, respect for the environment, and all cases that could harm the image of the event and its ethics.
External assistance: Any outside assistance to the organization results in exclusion from the race.
Failure to respect the course defined by the organization excluded from the race.

Article 16: Right to the Image

The competitors agree to give free use of photos / images to HB Sport Consulting, taken at the event for promotional purposes.

Article 17: Complaint

HB Sport reserves the right to modify these regulations, in particular in case of force majeure, exceptional circumstances or any other reasons beyond its control, such as climatic hazards, for example.