The Montée du Nid d’Aigle is run in accordance with the following regulations. Each competitor acknowledges that he/she has read the rules and accepts them at the time of starting the event. All participants agree to abide by these rules by the mere fact of their registration, and release the organizers from liability for any incident or accident that may occur as a result of failure to comply with these rules.
Article 1: ORGANIZATION
The event is open to licensed and unlicensed athletes of all nationalities. It is organized on Saturday, July 22, 2023 by the commune of Saint-Gervais.
Article 2: EVENT DEFINITION
The 36th Nid d’Aigle climb, open only to runners born in 2002 and earlier (from the Espoirs category), is a timed race counting towards the Challenge des Coupes de France de Course en Montagne and the Circuit Coupe du Monde de Course en Montagne. The use of poles and spiked shoes is forbidden during the race, under penalty of disqualification. Sticks are tolerated for the non-timed hike.
Article 2.1: Start times
9am Start of the Montée du Nid d’Aigle at the Parc Thermal du Fayet
Article 2.2: Time barrier
The cut-off time at Champel is 10:40am, at Miage 11:30am. Minibuses will be provided to bring down people in difficulty. Anyone arriving after this time will have their number taken away by the controller and will have to take the shuttle back.
Article 2.3 : REGISTRATION
Registrations must be made before Saturday July 8, 2023 at 8pm, deadline, exclusively online at: https://www.saintgervais.com/activites-et-evenements/les-grands-evenements-de-lannee/la-montee-du-nid-daigle/montee-du-nid-daigle-inscriptions-et-resultats
The event is limited to 500 participants. If this limit is reached before Saturday, July 8, 2023, registrations will be closed. If this is not the case, we will leave online registration open until Thursday 14:00 until 20:00.
! NO REGISTRATION ON THE SPOT!
40€ for timed race and non-timed hike.
This registration includes:
Your participation in the race
The descent by the Mont-Blanc Tramway
Local post-race meal – Festivities and entertainment
Article 3: CANCELLATION OF A REGISTRATION
Possibility to cancel your registration and be reimbursed in full up to 2 weeks before the race subject to proof of medical certificate of contraindication to participation in a competitive mountain running event.
The organization gives itself the right to be able to prohibit any further participation in the Montée du Nid d’Aigle to anyone who has retroceded their race number to a third person.
COVID – 19 – Full refund in the event of government measures not allowing the event to be held.
Article 4 : RANDO NID D’AIGLE
Rules and registration are identical to the timed race.
You also have access to refreshments along the route, at the finish and at the runners’ meal after the race in the center of Saint-Gervais.
- Start 7:00 am from Parc Thermal
- Sticks are allowed
The cut-off time for crossing the Pont des Places (kms 14) is 11:15 am, minibuses will be provided to bring down those in difficulty. Anyone arriving after this time will have their number withdrawn by the controller and will have to take the shuttle back.
Article 5: PUBLICITY OF THE RULES
The organizers reserve the right, for any reason whatsoever to modify, suspend or cancel the race without incurring any liability.
These changes will be the subject of prior information by all appropriate means and will form an integral part of the present regulations to which they will be appended.
> A BRIEFING will be sent to you by e-mail 3 days before the race to inform you of the important elements, the schedules to be respected and the latest COVID measures. This briefing will also be posted on the Montée du Nid d’Aigle website page and Facebook.
Article 6: MEDICAL CERTIFICATE and LICENCE
Any participation in a competition is subject to the compulsory presentation by participants to the organizer:
- A licence Athlé Compétition, Athlé Entreprise, Athlé Running issued by the FFA, or a “Pass’ J’aime Courir” issued by the FFA and completed by the doctor, valid on the date of the event. (Warning: other FFA-issued licenses (Santé, Encadrement and Découverte are not accepted)
- Or a sports license, valid on the date of the event, on which must appear, by any means, the non-contraindication to the practice of sport in competition, athletics in competition or running in competition and issued by one of the following federations:
- Fédération des clubs de la défense (FCD)
- Fédération française du sport adapté (FFSA)
- Fédération française handisport (FFH)
- Fédération sportive de la police nationale (FSPN)
- Fédération sportive des ASPTT
- Fédération sportive et culturelle de France (FSCF)
- Fédération sportive et gymnique du travail (FSGT)
- Union française des œuvres laïques d’éducation physique (UFOLEP)
- Or a medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to competitive sport.indication to the practice of sport in competition or athletics in competition or running in competition, dated less than one year before the date of the competition, or a copy thereof. No other document can be accepted as proof of possession of the medical certificate.
- Foreign participants are required to provide a medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of athletics or running in competition written in the French language dated signed with the name and references of the doctor (or with the translation if it is not written in French) and this even if they are holders of a competition license issued by a federation affiliated to the IAFF
To finalize their registration, each participant MUST attach online (at the time of registration):
- Either their medical certificate dated less than one year old on the day of the race
- Or a copy of their current license
No other license or license attestation will be accepted after Saturday, July 15, 2023. Once this document has been validated by the organization, a confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm your definitive registration.
In the event that you have forgotten or passed the date of July 15, 2023 or without acknowledgement of receipt of the document in question, the registered runner will have to present it directly at the number pick-up on July 21, 2023.
No number will be issued if a valid medical certificate has not been provided to the organizer.
Article 7: NUMBER AND RUNNER’S BAG WITHDRAWAL
Number and runner’s bag withdrawals will be made on presentation of proof of identity:
This year, in our desire to run a “responsible” event, we ask you to leave your runner’s bag on the day of the race when you collect your number. In our logistics this will allow us to take the runner bags up by the Mont-Blanc tramway and no longer use the helicopter! Thank you for your understanding.
Friday, July 21, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the Esplanade Marie Paradis (Saint-Gervais Centre)
For participants not staying in Saint-Gervais a tolerance will be accepted on race morning between 6:30 am and 8:15 am to collect race numbers and drop off runner bags at the saint-gervais/le bettex gondola.
The bib number must be attached to the chest (with a pin) and must be fully legible throughout the race. Anyone not wearing a race number will be excluded from the race. No bib can be given or exchanged with another runner.
The transport of “runner” bags is provided by the organization.
>> You will need to pin the second bib given at withdrawal (tear-proof and smaller) to your runner bag.
What to put in your runner bag:
A water bottle for the train descent (1h15!) : NO PLASTIC BOTTLES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE FINISH!
Warm clothing to cover up
No valuables in your runner’s bag!!
As the finish is in a mountain environment, altitude 2,500 meters, this bag is therefore essential to your safety for the finish of the race. You’ll find your bag at the Mont-Blanc tramway terminus (a 10-minute walk from the race finish). You will then have to respect the Tramway timetable that will be given to you at the race finish for the descent.
Article 8 : PARKING
For the start
Parking at the Saint-Gervais/Le Bettex Télécabine.
Parking is not allowed around the Parc Thermal, you will have to walk down to the Parc Thermal to reach the race start. (Approximately 15 to 30 minutes on foot).
Article 9: PROGRAM
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023
From 5pm to 7pm- Number collection + Runners’ bag drop-off on the Promenade du Mont-Blanc (Saint-Gervais Centre)
6pm – Athletes’ presentation on the Promenade du Mont-Blanc (Saint-Gervais Centre)
SUNDAY JULY 22, 2023
7H – Ride starts
9H – Race starts
11H – Finish 1st MEN
11H15 – Finish 1st WOMEN
From 13H to 16H- Lunch at Esplanade Marie Paradis (Saint-Gervais Centre)
16H – Podium on Esplanade Marie Paradis (Saint-Gervais Centre)
From 13H to 19H – Festivities and entertainment
RACE TECHNICAL DATA
Event name: La Montée du Nid d’Aigle
Date of the 36th edition: Saturday, July 22, 2023
Location: Saint-Gervais Les-Bains, 74170
Start: Parc Thermal du Fayet – Altitude 504 m
Finish: Bellevue – Altitude 1800 m
Distance: 19.5 KM
Altitude gain: 2000 D+
Refreshment stops along the route: 3 food / 3 water – NO GOBELET WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE REFRESHERS, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CARRY YOUR CONTAINER DURING THE RACE!
Assistance: Tolerated at refreshment posts only – 10m before – 10 m after. If refueling OUTSIDE THE FEED ZONE > disqualification.
Material Requirements: One cup or container for refreshments – Sticks forbidden (except for hikes).
Number of runners: 500
Gate times: 10:40 am at CHAMPEL / 11:30 am at MIAGE maximum at the “PONT DES PLACES” refreshment station.
Markings: The route is marked. Asphalt sections are marked with markers or “Montée du Nid d’Aigle”. Trail markers will be identified by pennants on the ground.
Control: Checkpoints will be set up along the route. Race and hike closers will bring up the control sheets to check that all runners have passed.
TMB descent: take the Mont Blanc tramway at the times indicated by the organizers on arrival. In order to improve your descent, please respect the time indicated on your ticket.
Article 10: GENERAL SERVICES
Race safety is provided by the municipal police and marshals.
Medical services are provided by the Mountain Rescue Society and an emergency doctor. These may decide to withdraw a competitor from the race for medical reasons. They will immediately notify the race director of the competitor’s inability to continue the race. The competitor’s number will be withdrawn, signifying without appeal that he or she is out of the race. Any runner disqualified who decides to continue the race will do so at his or her own risk, and the organization cannot be held responsible in the event of an accident.
Any damage or cheating or harm to a volunteer may result in disqualification.
Any runner authorizes the organization to provide all medical care and hospitalization in case of accident or emergency.
Article 11: INSURANCE
It is expressly stated that runners take part in the competition under their own and exclusive responsibility. The organization declines all responsibility in the event of accident or theft that may occur to competitors as well as to third parties during the course of the event.
License holders benefit from the guarantees granted by the insurance linked to their license, it is the responsibility of other participants to insure themselves personally. The organizers are covered by civil liability insurance.
Article 12: IMAGE RIGHTS
Each rider expressly authorizes the organizers and their assignees, such as partners and the media, to use images taken on the occasion of his/her participation by any media on which he/she may appear, for an unlimited period, with a view to any direct or derivative exploitation of the event. This authorization is valid worldwide.
Article 13: CLASSIFICATION AND AWARDS
The time of each competitor will be broken down into hours and minutes. The organization’s stopwatch will be the only official reference.
The organization will reward podium finishes in the following categories:
SENIORS MEN from 1 to 10
SENIORS WOMEN from 1 to 10
RECORD MEN AND WOMEN
POIRS MEN from 1 to 3
POIRS WOMEN from 1 to 3
MASTERS 50 years and + MEN from 1 to 3
MASTERS. 50 years and + WOMEN from 1 to 3
MASTERS 60 years and + MEN from 1 to 3
MASTERS 60 years and + WOMEN from 1 to 3
MASTERS 70 years and + MEN from 1 to 3
MASTERS 70 years and + WOMEN from 1 to 3
Article 14 : CLAIM
The organization declines all responsibility in the event of loss, theft or deterioration of “Runners” bags that occur, before, during or after the event.
Article 15: HEALTH MEASURES RELATED TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC
Depending on developments in the health situation between now and next summer, adaptations to the organization may be applied so as to comply with current regulations (physical distancing, barrier gestures) such as:
Mask wearing and compulsory hand washing at each assembly point (race number handover, start area, refreshments, finish area, bag collection area, transport, post-race meal…)
Adaptation or relocation of certain refreshment points
Possibility of doing away with self-service at refreshment points (individual service provided by members of the organization)
Possibility of sending / simplifying race number handovers
Limitation of spectator zone gauges up to and including closed doors
Control of visitor / spectator flows
Possibility of wave starts
These regulations are subject to change up to date depending on health measures in force.
Article 16: ANTI-DOPING CONTROLS
Any competitor may be subject to anti-doping tests before, during or at the finish of the event. In the event of refusal or abstention, the athlete will be sanctioned in the same way as if he/she were convinced of doping.
Article 17: PARTICIPANT’S COMMITMENT
By registering for the event, riders undertake to:
Respect the highway code during the urban sections of the course.
Respect the instructions of the signallers when crossing roads.
Run on the sidewalk on the side where the course signs are located.
Respect the places crossed.
Follow the course without cutting the paths, as this causes irreversible erosion of the site.
Respect the flora and fauna.
Wear the race number visibly on the chest during the race, and the second tearproof number on the runner’s bag.
Assist any runner in difficulty.
Let yourself be examined by a doctor, and respect his or her decision.
Descent by TMB: take the Mont Blanc tramway at the times indicated on arrival by the organization. In order to improve your descent please respect the schedule written on your ticket.
NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION
– Throwing of garbage (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of his entourage
– Prohibited Pacer/lips
– Assistance outside authorized areas
– Refusal to obey an order from race management, a race marshal, a station chief, a doctor or a first-aider
– Refusal of a doping control
– Wearing of poles strictly forbidden except for the non-timed hike
– Non-respect of persons (organization or runners)
A participant whose supporters show incivility and/or refuse to respect the organizer’s instructions will be penalized.
Race marshals present on the course, and heads of post at the various checkpoints and refreshment stations are empowered to enforce the rules and immediately apply a disqualification in the event of non-compliance.
Article 18: EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS
If circumstances require, the organization reserves the right to modify at any time the courses, start times, time barriers, the position of refreshment and aid stations, and any other aspect related to the smooth running of the events.
In the event of force majeure, excessively unfavorable weather conditions or any other circumstance endangering the safety of competitors, the organization reserves the right to:
Differ the start
Modify time barriers
Postpone the start date
Adapt the event route
Cancel the event
Neutralize the event
Stop the event in progress
Article 19: ENVIRONMENT
This year a global reflection has been made at all levels of the race organization to engage an ethical, sustainable and ecological approach. It’s up to us, the organizers, to put the tools in place to take this approach, and you, the participants, to respect the actions put in place so that we can perpetuate our leisure activities in this incredible playground!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING
Drop off your runner’s bag on the day of the race + pick up your race number to help us with the logistics of transporting the runner’s bags to the finish.
A water bottle in your runner’s bag for the descent
Respect selective sorting
Make cutlery and crockery reusable after the meal
Promote the use of public transport. SNCF station in Saint-Gervais and free shuttle bus available!
Bring a cup or container to refuel during the race.
Article 20 : RUNNERS’ SUPPLIES AND MEALS
Refreshments on the course: 3 food / 3 water refreshments – Carry a cup or container to refuel during the race.
Assistance: Tolerated at refreshment posts only – 10m before – 10 m after. If refueling OUTSIDE THE FEED ZONE > disqualification.
The runners’ meal will be served in the center of Saint-Gervais from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
A self-service with a local cook.