Enrollment system for NTS 2016

Enrollment system for Nízkotatranská stíhačka 2016 (7th edition)

GROUP 1:

Right to participate in NTS 2016 is automatically with:

a) Members of teams, which finished on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in A and B categories of NTS 2015 (12 persons together).

b) Participants of Ponitrianska stovka 2015, who finished on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in men an women category (6 persons together).

c) Participants of teams, which finished on 1st and 2nd place in Beskydská sedmička 2015 (category SPORT, FULL course) in category men, women and mixed teams regardless of age categories (together 12 persons).

* Due to several names repating in top 3 results in 2015 also the 3rd position (category SPORT, FULL course) from Beskydská sedmička 2016 (men, women, mix – together 6 persons) will be eligible for group 1 participation in NTS 2016.

d) Participants of Pražská stovka 2015, who finished on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in men an women category (6 persons together).

Group 1 remarks:

  • Both members of a team enrolled within group 1 must comply with conditions of group 1 enrollment.
  • “Lineup” of the group 1 teams is arbitrary (this means it must not be the same as participated in NTS 2015 or Beskydská sedmička 2015).
  • In case not all possible team places from group 1 will be occupied, the remaining places will be added to the places, which are available for group 2.

GROUP 2:

For enrollment for NTS 2016 it’s mandatory to fulfill the prerequisite (both team members), which is:

a) Completion of Nízkotatranská stíhačka (NTS) in 2014 or 2015.

or

b) Completion of a UTMB qualifying race with 2 or more points (old ITRA scale) or completion of UTMB event within the time limit given by race organizers between  1.1. 2014 and 1 day before the NTS 2016 enrollment form publication. The list of UTMB qualifying races can be found HERE.

or

c) Completion of one of the following 100 km events in Slovakia or Czech Republic within the time limit given by race organizers between 1.1. 2014 and 1 day before the NTS 2016 enrollment form publication:

Slovakia: Kysucká stovka, Letecká stovka, Bánovská stovka, Lazová stovka, STEFANIK TRAIL (ultra individuals), International Goral Marathon 2014 (Ultramaratón 90+ course and Ultramaratón 70+ course), Malofatranská 50-ka (MF50), Nonstop beh hrebeňom Nízkych Tatier, 100 km Javorníkmi 2014 and Javornícka stovka 2015, Východniarska stovka, Tatranská šelma Ultra, 100 míľ Krajom Malých Karpát (100 MKMK), Malokarpatská Vertikála, Prešporský Ultra Trail (ULTRA course)

Czech Republic: Ledopádová stovka (Brtnické ledopády), Jarním šluknovskem, Jesenická stovka, Špacír, Hostýnská osma, Nezmar – UltraTrail, Beskydská sedmička, Pradědova stovka, 5 beskydských vrcholů (5BV), Boubín-Libín-Kleť (BLK), Loučení s turistickým rokem (100+ km course or EKUT combination)

Group 2 remarks:

  • NTS organizers reserve the right to add further races/events to the list for group 2 – c)).
  • NTS organizers reserve the right of individual consideration of enrollments received within group 2, where the referenced prerequisite does not fall within the a) – c) category.

GROUP 3:

Free enrollment without prerequisite required: The group 3 enrollment will be open only in case the start list (49 places) will be not filled with group 1 and group 2 teams.

SYSTEM:

Enrollments for NTS 2016 will go through e-mail (group 1) and online enrollment form at NTS website (group 2 and 3). Available are 49 team places.

GROUP 1: As first the enrollments for group 1 will be opened (the date and time of opening and closing the enrollments for group 1 will be announced in advance). After closure of the group 1 enrollments the enrolled team list summary will be made. In case not all possible team places from group 1 will be occupied, the remaining places will be added to the places, which are available for group 2.

GROUP 2: The online enrollment form for group 2 will be published after the group 1 enrollments closure (the date and time will be announced in advance). The enrollments from group 2 will be accepted in order as received until all places reserved for group 2 are occupied.

GROUP 3: The group 3 enrollment will be open only in case the start list (49 places) will be not filled with group 1 and group 2 teams.

ALTERNATE TEAMS: After receiving 49/49 enrollments from group 1, 2 (and eventually group 3) teams, 20 more enrollments for alternate teams will be taken (the same conditions as for group 3).

Remarks:

  • The dates of enrollment form accessibility start will be announced in advance (we recommend to enroll for the NTS infomail).
  • NTS organizers reserve the right of granting two exceptions (“wild card”) for teams, where excellent race results (and therefore also experience from races) justify the teams participation in NTS.