2.1 Participation terms
2.2 The competitions are uniquely disputed by the participants properly registered and accepted by the organization and within the terms and conditions set in this regulation;
2.3 The participation is open to all comers, without distinction of nationality or gender, born before 2002 inclusive;
2.4 The competitions itineraries demand from the participants former experience and specific training in this kind of athletics variant, as well as a good fitness level and an adequate management of the physical and mental strain, that will enable them to accomplish the challenge;
2.5 Each participant assumes total responsibility for the assessment of his/her respective physical condition. The Organization reinforces that the participants'fitness level should be adequate to the characteristics of highly demanding competitions, which combine the significant harshness of the ground with its considerable unevenness, allied to the effort of achieving long distances in weather conditions that might be adverse. Particular care in passing by areas with cliffs as well as lumpy and slippery ground should also be adopted. Each participant must, therefore, realistically ascertain his/her self-reliance in a mountainous environment, thus enabling an appropriate reaction while managing the issues inherent to this kind of competition, such as extreme exhaustion, digestive problems, muscle and joint pain and injuries, as well;
2.6 The Organization recommends that the participants undertake a sports medical examination to certify their ability to carry out this kind of physical activity;
2.7 Either before or during the competition, the Organization reserves the right, if it so wishes, to move away any participant that shows signs of pathology able to undermine his/her health and well-being;
2.8 By registering, the participants unconditionally accept to comply with the rules set in this regulation, as well as with any further participation norms released through the several communication tools by the Organization. The participants assume feeling physically and psychologically prepared to the physical strain inherent to the sports competition in which they will participate, the Organization bearing no responsibility for the occurrence of accidents, incidents, illnesses, injuries or any other physical damages due to the participants health status that may occur before, during and after their participation in the competitions. In effect, by clicking in the field to confirm the registration, the participant expresses his/her agreement with the conditions, terms and rules of registration and participation in the competitions, in accordance with what is set in this regulation, which is the equivalent to declaring the following:
I have read and agree to the Azores Bravos Trail regulation, available at the site www.azoresbravostrail.com.
I acknowledge my health status and confirm that I hold all physical and psychological conditions to participate in the competition.
I assume that I won’t participate in the competition if my health conditions change after the registration.
By participating in the competition, I entitle the Organization and the competition partners to the free and unconditional use of my image. As such, I assign all rights to the use of my image, namely captured in the photos and filming that will take place during the competitions, thus renouncing to receive any amount that might be earned with their release in support communicational pieces.
It is knowingly and voluntarily that I participate in the competition, completely exempting the Organization, partners, directors, collaborators and other companies linked to the organization of the competition of any responsibility resulting from my participation, before, during and after it, namely with regard to the loss or spoilage of personal objects due to theft, damages or any other reasons not attributable to the Organization.
I acknowledge the cancellation conditions of the competition, which I accept in full.
2.9 Notwithstanding the provision of the previous number, the participant must fill in the consent form, to be released by the Organization, and return it properly signed at the Registrar’s Office at the check-in;
2.10 In case of doubt concerning the rules set in this regulation or related to any matter inherent to the carrying out of the competitions, participants may contact the Organization in order to clarify them;
2.11 The bib is personal and, as such, untransferable. It must be placed and kept clearly visible during the entire competition, over the clothes upon the chest or abdomen areas. It can’t be set on the leg, the back or the backpack;
2.12 The participants in the competitions will receive a tag for theirs bags containing a change of clothing, which will be directly sent to the finish line area. The participants hand over their bags at the starting point and these will be returned to them upon arrival, against the presentation of the bib;
2.13 The Organization declines any responsibilities regarding the content of these bags. The Organization also declines any responsibility for any loss or damage that might impair the participants’equipments. Participants exonerate the Organization of any responsibility for the loss or damage of personal objects, under all circumstances;
2.14 The Organization will only transport the bags containing a change of clothing;
2.15 In case a registered athlete doesn’t participate in the competition, and his/her documents and eventual gifts aren’t collected at the Registrar’s Office, this material won’t be sent to the owner;
2.16 Participants have 12 hours to go through the 55 km of the long competition and 7 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 30 km of the shorter competition. Failure to comply with these limits implies the participant’s declassification;
2.17 Sticks are the only locomotion auxiliary means allowed;
2.18 External help to the participants is only allowed nearby the official supply stations;
2.19 In both itineraries, it is forbidden to accompany the participants with any kind of vehicle, whether or not motorized;
2.20 Due to logistics, the Azores Bravos Trail is limited to 500 participants in the total of both competitions;