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Regulations of KV Olla Vertical


Article 1. The organization of the Olla de Núria race is carried out by l’Unió Excursionista de Vic and Vall de Núria.  The organisation receives the help of volunteers, partners and friends of the Unió Excursionista.  It is a sister race of the Classic Olla de Núria.  It was born the year or the 10th edition of l’Olla.

Article 2. The race KV Olla Vertical is an individual competition based in the results obtained by the participants on the race day.

Article 3 As the Clàssica Olla de Núria, the KV Olla Vertical is an international race that defends and vindicates the role of Catalonia and Catalan sport in the world.  The participation is open to all the sportsmen and sportswomen who wish to participate.  All participants may choose to represent the nation with which they feel most identified with, without discrimination of any kind.

Article 4.  The itinerary is the same for all categories:

Departure: Santuari de Núria

Food station: km 1’5
Arrival:  Peak of Puigmal at 2913 meters
Distance: 3’78 km
Positive elevation: 980 meters

Alternative route:

Departure: Queralbs

Food station:  km 3,5

Arrival: Santuari de Núria

Distance: 7,02 kms

Positive elevation: 852 mts

Article 5.  The race will take place on the 8th of June 2019 at 10.30h.  All runners will depart at the same time.  The time limit to complete the race is 2 hours

Article 6.  During the KV Olla Vertical race, the runners, controls, collaborators and spectators who enjoy and participate in the race will be respected.

Article 7. The Olla race is developed in an environment with exceptional natural and scenic beauty.  We promote respect for the flora and fauna.  It is forbidden to throw waste along the route and runners must follow the marked route. The marking of the route will be done on foot, the day before the race and will be dismounted the same day of the race. Pet animals must be tied according to the rules of the natural park.

Article 8.  The organization will use whenever possible recycled or reused material. It will reduce the consumption of paper by making most communications using electronic support.

Article 9. All riders of the race must comply with the conditions established in this regulation.  The aspects that are not contemplated the regulations of the FEEC for Vertical Races will prevail.



Article 10. The minimum age to participate in the Olla de Núria is 15.  Runners under aged must provide a signed parental consent.

Article 11. Participants must be prepared for the demanding aspects of the race.

Article 12.  Corridors must have a valid federative license covering the Mountain races.

Article 13.  Registrations and cancellations will be made through the procedure established by the organization of the race, previously published on the race website.

Click here to see the Link for Registrations to Olla Vertical

Article 14.  The registrations are personal and non-transferable. On the day of the race there will be no new registrations.

Article 15. All participants, on the day of the race, must present the federation license approved for high mountain races and accompanied by the ID card or any other identification document, when collecting the bib number.

Article 16. The participants who need a temporary federation card must present their ID card or any other personal identification document, when collecting the number.

Article 17. Before the departure there will be a control to access the closed park, where several items will be verified:  Bib number, compulsory material, supplies of material duly marked with the bib number and validated race chip.

Article 18  All the runners will have to take the material detailed below to complete the race:

  • Recommended material: Sweat long sleeved jacket
  • Walking sticks are allowed.

Article 19. The runner must validate the timing in each of the control checks and at the arrival with the timing system provided by the organization.

Article 20. The corridor may receive external assistance (supplies: food and drink) during the race, only in the control locations, always respecting the environment.

Article 21. The corridor must wear the bib number, visible on the front and without any modification.

Article 22. There will be a single departure, men and women all together from the esplanade in front of the Santuari of Vall de Núria.

Article 23. All the participants will respect the indications given by any member of the organization of the race. In case of disobeying the security guidelines indicated by the organization, the corridor will be disqualified from the race.

Article 24. All participants must comply with the limit established in each of the controls. Otherwise, you will need to follow the instructions given by the organization’s controls.

Article 25. The disqualification of a runner will take place when some of these situations occur:

  • The runner is not registered in all the controls
  • The runner exceed the time limits of passage in one of the controls
  • The runner is not respectful with the other runners, judges, controls and organization The runner does not help anyone who needs it or does not inform the closest control
  • The runner doesn’t follow the marked route (shortening it)
  • The runner does not carry the correct and compulsory material for the mountain race The runner is not respectful with the environment
  • The runner does not wear the bib number or it has been modified
  • The runner jumps the start signal
  • The runner uses any other means of transport or locomotion throughout or part of the route.

Article 26. The runner who decides to withdraw from the race must notify the control closest to the place of retirement, and go to the control at the arrival.

Article 27. All participants will authorize the organization and its sponsors to use and publish any photograph or video recorded during the race.

Article 28. The runner shall exempt the organizers from liability in the event of accident, injury or any other unforeseen circumstance.

Article 29.   In case of bad weather there will be an alternative route.

Article 30. In case of major force, the organization may decide the changes it deems most appropriate.



Article 31.The departure of the race will be in the esplanade in front of the Santuari de Núria.

Article 32. The arrival of the race will be at the top of Puigmal for all the categories.

.  At the arrival the runner will have a supply with drinks and food, only exclusive for runners.. From there there will be a marked return itinerary till the Santuari de Núria, where the runners will be able to take the rack railway to Queralbs.

The runners will have food and drinks  at their disposal at Santuari de Vall de Núria.  This service is exclusive for the runners, not for accompanying people.

Article 33.  There will be a member of the race organization at the arrival and at the Santuari de Vall de Núria to handle complaints, incidents, etc. Claims can be submitted to the judges of the race, until one hour after closing the arrival control.

Article 34.  The runner who has not participated in the race and has not cancelled the registration can pick up the corridor’s bag once the race has finished and presenting an accreditation of the registered corridor, or he can pick it up at the office of the Unió Excursionista de Vic until 15 days after the race.



Article 35.   These will be the prize categories:

  • Absolute (masculine i feminine of more than 18 years old).
  • Cadet (masculine i feminine between 15 and 17 years old)
  • Junior  (masculine i feminine between 18 and 20 years old).
  • Sub23  (masculine i feminine between 21 and 23 years old).
  • Senior  (masculine i feminine between 24 and 39 years old).
  • Veteran  (masculine i feminine between 40 and 49 years old).
  • Master  (masculine i feminine between 50 and 59 years old).
  • Master 60 (masculine i feminine of more than 60 years old).

Article 36.  The organization will hold an awards ceremony. The categories and schedules will be published on the web

Article 37.  The organization reserves the right to modify these regulations, notifying in advance any modification to it.

Article 38.  The Olla Vertical will award points for the Copa Catalana de Curses Verticals de la FEEC

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