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Rules

GENERAL RULES

Each participant is obliged to inform themselves about and follow the rules given by the management of BAMM/ Race director.

Participation is at your own risk.

The payment is binding. When presenting a medical certificate showing cause for cancellation, 75% will be refunded if you unsubscribe by 1 June, after which no refund will be made.

When registering, you will make a “user” profile that makes it possible to see you class and names. If you would like to change name please contact race director. A change of class and name can also be made in the competition secretariat in Riksgränsen until the day before the start.

If for any reason you are not able to participate, if you wish to, you are responsible for reselling your place via your login. We recommend that you use BAMM’s Facebook page as a forum for selling your starting point.

Minimum age 18 years for distances 50 and 70. For the 30-distance, the minimum age is 16 years (turning 16 during the calendar year) with the written approval of the guardian. In addition, the total age of the team must be at least 34.

When participating in BAMM 10, the minimum age is 16 years, or written approval of the guardian.

Participants must follow the course markings.

In the event of a canceled competition, only the entry fee  – 100Sek/team (administration fee) will be refunded.

The teams shall consist of two persons; men, women, or mix. Dogs are not allowed.

EXERCISE CLASS (out of competition day 2)

  • Day 2 there are also exercise classes. Exercise classes are there to make it possible for as many people as possible to participate on day 2, even if the team for some reason does not complete day 1.
  • It is not possible to register for an exercise class in advance.
  • Exercise class is available at distances 30, 50 and 70.
  • Teams that exceed the maximum times on day 1 may start on day 2, but then in a shorter exercise class.
  • Teams that break day 1 have the right to start in a shorter exercise class.
  • Teams formed in the night camp run day 2 in a suitable exercise class.
  • Teams in the distance 30 may start in exercise class 30 if the competition management approves it.
  • The competition management has the right to place teams in the exercise class.

EQUIPMENT

All mandatory equipment must be able to be presented on request and at the finish line.

All equipment must be carried throughout the course.

For participants in the 30-distance, the competition organization transports the team’s tent and two sleeping bags / sleeping bag systems. These should fit in a 60 liter plastic bag. This plastic bag is given to the competitor by the competition organization. No other equipment may be in the plastic bag.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT FOR BAMM 10 

  • Compass
  • Bottle
  • Hat or buff
  • mitts / gloves
  • Insulating sweater that fits your body size. For example down, fleece or wool.
  • Wind and waterproof jacket with hood
  • Whistle
  • Energy bar or similar
  • Number tag (available from the organizer)
  • Map (available from the organizer)
  • A SportIdent badge / participant

MANDATORY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT FOR BAMM 30, 50 AND 70

  • Map (available from the organizer)
  • 2 number tags, obtained by the organizer (the number tag must be worn visibly and the advertisement must not be folded away) The exception for visible number tags is when reinforcing clothing, then the number tag may be under coveralls.
  • A SportIdent badge / team – (can be rented by the organizer in connection with registration, if you bring your own, the SI badge’s control number must be entered when registering)
  • Wrist strap for attaching SportIdent tag. (obtained by the organizer)
  • Compass, must be a “real” compass, compass watches are not approved.
  • Water bottle 0.7 liters or several bottles with a total volume of 0.7 liters.
  • Sleeping pad. At least 5 mm thick covering the back from the crotch to the neck. Substrates of balloons or air mattresses made to be used as bath toys are not permitted. Only inflatable sleeping pads that are made to be a sleeping pad are approved.
  • Sleeping bag. (Transported by the organizer for participants in the 30-distance)
  • Hat or buff.
  • Mitts / gloves.
  • Insulating sweater that fits your body size. For example down, fleece or wool. Vest or undershirt is not allowed
  • Underwear for dry change.
  • Wind and waterproof trousers, taped seams.
  • Wind and waterproof jacket with hood, taped seams. Ponchos are not allowed.
  • Whistle.
  • Emergency supplies, for example energy bar or equivalent (at least 50g), must be able to be displayed at the finish line.
  • Pen for correction of map information, type of pen is your own responsibility to choose, but the pen should work to write / mark on the map in Tyvek (thin plastic material) where the writing can then also withstand wet conditions.
  • Headlamp

Keep in mind that the competition takes place in mountain terrain and that the weather can change quickly. Do not be too stingy with equipment and food. Use common sense.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT FOR THE TEAM FOR THE TEAM BAMM 30, 50 AND 70

  • Kitchen and fuel (enough to be able to boil a liter of cold water in the kitchen you have brought with you)
  • 1st aid kit containing: elastic bandage (at least 2 meters x 8 cm unstretched, self-adhesive is recommended) and sterile compress with pressure bandage (ie first bandage)
  • Tent (must accommodate two people and their packing, withstand rain and be equipped with floors, ceilings and walls, only mosquito nets in any part are not approved

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

• Barometric altimeter

GPS:
GPS in phones or watches does not need to be locked in the backpack. Watches with GPS may only be used as altimeters. Any distance measurement function must be pre-programmed. Telephones may only be used as a camera except in case of emergency, then as an emergency telephone. Other use will be counted as cheating and lead to disqualification. Its okay to call a friend/partner and upload picture on SoMe channels.
Other GPSs that “only” function as GPS and have a display must be stored sealed in the backpack.

TRACK, CONTROLS, TIMING

  • The controls must be carried out and stamped in the correct order (Max 15 sek in between the members)
  • The competitors are responsible for ensuring that they have the correct SportIdent badge after the competition organization has handed it out when registering the team.
  • The SportIdent stick must be worn on the wrist, must be mounted before the start and must not be removed until after the competition. 
  • End result is based on the total time plus any time additions. Any additional time is added to the end time.

THE TEAM’S RESPONSIBILITY 

  • The team may not receive help from outsiders except in an emergency. By outsiders is meant someone who is not a member of your team. 
  • The team is obliged to stick together throughout the competition.
  • The team is obliged to comply with the rules of conduct provided by the race director.
  • If the team breaks the competition, they must report this to the rage management. It is not allowed for a teammate to continue on his own. However, it is allowed to put together new teams in the night camp.
  • If an accident occurs, the teammate must give first aid and call for help.
  • The team is obliged to assist another team that needs help in the event of injury or other danger.
  • The team may not leave the night camp after the finish on day 1 until the start on day 2.
  • The team must hang a number plate visible by the tent in the night camp. Littering is strictly forbidden.
  • What the team brings out on the mountain must also be taken home again, such as food bags, gas containers, used socks etc.

DISQUALIFICATION, TIME EXTENSION, COMPENSATION 

If the team is disqualified, no refund of participation fee will be received.

A team may be disqualified if:

• The team misses some control or takes them in the wrong order.

• The team does not follow the directives given by the officials.

• The team does not stick together.

• The team does not follow the rules given before and during the competition.  

• Something that has not been foreseen by the competition management but which is judged so seriously that it will lead to disqualification.

A team receives a time supplement if any of the mandatory equipment is missing or does not meet the requirements.

The time supplement is 30 minutes per missing personal equipment.

The time supplement is 60 minutes per missing team equipment

Lost SportIdent stick entails disqualification and must be replaced financially at SEK 350.

Protest Submitted in writing to the competition management no later than 30 minutes after the finish line for a fee of SEK 100.

COMPETITION MANAGEMENT

The competition management has the right to:

• Decide which teams are allowed to participate.

• Disqualify teams.

• Change the appearance of the track.

• Break or postpone the competition due to bad weather conditions and is then not liable for a refund.

• Treat protests and after hearing all the decisions involved, one-sidedly.

• The competition management has the opportunity to take teams off the track even before the maximum time has expired.

• Cancel the competition if too few teams are registered.

• Merge classes if too few teams are registered.

• Bring in more teams even though the registration time has been reached and bypass the queue list.

SPORTIDENT

TIMING WITH SPORT IDENT

SportIdent is the system we use for stamp control and time keeping. It is an electronic stamping system where each participant carries a small “stamping stick” – the SI stick that contains an RFID chip. In this, times and control codes for stamping and crossing the finish line are stored by stamping. All stamping is confirmed by small light and sound signal, if you do not hear/see the signal, no stamping has occurred. Stamping takes about 1 second, usually shorter. All stamping units look the same but have different functions: empty, check, measure and finish. Each team member is given an SI stick, which is to be fastened around the wrist with a bracelet that we provide. This must be done before starting.

BEFORE THE START

Before the start the SI stick needs to be cleared of any old stamps. This is done at a clearing unit next to the start line. Clearing the unit can take a little while, so make sure you wait until you hear the signal and see the light! Everyone needs to check with a control before the race that the SI stick is cleared!

DURING THE COMPETITION

During the course, competitors must stamp electronically in the control units along the way. We will check to make sure that team members don’t stamp with excessive intervals in between stamps (see rules). The control units are attached to wooden canes along with orienteering sheets and a pin terminal. If there is no light and sound when you try to stamp, the SI stick isn’t working, and you’ll need to use the pin terminal and reference the orientation sheet to make your stamp.

Before the SI stick loses power, you should notice it chirping repeatedly for a while. If this is occurring while you’re trying to stamp, use the pin terminal instead.

AT THE FINISH LINE

At the finish line we stamp a ‘Finishing stamp’. That will indicate the stop time for your team, but please continue on to the final terminal immediately as the speaker will want your time as soon as possible. The final terminal is attached to a computer that reads the SI sticks, which we will check to ensure you stamped correctly and which time you got. After the competition end, please make sure to return the SI stick.