Marathon race

START

14th October 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
I. Vyšší Brod
II. Rožmberk nad Vltavou

TRANSFER

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CATEGORIES

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APPLICATION FORM

Application has started on 1st September 2017

Date:

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Place:

River Vltava, Vyssi Brod, Rozmberk nad Vltavou, Cesky Krumlov

Start:

mass start at 11 a.m.

I. Vyšší Brod (from the campsite under the dam “Pod Hrází“ – 36 km) KAYAKS AND CANOES see map

  • approx 11:00 – start of the 1st line: K2 M, K2 MIX, K2 W
  • approx 11:05 – start of the 2nd line: K1 M, K1 MJUN, K1 MVET, K1 SEA, K1 W, K1 WJUN
  • approx 11:05 – start of the 3rd line: C1 M, C1 MJUN, C2 M, C2 MVET, C2 TOUR, C2 MIX, C3 and C4

II. Rožmberk nad Vltavou (26 km) DRAGON BOAT, SUP, PUNT, C5 – C9 and RAFT see map

  • approx 11:10 – start of the 1st line from the water: P5 M, P5 W and C5 – C9
  • approx 11:10 – start of the 2nd line from the water: DB
  • approx 11:15 – start of the 3rd line from the river bank: SUP M, SUP W, SUP MVET, SUP MEGA
  • approx 11:15 – start of the 4th line from the river bank: R4 / R6, RAFT TOUR

Paddlers of R4, R6 and SUP are running and carrying  boats and paddles to the river.

Finish:

Cesky Krumlov at the brewery garden

  • parking is possible on the parking place P2 and other specified parking places
  • entering “náplavka” (finish area) by car is forbidden
  • free refreshments such as soup, fruits, tea, sweets etc. will be provided

COURSE INFO for KAYAKS and CANOES:

  • 36 km
  • WW I-II
  • 9 weirs – boats can be carried aroumd all weirs
  • one refreshment station and MANDATORY OVERRUN at campsite “Na Pískárně”
  • course guide

COURSE INFO for DRAGON BOATS, SUP (PADDLEBOARDS), PUNTS, C5-C9 and RAFTS :

  • 25 km
  • WWI-II
  • 6 weirs – boats can be carried around all weirs
  • one refreshment station and MANDATORY OVERRUN at campsite “Na Pískárně”
  • course guide

Overrun:

  • This overrun is placed at campsite “Na Pískárně” together with the refreshment station.
  • There is also the start of MINI Krumlovsky Marathon there.
  • The overrun is mandatory for all competitors!
  • Leaving this part out means disqualification – the overrun is under the supervision of referees.
  • All competitors must get out of their boats on the left river bank and carry or pull their boats (kayak, canoe, raft, punt, SUP etc.) through a corridor which is about 150 metres long
  • the overrun is clearly marked

The mandatory equipment will be checked upon also during the race – each competitor must wear a helmet and a lifejacket during the whole race. Breaking this rule will result in disqualification. Disqualification due to breaking rules is also possible during the race (safety equipment, drinking alcohol and others).

Entry fee:

Category Entry fee – registration received by 8th October 2017
Entry fee – registration received after 8th October 2017
K1, C1, SUP, K2,C2, C3, C4,P5, RAFT, C9 (C5-C9), DB, SUP MEGA 400 CZK / person 600 CZK / person

Entry fee depends on the date when your registration is sent (it doesn’t depend on the day when it is paid).

Entry fee is paid only in cash (CZK or EUR) at Friday or Saturday presentation.

200 CZK deposit will be required for each bib.The deposit will be returned to you at the finish when you return your bib.

Categories:

  • K1 M
  • K1 MJUN
  • K1 MVET
  • K1 SEA
  • K1 W
  • K1 WJUN
  • K2 M
  • K2 W
  • K2 MIX
  • C1 M
  • C1 MJUN
  • C2 M
  • C2 MVET
  • C2 TOUR
  • C2 MIX
  • C3 / C4
  • P5 M
  • P5 W
  • SUP M
  • SUP W
  • SUP MVET
  • SUP MEGA
  • R4 / R6
  • RAFT TOUR
  • C5 – C9
  • DB

Description of categories:

  • K1 M (K1 men) – any type of kayak including surf ski
    except sea kayak
  • K1 MJUN (K1 juniors) – racers must be 18 or younger (born from 1999 to 2002); any type of kayak including surf ski
    except sea kayak
  • K1 MVET (K1 veterans) – racers must be 40 or older (born in 1977 or earlier); any type of kayak including surf ski
    except sea kayak
  • K1 SEA (K1 seakayak) – plastic or composite sea kayak up to 5,50 m; category for women and men
  • K1 W (K1 women) – any type of kayak including surf ski (except sea kayak)
  • K1 WJUN (K1 juniors) – racers must be 18 or younger (born from 1999 to 2002); any type of kayak including surf ski
    except sea kayak
  • K2 M (K2 men) – flat water kayak, sea kayak or touring kayak; we recommend to use a river trailing rudder
  • K2 W (K2 women) – flat water kayak, sea kayak or touring kayak; we recommend to use a river trailing rudder
  • K2 MIX (K2 mixed) – flat water kayak, sea kayak or touring kayak; we recommend to use a river trailing rudder
  • C1 M (C1 men) – any type of single canoe
  • C1 MJUN (C1 juniors) – racers must be 18 or younger (born from 1999 to 2002); any type of single canoe
  • C2 M (C2 men) – double racing canoes
  • C2 MVET (C2 veterans) – racers must be 40 or older (born in 1977 or earlier)
    any type of double canoe (downriver, touring etc.)
  • C2 TOUR (C2 tourists) – any touring canoe. Width, length and weight is unlimited. It is allowed to use accessories such as spraydecks, breakwater, “drink system”, protection etc. The crew is always made of either two men or two women.
  • C2 MIX (C2 mixed) – any type of double canoe; important is the crew in the canoe: man/woman – it is always the category C2 MIX
  • C3 / C4 – crew of three or four people (man/woman or mix); any type of canoe is allowed
  • P5 M (Punt men) – traditional punt with five men crew; breakwater, pumps, wheelbarrow for overrun allowed
  • P5 W (Punt women) – traditional punt with five women crew; breakwater, pumps, wheelbarrow for overrun allowed
  • SUP M (Paddleboard men) – no limited size, length and structure of board
  • SUP W (Paddleboard women) – no limited size, length and structure of board
  • SUP MVET (Paddleboard veterans) – racers must be 40 or older (born in 1977 or earlier)
    no limited size, length and structure of board
  • SUP MEGA (Megaboard) – four to six persons crew on board; no limited sizelength and structure
    We recommend inflatable boards with unattached fins.
  • RAFT TOUR (RAFT tourists) – Three to six men crew, none of them is registered in SVoČR or CSK (e.g. crews of firemen, policemen, companies or tourist). The minimum width of the raft is 160 cm
    We recommend Gumotex Colorado or Gumotex Pulsar.
  • C5 – C9 – any type of canoe; five to nine crew
  • DB (Dragon boat) – Maximum 5 dragon boats at the start of KVM.

In case that you can not decide in which category you belong the referee at the start will decide.

Prize money:

Prize money 2017

Application:

  • registration form is available online here
  • highly recommended is registration by Sunday, October 8th (including)
  • the latest time for registration is on Saturday, October 14th at 10 a.m.

Presentation and race kits:

  • Friday, October 13th, 14:30 – 22:00
    in the restaurant of the Eggenberg brewery in Cesky Krumlov (next to parking area P2)
    all categories + sprint
  • Saturday, October 14th, 8:00 – 10:30
    Vyssi Brod, campsite “Pod Hrazi”
    canoes + kayaks
  • Saturday, October 14th, 8:00 – 10:30
    Rozmberk and Vltavou, campsite “‘U Nojdy”
    rafts + punts + SUPs + C5 – C9

Friday presentation is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Prizes & closing ceremony in the brewery Eggenberg garden:

  • at 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. – award ceremony of Friday´s SPRINT
  • at 5:16 – 5:30 p.m. – award ceremony of MINI KRUMLOVSKY MARATHON
  • at 5:31 – 5:45 p.m. – award ceremony of  Championship of Czech Republic in SUP category
  • break
  • at 6:00 p.m. – KVM 2017 MOVIE
  • at 6:05 p.m. – award ceremony of KRUMLOVSKY MARATHON

The party will be held in the brewery restaurant.

Transfer:

We offer transport of competitors to the start of the race. The departure of the bus will be on Saturday 14th October 2017 at 8:00 a.m. from the parking lot P2 in Český Krumlov. It will take the competitors with their equipment (including boats) to the starting place in Rožmberk nad Vltavou and Vyšší Brod. Please be at the departure point at 7:30 a.m. when we start to attach the boats to the trailer. Do NOT forget to bring your own straps to attach your boat! We are going to rope up many boats, so it will probably take a long time.

The bus of INGEtour company will also go to Rožmberk nad Vltavou and Vyšší Brod after the race at 4:00 p.m. from the same place as in the morning (parking lot P2 in Český Krumlov). Transport is free.

The bus capacity is 60 seats and because of this it is necessary to book here.

Transport of bags and dry clothes from start to finish provided. Cars providing this service will be marked.

Further info:

  • boats for flat water are recommended to have A RIVER TRAILING RUDDER
  • lifejackets and helmets are mandatory during all race
  • you can use any pump (handy, foot or electrical)
  • Cut Off Time – 4:30 p.m. (time will not be measured after this time)
  • competitors participate at their own risk and must be good swimmers
  • there is a higher flow rate during the race – approximately 20 m3 /sec
  • the organizer reserves the right to change the rules.