„RAJD BESKIDY” SHORT COURSE – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. General conditions.
1.1. “Rajd Beskidy” is a sports and recreation competition which consists of running or trekking, riding a
bike (Mountain Terrain Bike), kayaking, climbing tasks and other activities. The route is neither
marked nor set out. Checkpoints are marked by visible kites and competitors choose the way between
them on their own.
1.2. The Organizer is Stowarzyszenie Rajd Beskidy, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, ul. Krakowska 183, NIP 9372751428.
Contact mobile: +48 602 257 486, email: email@example.com. Website: www.rajdbeskidy.pl.
1.3. Start is located in Bielsko-Biala. Finish and the base of the race are located in the resort „Willa Bieńkula”
(www.willabienkula.nocowanie.pl) Narciarska str. 11, 43-370 Szczyrk, Poland.
Race takes place in Beskidy Mountains in Poland.
1.4. The competition will be held from 23 th to 25
th June 2023. It will take place regardless the weather conditions.
1.5. The main goal of the race is exploring Beskidy mountains, testing navigation skills as well as testing
physical and mental condition.
2. Terms of participation.
2.1. The main condition of participation is accepting these Terms and Conditions.
2.2. Only adults (over 18 years old) may participate in the competition.
2.3. Participation in the competition is voluntary. Participants are aware that the competition takes place
in a difficult, mountain terrain where the probability of suffering injuries, injuries, accidents etc. is high.
Participants are required to call the emergency services themselves, if needed. Participants start on their
own risk. In no case will they have any claims or seek compensation from the Organizer.
3.1. Participants have to fill the application form available on the website www.rajdbeskidy.pl.
3.2. Entry fees:
Paid until 31.01.2023
100 EUR / 480 PLN / 2500
CZK / team
Paid from 01.02.2023
130 EUR / 630 PLN / 3300 CZK / team
Bank account: 17 1600 1462 1737 7217 9000 0001, BIC/SWIFT: PPABPLPKXXX; owner: Stowarzyszenie Rajd Beskidy
In the bank transfer title please specify team’s name.
Entry fee includes: 2 sets of maps, control cards, start numbers, transport of bikes and all stuff between
TA’s and finish line, kayaks with paddles and life jackets, accident insurance, tracking, professional
support for special tasks, medical protection, official race vest, medal, cups for the winners, dinner at the
end of the race with a prize ceremony.
3.3. Team may resign from the participation in the competition. If the Organizer gets the information
about the resignation before 30.04.2023, the team will receive 100% refund. If the Organizer gets the
information about the resignation 01.05.2023 – 22.05.2023, team will receive refund: 50% of the entry
fee. If the Organizer gets the information about the resignation after 22.05.2023, team will not get any
refund. If the competition is cancelled due to current epidemic situation, Team will get full refund of the
3.4. The Organizer is able to issue a VAT invoice, if requested.
4. Race course, maps, time limits, penalties.
4.1. The course is around 135 km long with 3.200 m of elevation gain. It consists of MTB (70 km, 1.500
m D+), trekking (50 km, 1.700 m D+), kayak (15 km), climbing tasks and other activities. 2 members per
team. Above mentioned distances are approximate, they may vary depending on navigation skills and route
chosen by the Team.
4.2. The order of completing checkpoints will be shown at the maps. All checkpoints have equal
importance. They are marked by kites with needle punch or letter code. In some special cases,
participants may confirm it by taking a photo and presenting it at the finish line.
4.3. Organizer provides touristic maps and other special maps. Scale from 1:5 000 to 1:40 000. Maps are
made on waterproof paper. It is forbidden to use any other maps and any GPS devices for navigation
4.4. Time limit is 26 hours. All breaks are included in the time limit.
4.5. If the Team fails to complete special task, it will get the penalty one hour per person per task failure.
Special tasks are not checkpoints.
4.6. If the Participant breaks any rule of these Rules of competition, Organizer will award time penalties
adequate to the violation committed. The Organizer may disqualify the Team due to breaking “fair play”
rules, great violations or medical reasons.
4.7. The Team cannot split up on the route. The Team is obliged to presence themselves all together at
5.1. The results are determined by:
First of all: total amount of completed checkpoints.
Second of all: time at the finish line + time penalties.
There is no ex aequo for places 1 to 3. In this case, the result will be determined by an additional task at
the finish line.
5.2. There will be male (MM) and mixed (MIX) classification without age categories. Female teams will be
included in MIX category.
5.3. Only teams which complete at least one checkpoint will be classified.
5.4. Classification will be based on control cards (alternatively photos from checkpoints without kites).
The control card must be in a good condition, which allows to be read. The GPS track is not a proof of a
presence at the checkpoint.
5.5. If there is no kite where it should be located, the Participant should write on the control card “BPK”
(in Polish it means no checkpoint) and take a photo of a place.
5.6. Unofficial results will be published no later than on the 26 th of June 2023. Participants are allowed to
submit claim (personally, by email or mobile phone) within three days from the publication of unofficial
results. After this time the results become official.
6.1. In case of resignation, Team must inform the Organizer as soon as possible.
6.2. In case of resignation of one of the team members, other members are able to continue the race but
only after Organizer’s allowance. Incomplete team will not be classified.
6.3. In case of resignation, the Organizer does not provide transport to the race office.
7. Mandatory equipment.
7.1. Mandatory equipment.
– official race BIB (provided by organiser) – 1 x per competitor
– start number – 2 pieces per competitor (the first one on the bike, the second one on the backpack)
– whistle – 1 x per competitor
– headlamp with the required batteries for each stage – 1 x per competitor
– shell layer top – 1 x per competitor
– mid layer top – 1 x per competitor
– baselayer top – 1 x per competitor
– baselayer legs – 1 x per competitor
– beanie or buff – 1 x per competitor
– magnetic compass – 1 x per team
– course information and maps (provided by organiser) – 1 x per team
– control card (provided by organiser) – 1 x per competitor
– survival blanket – 1 x per competitor
– first aid kid (contents specified separately) – 1 x per team
– cell phone with fully charged battery and app RATUNEK (available at Google Play and AppStore);
should be turned off; for emergency use only – 1 x per team
– GPS tracker turned on all the time (provided by organiser) – 1 x per team
– digital camera – 1 x per team
– marker – 1 x per team
Mountain bike stages:
– mountain bike – 1 x per competitor
– helmet – 1 x per competitor
– front light white (not the headlamp) – 1 x per competitor
– rear light red – 1 x competitor
– cycle repair kit, extra tube for each bicycle, bicycle pump – 1 x per team
– bike lock
– boat (provided by organiser)
– paddle (provided by organiser) – 1 x per competitor
– lifejacket (provided by organiser) – 1 x per competitor
– whistle attached to the lifejacket – 1 x per competitor
– climbing harness – 1 x per competitor
– helmet (could be bike helmet) – 1 x per competitor
– belay device – 1 x per competitor
– locking carabiner – 3 x per competitor
– loop min. 60cm – 3 x per competitor
First aid kit:
– pressure bandage – 2 pieces
– triangular bandage – 1 piece
– wound dressing – 4 pieces
– strapping tape – 1 piece
– antihistamine – 4 doses
– anti-diarrhoeal – 4 doses
– medical gloves – 1 piece
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7.2. It is forbidden to have any devices used for GPS navigation and connecting with other people, the
Internet, etc. such as mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches. Any other maps are
7.3. During the race, all Participants are obliged to wear official race vests and start numbers.
7.4. Checks of mandatory equipment may occur during the race at any time and any place. Missing
equipment result in time penalties.
8. Personal data, image protection.
8.1. Participants agree to publish their personal data such as name and surname in race results.
8.2. Participants agree to correspondence by e-mail or telephone related to “Rajd Beskidy” or other races
in the future organized by Organizer according to Ogólne Rozporządzenie o Ochronie Danych
Osobowych 2016/679 z dnia 27 kwietnia 2016 r. (RODO). Participant has the right to disagree at any
8.3. Participants agree to have their image published in materials related to the race or other
competitions organized by Organizer in the future.
8.4. Apart from the benefits included in the entry fee and prizes for the winners, Participants are not
entitled to any other gratuities such as remuneration for using image or personal data.
9. Final conditions.
9.1. Participants cannot use any means of transport other than those specified by the Organizer (as well
as transport organized by third parties).
9.2. Participants are obliged to help other Participants as well as third parties in case of emergency. Any
time spent on such an assistance will be deducted from the total time spent on the race.
9.3. Participants are required to comply with applicable regulations (especially COVID-19 rules,
protection of environment, traffic, moving around private properties, agricultural crops, forests). Their
ignorance does not release them from responsibility. Great violations of the regulations may result in
Participant’s disqualification. The Organizer is not responsible for any damages caused to Participants by
third parties and vice versa. Organizer is not responsible for Participants’ personal belongings and bikes.
9.4. The Organizer has the right to amend Rules of competition but the Participants must be informed
about those changes.
9.5. In case Polish and English version of regulations are different, the Polish version is in power.
9.6. In difficult or controversial cases, the final decision will be made by the Organizer.
9.7. The final interpretation of Rules of competition belongs to the Organizer.
Bielsko-Biała, December 2022