Réglement

Article 1 – Organization

CSADN is organizing the 44th ARIANE CROSS competition on 14th October in Vernon, FRANCE

Article 2 – Races

The ARIANE CROSS meeting includes both individual races and a 4 X 1.500 m.
Three optional distances are offered for the individual races: 2.500 m, 5.000 m
and 10.000 m and children race.
Note: All distances are indications only.

​Article 3 – Participants

The event is opened to employees from European companies engaged in the ESA launchers programmes, as well as the employees’ partners and children.

Article 4 – Closing date

The closing date for entries (individual events and relay) as the final date for
applications to participate in ARIANE CROSS 2023 is 30th juny 2023.

Article 5 – Team

Team captain
Each team must appoint a captain who will be the contact point with the
organizers.
Company Team composition
Except for the organization team, each team shall be composed of participants up to 70 runners.

Article 6 – Medical Certification

Participation is however subject to the presentation of a medical certificate of
fitness for competitive sports specific for athletics, still valid (issued less than 12
months prior to the 14 October 2023), which must be presented to the event
organizers. The medical certificate for foreigners non-residents can be issued in
their country.

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We therefore ask you to bring the medical certificate with you to show it on any
request on the day of the competition.
It’s emphasized that runners take part in the competition at their own risk.

Article 7 – Age categories (individual races)

Age categories for this cross-country event are defined solely by reference to year
of birth, ignoring month and day. The following categories have been defined:
WOMEN’S CATEGORIES
RACE 2004-1983* 1973-1982* 1972* and before
2.500 m A1 A2 A3
5.000 m B1 B2 B3
10.000 m C1 C2 C3

MEN’S CATEGORIES
COURSE 2004-1983* 1973-1982* 1972* and before
2.500 m A4 A5 A6
5.000 m B4 B5 B6
10.000 m C4 C5 C6
*year of birth
Children: under 18 years old, race 800 m

Article 8 – Individual race

A competitor can enter only one individual race.

Article 9 – Relay race

A relay team consists of 4 runners from a team who have all participated in an
individual race.
The relay team must be composed as follows :
Relay Runner 1 Runner 2 Runner 3 Runner 4
Gender Female Male Female Male
runner 1 and 2 birth year 2004 1983*
runner 3 and 4 birth year 1982 before
*year of birth

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Any relay team not respecting the above mentioned composition, shall not be
allowed to participate the relay race. A relay competitor can enter only one relay
team.

Article 10 – Team points from individual races

The ranking will be established upon order of arrival of 4 Runners and not
depending on the time/chrono.
For each individual race (2.500 m, 5.000 m and 10.000 m), two overall rankings
will be established:
 A women’s overall ranking, all categories
 A men’s overall ranking, all categories.
In each women’s race, the following will be recorded:
 The best performance within the team, regardless of age category.
The points allocated correspond to the place obtained in the women’s overall
ranking.
Thus, over 5.000 m for example, a team whose best athlete was 3rd
(overall) will be allocated 3 points.
In each men’s race, the following will be recorded:
 The best performance among runners born in 1982 and after,
 The best performance among runners born in 1981 and before.
The points allocated correspond to the sum of the two places obtained in the men’s
overall ranking.
Thus, over 2.500 m for example, a team whose best athlete born in 1983
or after finishes 8th (overall) and whose best athlete born in 1982 or before
finishes 15th (overall) will receive 8 + 15 = 23 points.

Any team that does not have a representative in a given race, will be allocated the number of points scored by the lowest scoring athlete overall (women and men) plus 1.
Thus, in the 10.000 m women’s race for example, if 25 female athletes
finish, teams that have no representatives in that race will be allocated 26
points.
The total individual point score of a team is therefore equal to the sum of points
scored by its best representatives (women, men born in 1982 and after, men born
in 1981 and before in each race.
This total score is then divided by 9, giving the average of individual points scored
for the team.
It is recommended that teams should consist of at least 9 runners:
 3 women (including at least one born in 1982 and before, for the relay
runner 3)
 3 men born in 1983 and after, split up over 3 races
 3 men born in 1982 and before, split up over 3 races.

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Article 11 – Team points from relay race

The ranking will be established upon order of arrival of 4 Runners and not
depending on the time/chrono. It is understood that only the best relay team of
the team companies is taken into account for the establishment of the final
ranking.
In the relay race the following will be recorded:
The best performance of a relay team within the team.
The number of points scored by a given team in a relay race corresponds to the
best team’s relay team finishing place (1 point for the relay team finishing first ...).
A team that does not finish the relay race will be allocated the number of points
awarded to the team finishing last, plus 1.
Note: Teams are allowed to participate in the relay race with multiple teams.

Article 12 – Final ranking

The final ranking is obtained by adding the number of points scored in the relay
race to the average of the individual points scored by the team.
The ranking is established by a Committee composed of some representatives of the organization Company.

Article 13 – Trophies

The first three finishers in each category will be awarded a trophy.
The first three teams in the relay will be awarded a trophy.
The full final team ranking shall be announced during the trophy awards ceremony.

Article 14 – Timings

The individual races will start at the following times:
 10.000 m, categories C1 to C6: start 08.30 am
 5.000 m, categories B1 to B6: start 10.00 am
 2.500 m, categories A1 to A6 start 11.00 am
 Children (800m) start 11.30 am
The relay race will start at 12:00 am.
Competitors are to assemble at the start line 10 minutes before the published start of each event.

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Article 15 – General arrangements

Numbers must be worn on the chest. The use of spiked shoes is not allowed. Failure
to respect the rules or directions given by an official or route marshal may result
in disqualification.

Article 16

All participants agree to abide by these rules; failure to do so may result in
disqualification.

Article 17

All participants agree that photos, video material, and interviews made in
connection with his/her participation in the event can be broadcasted and
published on TV, the internet, radios, in printed material, books, photo copies
(video footage, video tapes, etc.) without fees. Moreover, participants agree that
personal data, such as name, year of birth and company can be provided in starting lists and results.