Rules | Regulations


RUNNER'S GUIDES

You can download the runner's guide corresponding to each distance by clicking on the corresponding image.


MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

You can download the mandatory medical certificate of the 2023 edition by clicking on the button


REGULATIONS

General Information

Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th, 2023
Distances: 15K, 25K, 42K, 60K and 100K.
Location: Mendoza high mountains, Penitentes, Puente del Inca, Aconcagua Provincial Park and Villa Las Cuevas, Mendoza, Argentina.
Start Line: Penitentes for 42K, 60K and 100K distances and Entrance Lot of Aconcagua Provincial Park (Horcones) for 15K and 25K distances.
Finish Line: Penitentes for all distances.
Organization Location: Uspallata
Organization: In charge of TMX SRL


General Considerations

The Race Director and their team will ensure compliance of these rules by all runners and decide on any issues related to the competition. Due to the unique features of this race in a highly demanding mountain area, this team will be made up by different professionals namely Park Rangers, Doctors specialized in High Mountain Medicine and Rescue Patrols, and they will be enabled to take emergency decisions backed up by the Race Direction. Decisions made by this team related to runners, courses, timetables and race closure amongst others are final and not subject to appeal.

All inquiries regarding technical aspects such as course characteristics, timetables, race closure, etc. should be submitted to info@aconcaguaultratrail.com


The Race Organization may cancel and/or delay the competition due to public safety concerns, public acts, vandalism, weather conditions, sanitary reasons and/or any other Acts of God. In the event of race cancellation por reasons not depending on the organization, including those mentioned before, the fee amount paid by the runner will be transferred to the next edition of the race, without any price difference for the runner. Fees will not be refunded.

Due to the unique features of this race, abnormal weather conditions or other unexpected event may force the Race Directors to modify the course for safety reasons, either before the start of the race or during the race. Before the start of the race runners will be notified at the briefing on Friday or at the Start Line. If changes occurred during the race, the new course will be properly signaled. The runners MUST watch the briefing published in the website of Aconcagua Ultra Trail 2023, as all updated information referred to the circuit, and mandatory equipment will be mentioned there.

The Organization and Sponsors reserve the right to use, reproduce, distribute and/or publish pictures, movies, videos and/or any other form of recording of the participants, without having to provide any type of financial compensation. This includes social networking and those belonging to Spartan circuit.

According to Art. 34 of Consumer Protection Act 24.240, fee refund may be requested during the next 10 days of the date of the contract conclusion. This request should be emailed to info@aconcaguaultratrail.com. After this 10-day-period no refund can be requested. 

Registration fees are not transferrable to another participant, regardless ofthe reason.

In cases where the participant justifies his/her non-participation, the Organization may recognize a percentage of the registration fee for the edition of Aconcagua Ultra Trail 2024, according to the following notification dates:


100% of the amount paid if non-participation is notified before October 12th, 2022.
50% between October 13th and December 13th 2022.
25% between December 14th 2022 and January 14th 2023.

No percentage will be considered after January 15th 2023. To request the cancellation of your registration, the participant must send the request by mail to info@aconcaguaultratrail.com



DISTANCE CHANGES: Distance changes are allowed after registration, as long as there are vacancies in the new distance chosen. If the new distance is longer, the fee difference must be paid, in the case of choosing a shorter distance, the difference will not be reimbursed. Distance changes must be applied for by email exclusively at  info@aconcaguaultratrail.com


All runners must make a sworn statement that they do not suffer from any previous or congenital disorder, nor any bodily injury which might affect their health or living conditions as a consequence of their participation in the race, the characteristics of which they know and are known by physicians who control their health, as explained below. 

The participant must make a sworn statement that before the competition they have carried out a medical check-up, proving they are fit to participate in the race. The corresponding medical certificate must be presented at accreditation. As well, the participant assumes all risks related to the competition including falling, injuries, illnesses, hitting other participants, contracting infectious diseases, or circumstances derived from bad weather including temperature and humidity, road or traffic conditions, or any other type of risks that might come about, all known and acknowledged by the participant. 

Participation in the race implies that the runner takes responsibility for the information provided in the registration form, full acceptance to abide by the rules and the terms and conditions of the event and release of liability, as well as to comply with payment of registration fees.

The participant releases TMX SRL, Spartan Race SAU, their sponsors, related companies, representatives, parent companies, representatives, directors and shareholders of any liability related to their participation in this competition, including but not limited to, loss, theft and/or robbery, fire or short circuit affecting their property or belongings taken to the race or health damage resulting from fights with or between third parties, either before, during, or after the race. 


Runners under 18 years of age, who have at least turned 16 by the date of the event, may participate in 15k distance. 

In such cases, registration form and release of liability must unfailingly be signed by the minor´s father/ mother/ guardian.

Under no circumstance will minors be allowed in any of the other longer distances.

Due to the difficulty of the race course, height and extreme weather conditions, runners participating in 60k or 100k distances must evidence participation in ultra-trail races at pre-registration. Candidates will be assessed by the race Director, whose decisions will not be subject to appeal.


Banned runners will not be allowed to participate, as well as runners who have been proved guilty of use of prohibited substances, or participants penalized and banned by Confederations or Federations active at the date of the event.


The Organization of Aconcagua Ultra Trail reserves the right to refuse admission. Participants penalized in previous editions of this race, or other races organized by the Organization will not be admitted. The same holds for runners who have not respected race rules and regulations in previous editions.

Whoever alters or falsifies their runner number will be banned from the race and future editions or events organized by our Team.


Each runner´s timing is controlled either by chip or manually. It is mandatory for the runner to step on the Start Line control carpet and Finish Line carpet in order to appear in the race results. At checkpoints during the race, controls will be manual, so runner numbers must be visible at all times. It is also advisable for runner to check the proper writing of their number in the control forms.


External help for runners is not allowed, either at Aid Stations on anywhere along the course. Organization Staff will be available at different points for this end. There will be Aid and Control Stations along the race course, and a Total Aid Station at Las Cuevas for100k runners. They will be able to send a special Drop Bag provided by the Organization to this Station. Maximum weight for this bag is 5kg. They will not be refrigerated. The Organization will not be held responsible for bag los, or its contents, or damage to its contents. 

Most part of the race takes place within Aconcagua Provincial Park, which is a unique opportunity. The park´s preservation is shared responsibility, so runners are expected to contribute by not littering the course. They are expected to carry their litter to the next Station or Finish Line. Litter containers will be available there. Any runner who is spotted littering the race course will be immediately disqualified.

This decision shall not be subject to appeal. 

Within the Provincial Park, Rangers may also stop runners for littering, in order to issue and sign a notice of infraction and apply the penalty established by the law.


REGISTRATIONS

Registration is subject to availability and will be made online at the race website.


Registration procedure, fees, payment deadlines and payment methods are available at aconcaguaultratrail.com.

Registration fees DO NOT include Access fee to Aconcagua Provincial Park. Once the park publishes the cost of such fee for Season 2022/2023, the amount will be added as an extra payment in the system chosen by the runner.

The registration fee does not include the transfer from Uspallata to the start. Neither from the arrival to Uspallata.

Registration will be closed on the day of the race.

If a participant is detected to have been replaced by somebody else during the event, the person who has run will immediately be disqualified, and both assignor and assignee will be banned from future events organized by our Team.

Accreditation will take place during 9th and 10th February, 2023 at Uspallata. At accreditation, and in order to pick up their race number and race kit, runners must present:
1. Original I.D. or Passport.
2. Medical Certificate stating complete name of the runner and text certifying they are fully capable and in good health to participate in Ultra Trail del Aconcagua, in the distance chosen. Date, and name and signature of the doctor must be included. Certificates must me no older than two months before the race.
NO OTHER CERTIFICATE WILL BE ADMITTED.


MANDATORY ITEMS

The assigned bib number is compulsory, it must be fastened to the front and fully visible for all distances. Since all runners transit within the Provincial Park, this identification is mandatory.
If the number is not visible, they can be stopped by park ranger personnel to verify their permission to pass inside Aconcagua Park.

Each distance has the list of obligatory elements and recommended elements in the "Runner's Guide" that the participants must read and respect.

60k and 100k runners must start the race with their headlamps on (100 lumens or higher) , and keep them on until 8:00am. As from 5:00pm they must enter the course wearing their headlamps, and turn them on as from 6:45 pm.


Penalties

No participant should be accompanied by any motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or any other type of vehicle. Neither should they be accompanied by a person for assistance throughout the course. If this occurs, such runner will be disqualified.

Assistance between runners will not be penalized.

The use of oxygen (spray or any other but the air) is not allowed.

Only runners completing the whole course of the distance chosen determined by the Organization will qualify.

Runners who do not complete the distance will be listed as DNF (Did not Finish)
No certification will be issued for intermediate distances: for instance, if a runner registered for 100k only runs 60k, he will not be issued a certificate for 60k. 

Those who will complete their own distance outside the final time that the Organization has or with a shortened route for not reaching the cutoff at an Assistance Post will appear as DNF. 

If any participant should notice another participant is in trouble, they MUST inform the Organization.

Runners who incur in any unsporting behavior, or who fail to comply with the instructions given by the Race Staff and/or breach these rules shall be disqualified.

Runners who drop out of the race have the obligation to inform the Organization. Drop-outs should only be notified at Aid Stations, the Start or Finish Line. Race marshals or staff in other parts of the course are not allowed to register these notifications.

Whenever a runner is receiving medical treatment or taking any medication, they must notify the Organization and present Certificates and prescriptions at accreditation.
Detection of any substance included in the WADA listing will lead to immediate disqualification and banning from future editions.

Prohibited Substances: Prohibited substances are listed at WADA (World Antidoping Agency), list available at their website: https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/wada-2016-prohibited-list-esp.pdf


Registration Fee

Available at aconcaguaultratrail.com.ar according to payment date.

Each registered participant will get:
- Access to chosen race (15k, 25k, 42k, 60k or 100k)
-Race T-shirt
-Race number bib
– Chip

-Snacks, food and drink supplies at Aid Stations

-Medical assistance for emergencies in the race course. If necessary, they will be transferred to the nearest hospital to continue with first aid
-Finisher Medal

Note: If payments should not be made within the deadlines, the Organization might cancel pre-registration without prior notice. Having completed the online registration form does not imply confirmation of race vacancy. Only full payment of the fee guarantees participation in the event, always subject to availability.

- If an installment payment system is chosen, payments must be made monthly. There is NO automatic debit.

– Payment of the first installment will lock in the full cost of registration. 

*Arrears interest will be 1% per day. After 30 days of payment delay, the installment plan will expire and all money paid will not be refunded.

Payment methods in Argentina:
- Electronic payment: Mercado Pago will add a management fee (4,5% + VAT)


DISTANCES AND CATEGORIES

Distance 100k
Male from 18 to 29 years old -  Female from 18 to 29 years old
Male from 30 to 39 years old -  Female from 30 to 39 years old
Male from 40 to 49 years old - Female from 40 to 49 years old
Male from 50 to 59years old - Female from 50 to 59years old
Male over 60 years old - Female over 60 years old

Distance 60k
Male from 18 to 29 years old -  Female from 18 to 29 years old
Male from 30 to 39 years old -  Female from 30 to 39 years old
Male from 40 to 49 years old - Female from 40 to 49 years old
Male from 50 to 59years old - Female from 50 to 59years old
Male over 60 years old - Female over 60 years old

Distance 42k
Male from 18 to 29 years old -  Female from 18 to 29 years old
Male from 30 to 39 years old -  Female from 30 to 39 years old
Male from 40 to 49 years old - Female from 40 to 49 years old
Male from 50 to 59years old - Female from 50 to 59years old
Male over 60 years old - Female over 60 years old

Distance 25k
Male from 18 to 29 years old -  Female from 18 to 29 years old
Male from 30 to 39 years old -  Female from 30 to 39 years old
Male from 40 to 49 years old - Female from 40 to 49 years old
Male from 50 to 59years old - Female from 50 to 59years old
Male over 60 years old - Female over 60 years old

Distance 15k
Male from 16 to 29 years old - Female from 16 to 29 years old
Male from 30 to 39 years old -  Female from 30 to 39 years old
Male from 40 to 49 years old - Female from 40 to 49 years old
Male from 50 to 59years old - Female from 50 to 59years old
Male over 60 years old - Female over 60 years old

The age on the day of the race will be taken in consideration.

Note 1: For the categories, ages corresponding to February 11th 2023 are considered.
Note 2: Participants of16 years of age on February 11th , 2023 will be allowed in the of 15k distance.
Note 3: Participants of 18 years of age on February 11th , 2023 will be allowed in the 25k, 42k, 60k and 100k distances.
Note 4: Runners awarded prizes in the General Category, will not be considered for awards in their respective age categories, thus allowing more runners to access the podiums of age categories.


AWARDS

100K Category

-Money Prizes
First place overall 100k Male and Female U$D 2.500.-
Second place overall 100k Male and Female U$D 2.000.-
Third place overall 100k Male and Female U$D 1.000.-
Fourth place overall 100k Male and Female U$D 800.-
Fifth place overall 100k male and female U$D 600.-

- Trophies for the first 5 of the 100k General Male and Female classification.
-Note: Cash prizes will be awarded in Argentine pesos, at official Banco Nación exchange currency rate on transference day.

42k Category

-Money Prizes
First place overall 42k Men and Women U$D 2.300.-
Second place overall 42k Male and Female U$D 1.500.-
Third place overall 42k Male and Female U$D 800.-
Fourth place overall 42k male and female U$D 600.-
Fifth place overall 42k male and female U$D 400.-

- Trophies for the first 5 of the 42k General Male and Female classification.
-Note: Cash prizes will be awarded in Argentine pesos, at official Banco Nación exchange currency rate on transference day.

60k – 25k – 15k General Category

-Trophies for the first three places in the 60k, 25k and 15k Male and Female ranking.

Age Categories

-Trophies for the first three places in each age Category, Male and Female.


Important: For the award ceremony, runners already awarded prizes in General or Elite categories will not be considered in the age category Awards, so the more runners can access podiums.


Information
Aconcagua Ultra Trail 2023

aconcaguaultratrail.com.ar

info@aconcaguaultratrail.com


QUALIFYING RACES

SPARTAN TRAIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Trail Ultra Championship
Aconcagua Ultra Trail 100K

Trail Championship
Aconcagua Ultra Trail 42K


ITRA QUALIFICATION FOR ACONCAGUA ULTRA TRAIL 2023

100K: 4 Points

60K: 3 Points

42K: 2 Points


UTMB World Qualifier

100k: 100K

60k: 50K

42k: 50K


SCHEDULE

You can download the schedule for the 2023 edition by clicking the button below.

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