Please refer to the appendices for the competition timetable.
Each competitor will receive 3 personal bibs with name. These must be pinned to the back of the competition clothing,to the back of the tracksuit, and to the bag. Their front bib (including a transponder) will be handed out at the Call Room.
Bibs must not be cut, folded or covered in any way.
Competitors must wear the Federation’s official team clothing. World Athletics Rule 143 will be strictly applied. Please make sure to follow the World Athletics Advertising Regulations in force. Clothing and items not conforming to this rule and the current World Athletics Advertising Regulations will be removed/taped at the Call Room.
The European Athletics has a record of the Team vests of all Member Federations available on European Athletics event management system.
Member Federations shall confirm their team vests. If the uniform displayed differs from your current official uniform, the revised Team Vests form must be uploaded by Wednesday, 17 May using the form sent by European Athletics for that specific purpose. Otherwise, the existing records will be used as reference.
Team clothing must be uniform. A competitor wearing any other clothing will have no access to the competition area and will not be allowed to compete. This rule applies both to competition clothing (vest, shorts and tights) as well as to tracksuits.
The rule stipulating the compulsory wearing of the official competition clothing will be applied during the competition but also during any victory lap, interviews at the Stadium and Victory Ceremonies.
Dimensions of Spikes
Spike which projects from the sole or the heel shall not exceed 6 mm. These spikes must be constructed that it will, at least for the upper half of its length, fit through a square sided 4 mm gauge.
The Call Room is located at the warm-up area. Access will be allowed to athletes only and according to the following reporting times (there may be slight amendments in case of particularly large fields in the Field Events qualification):
|Timetable||Report Call Room||Call Room closes||Presentation and entrance|
|Start of the race||35 minutes before||25 minutes before||10 minutes before|
|Race B – Women||18:45||18:10||18:20||18:35|
|Race B – Men||19:30||18:55||19:05||19:20|
|Race A – Women||20:10||19:35||19:45||20:00|
|Race A – Men||20:55||20:20||20:30||20:45|
All times are prior to the actual starting time of the event.
Athletes who fail to report on time to the Call Room without a valid reason may be excluded from participating
A dedicated, heat by heat, Call-up Schedule will be issued once Final Entries are confirmed.
It will be displayed at the Warm-up Area and handed out at the TIC.
Refreshments (still water) and toilets will be available next to the Call Room.
Call Room Procedures
In the Call Room the judges will check the following in accordance with World Athletics Rules:
- Competition Bibs
- Shoes and Spikes
- Bags (identification on and content of)
- Any other kind of advertising
Athletes competing will be provided with a small transponder which will be inserted in a pouch at the back of the front bib. After the competition, the athletes should return the transponder at the entrance of the Kit Collection Area, where they will be collected by volunteers.
Personal belongings (video cameras, tape recorders, radios, CD players, radio transmitters, MP3/MP4, cell phones or similar devices) will not be permitted in the infield as per World Athletics Rule 144.2. Competition officials in Call Room will confiscate all not authorised items. Athletes will receive a receipt for any such items. Upon presentation of this receipt, the athletes will be able to collect such items from the TIC once their event has finished.
Specific Event Procedures
Competition Regulations are available at https://www.european-athletics.com/competitions/competition-regulations
Athletes in track events will be asked to enter infield already dressed in competition clothing. Tracksuits shall be placed in baskets at Call Room, and these will be taken to the kit collection at the end of the mixed zone for collection after the race.
Drinking / Water Spray Stations
There will be 1 drinking station and 1 water spray station along the course situated at the back straight.
The station will be on the right-hand side of the running direction, slightly off the shortest route.
During the competition, athletes are not allowed to receive any kind of assistance in any manner. When a competitor is unable to continue running due to physical difficulties, he must inform the nearest judge. To indicate his intention of quitting the race, the runner shall remove the bibs with his/her name and identification number. (A competitor is not permitted to receive assistance from any person other than a member of the designated medical team, who may carry out an on-the-spot medical examination. There are first aid stations located along the route.)
Scoring and tie
The times of the first 3 (three) finishing runners of each team shall be aggregated to determine the finishing order, the team with the lowest aggregate time being the winner, and so on. A tie shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring runner finishes nearest to the first place.
A team finishing with fewer than 3 (three) runners will not be classified in the team result.
All runners finishing shall be classified individually and shall be eligible for individual awards.
The official timing will be provided by the Ligue de Bretagne d’Athlétisme and will be displayed on the official electronic timing instrument and photo finish cameras. For all races, the elapsed time will be displayed on electronic timers located at the end of each straight.
Post Competition Procedures
After the competition, athletes leave immediately through the mixed zone.
In the mixed zone, all athletes meet the media: first TV, then radio and finally the written press. It is for the athlete to decide whether he/she will give an interview.
The clothing baskets will be brought to the kits collection area located after the mixed zone.
The first three athletes in each event may be asked to attend an official press conference. These press conferences will take priority over all other interview requirements. They will usually be held before doping controls.
Protests and Appeals
Protests and appeals are permitted and will be processed in accordance with World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8.
In the first instance, protests must be made orally to the Referee by the athlete himself/herself or by someone acting on his/her behalf or by an official representative of a team (World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8). Such person or team may protest only if they are competing in the same round of the event to which the protest (or subsequent appeal) relates.
Where the appropriate Referee is not accessible or available, the protest should be made to him through the TIC. Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event shall be made within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result of that event (posted on the TIC information board).
If the final decision of Referee is not satisfactory a written appeal can be submitted to the Jury of Appeal also through the TIC.
Any written appeal to the Jury of Appeal must be made in accordance with World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8 and signed by a responsible official on behalf of the athlete and submitted to TIC within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the decision made by the Referee.
When submitting an appeal form, a deposit of EUR 75, as set in the rules, must be paid. If the protest is unsuccessful, the deposit will not be returned. The Jury’s decision will be provided in writing.